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Prelude
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 9/20/2013 10:10:41 AM

Just how much fight is left in Barack Obama? Various actors, ranging from Benjamin Netanyahu, the Republican Party, Vladimir Putin and Iran are trying to decide how much they can risk against a weakened President. (Snip) In reality things have not worked out too well for Barack Obama. His administration is now rotten to its core, unable to face enemies abroad, incapable of tapering the money machine, yet unwilling to yield the slightest ground on the Obamacare racket because that’s what he needs to buy off his critics and pay off his supporters. The question facing the other political players

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Weakness begets weakness. Wretchard thinks that Obama´s capitulation and impotence in foreign and strategic policy augurs failure on the domestic stage, and that even his so-called signature achievement of Obamacare may be falling apart. If his political allies and Congress and congressional ataffer have been exempted, why shouldn´t every American citizen be exempted? Just throw this unwieldy legislation into the round file and start over.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wyowumin, 9/20/2013 10:36:53 AM     (No. 9528983)

RE: Wretchards question as to whether the Republicans "will have the guts" to fight to defund Obamacare. NO. We´ve already seen them turning themselves into pretzels trying to explain why it just can´t be done and just as brave Sir Robin did they´ll run away.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/20/2013 10:43:38 AM     (No. 9528999)

My vote for a must read.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 9/20/2013 10:44:06 AM     (No. 9529000)

Doncha Know?
Lord 0 forever as long as the food for the Won´t-Workers holds out....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951, 9/20/2013 10:57:24 AM     (No. 9529025)

pelosi still loves him and says he is the best prez ever. The msm still loves him and will cover his ass at all times. Even when they critize him it´s with love. The 47% will always love him as long as the goodies keep coming. obama doesn´t need to fight. Others will do it for him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: grambo, 9/20/2013 11:16:24 AM     (No. 9529050)

Obama knows that if you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on he support of Paul, and the Democrats have managed to populate the land with more Paul´s than Peter´s.

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