View Poll Results: I am disappointed in Obama because

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  • I wanted single payer Healthcare

    11 37.93%
  • Obama is not far enough to the left

    12 41.38%
  • He promised to get us out of Afganistan

    11 37.93%
  • He is too far too the left

    6 20.69%
  • He promiised to get us out of the recession

    7 24.14%
  • I didn't like him after the first year

    8 27.59%
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Thread: Why I am disappointed in Obama

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by GmH View Post
    I hear quite often how the Left is disappointed in Obama. My quess is most of you dont think in is far enough to the left.
    None of the above.

    I didn't like Obama before he became President because of his desire to enact the liberal agenda. I don't like him now because he's enacted portions (at least as far as he's been able to) of the liberal agenda and because of that, he's not addressed, effectively, the economic problems the country was saddled with. I also add his failures in the foreign relations department. Anything that wasn't already laid out for him by Bush and others...he's screwed up. Big time.
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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    None of the above.


    He is too radical Islamic oriented ... always apologizing for the West way of life.

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    He is too radical Islamic oriented
    Seriously what the **** is happening... is this an episode of the twilight zone?

    I thought he was a radical Marxist?

    Or a black liberation Theoliogan...

    I can never keep up with the rights attacks on him, they're schizophrenic.

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Seriously what the **** is happening... is this an episode of the twilight zone?

    I thought he was a radical Marxist?

    Or a black liberation Theoliogan...

    I can never keep up with the rights attacks on him, they're schizophrenic.
    Yes. many people can be schizophrenic ...that's life you know!

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Worse yet, there is no White House cat. Cats are magical and would prevent bad things from happening. Clinton's success came from Socks.

    Of course, in the end, Clinton betrayed Socks and Hillary. Tsk Tsk. Obama hasn't even tried. Bush didn't have a cat either and look what a crappy President he was.

    How can these people lead us when they can't even accept a basic fact?







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    I'm disappointed in the President's golf game.

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Worse yet, there is no White House cat. Cats are magical and would prevent bad things from happening. Clinton's success came from Socks.

    Of course, in the end, Clinton betrayed Socks and Hillary. Tsk Tsk. Obama hasn't even tried. Bush didn't have a cat either and look what a crappy President he was.

    How can these people lead us when they can't even accept a basic fact?
    LOL that is funny! it's sweet!

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    I am disappointed in his attempts to reason with those who are unreasonable in his foreign relations policy. I am please about his banking legislation and his treatment of US veterans.

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    He didn't really address the systemic problems that led to financial crisis.
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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    I'm disappointed that he's turned out not to be a very good communicator, which I expected would be one of his strongest qualities.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Five issues with Obama, some of which I think he did okay but I think could have been done smarter:

    1. Disagreement on social issues.

    2. Hyper-sensitive to not offending the Middle East, which under the circumstances I get but at least in one situation that I won't mention created a huge double standard where it was terrible to offend them but perfectly okay to do things offensive to what I'll call western sensitivities in ways that would be condemned in the strongest terms if it had been reversed.

    3. Failure to recognize initially the root cause of the unemployment problem, global outsourcing and automation. It seems he was initially dealing with it as a cyclical problem that could be corrected by priming the economic pump and not a paradigm shift where corporate interests had permanently eliminated American jobs. I do think he sees the situation more clearly now.

    4. Dealing with the healthcare problem through the traditional employer-based group insurance plan model. I prefer getting employers out of the mix and replacing health insurance with consumer chosen direct hospital memberships. This eliminates at least three middle-men who all want their own profits rolled into the costs. I think allowing kids to stay on patents' plan was a great idea. I support mandates and think it should be rolled into mortgage escrows or rent to ensure payment. I support excluding per-existing conditions as justification to deny hospital memberships or charge higher membership costs but I do support membership rebate bonuses paid back for healthy lifestyle choices. Flat membership rate where you don't pay extra for anything other than your membership dues renewable annually where all the hospitals compete for your and your family's membership driving down costs and raising quality while the healthcare customer is in the driver's seat, not their employer.

    5. When he first took office he poured a bunch of money into Wall Street. Prior to the money being handed over a letter to the editor appeared in a Florida newspaper that I think was a fabulous idea using the exact amount of money. It was suggested to take that money headed to Wall Street and instead give I think it was $500,000 checks to every working American age 50 and older with the following requirements as conditions of eligibility. A). Quit working. This will create a bunch of job openings and need for businesses to hire. B). Buy a new American-made car. This will take care of the auto-industry and related industry's like advertisement, etc. slump. C). Pay off their mortgages in full. This would give a bunch of money to the mortgage industry and care of the problems they were experiencing. All the money would have stayed in America and the requirements forced it to go to work helping the economy. Instead, Wall Street execs got the money, paid themselves bonuses and probably invested a lot of it in Asia.
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