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Obama at the Hinge of History
National Journal, by Major Garrett

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Posted By:garnet, 11/9/2012 7:52:46 PM

Both presidential candidates spoke grandly and with evident passion about an epochal choice that voters held in their hands, about a hinge of American history where, in the next four years, intractable problems would be confronted, transformative decisions made, and a new path irreversibly set for an economically weakened and militarily exhausted nation. Now that the polls are closed and the reckoning is nigh, President Obama does not have the comfort or convenience of shelving his campaign rhetoric. That talk about the big choice, about turning points, is actually true. Obama and the presidency’s vast institutional powers

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/9/2012 7:58:11 PM     (No. 9003868)

Yeah, yeah Major. Forward to communism, surely even you realize that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wideout, 11/9/2012 8:30:11 PM     (No. 9003926)

I read this somewhere..the best idea is to let the House and Senate Republicans vote present, like 0bama...let 0bama implement his taxes...let the country fall off the fiscal cliff..let everything go to hell..then hang this whole legacy around every senate and rep who is running for reelection in2014..let Barry be known as the modern day Hoover...let him slink into obscurity as the worst president ever..then rebuild the country with solid coservatism..and when anyone ever tries to water it down say three words...Barack Hussein 0bama...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lylacat, 11/9/2012 8:35:42 PM     (No. 9003935)

Yes, 0bama cannot blame this horrid economy on anyone else. He proposes more spending, raising taxes on everyone who pays, and he is printing 85 Billion Dollars a month, that would be over a Trillion Dollars a year. More people are receiving food stamps and medicaid than any time in history. I have never known so many friends who are out of work and just cannot find a job. Yet, Michelle treats herself to her many expensive, lavish, and luxurious vacations; she takes all her friends and relatives because she feels entitled. Many people out here are really suffering under the policies and regulations of 0bama and his administration. We are really frightened.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/9/2012 8:51:09 PM     (No. 9003972)

It seems the opinion from many quarters is to just let obummer go ahead , totally wreck the country than see how the democrat voters like the fruit bitter of their precious sheep in wolf's clothing. It will be hard to stand by and watch, but do it he will.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 11/9/2012 9:01:25 PM     (No. 9003995)

Thing is, #4, he'll cook up some BS to blame us, peddle it through his lapdog media, and a nation of idiots raised in liberalism will believe him.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: noddy, 11/9/2012 9:10:05 PM     (No. 9004009)

Yes #2. Although the Republicans need to first voice their objection, for history's record.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/9/2012 10:13:10 PM     (No. 9004113)

Caving on amnesty is not going to get the Republicans very many Hispanic votes. Why would those Hispanics who supported Obama and the liberal Democrats flip and start supporting the Republican after an amnesty passes? No reason that I know of. Besides there are new illegal aliens coming here all the time and a fence on the borderline is not going to stop them as most intending illegal aliens come here today with a temporary visa or a border crossing card, walk into the USA through an official port of entry, violate the terms of their admission by overstaying their visa or border crossing time limit, travel to the interior of the USA, purchase some fraudulent ID, and get a job or become involved in criminal activity or the illicit drug trade.

Once the Republicans start caving on amnesty, the liberal Democrats at the behest of their political allies the socialist oriented Hispanic activists and community organizers will keep expanding it and will demand another such amnesty every time there is an election.

Since the crown jewel of liberal Democrat amnesties is "a path to citizenship" which is liberal Democrat code speak for granting the legalized aliens duel nationality status and US voting rights, if the Republicans go along, they would be handing the liberal Democrats many millions of new voters and thus be committing long-term political suicide.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 11/10/2012 12:25:49 AM     (No. 9004308)

I´m so mad and angry at the libnut takers I can´t stand it. They are so dumb as to think and believe that zero is good for the country.
Zero is the devil and he lives in DC. The country is in great peril and may be forever lost. Zero is the greatest enemy this country has ever had.

Now that many businesses are laying of employees, let´s hope the pain burns deeply for the libnuts.

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