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NY Times: A Test for Obama’s View of a One-Term Presidency
New York Times ^ | August 9, 2011 | By HELENE COOPER

Posted on 08/10/2011 7:02:06 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — It was a year and a half ago when President Obama told Diane Sawyer of ABC News in an interview that he would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.

Now, coming off one of his worst weeks since taking office, Mr. Obama is nearing a decision on whether he really meant that.

The Federal Reserve’s finding on Tuesday that there is little prospect for rapid economic growth over the next two years was the latest in a summer of bad economic news. One administration official called the atmosphere around the president’s economic team “angry and morose.”

On Tuesday afternoon, the White House announced that Mr. Obama would be taking an “economic bus tour” in the Midwest next week, with stops in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.

Though the trip is not a campaign event, it could help shape voters’ perceptions of whether Mr. Obama is more concerned about being remembered for that one good term or whether he wants another four years in the Oval Office no matter what.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bustour; campaign2012; campaignerinchief; election2012; failure; obama2012; obamanomics; socialism


1 posted on 08/10/2011 7:02:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It was a year and a half ago when President Obama told Diane Sawyer of ABC News in an interview that he would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.

He's not either. He's a horrendous and (hopefully) one-term occupant of the WH.

I will NEVER attach the word "President" to Barack Obama's name unless I'm quoting someone.

2 posted on 08/10/2011 7:07:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He forgot the most realistic case:

a good mediocre one-term president

3 posted on 08/10/2011 7:07:38 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It was a year and a half ago when President Obama told Diane Sawyer of ABC News in an interview that he would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.”

Well, technically, by his own criteria he could run again. He has been a horrible one term President. Ergo, he’s very much eligible for re-election!


4 posted on 08/10/2011 7:08:20 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He doesn’t even meet the standard for ‘mediocre’....................


5 posted on 08/10/2011 7:09:02 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perhaps Ms. Sawyer should interview him again and ask him how he’ll ‘feel’ about being a genuinely AWFUL one-term president.

PS - That sign is just plain funny...


6 posted on 08/10/2011 7:09:02 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: ScottinVA

Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote ‘mediocre’!!! It SHOULD be horrendous.


7 posted on 08/10/2011 7:09:13 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Though the trip is not a campaign event, it could help shape voters’ perceptions of whether Mr. Obama is more concerned about being remembered for that one good term or whether he wants another four years in the Oval Office no matter what.

First, it is a campaign event. Everything this Commie does is a campaign event. Next, what one good term? His term so far has been disastrous and promises nothing better between now and election 2012. Finally, the "no matter what" statement is interesting, coming from a NY Slimes piece. It implies little belief that Obama has what it takes to turn anything around.

8 posted on 08/10/2011 7:09:52 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Right Wing Assault
Hey, mediocre would be light years ahead of his performance! Abysmal doesn't even begin to describe the kenyan!

DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz:We own the economy’ - June 15, 2011
We're going to hang you, your commie boss, and all the dims with this Ms. Wasserman Schultz!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !

9 posted on 08/10/2011 7:11:35 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: Oldeconomybuyer

10 posted on 08/10/2011 7:13:08 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: bcsco

It’s NOT easy...you have to work hard at it..to drive from Illinois to Iowa to Minnesosat without stopping off in ...dare I say it..Wisconsin..


11 posted on 08/10/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Zero loses the election (and I obviously hope he does) then he’s the worst politician who’s ever lived. When you look at his natural coalition of welfare recipients, minorities, union members, limousine liberals, and indoctrinated young people and combine that with a media that’s breathtaking in its willingness to do anything it takes to elect RATs, and combine that with the advantages of money and incumbency - a loss in 2012 would be a truly epic fail.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 7:18:41 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“Frankly, there’s not a whole lot he can do about jobs now,” Mr. Black said. “But it would help if we got the deficit under control, and to do that, you’ve got to reform entitlements.”

Not true. He could:

1. Throw out the bans on offshore and deep water drilling.

2. Cut personal and corporate income taxes. (And please don't fall for the "we can't because of the deficit". Bulls$%t! After every major tax cut (Kennedy, Reagan, Bush), tax receipts increased.)

