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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Liek I said... he gives good speech. hat's about it.

    Side note... What are Obama's chances of re-election, should we actually end up with even a single pair of US boots on the ground in Libya?

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    President Barack Obama’s approval rating and prospects for reelection have plunged to all-time lows in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

    Half of the registered voters surveyed for the poll think that the president does not deserve a second term in office, while 41 percent say he does. In another Quinnipiac poll released just four weeks ago, 45 percent said the president did not deserve reelection, while 47 percent said he did.

    The decline in support for a second Obama term comes as his approval rating has dropped 4 percentage points since early March, landing at 42 percent – a record low – in the poll released Wednesday. His disapproval rating has risen from 46 percent to 48 percent.

    The downward shift may in part be the result of dissatisfaction over U.S involvement in Libya, with 47 percent of those surveyed saying they oppose it. By a margin of 58 percent to 29 percent, registered voters said that Obama has not clearly stated U.S. goals for the mission.
    Poll: Obama's approval hits new low - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Liek I said... he gives good speech. hat's about it.

    Side note... What are Obama's chances of re-election, should we actually end up with even a single pair of US boots on the ground in Libya?
    I don't think it was even a good speech. He was irritating to watch with his constant hand gestures and audible thumping of his hands on the podium.

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Obama's mission in Libya is a political misread. Democrats are notorious for appealing to this and that base, which in and of itself is rather snarky when you think about it. However, the base in question here is that of independants, and conservatives. He knows that nothing he can do will cost him that 33% of left wing votes, so he's hedging, politically speaking. The problem though is that the hedge is poorly crafted. The hedge isn't generally in favor of a Lbyian campaign; yes it is true we'd like to see Gaddafi beheaded but fighting the battles for France and Italy are not something we typically support. He won't change a single conservative vote, but he might get some independants, however, in my opinion independants aren't as concerned with foreign affairs nearly as much as domestic issues when it comes to voting.

    I agree with the poster that claimed he was damned if he did, and damned if he didn't though as there is some truth to that statement. Guys like Hannity against the Presidents actions in Lybia is sickening, and why I stopped watching the pundants on cable news. Hannity would be ALL for a Lybia campaign if it were a Republican at the healm, and he's fooling himself if he thinks no one realizes this.

    in sum, Lybia is a tactical political move for Obama, nothing more, nothing less. Personally, I think he would have nothing to do with it, if politics weren't front and center. On this one, I'd say to Obama, you should have gone with your instincts on this one, and stayed away.


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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    you can barely withhold your glee as you discuss your sacred golden calf
    I have no idea what this means.

    But as one poster put it: Party On!!
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I don't think it was even a good speech. He was irritating to watch with his constant hand gestures and audible thumping of his hands on the podium.
    That's kind of the reason I try to read these speeches and not watch them.
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Hannity would be ALL for a Lybia campaign if it were a Republican at the healm, and he's fooling himself if he thinks no one realizes this.
    No doubt about that one at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    in sum, Lybia is a tactical political move for Obama, nothing more, nothing less. Personally, I think he would have nothing to do with it, if politics weren't front and center. On this one, I'd say to Obama, you should have gone with your instincts on this one, and stayed away.


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    That may very well be true. IMO 0bama was dragged kicking and screaming into this.
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    I have no idea what this means.

    But as one poster put it: Party On!!
    how cute, we have a cheerleader on the debate forum. /rollseyes

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I don't think it was even a good speech. He was irritating to watch with his constant hand gestures and audible thumping of his hands on the podium.
    He was trying to look all leaderly and forceful and decisive and ****.

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    Re: The President's Speech on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    He was trying to look all leaderly and forceful and decisive and ****.
    yeah I know, but it didn't work.

    He looked like he'd rather be anywhere but where he was. He's not good at forceful. He's much better at voting "present".

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