Does Obama represent the will of the people

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    Well, let's start with the FACT that the GM Bailout started under George W Bush.

    Now let's talk about that HC poll. From the CNN Poll you cited:

    Who do you trust more to handle major changes in the country’s health care system – Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?

    2010
    Obama 51%
    Republicans in Congress 39%
    Both equally/neither (vol.) 10%
    No opinion 1%

    When President Obama took office, Health Care was one of the top contenders on America's "fix it" list, along with the economy and the environment so it is a bit disingenuous for you to be claiming that the President isn't doing what the people wanted. It certainly isn't HIS fault that we didn't get what most Americans DID want, a public option.
     
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    When you battle the lies of the right constantly they show up in some polls.
     
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    Health bill spreads the pain, benefits - USATODAY.com




    Poor adults will get Medicaid. Low-income families will get federal subsidies to buy insurance. Small businesses will get tax credits. Children will be able to stay on parents' policies until they turn 26. Seniors will gain additional prescription-drug coverage. People with medical conditions will gain peace of mind because insurers have to cover them.
     
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    The only ones the Obama represents are his political backers and special interest groups.

    He has no USE for the rest of the American people..but this last election showed SOME of the American people are WAKING UP to things. Now lets vote out this ugly thuggish, divisive, race baiting so called, President and his Comrades in Arms in the Democrat party in 2012..
     
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    Only when they agree with him.
     
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    Whenever I hear Boehnner or Ryan or even the Right wing "Pundits", they all say something to the effect "The American people want..." or "The American people disagree with this president". Seems that they and only they have the credibility to speak for "The American people".

    Isn't this constant line of rhetoric just another arrow in their quiver to de-legitimize this particular president? It's more subtle than 'birther' claims or saddling Jeremiah Wright to Obama's back. Certainly more civil than calling him a Marxist/Socialist/Communist. More acceptable than calling him a terrorist sympathizer or a secret Muslim.

    But the message remains: the Right does not see this president as 'one of us' in that charming, old tradition of Conservatives.
     
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    It looks like his style was not popular

    GWB loaned GM the money
    Did not give it to them
    There is a big difference
    beside, does 2 wrongs make a right?
    I keep telling you Liberals Obama is nothing But W on super STEROIDS

    [The automakers have] three months to put in place plans to structure viable companies – which we believe they can do,” President Bush said. He stressed his reluctancy to have to provide the loans, but said that they were necessary given the current financial turmoil.

    President Bush issued the ultimatum that the federal loans must be repaid by March 31 if the automakers do not come up with a viable plan for going forward, “or the only option
    will be bankruptcy.”
    Bush: GM, Chrysler to receive $17.4b federal loans

    What about closing Gitmo?
    If it was up to him it would be closed
     
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    Its called spreading the wealth dummy.

    Where do you think they will be getting the money to cover all these folks??

    Anyone who has coverage will be paying more for it. You don't think the money to cover these folks is gonna magically appar out of nowhere do you?

    Oh wait. Its TDM. Of course money grows on a tree and they can just pick as needed.

    Never mind.
     
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