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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    We all do, I think. I wouldn't call him a bad president, just below average in my book. But we all rate presidents differently. To some all that matters is the D and the R. Others are more objective. Maybe we expect too much out of a president, perhaps to solve all the problems of the world. No one man can.
    There is actually a laundry list of things I don't like that Obama has done. For one, I find him to be an incredibly divisive president. Now, people can blame that on whomever, but it boils down to this, the president is supposed to be able to reach across the aisle and communicate effectively with the "other" side. Some of Obama's foreign policy I also consider quite harmful to the United States in the long run, there are multiple examples of this. These are just a couple of things.

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Are you kidding me? Is that to say you will vote for whoever the demorats nominate?
    Please miss the point more. I've explained it three ****ing times now. If you can't tell the difference between a campaign slogan and a campaign promise, I can't help you.

    And if Hillary ends up being the nominee, you can happily rest assured I will not be voting for her, which will make the second straight POTUS election I haven't voted for the "Demorat," since I also didn't vote for Obama in 2012.
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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is it important that we ("we", generically overall) believed him, or is it more important whether or not HE believed it?

    I believe that he indeed did believe it, and I thought him naive at the time because of it. I believe that my belief of his naivete has since been proven correct.
    LOL, Now that is a good line.
    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: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    We all do, I think. I wouldn't call him a bad president, just below average in my book. But we all rate presidents differently. To some all that matters is the D and the R. Others are more objective. Maybe we expect too much out of a president, perhaps to solve all the problems of the world. No one man can.
    Agreed.

    For example, the sitting President has pretty much zero influence over gas prices, but they still get the credit if prices go down or the blame if prices go up.

    The sitting President has a little more influence over the economy in general, but not near the influence that most people seem to think. It's a minor influence and usually delayed in effect.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "Hope and change" is a campaign slogan, not a campaign promise.
    Please, take off the partisan blinders and see. He made a lot of promises about being transparent and being different. You want to call it a slogan. I consider it a campaign promise.

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    There is actually a laundry list of things I don't like that Obama has done. For one, I find him to be an incredibly divisive president. Now, people can blame that on whomever, but it boils down to this, the president is supposed to be able to reach across the aisle and communicate effectively with the "other" side. Some of Obama's foreign policy I also consider quite harmful to the United States in the long run, there are multiple examples of this. These are just a couple of things.
    I actually give Obama a full pass on this, since it's common knowledge that the Republicans agreed they wouldn't go along with him on anything. You can't "reach across the aisle" when the other side is waiting to cut your hand off for doing it. His biggest mistake was thinking he could negotiate with that bunch of political nihilists for four years.
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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "Hope and change" is a campaign slogan, not a campaign promise.
    Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

    A slogan is a statement of promise/intent.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Please, take off the partisan blinders and see. He made a lot of promises about being transparent and being different. You want to call it a slogan. I consider it a campaign promise.
    Can you read?

    His stuff about transparency is a campaign promise, and one he failed miserably to uphold. "Hope and Change" is a campaign slogan. I cannot explain this any more clearly.
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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is this a chicken and egg question?

    Which came first? The lack of Rep cooperation, then the Executive Orders? Or, the Executive Orders?
    The man lacks diplomacy.

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Can you read?

    His stuff about transparency is a campaign promise, and one he failed miserably to uphold. "Hope and Change" is a campaign slogan. I cannot explain this any more clearly.
    Are you joking here? Hope and Change was a "slogan", but it included lots of other promises. He detailed what he meant by "hope and change" many times.

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