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  •  But, he has been unwilling or unable.. (3+ / 0-)

    to really reach out to the electorate to create a critical mass of support for what he is trying to do, whatever that is.

    His organization is great at asking for money, but not necessarily about communicating what it is exactly he's trying to accomplish.

    I've had it with trying to figure out if he's really behind a public option, or just humoring us.

    If he's behind it, get fucking behind it and make it happen! Don't be so goddam coy about everything!

    This thing is about to go down in flames, wasting what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    And the way he stocked his economic team is from absolute hunger, putting the foxes in the henhouse.

    What the fuck is that?

    And now with this "entitlement death panel", I don't know what the hell he's thinking.

    And this ramp up in Afghanistan is just flat out wrong, wrong, wrong.

    He's gotta have the balls to say that's it, were outta here. We could have elected McCain to make decisions like this.

    This isn't eleven dimensional chess, it's just flat out misguided.

    "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

    by jkay on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:21:11 AM PST

    •  yes... one can only give him so much time to make (0+ / 0-)

      his chess move before deciding he doesn't know the rules of the game.

      As an Independent, I was hopeful a year ago. I trusted his promise of pragmatism and problem solving while doing away with the old way of doing business.

      I am thoroughly disappointed.  I am more disappointed in him than in the Dems in Congress, who I feel are pretty much worthless.  They are acting as they always do.  I expected Obama to have concrete plans in place that the Dem Congress would implement.  But for things like healthcare, he had nothing... a list of goals.  WTF?  And healthcare has degenerated into one big effing mess that will reform nothing.

      He promised no lobbyists and broke that within minutes, it seems... then does behind-closed-doors deals with big pharma and health insurers.

      I won't vote for a Dem next year not because they didn't come thru on their promises, it will be because they came thru so badly and entirely in the wrong direction.

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

      by Skeptical Bastard on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:41:53 AM PST

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      •  He didn't take his own advice (1+ / 0-)
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        He needed to be bold from the get go, but I think he was afraid to rock the boat and now it's gotten away from him, the horse is out of the barn and it aint comin back.

        The thing that really was the last straw for me was this "entitlement review board" that Conrad and Feinstein among others are pushing. He needed to come out decisively against that and all I heard was crickets.

        If they gut Social Security you may as well just turn out the lights. This has been the republicans wet dream for seventy years, now we are greasing the skids for them! What the fuck is that?

        When you become president, the evidently steal your brains, your balls and your soul.


        "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

        by jkay on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:51:14 AM PST

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      •  Keep it up....Republicans always do a great job (1+ / 0-)
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          people who don't like this kind of commentary.

          But I believe it's better to air it out. He needs to hear stuff like this, because a lot of people are thinking it.

          I'm not abandoning my support, nor am I fool enough to even consider ever voting for a republican.

          This presidency is beginning to get away from him.

          His great skills to juggle so many things at once has become detrimental to him, it's caused him to lose focus and impacted his decision making.

          And his biggest mistake was delegating health care to the band of incompetent and crooked fools.

          He is going to have to do something bold now to salvage his presidency, and it's called RECONCILATION.

          He's gotta throw the bomb, he's got no choice because this bill is flying apart at the seams.

          "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

          by jkay on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 12:46:04 PM PST

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    •  When did this happen? (1+ / 0-)
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      And now with this "entitlement death panel", I don't know what the hell he's thinking

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