Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
The Right hates him because the Left loves him. And, as far as I can tell... the only reason that the Left loves him anymore is that the Right hates him.
Both reactions are utterly irrational. He's an incompetent President following on the heels of another incompetent President, who inherited a nation in a disastrous state and endeavored with all due diligence to make it worse. There's a limit to how many more years of this bull**** our nation can survive-- pessimistic estimates are less than another full term-- so people are rightfully doing everything possible to get him out of office.
Only problem is, I'm not seeing any indication that they're trying to replace him with anything better.
I would say MB (congrats if you know what MB means) is slightly better than him, after all, he ramped up South Korea's economy immensely, while ****ing up human rights and social policies
Conservatism, though a necessary element in any stable society, it not a social program; in its paternalistic, nationalistic and power adoring tendencies it is often closer to socialism than true liberalism and with its traditionalistic, anti-intellectual, and often mystical propensities...-Friedrich Hayek, the Road to Serfdom
What do you call a leader that sacrifices both?
As to whether Obama is "that bad". He's not bad at all. He's okay. Not a superhero, not bad at being president. Certainly much better than his predecessor, and not better than the predecessor before that. Obama's policies haven't made anything worse, and obviously haven't magically fixed all of the problems America faces. The eight years of Bush really were that awful and really did plunge America into all kinds of bad places. The work of the past three years have started us on the road to recovery. It will probably take at least as long to fix things as it did to wreck them, probably longer, and the economic problems that the US faces have been building for decades.
Obama has done a good job restoring respect for the United States abroad, done more to defeat Al Qaeda than in the years previous, and held corrupt financial institutions responsible for the damage they've done. Obama has done just fine.
And no, not everyone who opposes Obama is a racist. But plenty who do are.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Underlined: He's done nothing different than what Bush did. Only difference is that Osama got killed on Obama's watch and not Bush's.
Rest: Now THAT is a laugh. He did the same thing that Bush did and bailed out those corrupt corporations, only with a ton more money.
No, Obama is not the anti-christ, he's not attacking religion, but he is just as incompentent as Bush was.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
Speaking in absolutes is a sure way for someone to say "yes but" to you. From now on I'll no longer talk in absolutes because I recognize that there are always exceptions. Even with this statement.
- Obama has the completely wrong way to go about improving healthcare;
- Obama fuels the fires of racism and class warfare instead of bringing an end to these social conflicts;
- Obama has embarrassed the country abroad with his apology ture and accepting the Nobel Peace Prize knowing he didn't earn it;
- Obama does not support private ownership of arms;
- Obama holds that born children are a punishment, not people.
- Obama is pro-choice.
- It's not that Obama is pro-ssm, it's that he doesn't care that half of those SSMs will end in divorce. He's just using people.
Last edited by Jerry; 02-19-12 at 05:48 AM.
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