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Obama Runs From His Failed Presidency As Fast As He Can
Forbes ^ | 06/06/2012 | Jonathan Horn

Posted on 06/06/2012 4:41:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

As President Barack Obama approaches the final hundred days before his election, events have forced his campaign to adopt a new political strategy: hoping Americans forget the first hundred days of his presidency.

Back then, pundits proclaimed the dawn of a golden age of government not seen since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt graced the White House. With Speaker Nancy Pelosi reigning in the U.S. House of Representatives and a filibuster-proof majority dominating the Senate, Obama let then-House Republican Whip Eric Cantor know who was boss in January 2009. “Elections have consequences,” Obama said. “I won.”

Any doubt about those consequences vanished last Friday with a disastrous new jobs report virtually ensuring that the unemployment rate on Election Day will be at least as high as it was on Obama’s inauguration day. As analysts rewrite their outlook for the economy, team Obama furiously rewrites its election narrative. Where Obama once crowed about driving the economy out of a ditch, the administration now claims that Republicans swatted his hands off the steering wheel at every turn.

The president, who strode beside Greek columns four years ago, must stoop to ask his fellow citizens for a second term by advertising the fecklessness of his first term. His campaign rails against Republicans for not doing more while hoping voters will forget there was a time when Obama could have done as much as he pleased.

“It’s been clear since day one that the president was willing to reach out to Republicans, work with them on critical pieces of legislation to get our economy moving,” Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “Time and time again, they’ve rebuffed him.”

Except Obama did not need any help from Republicans for the first two years of his administration.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; fail; failedpresident; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile; presidency
Now Obama can barely afford to mention these once-celebrated accomplishments in his speeches because the political price has become too high. Instead, with unusual modesty, Obama’s allies give his opponents full credit – which is to say, full blame – for the policies of the past three and a half years.
1 posted on 06/06/2012 4:41:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
“Elections have consequences,” Obama said. “I won.” Any doubt about those consequences vanished last Friday with a disastrous new jobs report . . .

Elections have consequences. America lost.

2 posted on 06/06/2012 4:43:31 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: SeekAndFind

More like a coup by an Undocumented Kenyan and his operatives.

And America paid the price and will so, for a long time.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 4:52:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SeekAndFind
It will be spectacular to have ‘O’ out of the WH.... but, I am certain he will be a pain in the a$# like all the other Liberal former Presidents... and certainly WORSE!!!!

Do any of them have enough class to get the he^% OUT of the limelight and concede that THEIR time is finished ... and that another President has to be allowed HIS chance!!!???

4 posted on 06/06/2012 4:58:40 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Walker could have said...”I won, get used to it”

Speaking of running away I would wager that Obama has some serious secret stashing going on probably heading to Kenya in case he finds it too unpopular to reside in the US.

I just cannot see Obama hanging around like a lecherous drunken relative that Clinton has become.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 5:06:27 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Eye of Unk

I agree. I think Bambi has a fall-back plan and probably won’t stay in the US after he’s president. He’ll probably openly go over to the side of our enemies and resume his citizenship in some Islamic country.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 5:10:05 AM PDT by livius
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To: SMARTY

Make no mistake, if justice should prevail and that pretender is voted out of the WH, he will try and set himself up as the legitimate leader of the country exiled by a corrupt election process. I can just see weekly press conferences, media camped outside his front door waiting for his opinion on every word that comes out of Willard’s mouth. He will not be able to take not being in the spotlight. I could even imagine him running for Senate again. God forbid a Democrat wins in 2016, Obama will be a candidate for the US Supreme Court for sure.

My only hope is the Democratic/Progressive’s tendency to eat their own when it comes to a losing candidate.


7 posted on 06/06/2012 5:13:40 AM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: SeekAndFind

Stop and think.

Even if Republicans could oppose Obama in those first two years, his failure to work with them is still a failure.

Reagan worked with Democrats to get his agenda passed and turned a bad economy around.

Bush41 worked with Democrats to raise taxes and cut spending (the latter did not happen).

Clinton worked with Gingrich to reform welfare, restrain spending and balance the budget.

Bush43 worked with Kennedy on No Child Left Behind and Miedicare Prescription Drugs.

Only poor Obama is flustered by the other party.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 5:15:03 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: SMARTY
but, I am certain he will be a pain in the a$# like all the other Liberal former Presidents... and certainly WORSE!!!!

You may very well be right, there's certainly precedent.

My thinking is that "The One" likes campaigning rather than actually holding office. He'll make campaign appearances for other candidates, but I can envision him hosting an Oprah Winfrey type of show, if it wouldn't cut into his golfing and vacation time.

9 posted on 06/06/2012 5:17:12 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SeekAndFind
So....Captain Thingamajig went all out for Barrett and "tweeted " his support.

