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Liberals fret: Is Obama bored? Does he want a second term? Maybe not.
Wash Examiner ^ | 10.07.12 | Byron York

Posted on 10/07/2012 10:35:29 AM PDT by Perdogg

There’s no doubt President Obama’s liberal supporters are worried by his lackluster performance in the Denver debate. “Everyone is in shock,” one show-business liberal told the Hollywood reporter. “No one can understand what happened.” The Obama faithful are offering the White House advice, talking points, pep talks — anything to improve the president’s performance when he next faces Mitt Romney at Hofstra University on October 16.

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1 posted on 10/07/2012 10:35:33 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

I think he knows what is coming next quarter.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 10:36:34 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

He does want a second term...he just doesn’t want to work for it.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 10:38:57 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Perdogg

Romney wants it more.

Vote for Romney.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 10:40:38 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Perdogg

During the last debate, Barry gave me the impression that he knows that he is in over his head. Besides, he also knows the crappy economy he’ll “inherit” if he is reelected. It’s worse now than the one he “inherited” from Dubya.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 10:40:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Perdogg

Of course he wants a second term.If he gets the boot he knows that OsamaObamaCare might go down in flames and he does *not* want that.If he gets four more he’ll just mail in the unconstitutional Executive Orders and spend the rest of the time on the links,secure in the knowledge that the Republicans won’t be able to do a damn thing about it and that he’ll be adored by many,here and overseas,for the rest of his sorry existence.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Until a second American revolution breaks out.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Perdogg
He expected Romney to fight like McCain (i.e. not at all).
8 posted on 10/07/2012 10:44:03 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s impossible for Bozo to come back. You can’t cram a lifetime of learning into a few mock debates.

Mitt has done his due diligence. Obama, not so much.

The rest is inevitable. The media will harp on some “gaffes,” but the horse has left the barn.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 10:45:14 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Perdogg

He knows he can not please his handlers and deal with a Republican House and Senate. He knows the fixed books must be unfixed and the real problems revealed. He knows he has no clue as to how to solve the problem.

He probably knows that he has had more death threats than any living president.

It boils down to a lose, lose, lose, lose proposition.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 10:45:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Perdogg

He’s bored and she’s admitted to hating being FOTUS. OTOH, they enjoy the perks. It’s a coin toss.


11 posted on 10/07/2012 10:46:50 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Perdogg
I've been saying all along that he doesn't want a second term.

Why work 4 more years when he will get the same pension and benefits....for life!!!

12 posted on 10/07/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Perdogg

Bored or hungover?


13 posted on 10/07/2012 10:47:06 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Perdogg
Carnival Barkers have a hard time when outside the Carnival.
14 posted on 10/07/2012 10:47:38 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

After this past three years of total surrender to jihadists and economic ruin via debt/socialized medicine and welfare, the nation is in over it’s head, no matter who win’s the election, the damage is going to result in crisis for the US.

I hope Romney wins to get Obama and his commie Czars out. But I feel sorry for him if he “wins” the foreign and domestic disaster that is America today. It’s going to be painful in terms of foreign attacks and domestic hysterics.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Perdogg
He's been considered brilliant by libs/Dems/press his entire career including his first 2 years when he had Pelosi doing his dirty work. He's bored with no longer being considered a god. Convincing people your stupid ideas aren't...is hard work. He's never had to do that before. Even if he's reelected, he's likely looking at an even more hostile Congress. He just wants results, he doesn't want to actually work for them.
16 posted on 10/07/2012 10:49:21 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: SaraJohnson

I agree. The future doesn’t look very bright for America. It’s going to take a long time to clean up the mess left over from the past four or five years. JMO.


17 posted on 10/07/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Perdogg

It occurred to me some time ago, and only got reinforced during and after the debate, that Obama would be inheriting
FOUR years of failed Obama policies, rather than 8 years of failed Bush policies. Looking toward the future, I can see how dispiriting it must be for someone like him, to see himself over a period of a new 4 year term,defending himself
while dealing with all the nagging questions of
JUST WHY IT WAS that ALL his policies were continuing to plague the country.This is not a guy who is cut out for that kind of politics. It’s either throw in the towel, or risk having to become a literal demagogue that was willing to defend the growing unrest that would follow him around for four more years.As we already know, he’d rather play Celebrity President, and play golf and shoot hoops.’
We are witnessing the first phase of Obama throwing in the towel, and the next debates, between him and Romney, and between Ryan and Biden, are only going to accelerate that process.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 10:52:31 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: SaraJohnson

I agree with you.

If I had to guess at this point, Romney will win. He will act decisively to correct things, and be fought every inch of the way by the democrats/media.

Palin may be our nominee in 2016.

