Obama's 'change'?

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  1. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 8 years ago

    Watercooler discussion regarding the 'change' Obama has brought about thus far.  We're stumped!  The best answer we got was "Nothing yet.  He hasn't been told to start"  Any ideas out there?  Oh, and they have to be defendable with facts, not spin.

    1. double_frick profile image59
      double_frickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      isn't he moving terror detainees from gitmo to illinois? i believe its illinois. hey, thats a change. not necessarily a fabulous one, but hey, he just said change. wink

    2. shazz01109 profile image75
      shazz01109posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He brought more socialism to the government.

      1. pinkboxer profile image58
        pinkboxerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Less spin. More hearing the voice of the people who send hometown folks to D.C.

    3. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He's "the great distractor".
      He has succeeded in arranging several distractions like the focus on health "care" and finances to BE the focus of his Administration and the media,  while in the background he's perpetuated sodomy in our society including churches, irresponsible and non-transparent government, and even gotten by with leading this nation's youth sector astray in different ways.
      Quite a few big accomplishments there.
      ..Big doesn't mean good...
      ..."Great" doesn't always mean good either...

      1. pylos26 profile image75
        pylos26posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        "he's perpetuated sodomy in our society"

        Now there's true christian virtue.

  2. profile image0
    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    He single handedly changed the way I looked at John McCain, I thought McCain was a bad choice offered to be President. Now I think he was the greatest candidate ever, but then again a tree stump would be better than what we have now.

    1. tobey100 profile image61
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dang, that's a good one.  You're right too.  I thought McCain was a wash but now...might not have been so bad.

    2. ledefensetech profile image68
      ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No way.  McCain was Obama lite.  The only difference would have been that McCain would have done everything Obama did, only slower.  This is what happens when you elect a person for the color of their skin, not the content of their character.  So much of Dr. King's dream.  This is also what happens when you elect a person who deliberately sought out Marxist professors and who, incidentally, is a freshman Chicago-style politician.

      1. tobey100 profile image61
        tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He did manage to get a republican elected in MA.  That's change I guess.  Give the man credit.

        1. ledefensetech profile image68
          ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Don't get me wrong.  I'm ecstatic about Brown wining.  But the Republican party, or at least certain sections of it, are just as bad as the Democrats.  Who we elect is more important than the party we elect.  It'll be interesting to see what sort of Republican Brown turns out to be.

          1. tobey100 profile image61
            tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Entirely agree.  I hope this incredible win will bring some true conservative statesmen out of the woodwork now that they realize any seat is winnable.

            1. pinkboxer profile image58
              pinkboxerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Exactly my line of thinking. Let's challenge all in public service, from Main Street to Capitol Hill. ledefensetech, let's hear more from you on this issue.

    3. profile image0
      Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

    4. Army Infantry Mom profile image60
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I Agree - smile Semper Fi !!!!!

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    Major change that happened after Obama became president...  The suit behind the podium  is now empty.

    http://husaria.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/empty_suit.jpg

    1. tobey100 profile image61
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bingo Wag.  Love it!

  4. Arthur Fontes profile image80
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    The change I have seen is the President Of the United States also Chairman of the UN Security Council.

    This is Treason if permission was not given by Congress.

    Did Obama get permission from Congress before he took the Security Council seat?

  5. Marquis profile image77
    Marquisposted 8 years ago

    I think the Republican Party was looking forward to losing, especially after the media turned against then U.S President George H.W Bush. The media has a way of showing perspective to not only the nation, but the entire world. And since the media in the United States is mainly "leftist" naturallly it was a perfect time to attack the Bush administration which is "rightist."

    The Republicans could have ran Mitt Romney, some one which I thought would have been a much better choice. But religious prejudices do exist and I think Romney would have been a casualty of such a thing.

    Since the American and foreign media turned on America's involvement and handling of the Iraq War, it was ok for a leftist like Obama to win the election. Now the middle of the road voters are seeing what an error they have made voting for a far left individual who opposes Christianity with no real track record. An individual who hid his college grade transcripts, his birth certificate and tried to hide his involvement with Afrocentric anti American personelle.

  6. creepy profile image49
    creepyposted 8 years ago

    and he likes kool and the gang sup with that

  7. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    Oh, I think he brought lots of "change" to America. Just not the kind that anyone thought they were voting for smile

  8. ledefensetech profile image68
    ledefensetechposted 8 years ago

    Pfft.  They've known that since Reagan won office.  For whatever reason the Republicans have been trying to be Democrat-lite for about a century now.  What we really need is an end of the two party system.  Legislators need to be elected on the content of their character, not the party of affiliations they hold.  It'll never happen, which is why I don't believe any form of government is workable.

  9. ledefensetech profile image68
    ledefensetechposted 8 years ago

    Not to mention the utterly idiotic idea of trying the 9/11 suspects in New York.  That's a scummy way to get a show trial of the Bush Administration in front of the American people.  Given the new voting patterns, it looks like the American people aren't falling for it.

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    No they aren't. The media just won't report how pissed everybody is about it.

  11. ledefensetech profile image68
    ledefensetechposted 8 years ago

    It's funny, the "media" has been such a force for terror and abetted the rise of dictators around the world during the 20th century but a network scheme planned by the US military to continue communications after a nuclear war is going to destroy that media.  The world can be a very funny place sometimes.

  12. William F. Torpey profile image74
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    The only mistake Obama made was trying to get along with all the right wingers. I hope he's learned his lesson now.

    1. ledefensetech profile image68
      ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There are none so blind as those who will not see.  Obama has never made any concessions to "right wingers".  What planet do you live on?

  13. William F. Torpey profile image74
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    It never gets one anywhere to argue with a log.

    1. profile image0
      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed smile

  14. profile image0
    sambalikovposted 8 years ago

    He's changed the fact that people no more rag on George W. Bush, now they rag on him. Its only fair for both sides to be able to make fun of the President. He's also changed the fact that most people were against the war in Afghanistan but since he put more troops in there is a more positive view on the war.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image60
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps they are a little more positive because now when a family member hears from their loved one from overseas that things are a little safer because they have the number of guys they need, not short handed. I know for one it was very hard for me to hear my boy tellling me he was doing 72 hour shifts with no sleep due to the fact they were short handed. sleepiness and over tiredness brings about mistakes and less awareness of their surroundings which does cost lives and these lives belong to our loved ones.
      But thats only my opinion,... smile

  15. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    For anyone interested in a more accurate assessment of his accomplishments and failures, instead of another right-wing circle jerk, I've found this to be a helpful resource:

    http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/

 
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