Saw this a day or two ago and meant to post it then. Watch this clip about Obama's failures and outright reversals on civil rights. Hilarious and disgusting to hear his own words thrown back in his face like that. Starts a bit slow, but gets savage by the end.
Yeah, that was great. Though I noticed that all the clips they used seemed to be from the Rachael Maddow show. I don't watch that show, but the people on that show must be the ones who are digging for clips of campaign promises that Obama renegged upon. So kudos to both the Daily Show team and the Rachael Maddow show.
He did a great job with that. It's unfortunate the material he's working with isn't funny at all, and he's clearly struggling to find humor in it.
Or maybe I'm just bitter I voted for the guy. :(
I'm not bitter, he still has been doing way better than if Mccain were president.
Too many people thought that Obama was going to be the magical Morgan Freeman character who would swoop in and fix everything.
Only because he said he would.
Great delivery as usual.
"Mr. President, you're Frodo!!!"
Yes, believing a constitutional lawyer would actually uphold the law instead of seeking to subvert it is very much akin to expecting a pony.
I didnt expect everything, I didnt vote for the man, but it is sad that all the things that I did agree with him on are the things he wont do a damn thing about now that he has the power of the presidency.
Stewart is spot on, but to be fair ...
Anyway, If you're going to damn the man then do it for the right reasons. ;)
The clips of obama (around 1:19, but the later ones too) are good, and get right at why I'm done with Obama. Had he done those things, even attempted to do them, he'd be great. Those were many of the things I couldn't stand about Bush.
As it stands now though, I'm having a hard time distinguishing him from Bush, other than that he is arguably more competent -- but since he doesn't do the things I voted him in to do, is that really a good thing? At least I expected no better from Bush, didn't vote for Bush, and could reasonably expect Bush to screw up.
[Edit]*Laugh* Nice Sarah Palin dig at the end.
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Honestly Obama has been a bit of a disappointment, but so was Clinton. In fact the only modern President I can recall that hasn't disappointed me was George HW Bush, and that was partly because I wasn't expecting much from him (plus he mostly was right on Iraq and he was right getting tax increases through setting up Clinton for success). Clinton = disappointment. Carter = disappointment. George W = disaster. Reagan = did not like, getting senile by end of term. Am I forgetting anyone?
We live in the real world. Obama has had some important successes. No, he hasn't done everything we wanted him to. Let's not go running around talking about Republocrats though. That's how we ended up with George W instead of Gore.
Is there a difference at this point? Does it matter if Republicans or Democrats win? I'd rather the Republicans get in and dismantle government rather than have Democrats empty posturing because of all the loopholes in their legislation.
They are both corporate stooges.
Do those things matter to you? They matter to me, and they definitely would not have happened under a Republican President. So yes, they do both tend to be stooges to special interests, but there are key differences in their behavior.Right, because Bush totally would have pushed health care reform through, and would be pushing the military to get rid of DADT. And what about this NY Times: "Feds plan suit against Arizona immigration law" would that happen under a Bush administration?
I seriously wonder if we wouldn't be better off now with McCain, Palin and all. With him, at least we wouldn't have Democrats falling over each other to build excuses for doubling down on the worst of the Bush-era civil liberties violations.
I'd like to think so, but I'm not as sure as you.
What this is showing more then anything is where american politics is today. Each party is overrun by people who will make any excuse they can when their guy breaks a promise or does something wrong. Its a major reason why I cant stand either party or the current political climate in the country these days.
That tax cut to the wealthy that Bush ran through would not have happened under a Gore administration. I strongly expect that Gore would have continued the Clinton debt reduction plan. Even if the financial crisis occurred (which it very well might have), having reduced or eliminated the deficit, we would be in much stronger shape now. And regardless, if the Bush tax cut hadn't gone through, we would have more equality in our society and be heading less towards an aristocracy.
However, your premise (unless I misread, which is always possible) was that he said he would fix everything. He didn't ever say that.