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Helen Thomas: "Democrats Get Wake-Up Call-President Obama Has Learned Hard Lessons" [GRAPHIC IMAGES]
TheBostonChannel.com ^ | Helen "Beleaguered" Thomas

Posted on 01/22/2010 3:03:53 AM PST by seanmerc

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is a much wiser man as he starts his second year in office.

When he arrived at the White House, Obama inherited an insurmountable legacy of a deep recession and two wars in the Middle East. These are issues hardly adaptable to instant solutions for an impatient public.

He was flying high as a presidential candidate offering "change" from the heavy hand of conservatives empowered from the days of Ronald Reagan, who had turned the country to the right.

Since those halcyon inaugural days the president surely has learned that there is no such thing as bipartisanship. The Republicans in Congress have formed a solid wall of opposition to all of his first year initiatives, especially universal health care.

The plan to provide affordable medical security for millions is now in great jeopardy with the surprising victory of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown in the special election for the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Brown has vowed to vote against the health care bill when he takes his Senate seat. His election also means that Senate Republicans now will have 41 votes, enough to block any effort to end filibusters.

Obama also has learned that party loyalty is not a high priority among some Senate Democrats, including Evan Bayh of Indiana and Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

Congressional Democrats are worried about the November mid-term elections in the aftermath of Brown’s victory and Republican wins in gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey.

The trend portends bad news for other reforms that Obama hopes to make in the financial world. Other progressive plans for energy, education and global warming may be blocked by supporters of the status quo.

But not to worry, the president will have all the Republican backing he needs to pursue a hard line foreign policy and possible military interventions in Pakistan, Yemen and Iran.

As for his first-year performance, Obama gives himself a B-plus. That seems about right to me.

On the plus side, Obama has introduced the world to a more caring U.S. image, compared to his predecessor who violated international law against torture.

Obama also gave a hand to the beleaguered auto industry in hard-hit Detroit and other parts of the Midwest.

He pushed through Congress the child health program that the Bush administration had rejected.

He also was successful with some of his social agenda, including unemployment benefits.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama has "an awful lot to be proud of."

The chief executive also rose to the occasion with an immediate humanitarian response to the earthquake catastrophe in Haiti.

Gibbs acknowledges some missteps by the White House and said "nobody believes you can pitch a perfect game."

Obama has disappointed members of the liberal wing of his party. And he has yet to fulfill the promise of more openness in government.

Gibbs said the president’s top priority during the year is "to get the economy back on track, and "creating jobs will be a top priority."

My suggestion as he starts his second year in the White House: Get tough. Learn to fight back against political foes.


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Speaking of wakeup calls--HI THERE!!!
1 posted on 01/22/2010 3:03:53 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Yes, Helen, take your advice...Be even more tone deaf and leftist!


2 posted on 01/22/2010 3:05:16 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: beckysueb; DirtyHarryY2K; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; hyperconservative; ...
Yoo-hoo, Helen Thomas ping list members! FReepmail me if you'd like to be added to the list.
3 posted on 01/22/2010 3:05:37 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
She's starting with the premise that he's wise to begin with.

Her argument falls apart right away.

4 posted on 01/22/2010 3:07:34 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: seanmerc
something_ugly_this_way_comes

Ugly is usually skin deep but with her it goes to the bone. B+? Even from a liberals point of view Zero is a failure. He is not going to pass , thankfully , health care , cap and trade , card check, and who know what else other horrors.

5 posted on 01/22/2010 3:15:37 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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6 posted on 01/22/2010 3:16:11 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: seanmerc

LOL...A Helen Thomas ping list? That’s a good one.


7 posted on 01/22/2010 3:19:32 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: seanmerc
He was flying high as a presidential candidate offering "change" from the heavy hand of conservatives empowered from the days of Ronald Reagan, who had turned the country to the right.

REagan turned the government to the right, not the country.

8 posted on 01/22/2010 3:21:59 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: seanmerc

"well, there goes my eggs over easy, dimmit"

9 posted on 01/22/2010 3:22:29 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: seanmerc

Michelle: Barry, answer the phone.
Barry: What time is it?
Michelle: It’s three a.m. Answer the phone.
Michelle: Answer the phone Barry. What is the problem? Answer it.

Barry: Szzzzzzzzzzzzz


10 posted on 01/22/2010 3:47:09 AM PST by healy61
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To: seanmerc

11 posted on 01/22/2010 3:48:43 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

"My name is Zdenka, and I'm here to help."

12 posted on 01/22/2010 3:50:53 AM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: seanmerc
Good morrow to you, too!

Our gal during the Carter administration using the latest technology.

13 posted on 01/22/2010 5:25:17 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: MaggieCarta

You must be referring to the typewriter because it couldn’t be oil of olay.


14 posted on 01/22/2010 5:45:14 AM PST by domeika
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To: seanmerc
Dude!



15 posted on 01/22/2010 5:50:31 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: MaggieCarta

Not at all an attractive woman, but at least she didn’t want to make you gouge your own eyes out like she does now.


16 posted on 01/22/2010 6:02:18 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: domeika

LOL! Yes, I was referrring to the typewriter.


