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What Exactly Does Obama
Like About Being President?

Commentary Magazine, by Alana Goodman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/8/2012 11:29:04 PM

As John’s earlier post points out, there’s a revealing paragraph in today’s New York Times article on Obama’s dismal debate performance: Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship. He did not do all that well in 2008 but benefited from Senator John McCain’s grumpy performances. Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain. It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity, aides said. Notice that it’s Romney himself who Obama

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MarinMike, 10/8/2012 11:36:20 PM     (No. 8919383)

The Vacations, and the pension comes to mind.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/8/2012 11:51:33 PM     (No. 8919394)

Freebies.

Certainly not US.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SmallDog, 10/8/2012 11:52:52 PM     (No. 8919395)

Obama is one of those rare politicians who “don’t like people…[and] don’t like politics.”

"I-Won", "I am the One". "Who do I need",
"I am Great" "I am the President"


Hopefully he will soon be able to say,
"I was the President"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: country boy, 10/8/2012 11:56:21 PM     (No. 8919396)

He like playing King Obeyme.

Remember, his White House costs us over $1Billion/year. Makes the British Windsor family look like the Beverly Hillbillies (before Jed struck oil).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 10/8/2012 11:59:11 PM     (No. 8919398)

I think he'll like sitting around smoking cigarettes on the beaches of Hawaii a lot better than doing real work in Washington.

He is only in this because he hates Romney, or any person who's made an honest dollar. He can't stand to lose.

Chicago will be eating his dust once this presidency is over. Chicago was just an inanimate useful idiot in his quest to become black enough to run as a democrat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/9/2012 12:05:50 AM     (No. 8919403)

The plane...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pouncer, 10/9/2012 12:09:49 AM     (No. 8919406)

OPM

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/9/2012 12:10:34 AM     (No. 8919408)

Wow.
Great article and a subtle one.
Obama does not like me.
Obama disdains Romney.
Obama sees debates as beneath him.
Obama does not much want those pesky news conferences where he might be asked actual, you know, questions.
Obama slashes and backstabs the military.
Obama is one mean little Chicago pol.
Does he like anything?
Certainly Obama likes 'crucifying' business.
Certainly 'death panels' fit his MO.
Certainly Obama feels strongly about sluicing slush money to his bankrupt green subsidy Obama OBundler cronies.
What a small man.
Unfit to be President.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/9/2012 12:10:43 AM     (No. 8919409)

Sending the Wookie on solo vacations. Yippee!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/9/2012 12:18:27 AM     (No. 8919413)

He is living the wet dream of every American hating and Christian hating socialist in this country.

In four years, he has managed to do immense damage to the greatness that was the USA.

With just four more years, he can finish the job of turning this country from the greatest superpower in the world's history into a third-world cesspool -- the thought of which is about 1,000 times better than sex to a sick socialist like him!!!

Broken glass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/9/2012 12:37:51 AM     (No. 8919424)

Thanks to affirmative action Barack is failing upward playing catch me if you can.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/9/2012 1:15:13 AM     (No. 8919449)

Obama likes mingling with the stars like snoopy dog, being on Letterman, and open access to the U.S. checkbook. He don't like congress, budgets, white people, Great Britain, capitalism, or the constitution.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/9/2012 1:38:42 AM     (No. 8919465)

Obama likes the perks , not doing the work.
He's Lay-Z.
1500 US soldiers and Marines have come home from Afghanistan in flag draped coffins the past 45 months because the guy elected to be Commander in Chief
just couldn't be bothered to do his job.
Obama behaved as if shooting hoops ,playing golf and hanging with rappers was his only job description.
He should have been impeached years ago for dereliction of duty.
We can rectify that injustice on Nov 6.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 10/9/2012 7:43:51 AM     (No. 8919668)

Terrorizing New Yorkers by buzzing their city on AF1 for ''beauty shots''.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/9/2012 7:50:27 AM     (No. 8919679)

All great comments. Mega-dittoes!

~~But that’s not what the Times reports. Obama apparently dislikes debates because he views them as “media-driven gamesmanship… something to endure, rather than an opportunity.” In other words, debates are below him. It’s not that he’s a weak debater, it’s that the debate format is too trivial for the likes of Barack Obama.~~

Hopefully he won't have to 'endure' too much longer!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: edgar, 10/9/2012 7:57:04 AM     (No. 8919689)

Free Stuff! Every day is Christmas Day for this president and his exploding deficit is the next generation's January.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/9/2012 9:10:06 AM     (No. 8919875)

obama doesn't like debates because they are media driven! Is he kidding? His whole persona is a media driven delusion.

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