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Obama: This election is not
about ‘clinging on to an office’

Washington Post, by Bill Turque

Original Article

Posted By:Oblio, 10/8/2012 7:05:18 AM

At his second fundraiser of the evening in Los Angeles on Sunday, President Obama told a group of donors that the last days of his re-election campaign is not about “clinging on to an office. It’s not about power. It’s not about perks. It’s not about winning. It’s about can we sustain over the next 30 days and then over the next four years … the sense that there’s something about this country that allows everybody to get a fair shot.”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texascunning, 10/8/2012 7:15:38 AM     (No. 8917336)

The president finally said something I actually believe:

"You will see me working as hard as I’ve ever worked..."

Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/8/2012 7:15:51 AM     (No. 8917337)

Hope and change have evolved into fair shots. There's nothing the gov't can do to impose fair shots,people have to do it themselves by some sort of job know how.How does someone staying up all night playing video games ensure themselves a fair shot?

Obama's supporters interpret fair shots as an increase in their handout checks.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/8/2012 7:19:38 AM     (No. 8917342)

It's not fair when Mooch and he eat Kobe beef while I don't. There I said it

Reply 4 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/8/2012 7:25:14 AM     (No. 8917355)

For 'everybody', read: the Knucklehead vote.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/8/2012 7:29:56 AM     (No. 8917361)

His story about the waiters sick mother caused me to regurgitate in my mouth.

Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/8/2012 7:33:33 AM     (No. 8917363)

Whenever a politician says, "It's not about ........," you can bet that it is.

Reply 7 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 10/8/2012 7:33:37 AM     (No. 8917364)

The people "not getting a fair shot" are displaced private sector workers and struggling or former small businesspeople. Obama put them where they are now. I don't think he's referring to them when he talks about "fairness", either.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/8/2012 7:36:34 AM     (No. 8917370)

Power, perks, and winning. That's exactly what it's about. How many other President's have you heard bring up the 'perks' as often as these two? Remember their first 'date'? Took Air Force One on a little ride to New York courtesy of the taxpayer. You can bet they are milking it for all it's worth.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Desperata, 10/8/2012 7:42:45 AM     (No. 8917385)

How is it possible for the Unaffordable Care Act to have given the waiter's mother the coverage she needed? It hasn't even taken effect yet. Unless she joined a state's high risk coverage pool prior to her stroke, and THEN received treatment she wasn't eligible to receive under Medicare, this story simply IS NOT POSSIBLE.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Lynn 11, 10/8/2012 7:43:22 AM     (No. 8917386)

A "fair shot" for everyone...hmmm, maybe that's why they have all those recently acquired bullets...so they can enforce their "fair shot" strategy. The sheeple should look at Chavez's Venezuela to see what can happen when someone "spreads the wealth around." Tanks in the street, fixed elections, a government squandering the wealth and resouces of a country and providing the populace with deprivation and untold suffering. A fool's paradise.

Reply 11 - Posted by: tennisbum, 10/8/2012 7:44:26 AM     (No. 8917391)

"Me and Mooch will only fire up our respective jets 6 or 7 times if I am re-elected". "Let's see. Jay-Z and Beyonce versus trying to resolve the debt crisis...Hey Mooch, we're off to Hollywood again."

Reply 12 - Posted by: ebgodard, 10/8/2012 7:46:00 AM     (No. 8917394)

He "milks" everything for what it's worth. And he is doing it for the power and the perks and the winning. Nothing more. He is despicable. and he gets distracted because he's afraid of Michelle. Sweet. Just what we need in a fearless leader.




Reply 13 - Posted by: rinohunter, 10/8/2012 7:46:20 AM     (No. 8917395)

"Obama: This election is not
about ‘clinging on to an office’".

Me thinks thou protesteth too much!

Reply 14 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/8/2012 7:49:38 AM     (No. 8917401)

How the heck does he get off saying he wants everyone to have a "fair shot". As far as I know the USA gives everyone a fair shot without his interference. Go to school, graduate, show up to work on time, work hard, and you have a chance to succeed.

Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232, 10/8/2012 7:53:32 AM     (No. 8917405)

Obama needs another 4 years just to shred the documents and erase the hard drives.

Reply 16 - Posted by: chillijilli, 10/8/2012 7:53:47 AM     (No. 8917406)

H's just given us his number one goal: "it's about can we sustain...the sense that... this country... allows everybody to get a fair shot".
Since he believes it's presently just a "sense" of social justice (and not the real deal), he thinks we need him to lead us to the enlightened country that America could be---where we all start out equal AGAIN through redistribution.
He said exactly what he means and that's what he intends to do. This is the same pattern as "fundamentally change this country."
Some just refuse to listen.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Lala, 10/8/2012 7:54:09 AM     (No. 8917408)

This isn't a news article, it's a press release with a byline. Not one scintilla of journalism happening here.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Jigzsaw, 10/8/2012 7:54:33 AM     (No. 8917409)

I do believe everybody has a fair shot. We all have access to education. It's what's inside US that makes the differences in our lives, and no gov't intrusion or mandates can ever equalize that.

Reply 19 - Posted by: sagman, 10/8/2012 7:55:11 AM     (No. 8917411)

Bitter Clinger

The White House
November 5, 2012
81 p. m. EST

The President:

Good evening.

When I assumed office in January 2009, I swore an oath to preserve, protect, and defend my presidency

Unfortunately, Rasmussen has Romney winning 45 states tomorrow, prompting Secretary Napolitano to raise the Republican Takeover Threat Level to ''Vermilion.''

Fortunately, our Living Constitution authorizes the president, with Senate approval, to declare a national emergency and cling to office by postponing elections and declaring martial law.

That resolution passed the Upper Chamber moments ago by what sounded to Senator Reid like a two-thirds voice vote.

The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits American troops from being deployed on American soil. Instead, Homeland Security’s new Civilian National Security Force will assume responsibility for keeping the peace.

Elections will be held when the electorate comes to its senses. At that time, a new FOIA protocol will require citizens to mark and sign their ballots before witnesses, the information becoming part of the public record. Your friends, relatives, neighbors, and union thugs should know if you voted the way they wanted you to or the way you said you would.

In addition, the right of absentee voters to cast ballots in numbers disproportionate to their existence will continue to be protected.

I know things look bleak now, but we can postpone our fiscal reckoning until most of us are dead and gone. However, we must stop gazing longingly at the shore as riptides pull us out to sea

Yesterday, after burgers and fries on the Truman Balcony with Michelle, I thought about Churchill’s ''sunlit uplands'' metaphor. Off in the distance and deep into my second term, I could almost discern the overcast lowlands where our country’s future really lies.

My fellow Americans, I need your apathy if I’m to get us there.

Inshallah, and may God help America.

Reply 20 - Posted by: sagman, 10/8/2012 7:57:31 AM     (No. 8917414)

Sorry. That's 81 p. m. EST

Reply 21 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/8/2012 8:02:49 AM     (No. 8917426)

Message to Zippy:

This election is about saving America from YOU, sport!

Reply 22 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/8/2012 8:07:01 AM     (No. 8917437)

Obama, the bitterest clinger of them all.
Holdering on with guns and his Marxist religion.



Reply 23 - Posted by: altoona, 10/8/2012 8:18:05 AM     (No. 8917451)

I have an Amen for that, #24.

Reply 24 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/8/2012 8:18:38 AM     (No. 8917452)

''Fair shot'' = Reparations. Is, and always has been.

Reply 25 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/8/2012 8:31:40 AM     (No. 8917480)

I thought we couln't use phrases like 'fair shot' after Sarah was nearly imprisoned for ' targeted districts'.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 10/8/2012 8:38:02 AM     (No. 8917487)

We spend more on the Obama Family than England spends on their Royal Family. Billion + a year.

Reply 27 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/8/2012 8:38:12 AM     (No. 8917488)

The only fair shot comes when sperm meets egg; from then you're facing uncertainty.

