Washington Post to Obama: Be a One-Term President

The anonymous “White House insider” who’s been talking to NewsFlavor blogger Ulsterman said that the Democrats are in crisis mode and deeply divided. “Insider” and investigative reporter Wayne Madsen even said that top Democrats are considering invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Obama.
So it is in light of the above that the following op-ed by two top Democrats, Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell (both former pollsters for winning Democratic presidential candidates; Caddell was also a senior advisor to the 2nd worst President in modern US history, Jimmy Carter) takes on even greater significance. They say:

  • Obama has lost the consent of the governed!
  • The November 2nd election was a referendum on Obama — and he lost.
  • To win reëlection in 2012 would require him to conduct a “scorched earth campaign” that will divide Americans even more than we already are — a division that this country can ill afford given the gravity of our problems.
  • Obama must rise above party politics and be a true leader by using his remaining two years to bring the two parties together in genuine bi-parisanship, so as to tackle America’s many very serious problems.

I have three words to Schoen and Caddell (S&C):

Not gonna happen!

S&C still don’t get what we Conservatives had known from the beginning (2008):

Obama has neither the personality (he’s a sociopathic narcissist) nor the transcendent moral character to be such a leader. It takes humility and love to see clearly and do what is right for our country, but Obama is neither humble nor does he love God or America. He loves only himself. 
S&C are asking for another George Washington who, when he was elected unanimously to be the newly independent America’s first president, quit his party because he wanted to be a President of All the People. But that was never the reason why Obama sought to be president. That’s why S&C’s wish will never come true: They are asking this utterly fraudulent man to be someone and something he isn’t.
~Eowyn

 


Here's our solution!


 

Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012
By Douglas E. Schoen and Patrick H. Caddell – WaPost – November 14, 2010

President Obama must decide now how he wants to govern in the two years leading up to the 2012 presidential election.
In recent days, he has offered differing visions of how he might approach the country’s problems. At one point, he spoke of the need for “mid-course corrections.” At another, he expressed a desire to take ideas from both sides of the aisle. And before this month’s midterm elections, he said he believed that the next two years would involve “hand-to-hand combat” with Republicans, whom he also referred to as “enemies.”
It is clear that the president is still trying to reach a resolution in his own mind as to what he should do and how he should do it.
This is a critical moment for the country. From the faltering economy to the burdensome deficit to our foreign policy struggles, America is suffering a widespread sense of crisis and anxiety about the future. Under these circumstances, Obama has the opportunity to seize the high ground and the imagination of the nation once again, and to galvanize the public for the hard decisions that must be made. The only way he can do so, though, is by putting national interests ahead of personal or political ones.
To that end, we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.
If the president goes down the reelection road, we are guaranteed two years of political gridlock at a time when we can ill afford it. But by explicitly saying he will be a one-term president, Obama can deliver on his central campaign promise of 2008, draining the poison from our culture of polarization and ending the resentment and division that have eroded our national identity and common purpose.
We do not come to this conclusion lightly. But it is clear, we believe, that the president has largely lost the consent of the governed. The midterm elections were effectively a referendum on the Obama presidency. And even if it was not an endorsement of a Republican vision for America, the drubbing the Democrats took was certainly a vote of no confidence in Obama and his party. The president has almost no credibility left with Republicans and little with independents.
The best way for him to address both our national challenges and the serious threats to his credibility and stature is to make clear that, for the next two years, he will focus exclusively on the problems we face as Americans, rather than the politics of the moment – or of the 2012 campaign.
Quite simply, given our political divisions and economic problems, governing and campaigning have become incompatible. Obama can and should dispense with the pollsters, the advisers, the consultants and the strategists who dissect all decisions and judgments in terms of their impact on the president’s political prospects.
Obama himself once said to Diane Sawyer: “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” He now has the chance to deliver on that idea.
In the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama spoke repeatedly of his desire to end the red-state-blue-state divisions in America and to change the way Washington works. This was a central reason he was elected; such aspirations struck a deep chord with the polarized electorate.
Obama can restore the promise of the election by forging a government of national unity, welcoming business leaders, Republicans and independents into the fold. But if he is to bring Democrats and Republicans together, the president cannot be seen as an advocate of a particular party, but as somebody who stands above politics, seeking to forge consensus. And yes, the United States will need nothing short of consensus if we are to reduce the deficit and get spending under control, to name but one issue.
Forgoing another term would not render Obama a lame duck. Paradoxically, it would grant him much greater leverage with Republicans and would make it harder for opponents such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) – who has flatly asserted that his highest priority is to make Obama a one-term president – to be uncooperative.
And for Democrats such as current Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) – who has said that entitlement reform is dead on arrival – the president’s new posture would make it much harder to be inflexible. Given the influence of special interests on the Democratic Party, Obama would be much more effective as a figure who could remain above the political fray. Challenges such as boosting economic growth and reducing the deficit are easier to tackle if you’re not constantly worrying about the reactions of senior citizens, lobbyists and unions.
…While we believe that Obama can be reelected, to do so he will have to embark on a scorched-earth campaign of the type that President George W. Bush ran in the 2002 midterms and the 2004 presidential election, which divided Americans in ways that still plague us.
Obama owes his election in large measure to the fact that he rejected this approach during his historic campaign. Indeed, we were among those millions of Democrats, Republicans and independents who were genuinely moved by his rhetoric and purpose. Now, the only way he can make real progress is to return to those values and to say that for the good of the country, he will not be a candidate in 2012.
Should the president do that, he – and the country – would face virtually no bad outcomes. The worst-case scenario for Obama? In January 2013, he walks away from the White House having been transformative in two ways: as the first black president, yes, but also as a man who governed in a manner unmatched by any modern leader. He will have reconciled the nation, continued the economic recovery, gained a measure of control over the fiscal problems that threaten our future, and forged critical solutions to our international challenges. He will, at last, be the figure globally he has sought to be, and will almost certainly leave a better regarded president than he is today. History will look upon him kindly – and so will the public.
It is no secret that we have been openly critical of the president in recent days, but we make this proposal with the deepest sincerity and hope for him and for the country.
We have both advised presidents facing great national crises and have seen challenges from inside the Oval Office. We are convinced that if Obama immediately declares his intention not to run for reelection, he will be able to unite the country, provide national and international leadership, escape the hold of the left, isolate the right and achieve results that would be otherwise unachievable.
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0 responses to “Washington Post to Obama: Be a One-Term President

