President Obama: Doom on the Horizon

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    The President was elected, not by the dyed-in-the-wool liberals, but rather with the good wishes of independents, who hoped for the well advertised 'post-racial presidency.'

    A casual glance at the threads on the board today, and one can quickly see that the last year and a half has hardly moved the country to a new dimension in race relations.

    This failure of the Presidents' promise will not go unnoticed.

    Nor has President Obama provided other motivations to vote for him.


    WASHINGTON -- After nearly two years of Hope and Change, the seas have not receded, the world has not turned into a gentle dove in His hands, and we have not slipped the surly shackles of partisanship.


    The Obama administration prejudged Sherrod and her 45-minute speech based on a two-minute snippet zapped around the Internet by her detractors.

    Welcome to yet another "teachable moment" in American race relations. In the last such moment, Professor Obama initially went off half-cocked and assumed that a white cop was wrong to arrest his black buddy.

    With debt cascading all around us, government incompetence more evident than ever, and puny politics reining unchecked, Americans thought we could take solace in one sure achievement of Obama's election.

    America's first black president, we thought, might move us beyond the tangled kelp of racism.

    Read more: O the race 'healer' just another heel - NYPOST.com


    Read more: O the race 'healer' just another heel - NYPOST.com
     
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    But.. but... but... "Hope and Change".
     
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    As I recall, President Obama was elected not for some distant concept of post-racialism, but because America (including independent voters) were looking for change from the Bush presidency. During the months leading up to the presidential election, the economy took a severe turn for the worse, with unemployment increasing significantly. The nail in the coffin for McCain was when he declared that 'the fundamentals of our economy are strong' in mid-September 2008. This made him appear out of touch on the biggest issue of the election.
     
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    Before I entertain your challenge, are you denying that the premise in my quote above is beyond possibility?
     
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    What's the premise of Charles Hurt's editorial? That America continues to be prejudiced and Obama did not deliver on improving race relations?
     
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    I have to disagree.

    McCain never had a prayer of winning the election. Part of the reason was the screw ups of the Bush Administration, but Bush could have done everything right, and I don't think McCain could have won.

    McCain is an ass that never should have been nominated in the first place.

    Immie
     
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    Bullshit!

    IF we'd JUST wanted "change,"

    we could have CHANGED the faces.

    Unfortunately, a bunch of you that were asleep at the wheel fell for Hope & Change.

    Well, guess what?

    HOPE you can CHANGE this around, to be something other than the disaster it is.

    Oh.

    And, good luck with that.

    See you at the polls.
     
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    They did it 'cuz he was a POW.

    They actually thought that we had killing in mind,

    and didn't even ASK us what we were actually thinking.

    More's the pity...
     
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    Don't get me wrong the man is a hero, but as a politician he sucks ass.

    Immie
     
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    I don't agree. for 2 reasons.

    First McCain Ran a terrible, and I mean Terrible Campaign. And picked a terrible VP

    Second Obama ran as a Moderate Liberal which sold many Independents, and convinced enough Conservatives they could afford to stay home to punish the GOP and risk Obama. Despite how it has been charactorized Obama did not win by some stunning Majority. only 4 Million votes separated the 2. The GOP estimated about 4 Million Conservatives, Up set with the GOP and BUSH, Simply stayed home. And several Million Independents Bought Obama's Bill of goods, Because nobody including McCain could convince them Obama would turn out to be what he has become. The Most Left wing President we have ever had. A president who lies constantly, uses fear tactics more than Bush did, Sues Whole states when 77% of Americans think he should not, Plays the race card at every turn (at least his supporters do), and is well and truly out of his depth. So far save for a few good calls, all Obama has added to his 2 Big ideas "hope and change" is, I inherited this mess, It's not my fault, Blame BUSH.

    IMO had McCain Ran a better campaign, and if Obama had ran on a platform that showed his true nature, which we all now see. McCain would have had a good chance of winning.

    Actual Objective coverage of the campaigns by the Media might have helped as well :)

    In fact I would Bet had the Main Stream Left wing media actually done it's Job and investigated Obama and honestly reported his past, his connections, and his Ideas, The American people would have saw him for what he was and Hillary would have won the nomination. But alas instead they actively supported Obama, And sought to hush up any detractors, and kill legitimate stories that would have shown Obama for what he is.

    A straight up Radical Marxist with a Black liberation Theology Back ground.
     
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