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McCain as President Immaterial to the Point - Reality Check - B Obama Doing What He Wants - Not the People

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 19, 2011 at 15:56

A perspective of whether or not a republican president would have been given the 'thumbs up' for attempting then accomplishing the duty of every American president, that of providing the appropriate security for the 'citizens' of the United States, should not make a difference in partisan politics, but here in the United States, it does anymore. And it does it to the extent that it gets noticed 'across the pond.' But in spite of the party differences, Chief executive Obama did get it done; and to what extent he will use it for 2012 remains to be seen.

But the partisanship that is under examination in Dr. Pipes' article goes more to the overriding situation, that no matter the issue, partisanship is the winner. It is divisive politics, hypocrisies abounding and political pandering rife among the ranks of the imbedded politicians makes for poor service to the republic, so much so that corrupted democratic process are unable to regain the vision that set this country apart; so it will take an event of monumental proportions to get back the footing of political integrity while there is yet time. As it is moving now, do not hold your breath.

This is no longer about 2012; neither August 2011. It is about getting a sense that the direction the country is heading is wrong. Presidential incumbent/candidate Obama has all he needs to forge ahead with his agenda for at least 9 more months: stubbornness, and a goal. He also has Republican Party antipathies that cannot seem to get a consensus on how to break the democratic stranglehold, which may be just enough to get what he wants, more power through greater taxation. As much as there is the appearance that the republicans can thwart that endgame, the 'possibility' remains that he could still get what he wants - and it is that possibility that will get the republicans in more trouble.

But more importantly, what is the picture that is being presented to the world, as may be alluded to by an observation by, of all places, the United Kingdom. American politics is looking more and more like the activities of the British Parliament; and small wonder. Watching the PM on cable trying to answer the member questions sometimes appears entertaining, but these fellows are in charge of governing people lives just as the congress does here. But neither side of the pond seems to be making any sufficient progress. The rhetorical question of why is easily answered: they have lost the sense of what it takes to govern by the proper application of the rule of law.

So, both sides are inconsistent, with neither side able to claim a sense of truth in what they do. So, if one wonders why it seems that Islam appears to have an easy time dividing this country, or any country for that matter, they have found democracy gives them all the tools they need to do whatever they want. And Dr. Pipes, isn't finding that out what this forum is all about?


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Title Commenter Date Thread
President Mccain [39 words]NickJul 17, 2011 12:05187498
McCain as President Immaterial to the Point - Reality Check - B Obama Doing What He Wants - Not the People [508 words]M. ToveyJul 19, 2011 15:56187498
United Kingdom [11 words]NickJul 21, 2011 15:01187498
A Presumption of Such Already Made [30 words]M. ToveyJul 21, 2011 19:18187498
1Obama The Man-Child [72 words]Clifford IshiiJul 14, 2011 17:50187395
Treasonous as well [40 words]aspaciaJul 13, 2011 11:29187304
nothings new under the sun [7 words]uragonerJul 12, 2011 21:40187235
Differing attitudes toward Iran [191 words]Dean M.Jul 12, 2011 16:24187213
Party politics as usual [234 words]WilksJul 12, 2011 12:46187210
2I am a Registered Democrat [391 words]Arlinda DeAngelisJul 13, 2011 10:31187210
The Time of the (Democratic-Republican) Party is Over [596 words]M. ToveyJul 14, 2011 18:41187210
A slight difference [49 words]Abu NudnikJul 11, 2011 21:43187189
1Dr. Pipes Lets the American Politicos Off Too Easy [173 words]M. ToveyJul 11, 2011 19:29187184
2What did they know & when did they say it? [97 words]infosifterJul 11, 2011 19:27187183
Politics is Politics [176 words]John W McGinleyJul 11, 2011 16:49187182
1'right' and 'left', [28 words]NuritJul 11, 2011 15:41187181
They are all liars and cheats and hypocriets [73 words]David FarberJul 11, 2011 11:04187172
inter-party differences [252 words]DianeJul 11, 2011 10:32187171
Inconsistrent and hypocritical Democrats and Republicans [377 words]ISAACJul 11, 2011 08:01187170
No Watershed Event for Obama! [291 words]John in Michigan, USAJul 11, 2011 07:36187169
Obama extended the hand subsequent to Bush' being slapped down [34 words]artcohnJul 11, 2011 03:22187167
1Pundits" Attitudes Toward Obama [114 words]Dan RusenJul 11, 2011 01:51187166
Obama lost our trust in him. [162 words]batya daganJul 11, 2011 01:09187165
Inconsistent/hypocrite [11 words]steven LJul 11, 2011 00:34187164
Much that is irrelevant here ... [293 words]kmanJul 11, 2011 00:29187163
1Republican hypocrisy overstated [151 words]SteveJul 11, 2011 00:06187162
1bad picture. [44 words]batya daganJul 11, 2011 21:41187162
Both Parties and Fifty States [118 words]Jay1Jul 10, 2011 23:33187161

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