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Old 11-06-2009, 04:33 PM   #981
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Unlike Bush who in 2002 and 2004 was able to increase the number of seats his party had in both houses in congress.
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Nothing against Obama really since historically the Presidents party always loses seats in the mid-term election and often when a President is re-elected too. But, despite that, Bush was able to increase the Republicans' majorities in both houses.
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:43 PM   #983
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Remind me how many seats the Republicans had after 2000... and how many did the Dems get in 2008? That's the context to which I speak of.
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Obama Gives Shout Out to 'Congressional Medal of Honor Winner' Who Isn't | NewsBusters.org

The Washington Post this afternoon reported "President Obama delivers remarks on Ft. Hood shooting at end of tribal leaders conference." The transcript begins:

OBAMA: Please, everybody, have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference. I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It's good to see you.

Ah, the dangers of giving shout outs without a teleprompter. Crow is not a Medal of Honor recipient. As noted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society: The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Crow's name is not included on the Society's Medal of Honor recipient list. He was, however, awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in August.

Obama, often described as "cerebral" by the mainstream media, should know the difference between the Medal of Honor and the Medal of Freedom, especially since he personally awarded the latter to Crow. Don't expect his blunder to receive wide coverage. It's not something he can blame George Bush for.

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And your point? Even the most intelligent men can make mistakes, and this was an easy mistake to understand. He is, after all, human.

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He's such an intelligent man.


you can do better.
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He's such an intelligent man.
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"We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." --Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." -Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." --LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

"I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe -- I believe what I believe is right." --Rome, Italy, July 22, 2001

"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?" --Florence, South Carolina, Jan. 11, 2000

"There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on --shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." --Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." --speaking underneath a "Mission Accomplished" banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003
Another American hero.

You're really grasping at straws here if the worst you can pin on Obama's intelligence is when he mistakes a military award for a civilian award. He's not here to play Jeopardy for you.
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He's such an intelligent man.
Thank you for bringing these important issues to light and discussing them in rational, respectful ways. It'd be a pity if we ever devolved to trading jabs over banal matters.

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its a pity he was giving shout outs at a time when soldiers had been attacked and killed. Apparently shout outs were high on the list of priorities verses...shout outs.
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i'm glad we're focused on what really matters.
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Obama's approval rating is at a new low:

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Did you ever stop and think that there are some people who disapprove because he is not doing the things he said he would do... like, I don't know, universal healthcare? I disapprove too because I don't think he's done enough to get this passed, to squash the rumors and call out those people who are spreading malicious lies. He needs to be a hard ass on this. He's acting like he needs a popularity contest. No he doesn't. Do what Bush did: Whatever the fuck you want and get it over with. The whiners will whine, too fucking bad. You'll get your chance to really whine in 2012.

Nonetheless I'd rather vote for him again than get Palin/Romney/Jindal/Huckabee as a president. And that's paired with the fact that I'm not his biggest fan either.
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I thought polls didn't matter?
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I thought polls didn't matter?
Only when Bush was in the high 80's.
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Or the low 20s.
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Or the low 20s.
Did he really get that low?

Well, that's still higher than Congress.
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Well, that's still higher than Congress.
I don't really pay attention to polls, but isn't that usually the case?
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I don't really pay attention to polls, but isn't that usually the case?
I think Mr. Burns is more popular than Congress.
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