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Still Leading From Behind
CNS News ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rich Galen

Posted on 02/01/2013 5:14:41 AM PST by IbJensen

In another example of his highly developed strategy of "leading from behind," President Barack Obama gave a speech in Las Vegas Tuesday, coming out in favor of immigration reform just a day after a group of Senators announced the outlines of a bipartisan plan for immigration reform.

Get used to this. In his first four years in office, President Obama pretended he had nothing to do with almost anything going on with the economy or in foreign policy. If it was going badly - whatever "it" might have been - it was all George W's fault. Or the Republicans in Congress. Or both.

If it was going well - whatever "it" might have been - it was a first person victory "I did it," or "My administration did it."

Mr. Obama got so used to this construct, that he got himself wound around the axle during a campaign address when he uttered the famous phrase "You didn't build that," which had unusual currency because of his pattern of taking full and sole credit for "it" - whatever "it" might have been.

For instance, MSNBC ran a story about part-time, or "adjunct" college teachers who are losing courses - and income - because of Obamacare.

Seems that one of the things we didn't know about until it was passed in the Affordable Care Act was a requirement that anyone working 30 hours or more had to be covered by his or her employer's health care program.

Adjunct professors, who are often professionals in an area like accounting or politics, can provide an important alternative view, especially to upper level students, that is different from a purely academic approach normally provided by full-time professors.

Nevertheless, because of Barack Obama, "Adjunct faculty from at least four universities will see their hours cut as colleges try to reduce the number of full-time employees whose health care they need to cover."

Just to make sure that no adjunct professor slips out of its clutches, the IRS has ruled, according to the DailyBeast.com, that when determining how many hours a teacher works: "It would not be a reasonable method of calculating an instructor's work hours for colleges to take into account 'only classroom or instruction time and not other hours that are necessary to perform the employee's duties, such as class-preparation time.'"

The IRS works for Barack Obama. Maybe he could just whip out that Executive Order pen he used to such good effect on Gun Control Day and tell them to back off.

The foreign policy aspect of leading from behind is even less pleasant to examine. The Arab Spring that had American Liberals doing hand springs in celebration - albeit from 4,000 miles away - hasn't turned out all that well.

The Syrian demonstrations - turned uprising - turned civil war - has caused the death of more than 60,000 people according to the United Nations, which has not been able to find a path to helping stop the slaughter.

Just last night CNN was reporting that the riots in Egypt have gotten so bad that the Defense Minister has warned they "may lead to the collapse of the state and threaten the future of our coming generations."

In Libya, according to the Associated Press, the U.N.'s special representative yesterday "warned the Security Council that France's military offensive in northern Mali may drive Islamic insurgents out and across the porous borders with Algeria and into Libya."

The representative also told reporters that "About 200,000 armed men 'are not ready to get absorbed' into the new Libyan institutions, adding to the instability."

That leading from behind thing is working better and better in North Africa.

During his immigration speech the President said: "If Congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, I will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist they vote on it right away,"

Yes, well, when he is Prime Minister of the World he might be able to tell the Intergalactic Parliament what to vote on and when, but as of now Mr. Obama is merely the President of the United States and the Congress has been loathe - over the past 224 years - to cede the power of Floor scheduling to the White House.

Someone should remind the President each and every day that he is now entering his fifth year - not fifth day - in office and he could have "insisted" on immigration reform at any point in his first term.

Nah. Leading from behind takes time.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: evilobamaregime; irs
This phony, who the least knowledgable of our electorate has foisted upon us for yet another four years of misery, is NOT a leader. He accomplishes his nefarious, nation-destructing moves by deceit and lies and fiat.

One day we have this fool, who some refer to as 'articulate' and a good debater, touting gun grabbing, referring to a criminal hoodie as the son he could have sired, global warming and a host of other things to keep us busy worrying about the future of the nation as well as ourselves and our children.

Let's face up to reality NOW. Things are going to get much worse in our faltering nation due to this evil maniac and the sycophants in his enormous White Hut staff which at last count numbered over 800 AND the complicit Congress.

