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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 07:06 AM

I think President Obama is a geniune guy.

I believe he's genuinely trying to find the best way through a maze of competing interests and rivalries both at home and abroad.

If you look at the byzantine nature of politics you can see that sometimes even our own allies both internal and external have different interests and goals that often work against our own goals.

There have been a number of interesting articles posted on DU recently that shed more light on this.

For me, I like the disinfectant of sunlight, I like to see everyone put their cards on the table and I'd like to see us thread a way through the labyrinth that helps everyone.

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Reply I think President Obama is a geniune guy. (Original post)
CJCRANE Aug 2014 OP
femmocrat Aug 2014 #1
madokie Aug 2014 #2
zeemike Aug 2014 #3
radiclib Aug 2014 #4
woo me with science Aug 2014 #5
emulatorloo Aug 2014 #8
MineralMan Aug 2014 #9
Skittles Aug 2014 #10
conservaphobe Aug 2014 #6
oldandhappy Aug 2014 #7

Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 08:21 AM

1. I agree.

I remember reading his autobiography during the 2008 campaign. It seemed like he always tried to consider all sides of an issue and find a compromise that would benefit everyone. I know that is what some dislike about him, but he is a pragmatist. I thought it came from his balancing his mixed heritage and his experiences of living in a different culture.

I don't always agree with him either, but I feel secure with him in the WH, knowing that he is a deep thinker and not a hot head.

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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 08:28 AM

2. Yup, same here

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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 08:57 AM

3. There is a saying; The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

And no doubt Obama is well intended...but that does not change the facts, which are that the only interests that count is the interests of the 1%...it is just a fact of our system.
And our hope should be to change the system, because until we do, no president no matter how well intended he or she is will satisfy anyone but the 1%.

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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:42 AM

4. I'd like to believe that, too

As long as we're talking about disinfectants and sunlight and stuff, I'd also like to hear a genuine-guy type explanation of his insanely aggressive persecution of whistleblowers. For one thing.

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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:46 AM

5. "Genuine" is not the first word that leaps to mind.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 06:26 PM

8. Your non-stop propaganda, conspiracy theories, and simplistic sloganeering prove nothing.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 07:00 PM

9. I'm sure that's true in your case.

Not surprising at all.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:24 PM

10. he's good at "genuine" speeches though

admit it!

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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 09:48 AM

6. A genuine man in a job that makes it difficult to be genuine. nt

 

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Response to CJCRANE (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:03 AM

7. agree.

Being president is a thankless job. He is a hero.

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