Originally Posted by Mumbo Jumbo
I can think of no one on this board as consistently and aggressively hostile to Barack Obama as trumptman. Have you seriously not noticed this consistent and very aggressive hostility? There is an example of it posted above.
So to see him actually praise Barack Obama is surprising.
I would have thought that this was obvious to everyone who visits these boards. I don't understand why you're pretending that this praise is in character or is not unusual.
One, the man is governing and doing so in a damaging and ineffective way. That needs to be called out. However I do give praise when deserved. There was a thread here about his helping nuclear power along and I praised him there as well. I can't praise him on foreign affairs because, contrary to how people keep wanting to portray me, I'm not a neocon. I wasn't happy with Pax Americana no matter the person pushing it. I have a big problem with people pushing politics in the middle of bullets flying. Thus if someone in Congress votes to send someone to Iraq and then later decides they don't want to fund what is necessary while they are there, they will have my ire. Bring them home or don't but don't debate armored humvees or bullet proof vests and better helmets while they are there. However outside of that I don't like Pax Americana and want it to end.
People claimed Obama would be different in that regard and I noted from other statements that he wouldn't be at all. I said it early and often and I've been proven correct.
Two, lots of folks have had issues with Obama especially since he is still pushing forward and advancing the same foreign policy as Bush. Obama's is a more naive and dangerous version of the same foreign policy. In Obama's time North Korea and Iran may not be part of the Axis of Evil but they are going above energy generation grade uranium refinement and they are sinking ships while having the bomb. People should have problems with needing 300% more money to fix the claimed Bush problems then the Bush spending itself. There are plenty even on here who were Obama supporters who have uttered Obama has to go or f*ck Obama due to various policies he has implemented.
So really it is clear that the man is doing about 98% of what I don't want and 2% of what I do. It shouldn't be surprising that my comments reflect that point. Next, where is that insane, ridiculous double-standard coming from? Are we to believe the board as all flowers and positivity with regard to Bush and the Republican Congress from our leftist members when they held control? Please... don't make me laugh. It was absurd. We had threads about how McCain and Cheney are violent and unstable because they..... use curse words. It was insanely petty and silly. So as Joe Biden might say when Bush and Repubs were in power everything they said and did, it was a big f*cking deal.
Finally, call me crazy, but who's fault is it that there isn't more positive Obama news on here? Is it my job to post such items? No it is yours and so please do. When I agree with them, you'll see the appropriate response but it isn't my jobs to advocate for Obama. If you are his supporter it is your job to get his good news out there. No one is stopping you. If you want more positive news about him then post more such items. Start a thread on it if you wish even.
Now on to some miscellaneous and interesting news. Turns out the most anti-government folks in France might be......prostitutes.
Much like our own debate with health care, they don't want comprehensive reform and availability of brothels, just for solicitation to be made legal.
An MP in France's governing party has proposed reopening brothels, just over six decades after they were banned, in order to move prostitutes off the streets and provide them with medical, financial and legal protection.
The protesters say the proposal limits their options to make their own decisions - and are demanding, instead, a repeal of a 2003 law that outlaws solicitation.
Who knew that French prostitutes and American Tea Party Members had so much in common? Go French Prostitutes!