  1. Wow. (Or is that just “eh” today– as odd as things are getting, it’s sorta hard to tell. I’d go for the former take, myself.) Of course, I don’t think he’ll do the LBJ thing and say, “Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.”

     
  2. I think this on MSNBC may’ve inspired that…

     
  3. Well we knew he wasn’t going to unite the country and governing by working with both parties. Any one who thinks this can happen is delusional…
    If he runs for a second term, it sure as heck won’t be as easy as the first. If the Rs can put up a decent candidate, he’s toast.

     
    • God willing and the crick don’t rise, as they say.

       
      • As long as they don’t put up Romney or Huckabee…as much as I like Palin, that would be dreaded as well – SRM would go ballistic!!! Not sure who would be a good canidate right now…

         
  4. “IS THIS THE CHANGE THAT YOU VOTED FOR?”
    http://patriotsforamerica.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/is-this-the-change-that-you-voted-for
    * * * * * * *
    “BARACK OBAMA AND HIS KENYAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE”
    http://patriotsforamerica.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/barack-obama-and-his-kenyan-birth-certificate
    * * * * * * *
    “MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD “CULTURAL INVASION” OF AMERICA IS UNDERWAY!”
    http://patriotsforamerica.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/muslim-brotherhood-cultural-invasion-of-america-is-underway/
    MUST READ!!!
    “MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD “CULTURAL INVASION” OF AMERICA IS UNDERWAY!”
    “ISLAMIC INVASION OF AMERICAN: THE 20 POINT PLAN”
    “This sums up the Muslim Brotherhood project in America quite succinctly. On November 7, 2001, international law enforcement authorities and Western intelligence agencies discovered a twenty-year old document revealing a top-secret plan developed by the oldest Islamist organization with one of the most extensive terror networks in the world to launch a program of “cultural invasion” and eventual conquest of the West that virtually mirrors the tactics used by Islamists for more than two decades.
    Since that time information about this document, known in counter-terrorism circles as “The Project”, and discussion regarding its content has been limited to the top-secret world of Western intelligence communities. Only through the work of an intrepid Swiss journalist, Sylvain Besson of Le Temps, and his book published in October 2005 in France, La conquête de l’Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes (The Conquest of the West: The Islamists’ Secret Project), has information regarding The Project finally been made public. One Western official cited by Besson has described The Project as “a totalitarian ideology of infiltration which represents, in the end, the greatest danger for European societies.”
    Included in the documents seized during the raid of Nada’s Swiss villa was a 14-page plan written in Arabic and dated December 1, 1982, which outlines a 12-point strategy to “establish an Islamic government on earth” –identified as The Project. According to testimony given to Swiss authorities by Nada, the unsigned document was prepared by “Islamic researchers” associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
    A refugee from the Muslim Middle East thinks he has discovered Islam’s 20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020
    Anis Shorrosh, author of ”Islam Revealed” and ”The True Furqan,” is a Christian Arab-American who emigrated from Arab-controlled Jerusalem in January 1967.
    ”The following is my analysis of Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020,” Shorrosh says. ”Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?”
    1. Terminate America’s freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.
    2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting Christianity is for whites only.
    3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.
    4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.
    5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the Internet as possible by buying the related corportations or a controlling stock.
    6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – black gold. America’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent of it comes from the Middle East.
    7. Yell ”foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran” anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.
    8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims a medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical l companies (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.
    9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:
    ■Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961)
    ■Use no birth control whatsoever – every baby of Muslim parents is automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.
    ■Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually). Then divorce them and remarry every five years
    ■Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants (so far 2,000 released inmates have joined al-Qaida worldwide).
    10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1,500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are currently 300 exclusively Muslim schools in the U.S. which teach loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution. In January of 2002, Saudi Arabia’s Embassyin Washington mailed 4,500 packets of the Quran and videos promoting Islam to America’s high schools – free of charge. Saudi Arabia would not allow the U.S. to reciprocate.
    11. Provide very size-able monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish ”Centers for Islamic studies” with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher-education institutions.
