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Are These the Last Days of Barack Obama?
Newser ^ | Friday, July 16, 2010 | Michael Wolff

Posted on 07/16/2010 6:52:39 AM PDT by kristinn

Eighteen months in, the Obama presidency is in as dreadful shape as one can imagine. He’ll almost certainly lose the House in the fall elections; and now it’s looking like he could lose the theoretically impregnable Democratic majority in the Senate. What’s more, he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation: a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”

In the summer before his election, Obama had a secret meeting with that dark master of realpolitik, Rupert Murdoch, who had become uncharacteristically smitten with the popular candidate. Murdoch had sought the meeting to impart a piece of advice: Knowing every President since Kennedy, what Murdoch had come to understand about American politics, he said, was how little time there was to get anything accomplished. In effect, said Murdoch to Obama, whatever a president does in his first 18 months in office is his legislative legacy.

SNIP

I suppose he thought he could, with grim determination, rally people behind this thick, opaque, and long-term stuff. He imagined himself to be Roosevelt—not understanding that FDR’s ambition was packaged in the greatest charm.

This president doesn’t make anybody feel good. He’s made America more anxious, weary, and depressed.

Not only is he obviously not having any fun, he rather looks like someone who has chosen to suffer.

We may actually have gotten our soulful liberal legislation, but we’ve lost the world.

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1 posted on 07/16/2010 6:52:42 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

America for the most part have figured out what a vapid empty suit this guy is and is ready to flush this turd in November.


2 posted on 07/16/2010 6:54:38 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: kristinn

The Decline and Fall of the Kenyan Empire


3 posted on 07/16/2010 6:54:43 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: kristinn
a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”

Ummm, right. Maybe it is because he is a socialist and only a middle of the roader to a Maoist.

4 posted on 07/16/2010 6:55:02 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kristinn

I just wish we had a senate race in Michigan this year. With the rising anger we might be able to pick off one of those seats.


5 posted on 07/16/2010 6:55:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kristinn
...a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation

Author Wolf is a blithering, uninformed idiot. At this point, the article becomes unworthy of further time.

6 posted on 07/16/2010 6:56:16 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: kristinn

He is DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE PLANNED

When he says “Don’t Worry everything is on track” we hear one thing, but he means another- he means everythign is on track to destroy capitalism and institute socialism


7 posted on 07/16/2010 6:56:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread- I swear I try!)
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To: kristinn

Last days? I don’t know. But I do feel very strongly that the will of the people now is to give him some opposition. If we do well enough, we can compartmentalize him in that white hut and limit the damage he can cause.


8 posted on 07/16/2010 6:57:58 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: kristinn

“whatever a president does in his first 18 months in office is his legislative legacy.”

We could wish that the worst is over, but I think we have seen nothing yet.
Bambie was installed to DESTROY America.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 6:58:06 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: kristinn

I havent had any communication trouble with Obama. I know exactly what he is.

A racist ,Muslim, Socialist, dildo that hates America and is determined to destroy us and make us over into Zimbabwe West


10 posted on 07/16/2010 6:58:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn
"a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation,"

This author would last about 1 day as an estimator.

Do they issue some version of the happy helmet to folks within the DC Beltway that make them eat the dogfood?


11 posted on 07/16/2010 6:58:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

The America haters can defend this maoist 24/7 365 and it will not change the truth.

He set out to destroy our economy, our national security, and what was left of our schools.

There is nothing left to nationalize and yet there is hardly a person here who can honestly say he accomplished a single good thing for them.


12 posted on 07/16/2010 6:59:05 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: kristinn

from the article:
“What’s more, he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation: a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”

He is not unable to communicate who he is instead he CANNOT communicate who he is. It is obvious to those of us who have read his books his is far from being a middle-if-the-roader. If Obama told the truth of his beliefs and goals media apologists could no longer defend him and tell his opponents they (we) are wrong.


13 posted on 07/16/2010 6:59:24 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: kristinn
The plan was never a second term. Last thing he wants is a second term.

The Cloward-Piven plan was to inflict the maximum amount of damage in the minimum amount of time.

