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One-third of the way through Obama's term, are Americans tiring of a legislator as president?
l.a. times ^ | 6/17/10 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 06/17/2010 7:35:14 PM PDT by Nachum

American voters have taken many zigs and zags over the years when choosing their country's chief executive.

But one of the amazing consistencies is: They prefer chief executives in the executive office. Five of the last six presidents have been executives -- four governors and one sitting vice president.

The only exception is the current incumbent, Barack Obama, who as his bipartisan critics tried to point out in 2007-08, had never even run a candy store, let alone a country. He was a law lecturer, a state senator and, briefly, a U.S. senator. He is one of only three sitting senators elected president since the 19th century. Neither of the other two -- Warren Harding (see photo) and John Kennedy -- had second terms.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; legislator; obamas; onethird; term
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1 posted on 06/17/2010 7:35:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 06/17/2010 7:36:47 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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A legislator who was easily bored and often voted “Present”...


3 posted on 06/17/2010 7:38:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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Please refer to the headine. Name one thing he “legislated” as a US Senator...one thing.


4 posted on 06/17/2010 7:38:30 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The anti-American dictator disguised as a President)
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Legislator? I’m tired of a Communist Chicago thug in the WH.


5 posted on 06/17/2010 7:39:00 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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Obama is neither a leader nor competent. Impeachment should be part of the GOP platform in 2010.


6 posted on 06/17/2010 7:39:55 PM PDT by comps4spice (Obama is a clear and present danger.)
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To: Nachum

I have strawman fatigue.


7 posted on 06/17/2010 7:40:11 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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The Kill All Babies Act...
Oh, wait that was him bypassing [voting against] legislation which would recognize the survivors of abortions as living people and allow hospitals to care for them.


8 posted on 06/17/2010 7:40:27 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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9 posted on 06/17/2010 7:40:56 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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If only someone would set him on fire....


10 posted on 06/17/2010 7:41:04 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nachum
Obama has no capacity for sympathy or empathy...he doesn't give a flip about those poor people except as he can use them to push his agenda!

BTW, I agree with Barton before he apologized. Obama has $20 Billion now to spend the way he wants it spent....by his czar!

11 posted on 06/17/2010 7:41:12 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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Gulf; Obama; oil spill; BP; politics; satire
12 posted on 06/17/2010 7:42:14 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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Hell, if he only WAS a legislator.

He ain't nuthin' buy a jitterbug, sent out to start the rumble.

13 posted on 06/17/2010 7:44:43 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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14 posted on 06/17/2010 7:45:46 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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No executive experience is one important aspect, but there is one much much deeper: Barack Obama, like Bill Clinton, is the product of an irresponsible abandoning father.

There is NO way that Barack Obama could ever ever be a genuine leader. And the powers behind him have known and used it.

15 posted on 06/17/2010 7:46:02 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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He ain't nuthin' buy a jitterbug, sent out to start the rumble.

He was the Chicago political machines front man in Congress. Unless somebody told him how to vote, he was just "Present".

16 posted on 06/17/2010 7:47:04 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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He’s so proud of what he’s done!


17 posted on 06/17/2010 7:48:16 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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"Legislator?"

HA....he's not much more than an Acorn agitator.... NO, we're tired of a COMMIE as President

18 posted on 06/17/2010 7:52:05 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Destroy AMERICA.....Vote DEMOCRAT)
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One-third of the way through Obama's term, are Americans tiring of a legislator an imposter as president?
19 posted on 06/17/2010 7:54:06 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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are Americans tiring of an undocumented spammer?


20 posted on 06/17/2010 7:59:08 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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