so i was reading a bunch of stuff from people who don't like obama, and one of the most common laments i saw was because he didn't do all he planned to, and because obama watered down a lot of his proposals. do you guys not understand politics, or what?
a) DUH he won't be able to compete everything he said he would! did you really expect him to? don't be silly. i really doubt there has ever been a candidate who completed everything he said he would. that really isn't a mark against obama. he's just slightly more left wing than bush, who completed exactly the same number of his promises.
b) so the way that the senate works, is that someone proposes an idea, and the senate votes for it. you need like 60% or something like that to win. since obama was running a minority, some of the republicans had to vote for his idea also. so somehow these idiots wanted obama to magically get all his ideas through? no fucking way. this isn't obamas fault, it's the republicans who all voted against him. by watering down his proposal, obama made (i thought) a fairly good job of getting at least SOME of his ideas through. it would be impossible to pass full scale versions of his plans. they'd be shot down in minutes.
tl;dr vote obama
thoughts and shit?