Actually, Obama is the quintessential example of the American Dream. Bi-racial,
raised by a single mother (and 2 loving grandparents)who was determined her son
get a good education. Growing up, Obama had to straddle both sides of the
racial divide and struggled to find his place. While living in Indonesia he
endured bullying by other kids. Nevertheless, he was able to take advantage of
the educational opportunities afforded him, becoming the first African American
editor of the Harvard Law Review. Personally, he is a loving,
devoted husband and father. While you may not agree with his
policies, there is no reason he shouldn't recognized for his achievements as
someone living the American dream. Unlike many presidents who came before him,
he hailed from relatively humble beginnings.
I white guy born of a Kansas mother and raised by her white grandmother, who
when to privileged private schools his whole life. Privilege gets him into the
best colleges and teaches at them. Becomes rich and embraced his blackness when
it suited his politics. Yeah this defiantly smells of regular guy...for sure.
That's just the problem: he just a regular guy. We probably might want find
someone "extraordinary" to be the leader of the free world.
There might be some 'regular guy' appeal but this is more rah rah in politics.
If there is anything regular relative to a people approach, it's going to the
people to put pressure on congress. Agreeing with what Obama is
trying to do in this people approach thing is somewhat similar to Bush making up
his own rules. However, Obama involving the people, or having them think he is
involving them, is still better than some supposed Patriot Act. That was a
farse.Bottom line, congress and our government does little to
improve the lives of the people under their monarchy of control. Our government
loves for us to think we have a democracy. It's a disguise. Both parties run
under old ideologies that divide parties. They are less relevant each day.In Utah, we have too many people who think that capitalism is some
modrern day baby boomer dream of God's way. This thinking is Land of Oz at its'
local finest. What president is in office matters far less than
people want to believe and are led to believe. Democrat and Republican leaders
are all pawns to the river of demon money that flows below (controlling us).
Jimmy Carter was a regular guy too.
A spot on article. No one could have the economy moving better at this point.
This is something we did to ourselves and allowed the fat cats to do to us. Our
bad much more than President Obama. People know this in their bones and this is
why, most rational people admire and respect Obama. Newsflash--Joe the Plumber
is not a regular guy. He is-in fact-not much more real than Sarah Palin, or a
comic book character--no more authentic than Joe Izuzu. The men up on the stage
at the Republican debates are not "regular guys." Often, they look and
sound like something from another planet. Good Republicans know this and that is
why they are depressed. And I don't blame them. Look folks, Barak Obama is going
to be your President for a long time and he will probably be replaced by another
Dem in 2016. That is just the way it is. Argue with him, disagree with him and
call him out when he is wrong, but he's our guy. Our "Regular Guy."
Apparently taking a page out of Bush's book. Or is that Palin's book. Or
BHO is now an imperialist president for his final year, stating that he will no
longer wait on congress but issue executive orders from now on.
Regular guys could run the country better than Obama is right now. When I'm
voting I'm going to remember how the economy is right now, THEN vote. I'm not
going to vote on the "regular guy", but the best candidate.
Appreciative of Democrats, Independents, and undecided voters. It has become
literally impossible to relate to the Republican Party.
a regular guy?? HA!! Since when did Barack become a "regular guy". He
may be a cool cat with his appearance on Leno and other cool talk shows clearly
in an attempt to appeal to his "occupy Wallstreet rabble" base but
other than that the man is LIGHT years apart from Joe the plumber and the rest
of real Americans. Barack never had a real job nor did he ever run any sort of
business. He was never a governor and thus never once had to be accountable to
the people of a state and face real, concrete issues that anyone in leadership
has to face. No Barack has been isolated in his Marxist , community organizer,
radical bubble his entire adult life and has NO IDEA how to connect to the
majority of "working and tax paying" Americans. The lap dog Obama
media may try to reshape his image over the next year but anyone paying
attention will see through that silly facade. Obama has never seen real America
nor does he understand how real America and capitalism works.
"Regular Guy"???? Most regular guys I know work for a