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OBAMA: Republicans need a reality check

Letter by Margot LeRoy, Gig Harbor on May 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm with 77 Comments »
May 8, 2012 1:18 pm

Re: “Obama changes his tune, unrolls a ruthless campaign” (Michael Gerson column, 5-8).

Reading Gerson’s column is like reading a poorly written fairy tale. Its relationship to reality is questionable at best.

As described by Gerson, President Obama is divisive and polarizing, resorting to “Chicago-style politics.”

Let’s go through the list of things that other Republicans have said about this president. He’s a Muslim, socialist, terrorist sympathizer, Nazi, Wall Street “crony” capitalist (a personal favorite) and not an American citizen.

Frankly, the behavior of Gerson’s own party the last four years has been truly ugly and divisive. At no point was this president treated with respect by most of the ragtag group populating the GOP primary season. The undercurrent of racism is apparent to most people. All of the above accusations are the politically correct game used to mask the Republican Party’s own race issues.

If Mitt Romney plans on being the president, he had best learn how to handle the tough stuff. Obama finally got tired of the insinuations and snide remarks and decided to fight back. If Romney can’t take the heat, maybe he doesn’t belong in the kitchen. Only the tough survive this process.

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  1. concernedtacoma7 says:

    The race card is pulled. Cute. Nothing in this letter about BHO’s record or policies. Why would that be?

    And Dems never said bad thing about Bush.

  2. Ortingmom says:

    boo hoo

  3. LornaDoone says:

    Only the truly stupid cannot see racism rear its ugly head.

    Or it could be those that rear their head.

  4. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Please show the racism. I look forward to hearing about the ‘Beer summit’ and Rev Al’s opinion. Oh, and how BHO got elected in the first place. Thanks!

  5. aislander says:

    It is illuminating to look at how Obama won his previous races, those for state and national senates.

    He ran virtually unopposed because sealed court documents regarding the divorces of his opponents somehow surfaced, causing those opponents to withdraw.

    Chicago-style politics, perhaps?

  6. Pacman33 says:

    For lack of the Left’s effectiveness and solutions regarding the pressing, real issues Americans are concerned about, the Demorats have taken the liberty to wage imaginary wars on the behalf of conservatives.

    The sleazy strategy adopted by the Left, to divide our nations citizens, in attempt to change the subject of discussions away from the major issues, will be apparent to voters come November. It would be naive to assume American’s would accept this shameful, lazy cop-out as a legitimate answer to the challenges this country faces.

    Jobs and the economy are the two biggest concern for voters and the Left is doing whatever they can to change that. Unfortunately for them, class warfare has never created a single job or an economic recovery.

  7. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Ai- that is an incredible story that everyone should know about. Axelrod (I suspect) has done BHO well. Makes the whole Herman Cain situation seem like part of the bigger trend.

  8. fools- if the story was true fox spews would have ran it 24/7.

  9. concernedtacoma7 says:

    “The history of Obama’s later run to become a U.S. senator has been obscured, but those familiar with his career see signs that all was not on the up-and-up when it came to his 2004 primary and general campaigns. In the primary, he faced a formidable and well-funded opponent, Blair Hull, who was leading quite strongly in the polls until stories started appearing in the Chicago Tribune that Hull had physically abused his ex-wife. Although the provenance of these allegations was never made public by the Tribune, Obama’s campaign strategist at the time (and who has kept his role over the years) was David Axelrod, who not only had spent years working at the paper, but had already known that Hull was vulnerable to such accusations. The exposure occurred right before the primary vote, leaving Hull no time to rebut the allegations and leaving no time for other candidates to emerge on the Democratic side to challenge Obama for the nomination.

    In the general election, he faced Jack Ryan, a promising Republican candidate who had made a fortune in investment banking but gave up that career to teach in inner-city schools. Suddenly, the Chicago Tribune started a public campaign that he be forced to unseal and reveal his divorce records. They were sealed to protect his and his ex-wife’s young children. Eventually, Jack Ryan was compelled to open them to public inspection. There were embarrassing tales of his sexual fantasies. Ryan was forced to leave the race. The hapless Republicans resorted to bringing in a carpetbagger, television personality Alan Keyes, to run against Obama. The next thing you know, Obama is a United States senator, having never faced a serious foe with a chance of winning.”

