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  •  Sigh. Let's look at a few facts here (1+ / 0-)
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    No, I don't think he's in over his head or that he wants to starve grandma.

    I do think that he would not have been elected in 2008 save for the financial meltdown. That he was helped by that huge crisis, incredible Tea Party disaffection for McCain and the GOP in general, and came away with a huge majority.

    Which he promptly squandered in 2010. And would have lost the Senate in 2012 save the Akin-Mourdock-Raese-McMahon-Allen GOP fiascoes that kept it in our hands. And would have lost the presidency save Romney's 47% stupidity.

    And will lose the Senate in 2014 pursuing chained CPI.

    The longer game is the continued failure of this president to see that Republicans don't give a shit about this country or 99% of the people in it.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:54:47 AM PDT

    •  Nice Crystal Ball There, You've Already Seen (9+ / 0-)

      the future and know he failed, huh?

      You must be a millionaire with that sort of foresight! Or at least incredibly successful and powerful with lot's of accomplishments!

      And oh, I didn't see a single fact in your entire post, it all seemed like your opinion to me.

      This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: []

      by Beetwasher on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:59:00 AM PDT

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      •  It's amazing to me, how the folks here (9+ / 0-)

        who claim to be part of the "reality-based" community are so ready to whip out their crystal balls and conjure up prognostications worthy of Miss Cleo - as long as it reflects badly on our President.


        and btw - that is a general observation. I don't know if the OP claims to be "reality-based" or not. But their post is full of prognosticationating.

      •  Well, let's see (0+ / 0-)

        Aug 20, 2008 - Sep 8, 2008: McCain builds a 2 - 5 point lead in RCP average of all polls, post both conventions.

        Then the crisis hits the US for real in Sep 2008 and Lehman, Fannie/Freddie, AIG, WaMu all hit and the Dow goes in the toilet in October.

        In October 2008, McCain holds a town hall meeting in which a woman stands up and calls Obama an Arab, McCain says no, he's a decent family man, citizen, and from that point McCain's support among Tea Party voters drops by 10 points.

        So yes, a reasonable conclusion is that Obama was on his way to losing.

        Did we not have the 2nd largest majority in the House & Senate ever in 2009 + 2010? And did we not lose that huge majority in 2010 elections? Didn't polls have Akin, Mourdock and McMahon ahead until their stupid comments? Any one of the GOP congressmen in Virginia could have run and beat Kaine, it was only that chickenshit Cantor backed out of doing so and left it to Allen that we got that seat.

        With all the seats we have to defend in 2014, proposing to cut social security is leading us right back to the disaffection of 2010 and losing more seats.

        No, I have no crystal ball. But those who don't learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it - 2014 will be another 2010 if Obama hasn't learned that Republicans don't give a shit.

        Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

        by absdoggy on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 09:30:16 AM PDT

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    •  You can't even predict the past... (11+ / 0-)

      let alone see the future.

      Romney would have won if not for the 47% speech?

       Nate Silver Disagrees With You

      Take a look at the charts pre- and post-47% speech, and you'll see that President Obama was the solid favorite before, during, and after.

      The only time when it got close was in the days following Obama's sleepwalking through the first debate.

      The 47% speech solidified what most of us suspected about Mitt Romney, and, while it certainly helped, Obama would have been re-elected regardless.

      How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

      by BenderRodriguez on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 09:12:07 AM PDT

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