Comments on: Obama’s Two Choices: Good and Better http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71025 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:10:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71025 @One of the Sheep:

Yes, the powers that be in Washington are not friendly to the wishes of the common people, and put forth the idea that we cannot know what is good for ourselves. Do not trust those who see you as a “resource”, and pay attention to who they are. Trust not their smiles!

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By: COindependent http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71024 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:21:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71024 @Sheep. Are there only two of us in this world that see the Beltway for what it really is? It’s all about the political aristocracy squeezing 330 million people to secure their personal power, influence and wealth.

“Journalists” such as Mr. Koffler only serve as shills to the same aristocracy.

Those who think this is exclusive to one party are delusional. It will not change until we implement term limits for all, including a provision that one must resign their current position as soon as they announce for another.

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By: pavoter1946 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71023 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:11:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71023 Praise by damning Obama. How original. But there is one point that is sheer fabrication. Iraq withdrawal. We were not wanted there. There was no status of forces agreement to protect our troops after the deadline. The deadline was the doing of President Bush.

And Romney remade by Obama? Obama is not responsible for the fact that Romney simply could not connect with people outside his circle.

Republicans in the House have gerrymandering to thank for being in control. That is not going to change anytime soon. It comes down do they want to govern, or simply say no? And so far, they say no even to things Republicans in the past have favored.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71021 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:39:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71021 it’s all about… Bush!

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By: ArnoldLayne http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71019 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:05:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71019 MisterSmith has no idea what he’s writing about. Immigration reform is about ILLEGAL immigration, not race. Obama is nowhere near a centrist or right of center politically- that’s just ignorant of the facts. A better comparison than Nixon would be to compare his own senate record to a contemporary Republican senator. And how soon you forget liberals crying about taking their country back from Geo Bush. And the name-calling he took. So back to your own delusions.

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By: Sanity-Monger http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71017 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:56:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71017 Pretty funny Mr. Koffler. A broadside critique of the Republican brand by impersonating its paranoid delusional mindset to its fullest.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71014 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:47:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71014 The undeniable truth in Mr. Koffler’s tea leaves, which he is NOT misreading, is that neither political party has any genuine intent of stopping the growth of the size and influence of the American government. The sequester cuts are patently inadequate to meaningfully address the chronic overspending endemic in how America “does business”, and yet each party sees disaster if we do not keep on a course all agree is “unsustainable”.

In election after election “we, the people” are presented with choices of “bad” and “worse”. We can no longer vote “for” someone or something, but only “against”. There is no consensus as to what kind of nation America should be,, and no individual pushing for the PUBLIC debates necessary to define and support such consensus.

Without agreed priorities and agreed fiscal policy, we have what we have…a government responding to endless demands that will grow until it collapses. No government can afford to be everything to everybody.

Any light at the end of this tunnel is more likely another train on a collision course. More and more it seems all one can do is point, yell, and take cover from the inevitable.

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By: Oredigr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71012 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:54:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71012 As evidenced by the comments above, most of America has bought into the class warfare and race baiting of the current administration. Apparently, from now on success must be penalized by the government. Progressives have convinced the uneducated and poorly informed they are correct and the fundamental properties of the Constitution and Bill of Rights will forever be trampled on. It really doesn’t matter who wins elections from now on, the majority appears to have bought into demonizing success. Personal responsibility and hard work will never be rewarded again.

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By: JilliBrown http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71010 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71010 “So Republicans would rather see the country sink into sequester-induced Hades than harm one hair on the heads of their rich friends? Really?”

Yes, really. You should have stopped right there, the point has been made over and over again – backed up by reality – which is more than I can say about the remainder of your piece.

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By: MisterSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/02/26/obamas-two-choices-good-and-better/#comment-71009 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:16:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=18343#comment-71009 The author complains that if immigration reform isn’t passed Obama and his ilk will accuse the Republicans of racism? Gee, I wonder why. We have seen a centrist president whose policies are right of center compared to Tricky Dick Nixon vilified and treated with an utter lack of respect by congressional Republicans. Obama has to work every day with the elephant in the room that is that racism, as do people of color during their everyday lives. To deny racism exists on the right is pitiful and shameful. It’s time to call it what it is. Does anybody really think the tea party rallying cry of “Let’s Take Back America!” doesn’t refer to the fear of older white Americans as they stare at the demographic changes taking place?

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