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How Long Will the Obama Honeymoon Last?

 
 
Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:22 am
@H2O MAN,
What experience is necessary to be President?
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:26 am
@Steve 41oo,


Apparently experience was not even a criteria when the dumbmasses got behind O boy and voted for him.

Nobody even looked at his resume... they just saw a black guy that read words from a teleprompter well.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:36 am
@H2O MAN,
Quote:
Once O boy recovers from his coronation he will quickly face the fact that the weight of the world is on his shoulders and his lack of experience will come into play...


The best boss that I ever had, was not exceptional, except for one thing. She knew how to pull people together to get a job done. She was wonderful at creating a positive atmosphere, and we all worked our tails off to please her.

From listening to Obama, I am having a deja vu. Besides his obvious intelligence, he seems very adept at bringing together people with different views.

A leader does not have to be expert at everything. What he DOES need, is the ability to bring experts together, in a collegial and not adversarial atmosphere, to solve problems.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:40 am
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:
...Nobody even looked at his resume... they just saw a black guy that read words from a teleprompter well.
realising that anyone had to be an improvement.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:43 am
@Steve 41oo,


That's a falsehood perpetuated by the left and swallowed by the dumbmasses.
Bella Dea
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:52 am
@H2O MAN,
Are you kidding?

Bush is the stupidest, most incompetent man alive and he was actually running the country. Micky Mouse could have done better.

Experience isn't everything.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 08:57 am
@Bella Dea,


You are a member of the collective dumbmasses and you accepted the falsehoods perpetuated by the left. You are a moron.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:03 am
@msolga,
Its not a matter of Obama performing miracles. I think the entire nation will setlle for a return to a little competence. That alone will set a new path.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:04 am
@Intrepid,
Intrepid wrote:

8 years? Smile

The Democrats didn't give president Bush an eight year honeymoon. They didn't even give him a one minute honeymoon. He was subjected to all kinds of abuse from his first day in office. You think that he has been on a honeymoon for eight years with all the talk of having him tried for various offenses? Are you being purposely obtuse?
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:05 am
@farmerman,


America will need to wait 4... maybe 8 years for competence to return to the white house.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:10 am
@H2O MAN,
Ive already taken the competence line. Youre a little late there waterboy. I believe weve gotten a return to competence with this election. Ican only hope, but it looks promising.

Bush has been, if nothing else, one of the biggest forces in divisiveness since Johnson and Nixon. Its good that he goes away and we have a "new broom".

You may wish to be as sour as you wish waterboy, You cant undo the enthusiasm of todays ceremony and the start of Obamas term(s)
BigTexN
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:20 am
@Bella Dea,
Keith Olbermann just said that Obama is such a great communicator that he is almost telepathic.

Telepathic? Really?

No hype there...
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:23 am
@farmerman,


Sorry farmgirl, you have no proprietary right to any words or phrases.
Your enthusiasm will carry you just so far and then the cold dark reality
of what has been done will slap you in the face. Enjoy the brief illusion of unity.
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squinney
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:43 am
@Brandon9000,
Is it still not obvious to you that WE were right? That Bush didn't deserve a honeymoon? That many of us picked up on his incompetence, divisiveness, hints of war mongering and lack of leadership WAAAAAY before others and we were correct?

It's a new day. Thank dog we survived to see it.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:51 am
@squinney,
squinney wrote:

Is it still not obvious to you that WE were right? That Bush didn't deserve a honeymoon? That many of us picked up on his incompetence, divisiveness, hints of war mongering and lack of leadership WAAAAAY before others and we were correct?

It's a new day. Thank dog we survived to see it.


So your basic position is that liberals are objectively right, and conservatives objectively wrong, and, therefore, it is appropriate for you to treat our office holders badly and for us to treat yours well? This is a very immature, undemocratic, and unrealistic position. You may not have considerations given to you that you won't give to us. If you treat our people badly, then you have no right to ask us to treat yours well, on the grounds that you are objectively in the right.

In truth, I probably will not participate in giving Obama the horrific treatment you've given Bush, but that's because of my own personal standards, not because you deserve it. The truth is that you only deserve to get what you give.
squinney
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 09:56 am
I find myself saying "I heard on NPR..." a lot. So...

I heard on NPR yesterday, a guy talking about how long it will take for the honeymoon to wear off. He said that studies show that the more one knows, the more judgemental he becomes. They asked people to try two beers and whichever one they liked they could have a mug of, free of charge. One had vinegar added. If the taster didn't know that fact, they were more likely to choose the one with vinegar. If they did know it contained vinegar they chose the one that didn't.

Another example was online dating. If you say you like music, many people will see you favorably (who doesn't like music? And, the reader projects onto "I like music" that what the person means is that they like the SAME music. However, if you post "I like country music" (for example - it could also be punk, classical, heavy metal) one gets a dramatically decreased likability/ response rate.

So, the honeymoon for Obama will last longer if we (the world) has a slow, drawn out introduction instead of knowing everything about him / his management style / how he makes decisions etc, too fast.

I found that interesting.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 10:27 am
@squinney,
I find your analysis, like much in the media to be filled with drama.

The "honeymoon" will not last long IF :

1) We do not get an immediate and impressive accounting fromt he Treasury on what is going on with the bail out money

2) The economy does not start to show stabilization and improvement immediately.

Now it comes down to business and the "entertainment" factor will be ignored.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 06:28 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Its not a matter of Obama performing miracles.


I think I've said I already know that 2 or so times on this thread already, farmer. I seem to have a problem communicating. Wink

That (Oz) cartoon - as I see it - is more about fervent dreams & hopes that Obama can almost achieve the impossible, almost like magic. Which, of course no leader can achieve. It is more about the change people desperately long for, given the mess the world is in now. It is not at all (as I see it) a comment on Obama himself, his competence, or his ability to perform his job well. He's a tiny little figure in that sea of longing. Me, I see him as a charismatic, very intelligent & articulate pragmatist. I have no doubt he'll make a very competent leader. Which is a hell of an improvement on the past 8 years.
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 06:46 pm
@H2O MAN,
Haven't you been indicted yet?
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JTT
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2009 06:52 pm
@squinney,
As were the Dixie Chicks. Such brave ladies. They deserve a Congressional Medal of Honor.
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