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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

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To: humblegunner

I know; I know. Fingers lag brain by about 20 seconds.


51 posted on 02/27/2009 1:08:40 PM PST by pabianice
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
52 posted on 02/27/2009 1:09:27 PM PST by colorado tanker (Oh my God, am I hoping for change.)
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To: RobRoy

Just heard a news report on the radio that California’s unemployment rate just hit 10.2% and the downward spiral hasn’t really started yet.

This is going to get very, very, bad.


53 posted on 02/27/2009 1:09:41 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: BornToBeAmerican

The autopilot is engaged, he is heading toward the next waypoint to socialism.


54 posted on 02/27/2009 1:09:55 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
We need some red state Dems to start worrying about their political survival if he passes his radical agenda. With a few more votes, he could be defeated on some big issues.

I don't count Porkulus as a fair test of strength. Few congressmen could resist 700+ trillion of pork, dressed up as a cure for the economy.

55 posted on 02/27/2009 1:12:00 PM PST by colorado tanker (Oh my God, am I hoping for change.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m not seeing it.


56 posted on 02/27/2009 1:12:20 PM PST by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Starboard

With a true narcissistic personality, they may back off but they are getting a plan together to rip right through anyone opposing them. Narcissist never see themselves as at fault thus they are—in their twisted mind—justified to destroy opposition even if they have to use others to do it and remain ‘above the fray’. Obama is a classic narcissistic personality and is proving his ‘back off’ routine is merely prep for ruthlessness.


57 posted on 02/27/2009 1:14:47 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: txnativegop

That’s because the President reads so well.


58 posted on 02/27/2009 1:15:06 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: griswold3
Once you feed the masses this ‘progressive’ pablum, they’re brainwashed for life, thinking there really is a free lunch!

Like any socialist country, the people rapidly learn that their free lunch is barely enough to live on and not enough to thrive. If it goes on long enough, the people lose hope and the country crashes and cannot recover.

59 posted on 02/27/2009 1:16:05 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: RobRoy

Reagan was fine wine. The zero is Thunderbird.


60 posted on 02/27/2009 1:17:14 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: MHGinTN
Market closes down 119 for the day. Even this malignant narcissistic will be catching flak this weekend (I hope).;-)
61 posted on 02/27/2009 1:17:50 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
As the article explains, although he got the votes, we all know Obama didn't deserve or really earn the right to be president. He got in on a public weariness with Bush, a very weak opponent, excellent speech-making skills and a media army that stridently promoted him to a voting population that wasn't really engaged and so, chanting the word 'change' got them to vote for Obama without asking too many questions.

Now, like 'Bill McKay', the fictional (liberal) Democrat U.S. senate candidate from California (played by Robert Redford) in the 1972 film, 'The Candidate', Barack Obama won the job he went after - and doesn't really know what to do with it. Although I'm sure he'll make a mess of it, the unfortunate part is that we'll be a more socialist country and far worse off when Obama and his administration are finally booted out of Washington.

Electing Obama was tragic for America. Although congressional Republicans are apparently energized by Obama's ineptness and the hoped-for defeat of his socialist policies, this is about more than just a party trading places in the seat of power. This is America's future - and it's looking grim, no matter how brave congressional Republicans feel right now or how out of his depth Barack Obama may be.

We're in trouble, folks....and not just the economy. We have a Leninist in the Oval Office. Inexperienced, inept and probably overwhelmed a bit, but still, in a position to do great harm to our country. I hope Obama and his party can be politically thwarted and that Americans will wake up before it's far too late to reverse the damage. I really do.

62 posted on 02/27/2009 1:18:14 PM PST by Jim Scott (Do not go gentle into that good night)
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To: txnativegop

I have used the analogy that this crash is like skydiving. At 10,000 feet, the ground does not seem to be approaching. At 1000 feet, it’s coming up pretty fast. The last 200 feet, assuming your chute does not open, can seem very rapid indeed.

I think we are in the last couple hundred feet. This is happening at breakneck speed.


63 posted on 02/27/2009 1:19:07 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

B. O. Stinks?

Who didn’t know?


64 posted on 02/27/2009 1:20:30 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (It took 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’m thinking MD 20/20. Gold!


65 posted on 02/27/2009 1:20:58 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Yep. Passive-Aggressive behavior is a lot of fun to deal with. Try one of them with it in your family. By the time you figure out what they’re doing, it’s years later, they’ve taken advantage of you until you’re ashamed of yourself for allowing it. They hate you for being so weak, and show it with blatant disrespectful speech AT you while no one else is listening but you, then they top it off with being stunned that you aren’t still kowtowing to them and theirs; add to that sneaky, humiliating behavior toward you that you don’t figure out until several months later.

