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Old 12-26-2008, 06:50 AM
 
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This is pretty meaningless.
I think it is significant. It indicates how desperate the American people are for a new and different kind of government. My greatest fear is that our expectations are so high that no one can fill them. Obama has the toughest job of any president in my memory. I have never seen the nation as divided as it has been the last several years. Almost everyone wants the nation to be united. That will be hard enough. Add to that the wars, the terrorist threats, the sour economy, and our expectations of Obama are probably too high. He is trying hard with his transition team, his inaugral team, and his cabinet to be inclusive and work with all segments of the political and social spectrum. He is already getting criticized for that. The liberals think he is not liberal enough. The conservatives think he is too liberal. I think he is doing exactly what he needs to do--be a centrist with tolerance for both liberal and conservative viewpoints. We all need to support him instead of grousing. It is our only hope.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Oh wow, so if Obama wipes his *** will that land him a 75% approval rating?
Oh, that would be higher than 75%. After all, the man has style.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Competent and intelligent is only good if the person elected has the right values and wants good government. More intelligent people recognize that. LOL
That's why so many of them voted for Democratic - rather than the tired, corrupt, and worn out Republicans.



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Old 12-26-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Oh wow, so if Obama wipes his *** will that land him a 75% approval rating?
Actually that's pretty much exactly what happened.
He wiped his *** with the GOP candidate on Nov 4th and America approved!



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Old 12-26-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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I think it is significant. It indicates how desperate the American people are for a new and different kind of government. My greatest fear is that our expectations are so high that no one can fill them. Obama has the toughest job of any president in my memory. I have never seen the nation as divided as it has been the last several years. Almost everyone wants the nation to be united. That will be hard enough. Add to that the wars, the terrorist threats, the sour economy, and our expectations of Obama are probably too high. He is trying hard with his transition team, his inaugral team, and his cabinet to be inclusive and work with all segments of the political and social spectrum. He is already getting criticized for that. The liberals think he is not liberal enough. The conservatives think he is too liberal. I think he is doing exactly what he needs to do--be a centrist with tolerance for both liberal and conservative viewpoints. We all need to support him instead of grousing. It is our only hope.
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Well said and a point to you if I can
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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All I know is this is one long waiting period until Jan. 20.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The Planet Mars
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All I know is this is one long waiting period until Jan. 20.
I know... especially when you consider all the damage Bush can still do to the country in his remaining 22 days...
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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All I know is this is one long waiting period until Jan. 20.
LOL, I've been thinking the same thing. This does feel like the lo-o-o-ngest transition period I can remember. Usually they go by pretty fast.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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Oh wow, so if Obama wipes his *** will that land him a 75% approval rating? How about popular opinion on how he walks his dog? 80% of American voters approve?

These are stupid polls and their only intention is to create media buzz. The only poll that will count will be his approval rating in 2010. See ya there!
He must have done it several times since his approval rating is now 82%.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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LOL, I've been thinking the same thing. This does feel like the lo-o-o-ngest transition period I can remember. Usually they go by pretty fast.
Indeed. I have never (in my 50+ years) seen America soooooooo anxious to be rid of a President - and it's seeming to take FOREVER.

Ken
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