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(Forbes)   Nowhere Man: Just six months in, the Obama Administration must be asking how this second term so quickly got away from them   (forbes.com) divider line 48
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2013-07-08 11:46:23 AM
Recent scandals have scandalized the Obama administration.

How many times can I fit the word "scandal" into my Forbes.com piece? Lets see: After the first Obama scandal, there was a second Obama scandal. After that Obama scandal, there was a third Obama scandal. All of these scandals have hurt the Obama administration because they have had to respond to each scandal, one scandal after another.
 
2013-07-08 11:49:50 AM

vernonFL: Recent scandals have scandalized the Obama administration.

How many times can I fit the word "scandal" into my Forbes.com piece? Lets see: After the first Obama scandal, there was a second Obama scandal. After that Obama scandal, there was a third Obama scandal. All of these scandals have hurt the Obama administration because they have had to respond to each scandal, one scandal after another.


Oh, come now.  They only mentioned the word scandal 10 times in that article.

/still waiting for an actual one
 
2013-07-08 12:01:21 PM

BunkyBrewman: vernonFL: Recent scandals have scandalized the Obama administration.

How many times can I fit the word "scandal" into my Forbes.com piece? Lets see: After the first Obama scandal, there was a second Obama scandal. After that Obama scandal, there was a third Obama scandal. All of these scandals have hurt the Obama administration because they have had to respond to each scandal, one scandal after another.

Oh, come now.  They only mentioned the word scandal 10 times in that article.

/still waiting for an actual one


Just the fact that they have to devote so much time to covering these scandals is a scandal in and of itself.

/Scandalous.
 
2013-07-08 12:04:06 PM
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2013-07-08 12:09:21 PM
IS SCANDAL A SCANDAL YET?
 
2013-07-08 12:17:17 PM
FTFA: Recent scandals are driving President Obama's negative ratings perilously close to November 2010's

That's it...I'm never voting for Obama again.
 
2013-07-08 12:17:47 PM
Wow I made it far into the article.

I stopped reading at "Benghazi"
 
2013-07-08 12:18:48 PM
Just six months in, I wonder why we still greenlight Forbes blog posts that any random dickbag can create.
 
2013-07-08 12:19:10 PM
Meh... it's not like Americans are stupid enough to put a bunch more Republicans in office with the midterm elections. We've surely learned our lesson from the last time.
 
2013-07-08 12:19:29 PM
The economy is still weak, unemployment still high, the budget deficit and federal spending both still well above historical averages, and Obamacare continues unpopular

The economy is weak because multi-billion dollar big businesses are sitting on a shiat-ton of money and not hiring. Has jack shiat to do with the President, and more with regarding workers as expendable bargains they feel the have the "right" to pick and choose.

And of course some stupid conservative magazine like Forbes is going to biatch about government spending. Any deficit is bad to a bunch of bean counters who made their money being selfish pricks.

No surprise they consider the first attempt to insure every American "unpopular, " either, seeing as most of them are probably too cheap to shell out any money for a decent health plan to begin with.

Not impressed. F*ck Forbes.
 
2013-07-08 12:22:03 PM

BunkyBrewman: vernonFL: Recent scandals have scandalized the Obama administration.

How many times can I fit the word "scandal" into my Forbes.com piece? Lets see: After the first Obama scandal, there was a second Obama scandal. After that Obama scandal, there was a third Obama scandal. All of these scandals have hurt the Obama administration because they have had to respond to each scandal, one scandal after another.

Oh, come now.  They only mentioned the word scandal 10 times in that article.

/still waiting for an actual one


I'm still waiting on the republicans to respond to any "scandal" with any action other than "look at how bad Obama is."  Especially since each, if treated as a scandal, represents far more of a systemic issue than a personal one.
 
2013-07-08 12:22:16 PM
The amount of concern in that article is the real scandal.
 
