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Old November 6, 2008, 05:30 AM
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Congrats ,

But will be cautious until 'he walks the walk for the talk he talked'
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Old November 6, 2008, 05:46 AM
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Obama's victory speech was fabulous - felt a cold/warm shivering going across the body - really encouraging. I know the team of his political affairs prepared the speech but one thing for sure that was outstanding!!!
That speech was awesome! I absolutely loved it.
WTG Obama.

I am just happy I don't have to see Bush's ugly face anymore.
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Old November 11, 2008, 05:04 AM
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His face looks deformed if anything. I heard his nose fell of in one of his concerts.
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Old November 11, 2008, 07:27 AM
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Now Mr. Obama appoints a fanatic pro-israeli as chief of staff clearly sends the signal that he is going to do jack about fixing the middle east.

I really don't get whats the fuss with Obama. All politicians are idiots. Unlike Bush he is just an idiot with personality.

I just hope he fixes the economy. Foreign policy-wise it will remain the same.
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Old November 11, 2008, 03:48 PM
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Now Mr. Obama appoints a fanatic pro-israeli as chief of staff clearly sends the signal that he is going to do jack about fixing the middle east.

I really don't get whats the fuss with Obama. All politicians are idiots. Unlike Bush he is just an idiot with personality.

I just hope he fixes the economy. Foreign policy-wise it will remain the same.
Well lets see... give it time. I want to judge his real actions not some random staff appointment.
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Old November 12, 2008, 06:34 AM
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That speech was awesome! I absolutely loved it.
WTG Obama.

I am just happy I don't have to see Bush's ugly face anymore.
I did not turn of my tv for the whole week. Even staying in Mariott could not bring in much better to do during the work week nights. Sad part is although everyone is praising this speech as soon I heard it I felt like I know every sentence that would be coming out of his mouth right before. Wih all due respect to the new President of the USA, ex mea sentetia his speech was nothing but cliche.

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Old November 12, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Well lets see... give it time. I want to judge his real actions not some random staff appointment.
Well I hope I am wrong, but its not the janitor of white house he picked, its the chief of staff. Google search on this guy reveals a lot about his disturbing past. And all those idiots in www.mafo2008.com/ can now suck their thumb.
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Old November 21, 2008, 09:01 PM
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Old November 21, 2008, 09:08 PM
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"nai mamar chey kana mama bhalo" congrats indeed, and i hope sir Barack keeps his promise and with domestic and foreign policy and establish true justice on home and abroad.
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Old November 22, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Obama rules! lol

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Old November 22, 2008, 11:35 PM
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Old January 27, 2010, 09:33 PM
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Old January 28, 2010, 05:19 AM
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The guy is already struggling. Serves him right for his hypocrisy.
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Old January 28, 2010, 09:12 AM
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The guy is already struggling. Serves him right for his hypocrisy.
At least Bush was not a hypocrite.
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still a lot of work to be done, and its already been a year, only 3 more left. he better get moving soon
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Old January 28, 2010, 06:59 PM
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At least Bush was not a hypocrite.
Haha true, Bush was way unpopular before the election hence no one got their hopes up.
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I miss bush jokes. this is my favorite "They misunderestimated me."
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Old February 1, 2010, 05:12 AM
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An interesting article by an Israeli peace activist, shows how Obama failed miserably in past 1 year.

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30/01/10
GEORGE MITCHELL looks like a kangaroo hopping around with an empty pouch.

He hops here and he hops there. Hops to Jerusalem and hops to Ramallah, Damascus, Beirut, Amman (but, God forbid, not to Gaza, because somebody may not like it). Hops, hops, but doesn’t take anything out of his pouch, because the pouch is empty.

So why does he do it? After all, he could stay at home, raise roses or play with his grandchildren.

This compulsive traveling reveals a grain of chutzpah. If he has nothing to offer, why waste the time of politicians and media people? Why burn airplane fuel and damage the environment?

