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National Review ^ | Victor David Hanson

Posted on 11/15/2012 12:22:57 PM PST by COUNTrecount

The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and so on) wins reelection, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years — mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency, and Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their reelection wins. They believe that they are invincible and that their public approval is permanent rather than fickle.

The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the problem in some instances simply that embarrassments and scandals, hushed up in fear that they might cost an administration an election, explode with a fury in the second term?

Advertisement Coincidentally, right after the election we heard that Iran had attacked a U.S. drone in international waters.

Coincidentally, we just learned that new food-stamp numbers were “delayed” and that millions more became new recipients in the months before the election.

Coincidentally, we now gather that the federal relief effort following Hurricane Sandy was not so smooth, even as New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Barack Obama high-fived it. Instead, in Katrina-like fashion, tens of thousands are still without power or shelter two weeks after the storm.

Coincidentally, we now learn that Obama’s plan of letting tax rates increase for the “fat cat” 2 percent who make over $250,000 a year would not even add enough new revenue to cover 10 percent of the annual deficit. How he would get the other 90 percent in cuts, we are never told.

Coincidentally, we now learn that the vaunted DREAM Act would at most cover only about 10 percent to 20 percent of illegal immigrants.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blacksanta; curse; fail; gdbo; hanson; obama; secondterm

1 posted on 11/15/2012 12:22:59 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
Don’t forget the year zero curse also.
2 posted on 11/15/2012 12:26:33 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: COUNTrecount

One major difference between previous presidencies and this one is the MSM. They could take him down but IMO won’t.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 12:28:59 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Coincidentally, we now learn that Obama’s plan of letting tax rates increase for the “fat cat” 2 percent who make over $250,000 a year would not even add enough new revenue to cover 10 percent of the annual deficit. How he would get the other 90 percent in cuts, we are never told.

Yahoo News conveniently covered that the day after the election.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/obama-wins-2012-election-why-taxes-going-182808294.html

Obama has vowed to increase the top individual income tax rate, but also this levy that many pay.

"In the long term [Obama] is going to need to raise taxes on more than just the rich," Burman says in an interview with The Daily Ticker. "The budget problem isn't going to be solved without broader-based tax increases

4 posted on 11/15/2012 12:29:08 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: COUNTrecount

The other presidents weren’t blac,,,,,oh wait, clinton. Never mind.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 12:31:09 PM PST by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Yesterday, 0bama implied that things can get done now that the election is over. Jennifer Griffith was livid over that.. Was a window into what Obama’s all about: HIMSELF.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 12:33:44 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: COUNTrecount

I always wondered what Carter’s second term would have looked like, guess I’m going to get my chance...


7 posted on 11/15/2012 12:33:59 PM PST by apillar
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To: mountainlion

“They believe that they are invincible and that their public approval is permanent...”

Considering the voting patterns that emerged from Black districts in the last election, Obama could be taking money from the Chinese in exchange for American military secrets, padding his private bank account from the public purse, ordering the US Mint to print excess barrels of cash to pay off his so-called stimulus programs, snorting cocaine every night, and b*ggering Eric Holder daily in the oval office, and he’d still get one hundred percent of the Black and Latino vote.

And, for that matter, most of the votes of White suburban Liberal weenies, wiggers, sodomites, media professionals, college professors, and children under the age of twenty-five, too.

So, yes, he’s about as invulnerable as any president in American history.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 12:40:54 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: F15Eagle

Nothing is permanent. Arrogance is annoying to people and someone else will want his power...from left or right. He’s going to overstep.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 1:14:05 PM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: Jack Hammer

Yeah, that’s maybe the most disturbing part of all of this. Blacks have suffered from exploding unemployment, poverty, losing their homes and businesses, etc., worse than anyone else over the past four years, yet they marched into the polls for Obama on November 6 as if it was just the opposite. It’s just racial — nothing more, nothing less. Sad.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 2:44:16 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Jack Hammer

What most refuse to acknowledge is that it was unlikely that ANYBODY could have beaten the voter fraud planned and perpetrated by the Obama machine. They seem to prefer pointing fingers, blaming Romney and blathering on about Patraeus' sex life.


Col Allen West; "I don't want to see America become like Zimbabwe where people don’t trust their electoral process. If we cannot trust the integrity of the voting system then we are no longer a free republic".

Col West has opened the door.

We must fight election fraud.

It falls on ‘We the People’.

Silence is consent

There’s overwhelming evidence of fraud.- Here


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MITT ROMNEY TWEETS ABOUT ELECTION FRAUD:

>MITT ROMNEY in 2012! ‏@PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified. Here’s What You Can Do: - Here

Excerpt from Mitt Romney's reference:

These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it won’t do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...

Read the rest- Here

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SARAH PALIN speaks out on Twitter about massive Obama machine voter fraud:

>Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 …DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud

>Sarah Palin News ‏@SarahPalinLinks People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.

