Tuesday, June 16, 2009

He Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth

This clip of Bill Maher pretty much sums up how I have been feeling about Obama and his administration. 


Matt Wion June 16, 2009 at 1:08 AM  

Me too. I'm tired of soaring rhetoric. Let's see real change, real reform, real progress! No more words, let's do it!

del patterson June 22, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

I am so disgusted with Obama that I have taken to calling him Mr. Bluster.
I would bet that any of my 12 grade government students could have pushed and attained more legislation (in that the Demos have control) then what we are seeing out of the White House today. (Correction: make that just about any govt student anywhere in the U.S.

Matt Wion June 22, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

Well said Del! I'm more and more worried that, in the name of Compromise, Obama will give away any chance for reform.

The so-called centrist democrats will never allow a public health care plan, unless Obama lays down the law! And this, so far, has proved outside Obama's Character.

Imagine if FDR and LBJ had been so "open" to "Compromise!" What would have happened to the Neal Deal and the Great Society?!?

Matt Wion June 22, 2009 at 11:50 PM  

oops, that should read "New" deal; not "neal" deal

The Law June 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM  

I dunno Joseph, it is difficult to dream up a political envirnoment more grim than the one Obama has to deal with. He did promise change, and it is coming very very slowly I have to admit, but with the lack of money, it has to be a difficult game of of give and take. Taking money out of one program helps some and hurts others. Than you have to reconcile the needs of the many vs the needs of the few. On top of that, there is absolutely no healthy debate in Washington. That wouldn't be a problem except there are not enough Senate votes to get his agenda passed, at least in a legal, constitutional way. And the one time he stretched the limits of constitution power with Chrysler, he was slammed by the left and the right.

Making sweeping changes with an empty wallet seems to be a near impossible task that he is taking on carefully and thoughtfully. So I think we can afford to extend him a bit more benefit of the doubt points, because in reality his only trump card is indeed his high popularity. Lose that and I can guarantee there will be no change.

myundiary@gmail.com June 28, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

With every new administration there is a certain level of disgust and distrust. This is especially for those that didn't vote for the guy in the first place. I do agree that the media is a little much. However, I would rather have too much info. then be left in the dark "for our own good", again. I think that if we have so many concerns that we need to be writing to our senators and to congress. Our voice counts!

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SpkTRUTH2Pwr July 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

I have to agree with "The Law" and "MyUnDiary"...

I think the media is over the top, but it is a consequence of his personality. I mean I don't remember much/know much about Reagan, but I would imagine he received similar coverage because of his personality.

As far as what he has done - I mean he has been President for hald a year. In the same way that the economy SLOWLY slid into a recession, even though people act like it happened overnight, it will take time to slowly pull it back out. FDR started his work around 1932 - in large part we were not economically booming again until the 2nd World War, where we were turning out huge productivity because of the war. Let's think about everything in context.

And with a huge deficit, the only way to raise the money is to tax or to cut programs. It is a difficult position because everyone wants low taxes - businesses, individuals, upper class, middle class, lower class - and everyone faction of people has their social program they will REFUSE to let go of in the interest of the larger needs of the country.

I think when you inherit problems, people expect a quick fix. Many of these problems became very complex as years compounded on top of years. I say Obama is doing well with what he has.

sambasam July 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
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sambasam July 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

yeah, same here, Obama needs to stop trying to play both sides and just do what he promised he would do when he was campaigning!

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Sofia July 12, 2009 at 5:51 AM  

But does this example not demonstrate what we have probably, if we are honest with ourselves, known all along? That the activity we call politics is basically flawed. When in opposition the politician brings out all the flowing rhetoric, the high moral tone, in order to get elected. And are we not carried along by it, every time? Then when he is elected it's just business as usual.

How many times does it have to happen like this before we begin to realize that this is what politics is really all about?

indavao July 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
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Anonymous,  July 19, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

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Keep up the good work.
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Coach-1640280 April 18, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

Seven Elephants:

When was the last time the approval ratings of congress increased or even flattened? T

Decades of failed policies brings seven elephants: war, immigration, recession, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and money worries to middle America.

First healthcare, now seven elephants? This challenges any president, congress, or constitution. How’s the 200 year old constitution holding up?

It’s not the economy. Middle America seeks empowerment. The constitution must flex to allow this empowerment. The needs of the many cannot be ignored. Constitutions and politicians are replaceable.

Politicians must get moving and think big. What outrage is there for 300 bills log jammed in congress? These laws mean nothing? Think big means constitutional amendments, major rewriting, or a constitutional convention. California is already knocking on these doors. Is the US constitution next?

The Phoenix bird burns to ash every 500 years and arises from the smoke, new and reborn. Maybe constitutions are a little like the Phoenix bird.


buy aion August 10, 2010 at 2:54 AM  

When money is one of the program will help some and hurt others. Than you have to meet the needs of many against the needs of a few.

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