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Old 20 Apr 10, 10:51
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Mountain Man, would you say similar things about George Bush jr. and New Orleans?
Spike Lee, among others, certainly did.
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Are American politics really that clear to you all the way from Australia? Maybe you should move to America to get a closer view. He will use the opportunity to make another "Me, Me" speech about his agenda and his
I am not a stupid person and take a keen interest in politics from all around the world. At this moment I am flicking between Fox News, CNN and the BBC as I do most everyday. I read online papers from around the world and read and post on international Politics forums. Sport, War and Politics are really the only things that interest me so if you wonder about my clarity on the matter then maybe you should worry about the news services that report rather than my take on it.

But that is not my issue. My problem is that you pot at everything that your President does rather then focusing on the real problems because all that I see from the Obama haters is a litany of negativity on each and every thing he does and not only is the message you want to get across being lost in the constant bombardment, but it makes you look like nothing more that a sore loser.

Now I obviously do not have to live under that administration but from where I sit I think a highly unqualified (but Nobel prize winning ) man was given the job because Bush was a bad president, he gave good media and the public wanted change for change sake but that is no reason for you to make every tiny thing a political free for all any more than he is right for doing it.
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Mountain Man, would you say similar things about George Bush jr. and New Orleans?
Did. Guess you missed it.
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The mine deaths were a disaster that touched the nation.

Barak Obama is President of the United States.

Speaking to the nation in its grief is part of his job description as far as I am concerned.
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Did. Guess you missed it.
Probably, I am new to this forum after all. Anyway, I am glad that you use same standards in this regard.

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The mine deaths were a disaster that touched the nation.

Barak Obama is President of the United States.

Speaking to the nation in its grief is part of his job description as far as I am concerned.
Most everything "touches the nation". Is Obama only "president of the nation" when it's good publicity?

Want to bet that he makes a speech about supporting his agenda?

Remember Bush and the return of the bodies from Iraq. Those parents has the dignity to refuse the presidential presence and his political agenda.
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Did. Guess you missed it.
So did Bush.

I can't wait to sit on Sen Lotts pourch again. Did you forget that? Talk about a lot of aid and comfort to the people hardest hit. History isn't a pick and choose to fit ones own political pov.
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Most everything "touches the nation". Is Obama only "president of the nation" when it's good publicity?

Want to bet that he makes a speech about supporting his agenda?

Remember Bush and the return of the bodies from Iraq. Those parents has the dignity to refuse the presidential presence and his political agenda.
I am fine with respecting the wishes of the family, and I am no fan of Obama, obviously, but it is still something a POTUS does.
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I am fine with respecting the wishes of the family, and I am no fan of Obama, obviously, but it is still something a POTUS does.
Kabam! And it's out of the ballpark folks!!!
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The mine deaths were a disaster that touched the nation.

Barak Obama is President of the United States.

Speaking to the nation in its grief is part of his job description as far as I am concerned.
Exactly right. MM and others can't ever pass up ANY opportunity to take cheap shots, just as they have done here. It was to be expected.
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Spike Lee, among others, certainly did.
Spike Lee suffers from penis envy!
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I can bash the ACLU in a lot less than 10 easy steps...
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In defense of Mountain Man... He bashed Bush from 2004-2008 every bit as hard has he has bashed Obama over the last couple of years.

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In defense of Mountain Man... He bashed Bush from 2004-2008 every bit as hard has he has bashed Obama over the last couple of years.

I must have been some place else.
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I can bash the ACLU in a lot less than 10 easy steps...
They can be a pain in the butt Dave, but they are occasionally useful, well, more useful than the average car dealer anyway; even a broken clock is right twice a day.
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