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Too Bad Obama Didn´t
Follow His Own Advice

Real Clear Politics, by Tom Bevan

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Posted By:garnet, 8/13/2014 9:52:04 AM

“If you want just 100 percent and the notion is that the winner really does take all—all the spoils—sooner or later that government is going to break down.” – President Obama to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, August 8, 2014. “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” – President Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, January 23, 2009. If only the current-day President Obama could travel back in time and warn his newly elected self about the dangers of pursuing a governing agenda that excludes and alienates the opposition. In the first quote above, Obama is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 8/13/2014 11:16:29 AM     (No. 9964327)

Aside from the "elections have consequences, and I won" slap across the Republicans´ faces, let´s not forget the comments about Republicans "driving the car into a ditch," and how they can come along but need to "ride in the back of the bus."
Narcissistic, egototistical, arrogant incompetent punk.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 8/13/2014 12:39:55 PM     (No. 9964459)

We could spend a whole day pointing out the "do as I say, not as I do" positions of this administration. However, the one that is front and center right now is hearing the repeated mantra from the White House and the State Department of Iraq needing to establish an "inclusive" government before it can be recognized as legitimate. Hah, that´s a good one.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/13/2014 1:31:33 PM     (No. 9964558)

Obama must be the only person to ever exist that is smarter than himself...and we all know it´s just pure arrogance!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shamus, 8/13/2014 1:49:27 PM     (No. 9964599)

Obama is bereft of leadership skills. His abilities begin and end with reading from a teleprompter.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mulhaven, 8/14/2014 9:53:43 AM     (No. 9965601)

It is rather pointless to give any value whatsoever to what Obama says, since everything he says is crafted as propaganda. It is best to ignore his mouthings because they are vapid. His juvenile pretensions are beyond tiresome.

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