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Has Obama become bored with being president?
Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/10 | Byron York

Posted on 01/28/2010 10:26:20 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn

This is about the time Barack Obama becomes bored with his job.

He's in his second year as president, and he's discovered that even with all the powers of office, he can't do everything he wants to do, like remake America. Doing stuff is hard. In the past, prosaic work has held little appeal for Obama, and it's prompted him to think about moving on.

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According to the book, the majority leader invited Obama to his office for a talk. "You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama. "I know that you don't like it, doing what you're doing." Reid suggested Obama run for president. Obama had been a senator for all of 18 months at the time.

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As he became frustrated in each job, Obama concluded that the problem was not having the power to do the things he wanted to do. So he sought a more powerful position.

Today he is in the most powerful position in the world. Yet he has spent a year struggling, and failing, to enact far-reaching makeovers of the American economy. So now, even in the Oval Office, there are signs that the old dissatisfaction is creeping back in.

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But throughout his life, his reaction to frustration has been to look for a bigger job. What does he do now?

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In every position The One has had, from community organizer to state senator to US senator, he never accomplished anything of significance and concluded in each case because he didn't have enough power to make the changes he wants.

Do we need to call the Honduras Congress and Supreme Court and get their notes on how they kept Zelaya from becoming dictator-for-life?

1 posted on 01/28/2010 10:26:23 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

...of a Democracy maybe.


2 posted on 01/28/2010 10:28:26 PM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

...of a Democracy maybe.


3 posted on 01/28/2010 10:29:00 PM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
According to the book, the majority leader invited Obama to his office for a talk. "You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama. "I know that you don't like it, doing what you're doing." Reid suggested Obama run for president. Obama had been a senator for all of 18 months at the time.

Sounds like time for a return visit, while Dingy Harry is still a senator. "You'reWe're not going anyplace ..."

4 posted on 01/28/2010 10:31:31 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Reality places a hard discipline on all of us, even messiahs.


5 posted on 01/28/2010 10:33:04 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Its pretty hard to get anything done when you have Joe Klein, Howard Fineman, Chissy Matthews, Katy Couric, Brian Williams, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow et al.....stuck up your arse along with your own head.


6 posted on 01/28/2010 10:33:48 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

What does he do now?

King of the World????

7 posted on 01/28/2010 10:35:42 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Doing stuff is hard.

Yes. Yes it is.

8 posted on 01/28/2010 10:35:44 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Why, he’s the perfect post-modern president! Short attention span, giving up when things are difficult, afraid of responsibility, inflated ego, believing the world owes him something just because he exists, expecting to be entertained all the time, whining, petulance, cannot endure criticism, can’t grow up and face being an adult.... yep, that’s our prez!


9 posted on 01/28/2010 10:37:01 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
...throughout his life, his reaction to frustration has been to look for a bigger job. What does he do now?

Why, become a god, of course! Ruler of the Universe!



10 posted on 01/28/2010 10:37:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Democratic circles have a whispering campaign going on how can we get rid of this guy before he ruins all of us.


11 posted on 01/28/2010 10:37:51 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Oops... I left out lazy, sloppy, and poorly educated.

Did I miss anything else?


12 posted on 01/28/2010 10:38:07 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I don’t think he is bored with being President. He is just frustrated that he’s not treated like an Emperor yet.


13 posted on 01/28/2010 10:39:52 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: shield
Democratic circles have a whispering campaign going on how can we get rid of this guy before he ruins all of us.

Love the thought of that being so, but then, why did the Dems give him all of those standing ovations at the SOTU address, if they're all plotting and scheming to depose him?

Were they driven by a pathological level of political correctness to do that, or what?

14 posted on 01/28/2010 10:42:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Given his position combined with his apparent lack of patience when he can’t assert his will, he could become irrational and dangerous. Thank God our founders put such a system in place where even with one party rule and a charismatic president, an agenda is extremely difficult to implement.

Perhaps he would be happier moving to another country where he could be a dictator and ‘president for life’?


15 posted on 01/28/2010 10:43:11 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: eclecticEel
When a person puts a plan of action into effect in order to see whether it will work or not, he is said to be engaging in reality testing. If the test does not work, that is, if the desired object is not discovered or produced, a new plan of action is thought out and tested. This continues until the correct solution (reality) is found and the tension is discharged by a suitable action. In the case of hunger, the suitable action would consist of eating food.

Calvin S. Hall, A Primer of Freudian Psychology

16 posted on 01/28/2010 10:45:15 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
There is a perfect word for people like this:

Dilettante.

17 posted on 01/28/2010 10:45:36 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

"Doing stuff is hard..."

18 posted on 01/28/2010 10:48:10 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
"You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama.

Talk about projection . . .

