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Panic sets in at the White House
Boston Globe ^ | 6-18-2012 | John E. Sununu

Posted on 06/17/2012 7:23:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing

EXCLUSIVE MONDAY PREVIEW | OPINION

Panic sets in at the White House

By John E. Sununu | JUNE 18, 2012

KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

President Obama said, “the private sector is doing fine.”

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for President Obama, one of those stretches where everything seems to go south at once. The economy is soft, his poll numbers are down, and Europe has the markets on edge; Romney is even beating him in the money race. What was once hailed as personal confidence — or condemned as arrogance — is long gone. Panic has set in, and it’s making Team Obama do strange and disturbing things.

In Wisconsin, the result was merely a bit of comic relief. Fearful of making a personal appearance in a losing cause, Obama couldn’t even bring himself to phone it in. Instead, he packed the power of the presidency into a 95-character tweet endorsing Tom Barrett’s challenge to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Barrett, a plainspoken former congressman, is far too nice to speak the truth: Thanks for nothing.

Next came a more pronounced gaffe: Obama’s statement at a press conference that “the private sector is doing fine.” Panic can make anyone say crazy things, but blurting out irrational statements isn’t exactly ideal for a president of the United States.

Aides tried desperately to walk things back, but the damage was done precisely because it revealed an element of truth about Obama................

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho22; bho44; miserablefailure; presflustercluck
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1 posted on 06/17/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

could yall look at the comment section of this video and see if this has teeth?—thx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMUlWbO1rhk&feature=plcp


2 posted on 06/17/2012 7:27:20 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: smoothsailing

Barry is in a panic because its becoming clear to the masses of sheeple what we knew back in 2008: they guy is in completely over his head. Bill Clinton is right. He’s an “amateur” that fooled a lot of voters in 2008 because the media helped him, but he’s not fooling nearly as many in 2012.


3 posted on 06/17/2012 7:28:17 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: smoothsailing




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4 posted on 06/17/2012 7:28:58 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: smoothsailing

And June is not over yet.

Still to come—Sheriff Joe’s press conference on the latest finds about Zippy birth, and the Supreme Court rulings on Arizona HB1070 and on Obamacare.

Pray hard, call your reps tomorrow and demand impeachment proceeedings if Zippy doesn’t rescind his order on illegal aliens, and make popcorn—lots of it.


5 posted on 06/17/2012 7:32:27 PM PDT by exit82
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe a two word tweet would be good in November to Obummer and staff. YOU LOSE! or YOUR FIRED!


6 posted on 06/17/2012 7:34:43 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

7 posted on 06/17/2012 7:37:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Thank you, Patton!

Romney should be done at convention if God is pleased to save us from another morally deprived abortion loving president partial to adopting innocent children out to queers.

Thanks be to God for the Ron Paul front! Whatever they can do to explode the GOPE and their nominee is a heck of a lot more than we conservatives bothered to do.

They are going to HOLD THE DANG LINE. We imploded, compromised and cooperated with the RINO plantation owners.

Good for RP! We may get a convention and NOT a coronation!

NEWT/Walker, 2012


8 posted on 06/17/2012 7:41:39 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: smoothsailing

American has lost its credit rating.
Unemployment has been double what it should be for 3 ½ years.
Businesses are stuck in limbo worrying about how to pay for socialized health care.
Our natural resources are going to waste while we support hostile and oppressive governments by buying their crude oil, then paying extra taxes when we purchase gas that is refined here at inflated costs because of misguided environmental regulations.
We have an Energy Policy developed by non elected bureaucrats that is destroying our economy.
For 3 ½ years we’ve had no budget at all for managing our government.
Over FIVE TRILLION dollars of borrowed money has been frittered away on political paybacks and insider deals and no economic improvement has been seen.
We have troops dying in Afghanistan and Iraq, but no plan about what to do in either place.

meanwhile…

What is the President doing?

He has held 150 election fundraisers, jetted to Hollywood to raise money and make numerous appearances on late night talk shows.
He created his own trade treaty allowing foreign firms to ignore American Law.
This week he ignored congress to create his own program of amnesty and declared a national Gay and Lesbian month during a special event at the White House for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender supporters.
...and he continues to enjoy his time on the golf course.

These are the things he cares about.

9 posted on 06/17/2012 7:46:35 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: RitaOK

Yeah, I’ll take the guy who’s jumped the shark on a few issues over the windsock. I even had a dem come to my door to campaign for him because of the economy.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: smoothsailing

Let’s cut to the chase. While the electorate was ready for a change in direction in ‘08, Obama was an underqualified liberal and the thing that put him over the top was his being black.

Fastforward to today and here we are fearful that his blackness may reelect him. Were he not black, his performance and the state of the economy would guarantee the loss of any other incumbent.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 7:50:27 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: smoothsailing
Taken together, they expose a White House and a campaign that are adrift, out of momentum, and out of touch.

