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Is this Obama’s ‘malaise’ moment?
Reuters ^ | 6-24-2014 | Bill Schneider

Posted on 06/24/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

Malaise is back.

President Barack Obama’s situation is getting perilously close to President Jimmy Carter’s in 1979.

Americans see little evidence of an economic recovery, more and more workers are giving up hope of ever finding a job, the burden of student loan debt — now larger than credit-card debt — is crushing the hopes of young people, the president’s signature achievement, healthcare reform, is broadly unpopular, our borders are overrun by migrant children, Iraq is falling apart, Syria and Ukraine are in turmoil and the president seems hapless and ineffectual. “Malaise” was the term used in 1979 to describe the deep pessimism Americans felt about the way things were going in the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: carterized; obama
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1 posted on 06/24/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed
"Dude, I wasn't aware till I read it in the news."


2 posted on 06/24/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Citizen Zed

0bama’s presidency is too inert to be described as malaise.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 11:09:32 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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That’s fine as long as it doesn’t affect his golf game.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 11:12:13 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Citizen Zed
“Malaise” was the term used in 1979 to describe the deep pessimism Americans felt about the way things were going in the country.

And the country, on the whole, was in far better condition.

5 posted on 06/24/2014 11:13:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Citizen Zed

Stagflation too, although government statistics are being jiggered to cover it up.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 11:14:11 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Citizen Zed
Malaise Moochell, what is the difference?
7 posted on 06/24/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: TigersEye

It’s laughable.

It’s like, ‘Well you knew I was not competent or even eligible to be President... NOW you want to blame ME?’

How pathetic when you have to hide behind your stupidity and admit your OWN ignorance as a defense for your blunders!


8 posted on 06/24/2014 11:16:11 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Citizen Zed

I disagree with the assessment that if Obama were eligible to run a third time he would lose. The sheeple would dutifully re-elect him.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 11:19:30 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: SMARTY
LOL Well, if he did say that he would certainly have a point!

Kind of like...

"Who would want to live in a country that would elect me president!?!"

10 posted on 06/24/2014 11:19:41 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Carter was a impotent flake.

But he wasn't a criminal.

11 posted on 06/24/2014 11:22:29 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Obie kind of makes you nostalgic for the competency of Carter and the integrity of Clinton.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 11:24:05 AM PDT by wny
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To: skeeter

Right. Carter had no ill will toward his country.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 11:24:26 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Citizen Zed

This in Reuters? Well it’s a start I guess.

... but there’s still plenty of Obama-ass-kissing from CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, etc. to more than offset.

When they start criticising, THAT will be news


14 posted on 06/24/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Citizen Zed

Malaise would be an improvement.


15 posted on 06/24/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Citizen Zed
Ain't no "malaise" about it.

Every malevolent action is deliberate.

16 posted on 06/24/2014 11:32:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Citizen Zed
Obama is threatening to make Carter look good in comparison. Even Carter had realized bad economic policy like price controls on petroleum was a bad idea and got laws signed in 1980 that began the phaseout process on petroleum price controls. And once price controls ended, within five years OPEC was under serious threat because the price nosedived from $34/barrel to $12/barrel!
18 posted on 06/24/2014 11:48:14 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Citizen Zed

CARTER WAS just a STUPID LIBTARD
OBAMA IS A TRAITOR


19 posted on 06/24/2014 11:52:25 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: Citizen Zed

That moment began in January of 2009. Period. Full stop. End of story.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 12:23:44 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Citizen Zed
...the president seems hapless and ineffectual.

Seems?????

21 posted on 06/24/2014 12:24:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: YourAdHere

Totally agree- I work with die-hard Obama lovers, one has a signed picture from the One and Michelle in her cube.

I read little while ago Obama is now going to spend the summer visiting working folks that he has received letters from telling him how hard they are having things in life.

Today he is visiting a working mom....gag me.

This- while a hero and Marine sits in a Mexican prison..No time for him. Speaks volumes.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 12:46:29 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: Citizen Zed
Bill Schneider backed the Clintons all thru the 90's.

Nothing's changed. Here he is doing it again.

23 posted on 06/24/2014 12:56:43 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Engedi

Clown Prince nobama is intentionally doing what he does and doesn’t do. Intentional. In a sick sense, the fool has been successful. The bum should be in prison...only to be released when he is so old that he can barely move and function.


24 posted on 06/24/2014 12:57:08 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Citizen Zed

I like that Reuters gets this is a malaise moment, but in the end they cheer for HITLERY as the solution So, it is a wasted column.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 1:25:10 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Citizen Zed
Carter was not as bad as Obama, not even close. The Iran hostage situation was bad, of course, but Carter didn't do anything that got them killed. The world had not descended into chaos under his presidency. The fuel embargo and inflation changed the US, but it when it was over we still had a middle class.

The US will never recover from Obama.

26 posted on 06/24/2014 1:31:27 PM PDT by grania
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To: Citizen Zed
Gee. Put a hapless community agitator in the White House. What possibly could go wrong?

He is the least qualified President in our history and we are suffering accordingly.

27 posted on 06/24/2014 3:18:19 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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