Could A Republican Gain In `10, Help Obama in `12?

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    According to my very main man, Charles Krauthammer, it well could.

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

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    "Obama’s transformational agenda is a play in two acts.

    "Act One is over. The stimulus, Obamacare, financial reform have exhausted his first-term mandate. It will bear no more heavy lifting. And the Democrats will pay the price for ideological overreaching by losing one or both houses, whether de facto or de jure. The rest of the first term will be spent consolidating these gains (writing the regulations, for example) and preparing for Act Two.

    "For Obama to fulfill the remainder of his agenda, he’ll need to win a second term. And here’s the kicker. As Krauthammer sees it, letting the Republicans win control of either or both houses this November might actually benefit Obama (and Democrats) in the following 2012 election.

    "If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will probably have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich and the Republicans as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign."

    Charles Krauthammer | Obama | November - Sarah Palin | Mediaite
     
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    If republicans rachet up the racism it will help Obama. Dems lose seats as usual in midterms an improving economy might keep it from being a total collapse.
     
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    Just like any despotic leader Obama needs a scapegoat.

    Bush is losing significance. It's just beginning to look like a crybaby excuse.

    But if the Republicans win then Obama has somebody else to blame everything on.

    The GOP will send him meaningful legislation and he'll veto it or maybe even sign some of it just to appear non-partisan....but nothing that will do any real good. And if they don't send him anything to sign he'll accuse them of being a do-nothing Congress that wants the economy to get worse....because they're unwilling to work with a black man.

    You see the truth isn't a barrier to a liar like Obama. He'll twist the debate any way he wants. The Repugs will look like idiots for trying to solve problems and Obama will be the major roadblock to it.....yet he will never take the blame for anything if things get worse.
     
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    Obama will win in 2012 no matter what. The only question would be can obama blame the new congress (assuming its new) for his failures to gain those seats back.
     
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    Republicans in Congress worst nightmare is taking back the House and Senate. Then they would actually have to stop talking and get shit done. And what happens when none of their ideas work? Obama can easily just point and say he was right all along. And he would be.
     
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    True, Obama and his administration have no boundaries. They are corrupt and will stop at nothing for power and control. As Obama said in an April video: "It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African Americans, Latinos, and women, who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again."

    We'll see. I plan to step back from politics somewhat. It has been too consuming for too long, and no gain in sight for the liberties America holds so dear. We are outnumbered, I am afraid...
     
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    He's right. Those are all the demographics he won. It wasn't white men who helped him win in 2008.
     
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    do you think the ossiah would approve of any ideas they came up with? and if not, how would it then be their fault nothing got done when the ossiah vetoed their ideas?
     
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    I'm still thinking that in the back of Obama's mind, he won't even run again in 2012. He will have passed two major policies, health care reform and financial reform, which are both pretty unpopular by about half the country, for now. But like Lyndon Johnson's two major achievements, Medicare and Civil Rights, those are two programs that although also unpopular at the outset are now programs that we can't do without and no one wants to change much except minor tweeks.

    Rather than risking LOSING the election and becoming another Carter-type legend, always on the defense forever, it would be much preferable to become an LBJ-type legend. After all, I think Obama has figured out by now that "compromising" isn't something he can ever achieve, so let the Republicans have a chance at fucking things up in their own immutable manner OR by not running, it would open the door wide for Biden and/or Hillary.
     
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    A Republican controlled Congress would be a nightmare

    I give them three months before they start impeachment proceedings on some trumped up nonsesne

    What is Ken Starr up to these days?
     
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