Sununu left out crooked as a dogs hind leg.

Zer0 is grasping at straws and isn't gonna find any because he can't throw any more money at the problems.

12 posted on 06/17/2012 7:51:50 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I guess now I will have to vote for Romney.


13 posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:23 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: umgud

14 posted on 06/17/2012 7:53:20 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Yes Romney sucks.
Got a better viable option?
Or would you rather see another four years of Obama?


15 posted on 06/17/2012 7:55:35 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/06/14/president-obama-the-biggest-government-spender-in-world-history/

President Obama: The Biggest Government Spender In World History


16 posted on 06/17/2012 7:57:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: smoothsailing
"The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government."

Look at the next sentence, it was no gaffe, he meant exactly that. All the Democrats and Economist that have gone along with this economic plan have the same impaired resume that no serious employer is going to consider.
17 posted on 06/17/2012 7:58:00 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: pops88

You mean a dem campaigned for whom? Newt? Walker?

How cool.

I believe Obama is done. This was NO year to have to nominate a socialist on a Republican ticket.

If Ron Paul & Company can correct that, I’m all for it.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: exit82

The Supremes could announce the Arizona ruling as early as tomorrow morning...

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/303070/team-obama-s-immigration-hypocrisy-deroy-murdock


19 posted on 06/17/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
June 3, 2008 Obama's nomination victory speech, St. Paul "I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal" I expect to see him soon in front of TOTUS with a long white beard and holding a pair of stone tablets.
20 posted on 06/17/2012 8:02:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: chicken head

Garbage, salacious garbage to sell books.


21 posted on 06/17/2012 8:09:24 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: RitaOK

A Dem passionately campaigned for Ron Paul. They voted for Obamao and saw the error of their ways. Too bad Newt dropped out as there is no way I’ll vote for the windsock.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 8:09:24 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: RitaOK
Sorry RitaOK, Romney was not my first choice but Ron Paul is not even on my list. After hearing him talk during the primary, I have concluded he is not dealing with a full deck.

In other works, he's a moron.

23 posted on 06/17/2012 8:10:24 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: jazusamo
As Mike Tyson famously observed, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Then the panic sets in.

Remember last night we were talking about "Cruisin' for a bruisin'! HA! I love it!

24 posted on 06/17/2012 8:11:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tumblindice

You mean stoned and holding a pair of tablets?


25 posted on 06/17/2012 8:13:48 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ctdonath2

My idea. VOTE MITTENS but give him a Tea Party Congress and Senate—If you can’t bring yourself to do Tea Party—Then Conservatives should do—even if they are Blue Dog Democrats.
Given a Conservative Congress—he will swing there way—the right way! He will reverse much of the problems of Obama—BUT he must have a Majority! If the Democat/Communists have enough they will block and snipe using the Media to try to paint Mitt as a new Bush. We must keep that from Happening!


26 posted on 06/17/2012 8:13:48 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: smoothsailing

I guess they have finally figured out that sucking even worse than their Republican opponent is not a good election strategy.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 8:16:44 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: smoothsailing

You know, if he doesn’t get reelected it’s not like it’s going to be bad. All that money from books, perks from being potus, photo ops he will do, more books, blah blah blah...

He’ll be going off to live the life of milk and honey.

Whereas the rest of us slobs are struggling with the economy he’s made and left for us.


28 posted on 06/17/2012 8:17:41 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: GOPJ

Thanks for the link, J, looks like it might be a good read. I’ll check it out in the morning. :)


29 posted on 06/17/2012 8:18:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: beethovenfan

No turn unstoned—yep, that’s our guy all right.
When people say `Hi’ to him, he says, `Yes.’


30 posted on 06/17/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: smoothsailing

One of the biggest things going for Obama is the lack of knowledge of the American people.


31 posted on 06/17/2012 8:20:21 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: smoothsailing

heh, heh, heh

Yep, you really called it and big time panic is where Zer0’s at.

It’s going to be very interesting to see just how much more he comes unhinged, I believe we haven’t seen anything yet. LOL!


32 posted on 06/17/2012 8:21:24 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: chicken head
Teeth? Yes, it does.

These pics available on 'net' a few years back; don't know if they still are or not; but perhaps with this book; they are back? Don't know. Also; some 'fun' may have been had - then or now - with some of the pics (Exotique may have had creative use?) but no question; that Ann Dunham is the legitimate star of these photographs. And this should not be so surprising. They do make sense; in Ann Dunham's world, where she shared her company with Frank Marshall Davis.

(Think too; 'en toto'; the pics themselves; while racy; are still, somewhat innocent. And Ann Dunham, certainly 'brave'/rebellious/daring. . .enough to go here.)

