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  • The Extraordinarily Complicated Successes of President Obama Def Com 5 - Barforama Alert!

    02/11/2016 1:09:00 PM PST · by McBuff · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | January 6 2016 | Paul Waldman
    When he was running for president in 2008, Barack Obama pointed to Ronald Reagan as a model for what kind of president he would like to be, not because he agreed with Reagan politically, but because Reagan "changed the trajectory of America in a way that, you know, Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not." We won't know about America's long-term trajectory after the Obama years for some time, but as he begins his last year in office, it's not too early to say that Obama will probably turn out to be one of...
  • Can Obama Reboot? Does he even want to?

    11/03/2014 10:00:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    Politco ^ | November 02, 2014 | GLENN THRUSH and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    Barack Obama is antsy. His aides can see it when he alights from Air Force One from the all-too-occasional campaign trips he has taken this fall. There’s a sigh, an unhappy-camper body language when he finds himself back in the depressing slipstream of Ebola confabs and national-security-crisis-of-the-day meetings. The vibe, according to people in his orbit, is not so much of being checked out as of being fed up. “[I] do like campaigning. ... It’s fun,” Obama said on Thursday, speaking wistfully at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud in Maine. But the Michaud event was the exception,...
  • The Obama presidency is not over, but it is failing

    11/17/2013 11:17:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Financail Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Edward Luce
    ".....Having authored an inspirational politics, President Barack Obama’s difficulties are spawning a new fashion for perspiration. Given its limited powers, the strength of the US presidency derives largely from its occupant’s credibility....... ...........................[SNIP].......................... ......The contagion is starting to spread to his own party. Fearful of losing their seats next year, Democrats are defecting in growing numbers on a widening range of issues, from the Middle East to Obamacare. Last week 39 Democrats joined Republicans in voting to suspend an important chunk of the law. More are planning to do so in the Senate. Until recently, Mr Obama had a reasonable...
  • Obama Claims Adding 11 Million Low-Skilled Workers Will Strengthen the Middle Class

    01/30/2013 4:10:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    They’re not contributing members. They take away jobs from Americans, leech off the social benefits system and commit a number of crimes besides the whole “illegal entry” deal. Jails tend to be full of illegal aliens for a reason. "Every day, like the rest of us, they go out and try to earn a living. Often they do that in a shadow economy — a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. And when that happens, it’s not just bad for them, it’s bad for the entire economy....
  • Al Cardenas: Obama Will Be Defeated in 2012

    08/20/2011 5:58:18 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 67 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Aug 2011 | Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella
    Al Cardenas, chairman of the influential American Conservative Union, tells Newsmax.TV that President Barack Obama will “without doubt” go down to defeat when he seeks re-election in 2012 -- no matter what the media are saying. He also says Rep. Michele Bachmann will remain a force to be reckoned with in the Republican presidential nominating process, and says Sen. Marco Rubio could be a “difference maker” in the 2012 election if he is the GOP vice presidential candidate. Cardenas is the former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. His American Conservative Union is best known for sponsoring the annual...
  • This Could Be The End Of The Obama Presidency

    09/22/2009 1:21:33 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 24 replies · 1,523+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | 9-22-2009 | AJStrata
    President Obama, if you do not fulfill your promise to finish the war in Afghanistan with success, if you do not get Bin Laden (as you said you would all through the campaign), if you end up losing your hand picked general to your own incompetence and crass political machinations, you sir are a failure. Is it possible you, sir, had no idea what you were saying when you committed to winning the war in March? Or did you think you could just reword things to mean something else later? So far you have been quasi-disaster, trying to get your...