thegreek - You may do as you like but I see no logic in trying to argue with a mental derelict that wants to point to the wrongdoing of others, from years past and under very different circumstances, in order to justify the righteousness of continued, unpunished and unaccountable actions of someone he/she obviously idolizes. Doesn't that practice scream out immaturity and irresponsibility?
Little Susie says "Look mommy, I know you caught me taking a cookie and it was wrong for me to do it, but Billy took one last month".
Kendall78 says - "...but it was ok for Reagan to ride a horse or shake hands with West Virginians during the Cold War?"
OK Kendall, all of Obama's sins are forgiven for what Reagan may have done. Does it change anything?
I have, now you may go and do some.
I just don't see the point in trying to make it out as if he is the worse thing ever.
Do some research.
"Congress is getting pretty fed up. I would say they gonna hammer him soon."
HAHA...yeah real fed up. The Dems are going to hide from Obama so they can get reelected. It doesn't matter if they actually hate him or love him..it's good politics.
Look at Bush during his last 2 years, the Republicans wanted nothing to do with him if they were running for reelection.
The Republicans do NOT want Obama to leave by impeachment. They want to tie Obama like a dead Albotross around the necks of the Dems for the next 2 years.
"WHY you people defend him appalls me."
I haven't once said that Obama is doing a good job. I just don't see the point in trying to make it out as if he is the worse thing ever. I argued against the Left when they tried to do it to Bush and I will do it against the Right that tries to do it to Obama.
Obama isn't the first President to make mistakes and he won't be the last. Many of our problems are political illusions that are made worse by people that don't look at things in context.
I swear, Obama could have a plane fly over WV and drop solid gold coins for the people and there would be those that would curse him because a coin hit them in the head and hurt. From a political POV, Obama is doing the right thing by ignoring all the irrational haters. Bush learned that trick too and ignored the Far Left and still did his thing.
Congress is getting pretty fed up. I would say they gonna hammer him soon. GONG. Look it up.. He has broken the ACA for starters. He doesnt like a law he doesnt enforce it. You brought up use of Executive Orders. His CONTENT of his orders is the problem. Control this, control that. Far cry from pardoning some people or sending money and relief to South Africa !! And bragging to the constituents that he will use his pen and phone... PHHHFFTTT .. Nonsense !!! You need to do some unbiased research but you wont believe your own lying eyes so forget it. Yeah everythings fine. In November I will say, I dont know what happened cause all the Dems got ousted!
"not lift a finger by way of sanctions on Mexico for holding one of our service men."
What kind of message is that to send the world? It's ok for us to hold people from other nations without trial for years and years in Gitmo but don't you dare hold one of our people because he might have broken one of your laws. Oh...he's a marine..of course he should get extra good treatment.
That US Citizen is about to get a trial and it only took a few months. We have foreign nationals in Gitmo for years without trial. How the heck can you say we should put sanctions on Mexico for them enforcing their own laws.
WHY you people defend him appalls me.
Greek- if he is violating his oath so badly, why hasn't Congress did anything about it? Why hasn't the Surpreme Court?
Could it be because he hasn't broken the law?
The laws of this nation is not so cut and dry as people want it to be. As head of the Executive Branch, Obama has the right to use the Executive Order and Congress has the right to smack him down if he is wrong.
"NO, You idiot! It's Tony Blair!"
...AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS PRECISELY WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE WHITE HOUSE
"Obama is the one presently in power."
I have never denied the man is President and Commander and Chief of our military. He is the head of the Executive Branch of our Govt and much of what happens in this country rests on him.
However, the point of showing that Obama is not unique isn't to give him an excuse...it's to show that he is no better or worse than the other Presidents.
People (especially the Far Right) act like there has never been a scandal before Obama. Or that no President ever did a photo op before Obama. These type of people have some freakin huge political blinders on and are unable to look at the President objectively.
Of course Obama has made mistakes but is he trying to ruin the country? No.
Explain why it's wrong for Obama to play a game of pool at the moment but it was ok for Reagan to ride a horse or shake hands with West Virginians during the Cold War?
Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question. "Joe, answer this for me." "Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?" "I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one." He went to his advisers and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer. Frustrated, Biden went to work out in congressional gym and saw Paul Ryan there. Biden went up to him and asked, "Hey Paul, see if you can answer this question." “Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?" Paul Ryan answered, "That's easy, it's me!" Biden smiled, and said, "Good answer Paul!" Biden then, went back to speak with President Obama. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle." "It's Paul Ryan!" Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, "NO, Y
President Obama to the Queen of England: "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?" "Well," said the Queen, "The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people." Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?" The Queen took a sip of champagne. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle, watch" The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?" Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, your Majesty?" The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this please Tony. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?" Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me." "Yes! Very good." said the Queen. Obama went back home to
I simply cannot fathom that even a supporter or democrat would not find it totally unacceptable for big brother to spy on its citizens phone calls, emails (and God only knows what else) and allow and encourage and participate in harrassing groups that do not hold the same beleif as the president or his party, support and cover up terrorists killing diplomats, not lift a finger by way of sanctions on Mexico for holding one of our service men. Not totally restructure the VA for the sins and crimes of not caring for our vets medical needs !! Everything is HO HUMMED and blamed on someone else like a spoiled little rich kid that has to lie out of everything so his parents wont stop supporting him !!
Kendall. You need to study on what branch of government is responsible for making the laws and who has to abide by them. It is ignorance like this that got him elected in the first place and reason why there is hesitation to impeach him. Of course him being a Constitunional lawyer already, he knows what he is doing is a violation of his oath of office and the articles also. Google articles of impeachment. Most of his supporters have too many stars in their eyes to see what he is really doing !! And do NOT dish out the crap that other presidents were just as bad. They maybe had one scandal. People were fired etc. Not 5 or 10 serious ones that no one can figure out who is to blame and evidence destroyed. ! Gimme a break !!
You know, Kendall, that every point you try to score and rebuttal you try to make is almost too ridiculous to respond to, so I'm going to give up trying. If you can't understand that this country, under Obama, is going to H-ell on many fronts,I can't help you.
Suffice it to say that every scandal that is a result of Obama's purposeful design or ineptitude is not going to be rectified by your rhetoric about what any former president did or caused or behavior of the same. Obama is the one presently in power. Hey ask us for the job explaining HE had the solutions. Meanwhile, he's shown shooting pool contemporaneously with the people we spent billions of dollars to train in Iraq having their heads cutoff by ISIS and trainloads of ragamuffins from Central America (and who knows whom else) are being thrown over our border into our socio/economic malaise.
Are you just too dense to understand that?
"Obama recently golfing and shooting pool"
Shame on him..again, he should stay in the Oval Office 24/7 just like Reagan did right?
Wait...what?! Reagan didn't stay in the Oval Office 24/7? Oh that's right...instead of being in the Oval Office, he was busy shaking hands with those here in the Mid Ohio Valley back around 1985. He also rode horses instead of working for the nation? Shame on him.
Well, maybe George W. Bush worked in the Oval Office and never did photo ops.....oops, he was the one that landed that jet on a aircraft carrier didn't he? Nothing better for him to do that day I guess.
We all know Clinton spent time in the Oval Office but whether or not he got any real work done all depends on how you define "work".
"Burgdahl wasn't a POW. There is evidence leaning toward the possibility that he is a deserter. The terrorists he was TRADED FOR are non-state operators and should have been shot. Then they would not have been around for collateral."
And yet the military promoted the man back in 2011. Those "leanings" must not have been that strong.
The Five that were traded were Taliban Govt people. And like it or not, the Taliban was a government entity and their people must be treated differently than actual terror groups.
And to be shot as you put it requires something called a trial first, unless we are falling into chaos now. There was no trial, so the govt was either lazy or knew they wouldn't find them guilty of anything.
"CANDIDATE Obama campaigned on it,...."
He sounds like every other President we have had. He screwed up just like Reagan, both Bushes and Clinton. Obama is in fine company.
"having taxpayer paid employees claiming "The 5th""
Being a govt paid employee is irrelevant to their right to plead the 5th. The Far Right should be proud when citizens use the Constitution.
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