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Latest Newsweek Cover: Hit the Road Barack! Story by esteemed British historian Niall Ferguson. Time for Obama to Hit the road ?

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Newsweek magazine is targeting its latest controversial cover at the Obama
administration. It’s part of a devastating story written by esteemed British
historian Niall Ferguson telling President Obama that it’s time to go and that
the only team that can possibly turn the country around is the Romney-Ryan
ticket.

“In his inaugural address, Obama promised ‘not only to create
new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.’” Ferguson writes in the cover
story, “Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President.”

“He
promised to ‘build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines
that feed our commerce and bind us together.’ He promised to ‘restore science to
its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality
and lower its cost.’” wrote Ferguson, who made some of the same arguments in a
March 2012 Newsmax cover story, "Decision Time."
“And he promised
to ‘transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a
new age.’ Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those
bold pledges is pitiful.”

“Welcome to Obama’s America: nearly half the
population is not represented on a taxable return—almost exactly the same
proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some
type of government benefit,” Ferguson writes. “We are becoming the 50–50
nation—half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the
benefits.”

In all, it’s an uncharacteristically conservative piece for
the magazine, which previously has had cover stories celebrating Obama as “the
first gay president” for his stand on gay marriage, and has offered lengthy
defenses for another four years. Since Tina Brown's Daily Beast took over
Newsweek, which recently said it will soon cease print publication, the magazine
has been one of the most left-leaning publications in the country.
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  • betz 2012/08/20 11:04:56
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    betz
    +10
    When the second largest news weekly in the US (which does lean liberals) says this I guess it is time for him to hit the road. Buh bye Mr. Prez. Been nice (not really) knowing you. Bring on the team which will provide us with hope for success and a future for our children.

    " romney ryan

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  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/08/26 01:10:14
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    It truly is past time for him to go. He should have never been in office in the first place. After hearing talk twice I called him the anti-Christ. I pulled no punches telling me friends that they were crazy to vote for him. Then I started watching video on the internet. Did take long to figure out that he was a Marxist as many deny that he is.
  • Pedalpusher 2012/08/22 00:56:17
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Pedalpusher
    +2
    Yes,yes, yes and don't let the door hit you in the ass!
  • none 2012/08/21 23:25:06
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    none
    +3
    It's been time for quite a while already.
  • Javimendo 2012/08/21 21:35:11
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Javimendo
  • charles nelson 2012/08/21 15:17:53
    No
    charles nelson
    ol Niall, doesn't realize that its the season of hitting the road for what we call politicians here.
  • Luke 2012/08/21 12:26:07
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Luke
    +4
    50 out of 60 sodaheads agree...!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Russian 2012/08/21 12:22:52
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Russian
    +4
    Time for Obama to hit the road for his execution!!!
  • Oaces_boss_yo® 2012/08/21 12:21:36
  • Dandydon 2012/08/21 01:05:38
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Dandydon
    +7
    I didn't need for Newsweek to tell me that..
    The only reason Newsweek would print that is they're trying to keep their mag from going down the toilet
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/21 00:51:22
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +6
    And don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more
  • jimmy d 2012/08/21 00:45:01
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    jimmy d
    +6
    na na na na hey hey hey goodbye
    obama you re fired
  • bosshog 2012/08/21 00:05:34
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    bosshog
    +5
    All the KOOL-AID drinking single women that like OBAMA don't let the door hit you in the eigther,,, maybe daddy will give all the free stuff and save our tax payer dollars for something worth while' obamacare
  • voice_m... bosshog 2012/08/21 00:16:09
    voice_matters
    +1
    why is it libs can opnly show their ignorance. is it the facts are too hard for them. is it they can not discuss the issues. probably just the fact that libs are ignorant
  • Jim voice_m... 2012/08/21 19:47:33
    Jim
    +2
    It's not that liberals are ignorant, it is that the truth hurts.
  • voice_m... Jim 2012/08/21 21:04:36
    voice_matters
    +1
    when you find me a lib that uses facts it will be the first
  • JET 2012/08/20 19:40:23
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    JET
    +5
    We can only hope there will be change. If you love the guy, please feel free to go with him.
  • voice_m... JET 2012/08/21 00:17:13
    voice_matters
    sad to see libs never change. always spewing their hate
  • Shelly Sue 2012/08/20 19:12:38
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Shelly Sue
    +5
    Take heed Barry S. and don't ya come back no more!
  • voice_m... Shelly Sue 2012/08/21 00:18:48
    voice_matters
    +1
    take heed if you talk to libs all they do is spew hate
  • Shelly Sue voice_m... 2012/08/21 04:29:23
    Shelly Sue
    +2
    Right. They love their leaders smear campaign too. Facts kill them.
  • voice_m... Shelly Sue 2012/08/21 12:10:20
    voice_matters
    +1
    maybe in 2016 we will have an election on the issues.
  • BILL 2012/08/20 18:39:38
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    BILL
    +6
    About three and a half years late
  • James 2012/08/20 18:33:16
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    James
    +6
    Hopefully it will be an over due exit. My fear is there are too many people on the payroll to see the truth.
  • voice_m... James 2012/08/21 00:19:48
    voice_matters
    ear is there are way too many ignorant people to focus on the issues. people seem to only care abou sharing their hate and ignorance
  • Shelly Sue James 2012/08/21 04:35:01
    Shelly Sue
    That's how socialism/communism works to suppress the people.
  • kudabux 2012/08/20 17:51:32
    No
    kudabux
    "Esteemed"?? Hah! Just another inflated blowhard. He should stick to re-writing British history and leave politics alone
  • Deep007 2012/08/20 17:27:33
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Deep007
    +4
    Happy Trails
  • luvguins 2012/08/20 16:58:45
    No
    luvguins
    +2
    This is what happens when a history professor tries to be an economist and fails. It is a either a brave or foolhardy man who picks a fight with Paul Krugman, the latest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Here is where Ferguson has been wrong since 2004.

