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OBAMA: President shouldn’t run again

Letter by Tim Mercurio, Fox Island on Sep. 12, 2011 at 9:03 am with 12 Comments »
September 12, 2011 11:19 am

Suggestion for Barack Obama: If nominated for a second term, he should do the right thing and decline the nomination.

His divisive polices, views and inexperience have brought dysfunction to America, not the leadership that is so desperately needed. He is a nice person, but Hillary Clinton would be a much better candidate for Democrats.

I never thought those words would cross my lips. I am an independent voter. America needs a president who represents Americans, not a politician representing one party.

 

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  1. Tim’s letter of October 2010….

    “Should not the President be focused on creating jobs and growing the economic strength of the USA rather then out front running for Democratic cronies? I would like to see the man devote his talent, brains, office and energy as a true president to all of America, not just his political base.

    Please be a president not a movie star. Quietly use your brainpower behind the scenes, sir.”

    We can see that you REALLY want Hillary. Looking to bring up the old Lewinsky issue again?

  2. President Obama has done an excellent job considering the obstacles thrown at him by the republicans in Congress and the difficulties he inherited from a totally inept republican President.
    He should be able to beat Perry with one hand tied behind his back.

  3. “I never thought those words would cross my lips. I am an independent voter. America needs a president who represents Americans, not a politician representing one party.”

    uh….yeah…sure

  4. Actually, Publico, I think Obama is in trouble. Perry is the Pied Piper and the low information voters are seeking a miracle, as opposed to the truth.

  5. BlaineCGarver says:

    Every policy Obama has come up with has plunged us deeper into recession and debt. The only things that have somewhat succeeded were continuing Bush’s polcies in the war on terror.

  6. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Extreme left- “President Obama has done an excellent job considering the obstacles thrown at him by the republicans in Congress”

    Obstacles? Dems controlled both houses and the WH until voters around the country had a chance to end the madness. Using this majority they rammed through a job killing healthcare nightmare and other poor legislation while ignoring their mandated job of passing a budget.

    Every party in control has had to deal with the other party rejecting their policies. The only difference this time around around is the policies being put forward are partisan, based on theory and emotion, and bad for America.

  7. alindasue says:

    KRDNOS said, “Perry is the Pied Piper and the low information voters are seeking a miracle, as opposed to the truth.”

    The problem is that the Republican party is currently letting the inmates run the asylum. There are a couple Republican candidates that might be worth a consideration (even if I do disagree with them on some issues) but the Perry/Bachman circus is stealing the limelight…

    concernedtacoma7 said, “Using this majority they rammed through a job killing healthcare nightmare and other poor legislation while ignoring their mandated job of passing a budget.”

    To begin with, I’d like you to tell me (be specific) one job that has been lost directly because of the “job killing healthcare nightmare”, most of which hasn’t even taken effect yet. If you can’t come up with specific examples that you know about, then you are just repeating meaningless rhetoric.

    Secondly, the actual mandate – on what people thought they were voting for in 2010 – was not passing the budget, but creating jobs and improving the economy. That’s something neither party has had much success in doing.

  8. “Texas energy company Luminant announced on Monday new burdensome Environmental Protection Agency regulations are forcing it to close several facilities, which will result in about 500 job losses.

    The company will be idling — stopping the usage of — two energy generating units. It will also cease extracting lignite from three different Texas mines.

    The EPA regulation Luminant cites as too burdensome is the new Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which requires Texas power generators to make “dramatic reductions” in emissions beginning on January 1, 2012.”

    this stuff is out there allindasue… it really isn’t had to find…

  9. ,,,the state’s spending to
    control pollution is disproportionately small in comparison to the size of its industry. Spending to improve our negative ranking does not necessarily have to affect our GSP. Spending more can also make a difference, especially when funding several programs at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation
    Commission (TNRCC) that lack sufficient resources. …

    Texas ranks:

    v Water Quality: Texas ranks 46th among states for water resources protection, devoting only about $3.00/person/year to this effort.

    v Drinking Water: We also rank 46th in per capita spending for drinking water protection, spending about $0.26/person/year for the state’s monitoring and oversight program.

    v Air Quality: Texas ranks higher—17th—in terms of per capita spending on air quality. However, we lead the nation in emissions of toxic air pollutants, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and carbon dioxide (which contributes to the greenhouse effect).

    v Hazardous Waste: While we rank relatively high—15th among states—for per capita spending on hazardous waste management, Texas also leads the nation in the management of hazardous waste.

    v Pesticides: Texas ranks 31st among all states for per capita spending on pesticide control and conversely ranks 11th among states in agricultural pesticide use.

    Reliance on voluntary pollution reduction efforts by regulated industry, an increasing trend in Texas over the last several years, will not be enough to solve these problems. While some voluntary efforts, such as
    the Clean Industries 2000 program, have helped encourage pollution reduction, they are not sufficient given the scope of the state’s environmental problems. For example, while Clean Industries 2000 members
    reduced TRI releases by 47 percent between 1987 and 1996, Texas still leads the nation in overall TRI releases (accounting for 261.7 million pounds of toxic releases in 1997).

    http://www.texascenter.org/sunset/ranking.pdf

  10. Problem is, this problem needs a second FDR, and Obama clearly isn’t of that stature. If he would have come in content to be a one term president and actually take a stand on anything he probably would be a lot more popular today.

    From the other side, someone like Eisenhower would be great…..but fat chance of someone that “far left” ever getting through the primaries. And, even if you think that Reagan was great……the GOP have no one remotely resembling him (of course….Reagan’s actual policies, rather than the myth of Reagan, would earn him the label of RINO or even “socialist/marxist” from the extremists today).

  11. It is pretty telling when Dick Cheney starts rooting for Hillary while badmouthing the GOP midgets running for office.

  12. I’d love for Hillary to run for President 2012… It would be the Battle for the Progressive, Part Two.

    Think about it, Hillary wins in 2012… and Barack says oh, no that butch ain’t taking da house from me for 2016…

    heck yeah, that will be a battle I would pay to see…

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