Reply 28 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/8/2012 8:40:29 AM     (No. 8917494)

And today, everyone's wearily taking notice that Hugo Chavez somehow, someway pulled his electoral chestnuts out of the fire. Tanks in the streets now, but he did it. If you want it bad enough...

''It's not who votes. It's who counts the votes.''
--- Josef Stalin

Reply 29 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/8/2012 8:41:33 AM     (No. 8917497)

No---it is about clinging to the various planes, the vacations, the basketball pick ups with celebs, the ADULATION!

Reply 30 - Posted by: LZK, 10/8/2012 8:47:19 AM     (No. 8917506)

It is truly about "clinging on to an office" for this loser. He's holding on with white knuckles (you'll pardon the pun -- are there black knuckles?).


Reply 31 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/8/2012 8:49:05 AM     (No. 8917507)

I realize this article was calculated and crafted to tug at my heartstrings. Instead, it stimulated my gag reflex.

BHO “a loose cannon?” Not quite! More like a loose hydrogen bomb!

Reply 32 - Posted by: maryc, 10/8/2012 8:53:08 AM     (No. 8917513)

4 years later and now barry is th Bitter Clinger.

Reply 33 - Posted by: crossmyheart, 10/8/2012 8:54:11 AM     (No. 8917514)

who's supposed to make sure you get a fair shot? Answer: your parents. Who's supposed to make sure the elderly are taken care of? Answer: their kids. Who's supposed to protect the Constitution and our borders, build infrastructure and otherwise stay out of the way? Answer: The federal government.

Reply 34 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/8/2012 9:03:43 AM     (No. 8917529)

Liberalism is all about seizing power by any necessary means. Nothing else. Fairness and social justice are excuses, not objectives.

Reply 35 - Posted by: cruiseluv, 10/8/2012 9:05:47 AM     (No. 8917532)

Sagman, that was just precious. I will not even attempt to add anything.

Reply 36 - Posted by: coyote, 10/8/2012 9:08:48 AM     (No. 8917537)

Obama is right, this election is not about clinging to an office. It is a contest between the vision in which extensive parts of our lives are controlled by government versus a vision in which we have equality before the law and the opportunities that freedom to pursue a chosen career, to pursue business success, to speak freely, and to believe as one sees fit will give citizens. You can guess which vision will give people a fair shot.

Reply 37 - Posted by: hammondb3, 10/8/2012 9:25:10 AM     (No. 8917573)

I had a friend years ago, married, who told me he had to meet some younger girl for lunch to discuss a graphics art project. His words at the time were "It's not like it's a date".

I replied "Who asked?"

To Obama I have the same reply... "Who asked?".

Reply 38 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/8/2012 9:37:07 AM     (No. 8917599)

#28, for more info see this report:

"Obama family 'costs taxpayers $1.4BILLION per year' (that's 20 times more expensive than British Royal Family)"


People were still adding comments, as of yesterday, Oct 7.

Reply 39 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/8/2012 9:44:30 AM     (No. 8917615)

I personally take cheer in seeing the dumb Hollywood doters empty their wallets. Come to think of it, Barbara of the Streisand has been awfully quiet this election and where is Ophra the Waddler?

Reply 40 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/8/2012 9:47:56 AM     (No. 8917631)

Of course he's clinging. And if he isn't, she sure as heck is. They'll be hanging on for dear life even after the inauguration. Waaaaawaaaaaaawaaaaaa!

Reply 41 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/8/2012 9:49:26 AM     (No. 8917634)

Publicly expressing his "clinging" thought is one of the few transparent things this person has ever done. He gives himself away from time to time.

Reply 42 - Posted by: ebuilder, 10/8/2012 9:59:20 AM     (No. 8917667)

This is Obama's way of saying, "Whatever the results, I will abide by the will of the people."

Reply 43 - Posted by: Arby, 10/8/2012 9:59:37 AM     (No. 8917668)

Clinging to office is always what the left is about. They destroy a society but prepare a cushy bed for the elites. Always. Everywhere. For all time.

