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Can Obama save his second term?
December 2nd, 2013
04:07 PM ET

Can Obama save his second term?

The Obama administration declared Healthcare.gov now works as originally planned. With the site up and running better than before, can President Obama get beyond Obamacare and cure his second-term blues?

Tonight at 6:30pm ET, Democratic strategist Bill Burton and former Republican Governor of Maryland Bob Ehrlich join Newt Gingrich and Van Jones for a debate focusing on the President.

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  1. Peppy

    Bammy cant find his back side with both hands, im sure this will work out for him !!!!

    December 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  2. Minnie Mouse

    I am waiting to see who's up for the next election. Obama has to many things he's trying to do at one time and is working with people who don't want to negotiate, let alone they aren't even on speaking terms most of the time unless it's crunch time to try to keep the government open. This time around that didn't even happen. You can't make things happen when people don't want to cooperate and are in positions just for the sake of themselves and not for the good of the people in our country. The rest of his term will be nothing but completing the ACA to get it successfully running.

    I hope the next president is an Independent. When needs someone one who can compromise, negotiate and not promise more than they can accomplish.

    December 3, 2013 at 7:00 am | Reply
  3. jjAMGRON

    Have said before the election that orators accomplish very little by way of substance however you guys never listen

    December 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Reply
  4. Simonzee

    Anyone who thinks this President and his administration is not running a dictatorship of mission creep should read carefully.

    This is not the Post Obama era but the continuance of the mission creep era and the left is pushing it along strongly inside America while backing off from it after the disaster of mission creep in Libya. Illiberals will never be honest where they are taking you because that is the point of mission creep and Obamacare is a perfect example and the use of Travyn Martin and others as tools to disarm citizens.

    What we do know is that the U.S, under Clinton and Obama, in controvention of International law, were with the U.N and NATO supporting Oman and other Sunni interests in importing weapons into Libya prior to Gadaffi being killed. Once he was killed the Benghazi terrorists along with others raided all the extra weapons piles including anti-aircraft missiles that ended up later in Syria with many weapons going to the Palestinians to fire at Israel. Many of these are being used against the Egyptian military by allies of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    No doubt these weapons also killed your ambassador and other Americans.

    The failure to secure these existing stockpiles, and of imported U.S special forces weapons is truly pathetic. These night vision gear and weaponry no doubt has ended up in Syria and Egypt and goodness knows where else. Was this deliberate or just gross incompetence again like Fast and Furious?

    The truth is Gadaffi gave up his nuclear program to get a bayonett up his backside but that set a precedent for many nations to buy up armaments and seek to have the ultimate weapon of sovereignty which is nuclear if they did not have one.

    Think about what happened in your own nation when the President wanted to take over your soverign right to bear arms. There was a rush for wespons and more ammunition. This proves that not only do other nations not trust the U.S anymore and their mission creep that was on full display in Libya that ended up with a bayonet up Gadaffis backside; but U.S citizens do not trust the mission creep of the Obama administration. Certainly that mission creep is resulting in the replacement of generals and officers in your armed services.

    China and other nations must be rubbing their hands together while laughing at this incompetent administration. Why else would they dare to mark out territories over Japanese islands. They know that every action Obama now takes is tainted with a mission creep legacy and that they would have no moral credibility to challange this latest bold move. Obama and his administration has smashed any idea of exceptionalism because his administration is the archetype of incompetence.

    After this mission creep will it be a surrendor to China and Iran? It certainly looks that way and America will just take a back seat of "whatever" because that is consistent with his social policies in America which is supported by a whole 47% that has a "whatever "attitude when it comes to voting for the ideas that will shape their country. The killing of exceptionalism is obviously a product of an expanding welfare class titilated by a President that has more in common with Hollywood values as he said than the real American values that once made your nation the greatest nation on earth.

    Americans should not just be worried by the mess of Obamas foreign policy revolving around mission creep but more importantly mission creep in their own country. Its what's left over after that is the big issue and that is a whole lot of scrambled eggs.

    December 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  5. Bribarian

    0b0ng0 couldnt save a wet dream.

