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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:40 PM
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Poll question: Grade Obama's Presidency
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Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:41 PM
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1. To the person who voted F
So Obama is one of the worst presidents in history? He's as bad as Bush?
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:43 PM
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4. That person may not have been grading on a curve.
That person might give all US Presidents an F.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:53 PM
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9. The question isn't "Compare Obama to Bush" it's "Grade Obama"
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:56 PM
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10. Then you should have said, "Grade Obama compared to Bush."
I gave Obama a B.


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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:59 PM
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11. Bush was lower than an 'F.'
I imagine you could think of it as Bush got a 10% and Obama got a 50%. Obama much, much better than Bush, but both still Fs.

I didn't give Obama an F, by the way.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:15 PM
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17. In short: Bush was worse, but Obama still gets an F
for continuing so many Bush-era policies, and for failing to hold the Neocons accountable.

On all the major issues, I really don't see a difference.

- DHS/TSA still harassing free citizens? Check.
- So-called 'wars' on drugs and terror still raging? Check.
- MCA, the unPATRIOTic Act still law? Check.
- Still in Iraq and Afghanistan? Check.
- GITMO still open? Check.
- US war criminals walking about scot free? Check.
- Wall St. still riding rough shod over Main St.? Check.
- Off-shoring and H1-B visas still strangling the job market? Check.

That's all I really need to make my decision.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:41 PM
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2. I give him a 'C.' Average performance and pretty much what I expected n/t
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 02:42 PM by RZM
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:42 PM
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3. between C and D.
compromise in the face of a unified, evil, enemy (domestic) is doomed to failure.

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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:43 PM
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5. Any grade besides incomplete...
....is indefensible, except as a species of polemic. Even FDR wasn't "FDR" until near his death, or even after. There's a colorable case to be made that "FDR" didn't exist for history-and-social-science purposes until Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. created him, in his trilogy.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:47 PM
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:05 PM
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14. He just copies the awnsers the corporations and millionaires give him.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:49 PM
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18. Could you try to be more general and less specific
about why you think that? Thanks. :sarcasm:
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:49 PM
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7. I have to give a C, but if I could, it would be a C-.
Still, passed an inadequate healthcare reform, ended DADT (at least on paper so far), some other good stuff, and DID intervene in Libya.

But still very disappointing.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:51 PM
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8. An A
for helping the rich. An F for helping children.
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BOG PERSON Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:59 PM
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20. but an A for helping the children of the rich !
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:00 PM
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12. He gets a "D"!
Thought the friggin ad is blocking the check box so I can't vote! :mad:
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:02 PM
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13. F. I voted for him thinking "at least he won't get us caught up in ANOTHER war in the Middle East.

I really hit it out of the park with that one. Hoo boy.
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taught_me_patience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:08 PM
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15. C
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:09 PM by taught_me_patience
Grades:

Iraq: D
Afghanistan: F
Economy: B
GLBT: B
Education: C
Deficit: D
Environment: D
Taxes: C
Healthcare: C

Geitner: F-


edited to add healthcare grade
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:10 PM
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16. D. Congress would get an F.
Talk about squandering opportunities.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:53 PM
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19. Solid 'D'
Looks like I'm in the majority on this grade.

Democrats and Obama together haven't done much to deserve re-election.
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