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The Luck of the Republicans
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/19/2014 5:27:13 AM

President Obama is a gift to Republicans. His policies, his partisanship, his allegiance to liberal interest groups, his indecisiveness — they all have served Republicans well. Without Obama’s self-destructive presidency, Republicans would probably be somber today. Instead they are bursting with optimism about the November midterm election. It didn’t have to be this way. And it wouldn’t be, had the president shown more foresight and less insistence on getting whatever he wanted, pretty much in the form he wanted. Congressional Democrats had a hand in this. But the policies were his. Obama was in charge. He’s responsible. For starters, the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mainelysane, 3/19/2014 5:58:05 AM     (No. 9774633)

Obama is only part of the overall failure of the Democratic Party agenda which simply ignores the normal human desire to act freely within the strictures of God given moral principles without interference from others, in particular, the government. Democrat loyalists are personally weak and need a "parent" for their entire life..."Who´s going to take care of me?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/19/2014 6:00:11 AM     (No. 9774636)

Obama has totally blown the best opportunity any president has walked into office with. He could easily be a 75% approval right now if he had shown one iota of moderation.

The thing is Obama is simply a dupe for the super rich liberal elites who´ve been waiting for decades to prove their theories to be correct.Instead they´re proving liberalism is one of the worst forms of government.

You have professors who preach hate against capitalism every single day in a classroom but cash their hefty checks that are stolen from the proceeds of capitalism.Their dumass students buy the capitalism hate and windup having to sponge off others to survive.

These idiots are killing the industrial base and jobs, simply because they don´t like the people who profiteer off of it. How many liberal owned companies has Obama blasted with regulations since taking over.Just look at the list of people who got Obamacare carve outs from the very beginning. The whole idea of Obama care was creating absurd premiums to kill off their enemies´lifestyle.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: mws50, 3/19/2014 6:14:00 AM     (No. 9774651)

More and more people are realizing the ridiculous Utopian fantasies of democrats cannot be sustained. Unfortunately, there are around 60 million zombies that voted for the current Utopian and his fellow fools, so there is a substantial amount of education required to recover from their emotionally-based delusional fantasies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/19/2014 7:01:03 AM     (No. 9774704)

Looks like it´s the 30000000000th time to play the race card

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gusman, 3/19/2014 8:13:50 AM     (No. 9774789)

Sad thing..... NOTHING is going to change!!!
The old carrot on think stick trick. Get us Republicans elected and we will change things.
Almost everyone in DC will hose over the working class dog.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/19/2014 8:19:28 AM     (No. 9774796)

The long knives are already out in the Dem/leftist/socialist world.

It´s Obama´s fault, says the other Dems that went along with him 100%.

Obama is a loser, says the MSM and entertainment industry that carried his water and hid his corruption.

It´s not going to work. We see his posse, and they are going to pay the price as well.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 3/19/2014 9:02:03 AM     (No. 9774853)

Enough of these Pollyanna screeds about how great the R´s gains will be in November! I´d like to see ONE serious discussion of exactly what will, or even CAN be done, when it becomes incontrovertibly proven that the election was blatantly stolen, and that there has been a commiecrat coup. These people will not relinquish their deathgrip on the America absent overwhelmingly superior force.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/19/2014 9:31:22 AM     (No. 9774908)

It is the GOP’s game to lose. They still have to win it though!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 3/19/2014 10:21:48 AM     (No. 9774983)

It´s always interesting to see liberals turn on their own. The foundations of liberalism are unassailable because the self worth of liberals is intimately connected to their philosophy. Criticizing liberalism would be like chopping off their own legs.

So, they go after the person. They have to be careful with BO because he uses racism as a shield so adroitly but they are starting to criticize the failed outcomes of his policies. His "administration" got it wrong. The backlash against BO will have to be big because he was elevated so much. It will be a huge disappointment that he was so incompetent. Of course others will be blamed as well, Tea Party, Republicans, racist Americans, the world, etc.

But BO will have to be marginalized and pushed aside so that the next liberal can propose the same policies with a clean slate. THEY will get the job done right.

It´s up to the Republicans to show not just that BO failed, but that the policies he used are fundamentally WRONG. Republicans failed to do that in 2012 (they asserted it but did not make their case). Will they take up that challenge now?

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