Obama Admits: Sometimes I Think ‘One Term is Enough’

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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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Obama has failed miserably.
The economy is slowing down and everything is just getting worse.
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From now until he moves out of the White House he will be camping out at the golf course.
We will see him rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic to no avail.
It's over.
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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some of us suspected he wasn't suited to the task of being POTUS (few are...). Seldom, however, are we treated with such confirmation of our fears...

As FF said, four years is about four too many... Not sure McCain would have been any better, but we'll never know...

The 2012 election cycle promises to be a bad one for anyone of a socialist mindset... Assuming of course that a browned off electorate turns out to turn 'em out.

Normally I'm gung-ho for the election, and the possibilities for change that it brings, but this time around, I'm not so sure as I normally am... More of the same old, same old, isn't going to do any good. Spouting off during the election run up is meaningless twaddle...they get into office and it's status quo all 'round.

No. No. No. Either do what you said you'd try to do, or don't flippin' bother running. Status quo isn't going to work. Isn't going to fix what are now looming problems.

Hard choices. Mr. Obama doesn't want to make them. Neither does Congress...the one before the midterms, or the one we've got now. Useless, the lot of 'em.

To fix things, people are going to feel pain. We had the opportunity to fix the issues when they were still somewhat painless...but no. Now? It's gone past that point, and people had better get 'round the idea that it's going to hurt.

The President, in 2012, had better be willing to provide the leadership it's going to take to get us through the next few years, 'cause I'm not confident we'll get through them without it. I'm afraid that President Obama is incapable of providing that sort of leadership...though he still has time to prove me, and others, wrong.

He's not a stupid man, so I can understand that he might sometimes wonder why he decided to run for the White House...



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by seagull
I can understand that he might sometimes wonder why he decided to run for the White House...


Is that what he said, though? No. He didn't say anything like that. This is just another sensational headline. We're supposed to look beyond those...

His actual quote, in context, is Here. Why are people discussing things he didn't even say? Oh, because what he said is perfectly reasonable, understandable and NOT sensational at all.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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He says "“there are days where I say that one term is enough:”"

I don't think he is throwing in the towel, he is just admitting that some days he'd rather not be a globalist stooge.

If he did throw in the towel I'd say it's because Bob the Builderberger told him so.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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Yes, I read that. But I was, if I may be so bold, reading between the lines... He'd be certifiable if he hadn't wondered, at least occasionally, what the hell he'd gotten himself into.

Yes. He's going to run for reelection. ...and if the GOP doesn't get a more viable candidate than have shown so far, he's going to be back for four more years (oh, joy...).



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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The context is pretty clear.

If you have a person to whom you gave an important project to do and you ask them how it was going, and they respond with essentially:

"Well sometimes I guess I would say that the project is OK, but sometimes I don't really like it so much" and

"As long as the folks around me are OK with me doing it, I'm OK with doing it"

Which is essentially what he said,

You'd say "thanks a lot" and if it was a really important assignment as soon as he left the office you would begin to look for someone else to do the job, end of story. If it was your butt on the line with your boss that the effort get done properly you would begin to look for contingencies.

This gent is a young Jimmy Carter. Failing at the job, beaten down by it, increasingly sensitive, seeking out only those forums where he will be lauded (even now those venues are half full). If he keeps this up he'll take another page out of the Carter playbook and spend some time every day approving the White House tennis court schedule and deciding who got the prime government seats at the Kennedy Center.

Be nice if he were to take a page out of LBJ's play book and announce that he'll not run and spend the next two years getting us out of the fiascos in the Middle East.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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But you imply with your first post that his quote confirms our fears that he "isn't suited to the task":


Originally posted by seagull
some of us suspected he wasn't suited to the task of being POTUS (few are...). Seldom, however, are we treated with such confirmation of our fears...


You may be reading between the lines, but the inferences you're making are pretty far-fetched, IMO.

Than again, you say he'd be certifiable if he hadn't wondered...

I'm confused that this statement he made seems to mean two contradictory things to you. It either means he isn't suited for the task of POTUS (our fears being confirmed by it) or else he is level-headed and not certifiable - that it's perfectly within reason for a president to say or wonder that aloud.

But then again, I'm just pestering ya.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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Not even close. This was a brief, light interview more about the man Barrack Obama husband/father than it was about the POTUS. Your analogy is silly. The fact is, that barring a major new stellar candidate Obama will be around for a second term, and most of America is pretty happy with that.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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The analogy is silly? This gent is the President. The only acceptable answer to that question is that "I love my job and get up every day excited about working for the American people" or something akin to that, end of story.

Guess what? Leadership is a burden. Folks look at body language, facial expressions, parse every word. The country is in a crisis of uncertainty and confidence and having a leader who does not present a positive, confident persona is poor leadership.

As far as most of the country supporting him, the approval polls in aggregate are even, within the margin of error, but over 60% of the folks in the country think we are on the wrong track, heading in the wrong direction.

I guess that's Bush's fault though.

Maybe Michelle can get him a cardigan for Father's day to make the Jimmy Carter analogy more real for you.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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But then again, I'm just pestering ya.


Mooooommmmmm...she won't leave me alone...


I think I can safely say, I don't consider him certifiable. Not a very good President, yes... But not certifiable.

