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President Obama's Second Term
Political Realities ^ | 11/11/12 | LD Jackson

Posted on 11/11/2012 5:48:41 AM PST by LD Jackson

Take a look at the title of this blog. It is called Political Realities for a reason and I take the tag line very seriously. Because of that, I want to remind us all of a certain political reality that will not be going away. President Obama has won a second term. He will be living in the White House for another four years. We need to come to terms with that reality and not mope around. And trust me, I have been as guilty as anyone of moping around because of the defeat we have suffered.

What will four more years of President Obama entail? That could be anyone's guess, but we do have his record to look at. In spite of his rhetoric of wanting to reach across the aisle, his record shows us he is less than willing to do that. His record shows us he would be more than willing to make all the decisions himself, if our system of government allowed that. Because of that, he has practiced a sidestep around Congress, when he deems them to be standing in his way.

Why does President Obama work this way? Part of it is his personality. He isn't a natural when it comes to working with other politicians, especially if they have views different from his own. In short, he is aloof and he does not relate, or play, well with others. The excerpts I have read from Bob Woodward's new book bear that out. He comes across as stuck up and when he and his facts are challenged by those who disagree with him, he does not react well. If you don't believe that is the truth, just watch the video of his exchange with Paul Ryan during the negotiations over the health care law. Obama was clearly angry and beside himself after Ryan called him on the carpet for his lies.

Can we expect to see more of the same Obama in his second term? That remains to be seen and depends largely on how willing he is to compromise. It will also depend on how he wants his legacy to be viewed by history.

(The Hill) But observers and those close to the White House expect that all to change during a second term. They anticipate a more engaging Obama, who will work with lawmakers on everything from the so-called “fiscal cliff” to immigration reform.

“The signal I’ve gotten from the White House is that they realize they need to do more outreach,” said Jamal Simmons, another Democratic strategist. “The administration not only needs to do good policy, they need to make sure good politics is also being done.”

The president is inviting lawmakers to the White House this week to begin discussing a solution for the impending fiscal cliff of expiring tax rates and automatic spending cuts, which many economists warn could spark a recession.

The article from The Hill goes on to discuss how President Obama is likely to follow Bill Clinton's example in his second term. Clinton move quickly to the middle and actually accomplished a great deal by working with the Republican-led Congress. That may happen with President Obama, but I am holding little hope for that scenario to play out.

You see, there is one big difference between President Obama and Bill Clinton. The 42nd President of the United States was/is a man who is a liberal with few core beliefs. He was more than willing to work with Newt Gingrich and to compromise on some of the major issues of that time. President Obama is not Bill Clinton. He is an ideologue and I believe, a man who will be unwilling to compromise with Republicans. He has shown himself to be willing to stick strictly to his liberal beliefs and has thus far, shown no willingness to compromise with his opponents.

I hope I am wrong. I hope Obama can come to terms with what he wants his legacy to be and see his way to forging a compromise with Republicans that will avert the fiscal calamity that is staring us in the face. We should know how willing he will be in the next few days, and at least by the end of the year. A word of caution to the President. It will take more than soaring speeches and rhetoric to prove me wrong. He says he wants to change the tone in Washington, but his record says he will do no such thing. His supporters may ignore his record, but conservatives will not. We shall see which side of history he wants to be on.

TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; idiotsdidntvote4mitt

1 posted on 11/11/2012 5:48:45 AM PST by LD Jackson
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To: LD Jackson

All Presidents start thinking ‘Legacy’ when they enter a 2nd term. Question is what ‘Legacy’ is Obama going after?

2 posted on 11/11/2012 5:59:05 AM PST by AU72
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To: LD Jackson; All


Sign the petition for a recount:


Visit this site. They are keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:



From the website:

Barack Obama voter fraud 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 22 Updates Posted Today and People You Can Contact! See FRIDAY UPDATES! *

Is this what Barack Obama calls a “ground game?” All things considered, on this page and elsewhere, Mitt Romney IS our President elect. Let’s do something about it!

I’ll be adding additional links on a regular basis and forwarding all of this information to Mitt’s campaign! Please send other links.

