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mfcorey1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:07 AM
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Obama gets a lot of criticism on his policies. What policies would a republican president
immediately attempt to reverse or reverse under his power?
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:09 AM
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1. All of them
I bet if the republicans gained power back, they would try and draft one law that reversed all the stuff the Dem's have done since taking over.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 02:02 PM
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14. Don't be silly.
They would reverse each law individually. More votes means more chances to spread propaganda and red meat for their base. ;)
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:11 AM
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2. I don't doubt that Obama is better than any Republican president
However, since I consider Republicans to be fascists, so that's not saying much.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:14 AM
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3. Obama is better than any DINO DLC president as well. Just look at the stuff Bubba signed into law.
Edited on Mon Jun-27-11 11:18 AM by ClarkUSA
And then look at the stuff he and his co-president failed miserably at passing, like HCR.
And then look at the stuff Clinton repealed, such as Glass-Steagall, which was a GOP/Wall Street fascist wet dream.

President Obama is far better than either his predecessors or his 2012 opponents. And unlike Andrew Cuomo, who's being mentioned as a 2016 frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, he hasn't accepted huge donations from The Koch Brothers, who surely expect much in return.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:40 AM
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7. I know. And there's also the fact that the whole country had a right wing extremist trend
And we're just now beginning to get over that crap. Maybe Americans will grow a brain and stop voting for Repukes, and stop having right wing extremist ideas.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 05:45 PM
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19. From your mouth to voters' ears.
Edited on Mon Jun-27-11 05:45 PM by ClarkUSA
"Maybe Americans will grow a brain and stop voting for Repukes, and stop having right wing extremist ideas."

:thumbsup:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:34 AM
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:35 AM
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5. Neither Clinton nor Obama
has been able to leap tall buildings in a single bound but I would rather have one of them than any Republican alive. Clinton had to clean up one Bush and Obama has to try to clean up another one. Not an easy task.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:59 AM
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8. Cleanup by starting a new war, extending the bush tax cuts to the rich, and not shutting gitmo?
Edited on Mon Jun-27-11 11:59 AM by Shagbark Hickory
Or were you referring to the stimulus that didnt' go far enough or the housing bill that didn't work?
The positive accomplishments that I credit Obama for had nothing to do with Bush's mess.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 04:42 PM
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18. You obviously misread my statement.
I said Obama TRIED to clean up the mess. I did not specify what particular mess. If you think a Republican can do better I suggest you vote for one next time.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 06:03 PM
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20. I won't have to.
nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 11:39 AM
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:47 PM
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11. And some people do everything they can to disguise the direction of
much of the movement that has been made.

Eliminating the potential for the only effective health care reform by ensuring the profitability of health insurance companies is the wrong direction.

Expanding the wars in the middle-east to Yemen, Pakistan and Libya is the wrong direction.

Expanding the war on drugs by sending the DOJ after state-authorized medical marijuana operations is the wrong direction.

Undercutting the federal workforce and their unions with pay freezes is the wrong direction.

Expanding off-shore drilling as a supposed counter to Wall Street oil price manipulation is the wrong direction.

Bailing out of Wall Street criminals with no regulation of how they use, or not use, the bailout money is the wrong direction.

Bailing out of Wall Street criminals without prosecuting those who crashed the economy for their personal gain is the wrong direction.

Expanding the 'free trade' agreements which enrich corporations while shutting down jobs in the US is the wrong direction.

Undermining the public school system with impossible standards that allow for-profit educational operations to take over the teaching of our kids is the wrong direction.

It gets to the point where we have to wonder if those "positive moves Obama has made to the Left" have been anything more than a smokescreen to hide the real direction of this administration.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:12 PM
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9. On the contrary--there has been a continuity of policy from W through Obama
I'd expect a Republican administration to continue many of Obama's policies, not reverse them.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 12:33 PM
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10. correct. Except for the show horses, like ACA--
but ACA is so good for corporations, I think they would find a way to keep it for their donors, especially the mandate, all the while pulling a long face about how bad the mandate is.
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Hawkowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 01:29 PM
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12. None.
Ending warrantless wiretapping? No. Support for gay marriage? No. Halting the endless wars in Afghanistan? Libya? Pakistan? Yemen? No. Ending the tax cuts for the rich? No. Ending attacks on Social Security and Medicare? No. Ending Free Trade pacts? No. Ending support for offshore drilling, clean coal, and nuclear power? No. Calling Progressives "fucking retarded"? No.

I see these policies continuing no matter whom is elected.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 01:35 PM
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13. Not many, I'm betting...
The Obama admin has made great strides and great improvements, and all the while the GOTP have been spinning these good things into bad things. Their mantra is "everything Obama does is wrong" so even the good things are being labled as bad. If and when they came to power again, they will make slight changes and call victory for themselves. That's what they do.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 02:14 PM
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15. Off the top of my head ...
Lilly Ledbetter
DADT repeal
Stem Cell funding
Healthcare reforms
Financial reforms
Would have let US auto industry die
No stimulus of any kind
Would have expanded Iraq war
Would have bombed Iran by now
OBL would still be alive
Trying to pass amendment to constitution to ban gay marriage across all US
All abortions illegal, no protections for women
No unemployment extensions
EPA, dead
FDA, dead
FEMA, dead
Tax cuts for rich extended permanently
Medicare would already be dead
Social Security, privatized

But hey ... let's give them full control again.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 02:28 PM
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16. Virtually nothing. Most of the good was in the stimulus and that is spent.
Maybe eliminate some of the subsidies under the Wealthcare and Profit Protection Act but I doubt the Insurance Cartel will allow an interruption of their ca$h flow.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-11 04:00 PM
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17. They would be happy with them.

Seriously, they like war, they like cutting services, they like attacking unions, they like privatizing everything.

They bad mouth him strictly as a matter of politics, for the power and employment. In truth they are envious but it wouldn't do to say so.
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