Originally Posted by Badbird
Sure, we fully and freely admit that Obama isn't perfect. He's also facing the most obstructionist Congress in history. But aside from that, Obama on his absolute worst day is still a million times better than his opponents.
LOL Why is it when it is against your guy or most recent it is the worst and in this case Congress ever? Maybe the reason NObama has such a hard time getting things done is because they are many people in his own party that can't just play along.
Bush for the shitty Prex he was did whatever the fuck he wanted for 8 years and half of them were democratically controled. Why is it so hard for Obama? I tend to believe it is Obama's unpopular programs and ideas.
The million times better is your opinion and I respect that, but I totally disagree. Obama and his way of thinking makes this country weaker. The people grow weaker, while the government grows in power. It makes me sick.
Originally Posted by Squid Vicious
No, there really isn't. Obama is carrying out drone strikes in five different countries right now. He has said that all options need to be on the table to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, even though there's no evidence that they're trying to build any. He's kept the prisons at Guantanamo and Bagram open. And he's become one of the most stridently anti-whistleblower presidents in American history. If this is Jim Colyer's idea of a "detached and lazy" foreign policy, I shudder to think what he would consider an active, interventionist foreign policy.
As I said, though, I wish Obama was weak on foreign policy. Nothing would delight me more if he really was committed to the downfall of the American empire. But the truth is that he's far more ideologically in line with George Bush than Frantz Fanon. Honestly, looking at the record of his first term, I really have to wonder what it is right-wingers hate about him so much.
Obama like Clinton does not have the balls to handle the middle east. Countries like Iran know they can push democratic presidents very far before anything is done.
Drone attacks are the way of the present and future. This is not some Obama thing. It is a new technology in the way of fighting modern war.
No evidence? Are you aware Iran's leader has fully admitted they are building and developing a nuclear program. He has not said weapons, but if you don't believe he is, I have a bridge to sell you and some land in Florida. Let me give you my swiss bank acct numbers in which to transfer the money to