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(The Street)   Ten reasons Obama will not be re-elected. Suck it, libs   (thestreet.com) divider line 256
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2012-03-10 03:49:49 PM
Three reasons why none of these matter: 1. Romney 2. Santorum 3. Gingrich
 
2012-03-10 03:51:33 PM

Javacrucian: Three reasons why none of these matter: 1. Romney 2. Santorum 3. Gingrich


Or, The Committee to Re-Elect Obama, as someone put it. His ten reasons are pretty iffy, too.
 
2012-03-10 03:56:37 PM
You keep telling yourself that, subby.
 
2012-03-10 03:58:31 PM
>>Also see: 10 Reasons Obama Will Be Re-Elected
 
2012-03-10 03:59:13 PM

Javacrucian: Three reasons why none of these matter: 1. Romney 2. Santorum 3. Gingrich


I see the counterpoint has already been eloquently delivered
 
2012-03-10 04:06:43 PM
1. The economy is struggling.
Yeah, thanks to the GOP.

2. Gas is more and more expensive.
You say that like it's a bad thing. Thorium (and renewable sources) is the future. GM is already working on this.

3. The war in Afghanistan is a fiasco.
That's what happens when your idiot leader runs off to chase windmills in Iraq.

4. The kids are not fired up.
Who else are they going to vote for? The clowns you guys have assembled? hahaguy.jpg

5. Lending is still down.
Meh.
 
2012-03-10 04:16:35 PM
Any site that offers Jim Cramer (arguably the worst financial advisor on the planet) as a featured columnist, needs to just shut the fark up, and go away.

It was proven that if you take what Cramer says, and do the exact opposite, you'll do much better.
Seriously.
 
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2012-03-10 04:19:08 PM

FloydA: You keep telling yourself that, subby.

 
2012-03-10 04:23:52 PM

TommyymmoT: Any site that offers Jim Cramer (arguably the worst financial advisor on the planet) as a featured columnist, needs to just shut the fark up, and go away.

It was proven that if you take what Cramer says, and do the exact opposite, you'll do much better.
Seriously.


The racist guy from Seinfeld?
 
2012-03-10 04:25:37 PM
2. Gas is more and more expensive. Obama said, "There is no silver bullet" to temporary rising gas prices. Temporary? On Obama's watch gas has risen from an average of $1.85 a gallon to near $4 today. He does have a solution: Americans will drive cars that get 55 mpg. In the small print, there's a warning: These cars are small. They have a clutch and roll-down windows.

OH NOES! A CLUTCH!11! FFS, anyone who can't learn to drive a clutch in an hour shouldn't be allowed to drive.

3. The war in Afghanistan is a fiasco. Obama's good war has turned into a mess. We are eyeing a second Vietnam.

Why the fark did Fartbong0 get us involved in Afghanistan in the first place?? Worst President Evar.
 
2012-03-10 04:34:46 PM

FloydA: TommyymmoT: Any site that offers Jim Cramer (arguably the worst financial advisor on the planet) as a featured columnist, needs to just shut the fark up, and go away.

It was proven that if you take what Cramer says, and do the exact opposite, you'll do much better.
Seriously.

The racist guy from Seinfeld?


Nah. The guy who comes off like a shock-jock, who when Bear-Stearns was at 100, down from 200 the week before, kept screaming buy Bear-Stearns, you'd be a fool not to! He kept it up day after day, until the stock was only worth about $3, and the rubes who get their investment advice from TV, lost their shirts.

He broke down and cried on The Daily Show when John Stewart got him to admit he was in collusion with Wall St insiders.
 
2012-03-10 04:36:30 PM

Javacrucian: Three reasons why none of these matter: 1. Romney 2. Santorum 3. Gingrich


I tend to vote Republican, and even I have to agree.
 
2012-03-10 04:38:21 PM

TommyymmoT: FloydA:
The racist guy from Seinfeld?


Nah. The guy who comes off like a shock-jock, who when Bear-Stearns was at 100, down from 200 the week before, kept screaming buy Bear-Stearns, you'd be a fool not to! He kept it up day after day, until the stock was only worth about $3, and the rubes who get their investment advice from TV, lost their shirts.

He broke down and cried on The Daily Show when John Stewart got him to admit he was in collusion with Wall St insiders.



(I know, I was just being an asshole.) First time I saw Jim Cramer, I thought "I wouldn't buy a stick of gum on this guy's advice. He looks like a used car salesman with a bad coke habit." My intuition served me well.
 
