or human rights, or simple centrifical forces that split the Empire.' (as empire tend to dissolve by nationalism)
I'd like to read about this, do you have any source(s) I could look at? Or is this your general knowledge?
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
I give Obama high rating for mediocrity...a kind assessment, considering his complety screwed up foreign policy - which is an ( F-)
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
My vote went to AVERAGE.
I worked free of charge for the campaign in the last months of the 08 campaign and I had very high hopes that we would see the second coming of Franklin Roosevelt and the Hundred Days. When I saw the big majorities he had in both houses of Congress and his appointment of Rahm Emanuel to be Chief of staff - my hopes soared even higher.
What I have gotten in return is a series of disappointments and let downs. Sure - a Republican would have been ten times worse if he allowed his right wing to pull him by the nose. But the only real thing Obama has accomplished is the health care law and even that is a watered down version of a republican idea to begin with.
We will see six years of very little actually being accomplished and I fault his first two years and his timidity to go head to head with the conservatives for that. He had the nation behind him. He had the numbers in Congress. And he blew it pure and simple.
Yes, I give him good marks for economic recovery to some degree. That is his positive progress and it is no small accomplishment given that the right wing was willing to keep the economy in the tank just to have Obama fail. So that is a positive area.
The only thing separating him from a failed Jimmy Carter presidency is a giant failure issue like the Olympic boycott which marred and scarred Carter. If that happens in the next three years, he could go from AVERAGE to FAILURE.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers