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Saturday, March 20, 2010

So Much For Obama Charisma


After delivering 54 speeches and statements on the issue of healthcare, Obama still had to bully, bribe, threaten and intimidate to drag a teensy weensy majority of his own party screaming, resisting and kicking across the finish line. So much for his great charisma.

29 comments:

Liberal POV said...

Blogger

Obama can sure deliver a speech. When John Boehner is on TV the Republican Party looks stiff mean spirited, old, grumpy and out of touch with reality.
When Ms Foxx is before the camera the Republicans looks foolish, mean spirited, old, grumpy and out of touch with reality.
When the evangelist of fear and hate Glen Becks before the camera the Conservatives look insane.

Obama was elected on a platform of reform and Health Care was at the top of that list. The only thing I fault Obama for s not going all out for Universal Health Care.

When Obama is before the cameras he looks intelligent, youthful, energetic, and inspiring.

Now that Obama has found his voice and understands the Republicans will never be reasonable he needs to move forward with many other reforms including bank regulations. American will discover they like courageous Democrats if they get the backbone to vote for the health care bill.

If the Democrats in Congress find a backbone to do what's right for the American people and not worry about all the campaign money going to Republicans,
the next two elections will be interesting.
During the health care debate we have seen hundreds of millions go to misinform all of the Foxs News crowd and much of the views of other networks with lies, fear and propaganda. Now that Obama's back out preaching reality the opinions are turning back to his favor.

Sarkazein said...

He can shore deliver a speech, he's so perty. I shore hope the democrats is brave enough to take more money form those rich people...danged. It inspires me to take money from people what earned it and give it to us po-fokes.

Sarkazein said...

"Now that Obama's back out preaching reality the opinions are turning back to his favor."-Freak Show


The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That matches the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President (see trends).
Each time the President leads a big push for his health care plan, his job approval ratings suffer. While some portions of the plan are popular, others are not...///

Johnny Rico said...

Intelligent? Telemprompter speeches are intelligent? Ronald Reagan - now that is intelligent. Hussein Obama and Pelosi will have big trouble come November. Wanna take a bet out liberal socialist sheep POV?

LOL

Johnny Rico

PS I won

Reader said...

Is HD on vacation?

Liberal POV said...

Sark

How wealthy are you to never have to worry about losing your own health, losing with that your income and health care coverage?

oatz said...

The only thing that makes me lose my income is when it is taken by force to provide for the Liberal freeloading moochers that think they are entitled to my income. It amazes me that 46% of America is on the public teat (dole, welfare, etc) yet 46% approve of Obama is there a correlation?

Sarkazein said...

POV-

What does that have to do with that goofball you elected nosediving in the polls while you write he is rising dramatically in the polls? What does your question have to do with the complete lack of charisma as proven by the deepest divide in the US since the VN War?
QUIT lusting after other's wealth and enjoy your poverty, no health-care, and abject ignorance.

Liberal POV said...

Oatz

" It amazes me that 46% of America is on the public teat "

Your figure is wrong 46% of Americans don't make a living wage. That doesn't mean they don't work.

You and other Republicans and fellow conservative want to demonize being poor while doing every thing possible to keep wages and benefits low. You fight improvements to education, health care, unions but say nothing of wall street raid and theft of middle class savings.

I think you own or manage a restaurant. What happens if your health fails? Who will run the restaurant? How do you continue to have income and afford health care? Do you pay for health insurance for the employees? Do you pay a living wage to those that deliver you a comfortable life style?

Liberal POV said...

Sark

"What does your question have to do with the complete lack of charisma as proven by the deepest divide in the US since the VN War? "

Your buddies Glen Beck ( The evangelist of Fear ) Rush ( The hate monger) Hannity, Fox Misinformation Network had nothing to do with this divide?

Sarkazein said...

ALL were around during the last few administrations, so you do the 'rithmatik

Liberal POV said...

Oatz

"" It amazes me that 46% of America is on the public teat "

The more correct statement would be 46 % of American's income is too low to pay into America's tax base.

With Republican tax policy, Union busting and demonizing the poor the wealth of the top .05% has greatly increased while the bottom 80% of Americans wealth has decreased the last 25-30 years. Raagannomics may have been good for those at the top but not most Americans.
If you want more Americans paying the bills you must work for better wages and benefit for all Americans not just the wealthy.

Gogle Wealth in America

http://www.slate.com/id/2223734/

http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/14/income-inequality-is-at-a_n_259516.html

Sarkazein said...

POV, quit digging around for excuses for Obama and be man enough to admit you were TOTALLY WRONG about Obama being a uniter and that he wouldn't over-reach.

Liberal POV said...

Sark

"ALL were around during the last few administrations, so you do the 'rithmatik"

True but then they were used to prop up a failed Bush Administration.

How was Clinton treated by your buddies Glen Beck ( The evangelist of Fear ) Rush ( The hate monger) Hannity, Fox Misinformation Network?

Was this devide not being dug during those times?

Sarkazein said...

Forget it, you are HOPEless POV.

Liberal POV said...

Sark

" that he wouldn't over-reach."