2013-07-08 12:23:10 PM
It also doesn't help that Obama has no partner in government. The House can't even pass a farking farm bill, let alone a signature piece of legislation like immigration reform, so Obama has no legislative victories to point to.
 
2013-07-08 12:24:36 PM

Stile4aly: It also doesn't help that Obama has no partner in government. The House can't even pass a farking farm bill, let alone a signature piece of legislation like immigration reform, so Obama has no legislative victories to point to.


THAT is precisely what the Republicans planned
 
2013-07-08 12:25:51 PM
Obamacare is unpopular.  It says so right in the editorial.
 
2013-07-08 12:26:19 PM
When a real scandal comes around, no one is going to realize it.

That's because it's happening right now, and no one gives a fark.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE95A01220130611?irpc=932

You know how I know republicans do not give a fark about our troops, despite how they claim they do?
 
2013-07-08 12:26:23 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Stile4aly: It also doesn't help that Obama has no partner in government. The House can't even pass a farking farm bill, let alone a signature piece of legislation like immigration reform, so Obama has no legislative victories to point to.

THAT is precisely what the Republicans planned


Well, they  planned for that to cost him the 2012 election.
 
2013-07-08 12:26:50 PM

Moosecakes: Just six months in, I wonder why we still greenlight Forbes blog posts that any random dickbag can create.


<insert welcometofark.jpg>

Probably because we do the same with Daily Kos or just about any other blog?  Anyhow, who's to say this guy's more or less of a dickbag than the staffers at Forbes?
 
2013-07-08 12:27:59 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: THAT is precisely what the Republicans planned


That was their plan last term, hoping to retake the Presidency and Senate. That failed completely and the only reason they kept the House was gerrymandering. I don't think they have a plan now, which is why we see so many non-scandals.
 
2013-07-08 12:30:11 PM

Stile4aly: It also doesn't help that Obama has no partner in government. The House can't even pass a farking farm bill, let alone a signature piece of legislation like immigration reform, so Obama has no legislative victories to point to.


You what now? Pretty sure there's still a long list of accomplishments despite his inexperience in playing Congress like a piano.
 
2013-07-08 12:31:32 PM

Dust: Moosecakes: Just six months in, I wonder why we still greenlight Forbes blog posts that any random dickbag can create.

<insert welcometofark.jpg>

Probably because we do the same with Daily Kos or just about any other blog?  Anyhow, who's to say this guy's more or less of a dickbag than the staffers at Forbes?


Because progressive thought like the Daily Kos= the work of dickbags.

Let me guess. To you there is no difference between the two political parties and political Left and Right are just arbitrary concepts?
 
2013-07-08 12:32:48 PM

cameroncrazy1984: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Stile4aly: It also doesn't help that Obama has no partner in government. The House can't even pass a farking farm bill, let alone a signature piece of legislation like immigration reform, so Obama has no legislative victories to point to.

THAT is precisely what the Republicans planned

Well, they  planned for that to cost him the 2012 election.


Sergeant Grumbles: MaudlinMutantMollusk: THAT is precisely what the Republicans planned

That was their plan last term, hoping to retake the Presidency and Senate. That failed completely and the only reason they kept the House was gerrymandering. I don't think they have a plan now, which is why we see so many non-scandals.


Well, I didn't say it was a GOOD plan
 
2013-07-08 12:33:37 PM
Now that's concern trolling.
 
2013-07-08 12:35:37 PM

cman: Wow I made it far into the article.

I stopped reading at "Benghazi"


You got further than I did. I didn't even bother clicking on the damn link.

/cue the "you're slobbering over Obama's black mamba" cries
 
2013-07-08 12:36:55 PM

whidbey: The economy is still weak, unemployment still high, the budget deficit and federal spending both still well above historical averages, and Obamacare continues unpopular

The economy is weak because multi-billion dollar big businesses are sitting on a shiat-ton of money and not hiring. Has jack shiat to do with the President, and more with regarding workers as expendable bargains they feel the have the "right" to pick and choose.


