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Liberals voice concerns about Obama

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    Liberals are growing increasingly nervous – and some just flat-out angry – that President-elect Barack Obama seems to be stiffing them on Cabinet jobs and policy choices.

    Obama has reversed pledges to immediately repeal tax cuts for the wealthy and take on Big Oil. He’s hedged his call for a quick drawdown in Iraq. And he’s stocking his White House with anything but stalwarts of the left.

    Now some are shedding a reluctance to puncture the liberal euphoria at being rid of President George W. Bush to say, in effect, that the new boss looks like the old boss.





    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16292.html
     
  2. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    If you make promises you can't or won't deliver then at some point you are going to have to deal with some dissatisfied customers.

    A few years back as a pastor I had a church member who asked if he could but "Free Beer" up on the church sign. I told him we could not lie.

    He said we could give out root beer after church. And it would make people come, and they would hear the gospel.

    I said no, we could not promise something we had no intention of delivering. If we did then why would people believe anything else we had to say, including the saving gospel of Christ.

    If people voted for Obama thinking he was going to fill their gas tanks and pay off their mortgages, well, they are going to be disappointed.
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

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    Can you imagine the looks on the faces of the poor folks who have their Bush & Cheney in jail fantasies extinguished so impersonally ?

    Change......:laugh:
     
  4. LeBuick

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    Yep, times changed on him but most people don't see it. If he added the winfall tax to big oil and gas prices went back up, he'd get the blame. He needed to add the tax when gas prices were high.

    Delaying the tax cuts on the wealthy is his was of appeasing the right. He instead plans to just let them expire. I think he'll pull the trigger once the honeymoon is over but he needs the right to pass his legislation through the house. It will meet much resistance as it is.

    He's always said 16 months on Iraq. I think we'll see troops being pulled soon after he takes office. He did give himself a catch 22, I think he plans to leave peace keeping troops in place so he can technically call the war over.
     
  5. windcatcher

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    You mean there's dissention in the camp for the pres to be elect...... even before he's taken office?

    Who'd thunk it?
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

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    Seems that some are amazed that Obama is picking people who served in the Clinton administration among his appointees. What would you expect? If you want experienced folks, the Clinton administration was the only other one from Obama's party since the 1970s. If he picked neophytes, some of you would be shouting about how he should have picked more experienced people, since he has no prior executive experience. Ya just can't have it both ways.
     
  7. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    So Obama's only choices were either the old guard which provides no change at all or neophytes which provides change but fails to enhance his lack of experience for the job. Obama can't win for losing.

    A third option is Obama is simply paying back debts from his election.
     
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