15 -20% of Americans me included feel he's under reached. We should have had a Public option in this bill.

Sarkazein said...

POV, did you find that gem on the bottom of your think tank?

Liberal POV said...

GOP ( Grumpy Old People)

In 1964 when LBJ used all of his political capital to pass the Civil Rights Bill he told Bill Moyers after the vote he had just handed the Republicans victory for decades to come. LBJ was right both to pass the civil Right s bill but also in his predictions.

I believe that as Republicans today vote against the health care bill they hand Democrats victories for decades to come just as they did voting against Social Security in the thirties.

Sarkazein said...

POV- By party
The original House version:[9]
Democratic Party: 152-96 (61%-39%)
Republican Party: 138-34 (80%-20%)
Cloture in the Senate:[10]
Democratic Party: 44-23 (66%-34%)
Republican Party: 27-6 (82%-18%)
The Senate version:[9]
Democratic Party: 46-21 (69%-31%)
Republican Party: 27-6 (82%-18%)
The Senate version, voted on by the House:[9]
Democratic Party: 153-91 (63%-37%)
Republican Party: 136-35 (80%-20%)

POV the 1964 Civil Rights Bill was bi-partisan. A HIGHER percentage of Republicans voted for it than did Democrats.
The Obama-care socialist bill is strictly partisan.
DID you ever opened a history book and read it rather than just hide your dope in it?

Blogger said...

POV "Obama was elected on a platform of reform"

I don't know if the people who voted for him had any idea what they were getting, but POV catch up with the times. Obama is not saying he wants to be a reform president he has now come out of the closet and is admitting he is pushing to be a "transformational" president. He implies he wants to be like the transformational president Reagan, but in the opposite direction.

The reverse of Reagan is European socialism, something Americans staunchly reject.

Blogger said...

Sarkazein Thanks for the stats on the bipartisan votes. Democrats keep comparing this government take over vote with some of the votes in the past such as the ones you document.

Those were bi-partisan as you point out. This one is a every-body-kiss-our-rear vote.

Liberal POV said...

Sark

I don't dispute your numbers, but as LBJ predicted southern Democrats switched parties after the Civil Rights Bill as did many Southern Democratic politicians. Jessie Helms of NC, Trent Lott, to name a few. This was called the Southern Strategy.

Many of those Democrats who voted against the Civil Rights Bill became Southern Republicans recruited by Nixon and Reagan along racial issue lines and that continues to this day. Much of the anti Obama fear is connected to anti black southerners and only slightly hidden.

Get out a little and you will here the Republicans telling jokes like did you here the government is going to tear down the Statue of Liberty?

Obama's going to replace it with a statue of Aunt Jemima.

Race has been a large part of every Republican Campaign sense the civil rights bill passed.
To John McCain's credit he refused to be a part of such sleaze dishonest dirty tricks in 2008.

Sarkazein said...

POV, I can't argue your point, because there isn't one.

I've never heard that joke before, until YOU told it you hypocrite.

Liberal POV said...

Blogger

"I don't know if the people who voted for him had any idea what they were getting"

Obama mentioned Health Care Reform and single payer or public option for the American health care system in nearly every speach on the campaign trial. You may have been busy during that time with flag pin issues to hear.

"He implies he wants to be like the transformational president Reagan, but in the opposite direction."

Lets hope so middle class Americans have been losing ground ever sense Reagan was President.

guy faulkes said...

Liberalproverbs18:2 is correct for once. Reagan championed the middle class and it gained ground under his administration. Since he left office, every President we have had has been a proponent of big government. Therefore the middle class has been losing ground since Reagan left office. I never thought Liberalproverbs18:2 would admit big government damages the middle class. Will wonders never cease?

Liberal POV said...

Guy

What you think you know just ain't so!

http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=488

"Even Ford and Carter did a better job at cutting government. Their combined presidential terms account for an increase of 1.4%—compared with Reagan's 3%—in the government's take of "national income." And in nominal terms, there has been a 60% increase in government spending, thanks mainly to Reagan's requested budgets, which were only marginally smaller than the spending Congress voted."


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yBU2IH33oeM/Rm06UJumkAI/AAAAAAAAAPg/m9R1M0WQW1E/s1600-h/gov%27t+employment+-+federal,+picture.jpg


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yBU2IH33oeM/Rm06GZumj-I/AAAAAAAAAPQ/Cbgi9jtC1uc/s1600-h/gov%27t+employment+-+all,+picture.jpg

http://www.angrybearblog.com/2007/06/comparing-presidents-size-of-government.html

guy faulkes said...

Liberalproverbs18:2, you seem to forget that I was talking about the Reagan administration and you are talking about the liberal, Democratic legislature he was saddled with. Congress increased the spending because it is the entity that spends money. Fortunately he was able to overcome them to a large extent.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

There's no way Republicans can spend less or have smaller governments as they always start a war costing not only tax dollars but the lives of Americans.

Republicans like you have never seen a war you didn't like.

guy faulkes said...

Republicans have never started a war. They have acted in the defense of the country, usually with bipartisan support from the Democrats. This, without doubt, distresses a traitor such as you.