Huff Post Liberals Abadoning Obama

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    Robert Kuttner: A Wake Up Call

    Chicago-style thug politics of handouts and special favors is satisfying no one. Good for those Dems who aren't sheep and realize the guy apparently fighting "special interests" has put together a bill written with drug companies, unions, and fence sitting Senators in his own party.

    Either go all out for a public plan, or pick another issue. Even if this bill and Coakley squeak by, no one's happy with the result or the process. Have to think Rahm Emanuel's probably gone after the inevitable GOP gains in the 2010 mid-terms.
     
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    Personally, I think Obama's biggest problem is his ego. He actually believes his own hype. Those really in control of the agenda (Pelosi, et al) are the real masters. Obama, being a naive and egotistical man, thought that, once he was POTUS, he could get off their hook. Mistake.

    For the progressives, they believe that the popular vote was a vote FOR their agenda. It wasn't. It was a vote against the Bush era. Not exactly rocket science.
     
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    It's been happening for awhile. Firedoglake likewise had been posting more and more negatives regarding Obama, the Democrats in Congress, and the corruption blatantly obvious with the healthcare disaster.
     
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    cause those "huff post liberals" are really gonna vote for sarah palin...

    okie dokie...
     
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    Palin is not your/their problem....

    Its Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. IMHO Obma and the dems need to rethink their agenda or the next 3-years will be a disaster. Its also not the far left that determines election, its the few percent of swing voters in the middle that matter most.
     
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    What was the common perception of Ronald Reagan's presidency after hus first year? It was that he would be a one term president.

    Learn to not wet your pants and drool every time a poll or a pimple on your ass, makes you feel all warm inside.
     
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    Obama has problems because he is clearly not a man of substantive belief. He has no real guiding principles beyond his own self-promotion.

    That is why he makes a good candidate, but a terrible leader.

    He has given over the agenda to the Pelosi/Reid wing of the party, and simply wants to ensure he has things to sign for the showboat aspect of it, regardless of the content of said legislation.

    Obama is the intellectual equivilent of a parking lot puddle - no depth.

    He has been coddled and praised based upon the hue of his skin, and not the content of his character, and it has spoiled him greatly, and made him terribly arrogant and ignorant - a dangerous combination in one who now has such considerable responsibility.

    His has been a life of almost no real achievment beyond that of popularity.

    It's an act wearing thin, even among liberals who are feeling more than bit cheated by the whole sordid affair...
     
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    Obama is no Reagan. Not by a million light-years. Just watch what happens over the next few elections, and just whine about it.
     
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    do you ever bring any substance to the table? or is all you have irrelevant comments mixed together with some "wingnut" and "teabagger" slogans you saw on MSNBC?

    I'lll vote for Obama again, especially if we get close to a GOP majority. We need a return to 1990s style gov't gridlock that balanced the budget. I'm feellng good about its prospects for a comeback.
     
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    It's not 'liberals' abandoning Obama, it's 'independents' and moderate Republicans that thought he'd be a good alternative to the previous 8 years. They realize they were wrong.
     

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