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A lifelong Democrat, I voted for Obama. I even put up political signs in my yard and bumper stickers on my vehicles, which I never did before.

Yet I realize that he is just hot air: he fooled me.

EVEN WITH A MAJORITY OF HIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN CONGRESS FOR HIS FIRST TWO YEARS, he accomplished absolutely nothing. Oh, I take that back. He picked out a dog, after several weeks. Then he "solved" the health care crisis (uninsured Americans) by making it illegal to not have insurance.

I do admit, he promised to close down Gitmo within the first year. Oh, wait, we are going on year #3, and Gitmo is still alive and well. Never mind.

300,000,000 idiots electing the biggest idiot. Is that what it's all about?
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I don't think he's a fraud, I think he's just a politician, i.e. someone with empty promises and victim to influence from corporations and special interest groups or whatever. I don't think he has much conviction, but he's a very smart and charismatic figure and that's what got him elected. Rather him than McCain in any case.

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I thought he was a frond, personally. Maybe another type of plant, but frond would be my first guess.

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I'm not a fan at all of his military policy and while it might not be fraudulent, it's damn sure been deceptive. That said, the opposing party seems to be from another planet.
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Obama is not to blame, the House and Senate are and pretty much the way the entire system is set up. The President can't make these decisions on his own (thank goodness or we'd be in an even huger mess after Bush).

Next to Carter, Obama has done more good for American politics than any of the other presidents in the past 100 years. The fact that his election encouraged young people to be interested in politics again is enough for me.
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The fact that his election encouraged young people to be interested in politics again is enough for me.

That's because young people don't yet yet have enough life experience and are too naive to realize that hope isn't going to save the world.

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That's because young people don't yet yet have enough life experience and are too naive to realize that hope isn't going to save the world.

Way to generalize. I suppose older adults didn't vote for Obama either.

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I don't think he's a fraud, I think he's just a politician, i.e. someone with empty promises and victim to influence from corporations and special interest groups or whatever. I don't think he has much conviction, but he's a very smart and charismatic figure and that's what got him elected. Rather him than McCain in any case.


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for all his faults, obama is better than the alternative. look what a great job the last republican administration did.
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He may actually be a cactus.


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I thought he was a frond, personally. Maybe another type of plant, but frond would be my first guess.


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Hmm. Obama is actually David Carradine with a tan. Who knew.

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I heard David Carradine used to enjoy just hanging around and chilling with his wang out.

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In case of the extremely unlikely but possible situation that Obama is indeed a fraud, I think a team of art experts should be sent to the White House to study Obama's body for any minor variations that would reveal he's not the original version.

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A lifelong Democrat, I voted for Obama. I even put up political signs in my yard and bumper stickers on my vehicles, which I never did before.

Yet I realize that he is just hot air: he fooled me.

EVEN WITH A MAJORITY OF HIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN CONGRESS FOR HIS FIRST TWO YEARS, he accomplished absolutely nothing. Oh, I take that back. He picked out a dog, after several weeks. Then he "solved" the health care crisis (uninsured Americans) by making it illegal to not have insurance.

I do admit, he promised to close down Gitmo within the first year. Oh, wait, we are going on year #3, and Gitmo is still alive and well. Never mind.

300,000,000 idiots electing the biggest idiot. Is that what it's all about?

I agree. If he would have closed down the two current wars and not gotten us into a third, if he would have stuck by his promises to cut pork spending and to keep lobbyists out of his administration I would have been very, very happy.

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EVEN WITH A MAJORITY OF HIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN CONGRESS FOR HIS FIRST TWO YEARS, he accomplished absolutely nothing.


I guess it still hasn't sunk in that it actually takes 60 Senators to get past filibusters, huh? Or that there weren't 60 Dems in the Senate, and that a good number of Democrats in Congress are Blue Dog Dems, i.e., more conservative than many Republicans.

It's really amazing how little most Americans understand of Congressional rules and procedures.

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I'm not a fan at all of his military policy and while it might not be fraudulent, it's damn sure been deceptive. That said, the opposing party seems to be from another planet.

I guess you weren't listening during the campaign. The withdrawal from Iraq is behind schedule, but not by much. Afghanistan was ramped up, just as promised during the campaign.

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I agree. If he would have closed down the two current wars and not gotten us into a third, if he would have stuck by his promises to cut pork spending and to keep lobbyists out of his administration I would have been very, very happy.

See above about Iraq and Afghanistan.

What do you consider to be *pork* spending?

As far as lobbyists go, various watchdog groups have given the administration high marks, especially in comparison to prior administrations: http://www.democracy21.org/index.asp...9C6778C3FEF%7D
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I read an article today how Obama plans to cut the deficit by 4 trillion over the next 12 years. Aren't we going in the hole by about 1 trillion per year? The math doesn't seem to work out very well.
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Name a politician who isn't a fraud???
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Name a politician who isn't a fraud???
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Sarah Palin. She's a genuine moron.

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I like Obama again, after his speech on Wednesday. Of course, he needs to back it up with action. We will see.
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Yep.

He's a fraud.

If the US had several different branches of government with a separation of powers, I may chalk up the lack of things getting done to the political process, but since Obama is supreme dictator of the US, it's all his fault.
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I can't connect meaningfully to anyone who can look at a nut like Sarah Palin and see anything positive or hopeful for either this country or for women.

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Yep.

He's a fraud.

If the US had several different branches of government with a separation of powers, I may chalk up the lack of things getting done to the political process, but since Obama is supreme dictator of the US, it's all his fault.

Or to quote Porco Rosso, "I'd rather be a pig than a fascist", right?

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Sarah Palin. She's a genuine moron.

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Or to quote Porco Rosso, "I'd rather be a pig than a fascist", right?

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