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If this is true, it's very bad for all of us.
No, what's bad
is that he gets elected for another 4 years! I don't know if this country can even get thru 2 more years with him and his cohorts in office.
RE: that he gets elected for another 4 years!
don't worry about that....He's in for 2 more years no matter what (unless he's impeached or assassinated)
In 2 years start worrying, if he gets elected for 4 more years
Of course if you want to toss and turn for the next 2 years...who am I to stop you?
Your husband might
The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum.
Good for him....a few weeks ago I read that he wasn't angry/upset about something that others thought he should have been. 9ie...he didn't show emotion)
There's no source like an unnamed source?
An adult temper trantrum is not good
and should not be praised. A tantrum can be forgivable but it isn't proper, IMO.
Yeah, getting passionate abpout an idssue is one thing....
throwing a hissy fit and reaming out a subordinate is something entirely different.
It is the ultimate, logical conclusion
of the preference system. He was passed along all the way to the Presidency, and propped up by people who thought that was the way it should be.
I am sure that there is much about the national and international political systems that Chicago politicians simply do not understand. We saw that in the decision re: the 2016 Olympics. On top of that, the boss (Richard Daley) is not running for reelection.
Not that this piece has an agenda or anything, naaaaa.
".....doesn't have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity...
Funny, I recall the same criticism being leveled at George W. Bush. What did you think of that?
And a president not personally liking his VP too much isn't anything new. JFK and LBJ detested each other, but both recognized the political advantages of teaming up. Bush I eventually admitted that Dan Quayle was a mistake, and despite his public statements, I believe John McCain rues the day he agreed to Sarah Palin as his running mate.
This from someone who worked INSIDE...
Who prefers to remain anonymous
Disgruntled "former" adviser/employee?
I wonder if the authoUr confirmed the facts? from another source. I guess he didn't because he only mentioned one source. I wonder no longer.
That's what they're supposed to do, right?
I wonder what would happen....
...if I did a search on the various books that were written by former Bush staffers and what your response to them was...
You seem determined to change the subject. Bush is not in office now. Get over it.
Don't you think it's relevant that we have a President who is not interested in doing the work he was elected to do and acts like a petulant child? Could it be that you are finally realizing that you were sold a defective product?
You're assuming that article is factual
No surprise, since you want to believe such things so badly that a blog post citing unnamed sources is apparently reliable information to you.
She brought more to the campaign than she took from it. He'd have done worse without her.
I think you're right
I believe McCain was deep in a hole with his campaign numbers but they soared when Sarah Palin was named his running mate. This happened even though she was relatively unknown. It didn't take long for the media to dig up enough to make a case against her fitness to be in high office. As I recall, McCain's numbers sagged a bit later. I don't know whether the novelty had worn off or the anti-Palin attacks were effective.
Even I found her selection interesting at first
But the more I saw of her and how empty a vessel she was, the more the prospect of her as VP concerned me. I'm sure I wasn't alone. "Attacks" had nothing to do with it. She lacked the most rudimentary knowledge of what a VP's job was and other basic elements of civics and government. Charm and cuteness only go so far, though she keeps trying to push that envelope.
Yeah, you sucked up the party propaganda pretty quickly.
Never mind that Biden and Obama were empty vessels as well. At least Palin is not fooled by lefty ideology7.
I could say that Barack Obama didn't rise to the top
but was pushed there. I thought his qualifications were iffy as well. I do remember someone here posting some Jackie Mason videos that were humorous. One of them suggested that all he'd ever done was run for office. In a sense, I can't help but feel a bit sorry for the guy. He's way over his head right now and I suspect he senses it.
During the campaign....
...he demonstrated a grasp of the issues and knew what his job was going to be. She was unable to do any of that. All that "aw shucks" cutie-poo hucksterism might work in beauty pageants but it (thankfully) doesn't get you far in politics anymore.
He was better at reading a teleprompter...
that's about it.
Ummmm... but Josh, she HAS gone far in politics.
She was elected governor of Alaska and then quit halfway through her term, and it wasn't so she could run for another office. If she couldn't take the heat as governor of Alaska, what does she think things would be like if she was President?
Yeah , you're right.. She's virtually unknown.
She has absolutely NO influence or power and no one even remembers her name. She's been relegated to obscurity. What was I thinking?
She was chosen to run, she didn't choose to run. If she had, then maybe she'd had as much time to prepare for it as Obama obviously had been doing. She wasn't interested in anything other than being Governor of Alaska at the time. If she'd had more time to prepare, I suspect she'd come off looking about the same, maybe even better than Obama. She did pull a lot of disillusioned Hillary voters away from Obama, which is one reason Obama did something he really didn't want by embracing Hillary into his campaign. Obama needed "an old white guy" and a woman to get elected, or believe he did.
So, you had one candidate who had worked toward running for president for a long time, versus a VP candidate who hadn't. That's the oddest thing in that the press tried to make it like Obama was in direct competition with Sarah Palin. Maybe he felt he didn't measure up against McCain so had to run against the VP candidate instead?
It was a screwy campaign, an even worse election, and the results have been only downhill since then.
Disillusioned Hillary voters?
Are you suggesting that people who supported Hillary went flocking to Sarah Palin just because she was also female? And that the tremendous differences in their politics mattered less than that?
Palin was only selected in the first place because the McCain campaign felt they needed a gimmick to steal the "historic nature of this election" thunder away from Obama. Her selection meant "Hey, you can vote for McCain and still make history!" And that's pretty much all it meant.
If you'd followed some of their forums during the election you'd know what I'm speaking of.
only downhill since then.
you ain't seen nothing yet.
We'll see some of it tonight!!
We'll see some of it tonight!!
and for the next 2 years...
sometimes the best part of something is waiting.
Be careful what you wish for.
at least HOPE will be back again
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