King Obama and his speech.

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    I read people trying to say that Obama's speech was that of a "Leader". PLEASE! I think everyone is forgetting two things. First, Obama has been a good at making speeches throughout his political career. HEY BARACK! How about a little less talk and alot more action!
    Secondly, Didn't Mccain during his presidential election campaign say to "Freeze all Spending"? Wow! Dictator King Ruler Obama... You were wrong about your crackpot ideas. So, you go to plan B. Which is to do it the way Mccain said to in the first place.
    Whoever said Obama sounds like a leader and has done a good job. He just changed his attitude just recently. What did he sound like before? A weak politician? Why did we vote him in on the first place?
    If he has done such a good job... Why did Obama admit that he was wrong and that he knows that the Universal Health Care idea is not popular and the people do not want it, Yet, he still jams it down our throat.
    All I can say is "He better thank God he is black or he would of never made it this far with his socialistic bullc***. It's just another example of the people's stupidity to vote for the popular pick, and not the PROPER one. Hence, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in Cali.
     
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    Thanks Rockwell

    It was a splendid speech. We need to start working together again......there are things bigger than politics


    God Bless America!
     
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    Ive had enough action from Mr Obama
     
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    Welcome to USMB, Slate. Strap on your bullet proof vest, put new batteries in your bullshit detector, and we're happy for you to wade right on in.

    It wasn't easy, as it was not a particularly impressive or inspiring Obama-type speech and it went way too long, but I didn't hear much in the speech other than recycled centrist campaign slogans without any real meat to back them up and some really good sounding stuff unless you realize that he didn't mean it for now but sometime in the future.

    Had he gotten up there and said, okay. Here's the deal. There won't be any Federal healthcare reform other than enforce some anti-trust laws to break up some insurance company monopolies and remove restrictions so that insurance policies can be portable, and then we'll encourage the states to start their own reforms to help more people be insured. Had he said that and meant it, I would be singing his praises. Unfortunately he didn't.

    Had he said that Cap & Trade is dead until there is strong, verifiable scientific evidence, something more than theory, that it will have any positive effect on the climate. We will however be focusing on a new energy policy that will include off shore and other oil exploration and drilling, nuclear, wind, solar, natural gas, and find some ways to use coal that won't harm the environment so that we will be as energy independent as we can possibly be. Had he said that and meant it, I would be singing his praises. Unfortunately he didn't.

    Had he said that until this recession is over and the economy is healthy again and everybody who wants work is back to work, there will be no earmarks, no unnecessary discretionary spending of any kind, and we're going to try to save every penny that we can so that every nickle we have will be used to reduce the deficit, I would be singing his praises. Unfortunately he didn't.

    Had he said that until this recession is over and the economy is healthy again and everybody who wants work is back to work, there will be no new taxes of any kind, we will at least substantially extend the Bush tax cuts or make them permanent, and we'll find some way to cut or eliminate as many capital gains and income taxes as we can responsibly do, I would be singing his praises. Unfortunately he didn't.

    What he did promise was a frontal assault on the financial industry and some big corporations. what he did promise was spending a whole bunch more money that will disappear into the same rat holes as the last mega billion spending packages and did not suggest a single reform that would really have made a difference. Those I believe he will actually try to do.

    But surely we can survive until November. I keep praying.
     
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    I think we should give Obama an ultimatum, either get to work on jobs and the economy or we will take away the keys to Air Force One.
     
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    Couldn't we just overthrow the gummit? That would be wayyy more fun!
     
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    Good idea. Lets take the telepromter too. Jeeze. He will have a heart attack over that one.
     
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    If McCain did suggest a freeze on government spending, it's just proof that good ideas can come from both sides of the aisle.

    I thought it was the closest any president has come to calling 'Bullshit!' on the political bullshitters. Last February, he called bullshit on the corporate bullshitters... both speeches recognized the ca$h-greased bridge between the two that the lobby industry represents - my hope in change has been somewhat rekindled.
     
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    Without real action, talk is just a bunch of words.
     

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