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This is not the President Obama we voted for - Candidate Obama promised a different kind of...
guardian.co.uk ^ | 17 May 2013 | Heather Long

Posted on 05/19/2013 12:30:07 PM PDT by neverdem

You can argue that Republicans have blocked President Obama from doing just about anything. You can argue that he's had bad luck. You can argue that he isn't always the greatest orator. But you can't argue away that the Department of Justice took the unprecedented step of seizing phone records from the Associated Press. Or the flimsy rationale justifying drone attacks abroad and at home. Or the bizarre step the Pentagon has taken to expand the ability of the military to intervene in state and local matters. Or the fact that Guantanamo Bay is still open years after Obama vowed he would close it, and the US is making headlines for force feeding inmates.

These are actions that President Obama and his top team have taken on their own.

Yes, the various scandals have been politicized this week. That's the American we live in today, but even among Obama voters, there should be genuine disappointment. This not the President Obama we voted for, not even close.

I was in Washington DC the night that Barack Obama was elected president in...

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Don't get me wrong, we've seen cracks in Obama's idealism since he was sworn in as president. It is typified in the fact that prisoners – 166 of them – are still detained at Guantanamo Bay despite Obama's promises to close the prison swiftly after he took office.

But this week was one head-shaking moment too many for me, and it appears from the president's sinking approval rating that others – including some who gave Obama a real chance – are with me. As a registered Republican, I thought long and hard about whether to vote for Obama, but I crossed party lines, as did many of my young peers. I wanted a more transparent and accountable government...

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhocorruption; bhofascism; criminalpresident; forcefeeding; gtmo; guantanamo; obama; obamascandals; terrorinmates
U.S. Military ‘Power Grab’ Goes Into Effect (Hold on to your Hats!)

Getting back to the U.S. Constitution is way overdue...

1 posted on 05/19/2013 12:30:07 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Heather, if you’d only opened your eyes and critically looked in 2008, you would have seen the snake you voted for. Unfortunately for all of us, you swallowed the whole bottle of Hopium. Nothing good ever comes out of the fetid swamps of Chicago.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 12:33:44 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: neverdem
I wanted a more transparent and accountable government... and I thought I'd get it by voting for a guy who sealed every personal record ever established, by voting "present " on most controversial issues and who just seemed to have a problem proving where he was born.
3 posted on 05/19/2013 12:34:33 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: neverdem

Heather you ignorant slut......


4 posted on 05/19/2013 12:36:00 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: neverdem

I thought this shit sandwich would taste much better.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 12:36:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Heather is upset Obastard isn’t liberal enough, and hasn’t ground his conservative opposition into the ground well enough. Quite a piece of work she is.


6 posted on 05/19/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: neverdem

Wow! The stupidity of these people is...well...stupefying!


7 posted on 05/19/2013 12:38:55 PM PDT by albie (s)
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8 posted on 05/19/2013 12:50:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: neverdem; All

The corrupt media took advantage of the problem that the constitutionally ignorant sheeple think that everthing that they see on TV is the gospel truth and made a god out Obama.


9 posted on 05/19/2013 12:51:30 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: neverdem

The Mainstream Press saw to it that Obama’s true nature was not obvious to the Low Information Voter.

Anyone who did their homework knew exactly what we were getting.


10 posted on 05/19/2013 1:00:21 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dead

post of the day!


11 posted on 05/19/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Heather is upset Obastard isn’t liberal enough, and hasn’t ground his conservative opposition into the ground well enough. Quite a piece of work she is.

Where are you getting that from? She wanted Guantanamo closed and a more open presidency. Those were bad ideas and unrealizable, but I don't see anything in there about grinding anybody into the ground.

There's going to be a lot of disillusionment with Obama before he's done. If the response is just to attack the disillusioned for being wrong 5 years ago, then we deserve to lose again.

12 posted on 05/19/2013 1:05:00 PM PDT by x
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To: neverdem

Nonsense. Everybody either voted for this or against it. Nobody was surprised. We didn’t know (and probably never will) who he was in the legal sense, it we all knew who he was in the moral sense. No surprises here.


13 posted on 05/19/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: neverdem

14 posted on 05/19/2013 1:08:09 PM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime it's the cover-up someone once said.)
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To: neverdem

Oh yes it is.

He was a serial liar then, and he is a serial liar now.


15 posted on 05/19/2013 1:18:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: x

Pay no attention to the dog that didn’t bark. As a detective, you’ll always be second-rate.


16 posted on 05/19/2013 1:18:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: neverdem
Well, any person who, without bias, examined his absence of executive experience, his over all voting record and his past associations and mentors would know that he/she got exactly the kind of President he/she voted for.
17 posted on 05/19/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: neverdem

18 posted on 05/19/2013 1:30:49 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: neverdem

And yet those of us on fr knew Obama was disaster back in 2007. Go figure. Fu media!


