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OBAMA: Sadly, expectations have been met

Letter by Constance V. Walden, University Place on June 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm with 34 Comments »
July 2, 2010 9:12 am

I hate to say it, and I’m sad to say it, but President Obama is living up to my expectations.

I did not vote for him because I knew he would live up to my expectations. I knew that he would bring America down; that he would weaken her strength; that he would corrupt her courts; that he would take away the rights of her people by ignoring the Constitution; that he would destroy America’s economy and cause poverty and dependence to increase; and that, with his own mouth, he would degrade this nation on the world’s stage with every chance he got.

The president is living up to my expectations, and sadly so.

Constance V. Walden

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  1. Sumner401 says:

    Change the channel Constance, fox and rush are fooling you.
    The President is doing a fine job considering what he was left to work with.
    The republicans are fighting everything he says or does and even the way he says it.
    If they would pitch in and help to fix their mess instead of trying to ruin the country even more, then we would be a lot further down the road to recovery than we are right now.

    Do what is right in Nov., vote for Democrats and give them the super majority so we can fix the country.
    We know we can’t trust the republicans.

  2. I am sorry you are so out of touch with reality, Constance. Many of the reforms Obama promised have been thwarted by Republican blockades of any action, so we don’t even know if his policies would have worked or not. Republicans are filibustering anything that might make America stronger because they would just hate it if our country suceeded. They want us to come crashing down. The middle class about petered out during Bush’s terms, but the rich are still riding high. Obama stopped the huge slide into the financial abyss caused by Bush. In Bush’s last two terms, there was a cascade of jobs lost and huge downward slide of the GNP. During Obama’s term those numbers have been on the steady increase. My expectations of years and years of high unemployment due to Bush’s ineptness has been met and continues to be met. During the last few months of Bush’s term I was ridiculed by the right wing for suggesting we had slid into a recession and that 10% unemployment was on the way. Why Rush Limbaugh said we were just fine, and all we had to do was continue the Republican policies and everything would be fine. EDven the tea party now knows Bush was totally wrong. I disagree with them that there is no role for the government to play in righting the wrongs.

    I bet you couold not even give one factual example of any of the claims you made in the letter.

  3. Good grief, Publico…and Sumner (of course) do you think you could be any more patronizing or condescending? I feel like I’ve been time-warped back to a middle school playground.

    Plenty of conservatives had plenty of criticism of Pres. Bush’s policies, tuddo. And you may well have been right and even be right regarding the economy now BUT certainly Constance is not alone in her assessment of Pres. Obama, and I think you paint his opponents with a broad and errant brush stroke to suggest that “they would just hate it if our country suceeded. They want us to come crashing down.”

    That’s a pretty absurd statement as I don’t think any of us want to see the demise of our country. I certainly hope not.

  4. the3rdpigshouse says:

    One can claim to be a member of the “ignorant electorate” who put “OH-Bummer” in office if they did not do the very minimum of research on that anti-American marxist/socialist before making the terrible decision to vote for the guy!!! Wake up America before your once great nation is reduced to a socialist cesspool!!!

  5. Constance’s attack on president Obama brings back memories of yesteryear.
    The following two points the letter writer made about president Obama are especially glaring:

    1. “That he would destroy America’s economy and cause poverty and dependence to increase”
    Wrong president!!!

    2. “And the with his own mouth, he would degrade this nation on the world’s stage with every chance he got”.
    Wrong president!!! See below:

    “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.” GWB said in his parting words to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at his final G-8Summit, ans the two leaders looked on in shock.

    “Amigo! Amigo!” GWB called out to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the G-8 Summit.

    “Your eminence, you’re looking good.” GWB said to Pope Benedict XV1 in Rome, June 13,2008

    “There is some who say that perhaps freedom is not univeral. Maybe it’s only Western people that can self-govern. Maybe it’s only, you, know white-guy Methodists who are capable of self-government. I reject that notion.” GWB, London, June 16, 2008

    “We’ve got a lot of relations with countries in our neighborhood.” –George W. Bush, Kranj, Slovenia, June 10, 2008

    And then there was the uninvited massage GWB gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he slid up behind her as she sat at the G-8 summit talking with the Italian Prime Minister. German newspaper’s wrote the story as, “Bush love attack on Merkel”, and the incident earned him the title as “Groper in Chief” in some European papers.

