Curious about what the liberals here think of Obama since the election

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by MenInTights, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    Saw this story today about how Obama is moving center. I have been pleased with some of Obama's cabinet picks and policy since the election. Not thrilled, but not there's been some good choices. I'm less apprehensive about an Obama term than I was 3 months ago.

    Liberals voice concerns about Obama - Carol E. Lee and Nia-Malika Henderson - Politico.com

    Hi-lites of the article:

    *No windfall taxes against oil companies.
    *Will not repeal Bush tax cuts.
    *Let generals decide on drawdown for Iraq.
    *Cabinet picks of Clinton and Gates. (and economic advisor Volker)

    I'm not going to put an Obama sign in my yard, I'm not at all a supporter. I do believe that so far we are seeing that Obama and McCain were the same guy on a lot of issues. McCain would have made the exact same policy choices that are listed above except Clinton would be Liberman.
     

  2. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    I told you guys all along that he wasn't the Liberal/Socialist everyone on the Right painted him to be. This doesn't surprise me, really. Not sure what I think about it at this point.
     
  3. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    Do you think this is essentially John McCain?

    *No windfall taxes against oil companies.
    *Will not repeal Bush tax cuts.
    *Let generals decide on drawdown for Iraq.
    *Cabinet picks of Clinton and Gates. (and economic advisor Volker)


    And, I'm not calling the guy McObama or anything. We've only seen 5% of his policy. We won't really know the guy for 6 months.
     
  4. NINnerd

    NINnerd Survived a M&G with Trent

    A little too early for me to say much. Like the above poster said, I haven't seen him "in action" yet. But I'm sure that, like most politicians, he will run the nation based on what's happening at the moment. So some things will be different from what he really wants. One person can't do everything they want to.

    Btw, for full disclosure, I'm an Obama supporter.
     
  5. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    As far as the taxes go, I would venture a guess that it's mainly due to the recession. Any economist worth their salt will tell you that you should not increase taxes during a recession.

    As far as the Iraq drawdown, I think that's a smart move, considering the generals know far more about the situation than he does, and will be most able to come up with the most reasonable timeframe. Remember, alot of generals are saying that we should draw down the troop presence in Iraq and ship them over to Afghanistan, since shit is heating up over there. So it's going to happen, the only question is when.

    As for his cabinet picks, while I really don't like Hillary Clinton, he's showing a very centrist approach to his policy decisions. I personally think this is excellent. The President really can't afford to be far left or far right, he's gotta cater to everyone in the nation, even the people who didn't vote for him. Eisenhower was a really popular president, mainly because he "drove in the middle lane". Being really liberal or really conservative works in the Senate and House, where you have hundreds of people to balance it out, but in the White House there's only one policy, and for it to work for the most people it's got to be a centrist policy.
     
  6. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    Sounds like a bad McDonalds burger...

    I saw an article pretty much emphasizing the message in this thread earlier today and found it sorta interesting yet laughable.

     
  7. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    I see liberals saying he's being too moderate, and conservatives who are alarmed that almost everyone he's appointing is highly supportive of abortion *shrug*. It's too early to say much.
     
  8. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    I am not terrible concerned those were the best choices given the other options.

    I think that's what Obama will be. A president who makes sound decisions.

    I have no problem with his choices.

    The recession announcement and the gas prices dropping were huge factors in a few decisions though.
     
  9. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Registered Member

    I am not concerned at all.

    He's more like Clinton if you ask me.
     
  10. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    It gives me a little bit of hope. Obama gave a speech before Planned Parenthood and said the first thing he would do as Prez would be to pass the Freedom of Choice Act, which is just a horrible piece of legislation. So, I hope that like the economic issues, he has moderated or changed his mind on that also.
     
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