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/obamas_chicago-style_campaign.html#ixzz1uJrQeQ8U

    American Thinker, a favorite of Lardnos!

  10. BigSwingingRichard says:

    As to the question of racism, I would suggest that reverse racism was in play in 2008: white guilt may have helped to elect Obama.

    After four years of experiencing the reality of Obama, white guilt will not get the man reelected.

  11. aislander says:

    So now, xring, it is a simple question of fact. We have an allegation that Obama’s opponent for state senate was accused of wrongdoing, which he had no time to refute, and there was no time for someone else to campaign. True or false?

    The second allegation is regarding Jack and Jeri Ryan’s divorce. No one disputes that Ryan was forced to reveal the rationale for Jeri’s allegations of marital weirdness, so the question then becomes how anyone knew to ask about it in the first place, since the records were sealed. True.

    xring sure has a tendency to call people names…

  12. cadana1961 says:

    BigSwingRichard “After four years of experiencing the reality of Obama, white guilt will not get this man reelected.”

    After 8 yrs of the Cowboy years, paying $$$$ out to the rich in tax credits, watching the middle class way of life swirling down the drain, after every blink watching the value of education, clean air and clear water quickly diminish, enough of us woke up, got smart and voted in the only true choice there was …

    Since then, bin Laden is gone, the auto industry is uprighted, the economy is headed in the right direction, but the only thing that stands in the way are the Dark-Age thinking Right Wing, who cry foul at every turn … Progress is at a standstill because of the tepid tea baggers and their croonies … Since the 2010 mid-term election, an assault is waged on the middle class, women rights, public school system, government workers, while the tax cuts continue for the one percent … The wicked right knows no shame and demonizes same-sex marraige, our veterans, and the U.S. Postal Service …

    If this president isn’t reelected, it isn’t be cause of “white guilt” … It’s because of the ignorant who believe the lies of the wicked right, never question what’s being said, and vote for the white guy who likes to fire people, doesn’t care about the poor, has homes bigger than most public school buildings, and whose only foreign public service was overseeing the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City …

  13. RLangdon says:

    ct7, As I recall, the ONLY bad things the Dems ever said about George W. Bush, were TRUE bad things!

    The Republicans have been telling lies about President Barack Obama, because that’s all they have!

  14. RLangdon says:

    ct7, And Thank God that stuff was revealed about Jack Ryan. This country does not need yet another Republican Perv in office!!!

  15. sevanup says:

    Pacman33 “Jobs and the economy are the two biggest concern for voters…”

    That very well may be, but the top whatever percent who own or manage most of everything has decided to put those jobs where the costs are lowest and gives them the most profit. That is the free market at work;the “American Way”. Not only that, you will still buy what ever they put before you and not blink an eye. So stop whining. Adapt or die as some of you have said.

    Judging by what I see on these boards, the 7s and aislanders seem to be comfortable within their means. Good. Let all the others flounder and maybe even die(got plenty of prisons; need more workhouses though).

    Does it really matter as far as these frontmen (Obama, Bush, etc.) and their minions are concerned how they play the game or who bests whom when it’s clear they don’t control the game. “Left”, “Right” a useful game complete with us as the useful id…. well, you know what I mean. It’s what those who control the game think of all of us “Left” or “Right”.

    As to racism. It’s real, still happens, but at the moment just another useful distraction employed by those who own most of everything. There’s nothing wrong with that except for those of us who might have an inkling of conscience.

    Anyway, what is the problem? What are our goals? Does anybody have any viable solutions and can they be presented in a way we’re not talking past each other? We can’t all lead, but every one has to know how to follow in order to fix stuff. It is our country after all; a lot of smart repartee across these boards. Is that all we got? Our country needs us; all of us.

  16. “I would suggest that reverse racism was in play in 2008: white guilt may have helped to elect Obama.”

    The latest trend from white racists is to accuse everyone else of racism.

  17. sevanup says:

    ehill,
    It is what it is. They and those that think like for the most part have very little sway in our day to day activities and certainly not in the “big picture”. Racism is their fear on display. Seek nothing from them. “God bless the child that got its own”.

  18. aislander says:

    So…nobody is disputing that Obama is a Chicago thug? Good.

    Next case!

  19. LornaDoone says:

    “American Thinker” claimed Obama was born in Kenya.

    Enough said.

