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

    I'm upset that he hasn't done more for civil rights. There's still way too much sexism, religious bigotry, oppression of gays, and racism. Just as a matter of policy, bigotry is still the status quo far too often. I'm also disappointed that he didn't follow through on his plan to boost education. He had a much better plan for that than Hillary did, which is one of the main reasons I supported him and not her.

    It would be pretty cool to have an actual left wing politican to vote for in 2016.
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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I'm upset that he hasn't done more for civil rights. There's still way too much sexism, religious bigotry, oppression of gays, and racism. Just as a matter of policy, bigotry is still the status quo far too often. I'm also disappointed that he didn't follow through on his plan to boost education. He had a much better plan for that than Hillary did, which is one of the main reasons I supported him and not her.

    It would be pretty cool to have an actual left wing politican to vote for in 2016.
    Just what would you expect him (or any other politician) to do, regarding civil rights. Civil rights implies equal treatment and opportunity. It is impossible to legislate the way people believe, or the way people feel. Only actions can be subject to legislation. No political leader can force everyone be of the same mind.
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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    Absolutely...not going to deny that at all...I was only commenting on this particular president.
    Okay. Good to know. Glad we got that cleared up.
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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Because Obama has never been a President for all the people.

    Every speech he gives he talks about the enemy or the other side.

    People like to talk about Romney's comment but it is Obama who is not President to all the people.

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    I'm disappointed in the whole election. They are handing us two plates of "insert derogative" and asking us which one we want to eat.

    Obama though makes me realize how pathetic our country has become when a man can win an election from simply being a community organizer. Change is just a word if you don't actually do anything worthwhile. I'm not saying I disagree with everything he says just what he does.

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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Welcome to the Mya debate of school. I suggest you don't press it any further. It will end in tears.

    Is that anything like the obvious Child grammar of school?

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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.
    Always try to put in a others option.

    Here's a few

    1.He didn't do much about nuclear energy, which is the energy of the future. Here Romney actually gets a check in his column. Obama supports offshore drilling which is a bit of a turn off, but if they really can do it safely that's ok. Problem is they can't and the risk is not worth the reward as petroleum will be outdated in a few decades.

    2.Debt is admittedly a bit high and he did promise to cut it. But it's expected, no surprize there given the economy he was handed. Good news is we'r actually paying less net interest (not just %) than before, even with the higher nominal debt.

    3.Recently on a hispanic talk show he was asked why he didn't do much about immigration reform, he really didn't have much to say cause it's true. It's not a key issue for me but we do need to look into our immigration problems.

    4.Guantanamo I think should've been closed.

    He is getting us out of Afghanistan soon
    We are out of a recession and been in a recovery

    All and all I think he did a good job as president, and I think Romney's record in the private sector raises great concern. His years as governor were mediocre at best.
    Last edited by shiang; 10-02-12 at 05:51 AM.
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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?
    I'm a dog person he's got my vote =P. It's low to criticize Bo.
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    Re: Why I am disappointed in Obama

    Where did I criticize Bo? Bo is welcome to drool and bark all over the White House.

    Cats have magical properties. Used to be no ship would leave harbor without a ship's cat aboard.

    I'm not asking for vote changes. Hell, Romney has a dog also (rather famous dog actually). I'm just trying to get them to do what's right for America.





    Quote Originally Posted by shiang View Post
    I'm a dog person he's got my vote =P. It's low to criticize Bo.

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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.
    There is some of that for some of us, but a lot of that is related to health care reform.

    Also, he didn't promise to get us out of Afghanistan. he promised to refocus efforts there as it was where the priority should have been, and not the snipe hunt in Iraq.

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