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Thread: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post

    Obama's party controlled Congress... he could have achieved most anything and they did not need ONE republican vote.

    Not one.
    I understand that's how Republicans and Conservatives think since they often vote as a bloc, but Democrats and Liberals generally don't. That's why it took a year to pass healthcare. If Democrats merely rubber stamped everything and anything Obama wanted, they would have passed that bill immediately.

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    And then he threw that advantage out the window by courting the right by picking one of the staunchest Conservatives to come down the pike as his running mate. No doubt he lost much of the middle after that horrendous choice.
    You can't really fault McCain though....he had already sold his integrity by pandering the the radical right....had he stayed true to himself, he would not have had to have gone to the "hail mary" attempt with Palin. But by that point...McCain was going to lose...he knew it...and his only shot was to try to attract women voters who perhaps were disillusioned by Hilary not getting the nomination....and try to court the right-wing. It was a smart play at the time....but unfortunately, McCain unleashed Sarah Palin on the world. Had he not picked her as his running mate, no one would even know who she is.

    That said....Palin has picked up the torch and has run with it. She is the voice of the Republican party. She represents the Republican party of today....one that has no room for moderates and independents...and she is the perfect spokesperson for the party.
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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I voted for him because he was, at the time, the lesser of the available evils. He's been as bad as I expected. Voting the other way would have been worse. When will we get to actually vote *FOR* a good candidate instead of voting against a particularly bad one?
    And see, that's exactly what I feel I did. And would, and will, do again.

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Hostile to business? He's continued the same entitlement, bailouts, and handouts from before. Hell he even threw the insurance companies a bone with his crap-tastic health care plan the same as Bush did to the pharmacutical companies with Medicare Part D. So correcting for that it sounds like you agree that he's behaved exactly like Bush.
    Cap gains, raising taxes, let the Bush tax cuts expire, chastising business... Obama is no Bush in that Dept... though Bush did delve into Socialist BS... and I am on record as an opponent to the idiocy.

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    MisstressNomad stated here are things he hasn't gotten done that he said he would". My response is he could have... the R's couldn't stop them... only by rhetoric and going to the public. The Tea Party, not the R's shone the light on Obama and the D's.

    You can't listen to Rush Limbaugh and expect to get things done isn't inclusive, and Obama isn't. His chastising the SCOTUS during the SOTU, a most unpresidential moment, illustrated what type of president we have.

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    What is this chastisement you speak of?

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    MisstressNomad stated here are things he hasn't gotten done that he said he would". My response is he could have... the R's couldn't stop them... only by rhetoric and going to the public. The Tea Party, not the R's shone the light on Obama and the D's.

    You can't listen to Rush Limbaugh and expect to get things done isn't inclusive, and Obama isn't. His chastising the SCOTUS during the SOTU, a most unpresidential moment, illustrated what type of president we have.

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    Actually, Obama pointing out that the SCOTUS should NOT be a political body with a political agenda was exactly the right thing to do.
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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You can't really fault McCain though....he had already sold his integrity by pandering the the radical right....had he stayed true to himself, he would not have had to have gone to the "hail mary" attempt with Palin.
    This. If we had been dealing with the McCain of the 90's, or even the early 00's, it would have been a more even battle in my mind. I liked the McCain of yore. I think the McCain of 2008 was a sell-out to the right-wingers.

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I think President Obama has done things that presidents have been trying to do for decades. Examples, health care reform and student loan reform. At a time of national economic crisis, rancorous partisan politics, two or more foreign wars, I am not only not disappointed, I am delighted and proud to have this man whose life experience is uniquely American as our president. This country has always been fortunate to find a great leader in its times of greatest need and today is no different.
    Chappy, I am not a far right winger and Im not a liberal either...but this post almost made me puke...Obama is a horrible leader and even most liberals recognize that...

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post

    For myself and most of my family and friends I voted "not disappointed", but I do have one or two family and friends who are disappointed.
    I was on the fence for a while deciding between Obama and McCain. I liked McCain because he is one of the more non-partisan players in Washington, but I liked Obama better because as a Liberal, he would appoint Liberals to the Supreme Court. Once I heard McCain state he would nominate justices along the lines of Alito and Roberts, I knew I had no choice but to vote for Obama.

    As far as the poll? I suppose I'm mixed, but leaning more towards 'not disappointed.' I would have liked to see the economy turn around better than it has, but I believe the economy would be worse today had McCain won. I also take into account how bad the economy was before Obama even became president. It wasn't until about this point into Reagan's first term that he began turning the economy around after the mess he inherited.

    But mostly, I already got what I wanted from an Obama presidency ... two Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices.

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post

    Hostile to business?

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    Cap gains, raising taxes, let the Bush tax cuts expire
    Lemme know when that happens ... k?

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