“If you didn’t get it done, then it’s your problem. And I accept that, that’s my job. So until I close Guantanamo Bay, they’re right, I haven't closed Guantanamo Bay.”
— President Barack Obama in an interview with Charlie Rose responding to the question of whether he is "Bush-Cheney Lite" for continuing many of the Bush administration's national security policies.
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bobcn
bobcn

"If you didn’t get it done, then it’s your problem."

I wish Obama would stop acting conciliatory and start acting pissed.

roknsteve
roknsteve

And the Congress is doing all they can to help him close it.  Oh wait!

bobcn
bobcn

@ViableOp

To say that the President 'broke his promise' because his opponents in congress have succeeded in blocking his efforts to close Guantanamo is either ignorant or dishonest.

jmac
jmac

@ViableOp Not only that, but he looks like a saint compared to the previous administration.  

curt3rd
curt3rd

The president is ignorant if he didnt realize that he needed congress to close Gitmo.  Just like all the other empty promises he made on the campaign trail.

bobcn
bobcn

@jmac @ViableOp 

The right wing is always ready to hold a Democrat to a higher standard than the standard they hold their own to.

outsider
outsider

@curt3rd  

It is interesting that you dismiss your elected officials  focus on their own jobs, rather than governing - in the name of attacking/mocking the president. 


Kinda lends credit to the statement above that the GOP have no standards. 

Nor any direction; except hate Obama. 

Since before he was elected, actually. 


Tell me curt -  why do you think it that a group of white, older guys - hates this president so much?


Why do YOU?


And before you start with the typical right wing talking points, how about you discuss what he's attempted to do, and what congress stopped him from doing. 


If you just say- poor Obama - it is ignoring the culpability of everyone you elected. At least Obama is trying. Congress is the problem - as the polls bear out. 


I think it's actually pretty weak of you to say poor Obama. You may not like reality - but you can't escape it. 


And Obama hasn't resorted to calling everyone anti-patriotic in order to get HIS agenda passed. He tried to appeal to congress intellectually, and rationally. 


Hence his inability to work with them. 


Thanks for electing ignorant, stupid, backwards people to represent you, Curt.

manlyman
manlyman

And you are naive for believing he is anything other than a p.o.s with a suit on.

curt3rd
curt3rd

Poor  little Obama.  Those mean ol Republicans arent playing fair. 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@curt3rd And he is naive for not realizing that he was dealing with hateful hostage takers when it comes to the Congress.

manlyman
manlyman

Liberals talking about standards. What a hoot.

outsider
outsider

@bobcn @jmac @ViableOp  

Easy to do when the GOP have no standards - witness the collective congressmen from Texas, for example..