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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yeah, i forgot to add gay civil rights in there.

    there were points in the 2012 race where i thought he could lose. phoning in that first debate really hurt him, but the 47 percent thing was just too much for Romney to get past.
    ...and for me, it was his proposal to reduce or eliminate the capital gains tax and to lower the top bracket. Since that was 100% beneficial to Romney who paid little enough as it was, I really couldn't respect him for that.

    As a Mormon, I thought that was in his favor. I';ve seen te Mormon MO up close and they really are loyal to their group and caring of the less fortunate. Had Romney won, I would not have been horrified but I could see that he had trouble gaining traction because he's been too rich for too long and the ultra-wealthy really are not like ordinary people. That doesn't mean they are bad people, just alien in many respects.

    Obama has been a let-down, maybe just because we expected more. What was I expecting? Not the lying and spying, blaming and power grabs, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Place your bets now.
    I'm guessing at least four pages. Probably more like eight by tomorrow. I can't bet yet. None of the mean people have shown up yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    I'm sure this will end in a proper and dignified manner.
    Sarcasm. How I love sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Sarcasm. How I love sarcasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I'm guessing at least four pages. Probably more like eight by tomorrow. I can't bet yet. None of the mean people have shown up yet.
    True. Gotta wait till after people get home before they start showing up.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    True. Gotta wait till after people get home before they start showing up.
    Hope they have a good dinner. Nothing like a bad day at work and a sucky dinner to put someone in a bad mood. Mind you, I'm not hoping for that. I'm hoping for congenial discussion. However, if someone has a litany of fractured references of Obama lying outright, and they would want to post them, I'm certainly not averse to something like that. I could also entertain someone from the GOP putting his or her foot and ankle and whatnot into a mouth, and something like that being pointed out. It could happen. So we have to wait, I guess.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Hope they have a good dinner. Nothing like a bad day at work and a sucky dinner to put someone in a bad mood. Mind you, I'm not hoping for that. I'm hoping for congenial discussion. However, if someone has a litany of fractured references of Obama lying outright, and they would want to post them, I'm certainly not averse to something like that. I could also entertain someone from the GOP putting his or her foot and ankle and whatnot into a mouth, and something like that being pointed out. It could happen. So we have to wait, I guess.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    He's a horrible president, but then again, all we've had in recent memory have been horrible presidents.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Hope they have a good dinner. Nothing like a bad day at work and a sucky dinner to put someone in a bad mood. Mind you, I'm not hoping for that. I'm hoping for congenial discussion. However, if someone has a litany of fractured references of Obama lying outright, and they would want to post them, I'm certainly not averse to something like that. I could also entertain someone from the GOP putting his or her foot and ankle and whatnot into a mouth, and something like that being pointed out. It could happen. So we have to wait, I guess.
    You do realize that a topic like this could go on for days, don't you? With so much potential material at hand to cover, neither side will let us down....

    Greetings, humbolt. Haven't talked to you lately...hope all is well...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    You do realize that a topic like this could go on for days, don't you? With so much potential material at hand to cover, neither side will let us down....

    Greetings, humbolt. Haven't talked to you lately...hope all is well...
    All is well here. I do hope people devote some time to this topic. I'm sure it'll go on for a while. It'll be a long time before the history is written on the president, but these times seem so pivotal, it's hard to avoid making some judgement. Bush was certainly labeled relatively early, and as we've seen in the past what appears to be one thing on it's face is sometimes reconsidered later. We'll see.

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