17 posted on 01/22/2010 6:04:27 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: Still Thinking

I really, truly, believe that thinking socialist thoughts for long periods of time tends to take a toll on your looks.


18 posted on 01/22/2010 6:07:02 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: MaggieCarta

Well, if you’re wrong, you can’t prove it by sweet Helen.


19 posted on 01/22/2010 6:11:23 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: seanmerc

Anyone who not only writes this drivel but actually believes it is not only too dumb to dress or feed herself, but must also be on a respirator as even the most automatic of nerve impulses is non-existent.


20 posted on 01/22/2010 6:16:24 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Still Thinking
Well, if you’re wrong, you can’t prove it by sweet Helen.

Wrong? Wrong? What is that? Now, your tagline, I understood, and would like to quote Homer's reply: "I dunno. Coast Guard?" (Homer Simpson, that is)

Have a great day!

21 posted on 01/22/2010 7:24:55 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: seanmerc

22 posted on 01/22/2010 7:28:27 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: MaggieCarta
"I dunno. Coast Guard?"

LOL, I like that!

23 posted on 01/22/2010 7:34:46 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: MaggieCarta
Wow, Father Time has really beat the $hit out of her, huh?

I mean, she was no prized pig in the Carter years, but she is downright ghoulish now...

24 posted on 01/22/2010 8:37:53 AM PST by Fedupwithit (The Constitution was written with a pen, and it was enforced with a gun. No one listens to a pen.)
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To: seanmerc

“President Barack Obama is a much wiser man as he starts his second year in office.”

Her very first sentence is a lie. I refuse to read any more of that garbage.


25 posted on 01/22/2010 10:11:19 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: MaggieCarta
Was that one of those fancy 70's typewriters that had proportional fonts, raised th, and kerning?
26 posted on 01/22/2010 10:16:20 AM PST by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: thulldud

Hmmm... Could be. ;)


27 posted on 01/22/2010 10:30:14 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: Fedupwithit; seanmerc

The LBJ years...I wonder what she's saying to him...Pretty darned familiar of her to put her hand on his arm...

28 posted on 01/22/2010 10:34:58 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: Still Thinking

Glad you had a chuckle!


29 posted on 01/22/2010 10:35:46 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: seanmerc

I never,ever,ever,ever get tired of this pic..it is priceless! It’s worth getting on these HT threads to see it...


30 posted on 01/22/2010 10:36:26 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: MaggieCarta

Ah yes, Johnson, the most aptly named President yet. It would have been a close call except Roosevelt wasn’t named “Spawn of Satan”.


31 posted on 01/22/2010 10:49:48 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: MaggieCarta
Your picture is from WH archives associated with 1970. Here's one is from 1976 and she looks a lot older:



32 posted on 01/22/2010 10:56:45 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: MaggieCarta
The LBJ years...I wonder what she's saying to him...Pretty darned familiar of her to put her hand on his arm...

Maybe we should start calling her "Johnson's Lewinsky"...on second thought that could get confusing.

33 posted on 01/22/2010 10:58:17 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: seanmerc
"Yoo-hoo, Helen Thomas ping list members! FReepmail me if you'd like to be added to the list"

Are you kidding me? Not if I have to look at that thing every time.....

34 posted on 01/22/2010 11:21:44 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: seanmerc

Any pic of Helen on this thread is a WAKE UP CALL.


35 posted on 01/22/2010 11:37:40 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: thulldud

So SHE was writing bad things about Bush, or getting a head start on doing so, at least.


36 posted on 01/22/2010 12:00:45 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: seanmerc

Helen looks kinda’ cute in that leopardskin. For Helen, that is.


37 posted on 01/22/2010 12:03:06 PM PST by elli1
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To: MikeWUSAF

Consider it stolen. Thanks! :-)


38 posted on 01/22/2010 12:56:39 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: MikeWUSAF

39 posted on 01/22/2010 1:02:07 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Is this woman 150 years old now? My, my, she has aged horribly!


40 posted on 01/22/2010 1:03:51 PM PST by Joan912 (currently amoungst the ranks of the unemployed...)
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To: Fedupwithit

41 posted on 01/22/2010 1:07:01 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: Nateman
That was cold. I like it!

Our baby's due date is 9.17.2010!


42 posted on 01/22/2010 1:14:10 PM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: Joan912

Arab women: Go to bed with Paula Abdul, wake up with Helen Thomas.


43 posted on 01/22/2010 1:18:49 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: seanmerc

“...learn to fight...”

She’s a maroon. Obama cut his teeth in Chicago and knows all about fighting. He just doesn’t know what to do when someone fights back!

LOL, Hellen. You slay me.


44 posted on 01/22/2010 5:03:57 PM PST by Melian ("Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.")
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To: seanmerc; TexasRepublic
Her very first sentence is a lie.
I refuse to read any more of that garbage.

SM: thanks, for the ping....
TR: you can still look @ the pictures...
& lose your most recent meal.


45 posted on 01/23/2010 11:33:46 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: seanmerc

I think we should petition Jim Rob to ban anyone who posts a picture of Helen Thomas.


46 posted on 01/23/2010 11:55:10 AM PST by calex59
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