War policies fire up Obama protesters

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 30, 2011 - 9:51 PM

Many of the 200 outside president's speech say they once supported him but now are disillusioned by events.

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spendmoreAug. 30, 1110:59 PM

Terry Burke, 62, of St. Louis Park. "I went door to door many evenings. I am completely disillusioned. ... I think he's caved in to Wall Street, the wealthy and the military." Will she vote for him again? "I don't know," she said. - I guess she said it all. Neener Neener.

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cashncareyAug. 30, 1111:20 PM

The poor liberals are disappointed by the performance of their candidate now president. Welcome to the real world. No sane person believes that our failure in chief is on the right path. Anyone would be better.

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ammoy1Aug. 30, 1111:37 PM

"Absent from the demonstration: Republicans or Tea Party protesters." Not true. I was there. I'm a conservative tea partier, and I had a sign, as seen on Fox 9 news.

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comment229Aug. 31, 11 6:08 AM

This story hit a nerve. I too voted for Obama because of his campaign promises to end the two wars and close Gitmo. I probably will not vote for Obama again, but to be honest, I don't see one republican I can vote for either. So I am turned to some independent that I can "waste my vote on" and at least I can say I voted for someone who will do something instead of bow down to either their political party or a lobbyist group.

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comment229Aug. 31, 11 6:11 AM

Further, just to be fair to Obama as well. As much as I disagree with his new policies concerning the wars, the people commenting about his other failures are just plain wrong. Did you favor the housing industry (Fannie and Freddie) to completely collapse? Did you favor the auto companies to fold? How about those investment banks with all the investments of Americans that were about to go down the drain? Was that acceptable for those to fail too? And yes, all of this mess was going south as Bush left office. Deal with it.

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comment229Aug. 31, 11 6:15 AM

Finally, if you are blaming Obama for the high unemployment rate in this country, I will tell you to start with congress instead and the house in particular where bills start. I read in the paper that they want to extend unemployment benefits again! As long as you keep paying people to sit at home they are not going to look for work. My apologies to the few that do, but I know "several" that have openly said they are not looking for work until their benefits run out sad as that may be. Does anybody know how long you can sit and home and get a check from the government?

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schusterAug. 31, 11 6:45 AM

cashncarey-Anyone would be better? Then I can trust that even you have better answers then our POTUS? Please enlighten me. What would have been your approach with the wars we as a country were already involved in. Did support our troops turn in to support our party? Hard to take you serious when you continue to inject the junior high name calling in every comment.

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grizzly2011Aug. 31, 11 6:47 AM

There they are! I was wondering what happened to all those rabid "anti-war" (actually anti-Republican liberal slackers looking for handouts) protesters that were featured nightly on the news during the Bush administration. Apparently, they've been sleeping off a 2.5 year hangover, still drunk from all that "hope and change" Kool-Aid they drank during 2008. But don't worry. All those liberals "angry" when they discovered that Obama was just a teleprompter-reading fraud pandering to big money liberals will still vote for him.

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Redsun1909Aug. 31, 11 7:06 AM

We should all be offended by protests that are rooted in right wing extremism.

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ClausenAug. 31, 11 7:27 AM

Swing voters decide presidential elections, not party faithful. If the Republicans were to run someone who appealed to the voter that voted for Obama in 2008 that candidate would win in a landslide. Instead, they seem intent on running some far right wing fringe candidate. A Rick Perry or a Michele Bachmann will attract very few of those 2008 Obama voters. John Huntsman, on the other hand, has appeal to that voter. Fortunately, for Obama, the right wing insists on running someone the majority of voters consider crazy.

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