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This would be a great time to expose Obama’s failure to issue oil-drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico, his opposition to ANWR drilling and his refusal to allow horizontal shale drilling and fracking.
Obama is following a strictly left-wing playbook as he gears up for re-election.
— He invites a rapper to the White House whose lyrics drive people up the wall
— He digs up his amnesty proposal for immigrants, an idea he failed to push when he could have passed it in 2009.
— He rails against oil companies as gas prices go up.
— He casts himself as the defender of Medicare in the face of a radical GOP and demands tax increases for the rich.
Class warfare, economic populism and encouraging minority turnout are his re-election strategies.
Unfortunately for him — and fortunately for us — they won’t work. Each tactic drives up turnout among Republican voters, too, more than offsetting his gains. And each creates the impression that Obama is anti-business, which fosters the idea that he is prolonging the recession by his divisive rhetoric.
Finally, every time he speaks like a candidate, he undermines his own presidentiality and weakens his hold on the office. People want a leader, not an advocate, as president.
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