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Resents denigration of Obama

April 17, 2014

To the editor: I resent the contant denigration of our president on your editorial pages....

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svensota

Apr-25-14 12:47 PM

Brain-dead who voted for Mitt: 60,932,152.

Or, as they would say on FOX/GOP, your go-to network, "That's a whole bunch of dummies. Tee-hee."

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JReader

Apr-25-14 10:01 AM

Dead people who voted for Obama: 5,356,289

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Avoice

Apr-24-14 8:04 PM

Thank goodness, the Constitution has not outlawed stupidity.

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svensota

Apr-24-14 11:48 AM

5,356,289

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JReader

Apr-24-14 10:56 AM

Sven:

Integrity hit the nail on the head. Obama is a good (above average) politician but a terrible "leader".

Since you are so savvy with supplying us with stats on the ACA can you tell me how many of those 8 million who have signed up are people who previously had no health coverage ?

And just so you know people in Minnesota can sign up and get approved for Medicaid even if they aren't eligible or even if they have current coverage elsewhere and our crack state system has no way of verifying their eligibility or if they are even still alive. So, we taxpayers are currently paying health insurance for people who don't deserve it and for dead people. Welcome to Obamacare. Healthcare sign ups mirror the Democrats' strategy for stuffing ballot boxes.

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randiscott

Apr-24-14 8:11 AM

Any president should poll higher than the current Congress 17% approval rating. I didn't see any distinction between Dem or Reb. Most Americans are pretty much split evenly on who they disapprove of. I disapprove of both

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svensota

Apr-23-14 3:41 PM

Gary: Yup, yup.

A brilliant observation. Thank you.

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garyschmid

Apr-23-14 3:16 PM

President Obama's ratings are quite high compared to the Republican congress. Relative, relative.

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garyschmid

Apr-23-14 3:13 PM

Hello Franz Kitzberger, way to be, a real name means to me, you are proud of your statements, and willing to defend them with more than an opinion. You are going to have a hard time addressing these posts with facts, cause these people have experts, liberal democrats even, know the MN statutes without looking them up, and seem to be graduates of Faux news. I think you were kind in your description of these frauds.

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svensota

Apr-23-14 2:54 PM

By the way, I'm starting to see, in a variety of media, revised opinions about the Affordable Care Act.

Hmmm...8 million signed up.

Lots more young people included that most "experts" said wouldn't be part of the plan.

A curious "shortfall" in states run by Republican governors.

Overall, healthcare costs leveling off. Trending down.

Most of the right-wing horror stories investigated and proven wrong or misleading.

Gosh. Could ACA turn out to be good news in time for the November elections?

Stay tuned to Radio Free Svensota--"All the truth, all the time."

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svensota

Apr-23-14 2:44 PM

Oh, woe is us.

Things have never been so terrible. Right?

Here are some numbers that might explain the vast difference in attitudes on this site.

I give you the recent Gallup Poll numbers.

Approval ratings:

Republicans: 7%, down from 12% a few months ago.

Democrats: 78%, up from 72% a few months ago.

Independents: Holding at around 35%

Average for all presidents since polling started: 55%

Average for 21st century presidents: 49%

Average for President Obama, all years: 48%

If you're a grumpy GOPper, the country is doomed. If you're an enlightened Democrat, all is peaches and cream.

Yummy! More, please.

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Integrity

Apr-23-14 9:32 AM

I'll put my 2 cents in: Prez O. is a great politician, but a terrible leader. He only leads when it's popular or advantageous to his agenda. Take a hard look at his 2 terms and the timing of his stands and decisions. His newest "lead" is to push immigration in time for the November election to try to buy back the votes his party's going to lose due to ACA. Again, great strategist for political gain, but a terrible leader for the country as a whole.

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svensota

Apr-22-14 11:13 PM

Avoice: Excellent advice. I'm calling the optometrist first thing in the rnorning.

Huh? A "communist sympathizer" who thinks George Herbert Walker Bush was a pretty dang good president. Go figure.

