Originally Posted by Zapf Brannigan
Obama has a lot of faults; the biggest one being his extraordinary level of dishonesty, as well as broken promises to the American public. Can't blame a guy for trying, but you can blame a guy whose only intent is to play a strictly partisan game, fiat via blank check diplomacy and immovable even when popular opinion is overwhelmingly against his agenda.
Obama was named Liar of the Year, as noted. That's a fact.
Liar of the year by who? Politifact? Like I said it doesn't matter what the facts are nothing will change your view. Solyndra was a mistake, but it was not the only loan given to green initiatives & most of them have been successful. Do you think that there has never been Government investment in future technologies?
You seem to think the world works in a vacuum. That nothing done in previous administrations affects the present or future administrations. So no one can bring up any of those issues that have bled into this administration & of course everyone is stupid that doesn't agree with you & should take a test before they can vote. What agenda are you speaking about specifically that "popular opinion" was overwhelmingly against? Popular opinion wants some sort of reasonable change in the gun laws, popular opinion wants immigration reform, popular opinion is okay with gay civil rights, popular opinion wants an increase in the minimum wage, popular opinion believes in equal pay, popular opinion believes in closing loopholes in the tax code & tax reform etc.
Your point being what - that Obama never was, nor ever will be as popular as Bush?
The 92% was right after 911. The country was behind him, rightfully so, & he had a perfect opportunity to bring the country together going forward. He blew it. The poll that I posted show Bush's lowest approval rating at 9% (7th or 8th year into his Presidency , not sure), you seem to only see the higher rating & decided to look at it that way, but of course that isn't spin. 39% is higher than 9% so guess with your logic Bush "Is the worst President of all time". The other point was you can always find a poll that contradicts another poll. It's a snapshot in time.
I believe that the two party system should go away also & politicians should say what they think & let the chips fall where they may, but if you think Ralph Nader could handle this Congress you are naive. It would have been great to hear what he had to say in the debates. I think they should have let him enter that discussion. I thought he was making a lot of sense, but governing & debating are two different beasts.
Edited by Splif - 7/17/14 at 1:26am