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Car Wreck at the White House ("Creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out...no second term")
The Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 11, 2012 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 06/11/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT by kristinn

It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama.

Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.”

Could it get any worse?

Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been cited for a felony hit-and-run after allegedly crashing his car three times over the weekend. In one incident, the previously obscure Cabinet officer apparently rear-ended a Buick, spoke to the car’s occupants, then hit the vehicle again as he left.

SNIP

For the White House, it was just the latest entry in the when-it-rains-it-pours ledger. This has been one of the worst stretches of the Obama presidency. In Washington, there is a creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out and that there may be no second term. Privately, senior Obama advisers say they are no longer expecting much economic improvement before the election.

Carney had the unenviable task of confronting the full arsenal of gloom at Monday afternoon’s briefing.

The AP asked about the president’s unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic “head winds” from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah O’Donnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bastards; change; commies; danamilbank; hope; nobama; obama
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To: Kickass Conservative

You are right of course. I was just giving him the best possible background, which is still not near enough to be the chief executive chef much less POTUS.


51 posted on 06/11/2012 9:43:12 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
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To: kristinn

November will tell us if the critical mass of fools has been reached, and if we’ll become Argentina, the fourth biggest economy on the planet before Peron, since and now a Third World basket case incapable of overcoming the peronist disaster, despite the military coups, multiple reforms, revolts, and so on.


52 posted on 06/11/2012 9:44:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kristinn

Sounds like WaPo wants us to feel sorry for poor Obama, who keeps getting dealt a tough hand. This article is careful to not blame him for anything... it just lists the problems on his plate. Don’t be fooled.


53 posted on 06/11/2012 9:46:33 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: kristinn

DUH


54 posted on 06/11/2012 9:47:24 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: entropy12

Infighting.


55 posted on 06/11/2012 9:49:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

Anybody remember Carter’s last year in the White House? Everything was going wrong for him; double digit interest rates, American hostages in Iran, Soviets Invasion of Afghanistan, US Boycott of the Olympics, etc. What did ol Jimmy do? He put himself under house arrest and refused to leave the White House? Did him a lot of good didn’t it? I would like to see Obama go on a continuous vacation and take the family with him. No matter how much it cost it would be worth it if he couldn’t continue to damage the economy and spend money that isn’t there. Even if he went and played golf everyday he would be distracted from doing more damage to the country.


56 posted on 06/11/2012 9:59:39 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: kristinn
The headline at The Post has been changed from the original "Car Wreck..." to "Pileup at the White House."

Pile up is more like it!

57 posted on 06/11/2012 10:02:30 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: antceecee
If obamacare is overturned we are going to party like it’s 1776!

I would hold off on that party. You do realize the the 265,000+ bureaucrats that are working daily to implement Obamacare will NOT stop if it is overturned?

The RINOs and the evil left will make sure we have "some kind" of government run healthcare.

The power that Obamacare brings to D.C. is something that the elites in both parties will not let go of easily.

Does anyone honestly believe that the 265,000+ bureaucratic parasites will suddenly be out of a job, or will stop writing sadistic regulations?

58 posted on 06/11/2012 10:03:41 PM PDT by sand88
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To: kristinn
Karma is a bitch.

I hope that Sheriff Joe's boys find out that his Hawaii Birth Certificate is a complex cover-up and the main stream media finally decides to run with it.

59 posted on 06/11/2012 10:08:20 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: SERKIT
one thing I'm sure of...He wasnt driving a Volt!!!!!!!!!!!
60 posted on 06/11/2012 10:13:01 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: mylife

Ek a sac a ly. ‘Nuff said.


61 posted on 06/11/2012 10:17:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: kristinn
"Car Wreck at the White House ("Creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out...no second term")"

I consider it more like a Train Wreck. Barrack Hussein Obama Dada is absolutely the most offensive President that this country has ever suffered.

62 posted on 06/11/2012 11:17:38 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: M-cubed

One thing I’m sure of : Zero was never a law professor, not even close.


63 posted on 06/11/2012 11:26:19 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: kristinn

I’ve been saying since January that Zero might bow out for Hillary! All the mediot indications continue to reinforce that impression.


64 posted on 06/11/2012 11:27:40 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Robert357
I hope that Sheriff Joe's boys find out that his Hawaii Birth Certificate is a complex cover-up and the main stream media finally decides to run with it.

Getting Arpaio to bring irrefutable evidence to light would be a twofer for the media: Republicans would get the blame for taking down "the first black President" AND it would help keep both blacks and hispanics on the plantation. I've been saying it since January that it smells like Bubba is clearing the way for Hillary!

65 posted on 06/11/2012 11:32:01 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: entropy12

No, no! You’re wrong! He briefly worked at a Baskin Robbins where he honed his marxist policies by redistributing his employer’s ice cream to his friends at no cost to them or himself.
Works out well until the owner runs out of ice cream and can’t buy more because he LOST MONEY!
Shoulda been a valuable lesson to a young Rambo Kardashian.


66 posted on 06/11/2012 11:33:39 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: kristinn
NOTE: The headline at The Post has been changed from the original "Car Wreck..." to "Pileup at the White House."

No doubt it had already been changed once by then from

"Train Wreck at the White House"

:-(

67 posted on 06/11/2012 11:46:05 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: kristinn
NOTE: The headline at The Post has been changed from the original "Car Wreck..." to "Pileup at the White House."

