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    Hey all.
    Well, it's essentially been a year since Obama took office, possibly one of the most challenging transitions in many decades, from both a domestic, and foreign policy front.
    As an outsider looking in, I am interested to hear some views, not so much related to your political bent, but rather, do you think his presidency has legs?
    With this, I ask you all, do you think he will be a one term President? If so why? If the answer is a 2 term, then what things do you think he is doing a good job on that could justify a second term?
    Let's not jump all over each other, because let's face it, we tend to have our favorite news sources, and they too, more than any time in my memory are polarized more left or right than I think does real justice to the public.
    In other words, let's try to bypass the glossed over coverage, and get to the real grit of the matter. How has his presidency affected your day to day?
    I'll start by saying my view is that THIS will be the year that determines his merit. I think personally, that the challenges he had were huge, and now that there is some glimmer of hope in the economy, that this year will prove his worth.
    There is no disputing that he is a good speaker: It's the actions that concern me.
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    This should be a good one!

    (running to grab the popcorn)
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    The shit wasn't going to get fixed in a year, what the fuck else can I say
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post


    This should be a good one!

    (running to grab the popcorn)
    Hope you enjoy the popcorn Broken! Lot's of butter ok!
    Damn....That sounds pretty good!
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    I think for having to go through a very divided Congress, he did a fairly well this year. I hope things will speed up a bit this year but I understand most of his goals are meant for the long run.
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    The government as a whole is ass backwards. The two-party system should be abolished. There is so much infighting, back stabbing, cock blocking (and cock sucking) going on in Washington that the only people our government has benefited is the lobbyists.

    It's time for another revolution. And I'm not saying this because Obama is in office. I'm saying this because the people's voice is no longer heard, and hasn't been heard for a long, long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotforteacher921 View Post
    I think for having to go through a very divided Congress, he did a fairly well this year. I hope things will speed up a bit this year but I understand most of his goals are meant for the long run.
    eh, I don't know how divided Congress is when it's 59% the same party as the president and 40% not (320 - 218 - 2).

    And those percentages pretty much hold for both the House and the Senate as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post


    This should be a good one!

    (running to grab the popcorn)
    Yes, I'm sure this will be a very civilized, pleasant, non-biased discussion.
    Personally, all I want to say is that he looks even sexier (if that's possible!!!) now that he has a little grey in his hair. I'll wager he'll be totally grey in 6 months.

    Not that I'm biased, or anything.
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    Stimulus stuffed with pork. Ramping up Afghanistan operations. Pouring billions into two worthless auto companies and leaving the same people in charge to run them into the ground again.

    He only gets passing marks if you grade him on the curve set by the last administration. The pigs in charge change, but it's still the same old Animal Farm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare Painful Side Effect View Post
    Stimulus stuffed with pork. Ramping up Afghanistan operations. Pouring billions into two worthless auto companies and leaving the same people in charge to run them into the ground again.

    He only gets passing marks if you grade him on the curve set by the last administration. The pigs in charge change, but it's still the same old Animal Farm.
    Animal Farm. One of the greatest books ever written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eden View Post
    Animal Farm. One of the greatest books ever written.
    I read it as a kid and thought it was a fable. I didn't realize it was actually a blueprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xaminer View Post
    The government as a whole is ass backwards. The two-party system should be abolished. There is so much infighting, back stabbing, cock blocking (and cock sucking) going on in Washington that the only people our government has benefited is the lobbyists.

    It's time for another revolution. And I'm not saying this because Obama is in office. I'm saying this because the people's voice is no longer heard, and hasn't been heard for a long, long time.
    Hey, I'll tell ya....The Parlimentary system is no better. We have the essentially the same two key players which rule the day, though named differently.

    Conservatives = Republican
    Liberals = Democrat

    We do have other parties; the NDP (New Democratic Party) who's views are more than ever, more socialist based.
    And we have the PQ, which basically is a Federal party which represents the Province of Quebec. (Alain would be the guy to explain their role better)
    We also have the Greens, which are well....Green, but the two fundamental parties are the Liberals, and the Conservatives. We have been in a minority Conservative government for a number of years now. We've had numerous elections which cease to vote either party into majority, so instead, we are constantly bombarded by attack ads from both sides, constant threat of another election over different matters, and the other parties just tend to side with whoever they feel will get them some more exposure and benefits.
    A well oiled machine all around.
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    I voted for Obama, and I am disappointed in his first year.

    I think the TARP was poorly managed, even though not his idea much of the execution was left to him and I think it was not handled wisely.

    Ramping up our involvement in Afghanistan. No one has ever won a war there, it is political and military arrogance to believe that we can make a long term difference there without pouring in a gazillion dollars to do it and twenty years. We won't stay there long enough to get it done right so why bother.

    The fact that a large portion of his cabinet have problems paying their taxes and that the vast majority of them have never held a position outside of academia and government I believe leaves a huge hole in the advice he is given. It could be argued that is not his fault, but hells bells he picks the cabinet.

    We have burdened our children with a debt load similar to our post WWII debt without the foreseeable benefit of a post WWII expansion. There is only one way to balance a budget, raise revenues and lower costs. We are not doing the latter, and you can't tax a society into prosperity. Something has to give, and people are not going to keep lending us money at 0.25% forever.

    I believe he is an intelligent, well meaning person who is in way over his head. He reminds me of Jimmy Carter in that way. We all know someone just like them, the most intelligent guy in the room that can't do anything right and unfortunately I am starting to think that is the type of person we elected.

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    The TARP thing, the debt - there really wasn't any other options. If there had been a run on the banks, everyone on this site would've lost all their savings. Things could've been a lot worse, 1929 style.

    One man cannot change a country all by himself. If Congress isn't supportive because the people of Nebraska don't like his policy, things can slow down to a crawl. That's the way the system is built.
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    I think that, unfortunately, people put too much emphasis on the President of the United States.

    People, IMO, should pay more attention to their Congressional representation, as well as their state government representation and local governments.

    We kind of have it backwards here, again IMO. We pay the least attention to the government representatives that have the most impact on our lives, and the most attention on the branch of government that has, perhaps, the least amount of impact on our lives.

    We also tend to have a population that really has no clue about government, how it works, or why they really should or should not vote for someone. We do not put enough emphasis on educating our youth about our government and our Constitution.

    I do agree with a post above that the 2-party system is devastating to a real republic.

 

 

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