View Poll Results: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

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  • Yes, I think he is doing exactly what he said he would when he got into office.

    10 22.73%
  • Sort of. I think it may take him longer to do some things than I previously thought.

    13 29.55%
  • No, he hasn't done anything useful in office and I don't think he ever will.

    19 43.18%
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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    Hasn't quite completed the action part, has he ?



    Is there a detainee at Gitmo right now ? Then is it closed ?
    He signed an executive order that said within a year, not right this second. A year hasn't been quite completed, has it?

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    Hasn't quite completed the action part, has he ?
    Is there a detainee at Gitmo right now ? Then is it closed ?
    So we can discard this promise as yet unfulfilled.
    Last edited by Voidwar; 09-12-09 at 06:33 PM.

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    He has had 200+ days, can someone point out for me one campaign promise he has kept ?
    Any other attempts ? ? ?

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    Any other attempts ? ? ?
    PolitiFact | Sorting out the truth in politics

    PolitiFact lists the tally at 41 campaign promises kept, 11 compromises, 7 broken, 91 in the works, and 354 no action.

    Among those promises kept: Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners, Establish a credit card bill of rights, Expand loan programs for small businesses, Send two additional brigades to Afghanistan.

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    Arrow Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Good site, thanks for the link.

    So after reviewing the site a bit , I come up with :

    512 promises made, and 41 kept, which equals 8%.

    I reviewed some of the particulars, and there is probably a bit of fudge on both sides, but relatively objective overall.

    Also, being objective, I have got to say that the ones he has kept are relatively small potatoes.

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    poll fail

    poorly worded

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    Good site, thanks for the link.

    So after reviewing the site a bit , I come up with :

    512 promises made, and 41 kept, which equals 8%.

    I reviewed some of the particulars, and there is probably a bit of fudge on both sides, but relatively objective overall.

    Also, being objective, I have got to say that the ones he has kept are relatively small potatoes.
    For the most part, though there are some good ones there. The 7 he broke are pretty minor as well. If he continues on the pace he is going, he will keep about 60ish percent at the end of 4 years, which is not bad, at least compared to most presidents.

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    poll fail

    poorly worded
    the pollster knows better than you do, obviously. just follow her lead.

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The 7 he broke are pretty minor as well.
    I disagree most vociferously.

    The "sunshine" policy of posting a law before signing it was a big deal, specifically to me, because it was a significant part of how Obama appealed to the centrists. The idea is so very common sense, that it appeals to American Voters of Either party or none. I think a big promise, to the middle, is an important one to follow through on, since the middle is who decides elections these days.

    The No Lobbyists in the White House promise ? Pretty important to the "tenor" of the presidency he was promising. Promise thouroughly broken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If he continues on the pace he is going, he will keep about 60ish percent at the end of 4 years, which is not bad, at least compared to most presidents.
    That would only be true if he completely stopped making any promises right now. Do any of us think that ?

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    Re: Do you think Obama is living up to his promises?

    Given the system of government he has to work with and the on going situations right now you can't blame him. Clinton tried the same in 94 to sort health care but it was not his fault it failed.

    Until America is ready to support a system where by a certain number of people are entitled to free health care the same issue will come round again.

    In Scotland party's learn to put differences aside for common political good.

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