Originally posted by drwolf
How about his green energy policy.
Salindra Big failure
A123 Systems, now being sold to chinese after we bailed them out.
Now not part of his energy policy, but fast and furious and his executive order protecting the people who had knowledge of the event.
His promise of an open government, truth is it's been more secretive than ever
He's a lier, but what politician isn't.
He's just a big smuck, with his head up his ass.
Wall street bailout, GM, Chrysler, AIG
edit on 27-3-2013 by drwolf because: (no reason given)
Wall Street bailout was Bush but was enacted during the beginning of Obama's presidency. Was already a done deal. Automotive bail out was actually a
pretty necessary evil as the automotive industry here in the US is like one of the last bits of manufacturing that we have left in what is largely a
I wouldn't say that i necessarily dislike Obama. I see him as a politician--no more, no less and as prone to yuck as any of them. My key points:
1. I do not blame him for things that are actually up to Congress such as whether they were going to consider any jobs bill proposal from him.
2. Flip flopping: I was, however, very disappointed that he did not do enough to address the indefinite detention aspects of the NDAA and completely
backed off closing Guatanamo Bay.
3. Constitutional/failure of leadership/hypocrisy: Also not thrilled with his hesitant lack of response in regards to the treatment of protesters,
including veterans, here in the US while he had mouthful to say about the treatment of protesters elsewhere. Actually, bordering on dislike for him
on that one since he's supposed to be someone who actually knows something about the Constitution.
4. Constitutional/failure of leadership: Really very unthrilled that I never saw anything powerful being displayed by him in regards to media
blackouts or even the decline of the press and its effect on democracy.
5. Revolving door: Despise the fact that his revolving door has featured a lot of Goldman Sachs.
6. Fiscal/International: I have appreciation for his efforts in improving our countries international ties but am not impressed with his failure to
stop the nation's jobs from bleeding out to China, India, and whatever cheap labor flavor of the month country there is out there. Nor am I
particularly thrilled about our being in a sequester in which he spread doom and gloom yet was also sending tons of money outside to other countries
when we are supposed to be cutting back on spending.
7. Obamacare: While I appreciate the efforts and the fact that those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage (last group,
adults is in 2014 still from what I can tell), it simply did not address enough in actually stabilizing health care costs that have been growing
monstrously over the last 10 years. As such, it smells like a band aid that still isn't going to bring a whole lot of health care to those within the
US. Only time will tell on that one.
8. War: Pursuing war crimes within our country, especially in light of recent releases, probably would have been a wise move that would have improved
the faith in our country's foreign military engagements and within our politicians but nope, didn't do that either....
9. Petty: He made the White House petition thing, which is turning out to be a bit of a farce.
But all of this is pretty typical politician from either party garbage. Presidents don't seem to really stand for anything anymore and, while they
cannot make and pass legislation (Congress does that), they are supposed to be the individual that at least represents us and attempts to unite us.
Haven't seen much of that from him.
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