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President Obama: “I deserve a second term”
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Posted on 02/05/2012 2:51:35 PM PST by Sub-Driver

President Obama: “I deserve a second term” By Erik Wasson - 02/05/12 04:57 PM ET

President Obama in a pre-Super Bowl interview aired on Sunday said that despite being unable to completely turn the economy around in three years, he still deserves to be re-elected.

“I deserve a second term but we're not done,” Obama told NBC's Matt Lauer in an interview broadcast from the White House.

Lauer noted that in a pre-Super Bowl interview three years ago, Obama had said "If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Obama said that three years ago the economy was losing 750,000 jobs a month and the latest unemployment data from Friday shows. “Now we are creating 250,000,” he said.

Obama said that more needs to be done to boost manufacturing and improve worker skills.

“The key right now is just making sure we aren't turning in a new direction that could throw that progress off,” he said.

In the NBC interview, Obama reiterated that at this stage military options are not off the table in dealing with Iran's possible quest for a nuclear weapon.

Obama said that diplomacy is preferred because of the risks of military action.

“Obviously any additional military activity in the Gulf is disruptive and has a big effect on us,” he said, noting “it could have a big effect on oil prices.”

Obama said that he doesn't think Israel has decided whether it would attack Iran, but indicated his belief the U.S. would not be blind-sided.

“We have closer military and intelligence consultations than we ever had,” he said.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barf; fail; obama
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To: Sub-Driver
LOSER
51 posted on 02/05/2012 3:48:19 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama deserves to be thrown out of office and then required to get down on his hands and knees and beg for forgiveness.


52 posted on 02/05/2012 3:52:11 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like my kids when they were, like, five....


53 posted on 02/05/2012 3:53:19 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama deserves a second term?

Like FDR did?

Face it, the only reason Roosevelt was re-elected was because there were no viable Republicans, those who could make the case for repeal of the New Deal, running against him. Alf Landon in 1936 was only of importance because he was the only Republican governor in the entire US of A in 1936, who had been re-elected in 1934, therefore conferring what little of “national” standing existed for the Republican party anywhere.

But Alf Landon, alas, was a “Progressive” Republican, and as such, found little he could not agree with in the New Deal, therefore, he could not draw a distinction between himself and FDR. In fact, the best he could come up with was “Me, too”, a catchphrase that was to dog the Republicans for years.

In 1940, when FDR SHOULD have retired in grace and style from the Presidency, he chose to run again, this time against yet another “Progressive” Republican, Wendell Wilkie, the “barefoot boy from Wall Street”. But there were dark storm clouds on the horizon in 1940, and some sort of sentiment “we shouldn’t swap horses in midstream”, as though FDR was absolutely the only man in America who could have kept us out of the war that was coming.

In 1944, FDR was determined to run for a FOURTH term as president, and the argument of “not changing horses” seemed to be stronger than it was the first time. That time his opponent was a former prosecuting attorney from New York, who had gained the office of Governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey. Much like Rudy Giuliani, Dewey had a reputation for tough law enforcement, doing his share to keep Sing Sing prison full to its limits. FDR KNEW he was dying, and in a final fit of pique, he selected a machine politician from Missouri, Harry S Truman, as his running mate and probable successor in office. FDR kept Harry just about completely in the dark about all his war plans, and a good deal of the inner workings of much of the civil side of his administration. When Harry had the office thrust upon him, he did not even know about the Manhattan Project, and the rush to develop an atomic weapon, ostensibly to be used against the Nazis. But the war in Europe ended before the system could be deployed. At the same time, the war in the Pacific was fast approaching a stalemate, with the very real probability that it would take years to subdue the Imperial Army of Japan. Using a very old principle of warcraft, the Japanese nation was struck with a weapon so powerful, so stupendous in its scope, that a true sense of shock and awe succeeded in humbling His Imperial Majesty Hirohito to such a degree, he accepted the terms of unconditional surrender presented to him by General McArthur.

The question is, would we have even BEEN in that war if FDR had not insisted on remaining in office after 1940? There was a huge isolationist sentiment in the US in 1940, which FDR plied much to his advantage, and which he almost immediately spurned after getting re-elected.


54 posted on 02/05/2012 3:53:38 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Barack Hussein Obama II, (Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama II) deserves life in prison, doing hard labor, ... or worse.
55 posted on 02/05/2012 3:54:36 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Sub-Driver
If Obama 'deserves' a second term, I deserve the money he made off his books.
56 posted on 02/05/2012 4:23:09 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Three years ago, a freshly-inaugurated President Obama said of his plan to fix the financial crisis that “if I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

Gonna hold him to that one.


