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Obama Is The New Jimmy Carter
NPR.com ^ | August 24, 2011 | by Peter Wehner

Posted on 08/24/2011 6:47:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Now more than halfway through his third year in office — with the economy flat-lining, American prestige evaporating, and public anxiety spiking — Barack Obama is the most vulnerable incumbent president since Jimmy Carter. The election is still 14 months away, but it's not too early to see the broad outlines of the GOP's case against the president.

Economic Malpractice: Obama inherited a tough economy, but his stewardship has in many respects made the situation worse.

Given this atrocious record, Republicans should repeatedly affirm what Obama's senior counselor, David Plouffe, has acknowledged: The president "owns" the economy. It's the product of his handiwork. And if Obama is reelected, we will get more of the same. The Republican theme for the 2012 campaign should consist of two words: Had enough?

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; obamanomics; socialism


1 posted on 08/24/2011 6:47:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Its ironic watching the democrat talking heads try to refute the charge obama is not another Carter

which is worse? You first Colmes. Then Beckel.....

LOL!


2 posted on 08/24/2011 6:50:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NPR

wow the rats are really jumping ship


3 posted on 08/24/2011 6:53:56 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is astonishing to view this type of commentary at NPR.Com.

Has Mr. Obama lost the liberals?

Who else are they going to vote for...if they vote.

Hah!


4 posted on 08/24/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: basil; txhurl; wolfcreek; lormand

I don’t know if any of you are listening to KLBJ this morning, but by the number of black callers today, barky is in DEEP DOO DOO.


5 posted on 08/24/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Comparing DumBO to Carter is, almost, a complement.


6 posted on 08/24/2011 6:55:31 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow an eloquent Allen West out of hell.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At this point, even Carter is starting to look good.


7 posted on 08/24/2011 6:57:39 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

8 posted on 08/24/2011 6:58:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I had to follow the link because I couldn’t believe this came from NPR.

Barring some political miracle I believe we might be looking at a landslide.


9 posted on 08/24/2011 6:59:42 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

10 posted on 08/24/2011 7:00:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WOW!!!

NPR recognizes Barack “Jimmy Carter” Hussein Obama after only 32 months in office.


11 posted on 08/24/2011 7:00:43 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Economic Malpractice”

Since Obama’s such a fan of the trial lawyers, I’d love to see someone take a crack at a class action suit on behalf of all U.S. taxpayers charging the administration with economic malpractice. Jimmy Carter set the previous bar for presidential ineptitude: it would be trivial to demonstrate that Obama’s performed far worse, hence is guilty of gross negligence as far as the economy is concerned. Just think: if we recovered $4T in damages that Obama wasted, that would be $1300 in every American’s pocket. Of course, the lawyers would expect their 30 percent cut....


12 posted on 08/24/2011 7:02:18 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Arrowhead1952

Can you listen online wiwthout going to facebook? I don’t do facebook...


13 posted on 08/24/2011 7:04:23 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He's in deep do-do....when NPR compares you the Jimmuh and you come out on the short end you are toast!!!
14 posted on 08/24/2011 7:04:29 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

15 posted on 08/24/2011 7:05:23 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Due to the earthquake the president has officially implemented Rule 18-1.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama was the new Carter before he took office. New lows have been reached that are beyond Carter’s shame and incompetence.


16 posted on 08/24/2011 7:06:27 AM PDT by pallis
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To: RexBeach

In 08 the obammy got a huge turnout of blacks, Jews, homosexuals, white females and studants.
I’d bet my farm that most of these groups support him IF he runs. But they will not turn out in nearly the numbers they all did last go around.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 7:07:02 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) He's obviously just not quite up to the job.)
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To: basil

Yes, use the bottom link.

http://www.newsradioklbj.com/

http://www.newsradioklbj.com/Other/Stream.html


18 posted on 08/24/2011 7:10:16 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

....”Had enough? -... or you want more of the same?”


19 posted on 08/24/2011 7:11:15 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: silverleaf

Obama — The One (termer) we’ve be waiting (to get rid of).


20 posted on 08/24/2011 7:15:38 AM PDT by Rocko (Obama -- The One (termer) we've be waiting (to get rid of).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Government stimulus:

1. To slow because it needs regulated and managed, strict over sight to prevent fraud, waste and abuse. When governments try to “spend” their way out they do this too slowly. Two years after beginning the awesome plan of massive government spending over 20% of the money still hadn't been spent. Quick and immediate action would have prevented things from falling as low as they did.

