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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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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...
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.
I take it Heather never saw the 'rent a mob' ads in Craig'sList that democrats ran to hire their young 'protesters'.
I agree Guantanamo should be closed - right after the 166 prisoners are hanged.
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.
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.
Another one of those socialist Repubs who were surprised he is a communist thug.
Pray for America to Wake Up
“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.
“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. “
[[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
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.
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?
Thanks for the ping!
This pinhead, heather, should be waterboarded and deported.
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.
Poor Heather isn’t too bright, is she?