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Is Obama acting like a former president?
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/3/2014 9:10:31 AM

It looks like we have officially entered the world of the post-Obama presidency. President Obama’s recent speeches and remarks make it obvious that he is not making any serious effort to govern or to drive world events. Except for covering the basics, he seems to have taken something like an early retirement. We can look back at his West Point speech, which may go down in history as his first post-presidency speech, and the endpoint of an Obama foreign policy. During that speech, the president’s reflections on his foreign policy consisted of making excuses and trying to explain himself instead

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/3/2014 9:18:36 AM     (No. 9909488)

He starts "work" at 10 a.m. most days.

Valerie Jarrett is at her desk at 7 a.m.

What more do we need to know?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 7/3/2014 9:19:21 AM     (No. 9909490)

Too bad we can´t erase everything he did to destroy our nation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 7/3/2014 9:34:27 AM     (No. 9909513)

He has never been the real President. He is only a figure head. Valerie is the real power. She and her "staff" write up what he is suppose to sign; he signs it; he goes to play golf or make a speech she writes. When is Congress and the Press going to be outraged over this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mizzmac, 7/3/2014 9:44:19 AM     (No. 9909528)

Most former presidents (with a few unfortunate exceptions), sit down and shut up. Would that he would act like THAT. His whiny voice makes my skin crawl, and I turn off the TV every time he threatens to appear. Most of the time I make it before I have to see or hear him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 7/3/2014 9:49:54 AM     (No. 9909543)

We can look back at his West Point speech, ...During that speech, the president’s reflections on his foreign policy consisted of making excuses and trying to explain himself instead of conveying any forward-looking policy.

I watched that speech and it´s the first time I ever saw an entire audience of cadets sit on their hands and not smile. It´s also the first time Obama´s applause line didn´t get any. As he walked away from West Point between two line of cadets, he didn´t look at them, didn´t smile and looked very, very pi$$ed.

So yes, it was a dud and maybe the first real clue that Obama himself knew that the party was almost over.

Obama then went on to petulantly declare that the reason for his failures is because Republicans “don’t do anything except block me. And call me names.” Can you imagine any other president in our history making that excuse?

No. There has never been a sullen adolescent running the country, so he breaks precedent.

...the president made a speech declaring that he would be issuing more executive orders on immigration because “our system is so broken, so unclear, that folks don’t know what the rules are.”

They system isn´t broken. The Democrat Party is broken because they refuse to allow that disagreement with their policies, not mere intransigence or racism, is the reason for the "broken" system.

As for Obama´s claims that he tries to get along with Republicans, to hear their views, to work with them, that is among his top three lies, the #1 lie being, "If you like your doctor...", etc.

Even some of the president’s original supporters here at home will tell you privately they are befuddled by the president’s actions and they have given up on expecting anything good.

"A conservative is a liberal who´s been mugged." Welcome to the world of the mug-ees, libs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ru4us, 7/3/2014 9:51:31 AM     (No. 9909545)

This seems to be the new talking point, meanwhile obama cong is directing more programs and regulations. Reminds me of Baudelaire´s warning: ... the devil´s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn´t exist!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 7/3/2014 9:52:32 AM     (No. 9909550)

This "Obama is disengaged and a lame duck" meme his spokespeople in the loathsome MSM have been floating seems aimed to deflect and sedate the electorate as to the damage he still fully intends to do. There are more than two years of "fundamental transformation" left, and it serves Dear Leader´s purpose well that everyone believes he´s just going to watch TV and coast in a harmless stupor. I rather suspect he will, instead, let his inner Lenin loose.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/3/2014 10:10:52 AM     (No. 9909573)

Two words: If only.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 7/3/2014 10:47:42 AM     (No. 9909630)

Two more words - Executive Orders.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/3/2014 11:17:18 AM     (No. 9909672)

Obama is a lame duck. We will only get spiteful acts of ruin against the nation for the remainder of his term.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bradcro, 7/3/2014 11:56:37 AM     (No. 9909755)

To #4 I use a different strategy. I record all the news programs (they have 20 min of commercials anyway). I fast forward thru the commercials and anytime Obambi is on. Watching his head twirl as he reads the teleprompters is a real hoot (and of course the sound is muted).

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