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President Asterisk
Wall Street Jounal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:BamaMan, 5/17/2013 4:21:44 PM

No one can deny that Barack Obama is a highly skilled politician, at least by the measure of election outcomes. His record is undefeated, save for an ill-advised 2000 primary challenge to an entrenched incumbent congressman. His 2008 presidential victory, after a fraction of a term in the U.S. Senate, was especially dazzling. It disproved those who said that Hillary Clinton was invincible, that a left-wing Democrat couldn´t win, and that America wasn´t ready for a black president. No one can deny that Lance Armstrong and Mark McGwire were highly skilled athletes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 5/17/2013 4:23:25 PM     (No. 9332521)

Like the year of the baseball strike, these will be the years of no president.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jl80863, 5/17/2013 4:31:43 PM     (No. 9332528)



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Reply 3 - Posted by: jl80863, 5/17/2013 4:32:49 PM     (No. 9332529)

I would have spelled it ASSterisk.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: F16 guy, 5/17/2013 4:47:26 PM     (No. 9332542)

Lets see..

Exactly who writes the history of the presidency ?

Journalist, you say ?

Well, how many of them are NOT sycophants ?

Unfortunately, history will be very kind to this joke of a president.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 5/17/2013 4:52:25 PM     (No. 9332550)

FTA: The history books should record Obama´s re-election with an asterisk to indicate that it was achieved with the help of illicit means.

All his election wins were achieved "illicitly." Two Illinois campaigns that saw "sealed" court records appear in the newspapers; two national campaigns that saw huge numbers of foreign "just under the reporting limit" "contributions" coming in to a website whose security software had been shut off; 100% of the vote in districts where turnout was between 100% and 140%; a literally-incredible 10 million vote drop in Republican turnout?

It´s appalling that we´ll never see that [pre-deleted] Axekrod in cuffs and a jumpsuit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 5/17/2013 5:02:56 PM     (No. 9332558)

Highly skilled? It gives you a big edge when you cheat, lie and pay off the voters. I could be the next POTUS too if had trillions of dollars to grease palms around the world.

As for his re-election, he ran on a record of zero accomplishments, lots of failures and looked like a paralyzed jackass in the presidential debates. Yet he still "won."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 5/17/2013 5:41:44 PM     (No. 9332599)

Any president who tells Republicans, "I won," or who says his enemies should be "punished," is not a "highly skilled politician." He is a highly skilled campaigner and thug, but seems ignorant of the ways of an effective politician.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snapper451, 5/17/2013 5:57:30 PM     (No. 9332615)

I actually don´t think Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or even Louis Farrakhan could have divided America as much as Obama has. Most dividing force in American politics in my lifetime.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 5/17/2013 10:19:00 PM     (No. 9332877)

Is this the revenge Obama was talking about? Maybe it is Obamacare.

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