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Entering home stretch, Obama campaign running on empty
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2012 | Byron York

Posted on 10/19/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

President Obama's stump speech Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester, N.H., was much like the speeches he's given across battleground states in the last few weeks. Listen to it, and you'll hear the short version of what the president promises to accomplish in a second term. It's not much.

"I will not be satisfied until everybody who wants to work hard can find a job," the president told the crowd. To make that happen, he promised to do five things.

First, he would "send fewer jobs overseas [and] sell more products overseas." He proposed to "reward companies that are investing right here" in order to "create good jobs and provide security for the middle class."

Second, he would "control more of our own energy and how we use energy" by "investing in the energy sources of tomorrow." This will not only make America more energy-independent, Obama said, but will also help stop global warming, which leads to "droughts and floods and fires."

Third, the president would create "the best education system in the world right here in the United States." He proposed to hire new math and science teachers and provide job training in community colleges. He also said he'll "work with colleges and universities to keep tuition low."

Fourth, Obama would "cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years." He has already "cut spending that we didn't need," he said, and will do more in the future, but vowed not to cut any funds in areas like education and research.

Fifth, Obama would raise taxes on higher-income Americans. "We can't get this done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on their incomes above $250,000," Obama said. "That's how you do it."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; obama
And that's it. "That's my agenda for change," Obama told the crowd. "That's what we need to do. ... That's why I'm running for a second term." The president offered no specifics on how he would accomplish any of it.

Mitt Romney has been the target of sometimes withering criticism for offering scant details to support his campaign proposals. But could there be anything less substantial than the Obama second-term agenda?

1 posted on 10/19/2012 9:23:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words - he would keep doing all the stupid things he is already doing...


2 posted on 10/19/2012 9:24:33 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Mr. K
RUNNING ON EMPTY...


3 posted on 10/19/2012 9:26:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And the crowd yelled back...we don’t want to work....we want what we’re entitled to....food, shelter, clothing...but we want the good stuff....like he got.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 9:26:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau
And the crowd yelled back...we don’t want to work....we want what we’re entitled to....food, shelter, clothing...but we want the good stuff....like he got.


MOUNT RUSHMORE HONORS OBAMA

5 posted on 10/19/2012 9:28:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It is because his ‘world’ is intellectually void of reason and truth. He appeals to sloth and greed and blame for self destructive behavior. When confronted with substantive honest and direct complaint (Romney in the debates) he later responds on the campaign trail “Romney wants to kill Big Bird”.

Nothing substantive, no explanation for his failure; only more vague promises of more largess without any explanation of how all what he’s done and what he is again promising gets paid for.

The ultimate answer to his idiotic attacks? Last night. Romney. “In the spirit of Sesame Street, the President’s remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter “O” and the number “16 Trillion.” It pretty much says it all.

This is the biting rebuke we must barrage this skidmark with for the rest of his miserable only term in office.


6 posted on 10/19/2012 9:29:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama's new theme song, courtesy of Jackson Browne.

"Running on, running on empty
Running on, running blind
Running on, running into the sun
But I'm running behind"

7 posted on 10/19/2012 9:29:41 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind
"That's my agenda for change,"

Sounds like an endorsement for Romney. Obama is the one who has been President for four long, dreary years. If change is necessary, he should be the first to go. That is the best way to effect the "change".

8 posted on 10/19/2012 9:29:52 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Sacajaweau
And the crowd yelled back...we don’t want to work....we want what we’re entitled to....food, shelter, clothing...but we want the good stuff....like he got.


MOUNT RUSHMORE HONORS OBAMA

9 posted on 10/19/2012 9:31:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Sacajaweau

Everything he says makes it sound as if he hasn’t been president for the last 4 years.

All of it begs the question, ok, Mr. President, what have you accomplished in the last 4 years to work towards each of these goals you just mentioned???


10 posted on 10/19/2012 9:33:06 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Gaffer

11 posted on 10/19/2012 9:33:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

His chair is empty and so is his binder.


12 posted on 10/19/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT by TomGuy (Dukakis is to tank as Obama is to binder & Big Bird)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barack Obama is offering us four more years of the same Obama Misery Index.

That’s not good enough for the country - it wants change and is going to get it in 2013.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SeekAndFind
Fifth, Obama would raise taxes on higher-income Americans. "We can't get this done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on their incomes above $250,000," Obama said. "That's how you do it."

One thing the 'rats never answer -- what tax rate is high enough for a "fair share"? It's always "more taxes"... they'll never put out a number that says "this is 'fair share', not a penny less or more".

14 posted on 10/19/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Mr. K

Obama has been running on empty and on a glide path since January, 2011 - when the Republican majority was seated in the House of Representatives.

He has accomplished NOTHING other than obstruction and destruction since then, and he wasn’t terribly good at construction before then. Univision called it correctly when they went after him for not doing anything on immigration, when he had the hearts and minds of the entire Congress.

When the political capital is spent, sometimes it is difficult or impossible to rebuild it.


15 posted on 10/19/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: SeekAndFind

He had 4 years and only made things worse.

Time to give someone else a chance.

Sorry————It’s way past time. He should have been impeached when he refused to enforce DOMA.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 9:37:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind
Fifth, Obama would raise taxes on higher-income Americans. "We can't get this done unless we also ask the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes

I always chuckle when I hear big government Democrat scumbags like Ubama use the word "ask".
Big government Democrat scumbags like Ubama don't "ask" for more taxes - - they confiscate them from people at the point of a gun.

17 posted on 10/19/2012 9:38:12 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind
"I will not be satisfied until everybody who wants to work hard can find a job," the president told the crowd.

"... by trying to get as many people as possible to give up the whole 'wanting to work' thing," he did not say aloud.

