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President Obama: A Better Legislator or Executive?
http://thepoliticalpanorama.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/president-obama-a-better-legislator-or-executive/ ^ | 6/24/2010 | craigs2040

Posted on 06/24/2010 12:27:05 PM PDT by craigs2040

I was inspired by a talk show’s discussion this week on whether President Obama is a better legislator or executive as President thus far. I believe that he’s taken a strong role as a legislator, and struggled as an executive.

Going back through my notes from my American Presidency class, the President has four major functions. (1) Symbol – head of state (2) Policy Advocate (3) Mediator – He’s the only elected official with a national constituency and (4) Crisis Manager. I think he has been weak on two of the four.

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1 posted on 06/24/2010 12:27:08 PM PDT by craigs2040
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To: craigs2040
President Obama: A Better Legislator or Executive?

No.

2 posted on 06/24/2010 12:28:23 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: craigs2040

He’s a failure at both so I will have to vote “Present” and hope he loses the Democrat majorities in Congress and then his job.


3 posted on 06/24/2010 12:28:47 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: craigs2040

I think he should pursue golfing. Full time.


4 posted on 06/24/2010 12:28:48 PM PDT by allmost
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To: craigs2040

As Obama likes to say, this is a “false choice.”

He sucks at both.


5 posted on 06/24/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT by drangundsturm
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To: craigs2040
strong role as legislator

This is joke right?

6 posted on 06/24/2010 12:30:33 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: craigs2040

I think its pretty objective to observe that he’s defined “fail” at both....


7 posted on 06/24/2010 12:31:50 PM PDT by mo
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To: craigs2040

Neither.
He won the office of US Senator, then started campaigning immediately. Not to mention all the “Present” votes.


8 posted on 06/24/2010 12:31:57 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: craigs2040

c. I answer c. None of the above.


9 posted on 06/24/2010 12:32:42 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: craigs2040

A totally ludicrous question. He has neither legislated anything (present), nor has he been an Executive. He is an agitator and an organizer who screwed up and got elected to the most difficult job in the world. Does he take this opportunity to me AMERICANS’ lives better? No. He partys like he’s on MTV Cribs - only the cash he’s droppin on the floor ain’t twenties or hundreds - it’s trillions. Only thing missing is the bling......


10 posted on 06/24/2010 12:33:12 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: craigs2040
He should have kept to scooping ice cream.



11 posted on 06/24/2010 12:33:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: craigs2040

Neither. Across the board, he sucks.


12 posted on 06/24/2010 12:34:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: craigs2040

“President Obama: A Better Legislator or Executive?”

He is a horrible executive. Yes I would say that if he was a Republicant.


13 posted on 06/24/2010 12:35:23 PM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 2 days.)
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To: JennysCool

As a legislator he was somewhere between zero and -10 but he was certainly a better legislator than president.


14 posted on 06/24/2010 12:35:27 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: craigs2040

He was a crap legislator, and never stayed anywhere long enough to learn how to be effective. Now he is a crap president.


15 posted on 06/24/2010 12:36:00 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: craigs2040

How about NEITHER!!!


16 posted on 06/24/2010 12:36:16 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: craigs2040

He has no legislative history. That was the problem.


17 posted on 06/24/2010 12:36:18 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: ScottinVA

All of the above posts perfectly describe Obama as a total failure at everything. I doubt he can tie his own shoes.


18 posted on 06/24/2010 12:37:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: craigs2040
“So much to destroy, so little time to do it before the masses figure me out.” B.H. Obama
19 posted on 06/24/2010 12:37:12 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: craigs2040

Given those two choices, I’d say he’s a better bowler.


20 posted on 06/24/2010 12:37:42 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Just leave this long-haired conservative alone.)
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To: craigs2040

I don’t know about executive or legislator, but he sure excells as a fly catcher.


21 posted on 06/24/2010 12:38:35 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: craigs2040

As for myself, I often wonder whether I’m a better astronaut or Playboy bunny.


