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Panel: Obama Giving Up on His Job, Doesn’t Know How to Govern [Hello, Captain Obvious]
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/2/2014

Posted on 07/02/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT by markomalley

Fox News panelists A.B. Stoddard and Steve Hayes argued Wednesday that Obama brought on his plummeting approval ratings by giving Americans the impression that he has given up on his job.

In a new Quinnipiac poll, Obama came in first as the worst president since World War II.

“The president is giving Americans the sense that, as he gives up on Congress, he’s kind of giving up on his job,” The Hill’s Stoddard said. “They know he’s bolting from the building to go to Starbucks and Chipotle. He’s getting bored in the cocoon, he’s planning his post-presidency.”

Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti made this argument several weeks ago, writing, “I find nothing paradoxical about Obama’s recent pattern of behavior, nothing mysterious about the golfing, partying, traveling. It is quite obvious: Obama has given up.”

And, like Continetti, Stoddard notes Obama’s new habit of “having lots of dinner parties where he doesn’t talk about policy or politics, but the NBA playoffs–anything but his job.”

“That’s really troublesome for the American people,” Stoddard concluded, “not only because of all the problems we have, but because we’re with him for another more than two years.”

The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes concurred, adding, “It is largely because of the president’s flippant attitude towards the presidency. ‘So sue me’–what kind of a president would make that argument? And where he had been buoyed, I think, by the fact that people liked him or people wanted him to succeed, despite the fact that they might have had some questions about his policies, that no longer exists, because the president is behaving the way that he’s behaving.”

Charles Krauthammer said that Americans are just now realizing that campaigning is what Obama does best, and “That could be his only great competence–to campaign, to make speeches.” As a result, “He gave people hope, but he doesn’t know how to govern.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: communityagitator; krauthammer; obamapoll

1 posted on 07/02/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Paging Claude Rains


2 posted on 07/02/2014 6:25:44 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: markomalley

Dats raciss!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 07/02/2014 6:26:06 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: markomalley

Obama has got to know he’s been a lousy President,so he thinks he should try being dictator.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 6:27:56 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: markomalley
In a new Quinnipiac poll, Obama came in first as the worst president since World War II.

Only because the US is populated by historical illiterates that don't realize he is the worst President in HISTORY.

". . . but he doesn’t know how to govern.”

Thank God for that, I guess.

5 posted on 07/02/2014 6:29:42 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: markomalley

Maybe he will get so bored with his job, he will resign....one can hope...

Heck, he can keep AF1 until Jan 17 th 2017 as part the the deal....

POTUS Biden can take AMTRAK...


6 posted on 07/02/2014 6:29:55 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SevenofNine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME&feature=kp


7 posted on 07/02/2014 6:30:12 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: markomalley

Barack Hussein Ubama NEVER was qualified to be the POTUS. We had to lower our standards into the sewer to allow him and his regime into Washington. Incompetent kiddie morons.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 6:31:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: markomalley

I really think we should offer him $100 m and a beachfront mansion anywhere in the world with a 1 way ticket to get there in return for his resignation; somebody already told me he’s got billions stashed so my offer is small potatoes.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Hardastarboard
". . . but he doesn’t know how to govern.” Thank God for that, I guess.

I guess if he isn't governing, some one else is. And whoever that is, he's not our friend.

10 posted on 07/02/2014 6:33:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley
Since he doesn't know how to lead ,
and he is unwilling to follow <
we should call him by the "fruits of his labor"
Let him be known as " THE SCABIES PRESIDENT " !!

11 posted on 07/02/2014 6:34:39 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: markomalley

Hey, if he’d just resign, then we’d have President Joe. And if Joe would resign (which he’d probably do after a week or so), then we’d up with President Boner. Brings a tear to the eye, don’t it?

But Boner had better hold up, cuz Patrick Leahy is next, and Kerry, Holder, and Hagel are in the top 10.


12 posted on 07/02/2014 6:34:50 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: gusopol3

Baraq’s agent has already sparked a bidding war for his services after Jan 2017.

MSNBC and ISIS.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 6:35:39 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: markomalley
He is ignoring Congress and basically declaring himself a dictator.
He knows he will not be impeached.
He knows he can get away with anything.

