When President Obama returned to his roots here in Ireland those who meet him believed that he is the light and the truth in a time of global darkness, how do Americans view the President?
The light and the truth? Never heard a politician labeled that before. I might be willing to agee that he is the lesser of the evils. Obama is a great speaker, but in the end he's still a politician. There is no light, or truth, in politics. Just a bunch of double speak looking for a vote so they can take office and eventually screw the taxpayer with their own personal agendas.
I believe in him too....no matter the drama around us, I too have a feeling about him. Also had a dream before he came into office.
Renew and Rebirth. Green Earth.
It IS a New World, but not the one the controllers were expecting, imo.
I took an early interest in Obama and read his history from a range of sources. (the real ones)
Bush already lost most Australians when he levered the UN in to the new wars.
Obama has been moderate and purposeful despite the dirtiest lying efforts of the intellectually challenged putting up rich megalomaniacs like the guy with the dead rodent on his head bleating about Obama's origins until even fox had a gut full of him making them a laughing stock.
America needs a strong opposition to policies to keep them on track and to clean out the more disgusting in congress, not an enemy of the country itself such as the crazy right wing of the GOP!
Cags, I ran for the Senate in my state at one time, and was twice part of the team of 2 who got a mayor elected twice for my city of almost 4 million.
I have met and worked with a lot of politicians, and sadly I have to agree, they are not the most trustworthy lot!
Having said that, I know a few dedicated individual pollies who are very good people trying to make a difference.
The biggest problem I saw was that the systems themselves get warped over time and getting elected involves lying or losing. I know this from personal experience.
Earnest, no disrespect meant, but 99% of the politicians are dirty to begin with. The 1% that are good, get elected, but they are unable to do anything meaningful or worthy of their position.
In the last 20 years, I have yet to find any politician in office in America, worthy of their position, because they actually lack the integrity which the office warrants.
I am glad you have met a few good ones. But, as far as U.S. Politics is involved, almost all of them are corrupted and even if they are not corrupted, then refuse to out the ones who are, so that makes them no better than the one who are corrupted.
Things sound pretty grim then. I had hoped some good ones would make a difference. That sounds hopeless!
I would like to see the lot of them dosed up on a decent amount of something that changes their brain chemistry myself!
Here is a thought. Get all the world leaders in a room together for 2 hours.
Ten minutes in put a decent amount of MDMA in the water, then make them decide on worldwide peace while their brain is full of the empathy drug.
Presto! World peace.
War wouldn't break out for at least a while.
Hey Earnest, I wrote a hub on why world peace isn't happening. Since I have identified the problems original cause, a solution can be implemented to reverse the issues.
The question is.....can anyone identify an individual step that needs to happen, in order to make it a part of the world? I know what the first step is, but then again, I also know every other step beyond the first one is also.
You have a lot of hubs... care to drop a link or name here for me?
Why World Peace Isn't Happening?
http://hubpages.com/hub/World-Peace-The … t-To-Words
(not self promotion- link was requested)
Well, sometimes I think politicians are the LEAST of our problems. Except for the fact that politicians select them...
"Clarence Thomas was just forced to disclose that Citizens United had given him 100k"
.....Supreme Court Justice....THE place where the rubber meets the road.....Bought and SOLD.
"This town needs an enema"--The Joker.
Well he does have a considerable advantage seeing as how the Republicans don't really have a strong candidate that could probably run against him. Sure, you can keep bringing up Donald Trump or Sarah Palin or both (running together where one is running for vice president and the other runs for president), but both have already soiled their own reputations over the years, so I doubt either one has that much credibility.
I would say if rumors are true about George P. Bush eventually having Presidential ambitions, then he could probably beat out O'Bama, but I doubt he's going to run in 2012. The George W. Bush's administration is still too fresh in some people's minds so if he does run, I would probably expect it to be in 2016, at the earliest.
Who is George H. Bush? Is that some grandson I haven't heard of? Jeb's son maybe? He would be very young though, so I don't know who you mean.
As for Obama, I can't believe anyone still believes in him. What has he done to inspire that? Just because he went to Ireland all of a sudden they love him. Well he lives here and lots of us don't like him. We get to vote, and we won't be voting him back for another diastrous term.
Oh sorry, i meant to say George P Bush and NOT George H. Bush. Sorry, I got that mixed up for a minute. George P. Bush is the Jeb's son, who's been highly rumored to eventually have political ambitions of his own.
Just what we need, another completely ignorant fool in office. I would have figured that the American people would have learned their lesson. The first two Bush family members were complete idiots, and to even think another would do any better is just willful ignorance on behalf of the public.
We have learned our lesson and that is that Obama was a big mistake! Of course many of us knew that before the election, but he had enough peole fooled that he got elected anyway.
We're all entitled to our opinion so why not let us each make a decision based on our experience. If you are happy with the direction things are going then feel free to vote for Obama again, but a lot of us aren't too happy and will be looking for something better. Do you know anything about George P.? Probably not. How do you know he's a fool? Based on your opinion of his uncle and grandfather. That's pretty closed minded.
Oh really, then please do explain what the "status quo" is in America?
It would be nice, as long as, any and ALL religious beliefs are kept out of the decision making process. Otherwise, it's only willful ignorance leading the way.
Did I say at any time I voted for Obama? Nope. Did I say he was doing a better job? Nope.
Nope. And, don't want to know anything about him. The first Bush President was a moron. The Second Bush President, attempted to follow the first. Thus, making him a moron.
To think that the other two or at least one of them would not be pulling his strings is now going to make you look like a fool and him as well.
Nope. Just being realistic. Something that is left out of politics altogether.
He is an impressive guy, but will need a few years under his belt before a run for President. I don't have a problem with the Bush name so that's no deterrent for me, or for many others either.
What office(s) has he held?
Education? What degrees?
Position on any major issues?
Don't worry, he isn't even running for anything...
He is an attorney, went to Rice and UT (Austin), and lives in Texas. He served one tour in Afghanistan - Navy Reserve I believe. I don't know his specific politics because he isn't in the public eye that much, just that he's a Republican. He's only about 35 so won't be running anytime soon for President I would imagine.
Worried I'm not. But how was it that when running for POTUS, Obama, as a sitting Senator, a degree from Harvard, and a degree in political science with a specialization in international relations wasn't qualified, but a lawyer in Texas is, because his last name is Bush.
Nobody is saying he is qualified. I'm not and I don't think Stevennix2001 is either. He's someone who might someday in the future want to get into politics. As I said, he needs a lot of years and experience before trying anything like that.
And the reason Obama wasn't qualified and has done such a poor job is that he was nothing but an inspiring academic who knew how to read well. I watched his speech at the DNC convention back in 2004, I think it was, and he was a good speaker. But I'm not so easliy convinced as some are by a good speech. Plus the fact that I'm a Republican. But I did notice him and I figured he had a future. I just think he should have had a few more years of experience before he ran so that he would know how the system works. He clearly knows nothing about compromise, except how to pretend to do it. He says things to offend those he's pretending to be compromising with, and then accuses them of obstructing. I understand that noth sides have to be willing to work together, which is usually fantasy, but some of the things he has said have made it a lot more difficult for Republicans to want to work with him.
Unfortunately now that he's running for re-election things will only get worse as he tries to win points with the liberals and others. Nothing good will happen until that's over, and we just have to wait till 2012.
Although I'm not a republican, as I consider myself an independent, but since you asked and I know I was the one who brought up George P. Bush's name in the first place, then I'll gladly post up of the links here, so it can help.
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/george- … /id/365654
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/ … aders.html
Personally, I think it's best to wait and see on this, as he may not even run in the future.
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