Beat Back Barack

American Thinker

There has been much talk lately about the need for the Republican  presidential nominee to move to the center.  This is a mistake.  The  only way to beat Barack Obama is to oppose him rigorously, relentlessly, and  without remorse.

This election needs a fiscal, foreign policy, and  economic conservative.  The man to defeat Obama must present the  nation a clear choice between further socialism under Obama’s control or  prosperity through economic freedom, but that’s not all; he will need to show  the world who Barack Obama is.

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No Joke: Republicans Told Not To Attack Obama…

Weasel Zippers

Someone needs to have the head examined at the RNC.

(Yahoo! News) — Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP.

“We’re hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks” personally against President Obama, Nicholas Thompson, the vice president of polling firm the Tarrance Group, said on the call. “There’s a lot of people who feel sorry for him.”

Recent polling data indicates that while the president suffers from significantly low job approval ratings, voters still give “high approval” to Obama personally, Thompson said.

Voters “don’t think he’s an evil man who’s out to change the United States” for the worse — even though many of the same survey respondents agree that his policies have harmed the country, Thompson said. The upshot, Thompson stressed, is that Republicans should “exercise some caution” when talking about the president personally.

On the call — which Yahoo News was invited to attend because of a mistake by someone on the staff of the Republican National Committee — Ari Fleischer, the former press secretary for George W. Bush, encouraged Republicans to turn around Democratic attacks lobbed at the GOP presidential candidates (Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, for starters) for “flip-flopping.”

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