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June 19, 2010

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chucks

This is going to be fun as the day goes on. We are going to be able to discuss just how much of a disappointment Obama has been. That he is on track to be the worst President in history. We finally have one that puts Jimmah Carter in a positive light.
Even the TOTUS can't save this guys presidency.
He is burning bridges with Europe and the one true friend our nation has in the middle east and putting their very lives on the line.

Puget Sound for Andrew

Spot on, Chucks.
Well, he's managed to crap on our so called 'special relationship' with England, he mistreated Israel thereby encouraging the Turks to drum up this blockade kerfuffel, and the talking to Iran has resulted in delay as it continues to get the Bomb.
On the domestic front he continued the Bush policy on immigration and we now have parts of the United States in which our own Gov't tells Americans, 'don't go there. It's not safe' WTF!--this sounds like a province in Iraq in which the Bandidos have control.

In regards to the Teleprompter, the story is that next time you see those press conferences see if you can't tell that when asked a difficult question he'll do a 15 second verbal stall as his aides in the back type in furiously the answer for him to read off the prompter screen at the back of the room...

The Chicago trial of Gov Blago is going to be of great interest.

Anyone think it was a good idea for him to posture about having his foot on the throat of BP and we find out he never he even talked to the CEO until day 45 of this mess?

Even the Left can't be happy with him. You still have your two wars and Gitmo is open for business. With veto proof majorities he has managed to fritter away a great opportunity. One that won't be there come Nov 2010.

Puget Sound for Andrew

President Obama may well be a transformative President:

He'll transform overwhelming veto proof Dem Majorities into Republican led Congress in 2010...and himself into a one termer in 2012.

Hope and Change we can believe in...

KS

The Bama is out of control. His radical background plays into this. He is intelligent, but lacks common sense, as he is an ideologue of the first order. In addition, he has burned bridges of other allies. His approach of extend the olive branch to our enemies and push back against our allies such as the UK and perhaps Israel was an ill-conceived strategy.

Politically, he/they are tough - they play hardball at every opening, although the leftists would disagree because of the watered down bills (in their eyes only) that have been passed. However, many of the lib progs are mentally unstable and anarchistic by nature and behave like rabid dogs in public forums, scaring the politicians and pulling the Democratic Party farther to the left.

One of his goals is to make Republicans a permanent minority party by passing as much big government legislation as possible before Jan. 2011, when the makeup of Congress will change significantly. Also, the more of our economy the Guvmint controls, the less of a chance that the GOP has to reverse Statism in the USA. This scenario is a wet dream for progressives - their utopia, nirvana, etc. It will also be the downfall of the USA as we once knew it as it will lead to Greece like consequences.

As for impeachment, etc. , the GOP ought to be careful and not look petty like they did when they impeached Clinton - who became more popular afterwards. There should definitely be some investigations into the massive corruption that has occurred since he took office, but be very judicious about impeachment. Remember how the Dems wanted to impeach Bush, but did not bring it to congress then - that worked to their advantage, as they won in 2006 & 2008 at the ballot box. If the GOP does not resort to impeachment - that could be a winner - as long as he does not get reelected in 2012, which is a long ways off.

Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Beck and the rest of the talkers will stoke the fires but they have zero direct influence on the political process. The politicians need to think for themselves about the future of the country, get their message out to the masses, in spite of being sabotaged by the lamestream media and weigh their options before acting - there's been too little of that over the last 20 years.

Dan D.

We shall see my friends. Obama hasn't come up to the measure of my young idealist lefty friends, but in the end, he's got more accomplished than some of us older, more realistic Democrats thought he could. At the end of 2010, he should have not only health care and the stimulus, but financial reform, and an energy bill passed and signed. In this political climate, that's very good. We'll lose seats in the 2010, but not nearly as many as the right-wing doomsayers are predicting. He has had an historically full plate and taken his lumps. The economy is his biggest problem, and unfortunately as longtime economic observers know, there's not that much a president can do about that besides take the blame. The R's ignored domestic problems when they were in power, and don't seem to have any real policy ideas (tax cuts!) but Hell No! and the throw the bums out have worked many times before in the mid-terms. It's always a stretch to predict in politics, However, I believe, as it stands today, he'll be re-elected.

joanie

I think it depends on who the right puts up against him. I agree he's done a lot but he's slow to the big things. He erred on the side of caution when the country (in 2008) was ready for change.

And the right is comprised of low-information voters (see the posters above) who are susceptible to jingoism and sound bites. So, I'm not so sure.

There is a huge component in this country who welcomed big changes and are disappointed. Again, it all depends on who runs against him.

joanie

And remember Citizens United: the jingoism and sound bites will be even louder in 2012.

KS

Organizing for America is a prime example of low-information and ideologically-drunk voters - a left wing extremist cult. Nice try, Ph(J)oanie, but Citizens United is a right-wing extremist group and represents a low %, they are akin to the John Birchers and do not hesitate to throw them under the bus.

Speaking of susceptible to sound bytes, anyone who listens to Randi or watches Rachel Maddow with baited breath is susceptible to jingoism and sound bytes - it cuts both ways/what is good for the goose is good for the gander in spite of your distorted belief system. The lamestream media (your friend) are biggest offenders of sound bytes and lieing by omission - Pravda American Style- they are despicable and should be placed in stocks in downtown and humiliated by the public, like they used to.

