posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 03:32 PM
Me too. I agree. (JK)
Obama, like every POTUS, is not perfect. There is not one POTUS in our history who has had an unimpeachable character, and not one who hasn't made
mistakes, some of great magnitude. But with Obama we must have a certain sense of perspective a certain level and sense of proportion. He came into
office with two immediate problems,
1. An economic crisis of monumental proportions and no knowledge of how to handle it, therefore requiring the advice of counselors who lead him and
encouraged him to follow the path already laid down by W before he left office. Result: The stimulus was not perfect, and had serious flaws, but was
the only thing at the time that seemed even nominally able to save us from devastation.
2. The entire Republican Party vowing to destroy him and thwart every policy he proposed. This means that nothing he did would gain any favor, and
that the Republican corporate machine would spend vast amounts of money to produce propaganda which would, for all intents and purposes, destroy him.
Take, for example, the Health Care bill. Republicans for decades had been supporting such a bill, and even proposed solutions very similar to those
finally adopted in the bill which was signed. But Republicans decided to go against him anyway. Why? Many reasons, but that corporate money
certainly helped, and the trillion-dollar Health and Pharmaceutical Industry pushed it over the top. You don't think that many of the people in
those town hall meetings weren't plants or paid to do what they did? You don't think that many news editors were either bribed or were in collusion
with the Republican/Corporate power base? Then you are, sadly, uninformed.
Is Obama the worst POTUS ever? Not even close. Hoover, Nixon, and W were far worse, did more damage, and that damage was long-lasting.
Obama has been in office less than two years, yet he has passed more legislation to help the people than W did his entire eight years. Obama is a
sincere man, albeit deceived into thinking he is the one actually in control. The forces behind him are strong, but at least Obama is trying to do
the right thing, and the things he believes will HELP the people, give relief, and make for a happier and more fulfilling life. Most Presidents are
not respected during their time in office, and many are not truly loved until they are out of office. JFK was not a great POTUS, but after his murder
he became a cult-hero. Carter presided over a great economic downturn following the fiasco that was Nixon and Ford, but is now considered a great
statesman and wise mediator. Clinton was criticised as a filanderer (even though every POTUS has had at least one mistress, and Jefferson even
fathered other children while in office!) but is not highly respected. My view is that the same would happen for Obama - if only the world wasn't
going to end in 2012. Darn.
But if you want to say the USA hasn't had a true leader since Jany 2009 you are greatly mistaken. The USA hasn't had a true leader since Nov 22nd
1963 when the CIA in collusion with many others murdered JFK. Since that time every POTUS has been a mere figurehead, with the exception of Nixon who
actually has connections to the assassination. (some could argue the same about Poppy Bush)
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