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'I've Had Enough': When Democrats Quit on Obama
National Journal ^ | June 9, 2014 | Ron Fournier

Posted on 06/09/2014 3:05:10 PM PDT by Seizethecarp

The email hit my in-box at 9:41 p.m. last Wednesday. From one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, a close adviser to the White House, the missive amounted to an electronic eye roll. "Even I have had enough."

Another Democrat had quit on President Obama.

The tipping point for this person was the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl case—not the soldier-for-Taliban swap itself as much as how the White House mishandled its obligation to communicate effectively and honestly to Congress and the public. More than that, Obama's team had failed once again to acknowledge its mistakes, preferring to cast blame and seek cover behind talking points.

I share this email to make the broader point and to offer a disclosure: In the 18 months since I began writing columns focused on the presidency, virtually every post critical of Obama has originated from conversations with Democrats. Members of Congress, consultants, pollsters, lobbyists, and executives at think tanks, these Democrats are my Obama-whispers. They respect and admire Obama but believe that his presidency has been damaged by his shortcomings as a leader; his inattention to details of governing; his disengagement from the political process and from the public; his unwillingness to learn on the job; and his failure to surround himself with top-shelf advisers who are willing to challenge their boss as well as their own preconceived notions.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; obama; taliban

1 posted on 06/09/2014 3:05:10 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Don’t be fooled. This is a distraction and Fournier is a willing accomplice.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 3:07:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Seizethecarp

PR BS. They “quit” on Obama when its convenient for the election. They hope to fool some low information voters into believing that they are against Obama. Politicians like Manchin have perfected this to make it appear that they are independent. Once elected, they will vote in lock-step with Obama and the Libs when it counts. (A similar story can be told regarding Graham and the other RINOs).


3 posted on 06/09/2014 3:07:36 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: LucyT; null and void; Cold Case Posse Supporter; Flotsam_Jetsome; circumbendibus; Fantasywriter; ...

Ping to more evidence that Barry has possibly jumped the shark into Nixonian-level pre-invitation-to-resign-level demands by Democrats as top level liberal journalist, the highly connected Ron Fournier of the relatively non-partisan (for DC) National Journal reports numerous insider Democrats coming to him and denouncing Barry latest acts of political suicide for their party.

Republican know that if they initiate impeachment it will blow back on them, but more Democrats now seem to realize that Barry will doom them to defeat not just in 2014 but he will doom Hillary to defeat in 2016 if he isn’t stopped soon, especially after his entire “nstional security team” admitted that they “all” agreed to the obviously insane Bergdahl swap!


4 posted on 06/09/2014 3:12:20 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

They have not “quit” on expanding the state. Obama is irrelevant. He could be at toxic levels of popularity. They’d find a way to use it to continue to spend more and expand entitlements and push their agenda. The moderates will be given cover to vote against Obama to the extent necessary but then will be required to vote with him when it isn’t.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Seizethecarp

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3165439/posts


6 posted on 06/09/2014 3:15:35 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Seizethecarp

Should have happened years ago but since the Right has no leadership except for a bunch of check cashers who peddle “outrage” for a living. Its Obama’s supporters who must feel the lash for supporting and enabling such a fool to be president.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 3:17:12 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: don-o

I searched for it, but it did not come up! Oh well...


8 posted on 06/09/2014 3:18:17 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

FALSE FLAG!!! ALL the DEMOCRATs will circle around their SOCIALST, FACIST LEADER, Obama AND HILLARY!!


9 posted on 06/09/2014 3:19:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Seizethecarp
Thanks for posting! I've been curious about this article after Rush mentioned today...

SO, all these top-shelf important Dem's (many former office holders, apparently) still really admire and respect President Obama, but fault him for lack of leadership?

That presumes that if he'd been a better leader, the results would have been better...personally, I don't think that's the problem.

That's the "between the lines"...it's not the leadership, it's the policies, "stupid"!!

Also, it's nice to say you respect and admire someone, but how is this possible if you're slamming him at the same time?! < sigh >

10 posted on 06/09/2014 3:22:48 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Seizethecarp
; his inattention to details of governing; his disengagement from the political process and from the public; his unwillingness to learn on the job; and his failure to surround himself with top-shelf advisers who are willing to challenge their boss as well as their own preconceived notions.

Jeeeeeeeze! how stupid ARE these people!!??

Let's see if I can sum Obama and the presidency up in one concise sentence:

Obama never wanted to be President, he just wanted to campaign for president and accept the adulation of the crowds of his sycophants worshiping at the temple of Obama.

11 posted on 06/09/2014 3:24:16 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: Seizethecarp

“They respect and admire Obama but believe that his presidency has been damaged by his shortcomings as a leader; his inattention to details of governing; his disengagement from the political process and from the public; his unwillingness to learn on the job; and his failure to surround himself with top-shelf advisers who are willing to challenge their boss as well as their own preconceived notions.”

Well that all rules out everything it takes to be a President. What exactly do they “respect and admire”? His golf game? If Democrats think Obama is “talented”, exactly what is he talented at doing? Talented sports TV watcher?

Some can fault Obama for “arrogance”. What strikes me is the utter irresponsibility of being a fifth rate nothing, yet undertaking the role of President. Lenin and the early Bolsheviks had this sort of criminal irresponsibility when they took over a nation and gave it civil war, state terror, and famine. They wanted power, but had no clue how to run anything but a political operation. Sound familiar?


12 posted on 06/09/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

All about regaining some cred when they jump on the Hillarious
bandwagon. At some point Ms Clincussion will have to throw Obama
under the bus to one degree or another.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Seizethecarp

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14 posted on 06/09/2014 3:35:09 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Bingo!


15 posted on 06/09/2014 3:36:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Who said you could use “Bingo?”


