Obama Hits Rock Bottom

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    Barack Obama's credibility hits rock bottom after oil spill and Sestak scandal
    The combination of Obama's passivity over the Gulf oil spill catastrophe and his cynical political manoeuvrings could spell disaster for him, argues Toby Harnden


    ...Central to Obama's appeal was his promise to be truly different. His failure to achieve that is now at the core of the deep disappointment Americans feel about him. At the press conference - the first full-scale affair he had deigned to give for 309 days - he appeared uncomfortable and petulant.

    His approach to the issue was that of the law student suddenly fascinated by a science project. He displayed none of the visceral indignation Americans feel about pretty much everything these days - two-thirds now say they are "angry" about the way things are going - resorting instead to Spock-like technocratic language and legalese. "I'm not contradicting my prior point," he stated at one juncture. During those 63 minutes of soporific verbosity, about 800 barrels of oil poured into the Gulf.

    ...Even worse was Obama's refusal to say anything about the growing furore over White House attempts to persuade Congressman Joe Sestak to pull out of the Democratic Senate primary contest in Pennsylvania. Obama's advisers had preferred the Republican turncoat Senator Arlen Specter - and Sestak inconveniently let slip that he'd been offered a government job to step aside.

    ... Whether or not the law was broken, the cynicism of this is breathtaking. Obama offered a break from the Clinton-Bush past and an end to the shoddy backroom deals of Washington. So what does he do? He tries to deny Pennsylvania voters a chance to decide for themselves by using his former foe Clinton to offer a grubby inducement.


    Barack Obama's credibility hits rock bottom after oil spill and Sestak scandal - Telegraph
     
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    He's far from rock bottom. He won't hit there until the only people supporting him are his hard left base.
     
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    Amen to that.
     
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    You mean like the moonbats like you that supported Bushie right up to the end. The end being a Democratic House, a Democratic Senate, and a Democratic Executive.

    Come on, loons, just keep drinking the koolaid, waving your Teabaggers, and generally spreading doubt as to your sanity among the voting citizenry.
     
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    the people "supporting" him hasn't changed since january.

    even with the shriek from the right. :cuckoo:
     
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    You could use some help with reading comprehension. I said he was far from rock bottom - he won't get there until he loses support from everyone but the hard left.
     
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    At best he has 47 percent approval, at worst 42. But more importantly is the number of people that absolutely do not support him keeps growing amongst those opposed. You want to complain about people supporting Bush while you BLINDLY support this man. he has failed on every promise he made and you make excuses. He is incompetent and probably criminal and you make excuses. He is asleep at the helm and you make excuses. He is spending like a drunken sailor on shore leave and you make excuses. He is doing everything he claimed he would not do and you make excuses.

    The people that need to get off the koolaid are you dumb ass Liberals that think the Lord has descended to help you. The one thing he has accomplished was against the will of the people and as soon as Congress is no longer controlled by the Liberal retards will find scant approval or funding.
     
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    What happened ? Did they make him the new USMB mod?
     

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