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Posted on 11/06/2008 6:28:48 PM PST by Publius804
Forbes: Obama Will Be Forced to the Center
Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:52 PM
By: Gene Koprowski
Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, says he expect President-elect Barack Obama to be forced by the economy to "govern from the center," not the far left, as some fear.
"When Clinton came into office, the economy was growing at a 4 percent rate at the end of 1992. Now we have negative growth. Last quarter was 0.3 percent decline, Forbes told Fox Business News.
So, short term, yes. Obama will move to the center. He is a calculating enough man to know you are not going to be effective in office if you do things that people think are destructive to the economy."
The mounting federal debt, for one, will hamper Obama's far-left impulses, Forbes said. Federal spending could exceed $1.5 trillion, pushing up the government's fiscal year debt by more than 25 percent in a year.
He wants to get re-elected. He can't blame George Bush four years from now if the economy is not doing well."
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh strong disagrees with the notion that Obama will move to the center once in power.
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What are these people smoking?
According to his new website; he is going ahead as planned.
Why can't he? He will. And that's how his media lapdogs will report it.
True! BO thinks he has a ‘mandate’ from the people to do whatever he wants....he forgets that 55M of us did not vote for him....
Baseless optimism, I’d call it. A contracting economy is just what the American left loves: Obama has already tipped his hand that he wants all kinds of Federally funded infrastructure projects and to organize all kinds of civilian this-that-or-the-other-thing corps. (Not just his ominous ‘civilian national security corps’.) He wants to play FDR, and this time plans to do the full fascist treatment the Supremes stopped the original from going through with.
Maybe we’ll luck out and Karl Marx will be right about one thing, and when history repeats itself it will be farce the second time around. Of course given Marx’s track record. . .
I totally agree. He’s gonna bring this country back to the Clinton years, then proceed with his nefarious plans. Problem is, we’ll probably all be blown to smithereens.
The leftwingtards have every intention of being as stupid as they can be.
Precisely ... the media forgot about the dot-com bubble in ‘04 when Bush was running for office (and for that matter, the economic devastation of 9-11) but they’ll remember ‘The Wretched Bush Economy’ in 2012 as being the cause of all our woes.
Mark my words.
In fact, I think that Obama is looking at the downfall in the market with glee. This is how FDR enacted the New Deal. You need economic chaos to push socialism.
Forbes you ignorant slut. Obama is going to wreck the economy and govern from the far left. The only people who can put any pressure on him are DEMOCRATS - and we know how courageous THEY are!
You are dead on...it get really strange from here on out.
Wishful thinking. Forbes is a smart guy, but not that smart.
“President-elect Barack Obama to be forced by the economy to “govern from the center,” not the far left, as some fear. “
He’s assuming a rational approach, rather than an outcome-driven agenda to achieve social justice to the planet, at any cost.
The mortgage crisis was consequences-be-ignored social justice policy.
All with the same exact story.
Hussein the Marxist.....will miraculously become a moderate, lol.
Only stupid people on TV and in print believe this, normal people like us know better.
FReepers have a much more accurate read — let us trust our educated and informed judgment over any other source. For two years we have studied our opponents in depth. We know them better than they know themselves, imo. Trust our Freeper selves and stay standing.
Obama is going to wreck the economy and govern from the far left.
Without any doubt. That is why he appointed Emmanuel. Radical left. Obama will go after silencing talk radio, and he does not care what America will think about it. He will govern and act from the RADICAL left...his goons in the Congress will force him there and keep him there threatening him with their support if he does not go radical on America and Constitutional freedoms.
Keep an eye open America — he will attack you freedoms, your wealth, your economy, and the core values of America. You had better be ready to fight back.
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