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Mr. Obama, It´s Time
to Get Presidential

Bloomberg, by Albert R. Hunt

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Posted By:garnet, 8/4/2014 10:01:47 AM

Democratic lawmakers left for their summer recess this weekend worried about the midterm elections and despondent over President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans were torn asunder by internecine warfare, but there also was palpable anxiety among Democrats. Based on conversations with a dozen top Democrats, mostly members, here´s what they might write in a private letter to Obama: Dear Mr. President, We write this in a constructive spirit, knowing you´ve been dealt a difficult hand in foreign policy and face legislative gridlock at home. Yet without significant changes, the next three months could be perilous for you and our party. First, erase the F-word --

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/4/2014 10:06:02 AM     (No. 9952672)

Mr. Hunt the President likes mocking the Republicans and making and a** of himself like he´s winning. He is "not" winning he is destroying the Red State Democrats from dog catcher to the senate. So I hope he keeps it up.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/4/2014 10:09:39 AM     (No. 9952673)

This part is somewhat depressing-

FTA:Mr. President, you still have the biggest megaphone in the world and 900 days left to use it.

900 more days of a carnival barker in the White House.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/4/2014 10:13:25 AM     (No. 9952678)

If the top 12 democrats believe what is proposed in this "letter", then they are completely ignorant to what is going on in the real world.

The economy sucks because of Obama. The foreign policy disasters around the world are a direct result of Obama´s inaction or actions ie Libya. Immigration has no chance of passing.

It terrifies me that the top 12 Dems are this far out of touch with American viewpoints. Then again, so are Republicans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/4/2014 10:15:19 AM     (No. 9952682)

It´s Al Hunt. Predictably enough, all of his "suggestions" to Zippy are grounded in the dastardly, cowardly acts of conservatives. Don´t bother.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/4/2014 10:20:54 AM     (No. 9952690)

Al Hunt is still the same old partisan hack. The only Democrat-partisan journalist who is more obvious than Al Hunt is Alan Colmes. Hunt couches some faint criticism of the president in distorted and erroneous snarks at the GOP and George W. Bush.

But, Hunt is concerned. That´s a very good thing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/4/2014 10:39:28 AM     (No. 9952712)

FTA "On the big issues, there´s good news on the economy. Trumpet it. Too many people are still struggling, but your ambivalence only fuels unjustified public pessimism."

Does Hunt really not get Obama? Obama and congressional Dems are thrilled with the jobs numbers. But they can´t "trumpet" the fact that they are happy more and more people are on welfare.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Analyn, 8/4/2014 10:53:06 AM     (No. 9952726)

Mr. Hunt, how in the world can your head still be buried THAT deep in the sand?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Architect, 8/4/2014 10:56:04 AM     (No. 9952728)

Please NO!!!

Zippy´s idea of being presidential is issuing executive orders. It his chance to be a petty dictator. We don´t need any more of that.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/4/2014 10:58:26 AM     (No. 9952732)

With about 80% of Americans believing that Obama´s policies to deal with mass uncontrolled illegal immigration are wrong headed, Obama is either bluffing about granting a further de-facto amnesty to five million more illegal aliens, or he is willing to let the Democrats pay the price in the midterm election this November.

With illegal aliens, the more legal aspects of the immigration law that Congress fiddles with and changes, the more things remain the same or get worse. Each political party has it´s own agenda and they have no intention of stopping the flood of illegal aliens coming into America. The Democrats want to legalize and give US citizenship to as many legalized aliens as is possible, knowing that the vast majority of those socialist oriented foreigners would eventually become Democrat voters, and the Republicans just want as much cheap foreign labor as possible to be authorized to work in the Legal US Labor Market to keep wage rates down.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rosewater, 8/4/2014 11:01:44 AM     (No. 9952738)

With the leaked report that that ´human tragedy´ is really invaders from 75 different countries including those with ebola virus, Jug Ears had better be thinking about border security (but he won´t)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cindiana, 8/4/2014 11:02:04 AM     (No. 9952739)

Mr. Hunt,
It´s time to lose the Beatles haircut. You and your fellow aging hippies are destroying America.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: horacer, 8/4/2014 11:15:10 AM     (No. 9952752)

Al needs to stop boozing with Maureen.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/4/2014 11:24:35 AM     (No. 9952767)

6 years and NOW is the time to get Presidential?
I guess even Obama lapdogs saw him as a community organizer and Vacationer in Chief all this time.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/4/2014 11:43:19 AM     (No. 9952793)

The only people that are seeing any good economic effects on their bank accounts are the very rich -- the top 1% as the Demon-RATS love to talk about -- due to the stock market bubble making them a lot of money. The average person is still hurting and will continue to do so. Quoting GDP numbers means nothing to the man who can´t find a job or feed his family unless he swallows his pride and gets food stamps again.

If Øvomit suddenly gives 5,000,000 or so illegals work visas, then he just hurts minorities that are already citizens and can´t find jobs or will lose their jobs to these new visa holders. Not exactly the way to get your base "fired up" in a mid-term election that you are going to get swamped over in.

If Øvomit wants to suddenly "get presidential", he needs to stop attacking Republicans and start working with them. But he is incapable of that, so expect a tidal wave of Republican victories in November. Hopefully they will then use that to get stuff accomplished. Sadly, I don´t have a lot of faith in them either...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/4/2014 11:44:01 AM     (No. 9952794)

Poor Mr. Judy Woodruff - - his latest messiah has abandoned him - - just as his previous messiah - - the Soviet Union - - did.

Al, my metrosexual, you just ain´t too good at picking messiahs - - are you?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/4/2014 11:46:52 AM     (No. 9952798)

Does Al mean that "gridlock" caused by zippy´s buddy, Reid, refusing to bring almost 400 bipartisan House bills to a vote? That gridlock?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: columba, 8/4/2014 12:41:48 PM     (No. 9952853)

The only way to have a predidentail President at this time is to spell his name B-i-d-e-n

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bradcro, 8/4/2014 12:50:16 PM     (No. 9952857)

This is Al Hunt on weed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: saguni, 8/4/2014 5:03:19 PM     (No. 9953182)

FTA: Call it family values. The Republicans will go berserk, but the more vitriolic they get, the greater the probable voter backlash in November.

Apparently, Mr. Hunt has not seen the black mothers--in many inner cities--crying, "What about our kids, what about the US citizens who can´t find jobs, who need benefits that are now being lavished on people who should not even be here. Why are our kids stuck in overcrowded schools, yet 0bama is bringing in thousands of children who can´t even speak our language, to flood our schools and take the teacher´s time to give them extra attention?" etc. etc.

A large portion of the lo-fo voter base is beginning to see a man who thinks they are "in the bag" and he can pander to the illegal Hispanics, they are waking up to being taken for granted, and might just listen to the opposition for a change.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/4/2014 10:49:23 PM     (No. 9953497)

Dear Mr. Hunt,
Zippy needs a sit down with Dr. Phil
(not Orca, who pushed him upon US) and a psych evaluation.

Don´t give up your day job.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/4/2014 11:02:39 PM     (No. 9953504)

It may be too much to hope for Mitt Romney and a few of his old bully school pals to hold Al Hunt down and shave his head to a cue ball, but the idea has a certain undeniable appeal. As for Obama and presidential behavior, he never had it and he never will.

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