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Obama looks to re-launch second term bogged down in 2013
The Hill ^ | January 5, 2014 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 01/05/2014 5:24:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

"........After a rocky 2013 that saw his poll numbers sag, Obama will look to re-launch his second term during a State of the Union address later this month that will set the tone for the midterm elections.

White House officials acknowledge there’s much to do on the heels of the president’s two-week vacation in Hawaii.

......To bolster the chances for Democratic Senate candidates and Obama’s agenda, White House aides are looking to tap into the themes of fairness and equality—which they believe helped Obama win the presidency twice.

Part and parcel of that effort is the immediate push on extending unemployment benefits, an efffot that started before Obama flew to Honolulu. Obama is expected to hold an event to push the issue early this week.

In the same vein, they plan to aggressively push to hike the minimum wage to $10.10, backing a recent proposal by Congressional Democrats.

Both issues are intended to telegraph a message about the inequality gap in the country, underlining differences with Republicans that the White House and Democrats think can be exploited in an election year.

“It’s a fight we’re happy to have,” said the White House official.........."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: immigration; lameduck; minimumwage; unemployment
Michelle Obama Gets a Few Extra Days in the Hawaiian Sun "....While President Barack Obama is departing Hawaii late Saturday, Mrs. Obama is staying behind to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday party. The White House says the extra time in the islands is part of Mrs. Obama’s birthday gift from the president....."
1 posted on 01/05/2014 5:24:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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2 posted on 01/05/2014 5:27:50 AM PST by tomkat
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President Obama, While on Hawaii Vacation, Lambastes GOP Who ‘Went Home for the Holidays’ and Abandoned Less Fortunate ........"Just a few days after Christmas, more than one million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline – the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job. Republicans in Congress went home for the holidays and let that lifeline expire. And for many of their constituents who are unemployed through no fault of their own, that decision will leave them with no income at all.

We make this promise to one another because it makes a difference to a mother who needs help feeding her kids while she’s looking for work; to a father who needs help paying the rent while learning the skills to get a new and better job. And denying families that security is just plain cruel. We’re a better country than that. We don’t abandon our fellow Americans when times get tough – we keep the faith with them until they start that new job." - Barack Obama

3 posted on 01/05/2014 5:31:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I didn’t know her life was so onerous that the misus needs extra time to enjoy her 50th birthday bash.

Both funded by US taxpayers. What a joke ‘birthday gift from the president’! Let me see the receipt that Baraq paid for it.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 5:33:04 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Translation: media looks to rescue Obama by helping him to employ good ole class warfare to shift focus from Onamacare.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 5:34:06 AM PST by FlipWilson
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"It doesn't matter that they belong to President Barack Obama — first family dogs Bo and Sunny had to go through Hawaii's strict quarantine procedures to travel to the islands for their holiday vacation..... a military veterinarian inspected the dogs and their paperwork on arrival at Hickam Air Force Base early Dec. 21. Other pet owners usually go through a quarantine office at Honolulu International Airport." - Source

White House handout

6 posted on 01/05/2014 5:36:10 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So he’s going to “relaunch” or simply flush?


7 posted on 01/05/2014 5:36:48 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m for Relaunching Him. With the ultimate trajectory aimed at GITMO.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 5:37:24 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He could continue pretending all he wants. Fact is, obamacare is going to turn the country totally against him.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 5:41:36 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Among his many sins, Obama cancelled my health insurance to award his Democrat voters. There is nothing he can do in this lifetime that will make me forgive him for that. Nothing. And anyone who supports him in any form or fashion, I will consider as an enemy to the well being of me or my family.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 5:41:43 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Taking a mulligan is he?

This ain’t a game. You don’t get to re-do history.

And it is pointless to attempt to re-do ANYTHING by doubling down on Stupid.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 5:42:18 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Texas Fossil

They believe that they can “BS” their way out of anything.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 5:43:06 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Caipirabob

Let’s leave him bogged, thanks.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 5:44:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I figured we would see “Obama’s Pivot to the Economy, v. 5.1” but apparently our Dear Leader has given up on doing anything to create real jobs (not that he knows how, but I thought he would pretend again). Instead, we’ll get the media claiming that the economy is fixed and those who are unemployed or out of the workforce are rare exceptions, while Obama stirs up class warfare as a campaign issue.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 5:51:58 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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"........The first family dined Saturday at Buzz's Lanikai, bringing their more-than-two-week vacation to an end.

