Did Obama Terminate His Presidency This Week?

2011 February 19
by drdog09

The jury is still out at this point. But I am offering a guarded “Yes he did.” Lets look at the historical record of Presidential interventions.

The first thing you should note is how rare they have been in the history of this country. The affairs of men having been determined among themselves it has not been required that often —

Strikes
President Cause Action
Washington Shays Rebellion Military called out, arrests made
Lincoln Harpers Ferry Military called out, arrests made
Grant Railroad Strike Busted, Military called out
Hoover Bonus Army Military called out, Shanty’s burnt to the ground
Roosevelt Miner’s Strike Military called out, Mines nationalized for a period
Truman Steel Strike Nationalized,
Nixon Postal Strike Busted, Military called out
Reagan ATC Strike Busted, new hires called in.

Now in 300 years to have that few requiring Presidential action is a pretty impressive number.

But here is the telling issue and why I believe that Obama just doomed his Presidency and any chance for a second term. From Washington on down, whenever the President acted it was done so under the concept of the general welfare for the country as a whole. Washington struck against Shay under the necessity that a properly functioning State has to have some revenue. Roosevelt acted in the coal miners strike as cities like NYC, CHI, DC would have been frozen out otherwise. Reagan acted against the ATC operators under the same precept of crippling the economy. Each acted to resolve the issues for the greatest result for the country as a whole. Sometimes labor, sometime management was reamed in the aftermath, but inactivity would have been worse. *

But look what Obama has done this week. He has stood forth inciting the wildcat striking teachers to hold their ground He has not chided the Democratic slackers who sit in Illinois right now. He as quietly mobilized his left hand, OFA to support the teachers. All against the will of 5.5 million voters in Wisconsin who had determined that in the best interest of the State cuts needed to be made in public sector wages. Obama has chosen to go against the will of the people of Wisconsin, support a minority position out of payment of political debt and polarize the situation even further.

When the smoke has cleared, the rhetoric passed away, many will reflect that this time a President has usurped the will of the people, acted against the best outcomes for the country in the main and been found unfit for sitting on the wrong side of history.

This week the President made himself at a minimum a lame duck or far worse.

* Some say Hoover was offered a bum steer and need not have acted against the veterans. Not quite ‘best interest’ examples.

36 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 February 19 3:40 pm
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    brucefdb permalink

    Well, he did the same thing in Arizona. The media will never hold him accountable and will never remind the American people of his actions. Getting the truth out will have to be done over, around and under the wagons the media circle around him.

  2. 2011 February 19 3:45 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Bruce,

    True of course. But some truths become self-evident even with the Press circling the wagons.

  3. 2011 February 19 3:51 pm
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    RAS: 45/53

  4. 2011 February 19 4:03 pm
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    justrand permalink

    i agree with bruce…but drdog is right, the PEOPLE are catching on.

    still, Obama just expects the media to clean up after him…and man they do try, don’t they??

  5. 2011 February 19 4:14 pm
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    justrand permalink

    it looks like the Public Sector Unions fight is spreading to Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota…and is of course already going on in New Jersey.

    Across the nation the Public Sector Unions are clinging to their TAXPAYER paid pensions and medical plans.

    I think the American people are fed up…I know I am!!

  6. 2011 February 19 4:17 pm
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    justrand permalink

    btw, Jesse Jackson has now turned up! That is VERY good news for those who want Governor Walker to succeed.

    The number of people in America who DON’T know Jackson is a worthless race-baiter and con-man has dwindled to single digits!

  7. 2011 February 19 4:20 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Barack Obama is perhaps the most divisive President in our nation’s history. His plan is to turn race against race, class versus class, etc.

  8. 2011 February 19 4:33 pm
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    judyt2009 permalink

    #5 … I am fed up with public sector employees… I thought we were more than a little off before all the Obama campaign workers infiltrated. I think we should all be fired… okay maybe not all fired… but a good number should be.

  9. 2011 February 19 5:07 pm
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    brucefdb permalink

    All good comments. We need to win this war…..if we do it will deal a severe blow to the commies/greens and open borders crowds. The states must lead and there are more than a few R govs that will give it their best shot. This could give us a leg up on 2012.

