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Republicans Smell Weakness In Obama
The Daily Beast ^ | 2/27/2009 | John Batchelor

Posted on 02/27/2009 12:45:16 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies

The public may have liked the president’s big speech, but the GOP isn’t worried. Insiders say they’re raring for a fight, and that they think Obama’s in a very vulnerable position.

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“I feel sorry for him sometimes,” confided a senior Republican House member about President Obama. “He invited us over to the White House to explain to us how the stimulus plan is working, and how the budget is going to work, and he spoke to us a couple of times. He doesn’t act like he knows what’s going on with the economy. He’s so afraid of confrontation, when you challenge him, he backs off, like he doesn’t know the right answer. Who does? That’s why you kinda feel sorry for him. Not his guys, they don’t act like they know. Do they notice the stock market sinking? Who doesn’t? There’s this sense of disarray. The administration is made up of a lot of Number twos. The only one with any gravitas is [David] Axelrod. Geithner? He looks like he’s 12-years-old, or a grad student. The president is like a perfect vice president. That’s what the big speech was like. A vice president was talking.”

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KEYWORDS: 1rat; americasmells1rat; batchelor; bho44; first100days; obama; politics; weakling
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1 posted on 02/27/2009 12:45:17 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

This article lifted by spirits!


2 posted on 02/27/2009 12:45:48 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Er...lifted MY spirits!


3 posted on 02/27/2009 12:46:13 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

If he’s weak, he’s not showing it much.


4 posted on 02/27/2009 12:46:21 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

LOL! LOVE the remarks on Obama, Geithner and the rest of this gang! Classic!


5 posted on 02/27/2009 12:46:40 PM PST by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

It’s a cruel world isn’t it?


6 posted on 02/27/2009 12:46:55 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Moi thinks the GOI has a long way to go before challenging anybody.

And the next few yrs in the wilderness could actually do it some good. Esp as they will see the Dems making blunder upon blunder in a dangerous world.


7 posted on 02/27/2009 12:48:05 PM PST by voletti (There's no place, I can be, since I found, serenity.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Someone once said “First rate people surround themselves with first rate people. Second rate people surround themselves with third rate people.” or something like that....


8 posted on 02/27/2009 12:49:16 PM PST by Paytriot (The rudiments of lifes simple pleasures are being redefined by idiots.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“The public may have liked the president’s big speech, but the GOP isn’t worried. Insiders say they’re raring for a fight”

Hope they don’t plan to use pillows or wet towels as usual.


9 posted on 02/27/2009 12:50:19 PM PST by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I knew I smelled something coming from FUBO


10 posted on 02/27/2009 12:51:10 PM PST by clamper1797 (FUBO ... The Kenyan Lincoln)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
"This article lifted by spirits!"

I'll drink to that!

11 posted on 02/27/2009 12:51:23 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

He needs to be sent a virtual $ so he can buy a virtual clue.
Did like his decision on Iraq though. Better than expected.

Pray for America, Our Troops and obama


12 posted on 02/27/2009 12:51:38 PM PST by bray (Welcome to the USSA!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
“He’s so afraid of confrontation, when you challenge him, he backs off, like he doesn’t know the right answer.”

Classic passive-aggressive behavior. Wait until you see what he does behind your back.

13 posted on 02/27/2009 12:51:50 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: txnativegop
If he’s weak, he’s not showing it much.

President Pelosi sees it.

14 posted on 02/27/2009 12:52:00 PM PST by NeoCaveman (hey who ordered the trillion dollar crap sandwich? FUBO)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Geithner? He looks like he’s 12-years-old, or a grad student.

Actually, Geithnew looks like a 12-year-old boy masterbating in his room right after his mom walks in.

15 posted on 02/27/2009 12:52:01 PM PST by pabianice
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR HIM ONE DAMN MINUTE!!!!!!

(I’m not yelling at you, just angry in general).


16 posted on 02/27/2009 12:52:31 PM PST by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

—don’t like to be a spoilsport, but—

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2195346/posts


17 posted on 02/27/2009 12:53:00 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: NeoCaveman

Not a fair trade. Wish Pelosi would go crawl back under the surgical table where she was created in California.


18 posted on 02/27/2009 12:53:12 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: txnativegop

A fools greatest enemy is his mouth.

Barrack never shuts up.


19 posted on 02/27/2009 12:53:16 PM PST by BornToBeAmerican (Freedom is not freehe was when he done)
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To: Paytriot

FUBO is somewhat clueless. But the people in the backgrounds around are deadly and they know exactly what they are doing.


20 posted on 02/27/2009 12:53:52 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The GOP is dead - sorry guys that is the way I see it, and here is the irrefutable proof

“A democracy is always temporary in nature: it simple cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority will always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

The Universities now rule the roost - they have done a magnificent job for SOCIALISM. We are heading there at breakneck speed. The GOP has no chance of stopping this unless they take to the streets, not when you have Maine RINO twins and Spectator in the Senate. The Senate was to be the firewall - see how well that is working? I rest my case.
21 posted on 02/27/2009 12:53:57 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: txnativegop

>>If he’s weak, he’s not showing it much.<<

Like fine wine, this must age. But don’t worry. It’s not that fine and will not have to age that long.

Check back in about three months.


