A second Obama term: What scares Republicans?
May 9th, 2012
10:41 AM ET
3 years ago

A second Obama term: What scares Republicans?

Washington (CNN) – A gaffe is when a politician is caught telling the truth, the old saying goes.

So it was in March when a hot microphone picked up President Barack Obama telling his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, that he will have "more flexibility" if he wins re-election in November.

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  1. The REAL Truth...

    @WiredweirdinSF – "The incompetent, inept, corrupt union toady has destroyed so much of our wealth and personal freedom during the first 4 years by executive order, how much more can we take?"
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    BWAHAHAHA... the wealth destruction and the tanking economy was caused by 8 yrs of Dubya.. record deficits, tax cuts for the wealthy, 2 unfunded (illegal) wars, yada, yada, yada. Personal freedom has not been touched by Obama... oh you meant the Patriot Act? Another Bush era throw over.. Executive orders are a nice way of getting around the Congressional stalemate in DC, caused by the Grand Obstructionist Party and their TOTAL focus on taking back the Presidency. Perhaps you should re-phrase your spoutrage to add a little TRUTH and FACT (not spoutrage) to it

    "The incompetent, inept, corrupt GOBP toadies have destroyed so much of our wealth and personal freedom during the first 4 years by executive order, how much more can we take?" Has a much nicer ring to it when you put the TRUTH up there.. right :)

    May 9, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Gurgyl

    There is nothing wrong...obama12.
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    Says Gargle with hands over the ears and saying LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

    May 9, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. Dave

    I Willard Romney saved the entire Car Business ....... & with my wife...... Mogan Fairchild........ Yea,...... Thats the Ticket!!!!

    May 9, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    if Obama does NOT win a second term then what the heck are the folks at FoxNews and the right wing talk show host going to do? They for sure are not going to question or blast Mitt Romney on everything he does. No Democrat to blame everything on..I see a BIG ratings drop for the right wing hate machine if Obama loses.

    May 9, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  5. Ilya

    If gas goes down to $1.80 like it was the day Obama took office, then I'll give him credit for it.
    rs, you really should educate yourself by reading the RYAN plan, before you start with the democrat talking points, which are exaggurations at best, and outright lies at worst.

    May 9, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  6. bullock w

    I'm mocked out of presdient obama cause people make trouble get money from fraud scam check of afrcian amercian why people like suppport vote for presdient obama

    May 9, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  7. Four and The Door

    The REAL Truth...
    @Four and The Door – "Romney 2012 ( 20% tax cut for every working American)"
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    Four – you are delusional and blissfully ignoring reality. The 20% tax cut in the Ryan plan is UNFUNDED !! That translates to a $1.4 TRILLION DEFICIT in it's first year !!
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    The 20% tax cut is from Mitt Romney, not the Ryan Plan. The Ryan Plan cuts federal government spending to below 20% of GPD whereas the current policy increases it to more than 50% by 2050. The Ryan Plan actually reduces national debt. It is the only plan presented and passed by any branch of the federal government ( 1 year ago by the Republican House) that does this.

    May 9, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  8. Ilya

    Obama 2012 – BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE
    What's to fear? Let's see,.........................................................
    7. Continued attacks and demonization of business to the point where they pack up and leave.
    8. Continued attacks and demonization of "evil rich people" to the point where they pack up and leave.
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    Like what is beginning to happen in France with the election of a Socialist leader???? At least he is "proudly" stating he is a socialist, not hiding in the closet like Obama.

    May 9, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  9. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    bullock w
    I'm mocked out of presdient obama cause people make trouble get money from fraud scam check of afrcian amercian why people like suppport vote for presdient obama
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    Please tell you you don't vote... or proliferate.

    May 9, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    bullock w

    I'm mocked out of presdient obama cause people make trouble get money from fraud scam check of afrcian amercian why people like suppport vote for presdient obama
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    Can someone translate this please?

    May 9, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  11. Crow

    Think we have gridlock now just elect Obama for another term. The GOP is going to keep the House and might get the Senate so get used to it. Either way due to Obama pitiful governing performance thus far he is guaranteed heavy oversight. I am gladly supporting my Senator and Congressman to ensure that happens from our state – one of the many.

    May 9, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  12. The REAL Truth...

    @Four and The Door – "The Path-to-Prosperity is absolutely better for the working Americans and people who need Medicare past 2024."
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    Seriously?? Just how delusional are you ?? DO you even know what Medicare is and WHY it exists? Let me educate you. It's to cover the Over-65 and those with pre-existing conditions – BECAUSE the SO-CALLED "FREE" INSURANCE market refuse to. ACA FORCES those same companies to cover them and use 80% of revenues for expenses. That coincides with the decrease in funding for Medicare, so by 2024, Medicare DOES NOT NEED TO EXIST, and we'll save a TON of $$... do you not get that???

    May 9, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  13. Dave

    What I am afraid of is the ROMNEY RUBES RYAN ROVE voter Surpression act of 2012. Dont laugh, This Slimeball Romney is payin every Republican governor in the Country to make it harder for the regular Joe to vote. Its the Only way Team Pinocchio has a snowballs chance in Hell to win.. Voting is not a Privlidge, Its a RIGHT.

    May 9, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
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