SFBG Radio: How did Obama fail?

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Today Johnny and Tim talk about the end of Meg Whitman, the Tea Party's influence and why Obama let himself get so vulnerable. Listen after the jump.

sfbgradio 10/29/2010 by endorsements2010

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How did Obama fail? Who said that he has failed? I haven't had time yet to listen to the radio program to know what was said there, but Obama has done exactly as I had thought he would since the day he took office. That's why I didn't vote for him or McCain. Because he has continued all of the Bush policies which I had expected him to do. So, how has he failed? Instead, he's been extremely successful in continuing the Bush/Cheney agenda from 2000-2008. I know many people saw him in a very positive light (I'm not sure where they got that from and I didn't understand where they were getting that from during the campaign) and many people projected positive things onto him (which he never said), and those things haven't happened and they are not about to....so maybe that's what is meant by his "failure." I expected him to be what he has been.

Posted by Guest Bárbara Chelsai on Oct. 29, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

Over 12% and Obama still loved here.

Kamala Harris uses him in her ads.

Goes to show that there's no figuring the electorate.

Posted by Limahl on Oct. 29, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

I still contend that had the White House initiated a massive public works program to deal with this nation's decaying infrastructure, the Democrats would not be in such a dire prediction. Folks want jobs, folks also want their schools and roads fixed. Construction and manufacturing jobs (well the latter has picked up a bit recently) have taken the largest hits, and this was later followed by local government jobs. An out of work construction worker given a job to rebuild roads by an Obama Administration works project would be a grateful one. A woman working on an assembly line making equipment that would retrofit a school or even a sewer system would be a grateful voter. Look, it's commendable that he tried to fix health care, but at the end of the day the jury is out on that still. For all the new safeguards that were passed, costs are still rising. And the man paid a heavy price in terms of political capital getting this through. It would have been easier to go with something dealing with the economy when the economy was taking a steep nose dive. He would've gained more capital. Folks getting jobs aren't going to be so receptive to a politician that is threatening to put them back on the unemployment line so a tax cut for the wealthy could get passed.

Posted by Johnny Venom on Oct. 30, 2010 @ 10:02 am

>>>Look, it's commendable that he tried to fix health care, but at the end of the day the jury is out on that still.<<<...............No, I don't think the "jury is out on that still" and he didn't try to fix health care. As a corporatist who works for the corporations, he gave a massive bailout to the health care industry and gift-wrapped it as "I'm trying to fix health care" and many gullible people bought it. The wrapping paper was made by the same corporations who produced the hope and change we can believe in wrapping paper during the campaign, and I think many people now know that was made from hot air.

Major insurers to drop child policies ahead of coverage mandate
http://tinyurl.com/263m68f

Posted by Guest Bárbara Chelsai on Oct. 30, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

Just a quick note, that not all of us have stereo so the audio signal should be remixed to mono. As well for those that have stereo headsets it's awkward to hear each person talking only into one ear. Hope this is helpful, great show!

Posted by Guest on Nov. 01, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

Obama failed because he's carried on the same failed policies of the Bush administration where it really counts for Americans, the economy and the wars.

His keeping Bush Secretary of Defense Gates on at the Pentagon to waste trillions on fools' errands, and picking Bush's choice to lead the NY Federal Reserve as his Treasury Secretary so that Wall Street's casino gamblers got paid in full while Americans are left to twist in the wind explains most of why we're seeing unemployment and budget deficits looking forward with the only solutions to cut programs that benefit most all of us.

I would be surprised that the Democrats are not losing by a greater margin given those two fundamentals, the only check on that is the batshit crazyness of the far right wing. Why did Obama end up this way? Is he stupid or is he just a ringer, you decide?

-marc

Posted by marcos on Nov. 02, 2010 @ 4:29 am