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Well about everything he says is like being on the campaign stump. Speech after speech.


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Associated Press By JULIE PACE July 12, 2014 3:39 AM



This combination image of President Barack Obama shows him, left, talking about the economy during a visit to Denver on July 9, 2014, and right, talking at the White House in Washington about the situation in Iraq on June 19, 2014. There's the confident Obama ridiculing opponents to the delight of his supporters. Then there's the increasingly unpopular president hobbled by gridlock in Washington and foreign policy crises. While Obama has long sought refuge away from the capital when his frustrations boiled over, the gap between his outside and inside games has perhaps never been bigger. (AP Photos)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency.


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On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other side: an increasingly unpopular president hobbled by gridlock on Capitol Hill and a steady stream of vexing foreign policy crises.

Obama has long sought refuge outside of Washington when his frustrations with the nation's capital reach a boiling point. But his ability to rally public support in a way that results in progress for his legislative agenda has perhaps never been weaker than it is as he nears the midpoint of his second term.

To the White House, the take-away is that Washington — and the Republican Party in particular — is out of touch with the American people and failing to address their priorities. But to GOP leaders, Obama's activities in a midterm election year reinforce their view of a president more focused on soaring speeches and partisan politics than on working toward compromise solutions to the nation's problems.

Each side has at least some evidence to support their case.

Many Americans are indeed deeply frustrated with Washington's inability to get anything done. Polls show majorities want to see action on some of Obama's proposals, including increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system. Yet Obama's own approval rating has fallen to the lowest levels of his presidency. And with his party at risk of losing control of the Senate, the president has ramped up his fundraising for the midterms and taken on a sharply partisan tone when voicing his frustration with Republicans.

During a speech Thursday in Austin, Texas — a Democratic enclave in a GOP-leaning state — Obama berated Republicans for, by his account, failing to act on "every serious idea" he's put forth this year.

"The best you can say for them this year is that so far they have not shut down the government," he said. "That's the best you can say. But of course, it's only July so who knows what they may cook up in the next few months."

Egged on by a raucous and supportive crowd, Obama slipped deeper into campaign mode, leaning into the podium, responding to commentary from the audience and slipping into the familiar campaign language of his presidential bids. "Cynicism is a choice. Hope is a better choice," he declared.

The president still pays lip service to the idea of being willing to work with Republicans, but his advisers privately acknowledge that they have low expectations that there will be any bursts of bipartisan productivity in Washington this year.

Comprehensive immigration legislation is going nowhere this year, with the matter complicated even further by the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. A bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate. And there's barely even a mention of working on gun control or climate change legislation, two areas that were at the top of Obama's priority list when he began his second term.

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obama deserves to be in jail for his criminal lack of border enforcement. He has allowed illegals to flood this country for his personal agenda. Jail this bastard.
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Countdown until Barack Hussein Obama is gone!

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until Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00:00 AM (San Bernardino time)


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Obama has no clue or interest in working with Congress. His Presidency has devolved into throwing proposals he hasn't read over the wall to Congress then use their rejection to conduct another complaint and fundraising road show. Wow what leadership.

Community organizers empowered by stoking resentments and divisions within the community do not negotiate, they make demands. Community organizers don't hesitate to lie when it suits their purpose then take offense when their honesty is questioned. President Obama is stuck on being a community organizer.
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The right is disgusting. They turn their backs on kids trying to escape a hell hole and then they complain the POTUS isn't doing enough. I have no use for these losers.
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The right is disgusting. They turn their backs on kids trying to escape a hell hole and then they complain the POTUS isn't doing enough. I have no use for these losers.
I notice your anger isn't at the leadership in Central America...The people who have created these "hellholes" in the first place...

I also notice that South America is MUCH closer to their "hell holes", yet they all decide to travel hundreds of miles FURTHER than they'd need to "escape"...

My life in SOOOO much danger!!!!...I think I'll forgo traveling a few hundred miles south and travel 1000 miles north instead!!!!...
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cnredd;680039]I notice your anger isn't at the leadership in Central America...The people who have created these "hellholes" in the first place...
Sure I am angry at them too. You want to talk about that now or start a thread?
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I also notice that South America is MUCH closer to their "hell holes", yet they all decide to travel hundreds of miles FURTHER than they'd need to "escape"...
They are smart. Which way would you go?
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They are smart. Which way would you go?
If I lived in Central America and turned on MSNBC at 9 pm I'd definitely go south. As fast as I could.

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obama deserves to be in jail for his criminal lack of border enforcement. He has allowed illegals to flood this country for his personal agenda. Jail this bastard.
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Countdown until Barack Hussein Obama is gone!

848 days
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73277052 seconds

until Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00:00 AM (San Bernardino time)

America can't last that long, so shorten it by a year and a half. Impeachment


It is 848 days, 2 hours, 44 minutes, 12 seconds
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Obama has no clue or interest in working with Congress. His Presidency has devolved into throwing proposals he hasn't read over the wall to Congress then use their rejection to conduct another complaint and fundraising road show. Wow what leadership.

Community organizers empowered by stoking resentments and divisions within the community do not negotiate, they make demands. Community organizers don't hesitate to lie when it suits their purpose then take offense when their honesty is questioned. President Obama is stuck on being a community organizer.
To each above...

And consider how those who came to him and asked him to run the first time and what they gained from it.
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Well about everything he says is like being on the campaign stump. Speech after speech.
Why does that surprise you after his first four year performance…..?

Obama is a great orator, that's how he got elected to begin with. That actual delivery part is where he falls far short much too often...
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