    Once again Obamaphobes, before pointing to the splinter in another’s eye, take the log out of your own.

  6. “sozo says:
    June 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    Good grief, Publico…and Sumner (of course) do you think you could be any more patronizing or condescending? I feel like I’ve been time-warped back to a middle school playground.”
    Here you go sozo. “Ridicule may lawfully be employed where reason has no hope of success.”
    I speak only for myself. Sumner can survive individually I am sure. Reason has no chance because it was totally annihilated in the original letter to the editor.
    Maybe going back to school will get you past the playground.

  7. tuddo,you said the Republicans thwarted the big O,s plans.How could that be when the Damocrats held a majority in both the House and the Senate? Anybody have an idea how many years it will take before the phrase,IT,S ALL BUSH,S FAULT,goes away?

  8. hansgruber says:

    Jeeze, just change Obama to Bush and this letter could have been written Sumner401, Publico or some other lib during the Bush years.

    Obama has gone far past my expectations, first by getting elected, next by borrowing and spending money faster my ex-wife on a shopping spree in the mall and saying he’s against the war in the Middle East but nearly 18 months later, he has expanded and is spending more than Bush did to sustain these military feats!

  9. Leaders of the G-20 showed their disdain for the little O with a lecture on basic economics. As always, Obama didn’t think it applied to him. Unfortunately, it does apply to us.

  10. Does it bother anyone that the same Congress that is giving us $1.5 trillion deficits as far as the eye can see is writing a 2000 page bill telling banks how to balance their books? Unfortunately, by almost all accounts but Congress’ – this bill will make lending more difficult, and therefore prolong our recession, at the same time it exposes America to more bailouts for lack of leverage reform.

    Keeping the little people down so we have to rely on the government just to survive. The very people you ‘think’ are helping you and the ones hurting you.

    Yes, if you want to stay at the bottom of a pile of crap – for democrat.

    Amer I CAN
    Republ I CAN
    Democ RATS

  11. sincere, the R’s have used the filibuster more times in less than one year than in any previous 4-yr term. In fact, it is about 10-1 how many times they have used it. All it takes is one senator to “secretly” object to a vote on a law or amendment, and it goes down until 60 votes are in favor of it. Take unemployment. We’ll never have a real debate about what unemployment compensation does, because R’s won’t even let it be debated on the floor of the Senate. Theyt might have objections to certain aspects, but they won’t let us know what they are except in stage-managed press releases. Why are the same Senators who voted for big deficit spending when they were in power now so concerned about deficits to the point that they won’t let programs that benefit the middle class – those who worked hard, but lost their jobs – pass, but will allow the biggest deficit items to pass? That is just one example of how Republicans are thwarting the will of the people and thumbing their noses at allowing anything that might help hard-working Americans get by.

  12. frankiethomas says:

    What it takes to get electedin this country has nothing to do with what it takes to run a country. All the charisma in the world can’t run a country. A brilliant statesman/woman might be out there but we’d never know them because Johnny Q. Public dismissed them long ago because of some media led witch hunt over a mishandled statement like “I voted for it before I voted against it.” It is money, connections, graft, show biz and B.S that gets one in the White House. It is an uneducated and disinterested electorate that is to blame, that is wooed by the smoke and mirrors, that does not look for substance. By the time the choice is down to two on a ballot, it is typically the lesser of two evils for me.

  13. Constance wrote, “I hate to say it, and I’m sad to say it”

    After rereading your previous letters, http://thevaleriascrolls.blogspot.com/, I’d have to conclude that what you meant to say was, I told you so.

