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President "Loser?" (Obama Shellacked Again)
Boston Herald ^ | August 2, 2011 | Michael Graham

Posted on 08/02/2011 5:00:34 AM PDT by suspects

“Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser... The very idea of losing is hateful to an American.” — Gen. George Patton

America is a center-right nation but we will, under the right conditions, vote for a liberal — even an extreme liberal. We might vote for a lush, a Lothario, perhaps even a lunatic.

But there is one thing Americans will not abide: A loser. That’s the one “L” word President Barack Obama cannot overcome.

And he’s dangerously close to a full-on “L7” face plant.

Forget all the talk about the Tea Party’s big win on the debt ceiling debate (which it was, by the way). Focus instead on the fact that, as a minority faction of the minority party that holds just one house of Congress, they opened a can of whoop ass on the “Leader of the Free World.”

Less than 1,000 days after Obama’s election swept progressives into power and conservatives into late-night gigs on Fox News, the Tea Party movement has beaten Barack back into borderline irrelevance.

Obama, aka “The Smartest President Ever” insisted for months that the debt ceiling be a “clean bill,” aka “no restrictions,” then abandoned that position for “balanced approach,” aka “tax hikes.”

In the end, Obama was forced to face the cameras Sunday night and endorse a plan that doesn’t include any — none — of the president’s original demands. Heck, it’s such a lousy deal for his liberal “friends” that he’s forced to brag about how well he works with his foes.

“It is a balanced compromise reflective of a divided government,” White House flak Jay Carney said yesterday.

In fact, it was a GOP proposal reflective of Obama’s plunge in popularity among independents. His support from these swing voters is down to a pathetic...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: loser; obama; teaparty

1 posted on 08/02/2011 5:00:40 AM PDT by suspects
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To: suspects

The big lie going into this fiasco was that America was on the brink of default.

The big lie coming out of this fiasco is that the TEA Party were the big winners.


2 posted on 08/02/2011 5:02:46 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: suspects

Conservatives have only a plurality in the American electorate. Like it or not, they have to win over independents and moderates. The good news is they’re more scared of spending and taxes than they are of lost benefits and Obamacare.

If this was a different country, they’d be setting protest tents now on Park Ave.!


3 posted on 08/02/2011 5:04:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: suspects
The very idea of losing is hateful to an American.” — Gen. George Patton

I guess 0bama is happy that He's NOT and American!

Take Back AMERICA! Restore The Constituion!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !

4 posted on 08/02/2011 5:12:16 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Arm_Bears
BUT we have the opportunity to act as winners and perpetuate the meme.

A big lie repeated often enough becomes the truth.

5 posted on 08/02/2011 5:13:01 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (White Hetero Able Male (WHAM) a.k.a. NOT Holder's people)
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To: suspects
New plan does not get the U.S. out of debt.

Only proposal that made sense was not aired --> cut 1% a year off program spending at the discretion of the current Congress... can't agree --> 1% across the board.

6 posted on 08/02/2011 5:13:47 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Arm_Bears

I thought “L7” meant one was a “square”(and I can’t recall the last time I heard anyone actually being called one).


7 posted on 08/02/2011 5:15:27 AM PDT by I-ambush (I didn't think, I never dreamed, that I would be around to see it all come true-McCartney and Wings)
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To: xtinct

Doing that coupled with a zero baseline budget would eventually solve most of the problem.


8 posted on 08/02/2011 5:16:28 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Arm_Bears

The default is very real. We are 52 trillion dollars in debt; but what is strangling our system is the compounded interest. I have no idea if we can pull ourselves out of this. We shall see.

The Tea Party did not get a victory because they didn’t do a damn thing.


9 posted on 08/02/2011 5:19:00 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

“The Tea Party did not get a victory because they didn’t do a damn thing.”

Actually, a number of them folded like old Republican pros.

The house-cleaning continues.


10 posted on 08/02/2011 5:21:19 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Arm_Bears

In reality the “threat” was a government shutdown with funding limited to monthly receipts aka a balanced budget. This would have been a TEA party win.

