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Car Wreck at the White House ("Creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out...no second term")
The Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 06/11/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT by kristinn

It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama.

Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.”

Could it get any worse?

Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been cited for a felony hit-and-run after allegedly crashing his car three times over the weekend. In one incident, the previously obscure Cabinet officer apparently rear-ended a Buick, spoke to the car’s occupants, then hit the vehicle again as he left.

SNIP

For the White House, it was just the latest entry in the when-it-rains-it-pours ledger. This has been one of the worst stretches of the Obama presidency. In Washington, there is a creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out and that there may be no second term. Privately, senior Obama advisers say they are no longer expecting much economic improvement before the election.

Carney had the unenviable task of confronting the full arsenal of gloom at Monday afternoon’s briefing.

The AP asked about the president’s unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic “head winds” from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah O’Donnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.

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KEYWORDS: bastards; change; commies; danamilbank; hope; nobama; obama
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Milbank buried the lede: "In Washington, there is a creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out and that there may be no second term. Privately, senior Obama advisers say they are no longer expecting much economic improvement before the election."

NOTE: The headline at The Post has been changed from the original "Car Wreck..." to "Pileup at the White House."

1 posted on 06/11/2012 8:42:10 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
No second term for you!


2 posted on 06/11/2012 8:46:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: kristinn
Could it get any worse?

Yes.

We'll get the blame.

3 posted on 06/11/2012 8:46:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
He, he, he, he. . . don't want to gloat, but, I am loving this turmoil in the White House.
4 posted on 06/11/2012 8:47:11 PM PDT by mia
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To: kristinn

The ONE needs to play 9 holes and then send a tweet to himself. That will invigorate him.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 8:48:09 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: mylife

Depend on it.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 8:48:15 PM PDT by stanne
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To: kristinn

Sounds like somebody leaked the WH internal polls to WP reporters. And there’s no good way to spin them.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 8:48:38 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: kristinn
Wow - all that bad news for the President proves just how many racists there still are in the country.

/s

8 posted on 06/11/2012 8:49:20 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: kristinn
Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.”

Could it get any worse?

We can only hope and pray.

9 posted on 06/11/2012 8:49:37 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: kristinn

Remember that whole “car in the ditch” and “take the keys away” crap the White Crib spewed a few years ago? Isn’t it fitting that Mr Soetoro’s Commerce Secretary may REALLY have his keys taken away?


10 posted on 06/11/2012 8:50:11 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: TexasNative2000

Exactly.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 8:51:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

**The AP asked about the president’s unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic “head winds” from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah O’Donnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.**

This is hilarious!


12 posted on 06/11/2012 8:51:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kristinn

It’s bad enough when an utterly corrupt political machinery, coupled with a moronic and degenerate voting public, puts an alien - and a Moslem at that - in the White House who was never constitutionally qualified and he spends four years undermining and destroying the nation.

The “car wreck” at the White House was the day this simple tool was given the oath of office.

The “car wreck” in the United States was the day he was allowed to run for president.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 8:51:55 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SERKIT

LOL! that is humorous.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 8:51:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

Somehow I get the impression that Bama doesn’t lose sleep at night. Whatever doesn’t affect him with inconveniences he blows it off and just enjoys his priveleged fun in the sun. He be Choomin’ with or without the maria juanita.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 8:54:37 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: kristinn

There’s a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn’s broken out in fights...


16 posted on 06/11/2012 8:55:32 PM PDT by Argus
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To: mylife

Could it get worse?

Yes, he could bounce back.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 8:57:06 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Mark

Obama is doing SIX fundraisers Tuesday, and little else.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 8:57:06 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Junius Horribilis...

We barely passed the first one-third of June. The big gong will be Scotus decision on Obamacare. It'll dwarf all things so far, whatever the decision is.

19 posted on 06/11/2012 8:57:16 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty)
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To: kristinn

Free Republic is going to be on the top of my summer reading list!


20 posted on 06/11/2012 8:58:47 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: Argus

President 44 where are you?


21 posted on 06/11/2012 8:58:47 PM PDT by The Chief
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To: SERKIT
Was he drinking a Slurpie?
22 posted on 06/11/2012 9:00:15 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Jonty30

I don’t see that happening but anything is possible with our electorate.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 9:00:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
the previously obscure Cabinet officer

Hey, you wanted your 15 minutes of fame. Better make it good.

24 posted on 06/11/2012 9:02:13 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: kristinn

Yah, the “car” analogy has been overused, plus there’s “Gov’t Motors”.

While this is all good and encouraging news, the simple fact is, Joe Schidtt the Rag-Man ought to be able to defeat Barry Obama-Soetoro - the undocumented, inexperienced, over-his-head President.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 9:03:08 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bray

Slurpie and Skittles. As innocent as a convulsive lamb.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 9:04:04 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: CaptainK
Maybe faster will help?

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27 posted on 06/11/2012 9:04:24 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: mylife

...... anything is possible with our electorate.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” — Author Unknown


28 posted on 06/11/2012 9:06:55 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Don’t discount Obama or his Czars, there is peril all around.


29 posted on 06/11/2012 9:10:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Argus

Car 54 where are you?


30 posted on 06/11/2012 9:10:50 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: mylife

Don’t discount Obama or his Czars, there is peril all around.


You’re absolutely right. It’s scary.


31 posted on 06/11/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: kristinn
Barack Milhous Obama

32 posted on 06/11/2012 9:12:50 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu
I think it's Barack Milhous Kardashian now.
33 posted on 06/11/2012 9:15:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: kristinn

A minimum requirement to run for president should be that you have successfully run a lemonade stand or a hot dog stand and actually made a profit. ZERO has never run ANYTHING in his whole career. He was a community organizer (aka rabble rouser) then a law professor, then a back bencher in Illinois & US senates. He has ZERO executive experience. Which is why I refer to him as ZERO.


