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Barack Obama, Political Wrecking Ball
Commentary Magazine ^ | 14 Mar 14 | Peter Wehner

Posted on 03/16/2014 11:57:47 AM PDT by elhombrelibre

By now it’s settled on most people, including Democrats, that the loss of Alex Sink to David Jolly in Florida’s 13th Congressional District was, in the words of the New York Times, “devastating” to Democrats. It’s a district Ms. Sink carried in her unsuccessful race for governor against Rick Scott, a district that Barack Obama carried in his two elections, and a district that demographically now favors Democrats. In addition, Ms. Sink raised more money and ran a better campaign than Jolly. Even Bill Clinton lent his efforts to her campaign. And yet she lost.

What should particularly alarm Democrats is that Ms. Sink, who was not in Congress in 2010 and therefore did not cast a vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act, ran what Democrats considered a “textbook” campaign when it came to dealing with ObamaCare. She said she wanted to fix it, not repeal it; and she attempted to paint Jolly as a right-wing extremist on abortion, Social Security privatization, and in wanting to repeal ObamaCare. And yet she lost.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; 2014midterms; bho44; jolly

1 posted on 03/16/2014 11:57:47 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

Good summation.


2 posted on 03/16/2014 12:01:06 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I could be that liberal overreach has finally caught up with the Democrats.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Political wrecking ball???

NO.

He’s a NATIONAL WRECKING BALL. A Trojan Horse Nuclear Weapon hidden inside a half-black Marxist masquerading as a messiah.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 12:07:58 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: elhombrelibre

Political wrecking ball indeed. If Obama thinks the senate is lost, he is really going to step up his level of destruction over the next seven months as he will truely be a lame duck after November. But if Dems keep control of the senate, the following two years will be a living hell as he will be able to do whatever he wants knowing that the congress will abide his excesses and just ride out the storm until 2016. Scary times ahead.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 12:08:36 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: elhombrelibre
The American people...that he is incompetent, weak, and untrustworthy. And that judgment is directed not just at Mr. Obama; it is implicating his entire party.

In a nut shell - he's got it...

6 posted on 03/16/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: elhombrelibre

After blindly allowing mac daddy to be their puppet master, Lining his pockets with kickback money he will, like everyone else, stab them in the back as he has nothing to lose. I can not believe how stupid the dumb-o-crat are to believe that he was helping them, he was only helping himself. It was is and always will be about him and only him. Now that he is almost done his perverted squatting as POTUS he will complete it by f’ing those who so willing bowed before him, the members of the dumb-o-crat party. I fear that the worst is yet to come.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 12:14:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: elhombrelibre

Liberals wanted Mr. Obama. Now they have him. And now they may be undone by him.

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This was a while ago, but it’s most interesting to see it again:

....according to retiring Representative Marion Barry (D-Arkansas) President Obama believed his “personal popularity” would rescue blue dog Democrats from voter anger over the Health Insurance bill and other supposedly “progressive” initiatives. Berry said. “They [White House} just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

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I’m sincerely hoping the Master of Disaster, the Grand Narcissist and Liar-in-Chief will be hoist by his own petard.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 12:14:32 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Starboard

You are assuming our national election system is not corrupted and rigged to ensure the Ruling Class MarxoFascists remain in power regardless of what the actual ‘votes’ were.

It’s not who casts the votes, but who counts them that determines the rulers.

And we already know the Marxist Left and the Ruling Class will keep counting and recounting and cheating until they declare themselves the victors.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 12:22:02 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: elhombrelibre

All is well. Debbuh Blabbermouth Sluts said it wasn’t that big a win for the GOPers. And she’s so smart, so.....


10 posted on 03/16/2014 12:23:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Starboard
Political wrecking ball indeed. If Obama thinks the senate is lost, he is really going to step up his level of destruction over the next seven months as he will truely be a lame duck after November.

If Republicans do take over the Senate, I'd like to see if they would be willing to start a veto override fight.

I wonder if there would be any sensible Senate Democrats who would be able to put the party aside in favor of reasonable, functional legislation and support an override of an Obama veto of a Republican bill.