I still don't get why they have such huge amounts of cash on hand.  If nothing else their shareholders should be all over them for not doing anything with it to improve earnings.  A Scrooge McDuck money bin is just about the worst thing you can do with your money.
 
2013-07-08 12:37:43 PM
I like how going from 54% approval to 51% over 4 years is supposed to be a disaster.

And I have no idea how they came up with the negative number:

 Averaging Obama's job approval ratings over the last two weeks (6/14 - 6/27), Obama now has a -4.3% rating (47.2% to 51.5%).

Averaging two positive numbers does not give you a negative number.  Assholes.

Also, is this article saying that going from 47.2 to 51.5 is a drop?  Or are they just too stupid to put the numbers in the right order?
 
2013-07-08 12:44:14 PM
For years, America has been waiting for the economy to improve. With the recent revision of Q1 GDP growth - which was supposed to be 2013′s "good" quarter - down to 1.8% and unemployment at 7.6%, the economy still appears more promise than delivery.


Hey there's this thing called a furlough, maybe you've heard of it?
 
2013-07-08 12:44:55 PM

whidbey: Dust: Moosecakes: Just six months in, I wonder why we still greenlight Forbes blog posts that any random dickbag can create.

<insert welcometofark.jpg>

Probably because we do the same with Daily Kos or just about any other blog?  Anyhow, who's to say this guy's more or less of a dickbag than the staffers at Forbes?

Because progressive thought like the Daily Kos= the work of dickbags.

Let me guess. To you there is no difference between the two political parties and political Left and Right are just arbitrary concepts?


No.  And also, wtf?   I've been a Dem for pretty much forever.  I live in farking Vermont.  I've worked on Bernie Sanders' campaigns more than once.  Odd that you're designating me as something of a nihilist, but whatever.  I'll designate you as an Episcopalian.

Anyhow, you'll notice that Fark posts links from both the right and the left.  They come from really retarded sources a lot of the time.  Forbes is reguarly idiotic regardless of the staffing status of the author of the blog post.  Daily Kos compares similarly only insofar as anyone can post content and some of it gets noticed and shared to sites like Fark.

Why am I even having to explain any of this?
 
2013-07-08 12:46:13 PM

Dust: whidbey: Dust: Moosecakes: Just six months in, I wonder why we still greenlight Forbes blog posts that any random dickbag can create.

<insert welcometofark.jpg>

Probably because we do the same with Daily Kos or just about any other blog?  Anyhow, who's to say this guy's more or less of a dickbag than the staffers at Forbes?

Because progressive thought like the Daily Kos= the work of dickbags.

Let me guess. To you there is no difference between the two political parties and political Left and Right are just arbitrary concepts?

No.  And also, wtf?   I've been a Dem for pretty much forever.  I live in farking Vermont.  I've worked on Bernie Sanders' campaigns more than once.  Odd that you're designating me as something of a nihilist, but whatever.  I'll designate you as an Episcopalian.

Anyhow, you'll notice that Fark posts links from both the right and the left.  They come from really retarded sources a lot of the time.  Forbes is reguarly idiotic regardless of the staffing status of the author of the blog post.  Daily Kos compares similarly only insofar as anyone can post content and some of it gets noticed and shared to sites like Fark.

Why am I even having to explain any of this?


Because politics is serious farking business on Fark
 
2013-07-08 12:46:32 PM
Really?

Non-scandal after non-scandal?

Snowden is their biggest domestic problem (Obamacare a close second because of recalcitrant red states waiting till the last minute to try and implement their exchanges), and the NSA is the biggest problem we all have at the moment (everyone wave to the nice NSA monitor!).
 
2013-07-08 12:49:22 PM

cman: Dust: whidbey: Dust: Moosecakes: Just six months in, I wonder why we still greenlight Forbes blog posts that any random dickbag can create.

