You just do not like him and that makes you find fault. So what you'd like is for him to do something and stick to it? What if the first thing the repubs wanted him to do was support the guy who now looks like he wants to be the next bin Laden! McCain couldn't wait to get over there and lend his support to the 'freedom fighters'. Give him arms, they said. And now it seems obvious with what he's done in Iraq that this guy is trying to inspire a global jihad as he's named himself the Caliph (which is very significant to Muslims and Arabs).
That is why I don't trust Republicans to vote sensibly. They like someone stubborn like GW who does something even when it's wrong. A leader who rules with nuance makes them upset. Nobody knows what to do with Syria but some would do something anyway. Oh and how would you pay for that new war? You guys also do not like taxes and that's how we got this huge debt now which you don't want but your solution on that is make the poor pay with less benefits and take away public education and health care. So you pay for wars on the back of the weak and you wage them with no idea what you are doing which is what everybody with a knowledge of history said about Iraq including the first Bush. It will break apart but no, would not listen. Then like to whine when it's a lifetime problem which it is and will be.
And on the oil, the extra jobs only last as long as the pipeline takes to build across the country. It would go to Texas refineries, maybe build a new one and then be shipped to South America. China will get its oil one way or another, and I bet we are shipping them some of our excess now as the global oil market sends it to where it is close enough.
When that oil pipeline leaks someday, due to a big quake such as has happened before in some of that region (or even brought on by all our fracking), and ruins the Ogallala aquifer, you will find out what that does to your bread basket and Texas, but Republicans who vote for the same idiots over and over never seem to learn about long term versus short term. They want cheap and quick answers when life doesn't provide them in a LOT of situations. They vote for leaders promising pie in the sky and then get mad when it didn't happen. Most likely that will mean Romney again next time because all the rest of the possibilities are wackos-- which becomes obvious if you bother to listen to them on the stump. What the right wants is a Republican president, who will end legal abortion (repubs are doing it in a lot of states now), get a constitutional amendment to end gay marriage, spy more than happens now, cut taxes again with that cockamamie idea that it will bring in more revenue, be back to fighting wars every which direction and then whine when the debt rockets.
I like Obama. I won't say he's always doing right. I am not thrilled at his not pushing to end this migrational flood by asking for a change in the law that exempted Central Americans under 18 from regular deportation proceedings (and seeing photos of some of those 'kids' what we are letting in are young men who could easily be gang affiliated and make our problem with that worse than it was). His problem for dealing with that though are fundamentalist lefties who want to open the floodgates and let in everybody who wants to come with no more idea of how to pay for that than repubs do with the endless wars they favor.
AND if we had armed this guy in Syria, the one who was such a hero to the right, we'd be seeing just what we are now with our guns used also (now he's just taking them away from the Iraqis who we were told would fight to defend their own country). This Caliph will be a bin Laden if he doesn't get killed by Obama's drones-- which I bet is the goal about now. And some nutty American leader armed bin Laden originally. but heaven forbid that a President would not do anything. Got to do something to satisfy that right wing base! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Update: I decided to spruce up this blog a bit and may do more. One addition is more topical blogs. If you have one you like, one that you feel gives a thoughtful look at today's problems, partisan issues, as well as just a good read, give me the link so I can see if it seems a good fit here. I had several I would have liked to add but they did not have interactive links yet. First Look Media though is acquiring Matt Taibbi, whose journalism I like a lot; so it'll be here if it gets a link that works. Most of what I have added, I was reading. Well, I could not bring myself to add Drudge here but I do check it regularly. It's though more of a compilation than an opinion site-- well other than everything he has there is a drudge opinion...