Obama develops his second-term strategy

  • Article by: PETER BAKER , New York Times
  • Updated: January 20, 2013 - 12:04 AM

He'll try to avoid the pitfalls of his re-elected predecessors with a robust agenda focused on the economy, gun control, immigration and energy.

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middleman711Jan. 19, 13 7:38 PM

What is his strategy for reducing the deficit to under $1.4 T, and for keeping the national debt from hitting $17T?j

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middleman711Jan. 19, 13 7:40 PM

What is his plan for reducing unemployment to under 7.8%?

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middleman711Jan. 19, 13 7:44 PM

What is his plan for getting the Senate to obey the law and pass a budget (for the first time in almost 4years)?

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rudo1212Jan. 19, 13 7:57 PM

I'm fine with Obama coming up with a robust agenda as long as he doesn't focus on the economy, gun control, immigration and energy.

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ranger78Jan. 19, 13 8:40 PM

What was his strategy in his first term? Spend more in four years than Bush in eight? Check. Oversee the first ever downgrade of US credit rating? Check. Oversee the worst recovery since the Depression? Check. Have the highest longterm unemployment since WWII? Check. Oversee the highest food stamp usage in history? Check. Oversee the highest percentage of Americans going on disability? Check. Pass the most expensive gov't program in history? Check. Oversee the biggest expansion of our debt? Check. Fail to get a single vote on multiple budgets? Check. I don't think we can afford whatever his policies are for the next four years.

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mrf26858Jan. 19, 13 8:52 PM

Makes one think that it would have been nice to know what his strategy was before the 2012 election. You know, to be candid.. And transparent. And yet, here we are.

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reefungorioJan. 19, 13 8:54 PM

second term strategy: work on the third term strategy.

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hodgie999Jan. 19, 13 9:12 PM

Gee and we should all be jumping for joy!!

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crystalbayJan. 20, 1312:40 AM

What an impressive array of sore losers on this board! Obviously, the majority of Americans had enough confidence and belief in this president to reelect him - the only president to win with over 50% of the popular vote since FDR (another GOP favorite!). We the people have spoken, but go ahead, keep whining anyway.

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huggybear28Jan. 20, 13 1:09 AM

Irrelevance would be a good strategy for this president to pursue especially for the sake of the American people.

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