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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-11-09 11:57 AM
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1. Obama is a liberal man who is a President of a country full of libs, cons and moderates.
The liberals were not solely responsible for getting him elected and thus he is not solely bound to be loyal to only liberals. He is everyone's President.
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  -Is President Obama really a middle of the road moderate? asdjrocky  Oct-11-09 11:55 AM   #0 
  - Obama is a liberal man who is a President of a country full of libs, cons and moderates.  phleshdef   Oct-11-09 11:57 AM   #1 
  - So you say President Obama is a Liberal.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 11:59 AM   #2 
  - We are still clearly a divided between the 3 camps of thought as a nation.  phleshdef   Oct-11-09 12:33 PM   #16 
  - He's a Non-Ideological Liberal  impik   Oct-11-09 01:27 PM   #24 
     - I think that's the best summation....  sweetloukillbot   Oct-11-09 03:15 PM   #44 
     - Yes. I agree. I have never had any doubts about his  Skidmore   Oct-12-09 10:19 AM   #58 
  - Yeah, that was a real "moderate" speech he gave at  Cha   Oct-11-09 12:00 PM   #3 
  - I'm only asking questions.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 12:02 PM   #4 
  - Obama has STOP-LOSS authority to end discharges of LGBTs  IndianaGreen   Oct-11-09 12:05 PM   #8 
  - Thank you.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 12:09 PM   #12 
     - Military asked that he not, and they have to buy in on timing. Think increased Fundamentalists in  MarjorieG   Oct-12-09 09:34 AM   #57 
  - I'm not looking for a fight either..  Cha   Oct-11-09 12:07 PM   #10 
  - Some people are in denial. n/t  ProSense   Oct-11-09 12:02 PM   #5 
     - So are you saying President Obama is a Liberal President?  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 12:04 PM   #6 
        - Are you unable to make that determination on your own? n/t  ProSense   Oct-11-09 12:05 PM   #7 
        - I like input.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 12:07 PM   #9 
           - Do not be dismayed because some people  Garam_Masala   Oct-11-09 02:47 PM   #40 
        - i'd say he's a liberal man but approaches policy as a pragmatist. which works sometimes and  dionysus   Oct-12-09 08:43 AM   #56 
  - Philosophical liberal, moving toward the middle.  JohnnyLib2   Oct-11-09 12:08 PM   #11 
  - When representing a left-leaning Chicago district he was a big liberal.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Oct-11-09 12:13 PM   #13 
  - Good answers all, and thank you.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 12:15 PM   #14 
  - he's a "New Democrat"  Enrique   Oct-11-09 12:16 PM   #15 
  - While We Are At It, How Many Angels Can Dance On The Head Of A Pin?  TomCADem   Oct-11-09 12:40 PM   #17 
  - Not as many positions as Obama can juggle.  rug   Oct-11-09 12:47 PM   #18 
  - Forty-two.. nt  verges   Oct-11-09 12:50 PM   #19 
  - I'm glad you like it.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 12:54 PM   #21 
  - I can only speak for myself. I say that's true.  Quantess   Oct-11-09 12:53 PM   #20 
  - He ran as a moderate  stray cat   Oct-11-09 01:17 PM   #22 
  - He is who I thought he would be.  Blue_In_AK   Oct-11-09 01:21 PM   #23 
  - i'd call him either a progressive moderate  elana i am   Oct-11-09 01:27 PM   #25 
  - I agree with almost everything you said.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 01:40 PM   #28 
  - If your candidate had "won", your President would be John McCain.  DCBob   Oct-11-09 03:03 PM   #42 
  - imo liberals are disappointed by his comfort with corporate influence in DC...  polichick   Oct-11-09 01:29 PM   #26 
  - Hey polichick.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 01:45 PM   #29 
     - Hi asdjrocky :)  polichick   Oct-11-09 02:05 PM   #32 
  - I honestly do not think we are going to be able to answer that until  jwirr   Oct-11-09 01:31 PM   #27 
  - yes,  paulk   Oct-11-09 02:00 PM   #30 
  - Center right on most issues  depakid   Oct-11-09 02:02 PM   #31 
  - That's been my assessment so far.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 02:06 PM   #33 
  - We would do well  billh58   Oct-11-09 02:12 PM   #34 
  - And I would be very happy with that.  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 02:20 PM   #36 
  - One was not  billh58   Oct-11-09 02:24 PM   #37 
     - "civil rights, and their civil liberties"  asdjrocky   Oct-11-09 02:31 PM   #39 
        - Sigh...  billh58   Oct-11-09 03:12 PM   #43 
        - And selling us out to the insurance companies is not following through  dflprincess   Oct-11-09 08:05 PM   #54 
  - Best answer of the lot.  msallied   Oct-11-09 02:55 PM   #41 
  - "Somewhat Left of Center"  Jeff In Milwaukee   Oct-11-09 02:14 PM   #35 
  - "there are others in the Party (i.e. Kucinich) who are vastly more liberal " By what standard?  ProSense   Oct-11-09 03:21 PM   #45 
  - Kucinich is well-known as being opposed to abortion...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Oct-11-09 06:05 PM   #48 
     - " 95% approval rating from Americans for Democratic Action"  ProSense   Oct-11-09 06:31 PM   #49 
        - Possibly...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Oct-11-09 06:34 PM   #50 
           - "Look, this is like having one of those "who is the best second baseman of all time" arguments."  ProSense   Oct-11-09 06:41 PM   #51 
              - I wasn't trying to prove anything in particular  Jeff In Milwaukee   Oct-11-09 07:00 PM   #53 
  - And you have  billh58   Oct-11-09 03:24 PM   #46 
  - Wasn't My First OR Second Choice... but I Did Vote For Him... BECAUSE!  ChiciB1   Oct-11-09 02:28 PM   #38 
  - Yes, in answer to your question in the body of the OP.  Hansel   Oct-11-09 03:29 PM   #47 
  - Center right, neo liberal in policies.  ipaint   Oct-11-09 06:50 PM   #52 
  - You have to put things in perspective.  iceman66   Oct-11-09 10:03 PM   #55 
  - Obama is a stereotypical liberal  Hawkowl   Oct-12-09 10:33 AM   #59 
 

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