Skip to comments.Fear of Obama's Second Term Overblown, Says Expert
Posted on 09/25/2012 5:01:10 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Former Israeli delegate for Congressional matters in Washington and a top expert on relations with the U.S., Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, thinks Israeli fears of a hostile second term Obama presidency are overblown.
In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Ettinger explained that contrary to popular perception, "The bottom line is that a second term president is always weaker than a first term president. This is true for all second term American presidents other than one James Monroe. A second term president becomes less and less relevant for both chambers of Congress from the day of his reelection. This this was true for Clinton's second term, Reagan's second term, as well as Nixon's, Lyndon B. Johnson's, Eisenhower's etc."
"When it comes to the possibility of President Obama winning reelection whatever he may try to do, he will need the support of Congress, and if Israel cultivates its ties with the legislature and leverages the immense goodwill toward it on Capitol Hill, then Obama will be severely constrained a far as any possible negative initiatives visa-vis Israel."
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
I’m sure this “expert” is non biased.
Putting Hitler in power wasn’t so bad either. If you were a Nazi that is.
Fears of an Obama Second Term are as overblown as Ambassador Chris Stevens’ fears for his security in Libya.
In between gushing and fawning, Ace McCain assured us all would be well, too.
FUJM, you loser!
The difference is that even if Obama does nothing the harm is already baked into the cake. Take Obamacare for example.
We need to remove Obama to repeal and tear down what he’s already done.
The assumption there will be a second term even if he wins the election is not something I would bet on
Here is Israels own delegate telling his fellow Jews to vote for Obama. It will be fine.
You still wonder why Jews vote for Obama?
Than he is a complete JERK.
Will McCain come out with a statement that reassures us that we shouldn’t be “skeered” of an Obama second term, and hoist the white flag like he did last time? Where was the barf alert?
Yoram Ettinger is a modern kapo, leading his fellow Jews on the quiet walk to the showers.
Here's one I came up with about 2 weeks ago:
Voting for Romney is like crashing into a tree to avoid going off a cliff. At least there's a chance of surviving.
An unusual statement from Ettinger. Apparently he hasn’t noticed that obama ignores Congress and does what he wants, both by executive fiat and through his islamist ontrolled state department.
Experts? Pardon me but isn’t it “experts” that got us where we are today?
There is nothing left to fear when you are dead
But I'd say the color of the uniforms could have been done with more of a definitive meaning in mind.
I didn’t create it. It was posted on FR by another Freeper who found it online.
"In a private conversation about the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe, President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for space on the issue.
This is my last election, Obama told Medvedev. After my election I have more flexibility.
I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, Medvedev said, referring to incoming President Vladimir Putin."
Obama was talking with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when neither of them realized that their conversation was being picked up by microphones. Here is what they said:
Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but its important for him to give me space.
Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you ...
Obama: This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.
Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility. That statement tells us much about the presidents mindset.
The specific mention of missile defense is worrisome enough. Mr. Obama has retreated from the missile defense plan that was negotiated with European allies during the George W. Bush administration. Apparently, he is signaling Moscow that he intends to retreat further. The clear implication from the presidents comments is that he cannot tell the American people before the election what he plans to do after the election.
In addition, there is the phrase on all these issues, implying more is at stake than just missile defense.
Article: Obama plans double cross on missile defense
When it comes to keeping America safe, we shouldnt be too flexible:
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world, Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His new world order includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.
Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:
From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
Maybe so in the past.
But obungler has refined the executive order process and that makes him much more dangerous than any previous second termer.
Besides, waiting four more years for a sane man to start working on our serious problems is an invitation to disaster.
The ‘expert’ has made a fatal mistake. They believe that if Odopehead doesn’t have congress, he can’t do anything. There are plenty of signals that show Omoslem himself fully intends to rule by decree. And congress appears uninterested in stopping the fecal-brained kenyan from doing so.
Doesn’t anybody wonder what Oflatula meant when he told the Russian’s he’d have “more flexibility” after the election?
Freepers know what’s going to happen that why I’ve only seen one Ryan 2016 post!
This former Israeli ambassador may think he understands the American system of government, but he doesn't quite understand Obama. Regardless of Israel's support in Congress, Obama has shown a tendency to abuse the Constitution and the law by doing end runs around the legislative branch. (I'd bet that the former ambassador is from Labour or some other left-leaning party in Israel.)
I don’t care about how the Israelis feel about a second Obama term, but I am scared to death. In a second term Obama will mostly by executive order dismantle free enterprise, kill free speech, curtail the right to bear arms and move the US to a bankrupt socialist economy.
satan tried to tempt CHRIST also.
Yoram Ettinger is Likud and a rightwing hardliner. That is why this statement is so unusual. I am chalking it up to his misunderstanding of how obama will operate if he is reelected.
Wonder how many Israelie’s they interviewed before they got the answer they wanted.
Do you know who Bill Veeck Is?
We can all just pray that not all Jews are that friggin ignorant.And of course they arent.
That particular one is crazy as a toilet rat.