OK. We surrender. Our Constitution is now worthless as Obozo has proven that it's no longer relevant. But then neither should he OR the Congress be relevant.

The entire central socialist government must be dismissed before this weasel gets rid of our missiles needed for defense of CONUS. It's good that he wants to commit suicide, but we don't have to.

Down with tyrants!

1 posted on 02/01/2013 5:14:50 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

“leading from behind,” translated “don’t blame me”


2 posted on 02/01/2013 5:18:34 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: IbJensen

There should be a running total of how much money the asshole in chief has spent on junkets.

I bet this is THE MOST EXPENSIVE “PRESIDENT” in history in terms of private use of official funds.

The Vegas trip was $1.2 MILLION...

It was an excuse to go to Vegas.

O’bumhole - Playing the U.S. as the SUCKERS the electorate has become.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 5:19:49 AM PST by Huebolt ( Where do we go from here?)
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To: IbJensen

Leading from the golf course.

Oh! And I forgot. When he’s not golfing he “always” shoots skeet.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 5:37:03 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: IbJensen

Leading from the golf course.

Oh! And I forgot. When he’s not golfing he “always” shoots skeet.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 5:37:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: IbJensen

>>>OK. We surrender. Our Constitution is now worthless as Obozo has proven that it’s no longer relevant. But then neither should he OR the Congress be relevant.>>>

Thought of the day. THANKS

ZERO must step down as President and take his entire regime with him since there is no Constitution under which he could have been elected.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 5:51:55 AM PST by kitkat
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To: IbJensen; PieterCasparzen; Yosemitest; Timber Rattler; PollyAnna G. Clay; All

UPPITY, (garish light sign on Statue of Liberty),
LAZY, (skipped meeting with his own Job Council for a year),
COMMUNIST, (From those with ability, to those with needs),
TYRANY, (”If Congress won’t act, then I will!”),
HUSSEIN Obama is truly every Democrats’ hero politician.

BTW, since we now know CLEARLY what Democrats want, then why are so many RINOs trying to be more like Democrats?


7 posted on 02/01/2013 7:23:48 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: All

Fat Finger Error Correction: Change TYRANY TO TYRANT in above comment.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 7:26:54 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

It appears as though the Republicrat Party is willingly committing suicide. There are a few potentially great leaders left, but not that many. Most are sycophants and accommodators who hold up the carpet while the Democrats sweep the scandal underneath.

Why these few true Conservatives don’t shout from atop their Congressional desks about the evil that has befallen this once great nation is a mystery.

The answer is quite simple if one is looking for the reasons we are living in a nation in decline: this gargantuan government is the enemy of the people. Those sucking on the teats of this diseased sow think it’s great, that is until they get so sick they want to puke.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 1:24:52 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Graewoulf
Anyone who supports the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF ... in anyway ... IS ... the ENEMY!

The Arab-Kenyan Barack Hussein Obama II, (a.k.a. Barry Soetoro), ( the one guilty of TREASON ! ) has NO legitimate Social Security Number.
His father was NOT an immigrant to the United States. Barack Obama Sr. was a "Transient Alien" because he did NOT intend on residing in the United States permanently.
Barack Obama Sr. was a dual citizen of Great Britain and Kenya, and NEVER a United States Citizen.His mother could NOT impart U.S. citizen to her son, Barack Obama II, because she did NOT meet the legal requirements to do so,
at the time her son was born IN the Coast Provincial General Hospital, MOMBASA, KENYA at 7:21 pm on August 4, 1961.
Democrats knew this and tried to eliminate the "Natural Born Citizen" requirement at least 8 times BEFORE Obama won his election in 2008.

Obama is NOT a United States Citizen, and is NOT a LEGAL IMMIGRANT.
He has no VISA allowing him into this country.
Barack Hussein Obama II IS ILLEGAL !
He should be IMPEACHED IMMEDIATELY, tried for TREASON, SENTENCED to death, and then have his body deported back to Kenya.
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10 posted on 02/02/2013 12:52:25 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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