57 posted on 02/05/2012 4:24:53 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: RWB Patriot

Heh, how many times will we hear him whine that this year?


Oh, he is never going away. Even after he leaves office.
Neveeer.................aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!


58 posted on 02/05/2012 4:27:04 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Word to obama:

You deserve approximately jack sh!t, let alone the correct time of day. Pack it up, and be out of the WH on 1-21-2013, or we’ll have the secret service kick you to the curb.


59 posted on 02/05/2012 4:51:18 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama, you deserve a swift kick in the ass. You can take your socialism and shove it. Go run Kenya you damn bastard child SOB.


60 posted on 02/05/2012 4:56:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Sub-Driver

DumBO deserves a hut back in Kenya.


61 posted on 02/05/2012 5:10:17 PM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Sub-Driver

0bama deserves a swift kick in his red MARXIST A** right into a jail for treason and his ilk should be taken with him.


62 posted on 02/05/2012 5:25:56 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Sub-Driver
I DESERVE A SECOND TERM! I DO. I DO. GIVE ME A SECOND TERM NOW! WAAAA!


63 posted on 02/05/2012 5:33:16 PM PST by garjog (If not Newt, who?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is beneath contempt to campaign during a Super Bowl courtesy appearance.


64 posted on 02/05/2012 5:34:05 PM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Barry "Bath-House" OBozo, doesn't deserve it.
But then...he's so delusional.

65 posted on 02/05/2012 5:58:56 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, Laugh @ the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: Sub-Driver

Job Corps students are taught construction skills. Not plumbing, HVAC or electrical, but labor and concrete finishing. Their inner-city public school skills don’t include math. This means we train inner-city black kids for jobs which won’t exist for at least two years. So much for training.


66 posted on 02/05/2012 6:02:59 PM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: Sub-Driver
The next thing that Obama will do is beg....crying with real tears in his eyes on national TV....for "WE the People" to give him another term....

....I put a bumper sticker on my car the day after he was elected that said:

...Don't blame me, I voted for McCain..

..and now, I believe most people agree with me that Zer0 is in fact a zero....and that he does not deserve another term or one more ride in AF1, or any more golf games at our expense....and MOOCHelle can buy her own tacky attire...

67 posted on 02/05/2012 6:08:47 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Sub-Driver

So NBC gave this jackball a free campaign commercial before the biggest tv event of the year? Damn what a surprise. Did they grant the same time to any of the Republicans?


68 posted on 02/05/2012 6:22:10 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: max americana

Wonder what the ratings were for that interview? Hopefully, it will be his last pre-superbowl interview.


69 posted on 02/05/2012 6:34:55 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Sub-Driver
Am still trying to figure out; who does the 'heavy lifting' for Obama. (Soros/Panetta; sure) but 'who' at White House is getting the mail/memos in/out/read; and insuring that 'Briefings' do not fall entirely through the cracks of White House floor?

Clearly; the white golf shirt is as empty as is the 'starched' white; that Obama (so like Malcolm X) favors.

WHO is the glue in the 'West Wing'.

70 posted on 02/05/2012 6:34:58 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

OBEYOBAMA. ..coming to a ‘t-shirt’ soon.


71 posted on 02/05/2012 6:36:56 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: upchuck; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; ...
0bummer: “I deserve a second term”


72 posted on 02/05/2012 6:38:46 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama deserves nothing less than a ahort ride down a long rope.


73 posted on 02/05/2012 6:43:22 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: LucyT

Oh, he richly deserves a lot of things, and a second term is not one of them. Even another week in the WH isn’t one of them!


74 posted on 02/05/2012 6:49:10 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: LucyT

Rather “in your face” to see it on that graphic.

Epic fail!


75 posted on 02/05/2012 6:50:33 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: LucyT
0bummer: “I deserve a second term”

As he should, that is a stellar record if I ever saw one....

76 posted on 02/05/2012 6:53:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: LucyT

Looks like a bang-up record for a third world country which he is working on here. I’m going to censor what else I’d like to say.


77 posted on 02/05/2012 7:01:06 PM PST by azishot
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To: LucyT

The author of that table should add a row for the USA’s credit rating.


78 posted on 02/05/2012 7:05:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Best way to get answers would be to pull an Allen West on him, watch the guy piss his panties and tell the truth. In truth and not my first sentence if the media, we the people, judges and more get into asking hard questions( and axking tooo0 then this guy will keep lying and playing America and Americans as fioools dismantling three times weekly for 4.5 more years if we allow this.


79 posted on 02/05/2012 7:16:47 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the Ping. If I typed what I really believe “Obama” deserves, I’d be banned. From the internet.


