How Far Obama Has Fallen

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Revmitchell

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    ...Why did the president make such mistakes? Why did he make decisions that seemed so unknowing, and not only in retrospect?

    Because he had so much confidence, he thought whatever he did would work. He thought he had "a gift," as he is said to have told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He thought he had a special ability to sway the American people, or so he suggested to House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

    But whenever he went over the the heads of the media and Congress and went to the people, in prime-time addresses, it didn't really work. He did not have a magical ability to sway. And—oddly—he didn't seem to notice.

    It is one thing to think you're Lebron. Its another thing to keep missing the basket and losing games and still think you're Lebron.

    And that really was the problem: He had the confidence without the full capability. And he gathered around him friends and associates who adored him, who were themselves talented but maybe not quite big enough for the game they were in. They understood the Democratic Party, its facts and assumptions. But they weren't America-sized. They didn't get the country so well.


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...8093230088154020.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop
     
  2. Revmitchell

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    I doubt anyone could describe Obama more effectively and more accurately than that.
     
  3. saturneptune

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    Here is a jib jab video from 2008 that sort of mirrors your post. LOL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVFdAJRVm94
     
  4. poncho

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    You think Obama was a failure? He did just what he was suppose to do. He put the anti war movement to bed. He distributed our national wealth to the bankers, he got us involved in more illegal immoral unconstitutional wars that further weakens us and strains our military. He carved out big chunks of our sovereignty and brought us closer to a one world government than Poppy Bush ever dreamed was possible.

    Looking at it from the globalist's point of view he was a resounding success. But he has become a liability for them because people have lost faith in him. So, out with the old and in with the new.

    I can hardly wait to see what Romney is going to do for them.
     
  5. Nevada

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    The global economy is inevitable. Let's hope it doesn't erode this great nation state, however. Look at the companies in your area that helped defeat the Axis Powers in WWII, and ask yourself if they are not now multinational corporations, barely paying taxes to the USA.
     
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    There's been a global economy since there's been sailing ships able to carry goods across the oceans but It wasn't inevitable that a few private central banks would control the lion's share of the world's wealth until the creature from Jekyll Island was born in 1913.

    There was nothing but a few farmers with large families and a railroad station in the area I'm in today during WWII. Where I come from was a busy little town with lots of commerce and family owned businesses. That's all gone. Now it's just another run down depressed area. Eisenhower warned us of the acquisition of unwarranted power right after WWII but we didn't listen and if one mentions it today we are called "kooky conspiracy theorists" by the folks now wielding all that unwarranted power.
     
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  7. Aaron

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    And Sarah Palin was "unqualified."
     
  8. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Well Andrew Quomo (NY Governor) indicated that he is on the phone with BO & team & they are taking care of bidness with Generators, Utilities, Food, water & gas. This Sandy Storm could end up bolstering him.
     
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    So your idea to address the situation is to form a militia!
     
  10. OldRegular

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    There is no doubt that Obama is arrogant. His arrogance was heightened by the knowledge that a gullible people had elected him to the office of the president; given that he really had no qualifications other than a slick tongue. He is also a socialist at best and a Marxist at worse; if there is a difference!
     
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    I know the possibilty is not very great, but I would really like to see a picture of you posted here the second Fox News announces "Fox News projects President Obama has carried South Carolina, and that puts him over 270 electoral votes. President Obama has been reelected."
     

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