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ElfDude



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject: What I like about Obama Reply with quote

What I like about Obama

Obviously, the biggest problem with Bush was sending the military into an Arab Muslim country that hadn't even attacked us. Among the several things that made that offensive were
* the rush to war - it was only several months after the possibility of military involvement was raised that combat operations began
* lack of United Nations sanction - only 17 relevant resolutions were ever passed before they were enforced
* lack of Congressional oversight - the President authorized the use of military force based on the flimsy pretext of a bill passed by Congress titled "Authorization of the Use of Military Force", rather than seeking a document that had the words "declaration of war" in it; that's every bit as bad as getting no Congressional approval at all
* obvious financial motives - clearly no one approved of the murderous dictator or sought a normal working relationship with him besides the French; at the same time, one couldn't help but be suspicious of the fact that the population we were ostensibly protecting was located conveniently near the oil fields
* stretching our military - we were overburdened as it was, and our brave military despite its courage lacked the resources for yet another operation
* inflating our military - the only way to keep the bloodthirsty Pentagon beast fed was to give it the hordes of jobless young men who had no prospects in an economy that saw unemployment skyrocket above 4% in most states
* ignoring our generals - the decision to go to war was made by political hacks who had never worn a uniform
* inflaming the Arab Street - despite some touchy-feely talk about Islam, it was impossible for the Muslim world not to notice how the President made repeated, insistent proclamations of his Christianity, how he only ever used the military against Muslim targets, and how at the time the war started he'd kept the concentration camp at Guantanamo open for over a year
* wasting money - it was completely irresponsible to commit the military to an expensive mission when the President's fiscal mismanagement had resulted in a budget deficit of over $150 billion in 2002

But anyway, what I really like about Obama is that he's gone 29-3 in his bracket picks over the first two days. You have to spend a lot of time watching college basketball to be that good.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been waiting to see how people react to our involvement in Lybia. Thus far I see no war protests, and when I mentioned to someone how no one was talking about Obama attacking an oil-rich nation and how they had pointed that out quite vehemously with Bush, I was told, "But Obama has no ties to Big Oil."

And I want my cheap gas back! LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is funny how people thing Obongo has no ties to big oil. Obongo is a community organizer . . . ie: he is a fund raiser for special interests.

big oil is one of the greatest investors in special interest of all time! Of course Obongo is pro oil!

Most people don't realize it, but Obongo is one of the greatest capitalists of our era. The reason he isn't recognized as such, is because he does it behind the guise of being a liberal! He disguises his love of big oil behind a PC accepted cloak of environmentalism. But, like the old adage says . . . follow the money!

Nonetheless, the truth is obvious. If there is no skin (money) in the game, he will have nothing to do with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how he won't issue new permits for Americans to drill for oil in the
Gulf, but issued permits to Brazil to drill freely there and sell our own oil
back to us.


Something really stinks about this.
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