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Obama Campaign Ramps Up Efforts Early In Virginia - NPR

Obama Campaign Ramps Up Efforts Early In Virginia - NPR | Current World Events | Scoop.it

Obama Campaign Ramps Up Efforts Early In VirginiaNPRby Scott Horsley President Barack Obama speaks to students at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia, on February 13, 2012.

 

1. Obama tries to get a head start on the election by speaking to college students in Virginia.

2. The author's main points are "Why Virginia" and "Community Efforts" and basically that Virginia is going to be the election battlegroung state.

3. The author is against Obama becoming the president again and the message in Virginia is "dicey".

4. The author does not directly state his opinion but by the way he talks about the situation in Virginia pretty much shows the author's opinion towards Obama.

6. I learned where all the election tension is right now and that Obama is probaly not going to win the next election.

7. This article was written for the future voters in Virginia and all those worried about the elections current state.

8.  I already didn't want Obama as the next president but the author, in my opinion, does provide enough evidence to convince me that Obama will probaly not win the next election.

Horsely, Scott. "Obama Campaign Ramps Up Efforts Early In Virginia." NPR.com. 6 Mar.      2012: 1 http://www.npr.org/2012/03/06/147998471/obama-campaign-ramps-up-efforts-early-in-virginia

 

 

The author uses facts and informative writing to convince the readers that Obama will not win the next election and uses facts to inform the reader of the current election state in Virginia. The state of Virginia is also "understand the most important issue facing the country today is the need to get the economy growing again and create jobs" as Scott informs us in the section "Community Efforts" as well as in the section "Why Virginia", and an interviewed citizen named Bolling proceeds to tell us "I can assure you, Virginia's going to be a battleground state," which tells us that most of the democratic and some Republic political fights are going to take place. The author Scott also uses some sarcastic writing to subconsiously interact with the reader and give them a conversational point of view. "So far, the Romney campaign hasn't invested a great deal in get-out-the-vote efforts, but Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling" creates the mood of conversation and also does the job of informing the public of the current situation.

 

 

 

 

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Rep Allen West “I will not stop reminding Americans who this President is”

Rep Allen West “I will not stop reminding Americans who this President is” | Current World Events | Scoop.it

(WASHINGTON)--- Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today:


“Three years ago today, President Barack Obama introduced a plan he promised would 'create jobs that will jump... ("@AmPatriotsPress: West nails Obama AGAIN!

 

1. The people have a right to know just who they are dealing with here.

2. Rep Allen West is basically telling everyone that president Obama is not the best president we have ever had and there isn't much likely hood of it getting any better.

3. Rep Allen West basically hates President Obama and thinks he is bad at his current job.

4. The writer states his opinion in the column in the beginning of the second paprgraph "it is clear the stimulus was a complete failure."

6. I learned that the columnist really can't wait for the next election.

7. This is another one of those general public articles that everyone who enjoys bashing politics would read.

8. I think the author offers plenty of evidence to convince me that President Obama is not a good president and all he did was go over the events of his term in office.

West, Allen "I Will Not Stop Reminding the People Who this President is" Social Issues 

           17 Feb. 2012: 1 http://allenwestrepublic.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/rep-allen-west-i-will-not-stop-reminding-americans-who-this-president-is/

 

Let me start this paragraph out by saying this author is my favorite so far. Ok, this author uses informative writing to send his message to the readers. That message is "President Obama continues to focus on growing government and spending more of our money." which if you ask me is correct. Allen also uses these facts to convince or presuade the reader that obama is in fact a bad president. "Instead of keeping the unemployment rate below eight percent and creating a vibrant economic recovery, the stimulus has made matters worse; these are the inescapable facts!" is an opinion but to the average political column reader this sounds very presuasive. In fact I myself find that Allen West has indeed convinced me that President Obama has done nothing in his four term but spend money and restrict the consumption of good old fashioned shark fin soup. I have been convinced by Allen's informative form of writing because all the facts stated in the column are just things that have been done and no made up propaganda has been used.

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Obama Buys Food from a Restaurant Facing a Shark Fin Ban He Put in Place - President Obama - Fox Nation

Obama Buys Food from a Restaurant Facing a Shark Fin Ban He Put in Place - President Obama - Fox Nation | Current World Events | Scoop.it

President Obama purchased lunch at a San Francisco restaurant that serves shark fin soup, after signing a law last month that protects sharks from being harvested for their fins.White House (Obama Buys Food from a Restaurant Facing a Shark Fin Ban...

1.President Obama buying recently banned soup

2.The author informs us that the alledged soup was purchased after the law was passed and was ordered by the man who had just passed the law that banned this specific kind of soup.

3.The writer obviously thinks that Obama's actions were hypocritical to the law he had just passed which was passed to protect sharks from becoming soup.

4.Yes in a way, "One might have thought that the White House would have checked to make sure that his “surprise” stop didn’t leave Obama treading water while the snarks — er, sharks — circled him."

6.I learned that President Obama has no regard for his own laws and has to make up stupid excuses so he can cover up the fact that he could probaly care less.

7.This column was written for the general public as a type of anti-Obama propaganda.

