Originally Posted by J Diddy
What criteria would satisfy the conditions for Obama doing a good job in your eyes?
I hate the fact that he jammed Obamacare down our throats. I hate the fact that Obamacare contains so many hidden tax increases and fees, and that the only thing it really accomplishes is providing health insurance to a lot of people who other wouldn't have it, yet it completely ignores the things that have been driving up health care costs over the last several decades. I hate the fact that Obamacare is going to cost over a trillion dollars all by itself, and I hate the fact that he decided that delivering Obamacare was much more important than delivering jobs.
I hate the fact that Obama is hell-bent upon implementing Cap & Trade, and has promised to do it by executive order even though it was rejected by Congress. I hate the fact that Obama concedes that his energy policies will cause energy prices to skyrocket (that's a direct quote from him), but he is determined to implement those policies anyway, because he knows what is best.
He strikes me as an autocrat, not a collaborator. I fear that in his second term he will be much more of an autocrat. When he said "Elections have consequences", it struck me that he was saying "**** you, I'm President, and I'm going to do whatever the hell I want".
In order for him to be doing a good job in my eyes, he would have to reverse his positions on the things listed above. He would have to say "Maybe we rushed thing a little with Obamacare. Maybe we should take a look at it and see if we can make it a little less expensive. Maybe we shouldn't rush to implement Cap & Trade, and maybe I should try to reach across the aisle and work with the Republicans instead of vilifying them and blaming them for everything".