Will Obama be a one term Democrat President like Carter was ?

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  1. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Generic Republican is going to be polling a lot worse once the media gets wind of his weekend spent at the airport men's room.
     
  2. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    up yours.
    What're we betting?
     
  3. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Pertinent opinion piece on topic: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/08/07/obama-is-jimmy-carter-20-56179038/

     
  4. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Wait, the fact that Iran is not on most people's mind = Iran Hostage Crisis. Is there a shortage of straws?
     
  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    Morphing into Jimmy Carter? I didn't know Skynet had replaced Obama with a T-1000.
     
  6. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    And Reagan was effective, I suppose? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Zack

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  8. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Polar opposites, really. Reagan delegated to the point where he had no real contact with what his people were actually doing. Many of the Reagan administration's problems came back to the fact that Reagan himself was usually out of the loop.
     
  9. kochman

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    The people are pissed with him because he has failed. We have terrible unemployment, we just got downgraded... he has failed, and spent previously unthinkable amounts of money to accomplish this shining failure.

    True, no Repub is really exciting... this is in Obama's favor.

    Uh... first off, that's totally a guess. His approval is about 40% now, you need 51% to win the popular vote...

    That's not a good reason to re-elect him. That's like leaving in a pitcher who just gave up 8 runs in one inning, because he might do better in the next inning.
    He's failed, kick the bum out of office, try our hand with a new bum.

    ??? The Anti-Iraq War sentiment that had already kicked in almost allowed Kerry to win in 2004...

    His approval amongst independents is where he loses. He'll always have the left, WHOEVER the repubs put in, that person will get the right...
    The battle in elections is for independents, and Obama has been hemorrhaging independent voters for quite some time now...
    He's done, unless some massive event happens... barring that, he's done, and we should be glad.
     
  10. ParkCungHee

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    FDR.
    Five char.
     
  11. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    That massive event will be the GOP primaries . . . as much as we woud like to bar that, I think it is unavoidable.
     
  12. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    I plainly stated it was an opinion piece. Stop being needlessly difficult.

    So, if WWIII breaks out between now and 2012 Obama is a shoe in?

    But your're also incorrect. Things got better under FDR not worse. For example, unemployment went from the low 20% at the start of FDRs first term to under 9 percent in 4 years. Also, the economy grew under FDR (increase of 58% from 1932 to 1940), unlike Obama.

    So, your're a bit incorrect on your offer, but it was a valient try.
     
  13. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    FDR won re-election twice before the U.S. got pulled into WWII.
     
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    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Wow. Just wow.
     
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    You watch MSNBC, don't ya?

    FDR had a bunch of flashy policies that at least gave the impression that the US was recovering. WW2 was the real stimulus.
     
  16. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Yep, the spending cuts we made to fight WWII did the trick. Good thing we had a Tea Party and a Balanced Budget Amendment back then to provide guidance.
     
  17. TopGearFanatic

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    It's not bad, you're just refusing to read it. If it said "MSNBC", you probably would've read it.

    If there had been no World War II, those spending cuts would've been pointless.
     
  18. SimSimSalabim

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    At the end of the day, Americans elect the government it deserves....
     
  19. amadeus

    amadeus Hey now!

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    Erm. :cringe:

    That wasn't...
    He didn't...

    I'm glad to see all of the "conservatives" come out of the woodwork to endorse FDR and military Keynesianism, though.
     
  20. TopGearFanatic

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    I'm not trying to say FDR was a bad president or that teh policies were completely pointless, I'm just saying that World War II is what really got the economy back on track.



    Not that anybody will really care...
     

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