BigCliff wrote:I am a moderate liberal whose economic opinions are simply more Keynesian than Austrian, and who thinks our president is mostly doing a good job. This does not make me a homosexual socialist, its simply makes me someone who agrees with most of his views on policy and governance.
you are aware that he was one of the most liberal congressman ever, right?
calling yourself a moderate and in the same paragraph admitting that you agree with most of his views on policy and government says it all. it's pretty damn funny too. he said himself he wants to "spread the wealth around." that's hardly moderate. what part of that was unclear? Obama's views (in his own words) are socialist bordering on marxist. you admit yourself you agree with him on most things. you said that, not me.
just as i've shown i'm a right-wing conservative, you've shown in your posts here (to everyone) that you are clearly a leftist. only difference is i admit what i am.
and which part is he doing a good job on again, i mean besides the celebrity thing and giving away U.S. sovereignty? is it how he's mortgaged your kid's future with the record amount of debt he's racked up, or how he secured the Olympics (cuz that's obviously something a president should be spending time and taxpayer $ pursiing in the middle of a recession) for his hometown? i'm confused...
and while the man-crush fellator thing was a joke, it's funny to see you get so worked up about it. [smooch]
don't worry, nobody really thinks you're a homo.
I'm aware that someone wanting to prove said point can find multiple sources that declare that Obama was a very liberal senator.
On agreeing with "most" of his views, we should clarify that "most" simply means a majority, not 90+%. While I'm fairly certain that you agree with the majority of the views of David Duke and Alex Jones on policy and governance, that does not make the totality of your views parallel to a leader of the Klan or the figurehead of the black-helicopter-crowd conspiracy theorists.
Realistically speaking, every politician who is in favor of progressive taxation is in favor of spreading the wealth around. While the numbers of those opposed to it are sizeable and growing, its likely fair to say that 80% of all public officials nationwide have not spoken out against it. Progressive taxation has been in place for nearly one hundred years and has played a fundamental role in building the society Americans currently enjoy.
A google search for "obama socialist "in his own words"" produces links to Glenn Beck, the Freepers, Stormfront, etc, and no actual sources of journalism. This goes back to that whole credibility thing bud.
Good things he's done (I realize you're going to disagree on some points): (pending) healthcare reform that is deficit reducing, preventing a depression-
The New York Times recently quoted Mark Zandi, who was one of candidate John McCain's economic advisers, on this point: "The stimulus is doing what it was supposed to do—it is contributing to ending the recession," he said. "In my view, without the stimulus, G.D.P would still be negative and unemployment would be firmly over 11 percent."
and finally going after terrorism in Yemen (after the situation was foolishly neglected for 9 years by both Clinton and Bush)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/world ... ml?_r=1&hp
The Pentagon is spending more than $70 million over the next 18 months, and using teams of Special Forces, to train and equip Yemeni military, Interior Ministry and coast guard forces, more than doubling previous military aid levels.
The country has long been a refuge for jihadists, in part because Yemen’s government welcomed returning Islamist fighters who had fought in Afghanistan during the 1980s. The Yemen port of Aden was the site of the audacious bombing of the American destroyer Cole in October 2000 by Qaeda militants, which killed 17 sailors.