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There´s No ´I´ in ´Kumbaya´
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/4/2013 5:49:16 AM

We´re all talking about Republicans on the Hill and their manifold failures. So here are some things President Obama didn´t do during the fiscal cliff impasse and some conjecture as to why. He won but he did not triumph. His victory didn´t resolve or ease anything and heralds nothing but more congressional war to come. He did not unveil, argue for or put on the table the outlines of a grand bargain. That is, he put no force behind solutions to the actual crisis facing our country, which is the hemorrhagic spending that threatens our future. Progress there—

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I´m wondering how Obama will ever re-adjust to being just another former president when that day comes and he no longer gets to walk three steps ahead of everyone else and the swooning media have moved on to their next hero.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/4/2013 6:20:28 AM     (No. 9097727)

Obama´s getting very little scrutiny on his own failures.Obama only has his eye on the next short term goal of putting republicans on the public hot seat.Gun control and immigration "reform´ are two big issues to break the republicans back on.

People that think Obama is a policy maker,needs to have their heads examined. He´s nothing but a political front man for the big left´s activist core.He´s also a problem creator,not a solver.

I haven´t read any left wing blogs,nor do I plan to but just knowing the way they "think",I´ll bet there´s a lot of dissension about the deal obama just signed. Otherwise,Obama wouldn´t have been out there the next day promising more increases on the rich later.

For one thing,the rich simply didn´t get smacked hard enough to make a dent in their fortunes.The fringe base´s whole reason for voting was to make the rich pay through their nose,creating a vast pool of money to spread around.There´s some very long faces among these people,hoping for new avenues for handouts.College students want to know why their loans haven´t been paid off yet..


Obama can act nonchalant all he wants but the truth is he´s running out of places to grab money from unless he pulls some super dramatic.He´s in a catch 22 in that regard because most of the wealth in this country is owned by his own supporters.

The Politico is blaming Bush for Obama´s $6 trillion run up on new debt.If obama was a real man/leader he would take responsibility for what´s going on.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 1/4/2013 6:20:32 AM     (No. 9097729)

No, but apparently there is "Peggy" in Kumbaya.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/4/2013 6:23:02 AM     (No. 9097731)

The media have already moved on to their next hero. With Obama safely re-elected to another term they have decided to focus on Hillary Clinton. By 2016 most of the country will be forced into some kind of government program (i.e. Obamacare). They have won and the Republicans look like beaten down fools.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/4/2013 7:01:10 AM     (No. 9097774)

Noonan, as usual, way overthinks the obvious just to fit it into iambic pentameter mellifluousness.

Peggy, he´s just not that into us.

And as for her observation that our female legislators are much more collaborative... Two words: Nancy Pelosi.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: berthabutt, 1/4/2013 7:42:24 AM     (No. 9097830)

Well, Nancy does have a bigger gavel than Boehner.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/4/2013 7:56:58 AM     (No. 9097859)

Does Peggy believe I this BS she writes? "He won but did not triumph"? Who in their right mind says stuff like that?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 1/4/2013 9:25:15 AM     (No. 9098068)

Gee Peg, don´t you hunger for the good old days before the first election when you were singing Obama´s praises? Yes, you were so eloquent, though a tad disappointing. Your thoughts at this point don´t matter a bit for this reader.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/4/2013 10:43:34 AM     (No. 9098247)

I am afraid to read Peggy Noonan articles any longer. I got through the first paragraph safely, but then could go no farther.

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