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The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Friday 13 August 2010 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 08/13/2010 9:19:38 AM PDT by downtownconservative

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

By Nile Gardiner

The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House.

While the anti-establishment Tea Party movement has gained significant ground and is now a rising and powerful political force to be reckoned with, many of the president’s own supporters as well as independents are rapidly losing faith in Barack Obama, with open warfare breaking out between the White House and the left-wing of the Democratic Party.

While conservatism in America grows stronger by the day, the forces of liberalism are growing increasingly weaker and divided.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofailure; bhofascism; debt; greece; letthemeatcake; marxism; obama; obamameltdown; obamanomics; outoftouch; roadtosocialism; socialism; teaparty; top10; topten; vacations
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Here's a few examples of some great zingers.

...President’s aloof and imperial style of leadership, and a growing perception that he is out of touch with ordinary Americans, especially at a time of significant economic pain...

...Barack Obama’s striking absence of natural leadership ability (and blatant lack of experience) has played a big part in undermining his credibility...

Read all ten reasons. They're succinct and well documented.

1 posted on 08/13/2010 9:19:40 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: downtownconservative

O was nothing more than an ice sculpture that melts by the time the party is over.


2 posted on 08/13/2010 9:21:16 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: downtownconservative

Good article.

I think one of the biggest reasons he is nosediving is that he lied.

He ran as a moderate and is ramming through his real agenda - big government, nanny-state socialism.


3 posted on 08/13/2010 9:24:40 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: downtownconservative

A.V.P. Always Voting Present


4 posted on 08/13/2010 9:24:58 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: downtownconservative

These 10 points are spot-on.


5 posted on 08/13/2010 9:26:01 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: downtownconservative

Nile Gardiner succinctly sums up the failed Obama presidency. I couldn’t add a thing. A definite ‘Must Read’ for all Americans.


6 posted on 08/13/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: downtownconservative
a remarkably high figure for a president just 18 months into his first term.

Feels like 18 years.

7 posted on 08/13/2010 9:29:14 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: downtownconservative
From the comments:

Even Emperor Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "Bush stole my clothes".

8 posted on 08/13/2010 9:30:57 AM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: downtownconservative

“10. Obama doesn’t believe in American greatness”

Not only that, he outright hates America.


9 posted on 08/13/2010 9:31:40 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: downtownconservative

Obama thinks he has only one thing going for him - he is not Bush.


10 posted on 08/13/2010 9:31:55 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: downtownconservative
The reality is, however, that Obama doesn't care about reality.

All he cares about is irreparably destroying everything the United States has stood for and what made it exceptional in world history.

If he "succeeds" in fulfilling the "Dreams of his Father", a Communist Muslim, he'll believe he was successful.

As Limbaugh so controversially noted early in the Obama Regime's reign: Success for the Obama Administration is the destruction of the United States.

Why would any true American wish success for anyone with the same objectives of those we've fought wars to resist in the past?

11 posted on 08/13/2010 9:32:19 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: bigbob

#10 should be #1


12 posted on 08/13/2010 9:33:36 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: bigbob

Again, we have to find the truth from a FOREIGN news source.


13 posted on 08/13/2010 9:33:44 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: downtownconservative

I agree, it is an excellent article. One interesting point for me: I wonder if there have been laundered funds going into MSM coffers. Their ratings have been atrocious and job cuts/profit reports don’t reflect the dire straits they must sure be financially. Perhaps the first issue for an incoming Administration would be to find and cut the financial sources for Obama-friendly media. Be nice if we could document what’s going on now, too.


14 posted on 08/13/2010 9:34:10 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: downtownconservative

Obama’s decline is simply because America has discovered who Obama really is, his self created image has not been sustainable, despite an election campaign that neve ended:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html


15 posted on 08/13/2010 9:35:29 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: lovesdogs
Even Emperor Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "Bush stole my clothes"

That is awesome!!!

16 posted on 08/13/2010 9:35:49 AM PDT by downtownconservative (Even Emperor Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: downtownconservative
You KNOW it's bad when the UK gets it right !!


17 posted on 08/13/2010 9:39:46 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: downtownconservative

Just glancing at the ten items and not reading the details (yet) it seems that this man has made some very astute observations.


18 posted on 08/13/2010 9:40:05 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: downtownconservative

Articles such as this miss the point entirely because the writers start off with a false assumption—that Obama is just like any other politician, and wants to gain control of the government and make changes, but not so massive ones that he can’t get re-elected and continue to hold power.

I think Obama is essentially a very simple and lazy person. He has a simple idea of what he wants to do—jam up the works in DC so badly that the only way for the nation to recover is to make sweeping changes that will lead to more government control over the individual, who is so stupid that he needs the government to get his life in order.

