Skip to comments.Liberals complain about Obama's choices (the rookie Hussein's summer of discontent)
Posted on 08/19/2011 11:15:36 PM PDT by Libloather
Liberals complain about Obama's choices
Published Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- Liberals argue that he caved on the debt ceiling. Unions are upset over his handling of unemployment and labor issues. Hispanics brought the immigration debate directly to his campaign doorstep.
President Barack Obama's summer of discontent has been marked by rumblings within his Democratic political base over his willingness to fight congressional Republicans and his approach to fixing the economy.
Liberals disappointed with Obama for compromising with the GOP during the debt-ceiling showdown now are calling on him to hold firm against Republicans this fall. They want him to push a bold jobs agenda while drawing a strong line on taxes and protecting Medicare and Social Security.
In recent weeks, the gripes have become so loud that the president himself acknowledged them during his Midwest bus tour this week.
"I've got a whole bunch of responsibilities, which means I have to make choices sometimes that are unattractive and I know will be bad for me politically and I know will get supporters of mine disappointed," Obama said in Iowa. He claimed progress on the economy, health care and two wars. And, offering his backers a bit of tough love, he added: "Sometimes you've got to make choices in order to do what's best for the country at that particular moment, and that's what I've tried to do."
The complaints -- founded or not -- are narrowing the tightrope Obama must walk over the next year to keep his base energized while recapturing the independent voters who helped power his win over John McCain in 2008.
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That's news? It's what they do.
The principle feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things — war and hunger and date rape — liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things. It’s a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don’t have to be brave, smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal.
Yep; they complain, but, they’ll crawl over broken glass the first Tuesday of November 2012 to get to the polls to vote for him.
Unfortunately for them it will cause a real and dramatic decline to the economy killing even more jobs.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Spot on no dems!
A nanny state is not sustainable.Barack 'Jackwagon' Obama only hears the voice of those committed to his Marxist vision.
The White House thinks unemployment insurance benefits create jobs. "There are few other ways that can directly put money into the economy than applying unemployment insurance," Jay Carney said (Wednesday, August 10, 2011).
Rep. Pelosi thinks Zer0 is saving the world by borrowing or printing money. On Thursday, July 28, 2011, she said: 'What we're trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget... we're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.'
The libs' cure for their mess is always more liberalism -- which includes aborting one baby every 95 seconds.
Obama's stimulus put unions ahead of a healthy economy. He placated the unions and torpedoed the private sector.
The government is growing at 8 percent per year, with numerious unelected czars and departments working to do Zer0's bidding -- writing regulation after regulation.
Barack's working hard for the nation And he needs another vacation Some golf would be nice And the pie he'll have twice As we endure This reeking Obamanation
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 518 days as of August 20, 2011.
According to this article, people want Obama to be more partisan and divisive, and according to polls mentioned elsewhere tonight, people want more compromise in Washington.
What a joke. Obama, like so many pols, will fret over which poll to follow, and dither and whine and complain.
A leader would say “These are my core beliefs, and I was elected to live by them, and that’s what I’ll do, and let the chips fall where they may.”
Of course, Obama ran saying he would end divisiveness, listen to the opposition, and bring the world together.
Sucks when you have no spine.
Liberals complain because they’re not getting the free stuff they expected.
They’re worried ‘bout payin’ their mortgage, and ‘bout puttin’ gas in their car. They’ve helped him, but he ain’t helpin’ them.
Liberals complain until Obama,a&Co. water thr free tree,place bets on 2012.
Going to be a lot of mad liberals expext roits.
SOMETIMES? This bastard thinks he only has to do whats best for the country SOMETIMES?
Sophisticated, he ain't. If the CEO of even a small corporation were so childish and inarticulate, he would be canned.
Why do they think he just illegally decreed amnesty for illegals?
Here is the thing though. In the end he will cave into them by fiat. By the time elections roll around they will all have gotten what they want one way or another.
Liberals are full of self-righteousness and self-righteousness is just a phony form of respectability.
Liberals just don’t know a good laugh when it hits them in the face.
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings;
Our dreadful marches to deliglitful measures.
Grim-visag'd war hath smooth’d his wrinkled