THE DECLARED aim of Mitchell is to “get the peace process going again”. How? “Get the two sides to return to the negotiating table”.

There is a naïve American belief that all the problems of the world could be solved if only the parties would sit down at the table and talk. When reasonable people talk to each other, they will eventually arrive at a solution.

The trouble with this is that the people responsible for the fate of nations are not, in general, reasonable people. They are politicians with passions and prejudices and constituencies, who are driven by the mood of the masses. When one is dealing with a 130-year old conflict, the naïve belief in the value of talk borders on folly.

Decades of experience indicate that negotiations are useless if one of the parties is not interested in an agreement. Worse: negotiations can actually cause damage when one of the parties uses them to waste time while creating a false impression of progress towards peace.

In our conflict, peace negotiations have become a substitute for peace, a means to obstruct peace. They are an instrument used by successive Israeli governments to gain time – time to enlarge the settlements and entrench the occupation.

(In an interview with Haaretz published yesterday, Ehud Barak accused the “left” in general, and Gush Shalom and Peace Now in particular, of not supporting Netanyahu’s call for negotiations. He got close to accusing us of treason.)

Anyone who now proposes negotiations “without prior conditions” is collaborating with the Netanyahu-Barak-Lieberman government in a ploy to sabotage the chances of peace. Indeed, Mitchell has become – perhaps unwittingly – such a collaborator. When he exerts pressure on Mahmoud Abbas “to come back to the negotiating table”, he is playing the game of Netanyahu, who presents himself as the great peace-lover. Abbas is being pictured as a man who has “climbed a high tree and doesn’t know how to get down again”. There is no occupation, no ongoing settlement activity, no Judaization of East Jerusalem. The only problem is to get a ladder. A ladder for Abbas!

All this for what? What is the kangaroo hopping for? It’s all to help Obama, who is thirsting for a political achievement like a man in the desert thirsting for water. The start of negotiations, however meaningless, would be presented as a great diplomatic success.

THE OTHER day, Obama himself made a rare gesture: the President of the United States of America declared publicly that he had made a mistake and apologized for it. He admitted that he had not properly understood the difficulties involved in the restarting of the peace process.

Everybody praised the President. Such a courageous leader! Such nobility!

To which I would add: And such chutzpah!

Here comes the most powerful leader in the world and says: I was wrong. I did not understand. I have failed. For a whole year I have not achieved any progress at all towards a solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Look how honest I am! Look how ready I am to admit mistakes!

That is chutzpah. That is chutzpah, because a whole year was lost due to this “mistake”, a whole year in which 1.5 million human beings in Gaza, men, women and children, have been suffering utter destitution, many of them without sufficient food, many of them without shelter in the cold and in rain. A whole year in which more than a hundred Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem were demolished while new Jewish housing projects sprang up at a crazy pace. A whole year in which settlements in the West Bank were enlarged, apartheid roads were built and pogroms, under the “price tag” slogan, were carried out.

So, with all due respect, Mr. President, the word “mistake” hardly suffices.

The Bible says: “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). Obama covereth not his “mistake”, and that is good. But it is the second half of the verse that counts: “confesseth and forsaketh”. No mercy for one who “confesseth” but not “forsaketh”. You have not hinted with a single word that you are about to forsake your old ways.

It is chutzpah for another reason, too: You say that you have failed because you did not properly appreciate the domestic problems of the two leaders, Netanyahu and Abbas. Netanyahu, you say, has an extreme right-wing coalition, and Abbas has Hamas.

Sorry, sorry, but what about your own “coalition”, which does not allow you to move an inch in the right direction? What about the two houses of Congress, which are completely subservient to the pro-Israel lobbies, both the Jewish and the Christian-Evangelical? What about your fear of your extreme right, which is supporting our own extreme right? What about your inability – or unwillingness – to exercise your leadership, invest political capital in a confrontation with the lobbies and move forwards according to the real interests of the United States (and Israel) – as did President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his time, and even, for a short period, Secretary of State James Baker?

