To my friends who are big Obama supporters, please don't think I'm down on the guy. I voted for him, I like him. He's smart, he's articulate, he's personable. He's funny. He's tall. He's hip. He's a good family man. But I'm still in a wait and see mode. He talks a good game but I want to see what actually happens under his watch. I hope I have to eat my words later and admit I must have been paranoid to have any doubts about his intentions.
If he only reverses the stem cell ban, allows gays in the military and stops torture I'll love the guy. I want MUCH more from him, but he has already done a few things that I support (and a couple that I do not), which is more than the last guy, who NEVER signed a law that I liked.
That has nothing to do with the Nobel, but from where I stand he is on our side.
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Plus the torture thing is HUGE. Even though Bush said that we do not torture, everyone knew that was a lie and at every turn his VP came out and said that we do what we want. It was an embarrassment for us
in the world. Kinda like preaching about other countries having nukes when we are the only ones to use them and at the same time we were considering using them as bunker busters in Afghanistan/Pakistan.
AND, they use the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that Iran signed as a reason why they can't have them, when Israel, Pakistan and India can. What they fail to mention is that the treaty was signed by Iran when they were ruled by the Shah, who was an illegitimate ruler and dictator that was in our back pocket. He was not a rightful leader of Iran and any treaties that he entered to were not necessarily in the best interest of his people, but in the best interest of our people.
Not that I think that they should have nukes. I don't think that they should have them and I don't thin that we should either.
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Krauthammer is a blowhard right winger. I heard someone say, the other day, that if Obama single-handedly cured cancer, they would complain that he did not cure Cerebral Palsy. In the minds of these people anything good can be spun bad and anything bad should be pushed hard. If Obama lowered taxes on he wealthy these guys would find a reason to criticize it even though that it their platform.
I'm not against all people that don;t agree with me, but these guys have only one agenda (well three): Critize, embarass and destroy the president at any cost.
There's a "real american patriot" for you.