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KYoung43 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:07 AM
Second term presidents grow arrogant? No! Say it isn't so, VDH. I am going to sit back and watch this country go to H#ll with this incompetent at the helm. I worked hard, donated, voted, talked to people--all just to have the GOP fold like a cheap suit to let the EMPTY suit back in the white house another four years. No more. No more regular e-newsletters, no "favorites" list (to get here I have to type in the address and sign in each day because I log off each time I'm finished--and I do not do this every day). No more talk radio or Fox News, either. In fact no DISH network. $85 a month for one channel. No more AOL either. Not paying liberals another penny.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:52 AM
Is it possible for Obama to BE more arrogant?
NR-8S10-1 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:18 AM
I think he's downright sadistic.
Steelpony Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:16 AM
I have taken the same approach as you KY. I'm changing a lot of things as to how I view all the word merchants. It's like being a teacher, when you can't do anything else spew words for a living.

I call them word wh*res, they will lay down to the highest bid, sometimes even an empty suit in an empty chair.
The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle.

The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...