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Obama faces crises on par with FDR, Lincoln

There are 23 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 8, 2008, titled Obama faces crises on par with FDR, Lincoln. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : WASHINGTON All presidents are tested. Few walk into the Oval Office when the nation is in the throes of multiple crises.

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No way

Asheville, NC

#1 Nov 9, 2008
There is no way a person like Obama can even start to touch the boot strings of leaders like Roosevelt and Lincoln.

The issues he faces are sinilar, as have been like all the other recent President Elects, but they arre no more serious or involved than any of the other President Elects in the last 30 years.

Still, Obama, needs our prayers as heve these others, and most of what he faces are the things he has generated for himself with his lies and deceptions to the public.

Since: Oct 08

Asheville

#2 Nov 9, 2008
No way wrote:
There is no way a person like Obama can even start to touch the boot strings of leaders like Roosevelt and Lincoln.
Oh you knew Roosevelt and Lincoln well? Tell us about their temperment, how they selected their administration, their abilities as communicators, and their intelligence. Let's do a real comparison, why don't we?
Yep

Dillon, SC

#3 Nov 9, 2008
No way wrote:
There is no way a person like Obama can even start to touch the boot strings of leaders like Roosevelt and Lincoln.
The issues he faces are sinilar, as have been like all the other recent President Elects, but they arre no more serious or involved than any of the other President Elects in the last 30 years.
Still, Obama, needs our prayers as heve these others, and most of what he faces are the things he has generated for himself with his lies and deceptions to the public.
Another retarded fool heard from. You should pray for your own dumbA. He needs your prayers like he needs another pair of feet.
4HIM

Dillon, SC

#4 Nov 9, 2008
No way wrote:
There is no way a person like Obama can even start to touch the boot strings of leaders like Roosevelt and Lincoln.
The issues he faces are sinilar, as have been like all the other recent President Elects, but they arre no more serious or involved than any of the other President Elects in the last 30 years.
Still, Obama, needs our prayers as heve these others, and most of what he faces are the things he has generated for himself with his lies and deceptions to the public.
The Bible states that one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord...including yours.
PeeAre549

AOL

#5 Nov 9, 2008
I really dont think there are many out there that really know what kind of person OBama really is,in fact they wouldnt believe it if they heard it with their own ears,so we will all just have to wait and observe.
jrr

Great Falls, MT

#6 Nov 9, 2008
Obama needs to talk to my mama. She can tell him everything about Roosevelt. He was her hero! She is 90 now and sharp as a tack. If we want to get her stirred up, just make a remark about Roosevelt. She will let you have it!LOL
No doubt, she said a few days ago, if Roosevelt was still alive, he'd still be the preaident. He was for the people, he got the economy going, he put people to work, he... Well, it never ends! LOL
Proud of me

AOL

#7 Nov 9, 2008
Obama definitely has a big job ahead for him with all the problems that this country has. The best thing we can do is pray for him and for the people he will be choosing to help him with this journey.

It's impossible for things to happen overnight but with time hopefully he will do fine.

Since: Aug 07

Greer, SC

#9 Nov 9, 2008
FDR faced an already collapsed economic system with no effort being made in any sector to reorganize. He tried to solve the problem by getting the government (which had all the money) to pour it back into the economy by creating jobs and increasing the amount of expendable income. Obama does not face the same problem. Congress is already dumping trillions, that it doesn't have, into the economy.

Lincoln faced the dissolution of the US with the question of whether it would be allowed to happen or was worth preserving by using deadly force. Obama faces no decision that will require him to order the slaughter of Americans by Americans.

Thomas38

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#10 Nov 9, 2008
G-hogg wrote:
FDR faced an already collapsed economic system with no effort being made in any sector to reorganize. He tried to solve the problem by getting the government (which had all the money) to pour it back into the economy by creating jobs and increasing the amount of expendable income. Obama does not face the same problem. Congress is already dumping trillions, that it doesn't have, into the economy.
Lincoln faced the dissolution of the US with the question of whether it would be allowed to happen or was worth preserving by using deadly force. Obama faces no decision that will require him to order the slaughter of Americans by Americans.
Obama has another advantage over Lincoln and FDR, a much enhanced intelligence network and a greater pool of talent from which to draw from for his cabinet and advisers. Skeptic that I am I reserve judgment until he has had an opportunity to prove himself.
Bugs Bunny

Waynesboro, GA

#11 Nov 9, 2008
Thomas38 wrote:
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Obama has another advantage over Lincoln and FDR, a much enhanced intelligence network and a greater pool of talent from which to draw from for his cabinet and advisers. Skeptic that I am I reserve judgment until he has had an opportunity to prove himself.
"Pool of talent"? That has yet to be determined. Let's see, Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense, Oprah Winfrey, Secretary of Interior, and on and on. Wonder where he's going to put Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?
Now maybe more blacks will get into politics, maybe not. It's going to get easier to collect a check if your black.

Since: Aug 07

Greer, SC

#12 Nov 9, 2008
Thomas38 wrote:
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Obama has another advantage over Lincoln and FDR, a much enhanced intelligence network and a greater pool of talent from which to draw from for his cabinet and advisers. Skeptic that I am I reserve judgment until he has had an opportunity to prove himself.
I don't know that I would agree to the greater pool of talent, because of FDR's "Brain Trust". We should keep in mind that FDRs programs, although helping the infrastructure, did not end the depression. It took WWII to get the heavy industry back on line.

