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Old Apr 19, 2013, 09:57 AM
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Obama: I believe my own BS

Great article...

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"You know, I actually believe my own bull****.”

That’s what President Obama once told a reporter. If the man ever uttered a statement that spoke more to his approach to politics, I haven’t heard it.

Whether it stems from a grandiose overconfidence in his own powers of persuasion, or the lessons he took from his years as a community organizer, or his own messianic conviction that he is on the right side of everything, including history itself, the president has always operated under the theory that he can move the American people to his causes. And he can’t. He just can’t.

Yes, he got elected and reelected, and that’s saying something. But whatever personal popularity the man has doesn’t transfer to domestic policy.

It’s as if the American people are saying, “Mr. President, we’re just not that into you.”

“What about health-care reform!?” his fans invariably respond.

Well, what about it? Sure, it passed. But the Affordable Care Act didn’t become law because Obama ignited a populist prairie fire in favor of it. He dedicated vast, vast swaths of his time and energy trying to sell the American people on Obamacare. He never made the sale (and still hasn’t). The misbegotten law’s passage is attributable entirely to the fact that Democrats rammed it through Congress — with a 60-vote majority in the Senate — using the sorts of backroom deals and corporate giveaways the American people despise.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/art...a__118032.html
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Again no matter how many times the truth is posted, its still the truth! The truth about Obama is, we would have been better off without him!!!
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Democrats rammed it through Congress — with a 60-vote majority in the Senate — using the sorts of backroom deals and corporate giveaways the American people despise.

Do you know of a government who doesn't operate the same way?
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Not the point of the article.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Well, that much is certain.

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The truth about Obama is, we would have been better off without him!!!
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Reminds of when I asked a high-power exec years ago his secret to success. His reply was "I have the ability to fake sincerity."
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