34 posted on 06/11/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

LOL!


35 posted on 06/11/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

Could it get any worse?

YES ... if, the job market continues to tank ... or, if the Euro collapses ... or, any of a half dozen European countries collapse economically ... or if Japan collapses ... or, the dollar collapses due to any number of factors ... or, if U.S. sovereign debt ratings are downgraded again ... or, if Congress is forced to somehow deal with increasing the debt limit before the election ... or, if Fed money printing continues unabated ... or, if derivative calls trigger the mother of all bailouts ... or, if bank runs start in earnest ... or, if the Dow drops below 10,000 ... or, if the real estate market tanks another 20-30 percent ... or, if something else triggers a worldwide depression ... or, if ObamaCare is tossed by the Supreme Court ... or if we suffer a terrorist attack on U.S. soil ... or, if we get involved in the Syrian/Libyan/Egyptian civil wars ... or, if Israel and Iran go at each other ... or, if the price of crude oil soars ... or, if any number of other bad things happen, ... THEN YES, things will get worse for the Royal Idiot!

36 posted on 06/11/2012 9:19:12 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: kristinn

Bryson-He can’t handle the truth. (Issa is after him)

Weird this happened on Sat. when Bryson got the letter on Friday.

House Republicans are broadening their probe of the Department of Energy’s largest solar-loan guarantee. Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent letters to the White House and BrightSource Energy Inc., the loan-guarantee recipient, asking for e-mails and other documents related to the $1.6 billion deal. A second letter from the committee asks the White House to turn over all internal communications related to BrightSource, including with the company’s investors and with utilities set to buy its electricity. It also asks for an explanation of how Commerce Secretary John Bryson, BrightSource’s former chairman, was vetted for his current post.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/06/08/house-republicans-step-up-brightsource-probe/


37 posted on 06/11/2012 9:21:40 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: kristinn

You know how there are so many sports fans that only tune in for the World Series or the NBA Finals or the US Open?

I have a feeling that the electorate is sort of that way vis a vis presidential politics.

While we at FR are like the sports junkies that follow every preseason game, every minor league transaction, much of the electorate is more like the “tune in for the World Series” set.

While we at FR have known since day 1 what a disaster Hussein is and was, it’s like the rest of the country is just now tuning in and finally figuring it out.

The guy has been a disaster all along but it’s only now that the country has stopped watching American Idol and Dancing with Stars to look around and see what’s what.

To the “administration” it seems like they’re having a bad month - when actually it’s just a function of attention finally being paid.


38 posted on 06/11/2012 9:23:54 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Argus
 
 
Trouble in River City.....
 
 
 
 

39 posted on 06/11/2012 9:27:08 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Zakeet
At least a couple of those things are going to happen, probably by the end of next week:

Greece will hold elections which will bring the Left to power and cause a rapid exit from the Euro Zone, with all of the attendant consequeces, and

The Supreme Court of the United States will strike down part or all of Obamacare, leaving Brak's signature accomplishment as a testament to strongarm politics on the Ashheap of History.

Brak's bad month is far from over.

40 posted on 06/11/2012 9:28:02 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (The private sector is doing fine.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
The guy has been a disaster all along but it’s only now that the country has stopped watching American Idol and Dancing with Stars to look around and see what’s what.

They're starting to feel the pain of what BO has done to this country. Shiny pretty things on TV aren't a sufficient distraction anymore.

41 posted on 06/11/2012 9:28:12 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: kristinn

As bad as it might be for Obama now, imagine how bad it seemed for Lincoln in early June 1864.


42 posted on 06/11/2012 9:28:25 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: kristinn

Didn’t stop Zero from Golfing.

He didn’t have to comment on Fast and Furious.

He didn’t have to respond to any questions (in any meaningful manner) about Security Leaks

I’m just a casual observer. (”Reporters need to do their job’s”) or so says the WH Spokesperson.

I can’t wait till they do, so I observe

TT


43 posted on 06/11/2012 9:30:48 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: kristinn
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Wreck at the Wreck!


44 posted on 06/11/2012 9:30:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: entropy12
He wasn't a “Law Professor”, he was simply a guest Lecturer due to his Affirmative Action stint heading the Harvard Law Review.

That's just another Urban Obama Myth, like his great (phantom) Academic Record that nobody has ever seen.

45 posted on 06/11/2012 9:30:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: entropy12

If this country was sane, Mitt Romney would be the Democrat nominee, a real conservative would be the Republican nominee and Zer0 would be a laughing stock.


46 posted on 06/11/2012 9:36:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
it’s like the rest of the country is just now tuning in and finally figuring it out.

the "rest of the country" figured it out in 2010.

It's the media who is just now admitting it.

47 posted on 06/11/2012 9:37:26 PM PDT by digger48
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To: paudio

If obamacare is overturned we are going to party like it’s 1776!


48 posted on 06/11/2012 9:39:32 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: lapsus calami

I got an “A” in Beginning Acting for playing that part ...

worst thing is, anytime it’s mentioned, I go into character ...

“You got Trouble my friend ... right here in River City! Trouble with a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for POOL”

Almost 40 years ago and I still am adored (in my mind) by all of those lovely teenage girls (now in their late 50’s) and my plan was a success!

It was the only reason I took the Class because it was mostly Girls

TT


49 posted on 06/11/2012 9:40:38 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I tend to agree with you. How did Romney ever manage to win more republican votes in the primaries than Santorum and Newt, I can not figure out.


50 posted on 06/11/2012 9:40:38 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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