Evidence of massive Obama voter fraud in Colorado! Ten counties show 104% to 140% turnout!

Fraud: Some told they already voted, others brag about voting multiple times

Crooked Politics: Obama Lost in Every State With Photo ID Law

Philly Polling Stations Where GOP Inspectors Were Kicked Out Had 90% Voter Turnout, 99% Voted For Obama…

[Sounds like those Black Panthers who kicked out the GOP observers and stood guard at the polling stations were not just trying to intimidate voters! They were hiding something!]

Voter Fraud Watch: Two Election Judges Replaced After Illegal Activity in Ohio - Fox News Insider

Why the Polls are Wrong: Electorate is R+6

Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus

via @BeachCity55 on Twitter: Senior parents in Florida told not to put their ballots through their reader but in a box. Senior votes in FL not counted?

Data Points To A Powerful Romney Campaign – And Yet…He Lost?

“You have to vote for Dems” NYC poll worker tells GOP Senate candidate #IllegalElectioneering

At least 70,000 report voting problems, mostly in swing states

Plane crash destroys Afghanistan US military ballots, most of which are for Mitt Romney

Obama’s pattern of disenfranchisement of the military vote

Another Stolen Election? Election data HIGHLY suspicious AND the George Soros’ “Secretary of State Project”

Yes, this is the same George Soros who owns part of the company in Spain Obama outsourced parts of the election to and who has been banned from Hungary because he tampered with elections there.

We will continue to add updates! Please check back often!



From Lynn Victory on Facebook:

“Thanks for what you are doing. My son is friends with a guy in the Romney campaign who has actually been on since 2008. He is not high up, but said that the O campaign bought high tech equipment to target county by county where the votes were needed in battle-ground states, so that they could “bus in the needed votes”. The guy would not say fraud, but that is fraud.”

Also this referral from Lynn:
White House Insider on Obama Steal the Votes Strategy (Just Before the Election)

“But…these Obama boys…they took it to a whole other level. Votes, donations…deals…it’s a lot more Putin than it is Clinton. Pay to play…Big Labor…this country never seen it at this level.”

Voter fraud witnessed in Wisconsin by one of Mitt’s ORCA observers:

via Lori Patriot on Facebook:
52 Democrats arrested for VOTER FRAUD so far



VIDEO: Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers


In 2008, John McCain Ignored Vote Fraud to Avoid Civil Unrest



Michael Savage: How Obama fixed 2012 election



Massive voter fraud discovered in April


Is Voter Fraud Being Committed in Ohio? (Early Voting)



Pundit Press: What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote

Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket

“Did this Dirty Trick Get Obama Re-Elected?”

Vote Fraud Expert: Romney Votes Not Counted in Key States

“Could we fix an election? Sure, they would never know it.”

Thousands of votes from our military troops uncounted or missing

Defense Department can’t put soldiers, ballots together

Voter fraud in Pennsylvania - Black Panthers return, GOP inspectors thrown out

Ohio fraudulent voter registration cards

Ohio Residents Told They Already Voted When They Showed Up At the Polls Tuesday

Poll Worker Puts Glendale Precinct’s Ballots on Car, Drives Away

Referenced above, but with more information:

Two Ohio Election Judges Removed for Allowing Unregistered Voters to Cast Ballots

Democrat Admits He’s Voted FOUR Times Already

Boston reports 129% voter turnout, 79% for Obama; 74% for Elizabeth Warren

This one could be just a calibration issue, but not necessarily based on the programer’s testimony in the next link:
Voting machine swaps Romney for Obama




Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting


VIDEO: Possible voter fraud in Pennsylvania — or just voting machine malfunction?

Voter Fraud Complaint Filed against Florida Democrats

“Ballot Re-writers” Update from Allen West

“Half the Democratic ground game is voter turnout. The other half is voter fraud.”

Voter Fraud: Obama Won 108% of Registered Voters in Wood County, Ohio




Video: Diebold Whistleblower Speaks Out on Voter Fraud



BREAKING: St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County

Between St. Lucie and Broward Counties, we have a pretty good idea what happened in Florida. Normal voting is what, 50% turnout? It doesn’t take many counties like this to affect an entire state by multiple percentage points.

