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Obama’s Learned He’s a Failure (Update: Romney Slams Obama)
National Review ^ | 9-20-2012 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 09/20/2012 1:59:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing

September 20, 2012

Obama’s Learned He’s a Failure

Jonah Goldberg

This is a remarkable admission:

Obama video - "I've learned you can't change Washington from the inside".

Two points: 1) Given how he so often says he wakes up every morning thinking about what he could do to create jobs, it’s interesting that he says his inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform (even when he totally controlled Congress) was his biggest failure. But I suppose that can be written off as simple pandering.

2) His biggest lesson, meanwhile, is that “you can’t change Washington from the inside.” Wait a second. In the 2008 primaries, his whole argument with Hillary Clinton was over this exact question. She believed that you can change Washington from the inside and Barack Obama said you couldn’t.

For example, in a Nevada debate, Obama said he wasn’t a very organized person. But that didn’t matter because it was the president’s job to inspire people. The presidency “involves having a vision for where the country needs to go . . . and then being able to mobilize and inspire the American people to get behind that agenda for change.”

Hillary rejected this formulation. She said being president is about being the “chief executive officer” who must be “able to manage and run the bureaucracy.”

Obama won that fight. But as president he conspicuously failed to inspire people, save for the tea parties who proceeded to drive a historic victory for the Republicans in 2010. For example, after over 50 speeches, statements and addresses on ObamaCare he never made it a popular piece of legislation.

And now he’s saying he had to learn an idea he never subscribed to was wrong. How introspective of him!

And then he goes on to blame his failures not on any of his shortcomings but on the Republicans.

So we need to reelect a guy who cares more about comprehensive immigration reform than fixing the economy so he can once again fail to inspire people because the Republicans aren’t inspired by him.

Update: Hey this was fast, and encouraging!

Video - Romney Slams Obama For Saying He Can't Change Washington From Inside


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: change; commielingo; forward; transformation

1 posted on 09/20/2012 1:59:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

“Failed” at what? His stated goal is to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”. Do we want him to succeed in that??


2 posted on 09/20/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: smoothsailing

This gaffe should be big. It should be at the same level as “You didn’t build that”.

•”If we do not change our politics — if we do not fundamentally change the way Washington works — then the problems we’ve been talking about for the last generation will be the same ones that haunt us for generations to come.”
-—Obama 2008

This is just another example of Obama learning on the job at the expense of the American people.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: smoothsailing
His on the job education continues.

Obama video - "I've learned you can't change Washington from the inside".

For the first time in his life he didn't say "I." He's congenitally incapable of taking responsibility for anything.

He learned that you can't change Washington from the inside.
He's so smart! Let's give him four more years so he can get his Master's in blaming us.

4 posted on 09/20/2012 2:52:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: smoothsailing
Here's a failure and a lie he [and Hillary] can't escape;


5 posted on 09/20/2012 2:57:41 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: TigersEye
For the first time in his life he didn't say "I." He's congenitally incapable of taking responsibility for anything.

Actually, this isn't the first time. You may recall: "Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as WE expected".

6 posted on 09/20/2012 3:00:45 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman
OK, I exaggerated.

He shuffles off responsibility like a dog shaking dust off its back. ;^)

7 posted on 09/20/2012 3:06:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: potlatch

That is a great graphic but the walls were scaled in Cairo not Benghazi. There were no protests at all in Benghazi.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 3:09:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: ETL

9 posted on 09/20/2012 3:12:51 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: skinndogNN
"If we do not change our politics — if we do not fundamentally change the way Washington works — then the problems we’ve been talking about for the last generation will be the same ones that haunt us for generations to come." -—Obama 2008

"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"
--B.H.Obama, 2008

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Yahoo search results for "Fundamentally Transforming The United States Of America":
http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=moz35&p=%22Fundamentally+Transforming+The+United+States+Of+America%22&SpellState=n-2204099546_q-bsN.LA3I3%2F%2FdGaQgkeauogAAAA%40%40&fr2=sp-top
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"This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."--Sam Webb, Chairman Communist Party USA

Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling:
http://cpusa.org/obama-state-of-the-union-he-got-the-ball-rolling

10 posted on 09/20/2012 3:22:06 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: skinndogNN
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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA
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After the election....

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A Landslide Mandate For Change

A breakthrough election
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!

We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-people’s movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all people’s movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.

The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and people’s unity.

There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.

The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.

http://cpusa.org/a-landslide-mandate-for-change-report-to-the-national-committee-meeting-11-15-08/
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July 1, 2009...

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Change is Here, Change is Coming

Sam Webb, National Chair, Communist Party, USA:

http://cpusa.org/change-is-here-change-is-coming/
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"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/election.president/index.html

11 posted on 09/20/2012 3:22:39 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: TigersEye

Ahhh, thanks TigersEye. I’ll go take that out!!


12 posted on 09/20/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch

Wow, that’s powerful graphic. Nicely done.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 3:26:42 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: potlatch

I hated to point it out. I hope it’s not too hard to change it. You do such great work, potlatch, tremendous work IMO, but I thought you would want to know. :-)


14 posted on 09/20/2012 3:34:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Thanks so much TigersEye, I am grateful that you told me. I just took it back into Animation Shop, cut the one frame, resaved it and reuploaded, deleted the old one and renamed the new one. I’ve got quite good at that, lol. Some have to refresh to see the new one though.

Also, thanks so much for your kind compliments!!


15 posted on 09/20/2012 3:43:37 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: ETL

Thanks so much ETL, I had to remove a frame as you will see. Appreciate your words!


16 posted on 09/20/2012 3:45:39 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: smoothsailing

“Obama’s Learned He’s a Failure”

He needs to learn socialism and communism doesn’t work. Then again, like most far left elitists, it’s not really about doing what’s right for the common folk. It’s about their own personal power, fame and wealth.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 3:46:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: potlatch
I’ve got quite good at that, lol.

To say the least! ;-)

You even fixed it so the ones you already posted will be updated. Very nicely done.

18 posted on 09/20/2012 4:05:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: smoothsailing
"I've learned you can't change Washington from the inside"

OK, stop trying. You don't want to keep failing, do you? In fact, why not let the Romney's move into the WH early and you can go help get the Hawaii Choom-house ready. We'll understand if you quit.

19 posted on 09/20/2012 4:08:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, it’s just replacing one with another but the name HAS to be the same as the original one. Then it appears!! ;)


20 posted on 09/20/2012 4:19:04 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch
I know that was the easy part. You worked hard making the part you deleted.
You'll say you didn't but I know better.
21 posted on 09/20/2012 4:35:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Well, I messed up and I’d much rather have it correct as I posted it many times. So, I’m thankful you told me as others might not have been as kind, lol. Many thanks!


22 posted on 09/20/2012 4:42:23 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch

This is excellent, potlatch! It’s definitely one of your best, and you’ve done some great ones! :o)


23 posted on 09/20/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ETL

24 posted on 09/20/2012 5:29:48 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: smoothsailing

Thank you SS. People seem to like the slideshows, my “China Bow” was the most popular of all I guess. I still see it being posted. Appreciate your comments friend.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 5:33:38 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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