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President Obama used this morning's meeting of his Middle Class Task Force to, naturally, unveil new plans to help the middle class -- and to echo his pledge to "fight" for their interests.
"We're going to keep fighting to renew the American Dream, and keep it alive, not just in our time, but for all time," Obama said.
At another point, while sitting next to Vice President Biden (the task force chairman), Obama said that "Joe and I are going to keep on fighting for what matters to middle class families."
All he told, Obama used the words "fight" or "fighting" four times in a seven-minute speech.
The president and aides have been in a metaphorically battling mood since last week's Democratic loss in the Massachusetts Senate race. Obama used more than 20 variations of the word "fight" in his Ohio town hall Friday; expect some more political pugilism during Wednesday night's State of the Union address. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/01/obama-pitches-new-plans-for-middle-class/1
Obama: Media responds only to 'slash-and-burn' politics
While he and the House Republicans went at it today, President Obama also sought some common ground with his GOP foes.
And what better way to do that than by bashing by the press?
"The problem we have sometimes is a media that responds only to slash-and-burn-style politics," Obama said at one point during the House Republican retreat in Baltimore./font size>
Obama -- who isn't shy about critiquing political coverage -- made the comment not long after taking a question from Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
"You don't get a lot of credit if I say, 'you know, I think Paul Ryan's a pretty sincere guy and has a beautiful family,'" Obama said. "Nobody's going to run that in the newspapers, right?"
He didn't say anything about blogs ...
Fightin' Barack Obama goes after the press, again
President Obama has resumed his role as media critic in chief.
Yesterday at a town hall in Tampa, Fla., Obama said this about "our friends with the pads and the pencils":
"Last week, I went to Ohio and I started saying what I'm saying now, which is, I'm going to fight for your future. And they got all worked up. They got worked up last week. They said, 'Is he trying to change his message? Is he trying to get more populist? Is this a strategy that he's pursuing to boost this, that and the other? Is this something new?"
Hey, the president is absolutely right about the coverage. Even The Oval -- who is always worked up -- wrote about his new fighting style.
It seems that since the Democratic loss in the Massachusetts Senate race, Obama and his aides have talked about fighting more than boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Of course, the president has a different view of it. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/index
Barack better watch it if he picks a fight with the media. They are the only reason he's in office and they can take as easily as they give. We can add them to the list of people he has blamed for his inability to produce...
The Supreme Court
The Republican Senate
(and the list continues to grow)