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entering second term but risks await
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Analysis: Obama shows combativeness
entering second term but risks await

Reuters, by Matt Spetalnick

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/8/2013 9:22:43 AM

WASHINGTON - Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary. The Democratic president, re-elected in November, unveiled a more combative approach during the end-of-year "fiscal cliff" taxes and spending drama, exploiting disarray in Republican ranks that underscored Washington´s legislative dysfunction. Obama also showed a "get-tough" strategy in his determination to pursue gun control after last month´s massacre of schoolchildren by a gunman in Newtown, Connecticut.

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[With Mark Felsenthal and Patricia Zengerle]
Obamalini is already like the guest who overstayed his welcome. It´s going to be a long four years.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 1/8/2013 9:28:52 AM     (No. 9104661)

Why is 0bama only nominating old white men for cabinet positions. Where´s the outrage over his "war on women and minorities"?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fhancock, 1/8/2013 9:33:33 AM     (No. 9104672)

Obama´s 2nd Term Creed

I Barack Hussein Obama can:
a. Spend what I want
b. Hire who I want
c. Do what I want
d. America put some ice on it

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dallasdude, 1/8/2013 9:34:32 AM     (No. 9104674)

0bama would rather play golf and campaign than work any day.
He is bluffing......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/8/2013 9:51:34 AM     (No. 9104712)

What a joke, he was never "Mr. Nice guy", and he was never able use social or communication skills to relate to another human being who was not within his very tight circle.

That is why there are only 2 Imperial balls rather than 10, no one knows the man and he wants to keep it that way.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Tigergirl, 1/8/2013 9:52:06 AM     (No. 9104714)

#1, Obama picks older white men because of his "preferences" at the bath houses in Chicago. Google it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 1/8/2013 10:50:27 AM     (No. 9104847)

The article makes many of the same small mistakes so many others have, but they are in general all grounded in the same huge, single error about Obama.

That error is in seeing him as basically "another national political figure."

He is not. He is a different kind of figure, and an honest look at his policies, attitudes, arrogance, actions, and results tell the story clearly -- unless one does not want to see.

He is here to tear down the greatest nation that has ever been. Period. Why? Ideology.

#4 picked up on the writer wrongly putting Obama into the population of politicians/"political leaders." He is not, though he gladly uses that cover given him by those who refuse to see the obvious. Obama is tearing the country down by tearing it apart.

Had enough?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 1/8/2013 11:38:50 AM     (No. 9105018)

This is one very, very angry man.

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