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President Obama in recent days has provided a taste of the sharp tone he will use in the general election against Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee.

Obama has emerged this year with sharper elbows than the “no-drama" candidate had in 2008. He is injecting drama, cranking up the rhetoric, for example by chiding Romney and congressional Republicans as being "radical" and “members of the flat Earth society.”

Obama, as one former aide put it, "is putting the bully in bully pulpit."

 

He is deploying mockery, swiping at Romney for not supporting the Buffett Rule and for using the word ‘marvelous,’ which Obama himself has repeatedly used without irony.

Obama took aim at Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget plan, calling it a "Trojan horse" for "social Darwinism," and he wagged his finger at the Supreme Court as it decides the legality of healthcare reform, his administration’s signature legislation.

“They’ve definitely cranked it up a notch because it’s a tougher race,” said Steve Elmendorf, the Washington lobbyist who served as deputy campaign manager for John Kerry’s presidential race in 2004. “Four years ago, [Obama] was new and different and his opponent was weak. Mitt Romney is a stronger candidate than McCain. He’s got a record he’s got to defend.

“Campaigns in general keep going faster, quicker and earlier and Romney is coming off the primary tired and probably looking to regroup,” Elemendorf said. “That’s the moment to go after him.”

Of course, it hasn’t always been effective and Obama arguably lost a few rounds early on in the 2012 slugfest.

Just this week, as Team Obama attempted to push their support for the Buffett Rule, the operation was distracted by a political firestorm surrounding comments made by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen.Scissors-32x32.png

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@Geee

 

"He is putting the bully in bully pulpit."

 

Let me correct that:

 

"President Obama is putting bull sh!t into the bully pulpit in the form of racial divisiveness and class warfare"

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@Geee

 

"He is putting the bully in bully pulpit."

 

Let me correct that:

 

"President Obama is putting bull sh!t into the bully pulpit in the form of racial divisiveness and class warfare"

 

OK. Will change that article namewink.png

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