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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Right, that's why i said honest free trade and yes, the WTO is like the UN.
    My sentiments exactly. Then it seems like we're the only country that abides by the WTO rulings while other countries simply ignore them. I wonder, is there such a thing as honest free trade?
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    My sentiments exactly. Then it seems like we're the only country that abides by the WTO rulings while other countries simply ignore them. I wonder, is there such a thing as honest free trade?
    It's probably like anything else when two or more people are involved in an enterprise of some sort. Each has to be watched constantly in order to prevent one from taking advantage of another. Everybody is always buying or selling something and it always works best when each is satisfied with the deal.

    Back to the topic though and Krauthammer, in case you haven't read it, has a great column on the subject. Charles Krauthammer: Woe to U.S. allies - The Washington Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyOats View Post
    It's funny because there are legitimate criticisms of the president coming from both the left and right, just like with all of them. But nope, someone has to drop their pants, sh-t, and leave without washing their hands.
    Well I had to come back to this. The humorless, bloodless crowd you seem to enjoy doesn't meet my standards in every instance, either. You offer foul-mouthed prudery, then perform the same function you accuse others of. Nice. Furthermore, my comments at the beginning of this poll were not intended to derail the thread at all. If you want to see some of that, try looking around a little bit instead of showing your behind. I'm not the least bit interested.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's probably like anything else when two or more people are involved in an enterprise of some sort. Each has to be watched constantly in order to prevent one from taking advantage of another. Everybody is always buying or selling something and it always works best when each is satisfied with the deal.

    Back to the topic though and Krauthammer, in case you haven't read it, has a great column on the subject. Charles Krauthammer: Woe to U.S. allies - The Washington Post
    Krauthammer is probably right about the Ukraine, but I will wait and see about this deal with Iran. The way I look at it, if we had done nothing and left the sanctions in place as was, Iran was still going to get the bomb no matter what. We shall see.
    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 ToastyOats View Post
    Given where we were when Obama took office and the economic situation he was handed, along with the keys to the booze cabinet, I think he certainly has been a good president. I think he could have done better in some aspects of course, but overall I believe we're better off.

    But we'll need to refill the cabinet for the next guy.
    Yeah, I wish we could all borrow our budget money with no plan to pay it back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Yeah, I wish we could all borrow our budget money with no plan to pay it back
    Like we've been not doing for the last 200+ years? Its interesting that in spite of being handed a deficit of over a trillion and a major recession, and still fulfilling his pledge to cut the deficit in half in five years, Obama is seen as the worst ever when it comes to this matter.

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

    I don't like Obama's policies, that's for sure, and I don't like what I can see that he's done to harm our nation.

    So my inclination is to vote "no" in the poll.

    However, I realize how much done out in the open, both nationally and internationally, is for show, for political power-pandering.

    And, the stuff I never hear about, like all the national-leader hot-line phone conversations and what local devastations or sudden global nuclear holocausts might have been averted, these things never get out to the public as trusted news via trusted sources.

    Thus, all I can say, is that I must admit that I don't have what it takes to be President, and those who do have it, those who would risk so much to run for the office, you've got my salute, just for showing up.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    No matter. The progress was made under his administration. We constantly knock the guy for everything bad that happens on his watch, so why can't we credit him with something positive that happens on his watch?

    I don't like Obama but I believe in being fair. That's not my politics, it's my sense of right and wrong. Getting rid of second class citizenship feels right to me.

    President Lincoln was no champion of Negros. He was a man who did the right thing.
    I simply believe that this happened while he was in office, not that he made it happen. I think it would have happened despite or because of him. I'm not one to refuse to give him credit for things. I was one of a few to give him credit for his attempt to reach out to Iran. I believe he made that happen. So I'm not denying him credit for the progression of equal rights for gay people simply to be a partisan. I truly believe he did nothing for gays, that's all.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    He will be remembered for his desire to use drones on American citizens, fire first, ask questions later. His foreign policy starting from 2009 going to foreign countries apologizing for the United States and shafting our few friends in the region in favor of groups our country lists as terrorists. He will be remembered for wanting to attack Syria with missles killing even more people than Assad had accomplished instead of reaching out to all the refugees that had fled to countries like Jordan, Turkey with an all out humanitarian effort extending a helping hand and building relationships with people that could change the thinking of many who have been taught to hate the United States.
    There's no way that Obama planned to kill more people than the 50,000+ that have been slaughtered by the Assad regime. The best way to marginalize the terrorists would be to ally with the secularists and moderates on the rebel side, not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
    ◾Drone strikes on American Citizens – 5th Amendment Due process Rights negated
    If an American defects to an enemy army, it is not a violation of their due process to kill them on the field of battle.
    ◾Congress did not approve Obama’s war in Libya. Article I, Section 8, First illegal war U.S. has engaged in. Impeachable under Article II, Section 4.
    Also false. We've conducted plenty of wars without ever going to Congress.
    ◾Plans to sign U.N. Firearms treaty – 2nd Amendment.
    The treaty has nothing to do with the right to bear arms, and doesn't even affect us domestically. It limits the international gun trade, and is done to prevent the arming of death squads in conflict-ridden countries - a policy that someone who supposedly cares about Fast and Furious would agree with.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I simply believe that this happened while he was in office, not that he made it happen. I think it would have happened despite or because of him. I'm not one to refuse to give him credit for things. I was one of a few to give him credit for his attempt to reach out to Iran. I believe he made that happen. So I'm not denying him credit for the progression of equal rights for gay people simply to be a partisan. I truly believe he did nothing for gays, that's all.
    Then how about some credit for not interfering or speaking out against it? I've come to be really, really annoyed by Obama so maybe in my desire to be fair and independent, I seek some redemption for him. I voted for him in 2008 with high hopes. While I could not vote for him in 2012, I think he's just not very good at his job, but not the satan incarnate that some accuse him of being.

    Let me put it like this. If Bush Jr. had been given a 3rd and 4th term (just for discussion sake), I doubt DADT would have been repealed and that was the trigger for the subsequent change in the atmosphere of letting everyone be equal no matter who they sleep with.

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