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Obama's strategy working

January 21, 2013

Two years ago President Barack Obama warned that unless he got his way from Congress with an unqualified increase in the national debt ceiling, terrible things would happen....

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muleskinner

Jan-21-13 8:13 AM

Can't you at least congratulate President Obama on another successful campaign to win the office of the presidency and wish him the best on Inauguration Day?

Crying like a baby and stomping your feet until you get your way is a strategy?

Can't beat up on his insane fiscal policies all of the time, just some of the time, or at least, most of the time, but not all of the time.

Not on Inauguration Day.

Obama's tax and spend is not the issue, he is a tool for the financial elite. It is made to look like he is in charge, people feel comfortable, when he is really just a puppet. A charade.

That's why he's there.

Let the day be all red, white, and blue banners, flags flying everywhere, lots of merriment and let America party like it's 1999.

Tomorrow is ok to beat up on Obama's insane fiscal polices though, so have at it then too.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-21-13 11:07 AM

Irresponsible do nothing Congress had opportunities to work with President Obama, however we had two individuals who decided that politics were more important than policies and that is why we are where we are today. Obama doesn't have the checkbook the Congress has the checkbook! Obama didn't start the two wars and put them on the credit card did he! You can deny all you want but the debt is still there because of these two factors! Debt plus interest on the debt the Bush TAX cuts to not pay down the debt! Irresponsible Congressional Fiscal Policies Period!!!

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 11:30 AM

Oh, PJinfinity's back. And in fine form. That "neanderthal" comment gets me every time. Ha Ha.

Worried: "Irresponsible do nothing Congress had opportunities to work with President Obama..."

If the words "work with" actually meant anything to anyone currently in Washington DC, this post might have had merit.

The President and fellow Democrats have been strong-arming the opposition since 2011.

"Work with" doesn't mean fall into lock-step. When it does, our country will be in bad shape. No more possibility for "dialogue" only "monologue" from the top.

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muleskinner

Jan-21-13 11:39 AM

"Stop quoting your laws, we have swords," said General Pompey.

"Stop quoting your stupid, useless, obsolete Constitution, we have money," said the financial elite.

There are no rules anymore.

Obama's strategy is working because it favors the pocketbooks of the Wall Street crooks.

The Minot Daily is too blind to see what it really is, along with the fools who voted for Obama.

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 12:51 PM

PJ, why the affection for an election loser?

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locomotive

Jan-21-13 5:12 PM

leftwing, ??

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-21-13 6:04 PM

loco no matter how hard you try! You cannot rewrite the past! The republic has spoken! The Voters have re-elected the President Obama to another "Four More Years!". Close that chapter. Dry your tears and pull up your big boy pants and move on or get the bleep out of the way!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-21-13 7:03 PM

loco no matter how hard you try! You cannot rewrite the past! BUSH TAX CUTS DID NOT CREATE JOBS: FROM 2001-JUNE 2007 JOBS GREW AT 4.8 PERCENT COMPARED TO 16.2 PERCENT UNDER THE SAME TIME PERIOD UNDER CLINTON.

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SickOfItAll

Jan-21-13 7:54 PM

It's a partisan piece, to be sure, but something has to be done to curtail expenditures. Obama's answer appears to be to take out another line of credit to pay for those things that we can't afford on our household income alone. That's a very, very bad plan. I'm not a fan of either party, but someone has to draw a line somewhere. We can't simply keep borrowing, and there's not much you can do to increase total tax revenues. We are on the path to a greek-styled economic collapse if something doesn't change.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-21-13 10:48 PM

You little boys sure love to play with your guns! :-)

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-21-13 10:54 PM

Never fear! lorexxx aka "Elmer Fudd" & h4c aka "Capt Stubby Short Round" are here!!!!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-21-13 11:13 PM

rajiihammr yes could you imagine all these nut jobs running around in the woods in all the states thinking the army coming to get their rifles and they all end up probably shooting themselves!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 7:05 AM

JayBird it reminds me of that John Candy film where they go over and invade Canada!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 8:52 AM

JB your right it is HJ! I recognize the gun under the pillow. and hiding behind his locked doors routine!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 8:55 AM

Capt. h4c I bet the only thing you guarded in your miltary career was your stapler! :-) "Desk Jockey!"

