March 14, 2009: Post-Rush: Obama’s message war (Politico)

  • A Republican Senate leadership aide responded: “It really is a silly campaign. What are we saying ‘no’ to? Trillions in new spending? An unpopular, earmark-laden bill that the President himself was embarrassed to sign? A new national energy tax? Releasing Gitmo terrorists into the U.S.? We’d like to thank them for reminding the American people that we are saying ‘no’ to those things.” Related Searches: virginia gov. tim kaine economic stimulus minority leader mitch mcconnell gop eric cantor Recommend Buzz Up Send Email IM Share Delicious Digg Facebook Fark Newsvine Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Bookmarks Print (function() { /** * YUI function to get all elements by class name * getElementsByClass */ function getElementsByClass(className, tag, root) { tag = tag || ‘*’; root = (typeof root == ‘string’) ? document.getElementById(root) : root || document; var nodes = [], elements = root.getElementsByTagName(tag), re = new RegExp(‘(?:^|\s+)’ + className + ‘(?:\s+|$)’); for (var i = 0, len = elements.length; i defaultHeight) { // if primary exists then use that height, otherwise use related var obj = getElementsByClass(‘primary-media’,’div’,related)[0]; if (!obj) obj = related; // set height from primary or related container minHeight = parseInt(obj.offsetHeight, 10); // if the minheight is smaller than default, then set it to default if ( (minHeight heightLimit) { // set overflow and height = minHeight + “px”; bd.className += ” overflow”; story.className += ” read-closed”; // add read more expand button var div = document.createElement(‘div’); div.className = ‘read-more read-more-expand’; div.innerHTML = ‘Read Full Article’; // we have to handle the case where a user might click the button before our YUI script loads // if so, remove the height and overflow setting then hide the button, also add #full hash to url so // if script eventually is loaded it doesnt recreate the buttons and collapse the story div.onclick = function(ev) { var e = ev || window.event; // show full story = ‘auto’; bd.className = bd.className.replace(‘overflow’,’expanded’); story.className = story.className.replace(‘read-closed’,”); // hide the toggle button div.className += ’ hide’; // disable link follow if (e.preventDefault) { e.preventDefault(); } else { e.returnValue = false; } } // add div to document bd.appendChild(div); } }})(); More on Barack Obama Obama to unveil proposals to help small businesses AP Bilderbergers excite conspiracists Politico Is Obama taking on too much at once, at economy's expense? McClatchy Newspapers More » More… Video: Obama speaks of US food 'hazard' BBC Video: Shifting Popularity FOX News Video: China can have confidence in US economy: Obama AFP Most Viewed - Politics Government bans `downer’ cows from food supply AP Obama to unveil proposals to help small businesses AP Battle brews over Bush library Politico Obama says US economy sound, reassures investors AP Alaska’s Murkowski a new ‘powerhouse’ in Senate AP All Most Viewed » Most Blogged - Politics A.I.G. Planning Huge Bonuses After $170 Billion Bailout New York Times – Sat Mar 14, 5:30 pm EDT Blogs About This Story (25) Prev Next End of Obama's Honeymoon Washington Post – Sat Mar 14, 9:00 pm EDT Blogs About This Story (10) Prev Next Administration Is Open to Taxing Health Benefits New York Times – Sat Mar 14, 5:51 pm EDT Blogs About This Story (8) Prev Next More From The White House’s new message plan Unity ‘09 Saturday reading: Crickets Two letters to Obama ‘Killing a chicken to save the monkeys’ More News Personalize: Add/Remove News Categories Change Layout Politics Sources: AP Reuters AFP Politico McClatchy Newspapers CQ Politics Bloomberg Rasmussen Reports Obama to unveil proposals to help small businesses 4 mins ago For Liberians in US, a frightening waiting game 1 min ago Obama says US economy sound, reassures investors Sun Mar 15, 3:50 am ET Alaska’s Murkowski a new ‘powerhouse’ in Senate Sat Mar 14, 9:18 pm ET Insurance giant AIG to pay $165 million in bonuses Sun Mar 15, 3:49 am ET More from AP | All Politics Top Stories Most Popular Local Change Location