Obama has nationalize industries, socialized health care, destroyed untold numbers of NON-UNION jobs, and quadrupled the deficit to the point where exponential numbers are now in control.

He's succeeded at everything he's set out to do. He is ready to move on to Secretary General of the United Nations where he will spearhead the effort to create a global tax that flows to the United Nations.

At that point, the United Nations becomes the de facto world government the totalitarians have been waiting for.

14 posted on 07/16/2010 7:01:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed. Two of the worst slimes in the senate, and they’ll get a pass.


15 posted on 07/16/2010 7:01:33 AM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: kristinn
I guess its a kind of improvement:
"Murdoch's fault" instead of "Bush's fault".
16 posted on 07/16/2010 7:02:28 AM PDT by norton
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To: AlexW
We could wish that the worst is over, but I think we have seen nothing yet. Bambie was installed to DESTROY America.

This author doesn't get it and he underestimates the man and the people behind him.

And if chronic golfing, monthly vacations and hobnobbing with the rich and famous isn't enjoying ones self, what is?

17 posted on 07/16/2010 7:02:47 AM PDT by riri
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To: kristinn

A little tale -—

Yesterday I attended a class for Election Judges which was informal and cordial. When we were discussing the procedure for write-in candidates, one person said “could I vote for Mickey Mouse?” and the instructor said yes. That same person then said “Mickey Mouse is in the White House, what happened to Barack Obama. Where did he go?”
Then another person said Sponge-Bob Square Pants is also in the White House.

I was the only Republican in this Baltimore group of about ten people, but no one objected to her comments and there was general laughter!


18 posted on 07/16/2010 7:02:58 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: kristinn
a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation,
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Huh?...Middle of the roader?...Look at whom Obama has surrounded himself. Look at his friends and associates. None of these guys and gals are “middle of the roaders”. Within 18 months he has usurped large swaths of the economy.

Only thoroughly marinated, indoctrinated, and anointed ruling elitist ( AKA: Useful Idiot) would “estimate” that Obama is a “middle of the roader”?

19 posted on 07/16/2010 7:03:29 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: DarthVader
America for the most part have figured out what a vapid empty suit this guy is

He is not just an 'empty suit' he is a MARXIST in an empty suit surrounded by and financed by other MARXISTS.

20 posted on 07/16/2010 7:04:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DarthVader
RE: "empty suit"

Exactly... and "O" advertised as much in the years before, but the clones out there voted for him anyway.

I'm not seeing those Hope and Change bumper stickers anymore nor pics of his inagural on co-workers desks like I did 12 months ago.

21 posted on 07/16/2010 7:05:06 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Carley
There is nothing left to nationalize and yet there is hardly a person here who can honestly say he accomplished a single good thing for them.

I'm not sure about that. I talk to people every week who are thrilled to death that their food stamps allocation has been raised, sometimes quite dramatically.

22 posted on 07/16/2010 7:06:53 AM PDT by upchuck (This November, we MUST win by more votes than they can cheat by. h/t to originalbuckeye)
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To: kristinn
What’s more, he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation: a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”

What a joke that this guy is stupid enough to think this, much less say it.

Obama is...

If Obama is middle of the road, it's the road to h$ll!
23 posted on 07/16/2010 7:10:37 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Does building demolition count as a Muslim engineering achievement?)
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To: maica
LOL!

Are These the Last Days of Barack Obama?

For the country's sake, I certainly hope so. The alternative is the Last Days of the United States of America.

24 posted on 07/16/2010 7:10:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mr. K

He is DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE PLANNED

Bingo! If he were not a True Believer he would have started triangulating like Clinton five or six months ago


25 posted on 07/16/2010 7:11:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kristinn

“This president doesn’t make anybody feel good. He’s made America more anxious, weary, and depressed.

Not only is he obviously not having any fun, he rather looks like someone who has chosen to suffer.

We may actually have gotten our soulful liberal legislation, but we’ve lost the world.”

From Michael Wolff? Vanity Fair writer? Something’s rotten in Denmark? Are they rallying the troops with Obama’s martyrdom? This just ain’t right!!


