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BAUER: Obama the intimidator President remains a Chicago-style politician
The Washington Times ^ | 10-22-12 | Gary Bauer

Posted on 10/23/2012 10:19:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

One night last February, President Obama was attending a million-dollar fundraiser in Florida when he spotted a local Republican activist he knew was close to Marco Rubio, the star Republican senator from that state.

At the time, Mr. Rubio was being discussed as a potential vice presidential pick. Mr. Obama approached the woman and asked, “So, is your boy going to go for it?”

“The woman certainly wasn’t expecting this sort of welcome,” Politico reporter Glenn Thrush relates in his new e-book, “Obama’s Last Stand.” “But she had seen this side of Obama before, the puckish trash-talker — not the professor who delivered high-minded lectures to eye-rolling senators.”

“I don’t know. It could happen,” the woman said with a chuckle.

“Well,” Mr. Obama replied as he moved in a little closer, “tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked.”

Most Americans have an image of Mr. Obama as an unflappable, smooth and above-the-fray president. There used to be some truth to that perception, but it has evaporated slowly over the past four years as a meaner, nastier and more combative Mr. Obama has emerged.

Intimidation is a tactic Mr. Obama has employed liberally in pursuit of his policy agenda. Weeks after his inauguration, Mr. Obama threatened mayors who received stimulus money that he would “call them out” if they did not spend the money as he saw fit.

He publicly berated the Supreme Court during his 2010 State of the Union address after the court ruled in a way he disagreed with. Later, ahead of the court’s Obamacare decision, Mr. Obama issued threats against the court, suggesting the court’s legitimacy would erode if it ruled against his health care reform law.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicagostyle; obama; racism; rubiio; rubio; scotus

1 posted on 10/23/2012 10:20:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He is tough when he has someone behind him to do his fighting for him.


2 posted on 10/23/2012 10:23:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Or in front of him when he’s leading from behind!


3 posted on 10/23/2012 10:27:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s the ‘low cunning’ of the scammer....


4 posted on 10/23/2012 10:30:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t think there are too many politicians in Chicago they are mostly common street thugs, one of which happened to make it to the presidency.


5 posted on 10/23/2012 10:50:08 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

As a boy in a Mississippi river city I remember the days of Al Capone in Chicago and vicinity. Even then there were people in the mid-west who thought Al was a great guy. I’m so reminded of those days and Capone when I observe some of Obama’s enablers and followers.


6 posted on 10/23/2012 2:29:18 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: noinfringers2
I’m so reminded of those days and Capone when I observe some of Obama’s enablers and followers.

Me too. The dem party and the WH has been hijacked by a bunch of common hoodlums who are proud of the fact they can trample the constitution and do whatever they want. No respect for anything except power and greed.

7 posted on 10/24/2012 6:36:10 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: afraidfortherepublic
*
*Coverup
of the Middle East
cost him RE-ELECTION

8 posted on 10/24/2012 6:48:00 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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