18 posted on 10/19/2012 9:38:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those 5 sound very similar to Romney’s 5 things he will do.

Obama becomes the ‘me too’ candidate.

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Obama’s record is so bad that he has to do what John Kerry did. Kerry borrowed ‘accomplishments’ of others, including Senator Bob KerrEy.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 9:38:36 AM PDT by TomGuy (Dukakis is to tank as Obama is to binder & Big Bird)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only reason he didn’t run out of gas a long time ago is because he has been siphoning it from other people’s cars.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 9:39:03 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: kevkrom
"I will not be satisfied until everybody who wants to work hard can find a job," the president told the crowd.

So, there won't be a job for you then, Barry? Since you only want jobs for those willing to work hard?

21 posted on 10/19/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Polls show Obama surging into 2nd place,
Romney next to last!

22 posted on 10/19/2012 9:42:08 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: TomGuy

His campaign is out of gas, totally out of gas, thosse stump speeches are a bunch of regurgitated pap from 2008. Folks he’s mailing it in, he knows he CANNOT hit 270 EVs. Lets work hard on our ground game and finish strong.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 9:42:16 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t this just a blatant rip-off of Romney’s five point economic plan that he’s be touting in the debates?


24 posted on 10/19/2012 9:42:31 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind
"That's my agenda for change," Obama told the crowd. "That's what we need to do. ... That's why I'm running for a second term." The president offered no specifics on how he would accomplish any of it.

So why didn't he do any of this in his first term? Too busy golfing and hob-knobbing with celebrities?

Why is Romney allowing Obama to present himself to the voters as a challenger? They should be all over him on this. Instead of talking about what he will do if he is re-elected, somebody needs to ask him why isn't he doing these things now? Why does he need to be re-elected in order to do the job he already has?

25 posted on 10/19/2012 9:43:04 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SeekAndFind

26 posted on 10/19/2012 9:45:16 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

They might be running on empty, but they’ve got all the ‘objective’ journalists and moderators with them...


27 posted on 10/19/2012 9:47:52 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: SeekAndFind
He proposed to hire new math ... teachers

He needs one assigned to him personally. When he claimed that the math did not work in response to Romney, his nose should have lengthened 3 inches right then and there!

Fourth, Obama would "cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years." He has already "cut spending that we didn't need," he said, and will do more in the future, but vowed not to cut any funds in areas like education and research.

Any pennies for defense?

28 posted on 10/19/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: GOPJ

The liberal media will continue to publish fake polls and Nate Silver will us tell from the other universe that Obama will be re-elected.

The ground story tells us different. Their Golden Boy is in the dumps and they have to keep him on life support to make it look good.

But it still doesn’t make him a winner!


29 posted on 10/19/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kevkrom
It's always "more taxes"... they'll never put out a number that says "this is 'fair share', not a penny less or more".

Ask any liberal what a "fair share" is...as in "what percentage of total income taxes should the Top 1% (or 5%, 10% or 25%) pay?".

You'll find they don't have the foggiest idea...but, if you force them, they'll always guess at a number that is lower than the percentage that segment already pays.

Which, unfortunately, will prove absolutely nothing to them...

30 posted on 10/19/2012 9:56:54 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words Obama promised more of the last four years.


31 posted on 10/19/2012 9:57:02 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: pburgh01
Folks he’s mailing it in, he knows he CANNOT hit 270 EVs. Lets work hard on our ground game and finish strong.

Time for Romney to spread his coattails and get our Senatorial candidates on board.

We need those Senators in order to incinerate and bury Obamacare.

32 posted on 10/19/2012 10:01:14 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: SeekAndFind

about to go over a ‘cliff’, running on fumes..

O’s retort..

uhhh, the batteries will kick in, uhhh.. I hope.


33 posted on 10/19/2012 10:01:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL


34 posted on 10/19/2012 10:03:09 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Everything he says makes it sound as if he hasn’t been president for the last 4 years.”

That’s right; his whole premise (and it is put forth by his media as well) is that he is running against Bush’s third term. Anyone looking at him as an incumbent knows his speeches are a waste of time; a bunch of BS.

If this country re-elects him I have any remaining sympathy for large segments of our population; they are outright enemies.


35 posted on 10/19/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Mr. K

“He proposed to hire new math and science teachers”

This one was really bizarre for anyone in the northeast (though is demonstrated how the teachers’ unions basically own the Democratic Party - it isn’t the other way around); we’ve been laying off thousands of teachers (as well as cops and firemen). I’d also love to know what we should do with the thousands of “education majors” currently pretending to teach math & science...


36 posted on 10/19/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kevkrom
One thing the 'rats never answer -- what tax rate is high enough for a "fair share"?

So true. I've asked that question on my alumni blog for at least two years, with nary an answer.

37 posted on 10/19/2012 10:19:22 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Fourth, Obama would "cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years."

Averaging $400 billion per year... which would still leave the annual deficit larger than when he took office.

38 posted on 10/19/2012 10:34:58 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama was given $831,000,000,000 (that’s BILLIONS, for those in Rio Linda) for his economic ‘stimulus’ package. Four years later, what do we have to show for it? 43 months of unemployment over 8%.

And this moronic failure is seeking a second term? It is to laugh.


39 posted on 10/19/2012 10:53:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Baynative

Obama is the penultimate candidate!


40 posted on 10/19/2012 10:55:54 AM PDT by folkquest (Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious!)
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To: alloysteel
Let's not forget that Congress gave Obama $831,000,000,000 for his economic 'stimulus' program, which resulted in zip, nada, zilch. 43 consecutive months of unemployment over 8% is what we got.


41 posted on 10/19/2012 11:00:02 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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