He sees what he’s done already and figures he’s done more than any other ‘progressive’ could do in TWO terms. He might want to be re-elected, he might not, but I don’t think it burns in him. I think he could take it or leave it, because he knows for the rest of his life he will be considered a historic figure, will get huge ‘fees’ for whatever he does next, and the remainder of his days will be ones of leisure, where his bank account will grow and he will be surrounded only by people who say he’s great.


19 posted on 08/13/2010 9:40:19 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: downtownconservative

He’s just not presidential material. All he knew how to do was lecture. He’d have probably made a pretty good ambassador, but... his ambition exceeded his ability. He should have stuck with lecturing at the law school.


20 posted on 08/13/2010 9:43:44 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

The reality is, however, that Obama doesn’t care about reality.
All he cares about is irreparably destroying everything the United States has stood for and what made it exceptional in world history.

If he “succeeds” in fulfilling the “Dreams of his Father”, a Communist Muslim, he’ll believe he was successful.

As Limbaugh so controversially noted early in the Obama Regime’s reign: Success for the Obama Administration is the destruction of the United States.

Why would any true American wish success for anyone with the same objectives of those we’ve fought wars to resist in the past?


Well said!


21 posted on 08/13/2010 9:44:36 AM PDT by unkus
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To: downtownconservative

In the story something is noted about the “left wing of the Democratic Party.” Now, I ask you, is there any other wing?


22 posted on 08/13/2010 9:46:54 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: downtownconservative

Excellent article!....An honest piece of reporting you will never see in America!


23 posted on 08/13/2010 9:50:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: downtownconservative

This article is as close to truth as one can be, and Conservative journalists in US should pay attention that once you take histrionics out, the article actually becomes more effective.

However, still not enough reasons given for Obama’s well deserved demise.

Say what you will, but Obama’s victory was big and he had a mandate - reform wallstreet/banking-institutions/lobbyist-influence/End-wars/Prevent-Outsourcing/change-the-Darth-Wader-type-image-of-US

He sold out on each and every issue, except one could argue that people around the world may have softened their image of US, even if it benefits of which are not tangible.

Obama put the EXACT same crew that is RESPONSIBLE for defrauding and Bankrupting our nation, in charge of its treasury. He has signed even more international agreements continued to promote the NWO agenda and betrayed American workers. He is the WEAKEST President in History. No other President has been so submissive to Banking interests.

To make long story short, other than socialist health-care to please his extereme left and socialist bankers (Yes SOCIALIST BANKERS), he has betrayed everyone from either side of the political spectrum. He has turned over our sovereignty to Central bankers.


24 posted on 08/13/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT by True_Kon
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To: downtownconservative

#11 He is the poster child for why affirmative action is an overwhelming failure. The dude is just not very smart.


25 posted on 08/13/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: downtownconservative

>>Read all ten reasons. They’re succinct and well documented.<<

I printed it off and gave to a friend at work. I said it was “eloquently stated”. But you are spot on. It is not the information the article contains that makes it special. It is the WAY it is presented. Only a True Believer would take issue with it.


26 posted on 08/13/2010 9:57:58 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Carley

I like that quote...and I intend to steal it!


27 posted on 08/13/2010 9:58:26 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: downtownconservative

I’m surprised they were able to reduce it down to only 10 reasons.


28 posted on 08/13/2010 10:03:10 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I think your assessment is right on.

I don’t think he cares to be reelected. He already demonstrates imperial impatience and feels imposed upon to actually lead the United States. He pulled off his Manchurian coup (that’s pronounced “coo”, contrary to our fearful non-leader’s syntax) when he was elected. Beyond that, I agree that his only purpose has been to gum up and damage the country.


29 posted on 08/13/2010 10:04:45 AM PDT by downtownconservative (Even Emperor Obama has now noticed he has no clothes. His response? "Bush stole my clothes".)
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To: downtownconservative
Reason #10 is the most significant. Obama doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism. In fact, he hates America as a whole.
30 posted on 08/13/2010 10:07:04 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: downtownconservative

ping


31 posted on 08/13/2010 10:08:51 AM PDT by trailboss800
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To: RobRoy

I also have printed several copies......The frustration with the American press at not printing anything like this makes me mad as hell!!!


32 posted on 08/13/2010 10:12:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: downtownconservative
Obama's inevitable ultimate failure is as clear as the reason for the past success of the United States: The unwillingness to submit to the authority of the God of the universe on Obama's part, as contrasted with the deliberate intent to seek God's guidance and submitting to it as the primary foundation upon which the nation was created and initially committed to.

That's what it boils down to, plain and simple.

33 posted on 08/13/2010 10:17:08 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: downtownconservative

Excellent, accurate picture of Obama’s failure as a pres_ent.

