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Fear of Obama's Second Term Overblown, Says Expert
Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Gil Ronen

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 vis–a-vis Israel."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: barackrupt; expert; obama; secondterm; wmw
An expert has said that a second Obama term will not be so bad. In the event that he wins, leave. An expert has said that it will be all right.
1 posted on 09/25/2012 5:01:20 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Insanity: Doing the same thing all over again, expecting a different result.




2 posted on 09/25/2012 5:04:39 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m sure this “expert” is non biased.

Putting Hitler in power wasn’t so bad either. If you were a Nazi that is.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 5:05:31 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Fears of an Obama Second Term are as overblown as Ambassador Chris Stevens’ fears for his security in Libya.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 5:07:50 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Eleutheria5
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5 posted on 09/25/2012 5:08:25 AM 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: Eleutheria5

In between gushing and fawning, Ace McCain assured us all would be well, too.

FUJM, you loser!


6 posted on 09/25/2012 5:08:37 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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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.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 5:08:51 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The assumption there will be a second term even if he wins the election is not something I would bet on


8 posted on 09/25/2012 5:11:51 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Eleutheria5
No food for you!


9 posted on 09/25/2012 5:13:50 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: tomkat
My 3 tour vet. nephew put it this way;

Question: If you bought a scratch off lotto ticket, scratched it and it was a losing ticket. Would you hand it back to the clerk and purchase that exact ticket you just scratched again? Knowing that its not any good, Or would you purchase a new unscratched ticket, not knowing if it is a winner or loser?


Think about this parable when you go to vote.
10 posted on 09/25/2012 5:16:27 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Obama's biggest challenge in this election; reality.)
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To: Eleutheria5
A 2nd term would be worse than imagined. Ruling by fiat and executive order along with backup from a far-left SCOTUS and redistribution policies galore would spell nothing but trouble.
11 posted on 09/25/2012 5:16:33 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: Eleutheria5

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?


12 posted on 09/25/2012 5:16:53 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Eleutheria5
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, thinks Israeli fears of a hostile second term Obama presidency are overblown

Than he is a complete JERK.

13 posted on 09/25/2012 5:17:05 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

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?


14 posted on 09/25/2012 5:18:06 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yoram Ettinger is a modern kapo, leading his fellow Jews on the quiet walk to the showers.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 5:32:01 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: John 3_19-21
Excellent !
16 posted on 09/25/2012 5:36:27 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Eleutheria5
Another satan worshiper.

LLS

17 posted on 09/25/2012 5:39:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: John 3_19-21
Or would you purchase a new unscratched ticket, not knowing if it is a winner or loser? Think about this parable when you go to vote.

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.

18 posted on 09/25/2012 5:44:53 AM 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: Eleutheria5

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.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Eleutheria5

Experts? Pardon me but isn’t it “experts” that got us where we are today?


20 posted on 09/25/2012 6:03:48 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Eleutheria5
Fears of an Obama Second Term are as overblown

There is nothing left to fear when you are dead

21 posted on 09/25/2012 6:13:26 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Eleutheria5
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."

None of those guys were commies either!
22 posted on 09/25/2012 6:16:59 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: ETL; potlatch; All
Excellent Photoshop creation!

But I'd say the color of the uniforms could have been done with more of a definitive meaning in mind.

23 posted on 09/25/2012 6:20:10 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I didn’t create it. It was posted on FR by another Freeper who found it online.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 6:22:03 AM 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: Eleutheria5
Open Mic Catches Obama Asking Medvedev for Space on Missile Defense
March 26, 2012

"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."

http://fox8.com/2012/03/26/open-mic-catches-obama-asking-medvedev-for-space-on-missile-defense/
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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 it’s 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 president’s 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 president’s 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 shouldn’t be too flexible:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/29/obama-plans-double-cross-on-missile-defense/print/

25 posted on 09/25/2012 6:26:16 AM 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: Eleutheria5
Photobucket
President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake. (my caption)

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/04/17/2698451-obama-chavez-shake-hands-at-americas-summit
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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:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/south-america-mainmenu-37/3122-resurgent-communism-in-latin-america?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=
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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.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html

26 posted on 09/25/2012 6:27:10 AM 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: Eleutheria5
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27 posted on 09/25/2012 6:27:43 AM 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: Eleutheria5

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.


28 posted on 09/25/2012 6:35:08 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Eleutheria5

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?


29 posted on 09/25/2012 6:36:15 AM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Freepers know what’s going to happen that why I’ve only seen one Ryan 2016 post!


30 posted on 09/25/2012 6:38:24 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Eleutheria5; SunkenCiv; Impy; InterceptPoint; Sarah; Sarah Barracuda; forkinsocket; ariamne; ...
"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 vis–a-vis Israel."

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.)

31 posted on 09/25/2012 6:39:16 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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Duly noted.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:24 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 6:50:46 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Eleutheria5; pookie18
OBAMAPPOTUS
34 posted on 09/25/2012 7:00:43 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Eleutheria5

satan tried to tempt CHRIST also.

LLS


35 posted on 09/25/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: justiceseeker93

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.


36 posted on 09/25/2012 7:27:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Eleutheria5

Wonder how many Israelie’s they interviewed before they got the answer they wanted.
Do you know who Bill Veeck Is?


37 posted on 09/25/2012 12:27:37 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Venturer
"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?"

DNC County Chairman: Christians Want Jewish People to Die - VIDEO

38 posted on 09/25/2012 12:43:00 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

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.


39 posted on 09/25/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: justiceseeker93; ETL
We shall not mention 'color' but the 'king has no clothes'!!


40 posted on 09/25/2012 4:59:07 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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