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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 11:20 PM
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75. I think that a lot of the frustration on this board is due to...
the compromises and the bipartisanship. I think that Obama has done a great job in bringing in people who are centered, leaving the republican party looking even more wingy than they usually do. My take is that we're (we Americans) are so stuck in the rut of right vs. left or republican vs. democrat that we expect him to go one way or another. I do feel like Obama is generally striking the right chord and picking his battles wisely.

Now I'll add the obligatory "I don't agree with everything he's done", so I don't get accused of being an Obamabot.
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  -On Why It's Easier to Criticize President Obama than to Defend Him. NYC_SKP  Jun-16-09 03:51 PM   #0 
  - I'd pull a muscle if I tried patting myself on the back like that.  Forkboy   Jun-16-09 03:54 PM   #1 
  - LOL!!!!  valerief   Jun-16-09 03:59 PM   #4 
  - Wow. Twice in one week we're in agreement. Kudos! nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-16-09 04:00 PM   #6 
  - At this rate you may like me one day.  Forkboy   Jun-16-09 05:20 PM   #53 
     - Well, you also started a good Sox thread. So, we'll see. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-16-09 08:00 PM   #61 
  - That's just me.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:02 PM   #8 
     - That thread about the White House guest list  Cha   Jun-16-09 04:45 PM   #42 
  - Funny  zipplewrath   Jun-16-09 03:57 PM   #2 
  - Same here  Bluenorthwest   Jun-16-09 04:27 PM   #29 
  - That's good, that's a different matter than the subject of the OP.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 05:42 PM   #55 
     - Actually  zipplewrath   Jun-16-09 08:09 PM   #62 
        - Well, he didn't say "indefinite" or "preventive" detention, Rachel fucking Maddow did.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 08:40 PM   #63 
           - Not exactly  zipplewrath   Jun-17-09 10:03 AM   #76 
  - Don't Forget To Believe Everything The Corporate Media Says About Obama  Beetwasher   Jun-16-09 03:58 PM   #3 
  - Enough times that you'd think people would start to catch on. (nt)  redqueen   Jun-17-09 12:34 PM   #83 
  - Interesting. Criticism isn't history-based? It's just emotions and ignorance? Who knew?  Captain Hilts   Jun-16-09 03:59 PM   #5 
  - The apologist crowd is really stretching these days. There are so many holes in the dam  nichomachus   Jun-16-09 04:02 PM   #9 
     - I like a lot of what the prez is doing, but take each issue as it comes along. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-16-09 04:07 PM   #13 
        - It's a lot to handle.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:41 PM   #37 
           - I deeply regret that neither he nor Clinton ran against GWB. They wouldn't have  Captain Hilts   Jun-16-09 04:47 PM   #45 
  - Bullshit  nichomachus   Jun-16-09 04:01 PM   #7 
  - You are some piece of work  Hutzpa   Jun-16-09 04:44 PM   #41 
  - Has anyone seen you and this "insightful new poster" in the same room together?  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-16-09 04:04 PM   #10 
  - Busted!  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:06 PM   #12 
  - One of my socks is missing. Anybody seen it? n/t  QC   Jun-16-09 04:27 PM   #28 
  - If Obama were a Republican we would have expected him to lie...  scubadude   Jun-16-09 04:04 PM   # 
  - I'm trying to realize why that thread upsets people so much.  vaberella   Jun-16-09 04:04 PM   #11 
  - I think its takes some courage to criticize Obama  Oregone   Jun-16-09 04:09 PM   #14 
  - I've found that you get hit harder if you support Obama  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:14 PM   #15 
  - Not in GDP you don't  Oregone   Jun-16-09 04:16 PM   #17 
     - What is the difference between the two forums?  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:17 PM   #21 
        - Zealots  Oregone   Jun-16-09 04:23 PM   #25 
  - It does for many, but not for others.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:18 PM   #22 
  - There is another reason why is is getting more difficult to defend Obama,  bvar22   Jun-16-09 04:14 PM   #16 
  - Allow me to sum up  PVnRT   Jun-16-09 04:16 PM   #18 
  - Well, in your case...  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:41 PM   #36 
     - Let's see  PVnRT   Jun-16-09 05:35 PM   #54 
        - The OP clearly does not broadbrush all people critical of the President.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 05:49 PM   #56 
  - I think that a lot of what happens here is just the nature of internet politics  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:16 PM   #19 
