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Dow Down 500: Should Obama Resign?
Pajamas Media ^ | 8/4/2011 | Roger L Simon

Posted on 08/05/2011 4:12:28 AM PDT by IbJensen

The worldwide market plunge since the signing of the U.S. debt agreement tells us one thing above all: Almost no one on the planet has confidence in the leadership of Barack Obama.

A CEO with such a disastrous first three years as our president has had probably would already have been called upon to resign or been pushed out by his company’s board of directors — more than likely for some time.

Obama has failed in virtually every direction, foreign and domestic. His policies indeed are almost non-existent. He is completely rudderless, unless you accept the view that he is following the prescription of Cloward-Piven and has set out to destroy American capitalism from within.

If that is so — and I don’t really accept it for a variety of reasons — he has failed even at that, because his reelection becomes less likely with every passing day. A Cloward-Piven strategy could not be successful in only four years. America is far too strong for that. In the case of Obama, his policies are leading to something quite the opposite — an epic disaster for the Democratic Party and (modern) liberalism in 2012.

Not that we wont have plenty of pain along the way. We may even be in a full-scale Depression or close to it. And coming back will be far from easy in a world where Iran is running OPEC and the EPA acts as if The Silent Spring is The Gospel According to Mark.

Nevertheless, Obama is ensuring his own failure. Should he resign? If you were a Democrat, you might want that, even with daffy Joe Biden waiting in the wings. Better yet, you would want Obama, in the grand tradition of LBJ, to decline a second term. No such luck. The man is evidently an (increasingly) bitter clinger, as he indicated at a Chicago fundraiser on Wednesday night:

It’s been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together. Yes, we have. But the thing that we all ought to remember is that as much as good as we have done, precisely because the challenges were so daunting, precisely because we we were inheriting so many challenges, that we’re not even halfway there yet. When I said ‘change we can believe in’ I didn’t say ‘change we can believe in tomorrow.’ Not change we can believe in next week. We knew this was going to take time because we’ve got this big, messy, tough democracy.

It’s been a long, tough journey all right — something like having root canal work that never ends and without anesthesia. I don’t know what “incredible strides” Obama is referring to. Perhaps his heath care legislation whose contents are a greater mystery than the meat they used to serve in my freshman dormitory. Or maybe he’s referring to the assassination of Bin Laden, an act any American president — in fact, any reasonably patriotic American citizen — would have ratified in an instant for fear of impeachment if he did otherwise.

No wonder he is still clinging (that word again) to the preternaturally vague rhetoric of “change you can believe in.” Ironically, this masterstroke of doublespeak perfectly reflects Obama’s thinking. It can be anything. There is no there there. Yet he continues, even though at this point it’s almost comically absurd, to mouth this nonsensical slogan. What else can he do? Run on his record? Speak about actual change? Point to genuine plans?

As I finish writing this, the Dow Industrials have just closed down over 500 points. Meaningless money for rich people, some would think. Of course, it’s not. It’s every pension fund in America; it’s the fabric of our country, the ability for us to grow, feed ourselves and our children — especially our children.

A big part of me wishes that Barack Obama would just resign now, but I have no interest in giving even the slightest breath to “liberal” policies. They need to be extinguished, at the very least until society could even remotely afford them again. And that won’t be for a long time. A long, long time.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evilregime; happybirthday; kickhimout; obozo
Obozo the communist clown believes his mis-administration is a howling success. He basks in the light of accomplishment over his achievements:

- the country is more divided along more fault lines than at any time in history - he has enacted two bills that are the death knell of capitalism, obamacare and the financial destruction bill - he has literally spent the country to the brink of economic meltdown - he has sprinkled his supporters with 890 billion dollars of cash - he has heaped regulation on regulation that, all by themselves, would destroy capitalism in less than a decade - he has destroyed our alliances with Israel and England - he has paved the way for terrorists to take over Egypt, another ally - he has provided 4 more years for Iran to develop nuclear weapons - he has delayed US energy development for another 3 years - he has created an EPA that has its tentacles around the throats of the middle class - he has delayed border security for another 4 years - he has placed two hard-core idealogue allies on the Supreme Court - he has mega-inflation waiting in the wings as his relief pitcher - much of this will be extremely difficult or impossible to unravel - and he has had a damned good time doing it, thankyewverymuch

1 posted on 08/05/2011 4:12:33 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
A CEO with such a disastrous first three years as our president has had probably would already have been called upon to resign or been pushed out by his company’s board of directors — more than likely for some time.

