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More Than Ten Reasons Americans Donít Trust Obama
Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 10/04/2011 5:02:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

The outlines of the Obama reelection strategy are becoming clearer.

The campaign will try to mirror Truman’s fighting tour against a “do nothing” Congress that is preventing the president from taking steps to rescue the US economy.

All that’s missing for Obama is a platform on the back of a high speed train from which he can harangue crowds. 

For a guy battered and bruised by Congress and demoralized by his base, Truman’s strategy offers a glimmer of hope.      

But don’t count on Americans to be gulled by Obama’s strategic argument with or without an assist by a magic bullet train. Obama’s no Harry Truman.  

People wanted to believe that Truman was the straight-talking, guy-next door. And he was.

But no one would mistake Obama as a straight talker.

Fast talker? Yes.

In point of fact, the biggest single obstacle that Obama faces in getting reelected is that Americans don’t trust him anymore. Nor should they, based on results, history and the false premise under which he was elected.

Wanna know what Obama’s going to do in the future? Look at what he’s done in the past.

He might be the only president in the history of the country to vote “present.”

People wanted to believe in the hope-and-change hype; they gave Obama every opportunity to live up to the promise of a post-racial America.  

They gave him the Congress, they gave him the money. They gave him the time. They even gave him a Nobel Prize in anticipation of his great, healing accomplishments. But he fell far short of the braggadocios, walk-on-water, presidential campaign that practically amounted to a confidence swindle out of a Mark Twain story.

That’s why the harder Obama campaigns, the less likely people will rally to his support.

Faux outrage by Obama will only serve to highlight how Obama fumbled his opportunities to cut some Gordian knots, politically.

Here are ten other reasons Americans don’t trust Obama to save the economy:

10) People have seen the president as disengaged from his job as president. Now according to Ron Suskind’s book, we have proof that Obama really is disengaged.  

“His body language during these scenes is passive. He looks on and sits back as Summers, a master debater, hashes things out,” reports Bloomberg. “During one particularly acrimonious debate in March 2009, Obama leaves to get a haircut and have dinner with his family.”

9) Obama has no fixed principles on which the mass of Americans agree.

I can’t think of one policy the Obama administration has put forward which breaches the partisan divide.

8) The president comes across cocky, not confident on issues.

I think many voters have come to believe that they know more about economic issues than Obama does. And they would be right about that.

For a self-professed policy wonk, he sure seems to rely on advisors rather than his instincts. I think Americans suspect that the policy wonk talk is hyperbole designed to cover for his insecurity about his lack of knowledge.     

7) He seems to always be hostage to some special interest. Whether it’s healthcare, bank reform or stimulus spending, Obama comes across either as a dupe or a known associate of a partner in crime.

He either doesn’t understand the implications of his policies or he fully understands them.

Americans will pick which is worse as they sit in a voting booth.

6) Obama tends to “double down” on problems rather than recognize something isn’t working. For example, rather than taking care to act outraged over Solyndra, Obama rushed to approve even more loans to companies as the loan deadline expired.

This is not an administration that the public thinks is a very good steward of money. And once again, they’re right about that.

5) The economic plan he’s tried hasn’t worked. The only things he’s changed are the excuse he uses.

Remember when he stopped talking about creating jobs and started talking about saving jobs instead? Remember how he told us all the economy was recovering in the first half of the year?  

The American people will put up with sleight of mouth tricks like that for a bit, but will crucify you later for it. Read my lips, no new excuses.

4) Americans admire business success. That’s why we put guys like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on such a pedestal and listen to them to the point of practically drooling over what they say.

Obama’s not promising the opportunity for unlimited success; instead he’s promising to everyone a limited type of security in lieu of success, which is alien to the American strive-and-succeed story.

3) The president’s base is hostile to the economic ideas that foster growth and reward merit, which are really the same thing.

The progressives believe in a top-down, centrally-planned economy with rewards doled out to favored groups based on a social outcome, rather than rewards based on economic merit.

Americans are sophisticated enough to understand that while a utility infielder may be overpaid at $1 million per year, that’s what the market will bear. They don’t necessarily begrudge the infielder his money. At the same time, they support a baseball owner’s right to make whatever profit he can.

This is the American way. Americans just want the right to be that infielder or major league owner based on merit.   

Another example would be the administration’s attempt to create an electric car market in the US. Policies supporting the electric car market with government-created artificial incentives end up as constraints on the economy rather than incentives in the economy.

Americans want that car, like a utility infielder, to succeed on merit. 

2) Obama won’t take responsibility for his failures.

It’s not just that he won’t take responsibility verbally. It’s that he won’t take responsibility policy-wise.

After enacting the stimulus plan that has contributed to the worst post-recession economic performance since the 1930s, Obama has back peddled.  But he’s also contributed nothing new to the debate besides trying to enact a smaller stimulus package.

Why would something that didn’t work previously work now because you are using a smaller version of it?

And lastly:

1) Obama lied about________________________________________ AttackWatch.com.   


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/04/2011 5:02:45 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

His name isn’t Obama and he isn’t American.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 5:22:03 AM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama lies:

Fast and Furious was established to get guns into the hands or cartels and then to track those weapons and see how the market functioned. The program has failed miserably highlighted by the killing of a US agent by the weapons used in the program.

Project Fast and Furious was funded by $10 million in stimulus: Think about all the criminal and drug cartel jobs saved or created. The Obama administration is raising scrutiny of gun buyers in the border states rather than investigating Fast and Furious, a program that armed criminals with no scrutiny at all.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 5:37:11 AM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: magslinger

bump


4 posted on 10/04/2011 5:38:47 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: ADSUM

OBAMA LIES:

Lies During Third Year
I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.
American.com

USA producing more oil than ever before
Petroleum Insights

Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete”
Department of Homeland Security says 5%

Rich doesn’t pay their fair share.
National Taxpayers Union

Lies During Second Year
No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law
Obama Lies to Keep Czars

No “boots” on the ground Libya
Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you, you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are. Usually it is Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s CIA Agents in Libya on the ground

Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis.
Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill

All Americans WILL BE were, “surprised, disappointed and angry” about lockerbie bomber
Obama Memo

I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops
Obama’s Schedule

The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.
Campaign and Presidency

If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it
TownHall

“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.

ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax
Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans

We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.
Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010

Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.
Arizona Immigration Law

Doctors choose amputation because they get better compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.
Claims never documented

MORE AT: http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies


5 posted on 10/04/2011 5:41:25 AM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 10/04/2011 5:53:36 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Kaslin
Fast talker? Yes.

Do you mean fast reading aloud? Off prompter he can barely put together a coherent sentence. (Most of either on or off prompter are either lies or promises never to be kept.)

7 posted on 10/04/2011 5:58:49 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: CPOSharky
8) The president comes across cocky,...

No he doesn't. He comes across as an ... seven letters, all caps, begins with an A...

8 posted on 10/04/2011 6:21:51 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

This is what you get when you elect an inexperienced 40 something year old who destroyed all their past records and is probably not a US citizen with a fake social security number and has never took a side on anything. I guess, what would you expect.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: Kaslin

Corruption.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 6:55:41 AM PDT by Thom Pain (OMG ABO USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from October 4, 2011. Thanks Kaslin.

11 posted on 10/15/2011 8:19:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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