I’d much rather a person would step forward like a man instead of using sneaky, nasty methods to *zap* me and apparantly thinking they can still hide what they’ve done from “stupid, uncool” me and remain “Mr. Popularity” with me and everyone else (while laughing uproariously up their sleeve at what they got away with doing to me). Thinly veiled hostility to me is much worse than them simply cutting off all contact in my opinion. I suppose that isn’t as much fun for someone who obviously thinks they’re so “special”. - At this point, it’s sort of fun to watch this person puzzling over why I’ve suddenly quit jumping throught hoops.


66 posted on 02/27/2009 1:21:32 PM PST by Twinkie (Obama is NOT Reagan !)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Boy, are they in trouble! If Flim-Flam Axelrod has gravitas, then Bill Maher is the next Archbishop of Denver.


67 posted on 02/27/2009 1:22:52 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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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.

Then PUSH BACK!. Push him at every opportunity and on every issue. Get him back on his heels and keep him there.

68 posted on 02/27/2009 1:23:12 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Nepolean fries the idea powder)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
“I feel sorry for him sometimes,” confided a senior Republican House member about President Obama. .... 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.

Am I reading this right?!?! People are watching their life savings disappear, they're losing their jobs while 0bama and his thugs are learning econ 101 through OJT and the GOP feels "sorry" for them. I don't have one ounce of sympathy for that phony 0bama and his tax cheating cronies. He's a usurper and a liar.

69 posted on 02/27/2009 1:23:54 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO Kenyan Usurper - "Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Traditionally, the the combination weakness coupled with incompetence indicates a potentially vicious governer.
70 posted on 02/27/2009 1:24:37 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Enterprise
BINGO!
71 posted on 02/27/2009 1:25:18 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Cheerio
The Universities now rule the roost - they have done a magnificent job for SOCIALISM.

I don't disagree with that at all. They have brainwashed a couple of generations into unquestioningly accepting collectivism, political correctness, wacky environmental causes, and always blaming America first. That said, now that a utopian socialist is president, it will be interesting to see how these same generations react to seeing economic opportunities evaporate, their standard of living decline, their family and friends unemployed, and high taxes soaking their parents (and therefore limiting their ability to support them). It's going to be a wake up call. Wonder if it will lead to their re-thinking the dogma they've been fed all these years?

72 posted on 02/27/2009 1:25:24 PM PST by Starboard
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

DumbO is stupid and he does not know what he is doing. Either that or he is actively trying to drive the economy into the ground as fast as possible. The idiot only has to read a bit of the work of Lugwig von Mises or F A Hayek and he would know exactly why he should not do what he is doing.

At least the stupid MOFOs that voted for him are going to get the economy they deserve.


73 posted on 02/27/2009 1:25:26 PM PST by MichiganConservative (You are a slave. The government is your owner and master. For many slaves, it is also their god.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

You mean years of doing nothing but promoting anti-American ideas while simitaneously being promoted because you are black doesn’t qualify you for office? Who knew?


74 posted on 02/27/2009 1:27:08 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Every time he opens his mouth the stock market goes down. STFU B.O.!
75 posted on 02/27/2009 1:27:11 PM PST by Ditter
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To: diamond6

I agree with you. I feel a sickening feeling each time I hear his name.
I turn off anything that has him speaking. That’s all he is. A big socialist mouth.

Some people are just now finding out what many of us already knew.
Those people will want to jump off a cliff when Zero’s dreams come true.


76 posted on 02/27/2009 1:27:45 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: voletti
And the next few yrs in the wilderness ...

The Pubacan party does have some time to spend in the wilderness, but they better damn well spend that time making frequent raiding forays back into the real world. If they spend it navel gazing, they are in for another thumping.

They can put up or shut up! They can start by spelling out the treachery we can all see taking place in the halls of congress and 1600 penn ave. (Some day I hope to capitalize those names again.)

77 posted on 02/27/2009 1:28:09 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Starboard

It just sucks when you have read the last chapter and know this is coming. It is funny how the Left clamors to eternally push for Communism which, in the end, we all know, fails.

I guess grabbing votes for the “free, free, free: crowd trumps common sense.


78 posted on 02/27/2009 1:28:58 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: txnativegop

The GOP had better begin dealing with the sell-out, treasonous vermin in its own ranks before feeling any pity for that Marxist thug. Of course Hussein doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. But as long as Specter, Snowe and Collins sell out the American people, he doesn’t really have to know much, does he? Just introduce another pork fest to provide funds for every leftist organization on the planet and wait for the RINO traitors to sign on.