    December 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  6. Joe User

    "The Obama administration declared Healthcare.gov now works as originally planned." -- I had no idea the original plan was to send incorrect information to insurance companies or not meet even basic Internet security standards.

    December 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  7. ruth

    I want to know if this is The Law of the Land ,how can this man change this law , and why is it that someone is not bringing charges against him? I do not get this.How can our people in government allowing him to do this?Why is this man still running this country?Talk about a reality check has someone told him he is not liked,why does he think he knows what is best for Americans,we do not live in a Monarch society ,yet this person tells us what we can or can not do,he says he thinks people like him because he was voted to office again ,but had Americans had known they were lied to,maybe other politicains will not call him a liar but I will,seems he answers to no one,this person would not be enjoying his second term Jimmy Carter looks a lot better every day with Obama in office....and will someone tell him he is not liked by the majority of Americans,Please

    December 2, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  8. Mara Tam

    I still think the whole program was sabotaged - so it would not work.

    The insurance companies in the middle are the ones raising the prices. My family in Canada pays higher taxes, but deal directly with the gov't agency. After major surgery – didn't even see an invoice.

    December 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Reply
    • Peppy

      Nice blame someone else, its what bammy does

      December 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  9. NorCalMojo

    I believe the expression is "All sizzle and no steak"

    December 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  10. No more of this garbage...

    I hope not – it would be a disaster of epic consequences – and highly unlikely that Obama's head will come above water again.

    December 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  11. John Smith

    Come on, STOP IT! Stop polarizing public opinion with such ridiculous "yes or no" questions. The answer is not "either, or", and using pundits to discuss the question will lead absolutely nowhere. UGH! CNN! Garbage News Network...

    December 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Reply
  12. deee510

    Obama doesn't need to recover. He is a wonderful president and always has been. These journalist need to recover from their nonfactual stories they've published over and over.meanwhile the majority of Americans are not fooled by the smear campaigns and we see through the b.s.

    December 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Peppy

      After that blog its clear you cant see thru bammys .bs., you really cant be that naïve ???

      December 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  13. SpgfldTom

    Obama cannot "recover" ..... he has been caught repeatedly lying to the American people about this "signature legislation". His credibility is completely gone. Once the trust is gone he has nothing left but to wait for Hillary to come and tidy up his mess.

    December 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Reply
  14. manhandler1

    Can Obama recover? All this goofy nonsense is ridiculous. But the gum flappers have to have something to flap their proverbial gums about. He doesn't have anything to recover from. The media has been spouting this stupid stuff forever. Can he recover from the IRS non scandal? Can he recover from the Benghazi non-scandal? And on and on and on. What they should be talking about is can the media recover from being so ridiculous. People are signing up for the ACA by the thousands and as soon as the press recovers from it's need to blow everything out of proportion, they'll need to find something else to blab about.

    December 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • Peppy

      Not the brightest bulb on the x-mas tree are you.

      December 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Reply
  15. suzan

    my same ? to mr. butrón. did he know???

    December 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  16. suzan

    ask the real ? of mr jones, did he kmow.that people were going to lose ins bc many policies did not meet the "criteria" of this insurance "plan"???

    December 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  17. ismitty

    Obama unwittingly named his failure after himself, helping to remind Americans for years to come, exactly WHO screwed them over. Obama did what no Conservative could do. Thank you, Sir.

    December 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  18. Rob

    He can recover if the Dems take the House, but that's not likely to happen. He's not going to get anything significant accomplished from here on out if the GOP retains control of the House.

    December 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  19. Bill Smells

    Nope, he won't recover. He's got nothing but lies to build on now. Tough trying to recover from that. Speaking of which, he'll recover like the economy...poorly if at all.

    December 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  20. Gig 'em

    Can Obama save his second term?

    Nope. He's told too many lies to too many people for his credibility to stay intact.

    December 2, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  21. jakob

    the Israel MOSAD after Obama in this time.he get a few days to live!!!he is on the way to Arafat in the same way!!! ONLY IN STRONG ISRAEL YOU CAN TRUST TO MAKE THIS HOLY JOB IN IRAN!!!OBAMA=0!!!

    December 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Reply

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