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The incredible shrinking President
New York Daily News, by Walter Russell Mead

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/9/2014 5:45:34 PM

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Less than two years after voters gave President Barack Obama a strong mandate for a second term, the White House is struggling against perceptions that it is losing its grip. At home, the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website and the shocking revelations about an entrenched culture of incompetence and fraud in the VA have undercut faith in the President’s managerial competency. Abroad, a surging Russia, an aggressive China, a war torn Middle East and a resurgent terror network are putting his foreign policy credentials to the test. With the GOP hoping to seize control

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 6/9/2014 5:58:15 PM     (No. 9879013)

I knew he was a mental midget as soon as he went running around the country making edicts in 2008 behind a placard proclaiming his blather to be coming from the non existent "Office of the President
Elect".
Where the hell you been there Walter?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sardonic, 6/9/2014 6:07:47 PM     (No. 9879026)

Strong mandate?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/9/2014 6:34:31 PM     (No. 9879065)

Obama needs to go down in his bunker and order armies that don´t exist anymore to the Front.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/9/2014 6:39:58 PM     (No. 9879074)

There have been so many articles about his ´shrinking´ lately that the man should have become a dimesionless singularity by now. The sad part is that against another RINO the man will still be re-elected.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: brianod1, 6/9/2014 6:51:36 PM     (No. 9879083)

His foreign policy credentials? Just what would those be, exactly?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jond, 6/9/2014 6:53:40 PM     (No. 9879085)

Calls for a 3rd term have fallen off of late.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: saguni, 6/9/2014 7:50:49 PM     (No. 9879137)

Strong mandate? More likely excellence in vote stealing/manufacturing.
We need voter ID all across the country now!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janylou, 6/9/2014 7:54:07 PM     (No. 9879139)

If this author thinks a spoiled rotten brat would suddenly learn to play well with others, he is delusional.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 6/9/2014 8:31:38 PM     (No. 9879183)

Another attempt to blame the failure of extreme liberal policy on the execution. Certainly BO is useless as the CEO of state. He has never run anything and he hasn´t a clue. "You didn´t build that" certainly applies to BO because he has never built anything.

However, the real failure of liberal policy is the intent of the policy, to put government at the center of all things. Government is inept at most things. The things that it should do are not in its charge because it is good at them. They are in its charge because no one else wants to do them or the nature of them precludes them from being carried out by private enterprise.

Liberals simply want to be in charge and tell us all what to do. They are terrible at doing things themselves.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 6/9/2014 8:32:51 PM     (No. 9879187)

The pressure is getting to Obama, I bet he´s smoking three packs of Virginia Slims Menthols a day.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enuf8, 6/10/2014 1:28:58 AM     (No. 9879469)

FTA: "Less than two years after voters** gave President Barack Obama a strong mandate for a second term,......" Correction needed: ** delete "s" on voters and add the word "FRAUD" to complete the sentence.

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