  20. AI and CT7 – once again the whine right can’t stand having their own tactics used against them.

    Can you find one thing in the American Thinker article not done by the right wing?

    Hell no you can’t.

    “Obama is a Chicago Thug” – Asilander has a tendency to call people names.

    Call him what you will – Obama and his policies are still better for America and Americans than anything the the ultra-flip-flopper Romney and his mob has to offer.

  21. NotPoliticallyCorrect says:

    Obama is nothing more than a puppet with somebody else pulling the strings, and telling him what to say. Ever wonder who is on the other end of those teleprompters. Then of course you gotta love his sidekick biden.

  22. averageJoseph says:

    I would be satisfied to know why his college transcripts are still sealed.

  23. took14theteam says:

    Biden’s number one priority was to spend the “stimulus” money to promote that 3 letter word, “Jobs”.

    How is that “Hope and Change” working’ 4 ya?

  24. Frankenchrist says:

    GOP = Party of Hate

  25. NotPoliticallyCorrect says:

    Frank, then dems would be bigots.

  26. sumyungboi says:

    As we used to say in the nav, wah, wah, my —– hurts.

    Oh, one of my personal favorites: http://www.ringospictures.com/index.php?page=20090816

  27. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Xring, AT does not hide its bias. It does not make what it prints any less true or fact based.

    The left wing rags should try reason and facts. The emotional rhetoric is getting old.

  28. menopaws says:

    What facts ct7????What reason? WMD, “Mission Accomplished”??? Please, preen over all those magnificent accomplishments…………Two wars on a credit card???/ Abu Grab? Blackwater and Halliburton? 9/11??? Full economic meltdown in 2008 with the destruction of the real estate market????Give me a clue of what your people have accomplished…..make a list……that should be fun…..I want a list—no more name calling….Tell me what Republicans have done to be proud of in the last 10 years……..

  29. ct7 – reason and facts that’s really funny coming from you or maybe just sad.

  30. bobcat1a says:

    “Obama is nothing more than a puppet with somebody else pulling the strings, and telling him what to say. Ever wonder who is on the other end of those teleprompters.”
    So, Not PC, are you going to tell us who it is? You must know…or is this just more hot talk?

  31. NotPoliticallyCorrect says:

    bobcat, I was hoping you would and prove to me he is not. I would have to say, I would look at people like soros, ayers, wright and so on.

    menopaws, I would like to add to your real estate crash comment. That has been in the works, since about 1972. It was only a matter of time til it crashed, and would have happened regardless of who was in office.

  32. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Menopause, if you rewrite your comment into something the resembles proper English I will answer your question.

    Oh, but answer one first- do you know President Bush has been out of politics for 3 years? Try as you and the left may, 2012 will be a referendum on BHO and his failures. Divided and broke, thanks Democrats.

  33. Pacman33 says:

    zer0bama2012 …. The 2nd Chapter is the Same as the 1st, Only Worse-t:

    ‘4 More Years of Blaming Bush!’

    Don’t act stupidly. Change the Change.

  34. aislander says:

    I was just observing that certain thug-like behavior was never refuted. There was an attempt at justification, and then a shot at pointing out alleged bad behavior on the other side. But you guys seemed to stipulate that Obama owned his actions.

    It seemed legitimate to say, “case closed…”

    So sorry if I gave offense by pointing out the obvious!

  35. CT7 – I never said anything about the content of the article – I simply pointed out that the right has used every tactic/dirty trick listed.

    (ps: it’s a tactic when one side does it and a dirty trick when the other side does it)

    Which segways to: compared to the typical right wind rag Pravda was fair and balanced and printed all the news fit to print.

    Bobcat – this is the first time I’ve head the ‘Obama is a puppet’ line, so I’ll go with a figment of Pac fevered brain.

    Memopaws – ‘proper grammar” is CT7’s new version of truth avoidance.

  36. He seems to be a typical Chicago Dem thug to me, and his hubris and hypocrisy are unequaled. He won based on pleas for change, for civility, for bi-partisanship … and now, as the election draws near once again we see that he leads the charge in dirty politicking.

    Vote for Obama if you want to see us blindly go down the path France just set out on again. Good grief.

    If you would like to see America restored to some measure of what it once was, do not vote for him.