2012-03-10 04:41:23 PM

EatenTheSun: Javacrucian: Three reasons why none of these matter: 1. Romney 2. Santorum 3. Gingrich

I tend to vote Republican, and even I have to agree.


Sincere question: why? What makes Republicans seem deserving of your vote?

I'm not just being partisan here (because I think the Democrats generally stink too). I am authentically curious why anyone would vote for any Republican.
 
2012-03-10 04:53:25 PM

Uncle Tractor:

2. Gas is more and more expensive.
You say that like it's a bad thing. Thorium (and renewable sources) is the future. GM is already working on this.


I have to drive to work next week.
 
2012-03-10 05:06:04 PM

bigpeeler: Uncle Tractor:

2. Gas is more and more expensive.
You say that like it's a bad thing. Thorium (and renewable sources) is the future. GM is already working on this.


I have to drive to work next week.


Well then get down to that gas station.
I have to siphon gas out of your tank tonight.
 
2012-03-10 05:32:26 PM

FloydA: EatenTheSun: Javacrucian: Three reasons why none of these matter: 1. Romney 2. Santorum 3. Gingrich

I tend to vote Republican, and even I have to agree.

Sincere question: why? What makes Republicans seem deserving of your vote?

I'm not just being partisan here (because I think the Democrats generally stink too). I am authentically curious why anyone would vote for any Republican.


Because in theory Republicans are more in line with my Libertarian leanings.

In contrast though, I've never voted for anyone named Bush or Perry. IIRC I've never voted for a Republican for president before 2008, though I have voted 3rd party a coupla times.
 
2012-03-10 05:47:21 PM
Wow. What a list. Let's go through these, shall we?

1. The economy is struggling. Since 2008 the U.S. economic clock has been turned back 10 years.

Yay for cherry picking data! Actually, during 2008, prior to Obama's election, the economy had been turned back 10 years. The stock market has doubled under Obama's tenure- Why do Republicans hate profit?

2. Temporary? On Obama's watch gas has risen from an average of $1.85 a gallon to near $4 today.
Yay for cherry picking data part two! Gas that was - wait for it - $4.00 a gallon two months before Obama was elected.

3. The war in Afghanistan is a fiasco. Obama's good war has turned into a mess. We are eyeing a second Vietnam.
So the war- Bush's war, part I- Also Obama's fault. And he was wrong for leaving Iraq (it'll fall apart!), wrong for taking out Khadaffi (It'll leave a power vaccuum), but wrong for staying in Afghanistan (OMG Quagmire!). If this is a reason for him not to be re-elected, then it's a reason for no Republican being allowed near the Oval office again, ever.

4. The kids are not fired up. Mr. Hope-and-Change has disillusioned his younger voter champions -- 66% voted for him in 2008. Youth unemployment is at a 60-year high. It is now over 18%. It was 14% in 2008 (10.5% in 2007).

Yeah, those Occupy kids are really turned off by politics and disengaged. The only element of truth here is the extent of youth voter disenfranchisement happening at the state level. I'm sure the youth numbers will be off- It's been legislated so.

5. Lending is still down. New bank loans remain at historic lows: Just 50% of GDP. Healthy growth calls for new loan growth of at least 100% of GDP. The 848-page Dodd Frank Act is a major contributor to bank reticence to lend.


So wait- after trying to pin the 2008 crisis on bad loans, Republicans are now complaining that banks aren't making enough bad loans.

By this list, Republicans have failed at energy, foreign, banking, economic, lending, and social policy. Damn you, fartbongo.
 
2012-03-10 05:57:47 PM
6-10 are laughable.
 
2012-03-10 06:04:05 PM
Since 2008 the U.S. economic clock has been turned back 10 years. If congressional gridlock continues The Economist reckons it will continue declining.

So the way to get rid of Obama is for the Republican Congress to keep itself in gridlock, hoping to tank the economy again?

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2012-03-10 06:06:48 PM
Problem: The economy is struggling

Republican solution: Tax cuts


Problem: Gas is expensive

Republican solution: Tax cuts


Problem: Banks aren't lending enough

Republican solution: Tax cuts.
 
2012-03-10 06:07:39 PM
On Obama's watch gas has risen from an average of $1.85 a gallon to near $4 today.

I took this picture June 22, 2008. Who was President then?

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-03-10 06:08:37 PM

EatenTheSun:

Because in theory Republicans are more in line with my Libertarian leanings.


I can understand that.

