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'Amateur' hour inside Obama's Oval Office
The Lowell Sun ^ | 6/1/2012 | Peter Lucas

Posted on 06/01/2012 5:55:52 AM PDT by pietraynor

The book will make you shudder.

It is Edward Klein's The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, a devastating picture of a president so far in over his head as to make your own head spin.

And, if you have not already heard, Klein, former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, takes his title from remarks he attributes to former President Bill Clinton, remarks Clinton made at a private gathering at the Clinton home in Chappaqua, N.Y., in August.

The Clintons were arguing in front of guests over Bill Clinton urging a very reluctant Hillary to challenge the sitting president in 2012 primaries, to unseat the man who defeated her four years earlier, but who had appointed her secretary of state.

Chelsea Clinton sided with her father. "You deserve to be president," Chelsea said to her mother

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/columnists/ci_20758864/amateur-hour-inside-obamas-oval-office#ixzz1wXuIcFPB

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; obama

1 posted on 06/01/2012 5:55:58 AM PDT by pietraynor
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To: pietraynor

read it. pretty scary book, but rings true.

the parts about michelle are really awful, if true, it is all way worse than you thought.

book is short and a quick read.

bottom line, a lot of people that supported and helped O last time, are really really turned off this time.

blow out prediction, Mitt in a landslide.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 6:00:51 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: pietraynor

Hillary is every bit the anti-American communist/socialist/collectivist/totalitarian/statist that 0bama0 is.

She would probably be more dangerous, because she would be much more effective.

Glad she’s not running.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 6:00:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: pietraynor
Chelsea Clinton sided with her father. "You deserve to be president," Chelsea said to her mother

The grifting clan known as the Clintons has a sense of entitlement unmatched in the world.

4 posted on 06/01/2012 6:02:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: pietraynor
"Chelsea Clinton sided with her father. "You deserve to be president," Chelsea said to her mother. "

Dear, ill-informed Chelsea; the only thing your criminal parents "deserve" is a long stint in some federal prison.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 6:03:45 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: beebuster2000

blow out prediction, Mitt in a landslide.

We are so stupid. If Obama can be beaten so easily then why not FINALLY get a third party or is this all BS and Romney is a horrible candidate who MIGHT win in a squeeker.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 6:08:32 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: pietraynor

“You deserve to be president,” Chelsea said to her mother


While even I’ll admit that Hillary’s resume is more impressive now than it was in 2000, I’m not sure why she “deserves” to be President. I can’t think of any big accomplishments she has had as either a Senator or Sec State.

Putting up with Bill’s many infidelities does not qualify one to be President.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 6:09:21 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: pietraynor

My word, if this is the Peter Lucas who used to write for The Boston Globe, Mr. Obama is in more trouble than I thought.

This piece is damning. Wow. Just wow.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 6:09:42 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: pietraynor

Barack Obama is a made for Television President. The media adoration for him shows what little respect they have for the office or the talent and qualifications it takes to do the job. From Chicago organizing to world crisis diplomacy, the media mob thinks a smooth presentation and a good speech will meet any challenge and accomplish any task.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 6:10:49 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: pietraynor

Further quotes from the book:

Chelsea Clinton sided with her father, Webster Hubbell. “You deserve to be president,” Chelsea said to her mother. “How could you have sex with that animal ... that criminal sociopath rapist hillbilly Clinton?”


10 posted on 06/01/2012 6:13:35 AM PDT by Blado (THIS IS NOT AMERICA)
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To: Westbrook

If Hillary was the Democrat candidate she’d probably get a lot more independents and Republicans out to vote against her.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 6:18:46 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: pietraynor
Bill is smart enough to knows that without a challenge to King Barry from within the Party it'll be impossible for them to rebuild as quickly as they did after Carter if they can ever rebuild at all.

Rather than someone running to placate the radical wing who think even Herr Choom isn't fascist enough, the fascist democrats have try and show there really is still a broadly based fascist party or they're down for the count. If no one from within the fascist party challenges King Barry, the democrat fascist party will probably fracture into multiple parties. The Vichy Republican Party may fracture as well, but it's more likely that Conservatives can take over the Vichy Party and reorient it the same way the fascists took over the democrat party in the sixties and seventies.

JMHO

12 posted on 06/01/2012 6:26:46 AM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: pietraynor
Getting Hilliary for President after surviving the Obama Presidency is like surviving a Train Wreck only to be hit by a car after-wards.
13 posted on 06/01/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: pietraynor

Hillary’s best chance is to hope that Romney gets elected and does as bad as Obama did. Then she can ride in on a white horse in 2016 as the Deus Ex Machina.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 6:28:12 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: napscoordinator
". . .FINALLY get a third party . . ."

People who don't have the drive and fire they need to take over and gain control of the Vichy Republican party the same way the radical fascists took over the democrat party don't have what it takes to make a third party work, either.