79 posted on 02/27/2009 1:30:32 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: wac3rd
It really is simple: the DNC promotes growth of the dependency class and empowerment for socialist venues (like thuggish unions), democrat voters are mostly a dependency mob, carrots for dependents can be puked out of the tax pool to buy off the stupid dependents. And sadly, the mindless dependents cannot learn (because their stupidity is what the DNC values highly) that their demands destroy the golden goose of self-sufficientcy they've been devouring.
80 posted on 02/27/2009 1:33:26 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Jim Scott

You precisely paraphrase and summarize my position on this whole thing, point by point. Well written! I suspect we are in for a world of hurt though, in spite of your, and my, “hope”.


81 posted on 02/27/2009 1:36:50 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I watched the same speech the GOP insiders did, and came away with completely different impression. I think they must have been sniffing glue on this one.

These insiders (GOP staffers on the hill) are a real problem for us. I think we should throw them out and start with some new conservative blood.


82 posted on 02/27/2009 1:41:47 PM PST by o2bfree
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To: txnativegop

Great speech maker, empty head.
Ya ask him a hard question related to anything difficult and he is a zero.


83 posted on 02/27/2009 1:44:05 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: txnativegop
"Just heard a news report on the radio that California’s unemployment rate just hit 10.2% and the downward spiral hasn’t really started yet."

They want to jump on the 'extended unemployment benefits' band wagon.

It's getting to be nice beach & surfing weather.

84 posted on 02/27/2009 1:44:53 PM PST by LADY J
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To: Joe Boucher

Obama’s favorite two words: UHHH and UMMM.


85 posted on 02/27/2009 1:45:10 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The administration is made up of a lot of Number twos.

You can say that again.
86 posted on 02/27/2009 1:47:11 PM PST by Antoninus (It's a sad time when Pravda's reporting is more honest than our own elite media.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Just a few days ago, the Repubs were arguing Obama wouldn’t give in on what they wanted in the stimulus bill, and now they say he’s weak and can’t stand up to them.

So which is it? It would be good to know the truth, but don’t think it’s possible to get that out of any politician, Republican or Democrat.


87 posted on 02/27/2009 1:55:17 PM PST by FFranco (To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

No, actually, he smells strongly. Or at least his policy proposals do.


88 posted on 02/27/2009 1:56:22 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RobRoy

No! Nooooooooooo! *splat*

Where’s the optimism dude?


89 posted on 02/27/2009 1:57:54 PM PST by Jason Kauppinen
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To: Starboard

now that a utopian socialist is president


Obama looks more like a Marxist than a utopian socialist. That seems to be the opinion on FR too.


90 posted on 02/27/2009 2:01:01 PM PST by FFranco (To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness.)
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To: Jason Kauppinen

>>Where’s the optimism dude?<<

Sometimes the sky really IS falling. Once one acknowledges that, preparations for the possibility can be made.

Of course, that is where my analogy breaks down. You can’t do much to prepare for your chute not opening, once you’ve jumped out of the plane.


91 posted on 02/27/2009 2:08:04 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: txnativegop

But he has a pretty smile!

What school ya going to in Va?


92 posted on 02/27/2009 2:10:35 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: FFranco

Yeah, a utopian socialist is a misguided fool.
A Marxist is intentionally malignant.


93 posted on 02/27/2009 2:11:33 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Joe Boucher

Virginia Highlands Community College. Cheapest place to go. For the moment.


94 posted on 02/27/2009 2:21:28 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: diamond6

Yea, feeling sorry for him. Unbelievable, the Stupid Party lives.


95 posted on 02/27/2009 2:23:23 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Starboard
The Univ have also brainwashed a couple of generatons (since the 1960s at least) that America is the worst country on the planet and we have to make amends for our sins - starting with our excessive use of the planet's resources. Of course that is pure crapola since America also used those resources to produce the most magnificent bounty of products the planet ever saw. I saw communism spreading into the U life back in the 1960 and knew instinctively that could bring ruin. It is a sad consolation to know I was correct.
96 posted on 02/27/2009 2:39:24 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: txnativegop

Ah,
Abingdon area.
Been there many times,
quite beautiful.


97 posted on 02/27/2009 2:40:48 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

Yes it is. I like it, it’s different from Texas in so many ways (including state income tax (argh!)).


98 posted on 02/27/2009 2:46:24 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: MHGinTN

These people think they smell weakness yet they keep getting knocked on their butts. And until they wise up they might as well not get up off the ground and keep embarrassing themselves.


99 posted on 02/27/2009 2:57:14 PM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The only one with any gravitas is [David] Axelrod.

That's one more than the Republicans have.

100 posted on 02/27/2009 3:19:59 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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