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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    He's the nail and you're the hammer.
    And your a Conservative Not. I guess you never heard of RR 11th commandment....
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    And why would that be? Who is to blame for that? President Bush started 2 wars with no payment plan in sight. He kept throwing money at his rich buddies and even richer corporate donors while the troops on the ground did not have enough kevlar etc. to save their lives from the bombs and the bullets fired at them.

    Obama is having to clear up the mess left behind by one George W. Bush who was able to run the US economy into the ground with his spend and not tax policies. The democrats might be irresponsible with tax and spend but Bush was much much much more irresponsible by spending with no taxes to pay for all of his spending.

    Obama would love to spend money for the military if it were all needed, but sadly, he has to pay for the failure to finance the US armed forces from previous administrations, most notably that from George W. Bush.

    The materials made to print money might grow on trees and shrubs but the finances behind it do not. Obama is having to live according to his means and sadly with a refusal by the republicans to even contemplate real tax increases to pay for the past, present and future health of the US budget, there is not enough money to pay for all the costs of the military.
    I guess you are kind of young to remember but we had the biggest debt ever for the time after WW2.......All wars go unpaid for.
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Why after 9/11 were we never attacked on our mainland again under the Bush admin when it seems it happens everyday under Obama?
    Everyday under Obama? In what reality would that be? TeaPartyImaginationland?

    The reason the terrorists did not have to do anything in the US was obvious, the US was doing it for them. They brought the troops these terrorist assholes wanted to kill to them. They murdered thousands in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    And, I am sorry, but I am not going to blame 9/11 on Bush but I am also not going to praise him for stopping the attacks on the US mainland in the years that he was president. Al Qaida was waging war on US targets all over the world. The world went to finally taking terrorism seriously, good border control and better cooperation within the intelligence community might have helped for that but let's be honest, it was also the first big terrorist attack ever on US mainland soil in centuries. Boasting that it did not happen more is somewhat ridiculous because it was not very realistic to have happened ever again despite of Bush's actions or lack thereof.
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    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It sure would help , if the man would explain more, why we use the robots and mine so much data and where we want to go.
    Most of all he falls down on the Vison Thing. He does not lead well.
    I agree on the vision, but as for being a leader, here are a couple of polls. Most Americans think he is not. I gave you the total, then it is broken down between Republicans, democrats and Independents. I think how independents see the president as a leader or not is much more important than how republicans or democrats do. After all we know how the majority of the members of each party will answer.


    Quinnipiac Poll asked Would you say that Barack Obama - has strong leadership qualities or not?
    ……….Tot…….Rep……Dem……Ind
    Yes….46%.....18%.....82%.....41%
    No…..51%.....80%.....16%.....56%
    Fox Poll asked Do you think Barack Obama is a strong and decisive Leader?
    ……….Tot…….Rep…….Dem…….Ind
    Yes….47%......19%.......78%.....37%
    No…..51%......80%.......20%.....61%
    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 the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I guess you are kind of young to remember but we had the biggest debt ever for the time after WW2.......All wars go unpaid for.
    No, the presidents after that had to pay for wars started in earlier administrations, just like Obama is now having to do with the Bush wars. You can complain all you want about not having enough money for the military but try and put the blame where it belongs, the not-tax but spend republicans, the not-tax and spend democrats and the pork-belly politicians who push huge sums of money towards military project and weapons so that they can be re-elected again. That is where the money went that the military is now missing for normal operations but again, the sins of the past have caught up with the military and congress/the white house and tough choices are needed to pay for everything that is needed and as long as the republicans are only frugal during democratic presidencies this will not get better but worse. To pay for all those trillions in debt they have to learn a new word in Tea Party land, compromise and cooperation. Tax a bit more where possible and spend a bit less where it is needed is the way forward. Not in gridlock and more dis-functional politicians in Washington and around the US.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Rebuilding our infrastructure has essentially been taken over by the culture war. The culture war started out about relatively simple matters like abortion, gun rights and prayer in school, but like a super black hole it has expanded to include nearly every political topic I can think of. And once something is in the culture war all forward momentum comes to a full stop.

    In short, we're screwed.
    WHAT???

    Well since you brought it up WITHOUT GOD WE'RE SCREWED

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I agree on the vision, but as for being a leader, here are a couple of polls. Most Americans think he is not. I gave you the total, then it is broken down between Republicans, democrats and Independents. I think how independents see the president as a leader or not is much more important than how republicans or democrats do. After all we know how the majority of the members of each party will answer.


    Quinnipiac Poll asked Would you say that Barack Obama - has strong leadership qualities or not?
    ……….Tot…….Rep……Dem……Ind
    Yes….46%.....18%.....82%.....41%
    No…..51%.....80%.....16%.....56%
    Fox Poll asked Do you think Barack Obama is a strong and decisive Leader?
    ……….Tot…….Rep…….Dem…….Ind
    Yes….47%......19%.......78%.....37%
    No…..51%......80%.......20%.....61%
    These confirm what we have known for some time, he's a weak leader.

    The world knows this-and apparently so does the US.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    These confirm what we have known for some time, he's a weak leader.

    The world knows this-and apparently so does the US.
    All this says is that even the polls are hopelessly divided by partisan opinions. It says nothing about how Obama is truly seen in the world.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    All this says is that even the polls are hopelessly divided by partisan opinions. It says nothing about how Obama is truly seen in the world.
    Plenty of polls have been done-Obama has a lower approval than Bush, even in europe and the middle east.

    But I dont think its just partisan, if it was, the results of those polls wouldnt be as lop sided as they are.

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