16 posted on 06/09/2014 3:38:58 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

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17 posted on 06/09/2014 3:44:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Nobody is going to seriously investigate bozo, no wave of disgusted resigning democreeps is going to embarrass him. BUT none of them can now trust him NOT to do something so insane it can’t be defended...because he ALREADY has done this with the release of crazed killers for a deserter. For the next two years do they wait for him to destroy the party further or do they obviate him somehow?

Who knows.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 3:45:25 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Seizethecarp

It’ll only matter if/when Soros and the gang conclude that the Kenyan has outlived his usefulness.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 3:48:53 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: Seizethecarp
Republican know that if they initiate impeachment it will blow back on them, but more Democrats now seem to realize that Barry will doom them to defeat not just in 2014 but he will doom Hillary to defeat in 2016 if he isn’t stopped soon, especially after his entire “nstional security team” admitted that they “all” agreed to the obviously insane Bergdahl swap!

If Democrats come to think Obama's a liablity, they'll try to neutralize him behind the scenes. Supporting impeachment would only weaken their party at the polls, so they won't do that. What they'd want is for people to be talking about Obama as little as possible, and impeachment would mean people talking about him more than ever. I'm a little skeptical, though. Would you prefer a competent president of the other party to an incompetent one of your own?

20 posted on 06/09/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT by x
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To: Seizethecarp

I think someone nailed this by saying that he is just showing his loyalty to Hillary by renouncing it to Obama. There will be a lot more of this until Hillary announces, then anyone who has not sworn loyalty to her will be one of her enemies.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 3:52:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I completely agree with you... It seems that 0bama is intentionally overstepping boundaries (EPA Carbon “polution”, releasing terrorists in violation of the law, “phone and pen” this and that, &c.) so that Dems can align against him in this lame duck presidency and dupe L.I.V.s into voting for them because they “have had enough of 0bama”.

There is one and only one way the Republicans can combat this. FILE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT.

Everyone knows it would go anywhere because of scumbag RINOs,particularly in the Senate... but go ahead FILE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT... and then watch the Dems squirm trying to play both sides of the fence.

Sadly... not of this will happen... the Republicans at this point can only continuously snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

I have officially given up at this point... it’s far beyond time to “Go Galt”.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 4:04:09 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Seizethecarp

Obama is killing the Democrat Party.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 4:10:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Seizethecarp

Obama has never had respect for the law. From his cocaine dealing days to today. Why should anyone expect anything different?


24 posted on 06/09/2014 4:11:18 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Seizethecarp

South Dakota college Republicans have nailed it in a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SmrpFPc7-0


25 posted on 06/09/2014 4:11:26 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Seizethecarp

bookmark


26 posted on 06/09/2014 4:25:13 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: clintonh8r

Maybe but at least we know some democrats aren’t still in the Obama is competent delusion. But of course you could tell that by lack of serous claims on their side about Obama’s great “leadership skills”.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 4:48:08 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Seizethecarp

28 posted on 06/09/2014 4:49:18 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: clintonh8r

Name? Name? Didn’t see the name of a dimokrat? Without a name the story is just more cheap krap. wwwhhhheeeee-—ttthhheeerreee goes the BS flag.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 5:21:35 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Rodamala
go ahead FILE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT... and then watch the Dems squirm trying to play both sides of the fence.

The Democrats would not have to worry about the fence, since all impeachers by definition, design, and ontological nature are racists.

30 posted on 06/09/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

You nailed it!


31 posted on 06/09/2014 5:31:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Seizethecarp
Democrats don't care about things like Obama's treason, incompetence, qualifications for office, disregard of the Constitution, rule by executive fiat, etc. None of those things matter. All that Democrats care about is moving Red State America's wealth to their constituencies, like Wall Street, affirmative action shakedowns, Obama phones, expanded Medicaid, free Astroglide for gays, free contraceptives for sluts, etc.

They're just looters. That's all they are. High-sounding rhetoric is just cover for getting the goodies to their own.

We need to keep our eye on the ball and not get distracted by this sort of thing that implies that Democrats are somehow human. They're not.

32 posted on 06/09/2014 6:23:22 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Seizethecarp
They respect and admire Obama but believe that his presidency has been damaged by his shortcomings as a leader; his inattention to details of governing; his disengagement from the political process and from the public; his unwillingness to learn on the job; and his failure to surround himself with top-shelf advisers who are willing to challenge their boss as well as their own preconceived notions...so what's not to respect and admire????......
33 posted on 06/09/2014 9:04:08 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Seizethecarp
They respect and admire Obama but believe that his presidency has been damaged by his shortcomings as a leader; his inattention to details of governing; his disengagement from the political process and from the public; his unwillingness to learn on the job; and his failure to surround himself with top-shelf advisers who are willing to challenge their boss as well as their own preconceived notions.

Hillary Talking Points

34 posted on 06/09/2014 9:28:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Seizethecarp; LucyT; null and void; Cold Case Posse Supporter; Flotsam_Jetsome; circumbendibus; ...
Carp, if the economy has not drastically improved by 2016; i.e., if Depression II worsens in '15-16, then the Democrats will take the WH in 2016.

The campaign will be based on "Republican Obstructionism" in the Congress the GOP will have controlled for 2 years. It is even possible that they will not WANT the WH in 2016, preferring to rule from Congress during a "Hoover" type POTUS they can kick out in 2020 ... and quite possibly forever after.

As time goes on, the Democrat plurality can only grow, with Latinos edging inexorably toward 30%+ of the population added to rock solid constituencies like the African-Americans, etc.

The big question: can the Republicans accomplish anything in the next two years with control of Congress? If they do not, the GOP is dead ... and unfortunately so might be the Republic.

35 posted on 06/11/2014 11:09:24 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay Muslim lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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