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German, Jewish, black, and white He’s a screw-up in their sight. He’s the President who’s losing his support!
He’s gonna lose. He deserves to.
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May you be right. I think it is already pretty safe to say that the God-King, His Imperial Majesty Barack Caesar Augustus the First, has only two pathetic possible futures ahead of him : Carter II or Clinton (Bill) II.
He will either be kicked out of the White House after one term and be remembered as that apparently nice guy who was a horrible, pathetic failure of a President who was completely unable to solve the economic and moral crisis the country was facing : Carter II ; OR he will be re-elected by default but face a Republican Congress for the next 4 years and be remembered as that apparently nice guy who was a horrible disapointment of a President, unable to pass a viable Healthcare bill (since the SCOTUS is going to strike down Obamacare) and spending 6 of his 8 years as POTUS facing a Republican Congress and doing nothing : Clinton II.
The Clinton II scenario is, obviously, the least-bad-case scenario for him (and he would be remembered a little more fondly than Bill Clinton since he would hopefully not be faced with that… other element of the Clinton legacy) and the worst-case one for America. I still think it’s, unfortunately, the most probable one as of now, but by a rapidly diminishing margin after the past few weeks.
Actually, he’s Bush 44. But Republicans don’t like to think about that.
Also true : Bush 43 and Obama have a lot in common : the never-ending war on Terror (Terror being defined as “people His Imperial Majesty doesn’t like”), the support of useless military interventions in the Muslim world that always lead to the triumph of islamic fundamentalists and the annihilation of Christians and other minorities (Afghanistan, Iraq, Lybia, Syria,…), the Guantanamo Bay prison, the insulting attitude towards Europe (the only difference being that Europeans hated Bush 43 but loves Obama, even though he despises them even more) and the terrible state of the economy under their reign.
However, I was thinking more of their political situation : Bush had a Republican Congress for 6 years, whereas Obama, if re-elected, would probably spend the next 4 years fondly reminiscing about the 2 years he had a Democratic Congress (much like Clinton).
I think Obama’s legacy will be somewhere between Bush 41’s mediocre record(some foreigh policy success, but a weak economy) and Carter’s total disaster of a presidency.
Oh, may you be right in this foretelling! I have no trouble whatsoever believing that he will literally do whatever is necessary to win, whether it’s legal or constitutional or not. I question whether this election will be legitimate. I think dirty tricks, the likes of which we’ve never seen, will be employed all over the place.
I question whether we’ve seen a legitimate election since before I was born.
vote early and vote often!
O Lord, forgive me my schadenfreude!
I felt so dejected four years ago as I watched the world go insane for this empty shirt. I seemed like almost everyone was treating him like some kind of savior-rockstar-superhero-demigod come to Change The Whole World For The Better. I consoled myself with the hope that they would all eventually see him for what he really is. Now that it’s happening, I feel like I’m about to pop. Like I just want to scream, “You’re all just figuring this out NOW? I could have told you FOUR YEARS AGO!”
I just hope this all amounts to a defeat in November. Then I’ll finally see some change *I* can believe in!
I must admit, I didn’t begin to see his true evil until December 2008.
Yes…we change from a weak, ineffective President who is a Democrat to a weak, ineffective President who is a Republican, but the corporations that control our government will continue to control it. Lip service will be paid to abortion and homosexual rights to keep Christian conservative sheep in line. But drones will continue to fly, our military will continue to be used in meaningless wars (Iran? Syria?) And the preferential treatment of the wealthy will continue at an ever increasing pace.
We voted for “anyone but Bush” and got Obama. Now we vote for “anyone but Obama” and will get Romney.
These are changes we can believe in?
Who said anything about believing in these guys?
I don’t believe in Romney, though I do have reason to believe he would at least have more respect for religious freedom than Obama and would do away with the HHS mandate. As for whether he will disassemble the frightening police surveillance state we are fast becoming, well, I’m not getting my hopes up; power corrupts. He definitely won’t solve all our problems, either; no president could do that. At best he may roll back a few of Obama’s overreaches, which is more than I can say about Obama.
It’s also heartening to see that the Republicans aren’t treating Mitt to the same idol worship that the Democrats lavished on Obama in 2008. At least the Romney campaign is not askew in that respect, since that kind of adulation never bodes well.
I’m not so sure I do. I’m not so sure that he wouldn’t move the capitol to Salt Lake City as a snub to all those who harmed his ancestors, over, and over, and over…..
It’s a very sad state of affairs when our current President deserves to lose the next election but his only competition really doesn’t deserve to win.
If Romney does win, don’t think it’s all sunshine and roses. He’s going to be so appallingly awful that we’ll likely have President Hillary in 2016.
I was completely depressed when Obama was elected, and was very surprised when almost immediately he began uniting — Catholics, beginning with the Notre Dame debacle. Now he’s got us all uniting against the HHS mandate. Good work Obama! You’ve done your job, now pack your bags. We’ll take it from here.
Let’s just hope a more united Church can keep Romney in line. . .
Romney lacks the apostate Puritan’s missionary need to provide uplift to the savages that is so characteristically leftist. He will not persecute the Church for failure to get in line with Leftist Pelvic Obsessions. He will simply help continue the jolly looting.
I think it’s possible he may throw us a bone or two, though I don’t have very high hopes that he will turn everything around. It would be nice if he proves me wrong but I don’t believe I’m wrong.
Oh, I agree, Romney is no ideologue like Obama. He’s an obvious opportunist. I think he is the type to bow to political pressure — but we have to keep applying the pressure. Even then, who knows. It’s not a very hopeful situation, but as Christians, we are obliged to be hopeful people. It will take all the prayer we’ve got.
The conservative wing of the Republican party have put some pressure on him, bringing up Romneycare, saying he’s not conservative enough. I sure hope they keep it up. Whether or not you agree with conservatives, that is certainly a much more healthy way to treat any politician who wants to become Potus. Question him, criticize him, hold his feet to the fire. Don’t spread palm branches before him while singing Hosanna, as the Dems did in 2008.
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