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Thy GOP Is Still Hell Bent on Making Obama a Failed President.
Thy Black Man ^ | September 16, 2013 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Posted on 09/16/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

GOP House speaker John Boehner is making a strained effort to check House Republicans in their hell-bent charge against President Obama on the budget, continued government funding and their pet loathing, the Affordable Care Act. His effort is fruitless for one simple reason. The Tea Party, which backed House Republicans loudly, and the GOP establishment quietly, will never shed their obsessive dream of making the Obama presidency a failed presidency.

GOP leaders in and out of Congress have been relentlessly hectored, harangued, badgered and even politically threatened by GOP ultra-conservatives to not give an inch on any issue that Obama proposes. This applies to issues that in years past they would have led the charge to approve. This was plainly evident in the noisy GOP protests over Obama’s threat togop-logo attack Syria. Who, in their wildest fantasies, would have thought that Sarah Palin, of all people, would pithily say “let Allah sort it all out” in opposing a Syrian attack.

This was no aberration or accident. Palin spoke for the hard right faction in the GOP that controls the House and a big chunk of the GOP’s base. If it had been President Bush making the identical attack proposal, with the exception of possibly a handful of libertarian leaning GOP backers, they almost certainly would have cheered the prospect of a strike. But it wasn’t Bush. It was Obama. There is undoubtedly a racial edge to much of their fury against Obama. From time to time, a GOP official, top backer, or anti-Obama protestors will show their hand by regaling Obama with border line racially insulting name calling, and depictions of him. But even if they did not race bait, and confined themselves solely to hitting Obama on political issues, it wouldn’t change another fact.

The GOP has read the political tea leaves and knows that for now there is little chance of taking back the White House in 2016. And though the likelihood is good they’ll retain their majority rule in the House, the Senate is no sure bet to take back in 2014. The one possible game changer is to continue to paint Obama as inept, indecisive, and ineffectual. The hope is that this relentless negative typecasting will fire up GOP supporters, dispirit enough Democrats, and anger enough voters to sow doubts about Democrats. The GOP got some traction out of the Syria crisis, when the overwhelming majority of Americans voiced strong opposition to an attack. A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll even found that the GOP had gained some ground with the public at the expense of Democrats on the public’s perennial worry about America’s direction. They even had an edge over the Democrats on foreign policy handling, and of all things the economy and health care.

The GOP will ride this gust of more favorable public opinion to dither, delay and obstruct even more intensely the implementation and funding of health care reforms, tax and budget proposals, and regulatory reforms that still need bipartisan cooperation to pass. This is crucial since Obama needs to strike deals and make compromises with the GOP to get anything done in Congress. That necessity is even more compelling given the coming, potentially rancorous battle over the debt ceiling, immigration reform, spending cuts, and reforms of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. A prolonged war with the GOP that results in the White House getting little or none of its legislative agenda through Congress runs the risk of souring public opinion not just on the GOP but the White House. This has been the bane of other presidents during their second term and has marred their legacy.

Then there’s the power of money. The GOP still has plenty of it. Its Super Pacs and mega funders have bankrolled ads on the Fox Network blasting the Affordable Care Act. No other issue is intimately tied in the public mind to Obama as closely as is his health care act. Though the GOP stands almost no chance of defunding the Act, its ferocious targeting of it drives home the point that this is a measure that many want to see scrapped, and that the only thing supposedly standing in the way of that is Senate Democrats and Obama. In any case, it’s another fail safe ploy to tar the administration.

The GOP’s greatest weapon is the frozen political divide in the country. Nearly 50 percent of the nation’s voters not only did not support Obama in 2012, but expressed total contempt for his policies and his administration. The GOP banks that it can swivel this divisiveness into sustained opposition to those policies, and that it can buy enough time with that until the 2014 midterm elections and further boost its numbers in the House and especially the Senate.

The notion that the GOP was well on its way to becoming a non-entity in national politics was delusional thinking. Its cynical mix of money, political one-upmanship, set-in-stone ideology, and racial bigotry toward an African-American president, insures that the GOP will continue to come at Obama with its political guns blazing. The aim never changes and that’s to make Obama’s presidency a failed presidency.


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: congress; gop; obama; republicans
Too late, IMO.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a journalist, author, sociologist, and media critic.[1]

Hutchinson is the author of nine books about the African American experience.[2] He is the director of the National Alliance for Positive Action,[3] and is a contributor to a variety of news outlets and websites on varying topics concerning politics and race,[4][5][2][6] and is often interviewed for various print and broadcast outlets.[7][8] He is the host of The Hutchinson Report on KPFK-FM.[9]

His 1996 book Betrayed: The Presidential Failure to Protect Black Lives contributed to publicizing the 1964 murders of two African American teenagers by Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale.[4] Seale was eventually tried and convicted, and in August 2007 he was sentenced to three consecutive life terms.[10]

His father, Earl Hutchinson Sr., is the lead author of A Colored Man's Journey Through 20th Century Segregated America. His daughter Sikivu Hutchinson is a feminist atheist activist and author.