All of these numbers between 99% (Pennsylvania) and 141.1% (Florida) turnout in dozens of counties in swing states makes me think Team Obama was panicking a lot just before the election, with Mitt up by 7% in certain early voting polls.
They overcompensated so much the fraud is impossible to hide. I think they know it, which may be one reason Axelrod is stepping down. (Sound familiar Petraeus and Benghazi?)

As I told someone earlier today, this is who Obama is. This is who Chicago (the machine) is.
Do we really want this to be who America is?
Is this how we will define our elections from 2008 on? As Mitt says, “America can do better.”
We must do better. We can’t let the message be out there that America will let this fraud go.

Want to do something about all of this? Tiffany Banks and Darin Southam forwarded me a list of people you can contact who are in the November 9, 2012 3:12 PM comment below.

Did you know voters can request a recount in certain states? (Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin!) Take a look at the comment by @RightonMainSt dated November 9, 2012 11:45 PM below for instructions! Mitt will have to ask in Colorado himself. (Yes, you Mitt!)

It has also been suggested that we ask Republican Secretaries of State NOT to certify the election until all questions about voter fraud are abated.
Some people think this may provoke a crisis, but it can’t be worse than the one we are looking at for the next four years and the impact on generations to come!
America NEEDS Mitt, and Mitt won fair and square. This was not a ballot stuffing competition but an election. Let’s make sure it’s counted that way!

Thank you all. Over 7,500 people have visited this page in the first 24 hours and I hope millions will see it eventually. Please pass it on! We can do this! (Yes we can!)


3 posted on 11/11/2012 6:05:59 AM PST by patriot08
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To: All

Photo of Ethiopians brought to Ohio voting stations by busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket

Must watch videos!

VIDEO-Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting

VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers

VIDEO- Michael Savage: How Obama fixed the 2012 election:

VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April:

Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud; feature=player_embedded&v=k_rMpQKqZhM ___________________________________________________

We can't wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.

We must act NOW.

Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.

We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....

4 posted on 11/11/2012 6:14:58 AM PST by patriot08
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To: LD Jackson

5 posted on 11/11/2012 6:17:40 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: LD Jackson

I have read a lot along the lines of “now that Obama has his legacy to worry about”. The subtext of these statements is that because now, with a second term, he can forge a lasting legacy that he will moderate his ways and “come home” to the political middle ground that Americans like to think their presidents inhabit well all is said and done. But I agree with LD Jackson. Obama will likely not change. In fact I predict that if he is really concerned with his legacy he will go hard left, very hard left. His stated goal all along was to transform this country and he can’t do this by going to the squishy middle. Besides, moderating would be a betrayal of his core values. Like this article stated Clinton had few core beliefs. Obama does and that’s why I expect him to take the first exit to utopia and never look back.

This will be his legacy, and our downfall if would do not resist.

6 posted on 11/11/2012 6:20:59 AM PST by Al Gore Vidal
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To: LD Jackson
His record shows us he would be more than willing to make all the decisions himself, if our system of government allowed that.

And still will, only more so. He intends to be dictator, if he can pull it off.

7 posted on 11/11/2012 6:47:20 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: LD Jackson

If President Obama is truly smart, he will realize that it is to his advantage and everyone else’s for the United States to remain a superpower, especially an economic superpower, and he will endeavor to make it so.

8 posted on 11/11/2012 6:58:05 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: LD Jackson

Prediction: the chickens will come home to roost and he will face impeachment.

9 posted on 11/11/2012 7:12:04 AM PST by kenmcg (t)
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To: LD Jackson

President Obama’s Second Term = Disarter Two

10 posted on 11/11/2012 9:11:52 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: LD Jackson

I don’t understand why folks on this site are upset. You didn’t want Romney to be elected, and he was not elected. Everybody should be happy now. Why all the complaining?

11 posted on 11/11/2012 11:58:24 AM PST by abclily
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To: abclily

The vast majority of Freepers voted for Romney, so stuff it.

12 posted on 11/11/2012 12:00:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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