  14. murphtall says:


    “We must teach our children … to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.” Bill Clinton after Colorado school shootings, during NATO bombing of Yugoslavia


    “When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or 4 years ago, he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don’t like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises.” ~Franklin P. Adams


    If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
    ~ Douglas Adams


    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be. ~Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President 1803-1809, writer of The Declaration Of Independence, Anti-Federalist


    “Okay guys, one more thing, this summer when you’re being inundated with all this American bicentennial Fourth Of July brouhaha, don’t forget what you’re celebrating, and that’s the fact that a bunch of slave-owning, aristocratic, white males didn’t want to pay their taxes. “~Teacher, Dazed and Confused (1993)

    and


    “So many ships on the high seas, and I rejoice at the thought that since birth, my ship has navigated the lesser travelled waters. This direction, and my resolve to climb the mast often and survey my surroundings, brings me both pleasure and disgust at once. Pleasure in my own iniquity and disgust in the state of disgrace of humanity.” David Vincent, Morbid Angel

    finally

    “We live in a subhuman mean-*ss society where everyone has learned to be totally disgusting and spiritless.”~ Jerry Casale of Devo

  15. theogsters says:

    Our sympathies, Constance. After eight years of George Bush, you probably hoped for another president who would squander billions of dollars and thousands of American lives on useless wars, deregulate Wall Street and lead us into financial disaster, destroy our reputation worldwide for fair play and decency, neglect our infrastructure, lower taxes for the wealthy and continue denying millions of our people basic health care.
    Having a president that tries to reverse all these policies must be very troubling for you.

  16. Sumner401 says:

    “I feel like I’ve been time-warped back to a middle school playground.”

    When dealing with people like yourself one must speak to your level.
    That is all I and others are doing.

  17. murphtall says:

    Our sympathies, Constance. After eight years of George Bush, you probably hoped for a president who would not squander trillions of American Dollars in just one year, making GWs waste seem like one tissue in a sea of toilet paper. Vote libertarian folks.

  18. This letter, like previous ones from Connie, reveals a lot about the letter writer but doesn’t really add much to the political discussion.

  19. the3rdpigshouse says:

    After listening to that pathetic “teleprompter speech” by “OH-Bummer” on illegal immigration, we should all express our support for the Arizona Governor – she has merely stated that Arizona will enforce the federal laws regarding illegal immigration – “OH-Bummer” stated that the feds can’t accomplish the task and for our national survival someone had better step up to the plate! GO ARIZONA!!

  20. witchiwoman says:

    You mean “down to” not “up to” your expectations, Constance.

    Which goes to say that we all see what we want to see, and there’s not much point in trying to dissuade you from your view because it won’t change in the face of logic or strong wind. Your loyalty to your beliefs is notable, if not rational.

  21. Even liberals (those with a grain of sense) are jumping ship. Today a guy who was with RFK and Jimmy Carter and won an award for his work on the civil rights effort in the 60’s said that he knew from day one that Obama was a hustler and didn’t vote for him. That is right out of the mouth of a life-long democrat! Obama’s supporters posting here are beyond help, there’s no point in trying to convince them that the Titanic is sinking and they need to stop re arranging the deck chairs. They are hopelessly under the spell of “The Great One”!

  22. “a guy” frosty?

    Does this guy have a name?

  23. Beerboy’s comment, like previous ones Sumner et.al., reveals a lot about the commenter, but doesn’t really add much to the political discussion.

  24. Wow! wasn’t that clever!

  25. villager98 says:

    Everything about this letter is wrong, but the most disturbing thing is that we allow people like the writer to vote. Didn’t we used to put deranged people in institutions where they could not harm themselves or others?

  26. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Don’t give much attention to bB – he has been in the leftist “OH-Bummer” indoctrination camp waaaay too long!!! The real world left this boy long ago!

  27. I wondering what rights Constance recently lost due to Obama? The right to live outside of reality? No I think she still has that right as evidenced by her writings.

  28. Submitted by beerBoy on August 2, 2007 – 6:52am.
    “once again” beerboy “attempts to deflect responsibility from the current administration.”

  29. bigmike04 says:

    Are you freakin kidding me, you voted for the guy when you could have voted for someone else, so don’t feed me this BS, you are just another hypocrite person who in reality is going back on her voted, don’t even make cmment or voice an opionion on what you think of President because you voted for him, you had your choice of McCann, Nader or some other people. It just typical American People who got to voice their opionion even know they voted for obama.

  30. beerBoy says:

    ij – is that quote accurate? Did I really write a put-down of myself?

  31. Polago, I regret that I can’t provide a name. It was a talk show and I don’r even remember which one, I tuned in late and didn’t catch the name. If I find it , I’ll post it.

  32. beerBoy says:

    Oh I see…..ij is now inserting my name with partial quotes out of context that have been chopped up.

  33. I’m not surprised, frosty.

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