19 posted on 01/28/2010 10:48:54 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: who

Obama: “once I was a president, the redeemer”
But, January too soon turned to December
My subjects’ revolt
I can’t even gloat
People, remember remember remember...…


20 posted on 01/28/2010 10:49:24 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain OnTheDress)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

The Tonight Show?


21 posted on 01/28/2010 10:49:26 PM PST by woofie
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Didn’t Hillary tell us during the primaries that as chairman of a Senate subcommittee, BHO never held ONE hearing ? He became bored doing nothing. Life is tough when you are handed everything because you are a light-skinned, clean, articulate, non-negro dialect speaking guy.


22 posted on 01/28/2010 10:50:03 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Jeff Chandler
What drove Obama was not just ambition, although he is certainly ambitious. As he became frustrated in each job, Obama concluded that the problem was not having the power to do the things he wanted to do. So he sought a more powerful position.

Wouldn't it have been really, really good to have had this insight before the election?

I'm not blaming York -- because he was one of the few real journalists who actually did any digging.

But the MSM utterly failed to do their job. They committed a conspiracy to defraud the public.

23 posted on 01/28/2010 10:50:43 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
What does he do now?

Hopefully he'll go around the country campaigning for Democrats, whether they want him around or not.

24 posted on 01/28/2010 10:52:47 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: EDINVA
Let's face it. We have got a real loser on our hands.

He's incompetent. He hates the country. And he's the most powerful man in the world.

It's gonna be a tough three years.

25 posted on 01/28/2010 10:53:53 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I would not be surprised at all if 0bongo decided not to run for a second term. He has many things he could move on to after “serving” just four years. Such as writing his third biography and earning millions doing it. Such as hobnobbing more with JayZee and Beyonce and other rap stars


26 posted on 01/28/2010 10:54:56 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Windflier
I heard I think on Rush they are at each others throats behind closed doors.

The top leading Democrats and not those necessarily holding office are up to their ears it how can we rid ourselves of him. They are trying to scheme up some way to get republicans to do it for them. I know Republicans will send up a smoke signal...and tell them he's yours and your problem. When Scott Brown won the election...the Republicans had said...it means game over for the dems. HA. They said they'd become so vicious with each other...so that's what is taking place.

27 posted on 01/28/2010 10:55:09 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: dennisw
Such as writing his third biography and earning millions doing it.

The Pomposity of a Dope?

Dreams of My Teleprompter?

28 posted on 01/28/2010 10:57:41 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

That’s because the only “job” he has is reading off a teleprompter. That’s got to get pretty boring after a while.


29 posted on 01/28/2010 11:04:40 PM PST by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: woofie

They do use a prompter...


30 posted on 01/28/2010 11:07:46 PM PST by des
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To: okie01

I suggest Adderall.


31 posted on 01/28/2010 11:09:41 PM PST by des
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To: shield

“Democratic circles have a whispering campaign going on how can we get rid of this guy before he ruins all of us.”

Similar sentiments posted more than a few times. Like Klintoon he won’t be removed without the Rats help.

Like the Birth Certificate stuff and his own admission he was born in Kenya back when he was running for the Senate. No judge appointed by Libtards will follow the rule of law and rule against him.

They will only ditch his pathetic a** when he is about to drive them all under the bus.

Zero is a post turtle.


32 posted on 01/28/2010 11:11:49 PM PST by Eagles2003
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To: des

Only draw back is he wouldn’t be on tv as much


33 posted on 01/28/2010 11:14:52 PM PST by woofie
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To: okie01
They committed a conspiracy to defraud the public.

They have been doing that since Guttenberg invented the printing press.

34 posted on 01/28/2010 11:16:57 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: okie01
They committed a conspiracy to defraud the public.

They have been doing that since Guttenberg invented the printing press.

35 posted on 01/28/2010 11:18:14 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: norge

Everybody send him 1 El Rey Del Mundo cigar...


36 posted on 01/28/2010 11:19:44 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: Eagles2003

He’s picked off everyone in Arkansas but Mike Ross, who stood up to Pelosi, and Pryor, who has a lifetime lock because of his daddy.


37 posted on 01/28/2010 11:29:01 PM PST by des
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To: shield
The top leading Democrats, and not those necessarily holding office, are up to their ears in how can we rid ourselves of him.

They are trying to scheme up some way to get Republicans to do it for them.

Can you imagine the freak-out nightmare these liberals are living through every day? I mean, they put 100% faith and trust in Obama to lead them to their Socialist utopia, and instead, he's leading them into a bottomless pit of oblivion.

What a horror it must have been to sit through Obama's lecture the other night, too scared to break the pc ranks and sit on your hands. They all jumped up and clapped enthusiastically over and over and over again. It's like something you'd imagine happening at one of Stalin's, or Saddam's speeches. No one would dare NOT to wildly applaud every idiotic statement rolling off the Dear Leader's forked tongue, if they valued their lives.