In practice, throughout my lifetime at least, the Republicans have increased the size and intrusiveness of the federal government every time they've had a chance, even more than the Democrats, in fact (e.g. DHS and TSA for recent examples). It's sort of like their promise to reduce regulations; they never actually do, they just fail to enforce the ones that are costing their campaign contributors money, and they gladly impose new ones when doing so will increase their donors' profits.

(Personally, I think a lot of regulations are necessary for the benefit of the citizens, although I understand that many libertarians disagree. But whether regulations are beneficial or detrimental in any given case, the point is that the GOP's claims to want to eliminate them are never backed up with actions.)

In other words, I can completely understand your reasons for finding their campaign rhetoric appealing. I just think that they are giving you exactly the opposite of what they promised, and hoping that you won't notice.

(Not to say that the Democrats are perfect- far from it- but at least they are sincere.)
 
2012-03-10 06:10:19 PM

weave: On Obama's watch gas has risen from an average of $1.85 a gallon to near $4 today.

I took this picture June 22, 2008. Who was President then?

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-03-10 06:13:31 PM
Unemployment is over 7%. No potus has been reelected with it that high since FDR in the 1930's.


Obama aint FDR and this aint the1930's.
 
2012-03-10 06:15:38 PM

EatenTheSun: Because in theory Republicans are more in line with my Libertarian leanings.


Are you being serious here?
 
2012-03-10 06:29:54 PM
I haven't been too enthused with Obama's policies. They are too conservative for me. I was pretty unconvinced for 2012. And Obama for America made me sick. So, I thought I would skip it entirely. But, recent Republican shiat like this article guarantees I will get myself to the polls in November. Guarantees it. And I will bring everyone else that I can drive. Republicans are bat shiat insane and should never, ever be allowed anywhere near a position of power.
 
2012-03-10 06:33:28 PM

EnviroDude: Unemployment is over 7%. No potus has been reelected with it that high since FDR in the 1930's.


Obama aint FDR and this aint the1930's.


You're right. Obama is black and doesn't use a wheelchair.
 
2012-03-10 06:49:05 PM
While the article is a raging pile of monkey shiat I do have to applaud the noise machine for their absolute rock-solid repetition of the "Gas was $1.85 a gallon before Obama" lie. That's some consistency in spin that the Democrats could learn from.
 
2012-03-10 06:59:14 PM

EnviroDude: Unemployment is over 7%. No potus has been reelected with it that high since FDR in the 1930's.


Obama aint FDR and this aint the1930's.


30 or 40 years from now, people are going to be comparing Obama to FDR. So... yeah, he kind of is FDR. Maybe not AS brilliant as a communicator, but his degree of difficulty was exponentially greater on nearly all fronts.
 
2012-03-10 07:01:48 PM

weave: On Obama's watch gas has risen from an average of $1.85 a gallon to near $4 today.

I took this picture June 22, 2008. Who was President then?

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


That was caused by The Free Market® freaking out because it was becoming clear that Fartbong0 was going to be elected and turn America into a socialist nightmare.
 
2012-03-10 07:06:19 PM

weave: On Obama's watch gas has risen from an average of $1.85 a gallon to near $4 today.

I took this picture June 22, 2008. Who was President then?

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


Trick question. It was a partnership. A shrubbery and Dick Cheney.
 
2012-03-10 07:07:02 PM
FTA: 9. The U.S. lost its AAA rating. Under Obama, America has had its first credit downgrade. A huge contributory factor was his inability to lead Congress.

Bullshiat! The Republicans in Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling last summer lead directly to our AAA rating getting downgraded AND drove the stock markets downward.

/Article's author is an asshat Republican twisting recent history and truth again.
 
2012-03-10 07:09:20 PM
That smug bastard, Obama, is apparently responsible for the increase in gas prices world-wide.
 
2012-03-10 07:11:45 PM
Consider this a pre-emptive post regarding conservatrolls like randomjsa, winterwhile, etc.

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2012-03-10 07:13:15 PM

I_Am_Weasel: That smug bastard, Obama, is apparently responsible for the increase in gas prices world-wide.


It's not just America he hates; it's the whole world!
 
2012-03-10 07:15:53 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: That was caused by The Free Market® freaking out because it was becoming clear that Fartbong0 was going to be elected and turn America into a socialist nightmare.


On the contrary, Rasmussen Reports was saying at the time Bush was going to beat Hillary by 20 gadzillion percentage points and Obama by 38 bazillion points.
 
