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What's that? Obama was blowing smoke up everyone's ass just to get votes? Naaaaaaaaah....

Obama Lays Plans to Kill Expectations After Election Victory


Barack Obama's senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week's election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harboring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.

The sudden financial crisis and the prospect of a deep and painful recession have increased the urgency inside the Obama team to bring people down to earth, after a campaign in which his soaring rhetoric and promises of "hope" and "change" are now confronted with the reality of a stricken economy.

One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, "so there's not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair."

The aide said that Obama himself was the first to realize that expectations risked being inflated.

In an interview with a Colorado radio station, Obama appeared to be engaged already in expectation lowering. Asked about his goals for the first hundred days, he said he would need more time to tackle such big and costly issues as health care reform, global warming and Iraq.

"The first hundred days is going to be important, but it's probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference," he said. He has also been reminding crowds in recent days how "hard" it will be to achieve his goals, and that it will take time.

"I won't stand here and pretend that any of this will be easy -- especially now," Obama told a rally in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday, citing "the cost of this economic crisis, and the cost of the war in Iraq." Obama's transition team is headed by John Podesta, a Washington veteran and a former chief-of-staff to Bill Clinton. He has spent months overseeing a virtual Democratic government-in-exile to plan a smooth transition should Obama emerge victorious next week.

The plans are so far advanced that an Obama Cabinet has been largely decided upon, with the expectation that most of his senior appointments could be announced shortly after election day.

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Plan to lower expectations? That's funny in many ways, one of them being that I already have low expectations.

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it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
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From change! to change....*sigh*




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Plan to lower expectations? That's funny in many ways, one of them being that I already have low expectations.
I chuckled and then I cowered in fear.

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Can you imagine that.......a sack of shit like Obama lying to get votes LOL?
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Glad to see that his "advisors" are figuring out that his economic plan isn't going to cut it. All of you hardcore Obamanites will soon figure out that his 250k-150k numbers won't add up and ALL of us will feel the burden of yet another tax and spend administration.

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A return to the MisteRogers Neighborhood of the Jimmy Carter era. No, wait, MisterRogers was a little too far above the mental acumen of todays Obama sheeple.
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I thought for sure this would come right after he drug his cross down the street in Washington DC and was sworn in. Guess I might have been wrong.
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He will do the same thing as when Bill got elected the first time. "Well, we looked at the numbers now, and we can't give tax cuts to anyone. "
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