August 30th, 2010
12:27 PM ET
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Obama juggles thorny issues in week ahead

 President Obama is turning his focus to the economy and Iraq this week.
President Obama is turning his focus to the economy and Iraq this week.

(CNN) - President Obama's vacation may have provided a much needed recharge as he jumps back into thorny issues this week.

Coming off a 10-day trip to Martha's Vineyard, Obama turns his attention to the economy and Iraq.

The economy is the No. 1 issue for voters, polls show, and as the midterm elections near, it's becoming increasingly clear that what the administration dubbed the "summer of recovery" has not yet met the public's expectations.

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  1. Sniffit

    "This President is a joke. He doesn't have a clue how to lead. He may have inherited some of this mess, but he's certainly made it far worse."

    A. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Problem is, the GOP are thirsty goats.

    B. There is ZERO evidence that he's made it worse and the vast majority of experts, for example, believe that one of the reasons things haven't gotten even better is that the Stimulus WAS TOO SMALL. They also agree with him on allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire, which the GOP doesn't want to happen because they are a payoff to their corporate backers and because they contribute more than any other single factor to the massive debt and deficits...both of which they want to blame on Obama and the Dems in 2010 and 2012.

    "He needs to go along with most of our Senators and Congress."

    That's the LAST thing he needs to do. The entirety of the GOP is batsh-t crazy over his electin (still) and is playing the politics of suffering, and the majority of the Dems in Congress have no b@llz and won't stand up for anything they know to be right because they haven't figured out how to counter the GOP's demogoguery ho-down.

    August 30, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Bob in PA

    hmmm
    Lagging poll numbers ?
    Muslim vs Christian?
    Birth Certificate?
    Did I pay enough to hide my College Records indicating foreign student Fellowship?
    Where to play golf ?
    Where can I send Michelle to get her off my back ?

    August 30, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. Karl in Charleston,SC

    "Summer of recovery"? Who are they trying to kid???

    August 30, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. TOP SGT

    The biggest test he has is Israel and Palestine. Watch him insure they will not come together. This is not his agenda. The Muslims do not want harmony or peace there. They want Israel destroyed right along with Ameica. TAKE HEED AMERICA AND WATCH THIS ONE PLAYED OUT.

    August 30, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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