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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...
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...
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Getting back to the U.S. Constitution is way overdue...
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.
Heather you ignorant slut......
I thought this shit sandwich would taste much better.
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.
Wow! The stupidity of these people is...well...stupefying!
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.
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.
post of the day!
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.
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.
Oh yes it is.
He was a serial liar then, and he is a serial liar now.
Pay no attention to the dog that didn’t bark. As a detective, you’ll always be second-rate.
And yet those of us on fr knew Obama was disaster back in 2007. Go figure. Fu media!
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