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  •  Chuckle, "Obama is and has been an empty suit his (6+ / 0-)

    whole life." Oh and "ENOUGH!"

    It will be a sad day when Barack Hussein Obama leaves office because he brings such enjoyment through the hatred of him.

    When he leaves office, it will be hard to find another individual who, as one commenter said, is despised more than George W. Bush.

    "Obama the empty suit"..... Oh joy!

    •  And what has he done that would lead (6+ / 0-)

      you to believe he is anything BUT an empty suit?  All the campaign talk gave way, abruptly, to kissing Republican ass and trying to gut Social Security!

      No supposedly Democratic president has ever stepped on the third rail of SS, but Obama did - practically out of the box.  

      He's prancing around Russia now, trying to puff himself up when the rest of the world has figured out what he is.  It is a sad day for me when Putin sounds more rational than our own president.

      I take no joy in this situation.  I had hopes that Obama would at least reverse some of the more egregious activities of the Bush administration, yet he has shown himself to be an ever bigger warmonger, if that's possible.  He is normalizing the craziness of the Bush years and dancing to the same tune that Bush danced to.  It is not a tune being played by the American people.  

      •  Ask people, such as folk who will benefit from (11+ / 0-)

        his healthcare plan if he is an empty suit. Ask the automobile industry, or people who will access college through Pell Grant, or women who will receive contraceptive care, or society due to the fact that he has increased fuel efficiency standards in vehicles if he's an empty suit, or the two women he has placed on the Supreme Court, or those who will benefit from his  helping to end DADT if he's an empty suit.

        You know what I would do if I were you? I would ignore all of what I just wrote and repeat to yourself a hundred times.... "He's an empty suit, he's a empty suit, he's an empty suit...."

        It brings such joy to believe this, and I would hate to ruin your day.....

        •  I second that. (4+ / 0-)

          If I had bothered to read your comment first I could have saved myself the trouble below ;-).

          Maybe just maybe our foremothers and our forefathers came to this land in different ships. But we're all in the same boat now. - John Lewis

          by bluesheep on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:11:35 AM PDT

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        •  The healthcare plan will be tested now, (5+ / 0-)
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          my kids found they will have to cough up an extra $600 a month for catastrophic care for their kids.  Some of the features of the ACA are good, many are going to prove to be catastrophic, they made sure those didn't kick in until after the election.  Big retailers are cutting hours on employees now to keep from paying insurance.  Will the good out weigh the bad in the end?  Could we have done all this in a much simpler fashion without the big wet kiss to the insurance industry?  Sure

          I could cynically say that the rest of what has happened is not unlike Clinton who threw crumbs to the progressives when he came in and then went totally corporate.

          Your sarcasm doesn't bother me, I don't "hate" Obama, I'm just disgusted that we have another war monger who is normalizing the craziness of the Bush years and we would go along with it because he has done a few good things?  

          In the end, he is dismantling the Constitution just as thoroughly as Bush or Clinton.  What will we have in the end when there are no Constitutional protections?

      •  well, for starters (7+ / 0-)

        Lilly Ledbetter, ACA (my son has a pre-existing heart condition, so thank you POTUS for his coverage!!!), Auto Industry Rescue, DADT, getting the private middleman out of student loans, his EPA declared CO2 a pollutant...

        Consumer Financial Protection Bureau!!!

        expanded investment in renewables, appointed two highly qualified women to the SCOTUS...

        And that's just off the top of my head.

        Maybe just maybe our foremothers and our forefathers came to this land in different ships. But we're all in the same boat now. - John Lewis

        by bluesheep on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:09:49 AM PDT

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      •  'An even bigger warmonger'. Iraq called, and (5+ / 0-)

        asked what you were smoking?

        While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:26:14 AM PDT

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        •  Iraq didn't call, they are still too busy (3+ / 0-)
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          killing each other.  Afghanistan hasn't called, either.

          Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Yemen, where in the middle east aren't we stirring up trouble?  Oh, Saudi Arabia, our BFF's, are counting on us to keep them in power.  

          Now we are putting the big footprint in Africa - AFRICOM, because we just can't be too many places at once defending multi-national corporations.  

          •  We made war on Egypt and Iran? (5+ / 0-)

            Libya was NATO, no boots. Syria, some support for the rebels, no strikes or boots. Iran, nothing but sanctions that the int'l community also participates in. Yemen, strikes against Al Qaeda with the government's approval.

            Nice goalpost move there too...'bigger warmonger' to 'stirring up trouble'.

            While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

            by GoGoGoEverton on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:44:31 AM PDT

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            •  One might ask what your smoking...... (2+ / 0-)
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              If you think for a moment that we weren't knee-deep in all of this crap and that we didn't have the CIA and mercenaries in there and that we didn't supply the money and guns, you are living in a dream world.  

              Strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen were drone strikes, some against American citizens.  

              We cannot continue to defend the indefensible, regardless of who is in power.

              The silence from the Left in the face of all this aggression is disheartening.  

      •  This president... (1+ / 0-)
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        has faced the hardest and most obscene political resistance of any president in the history of our country, and for obvious reasons.   Historically unprecedented temper tantrums on the right have largely crippled the agenda he came to office with.  It's a small miracle we got through the ACA even in it's current Heritage Foundation format.  

        It was this unprecedented intransigence that has all too often forced Obama to concede much ground to the right.  To simply call the man an empty suit seems disingenuous at best.

        Maybe i'm just an optimist.  But I don't see the empty suit.  I see an American President facing an incredibly difficult situation taking an unpopular stance that he believes is right.

        Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -Will Durant

        by Blue Dream on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 01:27:43 PM PDT

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        •  That is how they got us to defend Clinton..... (0+ / 0-)

          The right was after him every minute from the time he took office opening investigation after investigation, special prosecutors.....

          In the end, Clinton helped them get everything they were after in that time frame - Welfare Reform, The Telecommunications Act, repealing Glass-Steagal, rendition - it is all a sham.  They work hand in glove to create the illusion that there are two parties.  When in fact there is only a corporate party.

          Again, we cannot defend the indefensible.  Monica Lewinski was indefensible and gave Bush a leg up in 2000.  Aside from her and Ralph Nader, Gore would have had a much wider lead - but - then, we would have ended up with Al Gore - another globalist.  

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