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Henninger: Obama's Credibility Is Melting
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 23, 2013 7:14 p.m. ET | Dan Henninger

Posted on 10/24/2013 10:44:51 AM PDT by Biggirl

The collapse of ObamaCare is the tip of the iceberg for the magical Obama presidency.

From the moment he emerged in the public eye with his 2004 speech at the Democratic Convention and through his astonishing defeat of the Clintons in 2008, Barack Obama's calling card has been credibility. He speaks, and enough of the world believes to keep his presidency afloat. Or used to.

All of a sudden, from Washington to Riyadh, Barack Obama's credibility is melting.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1dontsearch; fakedate; healthcare; israel; medicine; obamacare; russia; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 10/24/2013 10:44:51 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I’ll believe that when I see it.


2 posted on 10/24/2013 10:46:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

But all the problems of the website is the tip of the iceberg.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 10:47:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

For those of us who saw through his charade 6 years ago, he’s never had any credibility in the first place.

Of course, that made us all “racist”...


4 posted on 10/24/2013 10:47:39 AM PDT by Tigerized (So. Are YOU better off than you were 5 years ago?)
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To: Biggirl

The repubs are mercilessly being blamed for zeros and zerocare mishaps.


5 posted on 10/24/2013 10:48:01 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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6 posted on 10/24/2013 10:48:28 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Biggirl

So what? As long as the people have their breads and circuses.


7 posted on 10/24/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: Biggirl

But Obama will never be blamed for it.


8 posted on 10/24/2013 10:49:39 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tigerized

But now with a website that does not work, it has romoved all “doubt”.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 10:49:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: nickcarraway

In the longrun he will, not now in the shortrun.


10 posted on 10/24/2013 10:51:23 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Calling card was “Credility”?

No, His calling card = race card


11 posted on 10/24/2013 10:51:35 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: TomServo

Wait until they lose their health insurance.


12 posted on 10/24/2013 10:51:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Oh that “old, beat up, declined” race card. LOL.


13 posted on 10/24/2013 10:52:36 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
Col. Allen West portrayed it best here. Just view video, or, read the following eloquence from an early American intellectual and liberty-loving President:

Example:

1801 Inaugural Address of Thomas Jefferson (Excerpt)

"Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own Federal and Republican principles, our attachment to union and representative government. Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe;

too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others;

possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the thousandth and thousandth generation;

entertaining a due sense of our equal right to the use of our own faculties, to the acquisitions of our own industry, to honor and confidence from our fellow-citizens, resulting not from birth, but from our actions and their sense of them;

enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man;

acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter—with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people?

Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities."- Thomas Jefferson


14 posted on 10/24/2013 11:01:15 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Biggirl

What? He had ‘credibility’?

Who knew?


15 posted on 10/24/2013 11:09:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Biggirl

But we gots our 0bamaPhone, EBT, and Free 0bamaCare.

So wats da probrem?


16 posted on 10/24/2013 11:37:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If you like the website, you'll love the healthcare!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Houston, we HAVE a problem.”


17 posted on 10/24/2013 11:40:24 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Credibility? He has been inept since day one in office with failed programs like Cash for Clunkers, Porkulus, Obamacare, Recovery Summer (Bummer), etc. Complete failure. He is coming up on 6 years on office and the economy is worse than when he started. Blows my mind.


18 posted on 10/24/2013 11:43:16 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

Spot on.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 11:46:08 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“That’s rascist” has been the attack/excuse for this epic fail of a presidency.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 11:46:37 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Biggirl
How low can ZERO GO?
Is Zero the bottom?
A student got a 0 on a test.
He complained to the teacher that he did not deserve a 0.
The teacher agreed and said sorry but 0 is as low as I can go! ! ! !
21 posted on 10/24/2013 11:47:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The KKK is a democrat organization. So Alan Grayson get your fact straight. What an idiot.)
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To: Biggirl
Sen. Rubio said he and other reform participants, such as Idaho's Rep. Raul Labrador, are afraid that if they cut an immigration deal with the White House—say, offering a path to citizenship in return for strong enforcement of any new law—Mr. Obama will desert them by reneging on the enforcement.

Isn't that exactly the strategy that "the Prophet Mohammed" counseled?

This is not rocket science. Are they just figuring this out now?

22 posted on 10/24/2013 11:47:49 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Biggirl

Heard this before.

He still has the Senate, a loyal media, the low information voter, and the university culture. They will die for him and with him.


23 posted on 10/24/2013 12:03:11 PM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk

“He still has the Senate, a loyal media, the low information voter, and the university culture. They will die for him and with him.”

