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    Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    After a suffering a "shellacking" in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness - failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people.

    "I think that's a fair argument. I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn't just legislation. That it's a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone," Mr. Obama told 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft in an exclusive interview set to air Sunday. (See clip below)
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    He sure is modest.
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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    'It's not our policies, it's the failure of the people to understand our policies'

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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    First I want to apologize to some of the low life, brain dead Liberals I have attacked in the past for being stupid because I was wrong and there are a few of them who have caught on to Obama's fraud and lack of intelligence.

    Leadership is having the right ideas and being able to convey them in such a way that others understand them and want to get behind them and make them reality.

    Obama blew the greatest opportunity ever given to any one in the history of man.

    I am one of those who knew Obama was an Anti-American from the start, but millions believed his lies, and then he blew it by trying to put his Socialism/Marxism plans and agenda in place, and more and more real Americans figured it out.

    Obama with any luck will be a one term wonder but unless he learns from his massive mistakes he will be pointed out in history form now on as not only the worst ever to hold the office but the first ever Anti-American to ever hold the office.

    You can say what you want about President George W. Bush being a bad guy or idiot t or what ever, but anyone with half a brain can see that Obama has been misrepresented by his disciples as a genius when he's in fact borderline retarded.

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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Source: CBS News

    He sure is modest.
    He is modest. He is also right. He did not spend time building a consensus among the citizenry for his programs. The Republicans were much better at taking their side of the debate to the population than was Obama. They has the majorities that would let them advance their agenda without first building the support of the population. This is not unprecedented (Bush and the Republicans bullied their agenda through at the state of his administration) but it was wrong.

    Whether you think that Obama's policies are mostly right (as I do) or not, he did a piss poor job of leading.

    Calling him a communist, socialist, or anti-American is just ignorant. Calling him a man who has shown poor leadership is a stinging and accurate characterization of Obama.

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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
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    He sure is modest.
    God. He thinks it's his failure to sell his vision??? No matter how he dressed up that pig, no sale to a vast majority of the American people. He still doesn't get it.
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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
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    He sure is modest.
    He said this before, in his first year.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    'It's not our policies, it's the failure of the people to understand our policies'
    sounds about right to me.
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    People who claim Obama is "evil" or "anit-American" or "retarded" are just as fanatic as those liberals who claimed that GWB was a terrorist and a sociopath when he was in office. Both presidents believed in what they were doing and believed it was best for the country at the time. Both presidents however, were wrong. Bush though people wanted to be protected from overseas Islamic extremist at all cost, even if that meant preemptive wars based on thin pretenses, but he didn't realize that a lot of liberal minded people didn't want it. Obama thought that people wanted the removal of anti-consumer/pro-business policies in the credit card industries, health industries, and mortgage loan industries, but he didn't realize that a lot of old-school, traditional conservatives who are happy with their health plans don't want that.

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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    "I think that's a fair argument. I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn't just legislation. That it's a matter of persuading people."
    LOL completely assbackwards.

    Here's what he meant to say:
    "...over the course of two years, we were so resistant to compromising our agenda just to persuade centrists that we decided the best course of action was to limit the people's ability to stop us by getting busy and focused on obfuscation and pushing legislation through the process before anyone had a chance to read it. I thought I had the leadership skills to persuade people after the fact, but I guess I was wrong. Sorry guys, I'm sad to see you go -- I mean, where am I gonna get another 65 useful idiots?"

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    Re: Obama: "Leadership Isn't Just Legislation"

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    God. He thinks it's his failure to sell his vision??? No matter how he dressed up that pig, no sale to a vast majority of the American people. He still doesn't get it.
    I wanted to throw my shoe at the TV.
    I really thought he'd have no choice but to "get it" this time. God... that man is either the most dense or most arrogant human being on earth.
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