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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:57 PM
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Poll question: How would you grade President Obama thus far?

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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:58 PM
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1. I don't see why he has to cater at all to what Republicans want.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:03 PM
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5. I agree with you there.
He gives up some of his principles by trying to pull in vast numbers of Republican legislators. If he can get what he wants with the support of 8 or 10 Republicans, why does he feel like he needs to compromise to get 30?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:59 PM
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2. A most impressive start!
He has exceeded my expectations, so far. He has set the bar very high, and I trust he has much, much more in store.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:00 PM
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3. Let's be real. This is his 4th full day and already we are grading him?
This is really, really hard to understand.
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:01 PM
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4. On the economy, an F. On everything else, an A.
Unfortunately, in 6 months only that first grade will matter.
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tan guera Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:08 PM
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8. Not doing well
on foreign policy or on announcing the prosecution of bush war crimes.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:04 PM
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6. Economy F - Catering To Right Wing. Pace C - Moving Too Slow. Human Rights A - Torture Be Over
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:06 PM
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7. Better than I expected in some areas. Not so hot in others.
His cabinet appointments are not surprising but still disappointing.

Closing Guantanamo and ending the "Gag rule" are great and unexpectedly swift.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:08 PM
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9. I likes pie
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:10 PM by DainBramaged
FOUR days ago Barack Obama was inaugurated, and some of you, after eight years of the little jug-eared fuck, have the never to criticize him?

DU, not for the sane any more.
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Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:10 PM
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10. he was exceeding my expectations until this!
Obama Administration: Wiretapping Legal Challenge Must Die
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:25 PM
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12. yeah.
i found that disappointing. also the attack in pakistan. i want to see peacemaking.
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:38 PM
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16. Rachel Maddow said on her show last night
that Pres. Obama did not give the go-ahead for those missiles. It was auto-protocol, still a leftover part of the Bush Administration's Pentagon' "war on terror".

Now that he knows about it, he'll deservedly get the blame, as current CiC, if he doesn't instruct the Pentagon to stop that protocol until further review, I believe.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:44 PM
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17. i'm sure he can take steps to stop it.
but it's good to know this information. i still gave him an A-

i'm so happy to have my country back. it's just so much on his plate and he is only human. i just gotta stay active for peace.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:49 PM
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18. Yes. He can tell Gates and the CIA to put a lid on it.
No more independent decisions or they will find themselves out the door.
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:57 PM
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19. Exactly! He needs to take Gates to the woodshed for a good talk... n/t
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tan guera Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:27 PM
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21. There's this too about the Pakistan attack
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:27 PM
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14. yeah, I was very disappointed in that as well
I hope the government loses their case, and that the wiretapping lawsuit moves forward.
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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:25 PM
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11. He took the oath of office FOUR DAYS ago
I'm gonna give the man a little time to get settled in and get his Cabinet in place before I even think about doing any "grading".

Just my 2 cents.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:26 PM
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13. He's done good things, but nothing too major
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:27 PM by DireStrike
And of course I don't like the conciliatory tone, but meh. If it works... that remains to be seen.
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:32 PM
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15. I voted "exceeded my expectations"
President Obama is quickly overturning Bush's horrible policies as fast as he can find a pen. I didn't think he'd be this quick, to be honest.

President Obama has challenged whiny Republicans, telling them "I won". He's also chastised them for listening to Limpballs and thinking they can move forward. He's keeping true to the "If you unclench your fist, we'll extend our hand", although I know he meant this for our enemies abroad rather than at home.

He's staffing the Justice Department with Bush's most fiercest critics, and that looks promising for investigations into Bush crimes.

So far, he gets an A+ from me.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:56 PM
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22. I have to agree 100% with you. n/t
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:07 PM
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20. I wouldn't
I wouldn't give a grade to the president after four days any more than I would expect a teacher to give a grade to a student four days into the school term.

He's doing fine. Period.
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