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Shhh. The president is sleeping
Reuters ^ | January 31, 2014 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 02/02/2014 7:37:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama is out of gas. Pooped out. Gone fishing. Or rather, golfing. He’s just not that into it anymore. The republic is safe from any further vast left-wing legislative prescriptions for our ills.

But Obama’s increasing job fatigue is, paradoxically, cause for serious concern. While he sits back, aides in the White House and in the agencies are busy enacting a stealth agenda of rules and regulations. And on the world stage, Washington’s withdrawal threatens national security.

The president on display at Tuesday’s State of the Union is one who has shrunk from the pretension of becoming a president on the order of Ronald Reagan or Franklin Roosevelt into the purveyor of a list of puny policies that tinker at the margins.

Instead of offering “fundamental change” and inspirational hope, Obama made increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors the centerpiece of this year’s address. The increasingly disinterested president even had trouble pronouncing the name of his other “big idea,” a limited savings vehicle the White House is calling a “MyRA.”

Major issues like debt, deficit and entitlements? Fuhgetaboutit, way too much bother....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; minimumwage; obama; obamasotu

1 posted on 02/02/2014 7:37:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has no idea what he says from one day to another


2 posted on 02/02/2014 7:39:37 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He’s just not that into it anymore.

He's been into being king.

If he can't be king, he's not into it.

If one of our allies gets overrun, or a huge regional war gets kicked off because he's "not that into it," he'll just blame it on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, and return to his leisure activities. His MSM mommy will cover for him and trumpet the excuses of his shills, and that will be that.

4 posted on 02/02/2014 7:42:43 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sleeping? *snort* Six feet under, I wish.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 7:43:12 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s weary.

I’m weary.

The country’s weary.

We are in trouble.

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6 posted on 02/02/2014 7:44:04 PM PST by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He’s just not that into it anymore.

Obama was NEVER into governing. He enjoys campaigning, and he's very good at it. And he really enjoys the perks that come with his office.

But as far as governing, he's like a bored little boy. He'd just rather be doing something else. And I suppose that's good for us. If he had the cold drive of LBJ, we'd be in an even bigger mess than we are now.

7 posted on 02/02/2014 7:49:38 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right
You may be on to something.

Count me as damned glad LBJ is 6 feet under.

8 posted on 02/02/2014 7:54:00 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The truth is the bureaucracy does not need the Bolshecratic Party any more. It will continue to grow all by itself. It makes its own rules and punishes anyone that stands in its way.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 7:54:35 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Leaning Right

As much as I despise Lyndon Johnson, seeing his name in the same sentence with Barack Obama makes me laugh out loud. It’s like comparing a top-flight Ferrari to the worst Yugo ever assembled. Thank the Lord he didn’t run for another term as he could have.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 7:54:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Leaning Right

If he keeps on in this direction he may end up being the best president ever for the conservative party - his own people “seem” to be being burned out by him. Embarrassed by his stupidity . . . and when a rat sees someone as stupid, that is saying something.

It could be good for us, that is, if it wasn’t that the GOPe are a bunch of commie wannabees.

My mouth to God’s ear that the country will see the Tea Party has the answer.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 7:57:32 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What president!The POS should be in a cell!


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:01:28 PM PST by plainshame
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As much as I despise Lyndon Johnson, seeing his name in the same sentence with Barack Obama makes me laugh out loud. It’s like comparing a top-flight Ferrari to the worst Yugo ever assembled.

Please clarify. I see both LBJ and Obama as Yugos, complete and utter historical failures. It is hard for me to say which one has harmed the country more. LBJ destroyed a generation with Vietnam. That effect is still being felt today. Obama has ruined race relations, and has put the country into a debt spiral.

I know Obama has a couple of years to go, but at this point I'd vote for LBJ as the worse of the two.

13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:06:02 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: molson209

I suspect that Obama stays pretty well drugged up, just Hitler did when the Allies were closing in.

TEA anyone?