    12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, when in truth, Islam hijacked the terrorists.
    13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.
    14. Nullify America’s sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans with reports of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls.
    15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not America’s justice system.
    16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S., but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.
    17. Raise interest in Islam on America’s campuses by insisting freshman take at least one course on Islam.
    18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by Internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media.
    19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.
    20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the U.S. by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.
    Sorta makes you think twice about YOUR (not my) President doesn’t it?
    A disturbing video appearedon a popular conspiracy theorist website alleging that Barack Obama had deep ties to radical Islam and was planning a ‘takeover’ of the United States.
    The video, running just over 55 minutes, drew Obama’s past associations with Marxists, Communists, terrorists, and radicals together to paint a disturbing picture of a radical Islamic fundamentalist who had been carefully concealing his true nature through staged appearances, rigid talking points and a complicit media.
    The theory had been discussed by various critics in the weeks and months leading up to the election, but only recently gained steam as more information was brought to light on the questionable connections Obama had to violent extremists like Raila Odinga, whose supporters were responsible for the massacre of a Christian congregation.
    The author of the video describes Obama as a ‘Trojan Horse’ for radical Islam and asserts that Obama has been concealing his extremist Muslim faith in order to fulfill the ‘takeover’ of America. He says that Obama is in reality a hardcore Muslim fundamentalist whose sole goal is the conquer of America by Muslim forces.
    Critics lent credence to this argument, pointing to his anti-Israel adviser Samantha Power, and his lengthy relationship with terrorist spokesman Rashid Khalidi. They also point to his friendship with Louis Farrakhan, a noted Israel hater, and admiration of the Black Panther party, another noted anti-Israel advocacy group.
    Others have noted his controversial pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright, who came under fire for hateful and seditionist sermons against the United States. Although Wright made several baseless allegations such as the government inventing AIDS as an attack on African-Americans and justifying the 9/11 attacks, Obama supported him, saying he “didn’t believe he was particularly controversial”.
    Muslim extremists have been waging a war against the United States and Israel for several decades, with attacks ranging from the USS Cole to the Beirut bombings, with the latest being the World Trade Centers.
    However, evidence shows they also have a long term, rather sinister strategy to infiltrate the highest offices of power in the United States. Barack Obama “won” the American presidency, through fraud and ACORN intimidation which resulted in a historic victory for Muslim terrorists in many observers eyes.
    “They’ve pulled the wool over so many Americans’ eyes. They have fully deceived them. And by the time the American people realize it, it will be too late. Obama will be too powerful.”
    That bolstered the supposition that Obama was a radical Muslim who harbored extreme anti-American views. Some voters clung to the facade that Obama had carefully cultivated. For others, however, it marked a historic turning point in American history.
    “Just like Rome, the United States will fall from the inside and nobody will be able to stop it.”
    PRAY FOR AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    http://patriotsforamerica.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/muslim-brotherhood-cultural-invasion-of-america-is-underway/
    # # # #
    THE FOREVER LIVING WORDS Of The THE FOREVER LIVING CREATOR, ALMIGHTY GOD In The HOLY BIBLE In: 2 Chronicles 7:14:
    “Then if my people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
    http://niv.scripturetext.com/2_chronicles/7.htm
    http://bible.cc/2_chronicles/7-14.htm
    “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10
    http://niv.scripturetext.com/james/4.htm
    http://biblestudio.com/
    http://biblos.com/ (Scroll Up & Down Page)
    http://www.bible.cc/

     
  5. In order to be “great”, barry soetoro should never have even run for the presidency; as it is, HE IS THIS COUNTRY’S GREATEST HOAX!

     
  6. Current admin’s policy at the Fed…

     
  7. I strongly support our president. If he choose to run for a second term, I am behind him 100%.
    Here is a list of his accomplishments for those who didn’t know.
    1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Re-engaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Re-engaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    44. Expanding vaccination programs
    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disaster.
    Everyone in America has benefited one way or another from hih accomplishments. Especially auto dealers, bankers, educators, scientists service personnel and their families, disater victims, the poor without health care. illegal imigrants. We should be storming the white house in support of our President.
    He will be the one to find Osama Bin Laden.
    My campaign for his second term starts today.

     

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