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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 07:51:56 PM  
1 and only 1 reason is needed to explain why he will lose, $4 a gallon gas.

Its the same reason McSame/Failin got beaten by Nobama to begin with. Its also why Nobama is gonna lose to Mormoney or Sanitarium or she turned me into a Newt
 
2012-03-10 07:52:02 PM  
House prices have plummeted. Home prices hit their peak in 2006. In 2011 they hit new lows.

The horror!

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.

Oh, for fark's sake.

He's lost the elite. In 2008, Obama carried 52% of the 1%-ers, whom he later demonized.

vapid speculation

This list couldn't fail harder if it tried. No delusion like conservative delusion.
 
2012-03-10 07:53:17 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: 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


You left out Bohener


Also Obama has the better campaign slogan (which should carry the rust belt states)- Osama is dead and GM is alive.
 
2012-03-10 07:54:50 PM  
It is funny how pretty much the whole world recognized what happened in '09-'09 as the worst recession since the Great Depression, but then are surprised that things have recovered only slightly better than the way they did from the Great Depression.

OMG, no prez has ever been re-elected with unemployment over 7% since FDR, NoBama ain't no FDR!!!!!

*chortle*
 
2012-03-10 07:54:52 PM  

EatenTheSun: 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 what ways have they been in practice, however?
 
2012-03-10 07:54:53 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]


Poor Humboldt county. They always have some of the most expensive gas in the state. I miss riding my bicycle to Trinidad, and Patrick's Point, but not enough to ever live over there again.
 
2012-03-10 07:55:40 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

I also find it very telling that this website has an article honest-to-god arguing for a 0% corporate tax.
 
2012-03-10 07:57:31 PM  

heinekenftw: 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


Yeah if anything, the thought of any of the clowns on the GOP ticket in the White House makes me even more motivated to vote for Obama.
 
2012-03-10 07:58:46 PM  

theknuckler_33: what happened in '0908-'09


fark.
 
2012-03-10 07:59:19 PM  

AirForceVet: FTA: 9. The U.S. lost its AAA rating.


Of course, these are the same types of banks that gave AAA ratings to all of those credit default swaps that tanked the market, so we should take their ratings with a grain of salt.
 
2012-03-10 08:00:20 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.


And even still, the stock market has leaped back up to almost twice what it was when Obama took over.

ginandbacon: 6-10 are laughable.


You say that like 1-5 aren't. 6-10 do appear to be even worse, though.

6. He's lost the elite. In 2008, Obama carried 52% of the 1%-ers, whom he later demonized. Apparently, losing 0.52% of the population will be enough for Obama to lose the election.

In addition, we could talk about the failures of Obamacare Drink!
 
2012-03-10 08:00:58 PM  

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


if anything, this reads like somebody trying to convince themselves that Romney, Santorum and Gingrich don't matter.

i think somewhere around 'It's obama's fault the GOP house is effing retarded', even the author was laughing.
 
2012-03-10 08:02:11 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.


Irrelevant statistics are irrelevant.

People are disappointed with Obama, but good god, look at his competition. No one sane wants to risk one of those GOPhers being elected.
 
2012-03-10 08:04:04 PM  

RminusQ: Drink!


You're on! ;)
 
2012-03-10 08:07:07 PM  

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


In November, 1984, the unemployment rate was 7.2% (source, new window). In March of that year (comparing apples to apples), it was 7.8%.

It's true that I spent most of the '80s high, but I'm pretty sure I remember Ronald Reagan being re-elected in 1984.
 
2012-03-10 08:08:40 PM  
ok, this is hilarious.

where hilarious may mean 'kinda sad, but i still don't pity you' kinda way. compare any of those criteria against the people she doesn't want to talk about. you know, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich.
 
2012-03-10 08:08:54 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: 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.


Actually I'd expect a clutch (given clueless american drivers) to get less gas mileage than a CVT set up to give maximum mileage (at the expense of power). No future cars are going to be bare bones, rather the opposite really.
 
2012-03-10 08:10:33 PM  
That might explain the GOP mind. As long as we can keep America out of recovery, we'll win with any nut we put up against Obama.
 
2012-03-10 08:10:56 PM  

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

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

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


No doubt he's still around, just under a new login.
 
2012-03-10 08:11:19 PM  
Gas is more and more expensive.

Among other factors, investors and speculators have added more than 14% to the price at the pump. Why does the author hate capitalism?
 
2012-03-10 08:11:32 PM  

El Dudereno: 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.

Irrelevant statistics are irrelevant.

People are disappointed with Obama, but good god, look at his competition. No one sane wants to risk one of those GOPhers being elected.


Envirodude is gonna flip in 2016 when Obama goes for three (oh yeah we have that amendment in the works too)
 
2012-03-10 08:13:41 PM  

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

In November, 1984, the unemployment rate was 7.2% (source, new window). In March of that year (comparing apples to apples), it was 7.8%.

It's true that I spent most of the '80s high, but I'm pretty sure I remember Ronald Reagan being re-elected in 1984.


So, you are saying that he came in to office in January of '81 at 7.5 (after rising from 6.3 from the previous january), saw the rate hit 10.8 in December of '82 and come down to 7.2 and got re-elected?

I mean, that crazy talk! It's like a president who came into office during a recession while unemployment was rising rapidly and during whose first term employment losses leveled off and stopped and unemployment rate topped off then reversed course.

What kind of nut case are you?

Facts have a liberal bias.
 
2012-03-10 08:13:51 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: El Dudereno: 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.

Irrelevant statistics are irrelevant.

People are disappointed with Obama, but good god, look at his competition. No one sane wants to risk one of those GOPhers being elected.

Envirodude is gonna flip in 2016 when Obama goes for three (oh yeah we have that amendment in the works too)


Way to keep the secret dude.
 
2012-03-10 08:14:32 PM  
Oh good lord. Lists like these make me fear overconfidence as the main threat to Obama's re-election.
 
2012-03-10 08:14:40 PM  

culebra: House prices have plummeted. Home prices hit their peak in 2006. In 2011 they hit new lows.

The horror!

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.

Oh, for fark's sake.

He's lost the elite. In 2008, Obama carried 52% of the 1%-ers, whom he later demonized.

vapid speculation

This list couldn't fail harder if it tried. No delusion like conservative delusion.


so at most obama is going to lose .52% of the voting public? The horror. That's way worse than pissing off all the voting women.
 
2012-03-10 08:14:48 PM  

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

In November, 1984, the unemployment rate was 7.2% (source, new window). In March of that year (comparing apples to apples), it was 7.8%.

It's true that I spent most of the '80s high, but I'm pretty sure I remember Ronald Reagan being re-elected in 1984.


No, he lost to the girl Thompson Twin and Hewis Lewis. But a lot of people make that mistake.
 
2012-03-10 08:16:32 PM  
Here's the thing about the gas prices...

Gas prices are high. That means we have more tension with the Middle East which means we have the the current looming threat of war with Iran.

Now, imagine you're an undecided, independent voter (the only ones truly up for grabs). You think maybe there's a chance we're going to have a war with Iran. Are you going to want Rick Santorum to be the guy in charge of the military? The guy calling the shots during a war with a predominantly Muslim county? Do you want Mr. afraid-of-the-gays to be the man making decisions during a war?

Hell no, you don't.

Think about Romney now. You really want the guy with the magic underwear and the father whose policies were in place during the Detroit riots? The guy who says he wants to run America like a Fortune 500 company? You want that guy to be in charge during a war with Iraq?

Or maybe Gingrich? The guy who whined and shut down the government over a verbal snub? The guy who dumped his cancer-suffering wife for a Washington Stepford Wife that looks like an Angry Bird? The guy who hypocritically went after Clinton for having an affair while he was doing the same thing at the same time? You want him in charge of a war with Iran?

Or would you pick the guy who, during his time as Commander-in-Chief, managed to take out Osama Bin Laden? The guy whose administration caught more Taliban Leaders in one month than Bush/Cheney did in six years? The guy who actually started treating our soldiers with respect by giving them improved body armor, better benefits, and ending the Bush/Cheney stop-loss program?

Yeah... Which guy would an Independent voter pick? The guy who isn't obsessed with gay people and running America like a corporation, but who has a track record of success in the Middle East and with our military.

Not that any of it matters. The country is run by the corporations. They like Obama. He's good for that balance of business and media money (people are pissed about Obama in office. They watch TV that backs up their anger. They watch ads. They buy the t-shirts. They buy gold. They support big corporations to "show him". The corporations WIN.)
 
2012-03-10 08:16:56 PM  
I want to believe!
 
2012-03-10 08:17:35 PM  

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


Aka "The GOP is in huge disarray and can't adopt a platform that the people want"

/so vote Libertarian
//suck it, libs and neo-cons
 
2012-03-10 08:18:17 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: he lost to the girl Thompson Twin


Did you ever notice that the Thompson Twins were really the Mod Squad undercover? One black, one white, one blonde.
 
2012-03-10 08:19:19 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.


No it isn't but I'm pretty sure the opposing political party back then hadn't lost their
collective minds and gone bat shiat insane either.
 
2012-03-10 08:21:19 PM  
All 10 reasons are incredibly refutable. Only one - the debt - can even be minimally laid at Obama's feet, and even then, only a small fraction of it. Four more years? Inevitable, given the current crop of Republican pretenders to the office. See you all in 2016. Hopefully, by then, Republicans will smarten up and field a more moderate candidate with an actual chance, not some right-wing nutbar like Santorum or a confused pseudo-moderate like Romney...
 
xcv
2012-03-10 08:21:55 PM  
#11. Non-human primates rise up and conquer Earth, enslaving mankind for generations and making humany things like elections irrelevant.
#12. Our world is really a giant computer due to finish its sole purpose by October and terminate the Earth simulation.
 
2012-03-10 08:22:25 PM  

Delay: Republicans are bat shiat insane and should never, ever be allowed anywhere near a position of power.


These bear repeating:


"Conservatives cannot govern well for the same reason that vegetarians cannot prepare a world-class beef bourguignon: If you believe that what you are called upon to do is wrong, you are not likely to do it very well. As a way of governing, conservatism is another name for disaster."

- Michael Wolfe


"When the government is run by a political party committed to the belief that government is always the problem, never the solution, that belief tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Key priorities are neglected; key functions are privatized; and key people, the competent public servants who make government work, either leave or are driven out."

- Paul Krugman
 
2012-03-10 08:22:43 PM  
That list...

i950.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-10 08:22:45 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.


Regan won reelection in a landslide with unemployment north of 7%.
 
2012-03-10 08:22:52 PM  
TemperedEdge: Hopefully, by then, Republicans will smarten up

you're incredibly optimistic
 
2012-03-10 08:23:50 PM  
I am still genuinely excited about Obama. He has proven himself repeatedly and I have deep confidence in him.
 
2012-03-10 08:24:08 PM  
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.

...which is totally the president's job. Totally. Congress isn't an independent branch of government or anything like that.

Dumbasses.
 
2012-03-10 08:24:57 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.google.com

Suck it, Tubbs.
 
2012-03-10 08:25:01 PM  

sdd2000: Marcus Aurelius: 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

You left out Bohener


Also Obama has the better campaign slogan (which should carry the rust belt states)- Osama is dead and GM is alive.


Heh. Awesome.

Boehner did his best, and he really did want to reach some bi-partisan solutions. He has our country's best interests at heart. It's not his fault that the Best Party has been hijacked by fascists.
 
2012-03-10 08:25:59 PM  

Oldiron_79: 1 and only 1 reason is needed to explain why he will lose, $4 a gallon gas.


Go ahead Republicans, blame Obama for gas prices. It will be very amusing to see the Dems use your own "Bush isn't responsible for high gas prices" rhetoric against you. Do we really need to post the Bill O'Reilly pic again?
 
2012-03-10 08:26:56 PM  
1) Kenyan
2) Muslim
3) Socialist
4) Communist
5) Sharia Law
6) Abortion
7) Empty Suit
8) Liberal MSM Lamestream Media
9) Obamacare
10) NiBONG
 
2012-03-10 08:27:18 PM  
Fuggin Bizzy: Dumbasses.

so dumb they forgot about that Boehner fella
 
2012-03-10 08:27:37 PM  

The money quote of the article is the very last line:

"Anyone but Obama."

The rest of the articles is grasping at straws trying to support this while ignoring how awful Republican policy and candidates are and that they consider everybody an enemy other than white christian men.
 
2012-03-10 08:27:52 PM  
Point by point:

1 - The economy is still struggling, but it's a little better. If the republicans in congress actually try to help instead of actively sabotaging things to further their own agendas, things would improve more

2 - True, gas prices are way up, and they'll do their best to pin it on him, but it's not election day yet. Who knows what prices will be by the fall. Also, see #1

3 - The war in Afghanistan is lost (actually un-winnable), but the republican solution is to double down (big surprise). There's only one candidate advocating complete withdrawal, and he has no hope of winning. And even if he did, I bet he would have a change of heart and continue the entire pointless endeavor.

4 - So young people aren't excited about Obama? Who's their alternative, the guy who says they should stop whining and go to community college or Devry if they can't afford a big university, or the guy who calls people who attend college slobs? (or was it indoctrinated liberal drones? can't remember.) He never had the paultards to start with, so don't even try it.

5 - Again, see #1. Sorry, but their insane fark everyone but the super-rich attitudes are what's creating virtually every financial problem in this country.

6 - ummm, okay.

7 - This is related to the economy. Again, see #1

8 - The national debt and the deficit are only important when the democrats are in charge.

9 - Do I even have to say it? (#1 above, people)

10 - Oh noes, houses are cheaper? Whatever shall I do?I can get more house for my money! This is an outrage!
 
2012-03-10 08:29:01 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.


Stop voting for people who start stupid wars in the Middle East?
 
2012-03-10 08:29:02 PM  
Is part of the reason for this "65%" increase in the debt because we stopped pretending that war spending doesn't count?
 
2012-03-10 08:30:21 PM  

FishyFred: 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.


I'd vote for FDR in an instant. A president openly calling out war profiteers and comparing bankers to mobsters? And saying he knows they hate him and that he welcomes their hatred? If only.
 
2012-03-10 08:31:12 PM  
Apparently everything on that list could be solved if we just made more laws restricting a woman's vagina.

At least that's what the opposition party believes.
 
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