Obama renews focus on second-term agenda with release of 20-page booklet

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  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Oct. 25, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    Of course it focuses on the next four years. Do you think he wants anyone to focus on the last four?

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    "...mostly focused on the economy, including increased spending on education, boosting manufacturing jobs and raising taxes on the wealthy."

    You have GOT to be kidding, President Obama! This is your plan? Seriously?! If this is your new plan, what were you doing your whole first term? I would encourage anyone to read in today's Wall Street Journal, on the op-ed page, an article entitled "A Second First Term." It details how bankrupt of ideas this president is.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 4:32 p.m.

    Holy cow this is fantastic! Finally a booklet on how to fix America!! Leave to Joe and Barack to devise such a brilliant, thoughtful plan. I am certain in this huge volume of 20 whole pages we have a detailed blueprint of how to fix the whole mess. Also - what great timing too - right after the last debate!! Yes we don't want that darn Romney to be able to dress it down in a debate in front of the whole country. I mean come on - this precious booklet is so pure and precise it is only for select eyes to view. Maybe Barack will load a few thousand up into Airforce One and dump em over battle ground states .... sort of like the Nazi's did with their propaganda booklets in 1940. I am certain that this wonderful booklet contains precise details of economic recovery just waiting to be implemented. Wow - what a game changer for sure!!!! Go Barack go!!!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 24, 2012 3:26 p.m.


    Disastrous? It's wonderful!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    The latest RCP electoral vote count"

    Romney 206, Obama 201

    What a disastrous decline for Obama.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 10:56 a.m.

    Another fictional story from our dictator?

    Interesting that he demands Romney to give more details of his plan, yet he waited until after the debates to publish his. I guess you can't be questioned on policy when you don't have one. The same thing Daschele told him when he was a senator "Now is the time to run for President, when you don't have a record for people to look at"

    Why did it take 20 pages to list his goals? 1. Raise taxes 2. Borrow more 3. Apologize for the US keeping the world free 4. Spend 5. Pet projects 6. Help Russia

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    Political statements from candidates are made to potentially mislead or guide people away from what they are really doing.

    People, as a general rule, dislike the politics or politicians that we have in our country. By that fact, they don't get involved in what happens in their neighborhood, county, state and nationally. They think that the problems will go away when someone dies and another person takes over that position or an election happens. In Utah, with really only one party in power, as a general rule, it can even become worse than in other states. You still have to be cautious of those you elect.

    This pamphlet is guiding people to those issues that the President can really talk about. He doesn't want to bring up ANYTHING that is going to give the other side a potential list of things to rebut and make worse.

    The President hasn't really shown any leadership in the past 4-years. You can't blame someone else for your lack of leadership. He has done that very thoroughly with the help of the media over that time. He was not vetted properly by the voters and Hilliary.

    It is late.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    For a President who dispises the military and their actions, sort of like President Clinton, they take credit for anything that will advance their political agenda.

    The President keeps on saying he has an agenda but he mixes his agenda with the country's agenda. If David Axlerod is involved it is for his agenda, which includes the President's agenda. Really, we elected David Axlerod instead of Obama as the President doesn't do anything without David making that judgement for the President. It is probably hard for Mrs. Obama to have someone else tell the President what is salient for them.

    The President has a hidden agenda, sort of like his budget that never appears, but he can spend our money and out great-grandchildren's money on his Solyndra and auto and union bailouts without blinking an eye.

    I guess his executive experience of a community organizer taught him so much about directing our country's Departments, Agencies and Bureaus that he can say he actually fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden. He can command ships, horses, bayonets on rifles and those types of things that he didn't know we still use.

    Go Mitt!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    The Reader's Digest in the 1950s and 60s was aimed at an 8th grade level. Today that level should be higher but probably isn't.

    I guess this was a hard decision that took 4 years to come out with his plan for the past 4 years that he now saying that people should give him a chance. A chance as President Bush ruined all his plans for the past 4 years. He had to make difficult decisions on his own, such as giving $50-60B to car companies that had unions expand his electability this time. That is one reason he sees Ohio as an important payback to him for giving the Unions more power through his donation. Quid pro quo is one term for this action. I wonder if that term is in his undecided voter booklet. Depends on what level it is written for.

    Having taken 2 years of Latin, in this context it is not good for a government worker to have Quid Pro Quo, especially from our top executive of our United States of America. I believe there are laws against that.

    There was so much outcry for the car manufacturer's jet aircraft.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2012 6:16 a.m.

    Wouldn't it have been beneficial for Obama to let us know about his agenda for a second term a little earlier. Based on his performance on the economic front over the last 4 years I know exactly what the next 4 hold in store if he is re-elected.

  • Army Prof New York, NY
    Oct. 23, 2012 9:24 p.m.

    The booklet is small, red, and should be kept in your shirt pocket next to your heart.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 23, 2012 3:10 p.m.

    Coming out with a secret plan just two weeks before the election?

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    I didn't read the whole thing, but I glanced through the Table of Contents to see generally what's in this 20-page booklet:

    Pgs. 1-12: Why everything is George Bush's fault
    Pgs. 13-15: Why being successful in business is a bad thing
    Pg. 16: Did I mention that I killed Osama Bin Ladin?
    Pg. 17: Why I deserve a second term even though the economy isn't fixed yet
    Pg. 18: A detailed description of my visit to all 57 states
    Pg. 19: Why we need to reduce the deficit (even though I haven't done it yet)
    Pg. 20: Romney has $5 trillion in tax cuts that is not mathematically possible (and why all the reputable sources are wrong about that)

    That's just a rough summary. I think the introduction talks about hope and change and something about policies that got us in this mess.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    "How can this booklet be obtained, or will it be a secret like the healthcare book?"

    I suspect we will have to vote for it to find out what is in it (although that will not work this time)

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 23, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    Just like the two and a half thousand page healthcare book, when did Obama have time to write it?

    How can this booklet be obtained, or will it be a secret like the healthcare book?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 23, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    Just what America needs, another book. Place it in the fiction section of your library.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    booklet? how rich is this? i wonder what grade level the writing will be.