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and let me just say this about my bashing obama...

 

I'm not holding obama to any higher bars than the ones he set for himself back in 2008.

examples of obama's failures are, pardon me, all over the place.

 

candidate obama alludes to deplorable conditions that had gone uncorrected in the VA for decades!

 

names eric shinseki as the man to finally address and correct those conditions.

 

result: the situation gets appreciably worse under shinseki and that was obama's call.

 

obama mouthes off about the VA, names shinseki and it all just gets worse.

 

obama's veterans adminstration fumble is a perfect example of the man's incompetence.

 

 

"I don't like it, but there it is." -ike, the longest day

 

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examples of obama's failures are, pardon me, all over the place.

 

candidate obama alludes to deplorable conditions that had gone uncorrected in the VA for decades!

 

names eric shinseki as the man to finally address and correct those conditions.

 

result: the situation gets appreciably worse under shinseki and that was obama's call.

 

obama mouthes off about the VA, names shinseki and it all just gets worse.

 

obama's veterans adminstration fumble is a perfect example of the man's incompetence.

 

 

"I don't like it, but there it is." -ike, the longest day

 

:)

"I like ya, son, but why should I subsidize worthless behavior?" -big daddy pollitt (burl ives)

 

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examples of obama's failures are, pardon me, all over the place.

 

candidate obama alludes to deplorable conditions that had gone uncorrected in the VA for decades!

 

names eric shinseki as the man to finally address and correct those conditions.

 

result: the situation gets appreciably worse under shinseki and that was obama's call.

 

obama mouthes off about the VA, names shinseki and it all just gets worse.

 

obama's veterans adminstration fumble is a perfect example of the man's incompetence.

 

 

"I don't like it, but there it is." -ike, the longest day

 

:)

 

Are you aware that Obama is be out in less than a year and can't run again?

 

So you can stop talking to yourself by replying to your own post.     Being so bitter isn't healthy. 

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Have used at least five different VA facilities in past 15 years.  All provided great service.  But the Reagan and Bush administrations have created a tremendous unfunded demand for services and benefits.

The key is that the VA has had problems back into Regan's administration.  Obama can't fix problems it took the Republicans decades to create.  Nor can he fix them if Republicans in Congress won't approve the money needed.

The Republicans were all for going to war and expanding the military, but they never, never, never increased funding for the VA to provide for care for veterans.  They also did not increase funding for DOD to provide pensions and medical care for all the retirees they created.

Both of the above are 50 year committments, the Republicans ignored while decreasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations.

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All presidents make mistakes, big and little. But again, I'll take

Obama over Bush's disastrous recession and dumb wars.

 

I bet if Gitmo is not closed by the time Obama leaves office,

and that is certainly possible, the wingnuts will be the first to say

he broke his promise, ignoring the fact that Republicans and

some Democrats have done everything in their power to keep

it from closing. Holding people this long without a trial doesn't

say much for our judicial system.

 

Don't worry about ISIS. Putin the Great has them in a panic and

he should be able to mop them up in a couple of weeks, though

he's about a week behind schedule already.

maybe it's the 'some democrats' who are rational and the rest of you who are not??? :D

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All presidents make mistakes, big and little. But again, I'll take

Obama over Bush's disastrous recession and dumb wars.

 

I bet if Gitmo is not closed by the time Obama leaves office,

and that is certainly possible, the wingnuts will be the first to say

he broke his promise, ignoring the fact that Republicans and

some Democrats have done everything in their power to keep

it from closing. Holding people this long without a trial doesn't

say much for our judicial system.

 

Don't worry about ISIS. Putin the Great has them in a panic and

he should be able to mop them up in a couple of weeks, though

he's about a week behind schedule already.

but the obama of 2008 didn't really set the bar that low for himself. I wonder how many obama-worshipping posters here ever seriously asked themselves just what the bleep obama had done to rate a nobel peace prize back in 2009.

