I started following this post just recently - interesting, because of its occasional blurb in the news and with Obama's Campaign against FOX NEWS, chances of hearing anything elsewhere is slim to none.
My thoughts isn't where he was born, but his abilities to get things (anything) done - so far he is worse than any lame duck President I have ever seen.
The sickening thing about health care reform, it won't take place for 4 years after passed, meaning his re-election and an additional congressional run for the Dems will come and go before a dollar is spent on reform - what is to happen to that nearly $900 billion all those years, earn .10% interest in a money market?
If the Dems are soooo worried about health care for the poor, then do it now, not use it as a political toy to toss to the needy cats, which they claim 35 million people are without healthcare, well the proposed plan only effects 10 million, leaving 25 million at least as bad off as they are now. But then do the math, $900 billion into 10 million people - I'll let you move the zeros around and once you clean your underwear we'll finish THAT conversation.
He is a useless President so far, unable to take a Congress with majority vote in his corner and do magical "CHANGE" as he spouted at every whistle stop. I can't imagine the personality charisma he must have face to face, it has to be wizarous because he has surely buffaloed millions in his 2 year campaign, something he started only 140 or so days as a junior senator. He has little legislative experience and no executive experience, and you can use the Uncle Tom slur of you wish, I will not - but surely he is a token of the Entertainment Generation, just another Tiger Woods, somehow White PEople are easily impressed, if not spell-bound when they see a black man who speaks well and has a smile to match. That isn't anything agianst him, it is a gift - it is though a shot at anyone who bought the theory that a black man is anything better than a man of any color, especially in these hard times.
I don't think he is any kind of answer to International issues, most countries have snubbed him with high ranking officials refusing to even shake his hand, that is an insult I have never witnessed before, but check videos on Youtube showing many of his jaunts and see for yourself, he extends his hand and the governing parties pull theirs away in show that they disapprove - the most we videotaped, Russia's leadership.
Do I blame any of this on the Dems and Libs, no!!!! Let's look at what the Republicans have brought to the plate and then see who the caucuses tossed out long before most of us could vote. Yes, we need a national primary day, not weed out the players mainly because of funds and worse of all the airtime given in debates to the two nominees that the media think have the best chance to go on.
I end with a question that is bugging me, totally off topic - why DeKnow are you harping on KathyP? If you don't see it that way, I suggest you reread your posts, they sound a bit abusive to me, please remember the rules on personal attacks. Feel free to argue any issue, but keep your opinions about members to yourself, please.
So, 3 more years at least of a do nothing government, meanwhile I noticed the numbers of DOW, NASDAQ and S&P go up in 2009 from about 17% to 25% which sounds like a recovery starting to me. But how many more things will we bail out or offer rebates for to temporarily spring-board the economy? We have a long time before we even break even in our savings, if indeed we do. As it is the only reason China doesn't call their chit is because the leading buyer of their exports is the USA, if they bankrupted the United States, they would split their own throats.
Just some things to ponder.