THE TERRIBLE blow dealt to Obama in the Massachusetts by-election has dumbfounded many people. It has changed the texture of American politics and is endangering the health system reforms, the jewel in the crown he has put on his head. It threatens to turn him into a lame duck that may not only lose the midterm elections this year, but even fail to be reelected less than three years from now.

Many ask: what happened to the shining candidate who enchanted the entire United States and mobilized millions of enthusiastic new voters? Where is the man with a vision who aroused the masses with the battle-cry “Yes, We Can”?

How did the inspiring campaigner turn into a so-so president, one who does not excite anyone? How did the candidate, who always hit exactly the right note, turn into a president who is unable to touch the hearts of the people? How did the candidate, who made all the right decisions, turn into a president who cannot make decisions? How did the anti-Bush turn into another-Bush?

It seems to me that the answers lie in one of the fundamental paradoxes of the democratic system. I have thought about this many a time while sitting through boring speeches in the Knesset.

A democratic leader who has a vision and wants to realize it has to pass two tests: to win an election and to govern a country. If he does not get elected, he will not have a chance to realize his dream. If he fails in governing, his election victory loses its meaning.

The trouble is that these two tasks are very different. Indeed, they tend to contradict each other, because they demand very different talents.

The candidate must make speeches, excite the imagination, make promises and convince the voters that he is capable of fulfilling them. These talents can indeed be of help to the ruler – but they do not suffice to enable him to rule. The ruler must make hard decisions, withstand extreme pressures, manage a huge apparatus with many contradictory components, convince the public of his country and the leaders of foreign countries. He cannot satisfy all sectors of the public and all the interest groups, the way he tried to do as a candidate.

The most inspiring candidates often turn out to be disastrous heads of government. They are swept into power by the enthusiasm they evoke in their voters, and then suddenly find out that their brilliant speeches have no impact any more – not on the members of their parliament, not on the public, not on foreign leaders. Their brightest talent has become useless.

I have the impression that Obama’s numerous speeches are starting to tire people and are losing their appeal. When he turns his face from left to right and from right to left, from one teleprompter to the other, he starts to look like a mechanical doll. The millions viewing his speeches on TV see him turning to the left and turning to the right, but never really looking them in the eyes.

The candidate is an actor on stage playing the role of a leader. After the elections, when he actually becomes a leader, he can become helpless. The man who plays Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s play can be a great actor – but if he were Caesar in real life, he would not have a clue what to do. (When I put this to an actor, his retort was: “But Caesar himself would not be able to play Caesar on the stage!”)

Barack Obama is no Caesar. Rather he is Hamlet, Prince of America. Enchanting, attractive, full of good intentions – but feeble and hesitant. To rule or not to rule, that is the question.

IT IS much too early to announce Obama’s political death. Contrary to Mark Antony, who declares in the play “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”, I am not yet ready to bury the great hope raised by him.

A year has passed since he entered the White House. A year wasted to a large extent. Three more years are left until the next elections. True, in the first year, after such a dramatic victory, it would have been much easier for him to do things than in the following three years, but Obama can still recover, draw the necessary conclusions from the experience and manage a comeback.

One of the roads there leads through Jerusalem. Obama must keep his kangaroo tied up at home and take the initiative into his own hands. He must announce a clear peace program, the one about which there is now a world-wide consensus (Two states for two peoples, a Palestinian state in all the occupied territories with its capital in East Jerusalem and the dismantling of the settlements in Palestinian territory) and call upon the two sides to adopt it in theory and practice – perhaps by a referendum on both sides. When the time is ripe, he may come to Jerusalem and address the Israeli people from the Knesset rostrum with a clear and unequivocal message.

