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Obama: A lame-duck president
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/7/2012 10:12:07 PM

President Obama will enter his second term a lame duck from Day One. In fact, he has been limping along for some time already. Tuesday’s result was no political mandate. In his victory speech, Mr. Obama told supporters, “You made your voice heard,” but the voice was more like a whisper. He attracted 9 million fewer votes than he did in his first campaign for “hope and change,” which is slightly more than John McCain earned in 2008. Mr. Obama is the first president since George Washington ran unopposed in 1792 to be re-elected with fewer popular votes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/7/2012 10:24:30 PM     (No. 8998400)

He has no friends. It's clear he's alone and doesn't like the job anymore. He's going to be distant and aloof this next term. He might even have physical issues we don't know about yet.
It's entirely possible the Dems will begin dumping him in preparation for the 2014 races. Don't forget the Fast & Furious and Benghazi stories have yet to unfold, and Rep. Issa is still in charge. Obama's pinned into exactly the same situation he's had for the last 2 years. Not much has changed.
And even if he does get 2 liberal SC Justices seated, that whole un-Constitutional Judicial activism crap is something we've needed to address for a long, long time. Let's clip their wings.
Stealing an election will have consequences. Also, God is not mocked.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/7/2012 10:31:08 PM     (No. 8998416)

More wishful thinking. Again based on the idea that O somehow wants a prosperous and happy America. And to leave it better than he found it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bazi, 11/7/2012 10:37:03 PM     (No. 8998429)

#1 And that's where BJ Clinton fits in. The Faustian bargain: BJ gets to govern behind the curtain while Dear Leader shows up for photo ops...always looking cool and refreshed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 11/7/2012 10:46:15 PM     (No. 8998440)

It is up to the House republicans to block and block everything they must.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DonQuijote, 11/7/2012 10:49:30 PM     (No. 8998446)

But they won't. They are worried that the negative campaigning that brought down Romney will beset them to. He'll try to do it on a grand scale and trash the whole R party.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 10:55:04 PM     (No. 8998452)

Obama doesn't need congress. He will make a couple of supreme court appointments, then liberals will control the court system. The WT thinks obama is going to govern according to the constitution? Not a chance.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 11/7/2012 10:58:57 PM     (No. 8998458)

As long as none of the (somewhat) conservative justices on the SCOTUS die or retire, O won't be able to affect the basic makeup of the Court. He may get to replace Ginsburg with another liberal--a wash. Scalia will never step down while Obama is President.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 11/8/2012 12:26:20 AM     (No. 8998532)

Well... "Duck" is I guess the cliche, and the PG version, but....

9 million fewer votes than 2008? Spent all that cash and the ingrates didn't even show up?

#1: He never liked the job, but he does like the parks. A private 747 for vacations and campaigning? What's not to like? Especially with a nifty 757 to tote Michelle around.

#5: Indeed, indeed. No more letters. Tooth and nail over everything, including the paperclips for the Oval Office.

#6: Some will, some won't. The "won'ts" can be dumped in 2 years. After 2 years of us on their backs.

#8: Good take. IMHO, Scalia would "pull a Cheney" [mechanical heart] if necessary to keep that seat out of Stinky's hands.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 11/8/2012 12:47:18 AM     (No. 8998548)

War soon he will have his hands full and the
agenda goes out the window.Syria. Israel. Iran.
The pressure cooker is on...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: janylou, 11/8/2012 1:48:06 AM     (No. 8998586)

#1 brings up a point. What if Soros talked Obama into running again just so they could win back the WH with the understanding that he could quit if he wants to in the next term because they would still have the WH with Biden and we know what a puppet he is. They could state health issues or whatever.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: janylou, 11/8/2012 1:53:15 AM     (No. 8998591)

#1 brings up a point. What if Soros talked Obama into running again just so they could win back the WH with the understanding that he could quit if he wants to in the next term because they would still have the WH with Biden and we know what a puppet he is. They could state health issues or whatever.
Then Biden could nominate Shrill as veep and then he could be asked to step down and she becomes president and picks another veep. This would make her the incumbent for 2016. Stranger things have happened.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/8/2012 4:43:49 AM     (No. 8998658)

Obama spent his whole first term running for re-election. I don't know how he makes the mental shift into doing his real job.Campaigning and fundraising kept him busy and out of the WH where he's now trapped behind 4 walls with MO nagging and nitpicking the whole time..

He placated the left but they're not who makes the country work. If he doubles down on this stupidity,he'll be a failure for sure.

The left, which otherwise hates god is now thanking him for the hurricane,despite the misery of millions of people.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 11/8/2012 5:22:18 AM     (No. 8998671)

It's the dog in the manger story. He doesn't like the job (he hates work, period) but he doesn't want anyone else to have it, either.

I'm wondering if he will take out revenge on the papers that did not endorse him, the states that did not vote for him, etc. He's so thin-skinned.

We found two squeaky-clean men to run, and they lost anyway. America is gone. Down with Amerika.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: vwlarry, 11/8/2012 6:11:00 AM     (No. 8998697)

Change the "d" to an "f" in the headline and you have it right.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/8/2012 6:25:47 AM     (No. 8998711)

Republicans should not block the dem agenda but vote ''present'' on every thing they want to pass. Let them own,completely own, the oncoming disaster. They will have no one to accuse of ''obstructionism''-''oh we could have done this, and this, if not for the republicans...blah blah blah.'' Let them OWN it!
We might get both houses, then, in 2014.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/8/2012 6:28:06 AM     (No. 8998712)

Only if he can't get his 3 Supreme Appointmens to approve an FDR

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Judith, 11/8/2012 7:23:25 AM     (No. 8998780)

If the first words out of the speaker of the house are .... we are here to compromise and do what obama tells us to do....I don't think we have a lame-duck potus.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/8/2012 8:05:14 AM     (No. 8998870)

He's already claimed he has a mandate so forget saying he doesn't. Remember he claimed Obamacare was bipartisan. He will now rule by decree.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: reefdiver, 11/8/2012 9:26:20 AM     (No. 8999111)

#7 has it exactly right, Obamao will bypass congress.

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