Another Failed Presidency

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  1. Philobeado
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    Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson.


    In the modern era, we've seen several failed presidencies--led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed presidents have one strong common trait-- they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of course, LBJ wisely took the exit ramp early, avoiding a shove into oncoming traffic by his own party. Richard Nixon indeed resigned in disgrace, yet his reputation as a statesman has been partially restored by his triumphant overture to China.
    But, Barack Obama is failing. Failing big. Failing fast. And failing everywhere: foreign policy, domestic initiatives, and most importantly, in forging connections with the American people. The incomparable Dorothy Rabinowitz in the Wall Street Journal put her finger on it: He is failing because he has no understanding of the American people, and may indeed loathe them. Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard says he is failing because he has lost control of his message, and is overexposed. Clarice Feldman of American Thinker produced a dispositive commentary showing that Obama is failing because fundamentally he is neither smart nor articulate; his intellectual dishonesty is conspicuous by its audacity and lack of shame.


    But, there is something more seriously wrong: How could a new president riding in on a wave of unprecedented promise and goodwill have forfeited his tenure and become a lame duck in six months? His poll ratings are in free fall. In generic balloting, the Republicans have now seized a five point advantage. This truly is unbelievable. What's going on?
    But not this president. It's not so much that he's a phony, knows nothing about economics, is historically illiterate, and woefully small minded for the size of the task-- all contributory of course. It's that he's not one of us. And whatever he is, his profile is fuzzy and devoid of content, like a cardboard cutout made from delaminated corrugated paper. Moreover, he doesn't command our respect and is unable to appeal to our own common sense. His notions of right and wrong are repugnant and how things work just don't add up. They are not existential. His descriptions of the world we live in don't make sense and don't correspond with our experience.


    In the meantime, while we've been struggling to take a measurement of this man, he's dissed just about every one of us--financiers, energy producers, banks, insurance executives, police officers, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, post office workers, and anybody else who has a non-green job. Expect Obama to lament at his last press conference in 2012: "For those of you I offended, I apologize. For those of you who were not offended, you just didn't give me enough time; if only I'd had a second term, I could have offended you too.
    Mercifully, the Founders at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 devised a useful remedy for such a desperate state--staggered terms for both houses of the legislature and the executive. An equally abominable Congress can get voted out next year. With a new Congress, there's always hope of legislative gridlock until we vote for president again two short years after that.


    Yes, small presidents do fail, Barack Obama among them. The coyotes howl but the wagon train keeps rolling along.
    American Thinker: Another Failed Presidency
     
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    I sure am glad these one term Presidents are so easy to pick out... Counting the days until he is sent packing...
     
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    obama may be our hoover....god help us....
     
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    I stopped reading the minute that no Republican was mentioned in the opening couple of statements. The fact that Dubya alone wasn't mentioned is showing the partisan of the article.

    Calling LBJ a failed Presidency and Dubya's not is pure partisan hackery.
     
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    ah I love you fuckers that don't include the Scrub (or Shrub as the case might be) on failed Presidencies , christ even 41, his old man spend more time with Slick Willy than he did with his moron son
     
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    nixon....third sentence....
     
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    Did you even bother to read the sentence? It was DEFENDING every single Republican.

    "Read my lips, no new taxes."

    Read MY lips, this is hackery.
     
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    I'm not so sure Clinton should be a member of the "failed President" club. He taught us all some rather unique ways to store cigars...
     
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    yes and it only cost us 70 mil to find that out ,right Dog
     
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    Obama is kicking your ass.

    I love it!

    Dream on, kid!
     

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