80 posted on 02/05/2012 7:18:49 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Barry deserves two more terms. In Leavenworth.


81 posted on 02/05/2012 7:41:15 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Obama would be happier back in Chicago doling what he does best, roaming the bathouses and looking for man love.


82 posted on 02/05/2012 9:00:21 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Sub-Driver
I completely agree with Mr. Obama. I think 20 years at hard labor in Gitmo would be appropriate, served among the most devout of the Muslim terrorists there. [It's about 100% certain Barry would not see the completion of his sentence. He'd receive an abrupt termination of his existence to end the sentence.]
83 posted on 02/05/2012 11:01:22 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Sub-Driver
All Obama deserves is a kick in the a$$ OUT of OFFICE

Nov 2012 - LET THE BIG BROOM SWEEP his lying a$$ out.

84 posted on 02/05/2012 11:34:21 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Dick Bachert

Why does your tag line indicate you want to make a pet out of IT and add more drain to tax payers to care for IT


85 posted on 02/06/2012 2:02:33 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: upchuck

Bttt


86 posted on 02/06/2012 3:26:38 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

obammy deserves to be tried and hung for sedition.


87 posted on 02/06/2012 4:00:31 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: mosaicwolf; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...
We’ll just have to see what the voters think.

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88 posted on 02/06/2012 7:57:10 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Sub-Driver

And the Republican Party is going to do everything in their power to bring it about.


89 posted on 02/06/2012 8:22:13 AM PST by sport
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To: mosaicwolf
The voters will say that he does. He has not lost any of his base,meaning, the young,the "educators",those depending on the fruits of other's labor to support them, self hating White Liberals, and fools.

On the other hand, there is a core of Conservatives who will not vote for obama lite, a/k/a Romney under any circumstances and while the Mc Cain trick of picking a Conservative running mate may work on a few, most will see through it.

90 posted on 02/06/2012 8:29:12 AM PST by sport
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To: Sub-Driver

What a Petulant, Pusillanimous little Puke.


91 posted on 02/06/2012 9:14:37 AM PST by left that other site
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To: mosaicwolf
The voters will say that he does. He has not lost any of his base,meaning, the young,the "educators",those depending on the fruits of other's labor to support them, self hating White Liberals, and fools.

On the other hand, there is a core of Conservatives who will not vote for obama lite, a/k/a Romney under any circumstances and while the Mc Cain trick of picking a Conservative running mate may work on a few, most will see through it.

92 posted on 02/06/2012 9:26:23 AM PST by sport
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To: Sub-Driver

President Obama: “I deserve a second term” >>>>>>>>>>

NOT EVER!

WHY ?

This is why:( please read)

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


93 posted on 02/06/2012 10:06:56 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SF_Redux

My plan would involve OUTSOURCING his incarceration to another country. Turkey, Bulgaria, Pakistan come to mind.


94 posted on 02/06/2012 11:56:09 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: LucyT

Nice chart! Thanks for the ping.


95 posted on 02/06/2012 12:02:55 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: upchuck; Sudetenland; lentulusgracchus; Kazan; davetex

Is there a chart that displays similar ratios (precentages) for Romney???

I mean his enablers need to have the info to comparison shop here...

It’s only fair...I mean, haven’t we all been told its Romney’s turn???


96 posted on 02/06/2012 2:37:46 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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97 posted on 02/06/2012 3:41:27 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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98 posted on 02/06/2012 6:52:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cricket
WHO is the glue in the 'West Wing'.

Plouffe and Jarrett sound like they're right in the innermost circle ..... but stuff I've read makes it sound like Moochelle is right there, too.

That said, I think Obozo's got a secret politburo under wraps (oh, sure, he'll call it a "kitchen cabinet" or "brain trust" if it comes out -- use some old American chestnut to make it sound better), but I think some number of his "czars" plus the three mentioned already are the real Government.

His Obamacare bill looked like it appeared out of thin air -- but that stuff had to have been gestated as policy for years on the 'Rat side. What we got from both the White House and the Congress was a dumbshow, a fake legislative process for appearances only.

The real bill was written back in 2007 and 2008, cooked like a Julia Child rump roast for two years, and ready to go when Obozo was inaugurated.

We will never know who wrote that f****** bill!

But no doubt about it, it was a creature of the Prog Wing (Stalinist wing) of the 'Rat Conspiracy.

99 posted on 02/07/2012 5:58:11 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: upchuck
Your numbers don't, I think, reflect any treatment of the massive massage job they're getting from official USG sources like DoL and Commerce Dept.
100 posted on 02/07/2012 6:04:55 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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