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Issa 'wouldn't feel bad' if Obama reelected due to strong economy
hill blog ^ | 2-10-11 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:17:48 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB

It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for President Obama to win reelection, one of his top Republican critics said Thursday.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the tenacious chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his top goal is to work with the administration to revive the economy. And if Obama were to win another term as a byproduct, so be it.

"I hope we can do that together," Issa said of job-creation efforts. "I probably still won't vote for him, but I certainly wouldn't feel bad if Americans were working again, and he did get another four years."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; carthief; economy; issa; jobs; obama; obamanomics; reelection; unemployment

1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:17:56 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Doubtless with the hyperinflation, we’ll all be millionaires...


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:22:30 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 751 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Don’t worry Darryl it isn’t going to happen. This economy is going to take 4-6 years because Obostruction is in the WH. Besides you have investigating to do on lots of shenanigans. The Constitution is what matters and the may economy be damned until you fix the more important things first.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 8:22:44 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Beg to differ...it would be the worst thing. If America can vote again for Hussein then its came over for our future.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 8:24:26 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Considering that Obozo and his minions are employing Keynesian economic ideology, I seriously doubt this administration will do much to create jobs over the next three, four, or more years.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 8:25:44 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Issa sounds like a Leftist Lite - if he can’t find anything better than Leftist propaganda to get behind, then he’s a real disappointment.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 8:26:38 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I forgive him, as I doubt that he ever heard of the SUPREME COURT.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 8:26:58 PM PST by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: null and void

WTF? Darryl just keep investigating and hopefully you can help Barry out of office before 2012. Never to return. By 2012 we will probably have seen the crash of the dollar and food riots. I wouldn’t worry too much about the economy rebounding anytime soon.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 8:27:42 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It’s political speak. Issa also wouldn’t be unhappy if Obama were re-elected because hell froze over.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 8:28:38 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’d feel bad. In fact, I think O for another 4 yrs might kill me.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 8:31:53 PM PST by tunedin
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I think Issa was saying if Obama actually came to his senses and figured out the only way to save the economy was to cut government spending and taxes and the economy recovered he wouldn’t feel bad about it. But that will happen when hell freezes over.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 8:34:40 PM PST by GraceG
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Sorry, Rep Issa. Obama isn’t going to take the bait. He’s not interested in reviving the economy.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 8:35:24 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: tunedin

Ladyboy has already put 35 extra years on me in the past two years.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 8:35:56 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I don't think anyone has ever been re-elected with the unemployment rate above 8% in the post-WW2 era. (That would be a "real" unemployment rate, not a gov't-massaged number.)

I don't see how that can happen. Even if the Supremes kill that huge Obamacare employment penalty before November 2012.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 8:36:22 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I know this is probably only political speak, and he doesn’t really mean it. At least, I hope so.

But I still say, “Dumb de dumb dumb.”

Can anyone imagine a leading Democrat saying this about President Bush? I hope he gets re-elected because he fixed the economy? I don’t think so. You don’t win elections by spinning fantasies like this. When you have your opponent on the ropes, attack, attack, attack.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 8:40:28 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sooth2222

thats why there manipulating the unemployment numbers. shadow stats has the real unemployment rate at 22 percent but the kenyan has it at 9 percent and he got all the media touting the great unemployment numbers and 150 million sheep believe it


16 posted on 02/10/2011 8:41:07 PM PST by remaxagnt (`)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"I probably still won't vote for him,..." Huh, if you aren't sure then you ain't a Republican. I can understand the desire to help America, but the waffling on who he would vote for...that's inexcusable.
17 posted on 02/10/2011 8:42:06 PM PST by The Unknown Republican
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To: WOBBLY BOB
What the Hell is wrong with these so-caled conservative ass hats? The Brown Clown in the White Hut has declared a Fatwa on the United States and these idiots take it about as seriously as winning or losing a high school football game?
18 posted on 02/10/2011 8:43:03 PM PST by suijuris
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To: Georgia Girl 2
WTF?

Let me guess.

Win The Future?

19 posted on 02/10/2011 8:44:17 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I wonder what Issa really said, if anything at all.

It's interesting that he's the target of a media that is trying to peel him off from the rest of the pack, now that he's the chair of a major House committee.

This is PsyOps. The MSM is trying to undermine Issa before his committee gets up to full steam.

-PJ

20 posted on 02/10/2011 8:44:57 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"I probably still won't vote for him,

huh ? probably ?
21 posted on 02/10/2011 8:46:17 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Is Issa going to morph into Jihad Darryl? I hope not!


22 posted on 02/10/2011 8:46:33 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Have been warning about this version of Republican myopia! The danger of our falling into the one and 'only' rhetoric of 'it's the economy stupid!'

What fricken planet does Issa and his like-minded live on! As important as the eonomy is; the threat of Obama goes far beyond our bank accounts! Issa already fooled twice it seems.

The crimes and the threat of Obamaa to our nation and in turn, the free world, must be front and center issues; along with that of our economic distress.

23 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:33 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I listened to the interview and I think that Congress spent the get well Gabby week off and did seminars on how to speak and NOT get accused of using vitriolic language.
24 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:42 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Oh dear gawd.

The fix is in.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

25 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:42 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Look at all the happy workers in paradise. Especially notice the lazy butt overseer on the tractor...remind you of somebody else who hasn't worked a day in his life?


