Analysis: Controversies give Obama new governing headaches

May 14, 2013 Full story: Reuters 147

U.S. President Barack Obama reacts as he speaks at a Democratic Party fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, May 13, 2013.

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Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#21 May 14, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>She
Can't wait for the next faux outrage as you partisan folks move on to the next faux outrage over Hillary.

Will it be birth certificates, her college transcripts or something as trivial as her hair style?

The world is watching ....
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#22 May 14, 2013
Governing? Presidents don't actually govern.
Without the consent of Congress they can do very little. And then there is the Supreme Court that
can stymie what a president wants to do. That's
on the domestic side. In foreign affairs and
things military the president has a lot more
power. But that's not governing.
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Since: Dec 07

Flint, TX

#23 May 14, 2013
Gary wrote:
Governing? Presidents don't actually govern.
Without the consent of Congress they can do very little. And then there is the Supreme Court that
can stymie what a president wants to do. That's
on the domestic side. In foreign affairs and
things military the president has a lot more
power. But that's not governing.
Ah, and this is coming from a bozo who claimed Bush started two illegal wars and caused the recesssion.........

Flip flop..

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#24 May 14, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't wait for the next faux outrage as you partisan folks move on to the next faux outrage over Hillary.
Will it be birth certificates, her college transcripts or something as trivial as her hair style?
The world is watching ....
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: "They tried to cover it up by constructing a false story, claiming there was confusion about what happened in the Benghazi compound. There was no confusion. It was obvious as soon as we got Ambassadors Stevens on the phone that night and he said, quote,'we are under attack.' The cover-up included several officials up to and including President Obama, and the cover-up is still ongoing." (Hannity, May 13, 2013)
Ralph

Coleman, MI

#25 May 14, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't wait for the next faux outrage as you partisan folks move on to the next faux outrage over Hillary.
Will it be birth certificates, her college transcripts or something as trivial as her hair style?
The world is watching ....
What ever the next outrage may be you can bet obumbles and the press will be ready to feed you and the world a happy meal full of BS.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#27 May 14, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
President Obama doesn't know how to govern, has no idea what is going on in HIS own administration
from Benghazi (claims he didn't know)
to IRS (claims he didn't know)
to Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Dept tapping AP phones (AGAIN, Obama claims he didn't know)
and Fast and Furious (claims he didn't know)
Obama needs to spend LESS time on the golf course and MORE time on being INFORMED about what IS happening in HIS own administration.
It's time to challenge the democrats in 2014.
Get OFF the damn golf course and FIND out what the hell is going on in YOUR OWN administration, President Obama.
What a LOSER!
LYING each time he claims he didn't know. WHAT THE HELL DOES HE KNOW? IS HE AUTISTIC? DOWN'S SYNDROME?
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#28 May 14, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Report: spambot flagged and bagged.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#29 May 14, 2013
Holder and O should just end it all, they bring about their own head aches, they would do the WORLD a big favor by committing suicide.

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#30 May 14, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Report: spambot flagged and bagged.
Poor pookie, look at me, look at me.......babble on bot.

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#31 May 14, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
Holder and O should just end it all, they bring about their own head aches, they would do the WORLD a big favor by committing suicide.
Neither would have the guts.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#32 May 14, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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spambot drivel.

“To contract new debts...”

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is not the way to pay old ones

#34 May 14, 2013
Ralph wrote:
There is little doubt left now that the prez, his administration and the press can be trusted to tell the truth about anything.
With as pissedoff as the press must be over the whole AP thing, we may start to hear some truth.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#35 May 14, 2013
The government needs to closely monitor the press. The 1st Amendment was written before cell phones and computers, time have changed. Besides, it gives rights to the 'press' not specifically to individual reporters.

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#36 May 14, 2013
I think the Associated press scandal will be far the most damaging for president Obama.
90% of the press was behind Obama before this but even reporters dont like being spied on by people they think as friends.
This is going to cost Obama friends in the press.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#37 May 14, 2013
Ralph wrote:
Is there any lefties with the guts to comment or are you just going play around with the judge icons?
Why woul anyone want to comment to the blatherings of a brain dead teabagger? Now, if you want to be properly insulted, just say the word.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#38 May 14, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Ah, and this is coming from a bozo who claimed Bush started two illegal wars and caused the recesssion.........
Flip flop..
The "bozo" was correct on all counts, Bluemer.
Chicopee

Danbury, CT

#39 May 14, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't wait for the next faux outrage as you partisan folks move on to the next faux outrage over Hillary.
Will it be birth certificates, her college transcripts or something as trivial as her hair style?
The world is watching ....
Why are you always so concerned with what the world thinks?? Try Reuters and read foreign papers. The world's got plenty of its own problems and the rest of us don't care what they think of us. Why do you?
As for trivial faux outrage, maybe the Repubs learned from that whole, pathetic Palin episode, which you happily engaged in.
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the goose.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#40 May 15, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
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Why are you always so concerned with what the world thinks??
Why not? Amerikkkkkkkkka does not exist in a bubble and we amerikkkkkkkans should try not to be insular and gingoistic.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#41 May 15, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>What ever the next outrage may be ....
A new poll indicates the Benghazi issue is not yet catching on with voters. A majority, by a 56-38 split said passing immigration reform was more important than investigating Benghazi. And a majority said passing a bill that requires background checks for gun purchases should be a priority over Benghazi by 52-43 percent.

Sixty-five percent of respondents said they didn't think Benghazi was the biggest political scandal in American history.

And despite GOP attacks, more than half of respondents still view Clinton favorably, by 52-44 percent. More than half of respondents, though, view congressional Republicans unfavorably, at 36-57.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/president...

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#42 May 15, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Why not? Amerikkkkkkkkka does not exist in a bubble and we amerikkkkkkkans should try not to be insular and gingoistic.
Amerikkkkkkkkka is Obama and his IRS thugs shredding the constitution again.
IRS requests stalled applications of conservative groups up to 13 months...

Official speedily approved exemption for Obama's brother's 'charity'...

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