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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Bush said publicly that he thought God spoke to him, or something nutty like that, so I don't need to ask. Obama has never publicly stated that he thought he was God as far as I know.
    He did pronounce on his nomination that "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"- and people actually cheered! Hard to look back and actually read those speeches now. What were people thinking???

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No thanks. If he ever said such a thing there would be quotes about it and it would be easy enough to find without reading an entire novel. I don't even like Obama, but that was such a ridiculous allegation that has no evidence to back it up that I had to say something.
    That's about where I stand: I don't much like the guy but the ridiculous assertions about him simply require rebuttal. Lots of rebuttal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    He did pronounce on his nomination that "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"- and people actually cheered! Hard to look back and actually read those speeches now. What were people thinking???
    Well, in his defense: during the past ten years, the rise of the oceans did slow.
    Obama was right


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes. And how does that not effect the national debt? They are trying to cut $1.7 trillion over 10 years while racking up over a trillion a year in debts? How does this make any sense? Any savings they ave had was a result of sequester which Obama railed against the entire time, overstating repeatedly that lives would be lost, etc, if sequester began. It's just pathetic!
    I thought Republicans were saying that the Sequester was Obama's idea?
    White House Admits (Third Time) President Obama Fibbed On Sequester - Forbes

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Why not go by what the Communists leaders of the day said? They blamed their collapse on Reagan, though credit must also be given the Margaret Thatcher and Pope John PaulII.
    The empire collapsed because they had archaic technology at a time when rapid technological change was essential. Computers, telecommunications, and falling energy prices took down the Soviets. Saying the three Western Leaders did it is like saying Obama lowered the sea level.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The empire collapsed because they had archaic technology at a time when rapid technological change was essential. Computers, telecommunications, and falling energy prices took down the Soviets. Saying the three Western Leaders did it is like saying Obama lowered the sea level.
    interesting. I didn't know that. I mean it makse sense they were behind in tech, but I had though it was internal divisions
    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?
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    I give Obama high rating for mediocrity...a kind assessment, considering his complety screwed up foreign policy - which is an ( F-)
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    He did pronounce on his nomination that "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"- and people actually cheered! Hard to look back and actually read those speeches now. What were people thinking???
    Well I agree that he was a little melodramatic with some of his speeches and writings, but what president isn't? I think you have to be a special kind of narcissist to even WANT to be the President of the United States. Thank God for narcissists!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, in his defense: during the past ten years, the rise of the oceans did slow.
    Obama was right

    Thanks for that. I clearly underestimated the man. Does this mean he also solved the global warming problem?

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