<insert welcometofark.jpg>

Probably because we do the same with Daily Kos or just about any other blog?  Anyhow, who's to say this guy's more or less of a dickbag than the staffers at Forbes?

Because progressive thought like the Daily Kos= the work of dickbags.

Let me guess. To you there is no difference between the two political parties and political Left and Right are just arbitrary concepts?

No.  And also, wtf?   I've been a Dem for pretty much forever.  I live in farking Vermont.  I've worked on Bernie Sanders' campaigns more than once.  Odd that you're designating me as something of a nihilist, but whatever.  I'll designate you as an Episcopalian.

Anyhow, you'll notice that Fark posts links from both the right and the left.  They come from really retarded sources a lot of the time.  Forbes is reguarly idiotic regardless of the staffing status of the author of the blog post.  Daily Kos compares similarly only insofar as anyone can post content and some of it gets noticed and shared to sites like Fark.

Why am I even having to explain any of this?

Because politics is serious farking business on Fark


I r srs cat. Politics r srs bsns.
 
2013-07-08 12:53:25 PM

meat0918: Really?

Non-scandal after non-scandal?

Snowden is their biggest domestic problem (Obamacare a close second because of recalcitrant red states waiting till the last minute to try and implement their exchanges), and the NSA is the biggest problem we all have at the moment (everyone wave to the nice NSA monitor!).


There is the problem of die hard partisans who say things like, "STOP TALKIN ABOUT THE NSA YOU ARE GIVING REPUBLICANS A WIN" or "WE GOT THEM BY THE BALLS NOW, BOYS, SQUEEZE IT TIGHTLY". That makes it hard to talk about what the NSA is really doing. We cant have a conversation without any sort of gang mentality.
 
2013-07-08 12:57:57 PM

cman: meat0918: Really?

Non-scandal after non-scandal?

Snowden is their biggest domestic problem (Obamacare a close second because of recalcitrant red states waiting till the last minute to try and implement their exchanges), and the NSA is the biggest problem we all have at the moment (everyone wave to the nice NSA monitor!).

There is the problem of die hard partisans who say things like, "STOP TALKIN ABOUT THE NSA YOU ARE GIVING REPUBLICANS A WIN" or "WE GOT THEM BY THE BALLS NOW, BOYS, SQUEEZE IT TIGHTLY". That makes it hard to talk about what the NSA is really doing. We cant have a conversation without any sort of gang mentality.


I thought we more or less "knew"(ok suspect) what they are doing.

Monitoring all telecommunications traffic (phone, email, blogs, social networking, everything) within as well as to and from the USA, its territories, its military bases, and companies based here, etc., etc., etc.
 
2013-07-08 12:59:28 PM

meat0918: cman: meat0918: Really?

Non-scandal after non-scandal?

Snowden is their biggest domestic problem (Obamacare a close second because of recalcitrant red states waiting till the last minute to try and implement their exchanges), and the NSA is the biggest problem we all have at the moment (everyone wave to the nice NSA monitor!).

There is the problem of die hard partisans who say things like, "STOP TALKIN ABOUT THE NSA YOU ARE GIVING REPUBLICANS A WIN" or "WE GOT THEM BY THE BALLS NOW, BOYS, SQUEEZE IT TIGHTLY". That makes it hard to talk about what the NSA is really doing. We cant have a conversation without any sort of gang mentality.

I thought we more or less "knew"(ok suspect) what they are doing.

Monitoring all telecommunications traffic (phone, email, blogs, social networking, everything) within as well as to and from the USA, its territories, its military bases, and companies based here, etc., etc., etc.


On civilians who have nothing to do with the spy game? If they aint in the game then why should the NSA care how many times Jose has phonesex with Isabelle?
 
2013-07-08 12:59:39 PM

Dust: Why am I even having to explain any of this?


Because you had absolutely no reason to even mention the Daily Kos. Whatsoever.
 
