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Why Does Anyone Hope Our Pres. Will Fail?

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I see post after post on here where people seem only too happy to report any failure of our President.  People actually seem happy with any mistakes that he makes.  Some of the same people talk about how much they love their countries.

If this is how you feel, please explain. I never understood this mindset.  When George W. Bush was determined the winner of the 2000 election, I was concerned about his ability to govern and sorry he had won, though I wasn't a big fan of Gore either.  But, I did hope he would prove me wrong and do very well as President.  It only benefits me for our President to do a great job.  So I was disappointed, but I can't say I crowed over his every failure and rejoiced in them.  I just had a sinking feeling about what was happening to our country, and felt very frustrated with other branches of govt. for not holding him accountable for some of his decisions.


by on May. 4, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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LIMom1105
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM

But which is he?  An evil socialist or a covert member of the Muslim brotherhood?  Both movements seem to pop up a lot.

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on May. 4, 2012 at 10:19 AM

 

Quoting LIMom1105:

But which is he?  An evil socialist or a covert member of the Muslim brotherhood?  Both movements seem to pop up a lot.

 He's a Democrat.  That alone is enough to rankle people on the other side of the aisle.

 

shimamab
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I totally agree with your views on Bush. I didn't vote for him, didn't support many of his policies/decisions, and found his overall demeanor to be irritating. But I didn't rejoice in his failures...I was embarrassed by them and sad about their effects. I don't believe Obama, or any other President that has made mistakes, are purposely out to sink our country. There are ideological differences about how to kick start the economy and deal with social issues, but demonizing the other side's views as evil intent is extreme. Find the middle, do some compromise, and hope for the best results based on evidence, facts, and a consensus from experts.
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asfriend
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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It is very simple. He ran on transformationally changing my country. I love my country. I do not want it transformationally changed. Therefore I hope he fails at that. Simple yes?

If your man came home and said "I love you honey, but I wish to transformationally change you, your response would be what?

 

rccmom
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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I don't get it either. I did not care for many of Bush's policies, but I was not disrespectful in speaking of him, and when my son was derogatory towards him, I would tell him to not speak that way around me. RESPECT is sorely missing in our society.

They can dress it up anyway they want. Obama is transformationally trying to change us, he is a socialist, yada yada yada. In reality, Obama has some ideas they do not agree with, as sometimes happens with adults. Instead of acting like adults, they feel justified in wishing him ill, some to the extent that they don't seem to care if it brings ill to the country they proclaim to love.   

rccmom
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:45 AM


Quoting asfriend:

It is very simple. He ran on transformationally changing my country. I love my country. I do not want it transformationally changed. Therefore I hope he fails at that. Simple yes?

If your man came home and said "I love you honey, but I wish to transformationally change you, your response would be what?

 

My response would be to find out exactly what he meant. Would it be a good change? Is it something that I would want? And then evaluate it from there. I would not automatically assume he meant me harm. Change happens all the time. I have definitely changed since I was married, and this country has definitely changed since its inception. We no longer have slavery, we have more than the original 13 colonies, women have more rights, and etc. Not all change is bad.   

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on May. 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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 A successful presidency would yield good benefit for all Americans. 

The glee some are exhibiting when they feel the president fails is worrisome, because it indicates more care about their "side" winning rather than all of us winning.

I am not an Obama fan, I have many reservations about his presidency, but I hope every day that things will be better, and in order for that to happen, all of our leaders need to be worrying about leading and not winning for their own personal gain.

joey125
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Its so easy to blame one man for all the problems we have in our country  Instead of researching and questioning.  No one is perfect, and President Obama is not evil, that is a ridiculous presumption.  We have become of nation of silly cry babies just pointing fingers and getting nothing done.

asfriend
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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Quoting joey125:

Its so easy to blame one man for all the problems we have in our country  Instead of researching and questioning.  No one is perfect, and President Obama is not evil, that is a ridiculous presumption.  We have become of nation of silly cry babies just pointing fingers and getting nothing done.


That is a perfect description of our president.

shimamab
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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That's a perfect description of ANYONE who engages in partisan politics over the best interests of this country.

Quoting asfriend:



Quoting joey125:


Its so easy to blame one man for all the problems we have in our country  Instead of researching and questioning.  No one is perfect, and President Obama is not evil, that is a ridiculous presumption.  We have become of nation of silly cry babies just pointing fingers and getting nothing done.



That is a perfect description of our president.

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