More Obama Hypocrisy

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    It is truly amazing the transformation of a politician from out of office critic to in office actor. Obama, who criticised virtually every move Bush made, has now gone ahead and done exactly what Bush did. His volte face on presidential signing statements is yet another stunning example of the towering hypocrisy of the Left. The only thing worse is the pass the Left has given him on it.
    Review & Outlook: The Imperial Presidency Redux - WSJ.com

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    That was different.
     
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    Yeah.
     
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    This goes along with Recess Appointments and Raising the Debt. Limit. That's why i always say the Hopey Changey sheep are by far the dumbest kooks in this country. These kooks should go back and read this guy's pompous preachy speeches when he voted against raising the Debt. Limit. What a joke. I do crack up when i read that stuff. This is just another Hopey Changey scam. Nothing more,nothing less.
     
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    The recess appointments were necessary to have leadership in place that the GOP has been dragging its feet on for almost 2 years. Bush made recess appointments as well. This occurs when one party or the other uses stall tactics.

    Maybe the solution to this, is to have some of these jobs not be appointment, but either be elected officials, or like any other job just applied for and hired.

    Raising the debt ceiling is the job of congress and the president does not have a vote in the matter.
     
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    Ahh the good ole days for the Hopey Changey nuts. Remember when their Hopey Changey One used to pretend he was against Signing Statements,Recess Appointments,and Raising Debt. Limits? Yikes! Hope & Change = Empty Slogans for Empty Heads.
     
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    Can you offer an solutions to these problems other than just partisan rhetoric?

    No recess appointments -
    effect - no leadership in certain departments
    cause - GOP not wanting to confirm
    solutions - GOP has hearings and either confirms or rejects
    current state - GOP is not having hearings on this matter and thus Obama does a temporary recess appointment so a department has leadership to help it operate

    can you offer up any real solutions to this?

    Raising the Debt Ceiling -
    responsibility - congress, not the president
    why it is necessary - to keep government running, to not default in the US debt to creditors
    effect if ceiling is not raised - we default to creditors and the US government loses it bond rating and thus the dollar loses value

    can you offer up any real solutions to this? if your solution is simply to cut spending, please name where these cuts will come from exactly and any affect positive or negative that this will have on both the economy and the american people.
     
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    So why did your Hopey Changey give numerous pompous preachy speeches opposing Presidential Signing Statements,Recess Appointments,and Raising Debt. Limits? He actually voted against raising the Debt. Limit and gave several pompous speeches on the subject. Now he's demanding the Debt. Limit be raised. This post was on his obvious Hypocrisy. The OP really did nail it. You're just rattling off a bunch of excuses. Obviously solutions to problems will be found. But your guy is a dishonest hypocrite and that's the fact Jack.
     
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    seriously i never claimed that he was a god or that i followed him blindly. i simply asked for you to offer up some solutions rather than just complaining about the problems.

    thats the biggest issue with the country right now, more people are concerned with complaining about what the other guy is or isnt doing, instead of trying to be part of the solution. i offer no excuses, he campaigned on it and he wasnt able to fulfill on a some of those promises. should he be held accountable and explain his action, yes, should everything else he as done be discredited because of this, no. look at this other pieces of legislation that he has passed that he campaigned on.

    - Ban registered lobbyists from working in the administration on areas in which they have lobbied over the previous two years and bar officials who leave the administration from lobbying the executive branch for the duration of Obama's presidency.

    - Convene a bipartisan group of key lawmakers to foster better executive-legislative relations and bipartisan unity on foreign policy.

    - Expand hate-crimes statutes

    - Enact a 90-day foreclosure moratorium for homeowners who are making good faith efforts to pay their mortgages.

    - Implement a permanent tax cut of $500 for individuals and $1,000 for families.

    - Deploy at least two additional combat brigades and $1 billion in additional non-military aid to Afghanistan.

    - Health Care Reform

    Track Obama's campaign promises | The Washington Post

    you pick on what you see be his failures, while i highlight his accomplishments.
     
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    Obama is not a hypocrite anymore than any other politician is a hypocrite.

    I believe he truly wanted to make changes. He was niaive to the way things happen in wshington and thus why I saw him as too inexperienced to be President....and such niaivity was evident when he made such promises.

    However, he entered the post and found that the only way he can govern properly is to play the game.

    I commend him for putting aside his rosy glasses and doing what he needs to do to move this country forward.

    I dont agree with what he believes will move this country forward, but at least he is putting aside his convictions to implement what he beleives is best.
     

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