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Not Disappointed By President Obama

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October 24, 2011 - Posted by | 2012 Election, Accomplishments, Politics, President Barack Obama |

22 Comments »

  1. Nor am I.

    Comment by hockley | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  2. It looks like this October will be the BEST year for the Dow Jones in 10 years and the best for Standard & Poor in 26 years. YET, all we hear is how bad the economy is which makes me wonder if the Obama economy is as bad as Republicans wish to paint it (and the media tells the story).

    I come from a large family with over 100 cousins, nieces, nephews, and their kids and grandkids. I am not aware of anyone in my family or sizable circle of friends out of a job, or in foreclosure. Some don’t live in Texas, either, where the very large energy industry has been saved by the high price of oil (not by Rick Perry!). However, the majority of the adults I know have either a bachelor’s degree or higher so they are not representative of many people who live in pockets of joblessness that do exist.

    Comment by grantinhouston | October 24, 2011 | Reply

    • The stock market and the economy and not the same thing. You lose a lot of credibility with such simplistic statements. (I am fairly certain this post will me taken down anyways.) This president is not a leader. He is a politician as this speaker says. Politicians ARE the problem. PERIOD.

      Comment by Paul | November 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. This man speaks the truth! I totally agree with him and he’s echoed much of my own thoughts when it concerns the ideological left.

    Comment by jeff | October 24, 2011 | Reply

    • MSNBC was purchased by COMCAST just recently, I am sure that their content is monitored to a degree. Thank God Comcast (big corp) hasn’t turned then into another CNN or FAUX propoganda machine. Jeff, as a journalist talking to an expert, sometimes you have to take the long way around for them to be truthful. She sure didn’t back away from Rand Paul now did she. If anyone of them on MSNBC change their tactics you can believe it comes from above and truth in reporting may mean a compromise at times to get the truth out or to, “yes” be fair and balanced, unlike others. Maddow, Schultz, Matthews (I wish he would shut up and let people answer his questions) all have tactics they use but believe me they are all Obama supporters! Don’t shoot the messenger when you know Maddow of all the Commentators will vote for him. Sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot!

      Comment by Trish Van Aman | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  4. Just wanted to add that I just watched the Maddow show and she interviewed Ambassador Rice who basically made Maddow look like a fool when it came to Uganda. Maddow once again tried to incorrectly state that we’re sending troops in Uganda which Rice slammed Maddow and explained in no uncertain terms that was not how it is, that it’s limited assistance and explained that although they we’re armed it was for self defense purposes.

    Needless to say Maddow looked rather foolish at this point.

    Comment by jeff | October 24, 2011 | Reply

    • I too was disgusted with Rachel who from her stance of “pure” pacifism TRIED to make our president look like an out-of-control hawk. I’m actually descended from a Quaker missionary and am pro-diplomacy and peace but also believe in DEFENSE and not an isolationist in some cases. I still fault Clinton for not intervening in Rwanda in 1994 while nearly a million, mostly Tutsis, were murdered in what was considered an act of genocide of a tribe. But he couldn’t rescue a million black Africans in an election year and the house still went Republican under Gingrich.

      Rachel has done her best to discourage many Democrats to vote for Obama again who she believes doesn’t follow her “pure” progressive ideals. First she made it look like Obama wasn’t doing anything for her gays (as if she speaks for all of us) then got egg on her face there. She is a “professional leftist” who wants things HER WAY, RIGHT NOW! Sometimes I think her Rhodes Scholarship has gone to her head….like Dylan Ratigan, another “know-it-all” talking head.

      Comment by grantinhouston | October 25, 2011 | Reply

      • I thought it was funny that a wall street protestor bashed Ratigan and told him to go back to his corporate masters. The guy walked away with an an angry look and Cenk looked like a total dick. I think both are big time idealists who have a vendetta against any establishment. I think personally that Maddow kinda likes Obama but she’s almost afraid to put too much of a pro-Obama voice because she is afraid to sound too partisan. BTW I’ve been rating the so called liberal media and have found as far as negative vs positive coverage of Obama is more so than any republican candidate.

        Comment by jeff | October 25, 2011 | Reply

        • With a Republican “debate” nearly every week now, the GOP candidates are given a lot of Free TV face time (maybe the reason there are a dozen more planned in coming months). The “debates” are getting large viewership so the networks will keep giving us every “blow-by-blow”. Of course many Americans like the phony/staged WWE, too.