    As for the racist, charge, it was b.s. from the beginning and it stinks even more now. Remove the small pocket of nut-jobs who ARE racist, and you will see that the lion’s share of people who did not want to see the man elected would have gladly voted for a black man, or woman, had their policies been in line with what most Americans want.

  37. I was just observing that certain thug-like behavior was never refuted.

    Interesting. According to that “logic”, since aiSlander hasn’t refuted several allegations made against him (or her), he (or she) must therefore be guilty of all such allegations.

  38. “He seems to be a typical Chicago Dem thug to me, and his hubris and hypocrisy are unequaled. He won based on pleas for change, for civility, for bi-partisanship … and now, as the election draws near once again we see that he leads the charge in dirty politicking.”

    Taking the high road again, eh?

  39. Misunderestimated says:

    Thank God the movers will be coming to clean out our White House in January!
    It’s the economy stupid!
    It’s time to vote for “anybody buy obama.”
    I am continually amazed at the fundamental economic mistakes made by this childish administration.
    The country simply can not afford four more years of this comical self flagellation at the taxpayer’s expense.

  40. LornaDoone says:

    “sozo seems like a typical Christian thug to me her hubris and hypocrisy unequalled”

    Amazing how these rhetorical statements work if you just change a couple of words.

    Ask someone seeking marriage equality, and I’m certain they’ll say most Christians are thugs.

  41. LornaDoone says:

    “concernedtacoma7 says:
    May 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm Menopause, if you rewrite your comment into something the resembles proper English I will answer your question.”

    If anyone questions CT7s English, the threats of “banned” usually creep into the thread

  42. Fibonacci says:

    Misunderestimated
    Yes it is “the economy stupid”—it went to hell in a handbasketr under Bush, but it IS getting better under Obama. What wr can’t afford is to return to the failed policies of the
    Republikans!!! It didn’t work before and it won’t work now.

  43. commoncents says:

    The problem with the “Anybody but” candidate is that it rarely produces a qualified candidate. While people point to “hope and change” as Obama’s theme..His election really was a referendum against the Republican Party.

    Now we get to 2012 and there are far more qualified candidates in the Republican Party than Romney but they never ran. Why? I’m guessing that while Obama’s failures may be many, the American people are not as united when it comes to blame and the Republican’s know this. So, they are waiting until 2016 to take back control.

  44. averageJoseph says:

    What facts ct7????What reason? WMD, “Mission Accomplished”???

    More evidence that Obama can’t run on his own record. He’s still running against Bush.

  45. averageJoseph says:

    Oh, and speaking of a “reality check”… it should be noted that a convicted felon is giving “the one” a run for his money in the West Virginia Democrat primary.

    I noticed a few lefty web sites have down played the significance, but it IS noteworthy.

  46. If these comments are any indication of what is coming, I’m going to be ecstatic for the rest of the year. I just hope I don’t hurt myself laughing over pathetic donkey party losers running off at the mouth during that time.

    Jugears had his four years of ripping off the taxpayers. One and done. It isn’t going to just be the replacement of the jac kass party – it is going to be the rolling back of all the special favors and privileges given to various pathetic groups of whiners. We can’t afford to pay for donkey fantasies and we are going to stop trying.

  47. “Why would that be?”

    Because the right has never ran on their record, they ALWAYS use politics of personal destruction.
    They invented it.

  48. “The sleazy strategy adopted by the Left, to divide our nations citizens, in attempt to change the subject of discussions away from the major issues, will be apparent to voters come November. It would be naive to assume American’s would accept this shameful, lazy cop-out as a legitimate answer to the challenges this country faces.”

    Well now we have new entrant to the right wing daily ‘hypocrisy moment’!

  49. “xring sure has a tendency to call people names…”

    Two hypocrisy moments in one thread!

  50. “So…nobody is disputing that Obama is a Chicago thug?”

    No need to, it’s just that stupid that no one would even consider it real.

  51. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Ehill and Klu, why do you post here? What is your agenda? Your cut, paste, and comment-on-a-comment is odd, boring, and childish. Most importantly it adds zero to a conversation.

    So even rhetoric is too hard for the left now? Come on boys, you can be better.

  52. mojjonation says:

    I don’t know who said that Obama is nothing more than a puppet, but they’re right. Then again, try to come up with a president who was nothing more than a figurehead for the party. It can’t be done. Every election from now until the sun goes out will be nothing more than a selection of the lesser of two evils.