    2009 The bond market is rebelling against the massive deficits.....has not happened.
    2010 He said the era of double digit inflation was back....inflation was receding.
    2010 In February he said the Greek crisis was coming to the USA......hasn't.
    2004 and 2009 He said China supporting U.S. debt was coming to an end....hasn't.
    2009 He said in the coming weeks fiscal and monetary policy would be in painful conflict....Nope, has not been.


    Bottom line: Ferguson has made some big calls about economic collapse ever since Obama took over. As he declares that Obama has been a failure, note that his own calls in recent years have been way off the mark.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.co...
  • ProudProgressive 2012/08/20 16:25:49
    No
    ProudProgressive
    +4
    Ferguson is a right wing hack, and his article contains almost as many lies as one of Romney's attack ads.

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • voice_m... ProudPr... 2012/08/21 00:20:53
    voice_matters
    obamalite is only doing what obama does
  • Jensenmk 2012/08/20 15:55:53
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Jensenmk
    +5
    And to think this is on the cover of a liberal propaganda rag....when your own peanut gallery turns on you...some might call that a clue.
  • voice_m... Jensenmk 2012/08/21 00:21:49
    voice_matters
    libs will always hate the office of the president. doesn't matter who sits in the oval office
  • OPOA912 2012/08/20 15:41:39
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    OPOA912
    +6
    The social experiment is over!!
  • Keeping It Real 2012/08/20 15:26:16 (edited)
    No
    Keeping It Real
    +4
    It's a hit piece that's not based on facts and Soledad tried to touch on it this morning. Also, there's an article out talking about basically how the author of the article in Newsweek is deliberately misleading the viewers as it relates to many of the president achievement.

    For this man to outright do a piece like this and Newsweek to put it out there, kills their credibility. It's now understandable why John Mecham has joined the lying bandwagon on Morning Joe. Mecham is also joining voices claiming the president was livid at the V.P. for coming out on same sex marriage before his own announcement..

    That article will not change the minds of those who support the President and if anything it's going to piss them off. For that small 3 to 5% of so called Independents, I believe they'll view it as misleading. Those group of people more likely then not are already informed on many of the issues that the lying article touched on.
  • Deep007 Keeping... 2012/08/20 17:28:28
  • Keeping... Deep007 2012/08/20 20:55:21
    Keeping It Real
    I wouldn't waste my eyeballs reading anything you linked RWNJ, now go fetch!
    dog fetching a ball
  • CAPISCE Keeping... 2012/08/20 20:57:11
  • Cat 2012/08/20 15:25:45
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    Cat
    +6
    Yes Barry,
    Don't go away mad.
    Just go away.
  • lark 2012/08/20 15:19:35
    Yes, Goodbye, don't let the door hit you on the ass
    lark
    +5
    need him gone now
  • LindaM 2012/08/20 15:09:58
    No
    LindaM
    +4
    Someone is hitting a new low. This so called journalist is being put down royally.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

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