19 posted on 05/19/2013 1:33:13 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
Don't miss "U.S. Military ‘Power Grab’ Goes Into Effect," linked in comment# 1. If they try that nonsense, we'll need massive civil disobedience. Gandhi and MLK Jr. had it right, IMHO. Let the rats get the bad PR. The tyrant must be the bad guy! There was that guy who caused a lot of abuses, repeated injuries and usurpations way back when. The U.S. Constitution must be restored!

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20 posted on 05/19/2013 1:35:45 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
The Mainstream Press saw to it that Obama’s true nature was not obvious to the Low Information Voter. Anyone who did their homework knew exactly what we were getting.

Well, he's paid the AP back for their gullibility - and I'm ever so sure he's paid other reporters and editors back too...

On the lighter brighter side, reporters don't have to worry about going to jail to protect a source anymore...

21 posted on 05/19/2013 2:18:13 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: neverdem

The usurper promised to fundamentally transform America. He dismissed those who cling to God and guns, and he implied that he would do his best to spread our wealth around against our will. The thug in our White House is exactly what anyone paying attention expected, except for the bonus that at least Obama is too lazy to do as much damage as he wanted to.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 2:20:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: neverdem
It was mostly young people marching – from varied backgrounds. Many of these parades ended up in front of the White House where chants of "goodbye Bush" (or some variation thereof) began. It was the same slogan heard as Barack Obama was sworn in as president in January 2009 and Bush flew away in a helicopter...

I take it Heather never saw the 'rent a mob' ads in Craig'sList that democrats ran to hire their young 'protesters'.

23 posted on 05/19/2013 2:21:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: neverdem
In 2007-2008, I decided to look into Obama and here is what I knew well before the 2008 election: I knew he had no experience. I knew he had used unethical tactics to win his State seat and then his US Senate seat. I knew he had listed both Rev Wright and Father M Pfleger as mentors on his mybarackobama.com page. I knew that most of his voting record was empty (mostly voting present) except when he voted three times against BAIPA. I knew his mother and his grandparents were sympathetic to Communists. Basically I knew a lot about him and tried to tell my (former) friends who were Leftists what he really was. I was rewarded with the racist epithet. They didn't want to know. We're are in heap big doo-doo now and many people still have scales over their eyes. I fear it is too late for our country.
24 posted on 05/19/2013 2:24:19 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: neverdem

I agree Guantanamo should be closed - right after the 166 prisoners are hanged.


25 posted on 05/19/2013 2:24:39 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: neverdem

Heather, to believe in 2008 that you were being served a Nutella sandwich, you had to ignore the container, the look and the smell. To order another one in 2012 you also had to ignore the taste of the previous one.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT by fso301
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

My Obama loving sister and her husband are looking green around the gills these days. I wonder how long until their statue of Obama disappears from their bookshelf.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 2:31:53 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: neverdem

Another one of those socialist Repubs who were surprised he is a communist thug.

Pray for America to Wake Up


28 posted on 05/19/2013 2:48:21 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: neverdem

“You can argue that Republicans have blocked President Obama from doing just about anything.”

Ummm. He had majorities in both houses, including for a while a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. He got through all his own party could stomach.


29 posted on 05/19/2013 2:57:42 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: gusopol3

“I wanted a more transparent and accountable government... and I thought I’d get it by voting for a guy who sealed every personal record ever established, by voting “present “ on most controversial issues and who just seemed to have a problem proving where he was born. “

Excellent post!


30 posted on 05/19/2013 2:59:37 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: neverdem

[[This is not the President Obama we voted for]]

Yes it is, you folks who beleived his filthy blatant LIES were just too stupid to realize it


31 posted on 05/19/2013 3:19:24 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: neverdem

Bless your heart, Heather: you’re right.

This is not the president we voted for, it’s the president YOU voted for.

And I’ll bet you argued with conservatives and called us names and behaved in general as if you knew best and we were crazy.

Even now you defend your vote by blaming the person you voted for instead of admitting that you made a mistake.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 3:21:37 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: neverdem
http://archive.org/stream/elementarycatech00stanrich/elementarycatech00stanrich_djvu.txt

De Tocqueville was amazed the children 8 and 9 years old were quoting the constitution and understood it. They studied a catechism on the constitution. The people's minds were much better educated in memorization and logical thinking in those times.

We have lost so much. How can we hold on to our liberty when the people are so ignorant?

33 posted on 05/19/2013 5:39:44 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 05/19/2013 7:42:11 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

This pinhead, heather, should be waterboarded and deported.


35 posted on 05/19/2013 9:53:58 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation cam)
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To: ogen hal

Heather is giving democrip voters/supporters/worshippers a way to cease their magic thinking regarding the half-black liar-in-chief. Her musings work to remove some of the copper shine off of that zinc penny in the white house.


36 posted on 05/19/2013 10:00:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: neverdem

Poor Heather isn’t too bright, is she?


37 posted on 05/19/2013 10:31:34 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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To: neverdem
“This is not the President Obama we voted for ...” Oh yes he is. You were just too stupid to see who he really was.
38 posted on 05/20/2013 4:44:59 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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