A president is not a CEO. Should Ronald Reagan have resigned because the market was down 500+ on 10/19/87?

2 posted on 08/05/2011 4:15:01 AM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: IbJensen

Yes! But he should also resign if it goes up 500. He’s a disaster to our way of life even more than he is to our economy.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 4:16:50 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: IbJensen

Suicide would be preferable


4 posted on 08/05/2011 4:20:33 AM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: IbJensen

Yes he should!


5 posted on 08/05/2011 4:27:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: _a_0_0_

Find a left-wing, pinko website.

What did you give Bozo for his birthday?


6 posted on 08/05/2011 4:31:27 AM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: _a_0_0_

Do you use kneepads or just dive in w/o protection ?


7 posted on 08/05/2011 4:33:31 AM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: _a_0_0_
Reagan clearly loved America. If you believe Obama does you either haven't been paying attention, or you are blinded by your ideological and political underpinnings.
8 posted on 08/05/2011 4:37:26 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: tomkat

We keep saying Obama is to blame and certainly he holds the Lion’s Share of that blame, but he didn’t do this alone.

He had the Congress behind him. Both parties.

The Congress just sold out themselves and the country with this Super Committee.I wonder who thought that up? Does anyone know? That man was a traitor.


9 posted on 08/05/2011 4:37:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: _a_0_0_
A CEO with such a disastrous first three years as our president has had probabl

Usually best to read and respond to the comment as made not attempt the usual Leftist debate trick of diverting off topic by making a completely irrelevant, irrational reference to Reagan.

The author made no reference to a particular event but pointed out the complete failure of President 0's job performance to date. Try responding to that point

10 posted on 08/05/2011 4:38:48 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: _a_0_0_

Troll Alert!!!!!


11 posted on 08/05/2011 4:39:00 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Venturer
How about focusing the blame where it lies instead of trying to diver attention off 0 and the Democrats?

CCB went to the Senate. Harry Reid and 50 other Democrats blocked it from even getting a vote.

So how about holding them accountable for their actions?

12 posted on 08/05/2011 4:40:31 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: IbJensen

We don’t WANT him to resign.

I want him to be in office when the Second Great Depression hits so he can be kicked out by the voters in a record-setting defeat!!!


13 posted on 08/05/2011 4:41:21 AM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: _a_0_0_

14 posted on 08/05/2011 4:42:58 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Venturer
Absolute agreement re the bipartisan congressional CF.

Hopefully this Super Committee abomination will see the inside of the SCOTUS before it can do much/any damage.

15 posted on 08/05/2011 4:45:12 AM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: indylindy

He has not failed his constituencies as yet on:
Governmental Health Care;
Union Welfare re GM, Chrysler;
Government Unions...”Stimulus Funds and new hires;
His Negro Base...all sort of reparation program, i.e., Pigford Farmer rip-off;
Still promoting Abortion;
Muslim “Good”, America “Bad”;
No “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”;
Wiped out NASA;
Closed down American oil production, shifted it to Brazil;
New enviromental rules;
Slowly but surely taking down the military by death and defunding.
The libs may complain and don’t act like it but the ObamNation is has done a lot for his base...But Not the Country and its working citizens. You will note I did not use the term “his Country”.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 4:49:23 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 northern whites died between 1861-65 so that Obama could use Affirmative Action.)
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To: IbJensen

If the wind was blow North, South, East or West it would still be way past time for obama to resign.


17 posted on 08/05/2011 4:51:12 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: IbJensen
>His policies indeed are almost non-existent. He is completely rudderless, unless you accept the view that he is following the prescription of Cloward-Piven and has set out to destroy American capitalism from within.<

Out to destroy American capitalism -- the sooner people realize this, the better.

18 posted on 08/05/2011 4:52:01 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: IbJensen; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...

19 posted on 08/05/2011 4:53:37 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: BilLies

Yep, you are right. He has done so much damage and will continue that damage unless he is removed.


20 posted on 08/05/2011 4:56:06 AM PDT by dforest
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To: IbJensen

To a liberal it’s Bush’s fault that the economy is in the toilet, and if it weren’t for Zero it would be twice as bad as it currently is.

Put another way - forget about logic - it ain’t happening.


21 posted on 08/05/2011 4:56:48 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: tomkat
Suicide would be preferable


22 posted on 08/05/2011 4:59:01 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: IbJensen
"Obama has failed in virtually every direction, foreign and domestic."

