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Startling puzzle of Os second chance
NY Post ^ | Nov.7,2012 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 11/07/2012 5:24:05 AM PST by COUNTrecount

His first four years were mostly a bust, he offered no promises or agenda for the second four—and Barack Obama won anyway.

Go figure. I’ll always be proud of my country, but Obama’s victory defies political logic and economic reality. It was a stunning personal triumph for a president who was ripe for a downfall.

Now comes the hard part. The presidency is a singular institution in our democracy, and Obama too often showed himself unable to bear its unique burdens in the last four years.

He set a partisan tone right out of the gate when, in a showdown over the stimulus, he rejected Republican ideas and declared, “I won.” It was a moment of chest-thumping bravado that helped poison the well.

Yet he survives, even though a majority of the public still doesn’t support his major achievement, ObamaCare, and the high unemployment rate has consigned millions of American families to a reduced standard of living. Annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion are a fixture of his tenure, guaranteeing that the national debt of $16 trillion will continue to grow, presumably until it explodes.

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1 posted on 11/07/2012 5:24:06 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Simple enough answer: The left half of the bell curve won. We will get what we deserve now - assault rifle ban, the Iranian nuclear weapon, a whole new bunch of Spanish-speaking citizens, and “flexibility” for Putin.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 5:30:40 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: COUNTrecount
His first four years were mostly a bust, he offered no promises or agenda for the second four—and Barack Obama won anyway.

Obama won because of our changing electorate. Demography is destiny. We have reached a tipping point in this country as the Dems are well on their way to becoming the permanent majority party. It matters not if your policies work or don't work It all has to do with what party you belong to.

Hillary will be the next President in 2016 and serve for 8 years followed by another Democrat.

3 posted on 11/07/2012 5:32:31 AM PST by kabar
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To: COUNTrecount

We live in a Television Nation. The Democrats could have run Donald Duck and he would have been elected. People live in the Television World.

They will not wake up until the horrors crawl into their house, until the dollar is worthless and they can’t buy food or clothes, agents come into their house and reduce their heating and gas, the IRS takes every penny they have.

they will continue to watch that damned screen and its glowing, handsome announcers until the roof falls in.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 5:33:02 AM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: COUNTrecount

The open season on white males and the Constitution has been extended.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 5:33:21 AM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: COUNTrecount

If it weren’t so tragic, the dancing and celebrating on the left would be funny. They have no idea that as America’s situation continues to crumble, it is they who will bear the brunt of the despair. The producers in our society—Romney voters— will find a way to provide and maybe even prosper (for a generation at least), while those who think they stuck it to us will experience the hardship. The poisoned wine scene in Princess Bride comes to mind.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 5:33:37 AM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: COUNTrecount

Words fail me, as I sit up here on a ledge, this morning. Nice view...


7 posted on 11/07/2012 5:34:57 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted... it's over.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Yet he survives, even though a majority of the public still doesn’t support his major achievement, ObamaCare, and the high unemployment rate has consigned millions of American families to a reduced standard of living. Annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion are a fixture of his tenure, guaranteeing that the national debt of $16 trillion will continue to grow, presumably until it explodes.

It's simply incredible that he won. Over half the electorate must live in fantasy land. How they have not been affected by the above obama failings is beyond me.

8 posted on 11/07/2012 5:41:28 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

I can’t believe it either.

It’s amazing what relentless propaganda and a criminal media can do.

“The people have chosen, and the people will be punished”.Ed Koch


9 posted on 11/07/2012 5:47:22 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Right now I am in despair, and unlike the author I am not so proud of America this morning.

This morning we rejected God and supported perverts and Homosexual marriage.
We supported attacks on the Church and Baby killings.

There is nothing about this election to be proud of.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 5:47:32 AM PST by Venturer
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To: COUNTrecount
There is some good news in these election results. The uncertainty about the cost of hiring that has been around for nearly two years has been swept away. There is no longer any uncertainty. That is the good news. The bad news is that it will cause an effective hiring freeze based on the certainty of what is going to happen.
11 posted on 11/07/2012 5:53:57 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: COUNTrecount

“...Barack Obama won anyway. Go figure.”

Who said?

‘When you rob Peter to pay Paul... you can pretty much count on the co-operation of Paul’


12 posted on 11/07/2012 5:54:30 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: carriage_hill
as I sit up here on a ledge, this morning.


Can you please move over just a little bit...
13 posted on 11/07/2012 6:00:27 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: Chainmail

“Simple enough answer: The left half of the bell curve won. “

It is even simpler. Everything Barry did was DWB. Done while black. It was the old demographics of Black votes that pulled his skinny kenyan behind over the finish line.

Now we get to watch as the dims push blacks to the back of the bus and give Hispanics priority. The ironic thing is hispanics despise blacks and their victimhood mentality.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 6:07:05 AM PST by lodi90
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To: carriage_hill

“Words fail me, as I sit up here on a ledge, this morning. Nice view...”

please move over and make room for me and pass me the tissues. I am so sad this morning. So scared for us all...


15 posted on 11/07/2012 6:17:15 AM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Obama again won by default.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:22:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: COUNTrecount

Free S**t won out over Freedom.

There is no turning back.

There will be no peaceful change in direction.

Until we go totally bankrupt or get nuked back into the dark ages the racists and moochers rule.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:55 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: COUNTrecount

I’m not convinced the election wasn’t stolen by fraud. As close as it was.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 6:34:39 AM PST by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: squarebarb

People live in the Television World.

For one, I blame the alphabet TV stations for the next four years and I hope they choke on the hope and change and I hope Hollywood has to pay of the deficit with 99% tax hike.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:15 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: crosshairs

I agree, starting with the fraudulent media.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:15 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Iron Munro

I want my free stuff.....


21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:47:12 AM PST by Nabber
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To: Rummyfan

Over half the electorate must live in fantasy land.

As I said before, but allow me to further vent, They voted for ME and not for the good of their country. Women voted for contraceptives and to kill their babies at will, unions voted because of the auto bailout and union power, blacks voted for the obvious reason and the rest of the freeloaders voted for free stuff. And, whoever is left, voted obama because the MSM filled their head with lies and protected obama at every turn.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 6:58:17 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: COUNTrecount
He set a partisan tone right out of the gate when, in a showdown over the stimulus, he rejected Republican ideas and declared, “I won.” It was a moment of chest-thumping bravado that helped poison the well.

The pundits and the people are now assuming that evverybody in Washington will want to "get along", that the split outcome of the election will force them to adopt a bi-partisan approach in order to "get things done".

Yet, there is absolutely no history of Obama's ever operating in such a way. He has no experience in "working with others" or leading the way to consensus. He has the soul of a totalitarian -- and is more comfortable pursuing his particular agenda by diktat.

Nothing will change in this regard...

23 posted on 11/07/2012 6:58:17 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: kabar

In 2006 Hillary looked like a shoo-in for the next Democratic nomination. She might be the nominee in 2016 but she will have to fight the other power-hungry narcissists in the party to get the nomination, Cuomo for one. Or maybe Michelle Obama will be the ‘Rats’ nominee.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 9:34:36 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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