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Barbour: Obama one of "greatest politicians" ever
The Politico ^ | February 27, 2011 | Kasie Hunt

Posted on 02/27/2011 9:12:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama is one of America's best politicians ever, according to one of his potential rivals for re-election in 2012.

"The president is one of the greatest politicians in the history of the United States," Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Barbour's comments came during a discussion of Wisconsin's budget battle - a fight that's sparked widespread protests as Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has tried to curtail collective bargaining rights for public employees.

Obama is "quiet [on the issue] because most Americans know this has to be done,"

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Mississippi; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: barbour; mississippi; obama; rino; rinos; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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What is wrong with these people?
1 posted on 02/27/2011 9:12:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not sure that being a “great politician” is a compliment - at least not to me it isn’t. I’d rather be called a great statesman or a leader.


2 posted on 02/27/2011 9:14:44 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
By that standard, so was Adolf.
3 posted on 02/27/2011 9:14:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Okay, who put the pod in his cellar?!


4 posted on 02/27/2011 9:16:04 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Aria

Barbaour is right. Any other pol would be at 30 percent approval right now.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 9:16:59 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sometimes one simply has to LOL, for me this is one of those Headline times.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 9:17:18 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

great politician is not the same as great leader


7 posted on 02/27/2011 9:18:25 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Svengali is the classification which Obama fits.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 9:18:44 AM PST by syriacus (ObamaCare: Helping millions through HURTING millions)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What is wrong with these people?”

Stupid, Anti-American or both


9 posted on 02/27/2011 9:19:22 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know, that is the exact same thing they say about ole Bubba Clinton. Being a good politician is not exactly a ringing endorsement for leadership and character.


10 posted on 02/27/2011 9:19:48 AM PST by mc5cents (Government doesn't solve problems, it subsidizes them. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After his stint on FoxNews Sunday a couple of weeks ago, Barbour needs to learn one thing — Keep your mouth closed.

Every time he opens it, he loses support.

He is already OFF of my list of desirable Presidential candidates for 2012. And the list is already VERY short.


11 posted on 02/27/2011 9:20:11 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tyrants ALWAYS get praise just before they take over completely.

It's called a RUSE.

12 posted on 02/27/2011 9:20:48 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama's qualifications are:

1) Half black.

2) Hates America.

3) Can read a teleprompter.

13 posted on 02/27/2011 9:21:16 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dumbest maybe, but definitely not among the greatest.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 9:21:24 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think this is a compliment from a Mississippian. More like an insult.


15 posted on 02/27/2011 9:21:31 AM PST by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s more the media. Barbour has no doubt said a lot of things about Obama. The media cuts the 6 words or so that it wants, and that’s all it reports.


16 posted on 02/27/2011 9:21:46 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 02/27/2011 9:21:53 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politician is right up there with Actor in my book.


18 posted on 02/27/2011 9:22:12 AM PST by Fireone (Liberals are just overschooled, undereducated, adult children.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IMHO, Obama is not great at one darned thing.
He is a black liberal with the MSM in his pocket. People don’t want the racist card thrown at them...especially those who consider themselves “enlightened” and above the masses.


19 posted on 02/27/2011 9:22:21 AM PST by texteacher
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To: Aria

Barbour is like a Cheshire Cat. I am sure he has underlying motives. If you want to talk about Great “Politicians” I give you Bill Clinton.


20 posted on 02/27/2011 9:23:05 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: GlockThe Vote

What other politician in our history has had the print media, Hollywood, cable news, Broadway, the music industry, the nutroots, cable TV, the alphabet networks, academia, the other party’s elites and the magazines in his pocket?


21 posted on 02/27/2011 9:24:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great politician = great liar.

I think that is what was meant.


22 posted on 02/27/2011 9:24:51 AM PST by tatown
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barbour’s comment, no matter how well one might interpret it, is wholly lacking in any moral judgment.

In this generation, in these times, we desperately need men and women of refined moral judgment.

Barbour’s comment is in that regard, contemptible.


23 posted on 02/27/2011 9:25:08 AM PST by bvw
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To: UCANSEE2
oops

Picture source: Obama and the Cult of Personality

24 posted on 02/27/2011 9:25:18 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama, like Clinton, are great politicians. BFD! They promote liberalism and NOT Americanism.

I’d rather have someone like Reagan. A great politician, a great statesman and a great leader. Reagan always put America first and kept American interests front and center.


25 posted on 02/27/2011 9:25:26 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the American media was as conservative as they are liberal there would be no Democrats elected anywhere.


26 posted on 02/27/2011 9:25:40 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As LBJ said, “The more I give these N....s. The more they love me”. Did that make LBJ great? NO It does not make Obama great either.


27 posted on 02/27/2011 9:26:00 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boss Hogg ain’t got a prayer. If he were running a few years ago, maybe. But times have changed. He is a good governor, great RNC chair, but his inside the beltway lobbing type is not popular these days. And frankly, not needed. We have enough of his type already in Washington.


28 posted on 02/27/2011 9:27:25 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wrong superlative, s/b most deceptive.