KS hates gaysblackslatinos.etc

KS must live in a cave

Puget Sound

KS must live in a cave

Posted by: KS hates gaysblackslatinos.etc | June 19, 2010 at

Socrates also lived in a cave.

chucks

Socrates eats hemlock (once anyway)
You can tell how thoroughly democrats think through elections by the choice of Alvin Greene, Barry Obama and Chris Dodd.

The Anti-Dori

Your ancestors lived in a cave. That doesn't mean you still do . . . well, maybe you, KS, and Puts still do. You post like it.

KS

Is that all you have ? LMAO Another hollow argument by the resident leftwingnuts. You are good though at projecting yourself.

liberal progressives are bigots vs. minorities and conservatives

KS must live in a cave

Posted by: KS hates gaysblackslatinos.etc | June 19, 2010 at 03:54 PM

Coiler is a freakin' ambulence chaser and you are projecting yourself as a bigot - Archie Bunker would be proud. Obama is the most racial (not post racial) president. Down is up and left is right

KS wants a color blind and a melting-pot nation

There is more to the destruction of BO by his equipment malfunction - its his bankrupt economic policies that have been used and have failed. There is a political agenda that he can't let go of - its more important to them than not running the country into the ground

He thinks it is intelligent because of big centralized government, but it is not smart and he proceeds at his own peril - the one term president


Puget Sound

Mort Zuckerman has a great article today on how the world views Pres Obama.

"...The reviews of Obama's performance have been disappointing. He has seemed uncomfortable in the role of leading other nations, and often seems to suggest there is nothing special about America's role in the world. The global community was puzzled over the pictures of Obama bowing to some of the world's leaders and surprised by his gratuitous criticisms of and apologies for America's foreign policy under the previous administration of George W. Bush. One Middle East authority, Fouad Ajami, pointed out that Obama seems unaware that it is bad form and even a great moral lapse to speak ill of one's own tribe while in the lands of others.

Even in Britain, for decades our closest ally, the talk in the press—supported by polls—is about the end of the "special relationship" with America. French President Nicolas Sarkozy openly criticized Obama for months, including a direct attack on his policies at the United Nations. Sarkozy cited the need to recognize the real world, not the virtual world, a clear reference to Obama's speech on nuclear weapons. When the French president is seen as tougher than the American president, you have to know that something is awry. Vladimir Putin of Russia has publicly scorned a number of Obama's visions. Relation with the Chinese leadership got off to a bad start with the president's poorly-organized visit to China, where his hosts treated him disdainfully and prevented him from speaking to a national television audience of the Chinese people. The Chinese behavior was unprecedented when compared to visits by other U.S. presidents."

Vanilla

That post was really HOT, Socrates!

Puget Sound

For all those that are citing Republican ancestors who would no longer be Republicans today here's a little history gem:

"Between the time of the Civil War and the death of Martin Luthor King, Jr., the Democrat Party advocated government discrimination between individuals based on skin color, and the Republican Party opposed them.

"Since the death of Martin Luthor King, the Democrat Party has advocated government discrimination between individuals based on skin color, and the Republican Party has opposed them.
As the old saying goes: the more things change, the more Democrats stay the same."

KS wants a color blind and a melting-pot nation

Spot on, PutS.
The rest of the story...Thanks to the liberally-biased media aka lamestream media, these facts (i.e. suppression of the truth) have been largely omitted since the days of MLK, which gave the Democrats cover to falsely blame the Republicans for discrimination and a genesis for the tag of racist. Political points has paid off for the Dems, but in a bad way - it has helped lead to an expanded welfare state promoted by the Democratics. The blacks who buy this propaganda from the Dems are unfortunately misguided and duped. It would take some doing to get them to realize that after all of these years, especially with the breakdown of the family since then.

The Republicans have been slow to correct this revisionist history and have paid the price. Part of the problem is their PR is lacking and then the media would try and avoid covering whenever possible anyway - so they have largely given up on trying to correct this perception - stupid strategy. Demographically, blacks have voted at least 90% Democratic in virtually all Presidential elections since the 1970's. To this day, probably upwards of 50% of America is not aware of this.

Puget Sound

Facts and reason, KS, makes for 'twisty roads' for the likes of the 'usual suspects' to navigate...

KS

They like to try and stand the facts on their head and rewrite the history as you well know. That's the name of their game. Their playbook has been outed. Stay tuned.

David Tatelman

Wow, you really threw some redmeat out to the bigots today. They are gobbling it up thinking your post was serious.

KS

Back at ya, bigot wannabe. Everyone should know that this post was tongue in cheek and rather poignant. Scoff at it at your own peril.

LucasFoxx

"This is just petty bullshit dreamed up in petty desperation." Yes. And the same can be said for most of the comments here.

Duffman

Over use of a word is 'petty', so go FOff.

KS

Petty huh ? Get you head out of the sand and try this on for size.

One more testament that the mainstream media jackasses in general are seditious and do the public a huge disservice and are partly responsible for our current state of affairs - F**K you very much



chucks

One of many to come on the Keyan, KS. The guy is a phony and people are figuring out just how phony. Even the resident ogart is beginning to ask questions.

chucks

Kenyan, but I suspect you all knew that.

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