Obama's Rough Start

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    The initial 3 weeks of Obama's administration have been chaotic at best.

    The Pelosi House Democrats displayed an utter lack of responsible stewardship in constructing an abomination of a stimulus bill that has been rightfully repudiated by members of both major political parties.

    While it appears some version of this bill will pass - with pork laden spending found throughout, it will not be viewed as a success for either Obama or the Democrats.

    Obama's mood has been visibly shaken, a man unaccustomed to having his wishes questioned in earnest. A man untested with the role of leadship. A man now looking less like a President and more like an empty suit.

    This is not to say he cannot alter this perception - and quickly. His charisma will always give him an opportunity to do that - but the cracks within his own party are more apparent than ever. While the Republican are admittedly in a rebuilding process, the Democrats are fighting amongst themselves behind closed doors - namely between the new President and the Pelosi Dems. Obama has taken steps to marginalize Pelosi, a task that will prove more difficult than the inexperienced Obama realizes.

    If things don't improve over the course of the next 90 days, Obama will find himself in seriously dangerous political waters. Currently he has proven to be largely incompetent. Sooner rather than later, he could very well find himself largely unpopular - and it is that prospect that he likely fears most.

    The last part of this link is accurate in that it states Obama did not defeat conservatism at the polls - he merely defeated George W Bush. He would do well to realize this and lead accordingly:

    Three weeks in, and no one has Obama's back - The Boston Globe
     
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    She makes some good points, that will probaly be lost on a number of people here.

    I had no faith in BO (nor much in McCain either for that matter) and it's clear the many people that claimed he was all glitter and no substance were spot on.
     
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    I think this is the first time in US history that a man won the presidency by campaigning against a man that wasn't even running for the office.
     
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    The Dark Messia can do no wrong for he is dark. The first dark person to be President of the United Snakes of America can do NO wrong for he is special. Obama will save the USA from war, poverty, hatred, crime, racial inequality, etc. etc. for he is OBAMA and OBAMA is the DARK MESSIAH.

    Vive OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    p.s. Why are there no smilies/icons depicting black people?
     
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    I think some racists agree with this. Most really are hoping he has 'the answers'. However, many disagree, because they doubt his slim track record-which is punctuated by failures. Some because they believe blacks, yes, even one drop, though we all have more than that. :lol:
     
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    You know, this raises a very valid point that I made with a few pro-Obama folks during the campaign cycle. They kept telling me how Obama represented "the best of America" and that his election was going to be "historic".

    Finally I told one of them that they were racist.

    They were so offended by that comment, and asked how in the world could they be racist if they were supporting Obama for President.

    I explained that they were supporting Obama for President because he was Black - not on the issues, of which he never really stood for beyond vague speeches that were well delivered, but because she and tons of people like her wanted to be "part of something special" - ie voting for a Black man.

    Obama's half black heritage was THE reason so many voted for him - white guilt for perceived wrongs pounded into their heads by a liberal education system.

    Obama was NOT voted in for the content of his character - but for the COLOR OF HIS SKIN.

    That is racism of a sort, and it was the primary reason why he became President.

    The second reason was by voting for Obama, many were in fact voting against GW Bush, who was not even running.

    Strange days indeed...
     
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    To support him or not to support him. Either choice and I am a racist?
     
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    I don't, you're not, because of his policies thus far. They aren't racist, being against them can't be either.
     
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    Well at least Hillary and Biden told the truth ... this time.
    I guess hes looking to braek the record for AF1 usage as well ...
    Good at campaigning because it written and rehearsed just like his chosen few from the press.
     

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