In short: exit Hamlet, enter Julius Caesar.
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Old February 1, 2010, 07:48 AM
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It is very easy to critisize Obama or his administration, opinions are like a$$-holes, everyone has one, even I have one as well...it is a perfect example of "Haati ghora gelo tol, mosha bole koto jol"....."Cha-er dokane boisha raja-ujir mara"!!
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Old February 1, 2010, 03:30 PM
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yes 3 years a long way and things may change rapidly....
However the way things are going....

(PAST) The Virginia Govorner Election was a warning...
(PAST) The Massacucets Election was a clear Signal where its going....
(UPCOMMING) Mid term election will be a verdict what the public thinks "which direction the county is going"
(FUTURE) And finally three years from now it will a farewell party.... "Thank you but no thanks"

Now 3 years is a long way.... but time flies ( looks like we just celebrated new year and now 1 month is gone)... and unless DEM realized and recognize their mistake, and analyse that, there is less chance to rectify those mistake... if you don;t realize you are making mistakes, how can you fix that?
Last One year's highlight in three top election issues:

Health:
1) Made mess with selection of health Secratary.
2) Current Health Sec. who should be forefront is invisible.
3) The current health reform plan is so much compromised that ist basically republican health plan and still they fail to move forward with REP support.
4) Fail to control their own party man (BlueDog).
5) Made too early compromise with Pharmacy and now they backstabbed them blindsided.
6) Fail to sell the plan to the public. Instead of comparing new health care with "Public Education (K12)" (where you have Public school but also have Private schools for rich) he compared with car insurance and wondered why people are not getting it?

Economy:
1) Two of the three brain of Bush's Recovery Plan is part of Obama's Brain of next 800 Billion 2nd Recovery plan.
2) Paid AIG Billions to save their as$, but failed to enforce necessary regulation. End up getting much of the Federal funded money to pay the banks (creditors) plus the fiasco of Bonuses.
3) gave money to Bank without enforcing more regulation about a)where to use the money, b) regulating Bonus and executive compensation. The money was provided with the idea that banks will start giving loans to small companies who suddenly stopped getting loan to continue their projects. Banks were just seating on Government money and in some cases used minimize their bad investment portfolio. For them it was like getting lottery from no where.
4) One year past, no significant reform was passed to prevent future disaster and (close to) bank robbery that executives do in the name of bonus/compensation even when they do loose money.
5) Failure to manage their own party men when they were exposed several times that they are in "Special interest Group's pocket"

War
1) Relatively successful Iraq Plan was transplanted to Afghanistan war with Bush appointee Gates in charge. Sometime you have to ask who is in charge? Is it Bush in 3rd term?
2) Afghanistan is bleeding and USA is bleeding, but there is no clear cut change of action plan because it will be considered bad for reelection.
3) Trying to Implement democracy in Afghanistan even though it clear that "their choice of leader" is not a popular man, is a corrupt man, and a incompetent person.
4) Tey to win a war with drone, which can give them upper hand, or minimized loss (in short term), but will never end the war nor will it ever win the war for them.
5) Keeping the defense industry happy.
6) No more progress in Iraq after what happned during last year (or so) of Bush Admin.

Then you have the election finance reform plan in complete chaotic situation where the general public will loose big time against BIG Corporations. There was an opportunity to bipartisan reform where Obama supported.... but for short term goal of making sure he wins the election by bulldozing opponent with his clear advantage money collected, he dumped that.... and Republicans thanks him privately....because in long term it will be democrats who will suffer election after elections.

Then there is created a myth of "messiah" will save and fix everything. Now there is a huge "managing expectation" issue that they are unable to tackle.... and the polls shows that.... people are slowly getting mad.... may be to the wrong people (as some will claim) ...... its doesn't matter who is to blame... bottom line its Obama's to address if he want another term..... unlike last time just plainly blaming Bush is not going give him his 2nd term.... he need to produce with result....he need to show that he knows how to fix it...not just point out how Bush has screwed up.... need to show what he have done in his first term ....
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