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Old 05-06-2009, 09:46 AM
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I'm not bound up about any appearance President Obama makes --- I would just like to see him get out of campaign mode & into governing mode.
I think that would help a lot.
He seems to be teetering between the two.

I have complimented him on things I've agreed with & have taken him to task on things I dodn't.
Agreed with: the way the pirate issue was handled
Disagreed with: the idea of closing gitmo
just to name two opposing issues...
You don't get credit for agreeing with him, only admonished when you disagree.

I also agree with you that he has never stopped campaigning, he is in that mode way to much for my taste. He diminishes his office by trying to win over those who disagree with him. If he believes that his way is the right way why not just go ahead and do it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:59 AM
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I'm not bound up about any appearance President Obama makes --- I would just like to see him get out of campaign mode & into governing mode.
I think that would help a lot.
He seems to be teetering between the two.

I have complimented him on things I've agreed with & have taken him to task on things I dodn't.
Agreed with: the way the pirate issue was handled
Disagreed with: the idea of closing gitmo
just to name two opposing issues...
I agree that they are still campaigning. But I think that is what you need to do in the days of 24 hr. news. And it appears to be paying off.
Everyone has advice for Obama. But he seems to be playing things about right, What I think has been the key to Obama's success is something that nobody else has noticed. I'll tell you Obama's secret and you tell me if I'm right,
I think what they are doing is not letting the opposition get set to punch. Everytime something happens. Lets say the firing of Wagner for example. While the opposition is rallying to create buzz against Obama for this he has already changed the conversation to something else. He is playing the 24 hour news to his advantage. He knows they have limited attention spans and that he can change the headlines at will. All the things we would usually fight about are not given the time to develope before the new issue of the day has taken the spotlight.

Peggy Noonan was complaining that she thought Obama was doing too much. And that he should just choose a few things to focus on. What she is really saying is. Damn, I can't keep up with this guy. Thats OK Peggy. Your slow.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:50 PM
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Yes, she is appearing on the show. No point, really, in having a televised command performance if the person that the performance is before is not on the show.

And it is rather disrespectful to English tradition and dignity for you to dismiss the Queen so cavalierly. I assure that they hold the office of Queen in at least as high esteem as we do the office of POTUS. (Bet they don't abbreviate it as much either. Have you ever seen her referred to as QOE?)

I just fail to see the big deal about this or any of the other BS issues like (gasp!) taking a walk with his wife. And I never will unless I see that President Obama is neglecting his job in favor of these extra curricular activities. It is all just silly Obama-bashing.
It is not I who dismisses the queen so cavalierly... she's not an official leader, she's a non-functioning figurehead, that's just a fact of the way the government is structured - as it should be, otherwise England would be a monarchy still.

Whatever the level of respect the citizens have for her personally is their own business.
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