2012-03-10 07:22:12 PM
And here are the 10 reason Obama WILL be re-elected:
1. Darryl Issa
2. Newt Gingrich
3. Paul Ryan
4. Grover Norquist
5. Mitt Romney
6. Rick Santorum
7. Tea Partiers
8. Eric Cantor
9. Mitch McConnell
10. Rush Limbaugh
 
2012-03-10 07:28:47 PM
In other news, 5.5 is 65% of 10.

Gah - incompetence makes us all look bad.
 
2012-03-10 07:33:22 PM

AirForceVet: FTA: 9. The U.S. lost its AAA rating. Under Obama, America has had its first credit downgrade. A huge contributory factor was his inability to lead Congress.

Bullshiat! The Republicans in Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling last summer lead directly to our AAA rating getting downgraded AND drove the stock markets downward.

/Article's author is an asshat Republican twisting recent history and truth again.



See? Obama didn't do enough to stop the Republicans from attempting to destroy the country, and that is obviously because Obama doesn't love America enough to be willing to stop the Republicans from destroying it. So we should elect the Republicans to replace that America hater, because obviously, he won't stand up to our nations enemies!
 
2012-03-10 07:40:22 PM
Mr. Hope-and-Change

Sounds like a totally rational, not at all partisan examination of Obama's reelection chances.
 
2012-03-10 07:42:19 PM
Problem: The economy is struggling

Republican solution: Ram a 10-inch piece of plastic up the cooter of a 17-year old girl

Problem: Gas is expensive

Republican solution: Compare women to hogs and cows

Problem: Banks aren't lending enough

Republican solution: Install a videocam in the bedroom of every woman who has a birth control prescription, so that GOP men will be able to watch their every move
 
2012-03-10 07:43:11 PM
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2012-03-10 07:43:51 PM
Gas is more and more expensive. Obama said, "There is no silver bullet" to temporary rising gas prices. Temporary? On Obama's watch gas has risen from an average of $1.85 a gallon to near $4 today. He does have a solution: Americans will drive cars that get 55 mpg. In the small print, there's a warning: These cars are small. They have a clutch and roll-down windows.

You know why prices were so low? Because we were deep in a recession which brought down demand and therefore prices.

Anyone who keeps peddling this is an idiot or a dishonest liar who shouldn't be taken too seriously...

The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.

Maybe he's both.
 
2012-03-10 07:44:12 PM
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2012-03-10 07:46:27 PM
It is easy to come up with 10 reasons why Obama will not be elected when you ignore who is running against him.
 
2012-03-10 07:48:06 PM
The war in Afghanistan is a fiasco. Obama's good war has turned into a mess. We are eyeing a second Vietnam.

Good thing we're going to start withdrawing within a year then, huh?
 
2012-03-10 07:48:42 PM

EnviroDude: Unemployment is over 7%. No potus has been reelected with it that high since FDR in the 1930's.


Obama aint FDR and this aint the1930's.


What potus faced similar circumstances?

FDR?

Hmmm
 
2012-03-10 07:49:32 PM
The economy is struggling.

Because it's Obama's fault the GOP gridlocks everything he does.

Gas is more and more expensive


Because Obama has his hands on gas price controls and can easily influence global oil speculation

The war in Afghanistan is a fiasco.


This is now Obama's war? I wasn't aware he was president in October 2002 (was it 2001?) when we went in. Also, glad to took the time to actually support your claim with any . . . you know . . . facts.

The kids are not fired up.

As an unemployed "kid" (I graduate college in 3 months and will hopefully get a job with the FAA in a year, and a temp job to hold over within 4-6 months) I am not voting for the clowns currently running against Obama

He's lost the elite

OMG CLASS WARFAREZ

Welfare rolls are rising.

Clearly this isn't a result of the recession. Nope. Not at all. Obummer's falt

So is the national debt.


Would have been worse without the stimulus.

The U.S. lost its AAA rating.

Right, this had NOTHING to do with GOP brinkmanship. Nothing at all. Nope. Not even after S&P said "it had everything to do with brinkmanship."

House prices have plummeted.


Oh, housing prices PEAKED in 2006? That's nice. Wait. Wasn't that the catalyst to the crisis in the first place? The balloon that burst?
 
2012-03-10 07:50:01 PM

moralpanic: [img22.imageshack.us image 640x512]


"No such user 'GaryPDX'. Tastes like chicken."

/I kind of miss Gary
//...okay, maybe not
 
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