3. Decrease the permitting process for any project requiring a gov't permit to a max of 3 months.

4. Stand back and get the hell out of the way while the market works.

13 posted on 08/10/2011 7:18:43 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are dumber than soup.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are you down with OTP?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MddREczVeL4


14 posted on 08/10/2011 7:23:20 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The “Angry & Morose Tour 2011” lol


15 posted on 08/10/2011 7:23:27 AM PDT by keat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Though the trip is not a campaign event...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha!
16 posted on 08/10/2011 7:23:52 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why the Dover AFB photo in the article? Why? How does it relate to the story? Shameless cretins.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 7:26:46 AM PDT by keat
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To: ken5050
It’s NOT easy...you have to work hard at it..

Only if you're a stupid Dem. No, not hard at all. I-80, or I-88 west to I-80, will take you west into Iowa from Illinois (I live on I-88). Once at Des Moines (still on I-80), take I-35 north to Minnesota. As for Wisconsin, many of those union thugs who operated up there came from Illinois. I doubt they're too happy about him down here right now...

18 posted on 08/10/2011 7:28:50 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Though the trip is not a campaign event...

Did the New York Times buy Burger King or something? Because that one was a real Whopper®

They just assert it as if it were beyond question, and don't even bother to attempt to support the ridiculous statement. They don't even pretend to hide the lies anymore...

Of course Presidents always take bus tours that are not campaign events... How can you possibly question that, Comrade?

19 posted on 08/10/2011 7:32:50 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, "Well, this is Obama's economy." That's fine. Give it to me."

- Barack Obama

20 posted on 08/10/2011 7:34:34 AM PDT by JPG (Yes She Can!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“economic bus tour”

economic obama comic bus tour

There fixed.

21 posted on 08/10/2011 7:57:05 AM PDT by SgtSki
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The economy is melting down, and Obama is going on a bus tour? WTF?!?


22 posted on 08/10/2011 7:58:47 AM PDT by vrwc1
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To: Mad Dawgg

Nice truck pic, especially with the New Mexico plates. This was a state that should have gone to Bush in 2000 but they “found” votes for Gore at the last minute.


23 posted on 08/10/2011 8:03:10 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: ScottinVA; All
If the GOP bungles this election and let's Obama have another term, shame on all our houses. I still say: The GOP needs to nominate Sarah Palin. She has been vetted for 3 years. There's nothing they can dig up on her. NO OCTOBER SURPRISE WITH SARAH!!! (And how about Marco Rubio for VP? I still say that whomever carries FL wins the White House.)
24 posted on 08/10/2011 8:21:34 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: no dems

He has been a one term catastrophe!


25 posted on 08/10/2011 8:24:27 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: bcsco
Wisconsin, many of those union thugs who operated up there came from Illinois. I doubt they're too happy about him down here right now...
Yeah; the Union thugs and Dems failed,yesterday, to take control of the WI State Senate. GOP held onto 4 seats and Dems only took 2. Can't wait to see Chris Matthew's, Rachel Maddow's and Lawrence O'Donnel's face tonight. Two dems up for recall next week.
26 posted on 08/10/2011 8:28:42 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Pity, didn’t New Mexico go for Obama?


27 posted on 08/10/2011 8:28:52 AM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: no dems
And how about Marco Rubio for VP? I still say that whomever carries FL wins the White House

Rubio cannot be President so he cannot be VP.

He has the same problem as Obama...his parents weren't US citizens when he was born.

28 posted on 08/10/2011 8:31:00 AM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: no dems
With stories like this, Obama may get a lukewarm reception even in his Illinois democrat strongholds. And those are the only locations he's popular here.
29 posted on 08/10/2011 8:38:39 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: hattend

Not this birther thing again.


30 posted on 08/10/2011 8:40:00 AM PDT by newzjunkey (an expired "Bush tax cut" is really an Obama Tax Increase.)
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To: newzjunkey

‘fraid so


31 posted on 08/10/2011 8:43:17 AM PDT by hattend (And ... as always...FUJM)
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To: econjack

He can’t do any of these things because he is a puppet to georgie boy and wants to keep his gobmt foot on your neck! A real “Jack Wagon” as Lee Ermey calls it!


32 posted on 08/10/2011 9:03:50 AM PDT by msfortyseven
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

If the Democrat party had any real THINKERS among its ranks, .it would work to impeach and remove Hussein from .his post.

Instead, it has haggard old women like Harry Reid, cultists like Claire McCaskill, and commies like Chuck Schumer.


33 posted on 08/10/2011 9:09:25 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; CaptainAmiigaf

laughing! ping!


34 posted on 08/10/2011 10:08:10 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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One term? More like one term too many.
35 posted on 08/27/2011 6:50:49 AM PDT by Fixit
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