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Obama's Core Belief

By tovarichpeter   2012 Nov 25, 3:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   833 views   6 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-fighting-income-inequality-became-obamas-driving-force/2012/11/23/ab375434-3256-11e2-9cfa-e41bac906cc9_story.html?hpid=z2

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1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   2012 Nov 25, 11:34pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Obama's is dedicated to the murder of all white people and establishment of sharia as law of the land in the US. FACTS!

2   dublin hillz   2012 Nov 28, 1:44am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

Obama's is dedicated to the murder of all white people and establishment of sharia as law of the land in the US. FACTS!

He will have a new hybrid flag of a islamic crescent and communist hammer and sickle after all they were such allies in afghanistan in the 1980s!

3   Dan8267 (87/88 = 98% civil)   2012 Nov 28, 2:40am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

My educated guess about Obama's core belief is that first and foremost he wants to go down in history as a successful first black president, and that in order to be considered a success, Obama tries hard not to rock the boat and does not challenge the establishment.

This is why he didn't close Gitmo, why he outsourced torture, why he supported indefinite detention in violation of Habeas Corpus, why he uses drone strikes, why he's still fighting Bush's wars, why he waited so long to come out for gay marriage, why he finally came out for gay marriage (the majority now supports this), why he bailed out the banks, why he propped up housing prices, and why he takes what he believes to be the centralist position -- although it's not because the right has more so far to the right.

Ultimately, Obama is a bad president because he's too worried about looking like a bad president. Thus he just goes along with what all the power interests already want. Obama doesn't attempt to change things other than that disastrous health care compromise in which he gave up all the important points. Obama doesn't threaten the power of the establishment.

4   rooemoore   2012 Nov 28, 3:10am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  


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5   Vicente   2012 Nov 29, 3:17am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Dan8267 says

Ultimately, Obama is a bad president because he's too worried about looking like a bad president.

I disagree. He's the best president we could ask for at this point in our history. He REPRESENTS America. The bad and the good. The principled and the compromised positions. We've had far worse.

6   iwog (92/92 = 100% civil)   2012 Nov 29, 3:27am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I agree with fighting income inequality and I wish him well if that is his true intention. I think innovators and job creators should become fabulously wealthy, but I also think that most of the wealth doesn't go to these people and instead goes into the pockets of assholes who sit on the couch speculating and eating up dividends and parking full oil tankers off the coast to drive up the cost of gasoline.

If the capital gains rate returned to 28%, Buffett and Gates would still be worth billions of dollars, but at least the federal budget would be a bit more balanced and a few more dollars would flow to people who work for a living.

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