Nor do I think he's solely responsible for the current problems. Those have been around, though smaller, since before you, or I, were born. Now, like chickens, they're coming home to roost. It's just his misfortune to be in office when the CHTF... I just think his leadership is lacking, unforgivable in a President, IMHO.

A President can be wrong, and be forgiven. But don't shy away from being the leader, that's a killer every single time. My humble opinion.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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I don't know about you, but I'd rather have a person who tells the truth about his thoughts and not one who makes up a lie about always being and feeling wonderfully ready to face each day. It is a stressful position it would be a lie not to acknowledge that. He is, after all, human.


But you're entitled to want someone who would lie about it.


Originally posted by seagull
Mooooommmmmm...she won't leave me alone...



Oh, all right! I'll leave you alone.
For now...
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Lie? Everyone of these folks lies all day every day. Most importantly they lie to themselves. The entire stock and trade of politics is half-truths and lies. Lies made to keep the heat off, lies to make folks feel good, lies to make the sychophants around them feel important, lies to misrepresent themselves in the image they sold to get themselves elected.

If I know that I'm listening to a liar, personally I would rather have one that tells positive lies than negative ones.

Think about the moment when someone seriously considers running for President and tosses their hat in the ring. They are attempting to become the most powerful person in the world and everyone of them actually believes that they are the best person in the world suited for the position.

That in and of itself should be good for a ticket to the rubber room.

Its no wonder that we have a bunch of narcissistic meglomaniacs seeking the position



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by seagull


A President can be wrong, and be forgiven. But don't shy away from being the leader, that's a killer every single time. My humble opinion.


Far enough, but you have to admit he has enough trouble getting his side to support him.

Remember Hath Care? One can't lead a bunch of milquetoast corporate whores when the payoffs come calling.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by kro32

Originally posted by FTD Brat
Well, we can make sure he only gets one term!
Ron Paul 2012, baby!


Ron Paul is unelectable, Jindhal is a whiney little man, and Christie is seen as a Union buster. The only person electable out of the republicans in Romney or possibly Newt but given those 2 options I believe you'll see Obama in another term whether he wants it or not.

Also most Presidents state this somewhere in their first term so it's nothing new.


Enter Rick Perry...
Just wait.



posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by seagull
some of us suspected he wasn't suited to the task of being POTUS (few are...). Seldom, however, are we treated with such confirmation of our fears...


How old are you? Do you remember the last guy? that was 8 years of instruction in how to ruin a country.


Originally posted by seagull
The 2012 election cycle promises to be a bad one for anyone of a socialist mindset... Assuming of course that a browned off electorate turns out to turn 'em out.


The socialist tag has been spent ad nuaseum. It has no teeth. It is a buzzword politicians use when they don't have anything intelligent to say. I think what you will see from the electorate in 2012 is people who realize just that.


Originally posted by seagull
Hard choices. Mr. Obama doesn't want to make them. .


Yah, that whole HCR reform thing was definetly the easy route to go. That is why every POTUS before him failed, they were looking for the hard challenges.


Originally posted by seagull
To fix things, people are going to feel pain. We had the opportunity to fix the issues when they were still somewhat painless...but no. Now? It's gone past that point, and people had better get 'round the idea that it's going to hurt.


No one that survived or didn't survive our near economic collapse is unfamiliar with "pain".

What is interesting to me is the fanaticism by which the GOP would like the already suffering middle class to shoulder the entirety of that pain.


Originally posted by seagull
I'm afraid that President Obama is incapable of providing that sort of leadership...though he still has time to prove me, and others, wrong.

He's not a stupid man, so I can understand that he might sometimes wonder why he decided to run for the White House...


Hmmm "Leadership"?...actions or words? Define your terms.

He definitely has room to improve though as do we all.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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i will be happy if he resigns dont think obama has the character of johnson the only democrat i have the slightest bit of respect for.

and i also agree 4 years was too much another 4 and god help us all.

sometimes you gotta know when to fold em and know when to run.

obama its been real

it aint been nice

and see ya wouldnt wanna be ya.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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Frankly, even if Obama gets defeated in the 2012 election, whoever wins is not going to be remotely close to the president this country and world needs. All politicians that belong to political parties are nothing but spineless, mendacious demagogues. They aren't leaders--sure we might get a guy that does a little better than Obama (I don't see how one could do worse), but he or she will still be a puppet for their political party. If Obama resigns all that will happen is...some new democrat will take his place in the election, and like the republican...be in thralldom to their party or the wealthy who will, like they probably do with every president, pay them to get their avaricious will externalized into our "democratic" countries policies.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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A person is only unelectable if one doesn't vote for that person--I'd like to think so anyway. Ron Paul certainly has my vote...and many other people's votes. Bobby Jindal is NOT a natural born citizen. His parents were recent immigrants to this country when he was born--he's native born, not natural born. He is also ineligible to be POTUS.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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It's mildly amusing to watch you guys blabber on about president this president that or 'If we got this guy in everything would be great'

I don't care if you elect Christ himself into office it would not change a thing.



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Wow, its taken me this whole thread to realise what POTUS is....

I think it is = Politicians On (the) Take Under Suspicion ????

Is that right??





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