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blueline

Member Since 29 Dec 2010
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In Topic: Obama orders review of US police use of military hardware.

24 August 2014 - 01:59 AM

It's very debatable whether stop and frisk has any significant effect on crime

In Topic: iPhone 6 images leaked already?

23 August 2014 - 05:05 PM

September can't come soon enough for me. I have an iPhone 4 and foolishly updated it with iOS7 making the phone nearly unusable. I also have a 16gb model which is totally inadequate for my needs.

In Topic: Obama is seen as frustrating his own party - NYT

23 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

Everyman is a fascinating mix of bigotry, immaturity, and insecurity. The perfect internet personality you might say.

In Topic: EPL Season Begins Anew...

23 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

You spoke too soon!!!

In Topic: Obama is seen as frustrating his own party - NYT

23 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

View PostEveryman, on 23 August 2014 - 12:03 PM, said:

The first year of his was the only one that wasn't inconsequential, and by every account he had next to nothing to do with pushing the ACA through Congress. Since then, the feature developments have included a broken website that implements his only legislative accomplishment, government shutdowns ended with short-term budgets, and a series of legislative fumbles interspersed with poorly managed scandals. That is subpar by any standard not influenced by affected attempts to appear not-racist, which is where the media is now, but not for long.

Oh right I forgot, Congress won't work with him because he's black!! Racism EVERYWHERE!!! lol couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that he sucks at maintaining ties to Congress even amongst his own party.



We're talking about America, not Canada. Go eat some pancakes frenchie.

Although you are personally an abhorrent racist, Obama's struggles with the legislative branch have nothing to do with race. Republicans won't work with him because that's their legislative strategy. It was set in place by Eric Cantor in January 2009 and Republicans showed great discipline in sticking to it. Don't give a Democrat any accomplishments. In fairness Bill faced similar issues, Obama just had the proper numbers in the first few years which is of course my main argument.

In the first few years of his presidency Obama got the stimulus (package of successful spending projects and tax cuts), healthcare reform (unlike Clinton who's proposal was to the left of the ACA and was a utterly embarrassing calamity led by the person you deem to be more qualified for the office than Obama), and significant financial reform.

I guess if you consider minor accomplishments like welfare reform or bombing pharmaceutical factories in Sudan then yes, Clinton had some accomplishments.