Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Sun May 15, 2011 11:43 am

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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Sun May 15, 2011 5:12 pm

I don't doubt Obama feels marginalized. But, hey, he wants us to drill for more oil!
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Tue May 24, 2011 5:54 am

New Position At The White House: Unfavorable Online Media Czar.

No thin skin here.

Once again could you have imagined the jokes that would have been posted if Bush had done this?
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby piqaboo » Thu May 26, 2011 3:28 pm

Balance things out - post a few.
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Shapley » Thu May 26, 2011 3:44 pm

piqaboo wrote:Balance things out - post a few.


I posted a few, but they were all removed by the Unfavorable Media Czar...

I'm not sure if this one will make it. If it's still here, it must be true.... ;)
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri May 27, 2011 4:49 pm

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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Tue May 31, 2011 2:29 am

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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Shapley » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:57 pm

Obama Administration Rewards Big Donors With Key Administration Positions

Okay, so we know this was going on. It's not news. Mr. Obama said he would change it, and he did - he made it worse. Claiming that they will end politics-as-usual is just a part of politics-as-usual.
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:15 am

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR JOHN MCCAIN, GOVERNMENT SPYING WOULD PROCEED UNCHECKED: And they were right!

At the Office 365 launch, Gordon Frazer, managing director of Microsoft UK, gave the first admission that cloud data — regardless of where it is in the world — is not protected against the USA PATRIOT Act. . . . Frazer explained that, as Microsoft is a U.S.-headquartered company, it has to comply with local laws (the United States, as well as any other location where one of its subsidiary companies is based).

Though he said that “customers would be informed wherever possible”, he could not provide a guarantee that they would be informed — if a gagging order, injunction or U.S. National Security Letter permits it.

He said: “Microsoft cannot provide those guarantees. Neither can any other company“.
While it has been suspected for some time, this is the first time Microsoft, or any other company, has given this answer.


You know, maybe I shouldn’t have voted for John McCain. It was just hard to believe all the dire warnings . . . .
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:49 am

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is About as Successful as Obama’s Domestic Policy.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs’pronouncement today that Libya is a “stalemate” would, I think, have gotten a bit more attention but for the debt debate.


We recently passed the four-month anniversary of “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” the U.S.-led air assault on Moammar Qaddafi’s regime.

Now, 128 days later, we’ve got a “stalemate.”

Just as they don’t teach economics at Harvard Law, I guess they don’t teach military history there, either. We’ve wasted hundreds of millions in bombs and missiles without defeating the enemy — who, it’s worth pointing out, posed no threat to the U.S. or its allies.

You know who’s smiling now? Jimmy Carter.

He's just become the second worst president in American history :rofl:
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:28 pm

Haggis@wk wrote:You know who’s smiling now? Jimmy Carter.

He's just become the second worst president in American history :rofl:

You forgot Warren Harding. He's still in the running for Worst, Second Worst, and Worst Buddies. Of course, he's not recent...
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:38 am

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
Haggis@wk wrote:You know who’s smiling now? Jimmy Carter.

He's just become the second worst president in American history :rofl:

You forgot Warren Harding. He's still in the running for Worst, Second Worst, and Worst Buddies. Of course, he's not recent...


One of the reasons, I believe, that so many younger voters supported Obama in 2008 is that no one under 30 could remember how genuinely awful the Carter presidency was, nor could they recognize the similarities between the unbounded Hope inspired by the vague promises of the Democrats’ 2008 candidate and the tremendous expectations for national redemption that were invested in the 1976 Democratic candidate.

The parallels and analogies, however, were readily apparent to those old enough to remember the Era of Malaise and, as soon as I got a detailed look at the Democrats’ economic agenda in December 2008, I knew it wouldn’t work.

Frankly, I think our current president still has a good way to go before he can merit the claim of being worse than Jimmy Carter, and too many Americans have forgotten exactly how wretched Jimmy was.

Not content to have accumulated an embarrassingly bad record as president, Carter then went on to become America’s worst ex-president: Popping up in the media from time to time to criticize his Republican successors. (As a measure of the catastrophic damage Carter did to his own party’s reputation, the GOP controlled the White House for 20 of the 28 years after he left office.) Carter seemed to believe himself entitled to impose his transparently partisan opinions on a nation that wished he’d go away.

Remember what he did:

He wrecked the world’s greatest economy and made a nuclear Iran and North Korea possible.

Apart from the early years of the Depression, Jimmy Carter’s brief tenure as president was economically the worst in the 20th century.

He planted the seeds Of Al-Qaida — After being told over and over by President Jimmy Carter that America’s ability to influence world events was “very limited,” the Soviet Union believed him and invaded Afghanistan. And al-Qaida was born.

In the name of human rights, Jimmy Carter gave rise to one of the worst rights violators in history — the Ayatollah Khomeini. And now Khomeini’s successor is preparing for nuclear war with Israel and the West.

On President Jimmy Carter’s watch, more territory was lost to tyranny than at any other time since Yalta.

In foreign policy, Jimmy Carter proved his presidency the worst ever by subordinating U.S. interests to his vague “human rights” policy. All he did was enable dictators to take him to the cleaners.

Oil Crisis – Of all the errors Jimmy Carter committed, none has earned him more well-justified scorn than his handling of the 1970s energy crisis. True enough, he didn’t cause it. But he did make it much, much worse.

In 1976, Americans thought they were sending an outsider to the White House. Today, the same policies so thoroughly discredited by Jimmy Carter’s disastrous presidency define the Democratic Party.

So there you have it: A list of Jimmy Carter’s rotten presidential record. Many young peopel don't realize just how bad Carter really was. And the next time one of your conservative friends swears that Barack Obama is the worst president in history, you can say, “Maybe he’s not the worst — yet.”

Of course, Obama’s still got another 15 months remaining in office, so he might hold the uncontested title soon enough.
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:27 am

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When Fall 2012 rolls around the killer question in the Presidential debates will be…. “Are you better off now than you were a month ago?" :rofl:
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Shapley » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:50 am

Harry Truman holds the record for lowest approval ratings at the end of his term. He was also one of the first to be so measured. Today, people seem to recall Mr. Truman rather fondly.

President George W. Bush's latest poll numbers put him with a 50% approval rating.

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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:35 pm

MORE CRUSHING OF DISSENT: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After White House Complaints.

“Ford Motor Company has shelved a television commercial indirectly criticizing its competitors for accepting government bailouts to avoid bankruptcy in the wake of media criticism and, reportedly, a call from the White House.”


This situation highlights perfectly why bailouts are so un-American. I don’t care who you are or how you felt about the bailout in the first place: at the point that the President is pressuring competitors to government-owned companies to yank truth-telling ads, you’ve got to wonder what happened to this country.
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:33 am

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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:37 pm

You have to agree that a comment like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxvSjDkF ... r_embedded

deserves a musical tribute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-07_2DWfEmQ
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:25 pm

Obama, three years ago today “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

As with all of his promises this came with a built in expiration date.
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:07 am

Breitbart tells CPAC: I have videos of Obama in college and they’ll come out during the election

the key bit comes at 5:15. He’s coy about what he’s got, but it sounds like it has to do with Obama as a student radical.

I wonder if big media, having heard this, will scramble to try to uncover the footage and put it out ASAP so that it’s old news by the time of the general election.

I can’t wait to hear their explanations for why they couldn’t be bothered to do that last cycle.
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Re: Is Barack Obama the right leader for America?

Postby jamiebk » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:47 pm

The guy's been in office 3 years and went through a long election process....so NOW they uncover so-called damning videos? really?
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