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

    Obama is good, but not great. He, like most of the Democratic party right now, is afraid to stand up for liberal ideals. He had good ideas, but the left is too eager to compromise. But he's been a skilled negotiator and gotten some things done in the face of insane adversity. So yeah, points for trying, but not a great score for not succeeding.

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

    Short answer - no.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Obama is good, but not great. He, like most of the Democratic party right now, is afraid to stand up for liberal ideals. He had good ideas, but the left is too eager to compromise. But he's been a skilled negotiator and gotten some things done in the face of insane adversity. So yeah, points for trying, but not a great score for not succeeding.



    He was if you were black or a woman. He was most notably against racial integration of schools.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I don't know about this string ending proper and dignified, but I would say this current president is about average for the presidents I have known and experienced since Eisenhower.
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    I would rank Bush the second and Obama in 7th and 8th place out of the 11 I experienced. They, both of them would only be ahead of Nixon, Ford and Carter. This is my opinion



    Well I can top that, I can remember quite well 12 of the 13 presidents who have lived in the White House since the start of WWII.

    I was born in 1943 and I really don't remember FDR, but I do remember Truman and every president since him quite well. It's too soon to evaluate either Obama or G.W. Bush properly right now, but I am going to guess that in the future Obama will be somewhere in the lower middle of the rankings and Bush will be mighty close to the bottom.

    Of course that's just my guess based on how things look right now.

    Obama might sink or rise and so might Bush.

    We'll just have to wait and see.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    I'm sure this will end in a proper and dignified manner.
    Obama has been an extremely weak executive and ineffectual party leader. No one should recognize this more than liberals and DNC supporters, being that he wasted an immense amount of political capital following the 2008 election

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Obama is good, but not great. He, like most of the Democratic party right now, is afraid to stand up for liberal ideals. He had good ideas, but the left is too eager to compromise. But he's been a skilled negotiator and gotten some things done in the face of insane adversity. So yeah, points for trying, but not a great score for not succeeding.
    Obama has always been an establishment type centrist. He just sold you on being black and you can't seem to separate skin color from 'political change".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Too soon to tell, to be honest, but I chose average. Obama is neither so far the best nor likely to be the worst. He is a good speaker, is well educated and intelligent, but he does not seem to be able to control even his own party in congress or manage to select very good help to run the executive functions of the federal govt. I would grade him a D so far.

    Meh, he's good at giving pointless wishy-washy speeches that amount to empty feel good moments. The guy can't communicate policy for ****

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

    He's weak and ineffective, but I've seen worse.
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    re: Is Obama a good president?[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    He's weak and ineffective, but I've seen worse.

    what makes him stand out for me is the amount of and the intensity of support he had following his first election. I think a more forceful push from him on healthcare reform would have been able to deliver a much more broader policy change on the matter. But it seemed his main concern was simply getting a second term, which ultimately turned his 8 year presidency into a rather disappointing experience

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That's fine if he only won one term. The problem is that he was re-elected. If he is a horrible president, does that by default make Americans horrible voters?
    Actually, yes. The Democrats have spent decades getting Americans to hold their hands out for government freebies. That's what gets the Democrats elected. They buy votes.
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