Japan? Huh? Economy in crisis? Duhr?
Tuesday, March 15 2011
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[b]Not that I care what Obama says, but shouldn't he at least be encouraging Americans to give money toward the crisis in Japan? Shouldn't he speak to concerns over nuclear plants in the US? Shouldn't he be a leader as people are sitting in their living rooms crying at the images of people suffering in the cold in Japan? Where is he? At least not golfing today. Just doing the regular stuff.
He is barely present on the job. It is becoming more clear every day that the man is in over his head.
As an ultra-conservative who supposedly believes in personal responsibility, shouldn't YOU be doing more? Is hypocrisy now officially in the Republican platform?
Give taxpayers money away?
Give taxpayers money away to foreigners??
Give taxpayers money away to non-Christian foreigners?
Give taxpayers money away to non-Cristian foreigners who bombed Pearl Harbor?
Sadly, Obama doesn't even know he's president of the nation of the most generous individuals on earth.
He translates his lack of generosity and that same lack of generosity of like minded liberals to all of us. That isn't true. American conservatives are the most generous charitable givers on earth.
Then why cut programs for poor people in this country? That's what conserves in politics are all about. And yeah--you're generous...to other rich people. You gave away the country to them for C's sakes!
Because we believe in Charity, not government dependency.
Oh, if you really believed in the private sector you would believe in a Jubilee. Even old Israel had a Jubilee.
Forgive everyone's debt every 50 years and you wouldn't have these scoundrel banksters getting away with the lending and lying that they do.
Then why does Norway give ten times as much per head of population as you do?
He has set up analysis of our nuke plants already.
He should be urging people to give money they probably don't have.
Everyone in America that can do something, will do something.. There is no doubt about that.
You don't think Obama cares and is doing everything in his power to make things better? You are out of your mind.
He did play a round of golf,(so I heard), but still I guarantee that it wasn't enjoyable and work was involved... He is one man and I can assure you the time he spent behind closed doors were more crucial than urging people to send money. Which he did do, and it is on every channel and every popular program, once again, the people that can send money will send money. We are all doing what we can. And unfortunately we can't do much, do to conflict and war.. All due to Governments and greed which if we would get passed that, things would have been a lot better for everyone in this terrible, horrendous situation. Imagine if everyone was able to help everyone, how much better off this world would be. Sucks..
Even me I would be able to volunteer my time over there, free of charge and wouldn't care, if it was available.. And life was sustainable for me to do it, unfortunately that is not the case. It should be for everyone, but once again that ties in to governments, and how terrible they really are.
Obama is not the answer, everyone becoming one as a whole is.
He is not showing leadership in a time of crisis. But I appreciate what you say.
The dude is stressed out, who knows what else could be going, honestly I really am not going to worry about it. If Japan calls him out, thats a whole different ball game.. But to this point I'm definitely giving him a break on this one.
"the dude" as you say, is an ignorant buffoon, clueless as to his job, position, nation, people, economy, world, reality, and even himself.
And that's giving him every possible benefit of the doubt or "break" as you might say.
An ignorant buffoon, And Palin is to be admired. Weholdtthesetruths Your ignorance is very painful. You have been crying your eyes out about Palin not getting the respect she deserves and after trying to play the race card with me earlier today, you dry your eyes and disrespect a man whos intelligents could literally drive you crazy. I could really disrespect a person like you, but I won't, because I don't put a man down who is already low down. Your friends didn't come around today when you were crying and playing the race card, because you were shameful
It is beneath shamefull for you to accuse ME of playing the race card. It is despicable. stop lying.
What you call that comment despicable? Is the KKK racial?
I believe you are delusional and been at It too long today. Go to bed before you write something else you don't remember.
And the Republicans will be better? We could have WW3 with a Republican leader. You want that for your grandchildren?
Do you even know what this thread is about? Please don't come in here heated and like an asshole. Nothing I said had anything at all to do with what you quoted me on. You just find any chance to slam Obama.
