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IMO, the American people a suffering from crisis fatigue. Whatever happens in the next days/weeks will be totally forgotten by the time the midterm elections come around. Historically, the Dems do not turnout well for the midterms thus its important the GOP hold firm to this White House manufactured crisis (the sequester was Obama's idea) and they won't get primaried for the midterms and will end up doing well. The GOP has to ignore the national polls, focus locally and hold the line.





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You really are a breath of fresh air sometimes





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Antonio Moss
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You really are a breath of fresh air sometimes




I honestly can't tell if that is sarcasm.

FWIW, I thought the same of Bush (and most politicians.)






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boosiebadazz
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Nah, no sarcasm. I like articulate poster who don't fall into the same Muslim Kenyan socialist bs

We may disagree on some things, but I'm better off for having read and pondered your (and others like you) post(s)






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I like articulate poster who don't fall into the same Muslim Kenyan socialist bs


Honestly, I feel the same way. I believe the crazies are the primary reason President Obama won.






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I think he's a bad president for not understanding what the country needs.

I think he's a bad president because he lies to accomplish his goals.

I think he's a bad president because he lacks leadership. He doesn't use his cabinet, he doesn't confide in Democrat leaders in Congress, but instead relies on his campaign people and 24/7 campaigning year round.

At some point in time you have to "play" executive, right? You have to lead, you have to make decisions, you have to call it one way or another.

The man is a brilliant politician, he amy rival or even surpass Reagasn in that regard. He knows how to use the media (albeit a willing media) to get things on his agenda accomplished. This characteristic is his #1 attribute. It is just a shame that all of this is simply to make the govt. more powerful and the people less independent.

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Serious question: do you think he's a bad President because he tries to get what he wants? Or more specifically, do you think that is one of the qualities that makes him a bad President? Do you think this is a unique characteristic in the history of the American Presidency?






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"he is intentionally trying to destroy the country" camp


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In what universe would this ever be the actual truth?

This "camp" is a hop skip and a jump away from the birthers


There are ways for the executive branch to take a cut and either minimize the pain or maximize the pain.

My hypothesis is that even though Obama is currently calling the sequestration the 4th horseman of the apocalypse, if and when the cuts happen, he will do what he can to manage the pain. Thus it isn't as big a political problem to the Republicans.

If I am wrong, then that would be the universe of actual truth: A president maximizing pain to score political points. Note: I do NOT think this is going to happen, but I do acknowledge the possibility and its implication.






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Antonio Moss
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I believe the crazies are the primary reason President Obama won.


Nah.

Obama won because of two reasons:

1) Boots on the ground movement on election day to get voters to the polls.

2) The GOP's Immigration views

In order for the GOP to win the White House in 2016, they have to address #2. It's pretty obvious when you look at the swing in Hispanic voters from Bush to McCain/Romney.







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No, I don't think he's a bad President because he tries to get what he wants. He's a bad President because what he wants are policies that increase his party's voting base and immediate approval number but are extremely harmful to the economy.



This. Obama is a politician plain and simple. He's always on the campaign trail.






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The structural advantage is that the MSM will carry the water for the Democrats and parrot the "Republican's Fault!" line to the masses; even though the sequester was Obama's own idea.

The uniformed masses will believe it.






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destroy a surplus


There...was...no..."surplus"...as...that...word...is...commonly...used...in...the...real...world.






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