In reality the solution became no shutdown, increased spending and increased taxes past the 2012 election. Ergo a huge win for Democrats and liberals.


11 posted on 08/02/2011 5:34:15 AM PDT by Justa
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To: suspects
All this stuff about a "BIG Tea Party win!" & "Obama can NEVER come back from this!" bull shit is just the democrat/media complex setting up ANY increase in Odumbo's poll numbers as "REMARKABLE RECOVERY!!!" and the MSM all time favorite "Come Back Kid!" status for the 2012 election.

I am reminded of a line from a now obscenely incorrect movie from my childhood, "Song Of The South" and Brer Rabbit saying "Please don't throw me in dat briar patch!"
12 posted on 08/02/2011 5:40:06 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("A man may be a fool and not know it, . . . but not if he is married." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Justa
In reality the solution became no shutdown, increased spending and increased taxes past the 2012 election. Ergo a huge win for Democrats and liberals.

That's the way I see it. August recess town meetings are going to be a bucket of ice water dumped on Tea Caucus reps.

13 posted on 08/02/2011 5:44:43 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: goldstategop

To gage things, I’ve been operating on the - “what happens in the Scotswife household is probably happening in a gazillion househods” - principle.

What is happening lately?
The first payment is due next week for our oil heating budget. It is astronomical.
We are discussing taking one vehicle off the road temporarily to save on gas and insurance costs.
This, of course, will lead to fewer “economy stimulating” trips outside of the home - not that there has been much of that lately.
We are not getting our kids new backpacks for school - or new clothes.
My brother-in-law’s company just informed him and my sister that - on jan. 1st - they may have to drop employer funded health insurance for their employees (family of 6).

It’s looking bleak - really really bleak. We are hunkering down into survival mode, and I can’t wait until next November!


14 posted on 08/02/2011 5:48:09 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: suspects

Obama got increases in debt limits and spending. How is that a loss to him?


15 posted on 08/02/2011 5:48:38 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy; mickie
Calling this a "Tea Party win" is setting the Partiers up for getting the blame when the economy continues to plunge.

This is so obvious.

Leni

16 posted on 08/02/2011 5:54:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: CodeToad

Using the same formula some here use, the Axis forces won World War II. We did not win didley.


17 posted on 08/02/2011 5:58:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: MinuteGal

Agreed. A “double win” in the media for the communist in chief and his BUTT BUDDIES in the Senate and the House.


18 posted on 08/02/2011 6:18:20 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("A man may be a fool and not know it, . . . but not if he is married." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: suspects
Forget all the talk about the Tea Party’s big win on the debt ceiling debate (which it was, by the way).

I'm suspicious of all this "Tea Party's big win" talk.

I think it's just an attempt by The Libturd Media to placate us going into the 2012 elections.

At least I hope that's their reasoning. If it is, they are in for a biiiiiiiiiiig surprise next year.

19 posted on 08/02/2011 6:24:12 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: suspects

... how could any of you evil mean-spirited Freepers possibly think the Wee Wee is a loser? I mean, how could you do this?

20 posted on 08/02/2011 6:40:49 AM PDT by Zakeet (The Wee Wee's real birth certificate got shredded with his Rezko mortgage records)
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To: suspects

Hey, Barry, Coach Clinton wants to see ya. Bring your playbook.


21 posted on 08/02/2011 7:45:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Arm_Bears
>> The big lie coming out of this fiasco is that the TEA Party were the big winners.<<

Can you tell me what the agreement would have been had the TEA party not had any influence in either the “10 elections or throughout these discussions?

22 posted on 08/02/2011 9:24:35 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear

I don’t pretend to know the future.


23 posted on 08/02/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Arm_Bears

When did “would have been” begin to insinuate something future?


24 posted on 08/02/2011 10:03:12 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: sport

The communists won the cold war without firing a shot. They got control of our government by infesting the media and education system.

Carter started, Clinton confirmed, and Obama is sealing the deal.


25 posted on 08/02/2011 11:25:36 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

Could not have said it better myself. The judas goats were out in force last night. Pay no attention to them.


26 posted on 08/02/2011 11:30:41 AM PDT by sport
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