A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Obama: A lame-duck president
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Obama: A lame-duck president
Washington Times, by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/7/2012 10:12:07 PM

President Obama will enter his second term a lame duck from Day One. In fact, he has been limping along for some time already. Tuesday’s result was no political mandate. In his victory speech, Mr. Obama told supporters, “You made your voice heard,” but the voice was more like a whisper. He attracted 9 million fewer votes than he did in his first campaign for “hope and change,” which is slightly more than John McCain earned in 2008. Mr. Obama is the first president since George Washington ran unopposed in 1792 to be re-elected with fewer popular votes

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/7/2012 10:24:30 PM     (No. 8998400)

He has no friends. It's clear he's alone and doesn't like the job anymore. He's going to be distant and aloof this next term. He might even have physical issues we don't know about yet.
It's entirely possible the Dems will begin dumping him in preparation for the 2014 races. Don't forget the Fast & Furious and Benghazi stories have yet to unfold, and Rep. Issa is still in charge. Obama's pinned into exactly the same situation he's had for the last 2 years. Not much has changed.
And even if he does get 2 liberal SC Justices seated, that whole un-Constitutional Judicial activism crap is something we've needed to address for a long, long time. Let's clip their wings.
Stealing an election will have consequences. Also, God is not mocked.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/7/2012 10:31:08 PM     (No. 8998416)

More wishful thinking. Again based on the idea that O somehow wants a prosperous and happy America. And to leave it better than he found it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Bazi, 11/7/2012 10:37:03 PM     (No. 8998429)

#1 And that's where BJ Clinton fits in. The Faustian bargain: BJ gets to govern behind the curtain while Dear Leader shows up for photo ops...always looking cool and refreshed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 11/7/2012 10:46:15 PM     (No. 8998440)

It is up to the House republicans to block and block everything they must.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: DonQuijote, 11/7/2012 10:49:30 PM     (No. 8998446)

But they won't. They are worried that the negative campaigning that brought down Romney will beset them to. He'll try to do it on a grand scale and trash the whole R party.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 10:55:04 PM     (No. 8998452)

Obama doesn't need congress. He will make a couple of supreme court appointments, then liberals will control the court system. The WT thinks obama is going to govern according to the constitution? Not a chance.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 11/7/2012 10:58:57 PM     (No. 8998458)

As long as none of the (somewhat) conservative justices on the SCOTUS die or retire, O won't be able to affect the basic makeup of the Court. He may get to replace Ginsburg with another liberal--a wash. Scalia will never step down while Obama is President.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 11/8/2012 12:26:20 AM     (No. 8998532)

Well... "Duck" is I guess the cliche, and the PG version, but....

9 million fewer votes than 2008? Spent all that cash and the ingrates didn't even show up?

#1: He never liked the job, but he does like the parks. A private 747 for vacations and campaigning? What's not to like? Especially with a nifty 757 to tote Michelle around.

#5: Indeed, indeed. No more letters. Tooth and nail over everything, including the paperclips for the Oval Office.

#6: Some will, some won't. The "won'ts" can be dumped in 2 years. After 2 years of us on their backs.

#8: Good take. IMHO, Scalia would "pull a Cheney" [mechanical heart] if necessary to keep that seat out of Stinky's hands.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 11/8/2012 12:47:18 AM     (No. 8998548)

War soon he will have his hands full and the
agenda goes out the window.Syria. Israel. Iran.
The pressure cooker is on...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: janylou, 11/8/2012 1:48:06 AM     (No. 8998586)

#1 brings up a point. What if Soros talked Obama into running again just so they could win back the WH with the understanding that he could quit if he wants to in the next term because they would still have the WH with Biden and we know what a puppet he is. They could state health issues or whatever.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: janylou, 11/8/2012 1:53:15 AM     (No. 8998591)

#1 brings up a point. What if Soros talked Obama into running again just so they could win back the WH with the understanding that he could quit if he wants to in the next term because they would still have the WH with Biden and we know what a puppet he is. They could state health issues or whatever.
Then Biden could nominate Shrill as veep and then he could be asked to step down and she becomes president and picks another veep. This would make her the incumbent for 2016. Stranger things have happened.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/8/2012 4:43:49 AM     (No. 8998658)

Obama spent his whole first term running for re-election. I don't know how he makes the mental shift into doing his real job.Campaigning and fundraising kept him busy and out of the WH where he's now trapped behind 4 walls with MO nagging and nitpicking the whole time..

He placated the left but they're not who makes the country work. If he doubles down on this stupidity,he'll be a failure for sure.

The left, which otherwise hates god is now thanking him for the hurricane,despite the misery of millions of people.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 11/8/2012 5:22:18 AM     (No. 8998671)

It's the dog in the manger story. He doesn't like the job (he hates work, period) but he doesn't want anyone else to have it, either.