Reply 44 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/8/2012 10:03:41 AM     (No. 8917678)

Anyone dumb enough to truely believe Obama - that this election isn't about wielding and clinging to power (and soaking up more perks) is too dumb to understand half the words in his teleprompted sentences. One thing you can count on is that Obama either means or will deliver exactly the opposite of what he says.

Reply 45 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/8/2012 10:05:34 AM     (No. 8917682)

In a sense obama is correct. It's all the free bennies that go with the office of president.

Reply 46 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/8/2012 10:08:28 AM     (No. 8917699)

There's that word again -- "clinging", once derogatorily used for average Americans and their religion and guns.

How about clinging to an empty chair, Barack.

Reply 47 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/8/2012 10:08:42 AM     (No. 8917700)

They must realize that the perception is rampant that for The Wun it IS about power, perks, and winning.

Note that the "fair share" has been tidied up to "fair shot." That Freudian slip should in itself cost him the election.

Reply 48 - Posted by: jasmine, 10/8/2012 10:15:55 AM     (No. 8917723)

So, buried in this press release/article we find yet another excuse for Obama's dismal debate performance (it was his anniversary) and yet another life miraculously "saved" only because of Obamacare.

How dumb does he think we are?

Reply 49 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/8/2012 10:27:20 AM     (No. 8917751)

HEY! How's about a courtesy Barf Alert?

Reply 50 - Posted by: nerdowell, 10/8/2012 10:52:25 AM     (No. 8917829)

This is a brilliant article by a writer who knows how to slip by his 'editors' (censors.)
Keep in mind that 'the resonant One' is speaking to his backers:

'” In a private room at a restaurant he did not name, Obama said they were served by a “wonderful young waiter,” ...“professional, very unobtrusive,” ...
they were “milking it for all that it was worth....” '

The ideal constituent.

Reply 51 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/8/2012 11:01:57 AM     (No. 8917856)

Reminds me of what that Southern Gentleman, Bill Clinton (/s), said about who would have been waiting tables.

Reply 52 - Posted by: happy conservative, 10/8/2012 11:02:37 AM     (No. 8917858)

He doesn't want the office, he wants the perks!

Reply 53 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/8/2012 11:05:03 AM     (No. 8917865)

If you want a view of the next four years, look at what has just taken place in Venezuela.

This run to socialism has to be stopped.

Reply 54 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/8/2012 11:35:46 AM     (No. 8917952)

You can't pry this job out of my cold heartless fingers...I swear I'll never leave!

Reply 55 - Posted by: jorgecito, 10/8/2012 11:56:28 AM     (No. 8918021)

Let's hear more of the story about Obama's "waiter's mother."

No need to identify the alleged waiter. A few numerical details would suffice to help us appreciate how, exactly, "ObamaCare" was the only thing standing between life and death for the alleged mother.

Reply 56 - Posted by: mozey, 10/8/2012 12:03:52 PM     (No. 8918034)

Wow. He's out there grubbing for money in L.A. Could this mean that maybe California is *leaning red*?

Reply 57 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/8/2012 12:09:42 PM     (No. 8918064)

In today's world, I'm not sure that sending your children to school to get an education is going to work. Maybe if you find a financial way to send them to private schools. After all, in the public schools all they are going to get is indoctrination, not education.

Reply 58 - Posted by: RightShoe, 10/8/2012 2:27:19 PM     (No. 8918408)

The Romanoffs, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro . . .

This man's personal stories just turn my stomach.

Reply 59 - Posted by: radrelic, 10/8/2012 3:21:35 PM     (No. 8918560)

whinerman doth protest too much?

Reply 60 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/8/2012 4:07:58 PM     (No. 8918657)

This is all about clinging to power and keeping the perks for Mrs. Mooch! Tell the waiter that the Affordable Care Act will result in his mother's death when the death panel sees she had a stroke - they won't authorize any further treatment.

Reply 61 - Posted by: radrelic, 10/8/2012 4:10:14 PM     (No. 8918667)

Whinerman, Spinnerman
Says what nobody else can..

Reply 62 - Posted by: osprey21, 10/8/2012 5:22:07 PM     (No. 8918813)

Shut up, Barry. You putz.

