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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    Neither do I. But everything is relative. I did not like what Bush considered himself the voice of God on earth. Obama thinks he is a God. Bush had bad advisers. Obama's advisers are smart and cunning villains. Bush's policy was stupid. Obama's policy is a crime.
    I remember Bush's declaration of going to war with Iraq, and thinking why? At the time, the explanation of WMD seemed to make sense, now that there hasn't been any found, I don't know what to think. I do think it wasn't a good decision though. It seems like it was not thought out or planned very well and was a knee jerk reaction to 9-11.

    I don't know if Obama's advisers are villains, but I think both parties put their ridiculous ideologies before what might actually be helpful to the country without thinking of the consequences at all. I just don't really trust any of them.

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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Please tell me how the recession of 2008 was so much worst than that of when the Tech Bubble Burst?
    For starters, let's examine the fact that the Tech Bubble bursting didn't even result in a recession. It resulted in less than 1/4 of the job losses that came about as a result of the financial crisis and two non consecutive quarters worth of negative GDP growth.

    Or how about the crisis with inflation back in the Carter years that Reagan had to deal with.
    The more recent episode dwarfed Reagan's in terms of cumulative job losses, peak to trough unemployment, as well as declines in both personal income and wealth. Throw in the the structural damage dealt to the financial industry and it's not close.

    Or! What about the recession that lead to Clinton coming into office.
    Seriously? The peak job losses from said recession didn't even touch 2 million, whereas the more recent example topped 9 million and 5 million in a single calendar year.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't know if Obama's advisers are villains, but I think both parties put their ridiculous ideologies before what might actually be helpful to the country without thinking of the consequences at all. I just don't really trust any of them.
    How can you trust the government? It is truly Shakespearean question.
    Only constant checking and on The pressure of the authorities, could lead to the government, which at least takes its promises.
    Although I am glad that Obama failed to fulfill many of its promises, because it would lead to the collapse of the whole country.

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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, CJ.

    You may be on to something. Maybe that's the reason no one ever tells him anything---they figure he already knows it all.

    I'm getting an early start today; got lots to get done! It's 22 degrees and snowing, so I'm housebound. I attended a silent auction to benefit a pet rescue animal shelter last evening, and it was fun! Hope all is well with you!
    Good afternoon Lady P - cold here today, but no snow in sight and no snow in the forecast for a couple of weeks, at least - got the car washed today!!!

    Have fun!!
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't think he's the worst president but is FAR from what I would consider a good president. I find him to be extremely divisive. I don't think I ever remember the country being so divided.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I stand by my statement. I've never seen the country as divided as it is today.
    To be fair the divisiveness isn't all him. The Reps are playing a significant part in this as well.

    I completely agree with your first sentence in the first quote.


    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    Bush inherited a booming economy from the Clinton administration, and left us with one of the most serious economic crises in the last one hundred years. I am not sure I follow your reasoning.
    Two points...

    1) The country was on the edge of recession when Clinton left office, as the dot-com bubble was in the process of bursting,

    and

    2) Clinton had the luxury of the dot-com bubble to make him look good. An orangutang would have looked good between 1993 and 1999, economy-wise.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    Very, very true. I didn't like Carter as President, but I do believe he was and is a good man. Ford as well, though for partisan reasons I preferred him over his predecessor Carter. In the end, it was a scary, turbulent time of great change. The Soviet menace and nuclear war was always looming large.
    This is very true. One also can't forget the the Camp David Accords of Jimmy C. Then the healing of the nation under Ford from Vietnam and Watergate. What I find as a miracle is actually how close Ford came to being re-elected or elected for the first time. I think one had to live through those times to really understand them. History books do not due the time justice.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I'm not a fan of Bush either. Make no mistake.
    If one is able to take off their very dark red or blue colored glasses, put some ear plugs in and just watch how these last two presidents have governed, one would not see that much of a difference. The differences are only around the edges when it comes to governing, it is the rhetoric that is polar opposite. I think in reality if one liked the way George W. Bush governed one should like the way Obama has governed. If one didn't like Bush's approach to governing, then one shouldn't like Obamas. So much is similar.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good afternoon Lady P - cold here today, but no snow in sight and no snow in the forecast for a couple of weeks, at least - got the car washed today!!!

    Have fun!!
    You got your car washed? Mine is going to be feeling so sorry for itself! I did get the oil changed yesterday, though.

    I will have fun today, because I have a collection of Department 56 North Pole Christmas buildings, bought over the years, most of them animated, that I will put on display. I become very popular with children this time of year, for some reason! They watch them for hours! Fun, fun, fun! I got my tree up a few days ago, so I'm getting ready slowly, CJ!

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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    How can you trust the government? It is truly Shakespearean question.
    Only constant checking and on The pressure of the authorities, could lead to the government, which at least takes its promises.
    Although I am glad that Obama failed to fulfill many of its promises, because it would lead to the collapse of the whole country.
    It's an oxymoron!

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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    If one is able to take off their very dark red or blue colored glasses, put some ear plugs in and just watch how these last two presidents have governed, one would not see that much of a difference. The differences are only around the edges when it comes to governing, it is the rhetoric that is polar opposite. I think in reality if one liked the way George W. Bush governed one should like the way Obama has governed. If one didn't like Bush's approach to governing, then one shouldn't like Obamas. So much is similar.
    I totally agree, and the only real difference is regarding taxation, which is a pretty big thing I guess. However, people seem to think that raising taxes on a few is going to solve all the problems that our country is facing right now, without realizing that a big part of the problem is that so many are out of the workforce and are contributing very little if at all as far as taxes go, and with all of our entitlement programs and all of the people collecting off them, something's gotta give.

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