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Dashed Hopes: How Obama Disappointed the World
Der Spiegel ^ | August 9, 2011 | Mark Hujer

Posted on 08/09/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT by AZLiberty

As America's first black president, Barack Obama electrified an entire nation. But now that the nation is in crisis, he seems unable to connect with the people. He wanted to change America and restore its reputation in the world. But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hopeandchange; obama
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To: x

Roesler is exotic.Nothing “exotic” in the nice sense of the word about Turks. The analogy would be a Jew elected from the south, like the Treasury secretary of the Confederacy. But “Turk” = “black.”


51 posted on 08/10/2011 12:54:22 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: x

He’s egar to please, but it is not the Republicans but the Pelosi-Waxman wing of his Party. Just look at his appointees.


52 posted on 08/10/2011 12:57:25 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Bigh4u2

Good one. So true.


53 posted on 08/10/2011 1:20:09 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Hugin; All

well, never ran anything bigger than his mouth...


54 posted on 08/10/2011 7:05:57 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: x

“but I can’t find the part where they blame his failures on anyone else.”

Really?

How about this?

“With the debt-ceiling debate, the right-wing Tea Party movement has taken both Congress and Obama’s presidency hostage.”

Or this?

“It is no longer the president who determines the issues and sets the tone of the debate, but a small, radicalized group of unashamedly amateur politicians who have declared the government to be their enemy.”

And that’s just 2.

You need to read ‘into’ the article a little bit more.

It’s not hard to spot.


55 posted on 08/10/2011 2:55:08 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2
It's a given that Der Spiegel doesn't like the Tea Party, but that doesn't mean that the writer blames them for Obama's own mistakes.

They might even think that it's the other way around -- that another Democrat in the White House not only would have been able to manage the Tea Party, but even to prevent their becoming a factor.

56 posted on 08/10/2011 3:37:01 PM PDT by x
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To: AZLiberty

I thought that article was hilarious, a liberal lamenting that his messiah wasn’t liberal enough.


57 posted on 08/10/2011 4:09:33 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: x

If they are thinking of Hilary, I am think they are probably wrong. She simply doesn’t have the political gifts of her partner in crime.


58 posted on 08/10/2011 10:49:14 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: AZLiberty

Only a moron has “dashed hopes” because, “He who never expects is never disappointed.” (Chinese proverb)
And only a moron would have high expectations of a community organizer from Chicago.


59 posted on 08/10/2011 10:58:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AZLiberty

>> who started playing basketball, the most popular sport in black America, to become more comfortable in his role as a black man.

LOL, the #ing krauts are hilarious!


60 posted on 08/10/2011 11:04:10 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: x
They say he was too well-behaved and compromising and eager to please, and hold out the hope that he'll make a comeback, but I can't find the part where they blame his failures on anyone else.

It's a matter of inference. 'Ubama is too nice a man, too willing to see both sides, too willing to listen and compromise... America doesn't deserve such a great man as its president. It is America's fault that Ubama looks like a miserable failure.

61 posted on 08/10/2011 11:05:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AZLiberty
In this country there is no longer any hope of reconciliation and unity, which was once the biggest and most hopeful promise of his candidacy. Obama hasn't healed the planet either -- an admittedly ambitious goal.

D'uh!

62 posted on 08/14/2011 11:24:29 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: AZLiberty
In Baird's experience, Obama was always courageous, demanding and even audacious. He wasn't sure how seriously Obama would take his teaching job, because the promising lawyer also wanted to go into politics. It was an experiment: a black professor who taught constitutional law, which included the history of the elimination of racial barriers, at a university where more than 90 percent of the students are white. Obama was a popular teacher, Baird recalls. "The students loved him," he says. "There were never any complaints."

This guy is delusional. How many other Leftists are?

63 posted on 08/14/2011 11:30:17 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: AZLiberty
The desire to distance himself from the image of the angry black man also prompted him to part ways with his pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

A lie or a delusion. Obama had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, from Wright's church of horrors.

64 posted on 08/14/2011 11:33:17 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: AZLiberty
Compromise is the essence of democracy, but Obama's willingness to compromise has now become a problem.

Verdict's in. Hujar is nuts.

65 posted on 08/14/2011 11:35:11 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: AZLiberty
Could the growing divide within the country, the fiery rage of some its citizens, in fact strengthen Obama's chances of being reelected next year?

Utterly clueless in Europe.

66 posted on 08/14/2011 11:38:04 AM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: AZLiberty

Obama compromises too much! LOL!


67 posted on 08/14/2011 6:16:44 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: pabianice

I found this a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/us/politics/30law.html";>2008 article</a> about his teaching experience interesting. Supposedly, after some experience as a “senior lecturer” and after losing in the 2000 Congressional election to Black Panther Bobby Rush, he was offered a tenured position (including a job for Michelle) at the University of Chicago Law School — without having published a single article. He must have figured that if affirmative action could get him an undeserved, tenured position at one of the best law schools in the country, then he might as well up the ante, and go for the brass ring.


68 posted on 08/14/2011 8:35:30 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: pabianice
I found this 2008 article about his teaching experience interesting. Supposedly, after some experience as a "senior lecturer" and after losing in the 2000 Congressional election to Black Panther Bobby Rush, he was offered a tenured position (including a job for Michelle) at the University of Chicago Law School -- without having published a single article. He must have figured that if affirmative action could get him an undeserved, tenured position at one of the best law schools in the country, then he might as well up the ante, and go for the brass ring.
69 posted on 08/14/2011 8:36:23 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks AZLiberty for the topic and neverdem for the ping.
He wanted to change America and restore its reputation in the world. But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course.
Dictating, are we? Gosh, it's almost as if the writer of this shrill swill is regurgitating Zero's talking points, and shilling on behalf of the Demwits. That *would* be a first.


70 posted on 08/15/2011 12:40:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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