  53. LornaDoone says:

    “concernedtacoma7 says:
    May 9, 2012 at 11:19 am Ehill and Klu, why do you post here? What is your agenda? Your cut, paste, and comment-on-a-comment is odd, boring, and childish. Most importantly it adds zero to a conversation.”

    Oh Geeeeeeeeez….if that isn’t the most ironic post ever….

    concerned – remind us of your 1:25 AM “momma” insult you threw at Frankenchrist.

  54. “Ehill and Klu, why do you post here? What is your agenda? Your cut, paste, and comment-on-a-comment is odd, boring, and childish. Most importantly it adds zero to a conversation.

    So even rhetoric is too hard for the left now? Come on boys, you can be better.”

    I strongly suggest you look up projection. I think you’ll find your picture.

  55. Maggot

    Taking the high road once again, eh?

  56. averageJoseph says:

    CT7, the real answer likely is to dilute. LOL… but one of them once said “to meld your mind”. ;)

  57. aJo – odd that the Rpots claim Obama can’t run on his record while attempting to claim his record for Romney.

    Pgroup – great satire of the heffalumps.

    B-G-C to a zombie nothing is apparent.

  58. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Still waiting for substance from the big 3 leftists (Klu, LD, ehill).

    They have driven off the majority of leftists posters, which can be seen as a plus of minus.

  59. Still waiting for something other than personal insults from CT7.

  60. ehill, with re to your “high road” question addressed to me…if you mean the high road that allows a person to see clearly rather than through the fog then yeah, I am taking the high road. If you mean the high road of calling a thug a thug, then again, yeah. Or the high road of identifying dirty politics when it surfaces, then yep, guilty again. I’m on the high road.

  61. LOL – sure. You’re taking the high road. Just like Karl Rove (a REAL thug) always did.

  62. SwordofPerseus says:

    ehill;

    It is obvious that CT7 has little to add to this conversation, he would have to correctly comprehend the situation for that to be true.

  63. menopaws says:

    Sad stuff—a man fights back against vicious slander and it’s all HIS fault……Rove and company got it right–the stupidity of the voting public is just enormous………Yet we all pay for those reckless choices—we did with Bush and that empty suit that Grover Norquist actually said, in an interview, will do what we tell him to do………that’s our future…….

  64. Sozo – to see the high road is easy. To follow it difficult.
    Which is why the low road is more popular.

  65. RLangdon says:

    For all of you who think that Mitt Romney really stands a chance at winning the general election, I feel sad for your self-delusional state of mind.

    Logic:

    The vast and overwhelming majority of the Democratic Base is backing President Obama and will be casting their votes for him en masse.

    The Republican Party is now split into at least three base groups. Conservative Republicans, Ultra-Conservative Tea-Party Republicans, and Anti-Mormon Republicans. (There are more splinters than these, but these three are the main core.) Only the majority of the base of the first group is committed to vote for whomever the party runs as their candidate. The second group of Tea-Party Repubs is undecided on Mitt, and many may not vote at all if their only choice is Mitt. Of the third group, the majority of these folks will not vote for Romney as, in their view, he is not a Christian.

    The third voting faction, is always the one that actually casts the Deciding Votes. The Swing Voters, non-aligned to either party. This group, although not solidly aligned to one or the other candidates, is most likely to vote for President Obama, as Mitt Romney has not shown a single skill, experience or quality that make him appear to be any better than President Obama. As Lincoln advised, you don’t want change horses in mid-stream, so these folks will want to stay with the same horse for the next four years. And that’s Obama.

    This year’s election may well be a repeat of the Johnson/Goldwater election. Check out your wikipedia to see how ell Barry Goldwater did in that election.

  66. aJo – why were all if baby boy bush’s records sealed?

    sozo – austerity created France’s current problems.

  67. averageJoseph says:

    What ?

  68. LornaDoone says:

    “They have driven off the majority of leftists posters”

    And spread enough manure to cultivate the right wing fascists.

    “high road” – those who say that anyone disagreeing with them can’t see the “end of the sidewalk”. No narcissism here.

  69. averageJoseph says:

    LMAO xring… so you’re saying not spending enough is what created a spending problem? ooooo____ k

  70. alindasue says:

    concernedtacoma7 said, “Oh, but answer one first- do you know President Bush has been out of politics for 3 years?”