Now, behind closed doors, and in private conversations, they're nervously wondering just what the hell they can possibly do to avoid the coming train wreck.

Obviously, the Republicans are going to put as much distance between themselves and the toxically radioactive Obama as possible, so there'll be little help there. The Democrats made him, and they own him.

The Democrats are cornered. There's nowhere to run. They will have to face the most stunning defeat in American political history this Fall. Expect the Democrats to become nearly psychotic with rage in the coming months. They're going to lash out at our side like nothing you've ever witnessed.

It'll be the last desperate scream of a dying political party.

Oughta be fun, don't ya think?

38 posted on 01/28/2010 11:48:33 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

True power comes from God. The President needs a Jesus moment and come to that fact in his mind and heart. God Bless America, God Bless our Free Republic!


39 posted on 01/28/2010 11:51:36 PM PST by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Our nation is at grave risk. This guy is dangerously unstable.


40 posted on 01/28/2010 11:54:47 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Best cigars in the world!


41 posted on 01/28/2010 11:57:57 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: EDINVA
Life is tough when you are handed everything because you are a light-skinned, clean, articulate, non-negro dialect speaking guy.

I fit that description, but no one's ever handed a damn thing to me. I've busted my hump my whole life for what little I have, though with no regrets, I might add.

Black men like Obama are creating a long-term public relations nightmare for guys like me. I fear that in years to come, people will write me off with prejudice, simply because I fit the profile.

42 posted on 01/28/2010 11:59:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: woofie
The Tonight Show?
CEO of Air America.
43 posted on 01/29/2010 12:10:51 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
"But throughout his life, his reaction to frustration has been to look for a bigger job. What does he do now?"

He could quit the Presidency and run for 12th Iman.

44 posted on 01/29/2010 12:11:08 AM PST by Neanderthal
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To: Windflier

“Black men like Obama are creating a long-term public relations nightmare for guys like me. I fear that in years to come, people will write me off with prejudice, simply because I fit the profile.”

Barack and his ilk are trying to divide this country, I do not believe they are succeeding. Along racial or economic lines.
They are pitting producers against takers. The takers are realizing that Barack is killing the golden goose, and the producers are realizing that he is killing the producers economically.

I base my perceptions on character not on skin color, or group think. If you treat me fairly I will treat you fairly.

I believe that there are more productive citizens that believe as I do, than believe as zeroes minions.

I have the had the privilege to work with and beside many of different skin colors that do not judge a person by color but character. In my job/professional life I work with folks from India,China, polynesia and other places.
All they ask is that I do my job, all I ask is that they do theirs.

In the end character or lack of character is all that matters.

Be true to yourself, or the way I express to my contemporaries, if at the end of the day I can look in the mirror and say that I did not screw my fellow man/woman, I did good today.

By the way I often lately need to remind myself about the above.


45 posted on 01/29/2010 12:24:36 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Windflier
Love the thought of that being so, but then, why did the Dems give him all of those standing ovations at the SOTU address, if they're all plotting and scheming to depose him?

Reminds me of the Russian Duma standing and clapping for Stalin for over three hours because the first one to stop clapping would be considered treasonous and incur certain death via a trip to the gulags.

46 posted on 01/29/2010 12:26:56 AM PST by Texas Jack
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

He is Mussolini-esque in every regard. It is fine when one is rising, but fatal after reaching the top.

I’m saying this without personal sentiment, this will end up badly. Like a Shakespearean Tragedy. I just hope America is spared.


47 posted on 01/29/2010 12:35:09 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: okie01

“It’s gonna be a tough three years. “

But we can make it TOUGH on him BACK!

Massachusetts was just a little taste of what is to come.

Make the SOB suffer more until he is sobbing to leave office. Already you can tell he has this “It wasn’t supposed to be like this” dazed look. I think his own party is getting extremely worried about this educated idiot in charge.


48 posted on 01/29/2010 12:55:28 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Windflier
I fear that in years to come, people will write me off with prejudice, simply because I fit the profile.

My prayers to the LORD involve the sparing of America from the policies of Barack Obama, and national forgiveness for the foolishness of those who voted for him because they thought he was "cool", or simply because of the color of his skin while ignoring his intentions.

I see people abandoning his policies, not shunning his color. It's why I'm proud to be a conservative - fulfilling Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of judging someone solely on the content of their character.

Although Obama certainly has the capability to be divisive, I also trust in the LORD that he can use this for the purpose of racial harmony, that we all would learn that how someone looks is not as important as how someone conducts themselves.

May this be true in your situation, FRiend.

49 posted on 01/29/2010 12:57:30 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: Neanderthal
He could quit the Presidency and run for 12th Iman.

I think he already is.

50 posted on 01/29/2010 12:59:58 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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