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  •  He claims to be a centrist. (2+ / 0-)
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    His college adviser thought he was a Republican when they first met. Obama has never claimed to be progressive, or a leftist of any sort. Why are people confused about this? Obama has been completely honest all along, yet some people act surprised when he does exactly what he has always claimed he would do.

    It is as though he has been standing there, saying "This is me! This is who I am!" and NO ONE, from the right or the left, has heard a word he has been saying. The entire country sees that they want to see in him, despite the fact that he has always been honest and forthright about what he is.

    Does anyone honestly believe that our first black president could have been a liberal and also manage to survive his first term?

    •  Maybe that's because he used progressive (4+ / 0-)

      talking points and values to sell himself...that's why he ended up receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, which turned out to be a joke.  He's a hawk in sheep's clothing, and everyone knows he will say anything on the campaign trail to get elected, but the minute he is in office, he reverts back to supporting Republican policies.

      And he's no centrist: his cabinet is made up of more republicans than progressives...

      •  Yep. I like the Democratic Party platfrom but... (3+ / 0-)

        I have serious questions about the intentions of the Democratic Party.

        Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

        by Just Bob on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 03:28:58 PM PST

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      •  When did he wear sheep's clothing? (0+ / 0-)

        He was crystal clear about his hawkish nature from the very beginning. I do not believe he has been dishonest about that, or anything else. You, like most people, appear to have seen exactly what you wanted to see, not what was there. That is hardly his fault.

        He is not really a Republican, not by today's standards, not by a long shot. He is a centrist. Just as centrist as Bill Clinton was. Carter was the last real liberal president.

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