Who's Pulling Obama's Strings?

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Obama fans are in a tight spot. As the White House turns ever harsher and more divisive, supporters are scrambling to explain why President Obama sounds so very different from Campaigner Obama. There are two possible explanations, neither of which is flattering. The first is that Obama was insincere on the campaign trail. The second is that his advisors – David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel -- are in control. The latter view is bound to take hold and it will not boost the president’s flagging popularity ratings.

    Many who voted for President Obama feel deceived. When he said in Florida last year “we cannot afford the same political games and tactics that are being used to pit us against one another,” people believed him. When he extolled “rejecting fear and division for unity of purpose,” people believed him. When he said on election night “I will listen to you, especially when we disagree,” people believed him.

    Why has the president left those admirable promises behind? Why is his administration going after Fox News, the Chamber of Commerce, insurance executives, AIG management, the drug industry, the Chrysler bondholders and any and all who oppose his policies?

    Many believe that Obama is being manipulated by his political adviser David Axelrod and his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. The aura of Chicago politics drifts over the capital like a smog. Ironically, the nasty assaults may be calculated to offset a growing view that the president is not tough enough to stand up to his detractors. He already looks weak as he “dithers” on Afghanistan, repeatedly blames George Bush for his problems and kow-tows to foreign leaders while apologizing for our nation’s past. Surely, though, it will not help Obama if the country begins to suspect the president is not his own man. Being seen as a follower in his own White House will surely magnify an unhealthy aura of inconsequence.

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  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Some of us here have thought this and stated it here since early in the campaign.
     
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    Many believe his strings extended much farther abroad than just his advisors...
     
  4. just-want-peace

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    Basically this is what the majority of non-"0" fans were trying to broadcast, to a public with the "pied-piper syndrome", for months!!

    Obviously to no avail, but rapidly being proven justified.

    They were enamored with "CHANGE", and so they (and the rest of the country) got it - hope they are satisfied with the "CHANGE" they're getting.
     
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    Has there ever been a president without some strings?
     
  6. rbell

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    That's like comparing Derek Jeter to a t-ball player. Sure, they're both ballplayers, but they're not close to being in the same league with each other.
     
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    No, but the Chicago Machine has strong strings and they have been working them trying to get a president for 100+ years.
     
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    George Soros is one of the string pullers!
     
  9. billwald

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    Same people who pulled the Bush Family strings: our owners.
     
  10. rbell

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    Speak for yourself.

    rbell <---not "owned."
     
  11. Revmitchell

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    :thumbs::thumbs:
     
  12. billwald

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    If 40% of your life's energy goes to govt programs that you do not support then you are 40% "owned."

    You are "free" because our owners don't care what you do as long as assets continue to flow from the working people to themselves.

    Personally, I am sufficiently free to do what I want, all things considered (health, personal obligations).
     
  13. Nonsequitur

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    Waaaiiiit a minute.......I thought you said you were married?:laugh:
     
  14. rbell

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    BIG difference. When you're married, you're leased, with an option to buy... :eek:
     
  15. Baptist in Richmond

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    :rolleyes:
    I noticed that you didn't produce any proof for such a claim.
    Some things never change.......

    Regards anyway,
    BiR
     
  16. Aaron

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    Who's Pulling Obama's Strings?

    Rich, foreign, white guys.
     
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    It seems like the rich pull the strings of 99.99% of public office holders.
     
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    :rolleyes: I noticed that you didn't produce any refutation for such a claim.
    Some things never change.........

    No regard for liberals anyway,
    Non.
     

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