In regards to the Senate, for now until late next year when it gets more conservative new senators, the old msm is getting beat outright by the new media, the university culture, wait until the university culture graduates, and as far the LIV’s, wait until reality hits them with Obamacare. This too shall pass.


24 posted on 10/24/2013 12:07:28 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Two words: Ben Ghazi.


25 posted on 10/24/2013 12:36:37 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: duckman

I always told my daughter.......abuse only happens if you allow it. The Republicans deserve everything they get because they keep allowing it.


26 posted on 10/24/2013 12:42:13 PM PDT by sheana
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Biggirl.

The Obama Tax Hikes

to go with

The Obama Recession


27 posted on 10/24/2013 8:27:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Biggirl

Dan Henninger’s right - one insightful guy there...


28 posted on 10/25/2013 7:27:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Self-respect is the root of discipline...dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself-Heschel)
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To: Biggirl
The next time King Abdullah looked up, Mr. Obama was hanging the Saudis out to dry yet again by phoning up Iran's President Hasan Rouhani, Assad's primary banker and armorer, to chase a deal on nuclear weapons. Within days, Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar, let it be known that the Saudis intend to distance themselves from the U.S.

Is Obama setting us up to stand with Iran? Jeeze, it doesn't get much weirder.

29 posted on 10/25/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Self-respect is the root of discipline...dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself-Heschel)
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To: nickcarraway; Biggirl
I’ll believe that when I see it

Believe it, Baby! In the African-American Community alone, Barry's approval numbers have plummeted ... "PLUMMETED," I say ... from 99.9% to a disastrous low of 99.75%.

That's it. He's outa here!

30 posted on 10/25/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Religion and Crime are better ... and safer ... for people if they are intelligently organized.)
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To: loveliberty2
West "quotes" de Toquville: As de Tocqueville stated, “America is great because America is good, when America ceases to be good it will no longer be great.”

The problem is, de Toqueville never wrote that.

31 posted on 10/25/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: sheana

Obama is Law-Less because Republican leaders are Ball-Less.


32 posted on 10/25/2013 10:15:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Carry_Okie; All
Thanks, but my post re West's website depiction of Obama's leadership abilities (the subject of Henninger's column) related to the video at West's site--not to his use of the oft-repeated Tocqueville remark. Everyone from Reagan to Clinton and many others have used that statement and wrongly attributed it to Tocqueville (not, "de Tocqueville")

See

West's use of the statement does not devalue the excellent point made by the comparison of intellectual, oratorical, and leadership capabilities of the three men whose remarks are contrasted in the video.

Many years ago, I learned the necessity of consulting original sources when utilizing oft-quoted statements from historical figures. There are some famous ones which were never said by the figures to whom they have been attributed--such as Abraham Lincoln and Edmund Burke.

33 posted on 10/25/2013 10:36:02 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Biggirl

This is what you get when scu*bags vote for scu*bags.

IMHO


34 posted on 10/25/2013 1:03:47 PM PDT by ripley
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To: loveliberty2

Abraham Lincoln once said “many quotes found on the internet are false”.


35 posted on 10/25/2013 1:26:23 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: loveliberty2
Thanks, but my post re West's website depiction of Obama's leadership abilities (the subject of Henninger's column) related to the video at West's site--not to his use of the oft-repeated Tocqueville remark.

My comment had nothing to do with your post.

not, "de Tocqueville"

The name says that his family was from the town of Toquville, therefore the use of the prefix is grammatically correct, in French.

West's use of the statement does not devalue the excellent point made by the comparison of intellectual, oratorical, and leadership capabilities of the three men whose remarks are contrasted in the video.

Of course not. My point in posting it was in the hope that it gets back to him because I am sure he would prefer to be historically correct. There are many other quotes about morality and liberty I'm sure he could use as a substitute.

Many years ago, I learned the necessity of consulting original sources when utilizing oft-quoted statements from historical figures.

Writing a book is what did that for me.

36 posted on 10/25/2013 2:04:02 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Why do I keep hearing people who hated Obama in 2008 finally give up and join him.


37 posted on 10/25/2013 2:26:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Nick, by now it ought to be painfully obvious that Obama has nothing to do with anything. He is the "walking-talking-race-card" that silences any opposition while the revolution establishes itself.

IMHO, since we are not running against Obama in '16, what could possibly be the point of endless bitching about him? IMNVHO, since there is NO Leader articulating a specific Program or Plan to undo the incredible harm done to the Republic, merely pointing out the problem is a bit negative and actually helps the Democrats.

We know how bad the guy is. So what? What do we have? We need to win in 2014. OK. What happens then? We bneed to win 2016. OK. What happens then?

38 posted on 10/28/2013 4:45:32 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (OK, Obama be bad. Now where's OUR Program, Plan, and Leader?)
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