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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 03:16 PM
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34. Once again: the problem is with *what* Obama is doing, not how much he's doing.
To wit:

Escalating Afghanistan
Protecting torturers
Extending the PATRIOT act
Firehosing money at his Wall Street buddies
Solidifying corporate control over our healthcare system
Proposing weak, worthless financial reform that guarantees another crash
Throwing the GLBT community under the bus
Killing EFCA
Fumbling Climate Change
Backing out of his campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA

Only the hard-core apologists have raised this "not getting everything done" bullshit. Personally, I'd be more than happy if he'd gotten less done this year. Maybe we'd have been spared a few things on that list.

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  -I'm more convinced than ever that there is a vast right wing conspiracy to Dream Girl  Jan-02-10 01:14 PM   #0 
  - Agreed.  Don Caballero   Jan-02-10 01:16 PM   #1 
  - +1000  tabatha   Jan-02-10 01:17 PM   #2 
  - No, I'm afraid it isn't just pure propaganda.  shadowknows69   Jan-02-10 01:23 PM   #4 
  - The President has only been in office one year  Don Caballero   Jan-02-10 01:30 PM   #10 
  - Ah, back to the "BUTHESONLY" argument. Tired.  shadowknows69   Jan-02-10 01:32 PM   #12 
  - Yes, I'm always happy to hear the factors affecting my life are 'insignificant details'  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 04:06 PM   #45 
  - I'd like to know why you think we're leaving Iraq and getting "real HCR". You know what, never mind.  salguine   Jan-02-10 01:40 PM   #17 
  - No, they've claimed that not getting everything done in a year equals betrayal. nt  TheWraith   Jan-02-10 02:46 PM   #29 
     - Once again: the problem is with *what* Obama is doing, not how much he's doing.  jgraz   Jan-02-10 03:16 PM   #34 
        - Yeah, that just ain't gettin through. It's not the failure to act, it's the actions, themselves.  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 04:08 PM   #46 
  - But he's NOT living up to his campaign promises!  salguine   Jan-02-10 01:38 PM   #15 
  - Best thing to do about your disappointments with Obama:  Mister Ed   Jan-02-10 01:17 PM   #3 
  - +1 nt  abelenkpe   Jan-02-10 01:29 PM   #9 
  - + 100,000,000,000,000,000,000  Edweird   Jan-02-10 02:58 PM   #33 
  - You mean like FDR?  Dream Girl   Jan-02-10 03:25 PM   #36 
  - No kidding! What a weak/pathetic/sorry ass-ed cop-out that is.  SammyWinstonJack   Jan-02-10 04:16 PM   #49 
  - +!! Exactly!  shadesofgray   Jan-02-10 05:09 PM   #60 
  - Then don't expect change  malaise   Jan-02-10 05:12 PM   #61 
  - You forgot: "And vote for him no matter what."  donco6   Jan-02-10 01:48 PM   #20 
  - Yep. The right wins when there is low turnout. Have you forgotten the eight  Dream Girl   Jan-02-10 04:05 PM   #44 
     - Kindof a corrolary to "Too big to fail"  donco6   Jan-02-10 04:31 PM   #52 
  - CORRECT  Skittles   Jan-02-10 10:11 PM   #75 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-10 01:24 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-10 01:35 PM   #13 
  - Conspiracy is the only chance the right has of wining elections  liberal N proud   Jan-02-10 01:27 PM   #6 
  - The ''Intervention in Dallas'' John McCain spoke about...  Octafish   Jan-02-10 01:30 PM   #11 
     - Check.  Cetacea   Jan-02-10 04:30 PM   #51 
  - It's called the DLC.  mmonk   Jan-02-10 01:28 PM   #7 
  - The corporate media. n/t  EFerrari   Jan-02-10 01:40 PM   #16 
     - While that is also true, I posted the DLC because they use  mmonk   Jan-02-10 02:20 PM   #26 
        - That's very true. n/t  EFerrari   Jan-02-10 02:35 PM   #28 
        - Yes and, interestingly, they believe that to be persuasive nt  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 04:13 PM   #47 
  - oh, my! whatever shall we do?  KG   Jan-02-10 01:28 PM   #8 
  - Don't presume everything is a conspiracy. If I sit the next election out,  salguine   Jan-02-10 01:37 PM   #14 
  - You won't even know it when it's being whispered in your ear. It will be so  Dream Girl   Jan-02-10 03:28 PM   #37 
     - Just because you're so susceptible to it doesn't mean I'm as gullible as you. Naive? Are  salguine   Jan-02-10 06:53 PM   #63 
  - You are not Dreaming Dream Girl  goclark   Jan-02-10 01:41 PM   #19 
  - Don't you be so naive...  dajoki   Jan-02-10 01:54 PM   #21 
  - They are insidious and they are here. You are being influenced by them.  Dream Girl   Jan-02-10 03:21 PM   #35 
