@Groundrelay, hear, hear. I am not saying that Obama was perfect but Don completely disregarded the fact that the US Economy was down the toilet when he became pres and Obama stabilised it. Don is sounding more and more like Hannity every day.You are completely over-reacting and trying to ascribe opinions to me that I don't have.
Someone should dong Don on the head. Might knock a bit of sense into him. The Obama's were a classy intellectual couple unlike the present dullard.So they were very glamorous, they looked great all dressed up and were able to represent the USA internationally... but didn't do any of their promised agenda. But that's okay because they were a classy intellectual couple.
@Groundrelay, hear, hear. I am not saying that Obama was perfect but Don completely disregarded the fact that the US Economy was down the toilet when he became pres and Obama stabilised it. Don is sounding more and more like Hannity every day.Obama also had the GOP opposition to each and every proposition from the WH (as stated by McConnell and Ryan). In fact, bills that were presented to the House sponsored by a Republican were opposed by the same party as and when the WH (under Obama) supported it. Obama never stood a chance with that kind of bastardry.
Again, he misses the point that people vote for rogue politicans like Donald Trump knowing full well that they might not solve their problems - they want to punish the hierarchy.If we were to be pedantic, people didn't vote for a rogue politician. Trump was a business tycoon. He had considered running for various offices, but only became a politician after the election result was confirmed.
It will be interesting to see if Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn get elected today - Corbyn has promised to nationalise the electricity grid in the UK and also re-establish British Rail as a government corporation one-by-one as the franchises expire.That's Corbyn's strongest appeal to the British public. But his biggest problem is that he's weak and full of appeasement when it comes to terrorism.
For the last time: STOP LETTING OBAMA OFF, ...Perhaps STOP TRYING TO CRUCIFY THE MAN
For the last time: STOP LETTING OBAMA OFF, the man was incompetent, lazy and corrupted by the big end of town - end of story. He was by the establishment and for the establishment; it was obvious that he was going to look after Wall Street in the first few months after his inauguration.You conveniently forget that the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York tried two Bear Stearns hedge-fund managers in Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin who ran the hedge-fund into the ground but a jury acquitted the both of them in November 2009.
Case in point: He didn't send anyone to jail in the wash-up from the Bear-Sterns collapse and in fact, he even allowed bankers to continue to collect their performance bonuses after their banks had to be rescued by the United States taxpayer. Does that sound like "change you can believe in" or "more of the same"?
I've followed this thread, and for the life of me I cannot understand why Don is so vehemently anti-Obama. He had to work with a hostile parliament, and was thwarted in many things he wanted to achieve. I thought he came across as a breath of fresh air after Dubya.Because everyone lets him off for his incompetence and lack of achievement, just like you did then.
Because everyone lets him off for his incompetence and lack of achievement, just like you did then.Sure, Don; if you say so. It's just a pity that you allow prejudice to rule over reason.
Obama was all about Obama - seen the recent footage of him frolicking with his billionaire friends in the Caribbean? That's the REAL Barack Obama, not the one who was pretending to care about the welfare of the poorest Americans.It may come as a shock to you but he is no longer President and can frolic where he likes.
Sure, Don; if you say so. It's just a pity that you allow prejudice to rule over reason.It's not my prejudice, it's yours. It's an inability to make the link between Obama's lack of accomplishment and "more of the same" that directly led the election of Trump.
It may come as a shock to you but he is no longer President and can frolic where he likes.So it's perfectly okay that he was cultivated by the billionaire set all along?