2. Horrible multiplying effect. The idea is that for every dollar spent, the economy might have a net infusion of 1.4 dollars because the company building the road needs more concrete, the concrete factors needs more trucks, the truck builder... Every dollar needs spent in a way that creates even more jobs, but when efficiency and profit are excluded and ideological ideas of green energy, public transportation, social programs and other special perks are added, you end up with this: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-s-economists-stimulus-has-cost-278000-job_576014.html

3. Artificial market constructs. When governments spend money they spend it on what benefits politicians and what fads are present, not where their is a supply and demand. You end up with the study of the Mormon cricket and money for programs to teach subsararan men the proper use of condoms (paid for by the the tax payer as part of the “stimulus”). You end up with permanent money drains where if the government pulls the plug, the entire scheme unravels because there is no real market that would ever support such an endeavor. You end up with goods or services being offered or produced for essentially a non existent customer, or a customer that only exists for as long as the government keeps lying by playing a shell game with money, subsidies. You actually “create” market inefficiencies in the long run!

The new version of “trickle down” economics from “da gubbermint” don't work to well. When will they learn?

21 posted on 08/24/2011 7:16:28 AM PDT by Red6
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To: TSgt

This is a Weekly Standard commentary which NPR then posted on their site.

Even so, it is still worth noting NPR is willing to let their readers see the truth about Obama.


22 posted on 08/24/2011 7:17:16 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

Why Obama won’t be challenged in his own party
Rick Moran

“Despite being wildly unpopular, Obama would still do better than any Democratic rival who challenged him in the primaries.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/why_obama_wont_be_challenged_in_his_own_party.html


23 posted on 08/24/2011 7:21:30 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wow...NPR has a writer who isn't afraid that he might get the axe for telling the truth! Who woulda thunk it? I liked this part (bolding is mine):

The overarching story for Obama's opponent, though, should be that the president is the architect of American decline, which in turn has left the public deeply uneasy and dejected. According to the Democratic pollster Mark Penn, "The country is going through one of its longest sustained periods of unhappiness and pessimism ever." Almost 4 in 10 Americans believe we're in a state of permanent decline. Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the country fell to 11 percent last week.

Obama, the Architect of American Decline...has a real ring of his presidential legacy, doesn't it?!!!

24 posted on 08/24/2011 7:28:56 AM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: CitizenM

Had enough ?


25 posted on 08/24/2011 7:30:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Had Enough ?)
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To: CitizenM

Wow...NPR has a writer who isn’t afraid that he might get the axe for telling the truth! Who woulda thunk it?


This commentary was posted in the Weekly Standard and copied by NPR.

Just the fact NPR posted a story very critical of the ObamaMao is quite telling.


26 posted on 08/24/2011 7:37:06 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: RexBeach

ironicly, they would go to Ron Paul, because he is so far right he’s left.


27 posted on 08/24/2011 7:43:47 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
OBAMA's CARTER PHASE2
28 posted on 08/24/2011 7:52:38 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: TSgt
Barring some political miracle I believe we might be looking at a landslide.

Of biblical proportions.

29 posted on 08/24/2011 7:55:50 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

The Author worked in the Reagan / Bush WH...no surprise other than it was linked at NPR. Don’t think NPR isn’t scared of a Republican landslide in 2012.....they just might start moving to the center to protect there funding.


30 posted on 08/24/2011 7:55:55 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When a network you’ve bought and paid for starts throwing you under the bus, can we say it’s over?


31 posted on 08/24/2011 8:00:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bump.


32 posted on 08/24/2011 8:17:10 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Wow... the bigger news is NPR let this filter thru from the Weekly Standard onto their pages...... the other news that Obama is worse than Carter is not new nor big news.... just dem facts mam!


33 posted on 08/24/2011 9:33:56 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He is Bill Clinton with a Super Majority his first 2 years

Everything he did Clinton wanted to do but couldn’t—Hillary Care —Gays in the Military—tax increases etc etc

Clinton raised taxes but was baled out by Greenspan lowering interest rates negating the tax effect on those with mortgages—and other big loans

And after 94 a GOP controlling both houses kept him reigned in economically


34 posted on 08/24/2011 9:36:27 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think part of the Repub strategy for 2012 should be to hang the blame for inflation on Obama. Regrettably, I don’t think the average voter seems to have a good grasp of the concept of the national debt, and QE-whatever, so for the economy, I think that the Repubs have focus on the symptoms rather than the root causes for campaigns.


35 posted on 08/24/2011 10:43:08 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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