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Analysis: Obama´s Full Plate
ABC News, by Michael Falcone & Amy Walter

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/14/2012 10:05:45 AM

President Obama heads to the East Room of the White House for his first formal, solo news conference since March and former vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan provided some fodder for what could be one of the opening questions: Did voters give the president a mandate for his second term last Tuesday? In an interview with ABC´s Jonathan Karl yesterday -- his fist national televised sit-down since the Romney-Ryan ticket´s loss on Nov. 6 -- the Wisconsin congressman said that Obama´s sweeping electoral victory did not a mandate make. "I don´t think so, because they also reelected the House Republicans.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/14/2012 10:25:53 AM     (No. 9013617)

Obama has delusions of grandeur and now seems to be playing FDR. There are a number of reasons this cannot succeed, not least of which he is not FDR. For all the complaining and grievance mongering, the country is in infinitely better shape than it was in the Thirties, and, as we have seen Republicans are not Republicans any more. The radical Left is way out on a limb all by itself. Obama owes as much of his election to reverse racism and a low information, celebrity-addled public as anything else. His chickens have not yet come home to roost, though we can begin to hear them clucking as they flock our way. He will certainly start a war or something very like one by his ineptitude in international relations. On the domestic front his cronyism will unravel as cronyism always does. And the economy cannot possibly recover as long as a regulation-crazed, tax and spend and redistribute far Leftist is in the White House. Obama´s troubles have just begun. Unfortunately they are also America´s troubles. But America will survive, and a lot of foolish and uninstructed voters will have learned some hard lessons the old fashioned way, in the school of hard knocks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilko, 11/14/2012 10:27:48 AM     (No. 9013627)

Obama´s not a can-do kind of guy. He never has been and we are living the result. As the scandals pile up he´ll go out with a whimper in 4 years. Meanwhile our country pays the price of his ego.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/14/2012 11:14:59 AM     (No. 9013773)

I would trust the district by district wins of the House more than the "swing" states of this corrupt election.

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