  10. 2011 February 19 5:33 pm
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  11. 2011 February 19 5:50 pm
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    justrand permalink

    IP…you’ve found the perfect Democrat icon!! 🙂

  12. 2011 February 19 7:14 pm
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    MI Conservative permalink

    presidency is doomed. Not because of this week though, even though it may not help him.

    Absolute sticker shock at the store today. A local chain food store that does a good business. First time I did serous shoping in weeks.

    Bacon=$4.99 lb just about every brand except scraps that go for 3.49
    green peppers = $3.99 lb
    red or yellow peppers on sale=$2.50 each
    milk $4.29 gallon unless you buy the stuff that is outdated tomorrow
    Grapes Black globe seedless=$3.99 lb
    Bread = anywhere from $1.49 for mush bread up to $5.00 a loaf
    Sliced corn beef at the deli=$7.99 lb

    If this gets any worse how can anyone vote for the Chosen One in 2012. His numbers are going to be worse than Carter’s at this rate.

    I’m starting a diet!!

  13. 2011 February 19 7:19 pm
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    The ones that vote for him don’t care, they have food stamps.

  14. 2011 February 19 7:25 pm
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    TLS permalink

    And gas here is $3.59/gal. Up 20 cents in the last 10 days.

    Of course following IP’s example, the people who voted for him don’t care, they don’t drive to work.

  15. 2011 February 19 7:31 pm
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    TLS permalink

    Quote from Jesse Jackson:

    “If we can find the money to bail out wealthy businessmen, we can bail out Madison, Wisconsin!” Jackson yelled, to thunderous applause from the crowd, many of them clad in Badger red.

    gosh, where to start with that one. Forget fixing the spending, just get some dough from Obama’s stash, I guess. Someone needs to tell these people the fed is broke, they are printing money to cover their own debt. I’m sure not one of those protestors heard anything past “wealthy businessmen”, but maybe they’ll figure it out when their gubmint checks bounce and they don’t have $10 for a loaf of bread.

  16. 2011 February 19 7:38 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

    ~~ B. Obama, November 2, 2008

  17. 2011 February 19 7:40 pm
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    Jesse should know “wealthy businessmen” via his racial shakedown racket.

  18. 2011 February 19 7:47 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Where is Al Sharpton?

  19. 2011 February 19 7:49 pm
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    Consoling tawana brawly.

  20. 2011 February 19 7:51 pm
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  21. 2011 February 19 8:30 pm
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    MI’s post above is spot on! Food prices are steadily going up. Now with the freeze in Mexico, fruits and vegetables, we normally get from them in our winter months, have been severly effected — 60% is estimated to have been destroyed. A local market had a sign posted in the produce department the other day, apologizing for the rise in prices. Gas, like TLS noted, is also rising. Around here it ranges from $3.70 – $3.90, depending on the grade you pump.

    How will this effect Obama? I would assume, he won’t be getting many xo’s from consumers. As for his dealings with the unions, I can’t see him racking up kudos there either, except from the people screaming on the streets. But, even though their numbers are impressive — 70,000 today outside the Capitol in WI — it is a pittance in comparison to those just watching…

  22. 2011 February 19 9:24 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Hey, the Statist left will win in the end folks……we have so-called “conservatives” who think big interventionist government is A-ok…..of course, the vast majority of people think so too….

    Since we were all taught that stealing from your neighbors via the State is the way things “work” and is “fair”, most every one sanctions violating the rights of other citizens provided that it benefits them or it enforce their own personal “values” and biases….

    As usual, the elites are having the last laugh as they are running us around in circles…

    http://blogsforvictory.com/2011/02/20/food-prices-rise-around-the-world/

    “Food Prices Rise Around the World
    Posted by Mark Noonan on Feb 20, 2011 12:01 am in Economy | 0 comments
    From Zero Hedge:

    A recently released report by the World Bank’s Food Price Watch confirms that rising agricultural products are sharply pushing up global food prices in lower-income nations (see “World food price uncertainty presents social risks,” in AsiaNews, 4 February 2011), especially among the poorest (where the poverty line is defined as US$ 1.25 per person per day).