2013-07-08 01:00:37 PM

ArkPanda: whidbey: The economy is still weak, unemployment still high, the budget deficit and federal spending both still well above historical averages, and Obamacare continues unpopular

The economy is weak because multi-billion dollar big businesses are sitting on a shiat-ton of money and not hiring. Has jack shiat to do with the President, and more with regarding workers as expendable bargains they feel the have the "right" to pick and choose.

I still don't get why they have such huge amounts of cash on hand.  If nothing else their shareholders should be all over them for not doing anything with it to improve earnings.  A Scrooge McDuck money bin is just about the worst thing you can do with your money.


Greed.
 
2013-07-08 01:14:39 PM

cman: meat0918: cman: meat0918: Really?

Non-scandal after non-scandal?

Snowden is their biggest domestic problem (Obamacare a close second because of recalcitrant red states waiting till the last minute to try and implement their exchanges), and the NSA is the biggest problem we all have at the moment (everyone wave to the nice NSA monitor!).

There is the problem of die hard partisans who say things like, "STOP TALKIN ABOUT THE NSA YOU ARE GIVING REPUBLICANS A WIN" or "WE GOT THEM BY THE BALLS NOW, BOYS, SQUEEZE IT TIGHTLY". That makes it hard to talk about what the NSA is really doing. We cant have a conversation without any sort of gang mentality.

I thought we more or less "knew"(ok suspect) what they are doing.

Monitoring all telecommunications traffic (phone, email, blogs, social networking, everything) within as well as to and from the USA, its territories, its military bases, and companies based here, etc., etc., etc.

On civilians who have nothing to do with the spy game? If they aint in the game then why should the NSA care how many times Jose has phonesex with Isabelle?


They don't. It is mathematically impossible for the NSA to be listening to millions of phone calls.
 
2013-07-08 01:27:37 PM

PanicMan: I like how going from 54% approval to 51% over 4 years is supposed to be a disaster.

And I have no idea how they came up with the negative number:

 Averaging Obama's job approval ratings over the last two weeks (6/14 - 6/27), Obama now has a -4.3% rating (47.2% to 51.5%).

Averaging two positive numbers does not give you a negative number.  Assholes.

Also, is this article saying that going from 47.2 to 51.5 is a drop?  Or are they just too stupid to put the numbers in the right order?



The first number represents peoplecwho approve of the job he's done. The second number is how many disapprove. They are using, the average frim polling over a two week period.

When the disapproval exceeds the approval, you get a negative number.

Does anyone not know this already? Besides this one farker?
 
2013-07-08 01:31:36 PM
I cannot bring myself to care about this. At all. What am I missing here?
 
2013-07-08 01:35:05 PM

ginandbacon: I cannot bring myself to care about this. At all. What am I missing here?


Apparently you're missing the genetic defect that makes you think this is a big deal
 
2013-07-08 01:50:31 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ginandbacon: I cannot bring myself to care about this. At all. What am I missing here?

Apparently you're missing the genetic defect that makes you think this is a big deal


LOL
 
2013-07-08 02:08:54 PM
benghazi: not a scandal
IRS: not a scandal
NSA: not a scandal

what else do you have, republicans?

but, yeah, the GOP in full obstruction/witch hunt mode does tend to gum up the gears of government.
 
2013-07-08 02:29:44 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Stile4aly: It also doesn't help that Obama has no partner in government. The House can't even pass a farking farm bill, let alone a signature piece of legislation like immigration reform, so Obama has no legislative victories to point to.

THAT is precisely what the Republicans planned


Not to mention, the Republicans want to make the average citizen hurt as much as possible.  Mostly due to Obama being elected to another term.  They'll never let the rest of the country forget how they actually needed to put Romney in and let the 'free market' fix the nation.  Oh, and get rid of the scary black guy who is guilty of PWB.
 
2013-07-08 02:41:21 PM

whidbey: Dust: Why am I even having to explain any of this?

Because you had absolutely no reason to even mention the Daily Kos. Whatsoever.


