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Obama’s Playbook: Why He Keeps Saying Dumb Things

August 24, 2010
Jeff Perren

The key to everything Obama does is that he truly is a committed, 99-44/100ths pure progressive. And when a man only reads one century-old playbook, his options are extremely limited

Prominent commentators have opined that Obama made an unforced error by wading into the Ground Zero mosque controversy. He upped the ante by putting forth a strawman about property rights and religious freedom, which are opposed by no one he’s lecturing. He dug himself a deeper hole when he tried to claim the next day he wasn’t expressing any view about the “wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there.”

His comments have made many on the right wonder why, after weeks of “No comment,” he would plunge in at all when no matter what he said he would alienate many. They’re even more puzzled why he would triple down and say he had no regrets over his comments. The answer is simple: he can’t help himself.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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