Hutchinson has taken part in the controversy about Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust, accusing the former pontiff of being complicit in the crimes of the Nazis and opposing his sainthood.[11]

Hutchinson is also the founder of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable (LAUPR), which sponsors community forums and provides grant funding to nonprofit grassroots organizations. The LAUPR's Impact Micro Awards are made to support organizations and individuals that have a proven track record of commitment to building community sustainability projects, activities, and service. Grantees have included the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Eso Won Bookstore, Korean American Historical Society and Centro Latino for Literacy.

1 posted on 09/16/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GOP Obama Is Still Hell Bent on Making Obama a Failed President

Fixed It For You ™

2 posted on 09/16/2013 7:02:48 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Earl, Obummer doesn’t need any help at all from the GOP to make him a failed president, he’s done it on his own.


3 posted on 09/16/2013 7:04:09 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thy GOP Is Still Hell Bent on Making Obama a Failed President.

No, seriously, this guy didn't just write this, did he? Really? I mean, REALLY?

The GOP vacillates between apathy and trying to cover for the man.

Obama's doing this all by himself.

5 posted on 09/16/2013 7:04:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jazusamo

Exactly. But to the blindly loyal Maobamist, their leader can “never be wrong.” It always has to be the GOP’s or somebody else’s “fault”.


6 posted on 09/16/2013 7:08:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lot of adjectives could be appropriately used to describe this man’s racism and stupidity. Take your pick.

Good reading if you want proof that Obama was put on the ticket for no other reason than he is [or at least appears] black.

Also, solid proof that the effort on the part of the left to incite racial violence is still running full steam. Stay alert & carry.


7 posted on 09/16/2013 7:09:26 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

News flash from “The white man”: Barack Obama is hell bent on making me responsible for all the woes in the world while he asks my wife for a kiss, and undermines my authority over my children.

Black men need to stop being such whiners.


8 posted on 09/16/2013 7:09:44 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ReformationFan

and your point is?


9 posted on 09/16/2013 7:09:48 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Failed president? Obama has no problem doing that for himself. Is it tee time yet?


10 posted on 09/16/2013 7:11:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Dr.Deth

The GOP can’t make Obama a failed president. Obama is doing that all by himself.


11 posted on 09/16/2013 7:11:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation: Obama’s pathetic presidency and leadership is the GOP’s fault. Solution: take another vacation, Barry!


12 posted on 09/16/2013 7:11:47 PM PDT by golux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
His father, Earl Hutchinson Sr., is the lead author of A Colored Man's Journey Through 20th Century Segregated America. His daughter Sikivu Hutchinson is a feminist atheist activist and author.

Great. A multi-generational feeder at the racist trough, waiting for their next heaping helping of slop.

13 posted on 09/16/2013 7:12:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not that I believe it is true, but how about if the “author” attempts to put together a list of how and when the demoncrats tried to help Republican Presidents be successful.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 7:13:36 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where’s the photoshoped pic of Bambi on the back of a horse holding on to Putin? This thread needs it.

Someone send it to this chucklehead


15 posted on 09/16/2013 7:15:06 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translated from Ebonics?


16 posted on 09/16/2013 7:17:59 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Giving GOP too much credit...


17 posted on 09/16/2013 7:18:32 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP can’t make a paper airplane.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 7:21:29 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Dr.Deth

Obama doesn’t need the GOPs help, and they don’t even try to stop him.


19 posted on 09/16/2013 7:27:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

obama is a failed president in spite of the GOP


20 posted on 09/16/2013 7:28:09 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This applies to issues that in years past they would have led the charge to approve. This was plainly evident in the noisy GOP protests over Obama’s threat togop-logo attack Syria.

When did the Republicans ever support an attack like this over a civil war?

21 posted on 09/16/2013 7:30:05 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Earl, Thy words are painful to read..

“I Hear Thee”


22 posted on 09/16/2013 7:32:33 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: gitmo

Never.

Earl is smoking angel dust.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 7:34:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a failed President by his own hand. He has ZERO leadership ability, he blames all his mistakes and failures on others, takes credit for things he has not done, has seriously undermined our economy and jobs. Has pushed both a homosexual agenda and a muslim agenda both of which make no sense. No Obama is a failure in every aspect.


24 posted on 09/16/2013 7:35:04 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a failed President by his own hand. He has ZERO leadership ability, he blames all his mistakes and failures on others, takes credit for things he has not done, has seriously undermined our economy and jobs. Has pushed both a homosexual agenda and a muslim agenda both of which make no sense. No Obama is a failure in every aspect.


