Itemizing the many failures and broken promises of Barack Obama

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  • Actually, I think President Obama has been quite successful in taking the country on his journey of "fundamental" change.

    Four more years of Obama and there will be little left to change.

    The "civil war" between the "takers" and the "makers" ends November 06. It will be a different country, for better or worse, thereafter.

  • And yet the Chicago Tribune endorses Obama. And Mayor Bloomberg. And Colin Powell. And did you see who's Obama's new BFF? Gov. Christie. Now that's gravitas.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Obama comes, Obama goes -- the photo op is complete.

    Meanwhile, people are cold and shivering in the dark; food is scarce; people cannot get gasoline to get to their jobs.

    And... the most interesting part is Obama admitting the failure of Big Government, by saying that all the red tape will be cut and the government toads will return a call in fifteen minutes. So far, however, it is : Big Storm, Big Government, Big Failure. Good thing Obama's initials are not GWB.

    Hello Katrina. Obama must hate ethnic whites, jews and Catholics.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    He did more than come and go. Ask Governor Christie.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    No I'll ask the people of Staten Island, not two politicians looking for photo ops in the middle of misery.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I'm guessing you have no idea what "gravitas" means. Not surprising.

  • You debt trolls are funny to me. First of all you act as if the GOP has some sort of expertise on controlling debt and spending. The Republicans have shown time and time again that they are not serious about budget and debt reform; the fakers only use debt and deficit as a tool to bludgeon President Obama. According to a report released in August 2012 by the Congressional Budget Office, just two policies dating back to 2001 accounted for over $500B of the 2009 deficit and will account for $6Trillion in deficits in 2009 through 2019. By 2019 the two policies of the Bush tax cuts and the unfunded Iraq and Afghan wars will account for almost half of the overall debt. Thanks GOP!

    Also, the budget is a bicameral issue. I'm sure you know that the President proposes the budget and congress OK's the budget. That cheesy Michael Bay video you posted forgot to mention this.

  • In reply to Smart Guy:

    Very true, the budget is a bipartisan issue. Which I guess is why the Democratic-controlled Senate hasn't passed a budget many years?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Sorry Mr. Byrne, I had my say and I don't feed the trolls. Good luck next week.

  • In reply to Smart Guy:

    Wow, Smart Guy, aren't you the one: you say it and it's said.

    I take it "smart guy" is an ironic moniker.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Have you forgotten about the Republican obstructionism in the Senate using the filibuster?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Have you forgotten that the president has never proposed a realistic budget. One that a single member of his own party could support? That's real leadership. And the filibuster is a tactic only used by Republican's?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Dennis, Smart Guy hasn't really done his homework or have a grasp of the issue. Had the video mentioned SmartGuy's quote from his 7th grade US History book, the video would probably have been forced to explain how many votes the president's "proposed" budget received from the House and Senate. That would be zero.

    He also goes on to talk about "unfunded" wars. Of course the libs will argue that Bush took us into two wars even thought 82 democrats voted to authorize the Iraq War while the authorization for force in Afghanistan was approved 420-1. But that doesn't matter because Bush was the one that lead this country into it. In other words he was the one that worked with the house to achieve bipartisan support for both resolutions (that's an interesting concept this current president knows nothing about). I guess we could have decided to not go into Afghanistan which means we would never have killed Osama.

    Dennis, it's quite easy to see the point of the video. If you make promises that you are going to do something, and then you don't deliver, that is called a failure. Some in the private sector might refer to that as a promotion. It's easy to deflect and point to someone else's failures (Bush is the default punching bag) as an excuse. But at the end of the day you have either failed to follow through on promises or have not. It's pretty black or white.

  • It's a joke. The only reason Bush's deficit was a low as it was is because he carried TWO WARS off the books. If you did that in your business, you'd go to jail. Whatever happens on Nov 6, it is only because of Barack Obama that this country is still standing and if you understood the economics of this recession, you would understand that. Romney will crush the middle class and, along with it any hope of economic growth. And that's only addressing his bankrupt fiscal ideas. His social policies will take us back to the 19th Century. You might've liked bin Laden, he would've taken us all the way back to the 12th Century.

  • In reply to Bob Abrams:

    Can someone translate this?

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