Obama Attacked From The Left

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    Certain goose-stepping members of this board have been telling us that any drop in President Obama’s poll numbers only represents people who didn’t vote for him. But...it looks like the honeymoon is about over, and even the amen-corner has some buyer’s remorse. Read the following.

    Stewart Taylor, in the National Journal:
    Having praised President Obama's job performance in two recent columns, it is with regret that I now worry that he may be deepening what looks more and more like a depression and may engineer so much spending, debt, and government control of the economy as to leave most Americans permanently less prosperous and less free.

    National Journal Magazine - Obama's Left Turn

    Or Howard Fineman:
    Obama still has the approval of the people, but the establishment is beginning to mumble that the president may not have what it takes.
    Obama may be mistaking motion for progress…


    Fineman: Establishment Starts to Turn on Obama | Newsweek Voices - Howard Fineman | Newsweek.com


    Even the Dean, David Broder, in the Washington Compost, er Post,:
    Among those who follow government closely, there has been an unmistakable change in tone in the past few weeks. These are not little Rush Limbaughs hoping that Obama fails. They are politicians and journalists measuring him with the same skeptical eye they apply to everyone else.

    These are people who deeply admire and respect Obama and wish him nothing but success. But, like some thoughtful congressional Democrats with whom I have spoken, they worry that he has bitten off more than he can chew.


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    Have these blasphemers been sent to Reeducation Camps?
     
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    But... but... but... isn't he a commie, sociailist anti-christ leftie??

    lol...
     
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    The group most dangerous to Obama's popularity are the middle-road "Independent" voters that voted en-masse for Obama in the last election. A growing number of them are starting to actually pay some attention to Obama's performance as President - far more attention than they paid during the actual campaign, and they are growing increasingly apprehensive. Another group Obama has all but lost already within the first six weeks of his presidency are the Republicans who voted for him -and there were many. This fact is seen via the doubling of Obama's negative polling numbers.

    And yes, even some Democrats are starting to shake their collective heads a bit over Obama, but overall, the Democrat faithfull are staying true to the new president. Obama will have to have several more months (or even years) of screw ups before he loses a significant number within the Democrat camp, just as many stayed loyal to Bush for a long time prior to finally throwing up their hands and cursing the ground he walked upon.

    Obama's ace card, as it has always been, is his continued positive portrayal by the mainstream media. The media is so strongly invested in Obama's success, it will do all it can to drown out the growing concerns being voiced by a few in order to control the views of the many. It is that battle that is most daunting to the Republican Party, and most beneficial to Team Obama.
     
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    Goose stepping. Interesting words if you are Republican right now.

    You can please some of the people some of the time, and all of the people once in a great while, but you can't please the right right now if your name is Obama.:lol:

    I don't believe his polls have dropped that much.

    If you pursue an agenda that isn't all righ or all left, you are going to alienate even some of your own party. That's life. That's also good.

    Better than lemming love where you vote against someone just because your party said to.
     
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    There is no doubt that the Democrats gaining control of Congress and the Presidency had everything to do with the anit-Bush sentiment and little to do with the Dems agenda. As big of a win as it was for the Dems, it won't take much for the pendulum to swing back the other way.
     
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    Maybe we'd be better off if the far right would have attacked Bush more often.

    Instead, they allowed torture, murder, unfair taxes, lying us into a war, breaking the law, outting cia agents, politicizing the justice dept, bankrupting the treasury.

    Social conservatives allowed Bush to do whatever he wanted to do, just because he was their best chance to get abortion banned.

    And then in the last few days they woke up to realize Bush wasn't fiscally conservative? Too late dummies.

    But even though Bush lied, and McCain was a liar too, it was ok, because no matter how bad they are, they aren't as bad as the LIBERALS!!!!'

    What a crock of shit.

    And it turned out Clinton was a centrist. If Republicans were ever intellectually honest, they would admit that Clinton was the best president they ever had. They got everything they wanted, plus he didn't spend as much as Reagan.

    Clinton was better for Republicans than Reagan was. That's a fact.

    So anyways, the left isn't as stupid as the right. We don't give the president a free pass on 99% because we care about 1 stupid issue like abortion. What a joke.
     
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    Goose-step. Oops. I guess you're a bit sensitive with that avatar.

    "...you are going to alienate even some of your own party. That's life. " So, is this the fall-back position?
     
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    I hope so, but at the same time I have the trepidation of history reapeating itself, in the sense that the every party is too easily seduced once in power.

    I would love to see a conservative government in power.
     
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