15 posted on 06/01/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: pietraynor
Chelsea Clinton sided with her father. "You deserve to be president," Chelsea said to her mother

The entitled arrogance of the Left is just disgusting. Watching Bush yesterday, you could feel the man's humility and respect for the office. The Clintons and Obamas believe power is theirs to seize and abuse as they will.

16 posted on 06/01/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by montag813
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To: pietraynor
Obama isn't an amateur per se. He's exactly qualified for what he's really there for. Calling him an amateur only bolsters the hopefully deluded that he's really trying but besieged by racist conservatives.

Obama doesn't give a tinker's damn about traditional America. He's there to transform the Constitution, via minimalization, into a redistribution order - confiscation of rights and transfer of wealth. And, in those respects, this man is no amateur.

17 posted on 06/01/2012 6:32:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pietraynor

The fact Obama is a guy who’s talent and ability levels are those not even at College Intramural level, and is now tryring to play in the majors has been blindingly evident from day one to anyone who bothered to look. This administration is romper room in every aspect.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 6:32:26 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: napscoordinator

third paties never win


19 posted on 06/01/2012 6:32:51 AM PDT by brivette
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To: brivette

parties that is.


20 posted on 06/01/2012 6:33:42 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Westbrook

I agree with you. We are so fortunate that Obama turned out to be this incompetent. If he actually knew what he was doing we’d all be living in a full-blown Communist dictatorship by now.


21 posted on 06/01/2012 6:34:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: brivette

third paties never win

It is worth a shot. I am so disgusted by Romney and the sudden support for the creep. I can’t believe how many people lose their principles overnight. Such a sad scene especially on Free Republic. If you want to vote for the idiot, why not but to write anything positive about the liberal is a complete SIN.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 6:37:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: beebuster2000
"blow out prediction, Mitt in a landslide."

Except for the presence one person - Mitt! Classic case of the GOP not wanting to win. Sort of like shooting self in foot before starting the race.

23 posted on 06/01/2012 6:40:51 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: pietraynor

White house is run like a royal court?

Exactly. Obama was raised in a foreign country. The guy is un-american and anti-american. In his mind we are screwed up, not him.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Gaffer

Agree!! For the uninformed, we need to make the difference between what Klein means and who Obama is. A rank amateur at being president but no amateur at ruining the country. He and his leaders came into DC with a purpose and they’ve done a dam good job.


25 posted on 06/01/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT by peridot
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To: napscoordinator

If Obama can be beaten so easily then why not FINALLY get a third party....................................... 3 way elections only result in the loser winning. A 3 way with a run off second election would work. It won’t happen here. Remember 60% of the voters did not want Bill Clinton, and he won with 39% of the vote.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 6:57:00 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: pietraynor
Notice she DIDN'T say I like him personally but.....

Caroline Kennedy is now quoted as saying about Obama: "I can't stand to hear his voice anymore. He is a liar and worse."

27 posted on 06/01/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Gaffer

I know that is is wrong to underestimate your opponants.
However, I think you give him WAY too much credit.
I do not think he is that clever or smart.
He is the ultimate example of Afirmative Action. IF he was really intelligent we would have seen his SAT scores, etc.
I think he is someone that Soros could manipulate to do his bidding. He has very smart and evil people behind him that do not necessarily have the best interests of the US as a priority. In that way HE IS THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE.

Bill Clinton, on the other hand, is EXTREMELY intelligent. He was a Rhodes Scholar. He was the ultimate salesman(I feel your pain). He would probably be a fun guy to hang out with, play golf, etc. However, I would not trust him around my women. Also, if you crossed him , you could end up dead.
He is ceratinly not stupid.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 7:00:32 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: pietraynor

Bump


29 posted on 06/01/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: pietraynor
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30 posted on 06/01/2012 7:18:17 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: pietraynor

The dimrat party and their media knew who baraq and his wife were and ran him as their candidate anyway.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 7:21:03 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: circlecity
Then she can ride in on a white horse in 2016 as the Deus Ex Machina.

Hillary Clinton will be 71 in 2016. This is her today:


Draw your own conclusion.

32 posted on 06/01/2012 7:21:50 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: peridot; Gaffer; All

This is the crux of the matter:

OB had not an iota of knowledge,experience or desire to LEAD this country forward, other than down the path towards total destruction of the very fabric of the nation via “fundamental change”.

So, as an American President, a TOTAL amateur and FAILURE.

As a destroyer and “fundamental change” meister and implementer of the Alinsky/Cloward-Piven program absolutely brilliant.

