pres obama can't lead which is why the senate and house don't respect him so when he wanted to raise the debt ceiling it took till the last possible day for it to happen
I just want to make it clear that this is bullshit and has nothing to do with Obama's leadership. There is plenty that has gotten done during his term, notwithstanding the ridiculous demands of the Republican party, whose various forced compromises have actually pulled us further to the right than we were before in some areas. I saw, though, on Maddow, that Obama has accomplished 85% of his agenda within 2 years. That's pretty damn good. I am very, very far to the left, and he has disappointed me in many regards. However, setting aside my partisanship, I still think he's a good president and I want him to stay around for a second term.
As for the debt ceiling, when the most recent Congress was sworn in, many conservatives conceived of it as a mandate in favor of the Tea Party's bullshit conservatism. As such, spineless whelp John Boehner ran to where the money was in the far right. He swore, back in January, that there would be hell to pay when it came time to raise the debt ceiling. This has nothing to do with Obama. It is a Republican promise
that there would be a knock-down, drag-out fight. So don't go blaming Obama for that which was out of his control. There is plenty of reason to be frustrated with him, but I'd rather be frustrated than dismal and depressed.