While I applaud Mr. Garner’s insightful commentary, at the same time I wonder why it is that the foreign press, such as that In Canada and the UK, are able to so clearly analyze and document the problems with this administration, when the American media doesn’t see any problems??

By the same token, prior to the ‘08 election, we here at FR were already documenting the looming disaster that an Obama administration would bring.

Can America hear us now??


34 posted on 08/13/2010 10:29:23 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: Darkwolf377
"He might want to be re-elected, he might not, but I don’t think it burns in him. I think he could take it or leave it, because he knows for the rest of his life he will be considered a historic figure, will get huge ‘fees’ for whatever he does next, and the remainder of his days will be ones of leisure, where his bank account will grow and he will be surrounded only by people who say he’s great."

Although I'm sure Obama loves the adored celebrity status he seems to believe he deserves, I think he may have even bigger goals for his limitless ego.

By surrendering the United States to world authorities such as the U.N. and the W.H.O. while he has the opportunity he may be setting himself up as King Of The World by moving into what would then be a step up.

POTUS would no longer be the most powerful person in the world, but instead Secretary General of the U.N., or some such post.

He's too much of a megalomaniac who, like other similar destructive characters in history, is not satisfied with anything less than the ultimate prize: World domination.

35 posted on 08/13/2010 10:39:58 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: downtownconservative

What a GREAT article!


36 posted on 08/13/2010 10:47:48 AM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: Pagey

Why stop at 10?

#11 - Marxist anti-capitalistic racist oligarch.


37 posted on 08/13/2010 11:41:44 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: downtownconservative

pretty good,
The real reason is he is a liberal.
Liberals reward bad behavior.
Can’t get a job, extend unemployment, gm can’t make a payroll, bail them out, can’t make the mortgage, subsidize the mortgage.
Become successful, raise their taxes. completely backwards.


38 posted on 08/13/2010 11:47:57 AM PDT by genghis
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To: downtownconservative

Good article. All of the reasons are accurate. However, the article’s focus is misplaced.

All the reasons have the embedded premise that Obama’s actions are due to inexperience and naivete. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Obama’s entire life has been dedicated to destroying America. And that is exactly what he has been doing in the Senate and in the White House.

The very first reason listed should have been; “A growing understanding that Obama is the enemy of America, its Constitution, and Liberty.”

When a rabid Marxist Moslem Illegal Alien occupies the White House, traitors control Congress, and Judges flout the Constitution; freedom dies.


39 posted on 08/13/2010 12:20:39 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: downtownconservative; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

If convicted, he should face drowning.


40 posted on 08/13/2010 12:24:08 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: downtownconservative; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag

Whoops — posted to wrong thread! < |:(~


41 posted on 08/13/2010 12:24:55 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: downtownconservative

Because he comes from the nutty cult left.


42 posted on 08/13/2010 12:29:46 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: downtownconservative

One of the posters in the Telegraph article said this:

“The 11th reason is because Obama is a “Pole Turtle”. If you ever see a turtle sitting on top of a fence pole you know the following: He didn’t get up there by himself. He doesn’t belong up there. He doesn’t know what to do while up there. He certainly isn’t going anywhere and you have to wonder what kind of dumbass put him there in the first place.”

LOL (if it wasn’t so sad)


43 posted on 08/13/2010 12:31:58 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: downtownconservative

Good article.


44 posted on 08/13/2010 12:53:29 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: downtownconservative

#11) Because the Kool-Aid was new and improved Marxist flavor?
#12) Because bankruptcy is bad enough when you do it to yourself, but it REALLY sucks when the government does it to you?
#13) Because there are still enough Americans that believe that they should be represented, not ruled?
#14) Because my dog has more papers regarding her birth than Obama?


45 posted on 08/13/2010 12:57:24 PM PDT by Juana la Loca
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To: martin_fierro

46 posted on 08/13/2010 1:17:54 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: downtownconservative
7. Obama’s handling of the Gulf oil spill has been weak-kneed and indecisive

Aside the obvious in this category, two things ticked me off:

1. The sound-bite (before BP met and put some money in the fund) when BO was asked he was going to meet with BP's CEO. He would not because of (his - BO's) Vast Experience. Many articles point out in any setting he's in he is out-classed in the experience dept. All this childish remark accomplished is how bad he needs to bluster to mask his lack of experience and wussiness.

2. The MSM making all the 'noise' about the CEO sailing off England during the crises while silent of BO's golf course stints during this time.

47 posted on 08/13/2010 2:34:50 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence)
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To: downtownconservative
All you need to do is check the polls.

Public opinion turns on N0bama's handling of wars

try the socialist for treason.

48 posted on 08/13/2010 3:29:32 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: downtownconservative
# 11:

# 12:

#13:


49 posted on 08/13/2010 3:55:00 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: martin_fierro

Well played.......


50 posted on 08/13/2010 6:42:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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