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    Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    “There are always costs in doing big things.” — President Barack Obama

    Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    Excerpted from “Voters' anxiety clouds Obama's historic successes” By Susan Page and Mimi Hall, USA TODAY, Updated 8h 7m ago
    Big problems. Big achievements. Big costs.
    Historians say President Obama's legislative record during a crisis-ridden presidency already puts him in a league with such consequential presidents as Lyndon Johnson and Franklin Roosevelt. But polls show voters aren't totally on board with his achievements, at least not yet, and the White House acknowledges that his victories have carried huge financial and political costs. …
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    God let's hope so.
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    To echo the president, “There are always costs in doing big things.”
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    depends whether they're classy "big things"
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    It depends on the "big thing". If the big thing is highly popular, probably not. Bush the first couple years after 9/11, doing big things was a benefit. Over time, those big things where a detriment.

    I think in the case of the big things Obama is doing, it will cost him, as what he is doing is not horribly popular currently.
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    The "big things" Obama is trying to do is pass major legislation while he still has a Democrat majority in the House and Senate that will approve of his ideology. He's trying to ram unpopular legislation (like bail outs and the healthcare bill) while he still can and before the American people are allowed to vote some of the Democrats out. Doing "big things" will cost him dearly, not only for trying to screw the American people, but for spending tons of money on things we don't want in the first place.

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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “There are always costs in doing big things.” — President Barack Obama

    Will doing “big things” cost Obama?
    In my personal opinion, his big things will in the future be looked at as idealistic but moronic.

    Just like the other "big" things, from the past, that haven't ended up working well.
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    Perhaps, perhaps not. But sometimes doing "big things" is WORTH the political sacrifice that must be made.
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    Bigger isn't always better. I wonder if Greece was happy with the "big things" they did before their recent fiscal catastrophe.
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    Re: Will doing “big things” cost Obama?

    I just want to say, that any poll that includes an option for disagreeing with the premise is an outstanding, respectful, well-thought out poll.
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