Makes one wonder whether he was told, "Please don't come to Wisconsin." Or his staff looked at the internal polling data and said, "Don't go there and be identified with a loser. Stay out of Wisconsin and let the Washington Post spin the exit polls to make you look good."

Meanwhile, back at the White Hut, Sir Tweets-a-lot must be seeing some rather disappointing internal polls for his own re-election effort.

10 posted on 06/06/2012 5:20:45 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Eye of Unk

I suspect these marathon, wall-to-wall ‘fundraising’ hysterics have more to do with feathering his nest than with preparing for another Presidential campaign!!

If the “O” administration has been an impenetrable fog for the last four years, (either because of his sheer ineptitude, incompetence or specific directive, etc.), the run up to the next Presidential election will be a positively Byzantine drama inside and outside the WH!

If Americans who support “O” have wanted the US to be more like Europe… well, at least we can say that NOW our politics have become AS shabby and openly corrupt as any country in Europe!!


11 posted on 06/06/2012 5:21:12 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: South Hawthorne

“O” is a perennial debutante....

All his BS life “O” was ‘always a bridesmaid, but never a bride’ and when he finally became the ‘bride’ he was forced into a situation where he had to parlay his character and ‘education’ (such as they may be understood) into action.

He could NOT and never WILL accomplish this!

Since he never had to ‘perform’…was never compelled to account for himself or for his own valuation OF himself… he does not have the habit or the inclination to BE the man he has marketed to supporters or to anyone else!


12 posted on 06/06/2012 5:35:14 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY
I am certain he will be a pain in the a$# like all the other Liberal former Presidents

I don't think so. I think when Obama loses the election, he will be persona non grata among the liberals.

Bill Clinton left office with many Americans seeing him as a successful president and a winner. Obama will be an embarrassment. Can you imagine people wanting to hear him speak, let alone pay for it?

I really think that once Obama is out of office, his credibility will be so shot that he won't even be able to make a living.

13 posted on 06/06/2012 5:39:40 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: SeekAndFind
"...golden age of government not seen since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt graced the White House."

I find that statement troubling, since FDR rammed Social Security up our collective arses, under the liberal LIE that the failure of the market system caused the depression. He's near the top of my scumbag socialist prez list.

14 posted on 06/06/2012 5:48:37 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is such a self-centered narcissist - I think he wants the presidency simply so people are forced to listen to him. Look at me, look at me, look at ME.

Bush was up at 5 every morning, slogging through. Of course our snide and vicious media never game him a drop of credit for that, while Obama is late everywhere and obviously would much rather play golf, while the media worships. It’ll be fun to watch their dismay Wed am in Nov. Those crude knuckledragging clinger types, it’s all their fault.

If O loses, my great joy is going to be watching him concede. He won’t do it right away, because he’ll simply be shocked, shocked that America is so unappreciative of his greatness. My guess is he’ll whine all the way through it.

My prediction is, after he’s gone, there will be a decent interval, and then he and the angry one will get a divorce. Even if they don’t, it will be a marriage in name only - Michelle has decided she likes globetrotting. My guess is she’s already quite tired of a very self-centered man, much more than the press realizes.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 5:51:17 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Maceman

Maybe, but I don’t think he’ll go away quietly...there’s too much material ‘benefit’ associated with the status of former President of the US.

I think an “O” industry will spring up and remain with us into perpetuity... there is certainly enough private money, public interest, MSM precedent in place to milk this ‘former President’ thing until Doomseday...not to mention “O’s” personality and demonstrated expectation of special consideration and deference !!


16 posted on 06/06/2012 5:55:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

THE PLAN

There will be another epic, world-shaking, September Surprise to help Obama.

You can bank on it.


17 posted on 06/06/2012 6:18:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt)
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To: Maceman

And given Obumo’s P-poor investment skills, he’ll probably squander away the fortune he’s amassed since being in the white hut to become...
the First Homeless Family.


18 posted on 06/06/2012 6:19:09 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: SMARTY
I don’t think he’ll go away quietly...
there’s too much material ‘benefit’ associated with the status of former President of the US.


19 posted on 06/06/2012 6:50:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt)
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To: Iron Munro

Or a Brietbart Vetting DRIP DRIP DRIP..... ..... .......


20 posted on 06/06/2012 6:55:45 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

My concern is the damage he will cause between November and January if he is unable to steal the election. You think what he’s done so FAR is bad.


21 posted on 06/06/2012 6:58:06 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: livius
“I agree. I think Bambi has a fall-back plan and probably won’t stay in the US after he’s president. He’ll probably openly go over to the side of our enemies and resume his citizenship in some Islamic country.”


He and the Missus will probably go back to his Homeland, Kenya, and bunk up with family - probably the brother who lives in a hut.

Michelle can take care of decorations, unless someone has that photo of Obama hanging curtains.

22 posted on 06/06/2012 7:09:43 AM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere.)
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