'Frank' (first name only used) was included in Obama's (and Bill Ayers') book. Obama offered that 'Frank' was his greatest 'mentor'; had most profound influence; or something to that effect. Given that Frank Marshall Davis an was an avowed communist (and amateur photographer) from Chicago; there may be more to story; as to how Obama ended up in Chicago. FMD; had many connections; friends; 'fellow travelers' who helped Obama. Including here, Bill Ayers father; who too; was a communist and active in Chicago; as was FMD; before moving to Hawaii.

We can note that the book title DOES not say 'Dreams OF My Father; but rather 'From'; My Father'.

This important; as we know that Obama; shares the same vision as FMD; per recreating America. . .

Know what my conclusions are.

33 posted on 06/17/2012 8:26:28 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Grow up and get over yourself.

The USA had to make an “Alli” out of Papa Joe Stalin.

Defeating the AXIS powers was more important than anything else, at that time.

The USA had to make an “Alli” out of the Taliban, when the USSR invaded Afghanistan.

Winning the Cold War was more important than anything else, at that time.

Today?

Defeating Obama is the most important thing we can do to save our Country.

DEFEATING the WORST CANDIDATE is often the only choice we have.

Again, grow up and face reality.

34 posted on 06/17/2012 8:27:25 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Patton@Bastogne
So who would you have us vote for...the agent of Satan.....

I am an American Soldier...defender of freedom against tyranny

and when I enter the valley of death

and the agent of Satan appears at my shoulder

I will be resolute and fear no evil

35 posted on 06/17/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: pops88; SMM48

Paul will never be the nominee, but more than we, he is capable of monkey wrench diplomacy, which is exactly what the Establishment has coming. Paul has no use for them and has been willing to stick around and say so.

I consider that a favor to the rest of us.


36 posted on 06/17/2012 8:28:36 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Agree per strategy. With Mitt; we can work for more Conservatives to ‘guide’ the Mother ship; so to speak. With Obama; it will be impossible to implement ‘Conservative Change’; and perhaps, impossible to ‘win’ another Election. Obama could well, just cancel them.


37 posted on 06/17/2012 8:31:52 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: jazusamo
"Sununu left out crooked as a dogs hind leg."

Sununu is so old old and he gave us Souter.

38 posted on 06/17/2012 8:32:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: umgud

If O’dumbo was White, everyone would be all over him without mercy. It would be a major Jimmah Carter slaughter.


39 posted on 06/17/2012 8:33:20 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Does not matter how we mix or match. As bad as Romney is; he is STILL, FAR better than opponent, Obama. And with ‘right’ Congress; Mitt will get better. Under Obama; we should prepare for ‘anything’; including not having a Congress.


40 posted on 06/17/2012 8:37:44 PM PDT by cricket (Narcissism IS the 'heart' of Liberalism . . .)
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To: jazusamo
"It’s going to be very interesting to see just how much more he comes unhinged, I believe we haven’t seen anything yet."

That's what I'm afraid of. Cornered animals are highly dangerous.

41 posted on 06/17/2012 8:38:16 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Paladin2
Sununu is so old old and he gave us Souter.

No, the old old John H Sununu gave us Souter. His son, John E Sununu, a former senator from New Hampshire, wrote this Boston Globe piece.

42 posted on 06/17/2012 8:59:28 PM PDT by rustbucket
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
That's what I'm afraid of. Cornered animals are highly dangerous.

Cornered MARXISTS are even more dangerous,

43 posted on 06/17/2012 9:05:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Patton@Bastogne

It’s amazing how quickly you can turn an anti-Obama post into an anti-Romeny one.

Do you really like Obama that much?

PS, Newt endorses Romney
Palin endorses Romney
Santorum endorses Romney
Tim Paw endorses Romney
Bauchmann endorses Romney
Cain endorses Romney

........ but you know better ,,,, ?


44 posted on 06/17/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Dittos Bump


45 posted on 06/17/2012 9:10:49 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: ctdonath2

That’s exactly what about 20 people are trying to do.


46 posted on 06/17/2012 9:11:26 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: cricket

i think anything is possible- but the comments on the video states that all ann dunham records has her listed as a MALE gender.. you think she could be a transvestite is what im saying? i asked snopes about this and they scrubbed about the vids. stange huh? that would be really messed up if she were a man—lol- nodody accually seen any pregnant photos of her - and those two peeps in the vid looks like trannys—lol..


47 posted on 06/17/2012 9:14:25 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: MindBender26

JOHN SUNUNU(THE SON) VOTED AGAINST DRILLING IN ANWAR. HE LOST THE NEXT ELECTION. TO HELL WITH HIM.


48 posted on 06/17/2012 9:29:08 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: cricket

do you know how to open these?

http://boardreader.com/thread/Ann_Dunham_Soetoro_nude_NSFW_mj37Xxen.html?o=0


49 posted on 06/17/2012 9:40:43 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: ncfool
A good slogan for the Obama administratin would be "Leading Tweeting from behind!"
50 posted on 06/17/2012 10:23:28 PM PDT by WMarshal (Bitter Clinger)
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