Obama's challenge: Anger is replacing hope

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    Obama's challenge: Anger is replacing hope - Yahoo! News

    Running for President is easy.

    Being President is hard.
     
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    You got that right. Especially in todays political climate
     
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    Chicago style politics does not inspire trust and cooperation. These are two key ingredients in creating bipartisanship. Combine that with 0bama as the prince of change through the media and expectations will be high. Failure to deliver on the promises means anger. Nobody to blame but the man himself.

    I see 0bama refuses to recognize this as he distances himself from press conferences. His condescending speech style also causes him a problem. Give Biden a shot.
     
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    He's certainly facing some damned hard times.

    And given that his mission is to reconstiute the same flwed system that got us into this mess, only this time with some minor regulations that don't really address the root cause if the problem, I'd say all his work is going to amount to nothing much at all.

    We're still going down because we have yet to admit to ourselves that our system is bent to begin with.

    We are STILL basically following the SUPPLY-SIDERS formula for how to run an economy.
     
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    If you run on a platform of "anti Washington" as Obama did, you will wind up being the most prominant part of the Washington that you campaigned against.
    He created the anger, promised to change it, and instead doubled down on it.
    He made his own bed at the expense of the American People.
     
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    Our system is far from bent.
    As long as ideology gets in the way of governing, our system will not work.
    Our system, by far, is the best around....the ones capitalizing on it, such as congress, are the problem.
     
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    it is an experimental gov
     
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    And by the way....

    ECONOMIES DO NOT NEED TO BE RUN.....maybe that is the problem?
     
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    I think it might have something to do with the fact that he ran on a campaign pledge to "Change Washington" except he failed to mention that he planned to "Change Washington into Chicago"........ ;)
     
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    Actually, if you noticed...all along he campaigned that he was going to change washington...until election day........if you recall, that was when he "claimed" that the mantra all along was to "fundamentally change America".

    And if you recall, when critics started to question his actions, he said "America voted for me to Change America".......

    Please...someone show me where, before election day, he EVER said he wanted to Change America.....it was always "change the way things were done in Washington.

    This was another example of where he capitalized on the naevity of the American people...they all shook their heads in agreement...."Yeah, we voted for him becuase he said he was going to change America"...

    Really? Show me where he said that during the campaign.
     
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