Speaches do not get it, results do, he can preach well, but he needs to perform, we will see as the results unfold, so far, average at best, a lot of false indicators being played up, and many temporary moves, we shall see what palys out...
You know Queelah I agree with Brenda, stop the race card already. Anyone who has no argument can pull that out and say its about race, It could be said that the "It takes awhile to clean up the mess the last president left " comment you made is more repugnent and racist as the people you are condemming. And the news media thinks he's the messiah! pay attention the only news media that has negative discourse is FOX! and the White House has gone on the offensive, to bolster that. Well I was on this forum looking for food... now I think I'm going to be sick. Thank you for your time.Dutch
Sorry My comments may have seemed out there. What a lively debate. The original article I commented on was leading toward the fact that if you show criticism towards Obama you must be racist, so simply put to lay blame towards Bush's policy would you be called a racist or your decision based on race if it came from a person other than a white? And the massiah refernce was to another blogger who called him that.
UKparent: in a way yes and no, congress has to do something, the Dems have control of the Congress now and THEY are devided on the health bill. From what I gather the full bill is not written yet. How can you vote on something that is so incomplete? He did tell us change was fast, change will happen, nothing has happened but to add a stagering amount of debt that will drive the dollar down, down, down. Where would we be then, how about all the other emerging nations that need the dollar? We will give him time, hell he was voted in. No other sitting president has lobbied so long for something before in our history, maybe he should back burner the issue and work on unemployment, blah, blah, blah. I agree with TimTurner. Dutch
I agree that you can't pass a bill that is incomplete and I think it is ridiculous that they are trying too. Unfortunately, we the people are demanding that this happens. I agree also that it is always best not to drive the dollar down...but I would just like to see other solutions. I don't necessarily agree with the one being presented but I would like to see something happen. And that something typically takes time. That is all I am saying give it some time. I also think he is doing a good job sticking to his guns and not backing down from what he believes. I wish I knew what he could do about unemployment but I don't know if there really is much. But that is just my opinion. There is always something that can be done but half the time people don't want to see that change or think that its the wrong thing to do.
Rev. Sharpton said,"Blacks can't be racists because they don't have the power." Well they do now so it's time to do the eggshell walk like the rest of us. Leave race out of it lets see what he actually does then decide if he's great. The tendency to not see what is reality because we're blinded by color is not helping anyone.
I agree I wish the news media would give Him a chance.They keep saying negative things.He inherited a lot of stuff by taking that position.I just wish for once they would say good things about him.He's young at this kind of position.They treat him like he has been doing this type of work forever.
People keep talking about how he hasn't done anything yet...umm...doesn't he have to wait for CONGRESS to do something? Unless I don't know my US Gov system the President is a figure head that ultimately signs off on the bills but he can't just go in there and say 'this needs to be done so make it happen' He is talking about what he is trying to accomplish. America has been come a nation of 'we need it now' and 'if its not done right now then its to done right.' Patience!!! Do people forget about that essential part of life. When you find out your are pregnant you don't just go in a get the baby out. Or if you get a new job you don't just instantly move up the rank. You really think that he was going to get into office and make things happen right away? That is naive. Haven't we learned from the last President that if we push for things to happen to fast its going to turn around and bit us in the butt? I mean come on first we went to Iraq because of WMD then it was because of terrorist and then when neither of those satisfied the American people they said 'it was to free the people from the tyrant Saddam.' Results don't happen over night! If they did Obama would have already passed his Health Care bill that so many people are against. And then this place would be America! Its not just the President that does the work its Congress: the Senate and the House all those people that really are behind it all. I really don't get why people think that Obama should have already done stuff. He is, after all, just the President. (as ironic as that sounds)
Also, just to comment on the Nobel Peace Prize thing. The definition points to people who have intent to do things. So from what I heard that is why they gave it to him. Also, the only place that is giving him a hard time is the States Obama has high ratings over seas! I don't remember exactly but it was like less that 20% in the UK approved of Bush and more than 80% approve of Obama. Not that that necessarily matters here...but I sometimes think that Europe has the right idea.
Also, since this is a food chat I made Obama Martinis on Election Day! Which were blueberry Martinis! Lol.
Care to explain it then? Because from my understanding and seeing that I did very well in US Government on top of my work in international relations. Congress is the law makers. So I would happily be enlightened. But simply just saying I don't know doesn't prove to me that you know either.
Still not explaining that much...and if you think that he has that much more power than that then its a shame you are misinformed. He can veto, declare war and sign some bills...beyond that there is a number of hoops he has to jump through...and even when declaring war he is suppose to get Congresses approval. But we have seen how Presidents can get around that. Obama is trying to do it the right way not the Bush way.
I am not to worried about it. Cause like you said you obviously can't give me any instruction you said so yourself...which is completely fine with me seeing that at least I was able to present my thoughts and you have simply given blank statements of disapproval...but thanks for the encouraging Good Luck.
Oh I agree that the Dems are pushing Obama's agenda. That is why the VP sits in the Senate to make sure the agenda gets pushed. I will agree that Congress pushes always for what the Pres wants especially in a situation where the Pres is from the same party as the Congress. I wouldn't disagree with that statement at all. Still doesn't mean it will work out...just like a couple people pointed out dealing with Health care the Dems are divided...which, in my opinion, doesn't show very good support for their Dem Pres. That is just me.
Even though I believe Congress should do what is best regardless of who is Pres or who is Lobbying...but that is just idealistic at best to think that could ACTUALLY happen.
They are not supposed to show support for their Dem President! They are supposed to act on the behalf of their constituents! That seems to be the problem with most liberals in office, they forgot that!
That is what I was saying...but I don't think its just liberals that have that problem with going for what the people want and only supporting what the Pres wants...GOP had a problem with that during Bush Admin seeing that he had one of the lowest approval rates and for some reason his bills kept getting passed.
I would be less certain if ANYONE the Republicans might run had a snowball's chance in Hell. You don't win simply by being against something, you have to stand FOR something. The Republican account is empty. They used to have a semi-plausible stance as the party of limited government, foreign policy competence, and family values.
They pissed all of that away over the past 15 years.
obama cant jive talk his way tru 8 years . i support him despite the fact i didn't vote for him . so far he is biz as usual . he takes on issues and sets goals that ar'nt realistic thus fubar . i have high hopes for him because he has vision . but we need fruistion . not just lofty speeches .
I've seen a few presidents come and go.Obama has not been in office long enough to rate his performance.His detracters are obviously Republicans who have yet to accept defeat. I don't think intelligent objective people take their comments seriously.
Really, how long will you give him before you or "intelligent objective people" see that the unemployment that he said would not rise above 8% is at 10%? When are the Millions of jobs promised going to materialize? I think your objectivity is more "its Bush's fault"! But it ain't, its Obummers fault!
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