Comments on: Obama’s base and politics of disappointment http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Hachiroku http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65501 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:03:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65501 Obama has taken his base for granted. But it’s unlikely that his misdeeds will be enough to swap colors on solid blue states. It’s even more unlikely to impact the swing states where campaigning is constantly everywhere.

This article is interesting though. While noting that very little good has happened for the young, Latinos or the Black community, it also doesn’t say much about Romney.

I’m sure many people fear Romney more than they fear another 4 years of Obama.

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By: Calfri http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65419 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:11:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65419 As Cautious123 pointed out above, many of Obama’s supporters are bitterly disappointed. The uber-wealthy are disappointed, not so much by Obama’s actual policies, but the mere fact that he’s bad-mouthed them and lectured them sometimes. The princes of money are so filled with themselves now and so bold that they don’t even want to be talked to negatively, even if the talk is mere empty rhetoric so Obama can pretend to all those disappointed supporters that he represents something good and decent.

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By: Middleclassman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65390 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:04:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65390 Dear Cautious,

If you want a “Socialist Gov.” how do you pay for it if “Labor” goes down the tubes because of a sagging economy, and your “MAN” is only offering government largess while taxing the rich? And don’t you REALIZE that the filty rich pay a good part of IRS revenues to begin with??? Messr. Obammie” wants ALL OF US TO PAY MORE! Not just the “so-called 1%!!!

Do you work hard? Don’t you think that you should be able to hang-on to more of your hard-earned wages??? Truly then WHY VOTE FOR OBAMA? Has he really done ANYTHING to “IMPROVE” your wages/cash flow???

I THINK NOT! GET REAL!

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By: Middleclassman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65386 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:24:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65386 P.T Barnum was very astute in his time, and which holds true NOW as far as “There’s a Sucker born EVERY MINUTE!!!

Nothing but (non-working rhetoric) + BS from “Obama”!!!

Like the article has mentioned he’s done NOTHING for young people, women. or MINORITIES but yet they SUPPORT HIM???

How in Gawd’s name can they vote for a candidate (incumbent) who has NOT DELIVERED on ANY of HIS promises be deserving of another (4yrs?)

NO THANKS!!!

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By: cautious123 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65370 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:00:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65370 The same phrase keeps popping up: Obama’s previous supporters are disappointed. Ya think?! He took his base for granted on every issue, from health care to war to tax breaks for the rich. He bailed out Wall Street and hung main street out to dry. He gave us mandated, corporate-based health care instead of Medicare-for-all, or single payer, which 70 percent of the people wanted. He gave us a surge in Afghanistan, drone murder, and citizen assassinations. On every issue, he caved and caved and caved. Disappointed? Try disgusted. This is the chickens coming home to roost. If Romney wins, the country will go downhill, but perhaps the left will once again come out to fight.

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By: RobertHoward http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65337 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:04:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65337 “Latinos have been doing so poorly under Obama’s tepid recovery that, by some estimates, more are headed back to Mexico than coming here. Many voters who might make a difference in November could be in Michoacán or Oaxaca rather than Michigan or Ohio.”

I really don’t know whether this statement is just incredibly stupid or if Kotkin is a conspiracy-theory conservative trying to be inflammatory. Because anyone with a shred of a brain should know that anyone who is a US citizen – i.e., who can vote – is *extremely* unlikely to move to Mexico right now even if that’s where they’re originally from. It’s not like it’s a thriving, safe place there compared to here.

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By: bcrawf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65335 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:49:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65335 Kotkin speaks as if he is unaware of both the Great Recession and the Republican Congressional blockade. He uses the term “under Obama’s presidency” to imply that Obama controlled or caused whatever (bad) happened from when Obama took office until now, as if he were a god.

It seems true that a certain number of people who voted for Obama last time may feel disillusioned enough to sit out the election, but that can only make their circumstances worse, since Romney doesn’t regard them as people he will be concerned with (if elected). Citizenship, in Romney’s view, is held in degrees, the scale determined by economic standing. That is implied in Romney’s comment about the purported lazy and irresponsible 47 percent of the population which falls below the threshold of owing federal tax.

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By: ChrisHerz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65334 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:02:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65334 Of course it is anecdotal, but among my friends and acquaintances, mostly liberal, there is such serious disappointment in Mr Obama’s pandering to the conservatives that many will either sit out this election or else vote for the Green, Jill Stein.
This may support the results being obtained by Gallup.

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By: moonhill http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65331 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:36:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65331 If Obama is the best, we’re all in trouble.

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By: PCScipio http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/29/obamas-base-and-the-politics-of-disappointment/#comment-65330 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:31:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15071#comment-65330 @Ham: There would be a certain poetic justice in what you postulate for the average Romney voter, but the rest of us don’t deserve such a fate. Let’s hope for the best, shall we?

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