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  •  No surprise here. Rather than (4+ / 0-)

    take on Medicare, and the uproar that would ensue, the POTUS decides to go after those who aren't as likely to turn out in droves to protest. He should know, however, that many seniors also qualify for Medicaid. All in all, I am so disappointed in our president. His mother needed social services to help raise him and his sister. Where is the compassion? At least Clinton could "feel your pain."

    I think, therefore I am. I think.

    by mcmom on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 10:33:25 AM PDT

    •  Obama is an emotional isolate. That's where the (1+ / 0-)
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      "no drama Obama" affect comes from.  His wife commented to a friend early on that it was as if "he was raised by wolves."  Bad analogy because wolves are very pack socialized, but her point was his emotional isolation.

      "The worst that can happen to any group of people working to unseat an existing power base is their failure to imagine the lengths to which those in power will go to keep it." Cognitive Dissonance at Zero Hedge

      by CarolinNJ on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 11:38:18 AM PDT

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      •  So, less like a wolf... (0+ / 0-)

        ...more like a snake.

        •  Snakes aren't isolates, either, and I have to (1+ / 0-)
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          object because they're exactly what they should be.  A little dicey to be around sometimes, but that's just in the nature of things.  No, Obama is fully and regrettably human in his emotional stuntedness.  I've read some chilling pieces about him as a child and it seems clear to me that while he wasn't abused in any sense that term is commonly understood, he knew very early that he was on his own, that nobody would take care of or protect him in the nurturing sense.  He's not overtly anti social but his emotional world doesn't extend beyond himself.

          "The worst that can happen to any group of people working to unseat an existing power base is their failure to imagine the lengths to which those in power will go to keep it." Cognitive Dissonance at Zero Hedge

          by CarolinNJ on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 02:15:44 PM PDT

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    •  we saw this coming (1+ / 0-)
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      In all the brouhaha after the Ryan budget plan there was a notable silence on the subject of Medicaid. After all, the poor and disabled and blind usually can't make it to their polling place and don't have any money to buy influence. So Obama and the rest of the Democrats don't have any compunction about throwing them under the bus, rather than do hard things like cut government subsidies for big oil comapanies or end these sensless wars. Make no mistake these cuts will kill people. These are the real death panels but they don't care if they have to step over our dead bodies to get into their limousines.

    •  From Age 10 Obama Raised Upper Middle Class (1+ / 0-)
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      Starting with age 10 Obama started attending private school. His entire college education was through private schooling. His grandparents owned a furniture store and his grandmother became one of the first Female bank VPs in the nation. She had already had that position for a year when young Barrack moved in with her.

      Just like the Bush myth, where Bush was just some average Joe from TX, people love the Obama myth that he came from nothing. It simply isn't true. He certainly didn't come from the kind of background Bush came from, but he certainly had a far better upbringing then most Americans.

      Obama doesn't have deep empathy for what life is like for the average Middle Class person, because he never experienced it. In fact maybe he buys into his own mythos and thinks his upbringing was actually deprived.

      Clinton on the other hand really came from nothing and had to work his way up through force of abilities. It probably explains why he had more of connection to ordinary people.

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