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but the obama of 2008 didn't really set the bar that low for himself. I wonder how many obama-worshipping posters here ever seriously asked themselves just what the bleep obama had done to rate a nobel peace prize back in 2009.

 

Obama worshippers only ask themselves how was their hero able to win the office twice.

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Some Democrats fear that any move they make that seems

to paint them as weak on national security or defense will cost

them their next election. Sad but true.

Same with immigration and gun restrictions.

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Yes, but probably not to the same extent as some

national security and defense issues. That's when

a backbone transplant is needed.

In the South and Southwest, guns and immigration influence elections more than national security and defense.

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Probably and those issues come up more often than defense

and national security does. But when there is a vote on possible

intervention in another country, many Dems head for the hills.

On purely practical grounds, I guess they have a point. They

know the GOP will paint them as weak on defense no matter

what the details of the issue are.

yeah right. neville chamberlain's details made nazism vogue in poland. if democrats chronically fear being painted as weak by republicans than they must believe that a majority of the country adheres to the gop's perception of the world as opposed to barack obama's or big bird's. :lol:

 

the real world is the real world and not sesame street. :)

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yeah right. neville chamberlain's details made nazism vogue in poland. if democrats chronically fear being painted as weak by republicans than they must believe that a majority of the country adheres to the gop's perception of the world as opposed to barack obama's or big bird's. :lol:

 

the real world is the real world and not sesame street. :)

on sesame street you can sing with anybody or anything.

 

in the real world you try to sing-a-long with a radical isis-ite and he will most likely become perturbed and cut your head off. :D

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Two unrelated things really. Chamberlain was, understandably so,

hoping  to prevent another world war. Democrats are living in the

real world and they likely don't see it as some paranoid Republicans

do and so they don't agree with the GOP perception of the world.

But Dems also live in the real political world and some know if they

don't go along with the paranoia, they will be in political trouble.

isis, al qaeda, the taliban and boko haran are not paranoid delusions. they are quite real.

 

the relatives of the decapitated know isis is real. the relatives of abducted nigerian girls know boko haran is real.

 

the left wishes to paint genuine real world concerns about islamic berserkers as paranoia...

 

I wonder why? :huh:

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I was thinking more of the paranoid ideas about Saddam Hussein

and his no longer existent WMD. The jihadists are real no doubt,

but they don't really rise to being a threat to the security of the U.S.

,,,yet. :D

 

"yes, gentlemen! the belerophon pattern is being repeated." -edward morbius. :)

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Ummm, that's a sci-fi movie. :)

yes, the gop acknowledges the id while the democrats either deny it or reduce it to the level of oscar the grouch from sesame street.

 

obama wants to ignore isis the same way neville chamberlain thought he could pussyfoot around with hitler.

 

I'll say it again.

 

the office of the president is not a platform for any one man's rampant egocentrism. :D

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As much as I enjoy those 1950s sci-fi flicks, I don't think they

provide much of a guide as to how U.S. foreign policy should

operate. How is bombing people every day ignoring them?

Obama is wisely ignoring the GOP let's go to war id and the

general American everything should be done in a week id,

and taking things slowly and carefully, so we don't get involved

in another Middle East bog.

but obama's personal field of expertise lies in his understanding of legal matters, not military or foreign policy matters.

 

maybe that is why he is bleeping up so badly because the man has managed to convince himself that he's this great all-knowing, all-seeing know-it-all.

 

winning two general elections does not make one a megamind.

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As of today, the Republican controlled Congress has not considered the bill to grant military power to Pres. Obama in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan or against ISIS.  The Republican leadership refuses to bring the bill up in either house.

And the Republican candidates for president refuse to bring it up either.

Nor has anyone actually said how they would defeat ISIS.

At least Rand Paul had the courage to point out that Marco Rubio's "plan" would cost trillions of dollars and Rubio will not explain how he is going to finance it, much less how he would actually do it.

It is easy to say, I would defeat ISIS and make America Great again or such BS.  The problem is explaining how you are going to actually do it - and pay for it.

 

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