Obama is doing something right!

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    Jun 17, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    Ok, so as a break from my normal criticism of pretty much everything Obama does, I'm going to highlight something good Obama is doing (if for maybe a less than perfect reason). Rachel Maddow discussed it:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/31396563#31396275

    We should stay out of this matter, as we should have been doing in the Middle East (and the rest of the world in general) all along.

    Now I will say that Obama's record is not spectacular with regards to staying out of foreign affairs, and in a way this is simply a roundabout way of supporting (or at least not hurting) the cause of the Iranian demonstrators. But, in this instance, I do fully agree with his decision and very much disagree with the Republican opposition.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 17, 2009 12:07 PM GMT
    Isn't it funny how Republicans, while expecting the opposition to win, put out an early statement on Friday before the race was decided declaring that it was Bush's policies that brought about the results in the election. Now they're calling it rigged.


    How apropo!
  • creature

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    Jun 17, 2009 12:28 PM GMT
    What I find confusing is how Republicans are anti-big government and how they view the federal government as often being meddlesome...

    Yet they don't mind the U.S. meddling in the affairs of those abroad. What about self-determination? Isn't that what they are so vocal about here?
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:06 PM GMT
    Anti government means opposed to the growing of the government at the expense of the private sector or meddling into the private sector. It has to do with the economy, not foreign policy.
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    cruelsummer saidAnti government means opposed to the growing of the government at the expense of the private sector or meddling into the private sector. It has to do with the economy, not foreign policy.

    Except at the end of the Bush Administration, when its hands-off approach to business regulation had helped to cause the economic meltdown, as greedy companies made disastrous short-term decisions, especially in the financial sector. Then it was OK for Bush to ask Congress to appropriate billions to bail out the businesses he had allowed to run wild. I agree, Bush shouldn't have meddled, he should have let them all go bankrupt.