Obama's cabinet will tell us a lot. There are many political favors that must be paid back and the question is whether that is going to be paramount in his decisions, or if he is truly as pragmatic and clever as he appears to be. If he opts for Kerry for Secretary of State, it will make me leery of his judgment and if he truly wants to reach across the aisle, he will appoint some repubs to some important positions and not just the Dept of Transportation.
Proud of me

AOL

#13 Nov 9, 2008
Bugs Bunny wrote:
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"Pool of talent"? That has yet to be determined. Let's see, Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense, Oprah Winfrey, Secretary of Interior, and on and on. Wonder where he's going to put Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?
Now maybe more blacks will get into politics, maybe not. It's going to get easier to collect a check if your black.
There you go with your "Alabama" racist remarks. I don't think he has any inkling of placing Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton in any position in his cabinet. He might consider Jesse Jackson Jr. who is much more level-headed than his father.
Granny

Melbourne, FL

#14 Nov 9, 2008
I hope he decides against financing the auto industry. Let them declare bankruptcy and rebuild the companies. I don't think there is an endless amount of money to bail out everybody. Companies have operated under bankruptcy law for years. Perhaps they will be a tad more careful with their salaries and way of doing business.

Since: Dec 06

Maxton, NC

#15 Nov 9, 2008
Bugs Bunny wrote:
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"Pool of talent"? That has yet to be determined. Let's see, Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense, Oprah Winfrey, Secretary of Interior, and on and on. Wonder where he's going to put Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?
Now maybe more blacks will get into politics, maybe not. It's going to get easier to collect a check if your black.
Another ignorant bigot heard from.
Ess

Maxton, NC

#17 Nov 9, 2008
Granny wrote:
I hope he decides against financing the auto industry. Let them declare bankruptcy and rebuild the companies. I don't think there is an endless amount of money to bail out everybody. Companies have operated under bankruptcy law for years. Perhaps they will be a tad more careful with their salaries and way of doing business.
It's time to show these executives that run these companies what they are really worth, which is much much less than what they think they are worth.

Thomas38

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#18 Nov 9, 2008
Granny wrote:
I hope he decides against financing the auto industry. Let them declare bankruptcy and rebuild the companies. I don't think there is an endless amount of money to bail out everybody. Companies have operated under bankruptcy law for years. Perhaps they will be a tad more careful with their salaries and way of doing business.
There is more at stake here than the survival of our automobile industry. We need the jobs they provide and then some. Bankruptcy would hurt creditors at a time when we can ill afford to cause any more problems down the food chain by acting hastily and without considering all the ramifications.
Leeza

Great Falls, MT

#19 Nov 9, 2008
jrr wrote:
Obama needs to talk to my mama. She can tell him everything about Roosevelt. He was her hero! She is 90 now and sharp as a tack. If we want to get her stirred up, just make a remark about Roosevelt. She will let you have it!LOL
No doubt, she said a few days ago, if Roosevelt was still alive, he'd still be the preaident. He was for the people, he got the economy going, he put people to work, he... Well, it never ends! LOL
Through all of our post back and forth I knew we had something in common. You need to bring your Mommy over to my grandma's house and they would have a good old time discussing Roosevelt. I made a mistake of saying something negative about Roosevelt and you need ed bar the doors with she got finished with me. It's all my mommy and daddy's fault I don't understand hard times. She told them not give me everything..on and on.

I hope Obama will take the steps, to surround himself with intelligent people (both Democrat and Republican) and bring this nation back to prosperity. I do not feel know one person can change the nation without the help of all. At this point and time no matter who you supported in the Presidental election we need stand as one for our nation.

Since: Dec 06

Maxton, NC

#20 Nov 9, 2008
Thomas38 wrote:
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There is more at stake here than the survival of our automobile industry. We need the jobs they provide and then some. Bankruptcy would hurt creditors at a time when we can ill afford to cause any more problems down the food chain by acting hastily and without considering all the ramifications.
Some people don't realize that when a plant closes down, it doesn't only effect the employees but all the surrounding businesses like groceries, restaurants, etc.
Let them loan them the money and get repaid with interest like they did with Chrysler many years ago.
Oh yea

Nags Head, NC

#21 Nov 9, 2008
Don't you know, if you don't agree with folks on their adulation for Obama, then you are a dumb, ignorant, redneck, not worth the oxygen you are breathing, from the south? And if you do agree with them, then you are a brilliant, intellectual, progressive forward thinker, that comes from the highest tiers of society? Then, you of course, are worth the oxygen you suck in.
Ess

Maxton, NC

#22 Nov 9, 2008
Oh yea wrote:
Don't you know, if you don't agree with folks on their adulation for Obama, then you are a dumb, ignorant, redneck, not worth the oxygen you are breathing, from the south? And if you do agree with them, then you are a brilliant, intellectual, progressive forward thinker, that comes from the highest tiers of society? Then, you of course, are worth the oxygen you suck in.
Yea sure, whatever.

Have you ever tried any intellectual, progressive, forward thinking before?

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