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    Jeremy Lott is editor of Capital Research Center’s Labor Watch newsletter and author of “The Warm Bucket Brigade: The Story of the American Vice Presidency.”
    Opinion: So far, Obama's failing miserably - Jeremy Lott - POLITICO.com
    When he ran for president, George W. Bush promised to be a modest reformer at home and a humble representative of the United States on the world stage. The Al Qaeda-organized-and-funded terrorist attacks of eight years ago changed all that. During his presidency, Bush created massive new government bureaucracies, sent troops into two wars and threatened more as part of America’s war on terror.


    Barack Obama’s initial approach to the office of the presidency has been as grandiose as Bush’s was restrained. It’s not hard to recall that he ran as a transformative candidate, promising sweeping, though somewhat fuzzy, “change” during the campaign.


    For the first several months of his presidency, Obama has labored to deliver on that pledge. He pushed a controversial stimulus bill through Congress to help rev up the economy, turned Bush’s reluctant bailout of Chrysler and General Motors into a giant government auto buyout and appointed a record number of “czars” to help regulate bureaucracies in both public and formerly private sectors.


    Then, Step 2. Obama is trying to fundamentally alter the American economy by backing sweeping environmental, labor and health care legislation. He wants to change the way Americans consume energy, unionize and see their doctors.


    So far, he’s failing miserably. Consider the following:


    • Cap-and-trade legislation had to limp over the finish line in the House of Representatives with the help of a few moderate Republicans, who then caught holy unshirted hell from their constituents. Environmental legislation generally has taken a drubbing in public opinion polls when people consider how costly it is.


    • The Employee Free Choice Act may be stripped of its “card check” provision in the Senate, which would effectively do away with secret ballots for unionization elections. Even in its watered-down form — which still includes highly objectionable, mandatory, binding so-called gunpoint arbitration and makes no concessions to employers who don’t want to have to prop up teetering union pensions — it might not pass the Senate. And the leadership of the House has refused to touch it until the other chamber has made up its mind.


    • On health care, forget the rage set off by private citizen Sarah Palin tweeting about “death panels.” Forget the misleading talk about whether there will be a “public option.” (The ever-evolving plan is one giant public option, folks.) Forget the angry voters who crowded into the town halls during the August recess. Forget that a number of Democratic senators and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) are still not willing to sign on to a bill. Right now, even after Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress last week, it’s possible Democrats don’t even have the votes in the House — where they currently enjoy a 77-seat majority.


    It’s entirely possible — nay, likely — that Obama will lose on all three big issues. He’ll probably take that personally. As he has pushed for the passage of his reforms, his public approval ratings have taken a beating, and voters have started to trust the Republicans more than his party on a host of issues.


    The question that most political handicappers are considering right now is not “Will Republicans make gains at the midterm elections?” but “How large will those gains be?”


    What all this means is, barring some unforeseeable world event, Obama’s will probably not be a historic presidency. He will have some successes and a lot of failures. His opposition won’t roll over, and his party will refuse to go along with his more costly, and thus risky, schemes. He won’t coast to reelection.


    So Obama now has the chance to be the sort of president Bush would have been if the World Trade Center towers had not come down. Here’s hoping he makes the best of it.

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    I work with a bunch of 'true-believers' in the ability of 'the one' to make it all better. I tried telling them nobody could do what he promised and most of his promises were hot air. I was repeatedly told I'd see just what belief in 'hope and change' could do to make our world finally move toward liberal perfection.


    I'm having a pretty good time saying "I told you so!"

    And yes, I want him to fail. I've wanted the invasive policies of all the Presidents of my lifetime to fail. And I hate bipartisanship because it leads to bad law that reduces freedom. It seems to me that the government is so messed up the best we can hope for is gridlock--I hope for terminal gridlock.





    At least until you people wise up and quit voting for Democrats and Republicans...
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

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    he will go down in history as the best president ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwtollett21 View Post
    he will go down in history as the best president ever.
    BWAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    I do agreee that he will go DOWN in history.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwtollett21 View Post
    he will go down in history as the best president ever.
    I really do not think he will gow down as a great President. He will however go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwtollett21 View Post
    he will go down in history as the best president ever.
    OK I will bite. What has he done or is he going to do that will make him the best in history?

    He is a usurper and will destroy this country.

    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwtollett21 View Post
    he will go down in history as the best president ever.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    He is a disgrace, I can't wait for the end of his reign!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwtollett21 View Post
    he will go down in history as the best president ever.
    dude.. whatever it is that you are smoking... it's ILLEGAL!!!
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwtollett21 View Post
    he will go down in history as the best president ever.











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