26 posted on 02/10/2011 8:51:03 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Good grief. How awful.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 9:00:00 PM PST by ColdOne (!)
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To: Mortrey

Isn’t that the truth? I have become positively ancient feeling these last two years. I feel more like a slave every day.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 9:00:06 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Mortrey

Isn’t that the truth? I have become positively ancient feeling these last two years. I feel more like a slave every day.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 9:00:13 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

These guys just can’t keep from outing themselves as pretend conservatives.


30 posted on 02/10/2011 9:04:53 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: WOBBLY BOB

These guys just can’t keep from outing themselves as pretend conservatives.


31 posted on 02/10/2011 9:05:20 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Isaa’s tongue is firmly planted in his cheek.

He knows the “domestic and foreign relations messiah” is a total buffoon.

I think we need a committee to investigate Clapper and Panetta next.


32 posted on 02/10/2011 9:09:48 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

what an idiot thing to say, I would expect better.

THE PRESIDENCY IS ABOUT MORE THEN THE ECONOMY!

Obama is going to get us nuked, hows that economy going to do then?


33 posted on 02/10/2011 9:16:59 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for President Obama to win reelection

No it wouldn't be worse than having an asteroid strike the planet and wipe out all life as we know it. But it would be damn close. The United States would be finished if Obama gets a second term. If he has a second term, he will have nothing to fear. He will use the Executive Order like you won't believe. He will rule like a Caesar. The only reason he's reasonable (if you can call it reasonable, remember these are relative terms) now is because he wants to be reelected.
34 posted on 02/10/2011 9:39:40 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Looks like Issa is a TurnCoat!!!

He was the one who was going to investigate Obama’s Corruption!!

This is unbewlievable!!


35 posted on 02/10/2011 9:41:14 PM PST by ebysan (ebysan)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Issa 'wouldn't feel bad' if Obama reelected due to strong economy

I don't think we will have to worry about either one happening

36 posted on 02/10/2011 9:45:11 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Where is Issa living? Hm? In a cave?

State after state is putting up legislation to demand proof of eligibility. Even if none of these bills pass, that they are being proposed at all indicates that there are some really **ticked** state legislators who will strongly question Obama’s eligibility. Many of these guys and gals are experienced attorneys with considerable political influence on the state level.

I hold Issa and the other top GOP “leaders” in complete contempt! They are despicable for allowing Obama to get away with this travesty.

37 posted on 02/10/2011 9:50:31 PM PST by wintertime
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To: ebysan

“The Insider” said something about Issa getting chummy with the White House, even though the WH is said to be worried about some things Issa may have. (Not saying the “insider” even exists. Just sayin’.)

The charm offensive surely won’t work on Issa of all people.
Will it? He was so gung ho to expose the corruption and abuses. What is happening to the water in Washington.


38 posted on 02/10/2011 9:56:26 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: WOBBLY BOB

This guy is dumber than McCain when he said there was nothing to be afraid of if Bozo got elected.


39 posted on 02/10/2011 10:23:02 PM PST by calex59
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To: WOBBLY BOB

He’s being solicitous.


40 posted on 02/10/2011 10:31:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

these fokkers say the absolute stupidest crap

why do we elect such goofy folks


41 posted on 02/10/2011 10:34:55 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

You are so right. I would have thought Issa was a Constitutional representative but should have known different because he has not expressed any desire to challenge anything passed that calls into question Obama’s eligibility for POTUSA. Just another guy whose real concern is the money pot USA.


42 posted on 02/10/2011 10:52:39 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Names Ash Housewares

You are so right. I would have thought Issa was a Constitutional representative but should have known different because he has not expressed any desire to challenge anything passed that calls into question Obama’s eligibility for POTUSA. Just another guy whose real concern is the money pot USA.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 10:53:02 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Smooth.


44 posted on 02/10/2011 11:06:21 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It’s an environmental fundamentalist’s dream! Corn-powered horses and a vegetarian citizenry foraging for grass and twigs to eat like the N. Koreans.


45 posted on 02/10/2011 11:11:05 PM PST by Nickname
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To: Monterrosa-24

>> Beg to differ...it would be the worst thing. If America can vote again for Hussein then its came over for our future.

Not true at all. Political currents lag the trend.

Our concern should focus on Tea Party resolve and the trends of normalization in Europe.

I could care less of Obama wins 2012. He’s spent his political collateral. The Era of Obama is over. C’mon, 4 years of Leftist atrophy could be entertaining...

Trust me, they’ve lost.


46 posted on 02/10/2011 11:42:50 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric

if Obama wins


47 posted on 02/10/2011 11:43:57 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: paul51
The economy's health over the next 20 months will be important in determining whether President Obama will be re-elected. One key to Obama's winning a second term could be whether mentions of unemployment continue to go up or decline. Unemployment ranked high as a most important problem in 1976, 1984, and 1992 -- all years in which an incumbent president was trying to win an election. The general trend in mentions of unemployment rose over the course of 1976 and 1992, prior to Gerald Ford's and George H.W. Bush's defeats, but declined in the months leading up to Ronald Reagan's 1984 victory.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2672284/posts

48 posted on 02/11/2011 12:21:50 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

How is it we get stuck with these asses?


49 posted on 02/11/2011 12:23:08 PM PST by dforest
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Can Issa be trusted? Some say NO...so we’ll see...how his investigations go...if it is just show for us...then Issa needs to go and put someone else in charge to investigate this criminal WH and his administration...


50 posted on 02/11/2011 12:25:58 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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