          I don’t watch FOX at home, but was forced to today in my dentist’s office waiting room where Faux was showing Rick Perry’s “plan” being revealed in South Carolina with a press followup. His speech was as much taking shots at the President as it was describing “his” economic “plan”. Obama gets criticized for traveling now and making speeches which I am sure Fox doesn’t cover fully. But I would guess Obama doesn’t get nearly as much exposure now as the Republicans. And to be “fair and balanced”, MSNBC has many right-wing guests in addition to staffers like Pat Buchanan, Joe Scarborough, Michael Steele, etc.

          Comment by grantinhouston | October 25, 2011 | Reply

          • MSNBC is almost worse than Fox in some ways now. I still watch it but it feels like its becoming more and more right winged as of late.

            Comment by jeff | October 25, 2011 | Reply

            • Pat Buchanan has just published a book which says that increasing racial diversity is a threat to this country and will mean the “End of White America.” To promote his book, he went on a white supremacist radio show whose host has said things like “MLK’s dream is our nightmare,” and “interracial sex is white genocide.”

              http://www.politico.com/blogs/onmedia/1011/Watchdogs_take_aim_at_MSNBC_Buchanan.html

              No surprise. Here are only a few examples of what the bigot Buchanan has said in the past:

              “This has been a country built basically by white folks … ”

              “Sonia Sotomayor does believe in race-based justice basically at the expense of white males and to advance people of color. The truth is that’s what Barack Obama believes as well.”

              “America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known … no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.”

              “[Former KKK Grand Wizard] David Duke is busy stealing from me. I have a mind to go down there and sue that dude for intellectual property theft.

              Comment by grantinhouston | October 25, 2011

  5. Watching OUR president speaking at U. of Colorado this morning about his student loan “rescue” reducing loan interest to a 10% interest cap, etc. I notice that while MSNBC, CNN are carrying it LIVE (although CNN breaks in with commentary), FAUX NEWS is ignoring the speech. Faux is a joke of a cablenews network but then we all know that FAUX is only a propaganda organ of the right-wing.

    Comment by grantinhouston | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  6. Mr. Lamar’s reflections and analysis on President Obama first term in office are refreshingly clear-sighted, hopeful and eloquent. It’s for these impressive accomplishments that I will cast my vote Mr. Obama for a second term as President of The United States of America.

    Comment by James Poole | October 27, 2011 | Reply

  7. Republicans are now beginning to scream that President Obama is unconstitutionally using executive orders to FORCE banks to give student loan recipients better rates and say he will destroy the housing market again by saving hundreds of thousands of homeowners from foreclosure. Of course Romney wants the poor homeowners all thrown to the curb, forcing them to be renters while he bulldozes his La Jolla $12 MILLION Pacific mansion so he can rebuild a 12,000 sq. ft. home to accommodate his large family. .

    From the right-wing Washington Times:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/24/obamas-one-man-show/

    President Obama has now issued 95 Executive Orders now that Congress has NOT done a DAMNED THING for the American people since taking over in January. Nothing was said when George W. Bush issued over 750 signing statements and 288 Executive Orders. Some of those orders coming from Bush were to block subpoenas for persons in his administration who were being investigated for possible crimes, and thus were NOT to help the American people!

    Comment by grantinhouston | October 27, 2011 | Reply

  8. Thank you for articulating everything that’s been running through my head when I hear or read the often ridiculous and always counterproductive criticism of President Obama. I agree that expectations thrust upon him were often unrealistic, and certainly the blame that has he has been showered with for the quagmire created by the previous administration has angered me to the point of heated exchange more than once. He has my vote and while I apologize for being one to put expectation upon him, President Obama is the only HOPE I have that our country will evolve and recover both economically and socially.

    Comment by Nekole | October 29, 2011 | Reply

  9. Eloquently articulated commentary that captures many of my own sentiments. I too am not disappointed with Obama. He has done as best one can given the challenges his administration has been faced with. And, I will vote for him again if he runs. What’s the alternative – vote for a Republican as president? Not me!
    Peace,
    Frogger

    Comment by David | October 29, 2011 | Reply

  10. Nothing and no-one is perfect. My wife and I are voting for President Obama again…Basically he was given a load of crap to deal with and no-one could have done much better. At least he put 2 decent people on the Supreme Court…

    Comment by Lew Holzman | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  11. President Obama,is a great man. The Republicans party and the Democratic Blue Dog are corupted and
    all of them should be put in jail.