    The WB’s global food price (GFP) index increased by 15 per cent between October 2010 and January 2011, 29 per cent above its level a year earlier. The global prices of wheat, maize, sugar and edible oils especially saw sharp increases. According to the WB estimates, an additional 44 million people fell into poverty…

    This is caused by governments around the world printing money like mad – not just in the United States, but almost everywhere. All of this money printing was done to sustain a global financial system which collapsed in to complete bankruptcy in 2008…and which is just as bankrupt now as it was then. The financial system will stay afloat just as long as the free money keeps flowing form central banks – but as long as that money keeps flowing, the poorest of the poor will suffer.

    And, in the end, it won’t work.”

  23. 2011 February 19 9:27 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #12 You can thank the WORST government intervention going on: printing money

    Obama is robbing from all of us by making the dollar worthless….

    Marxist government central “scientific” economic planning at its finest!

    mmmm mmmmm freakin’ mmm

  24. 2011 February 19 9:32 pm
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    # 8 Why are you fed up?

    After all, we MUST have those “valuable” government “services” like poverty/victim creation (aka social services), government run indoctrination (aka public schools), and “critical” infrastructure (aka government road/bridges)….

    After all, we know EVERYONE wants this and would gladly give up paying other bills in order to get these valuable “services”

    After, we would never ever have another road again if the government didnt build them!

    And no child would ever get educated again if the government didnt do it!

    We would also die of poisoning since we all know that the government cleaned up the air, water, etc….

    Nope, we are all Statists now!

  25. 2011 February 19 11:51 pm
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    “His numbers are going to be worse than Carter’s at this rate.”

    Let’s hope, but let’s also remember (correct me if I’m wrong) until late summer of 80 Carter was leading even after his disastrous 3 1/2 years.

  26. 2011 February 19 11:53 pm
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    I hope the good Dr. is correct that his fate has been sealed, hell it should have been well sealed prior to this, let us not underestimate this jackal and what he and those in his administration are willing to do to stay in DC.

  27. 2011 February 19 11:54 pm
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    Jan what happen to the photo? decided to switch it up?

  28. 2011 February 20 5:42 am
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    judyt2009 permalink

    Why am I fed up… because in two years I have watched my small department become bloated with Presidential appointees (easily a 25% increase in staff). Some are new positions on a two year rotation… I am assuming the next two years will be back to working on ZERO’s campaign. The focus has been on either Obamacare or green energy… total waste of money… and the money. For the last two years we have had no budget… no as in unlimited.

    And the surveillance (security) of employees… this administration is paranoid.

    And the mission stopped being to help our specific group of taxpayers but instead to do things that would make this administration look good.

  29. 2011 February 20 6:46 am
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    mulletover permalink

    #30 is an eye-opening post. Thank you.

    Maybe I am naive. This skulduggery must be an everyday thing, and across all of government.

  30. 2011 February 20 6:53 am
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    justrand permalink

    I missed the rest of this thread last night…sorry, excellent points all around!

    and I echo Mullet’s comment to Judy…it IS eye-opening. We all know it must be happening…but your front-line reporting confirms it.

    As PRIVATE businesses are trimming the fat to remain in business, Obammy is expanding his “business” at our expense!

    Worst President EVAH…and he’s not done trashing this country.

  31. 2011 February 20 6:56 am
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    RAS: 44/54 w/ -18

    odd to see Hussein crater of RAS’ weekend polling

  32. 2011 February 20 7:10 am
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    justrand permalink

    Eph…see my new post going up in a minute. Based on last night’s thread…maybe IT can help explain Barry’s new polling #’s.

  33. 2011 February 20 8:05 am
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    janzam permalink

    Good Morning KH —> #28 Yes, I did go with a new pix. I’ve been playing around with the camera a bit more lately, and took this one on a walk.

  34. 2011 February 20 11:37 am
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    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #30 What you say is not shocking at all…..it is simply the logical outcome of the incorrect understanding of the purpose of government

    Again, you can tweek with budgets, taxes, and supervisiors (ie politcal appointees) all you want – however, the technocratic state will always expand and seek more power in the long run

    And pretty much everyone in the country is brainwashed to think this is the way things should be……

    So we get what we want – government authoritrianism

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