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Obama eyes a legacy:
´You can make it if you try´

Associated Press, by Ben Feller

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/19/2013 10:18:09 AM

WASHINGTON -- Presidential terms are measured by sweeping laws and stirring events, but legacies are about enduring ideas. The one Barack Obama has in mind will drive most everything he tries to do in the next four years: assuring that America is a place where anyone can make it. There is no moonshot here, no call to end tyranny in our time. What Obama wants written in the first paragraph of history is that he helped deliver a better life for the people struggling in the richest nation on earth.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 1/19/2013 10:18:50 AM     (No. 9126267)

Sly and the Family Stone. Read the lyrics.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/19/2013 10:20:35 AM     (No. 9126270)

His legacy amongst many of us will be that he took government corruption to a level only seen in third world countries and the UN.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: aasilver, 1/19/2013 10:22:12 AM     (No. 9126274)

Reducing the USA to a banana republic -- that is his legacy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 1/19/2013 10:30:14 AM     (No. 9126292)

Comment 2 nails it - we have a president (and Justice Dept) that circumvent law with impunity.

This will be Obama´s legacy - ´He got away with it´.

Obama makes Slick Willie look downright angelic.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/19/2013 10:31:05 AM     (No. 9126293)

Oh please no! I remember the last 4 years of Horn Dog´s term. All we heard about from the sycophant mainstream media was Horn Dog´s legacy this and Horn Dog´s legacy that.

Please, please not again.

Never in history has there been a group of people as far in over their heads as the members of the mainstream media.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/19/2013 10:31:08 AM     (No. 9126294)

Creating racial divisions this country hasn´t seen since the late 50´s early 60´s...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoniTx, 1/19/2013 10:33:26 AM     (No. 9126300)

~~Even discussing one´s legacy can be politically tricky for any White House.

The word itself can convey that the president is too focused on his place in history, or too close to nearing dreaded lame-duck status.

´Legacy´.....have been hearing it over and over and over....must be the word of the day.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grady, 1/19/2013 10:41:06 AM     (No. 9126313)

His legacy will be- Never again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/19/2013 10:55:30 AM     (No. 9126343)

Yes, a better life for these people who choose not to work. They will always have their 0bama phones, Food Stamps, EBT cards where they can get cash at the local strip club, and each and every one of them has many tattoos and body piercings. They have always gotten free health care, but now 0bama has made it even easier for them to get their healthcare any time they want. They have many, many babies with all the programs to feed their babies, taxis to take them to the doctor, and free housing that is heated and cooled with nearly free heat and air conditioning. Yes, America, isn´t this grand?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Flipper3, 1/19/2013 11:05:45 AM     (No. 9126368)

I am so sick and tired of B.O. and his damned legacy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chumley, 1/19/2013 11:06:53 AM     (No. 9126371)

His legacy? A majority of the population with their hands out. A minority actually doing the work and getting their rewards stolen from them to give to those above who chose not to work.
Everybody resenting everyone else for it.
And of course, the stars in the blue field replaced with a hammer and sickle.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/19/2013 11:08:17 AM     (No. 9126373)

Obama has divided this nation as no president ever has before. That´s his legacy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/19/2013 11:14:45 AM     (No. 9126391)

Yep, #2 nails it. The worst, most inept and corrupt President in our history. And this notion that he wants a country where anyone can make it? He forgot to add the words ´with the government´s help´. But that would give away the game.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/19/2013 11:16:48 AM     (No. 9126397)

Re: "Almost forgotten, by now, is the symbolism of Obama´s presidency itself. He was the first black man to win the office"

Curious statement from DNC historian Brinkley. Almost every criticism of Obama has been met by calling critic a racist. Or, claiming that charges of massive debt, expensive vacations or cronyism were never leveled against a white president, just a black. Or, that almost 100% of blacks voted for Obama . Finally, how is a man with a white mother consistently referred to as black?

Obama´s legacy will be that he impoverished blacks, whites and browns more than any president before him.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tusker, 1/19/2013 11:17:32 AM     (No. 9126398)

Not if you´re a Marxist in the collective.

The new mantra is to "Live Large Like Bow-Boy (LLLBB)" and raise the debt limit!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: brianod1, 1/19/2013 11:33:59 AM     (No. 9126441)

How could the author could type any of that rubbish with a straight face?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/19/2013 11:38:10 AM     (No. 9126446)

#9 hits it. Hat tip to you!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/19/2013 11:52:39 AM     (No. 9126481)

Hitler has a legacy...Stalin has a legacy...Mao has a legacy...Pol Pot has a legacy...Castro has a legacy...Chavez has a legacy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Altera, 1/19/2013 2:39:11 PM     (No. 9126751)

It´s always about *him*...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/19/2013 2:39:35 PM     (No. 9126753)

I do think that Obama is competing with Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe for a legacy of destroying the economy, redistribution of resources from the white producers to the looters, and effectively lowering the standard of living for the country of which he holds the title "President". I think Obama can achieve that legacy.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/19/2013 3:32:39 PM     (No. 9126831)

How can you make it in an economy obama has destroyed? Does he mean you can make it off government checks?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/19/2013 4:08:26 PM     (No. 9126868)

The "people struggling" must refer to the welfare class. Individuals on those rolls do not have to be citizens of this country, yet they collect a total of $60,000 in benefits per year. How many Americans have a salary that large in the Obama economy?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/19/2013 4:48:55 PM     (No. 9126924)

You can make it for a short season EVEN when you are a Dictator...the Legacy?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/19/2013 10:47:19 PM     (No. 9127315)

"You can make it if you try"

Not as long as he is in charge. It is those that don´t try that will make it under Zippy. And he certainly didn´t have to try hard. In four years we will look like South Africa.

As a side note. I read a prayer request this week that prayed for the wealthy in this country to give their money to the poor. See how the dumbed down are fully indoctrinated and could arrive on your doorstep to take what you have ?

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