It’s early to be speaking too much about that, but it’s on the map. Romney 2012. Palin 2016.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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20 posted on 10/07/2012 10:55:15 AM PDT by devolve (----- ------- ------------c.1000_and_c.1620-------- ----------------------------)
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To: Perdogg

Of course he’s bored. He was the Chosen One. He got the Nobel Prize before they unpacked the boxes in the West Wing. It’s been all downhill since then. Why bother?


21 posted on 10/07/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Perdogg

He want a second term, but he wants people to give it to him. Romney wants to earn it.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 11:07:31 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Perdogg

This is your brain on Kool-Aid.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 11:11:45 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: supremedoctrine

If Romney wins, the curtain will be lifted off of how bad things really are and then it’s Romney’s fault. If obama wins, we get 4 more years of the media fauning over this guy.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 11:19:10 AM PDT by virgil
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To: Perdogg

Remember all those so-sophisticated libs who told us that he’s way too smart for this job? That he’s so far ahead of the rest of us in intelligence that he’s just bored by how slow the system is to react to his genius? This stupidity is just another iteration of that approach.

I will grant them this much, however - it is clear that *he* thinks he’s so much better than the peons he has to rule over. Unfortunately there are no openings among the Greek gods at the moment, so the poor lad has to settle for the task of POTUS, despite the fact that (in his mind) it’s so much below him.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 11:19:47 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Perdogg

I think Obama can actually feel the futility of converting America to a socialist nation. Even after purging his past, replacing nearly every high level position with someone who is either Moslem or a communist he is still trying to row upstream with half a paddle, he just keeps on making left hand circles.

Give it up now, walk away now to fight again another day? or push on through like a high speed caravan hitting a dense patch of fog on a turnpike?


26 posted on 10/07/2012 11:24:30 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Perdogg
When the MSM writes this, it's over! I've said it before...It would not surprise me in the least bit Obama was tanking this election.

Obama's destruction has been done!

27 posted on 10/07/2012 11:24:57 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Perdogg

I said awhile back that Obama doesn’t want another term - he wants money. He bought a big house in Hawaii and probably doesn’t give a hoot if he’s re-elected - he barely worked the last 4 years. He travels with a teleprompter for gods sake - how many people who work for a living travel with a teleprompter? He does want donors money - you don’t buy a $35M house on a community organizers salary.

I’m guessing all those billions to buddies who were campaign donors were kicked back, is some part, to Obama....

Really - what did we expect ?


28 posted on 10/07/2012 11:46:21 AM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Perdogg

lol....”Bored”.

That implies a degree of intelligence he doesn’t possess.

It’s not boredom: what we’re seeing is fear of reality.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Perdogg

Obama thinks he should just be CROWNED President. He WANTS it BAD....he doesn’t want to give up all the perks and VACATIONS!!


30 posted on 10/07/2012 11:51:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mike_9958

I’ve seen stories written that he bought a big house in Hawaii, but I have YET to see any evidence of it!! WHere is it??? Where’s the PROOF??


31 posted on 10/07/2012 11:54:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m sure these bill boards are probably all over the country, but I saw my first one the other day and almost drove off the road. It is a big pic of the Great One, mopping his brow and looking beat, and it says something about Poor Obama, if he gets reelected he’ll inherit such a mess!


32 posted on 10/07/2012 12:09:10 PM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: Ann Archy; mike_9958

I with ya Ann, I would like to see a source for the supposed Hawaii home.


33 posted on 10/07/2012 12:11:01 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Palin may be our nominee in 2016.

You guys who think you can "primary" a sitting president really crack me up.

34 posted on 10/07/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT by j_tull (Keep Congress Kennedy Free - Sean Bielat for Congress #MA4)
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To: j_tull

Yea and if things are so bad you can primary a sitting president that party ain’t got a chance.


35 posted on 10/07/2012 12:29:16 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Perdogg
Interesting speculation here in this piece. I was at a senior corporate management meeting for my company last month, and we had a general discussion about the election and its implications for our industry. My input was this: "Personally, I'm getting the impression that Mitt Romney is running for a job that Barack Obama doesn't even want anymore."

This was based largely on Obama's dull performance in his convention acceptance speech. His debate performance last week only reinforces this view of mine.

I can imagine what the last few months have been like in the White House.

Obama: "I don't want to do this anymore. Just let me go and play golf and run my fantasy football teams until January."

DNC Representative: "If you start acting that way in public, you're going to bring dozens of Democratic members of Congress down with you. You have to play the game until November, or else Democratic voters all over the place will stay home on Election Day. Pay no mind to the sacking of the U.S. consulate in Libya and the murder of the U.S. ambassador over there, dude ... you've got to get out to Las Vegas to raise money for this charade -- oops, I mean -- for the cause."

36 posted on 10/07/2012 12:33:34 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Perdogg
According to current thinking, reelection is the test of presidential adequacy and greatness. If you can't get reelected you're a failure. If you can get reelected -- and even get a successor of your own party elected afterwards -- you just might be a great president.