25 posted on 09/16/2013 7:36:03 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The GOP has read the political tea leaves and knows that for now there is little chance of taking back the White House in 2016.”

What? That sentence, alone, casts doubt on everything else in the article.


26 posted on 09/16/2013 7:38:57 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Muzzy Brother in Chief, reader of TOTUS, is doing a h377 of a job all by himself.


27 posted on 09/16/2013 7:43:04 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It does no good to hurl return pejoratives at Hutchinson. He’s a typical lib scribbler who doesn’t have the slightest clue about how America operates. You’ll never convince him, because he’s not willing to examine anything else than lib talking points. He’s afraid he might find out he’s been wrong all his life about conservatism.


28 posted on 09/16/2013 8:00:42 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hey earl’
which of obamas parent’s was an african american?


29 posted on 09/16/2013 8:06:47 PM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The aim never changes and that’s to make Obama’s presidency a failed presidency.”

You got that right!


30 posted on 09/16/2013 8:18:06 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the GOP establishment quietly, will never shed their obsessive dream of making the Obama presidency a failed presidency.

Given that it is obvious obama wants to push America far down the path towards socialism, with a healthy dose of big-government fascism... I for one applaud any and all efforts to make his "presidency" a failed one. I for one have sworn an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I therefore offer whole-hearted support to any and all legal efforts to undermine obama's plans for the US. I believe in freedom, I believe in liberty. I believe these foundational values of America are only possible through limited government, and are quite impossible with a rampant, runaway big-government.

31 posted on 09/16/2013 8:21:32 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nothing to see here folks.

Just another race obsessed black man that WILL NOT accept that Obama is incompetent, lazy, way too full of himself, & his policies are doing substantial harm to the country & blacks in particular.

Wrong headed people such as this need to be ignored. Their wrong ideas are a waste of time.

32 posted on 09/16/2013 8:44:06 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: jazusamo

He is still doing a fine job of it.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 8:52:27 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The writer is doubly wrong.

1) Obama is already a failed pres__ent.

2) The Republicans are too scared of their own shadows to do much of anything to him that matters.


34 posted on 09/16/2013 8:55:49 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw a post somewhere that said obama can see russia when he is on his knees ,I thought that apt . He is a failed president but i think he will drag us all down because he really does believe he is the smartest man in the room when the reality is he is inept (to the 9th degree)and will keep shooting his mouth off until he has us in a third world war.
Im with Sarah on this ,just let Allah sort it out.
To the author of this drivel get your head out of your ass and take a look at the shape we are in since this assclown took office and it aint getting any better.


35 posted on 09/16/2013 9:21:30 PM PDT by edged25 (Edged25)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0 is doing a great job of ruining our country without GOP help.


36 posted on 09/16/2013 10:28:58 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything simply must be someone elses’ fault. When are you going to wake up, black community?


37 posted on 09/16/2013 11:38:11 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Why do some people find it necessary to use their middle names? Is he afraid of being confused with another Earl Hutchinson?

38 posted on 09/16/2013 11:47:53 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Dr.Deth

Obama is a natural born failed president.


39 posted on 09/17/2013 12:04:38 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: VRWCarea51
EPIC FAIL

Gone 2017 photo GONE-17-Clown.jpg

40 posted on 09/17/2013 4:11:45 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thy GOP Is Still Hell Bent on Making Obama a Failed President

Payback for W.

Revenge is a mofo, huh?

41 posted on 09/17/2013 4:15:18 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
His daughter Sikivu Hutchinson is a feminist atheist...

Not surprised those 2 words are used together.

42 posted on 09/17/2013 4:19:16 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: BobP

This reminds me of 2005 when Bush got reelected. The Media couldn’t wait and “started looking past” the Bush era. IN 2005! Why ins’t the media doing the same for the “one”!


43 posted on 09/17/2013 4:27:18 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They couldn't have done it without a whole lot of help from Obama himself.
44 posted on 09/17/2013 4:31:33 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yep, just more black racists. F them, eliminate welfare and food stamps, let them rage, riot, and get shot until they learn. The current approach is a failure so change it.


45 posted on 09/17/2013 4:47:33 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The aim never changes and that’s to make Obama’s presidency a failed presidency.

Obama has done a fine job of that without our help, thank you!

46 posted on 09/17/2013 7:19:49 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is actually extraordinarily successful at doing exactly what he told us he was going to do---------"fundamentally transform (ruin)" this country.

If the GOP is guilty of anything, it's not challenging him.

47 posted on 09/17/2013 8:00:25 AM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Dr.Deth

He’s black and no matter what he says and does you must rejoice, period!


48 posted on 09/21/2013 2:08:56 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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