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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    Foreign Policy. Surprised it's not an option in the poll or that it hasn't already been mentioned.

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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    His greatest weakness is that occasionally, despite the best efforts of the Despotic Left, outbreaks of actual informed thought occur in the general population.
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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

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    I'd say it's his total lack in leadership abilities. He's a great speaker when he has a professionally written speech that he's memorized, or answering questions he had already prepared for with notes and flash cards, but without his staff he's nothing. I was in Korea during the Summit there (2009 or 2010), and he tanked it. He was stuttering and stammering, didn't have an answer for anything, and when he did, it was less than convincing. He's not a strong President at all. Worst of all are his scripted temper tantrums. When Congress doesn't cooperate, or the Senate cans his ideas, he gets up on his podium and just talks **** about how they're a bunch of liars, and how they don't have the American People in mind. Frankly, it makes him look like a sore loser and a bitch. Definitely not what you want in a President.
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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I think it's his ineffectiveness in working with the republican congress. I can't honestly say its his fault fully however. There is an extremely influential conservative media corps who set the ideological stance of the grass roots republican voter constituency. They've defined cooperating with the president in any way, including in areas that are traditionally conservative issues and/or issues that have been previously advanced by conservatives, as complicity with advancing Marxism/communism/socialism/terrorism/anti-Americanism. Little to no cooperation with the GOP congress has been Obama's Achilles Heel that I trace back to the power of talk radio, Fox News and conservative bloggers.

    At the same time Newton's Law says every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Although the right-wing media can honestly claim bragging rights for slamming the breaks on the president's ability to get everything he wants done, at least not easily or enjoyably, much of their MO that includes a lot of unfair demonization and outright dishonesty obvious to almost everybody not blinded by their partisan passions has destroyed their credibility with almost everyone who not a right-wing hack. I think the right-wing media's ability to attract new converts to conservatism and by extension the republican's party's ability to reach new people is gone for a long time. They'll be able to keep their base worked up and angry but I can't see the GOP growing outside those already in the camp, which equates to keeping the country politically polarized decreasing over time as the base dies off, which will be sooner rather than later since the GOP base is made up of a significant percenge of older Americans.
    If Obama really wanted to work with Republicans, he would call off his dog, Reid, and let the bills the House has sent to the Senate come up for a vote. He won't do that...and Reid won't let the Senate vote...so neither Obama nor the Senate Democrats are interested in working with the Republicans.

    You see, it's not Obama's place to demand that everything he wants gets done, though that's appears to be how he sees it. For him it's "my way or the highway".
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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If Obama really wanted to work with Republicans, he would call off his dog, Reid, and let the bills the House has sent to the Senate come up for a vote. He won't do that...and Reid won't let the Senate vote...so neither Obama nor the Senate Democrats are interested in working with the Republicans.

    You see, it's not Obama's place to demand that everything he wants gets done, though that's appears to be how he sees it. For him it's "my way or the highway".
    LOL Since you seem to say Obama should demand that SOMETHING he wants should get done. What do you think the chances are that Boehner lets the House vote on the Immigration bill that passed the Senate with bipartisan support unlike those junk House bills?

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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL Since you seem to say Obama should demand that SOMETHING he wants should get done. What do you think the chances are that Boehner lets the House vote on the Immigration bill that passed the Senate with bipartisan support unlike those junk House bills?
    At least Boehner will give a reason...unlike Reid, who just ****cans bills he doesn't want anyone to vote on.

    In any case, I didn't say that Obama SHOULD demand that something he wants gets done. I said just the opposite, in fact.

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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    At least Boehner will give a reason...unlike Reid, who just ****cans bills he doesn't want anyone to vote on.

    In any case, I didn't say that Obama SHOULD demand that something he wants gets done. I said just the opposite, in fact.

    Reading comprehension a problem for you?
    You said that Obama should not demand EVERYTHING he wants to be done. But you apparently meant that a President cannot ask for ANYTHING he wants, in typical partisan manner. Why should Reid even think about the partisan junk coming out of the House when Boehner won't allow a bill with Republican support in the Senate a fair vote in the House?.

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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You said that Obama should not demand EVERYTHING he wants to be done. But you apparently meant that a President cannot ask for ANYTHING he wants, in typical partisan manner. Why should Reid even think about the partisan junk coming out of the House when Boehner won't allow a bill with Republican support in the Senate a fair vote in the House?.
    No...I mean what I say. If I wanted to use the word "ask", I would have used that word. You really should learn to read what is in front of you...not what you want it to say.

    I think a President can, and should, "ask" for anything he wants. But that is not what Obama does. He makes demands and then he cranks up the liberal machine and puts it in high gear. He uses lies, spin and propaganda to try to sway opinions. Meanwhile, he, and the rest of the Democrats, ignore, downplay or downright ridicule anything the Republicans want. Doesn't sound much like a President who is inclined to work with the other Party to me.
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    Re: Where is President Obama's greatest weakness?

    Since I don't really follow the mainstream media and I prefer to look at what is happening in the world as a whole, it's interesting to notice my observations shifting more and more away from Obama. In other words, this guy doesn't matter, none of the Presidents do. It's smoke and mirrors to get the public riled up over a face that essentially has no bearing on anything.

    Obama's decisions have always been token. Either his choices are a reflection of what other forces want, or on the rare occasion they are his own but are so minuscule as to impact nothing. Therefore, I find it empty to discuss his flaws. It would be like discussing the flaws of one apple on a rotten tree. Everyone is looking at the dangling apple when the foundation of the tree is crumbling. It's sad to watch but that's mass psychology for you.

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