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The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:

(Astonishing!) > Visit the site- Here
Obama Voter Fraud on FaceBook- Here

Sign this petition- Here

WND List of voter fraud reports Here
ATLAS SHRUGS voter fraud list. Atlas Shrugs has a list but cannot copy link. Contains video of eyewitness pollwatcher who verifies busload of Somalians. Google 'Atlas Shrugs voter fraud list'


Is There Enough Evidence of Voter Fraud To Merit a Recount? If you wish to add your voice, click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-

< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here

Photo of SOMALIANS brought to Ohio voting stations by the busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here

'Human Events', report pollwatcher eyewitness to busload of Somalians at Ohio poll, spoke no English, told to vote Obama Here

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Must watch videos!

VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here

VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here

VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here

VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here

VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here

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We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.

We must act NOW.

Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.

We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....

We are FReepers. We must fight!

Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!

Join us!! See thread, 'BARACK OBAMA FRAUD 2012- (MUST READ- MUST GO VIRAL!)' thread- Here




12 posted on 11/15/2012 2:55:13 PM PST by patriot08 (Native Texan)
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To: Jack Hammer

.....Or so it is claimed.

Obama is NO DIFFERENT than any past President who ended up in trouble. He will be no different.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 3:55:13 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: COUNTrecount

“Coincidentally, we now learn that Obama’s plan of letting tax rates increase for the “fat cat” 2 percent who make over $250,000 a year would not even add enough new revenue to cover 10 percent of the annual deficit. How he would get the other 90 percent in cuts, we are never told. “

Wow, people just don’t pay attention, I’ve known this from listening to others say this for the last 5 years, I’m including the last campaign. Actually I’ve know this longer, because every time the Dims say they are going to raise taxes on the rich, they really mean anyone who has a job.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 6:32:00 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: F15Eagle
Thanks for the Ping. Just wanted to let you know I saw this.

FR is extremely slow tonight, I suppose it is the news about Gen. Petraeus testimony tomorrow. May the Lord be with him.

17 posted on 11/15/2012 7:15:01 PM PST by annieokie
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To: JediJones

A good start would be for the U.S. Treasury NOT to pay ‘refunds’ to people who don’t pay taxes. And NOT to issue SS checks to people who didn’t contribute into the fund, and alcoholic/drug addicts who get SSI (I’m not referring to SSI for truly disabled), That would go a long way toward reducing the deficit, probably farther than simply ‘taxing the rich.’


18 posted on 11/15/2012 7:45:13 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Obama’s the one who’s f*cked the economy, and yet those most likely to suffer for it voted for him in grossly disproportionate numbers. The behavior of lemmings comes to mind.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 8:39:14 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Biggirl

Actually, I, myself, would argue a slightly different, but related angle - that Obama is far different from past presidents.

That is, he’s an intellectual medioctiry with delusions of grandeur and a persecution comlex who is in a position to take the nation to the very brink of ruin.

I don’t think the same thing could be said of too many predecessors.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 8:43:49 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: patriot08

I think that your point is well taken, and there’s every possibility that the election was stolen via widespread voter fraud.

Whether anyone will look into that is anybody’s guess.

Romney, however, seems to have rolled over and accepted it up the b*tt.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 8:46:38 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: annieokie

I’m not sure if Petraeus is on our side or not.

FR not at all slow for me, try pinging the servers (traceroute) to find where the slowdown is.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 8:55:09 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: F15Eagle
"And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man."

Not that there's anything really comical about all this but the verses you quoted often bring me a bit of a sly grin.I remember years ago being all praised up over something I did or said.Can't remember what it was but I do remember the feeling it gave me.I felt 'dangerous',all puffed up and full of myself.It made me feel physically good.I like to think I've since learned better.

Now imagine Herod seated on high over the people with all and sundry praising him to the hilt,calling him a god no less!He bloates up that big on praise he just simply pops and all the people watch as he tumbles from his throne amidst much clatter and clamor finally hitting the ground with a dull thud and a great billowing cloud of dust.As the dust clears everyone stands there silently looking at the sad spectacle and then they just start walking off in every direction.Just like the scene from Life of Brian when everyone raises a shoe as they walk off leaving Spike standing there flexing his hands in embarrasment.

Excuse the rant but that scene cracks me up.

I think that glory could actually be a dangerous thing.Better to let God have it.He's worthy of it and able to handle it.

23 posted on 11/16/2012 2:23:33 AM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: F15Eagle
Thanks for the ping, F15Eagle.

The world is indeed ready for the Antichrist, and I believe that after the next couple of years with the unbridled and unleashed Barack Obama, in all his true communist glory living out his father's dreams and implementing everything he and his godless acolytes have fantasied about for decades, those Americans who remain after the rapture will be at the front of the Antichrist-worshiping throngs.

If they are equating Barack Obama, a rank amateur compared to what's coming, with Jesus Christ, the adoration and devotion to the real Antichrist, when he arrives, will know no bounds.

24 posted on 11/17/2012 4:13:53 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta (In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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