Progressives view Obama as conservative

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    Damn, a lot of this sounds just like what I keep saying, Obama is really Bush.

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    The disgruntled Left wants to claim Obama is really Bush. He is anything but. His failed Afghan strategy, his failed Middle East strategy, his failed North Korean strategy, his failed strategy with regard to the Arab revolt, his failed Russian strategy etc is nothing like Bush's.
    But the good part is the same people who turned out in droves to vote for Obama, college students, blacks, the hard Left, will all sit home on election day.
     
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    Seems hardly anyone wants to claim Obama.
     
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    Amelia, the far left and the far right won't claim Obama.

    The rest of America is waiting, yet again, for him to convince them he is the guy.

    It's the "rest of America" that you have to be worried about.
     
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    It's no mystery that Obama has tried to be very diplomatic with Republicans. I respect the approach, but it has been costly. It is the reason why a budget plan could not be put into place for his first two years. The democrats wouldn't work with him.

    To me, this is Obama's only problem as president. Bush had the right attitude as president. If he wins in 2012, then I am willing to bet he will adopt it.
     
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    Your right in the comparison, but wrong in your conclusion.

    The Big 0 is like W, but that does NOT make the Big 0 a Conservative. It only demonstrates that that W was a Liberal.

    Both run deficit spending, both advocate Big Government Solutions, Both centralize power, both work to weaken the Republic aspects of the government and both, as far as it s within their power to do so, try to work outside of the Constitutional limitations on the Executive Branch.

    McCain lost conclusively because the American people opposed W's policies and tactics. By electing the Big 0, they only doubled the negatives they thought they were eliminating. There is absolutely no surprise that the Big 0 continues W's policies since they are both of the same political ideology.

    As a group of voters, we get what we get because we can't see past the labels applied and sold by the media.
     
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    Oh, god! Are we back to the birth certificate again?
     
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    Obama is no bush. If he enters an Iraq war for WMD situation, then you may have a point.

    Again, Obama is no Bush. There is no Cheney or Rove on his staff and we did not kill 4 thousand Americans on his watch in a war based on a lie.

    Thanks.
     

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