26 posted on 07/16/2010 7:15:20 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Don Corleone

The office of President of the United States is being held by an Illegal Alien. He is not a citizen of the United States.

End of Story.

Wake UP America.


27 posted on 07/16/2010 7:15:35 AM PDT by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: kristinn

We all need to pray that good honest conservatives run for office and win; and that they will have the backbone to roll back all this damage.


28 posted on 07/16/2010 7:20:32 AM PDT by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: kristinn

The status quo is non-sustainable. The laws and policies being instated can only be administered by significantly increasing rule by coercion which is incompatible with the current schema of elections and voting. The other alternative is to ramp up the de-facto modern-day red scare which is in essence occurring, and vote these creepy bums out. A third way is the former loss of freedom, and then applying the second amendment.


29 posted on 07/16/2010 7:20:47 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: kristinn
a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”

In this case the road to Hell is paved with bad intentions. Obama is not a socialist, he is a Marxist.

30 posted on 07/16/2010 7:24:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn
he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation

Quite the contrary. Even the dullest of dullards has awakened to the fact that he is a marxist muzzie usurper who hates this Country.

31 posted on 07/16/2010 7:24:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The usurper 0bama regime is a "Clear and Present Danger" to AMERICA! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: kristinn
There is an air about Obama that suggests that, almost in some martyred fashion, he took Murdoch’s advice quite seriously: If he only had 18 months then he would do what he judged to be of greatest importance, and let the chips fall where they may. Obama’s choices were a healthcare bill, a massive economic bailout (TARP), and financial reform.

TARP was passed before Obama took office.

32 posted on 07/16/2010 7:26:15 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn

Are These the Last Days of Barack Obama?

Lord, we so pray....


33 posted on 07/16/2010 7:26:30 AM PDT by Adder (Note to self: 11-2-10 Take out the Trash!!!)
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To: Paladin2

Hey REN, the thread about “make them eat the dogfood” is on nobama’s new Health Food Czar.


34 posted on 07/16/2010 7:27:33 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember come November)
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To: kristinn
What’s more, he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation:

Maybe that's becuase if he actually communicated who he is, A Kenyan born citizen of Great Britain, he would disqualify himself from the office he is usurping. However if he really wants to communicate who he is, he should start by unsealing and publicizing all the records of his past.

a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”

We don't think he's a socialist, we KNOW he's a socialist. So far he's nationalized the auto industry, the health care industry, working on the finacial industry. Only socialist take ove industries in the government's name.

Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8-9

35 posted on 07/16/2010 7:28:46 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: kristinn
What’s more, he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation: a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”

What planet does this writer live on? The POTUS has never had any trouble communicating who he is, in fact; the guy won't shut up. And Americans aren't stupid, either; we see exactly who he is, a communist/socialist, bent on transforming the country.

The question I have, is how the writer happened to have missed the boat so completely ? Do journalists ever get on the web and do a little research ?

36 posted on 07/16/2010 7:29:00 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: kristinn
"What’s more, he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation: a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.”"

Obama can only be considered a "middle-of-the-roader" by someone on the FAR, FAR left. Anybody know who is behind "Newser"?? Soros??

37 posted on 07/16/2010 7:31:01 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: kabar
Obama is not a socialist, he is a Marxist.

Obama is not a Marxist, he's a communist dictator (wannabe)

38 posted on 07/16/2010 7:32:00 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Who allowed the worst oil pollution disaster in American history and did nothing?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Exactly. With that completely idiotic statement all else becomes garbage.


39 posted on 07/16/2010 7:32:28 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: kristinn

From your keyboard to God’s ears.


40 posted on 07/16/2010 7:33:26 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: kristinn
: a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation

OH BARF! If this radical kook is a "middle-of-the-roader", I'd hate to see what a real socialist would do this country. Bush was a "middle-of-the-roader": education bill, immigration, bank bailouts, etc. What has obama done that is bipartisan? Nothing! He has pushed a radical socialist agenda since day one and it's destroying America. This author should have his head checked.