8.The author merely stated what he knew and his own opinion and even though the evidence is a little shaky and made to be against president obama, you would get a bad impression of him amyway. I however agree with the author on his opinion and I don't even like sharks!

Morrissey, Ed "Obamateurism of the Day" Hot Air 20 Feb. 2012: 1

 http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/20/obamateurism-of-the-day-687/

 

The two main methods of writing that i thought were the main styles used were propaganda and persuasion. The propaganda section of this column is basically the whole column but one part stuck out in particular and that was when the author stated his own oppinion at the end of the column, "One might have thought that the White House would have checked to make sure that his “surprise” stop didn’t leave Obama treading water while the snarks — er, sharks — circled him." this statement grabs the readers attention because of one the grammer erroe and the wording which attracts people as conversational writing. The persuasion style is enphsaised in the previous statement but is also stated through uot the column. First of all the title of the article "Obamateurism of the Day" I mean who wouldn't get the wrong impression form that, and the fact that a reporter from chicago is the one who had to say that Obama was "not aware of his own law at the time," is just preposterous!

 

 

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US professors travel to Iran to discuss Occupy Wall Street movement

US professors travel to Iran to discuss Occupy Wall Street movement | Current World Events | Scoop.it

The Occupy Wall Street movement may be losing its spotlight in the United States, but it's gaining attention in Iran, where a handful of American professors recently traveled to attend a conference focusing on the anti-capitalist protests.

 

1. US professors travel to Iran to discuss Occupy Wall Street movement.

2. The author gives the main point of focus against anti-capitalist protests.

3. The writer feels that US professors shouldn't be there and thinks the whole thing is some kind of conspiracy.

4. The writer doesn't state his opinion directly, however; I know this by the statement made at the end of the first report when the writer states that "No one in the report, including the American professors, said any such thing."

6. I learned that Americans have a way of sticking their nose in other peoples buisiness when we don;t actually need to.

7. This article was written for the general public as well as educators to learn what their fellow instructors are up to.

8. I agree that the US needs to stop making everyone elses problems theirs to but the writer doesn't provide much evidence that would have changed my mind or further convined of my opinion already.

Levine, Mike. "US Proffesors Travel to Iran to Discuss Occupy Wall Street Movement." Fox News 11   1 Mar. 2012: 1

 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/03/01/us-professors-travel-to-iran-to-discuss-occupy-wall-street-movement/?test=latestnews

 

The author provides little propaganda except the ocassional smart- aleck remark in between reports, so that must mean that most if not all of this report is facts and interviews taken from the professor that attended the meeting in Iran. " I got the sense that they were trying to confirm suspisoins that they had." was one such comment taken from a Mr. Gauntey who is one of the professor that attended the meeting to discuss the anti-capitolist protests. Despite the fact that the protests are "losing attention in America," if the protests are "getting attention in Iran," we have to make it our problem because of the pathos stradegy that tugs at our heartstrings because we have soldiers over in that region still and the families of those people always want to know their loved ones are safe and stick their nose in where it doesn't belong. Pathos is the final stradegy that I found in this report from both the professor and reporters who "speak to Iranians affection towards Americans despite all the political conflic." That is just in my opinion, lies and slander. I mean really, we are at war over there and suddenly Iran is America's buddy.......Ok then.

 

 

 

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The Audacity of Power: President Obama Vs. The Catholic Church - Forbes

The Audacity of Power: President Obama Vs. The Catholic Church - Forbes | Current World Events | Scoop.it

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent." Supreme Court Justice Louis D.

 

1. President Obama should not be opposing the Catholic Church.

2. The main points of the article all basically state that President Obama should not be opposing the catholic church although he left of the key point of the regulation Obama proposes has been on the books in 28 states for years, and the Church has complied without a fight.

3. I htink that government and religion should not come into contact with eachother but that is just my opinion.

4. The author states his opinion quite clearly in the title of the column, "The Audacity of Power" 

6.I have learned that once again, religion and government do not mix and that is that.

7. This article is written again for the general public and for those of the Catholic religion who actually need to know these kind of things for it pretains tho them specifically.

8. The author gives his opinion of the situation plenty of times but not enough facts to convinve me that I should really concern myself with, especially since i'm not even Catholic.

Kadlec, Charles "The Audacity of Power: President Obama Vs. The Catholic Church" Forbes.com        13 Feb. 2012: 2

 http://www.forbes.com/sites/charleskadlec/2012/02/13/the-audacity-of-power-president-obama-vs-the-catholic-church/2/

 

The styles in this article are informative, persuasion, and propaganda which is mostly what all of these columns and articles are. The author uses facts and information to tell the reader of the "audacity" that is taking place between president Obama and the catholic church but at the same time is leaving off the fact that " the catholic church didn't put up a fight" against the president's decision to fuse Catholic religion and the government together. The author persuades the reader to submit to his propaganda by forcing his own opinions into the minds of the readers by using statements such as "Before our very eyes, President Obama is on the verge of establishing the principle that the right to religious freedom comes not from our Creator, but from those who rule us." or in other words, Catholic church plus religion is going to equal bad happenings for everyone. Even the ones who are not Catholic or religious in any way.

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