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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post


    You're celebrating that for the first time as much a HALF the people approve of the job he's doing? Any other business and that employee would be fired.
    right...in any other business, but this is the presidency. over the course of my lifetime, I've rarely seen any president with much higher than 50% approval except for right after 9/11 and during the 90's economic boom.

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Those Congressional Representatives were elected by the people or didn't you understand that? So what you are saying is that Gruber was talking about those who didn't support ACA and was calling them stupid? So that is called liberal logic
    You're indeed a riot, Con. Thanks for the laugh


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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Proud to be an American?

    One of the most racist countries in the West. A country that - since 9/11 - has acted pathetically internationally. One that runs around the world, bombing countries at will (committing technical acts of war), detaining innocent people for over a decade, torturing others and flat out invading countries when they don't like their regime and almost always leaving the place FAR worse off then when they arrived. A country that is so obsessed with terrorism that it monitors it's own citizens private communications and limits freedoms and rights of those same citizens in the name of 'public safety'. A country that spends far, FAR more then all it's potential enemies several times over on defence - and yet much of America's population actually wants more defence spending. And despite this obsession with terrorism and the gigantic amounts of money spent to fight it, terrorist organizations are FAR stronger now then before 9/11 AND far too many Americans have become spineless and cower in fear whenever a terrorist goes 'boo' - even half way around the world.

    A country which prides itself on 'free enterprise' is now one whose economy is practically run by bankers at the Fed.

    A country which is broke and getting broker every day and whose economy is still stumbling along in mediocrity despite massive government stimuli and zero interest rates.

    A country that is so incredibly backwards that it just now passed a same sex marriage law that is WAAAAAY behind the curve in the West International | Freedom to Marry Being proud of a country that now allows gay marriage is like being proud of your child for not bullying the neighbourhood children any longer. Sure, it's good he stopped doing it, but it was pathetic that he was doing it in the first place.


    Before 9/11, America was a country to be proud of. Now, imo, it is a country that at the very least has lost it's way. And at the most has become a sad excuse for a great power.
    Wow that was harsh even for you. I agree that the U.S. is too much like the S.S United States and take longer to "turn" than she should. But I think you took 9/11 a bit hard if you care. You think the terrorists won? You should see the Freedom Tower in person. It is magnificent as is the memorial with 2 reflecting pools in the footprints of the World Trade Center Towers. It is not the work of a defeated nation.
    We can STILL do amazing things if we work together. Happy 4th of July.
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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    It's a legitimate "bump" - but at the end of the day, the economy is still sour, goofy racial strife is still en vogue, and the seas have not quite receded. I think he will be back in the mid-40s within a month.

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    That would be you.
    Yeah, you got me there. I thought I could keep my doctor and health plan if I wanted to, and that health care costs would really come down.

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So again, you believe Gruber was talking about those who didn't support ACA when he called the electorate stupid?
    Lincoln was right!

    You really can fool some of the people all of the time.

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well I guess it all depends on how history remembers him. Reagan was 50% at this point and he's regarded fondly by conservatives as one of the best Presidents in the modern era. We'll just have to see if history is equally kind to Obama. I think he will be. He doesn't have Reagan's "presided over the fall of the USSR" crowdpleasing tagline, but as a guy who kept the United States chugging along, as well as leading us, slowly by surely, out of the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression, when the the dust settles Obama will be remembered as having been a fine president.
    I'm kind of torn on that, on one hand it could be pointed that during his reign the political scene became very divided and little was done to try to repair the gap (ignoring if he realistically could or couldn't). On the other hand, despite this and, as you mentioned, some pretty bad times the country managed to not fall apart under his helm, which should be seen as a positive, and some important landmarks happened under his watch.

    I guess right now I feel he'll be seen as average, not the evil horrible president some on the right acts like he is, and not the saint some on the left act he is. Imagine his successor will play a role too, if they flop massively then it'll probably help his legacy

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by coyotedelmar View Post
    I'm kind of torn on that, on one hand it could be pointed that during his reign the political scene became very divided and little was done to try to repair the gap (ignoring if he realistically could or couldn't). On the other hand, despite this and, as you mentioned, some pretty bad times the country managed to not fall apart under his helm, which should be seen as a positive, and some important landmarks happened under his watch.

    I guess right now I feel he'll be seen as average, not the evil horrible president some on the right acts like he is, and not the saint some on the left act he is. Imagine his successor will play a role too, if they flop massively then it'll probably help his legacy
    What 'important landmarks' will add to BHO's positive legacy?

    It doesn't seem right that someone else should fail in order to make Obama look good. Keep in mind that Obama will be leaving behind a $20 trillion dollar debt, troubled race relations, international policies in chaos and little or no respect from any world leaders. I can't see any accomplishments at all but I'd like to hear of some..

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by coyotedelmar View Post
    I'm kind of torn on that, on one hand it could be pointed that during his reign the political scene became very divided and little was done to try to repair the gap (ignoring if he realistically could or couldn't). On the other hand, despite this and, as you mentioned, some pretty bad times the country managed to not fall apart under his helm, which should be seen as a positive, and some important landmarks happened under his watch.

    I guess right now I feel he'll be seen as average, not the evil horrible president some on the right acts like he is, and not the saint some on the left act he is. Imagine his successor will play a role too, if they flop massively then it'll probably help his legacy
    What I've been seeing is that the extreme divisiveness tends to become a historical footnote largely forgotten. Already only those who were there remember that the partisanship during the Clinton administration was just about as bad as it is now.

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    Re: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So again, you believe Gruber was talking about those who didn't support ACA when he called the electorate stupid?
    No...I don't think it was meant for left or right, I think he was talking about the electorate as a whole. I think he was wrong about using the word "stupidity" because ignorance is a better word...
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