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PIERS MORGAN, HOST: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?
BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you've touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be - I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but - the next messiah.
It's also worth noting that this came the day after the Washington Post said Obama was responsible for three of the top ten biggest Pinocchios of the year, and five days after PolitiFact awarded him the Lie of the Year.
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
You know what I find sad? We're more excited about waiting for the "Messiah" to do something than getting up and doing it ourselves. That's what's sad about this.
reply to post by pstrron
In his farewell speech on January 17, 1961 President Dwight D. Eisenhower " warned the American people to keep a careful eye on what he called the "military industrial complex" ". Since then it appears that the position of POTUS, whether Democrat or Republican, has morphed into a figurehead serving the interest of TPTB.....
Bab-waa Waa-Waaa needs to read ' Who's Minding the Store 101 '.
Who's Minding the Store
The two parties should be almost identical so that the American people can "throw the rascals out" at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.
Either party in office becomes in time corrupt, tired, unenterprising and vigorless. Then it should be possible to replace it every four years by the other party which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.
reply to post by havok
Even here where I live, China, people thought he was going to be someone special compared to the usual leadership in Washington. It didn't take long for many here to see him for what he is yet the people of the US voted for him again.
I saw him for what he was and is, a lier and panderer, promising and telling the people what they wanted to hear with no intent of ever keep a promise. Truthfully Barbara Walters has no excuse, she has seen and reported enought to know better.