Well, Hawkeye, welcome to Liberal Land.
I recently commented in negative manner about Obama and was soundly thrashed and called a Republican. I told Thomas (one of my accusers) and the others that my voting record is not at all solidly Republican and that I have voted for several Democrats, including Clinton term one. I also voted for Walter Mondale. Thomas shot back that I hadn't berated the Republicans on this board, I told him to check my threads.
Obama on Gay marriage was a stunning split second turn around. 2 months ago he was adamantly against it, then a puff of smoke and indication there were votes he needed and he had an interview to say he's for it. If he really is, then why a private staged and filmed interview? Why not an open lecture?
With these rights for young illegals, he has already called it 'stop gap' and it would not surprise me in the least for him to prance up to the podium in February/March of next year and say he really can't do anything about the current laws, "gee whilickers, Congress and Senate have to do that" and then refuse to respond to questions.
It's all politics, same as when Bill Clinton signed Welfare Reform. No, actually, I think Clinton may have actually believed he was doing right by the people. I get no sense of that out of anything which Obama does. He serves only himself.
I don't usually involve in politics here because it is one sided. If you don't side with the Democrats you will be sliced and diced. Say anything at all redeeming about any Republican and you will be skewered.
Same sort of thing happens in religion threads as atheists and agnostics waltz in and tell any believer that they are all wrong. It's why so often I leave a 'debate' because it really isn't one.