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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by edesignuk, Jan 23, 2009.
Sounds pretty good to me.
Any initiative that simultaneously decreases the power of politicians and increases the transparency and accountability for their actions is a positive to me. Hopefully it is as good as in practice as it looks on the paper.
So far I'm impressed. Has any President ever done so much in just a few days? Obama is no BS. Hope he keeps it up.
I was concerned for his safety from the start, but this takes his risks into an entirely new area.
Conservatives consistently underestimate this man. They mocked him for being a community organiser, while they downplayed him being president of the Harvard Law Review and senior constitutional law professor*.
The grownups are in charge.
And it's about damn time.
It's certainly shaping up to be a momentous "hundred days".
That is fantastic! I really like what I'm hearing so far.
I've said before, being an american abroad, Obama being elected marked the first time in a long while where I can actually feel maybe even just a little bit proud about being an american when I previously felt rather ashamed. He brings hope and that's no small thing under current circumstances.
I like that he's not faffing around with crap where what to do, at least in the short term, is obvious.
Straight down to business.
I hate politics and politicians, but I can only wish for a candidate in the UK that appeared to come close to your new boy
OMFG!!! A community organiser!!! Let's all laugh at Obama.
We had TB, which was a huge dissapointment.
And the fact the current President back then hired a lot of conservatives to sit on the Harvard Law Review board. I'm surprised the liberals on the Harvard campus didn't try to boot him off the Harvard Law Review board.
From the Washington Post:
I'm all giddy inside
This is the single best thing Obama's done so farand there are likely to be smoking guns in them documents.
I am sooo big on accountability and personal ownership!
You screwed up, now man up!
He's done more in 2 days than Shrub did in 8 years
anyone in a public position needs to be transparent in their actions imo
Well of course, there are such things as national security secrets. But transparency in the day-to-day operations of the country is essential...and something that's been missing for eight years. Doesn't look like we're gonna be having any secret meetings with oil companies in this administration.
I really like what I've seen so far. Obama is taking action on the simple things he can change with an executive order, yet working hard on the bigger issues like the economy...all with an eye on what's good for the country, not his friends. Very business-like, very methodical, very professional...in other words, so unlike the previous admin!
BV and lee said it best: the grownups are in charge, and it's about damn time!
I hope you didn't infect anyone else!
Towards the beginning of the campaign, I read an article discussing Pres. Obama. He had the respect of many conservatives, like at the Univ. of Chicago, for being meticulous and insightful.
Good stuff. Hopefully he'll follow through on this, and not succumb to the temptation to keep secrets just because he can, and because it makes his life easier to not have opponents combing through every scrap of paper looking for something to use against him.