The dude I am talking about, I did not vote for, so I am not supporting him. I do find this topic to be untrue, however. This is easily the toughest time of his presidency, he is stressed out I can bet any money on it. I am giving him a "break" about this thread, not about his policies and where the US is headed. DERR. I am not wrong about that, I can care less if it looks like he is not doing anything, because I KNOW he is.
This world is NEVER going to get anywhere with a lot of people and how you approach politics, basically most people are in politics to bash the other party. You are one of these pathetic people. lol. Neither party is right and neither party is the solution, it is time to start realizing it. You voted for him by voting for Mccain. This is the Government you love and support. I am not against it, but I see lots of changes in the future, so I don't get worked up in caught in it like many people do. Believe me, my Dad is a just like you and would have said the same thing about Obama... That is not a joke.
You are spending YOUR time on these forums bashing Obama, for basically no reason at all. You don't know him, you don't know whats going on, and you don't know he actually knows. Why are you not helping the Japanese more?
Obama's level of disassociation from the country he is leading (a term I use very loosely) is quite frankly amazing.
Even Bill Clinton could make the disingenuous claim "I feel your pain" and make people believe it.
Obama not only doesn't feel our pain, which is bad enough, but he couldn't care less, which is worse....
He's not even leading America. Doesn't have a clue how to.
Well, of course not, he's not privvy to the inside scoop. shhhhhhh:
"Glenn Beck says that the nuclear plant crisis occurring in Japan is no big deal.
And all the “apocalyptic” talk of meltdowns is just a media conspiracy orchestrated by George Soros to execute a liberal agenda against the nuclear industry."
http://www.ihatewhatyoujustsaid.com/201 … ntrol-rod/
I DID NOT make that up!!
What is the republican congress doing? Are they waiting on the president?
Here's what one of them (Republican) is doing:
"The Saint Petersburg Times editors: "A former Florida college president, after years of denials, finally has acknowledged the obvious:"
He conspired with a high-ranking legislator to steal $6 million in state tax dollars to build an airplane hangar sought by a prominent Republican donor. As is often the case, former Northwest Florida State College president Bob Richburg's revelations come in exchange for avoiding prosecution, and the arrangement is not entirely satisfactory. But at least taxpayers now have some additional hope that former House Speaker Ray Sansom and prominent campaign donor Jay Odom will be held to account for stealing from the public purse."
My OH my.....
It's not even necessary! I'm sure this donor made $250,000 or more...he got a tax give-away anyhow!
More is never enough with these guys. More and more is more like it
You seem to forget that Obama is delegated foreign policy by the Constitution. The House can do absolutely nothing.
I gave up on Beck a long time ago. I don't care that he's gay, what bothers me is the hypocracy of him not admitting it. Guess he's afraid of his mother, afraid she'll find out and then yell at him.
Glenn Beck is a loser. His first mistake is saying that the ponzi banking is communism. It isn't It can't be because the profits don't go to the party, but to the banksters. The losses are then socialized. That is fascism, not communism.
A full agenda on-site at the White House hardly seems "AWOL."
It is also not appropriate for the President of the United States to tell or even suggest to citizens what to do with their money.
As horrific as the Japan earthquake/tsunami and nuclear reactor fallout is... (and I truly do not mean to minimize it in any way), there are people suffering all over the globe and here in the US. Are they unworthy of our aid?
If President Obama were to tell Americans to give $ to Japan, how long do you think it would be before he was bombarded with criticism for NOT telling Americans to give to ...
name your cause or country.
Oh, by the way. All you pro-constitutionalists out there who are all about minimizing federal government and returning power to the states -- maybe you should check in with your local governor to see what leadership s/he is providing during this time of crisis...
... I'm just sayin'.
Of course the president can ask us to give to help out in a disaster. That's called leadership. It is not possible for the president to be able to ask for every need in the world and NOBODY expects him to. He is, however, in a unique position to ask for those things most needed. We, the people, WILL respond.
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The good news is Obama is heading to Brazil for carnival this weekend! Libya, Japan, budget crisis... no worries congress and the UN will work on that and keep him apprised of their progress... God beingpresident of China would be so much easier...I wonder how their golf courses are...
