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Given 2nd term, Barack Obama now facing new urgent task
AP via The Republican ^

Posted on 11/07/2012 2:21:40 PM PST by matt04

President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.

"You made your voice heard," Obama said in his acceptance speech, signaling that he believes the bulk of the country is behind his policies. It's a sticking point for House Republicans, sure to balk at that.

The same voters who gave Obama four more years in office also elected a divided Congress, sticking with the dynamic that has made it so hard for the president to advance his agenda. Democrats retained control of the Senate; Republicans kept their House majority.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama
Maybe that IBD editorial was right. Maybe the MSM will discover the state the economy and our finances are in.
1 posted on 11/07/2012 2:21:48 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
Given 2nd term, Barack Obama now facing new urgent task

Deciding where to go on vacation?

2 posted on 11/07/2012 2:24:16 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: matt04

Now that the election is over, they are suddenly talking about the “fiscal cliff”. Convenient.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 2:25:14 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: matt04

Why should he care about the economy? He won, suckers.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 2:28:50 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: matt04

lol.

Just a day before the election a higher unemployment rate was a good sign for Obama


5 posted on 11/07/2012 2:29:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ari-freedom

Now its urgent! haha


6 posted on 11/07/2012 2:39:08 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: matt04
Given 2nd term, Barack Obama now facing new urgent task

Figure out how to take the rest of my income? (What little I have left, that is.)

7 posted on 11/07/2012 2:41:21 PM PST by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: matt04

There is widespread misconception regarding Obama and the majority of dem voters. They don’t understand economics and actually dislike thinking about economics. Economics are not high on their priority list and are a little unsavory to their way of thinking. Contrary to popular wisdom, dems are more interested in social issues, ethnic identification, and their other quirky beliefs. For typical dems, if it doesn’t hit them on the head, they won’t care about it. They don’t have a clue about the national debt, Greek-like American economic policies, the middle east, the relationship between military strength and peace, health care access, or anything not right in front of them.
I worked for years alongside the social justice progressives at a public institution and they spend a lot of time concocting wildly rediculous accusations to throw at successful Americans with one primary goal—to extract loot. That is the extent of their interest and understanding of economics—you have loot and they want it.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 2:42:13 PM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: linn37

Maybe they are realizing they are running out of people to blame, besides Obama. Just discovered the first rule of holes?


9 posted on 11/07/2012 2:43:14 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Some dumbass left him one hell of a mess to clean up.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 2:44:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: matt04

Ask Wilson, FDR, Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush how their second terms were.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 2:47:07 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: matt04
Barack Obama now facing new urgent task

...pitching iron or lob wedge?

12 posted on 11/07/2012 2:48:48 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: matt04

The R’s should give him everything he wants. Last election, one could argue that the issues were blurred by racism, etc., but this election it was clear. All those east coast moderates voted him in. They are the ones with the most to lose. I am in a red state bordered by numerous other red states and am buffered by the effects of these policies for years. I voted for them, not me. I voted for country. The people I voted for voted for him.
If the R’s resist on anything, the Admin and MSM will peg the downfall of America on them. They need to get out of the way and let the people’s will prevail. Yes, I know this is not the for country argument, but ya know.....


13 posted on 11/07/2012 2:51:35 PM PST by jgophel
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To: iacovatx

You nailed it. They can see one inch in front of their nose, otherwise forget it.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 2:52:38 PM PST by Argus
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To: matt04
I found it rather curious when Letterman began to question the veracity of the BFN.

The libs need to feel a grand economic twist in their shorts.

15 posted on 11/07/2012 2:53:36 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: jgophel

I agree with you.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 2:54:20 PM PST by Argus
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To: jgophel

I agree and I propose that the Congress pass a 75% income tax on anyone who directly or indirectly makes their income from the sales of tickets to the American public. This will primarily affect actors, professional athletes, and musicians. (Think Clooney, Pitt, Jay Z, Kanye, etc) The base of obama shouldn’t mind as they support higher taxes anyway.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 3:06:57 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: matt04

Obama’s supporters will not let him do what is necessary to fix the economy.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 3:07:38 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Think 2014)
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To: matt04

I can’t wait for Obama v2.0 to blame Obama v1.0. He inherited a real mess.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 3:19:21 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: matt04

The financial damage began years ago and there aren’t miracle cures. Fortuantely Obama has more flexibility now because he can afford to make his base mad at him. Whether he sees it that way is another question.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 3:29:29 PM PST by cymbeline
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To: Mike Darancette

That’s what will make this interesting. He won by trying to be everything each person wanted. He can’t please everyone. Tax the rich, and loose their support but gain the support of the welfare class, etc.

I predict lots of golf and vacation to decide what to do.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 3:32:56 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

A brutha gots to figger thins out...maybe he needs to go play a Choom game, I mean, a golf gang, er, you know what I mean...


22 posted on 11/07/2012 3:57:15 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: jgophel
The R’s should give him everything he wants

snip...

They need to get out of the way and let the people’s will prevail.

Yup...the "people" got the government they wanted...now they need to live with it...

As far as I am concerned, they can all choke on their unicorn farts until they gag

Let it all crash and burn...the faster the better... so we can rebuild...

23 posted on 11/07/2012 4:51:24 PM PST by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: cymbeline
Fortunately Obama has more flexibility now because he can afford to make his base mad at him. Whether he sees it that way is another question.

That's the real question if he really wants to leave a legacy of raising up to the challenge of the job...

My gut tells me the "Chicago way" is too ingrained in him and he will not...

He will turn even harder to the left and blame his failures on the GOP House..

24 posted on 11/07/2012 5:09:26 PM PST by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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