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Liberals fret: Is Obama bored?
Does he want a second term?
Maybe not.

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:afortiori, 10/7/2012 12:38:32 PM

There’s no doubt President Obama’s liberal supporters are worried by his lackluster performance in the Denver debate. “Everyone is in shock,” one show-business liberal told the Hollywood reporter. “No one can understand what happened.” The Obama faithful are offering the White House advice, talking points, pep talks — anything to improve the president’s performance when he next faces Mitt Romney at Hofstra University on October 16. But for some liberal writers, the concern goes deeper. Perhaps Obama’s somewhat withdrawn demeanor at the debate was an indication that he doesn’t even want a second term as president.

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Obama has said so a number of times. It's time to hold him accountable for his pledge that if things didn't get better after three years that it's a one-term proposition.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ebgodard, 10/7/2012 12:47:02 PM     (No. 8915997)

There is another word for this-LAZY". Obama can't finish anything he starts; has an attention span of a flea, is always looking for an angle where he can get away with doing nothing except dismantling. He is not intelligent. What we saw at the debate is the sum and substance of his knowledge acquired over 4 years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hmeth, 10/7/2012 12:48:45 PM     (No. 8916002)

He doen't want the job and we dont want him. Sounds perfect to me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dante, 10/7/2012 12:49:34 PM     (No. 8916005)

He obviously prefers his previous fantasy life where he was lavishly praised for spewing empty rhetoric and never held accountable for delivering on his ridiculous promises.

In other words he never had a real job before and he doesn't like it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/7/2012 12:57:19 PM     (No. 8916014)

Remember some libs were telling us a long time ago that Obama is just too good for us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 10/7/2012 12:58:00 PM     (No. 8916018)

Let's equate Obama to a Lottery winner. He has won the big bucks and will continue to get paid well for the rest of his miserable life without lifting a finger. He and Michelle can live the life that they have become accustomed to without have to work for it. He may criticize the greedy rich guys, but now that he is one, his complaints don't sound as genuine. He can play golf every day instead of every other day. He is hooked on OPM. He really doesn't care.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/7/2012 1:07:36 PM     (No. 8916035)

Yes, this mind trust of a president is just too smart to rule the unwashed masses of America. He wants to be King. King of the world.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: janylou, 10/7/2012 1:08:03 PM     (No. 8916036)

Why do you think he has been out giving speeches ever since he became the Occupier? He goes out, gives a speech that someone else wrote, and he's done for the day so he can go play golf, or shoot hoops, or hang with his buds. Governing? That requires work which is why he has signed so many EO's. Monica Crowley said yesterday that she doesn't feel like he likes being prez. He likes the perk but not the work. If he has another bad debate performance, I think more people are going to conclude that as well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/7/2012 1:09:28 PM     (No. 8916042)

Personally I think that Byron cuts the One way too much slack. He was never presidential material, the yellow press built him and not much of the story of his greatness has had a grain of truth to it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/7/2012 1:10:00 PM     (No. 8916043)

When a lazy man has a wealth and a handsome pension for life, and a free mansion in Hawaii nest to a golf course, why would he want four more years of toil? And as a narcissist, why would he want two more humiliating public thrashings at the hands of Romney. Watch for a medical issue to pop up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/7/2012 1:10:39 PM     (No. 8916044)

We are going to help Obama with his boredom and not having a second term.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: busterman, 10/7/2012 1:19:32 PM     (No. 8916061)

0bama is not a fighter. That's why he's always out there telling others to take the fight to us.

Now instead of being a community organizer (agitator) he's a national agitator.

An empty chair is a compliment. To quote ABC: He's "pink slime", only this time they'd be correct. He just sits there and oozes. Makes everything yucky, nasty and appalling.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/7/2012 1:20:34 PM     (No. 8916062)

For Zippy, running for president is a lot more fun than actually being president...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dman, 10/7/2012 1:22:15 PM     (No. 8916067)

A measure of a person's heart (in addition to the people they choose to surround them) is how they spend what time is at their discretion. In addition to the frustration that York details, that mansion in Hawaii is calling to him like a Siren song. All that sun. All that golf. So few Republicans. It worked for Ferdinand Marcos - it might be working for NerØbama. We may have stumbled upon a way to deal with dictators, and dictators in waiting.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: leviteprez, 10/7/2012 1:38:28 PM     (No. 8916098)

grifters always need a new source of scamming

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Reply 15 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 10/7/2012 1:39:54 PM     (No. 8916101)

Yu dumm crakkers is to stoopid to reelize it. He through dat deebait!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/7/2012 1:45:21 PM     (No. 8916114)

I think Romney had a great chance just being the anti-Obama,now there's some real affection for him which should help with turnout. Theleft thinks everybody hates rich people when it's really their own base who would vote for Obama anyway. There's no hint at all Romney piled up his wealth doing anything shady,unlike the guy who helped Obama get his house in Chicago.

Remember Bill Clinton couldn't buy his house because he had no credit history so Terry McCallife had to put the money up. Now Clinton has an international slush fund he can raise at will because he still doesn't have a real job.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: CGardner, 10/7/2012 1:49:37 PM     (No. 8916120)

I doubt he wants a second term, but there's too many of his corrupt Dem pals with too much of a stake in the game for him to quit. I'm sure he dreams of moving on to some global organization, where he can step out of his Hawaii mansion from time to time and spout off about the need for a global poverty tax. (Remember the Global Poverty Act, the only bill BO initiated when he was Senator?) MOoch probably wants him out, so she can go on permanent vacation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/7/2012 2:03:16 PM     (No. 8916148)

Reportedly some liberals are not taking any chances with Obama being homeless next January, and are in the process of purchasing a $35 million mansion for him on the beach in Hawaii.