Obama didn't wholly accept that. His statement that he'd "rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president" reflects his disagreement. But official Washington and academia and public memory have come to associate success with reelection, so that's what Obama's trying for.

What Obama really wants at some deeper level is harder to say. Maybe he senses that the presidency hasn't really worked out for him, and some part of Obama doesn't want it. Maybe he feels in some semi-conscious way that he can't form a narrative of success out of his record. But that's not something he'd come out and say or even admit to himself.

37 posted on 10/07/2012 12:36:43 PM PDT by x
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To: Perdogg

Have I been wearing foil for too long now, or does ANYONE ELSE think that whole “performance” by Barry was totally planned?

It was far too easy...something doesn’t set well with me.


38 posted on 10/07/2012 12:45:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Ann Archy

Just do a websearch. Not hard to do. obama hawaii house

Part 1
http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas-already-preparing-for-move-to-hawaii-in-january-2013-hyde-park-neighbors-talking-about-chicago-house-being-sold-soon-63935

Photos
http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/Real-Estate/July-2011/As-seen-on-Hawaii-Five-0-Fantastic-Kailua-estate/

Part 2
http://hillbuzz.org/who-is-funding-the-purchase-of-the-35-million-beachfront-hawaiian-estate-for-barack-and-michelle-obama-to-move-into-come-january-2013-2013

Part 3 - (Including Photoshopped picture of Marian R. holding up a picture of the house.)
http://hillbuzz.org/celebrate-empty-chair-day-in-barack-michelle-obamas-35-million-kailua-hawaii-mansion-being-purchased-for-them-by-penny-pritzker-and-wealthy-chicagoans-96516

Part 4
http://hillbuzz.org/why-arent-the-occupy-wall-street-kids-angry-about-the-obamas-getting-a-35-million-beachfront-mansion-in-hawaii-24333


39 posted on 10/07/2012 12:55:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: sirchtruth; Ann Archy; mike_9958

He didn’t buy the house. Others are arranging the fundraising according to the article.

See my post #39.


40 posted on 10/07/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Perdogg

It is my belief that Obama has higher aspirations. After all, the job of POTUS is beneath him but a necessary step to the next level. Obama wants to be the leader of the whole world in the coming NWO. He’s looking to take the reigns of the UN. Call me a religious nut, but I think Obama could be the Antichrist.


41 posted on 10/07/2012 1:23:47 PM PDT by SFRigger (It may be about time to water the tree of liberty again.)
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To: Ann Archy

Ann do a simple web search


42 posted on 10/07/2012 1:28:30 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

If Romney wins, he will be the nominee in 2016. Palin (or whoever else) will have to wait until 2020. For what it’s worth, Palin will still only be 56 years old in 2020 - seven years younger than Romney is today. So Palin has plenty of time. But based on my observations of her over the past year, I feel that she may be out of politics for good.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 1:37:01 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: sirchtruth; Ann Archy

Hilbuzz is where I’ve seen it, nowhere else.


44 posted on 10/07/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: mandaladon

I read that it was michelle who did not want him to have a second term.

Don’t know if it’s true or not, but if it is, pray like heck, Michelle.


45 posted on 10/07/2012 2:51:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: little jeremiah

Pritzker has not lifted a finger to help with the 2012 campaign financing because she’s in charge of leaning on large donors to fund both the Obamas’ post-presidential home and the Obama Presidential Library. If you’ve wondered why Pritzker’s been absent from the Obama campaign team and why his fundraising has been so anemic, it’s because the wealthiest donors do not believe he’s going to win a second term and are instead giving their campaign contributions to Mitt Romney so they can have some clout and favor with the incoming White House.

Read more http://hillbuzz.org/celebrate-empty-chair-day-in-barack-michelle-obamas-35-million-kailua-hawaii-mansion-being-purchased-for-them-by-penny-pritzker-and-wealthy-chicagoans-96516


46 posted on 10/07/2012 2:53:31 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Besides, he also knows the crappy economy he’ll “inherit” if he is reelected.

If he gets re-elected, he doesn't care how bad the economy is or how bad it will get. He really hasn't cared that much about the economy the last 4 years ... only enough to try to get re-elected. The guy wants 4 more years to party on the taxpayer dime ... AF1, golf (right ... is that what he's REALLY doing?), keeping The Mooch happy with expensive vacays & shopping trips, etc.

47 posted on 10/07/2012 3:12:58 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Don Corleone

That’s interesting, thank you. Hilbuzz is well worth reading on these topics.


48 posted on 10/07/2012 3:13:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Right Wing Assault
Sorry, but I'm not buying it. Hawaii is TOO far from all his HOMIES in HOLLYWEIRD!!

I would hear this on FOX, and I haven;t....or Hewitt, or Prager, or Hannity or Rush. Just not believing it....sorry.

49 posted on 10/07/2012 3:37:44 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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50 posted on 10/07/2012 3:49:57 PM PDT by ch.man
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