A global tour of Obama's second term

  • Article by: JOHN RASH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 30, 2012 - 9:56 PM
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minn12Nov. 30, 12 6:47 PM

People will rue the day they re-elected this radical for president. He is already trying to continue his reckless spending ways by yet another attempted power grab- Obama wants sole power to raise the debt limit HIMSELF. Sure, give the guy who is bankrupting us into Greece a 'blank check'. Sorry, no. Obama is driving us off the 'fiscal cliff' no matter what happens by January 1st. The socialist democrats simply are incapable of cutting spending, not to mention even simply REDUCING the RATE OF INCREASE in spending. Yup, when the next crash comes, those who put Obama back in office will suffer too, and regret not putting a REAL leader with proven economic success in office.

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firefight41Nov. 30, 12 6:55 PM

Now that he got re-elected he does not have to worry about the economy and just go see the world.

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poodlemangNov. 30, 12 7:38 PM

Why care about a balanced budget when you can get lifetime kickbacks for doling out US taxpayer money to peoples from around the world.

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connnerNov. 30, 12 7:56 PM

John Rash is one of the best news people I have seen in years. Very good report.

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Wally_99Nov. 30, 12 8:02 PM

Mr. Rash, please advise the public -- do you vote democrat???

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theruntNov. 30, 12 9:23 PM

Good article. But one thing that might take much of the president's time is dealing with the floods, droughts, fires and hurricanes that seem to be increasing in size and frequency.

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twspt7Dec. 1, 12 5:25 AM

"Yes, I have read it," Warner said he replies. "It means you gotta compromise." Bingo! We'll see who else has read it very soon.

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jimjimjimjimDec. 1, 12 9:07 AM

The world recognizes we have the weakest president since Jimmy Carter. Our enemies laugh at us and our allies have been insulted by obama. We have become the laughing stock of the world. Even the newspaper Pravda cannot believe the people of the USA re-elected obama. They claim we are illiterate to have done so. The socialists in Europe are rejoicing and excited about obama creating an AmeriKa that reflects their values.

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cstoney48Dec. 1, 1210:32 AM

Reading the comments from the several reactionary 'pundits', it hard to determine whether the president is a socialist, radical authoritarian with the capacity to subvert American values or the the most anemic appeaser since Neville Chamberlain and will lead us into another Munich--at best. The only common denominator is that the right intensely hates him for whatever reason they fabricate on any given day. Instead of weighing the actual opportunities and challenges facing America and the president as John Rash did in his article, they content themselves with spewing anger and hysteria. Losing again in 2012 must have been a horrible experience for reactionaries. Irrational catharsis must be all they have left.

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theagonygopDec. 1, 12 1:23 PM

The right cannot deal with the President's successes. Falling unemployment, rising corporate profits, rising Dow, health care reform, the list goes on and on. Not a single scandal in four years except for the ones that his detractors fabricate. Obama will go down in history as one of the best Presidents ever. He's already in the top ten and he hasn't finished his first term.

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