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The Incredible Shrinking President [Mark Steyn]
National Review Online ^ | 10/26/2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/26/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by Sherman Logan

Edited on 10/26/2012 7:43:11 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Two videos distill the meaning of a campaign, and a presidency.

“We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video,” said Hillary Clinton. No, not the person who made the video saying that voting for Barack Obama is like losing your virginity to a really cool guy. I’ll get to that in a moment. But Secretary Clinton was talking about the fellow who made the supposedly Islamophobic video that supposedly set off the sacking of the Benghazi consulate. And, indeed, she did “have that person arrested.” By happy coincidence, his bail hearing has been set for three days after the election, by which time he will have served his purpose. These two videos — the Islamophobic one and the Obamosexual one — bookend the remarkable but wholly deserved collapse of the president’s reelection campaign.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; marksteyn; obama; steyn; weeman
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To: Sherman Logan

Ping!


21 posted on 10/26/2012 9:32:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JustaCowgirl

“There’s a broader lesson to be learned here,” Mr. Obama told “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft at the White House. “And I — you know, Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. And as president, one of the things I’ve learned is you can’t do that. That, you know, it’s important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts. And that you’ve thought through the ramifications before you make ‘em.”


22 posted on 10/26/2012 10:06:59 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Sherman Logan

Obama has always and only cared about Obama. This is just the most deadly result to date.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 10:33:16 PM PDT by matt04
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To: struggle
Folks, if this blows up to epic proportions, we might win CA.

Oh, from your keys to God's ears. That would be icing.

24 posted on 10/26/2012 10:37:11 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: MarkL
Under similar circumstances, if I had a child in a casket, and Joe Biden asked “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?” I would have been wrestled to the ground by the Secret Service, after trying to beat the s#!t out of Biden, and been carted off to federal prison.

Me, too, and I'm a middle-aged woman.
25 posted on 10/26/2012 10:47:10 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta

If you welcome mutts, you shouldn’t whine when the fleas come along for free. Welcome a politician to a funeral, and grin through it as he lifts his leg and urinated on your beloved.


26 posted on 10/26/2012 11:06:15 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: matt04
This is just the most deadly result to date.

Actually, Fast and Furious has killed (and still kills) lots more people, but I get where you're coming from.

27 posted on 10/26/2012 11:24:27 PM PDT by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: Sherman Logan

It’s true, though: if you’re going to lose your virginity, you’ll want to do it with a big prick. And on that score, Obama is your man.


28 posted on 10/26/2012 11:25:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: TigerClaws
And as president, one of the things I’ve learned is you can’t ... shoot first and aim later. -President Obama

Like his kneejerk reaction to the Massachusetts police/Harvard professor dustup?

CNN article

Maybe he would have already learned that lesson if Barack Obama had had an ounce of experience before taking office.

29 posted on 10/27/2012 12:12:48 AM PDT by NutCrackerBoy
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To: Sherman Logan
the Obama line that Benghazi had been a spontaneous movie review that just got a little out of hand was utterly false.

Mark Steyn is a master wordsmith, and one of the most perceptive foreign observers of the American scene since Alexis de Tocqueville.

30 posted on 10/27/2012 2:16:39 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: NutCrackerBoy

Maybe he would have already learned that lesson if Barack Obama had had an ounce of experience before taking office.


Someone like 0bama would have been even more dangerous had he had some experience.
0bama is calculating and a manipulator.
Everything is a means to an end. Friends.co-workers, and even family do not matter as much as his own power.
All 0bama cares about is himself.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 5:03:29 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: JustaCowgirl

I’m surprised no one has analyzed Biden’s near-pathic need to portray himself as a tough guy. He is always shooting his mouth off about how tough a ‘fighter’ he is. He’s a wimp who’s lived inside the padded glove of government jobs his entire life.

If I’d been the father of the soldier slain in Libya and the VP had said that to me, I’d be in jail for decking him. It’s not a football game and a daring play they were discussing. It was the slaughter of soldier who’d been hung out to dry by the administration of the guy making the coarse comment.

Throw a hard hat and sleeveless shirt on him and he’d fit right in with the aging Village People.


32 posted on 10/27/2012 5:31:30 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Repeat: Devastating


33 posted on 10/27/2012 6:00:28 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Why was this changed to an excerpt?

The article was posted from NRO, which AFAIK does not have a policy requiring such.


34 posted on 10/27/2012 6:14:39 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

So many good pull quotes I don’t know where to begin.
Thanks for posting.


35 posted on 10/27/2012 6:42:29 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: struggle
Folks, if this blows up to epic proportions, we might win CA.

Not to rain on your hope and dreams....that is as likely to happen as the moon spinning off it's orbit into outer space...

36 posted on 10/27/2012 6:49:18 AM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: Sherman Logan

bump


37 posted on 10/27/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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38 posted on 10/27/2012 7:34:12 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: marktwain

You are my favorite author, when are you going to come out with something new? Don’t use that old excuse about rumors of your death NOT being exaggerated this time, if dead people can vote they can certainly write books.

You are spot on about this,”A great number of people in the U.S.A. Know a lot that is not so.” It is even worse though, a great many Americans know a lot of things that could not even POSSIBLY be so. It is one thing to take fiction seriously but Americans are now taking fantasy seriously. I suspect I have done so on occasions myself but I am trying with all due diligence to never do so again.


39 posted on 10/27/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: Popman

>>Not to rain on your hope and dreams....that is as likely to happen as the moon spinning off it’s orbit into outer space...

I would think so too, except that one poll showed Obama at 53% in CA. That means a 10-15% drop in Dem turnout with conservative districts voting strongly for Romney might inch it out. The polls are not talking about turnout because that is going to be Obama’s Achilles Heel.


40 posted on 10/27/2012 7:54:41 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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