If Obama happens to get re-elected you can bet that he will be spending a lot of time in that mansion and on Hawaii golf courses no matter what course the country is on.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/7/2012 2:04:31 PM     (No. 8916149)

Lets put him out of his misery on Nov 6.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: joeCR, 10/7/2012 2:14:20 PM     (No. 8916160)

I think O would like 4 more as president, but all during his previous term he has been running for the UN.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: risailor, 10/7/2012 2:16:32 PM     (No. 8916165)

It reminds me about Elvis. Did he really want to keep singing every night at the Las Vegas Hilton, or was he pushed on stage by his flunkies, who without this gig would be looking for work.

It killed Elvis. Maybe Obama is familiar with the problem. Retiring to Penny's free Hawaii estate keeps him going.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 10/7/2012 2:17:54 PM     (No. 8916168)

Ask not if Obama is bored; ask if Obama is a boor.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: William1, 10/7/2012 2:20:20 PM     (No. 8916171)

There may be yet another shiny bauble that Zero would want to grasp, which would elevate him past we, the hapless rubes he's been forced to tolerate these past four years.

While I believe the UN Charter may specifically forbid an American to be Secretary General of the UN, a supernumiary position may be crafted for him. More darkly, I could suggest that he reveals himself as Indonesian or Kenyan after all, and then he gets the big enchilada!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: veritas, 10/7/2012 2:24:05 PM     (No. 8916180)

Quite possible. But let's consider the following and then entertain other possible factors.

FTA: And his entire career suggests that by now he should be angling for a bigger, better job. The problem is, there isn’t such a position — and a second term in the same old job doesn’t count.

a. For Obama, showing up has always been [and been accepted by others as] "accomplishment"; with actual work-product subtracted from the picture, moving "up" is about all that's left to "do". b. No more "up" means, in a different sense from the original quote, "there's no 'there' there." So, boredom in a certain sense is a natural human psychological response/reaction.

But human complexity offers room for another possibility coexisting with the others already discussed. That is, subconsciously I suggest, in whole or in greatest part, Obama has an uneasy, unbidden sense that he indeed is wholly unsuited and unqualified for the office.

Like a very, very s-l-l-o-o-o-w-w motion Looney Toons cartoon, there's no longer anything under Wile O. Bama. The soles of his feet have started to sense that. And so the rest of him is sensing there might be -- something? Where? What? Is there, really?

Can't hear the wind whistling past that falling anvil yet, but -- he senses that there's a sound going to reach him. Maybe. From -- where?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: wordstress, 10/7/2012 2:28:50 PM     (No. 8916185)

He learned that when you're president people hold you accountable and criticize you. He's not used to that. So he seems unenthusiastic, yes.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: gilbi, 10/7/2012 3:10:41 PM     (No. 8916245)

Not a chance in the world that the grifter-in-chief and Michelle Antoinette do not want another 4 years of luxurious living at our expense.

Do not confuse "unable to be the president" with "unwilling to be the president." They want it so bad they can taste it, but his incompetence is standing in the way--big time!

Worst excuse for a president and commander-in-chief in our nation's history.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: God of Irony, 10/7/2012 3:14:27 PM     (No. 8916254)

Of coursed he doesn't, he just likes the perks.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: evanajoy, 10/7/2012 3:17:54 PM     (No. 8916260)

Obama has made enemies -- I wonder if he is concerned about his personal safety and health if he is reelected.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/7/2012 3:27:22 PM     (No. 8916274)

But he craves attention and the spotlight so much that he couldn't stand being sequestered in far-away Hawaii while Romney sits in the Oval Office.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 10/7/2012 3:32:17 PM     (No. 8916281)

He is doing to America what Osama could only dream of. He desperately wants another term so he can finish the job. Huma and Valerie are doing all they can while they can.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bob913, 10/7/2012 3:40:52 PM     (No. 8916290)

He does want a 2nd term but will not get it.
He has been paid his money by his puppet handlers. He will travel on the taxpayers dime after he is out of office. He will popup occasionally to give a no nothing speech and make alot of money which will be a write-off for a company.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 10/7/2012 3:52:30 PM     (No. 8916307)

I'm with you #8, I think Byron has been inside the Beltway way too long...he needs to extricate himself from that American Sphincter and go get some fresh air, mingle with the people and go back in with a fresh perspective and some fire in the belly.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bumblebee, 10/7/2012 4:19:07 PM     (No. 8916356)

All his speech writers took notes so they will come up with good quotes against Romney at the next debate now that they know what to say.

Bambi will come back with a bangaroo of a speech. Count on it! Meanwhile all Romney's writers will lie back and chuckle and believe that they will win again.

Bambi can out-lie Romney [and that is quite an acheivement in itself][ ask Romney's primary opponents] so get ready to become doumbfoundedly mad, mad, and angry!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: annie xango, 10/7/2012 4:22:59 PM     (No. 8916360)

I hope that Penny P is smart enough to not put that HI mansion in BHO's name..He won't care, tho..he is set for life.he will always have a mansion to live in..gratis...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/7/2012 8:53:17 PM     (No. 8916761)

Forget Obama. I'm bored. I don't want him to have a second term. And I vote.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/7/2012 11:36:11 PM     (No. 8917103)

The thrill is gone and he's not just into it.

What you saw was a man without a teleprompter who didn't want to be there. Same guy, different year. It's Mooche and ValJar that want to be re-elected.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/7/2012 11:37:33 PM     (No. 8917106)

Sorry, fingers and mind aren't together.
I meant to say He's just not into it.

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Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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