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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    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.
    You're still calling republicans nihilists, really? Exactly how does calling republicans nihilists make sense?

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

    A slogan is a statement of promise/intent.
    NO. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME ****ING THING.

    "Hope and Change." Campaign slogan. Bumper-sticker rhetoric. Just like "I Like Ike" (Eisenhower, 1952) or "It's Time To Change America" (Clinton, 1992).

    "I'll be transparent." Campaign promise. One he did not live up to.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its 2014, and we now see the results of over 5 years of the Obama administration. POTUS is not only the executive in chief, he is also the leader of the nation and arguably the free world. His policies, especially if they are signed into law can have profound effects on citizens, as well as people of the world.


    Has Obama been a good president to this point?

    I'm a libertarian.... Answer NO...

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    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.
    I give up. If you're going to be as purposefully obtuse as to completely ignore everything I say, then to hell with it.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    NO. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME ****ING THING.

    "Hope and Change." Campaign slogan. Bumper-sticker rhetoric. Just like "I Like Ike" (Eisenhower, 1952) or "It's Time To Change America" (Clinton, 1992).

    "I'll be transparent." Campaign promise. One he did not live up to.
    You are just splitting hairs here.

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    The man lacks diplomacy.
    Don't disagree. The lack of cooperation is not entirely his fault as the Reps are largely to blame, but at the same time I'm not so sure he's an easy person to work with, either.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    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
    I give up. If you're going to be as purposefully obtuse as to completely ignore everything I say, then to hell with it.
    Stop posting silly things then. You know VERY WELL what we are referring to when we say "hope and change." There was other "rhetoric" that went along with that "campaign slogan."

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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 noticed that and spoke on these pages of DP many times about Obama refusing to work with those across the aisle. Eisenhower worked with LBJ, then senate majority leader to get his agenda accomplished. JFK and LBJ both worked with Everit Dirksen, then Republican Minority leader to accomplish the same. Reagan and Tip O'Neal, those two working together are stuff of legends. Obama has no one on the other side of the aisle he can turn to when the going gets tough. He didn't need a single Republican vote in his first two years and that may have spoiled him. Who knows.

    On foreign policy, sometimes it does seem he doesn't know what he is doing. Perhaps that is because he has surrounded himself with the wrong type of advisers or he isn't listening to them. I just think Obama is a domestic policy type of guy who really doesn't want to be bothered with the foreign aspect of being president. That is just my impression.
    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 ChrisL View Post
    Some people do. They always follow strictly along party lines with no deviations and no exceptions.
    That scares me and I am fearless.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Has Obama been a good President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I noticed that and spoke on these pages of DP many times about Obama refusing to work with those across the aisle. Eisenhower worked with LBJ, then senate majority leader to get his agenda accomplished. JFK and LBJ both worked with Everit Dirksen, then Republican Minority leader to accomplish the same. Reagan and Tip O'Neal, those two working together are stuff of legends. Obama has no one on the other side of the aisle he can turn to when the going gets tough. He didn't need a single Republican vote in his first two years and that may have spoiled him. Who knows.

    On foreign policy, sometimes it does seem he doesn't know what he is doing. Perhaps that is because he has surrounded himself with the wrong type of advisers or he isn't listening to them. I just think Obama is a domestic policy type of guy who really doesn't want to be bothered with the foreign aspect of being president. That is just my impression.
    I'll never forget when he said to John McCain, something on the idea of "well, I'm the president, not you." It just struck me as EXTREMELY arrogant, in bad taste for a sitting president, and very juvenile.

    To be clear, this was during his first term when there were some televised arguments about health care. The republicans were trying to introduce their plan at the time.

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