So in the future, should I consult you in the future before I decide to invoke their hallowed name?  Or is there an application form I can fill out somewhere which might grant me permission?
 
2013-07-08 03:42:12 PM
According to Rassmussen's...

And that's where I ended the article.
 
2013-07-08 04:40:35 PM
Is anyone else scandalized at the traction all the fake scandals have had? It's a scandal, I tell you!
And why won't Obama stop slapping himself?
 
2013-07-09 04:43:22 PM
spectator.org

Does Obama Have a Liberal Problem? June 28, 2013
It's About the Legacy, Not the House April 16, 2013
Understanding the Left's Demands on What Others Own March 13, 2013
Football, Fairness, and Hayek February 1, 2013
An Elite That Still Reject Him December 24, 2012
Why Rice? December 11, 2012
Never Has Less Cost More November 19, 2012
Media Favoritism May Be Hurting Obama November 2, 2012
The Real Contest in the Debates October 22, 2012
Rephrasing Reagan's Question October 4, 2012
Romney and Democrats' Own Past September 25, 2012
One Small Step for Romney September 7, 2012
One More Time August 15, 2012
Mistaking Target for Culprit August 14, 2012
It Takes a Government August 7, 2012
Has Obama Peaked? July 31, 2012
Still a 'Fine' Mess July 3, 2012
The Liberal Naysayers vs. The Federalist Papers June 27, 2012
Not in 'Our House' You Don't June 21, 2012
It's About Reality, Not Austerity June 14, 2012
You Say You Want An Evolution? May 21, 2012
America's Alternate Economic Reality April 24, 2012
Robin Hood Had It Easy April 17, 2012
Obama's Pain in the Gas Only Gets Worse April 12, 2012
America's Center Divide March 27, 2012
You Can't Get There From Here February 16, 2012
Washington's Budget Onion December 19, 2011
No Primary Challenge to Obama October 11, 2011
Reconciliation Is Back October 3, 2011
Quadrangulation in 2012? August 29, 2011
Close Call August 8, 2011
The Left Surrenders! July 25, 2011
Libya: Liberals' Last Straw? June 28, 2011


Gosh - should I be concerned?
 
2013-07-09 04:52:36 PM

BuckTurgidson: [spectator.org image 100x140]

Does Obama Have a Liberal Problem? June 28, 2013
It's About the Legacy, Not the House April 16, 2013
Understanding the Left's Demands on What Others Own March 13, 2013
Football, Fairness, and Hayek February 1, 2013
An Elite That Still Reject Him December 24, 2012
Why Rice? December 11, 2012
Never Has Less Cost More November 19, 2012
Media Favoritism May Be Hurting Obama November 2, 2012
The Real Contest in the Debates October 22, 2012
Rephrasing Reagan's Question October 4, 2012
Romney and Democrats' Own Past September 25, 2012
One Small Step for Romney September 7, 2012
One More Time August 15, 2012
Mistaking Target for Culprit August 14, 2012
It Takes a Government August 7, 2012
Has Obama Peaked? July 31, 2012
Still a 'Fine' Mess July 3, 2012
The Liberal Naysayers vs. The Federalist Papers June 27, 2012
Not in 'Our House' You Don't June 21, 2012
It's About Reality, Not Austerity June 14, 2012
You Say You Want An Evolution? May 21, 2012
America's Alternate Economic Reality April 24, 2012
Robin Hood Had It Easy April 17, 2012
Obama's Pain in the Gas Only Gets Worse April 12, 2012
America's Center Divide March 27, 2012
You Can't Get There From Here February 16, 2012
Washington's Budget Onion December 19, 2011
No Primary Challenge to Obama October 11, 2011
Reconciliation Is Back October 3, 2011
Quadrangulation in 2012? August 29, 2011
Close Call August 8, 2011
The Left Surrenders! July 25, 2011
Libya: Liberals' Last Straw? June 28, 2011

Gosh - should I be concerned?


No, look around everything is fine
 
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