    Yes, it has been three years since President Bush was in office, but the effects of his time in office have not yet left us.

    sozo said, “Remove the small pocket of nut-jobs who ARE racist, and you will see that the lion’s share of people who did not want to see the man elected would have gladly voted for a black man, or woman, had their policies been in line with what most Americans want.”

    As you said, a small pocket of nut-jobs are racist. Most are not.

    The lion’s share of the people DID vote for someone whose policies were in line with what they wanted. Have you every considered that your views, valid though they may be at times, do not necessarily match with the views of the majority of Americans?

    commoncents said, “Now we get to 2012 and there are far more qualified candidates in the Republican Party than Romney but they never ran. Why?”

    Some of them, like Jon Huntsman did run but ended up dropping out early due to lack of campaign funds.

    President Obama’s strength, his willingness to weigh all sides of an issue before making a decision, is also one of his weaknesses when taken to extreme – evidenced by the compromised-to-death health care reform and the decision to keep the Guantanamo Bay prison open. Despite his firm convictions at campaign time, compromise has made sticking to them difficult.

    Mitt Romney, on the other hand, seems to have trouble holding to his political convictions even when it comes to campaign speeches. If he can’t keep to his convictions now, how would he function under the pressures of actually obtaining the office and being president?

    I am hoping, though, that Jon Huntsman decides to give it another try in 2016…

  71. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Alindasue, your notes on BHO are pure fantasy. He weighs the POLITICAL effects of a decision. He never compromised with republicans on the healthcare law, just with Dems since even most of them knew it was an over reach of federal power and an expensive mess.

    He spoke without knowing the facts and real considerations in regards to Gitmo. He was pandering to the anti-war left, and they fell for it.

    He made the Afghan war his, and how is that doing? He prefers to kill then capture because he does not want to deal with the political ramifications of a detainee, despite the intel they can provide.

    The lastest flip-flop on gay marriage is the icing on the cake. Proof the man will say or do anything to get re-elected. No backbone.

    I have never contributed a cent to a pol, but he just ensured I do this year.

  72. aJo – the spending problem is – no spending – no jobs – no services = new government.

    CT7 – more right wing talking points fit only for blind, deaf, and dumb, lock-stepping zombies.

    To flip-flop requires a polar change in positions; such as opposition to same sex-marriage to support of same-sex marriage.

    When it comes to flip-flopping Romney does it so often the GOP should change its logo to a whirly-gig.

  73. menopaws says:

    Yep–Jon Huntsman is a Republican I could vote for………Mittens, however, is just tooo weak and seems to have situational convictions……..And, I believe Norquist…..he will do as he is told…….

  74. “[Obama] never compromised with republicans on the healthcare law”

    Ahhh, that explains the 100+ GOP amendments and the lack of a public option.

  75. “The lastest flip-flop on gay marriage is the icing on the cake”

    You mean like these gems from Slick Willard?

    “I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.”
    “There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.”

    “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.”
    “Roe v. Wade has gone too far.”

    “I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”
    “Ronald Reagan is… my hero.”

    “It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.”
    “I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.”

    “I like mandates. The mandates work.”
    “I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front.”

    “I have never supported the President’s recovery act – the stimulus”
    “I think there is need for economic stimulus”

    “I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose”
    “The right next step … is to see Roe v Wade overturned”

    “That’s what we did in Massachusetts. We put together an exchange, and I’m glad that the President is copying it”
    “Obamacare is bad news and if I’m president I will repeal it”

    “I believe the world is getting warmer. I believe humans are contributing to that.”
    “We don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet”

  76. alindasue says:

    concernedtacoma7,

    ehill pretty much covered the “He never compromised” situation.

    As for “…in regards to Gitmo. He was pandering to the anti-war left, and they fell for it.”

    While I am not strictly “left”, do I admit to being anti-war. However, the concerns about “Gitmo” are that the treatment of the prisoners there is not only unconstitutional, it violates the Geneva convention. Unfortunately, the President’s efforts to have the prisoners moved to proper prisons and given proper trials, but it ended when he was met with resistance from congress.

    That is one issue I have with President Obama, but I don’t see any of the Republicans closing it down any time soon.

  77. averageJoseph says:

    LOL… “little boy” !

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