It isnt what Im doing but how Im telling you what Im doing

@laglen (19782)
United States
November 5, 2010 10:06am CST
That is what Obama seems to think is what most American's problem is. It isnt the policies he is pushing through but how they communicate it. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/05/obama-acknowledges-failures-says-leadership-isnt-just-legislation/ Does he think we dont know what these policies are and what they will do? Do you just need a better explanation why he is increasing government? Would that make you feel better? Or do you think you have a pretty good handle in what he is doing? He has been claiming this since the beginning of his term. ~If it is too complicated to explain, then you dont understand the subject~
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
5 Nov 10
If Obama had a Bush-like approach, where you only heard from the guy once a month on average, I'd be inclined to believe that his policies weren't explained enough or well enough. But he's supposedly a fantastic communicator, speaking with great diction and candor, able to rile people up. And to spread this message with his supposed gift of gab, he's been to/on: MTV The View Letterman Leno Stewart ESPN 60 Minutes The Early Show 500 sleeves-rolled-up town hall meetings A dozen primetime they-cut-my-show-off-for-this-sht press conferences Two dozen daytime they-cut-price-is-right-off-for-this-sht conferences Etc, etc, since becoming President less than 2 years ago. Saying that he's not explaining something correctly is a little weak. And it doesn't help that there are two faces to Obama: one when he's around his supporting folk, where he severely lashes out at the other side, calls people "enemies" and speaks of his real intentions - the second when he's trying to play the role of Mr. Partisan, claiming it's "our" America and that we need to work together. So, I take from this that he is mad too many people believe him to be the Obama surrounded by his crew and not the Obama playing it in the middle. You are what you are. You know - some people marry serial killers; there's no shame in being fooled. But not everyone falls for the BS nor can everyone be expected to, and if they do it's usually not for long. A lot of Americans do not fall for the BS. Is that Obama's fault? Yes. Probably. But not because he couldn't explain properly, but because he explained it just fine. EVERYONE knows Obama's motives and how he really feels and what he really wants to do. There just aren't enough Obama apologists left willing to take him on his "I'm a moderate" word. Besides, this election didn't have everything to do with Obama. I think most revolting aginst these policies revolt against the policies regardless of who plays the spokesperson.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Nov 10
I agree, people like to throw around what Bush did, I feel saf ein saying that most people agree that the Patriot Act was a direct violation of the Constitution. And people saying that nobody said anything about Bush doing (insert issue here) where the hell were they for eight years? No I agree, I think the problem is he IS communicating what he is doing.
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• Canada
6 Nov 10
MATERSFISH, you forgot the appearance he made on Canadian tv while at a restaurant buying (well not really buying, it was given to him, dont ask!!) beaver tails....dont ask!!
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
6 Nov 10
• United States
5 Nov 10
It is easier to call the American public stupid than it is for him to own up to the public rejcting his policies because we don't like them. He wants to make it our failure to understand instead of his failure to listen.
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• United States
5 Nov 10
America is like the puppy and Obama and his band of merry progressives are the dog trainers. They teach us to shake while waving a biscuit in front of our faces. We eventually shake. "Good dog!" But we don't get the biscuit! We shake again. "Oh, that's a good dog." Still no biscuit. WTF, we think - why no biscuit, dude? So, we stop giving paw and start giving claw. "Shake, shake... come on, boy, shake!" NO (RUFF!) "Stupid dumb dog!" Never bad trainer, though.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Nov 10
I second that ruff! But I didnt fall for the tricks from the beginning. As soon as I heard your a racist if you dont vote for him, my paw went down.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
5 Nov 10
I'm tired of his "but you don't understand" excuses/put downs. What does he not understand? We reject your priorities, we reject your policies, we reject your programs, we reject your procedures! Maybe he should have gone to a school that teaches the art of listening.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Nov 10
ah a very useful class! You forgot "we reject your royalty mentality"
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
5 Nov 10
Oh, that too...
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Nov 10
All I could do was sit there and shake my head. Maybe WE are the one's who aren't making the message clear enough? Maybe losing a whole house, a record number of state legislatures and governors wasn't enough? Ok then, let me try it this way. Mr. President........NO.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
6 Nov 10
I hear ya but I dont have the way cool filters our illustrious president has.... do you suppose he reads mylot?
• Canada
6 Nov 10
What was this guy doing before he was elected president? Sounds to me he might have been working in a zoo and he thinks he's still talking to a bunch of monkeys in a cage. Sorry didnt mean to say that American people are monkeys but that your guy there thinks you are. Throw him out....but dont send him to us. He'll never survive how we treat our politicians....we love to make up jokes about them on National TV lol
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
6 Nov 10
haha when he was first elected, Saturday night live couldnt "find" anything to tease about him.... lmao What did he do before? He was a Senator and before that.... wait for it...... he was..... a "community organizer"! oh yeah and a lawyer too.
@KeenoT (31)
• United States
5 Nov 10
I believe it is actually conservatives that want to increase government and take away our liberties. They want to tell us what religion to believe, what we can do with our bodies, etc. They want to control the ordinary folks but give the rich free rein.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
6 Nov 10
Keeno - thank you for responding, can you give some names and examples?
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
6 Nov 10
The arrogant and haughty usurper rules by deception, stealth, jihad, taqiyya (permissible lying to deceive, disarm, distract an enemy). He thinks Americans are stupid because they allow him to sit illeglaly in the WH and he is right.