Giving up on his job? This guy is going full blast -- I can't believe people don't see it.

14 posted on 07/02/2014 6:35:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: wolfpat

Ah, such a great movie. I watched it on DVD a couple nights ago. For the xxxxth time.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 6:36:21 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Hardastarboard

I think the poll specifically said “since World War II.

I mentioned that Nixon is more respected than Obama to a liberal woman today. She turned beet red and just glared at me. LOL


16 posted on 07/02/2014 6:37:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: markomalley
but he doesn’t know how to govern.”

Those that helped into power and perfected vote fraud in 2012 do not want him to govern. His job is to read a teleprompter and fundraise.

He is sympathetic to the godless marxists so he won't get in their way because he is one of them.

And too many of our citizenry are apathetic or fundamentally wrong in their thinking.

17 posted on 07/02/2014 6:38:52 PM PDT by A message
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To: markomalley

When will these cowardly talking heads speak the truth, that Obama’s agenda is to turn this country into a cesspool? They know it but refuse to say it since it might result in the loss of their high paying jobs. Is looking out for number one more important than the fate of our country?


18 posted on 07/02/2014 6:39:03 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: gusopol3

Several Detroit businessman did this for Kwame Kilpatrick. I like it


19 posted on 07/02/2014 6:45:43 PM PDT by StevieRay20
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To: markomalley

“Obama Giving Up on His Job, Doesn’t Know How to Govern”

He never did.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 6:46:58 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: markomalley
he gives up on Congress

He knows who they are? My guess - the Kenyan finds out all about them by watching tonight's local news.

21 posted on 07/02/2014 6:48:22 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: bigbob
Brings a tear to the eye, don’t it?

Depends. I maintain that with a sufficiently conservative congress even a President Boner would fall into line.

22 posted on 07/02/2014 6:49:51 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: markomalley

this is kabuki redirect bullcrap.

he hasn’t’given up. he just wants to do whatever he wants whenever he wants.

this is a total lie/misdirect piece.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 6:51:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Dirty little secret here: we don’t want him to know how to govern. That would be even worse than what we have!


24 posted on 07/02/2014 6:53:30 PM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: markomalley
In a new Quinnipiac poll, Obama came in first as the worst president since World War II.

What bothers me about that poll, was the fact that Jimmy Carter was not even listed. I think the Obungler is the worst, and Carter is the second worst.

25 posted on 07/02/2014 6:53:52 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rats and RINOs, who are destroying America, may you be screwed by the fickle finger of fate)
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To: Farmer Dean

BO is just used to getting his way. I guess he lied his way thru his youth and no one ever crossed him so it’s hard for him to actually believe that anyone would not want to do what he wants. He’s a spoiled child that stomps his foot when he’s angry goes to his room, slams the door and plots revenge. Not good for our country.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 6:59:24 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: gusopol3

I guess if he has billions stashed, then he truly has been stealing from us or has collected many bribes. Sick. I hope he goes to jail so he can’t enjoy his billions.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 7:01:12 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Galtoid

granted but this is printed to give us false’hope/make us believe he won’t do stuff so we don’t have to stay on top of it.

it’s’like the tea party is dead articles. wishful thinking /propaganda pieces.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 7:03:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: dandiegirl; All

“He’s a spoiled child that stomps his foot when he’s angry goes to his room, slams the door and plots revenge. Not good for our country.”

I sincerely believe that the damage he’s done to America, and WILL do in the next two years out of SPITE, will be irreversible.

Pray for America!


29 posted on 07/02/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Val Jar is a he? Yeah I can see that.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 7:21:20 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: markomalley

Bammy’s job is flying around on AF1 and golf.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 7:40:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I still cant believe this country elected this punk twice..thank god my parents are dead so they didn’t have to see this.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 7:41:48 PM PDT by basalt
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To: markomalley

He hasn’t given up on his job. He has given up as being president of the U.S.,if that was ever his intention in the first place.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 7:42:20 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: markomalley

Obama can stay on vacation until 2016 for all I care, so long as he leaves his pen and phone at home.

