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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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JackAaah

Jan-21-13 8:17 AM

JByrd, I feel we can come together to agree that our Democrat Party promised to reduce spending if the debt limit was increased......and we fooled them AGAIN. Dos Republicans never learn, do day, JByrd?

More Debt For Gifts

That is how I am beginning to live my life.

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rajiihammr

Jan-21-13 10:11 AM

Article 1 Section 8. Read it.

Oh, That's the U. S. constitution.

It's short, and the words aren't too big either.

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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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rajiihammr

Jan-21-13 9:04 PM

I would have thought you all would give the Obama hate a rest on inauguration day. More than once today I heard the "loyal opposition" make that sort of request. But no, not here. Here it is unrelenting. For the life of me I can't understand it. It's as if you all actually believe, as the Limpman says, that Obama wants to destroy the country. It's as if you believe he created the economic slow down(from the Senate) and decided to spend trillions of dollars just for the heck of it. (Bush's last budget had a deficit of $1.3T) What is this world class LIAR!!!! junk? A bully? Well he did sort of bully Bin Laden a little, but just once.

I've seen eleven Presidents and Obama got my vote twice. Oh, and here's something...Obama is the first Pres. since Eisenhower to get 51% twice. That's a majority, and I wouldn't call a majority of the American electorate fools. But that's just me, I'm not all distressed by his Presidency.

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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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rajiihammr

Jan-21-13 10:50 PM

If we're ever invaded by deer we got nothin' to fear.

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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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rajiihammr

Jan-21-13 11:10 PM

These guys are so delusional that they think Obama wants to take their hunting rifles away.

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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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rajiihammr

Jan-21-13 11:16 PM

Now we're getting into the territory that Nancy Langseth was talking about in the letters column yesterday. COWARDS? Are you drinking? That's mighty testy.

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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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JackAaah

Jan-22-13 8:55 AM

Wade1/Peas/Forword, and the rest..- we need to head to the Democrat Party free-lunch counter in Hillsboro to have some peas and koolaid and try to come together to move forword, instead of the in-fighting you seem to want. We could be more proactive in our fight to advance our progressive movement within the Democrat Party if we'd work hand-in-hand for our Win The Future agendas.

....let's do it soon, some peas and koolaid.

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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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JackAaah

Jan-22-13 9:02 AM

....and JByrd/Wade1.....just had a thought......maybe we could get our old friends, Donna and Jack May, also from Hillsboro, to join us at our local Democrat Party free-lunch counter, to reminisce, and have peas and koolaid. Good times......

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JackAaah

Jan-22-13 9:06 AM

JByrd, the best of times, at the Hillsboro free-lunch counter, WERE when we all got an old Booosh photo, packed our large-magazine noses with peas, and shot Boooosh all day. Ha-ha. Such good times......

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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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