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Obama’s week goes from bad to worse
The Washington Times ^ | 8 Jun 2012 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 06/08/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by mandaladon

When President Obama looks back on the past week, perhaps he’ll remember fondly the pies that first lady Michelle Obama purchased for him at a bakery in Virginia – because the rest of his week was a political nightmare.

Mr. Obama’s week to forget began with a disappointing report on the economy on Friday, June 1, showing that the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent in May, up from 8.1 percent in April.

It was hardly the kind of news to give Mr. Obama momentum heading into the final five months of his reelection campaign, and he seemed subdued as he spoke to supporters that night at what should have been a raucous campaign fundraiser in his hometown of Chicago.

“We’re not where we need to be,” Mr. Obama said in the mostly quiet ballroom, referring to the jobs report. “We’ve still got miles to go on this journey.”

The president did get to sleep in his own bed in Chicago that night, something he has yearned to do. And the next day, he went for a stroll in his old neighborhood (watched closely by Secret Service agents), another act of freedom for which he’s clamored.

From there, however, things went bad in a hurry.

After Mr. Obama campaigned with former President Bill Clinton Monday night in New York City, Mr. Clinton gave a TV interview Tuesday in which he supported extending temporarily the George W. Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans to help the economy.

That ran counter to the wishes of Mr. Obama, who wants taxes to increase for families earning more than $250,000 per year.

Republicans promptly called for Mr. Obama to follow Mr. Clinton’s advice.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama
It's obvious that being POTUS is above Obama's pay grade.
1 posted on 06/08/2012 7:07:26 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Obama is ‘Doing Fine’


2 posted on 06/08/2012 7:12:20 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: mandaladon

He isn’t prepared for this because his ENTIRE life he has been coddled; people think that to scrutinize any part of his decisions or any part of his past is a priori an act of negro-hating.

People were horrified just by the thought of that, and so went along allll this time —until now.

I think his own people will do him in —we don’t have to do anything at all, now.

We should just watch quietly and act startled and mystified as the train hurtles through town, smashing stuff and tearing itself apart.


3 posted on 06/08/2012 7:14:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mandaladon
Unfortunately being a shift manager at a fast-food restaurant is also above Obama's pay grade. I wouldn't hire this guy to mow my lawn. He would probably pour oil into the gas tank and ruin the engine.

Is there anything at all that Obama can do well?

4 posted on 06/08/2012 7:15:04 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: barmag25

At the rate gaybama is going he is going to get landslided.


5 posted on 06/08/2012 7:15:14 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mandaladon

I think Obama knows he is toast come November....

He probably spends his nights dreaming of ways to exact revenge on America for rejecting his brilliance ....and socialist vision....

He will have three months to wreck havoc during his lame duck session....


6 posted on 06/08/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: SamAdams76

Ruin my country under the guise of change and leave my kids and future grandkids hopelessly in debt.


7 posted on 06/08/2012 7:21:12 PM PDT by BLOC77 (bloc07)
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To: SamAdams76
"Is there anything at all that Obama can do well? "

Intercepting? Inhaling?

8 posted on 06/08/2012 7:46:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

Last line of the editorial: “Mr. President did you enjoy the pie your wife bought you?”

You just can’t get anything past these crackerjack reporters these days, they are so tough.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 7:48:18 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: mandaladon
The litany neglects that Zer0 and his comrades had to admit that the national security intelligence leaks WERE significant by having H0lder kick off official investigations.

The hand waving dismissal had not proven to be enough, even though it was performed by The W0n.

10 posted on 06/08/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon
Ok, here's why Obama should be reelected. Did anyone notice what he said?

We’re not where we need to be.

See how smart he is?

11 posted on 06/08/2012 7:52:47 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: mandaladon

12 posted on 06/08/2012 8:09:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: barmag25

Hahaha! Best reply!


13 posted on 06/08/2012 8:27:46 PM PDT by Casie
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To: mandaladon; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...

Dems were already in a panic before Obama let it slip that he thinks the private sector of the economy is doing too good. This week was a disaster for Obama, heck the last month was.

Of those on MSNBC only Matthews showed viewers that he was soiling his pants, the others just read their scripts showing false confidence to keep moral up. The comedy was watching them claim Romney is lying, yet they think Obama is brilliant for doing that.


14 posted on 06/08/2012 8:37:42 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’ll settle for a 1 vote loss.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 8:40:57 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

More importantly, America’s Freedom has gone to worse under this loser, nobama...the Destroyer. Because of what nobama and his corrupt minions continue to do, they all should be having a bad day in a cell in Leavenworth. Pox upon them all.


16 posted on 06/08/2012 8:56:07 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: F15Eagle

17 posted on 06/08/2012 9:01:23 PM PDT by Casie
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To: Casie

18 posted on 06/08/2012 9:14:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes!


19 posted on 06/08/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT by Casie
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs.
20 posted on 06/08/2012 9:33:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SamAdams76

Nail posters on telephone poles? Maybe not nails, I bet he can’t use a hammer. Maybe thumbtacks or tape...


21 posted on 06/08/2012 9:37:01 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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