22 posted on 06/24/2010 12:41:02 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: craigs2040
President Obama: A Better Legislator or Executive?

Amy Winehouse: A Better Architect or Theologian?

23 posted on 06/24/2010 12:41:14 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JennysCool

I think Bill Clinton was right about him being qualified to just bring people coffee! ;-)


24 posted on 06/24/2010 12:41:54 PM PDT by chipper dave
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To: craigs2040
President Obama: A Better Legislator or Executive?

I'll punt!


25 posted on 06/24/2010 12:43:35 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: allmost
I think he should pursue golfing. Full time.

He's pretty much doing that now, isn't he?

26 posted on 06/24/2010 12:46:07 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: arthurus
but he was certainly a better legislator than president.

That's only because, as a legislator, he didn't have the real power to hurt America as he does now.

27 posted on 06/24/2010 12:48:27 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: craigs2040

“President Obama: A Better Legislator or Executive?”
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The question never applies to hussein...ever...


28 posted on 06/24/2010 12:49:09 PM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: craigs2040

That’s like asing whether turtles are better at basketball or at football.


29 posted on 06/24/2010 12:50:05 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Puppage
Biggest friggen slouch to ever enter the White House IMO. He's not doing this though, 1000+ page bills do not appear overnight, he's waiting for the oil to hit the East Coast IMO, then cap and tax. Just like he's been told to do.
30 posted on 06/24/2010 12:50:33 PM PDT by allmost
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To: craigs2040
... a talk show’s discussion this week on whether President Obama is a better legislator or executive as President thus far.

Neither. Why do these leftwing moonbats try to (even partially) cover up a perfect 100% FAILURE.

"Obama ain't never run nothing but his mouth."

31 posted on 06/24/2010 12:52:40 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: craigs2040
...the President (Obama) has four major functions. (1) Symbol – head of state (2) Policy Advocate (3) Mediator – He’s the only elected official with a national constituency and (4) Crisis Manager

They forgot the correct answer...

(5) None of the above

32 posted on 06/24/2010 12:57:13 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (If OBAMA is the ANSWER, how STUPID was the QUESTION?)
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To: craigs2040
(1) Symbol – head of state (2) Policy Advocate (3) Mediator – He’s the only elected official with a national constituency and (4) Crisis Manager. I think he has been weak on two of the four.

weak? He's an unmitigated disaster across the board! Symbol? How about being un-American and anti-American? How about bowing to other leaders? How about trashing allies and appeasing enemies? He's a symbol of failure.

Policy? Yeah, pure Marxism, socialism with a hefty dose of fascism thrown in.

Mediator? Mr "I won" who has caused some of the most partisan politicing ever? Mr "acted stupidly" who jumps to racially motivated and biased conclusions? Epic fail as my son would say.

Crisis management... Well, his crisis management skills are washing up on LA beaches right now. This guy has no, nada, zip, none- experience as a leader or executive. It isno wonder he doesn't know how to manage even a moderately serious industrial accident. Now it is a major crisis for the region.

Lacking? He is without a shred of doubt the worst President ever.

33 posted on 06/24/2010 12:57:51 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: JennysCool

Best answer No! I love that.
I wouldn’t give him credit for anything other than the destruction we see now economically.


34 posted on 06/24/2010 1:12:36 PM PDT by DebraAI
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To: craigs2040; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...
I see you're new here, and relatively new to life as well. Because I believe in the sanctity of life, and the fact that you still have some of the innocence of the newly born, I will try to be kind. (This is very hard for me.)

"I was inspired by a talk show’s discussion this week on whether President Obama is a better legislator or executive as President thus far."

First off, you shouldn't watch talk shows, or TV at all for that matter. The fact that you would give serious credence to a show that suffered such a topic to be aired is reason enough. You are far too young and impressionable for such things. Shows which put forth topics of this nature are for comic relief, at best.

"Going back through my notes from my American Presidency class,..."

Really?

Really!

They really offered a class called "American Presidency"?

And you not only took it, but you took notes? What degree did you get, a double major in PoliSci and Social Justice with a minor in Presidencies?

