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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well that's true. Supposedly he knows better than the people of this country. Isn't that what a representative government is all about?
    Well, the smart people will put all their trust in him, after all he's won a Nobel Prize for doing nothing.
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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Well, the smart people will put all their trust in him, after all he's won a Nobel Prize for doing nothing.
    And really --- the "I will not rest" rhetoric is not just wearing thing.. it's now a joke. He said it about the oil spill - then goes on vacation. He said it about jobs, and goes to play golf. I do think he should stay at the golf course and not return to the White House. We'd all be much better off.
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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    And really --- the "I will not rest" rhetoric is not just wearing thing.. it's now a joke. He said it about the oil spill - then goes on vacation. He said it about jobs, and goes to play golf. I do think he should stay at the golf course and not return to the White House. We'd all be much better off.
    So...he didn't say that and then go take a nap now, did he? I
    don't understand you people who can't give our President a break.
    I realize he is not being a representative of the people. Have you ever thought that maybe that was the change he was talking about?
    There's no reason he should be expected to recognize that 300,000 Americans gathered together on Aug.28. and another gathering of several thousand the same day.
    He needn't concern himself with what is going on in the hearts and minds of the American people.
    He has a job to do and doesn't need the distraction.
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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    So...he didn't say that and then go take a nap now, did he? I
    don't understand you people who can't give our President a break.
    I realize he is not being a representative of the people. Have you ever thought that maybe that was the change he was talking about?
    There's no reason he should be expected to recognize that 300,000 Americans gathered together on Aug.28. and another gathering of several thousand the same day.
    He needn't concern himself with what is going on in the hearts and minds of the American people.
    He has a job to do and doesn't need the distraction.
    I don't buy that bollocks for a second.

    Many Americans are more concerned with Brangelina and the iPhone 4 to actually give a flying **** about any of this crap.

    I just don't buy this "America Wants this" and "america wants that"

    You do understand that you have like 400 million people right? I'm pretty sure they all don't want the same thing.

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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    So...he didn't say that and then go take a nap now, did he? I
    don't understand you people who can't give our President a break.
    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I realize he is not being a representative of the people. Have you ever thought that maybe that was the change he was talking about?
    Are you claiming Obama is planning on being a dictator?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    There's no reason he should be expected to recognize that 300,000 Americans gathered together on Aug.28. and another gathering of several thousand the same day. He needn't concern himself with what is going on in the hearts and minds of the American people.
    He has a job to do and doesn't need the distraction.
    The job of ignoring his future voters --- yes, I agree. That's a full time job in itself.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I don't buy that bollocks for a second.

    Many Americans are more concerned with Brangelina and the iPhone 4 to actually give a flying **** about any of this crap.

    I just don't buy this "America Wants this" and "america wants that"

    You do understand that you have like 400 million people right? I'm pretty sure they all don't want the same thing.

    Part of the case for Repubs against Clinton is that he was hostage to polls. That he governed by sticking his finger to the air. This one doesn't care a whit about what the people want, or what he even said yesterday, or last hour about a specific topic in the news. What people are seeing in this man, this President is not that he isn't dong things, but rather that he is doing things that the people see as destructive to this nations existence as a free, capitalist, small government nation. And they don't believe that is what they voted for when they voted change.

    Problem is that Obama lies constantly, and masks his words in intellectual grey double speak so that at any given moment he can say that he didn't say what he just said.

    Should government, and a President govern solely on polling data? No. Should he be smart enough to look at that data and see where he is going off course? Yes. Anything less is to lean rather dictatorial in his method of governing.


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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    I like the quote from Obama to be honest. It's a very positive quote if you don't twist it to form some kind of attack against him. He's saying he doesn't care about polls, or what the opposition says. He's doing what he thinks is best for the country, which is why I voted for the guy. If it was the other way around you would be saying that the guy has no values, and just does what ever the popular opinion is. Wasn't the big complaint against Kerry was that he was a "flip flopper"

    Also the whole country isn't against Obama the way some of you would like to think.
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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Considering the thread title I expected more of this quote from the article...

    NEW ORLEANS — President Barack Obama rejected criticism of his response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Sunday, saying in an interview airing on “NBC Nightly News” that his administration jumped on the crisis immediately and was determined to hold BP accountable.
    Obama was interviewed Sunday afternoon by “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor Brian Williams while on a trip to New Orleans to help commemorate Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall five years ago.
    Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush, was widely criticized for his administration’s response to Katrina, which killed more than 1,800 people and laid waste to this city and much of the surrounding Gulf Coast.
    As BP struggled for weeks to cap the well that began gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico in April, Obama came under similar pressure from environmental activists who said the federal government should have stepped in earlier and taken greater control — leading, as Williams noted, to critics’ characterization of the oil spill as “Obama’s Katrina.”

    Now...I think there ARE fair comparisons to Clintons 28 day response to hurricane Floyd vs Bush's 3 day response to Katrina and the Obama admins response to the oil spill.

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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I like the quote from Obama Bush to be honest. It's a very positive quote if you don't twist it to form some kind of attack against him. He's saying he doesn't care about polls, or what the opposition says. He's doing what he thinks is best for the country, which is why I voted for the guy. If it was the other way around you would be saying that the guy has no values, and just does what ever the popular opinion is. Wasn't the big complaint against Kerry was that he was a "flip flopper"

    Also the whole country isn't against Obama Bush the way some of you would like to think.
    How far we've come now haven't we? My strike through's above would apply to 2006 and Bush --- yet that's not what the narrative was. The Bush hate was palpable. Bush did what he thought was right for the country as well... Democrats, Progressives, etc... demonized the man. For his faith, for his position on issues, for everything he did. The joke was everything was Bush's fault remember those days?

    Now, the criticism swings the other way. Welcome to politics. The problem isn't values, or doing what they think is right --- the problem is if the country "believes" its the right thing. When there's a disconnect between the President / Politicians and the citizenry, the criticism grows, the volume grows and the polls become more prominent. The problem is Bush was actually more like Obama (or vice versa depending on your view) than like Reagan. Obama hasn't changed anything, he's taken Bush and amplified it x4. The economy is the microscope and since Obama is doing everything BUT addressing jobs, and continues to tell us we're on the correct road to recovery while we swirl further down the sewer pipe... the people start to lose confidence. Obama's becoming our own American Bagdhad Bob with the nonsensical rhetoric. It's becoming a joke...
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    Re: President: I’ll ‘make sure we get the job done’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    How far we've come now haven't we? My strike through's above would apply to 2006 and Bush --- yet that's not what the narrative was. The Bush hate was palpable. Bush did what he thought was right for the country as well... Democrats, Progressives, etc... demonized the man. For his faith, for his position on issues, for everything he did. The joke was everything was Bush's fault remember those days?

    They're still upon us...Not a day doesn't go by in here where Bush isn't blamed for something.


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