CC


34 posted on 07/02/2014 7:45:48 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: markomalley

He needs to start drinking heavily and get back into the bath house scene.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 7:57:55 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: markomalley
....nothing mysterious about the golfing, partying, traveling. It is quite obvious: Obama has given up.”

I'm actually beginning to believe he was never really even in charge. One thing I know for sure is that no one would ever make themselves look like such an ahole unless they really were one.

36 posted on 07/02/2014 8:18:08 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: markomalley

He gave people hope? No, he gave idiots hope. But even they didn’t know what it meant.


37 posted on 07/02/2014 8:32:11 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Remember all those people who worshipped him but when you asked what it was about him they liked, the answer was “He makes good speeches.” Then ask them what he said and you got a blank stare.

And talking heads are in the same boat. Megan Kelley recently discovered Obama and Bill Ayers’ relationship. Wow!


38 posted on 07/02/2014 8:34:03 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The anti-American degenerate continues his many crimes. The bum should be arrested and imprisoned...and exiled upon release.


39 posted on 07/02/2014 8:37:35 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: gusopol3
If he took the $100M, here's a list of who's on deck and in the batter's box. It isn't a pretty sight!

# Office Current officer
1 Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D)
2 Speaker of the House John Boehner (R)
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy (D)
4 Secretary of State John Kerry (D)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew (D)
6 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (R)
7 Attorney General Eric Holder (D)
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (D)[a]
8 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)
9 Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (D)
10 Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez (D)
11 Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell (D)
12 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (D)
13 Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (D)
14 Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (D)
15 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (D)
16 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson (D) (Acting)
17 Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (D)
  1. ^ Naturalized U.S. citizen born in the United Kingdom.

40 posted on 07/02/2014 8:49:30 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: markomalley

I keep on tellin’ y’all; he has no interest in governing, and no “stomach” for it within the framework of the U. S. Constitution.
BHO told us clearly that his overriding purpose is the fundamental transformation of the U. S. A., and he is achieving it in a multitude of ways, both large and obvious and small and subtle.
Even the flooding of the now illusory southern land “border” with untold numbers of young people from central/south America serves his desire to alter, even in a small way, the ethnic/racial composition of the U.S. population. No part of this nation is immune from the transformational fever at the core of his being.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 9:19:05 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Elsiejay

OMG just watched the Megan Kelly show with Bill Ayers HOW IN THE HELL DID OBAMA EVER GET ELECTED???? I am truly SICK to my
stomach these terrorists have taken over our universities one of them is NOW our president!!!!!!


42 posted on 07/02/2014 9:47:34 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Kit cat

US Public Education System and College Professors since 1960s


43 posted on 07/02/2014 9:54:11 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: Kackikat

How in the HELL do people convicted of bombing and domestic terrorism
spending 20-25 years in prison get hired to teach in our universities!!!!
What the HELL HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY!!!!! how could ANY
parent send their kids off to be taught by these slime balls!!!!!!! My GOD
these convict terrorists are TEACHING LAW in our universities JUST
DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!


44 posted on 07/02/2014 10:05:50 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Popman

He will not get bored he will executive order this country in to h***


45 posted on 07/02/2014 10:09:22 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: markomalley
And, like Continetti, Stoddard notes Obama’s new habit of “having lots of dinner parties where he doesn’t talk about policy or politics, but the NBA playoffs–anything but his job.”

New habit? Hardly. Leaf through his daily schedules for the last five years. There is no difference from this week in 2009 and this same week now.

46 posted on 07/02/2014 10:12:56 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: markomalley

to be honest, I rather he is partying up, than thinking about new ways of destroying the economy. There still lots of problems that require fixing and theres zero hope that Obama will come up with the correct one, so better he give up than try to “fix” things


47 posted on 07/02/2014 10:12:57 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Popman

Listen, obammy is a muslim and his hope is to one day become the top poohbaah at the U.N.
It’s not too far a stretch when you understand there are what 45 countries that are moosie and will all vote for him when he’s done taking down the U.S.A. and he let’s them in on his little religion secret.


48 posted on 07/03/2014 5:12:49 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: wolfpat

Yup you got that right where Claude Rains when you need him


49 posted on 07/03/2014 8:41:17 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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