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Barack Obama’s White House legacy: avoid it like the plague
The Financial Times ^ | 06/15/2014 | Edward Luce

Posted on 06/16/2014 5:25:52 AM PDT by Phlap

Who in their right mind would want to be president of the US? Having begun with vaulting hopes, President Barack Obama’s tenure serves as a cautionary reminder – be careful what you wish for, you might actually get it. At home, Mr Obama’s prospects of pulling off anything big are slim to none after last week’s thunderbolt from the Tea Party.

Meanwhile, US-trained units in Iraq are dropping their weapons and fleeing far inferior al-Qaeda forces at first contact. Even Baghdad looks vulnerable. Talk about being mugged by reality. On paper the job of US commander-in-chief is the most powerful in the world. In practice, your power to change things is waning yet there is no limit on your ability to take the blame. To repeat: what sane person could want the job?

The answer, of course, is lots of people, Hillary Clinton included.

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To repeat: what sane person could want the job?

The answer, of course, is lots of people, Hillary Clinton included.

Hillary Clinton is sane? Who knew? lol

1 posted on 06/16/2014 5:25:52 AM PDT by Phlap
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To: Phlap
RE:”Meanwhile, US-trained units in Iraq are dropping their weapons and fleeing far inferior al-Qaeda forces at first contact. Even Baghdad looks vulnerable. Talk about being mugged by reality. On paper the job of US commander-in-chief is the most powerful in the world. In practice, your power to change things is waning yet there is no limit on your ability to take the blame. To repeat: what sane person could want the job? “

Its seems like Obama gets a free pass for most of his messes, and he has a lot of them going now.
Nothing is his fault.
He heard about it on the news and is mad as hell about it.

2 posted on 06/16/2014 5:33:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: sickoflibs

Bush’s fault. Tee time.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 5:35:47 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Phlap
Who in their right mind would want to be president of the US?

The correct question should be "Who in their right mind would vote for someone with zero leadership ability and a foreign world view to be President of the US?"

4 posted on 06/16/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Phlap
Obama's Legacy: Turned the Middle East into a flaming hell for the world at large, fulfilling the call for world domination and the Muslim cry "Kill All The Christians and Jews".

Never has the USA been besieged with Christian Prohibitions....initiated under this Administration....Cover your crosses, don't say Jesus....

But some ah can go to the Rose Garden and send greetings to allah? ?????????

5 posted on 06/16/2014 5:38:43 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Phlap

The yapping Yorkie just caught the semi-truck. Who’s next!


6 posted on 06/16/2014 5:39:00 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didnÂ’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: Phlap

Barack’s chickens are coming home to roost.

When you make decisions against the interests of your country consistently, why would anyone expect anything other than negative consequences?


7 posted on 06/16/2014 5:39:07 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Phlap

Obama will have a wonderful legacy. Here’s how it works: The next POTUS will be a Republican and 8 months into his Presidency a nuclear bomb will be set off by terrorists in a major US city, and when it happens, the Republican POTUS will be reading to school kids and liberals will trash him for doing so and say the nuclear bomb went off because of his policies while Obama will be touted as “one of the greatest Presidents”.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 5:50:03 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Phlap

This is the kind of stuff they wrote toward the end of Jimmy Carter’s presidency to deflect from his incompetence. They stopped after Reagan. Now they’re back to deflect for Obama.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 5:54:24 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I have thought this exact same thing for a while now. If the terrorists are smart, they’re planning this, as a way of getting Democrats in power for the next 50 years so they can have a free hand worldwide.


10 posted on 06/16/2014 6:07:02 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: Phlap

After weeks of laughing that the TEA party was dead, suddenly one major loss is a ‘thunderbolt’ that has everyone quaking in their boots...

what a bunch of pussies


11 posted on 06/16/2014 6:11:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (Quiddom (or was it Qiddom))
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To: Phlap

If “O” was IN his office, he’d have to W O R K!

Can’t be doin’ that!


12 posted on 06/16/2014 6:12:25 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Either that or a nuke will go off while the baraq syndicate is still in power. They declare an emergency and suspend elections. Can’t change leadership while in the middle of a crisis. Then they implement the belief of never let a crisis go to waste.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 6:19:40 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

Cantor lost because Virginians voted against the GOP-E Leadership: Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan.

When Boehner is no longer Speaker the road is then cleared to force Obama to RESIGN, as it is to late for a lengthy Impeachment of Obama.

The longer that We, The People tolerate Boehner as speaker of the House, the longer We, the People are guilty of tolerating Obama as our Taliban Mullah in Chief.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 6:21:16 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Yet, sadly, the only change is Cantor, as we’ll still have Boehner and now McCarthy, who is pretty damn moderate, in leadership with no Conservative replacement. =(


15 posted on 06/16/2014 6:35:07 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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To: Graewoulf
When Boehner is no longer Speaker the road is then cleared to force Obama to RESIGN, as it is to late for a lengthy Impeachment of Obama.

And how do you suppose the next Speaker is going to accomplish that?

With a magic wand?

16 posted on 06/16/2014 6:43:12 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

With Boehner as Speaker there is NO effective difference between Obama and the GOP Congress.

With Boehner as Speaker, the Democrats will win back the House in November.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: okie01

Nope.

All the Speaker has to have is a Patriot’s spine.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Phlap

There is madness all around.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Phlap

IMHO, soebarkah is an islamist who feels everything is proceeding just fine.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 6:57:18 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Mr. K
p After weeks of laughing that the TEA party was dead, suddenly one major loss is a ‘thunderbolt’ that has everyone quaking in their boots..

