YES! It makes Obama vulnerable to GOP attacks of acting like a king.
24%
NO! Obama will only be enforcing laws already passed by Congress.
76%

Comments

cheesesteak's picture
cheesesteak 3 years 3 weeks ago

He will only be a dictator to the Tea Party 25% that would critize him for curing cancer.

telliottmbamsc's picture
telliottmbamsc 3 years 3 weeks ago

Tough cookies if they attack him for acting like a king! Obama had better damn well start acting like a President FOR THE PEOPLE! If he can't stand the heat then he can leave office!

In other words, do what the People hired ya to do. Any consequences to his position are his problem not mine - if you do what the People instruct you to do, you get my vote, if you don't you don't get my vote. I am sick and tired of letting the country take it on the chin to protect the career of our President. Tough cookies, if his "acting like a king" makes it uncomfortable for him at his next cocktail party in the Hamptons.

HalFonts's picture
HalFonts 3 years 3 weeks ago

As usual "Neither of the above."

Of course it's risky; but that's what "The buck stops here" means, and what we people need, expect and respect from our Representatives (dare I say Leaders?). The President's speach today was as usual excellent. Now that President Obama is in his 2nd term, and the Opposition have shown they are without clothes, I hope we can move forward. However, it is going to require the limited-whiners of both camps shutting-the-hell-up, and responsible Patriots demanding responsible action Forward (neither excessively Left nor Right).

David J. Cyr's picture
David J. Cyr 3 years 3 weeks ago

The "progressive" liberals lifelong dedicate themselves to the (D)evil ensuring that no good ever comes from elections; they deploy their Art of the Possible to prevent every change needed; and they insist upon glacially slow incrementalism thereby making a sick society sustainably sick — their corporate party compliant complicity resulting in the creation of a permanently sociopathic society — then they complain about the product of their depravity, and worry about damaged individuals responding to it.

It's obvious that the surest way for Americans to MoveOn further into the far Right is to get more of the corporate party's Democrats elected.

Now the reactionary Democrats are eager to disarm the public, while they continue to militarize the police, they routinely launch predator drones to remote-control murder any "suspects" suspected of resisting invasions and occupations, and their "Justice Department" hounds peaceful internet freedom advocates literally to death... while providing banksters legal settlements to protect them from prosecution.

The Devolution of Liberalism:

http://chenangogreens.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id...

2timothy215's picture
2timothy215 3 years 3 weeks ago

As Ossie Davis said, "Fear is worse than death, because it holds the mind hostage."

LibbyMN's picture
LibbyMN 3 years 3 weeks ago

It's all silliness. Every president uses his executive authority. The only difference, Obama uses it less than any recent GOP president.

Aliceinwonderland's picture
Aliceinwonderland 3 years 3 weeks ago

David J, you are spot-on.

Aliceinwonderland's picture
Aliceinwonderland 3 years 3 weeks ago

RIGHT ON!!!!! Wow, we're rockin'.

Aliceinwonderland's picture
Aliceinwonderland 3 years 3 weeks ago

You've got that right honey. I've more than a hunch you or I would have more balls, up against those fascists, than Obama has shown these past four years.

No Fraud just couldn't forgive those of us who held our noses and voted for him. It's too bad, because I'll miss his entries. He has a beautiful heart, philosophy, perspective and worldview and in some ways, reminds me of myself at his age. (I'm about 20 years his senior.) S

Anyway back to Obama. Sometimes I have trouble forgiving myself, voting for him a second time instead of Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party, who I much preferred. But given the same election all over gain, I'd probably vote the same way. Romney was a lot worse. We'd all be in soup lines if R&R got in. Early into Obama's first term, however, I had him sized up pretty well. Much as I would have loved to be proven wrong, he's been every bit the we wimpy leader I feared we would have in him. Under these circumstances, and given the stakes, it makes me crazy sometimes. - Aliceinwonderland

Aliceinwonderland's picture
Aliceinwonderland 3 years 3 weeks ago

Another bull's eye. Mustn't deprive a thriving cancer industry their meal ticket. Everytime the Cancer Society has another "Relay For Life" parade around here, I just shake my head at those poor sheeple dancing around in silly costumes making damn fools of themselves. But you know, ignorance is bliss...

Add comment

Login or register to post comments

The Problem of the Establishment

One thing that both parties have in common in this primary season is the fact that there's a sharp divide between "We, the People" populism, and the rich and powerful Washington establishment.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump is leading the race by running on a populist platform based on the fact that he's not beholden to the billionaires or lobbyists, and that he's never been part of the political establishment.

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann channels the best of the American Founders with voice and pen. His deep attachment to a democratic civil society is just the medicine America needs."
Tom Hayden, author of The Long Sixties and director, Peace and Justice Resource Center.