Skip to comments.The Case for Obama: Why He Is a Great President. Yes, Great.
Posted on 10/31/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I decided to support Barack Obama pretty early in the Democratic primary, around spring of 2007. But unlike so many of his supporters, I never experienced a kind of emotional response to his candidacy. I never felt his election would change everything about American politics or government, that it would lead us out of the darkness. Nothing Obama did or said ever made me well up with tears.
Possibly for that same reason, I have never felt even a bit of the crushing sense of disappointment that at various times has enveloped so many Obama voters. I supported Obama because I judged him to have a keen analytical mind, grasping both the possibilities and the limits of activist government, and possessed of excellent communicative talents. I thought he would nudge government policy in an incrementally better direction. I consider his presidency an overwhelming success.
I can understand why somebody who never shared Obamas goals would vote against his reelection. If you think the tax code already punishes the rich too heavily, that its not governments role to subsidize health insurance for those who cant obtain it, that the military shouldnt have to let gays serve openly, and so on, then Obamas presidency has been a disaster, but you probably didnt vote for him last time. For anybody who voted for Obama in 2008 and had even the vaguest sense of his platform, the notion that he has fallen short of some plausible performance threshold seems to me unfathomable.
Obamas résumé of accomplishments is broad and deep, running the gamut from economic to social to foreign policy. The general thrust of his reforms, especially in economic policy, has been a combination of politically radical and ideologically-moderate. The combination has confused liberals into thinking of Obamaism as a series of sad half-measures...
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I got to hand it to him —he is AMAZING at killing cops, Mexicans, and now US Navy SEALS. A masterful machine-gun smuggler...what did I miss? He dates guys soooo discretely.
How can you comment on someone who is delusional?
He has that pouty, whiny, nasal, effete neuter-boy liberal voice.
I usually turn off the radio for the duration of his segment.
What planet do these people live on?
Great like Carter?
Depends on defining “great” (To borrow from another dimmie”). For example, I had a GREAT dump other morning, but I couldn’t wait to flush it down and rid my toilet of it...
Rainbows, Waterfalls and Unicorns from what I hear. Oh, and chocolate, lots of chocolate.
Looks like NYC’s water supply got tainted from the hurricane.
So under that supposition the author is correct. A lot of damage was done or "progress" depending on how you look at it.
Yep, that's about the size of it. Although it's only communists who think the purpose of the tax code is "punishment".
I would suggest a lobotomy for this idiot, but it appears that he’s already had one.
A ‘great’ figurehead for the first African-American female president born in Iran. Yes indeed.
They live in an alternate universe.
He drew considerable attention with his “Case for Bush Hatred”, in which he defended his dislike not only of Bush’s policies but also his personality and mannerisms.
What an immature little punk. Grow up, Johnny Boy.
He's right about that. But we don't need a bull-Shiite-artist-in-chief, we need a turnaround-artist-in-chief.
Not even Democrats will be saying sh*t like this in a few years.
No. He has cheated in every election he has been in.
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