  - That is, likely, true. But that does not affect me nearly as much as the bashing the left is taking  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 07:13 PM   #68 
  - My point is that they are out there fanning the flames of our discontent and  Dream Girl   Jan-02-10 04:02 PM   #43 
  - Well insinuating that people who are speaking out against policy they  walldude   Jan-02-10 02:01 PM   #22 
  - In my President Dream Girl fantasy, I would do all of those things and more  Dream Girl   Jan-02-10 03:57 PM   #42 
  - I'm not going to sit out, but I am going to make Obama work for my vote  anonymous171   Jan-02-10 02:02 PM   #23 
  - It's more like a corporate, right-wing media that's ...  surrealAmerican   Jan-02-10 02:02 PM   #24 
  - + 100000000000000000000000  FreakinDJ   Jan-02-10 02:03 PM   #25 
  - Here is the problem. The Left remembers all the times during the  OHdem10   Jan-02-10 02:34 PM   #27 
  - FAIL!  Odin2005   Jan-02-10 02:49 PM   #30 
  - K&R, and a belated welcome.  Cetacea   Jan-02-10 02:51 PM   #31 
  - Exactly we are all being manipulated every day.  rwheeler31   Jan-02-10 02:57 PM   #32 
  - That they work with Grover Norquist should have been the final clue anybody needed.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-02-10 03:30 PM   #38 
  - They had their game plan together before the election.  Dream Girl   Jan-02-10 03:36 PM   #39 
  - Obama lost my faith  jb2u11   Jan-02-10 03:49 PM   #41 
  - most were fighting Bush and Cheney tooth and nail for eight years  G_j   Jan-02-10 04:36 PM   # 
  - +1  Cetacea   Jan-02-10 04:36 PM   #54 
  - "Easily disappointed"?  WorseBeforeBetter   Jan-02-10 04:44 PM   #57 
  - It's so obvious to all  Capn Sunshine   Jan-02-10 03:45 PM   #40 
  - I redirect my anger. At refucks. Sure, I'll be honest about my feelings.  Gman2   Jan-02-10 04:14 PM   #48 
  - A right wing conspiracy? Bwahahahahahahahahaha !!!1!1!!!!1!1!  LooseWilly   Jan-02-10 04:24 PM   #50 
  - Perhaps but the bashing of the left by the administration and their supporters isn't helping much,  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 04:34 PM   #53 
  - "Overnight" is's been nearly a year since the inauguration.  WorseBeforeBetter   Jan-02-10 04:38 PM   #55 
  - Exactly, his detractors are judging him as if Pres. Obama is on a fair level playing field and ...  ProgressOnTheMove   Jan-02-10 04:43 PM   #56 
  - No one expects a level playing field in politics...  WorseBeforeBetter   Jan-02-10 04:46 PM   #58 
     - Well that's true but in most democracies folks expect the opposition to be half reasonable out of...  ProgressOnTheMove   Jan-02-10 05:06 PM   #59 
        - That ship sailed long ago in this country. (n/t)  WorseBeforeBetter   Jan-02-10 05:15 PM   #62 
  - "what could (I) do if (I was)Obama"? Puhlease...  Greyhound   Jan-02-10 07:00 PM   #64 
  - That would have been a good start! nt  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 07:04 PM   #65 
  - I don't think so.  LWolf   Jan-02-10 07:07 PM   #66 
  - So the decisions he has made have nothing to do with the outrage.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 07:13 PM   #67 
  - Hey, STFU and support the President!  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 08:30 PM   #73 
     - I do support the President just not as blindly as some it would seem.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-03-10 12:54 AM   #79 
        - Same here. I look for issues upon which I can support the President but will oppose when I don't  laughingliberal   Jan-03-10 02:02 AM   #82 
  - So the shadow government forced him to defend the Bush administration in court?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-02-10 07:15 PM   #69 
  - You know..  sendero   Jan-02-10 07:15 PM   #70 
  - +1  laughingliberal   Jan-02-10 08:28 PM   #72 
  - He's got 3 more years  Caretha   Jan-02-10 08:24 PM   #71 
  - You're right, of course.  Laelth   Jan-02-10 09:28 PM   #74 
  - They don't need a conspiracy to stir up the left. We do a good  Synicus Maximus   Jan-02-10 10:28 PM   #76 
  - I have not intention of giving up  liberal_at_heart   Jan-02-10 10:31 PM   #77 
  - There is a difference between criticizing Obama and "going after" Obama.  Cleita   Jan-02-10 10:42 PM   #78 
  - I'm more convinced than ever that there is a vast right wing conspiracy to  WT Fuheck   Jan-03-10 12:56 AM   #80 
  - The right doesn't tell me shit. I don't watch their lying bullshit news. I make up my own mind.  earth mom   Jan-03-10 01:28 AM   #81 

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