22 posted on 02/27/2009 12:54:13 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Thanks for cheering me up. America is such a depressing place these days . . . I wonder why? Hmmm. 8P


23 posted on 02/27/2009 12:54:29 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: NeoCaveman

Pelosi is starting to rattle the cage a bit. That could be an interesting fight...


24 posted on 02/27/2009 12:54:36 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Beware, world! I haz camera!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Feel sorry for him?

Baaah!


25 posted on 02/27/2009 12:54:52 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: RobRoy

You really think it will take that long? I don’t.


26 posted on 02/27/2009 12:55:09 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The president is like a perfect vice president. That’s what the big speech was like. A vice president was talking.”

Ouch.

27 posted on 02/27/2009 12:55:16 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (HOPE and CHANGE? More like BAIT and SWITCH.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

John B, Tina Brown’s token Conservative.


28 posted on 02/27/2009 12:56:30 PM PST by aculeus
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Obama may be weak, but he isn’t our opponent. There are folks behind who are NOT weak, subtle, sly and evil.


29 posted on 02/27/2009 12:56:56 PM PST by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
This article lifted my spirits!

Actions speak louder than words.

30 posted on 02/27/2009 12:56:57 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
He doesn’t act like he knows what’s going on with the economy. He’s so afraid of confrontation, when you challenge him, he backs off, like he doesn’t know the right answer.

Why do you think some call him ZERO.

31 posted on 02/27/2009 12:58:10 PM PST by this is my country
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To: Cheerio

509 promises made by BHO during the election cycle.

Who will make a good benevolent dictator?
That’s where we’re going. Once you feed the masses this ‘progressive’ pablum, they’re brainwashed for life, thinking there really is a free lunch!


32 posted on 02/27/2009 12:58:29 PM PST by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

If the Stupid Party can sense the weakness, you know our enemies can.


33 posted on 02/27/2009 12:58:38 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

bump


34 posted on 02/27/2009 12:58:41 PM PST by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Republicans, like an old coon hound, has lost it’s ability to smell anything!


35 posted on 02/27/2009 12:58:54 PM PST by IbJensen (In 2008, Americans foolishly used their freedom to vote for “chains” not “change.”)
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To: SeaDragon

ping


36 posted on 02/27/2009 12:59:03 PM PST by RikaStrom (Bitter? Who me? Nah, I'm just clinging to my guns!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Well stop feeling sorry for him and govern as conservatives!


37 posted on 02/27/2009 1:00:49 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

This is an idiotic article - of course BHO doesn’t know how the economy works, he wants to destroy our economy and transform us into a socialist state willing and ready to take orders (for the common good) from the U.N.

let’s not kid ourselves, the next four years are going to be very difficult if we are successful in our fighting back. If we’re not successful in some of the early years, by the third year of the BHO presidency the Hammer and Sickle will be flying over the White House.


38 posted on 02/27/2009 1:01:01 PM PST by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Make no mistake about this, fellow Freepers: The nation and the world will soon twig to the notion that Mr. Obama has never been out of the shallow end of the pool.

And the press will turn on him, at some point.


39 posted on 02/27/2009 1:01:12 PM PST by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I can only hope they don’t pull out our patented circular firing squad yet again.


40 posted on 02/27/2009 1:01:55 PM PST by comebacknewt
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“Insiders say they’re raring for a fight, and that they think Obama’s in a very vulnerable position.”....

They damn well better be raring for a fight because this asshat is shutting down America!!!


41 posted on 02/27/2009 1:04:09 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RexBeach

Dow down another 100-9600+ when Obama was elected. This country won’t survice 4 years with these babies in charge.Biggest february drop in history-all because the smart people know this is headed for ultimate disaster with his failed policies.


42 posted on 02/27/2009 1:04:27 PM PST by ground_fog
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

[This article lifted by spirits!]

You were right the first time. A got shot of whiskey seems to make all my economic reading better of late.


43 posted on 02/27/2009 1:04:45 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
He can't know what he's doing because he has never done anything except take (grant) money and distribute it to others. If he's done anything different as POTUS, I'd like to hear it.

I think his goal is to make us like Kenya and he's succeeding!

44 posted on 02/27/2009 1:05:36 PM PST by lonestar
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To: pabianice
Actually, Geithnew looks like a 12-year-old boy masterbating in his room right after his mom walks in.

SP: (Geithner) (Masturbating)

And you are familiar HOW with this "look"?

45 posted on 02/27/2009 1:05:56 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
He’s so afraid of confrontation, when you challenge him, he backs off...

The bombastic types are usually like this. They fold under pressure.

46 posted on 02/27/2009 1:06:53 PM PST by Starboard
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
This article lifted by spirits!

The writer was tanked?

47 posted on 02/27/2009 1:07:02 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: txnativegop

Well, I was trying to “hedge my bets”. Frankly, at the rate things are going down, and speeding up, I doubt we will get out of March without things becoming really clear. And bad.


48 posted on 02/27/2009 1:07:12 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: pabianice

Oh, you bad!


49 posted on 02/27/2009 1:07:56 PM PST by colorado tanker (Oh my God, am I hoping for change.)
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To: pabianice

Geithner always looks depressed to me. Wonder what meds he takes.


50 posted on 02/27/2009 1:08:21 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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