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    Obama gives himself B+ for first months in office

    WASHINGTON (AFP) US President Barack Obama, in remarks aired late Sunday, awarded himself a B plus for his first 11 months in office, stressing in an interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey that there was still much to be done.
    "A good solid B plus," Obama said during an hour-long, intimate soft-focus ABC network Christmas at the White House special, when Winfrey asked what grade he would give himself.
    Explaining why he wouldn't give himself top marks, the president said his administration had "inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt" which they were still working on.
    He had earned good points for helping to stabilize the economy, setting a path out of Iraq and restoring America's international image, but the job was not yet finished.
    "B plus because of the things that are undone. Health care is not yet signed. If I get health care passed, we tip into A minus," Obama said, his hair visibly grayer than when he took office on January 20.
    Winfrey was given an inside tour of the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama, wearing a knee-skimming, long-sleeved simple plum dress.
    They inspected the decorations and trees adorning every nook and cranny of the nation's most exclusive address, and which have taken most of the year to plan.
    Pride of place went to a huge Christmas tree in the Blue Room hung with more than 650 baubles collected from around the White House closets and then sent around the country for people to decorate by hand with local scenes.
    And there was also the 350-pound (160-kilo) gingerbread White House in the dining room, smothered in white chocolate with a model of Bo, the family dog, sitting by the steps.
    Michelle Obama acknowledged that Portuguese waterhound Bo, who showed Oprah that he can "High-five" with his paw, would have his own stocking hanging up for Santa.
    "Santa loves Bo too," the first lady exclaimed, as she revealed officially that the family would be spending the Christmas holidays in Hawaii where the president spent much of his childhood.
    Obama said that if he had a seasonal wish it was: "I want the American people to feel confident that our future is gonna be bright.
    "The 21st century will be as much the American century as the 20th century, as long as we maintain our sense of unity, but also our sense of hard work and determination," the president added.
    Sometimes holding Winfrey's hand or putting his arm around her shoulder, the president said that visits to the White House by ordinary Americans were events that he cherished the most. He recalled one such visit by the mother and father of a fallen soldier.
    "Those kinds of moments are the ones that you remember, partly because you're seeing the place through their eyes," he added.
    "When they come here, this is their house. I'm the renter. I'm the borrower. This is the people's house, and one of the things that Michelle and I have both been trying to do is to make sure that we open this place up."
    Pointing to the Resolute desk -- a 19th century gift from Queen Victoria built from timbers of the British frigate HMS Resolute, Obama noted this is where he usually signs letters to families of US soldiers who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
    "When you're sitting there signing it, you feel the weight of what you're doing," he said

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    He's a C+ at best. If he can straighten out healthcare I'll give him a B, and an A- if he pulls out of Iraq.
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    greys, you might wanna check out my other thread on healthcare... total sell out. Frankly, the entire healthcare bill should be trashed and they should start over.. and this time, they should try not giving everything away immediately.

    I give him a D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    greys, you might wanna check out my other thread on healthcare... total sell out. Frankly, the entire healthcare bill should be trashed and they should start over.. and this time, they should try not giving everything away immediately.

    I give him a D.

    I agree. I read the original Baucus bill, I'm not sure how much its changed since then, and I was outraged at it. If the public option goes back in, PLUS the guidelines for qualifying are expanded dramatically, I'd feel better about it. Otherwise I want the bill to die.
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    I'd give Obama a C. I'd give him a higher grade if it wasn't for the clusterfuck handling of healthcare and lack of a tough stance with Wall Street.

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    The public option needs to go in, as well as ditching the "pre-existing condition" and annual cap shit they just stuffed back into it, as well as price controls which they got rid of.

    I mean.. they took out everything that could cover people and save money. It's asinine. There's no point to it anymore.
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    So what exactly are we getting with this new Health Care Bill? It seems as if all the postitive changes have been taken out. Why bother?

    I already called my senators to complain, even though I know they already wanted a strong public option and the other positive changes. I told them to still fight for this. Maybe they can do some convincing....

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    The liberals and progressives need to draw a fucking line in the sand and refuse to vote for anything that falls outside of what they want.

    If they want political power, then they have to be worthy of it. They are ALWAYS the ones that compromise while everybody else gets what they want.

    They will be useless until they put their feet down.
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    Considering where we were a year ago and the things that this administration has accomplished, I'd give him a B plus too.

    The liberals and progressives need to draw a fucking line in the sand and refuse to vote for anything that falls outside of what they want.
    I agree that Dems have compromised too much lately, but principled compromise is important for getting things done.

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    uh, what's the point of "getting things done" if what's done is absolute shit?

    See: health care debacle

    Also, I call bullshit on "principled compromise"
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    The stimulus package, the fair pay act, the start of getting rid of Giotmo (it's not moving fast enough, but it is moving), recognition that climate change is real and is caused by human activity, some progress on real climate change legislation as well as the EPA saying that CO2 is a pollutant, other various environmental changes, Sotomayor confirmation, a major shift in foreign policy (actually working with other countries), etc.

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