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 10:27 AM

Well, "thoughtful discourse" this hasn't been, but thanks anyway.

lorexxx had a great point about "fortunes reversing," because it's true.

When the cycle goes round (or the worm turns, whatever your pleasure) will the new winners be as tolerant, gracious, and friendly as those of the Obama years? Or will long memories prevail?

Will certain MDN posters be able to find JayBird et al and say that oh-so-favorite phrase "eat your peas" or something equally respectful?

Hope I can make it the next four years to see how the new chapter of "The American Presidency" turns out.

According to news reports this a.m., it appears all things inaugural were festive and well-celebrated.

Now, back to business...

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 10:39 AM

lorexxx/HJ I don't hid I do not pretend to be something I am not like you two clowns!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 10:49 AM

What I have found out about the true veterans like my two sons, and my older brother, and the others that have served in combat. These veterans that served in combat situations and have lived and survived through them usually do not brag about it, or glorify it, or rarely want to speak about it.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 11:26 AM

Capt h4c you wore the uniform and were an officer? How did you come up? Through the ranks? Or ROTC? You never answer the question. Did you ever serve in a dangerous combat zone?

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 11:28 AM

My grandfather served during WWI, died in 1979. He didn't talk about his service "over there" either.

But he was staunch about certain things, like freedoms of our country, in which to raise a family, raising his own during the Depression.

I believe us baby boomers and beyond are all much more namby-pamby than the generations of WWI and WWII folks, military or civilian.

I haven't served, but I have the greatest respect for those who have, who shouldn't have to be ridiculed or questioned about that service.

The ones I feel the most for are the Vietnam vets, who didn't get the proper respect at the time they most deserved it, when they first came home. They are strong people and I wish them the best.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 11:38 AM

loco I agree! My older brother is a combat Vietnam vet! My sons have seen action in the Iraq & Afhghanistan Wars! I have respect for those that go and make the sacrifices each and everyday for long deployments, long hours, day and night, over and over again because our Country told them to go!

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 2:16 PM

raj, I'd respectfully disagree. I think we've seen equal time as far as comments about citizens' patriotism level.

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 5:31 PM

"You people get up in the morning and your first thought is . . . what do I hate about my life and how can I blame it on the President of the United States?

"Blaming the leader of the free world for your pathetic lot in life may be fun, but it's ultimately pointless."

If it were only that simple, PJ.

Blaming "everything" on Pres. Obama isn't what people should do, because he is only one man, albeit the POTUS.

But President Obama can and should be blamed for policies he supports, if they are not helpful to ALL Americans.

That salient point will be missed by hyperpartisans, no matter how it's stated.

Now I wonder. Could it be the following is true in the minds of some?

You people get up in the morning and your first thought is . . . what do I hate about my life and how can I blame it on the Republicans?

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-22-13 7:04 PM

lorexxx/aka HJ actually my older brother enlisted it was his choice. I was still in high school during the Vietnam war, I registered for the draft, but it was discontinued by the time I graduated and the war ended in my second year of college. My older brother advised me not to go into the service, at that time and I guess we all know why. It was not a very popular time to be in the milatary as most Vietnam vets know all to well when they came home! I did not discourage my sons or incourage them it was their decisions to make as it should be. Just because you two guys went doesn't mean you have to degrade other people who did not. John Wayne, the actor, didn't serve in the military?

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locomotive

Jan-22-13 7:41 PM

All who have served our country in the military should be thanked, not bullied, not disrespected.

Isn't that clear enough? Remember, the left was ALL OVER Candidate Romney for not mentioning our servicemen during his RNC speech. But now after the election, those on the left here can go on and on and on with the drivel and sniping and garbage...

Give it a rest, will ya? Enjoy life and thank a soldier. End of story.

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