I'm wondering if he will take out revenge on the papers that did not endorse him, the states that did not vote for him, etc. He's so thin-skinned.

We found two squeaky-clean men to run, and they lost anyway. America is gone. Down with Amerika.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: vwlarry, 11/8/2012 6:11:00 AM     (No. 8998697)

Change the "d" to an "f" in the headline and you have it right.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/8/2012 6:25:47 AM     (No. 8998711)

Republicans should not block the dem agenda but vote ''present'' on every thing they want to pass. Let them own,completely own, the oncoming disaster. They will have no one to accuse of ''obstructionism''-''oh we could have done this, and this, if not for the republicans...blah blah blah.'' Let them OWN it!
We might get both houses, then, in 2014.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/8/2012 6:28:06 AM     (No. 8998712)

Only if he can't get his 3 Supreme Appointmens to approve an FDR

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Judith, 11/8/2012 7:23:25 AM     (No. 8998780)

If the first words out of the speaker of the house are .... we are here to compromise and do what obama tells us to do....I don't think we have a lame-duck potus.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/8/2012 8:05:14 AM     (No. 8998870)

He's already claimed he has a mandate so forget saying he doesn't. Remember he claimed Obamacare was bipartisan. He will now rule by decree.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: reefdiver, 11/8/2012 9:26:20 AM     (No. 8999111)

#7 has it exactly right, Obamao will bypass congress.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 711190




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Dreadnought"



Long-term unemployed struggle
to find — and keep — jobs
Washington Post, by Ylan Q. Mui    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/18/2014 10:37:47 PM     Post Reply
For the long-term unemployed, finding a job is hard — but keeping one may be even harder. New research tracking people who have been out of work for six months or longer found that 23 percent of them landed a job within a few months of the study. But a year later, more than a third of that group was unemployed again or out of the labor force altogether. The findings are the latest in a bleak but growing body of literature suggesting long-term unemployment has become a trap that is difficult to escape. Economists say that means the long-term unemployed could become a permanent underclass, left behind by the nation’s broader

Social Security stops trying
to collect on old debts by
seizing tax refunds
Washington Post, by Marc Fisher    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 10:13:04 PM     Post Reply
The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the debts dated as far back as the middle of the past century. “I have directed an immediate halt to further

   

 



 
Wendy Davis Ethical Questions Surface
Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 8:58:53 AM     Post Reply
Despite promises to the contrary, it appears that State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) voted on bills that affect her clients and favorably impact the bottom line of her law firm. “I have never done anything in a way that represents a conflict in my voting and something that would benefit me personally,” she said in an interview, but state records seem to tell a different story. The Dallas Morning News´ Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater (DMN) reported that Davis supported legislation governing a toll road project. That would be all well and good except for the fact that the

Democrats Lose Two More Special
Elections They Didn’t Expect To
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 8:38:34 AM     Post Reply
Democrats have had a recurring problem in special elections this year: Their voters aren’t turning out. If a weak economy and continued Obamacare problems persist, the November elections could be a disaster for Democrats. Last week, Democrats lost two special elections they weren’t planning to. Arlington, Va., is a classic wealthy ObamaTown, filled with government workers and limousine liberals. Mitt Romney won only 29 percent of the vote in 2012. But last Tuesday, Democrats lost their first election for the five-member Arlington County Board in 15 years when John Vihstadt, a Republican running as an independent, won a vacancy on

Nevada ranch standoff could leave
dirt on Harry Reid’s reputation
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:19:32 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little as federal agents seized and then released cattle last week from the Bundy ranch, but there is little doubt that the highly charged episode was threatening to become a political headache for the Nevada Democrat. The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev. Mr. Kornze issued a statement Saturday saying that the bureau would return the cattle and withdraw its agents from the ranch

Democrats settle on fairness
issues hoping to avoid a repeat
of 2010 midterm disaster
Washington Post, by Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:16:38 PM     Post Reply
On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters. In promoting legislation that would extend unemployment benefits, increase the minimum wage and promote equal pay for women, the Democrats have declared themselves the party that will ensure a “fair shot” for all. Republicans, they insist, are the party of special interests. It has been a classic Washington messaging campaign for these partisan

For Hillary Clinton and Boeing,
a beneficial relationship
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:13:05 PM     Post Reply
On a trip to Moscow early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton played the role of international saleswoman, pressing Russian government officials to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy dozens of aircraft from Boeing. A month later, Clinton was in China, where she jubilantly announced that the aerospace giant would be writing a generous check to help resuscitate floundering U.S. efforts to host a pavilion at the upcoming World’s Fair. Boeing, she said, “has just agreed to double its contribution to $2 million.” Clinton did not point out that, to secure the donation, the State Department



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

50 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

43 replie(s)
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
41 replie(s)
The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

40 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

40 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

28 replie(s)
San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
27 replie(s)
New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

   

Post Reply   Close thread 711190





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~