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Old 01-24-2010, 02:36 PM
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Originally Posted by antarez View Post
A lot of Americans voted for Obama because they were sick of George W. Bush's failures.They were tired of the direction of the Bush/Cheney Administration,Iraq and Afghanistan.
They voted in an extreme Liberal in Obama that has continued and expanded both wars,led us into an even greater deficit with manipulations of the Banking,Automative and Housing sectors.Insists on forcing healthcare reform,promised the UE rate would not go past 8%,manipulated UE data,promises general Amnesty to millions of law breaking Illegal Aliens,promised LGBT's more freedom in the military all the while the millions of out of work Americans are suffering from his poor leadership.
With the recent loss of the Senate seat in Mass. do you see a strong backlash against the Democrats in the mid-term elections?
I for one believe this country is going to make a strong turn to the right,just the opposite of the turn to the left when Obama was elected.I believe he bit off alot more than he can handle and most Americans do not believe in direction he is taking the US in.His top priority shoud be getting Americans back to work,not coddling millionaire bankers who ran their banks to insolvency,he speaks of homeland security when we have Illegal aliens coming in by boats in S, California.He is a very smooth talking politician who is trying to remake the country in his term but it's not working out.These are points of discussion.So the question is:Is America sick of Obama?

The issue is accountability. With DC on the payroll, who is surprised that people in a position to do so have looted the system? The real blame belongs to us. We have in the past been asleep at the switch, but I believe America has finally woke to realize that neither party represents their interests. The largely conservative Tea Party movement and the latest action of liberal leaning Massachusetts in sending a Republican to fill late Sen. Kennedy's seat in the Senate has shown that we are all finally paying attention. I expect the Tea Party organizations to play a key roll in primary elections of both parties and, in some instances, running candidates in the general elections. Trying to become a yet another third party would be a huge mistake and assure their place in obscurity, but if they do this the right way they will be able to hold office holders from both parties accountable to the voters.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:44 PM
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Obama had his super majority for an entire year why couldn't he pass healthcare yet?Even after throwing out millions in bribes it is still stalled.Is this the route he's going to take for the rest of his agenda?Great leadership here,just buyouts,bribes and payoffs.I suppose he will continue to lie to America about his Amnesty agenda.Just promise it will be the last time,all provisions will be enforced and the fairy tale about securing the border.What a joke just in the last month they've had illegal aliens on several occasions coming in by boat along the Southern California coast.He needs to get America back to work not prop up Banks that gouge the taxpayer,some Hope and Change.He's turning out to be just as bad as Bush,if not worse.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:00 AM
Location: New York (liberal cesspool)
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Default antarez

Your candor is refreshing. I congratulate you...sincerely, for it. I haven't read enough of your posts to judge whether you're from the left, right or middle, but you do as I do. Judge Obama and his predecessor Little Georgie-boy Bush by EQUAL standards of performance. It's the ONLY way to fly!

I admit quite openly to being a conservative, traditional values Republican, BUT ready to go the Independent route should a person I support announce as such for the 2012 presidential run. I was one of those very few 1.7% who went that route in 2008, disgusted with the lack of quality in the two major party options. I sense you may be of the same general sentiments, but from the left-side, which is fine. My point is that I think, if my perception is accurate, that WE represent the shocking MAJORITY of people who won't wait until 2012 to exercise their anger and frustration, but will do so THIS NOVEMBER! I think that, as much as I deride the Oba-monster I do so fairly..., perceived of his aggressive socialist agenda and judging him by HIS statements and the character and beliefs of those HE CHOOSES to surround himself with. Such is an altogether "reasonable" measure or standard I would say. That I bear the brunt of all manner of ultra right-wing nut assignation bothers me not. They're mere battle wounds of honor.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Drover View Post
Is America sick of Obama? I think it would be more accurate to say that America is frustrated, and it wouldn't really matter who was in office right now. What was Reagan's approval rating by this point in his first term? About 40% maybe? Discontent with Reagan led to the Democrats picking up 25 seats in the House in the 1982 elections. Then in 1984 Reagan carried 49 states in his re-election bid and missed carrying all 50 by by two-tenths of a percentage point in his opponent's home state.

Moral of the story: those of you who are confident Obama is a one-termer, don't count your chickens yet. A lot can happen in 3 years.

Frustration, is an understatement, can you say, people can now see thru this President, and he ain't liking it. People may have bought into all the HYPE OF A NEW HOPE AND CHANGE, Came back to BITE HIM DIDN'T IT.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:22 AM
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I think that Obama made some pretty obvious "Freshman" mistakes.

He made promise upon promise that he couldn't fulfill either because he didn't realize what monstrosities all of the issues were, or because he used a "people are sheep and will follow" mentality.

The fact that he keeps blaming the past administration for his inability to deliver is unacceptable to me.

He had a great opportunity as the Tuesday morning quarterback and express all the things that Bush did wrong, but he's doing the very same thing. He's still not acknowledging this and that is a discredit to his Administration.

Obama, like Bush, is writing Executive orders galore and is increasing the number of troops overseas. Obama's spending like a drunken sailor on legislation that has not had enough time in debate to be considered well reviewed. It's like having a teenager with your credit card. It's frustrating.

Obama has an amazing grasp of the obvious and gets a lot of support from people because he seems to know their pain, but he is just impotent to fix it. It either is incompetence or a deliberate bait and switch. Time will tell.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:24 AM
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I think Obama is an empty suit with teleprompters.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:28 AM
Location: In the basket
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I'm sick of ALL politicians.
They are basically all wanna-be hollywood type celebrities that are in the game for their own benefit. Nothing more. Both parties suck.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hotkarl View Post
I'm sick of ALL politicians.
They are basically all wanna-be hollywood type celebrities that are in the game for their own benefit. Nothing more. Both parties suck.
And the people have spoken!

And....maybe they all ARE....wanna-be, Hollyweird celebs.....but no one as much as the O-man.

He got his Nobel Prize....but would rather it had been an Academy Award....something he surely believes that he deserves.
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