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    Lightbulb Pres. Obama apparently doing too much now, last week he was doing too little

    Republicans got used to having a president who could only do one thing at a time -- and was incompetent. Now, we have an intelligent president who is determined to fix the mess left by his predecessor.

    Republicans on the Hill have been looking for some way, any way, to criticize Obama.

    Eric Cantor, who is the second ranking GOP member in the House, thinks he found it: Obama is doing too much. Seriously, that's the best he can do. Cantor obviously has no idea how stupid he looks with this argument. And, it's scary that Cantor doesn't know the role energy and health care play in the economy. But, we shouldn't expect too much from Cantor, who did help Bush get us into the crisis:


    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) seized on the opportunity to criticize the president Tuesday for over-reaching in his first 50 days on the job.

    Following the GOP's weekly conference meeting, the second-ranking House Republican told reporters that President Obama should be focusing on the "economic crisis," as opposed to holding four-hour meetings on healthcare, as the president did last week. The efforts may be laudable, Cantor said, but the White House should be devoting all resources to fixing the economy and not to "impose these cap-and-trade schemes."

    "At the end of the day, we are in an economic emergency. Economists are saying that there's a 30 percent likelihood that we're going to be in a depression," Cantor said. "My goodness, we do have an emergency, and we oughta say, look, priority No. 1 is to create jobs."



    My goodness, we do have an emergency, but, Cantor and his GOP colleagues all voted NO to the economic recovery act, which will create millions of jobs. My goodness, we do have an emergency, but Cantor is taking orders from Rush Limbaugh, who wants Obama to fail.

    My goodness, we do have an emergency and, wow, Eric Cantor is an idiot.

    Obama pretty much blew Cantor's argument out of the water earlier today:


    I know there's some who believe we can only handle one challenge at a time. And they forget that Lincoln helped lay down the transcontinental railroad and passed the Homestead Act and created the National Academy of Sciences in the midst of civil war. Likewise, President Roosevelt didn't have the luxury of choosing between ending a depression and fighting a war; he had to do both. President Kennedy didn't have the luxury of choosing between civil rights and sending us to the moon. And we don't have the luxury of choosing between getting our economy moving now and rebuilding it over the long term.


    Pretty much sums it up.

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    Damned if he does damed if he doesnt. There is alot to be done, he is getting with it, thats a good thing. Anything to the contrary is just stupid
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    It would be nice if the people in Cantor's district woke up and voted him out of office next time around.

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    Damn that Obama! Who does he think he is? Trying to clean up Bush's mess by doing more than one task at a time. Bastard.

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    Serious question, cupcake: You were anti-Obama IIRC, yes? Has your opinion of him changed since he's been in office, or are you more of the mind set of "well he's the pres, gotta support him for the good of the country", or none of the above? I'm just curious as to how much the work he's done so far has had an effect on people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeChayz View Post
    Serious question, cupcake: You were anti-Obama IIRC, yes? Has your opinion of him changed since he's been in office, or are you more of the mind set of "well he's the pres, gotta support him for the good of the country", or none of the above? I'm just curious as to how much the work he's done so far has had an effect on people.
    well...Initially I was on the fence with both candidates as I stated here longgg ago. I actually was very fond of someone else (remaining nameless)running our country and that was not to be. I was just thrilled that there was going to be no more Bush. Whoo hoo. I liked Obama at first, then some issues came up where I questioned his character and integrity as well as some things he wanted to implement that I didnt nessesarily agree with. Mccain was the lesser of 2 evils, thats how I saw it. The person is in place who is supposed to be as voted on by the majority so of course I support him as the leader of our country. I think so far he has done well and some are being too hard on him. Im just taking it one day at a time. I am not bitter that he was elected. I havent said a bad thing about him since his election. I wish him as his family well and hopefully this country will get back on the right track.
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    Thanks, cupcake :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    It would be nice if the people in Cantor's district woke up and voted him out of office next time around.
    It's a solidly Republican district, and Cantor won over 60% of the vote this past November: Virginia's 7th congressional district election, 2008 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    When will the GOP realize that they've lost any credibility to complain about Obama?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    When will the GOP realize that they've lost any credibility to complain about Obama?
    Dylan said it best.. "the answer is blowing in the wind".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake View Post
    well...Initially I was on the fence with both candidates as I stated here longgg ago. I actually was very fond of someone else (remaining nameless)running our country and that was not to be. I was just thrilled that there was going to be no more Bush. Whoo hoo. I liked Obama at first, then some issues came up where I questioned his character and integrity as well as some things he wanted to implement that I didnt nessesarily agree with. Mccain was the lesser of 2 evils, thats how I saw it. The person is in place who is supposed to be as voted on by the majority so of course I support him as the leader of our country. I think so far he has done well and some are being too hard on him. Im just taking it one day at a time. I am not bitter that he was elected. I havent said a bad thing about him since his election. I wish him as his family well and hopefully this country will get back on the right track.
    Well, where I live in NC is mostly Republican country (although we went blue this election!), so I have a lot of conservative neighbors and friends. I heard the same kind of concerns and issues that you probably did. Problem is, when a neighbor said it, I didn't know what their source was. CNN, Fox News, or worse, Limbaugh? So I decided to read Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope. I wanted to see if he was as "radical" and "socialist" and "liberal" as a lot of people made him out to be.

    And I did not find one single thing that raised a red flag for me. Obama's writing is very balanced and thoughtful. He explains his positions clearly and his rationale behind them. While you may not agree with him on certain things, you get a complete understanding of how he balances complicated issues with public policy. I was especially impressed with his handling of abortion. He is not callous to the religious right. He simply feels that as a matter of public policy we cannot use the Bible as a basis for our decision, since our country was founded on religious freedom.

    I also did not get a sense, as many conservatives think, that he just wants to spend and spend on "liberal" social programs. He really does believe that investments in education, healthcare, and energy will be the cornerstone of the country's economic future. For instance, think of how many new healthcare jobs will be created if all of a sudden millions more can afford regular healthcare. From doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, X-ray technicians, to lab workers. If we retool our automobile factories and develop wind, solar, geothermal energy technologies, that will mean millions more jobs. I don't think Obama wants to spend for the sake of spending.
    What he does have is a different philosophy for how to stimulate the economy - different from the "trickle-down" economics model and deregulation the Republicans favor. But I've lived long enough and seen enough that I agree with Obama's approach. At the very least I think we should give it a chance.

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    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) seized on the opportunity to criticize the president Tuesday for over-reaching in his first 50 days on the job.

    How sad that a president doing his fucking JOB is looked down upon by the Grand Old Penises.

    "At the end of the day, we are in an economic emergency. Economists are saying that there's a 30 percent likelihood that we're going to be in a depression," Cantor said. "My goodness, we do have an emergency, and we oughta say, look, priority No. 1 is to create jobs."

    Yet, where is your idea on how to do this, sir?

    Gosh these people are so beyond irritating.

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