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What Obama still hasn't figured out about being President
Yahoo ^ | 1/30/14 | Matt Bai

Posted on 01/30/2014 6:01:04 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue

With three years left in his presidency, Obama still has time to be something like the generational figure a lot of Americans hoped he would be, forcibly pulling government into the digital world. Or he can spend his time working the phones and signing small orders with his pen, sort of like the most powerful claims adjuster on earth.

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A small job for a small "man"

Does he really still have 3 years left?

1 posted on 01/30/2014 6:01:04 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

On-the-job training is not appropriate for The Presidency


2 posted on 01/30/2014 6:02:24 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Obama and his handlers have it figured better than most. Their mission was to disarm and reconfigure America. Their secondary mission was to destroy the Republican party.

Check and check.

Measuring by their intended goals, this presidency is wildly successful.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 6:04:10 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Mr. K
Mr. K:" On-the-job training is not appropriate for The Presidency"

There is no leadership ,.. only more campaigning !
What else can you expect from an orator who only says:"Present" ..
unless a teleprompter is available .

4 posted on 01/30/2014 6:08:02 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

He hasn’t “figured out” how to tell the truth. Which is important in any capacity.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 6:10:43 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

to start off....if he wasn’t a narcissistic POS, HE WOULD HAVE TURNED DOWN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE that he received before doing anything besides being a street hustler.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 6:18:32 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Mr. K

“On-the-job training is not appropriate for The Presidency”

Yep, and people have been saying that since mid 2007 but NOOOOOOOO


7 posted on 01/30/2014 6:35:44 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: brownsfan

obammy didn’t destroy the gop,
they did that pretty much by themselves playing f-ing dem lite


8 posted on 01/30/2014 6:35:51 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: TangledUpInBlue; kristinn; IBD editorial writer; WashingtonSource; SeekAndFind; null and void; ...

Egypt’s Morsi and our Democrat’s Obama have the same Muslim Brotherhood mentality, and thus are opposed to the Common Law basis of American Culture.

The American-based logic system falls on the deaf ears of both men.

Both men have a “Big Picture” mentality of destroying their existing societies in order to establish their version of the Muslim Brotherhood System of governance.

Their responses during and after the 2012 Benghazi Murders were the most revealing insights into their shared Muslim Brotherhood values.

Neither Morsi or Obama can be reasoned with by their countrymen. Their Muslim Brotherhood Mentality prevents them from doing so.

Egypt has figured all this is out, when will America do the same?


9 posted on 01/30/2014 6:40:38 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
...Obama still has time to be something like the generational figure a lot of Americans hoped he would be....

Which Americans are those? The ones pushing up daisies??

10 posted on 01/30/2014 6:42:29 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Obama’s about to get a huge amnesty passed for illegals-turned-Democrat voters without lifting a finger.

The GOPe are doing his transformative work for him.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 6:43:35 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: TangledUpInBlue

“Obama still has time to be something like [what] Americans hoped he would be, forcibly pulling government into the digital world.”

Really? What that the hope & change we were waiting for - gov’t to be pulled into the digital world?

I see success and failure on this score. He’s got the NSA with digital records of every phone call ever made - so, success! He’s dropping drone bombs on terrorists around the globe, I think that counts as a digital success too.

But, on the other side of the scale - the epic failure of Obamacare’s exchanges.

Nevertheless, when history looks back at Obama the digitization of government (success or failure) will not be what is remembered about him.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 6:43:53 AM PST by jocon307
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To: TangledUpInBlue
since a small number of Republican lawmakers have effectively decided to thwart the public will, Obama must resort to doing the things he can do on his own,

So glad the writer deigns to tell us about the 'public' will

13 posted on 01/30/2014 6:54:12 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Joe Boucher

“obammy didn’t destroy the gop,
they did that pretty much by themselves playing f-ing dem lite”

When your enemy is destroying himself, stay out of the way.

Obama did so, only occasionally throwing some fuel on the fire. If the situation were reversed, the Republicans would find a way to catastrophically wound themselves and save the Democrats.

