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Viewpoint: Obama’s Campaign
Diminished the Presidency

Time Magazine, by Karen Hughes

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/8/2012 9:58:57 AM

Like many Republicans across the country, I woke up this morning deeply depressed, my mood soon matched by the falling stock market. I’m distressed not only by the outcome of the presidential election, but also because of the way it was won. (Snip) I felt that I was watching a shrinking presidency as the campaign unfolded, with President Obama getting smaller each day. He often came across as peeved, petty and not presidential. On stage during the first debate he looked as if he wanted to be anywhere else, and his comments about his opponent were cutting

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More like a campaign of envy, jealousy, victimization, and covetousness. I don't think Obama's election model is sustainable.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 11/8/2012 10:01:48 AM     (No. 8999217)

That is nothing compared to how his second term is going to diminish the country.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/8/2012 10:02:06 AM     (No. 8999220)

Obama has diminished the presidency. So has his wife. And all who surround, support and enable them, including the media.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 11/8/2012 10:07:28 AM     (No. 8999241)

Featuring Jay-Z as Obama did is not quite as sickening as Bill and Monica - but it is a close second.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/8/2012 10:08:12 AM     (No. 8999246)

Yes, but apparently despite all of that, Republicans were wildly more enthusiastic about John McCain in 2008 than Romney in 2012. If, of course, the vote totals are legitimate.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/8/2012 10:08:47 AM     (No. 8999248)

Forget the campaign. The moment he took his fraudulent oath of office the slide started. No end till 2016. Sad!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gam, 11/8/2012 10:09:55 AM     (No. 8999253)

The constant sexual remarks and innuendos were disgusting. Our country has fallen so far. Maybe it's time to split into two countries. I'll be with the military and law enforcement and the capitalists. The movie stars and beautiful people can make their own way with the parasites.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mykidsfuture, 11/8/2012 10:10:08 AM     (No. 8999254)

I actually overheard one of my co-workers celebrating the Obama's 'getting it on'!...in
the White House...words fail me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 11/8/2012 10:10:27 AM     (No. 8999256)

Buckle your seat belts folks - you ain't seen nothing yet.

What is truly depressing to me is that there are that many people in this country who have seen this loser in action for the past four years and still voted for him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fed-up, 11/8/2012 10:19:52 AM     (No. 8999296)

One of the most depressing things I heard post election, was that Obama got the youth vote. the 18-25 bracket... and what we need to do to gain inroads to them. Are you serious? So now we have to have a candidate that appeals to the rappers and ditzy Hollywood crowd and can appear on as many talk shows as possible. Is this what we have come to? I seriously hope no one in control of our party will fall for this.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lalo, 11/8/2012 10:26:46 AM     (No. 8999326)

#8 - What can you expect when you have new generations who were schooled with anti-American textbooks and, often, teachers? I ran across a teacher training textbook for our local system which was praising the People's Republic of China, for example - and that would be just the tip of the iceberg.

As for the prez - his "cool" (as perceived by the masses of hypnotized, brainwashed voters) is hard to trump ca. 2012. But the Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do it, or be it. For one thing, we will I believe need to lean more to the libertarian side of the party in order to have any hope of winning in this environment. No offense to many of you, but the term 'Tea Party' has become a club to beat us with - as orchestrated by the media, to be sure; but I think we have a lot of soul-searching to do, and I personally am doing some of my own....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/8/2012 10:29:26 AM     (No. 8999337)

President Obama did not follow the rules in his campaign as it was rife with blatant "Chicago Style" voter corruption on an industrial scale.

As the President is not following the rules, it is not necessary for the rest of us to follow the rules.

What form that will take remains to be seen.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: jrldev, 11/8/2012 10:31:11 AM     (No. 8999347)

Yo can take a man out of a low class environment - Chicago-politics - But you cannot take the low class out of the man.
A nwe edition of Webster/s Dictionary should show the image of Obama next to a description of the term "low class".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/8/2012 10:36:52 AM     (No. 8999367)

Karen: It's not about "the Presidency" It's about Obama.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/8/2012 10:41:24 AM     (No. 8999383)

Obama Has Diminished the Presidency. There, fixed your headline for you.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Leshno, 11/8/2012 11:35:58 AM     (No. 8999554)

To paraphrase............George Will once wrote that it is tremendous folly to put trashy people in positions of power and responsibility. Sadly, every day I am reminded of the wisdom of those words.

Soon there will be nobody pulling the wagon and you all know what happens then. The wagon stops.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 11/8/2012 11:36:00 AM     (No. 8999555)

He should reach out to Mitt Romney, perhaps ask him to lead a special effort to focus on rebuilding jobs.

After Obama demonized Romney at every step of the way, why would Romney lower himself to work for that total fraud in the oval office? Romney would have to have an exorcist with him at all times to cast out the numerous demons in this administration, starting from the president and then on down to the lowest member of this evil cabal.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/8/2012 11:38:15 AM     (No. 8999564)

Karen suggests that the Leader reach out to Mitt Romney for assistance in job creation. The sad truth is that no one can create jobs until and unless the feds do something concrete about taxes and regulations. Something other than ''raise and implement''. The gov't can only ''create'' gov't jobs. Mother Russia found out that a fully employed bureaucracy poorly balanced by a dependent civilian population doesn't create a vibrant economy...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/8/2012 11:49:51 AM     (No. 8999612)

No it didn't. It strenghthened the presidency into a Demon-RAT Party dictatorship.

Within six months, one or more conservative justices on the Supreme Court will ''unexpectedly retire'' or have sudden ''accidents'' -- to be replaced by lie-beral activist justices.

Shortly after that, by presedential degree, and before the 2014 congressional elections, there will be millions of new citizens (who are currently illegal aliens). They will all be registered Demon-RAT voters. Overnight, there will not be a red state left on the map. This will be done by presidential decree, and immediately deemed constitutional by the lie-beral Supreme Court.

51% of the voters decided to kill the republic on 11-6-2012. There will be no ''corrections'' in 2014 or 2016. Kiss that fantasy goodbye. Don't say that we weren't warned that this is what the Demon-RATS have been working up to for decades, and have finally succeeded.

Jesus was betrayed and killed for 20 pieces of silver.

The USA was betrayed and killed for free contraception and food stamps.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: rochow, 11/8/2012 11:51:05 AM     (No. 8999615)

Actually,where were any voices of the former administration? Just about none@! So shut up now!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/8/2012 12:38:14 PM     (No. 8999779)

Karen Hughes is deluded. She mistakenly supposes:
1. That Obama wants what is best for the country; and
2. That Obama runs the country, instead of ValJar.

Look for more vacations, more lavish WH extravaganza's with rap and R&B black performers, and more golf, with ValJar calling the shots and setting the agenda.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stealthy, 11/8/2012 12:48:58 PM     (No. 8999807)

Too late to bemoan it now.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: krause, 11/8/2012 12:49:31 PM     (No. 8999810)

Obama's campaign had absolutely nothing with moving this country forward for the better. Their philosophy appears to have been 'what do we have to do to win this thing?' So they put (contrived) fear into certain faction of the population, used bribery to get people to the polls, and maliciously denigrated the republican candidate. None of this is good for our country, but it selfishly won them the election.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: gam, 11/8/2012 1:56:14 PM     (No. 8999953)

And Jay-Z is a felon. Isn't that special?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Penney, 11/8/2012 2:03:16 PM     (No. 8999974)

When hasn't a dem deminished the Presidency AND the country since Harry Truman & Bess drove home to Missouri?!!

character counts

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