41 posted on 07/16/2010 7:37:19 AM PDT by lwd
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To: kristinn

A 2,000 pound bull can’t compete with Michael Wolff’s BS output.


42 posted on 07/16/2010 7:43:10 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: kristinn

All these Democrat punks are nothing but a reflection of what’s in the “electorate”. It’s not the politicians who are the problem but the people who vote for them.

IMHO


43 posted on 07/16/2010 7:49:45 AM PDT by ripley
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To: kristinn; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; FromLori; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
RE :”Eighteen months in, the Obama presidency is in as dreadful shape as one can imagine. He’ll almost certainly lose the House in the fall elections; and now it’s looking like he could lose the theoretically impregnable Democratic majority in the Senate. What’s more, he has, to an astonishing degree, been unable to communicate even the remotest sense of who he is to the nation: a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation, and yet a majority of the country thinks he’s a “socialist.

This is some fine gloating about Obama’s failures trying to get his agenda accomplished, and especially having it un-appreciated by the voters who have turned on his Hope and Change in droves. I enjoy doing it myself, it's about time we got to see the Rats get what they deserve.

Yet, the title is misleading. Obama may be finished pushing sweeping partison bills through congress(short some taxes and spending increases in the lame duck session), but this doesnt mean he will lose the 2012 election.

Next year the political deck of cards is shuffled again. A big win by Republicans could mean that voters start expecting something from them again. Obama will use that. Maybe democrats will force a vote on the deficit commissions tax recommendations in the lame duct session so Obama can try to blame the deficits on Republicans opposition. So far Boehner has come up with 1) repeal unspecified parts of Obama-care, 2) cut social security. Not encouraging. Didnt he promote TARP1?

Then we have a possibility of an ugly Republican primary : 1) Romney, 2) Huckabee, 3) Palin, 4) Newt ??? (I am getting ill thinking about it) Maybe this year will be the best year for Republicans. We cant say now. But Obama is not finished yet.

44 posted on 07/16/2010 7:50:53 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL


45 posted on 07/16/2010 7:53:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Don Corleone
He is not just an 'empty suit' he is a MARXIST in an empty suit surrounded by and financed by other MARXISTS.

Exactly. It is tragic how many don't get it, even "conservatives." There is this phenomenon where people only think in terms of other singular people: "the dumb think in terms of people, the mediocre think in terms of events, and the intelligent think in terms of ideas."

Barack Obama is a front man, a pretty good one in terms of verbal presence, for a really really sinister cabal which wants to keep the populace dependent, and deconstruct the US to a mediocre static state; bread and circuses. It can be called "fascism," "communism," "socialism," but is authoritarianism in any case, and everything the United States was not founded to be.

Not that the energetic and imaginative motivators of our economy do not understand this, which is why the economy plummets, but this is not the majority of voters. The young (college types) simply do not know better, but I blame the old, the AARP etc. who, having lived through the twentieth century, should. (and the Republican Party of course, totally complicit.)

Tragic; right before our very eyes. It could have been all different.

Johnny Suntrade

46 posted on 07/16/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: kristinn

Go back to the archives, my prediction, right after election day was that the narcissist in chief would not finish out his term. He would “voluntarily” leave office due to health reasons. I stand by it. He will be unable to deal with the massive repudiation he receives on November 2. He’s finished. Barring marshal law or something that occurs to cancel out the upcoming elections, he’s done and will be departing very shortly thereafter.


47 posted on 07/16/2010 7:59:06 AM PDT by appeal2 (Don't steal, the government hates competition.)
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To: sickoflibs

BARFRINOMAO


48 posted on 07/16/2010 8:01:14 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: kristinn

“...a middle-of-the-roader, by any estimation...”

What has Michael Wolff been smoking?


49 posted on 07/16/2010 8:05:26 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Red Boots
Do journalists ever get on the web and do a little research ?

Just as it is impossible to 'listen' and 'talk' at the same time, it is impossible to 'write', and 'read' at the same time.

50 posted on 07/16/2010 8:05:40 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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