    Comment by JESSE MAURICE GLOVER | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  12. My biggest fear is the NEW JIM CROW voter repression ploys that are being used to keep mostly Democratic voters from voting (or throwing up every hurdle to discourage them) in many states now. Just got a Facebook message from a friend in Ohio posting from her cellphone who was driving around looking for her NEW voting place (the FOURTH such change in her precinct in 10 years). She says Ohio is like Musical Polling Places! I’ve lived in my white mostly Republican precinct now for 7 years and we always vote in the same NEARBY fire station.

    Good news for Texas Democrats, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has just denied the State of Texas a motion for summary judgment on the Republican-drawn maps for U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State House.

    Having carefully considered the entire record and the parties’ arguments, the Court finds and concludes that the State of Texas used an improper standard or methodology to determine which districts afford minority voters the ability to elect their preferred candidates of choice and that there are material issues of fact in dispute that prevent this Court from entering declaratory judgment that the three redistricting plans meet the requirements of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. See 42 U.S.C. 1973c.

    Rick Perry’s Republican Party uses every dirty trick they can think of to keep many voters from deciding elections. Texas’s big population growth in the past decade majorly added Hispanics to our state yet of the 4 new Congressional seats granted to Texas, the maps were gerrymandered to prevent ONE new district to represent Hispanic voters. After laying-off tens of thousands of teachers, many in poor. high-minority schools, I can understand why Republicans don’t want to face voters. Thankfully the courts will not let Republican politicians in Texas disenfranchise millions of voters with these illegal maps.

    Comment by grantinhouston | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  13. I AM disappointed in President Obama. He ran on a platform of transparency where he claimed he was going to be an impartial American that would unite the country. He moved from center to left and is pursuing HIS agenda – not the will of the people.

    Comment by Markie8009 | November 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Obama hasn’t tried to work with Republicans? Give me a break. Most Democrats who are upset with our President think he moved from the left (where he never was) to the center, or even center right to appease Republicans. Or Markie, are you one of those “Obama is an evil socialist” teabaggers. Trying to CREATE jobs is not the will of the people? Turn off your Faux News and smell the coffee.

      Comment by grantinhouston | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  14. I have the vantage of post-election 2011… and it looks from here that the American People agree. By resounding margins (even in areas where electronic voting has seen (R)-leaning fraud), Americans have rejected the extreme (R) agenda, the corporate-funded ads, the proselytizing politicians, on a wide range of issues… ‘personhood’ to collective bargaining to immigration… and have sent a message to the entire nation: WE THE PEOPLE DECIDE.

    Governors do not get to construct dictatorship scenarios, and give themselves powers not contained in either state or federal Constitutions; legislatures have been warned to redo their districting in a fair and impartial — NOT partisan — way. WE THE PEOPLE decide whether cloning is a good or bad thing, and WE THE PEOPLE believe that declaring a fertilized egg a “human being” is not an issue we want to throw away in a bad, bad, bad bill to strip the rights of half of our citizenry: women (the saner half, by all accounts. The gender that has to deal with the aftermath of war, and poverty, and violence, and despair.)

    I defy anyone, anywhere, to cite a single speech in which this President has not displayed true leadership. If he has ‘led from behind,’ as some claim, I can only speculate that his respect for the division of powers, as outlined in our Constitution, and the cooperation of which he had been assured, meant he would give wide latitude to the Legislative Branch to address the economy, while he dealt with two unresolved wars in his role as Commander in Chief and an out-of-control world in nearly every respect. Like Lincoln, who believed in the Little General’s expressed intentions and eloquent excuses and avowed patriotism until events gave him no alternative but to replace McClellan, President Obama has been ill-served by this Congress. Since 2010, it has been excuses, misdirection, obstruction and outright rebellion, yet things have been, and are being, done to address the issues of jobs… but only by the Executive Branch, with (usually, without) the cooperation of the (R) in Congress. And in every instance where President Obama had to demonstrate his Office’s leadership — including intervening in Libya on the side of the people — he has certainly led from the front.

    Last night, voters in swing states spoke, and loudly: Governors, know your place. Congress, do your job. President Obama, keep doing yours.

    Comment by RoughAcres/RL McKee | November 9, 2011 | Reply


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