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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    I see in Obama's public image the same thing I see in Carter's, or Ken Livingston's (former mayor of London - I was around for his last term).

    I think all three of them are extremely intelligent, consistently clear-headed, and often right. But none of them are especially well-liked. Obama is charismatic, but only for the duration of the time he's speaking. And all of them had a problem of trying to figure out how to get into the right conversations with their fellow politicians.

    I think what all three of them have in common, and what has lended each of them a similar public opinion, is that they are long-term thinkers. They did things that are intended to benefit us down the line, more than right this second.

    That is not a popular thing in modern politics. It makes it harder for them to be effective, and it makes it harder for them to get the public on board. People want to see it now - and if it all goes to hell 10 year down the line, they really don't care. As long as they get results now.

    I think it's a failing of the public's thinking, more than a failing of those particular politicians.
    The public's failure to live up to the expectations of that triumvirate of great thinkers, Obama, Carter and Livingstone, must be frustrating. They are all so brilliant that their policies, and successes, are virtually interchangeable,

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Which economic efforts were blocked by the GOP?
    You can't tell us, can you, Mistress?

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The public's failure to live up to the expectations of that triumvirate of great thinkers, Obama, Carter and Livingstone, must be frustrating. They are all so brilliant that their policies, and successes, are virtually interchangeable,
    Damn! That's heavy duty!

    I'm laughing at the Leftists so hard, I can't finish my beer. Thanks!!

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    To blame this on Obama, when the majority of it economic efforts have been blocked by the GOP, is a bit of a laugh.
    Didn't, until early this year, the Dems control the Senate and House as well as the Presidency? Which economic initiatives do you feel the GOP blocked that would have led to greater national prosperity?

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Didn't, until early this year, the Dems control the Senate and House as well as the Presidency? Which economic initiatives do you feel the GOP blocked that would have led to greater national prosperity?
    She knows there aren't any. O'Bama got everything he wanted.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Sorry, I was dealing with my real life for 20 minutes. I'm sorry you don't have a real life to deal with.

    Anywho.

    The Dems are such a disorganized lot that they're a bit of an embarrassment to watch. Democrats are basically anything that isn't Republican. They don't vote as a block, the way Republicans do.

    I really only need to say one thing: an hour away from government shut-down.
    No Government Shutdown: Officials Reach Deadline Deal to Cut Billions, Keep Planned Parenthood Funding Intact - ABC News

    He and the Democrats had to compromise a lot to stop that from happening. He had to do the same thing with healthcare reform.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    She knows there aren't any. O'Bama got everything he wanted.
    There's certainly seems to be a gap between what's true and what they believe to be true. Or is it possible to take a graduate course in Creative History?

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Sorry, I was dealing with my real life for 20 minutes. I'm sorry you don't have a real life to deal with.

    Anywho.

    The Dems are such a disorganized lot that they're a bit of an embarrassment to watch. Democrats are basically anything that isn't Republican. They don't vote as a block, the way Republicans do.

    I really only need to say one thing: an hour away from government shut-down.
    No Government Shutdown: Officials Reach Deadline Deal to Cut Billions, Keep Planned Parenthood Funding Intact - ABC News

    He and the Democrats had to compromise a lot to stop that from happening. He had to do the same thing with healthcare reform.
    So, IOW, you can't tell us which O'Bama policy the GOP blocked that caused harm to the economy?

    Sorry, but funding planned parenthood isn't going to fix the economy.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, IOW, you can't tell us which O'Bama policy the GOP blocked that caused harm to the economy?

    Sorry, but funding planned parenthood isn't going to fix the economy.
    It is well-known that pointing out to you that you just entirely ignored the post you just quoted is an exercise in frustration. So I won't bother.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    It is well-known that pointing out to you that you just entirely ignored the post you just quoted is an exercise in frustration. So I won't bother.
    He got everything he wanted and it flopped. Face it. That's real life.

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