14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:07:16 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he should try heroin.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:08:25 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s still going to get amnesty and citizenship for illegals, thanks to Boehner, Ryan, and Cantor.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 8:10:42 PM PST by oldbill
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To: workerbee
I thought this was a story about Benghazi.
17 posted on 02/02/2014 8:14:06 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Leaning Right
I'm talking about as politicians and governing. President Johnson ran his student council in college, ran the “Little Congress” of congressional aides and rose to prominence in Congress in a short period of time, effectively running the Senate when Ike was in the White House. Mr. Obama never accomplished 10% of that on his own and was lifted up by a sort of affirmative action from his days at ACORN until now. LBJ was the real deal as far as seizing and using power, however disastrous the results might be, Mr. Obama has no idea how that is accomplished. He is where he is on the backs and shoulders of other men.
18 posted on 02/02/2014 8:15:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: grumpygresh

Straight heroin, not some street garbage that’s been repeatedly stepped on. Yes, I do know what that means.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:41 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: workerbee

Careful, then you get the zombie with his asshairs stapled to his scalp as Emperor.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 8:21:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You, too, have read Ciaro ‘s continuing biography (obsession?) About LBJ.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 8:22:18 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The ‘phone it in’ Pres_ent.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 8:22:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The bam is doing exactly what he was told he'd have to do, be the rabble rouser and lightning rod. In return, he golfs and lives like a billionaire between fundraising gigs and required speeches.
23 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:14 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: libstripper

Rings a bell. I read so much it’s hard to keep track sometimes.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WH Cabinet meeting?


25 posted on 02/02/2014 8:32:51 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Leaning Right
"He's like a bored little boy."


26 posted on 02/02/2014 8:36:14 PM PST by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: molson209

Yes, the good thing about Obama is that he proposes new programs from day to day and has no strategy. The bad thing is the GOPe has no strategy, either.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 9:01:10 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s so exhausted he barely has the energy for a second round of golf on the weekends.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 9:31:30 PM PST by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

REWRITE: The president is full of gas and poop, and his policies smell like a dead fish.

Now if the media used that as a lead-in, they would be telling the truth about Comrade Obama for the first time since November 2008.

As Steve Tyler would say “Dream ON”.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 11:50:49 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Graewoulf
obozo’s eyes looked strange at the Union address...very small and dull..it was the first strange thing I noticed about him. He made lots of noise to drum up the audience, but his body language didn't follow suit. A definite lack of real enthusiasm, and I'm lovin’ it. The evil wind up toy that is obozo is windin’ down.
30 posted on 02/03/2014 1:52:52 AM PST by itssme
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This writer is STUPID or else trying to LULL us into a false sense of thinking Obama is just going to coast.....he ISN”T.....He has done MORE to RUIN this country than all the other Presidents COMBINED!!! GAYS in the military, Gay “Weddings”, Abortion EVERYWHERE, DEBT to RUIN us, the “JUST US” Dept. of INJUSTICE....just to name a few.


31 posted on 02/03/2014 2:33:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obongo may be asleep, but his fellow travelers are still hard at work destroying this country.


32 posted on 02/03/2014 2:39:27 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saw a yugo race years ago at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
As they’d go around a turn fast the two outer wheels came off the ground
Of about 30 in the race 3 or 4 rolled
And these were driven to the track as their family cAr
What a piece of crap
They were in Drowning Mona


33 posted on 02/03/2014 2:54:57 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

And the ones sent here were built by the most experienced assemblers and gone over with a fine tooth comb compared to the run-of-the-mill Yugos sold in their home country! Imagine that.


34 posted on 02/03/2014 2:59:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Regarding Barry’s tenure... Cloward and Piven could not have possibly envisioned their “theory” implemented and executed like this administration has done. Have another bong hit, Barry.


35 posted on 02/03/2014 3:54:22 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watch for:

Prison reform: exec order amnesty for “3 strikes” victems of racism

Health Care: fraud benefiting foreign banks (ultimate owners) of the health insurance companies. Notice zero effort towards cost caontainment on any level.

Wood stove ban: (EPA) you MUST buy fossil fuel or electric heat


36 posted on 02/03/2014 4:23:36 AM PST by kendwell (The task.... is not yours to finish. Nor are you to refrain from it altogether)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cairo is now up to 4 volumes, each in the 800 to 1,000 page range, and has only gotten past LBL’s first 6 months as president. He lists hundreds of collaborators and sources in the acknowledgements part of his most recent book. For him LBJ seems to have become almost as much of an obsession as the decline and fall of the Roman Empire did for Edward Gibbon in the 18th century. Indeed, Cairo’s work on LBJ seems to have become a huge cottage industry. Of course, Cairo has electricity and computers while Gibbon had to limp along with candles and quill pens.


37 posted on 02/03/2014 6:42:53 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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