He's a politician, he must compromise if it means responsive government; you have this we'll have that. To be fair most of the compromises Obama made have been pretty half ass, but thats a promise made by divided government. And your right, the stimulus could have been far more effective in its implementation.
I know most everyone on this forum fucking hates me. But FScott sparked a light bulb in my head.
We all want the same thing here, equal rights, good paying jobs, opportunity, education etc... all that good stuff. Democrats think you get those things by taking path A, and Republicans think you get those things by taking path B.
To all the liberals that hate me here, for all of your supposed open-mindedness, you fail to see why someone would think that taking path B is the best option. At the end of the day, all of these politicians are the same. There isn't an aggressive enough voting base to get any real change, so we end up with the same guy over and over. If Gore had been elected in 2000 and McCain in 2008, we would be in the exact same spot we are now plus or minus a few insignificant details.
There are not enough Jon Huntsmans or Bill Clintons, people who are reasonable and level headed. All we get is fighting against two sides of the same coin. There are issues like gay marriage, education and abortion that I stand with Democrats on, and I stand with Republicans on lower taxes, states rights, and small government.
The reason I get into so many arguments on this board is because I see all of this vitriolic hatred towards the Republicans, and unabashed admiration for the Democrats. I am trying to point out that ALL of them are scummy and the less the have to do with my life the better.
So calm down with the name calling, it makes you sound stupid.