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Avoice

Apr-22-14 10:34 PM

Svensota- better make an eye appointment or put the wine away. R2P posted Com Symp , not "Corn Symp". Is that some new government agency created by the EPA or the BLM? ;<)

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Avoice

Apr-22-14 10:28 PM

agitprop - the only item missing from your post was " come on, lets have a group hug". Democracy, the old fashioned way, was to listen to all ideas, select the combination of many ideas,convince the people of the right idea and to respect those who disagreed. Your democracy is taken from your mentor, who has little respect for his opposition while declaring so publicly but then says we must come together to get whatever done. Your brand of democracy is power, not respect. By the way, you continue to lose the argument every time you label people with a derogatory name. You can't seem to distinguish between criticism of the President's policies and those of his character - you seem to label all as an attack on President Obama personally. While he is a good person, his policies leave a trail of broken promises and utter failures of his own making amid his lack of responsibility and accountability.

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svensota

Apr-22-14 8:27 PM

Puke: It's the truth as I see it, it's not "telling". President Obama is no Winston Churchill, but he also is no "W". I rate him higher than Clinton, lower than George Herbert Walker Bush (imagine that!), higher than Nixon, Johnson, Carter, Ford, and every bit the equal of Reagan (that should get ya' goin').

As for "Corn Symp"...it says more about you than me, fella.

Best wishes.

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Reason2Puke

Apr-22-14 6:51 PM

New Ulm's resident, and always available Com Symp calling our president "mildly successful" is telling, very telling.

Sven, it must be a huge moral dilemma for you watching Putin and Obama tussle. Kinda like watching your brothers go at it. You love 'em both, and you know they both want the same thing, they just can't seem to get along.

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svensota

Apr-22-14 6:04 PM

JR: As near as I can tell, President Obama neither started two disastrous wars nor gave a gigantic kick-start to The Great Recession.

You are trying to equate "horrendous failure"(W) with "mildly successful" (O).

T'aint so.

And, there are a whole bunch of respected, knowledgable, contemporary historians who will back me up on that one.

By the way, do you exclude yourself from being an "extremest type"?

Just curious.

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JReader

Apr-22-14 4:03 PM

Obama hasn't lived up to the potential he promised when he was first elected. He was going to re-invent Washington. He was going to change the way things were done. "Post-partisanship" was a term he coined.

Those who still defend him will quickly blame it on "the other side". yawn...

Face it, Obama is as big a failure as Bush. I for one am sick and tired of being treated like a piece of tug-of-war rope by our two corrupt political parties.

I'm sure you extremist types will disagree but it's obvious to anyone with half a lick of sense this is no way to run a country.

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svensota

Apr-22-14 3:42 PM

Agitprop: Great post. But, you left out a few "assaults". Here, let me help:

Women (Are they still around, complaining?)

Gays (Oh, "them".)

Immigrants (Better known as illegal humans.)

The poor (It's all their own gosh-darn fault.)

The unemployed (Them, too.)

Wisconsinites (Well, they get some right, sometimes.)

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svensota

Apr-22-14 12:16 AM

Prunes? Now, now, Avoice. Be gentle.

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svensota

Apr-22-14 12:05 AM

Randi: Well, there's PBS and the BBC. Try them. They play it fairly straight.

Most news organizations are owned by companies (people) with a point-of-view. A swell example is Rupert Murdock. I wouldn't wrap fish in the papers he publishes, and his television network reeks of far right trash.

I wonder, have we made Rupert a citizen yet, as a token of our gratitude? He's given us so much eye candy, it's the least we should do for him.

Then again, CBS, NBC and ABC aren't far behind in the stinko category. Is there anyone who can stand to listen to Diane "I'm SO Sincere" Sawyer?

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Avoice

Apr-21-14 11:46 PM

Svensota, seeing your comments about foxy babes makes one wonder if your interests lie with the prunes of The View. As far as MSNBC, one has a distinction problem there.

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randiscott

Apr-21-14 8:01 PM

i really don't care what the news reporters look like...all I want is factual information. All news organizations are either slanted right or left...that's what bothers me.

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svensota

Apr-21-14 5:06 PM

RandiOne: What, you prefer the smirks on Foxy Babes Network instead? At least the MSNBC commentators aren't tarted-up to look like Vegas hookers.

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