While I agree, the Republicans would have destroyed themselves anyway, it was an intended goal of Obama’s and it happened on his watch. He gets the credit in my book.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 6:54:38 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Doogle

Quit denigrating “S”! (in comparison)


15 posted on 01/30/2014 6:56:16 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Graewoulf

When indeed?

Yes, Egypt knows there is no way to negotiate with terrorists.

And yet, Obama has multiple high level advisers who are Muslim Brotherhood members/promoters.

Until we primary complicit Republican officials and expose fully the crimes of the ComDems, we cannot begin to overcome this.

These beg for impeachment proceedings, but until we regain the Senate that is impossible.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 6:58:01 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Graewoulf
Dreams from his father.
17 posted on 01/30/2014 7:10:00 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Graewoulf; All

Evidence on Mohamed Mursi’s direct link to terror acts in Egypt (like lawless Obama)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3117047/posts

This article reinforces the parallels between Deposed Egyptian President Morsi (Mursi) and Obama.

Obama helped put Morsi in Power, paid top Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt and battled hard to force Morsi back in power after the Egyptian people rebelled to his clearly unconstitutional power grab.

Both Morsi and Obama practiced voter fraud to get elected.

But it is even more clear that both Morsi and Obama had the same style in office. That of totally ignoring the rule of law and siding repeatedly with Terrorists.

Morsi and Obama intended/intend to destroy their nation and replace the government with a foreign structure. That in my book is the Highest Treason.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 7:18:32 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Graewoulf

“Egypt has figured all this is out, when will America do the same?”

The left has changed the language, imposed political correctness and made it impossible to have a conversation on the subject. To even discus it is a crime against diversity. They believe in “moderate Muslims” like small children believe in Santa Claus.

We will believe and discuss only after a much larger event than 9/11. Hundreds of thousands must perish, including the Left’s icons. The Left is like an alcoholic and diversity and global warming (and other fanciful stuff) is their drug. They have to want to kick it. Until then even discussing it with them is a waste of time.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 7:38:35 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: TangledUpInBlue

What Obama still hasn’t figured out about being President?

Leadership
Honesty
Confidence
What America really is.
Constitution
Ability to Inspire (Inspire those with knowledge not the Obama phone <10 IQ crowd)


20 posted on 01/30/2014 7:41:08 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Mr. K
I think being POTUS is on the job training, but that is mitigated if the person has some executive experience. I prefer Governors over senators any day.
21 posted on 01/30/2014 8:02:42 AM PST by virgil
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To: Graewoulf
There's so many assumptions that are just wrong, in this article, that, at best, it's a danger even in the bottom of the bird cage.
It should be burned.
22 posted on 01/30/2014 8:08:51 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Such as this one?:

” - - - - He could learn the right lesson from the fiasco of the health care rollout - - - “

IMHO, that is more of a shattered, but devoted Obamacrat Hope, than a logical Assumption.

BTW, was that a Wacko Bird birdcage?


23 posted on 01/30/2014 8:17:12 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Obama has never tried to be president. He thinks he is something else, something more, even though he does so much less.

Because of that, I feel comfortable saying that Obama is not my president. He is something else.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 8:56:43 AM PST by pallis
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To: Graewoulf

What has Egypt figured out? They just voted in another Sharia constitution.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 9:17:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

AND they put Morsi in a glass cage during his trill before the Judge.


26 posted on 01/30/2014 9:28:19 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Correction: trial, not trill. Sorry.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 9:29:36 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
'.. none of this gets to the hard truth that underlies Obama’s lagging approval ratings, which is that while most Americans may agree with the president’s assessment of what’s wrong in government, they no longer trust him to fix it.'

Looks like you don't get it either, Yahoo News!

28 posted on 01/30/2014 9:50:41 AM PST by uncitizen (Obama said 'period', but he meant 'asterisk'.)
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To: maddog55

In a nutshell, the President should:

Lift the least common denominator to a higher level, not pander to it.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 10:32:18 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

If Obama uses his phone, it won’t be to try to persuade members of Congress to go along with his proposals. It will be calls to the MSM to give them their marching orders.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 11:23:53 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Graewoulf

“Egypt has figured all this is out, when will America do the same?”

Never, because the majority of Americans are stupid.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 11:50:14 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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