Predictions on Obama Presidency

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    We have the historic opportunity in the waning hours before the Obama inauguration to get guess how he will govern and what effects it will have.

    These are sure things...


    * higher graduation rates and scores on SAT's among minorities

    * lower out-of-wedlock births

    * suits and ties instead of baggy pants hanging and revealing undies among youth

    * fist taps replacing handshakes in the business community

    * BOTH of Chris Matthew's legs getting "thrills"

    * In an economy measure chairs are removed from Washington Posts newsrooms as reporters stand and cheer Obama
    Michael Calderone's Blog: Obama at the Washington Post - Politico.com

    * In an unprecedented step, President Obama moves into Blair House stating he can no longer live under the same roof as his mother-in-law.

    * In an unprecendented act, President Obama moves capital to Baltimore stating he can not live in the same city as Hillary. Bill joins him.

    * Access to "medical" marijuana included in national healthcare bill

    * Iran is missing

    * IRS 1040 form simplified to 2 lines: 1) how much did you make above $50K?
    2) Send it in.

    * Republicans will treat Obama far better than Democrats treated Bush, and his greatest opposition will come from members of his own party.
     
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    Piggybacking on your answer:

    That last is probably the most important to come to be if possible. I read some decent analysis the other day, that the reason the Congressional Republicans are 'quiet' for the most part; they recognize the enormity of the problems he's facing, he should have who he believes will most help him. If he fails, he can't say he didn't have the right people, if he succeeds, we all win.

    Sounds right to me.
     
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    Lol
     
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    Personally, I believe right now that Obama is so popular that any opposition will be smacked down and it will only further embarass Republicans who got their asses handed to them in this last election. Many of them are lucky to still be holding onto their seats and are staying quiet..for now.

    However, the first second that Obama does something they really disagree with, business as usual by the GOP.

    I remember seeing a poll where something along the lines of 75-80% of Americans agree with Obama's picks for the most part. The guy can't do much wrong at the moment.

    Obama basically brought the Democratic Party back to life and gave it new life.
     
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    Astounding how consistent you are in missing the point. I guess every little thing must be spelled out for you. The GOP seems to be giving the President full rein, and pretty strong support. Speaker Pelosi and several Democrats seem not to be satisfied by his direction. Soon you will have to bemoan that "Left-Wing Smear Machine."
     
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    I guess you didn't hear the Republican Chairman meeting where a bunch of them bashed Obama then huh?

    The reason they support him right now is because he hasn't even taken office yet. What do you think the GOP is going to do the second anything goes across the table that may be left leaning?

    Another reason they support Obama because Obama hasn't made what many thought would be radical after radical pick. He has chosen a couple Republicans and several other Centrists.
     
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    You underestimate the American people, those numbers say he can't possibly do anything right now. The expectations of those that voted for him and even those that didn't are way out of whack to what anyone can do. The higher the numbers the greater the fall.
     
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    I don't underestimate the American people. The expectations are high, and it's up to Obama to try and meet as much expectations as possible.

    He's not perfect, but it's a nice relief from what we had for the last eight years.
     
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    They still dont understand why we hated Bush?


    Guys look at what he did to our country.

    We knew he would do it. It was his policies we knew would fail. He lied to us daily.

    We were ruff on Bush because he deserved it.

    The proof is the mess he left.
     
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    You, nor any of us 'know what we have right now.' You think you 'know' what you've had, but careful there, Obama has already alluded to Bush's choices. Which is why he and his are trying to lower the expectations-which no one could meet-but in this case are totally out of whack, more so than he thought until November. You need to wake up to the committees and info he had even from summer.

    I feel sorry in some ways for him, but it was his campaign strategy and now he'll rise or fall from it.
     

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