  - True, I think it applies to the talking heads as well.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:34 PM   #31 
  - This talking point must have come out in this morning's email from Rahm  nichomachus   Jun-16-09 04:17 PM   #20 
  - I wish that were true.  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:19 PM   #23 
  - That's not it at all  nichomachus   Jun-16-09 04:25 PM   #26 
  - I'm not going to defend his LGBT stances, but...  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:36 PM   #32 
     - I'll disagree on one thing  nichomachus   Jun-16-09 04:43 PM   #39 
        - but reform is on the table  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:47 PM   #44 
  - Yes, the Obama Presidency is still young...  scubadude   Jun-16-09 04:26 PM   #27 
     - Define "mixed bag"  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:53 PM   #49 
        - Mixed bag, saying one thing, doing another.  scubadude   Jun-16-09 06:32 PM   #58 
           - I think that a lot of the frustration on this board is due to...  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 11:20 PM   #75 
              - Do you understand how the Republicans have shifted what is considered the "political center?"  scubadude   Jun-17-09 12:28 PM   #81 
  - I have never received an e-mail from Rahm  O is 44   Jun-16-09 04:38 PM   #33 
     - No, but there are definite talking points  nichomachus   Jun-16-09 04:51 PM   #48 
  - There is some truth in what you say, but  man4allcats   Jun-16-09 04:21 PM   #24 
  - If there's anything I know about Obama  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:43 PM   #38 
     - This is why, in spite of differences I may have with some of Obama's policies,  man4allcats   Jun-16-09 05:05 PM   #52 
  - I certainly welcome constructive, intelligent criticism when it is called for  zulchzulu   Jun-16-09 04:33 PM   #30 
  - I love reading the well sourced and unemotional criticisms. There are plenty of items worthy...  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:46 PM   #43 
  - Sorry to interrupt such a heart felt wank  Bluenorthwest   Jun-16-09 04:38 PM   #34 
  - Wow, some of you are really projecting. Reading waaay more into the OP than is there.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 04:43 PM   #40 
  - I'll be more to the point  Bluenorthwest   Jun-16-09 04:58 PM   #50 
     - Then it served at least one purpose.  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 05:51 PM   #57 
  - What is this "bad policy". Is there a handbook of which ones are good and which are bad?  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 04:50 PM   #47 
  - It's easier to criticize President Obama because the people are bolder now.  thelordofhell   Jun-16-09 04:39 PM   #35 
  - Rigorous defense isn't what we're seeing in the Maher threads.  Touchdown   Jun-16-09 04:49 PM   #46 
  - I think that the arguments from both sides are pretty weak.  Cant trust em   Jun-16-09 05:03 PM   #51 
  - Are you implying that my simply saying "because he's hot!" isn't working?  Clio the Leo   Jun-16-09 07:13 PM   #59 
  - You mean, "HAWT"!  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 08:43 PM   #64 
     - grrrrrrrowl @ that pic  HopeOverFear   Jun-16-09 09:03 PM   #69 
  - Is this all this Forum is gonna do for the next 4 years?  omega minimo   Jun-16-09 07:15 PM   #60 
  - No sweetie....  Clio the Leo   Jun-16-09 08:46 PM   #65 
  - OH!  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 08:51 PM   #67 
  - You mean call the media on their Bullshit twisting of Obama's Words? Fuckin' Ay Yes!  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 08:50 PM   #66 
  - I'm about done with DU.  azmouse   Jun-16-09 09:01 PM   #68 
  - So much of it is media fed, Maddow, Maher, KO, busy making money and..  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 09:12 PM   #70 
  - Thank you, NYC_SKP.  azmouse   Jun-16-09 09:20 PM   #71 
  - Head thee to The DU Lounge!  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 09:29 PM   #72 
  - OOPS Post in the wrong place... delete  Peacetrain   Jun-17-09 10:46 AM   #78 
  - +1 n/t  firedupdem   Jun-16-09 09:53 PM   #73 
  - ...  NYC_SKP   Jun-16-09 10:29 PM   #74 
  - I took a five day break three weeks ago.. It was the BEST  Peacetrain   Jun-17-09 10:49 AM   #79 
  - mmmmm.... cookies and a good book!  azmouse   Jun-17-09 01:05 PM   #85 
  - *nodding*  AspenRose   Jun-17-09 12:36 PM   #84 
     - DU is additive in its own way.  azmouse   Jun-17-09 01:07 PM   #86 
  - K & R !!!!!  Political Tiger   Jun-17-09 10:39 AM   #77 
  - This OP is hyperbolic nonsense.  bertman   Jun-17-09 10:57 AM   #80 
  - OMG! This has been policy all along?!  redqueen   Jun-17-09 12:31 PM   #82 

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