Reply 63 - Posted by: ArtieC, 10/8/2012 7:25:36 PM     (No. 8918994)

Everybody gets a fair shot at WHAT?

Reply 64 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/8/2012 7:54:37 PM     (No. 8919045)

How nice of Obie to be so sensitive and touchy feelie about things now. Now hit the road, Obie (Jack).

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The Washington Post is a legend in the minds of the Washington elite, so its financial decline has caused quiet panic. As NPR media reporter David Folkenflik put it, “You think of stories like the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, these are all stories where The Washington Post led the nation’s understanding, the world’s understanding of some major issues.” Outside the liberal media, you wonder how long Post fans can wallow in their Nixon-crumbling polyester “glory days” in the early 1970s. But nostalgia ruled as the Graham family sold the Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com.

Dear Lawrence O´Donnell, Don´t
Mansplain to Me About Russia

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New Republic, by JULIA IOFFE    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/9/2013 7:03:31 AM     Post Reply
Tonight, I went on Lawrence O´Donnell´s show, and Lawrence O´Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O´Reilly´d at me. That O´Donnell interrupted and harangued and mansplained and was generally an angry grandpa at me is not what I take issue with, however. What bothers me is that, look: your producers take the time to find experts to come on the show, answer your questions, and, hopefully, clarify the issue at hand.

Why can´t we talk about IQ?
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Politico, by Jason Richwine    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/9/2013 7:10:57 AM     Post Reply
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.

The Clintons rent a new house in
Hamptons this summer because
the one they stayed in for the last
two years was too expensive

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Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/9/2013 12:50:48 PM     Post Reply
The Clintons have decided to rent a different house in the Hamptons this summer after they only received a small portion of their security deposit back from the home they rented last year. The famous Democrats have been frequent visitors to the expensive summer getaway in Long Island, and rented the same beachfront house in 2011 and 2012. [Snip] When it comes to rentals in the Hamptons, many owners use the security deposits as a way to pay for the utility fees like heat and grounds-keeping charges. It should be little surprise then that the Lily Pond Lane home

Gutierrez: 40-50 House Republicans
will back immigration reform

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The Hill (Washington D.C.), by Ian Swanson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/9/2013 12:33:50 PM     Post Reply
Forty to 50 House Republicans will support immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) predicted Thursday. Gutiérrez said many of the Republicans supportive of immigration reform don’t want to be identified, but he insisted they would support comprehensive immigration reform. “If they ask me today, go find those 40 to 50 Republicans, I’ll tell them I found them. I know where they’re at,” Gutiérrez said in an interview with Ed O’Keefe at The Washington Post.

Putin has ´that kind of slouch,
looking like the bored kid
in the classroom,´ says Obama
during national security press conference

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/9/2013 4:05:11 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the White House will publicly release a summary of the legal authorities through which the National Security Agency conducts its controversial surveillance programs. ´Given the history of abuse by governments,´ he said, it is important to explain how such a program is managed, and - equally important - what it may not do. He described his working relationship with Vladimir Putin as ´candid´ and ´blunt,´ and seemed to dismiss concerns that the Russian president´s body language indicated a lack of willingness to work with the United States.

He’s back: Obama returns to
Martha’s Vineyard for summer
vacation with his family

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/10/2013 5:37:38 PM     Post Reply
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama opened the first summer vacation of his second term Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, trading Washington debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care overhaul for a hoped-for carefree week filled with golf, beach outings and hanging-out time with family and friends. (Snip) As Air Force One flew north, Obama got into a vacation mindset by trading his suit and tie for more suitable attire: khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves. First lady Michelle Obama, who introduced him at the convention, kept her yellow-and-white

Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: bamapreacher- 8/10/2013 9:26:10 PM     Post Reply
Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died Saturday at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas following a brief, undisclosed illness, said her publicist, Howard Bragman. Gorme was a successful band singer and nightclub entertainer when she was invited to join the cast of Steve Allen´s local New York television show in 1953. She sang solos and also did duets and comedy skits with Lawrence, a rising young singer who had joined

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