I'm not sure it was just the Cantor race. Even though the GOPe knew it was almost impossible to ditch incumbents, they loudly proclaimed victory in every race they managed to hold the seat. They knew then that the margins of victory were in the danger zone.

I personally think the Cantor phenomenon started with Cochran. If one of their entrenched incumbents could lose, any one of them, then they were in trouble.

21 posted on 06/16/2014 7:57:27 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Phlap

November 21, 2010

Luce declared the world would react “with deep horror, I think, but also some amusement,” to a presidential bid by Sarah Palin and charged Republican opposition to START shows “there’s a greater hatred of Obama than there is a love of American national security.”

http://newsbusters.org/people/edward-luce#ixzz34oatobvd

From Luce’s page 4 October 24, 2008 article, “McCain’s troubles highlight party rift”:

The more trouble John McCain’s campaign encounters, the more it highlights the cultural divide between the “real America” the Republican candidate says he represents and the Washington “cocktail party circuit” that largely disdains it.

That circuit is swelling with disaffected Republicans. Some complain about Mr McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin, whose appeal to “Joe Six-Pack” may have been dented by revelations this week that she has spent more than $150,000 (€117,000, £93,000) of other people’s money on her wardrobe. Others are upset at the negative tone of the campaign.

http://newsbusters.org/people/edward-luce#ixzz34obiNNNL

“Obama art is not for mere mortals” reads the headline to Financial Times reporter Edward Luce’s August 26 Denver Diary item. Luce described a shrine fit for pilgrimage by the likes of Chris Matthews or Lee Cowan, the so-called Manifest Hope gallery in Denver.:

http://newsbusters.org/people/edward-luce#ixzz34obylXbK

“Three prominent Republicans declare their support for Obama” insisted the August 13 Financial Times front page headline. But who are these “prominent” GOPers that have gone Obamacan? Staffer Edward Luce pointed to two left-of-center Republicans ousted in the 2006 mid-terms and one Rita Hauser, who is no stranger to supporting Democrats for president:

http://newsbusters.org/people/edward-luce#ixzz34ocCEW9X


22 posted on 06/16/2014 8:12:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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More Hatred of Obama than Love of America

"If you picked two countries that would like to see a failure of ratification, it would be North Korea and Iran. And I think if that argument doesn't work with the Republicans, that sort of basic elemental national security argument doesn't work, nothing is. There's a greater hatred of Obama than there is a love of American national security."
- Financial Times Washington Bureau Chief Ed Luce, November 21 This Week on ABC, referring to the START treaty.

23 posted on 06/16/2014 8:16:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Phlap

24 posted on 06/16/2014 8:18:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Phlap
your power to change things is waning yet there is no limit on your ability to take the blame.

When has he EVER taken the blame for anything?

25 posted on 06/16/2014 8:18:55 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Graewoulf

Sure there’s no difference between the parties?

The other day the GOP blocked the democrat student loan bill.

Think Reid or pelosi would do that?


26 posted on 06/16/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Phlap

Retweeted by Edward Luce

Barack Obama @BarackObama · Apr 8

Retweet if you believe women deserve the same pay as men for the same work. #FairFutureNow

Edward Luce @EdwardGLuce · Apr 2

The US Supreme Court lives up to its reputation as the judiciary of the 1 per cent . The decision to scrap campaign ceilings is shameful.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 8:44:08 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: what's up

Americans are awake and wise, - - - witness the National Election of 2010.

Americans are stupid for keeping Speaker Boehner in Power for over 4 years to rubber-stamp whatever Obama, Reid, Holder, Jarrett and Pelosi have wanted.

If the shoe fits - - - -


28 posted on 06/16/2014 8:54:59 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
Americans are stupid

Yes, but that has nothing to do with your earlier comment which I addressed.

You said there was no difference between the GOP and Obama.

So why did the student loan bill get shot down if they are the same?

29 posted on 06/16/2014 12:21:03 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Democrats wanted to increase the amount of money “loaned” to students.

Republicans wanted to keep the interest charged to students the same.

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans wanted to privatize the Student Loan Program.

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans wanted to oppose Obama’s 2009 +/- action of Nationalizing the Student Loan Program.

Thus, there is no effective difference between the Democrats and the Republicans on the topic of keeping the US taxpayer on the hook for the Federal Student Loan Program.

IOW, after all the speeches and voting, nothing will have effectively changed.

Only cosmetic change is possible with a rubber stamp GOP-E running Congress.


30 posted on 06/16/2014 12:31:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
Democrats wanted to increase the amount of money “loaned” to students. Republicans wanted to keep the interest charged to students the same.

So there is a difference. The GOP blocked the democratic move to give hundreds of thousands of students a ridiculous break which would have cost taxpayers more. Wouldn't have happened with Pelosi in charge.

31 posted on 06/16/2014 12:54:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Your “difference” is how fast the US Taxpayer bleeds to death.

My difference is between Life or Death of our Republic.

Choose carefully, because it does make a difference.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 1:03:03 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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I would say that no GOP votes for Obamacare or Obama's stimulis vs. 100% Dems voting for both shows a difference in how the taxpayer is viewed.

You may not consider the difference between the parties substantial but there most definitely is a difference.

33 posted on 06/16/2014 3:50:37 PM PDT by what's up
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