Oh, I see. The President can ask his citizens, who have just come through the worst recession since the Great Depression, many of whom have lost their homes to foreclosure, many of whom are unemployed (and have been for an extended period) to give money to help the Japanese.
(But not the Egyptians, Libyans or any of the other Middle East countries that are fighting for freedom).
And what about when Obama sends federal aid to the Japanese? Will he be roundly castigated for that? Isn't he supposed to be reducing the deficit? Isn't he supposed to be cut, cut, cutting -- not taking our tax money and spend, spend, spending it?
Admit it. It doesn't matter what Obama does or doesn't do. He is WRONG!
Okay if you insist, he is wrong no matter what. Most have seen this a long time ago. Glad you finally did!
The reason his is wrong, is he is incompetent. Nothing personal against the guy, just reality. Should have stayed with his strong suit, community organizing. He is out of his league when it comes to politics at the national and international level. History will show this, just as it shows how incompetent Jimmy Carter was.
Most other world leaders have him for lunch. Even Clinton had more ability. Hilary too!
Mighty Mom sez: "It is also not appropriate for the President of the United States to tell or even suggest to citizens what to do with their money."
AnnCee sez: You're joking right?
He tells us we must buy his health insurance with our money or else the IRS will scoop a fine (money) out of our pockets.
He tells us we need to share the pizza we paid for with our own money.
He tells us it's okay for him to spread our money around.
I'm sure there are other examples of Barack Obama telling us what we need to do and not do with our money.
My point is that a leader of a nation typically tries to inspire and comfort the people he leads in times of crisis. Do you think Americans are worried? I do.
And the president is absent.
I don't give a fig what he has to say about anything personally. But I'm sure there are many people, children for example, who are seeing these horrific images and could use a word from the President of the United States. Too bad we have a president who is hiding in the cloak room talking to dumber.
The one in Ohio with Kasich and Boehner is much better. They really are idiots.
Ann, you want WW3? That is what you could get with the Republicans. The Republicans are taken over by the fake conservatives, the neocons. They are madmen. Get over it.
If this was Hurricane Katrina or a crisis directly affecting the citizens he is the elected leader of, we would hope to see much more direct involvement from the White House.
As it is, Obama is hardly turning a blind eye to the people of Japan.
The thrust of the support he has offered to Japan is related to physical recovery/cleanup.
That seems appropriate, does it not?
Meanwhile, there are about a zillion agencies/organizations concerned Americans can hook up with to donate.
I even got a "how you can help" notice from moveon.org....
"President Obama continues to support the use of nuclear power as part of the U.S. energy strategy, provided that safety measures – such as the constant review of nuclear plants around the country – are still being followed, press secretary Jay Carney said at Tuesday’s press briefing.
The president is also being briefed frequently on Japan, and the U.S. is organizing a coordinated interagency response to help provide aid to America's ally in the wake of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the country last week.
“The United States is continuing to do everything in its power to help Japan and the American citizens who were in Japan at the time of these tragic events,” Carney said.
The agencies involved in the response include USAID, which is coordinating U.S. donations, and the Energy Department, which has sent a 34-person team to aid in analysis of the damage to the nuclear plants. Energy Secretary Steven Chu also offered an aerial measuring system to help assess damage.
The U.S. has offered disaster-response experts, search-and-rescue teams, technology advisers with nuclear expertise, and U.S. military support, Carney said.
Although its embassy is providing consular services 24 hours a day, the U.S. has not recommended that American citizens leave Tokyo."
If I may offer a suggestion. Don't waste your energy.
No matter what the topic, it all gets reduced to some variation on "Shame on you (or you should be ashamed or it's beneath shameful)" or "You lie (or stop lying)."
There's nowhere lower to go, so don't let yourself get dragged into that gutter.
That's what he wants.
You're soooo much better than that! MM
It's too bad Obama and the lefties he pals around with encouraged a romantic uprising in the Middle East. They play with people's lives.
I don't want any more of our young men and women to die for Muslims. They hate us. They'll take our help and spit in our eyes.
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