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Obama Could Save His Presidency by Shrinking the Size of Government
Yahoo Voices ^ | December 20, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington

Posted on 12/20/2013 4:05:08 AM PST by Marcus

Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard has noted a strange paradox concerning the president. It seems that Obama knows perfectly well how cumbersome and inefficient big government is. However his solution to anything relies on big government.

Barnes implies, and indeed almost outright suggests, that President Obama has within his grasp a way to save the rest of his presidency and go out with a legacy that goes beyond being an enormous failure. He could devote the rest of his second term in an effort to reform government, to make it more efficient and responsive to the American people.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: barackobama; biggovernment; governmentreform; sizeofgovernment

1 posted on 12/20/2013 4:05:08 AM PST by Marcus
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To: Marcus

Actually, I think President Selfie has no idea of the impact of his “lofty solutions”. He doesn’t have any inkling that everything he wants necessitates a huge explosion of bureaucracy to implement, and neither does anyone in his “circle”. They’re all a bunch of wonks with no real-world experience; a planning committee suddenly handed actual control of things, which is now pulling levers and pressing buttons with no regard for how the machine works.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 4:09:34 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Marcus

Save?
It is all going according to his plan,.


3 posted on 12/20/2013 4:09:56 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Marcus

Ah, a humorous headline to begin Friday...


4 posted on 12/20/2013 4:11:18 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Marcus

Beetle Barnes huffing on the crack pipe again.


5 posted on 12/20/2013 4:11:20 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Marcus

Obama has his legacy. A legacy of narcissism and incompetence.

There is no changing it.

He has been a total failure. But can we blame it all on him? The Democrats have a large hand in this mess. Republicans are not innocent either.

This Congress and this president deserve each other.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 4:11:25 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Marcus

Obama claims he has shrunk the size of government. He is a liar and no decent person with a brain would believe it anyway.


7 posted on 12/20/2013 4:12:04 AM PST by dforest
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To: Marcus

Fred, Fred, Fred. Wake up.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 4:13:41 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Marcus

I’m quite sure Obama will take this to heart…

…and immediately zero out the defense budget, NASA, Veteran’s Affairs, the National Parks, the DOT’s air traffic control system, the FDA’s drug and device approval teams, etc., etc.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 4:16:08 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: Marcus

Essentially, if the rattlesnake would only stop being a rattlesnake than it can save itself from the rattlesnake hunters. He is what he is. He can continue to say that he isn’t, all the while doing only the things a rattlesnake would do, and 38% of the people will believe his words rather than their lying eyes.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 4:17:48 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: hadaclueonce

All part of the fundamental transformation. Some people won’t realize what’s going on until after they’ve been rounded up. Then it’ll be far too late.


11 posted on 12/20/2013 4:19:51 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Marcus
Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard has noted a strange paradox concerning the president. It seems that Obama knows perfectly well how cumbersome and inefficient big government is.

Ah! I see Fred still proudly wears his "Inside-the-Beltway Blinders", and thinks that Obama wants nothing but the best for America.


12 posted on 12/20/2013 4:21:35 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Marcus

The concept of Obama shrinking the Fedzilla is about the same as the Pope coming out of the closet...does not compute...

Obama believes not only in big government, he believes in total government..complete state totalitarism is his cup of tea...


13 posted on 12/20/2013 4:23:49 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Marcus

The Won has no interest in “saving his presidency”.

The Won wants to destroy this country, and with it, all of Western Civilization.


14 posted on 12/20/2013 4:26:31 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Marcus

There is nothing to save.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 4:38:32 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: COBOL2Java

I thought this was one of those semi serious/ semi satire thingies. Now I feel somewhat embarrassed for Barnes.


16 posted on 12/20/2013 4:48:16 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Marcus

Why would he want to do that? Growing government in both size and power over our lives is what he and his legacy are all about. Our ever-shrinking freedoms, liberties, and privacy are all signs of success to him.


17 posted on 12/20/2013 5:08:43 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Marcus
He could devote the rest of his second term in an effort to reform government, to make it more efficient and responsive to the American people.

And monkeys could fly out of Hillary Clinton's butt any day now.

But I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to happen.

18 posted on 12/20/2013 5:17:27 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Marcus

Or he could renounce his friendship with terrorist Bill Ayers, renounce his homo past, renounce his policy of shipping rifles to Drug Lords, renounce his hatred of Israel, renounce his love of baby genocide and renounce his hatred of Christians. Yea, that’s the ticket.


19 posted on 12/20/2013 5:18:01 AM PST by Rock Eye Jack
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To: Marcus

Save it from what?

He gets everything he wants and he doesn’t have a 3rd term coming up....or does he?


20 posted on 12/20/2013 5:25:26 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: paint_your_wagon

“Some people won’t realize what’s going on until after they’ve been rounded up”

How true. Our country’s faithful Dem and GOP voters that vote simply because a candidate has either a D or R by their name are beginning to wonder what’s going on. They hear and read one thing from the MSM and have personal experiences with joblessness, poor economy and/or ACA and still don’t get it.

One of many examples is our financial adviser who thinks the world of our Dear Leader. Our IRA gave a 13% return this year. Her thinking is focused strictly on the markets. The whole world could be blowing up around her, but if she’s making money for her clients the “O” is the way to go.


21 posted on 12/20/2013 6:53:41 AM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: redfreedom

When the round up starts, nobody will notice.
I am betting superbowl Sunday.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 4:31:48 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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