No matter what your Commie-Lib Professors told you, the functions and duties of the President are very clearly specified in Article II of the US Constitution. I just reread it (in case I missed something) but I don't see the words "Policy", "Symbol", "Mediator" or "Crisis" anywhere.

Five minutes of reading the news on this forum will (or should) convince you that what you are looking at is a Marxist Usurper, with a completely Anti-American agenda in hand, who holds no regard for the Constitution, or the nation which adopted it. He is surrounded by sycophants, spineless groupies and avaricious looters, the AufgeblasenBlutegelBourgeoisieBurokraten who keep him in power at America's expense.

That's the kindest commentary I can make based on the excerpt you posted. I have no intention of going to an unknown website to read any more pseudo-substantive drivel.

Have a nice day, and welcome to FreeRepublic.
35 posted on 06/24/2010 1:15:17 PM PDT by shibumi ((Topop!!!!!))
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To: shibumi
whether President Obama is a better legislator or executive as President thus far.

Is a fish a better aviator or a better pastry chef?

36 posted on 06/24/2010 1:23:36 PM PDT by humblegunner (Topop! is very wily)
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To: craigs2040
inept and incompetent

I would be a better POTUS...I could learn to read a teleprompter and I already am a better problem solver...but who isn't?

37 posted on 06/24/2010 1:26:04 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
He was definitely a better legislator because it restricted his ability to do damage to the country. We would be much better off if he was still in the senate diddling himself and voting present.
38 posted on 06/24/2010 1:27:20 PM PDT by peeps36 (The White House Is Full Of Hole Pluggers. It's The Chicago Way)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
He was definitely a better legislator because it restricted his ability to do damage to the country. We would be much better off if he was still in the senate diddling himself and voting present.
39 posted on 06/24/2010 1:27:20 PM PDT by peeps36 (The White House Is Full Of Hole Pluggers. It's The Chicago Way)
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To: craigs2040
I've learned that you can never really have too many Q-Tips.

I mean, there are so many uses for them. Really.

I could name a few helpful tips, but I know I'd just get all carried away and list about 150 of 'em before I could even try to make myself stop.

40 posted on 06/24/2010 1:27:29 PM PDT by Allegra (Topop!!!!!)
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To: shibumi; craigs2040

Good answer shibumi!

However you left out muslim POS.


41 posted on 06/24/2010 1:30:41 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: craigs2040
I believe that he’s taken a strong role as a legislator

That's laughable Noob!

42 posted on 06/24/2010 1:31:54 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Eaker

I left out a lot of things, but hey - he’s just a kid. I don’t want to beat him up ~too~ bad.

(Just enough to WAKE UP!)


43 posted on 06/24/2010 1:35:31 PM PDT by shibumi ((Topop!!!!!))
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To: craigs2040

A “strong role as a legislator...” Would that be on the 137 “present” votes, or his pro-infanticide record?


44 posted on 06/24/2010 1:49:08 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: JennysCool

i think he is best at being “present and as an “impostor”

in other words...as a “BSer!”


45 posted on 06/24/2010 1:52:47 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: ldish
oh i forgot...” if it is on the TelePrompter
46 posted on 06/24/2010 1:53:44 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Allegra

Ears, makeup application, nasal cleansing, detailing the air vents on your Hummer, remove excess polish from the crease between the sole and the upper on you boots, trimming excess paint and glue while model making, taking out the larger clumps of stuff from your keyboard before you blast it, ....... come to think of it, you’re right.

WAAAAY too many to list.


47 posted on 06/24/2010 2:00:06 PM PDT by shibumi ((Topop!!!!!))
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To: Puppage

Just so.


48 posted on 06/24/2010 2:18:58 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: craigs2040

Let’s face it!

If it weren’t for affirmative action, Barack Obama would be wearing a McDonald’s cap — or serving time for drug dealing.


49 posted on 06/24/2010 3:13:47 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: shibumi

I’ll take 5) Wookie tamer.


50 posted on 06/24/2010 9:54:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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