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#1 Old 04-30-2009, 03:17 PM
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Discuss! Do you think he's doing good so far? Do you think these are errors? What are your thoughts on the issue?



Some I can see as not being errors like it's only 100 days he has time to do what he says but others, for example the Armenian Genocide one, when the topic came up he never recognized it as a genocide.

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Many of those points are very valid and important. Some of those points are ridiculous whining, like Obama being a partisan meanie-head for attacking Rush Limbaugh, or the best of all, his bowing to the Saudi king.



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I enjoyed the "Is Obama Really Socialist? (Yes.)" link on that page

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I seriously don't get why the right is up in arms for the bowing...in Saudi. Pay back? Kick back?



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Some of those points are ridiculous whining, like Obama being a partisan meanie-head for attacking Rush Limbaugh, or the best of all, his bowing to the Saudi king.

Have you read about Saudi Arabia's women right's record? It's not good. I think both parties have had similar policies regarding Saudi Arabia, but it should still be acknowledged.
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A more accurate analysis of his first 100 days.
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I just don't understand why 100 days is such a big deal. It seems like they've done this with every President so it's not just Obama, but it seems to be more of a way for the media to fill space than anything.
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It's just an arbitrary benchmark date.
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Have you read about Saudi Arabia's women right's record? It's not good.

Yes, and this is important. However, I think that a) something more significant needs to occur than not-bowing to improve the women's rights record b) people on the far right aren't objecting to the bowing because of the women's rights record, they are objecting to it because, like the link in the OP says, the president of the US doesn't bow to anyone.

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I just don't understand why 100 days is such a big deal. It seems like they've done this with every President so it's not just Obama, but it seems to be more of a way for the media to fill space than anything.



It kind of all goes back to Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal programs. During the first 100 days of his administration, he passed a great deal of legislation which basically set up the framework of his policies for the remainder of his presidency. So now the media uses the first hundred-day benchmark as way to judge presidents and see where the country might be headed. It may not tell all, but it sometimes gives a rough idea of what promises will be kept and how the president's plans will develop.
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Obama can't just try to push through every (500+) promise he made on the campaign trail. His error was in making presumptious promises. The problem is more with what it takes to get elected in this country than anything in my opinion. A president can't just do whatever he wants. He needs support from the legislature and his cabinet. Also a president should be willing to change his plans and views based on new information, analysis, discussion, etc.

The lobbyist thing I can't forgive easily, because it was such a major part of his campaign platform and he passed a deceptive rule that made it appear he was keeping a promise that he was actually breaking.
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Yes, and this is important. However, I think that a) something more significant needs to occur than not-bowing to improve the women's rights record b) people on the far right aren't objecting to the bowing because of the women's rights record, they are objecting to it because, like the link in the OP says, the president of the US doesn't bow to anyone.



something SS wrote I actually agree with, WOW!
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Some of these are fair and significant criticisms, some are fair but petty, some are mere opinion, some are dishonest and presumptuous, some are ridiculous. I think they tried a little too hard to hit the number 100.
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something SS wrote I actually agree with, WOW!

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