No doubt it had already been changed once by then from

"Train Wreck at the White House"

:-(

68 posted on 06/11/2012 11:46:25 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: entropy12

We don’t call him Zer0 for nothing. He is so pathetic, I only give him a vowel. The letter “O” is also a zero.

America may be down, but we cannot let it go to Zer0.


69 posted on 06/12/2012 12:04:50 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Vigilanteman

If this country was sane, Mitt Romney would be the Democrat nominee, a real conservative would be the Republican nominee and Zer0 would be a laughing stock.


You are absolutely right. Very good!

{I’m voting for Romney with gritted teeth}.


70 posted on 06/12/2012 12:34:10 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Jack Hammer

The American People bear the ultimate responsibility. The buck stops there. An ignorant and ill-informed general public is truly the road to our very ruin, our National Suicide.


71 posted on 06/12/2012 12:42:46 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Must meditate on what Barack Obama/DNC wants YOU to do on Election Day. And then, do NOT do THAT!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The American People bear the ultimate responsibility. The buck stops there. An ignorant and ill-informed general public is truly the road to our very ruin, our National Suicide.


The most frustrating thing in all this is how ignorant most people really are.

It’s a wonder the United States has survived for this long.


72 posted on 06/12/2012 12:47:35 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Jack Hammer

BAM!!!BUMP!!!SLAM!!!


73 posted on 06/12/2012 1:30:50 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Kickass Conservative

He wasn’t a “Law Professor”, he was simply a guest Lecturer due to his Affirmative Action stint heading the Harvard Law Review.
That’s just another Urban Obama Myth, like his great (phantom) Academic Record that nobody has ever seen.


Thanks for clarifying the “Law Professor” label. Your Urban Obama Myth tag is perfect.


74 posted on 06/12/2012 3:10:32 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: mia

He, he, he, he. . . don’t want to gloat, but, I am loving this turmoil in the White House.

I agree (although I am seriously glad that the guy did not get hurt or hurt anyone else)....However, I kinda wish this was happening in September and not June. We have a long time til November and anything could happen including Obama getting his act together. Plus we have a jerk for a nominee so who know what changes to his principles he will start thinking.


75 posted on 06/12/2012 3:21:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Robert357

I hope that Sheriff Joe’s boys find out that his Hawaii Birth Certificate is a complex cover-up and the main stream media finally decides to run with it.


I know what you mean. I’ve daydreamed about what would happen if an “anonymous” package showed up at the Cold Case Posse just full of pre-2008 “background” information on him. It would be so... Interesting to watch their faces.


76 posted on 06/12/2012 3:27:53 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: kristinn
Could it get any worse?

Indeed. The Bozo in Chief could win a second term. That's the bottom falling out.

77 posted on 06/12/2012 3:43:23 AM PDT by stevem
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To: jonrick46

I picked up the term “Post Turtle” a long time ago and it keeps getting more clear every day that was the perfect moniker. Soros sure knows how to pick ‘em, doesn’t he?


78 posted on 06/12/2012 4:28:21 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: SERKIT
Car Wreck at the White House

Remember that whole “car in the ditch”

And FReepers are loving the idea of being rubberneckers watching the carnage the white hut is experiencing.

79 posted on 06/12/2012 6:23:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: entropy12
How did Romney ever manage to win more republican votes in the primaries than Santorum and Newt, I can not figure out.

There was a pretty good clue if you lurked around this forum from about mid-January to late March.

The Newt people were constantly sniping at Santorum for being a less than perfect conservative.

Most of us Santorum supporters agreed that he had his imperfections (who doesn't?) but was still far preferable to the post 1996 version of Newt.

80 posted on 06/12/2012 6:53:51 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kristinn
Interesting that this is coming from Dana Milbank, one of the nastiest Bush-haters in the media when GWB was President. He is on MSNBC a lot, I think (I don't watch any of their programs, other than an occasional snippet of "Morning Joe" when FNC is showing commercials, but sometimes see his mug while flipping through channels).

Obama probably still thinks the media will pull it out for him...or he will come up with an October Surprise that will change the trajectory.

81 posted on 06/12/2012 7:39:06 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: mazda77

I’d say 0bama was quite successful in advancing the communist agenda in his first 2 years.

They didn’t realize, however, just how BIG the “sleeping giant” was.


82 posted on 06/12/2012 7:47:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kristinn
“Can it get any worse”

? Yes it can always get worse as we saw with obama compared to george w bush (miss me yet). It can even get worse than obama believe it or not. The fact that obama could be reelected after all this is mind boggling to me. We have a dangerously fickle and ignorant population and anything is possible.

83 posted on 06/12/2012 10:05:07 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: sand88

Whatever floats yer boat buddy... I’m going to celebrate!!! You can fall into your negative-nellie quagmire if you wish (or perhaps you love the obiecare..hmmm??) , but overturning Obamacare by SCOTUS will be a party deserving victory in my book.


84 posted on 06/12/2012 9:50:01 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee
or perhaps you love the obiecare..hmmm??)

Do you have any reading comprehension skills at all? Anyone with an ability to reason would, after reading the post that you responded, never assume I would ever think of "obiecare" in a positive manner.

Your comments are sadly pathetic and juvenile. -lol.

I will be quite pleased to see Obamacare overturned. But, I am rational enough to know it will change little once the RINOs and RATs rework it.

85 posted on 06/12/2012 11:01:31 PM PDT by sand88
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