Failing implies his intentions were to do what is right for America. They are not. He deliberately wants to run us into the ground. Amazing how so many still don't get what's going on.

23 posted on 08/05/2011 5:08:56 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

It is a no win situation - he resigns, we get Biden. Another empty suit and another loser.


24 posted on 08/05/2011 5:10:34 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: USS Alaska; tomcat
In this situation that would take Honor, something Hussein lacks - never had it, never will.

DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011

FUBO GTFO 2012 !

25 posted on 08/05/2011 5:35:51 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: tomkat

You have more faith in the SCOTUS than I.


26 posted on 08/05/2011 5:43:25 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: _a_0_0_

Ash is that you?


27 posted on 08/05/2011 5:44:42 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: tomkat
No no no no no! I don't want this bastard martyred! Even if he wacks himself we'll have schools, roads, building, etc. named after him because he killed himself fighting “the good fight” against eeeeeevil Repubs, the tea party, and corporate jet owners. Think about what they did with Teddy the waitress samich Kennedy and socialized medicine. Think about what they did to take some of the heat off them by bringing Gabby Giffords to D.C.
28 posted on 08/05/2011 5:47:16 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: USS Alaska; The Sons of Liberty; Venturer; goodwithagun
This is a group reply .. lol !

All of you make excellent and valid points !

What we're in the middle of right now is a textbook CF

/.02

29 posted on 08/05/2011 6:00:40 AM PDT by tomkat (1775)
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To: IbJensen
Finally. A couple of Bush quotes are appropriate here:

Great job, Brownie!

Mission Accomplished.
30 posted on 08/05/2011 6:06:12 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: IbJensen

Dow Down 500 + 200+700 not 500.


31 posted on 08/05/2011 6:08:08 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: catfish1957
Troll Alert!!!!!

Ahh, I see. a "troll" is somebody who makes so much sense, all you can do to counter it is cast aspersions.

Troll this, intellectual bag-lady.

32 posted on 08/05/2011 7:04:05 AM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: _a_0_0_

Your account will be cancelled due to your stupidity.

You just signed up to attack those who subscribe to a conservative website.


34 posted on 08/05/2011 7:27:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: _a_0_0_
A president is not a CEO. Should Ronald Reagan have resigned because the market was down 500+ on 10/19/87?

What a stupid remark to make by a newbie of 3 days. Under king obama the market has dropped hundreds of points for 5 straight days. Bozo has doubled the price of gas, he has raised the unemployment rate from about 7% to 9.5%, spent more in 3 years than almost all the previous administrations put together.
Jimmy Carter is happy though. Now Carter is no longer the WORST president in the history of America.
35 posted on 08/05/2011 7:41:48 AM PDT by John D
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To: IbJensen
you need to take your paranoid medicine.

reagan loved america, the stock market crashed (22% in a day).

obama hates america, the stock market crashed.

please. get real. for your own sake.

and quit whining. you're embarassing yourselves.

36 posted on 08/05/2011 9:52:47 AM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: Admin Moderator

notwithstanding the slew of expressly forbidden “personal attacks” these fine FReepers have entertained me with, I shouldn’t have used the F word and I do apologize to FR for doing so.


37 posted on 08/05/2011 9:57:50 AM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: _a_0_0_
"make sense?"

fu Noob!!!! Comparing (defending) Obama to Reagan is ultimate stupidity. Try that tactic at du, it seems you'll fit in better there.

38 posted on 08/05/2011 11:08:03 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: _a_0_0_

Obama hates America.

The stock market crashed.

-a-0-0- is a trolling White House basement BO sycophant.


39 posted on 08/05/2011 2:07:38 PM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: _a_0_0_

A troll is a bottom-feeding lefty.


40 posted on 08/05/2011 2:08:56 PM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: Bender2
Ultimately the answer is the sooner he is out of office the better, BUT if he would resign Joe Biden would be president...



41 posted on 08/05/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper
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To: _a_0_0_

Gotta admit- you play the troll role well. Attack those who disagree with you and then accuse them of doing it to you, building strawman arguments to include conservative icons. The “idiot list” is a new one. Can’t quite figure out why you picked posts that were calling you out on your errors, though. Getting bored and just want it over with?


42 posted on 08/07/2011 3:00:10 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Earth first! We can log the other planets later")
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