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  •  Maybe I'm getting senile (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe I'm getting senile, but the overwhelming theme of both Obama campaigns were change such as "Change you can believe in".  The theme was not "let's hold hands and get along".  

    Maybe that's the problem:  Obama campaigned one way and governed another.  

    •  Yep you're senile (0+ / 0-)

      he has accomplished more than the last two Republican Presidents, had two clean up significant injustices from the last two admin. and deal with an economic depression from the last admin.; with a historical do nothing CONgress and while being the Jackie Robinson of Presidents.

    •  I thought the overarching theme (0+ / 0-)

      in 2008 was post-partisanship. I brought into the possibility. The Republicans mocked the very idea that unity was possible to the point of walking away from their own ideas.

       The Obama-era has disabused me and I think millions of other center-left to progressive people that unity and even compromise is possible with Republicans.

       It's a battle to the death for America's soul. Republicans spiting in the eye of Obama's magnanimous and conciliatory nature and putting up the black flag has made that quite clear.

       It's not the Presidency I expected from Obama nevertheless I thank the President for exposing clearly what the GOP is in a way that a partisan Democrat wouldn't have been able to.

      •  Honestly (0+ / 0-)
        The Obama-era has disabused me and I think millions of other center-left to progressive people that unity and even compromise is possible with Republicans.
        What in the name of all that's holy gave anyone the impression the GOP was going to compromise with a Democrat?  The only reason the GOP "compromised" with Bill Clinton because their agenda was his agenda.  And they still impeached him.  

         

        It's a battle to the death for America's soul. Republicans spiting in the eye of Obama's magnanimous and conciliatory nature and putting up the black flag has made that quite clear.
        That battle has been going on since the Reagan administration.  It didn't start with Obama.  
        I thank the President for exposing clearly what the GOP is in a way that a partisan Democrat wouldn't have been able to.
        With all due respect, it took Obama for us to see the real GOP?  Seriously?  Like none of us suspected it during the Clinton administration?  

        Sorry, but I don't thank Obama for being foolish enough to think he was going to make the difference with the GOP.  

    •  IMO (2+ / 0-)
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      TracieLynn, kat68

      Obama hit several barriers, but I think the primary one was his profound realization that he really didn't have the military on his side. And there are many other barriers that are directly related to him simply being black. And I'm sure more than a few Democrats sat him down and let him know how the system really works.

      I know what Obama is doing. I see how he subtly and slowly destroys republicans with logic. He's profoundly intelligent and savvy. And I try to cut him some slack. I try very hard. He got kudos from me yesterday for allowing a heckler to speak. But there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about that dirt bag calling the president a liar during the SOTU. That still shocks me. What an insult that was to the president and the millions who voted for him. And because of that I wish he would take the gloves off and put the slick behavior aside.

      I don't want the president to be a uniter. I find these polls completely pointless.

      I support the two-state solution: for the USA.

      by plok on Sat May 25, 2013 at 08:02:20 PM PDT

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    •  A lot of people are still smarting.... (2+ / 0-)
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      sebastianguy99, Tony Situ

      ....over the 2008 primaries, where Obama talked about working across the aisle and Hillary said 'no.'

      Yeah, they can't seem to get past it.

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