The Obamas have made the steakhouse, which serves traditional Hawaiian fare and appetizers including Ahi sashimi, calamari, spring rolls and wontons, their last stop before heading to the airport in recent years.

Earlier Saturday, the president golfed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. His approximately three-hour round, with aide Marvin Nicholson and White House chef Sam Kass, was the fastest of his vacation, according to a pool reporter." Source

Buzz's Lanikai Dinner Menu

15 posted on 01/05/2014 5:55:48 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Pollster1

Spot on.

He’s destroying the economy - jobs aren’t coming back - it’s not getting better on purpose, so he champions upping entry level job minimum wages, extending unemployment benefits and ramps up class warfare.

What a guy.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 5:59:14 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Sir Napsalot

I guess that’s what he means by inequality.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 6:11:23 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why should anyone listen to anything that fool has to say? http://www.libertyfederation.com/33_shocking_facts_which_show_how_badly_the_economy_has_tanked_since_obama_became_president

http://www.grasstopsusa.com/df111113.html

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/010314-684863-not-all-the-trends-are-bullish-as-2014-begins.htm?p=full


18 posted on 01/05/2014 6:14:02 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: CMailBag

“They believe that they can “BS” their way out of anything.”

With the media on his side, he can and probably will.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 6:24:26 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: CMailBag
They believe that they can “BS” their way out of anything.

With a press still willing to carry Obama's water, they can.

20 posted on 01/05/2014 6:26:58 AM PST by CASchack
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
... White House aides are looking to tap into the themes of fairness and equality ...

Anybody got those metrics for 'fairness' and 'inequality' handy? Politicians love these buzz words because they are completely unmeasurable and totally subjective. If you are into victimhood, Obama's base supporters, you love somebody who says he will help you. There is no logic and I predict that Jay Carney will be spouting White House (WH) illogic until he finally screams and leaves.

Lots to look forward to as well as dread! This is the kind of WH policy that will add a lot to the non-law passing Agency Regulation push. Oh joy!

21 posted on 01/05/2014 6:28:19 AM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; SkyPilot; Yehuda; Sub-Driver; SandRat; jimrob; onyx; nutmeg; Las Vegas Ron; ...

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-announces-list-of-washingtons-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-for-2013/

Judicial Watch - No surprises here and more to add.

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
CIA Director John Brennan
Senator Saxby Chambliss
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Attorney General Eric Holder
Former IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller/Former IRS Official Lois Lerner
Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano
President Barack Obama
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius


22 posted on 01/05/2014 6:41:19 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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Comment # * * self censored by Arrowhead1952
Just to save the mods the trouble.
23 posted on 01/05/2014 6:48:21 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The problem is not Obama wants to re-launch and media lapdogs think they can erase last year.

THE PROBLEM IS GOPe (i.e. current GOP in power) want to go along with him.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 6:59:13 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Re-launch? More like de-louse.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 7:26:36 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Lot more on that list.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 7:39:05 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Oh, great. More campaigning for an office he already holds instead of faithfully executing the laws. Gives life to the saying, “ Those who can do. Those who can't teach.” In his case, substitute “teach” with agitate, organize, or your word of choice.
27 posted on 01/05/2014 7:57:38 AM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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"Those Democrats leering over my shoulder owe me bigtime. This
healthcare bill insures we have a permanent Democratic majority."

" All except those Tea Party types, swallowed hook, line and sinker my promises that they could:
(1) keep their existing health plans,
(2) keep their own doctors that they like,
(3) keep their 25-year-olds on the family health plan,
(4) never be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition,
(5) sign up instantly on my tech-savvy government Web site,
(6) buy insurance only after becoming seriously ill."
(7) save $2,500 in annual premiums in the bargain....
(8) All without any new taxes."

"Them sonovagun Tea Partiers will rue the day they criticized my wonderful bill."

28 posted on 01/05/2014 8:54:54 AM PST by Liz
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