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12-17-2011 05:02 PM  5 years agoPost 1
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Obama's Counting On Americans' Amnesia About His Record of Failure

By Cal Thomas | December 15, 2011

President Obama doesn't suffer from amnesia, but apparently he hopes the public does.

In his latest in a series of interviews on "60 Minutes" last Sunday night, the president took positions that are the polar opposite of what he was saying as recently as last spring.

One wishes all of those "fact-checkers" who point out supposed mistakes by the Republican candidates were as committed to noting even worse flaws in the president's promises.

In his interview with Steve Kroft, the president said he always believed that reversing the culture in Washington "was gonna take more than one term." It's a "long-term project," he said, "not a short-term project." And then he claimed that during the 2008 campaign, he "didn't overpromise."

Really?

Speaking in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 22, 2008, Obama promised to put millions of Americans back to work; he pledged "real change." Instead, the unemployment rate is 8.6 percent. Or is it? Ed Luce of the Financial Times writes, "According to government statistics, if the same number of people were seeking work today as in 2007, the jobless rate would be 11 percent." Washington remains unchanged, as dysfunctional and gridlocked as ever.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since President Obama took office, the nation has lost 1.9 million jobs, prompting Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler to write that if the economy does not turn around, "Obama is on track to have the worst jobs record of any president in the modern era."

In 2009, the president said on the "Today" show, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." A few days later in Florida, there was this, "I'm not going to make any excuses," said Obama. "If stuff hasn't worked and people don't feel like I've led the country in the right direction, then you'll have a new president."

The latest right-track, wrong-track poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that only 17 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction, while a whopping 75 percent think it's headed the wrong way.

On CBS, the president said the 2012 election is about his vision, but as CBS News' Stephanie Condon reported last week, "Sixty-six percent of Americans say they do not have a clear idea of what he wants to accomplish in a second term. ... Fewer than half of Democrats say they have a clear idea of what the president wants to accomplish if re-elected." Don't we know? It's taxing "millionaires and billionaires" so the government has more of our money to waste.

Is none of this Obama's fault? Can it all be blamed on Bush? Apparently, the president has decided that playing the blame game is good campaign strategy.

The president blames Republicans for not allowing him to accomplish anything, but says nothing about his own failure to get things done (other than the health care bill, whose constitutionality the Supreme Court ultimately will decide) when Democrats controlled Congress for the first two years of his administration. And what about Senate Democrats who have rejected every House bill seeking cuts in wasteful spending to bring the budget closer into balance? Not a word.

Shall I continue? The president's housing programs received $50 billion from Congress to help stem foreclosures on 9 million homeowners. As The Washington Post reported in October, only $2.4 billion of that money has been allocated, helping just 1.7 million people avoid foreclosure.

Imagine what Democrats and their acolytes in the media would say if a Republican president had a similar track record. One doesn't have to imagine. With a lower unemployment rate and less debt in the Bush administration, Democrats were relentless in their attacks, promising improvements. Barack Obama assured us he would make things better.

Democrats didn't improve anything and nothing has been made better. According to President Obama's own standard, and contrary to what he said on "60 Minutes," he does not deserve a second term.

That he thinks he has earned re-election brings to mind the World English Dictionary definition of "hubris": "Pride or arrogance; (in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition ... ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin."

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/cal-th...-record-failure

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12-17-2011 10:36 PM  5 years agoPost 2
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Dennis I just hope that we are not outnumbered at the poles due to the increasing amount of people enslaved to the democratic party for their entitlement programs for once you add these people to the equation obummer would only need a small percentage of the rest of the population to vote for him actually that would be an even smaller number if acorn continues to stuff the ballot boxes. Don't you think it is so funny how we are so concerned about the electoral process in other countries when are has been corrupted as well?

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12-17-2011 10:41 PM  5 years agoPost 3
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Dennis I just hope that we are not outnumbered at the poles due to the increasing amount of people enslaved to the democratic party for their entitlement programs for once you add these people to the equation obummer
GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE ONE SEATED IN MOUNT ZION AND THIS STUFF WILL BE THE LEASE OF YOUR
PROBLEM

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12-17-2011 11:01 PM  5 years agoPost 4
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WooWee...

Dennis I just hope that we are not outnumbered at the poles due to the increasing amount of people enslaved to the democratic party for their entitlement programs for once you add these people to the equation obummer would only need a small percentage of the rest of the population to vote for him actually that would be an even smaller number if acorn continues to stuff the ballot boxes.
Thats some funny ch!t there. Just kidding. Actually, just bumping the troll...

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12-17-2011 11:12 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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Dennis I just hope that we are not outnumbered at the poles due to the increasing amount of people enslaved to the democratic party
We obviously were in 2008.

Lets see what happens in 2012.

Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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12-17-2011 11:13 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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Thanks!

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12-17-2011 11:23 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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I don't understand how anybody could disagree with my previous post. If you have sat on your butt sucking up handouts for three generations like a vast majority of entightlement receipients have these people will never vote out the party that provides this to them. Even a dog knows not to bite the hand that feeds it. So I am glad if you find my post humerous but you must realise once the entightlement programs reach 51% of population we will no longer be a democratic republic but a socialist state. Please debate me on this I would love to hear another point of view especially if it has any basis in reality.

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12-17-2011 11:26 PM  5 years agoPost 8
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Jgatorman

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BY THE GRACE OF GOD IN ME'
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ACROSS THE BRIDGE THERE'S NO PAIN
THE SUN'LL SHINE ACROSS THE RIVER
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REBUKE YOU STATAN,

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12-17-2011 11:34 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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I guess I should have listened to the other members for they were right you are incapable of critical thinking and all you do is spout scripture. Do you actually have an original thought ever or are you just blindly led around by others. So call me the devil or the devil worshipper just dont't call me late for supper. I just was hoping for more of an intillectual discussion but obviously that is not within your realm. Oh and don't forget to love thy neighbor. I have a big wet kiss for you and a warm hug if you need it

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