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Relaxed yet feisty, Obama lays out second-term agenda
Reuters ^ | November 14, 2012 | By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:21:33 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama laid out his second-term agenda on Wednesday, expressing a willingness to work with Republicans in Congress and a resolve to defy them if necessary.

In his first full-scale news conference since March, Obama said he was willing to compromise with Republicans to forge a deal on the nation's debt and taxes to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a combination of budget cuts and tax increases that will kick in next year if such an agreement is not reached.

But he said he would not abandon his campaign pledge to allow Bush-era tax cuts on the top 2 percent of U.S. earners to expire.

He also launched a feisty defense of his United Nations ambassador, Susan Rice, pushing back against two Republican senators who said they would not support her nomination for a Cabinet post because she made misleading statements about the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012

1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:21:39 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He also launched a feisty defense of his United Nations ambassador, Susan Rice...

"If you're black, Barack's got your back." Actually, until I read on FR that comments against Susan Rice were racist, I didn't know (or care) myself.

2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:24:40 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Cynical about the political process. Who, me?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is willing to compromise with Republicans as long as the GOP gives in on everything. I’m pretty confident that such a deal can, and will, be made.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:24:45 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Feisty?
More like snotty.

But if I was in the catbird seat I might get a bit overconfident too.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:28:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Yeah, yeah, yeah - We've heard all this before...


5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:30:27 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obummer`s Universal Laws for Avoiding Physical Cliffs:

The Law of Diminishinmg Returns:

The bigger govt gets,

the smaller the incomes of everbody gets.

The Law of Standard and Poor`s:
When big govt gets bigger, the standard is for everyone to be poor.

The Law of Fight or Flight:

When big govt starts fleecing,

big money starts fleeing.

The Law of Attraction:

Opposites attract, except in San Francisco

The Law of Conservation of Energy:
All U.S. energy must be conserved in order to drive up the price of gasoline to $5.00 a gallon.


Obummer`s First law:

Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external farce moves it Forward, when it is actually moving Backward.

Obummer`s Second law:
VII. The relationship between a Big Govt. object’s mass m [mess], its asseleration a, and the applied farce F is F = ma. Asseleration and farce are victors. In this law
the direction of the Govt. farce victor
is the opposite of the direction of the asseleration victor.

Obummer`s Third law of the MSM press:
For every action there is an opposite and unequal redaction.

The First Law of Thermodynamics:
Tax dollars for govt. energy projects can be changed from one form to another,
but Tax dollars cannot be created but can be destroyed.

The Second Law of Thermodynamics:

In all Govt. energy exchanges, if energy enters the Govt. system,
no energy leaves the govt system, and the potential energy of the govt system is zero..

The Third law of Thermodynamics:
The entropy of a presidential substance is zero if the absolute birth temperature is zero.

An object tends to stay at rest unless it is on a golf course.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:36:49 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama talks sh!t, the market goes into the sh!tter.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:38:51 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Indolent, yet Irritable, Obama Reveals How He’ll Dither Away the Next Four Years


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:42:14 PM PST by x
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To: bunkerhill7

Love it all! Yours?


9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:44:28 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Dull-witted yet arrogant...”

Obama without a dunce cap is like MacArthur without his pipe...


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:02 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What about pushing the limit on taxation, then let Obama try and attack that, say, what if choosing to push the limit to 250,000, or even 100,000 annually, although I guess it wouldn’t work because the lamestream media doesn’t care if Obama flip-flops, oops!


11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:50:55 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: griswold3

Obummer`s health plan is really working- He keeps my brain working hard to prevent me from going senile.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:53:24 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Relaxed yet feisty, Obama lays out second-term agenda”

Start with a c.
Then add an o.
Then put in a pair of m’s.
Next comes u.
Followed by n.
Just finish it up with ism, and there you have it!


13 posted on 11/14/2012 8:24:10 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

lol


14 posted on 11/14/2012 8:35:44 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Relaxed yet feisty, Obama lays out second-term agenda”...

The bastard should be relaxed, he’s been on vacation for the past four years and NOW he’s ready to lead? Ain’t gonna happen! He could lead a dog on a leash.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 4:09:58 AM PST by Progov
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To: Progov

“Relaxed yet feisty, Obama lays out second-term agenda”...

That should read, “Relaxed and arrogant, Obama.......”


16 posted on 11/15/2012 4:12:42 AM PST by Progov
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