Or would Obama do what Clinton was forced to do, and sign a Republican-sponsored bill from Congress in order to restore some sense of face.

-PJ

11 posted on 03/16/2014 12:26:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Every Democrat that voted for Obamacare should be thrown out of office and destroyed, politically!!! End of story!!!


12 posted on 03/16/2014 12:31:36 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: elhombrelibre

13 posted on 03/16/2014 12:32:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Good one.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 12:35:36 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Where the Democrat (read Communist) political machine failed Ms. Sink was by not creating an event they could use to rally the “low information” (read minority) voters in her District.

But, I can almost guarantee you, the Democrats will create a “Reichstag” moment they can rally their base behind prior to the November 2014 election.

15 posted on 03/16/2014 12:40:14 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Is Normalcy Bias so thick and acute that few seem to comprehend the fact that we had a MarxoFascist coup take place right in front of our faces?

Do most really believe that our institutions are going to save us from this Wrecking Ball and his Revolutionistas?

If so, then we have absolutely no clue what time has arrived for us.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 12:45:30 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: COBOL2Java

17 posted on 03/16/2014 12:49:49 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: elhombrelibre

There comes a time when empirical evidence and reality of his poor performance has to outweigh the false reality, the racial guilt politics, and the media story line of lies. When the Obama economy and Obamacare come wrecking your family’s way of life, then its hard to ignore. That is why his approval rating is so low.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 1:22:40 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: elhombrelibre

If we can win the Senate in ‘14, I believe America can survive Obama’s presidency.

What Mr. Lifson is saying here, is that there’s a possibility that the Democratic party may not survive it. Obamacare is simply the gift that keeps on giving, in a political sense.

If the party bigs care about the party, they’ll give him the hook.

Obama has lost credibility with the lies, and is beginning to be seen as incompetent. For my lib friends he’s obviously become an embarrassment. They don’t want to talk about it.

Now is the time for the ‘pubbies to put another repeal of the ACA in Reid’s court. Dem Senators up for reelection may provide enough votes to pass it, IMHO.


19 posted on 03/16/2014 1:25:00 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: clintonh8r

A three point GOP win in an election in a ‘Rat district with the Libertarian Party candidate polling over 6% ... Wasserman-Shultz isn’t the sharpest tool in the box, but she’s definitely a tool.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: INVAR

Bingo! He is a scourge!


21 posted on 03/16/2014 1:25:53 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Political Junkie Too
If Republicans do take over the Senate, I'd like to see if they would be willing to start a veto override fight

Where are you going to get 291 votes in the House?

22 posted on 03/16/2014 1:26:58 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: elhombrelibre
Obama has been in office for over five years now, having gotten into office without having a support group of politicians. Is it part of his arrogance that he's done nothing to build up politicians for the future?

It's good for us. The RINOs are globalist backstabbing jerks, and no one's going to switch parties to vote for them. The dems have no new talent or messaging developing. Constitutional conservatives who can articulate the issues should have no trouble bringing in dems and independents fed up with the mess Obama has created.

If only we had someone who knows foreign affairs and world history....

23 posted on 03/16/2014 1:29:00 PM PDT by grania
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To: Jim Noble
Make them vote against it anyway.

-PJ

24 posted on 03/16/2014 1:29:22 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Even Bill Clinton lent his efforts to her campaign. And yet she lost.

Bill Clinton's record of campaigning for democrats isn't all that good, actually.

 

25 posted on 03/16/2014 1:54:40 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: MNnice

That’s very true. Still, many people think he’s been very helpful. Of course now, Obama will follow in the tradition of Clinton as a guy who could only take care of himself.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 1:58:59 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: Qiviut

Barry, Berry, I’m confused.


27 posted on 03/16/2014 4:09:05 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITES)
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To: bicyclerepair

Barry, Berry, I’m confused.

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Well, obviously the author was, too! I copied and pasted .... never noticed the discrepancy so that’s shame on me.


28 posted on 03/16/2014 5:09:23 PM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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