Although, I’m not entirely convinced that, while utilizing the marxist plans extremely effectively, the last laugh may actually be on the marxists, since there is a definite chance that OB’s end goal is, in truth, islamization of the US, not socialism or communism as we know them.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 7:23:26 AM PDT by CanuckYank
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To: Gaffer
I agree. What may appear to be amateurish and bumbling is quite deliberate. Obama has been condition ed his entire life to hate America and is exacting his revenge. His concern is how to destroy this country and make it look like something else; misjudgments, amateurism, racism or GOP resistance. Anything will do to provide the cover but he overplayed his hand. If he would have gone a little slower, he could have secured a second term and let loose with everything he has. That is the only mistake he his made to inflict his punishment on America.
34 posted on 06/01/2012 7:27:48 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Gaffer
I agree. What may appear to be amateurish and bumbling is quite deliberate. Obama has been conditioned his entire life to hate America and is exacting his revenge. His concern is how to destroy this country and make it look like something else; misjudgments, amateurism, racism or GOP resistance. Anything will do to provide cover but he overplayed his hand. If he would have gone a little slower, he may have secured a second term and let loose with everything he has. That is the only mistake he his made to inflict his punishment on America.
35 posted on 06/01/2012 7:30:00 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: HamiltonJay

The fact Obama is a guy who’s talent and ability levels are those not even at College Intramural level, and is now tryring to play in the majors has been blindingly evident from day one to anyone who bothered to look.

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Great analogy.

This should be a PAC / RNC type ad run around sports events, especially with the World Series coming up during the election season.

Put Barrys pitch from the mound on during the World Series as an October surprise.

That will make the point


36 posted on 06/01/2012 7:32:07 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Westbrook

So True and the fact she is the most admired politician in the USA tells you how dumbed down the American voter has gotten


37 posted on 06/01/2012 7:38:11 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: RexBeach
My word, if this is the Peter Lucas who used to write for The Boston Globe, Mr. Obama is in more trouble than I thought. This piece is damning. Wow. Just wow.

He is.

Peter Lucas is a veteran Boston political reporter and columnist who has worked for the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe and the Lowell Sun.

Amazon

38 posted on 06/01/2012 7:46:43 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: pietraynor

Just yesterday I saw this book on the shelf and briefly leafed through it. I read that Benjamin Netanyahu and top Israel officials were completely shocked at Obama’s incompetence.


39 posted on 06/01/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Windflier

Apparently, Burma did not have any BoTox clinics.


40 posted on 06/01/2012 7:54:37 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: pietraynor
"You deserve to be president," Chelsea said to her mother

Deserve?

41 posted on 06/01/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: uncbob; Buckeye McFrog; meatloaf

> ...and the fact she is the most admired politician in the
> USA tells you how dumbed down the American voter has gotten

Gak! I just threw up a little.

I pray that you’re wrong, but I suspect you may be right.

Let’s just hope the old communist hag is too old to run in 2016.


42 posted on 06/01/2012 8:38:13 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: ex91B10
Dear, ill-informed Chelsea; the only thing your criminal parents "deserve" is a long stint in some federal prison.

Yeah, whatever happened to those 100+ years of indictable offenses each Clinton racked up during the Clinton years. An American Spectator article from way back. Now slick Willie is making millions giving speeches and Hillary is Secretary of State. Go figure.

43 posted on 06/01/2012 10:07:15 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: napscoordinator
We are so stupid. If Obama can be beaten so easily then why not FINALLY get a third party or is this all BS and Romney is a horrible candidate who MIGHT win in a squeeker.

Romney is not horrible, he has already shown more guts than McCain did. Read my lips, a third party, no matter how vulnerable Bozo is, would split the vote and allow Bozo to win a second term. The only way a third party candidate would win is if the majority of Republican and independent voters switched to that party, otherwise it would be Big Ears all over again. Romney is not ideal but he is showing more guts than I thought he would.

44 posted on 06/01/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by calex59
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To: pietraynor
Mitt, the second worse republican presidential candidate in my lifetime, is worrisome as he very much wants to be president and he had better hope and pray I'm wrong about obama:

I'll be surprised if obama is the demonrat nominee in November.

obama's damaged in every way a presidential candidate can be and his record completely negates the incumbency's homefield advantage.

And Mitt needs obama so he can be president Mittster instead of an also ran. Anyone else will beat him, so Mitt and the gopE have good reason to not let anything happen to obama, at least not until just before the election.

Of any of the potential scandals, one should be more than enough: obama's not eligible to be president unless he has lied about who his father is. He has said he was born in Kenya, then changed that to "born in Hawaii" so he could run for the presidency and backed it up with forged documents.

All but a handful of people can say, "Everything I know about obama is a lie. What little I do know about obama is his record as president and his record is crap."

This is breathtaking, blindingly insane. Reality has a wake up call coming, it always does, and fortunately people are starting to wake up and come around.

Unfortunately, President Gaffmeister Mittster will be like hitting the Snooze button, probably as planned to get the cart back on the slow, progressive road.

But first he needs to make certain he's facing a damaged obama in November and not his replacement.

45 posted on 06/01/2012 3:47:10 PM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: pietraynor
Chelsea Clinton sided with her father.

Was Web Hubble at the meeting?

5.56mm

46 posted on 06/01/2012 3:52:09 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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