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Originally posted by Solomons
Obama will be here for his whole term. I also think it's possible for him to be re-elected again in 2012. Remember we have just over 2 years, the media still has a strange hold over the majority of people who really don't have the best attention/memory span and a great deal fall head over heels for shiny shiny and very little substance. Obama was proof of that and his celebrity like status which was more important than actual policies. The media can make important things unimportant, and unimportant things the most pressing topic of the month if they so wish. In 2012 either republicans or democrats will win, that pretty much says it all when it comes to the voting public. They still haven't realised the trend over the decades....
[edit on 3-12-2009 by Solomons]
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
reply to post by Janky Red
Well, I hope, Janky Red, you realize this is not an Obama trashing thread.
It is not, because I am commenting from the middle, being neither left-wing, nor right-wing.
I am driving around town daily seeing the houses foreclosed on, seeing cars for sale everywhere, watching people dumpster-dive to pay their bills, and all for what reason?
There was supposed to be some sort of alleged Stimulus Bill that was supposed to kick-start the economy, yet it was wasted giving to it to the robber-barrons, car industry, and keeping us embroiled in two wars we do not need.
See, that's the thing, war usually is the fastest way to kick a failing economy in the keister, yet where is that happening with all the fall out of N.A.F.T.A. still strangling our country.
If he truly wanted to do something to stimulate the economy, he would get N.A.F.T.A. repealed and make tax incentives for companies working within the boundaries of the country that needs it right now, the United States.
Where is all the alleged money for small businesses as well?
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Originally posted by Frith
If Bush could get two terms then anybody else can get two terms. Obama will handily get two terms as there is no viable Republican candidate and conservatives are too busy scaring off moderates with hyperbole.
[edit on 3-12-2009 by Frith]
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
The Obama administration has found a way to piss off a lot of people, and especially some in government agencies.
You think the party crashers are and were what the MSM are portraying it to be?
It was a warning.
Kennedy pissed off the same people too, and he didn't last long either.
Obama should consider hiring his own private security for the rest of his term. Because the next time there is an intentional lapse in security it could end badly for him.
With his own private security staff Obama will serve out the rest of his term and likely be defeated in the 2012 election.
Without taking measures to protect himself outside of the secret service he could end his presidency early in a similar manner as JFK did.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Smoke and Mirrors
Smoke and mirrors is a metaphor for stress analysis, in other words insubstantial explanation or description.
The source of the name is based on magicians' illusions, where magicians make objects appear or disappear by extending or retracting mirrors amid a confusing burst of smoke.
The expression may have a connotation of virtuosity or cleverness in carrying out such a deception.
In the field of computer programming, it is used to describe a program or functionality that doesn't yet exist, but appears as though it does (cf. vaporware).
This is often done to demonstrate what a resulting project will function/look like after the code is complete — at a trade show, for example.
More generally, "smoke and mirrors" may refer to any sort of presentation by which the audience is intended to be deceived, such as an attempt to fool a prospective client into thinking that one has capabilities necessary to deliver a product in question.