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Obama: I'm Not a Dictator or Judge--Any Bad Econ News During Sequester Is All GOP's Fault

surfdogtambien Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 2:30 PM
Is it really true that the only options available to the President to lead in this matter are in the realm of fantasy ? Dictators , judge , Jedi's are options closed off to the Chief Executive so how is it that Eisenhower , Clinton , Reagan , Bush and other two term Presidents managed to lead ?
Six04 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 2:50 PM
Obama's came into office with the anticipation of working on legislation both sides agreed upon and resolve the rest at a later time. He was naive to think the GOP would allow anything to pass.

He took on the mantle of bipartisanship, the GOP staked their claim on bipartisanship into the mud. Denying Obama any claim to crossing the divide.

Simplecaveman Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 2:55 PM
Obama had two years to implement anything he wanted - liberals controlled both Houses of Congress. He couldn't even get his own party to go along with him most of the time. He's a true leader.
Robert 206 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 3:19 PM
Obama and the Democrats still haven't passed a budget! We need an ambitious Republican to stand up every month in Congress and say:

"Today is X number of days since the Democrats and the President have passed a budget!"
Mike4166 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 3:24 PM
Wow, and I thought Loiso was the most ridiculous and moronic troll posting here. You just snatched the crown away from her/him/it/whatever.
Six04 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 3:25 PM
Really, I think you might want to research that. Obama had the most legislative success in his first term then any president since Eisenhower.
Robert 206 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 3:33 PM
Listen to Rush Limbaugh, bozo. He's got Obama's number in spades! Obama doesn't want to have his name on any legislation. He just wants to blame Republicans for everything that goes wrong. He is an Alinsky robot! First, destroy your opposition by any means available! He doesn't want to compromise: he wants to rule like an emperor!
pow1000 Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 4:57 PM
Exactly! Hitler did the same. First you get the press on your side (done), indoctrinate the children (done), class warfare (done, disarm the population (in progress). Its coming right along.

I stitched together these "best of" clips from Obama's news conference today on the sequester/budget cuts. I don't think the appropriate label for Obama saying he's not a "dictator" or a "[Supreme Court] judge" as a Freudian slip, but the statements are quite revealing as he sees himself in light of his job description.

The takeaway: The first four years of economic bad news is Bush's fault and now it's the fault of congressional Republicans.

NIXON: "I'm not a crook."