29 posted on 02/27/2011 9:29:51 AM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Most people are unable to recognize a communist when confronted by one on their own TV set.)
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To: Aria

I would think that being a great politician would mean that your able to move fence sitters and even some on the other side of the fence to your position. In Bamy’s case, more and more chickens are flying the coop for multitudinous reasons, not the least of which are:

1) he shoots his mouth off before getting all the facts and his sentiments always winds up on the wrong side of the issue; 2) he has weekend America’s position in the world, which I’d say is one way he is succeeding with his prescription for his America, but which most Americans do not agree with; 3) he has no idea how and why a free market economy works and what is needed for it to trend toward prosperity... he’s a 360 flunky.

I think Barbour is just buttering up to the MSM so he can get a full hearing from them. Unfortunately, nice is not what we need for a GOP Presidential nominee. An Allen West type is what we need.


30 posted on 02/27/2011 9:31:43 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is like a Southerner saying “bless his heart.”

It’s a jab at Obama wrapped in false compliments. Obama is not supporting the work of Walker in Wisconsin. He is supporting the unions. But he has to hide that support because he lost in public opinion polls when he went out acting and talking like a radical community organizer.

So now he is silent and Barber is assigning that silence to Obama’s support of budget cuts which Obama “knows has to be done.” He’s such a smart politican...yeah.


31 posted on 02/27/2011 9:31:56 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No disagreement at all, it is what it is.


32 posted on 02/27/2011 9:33:35 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Being a “great politician” is like puking on your shoes.

Not something to be very proud of.


33 posted on 02/27/2011 9:34:30 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: dps.inspect
Yes, we need Allen West type straight talk! The likely subtlety of Barbour's back-handed compliment leaves too much room for interpretation.
34 posted on 02/27/2011 9:36:27 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where the hell is the barf alert!!?? Doing some deep breathing at this time.


35 posted on 02/27/2011 9:37:23 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: GlockThe Vote

Did someone spike Barbour’s orange juice with LSD? What is this man thinking — or NOT? Good heavens, Haley. Wake up and smell the coffee.


36 posted on 02/27/2011 9:38:20 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What an idiot...Barbour must know the Kenyan would be NOWHERE without his war room of MSM/DNC/Hollywood/Academia.

Why do Republicans feel the need to get on TV and lie to the public about Obama and his goals?


37 posted on 02/27/2011 9:40:22 AM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He said he’s a ‘great politician,’ not a great leader. It would take a super duper great politician to go from a total unknown community organizer to president of the (formerly) most powerful nation on Earth. If you took that as a compliment from Barbour, you might want to rethink that.


38 posted on 02/27/2011 9:41:14 AM PST by EDINVA
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What is wrong with these people? I have no idea. Just the mere fact he said this is awful.
39 posted on 02/27/2011 9:41:45 AM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s an insult of the greatest order! He’s saying Obama is a lying reptile with absolutely no substance to support him...and he’s correct.


40 posted on 02/27/2011 9:43:09 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies ('And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?' Yeats)
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To: UCANSEE2

I’ve got this brideg in New York I can let you have for a small down paymenet......


42 posted on 02/27/2011 9:47:44 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have to agree...he’s a great politician...but a politician is not what I want to see in the White House...I want a statesman...and the big “O” has no idea how to be one.
Let me give you a hint Obama...cut the parties, vacations, the midnight run to the Ice Cream store, prioritize your schedule on what’s best for this country...not you...pick up the damn phone at 3:00am and do something!


43 posted on 02/27/2011 9:48:18 AM PST by Hotdog
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Haley Barbour Faces Backlash, Said Pro-Lifers Should Scrap Social Issues
44 posted on 02/27/2011 9:50:02 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Aria

...The greatest Politician” line was a set up for....
Everyone in America knows Walker has to win the fight


45 posted on 02/27/2011 9:54:02 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And.....Obama is exactly in the same league as “The Leader”. Great line of gab, not a lick of substance underneath. Obama, at least will have it easier then the big mouth German dictator. The American people will fire his sorry butt in November, 2012!!!


46 posted on 02/27/2011 9:55:22 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s a premature compliment for a guy who was the lucky beneficary of a perfect political storm. Let’s see where he is two years from now having lost his comfortable majorities in both houses of Congress. Obama has turned this country into an economic basket case, caused catastrophic unemployment, strangled our oil supplies, spent us into oblivion, polarized the population, weakened the military, and allowed a revival of inflation. Against that backdrop, “the greatest politican” will be lucky to get the nomination of his party, much less carry any significant number of states.


47 posted on 02/27/2011 9:55:37 AM PST by Starboard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice to see early on who we will not be supporting or voting for.keep this up, we need more of these idiots opening up thier mouths so we can cut the list down and clear the field of dung


48 posted on 02/27/2011 9:56:51 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: petitfour
I don’t think this is a compliment from a Mississippian. More like an insult.

That's considered a good insult in Mississippi?

Here's my Obama insult.

He's a lying, anti American, Marxist.

And he's not even a good politician. Good politiicans do things that the people want!!!

49 posted on 02/27/2011 9:56:57 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I was Gov. Haley Barbour I’d say: “My, he sure can dance. He dances like a smiling chipmunk... yes, reform has to come soon.”


50 posted on 02/27/2011 9:56:57 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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