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Old 12-11-2011, 10:08 AM
Location: bold new city of the south
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I was afraid.

I like(d) America. I like my my gun, freedom of speech,
all of Her ideals. Fundamentally, there is nothing wrong
with America.

I knew he was full of Pelosi when he made all those utterly
stupid claims. He was so typically a fraud, and I could not
believe others could not see it. He was/is like a merger of
Jesse Jackson, Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, and Hitler.

I didn't/don't trust him.

In your own words, what did YOU hear when Obama said 'fundamentally transforming the United States of America'?-25916689-1-.png

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Old 12-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Location: The land where cats rule
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Originally Posted by wrench409 View Post
What did he mean (in your best estimation)? How did that statement make you feel when he said it and how do you feel now he's 3/4 of the way through of his term?

Play nice and be honest with your opinions.

Talk amongs't yourselves.

When I first heard of him, I adopted a wait and see stance. I knew very little about him, he had no actual record of accomplishment and I perceived him to be naive. I could have been convinced to support him if he had actually done what he said.

As it turned out, he hid his real agenda until after the election. He started lying right out of the gate (Gitmo). His programs, in my opinion, do nothing constructive for this country. He has show himself to be totally arrogant and capable of listening to any criticism.

In other words, he has proven himself (to me) to be a disaster.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:22 PM
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I believe he wants to make the very wealthy begin to pay their fair share of the burden of the US after the Bush tax cuts were given to them, he wants to right the playing field again. I believe he wants to transition all the American sons and daughters back home where they belong. I believe he wants at least the most basic of health care available to all. I believe he wants jobs brought back to the country after they were offshored by republicans, I bleive he wants to re-regulate the banking/insurance/wall street industries to again become safe havens for American citizens money and trust. But with the obstuctionism in the congress he has had to alter some of his original ideas and work at cleaning up the big pile of doo-doo that was left for him to shovel. He's down to the carpet layer now, but it will still take some serous scrubbing. He'll have to do that in his 2nd term.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:28 PM
Location: California
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campaign rhetoric
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Location: St. Joseph Area
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It was just campaign rhetoric, no different when any politician promises "change"

I did kind of hope he would do something to reduce income inequality in America and restore our society to some semblance of the fairness that FDR and Truman enacted, and Eisenhower maintained. but again, I've learned not to expect much from politicians.
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