Can President Obama Be Trusted?

As a person who voted for Obama in 2008 (granted, there was no real choice) and who likes some of his policies and positions, the closer we get to the 2012 election, the more uncertain I am (granted, again, Romney is not much choice).

Recently, he interjected himself and his race into the Trayvon Martin murder, stating that has he had a son, it might have looked like him. A president is suppose to appear unbiased especially when it was non-black voters that put him in the office. While this irritated many non-black voters, far worse, IMO, is the "hot mic" incident in South Korea where President Obama whispered to Russian President Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with the controversial issue of NATO's missile defense aimed at Iran after the 2012 elections! He went on to ask for "space" from Russia's new president, Vladimir Putin.

This should infuriate anyone who trusted Obama. Obama has since tried to explain pathetically his way out it. I think this excuse is total bullshit. Obviously, what other deals has he made when the mics were not on. It was almost like in public, he speaks one way yet in private, behind doors, he changes it. It simply creates distrust. It also speaks to the fact that Obama is not that certain he will be re-elected.

The missile shield is critical to our homeland security and the collective security of our NATO partners and for the security of our allies in the Middle East. Russia, while is friendly, Putin has been supporting Syria, Iran and has blocked many attempts to stopped the fighting in Syria because Russia has its own plan to remain in the Middle East. Russia is only a friend to the West when they get something in return for it. Putin also wishes to make Russia a major power again. Now, a US president is caught with backdoor comments that shows he just might weaken the US position on this issue and give in to Russia. What other issues has Obama given into? At worse, it sends the totally wrong signal to America's allies that what the President states in public is for real and not rhetoric. Already, there is some distrust between the US and Israel as to Obama's real positions on policy.

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Gusser 4 years ago

Obama is scum, Romney is his twin.


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Davesworld 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Obama is most definitely untrustworthy. Romney is better. Neither is perfect.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

I agree with all you, yet, I am not sure if Romney is much better, if at all. The choice sucks.


Jayfort 4 years ago

I do NOT trust Obama because of his politics, plain and simple. That so many have blindly followed him is such a scathing indictment of our educational and political systems. When so many news media outlets repeat the same talking points virtually verbatim, it's no longer news...it's propaganda!


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jamz mitchell 4 years ago

Come on guys, you are giving Mr. Obama to much credit. Do you really think he can dupe an entire country, lawyers in Congress, Men of the Senate and every watchdog group in America into a downward spiral. We the people have to except some of the blame for this political madness. The problem is much deeper than Mr.Obama and his policies, it is the growing apathy in this country that is taking us straight to hell. Not enough of us (the grassroots) care to link arm to arm and speak up for each other.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

@jamz-totally agree with you, yet, I do like him as a person, soooo smooth.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

perrya

THIS IS OBAMA before he was elected. We now know how we were fooled to think he would change things in washington.

4/25/08 Obama you tube propaganda video.2008 NOW OBAMA IS THE CHIEF! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnLP12X3EgM


MattYunk 4 years ago

No. Obama is stupid, has no experience, and CANT be trusted. We have to get him out of office, in this up coming election.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Basically, we do not have anyone on the ticket worth voting for at this time. I believe that it does take much to represent an entire nation, and to his credit, maybe there are others who are making the decisions for him (Obama). Still, he has made some statements lately that clearly were his own creation and thoughts. Heaven help us!


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jamz mitchell 4 years ago

I am not sure if I am reading comments from people that feel THEY control what happens to our government. The preamble states WE THE PEOPLE!..Are we REALLY THAT HOPELESS! What are you telling your CHILDREN...Sorry President Obama is HIRED BY THE PEOPLE...He can be FIRED!...if there is better JOB APPLICANTS! Don't blame the EMPLOYEE...BLAME WHO HIRED HIM!


Gusser 4 years ago

jamz-the problem is Obama is bad & all the RepublicRATS offer is Romney? Both parties are horrible. Santorum was correct. Why change Presidents if Romney is the same guy?


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jamz mitchell 4 years ago

Gusser I like the word BAD,...its better than calling the man SCUM!...come on he got two babies that might come across your comment. However, I RESPECT your opinion.


Gusser 4 years ago

He should have considered those 2 "babies" before he became what he is.


Jayfort 4 years ago

If the only options were Homer Simpson and Barack Obama, I'd vote for Homer Simpson. Anyone not voting for his GOP opponent is wasting a vote to remove Obama from office. Third party tickets have not worked yet except to take votes away from a challenger and they may not work for a couple of more elections as the Centrists coalesce against the far Left and the far Right.


Gusser 4 years ago

I vote on principles--Neither Romney nor Obama have principles. Party voting is what got us here.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

hubbers

check it out, the truth.

4/01/12

STEPHANOPOULOS: This Week on CBS

the Ryan budget by Congressman Van Hollen

http://republicanredefined.com/2012/04/01/contrast

covers the budget,gas prices and healthcare


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ElderYoungMan 4 years ago from Worldwide

No he can't be trusted. None of them can actually. The bankers control all of the Washington so until they are dealt with, there won't be any real change in any sector we now have trouble.


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Nick Hanlon 4 years ago from Chiang Mai

This is why all treaties need to be ratified by the people thru an internet referendum.nick


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

perrya

''Can President Obama Be Trusted?''One only needs to go back in time to understand ''The Man ''

2/24/09 President Barack Obama – [ F ] Address to Joint Session of Congress

How soon we forget, the promises and the lies.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks...

Be the judge, has he lied,can he be trusted to continue the fraud on the American people?.

http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_31606...


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ElderYoungMan 4 years ago from Worldwide

We need to "Remember" everything that was at the end of 2008 and compare it to today. https://www.createspace.com/3936178


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perrya 4 years ago Author

I tend to think Obama is really slick and deceptive, But, Romney is no better.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

perrya

One can agree as to who Obama is and showed himself to who he really is. What do you base your statement that Romney is no better since he is not in the public sector of society?


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ElderYoungMan 4 years ago from Worldwide

@Jon....Don't be a dope.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Just a gut feeling, probably a feeling shared by 75% of Americans.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

perrya

Count me out, I will judge him by his actions if elected to the highest office in the land. To prejudge is disengeous to be fair. ''faireness'', that's what Obama says when he is campaigning.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

ElderYoungMan

''Remember" everything that was at the end of 2008 and compare it to today. ''

Today, Obama has created 1 million less jobs since taking office. Obama has spent $5 trillion in less than 4 years compared to Bush ’s $4 trillion in 8 years. The list is to long for a post. Here’s the past facts.

The simple facts are that then Senator Obama and

the present Democrat party took full control of Congress in January 2007 and in 2008 with a lame duck President George W. Bush.

Surely it is irresponsible to blame the Bush administration for all the present problems without noting who controlled Congress in

2007 and 2008. President Obama and the Democrats should be accepting their political parties share of the blame for their part in the recession

The President sounds like a broken record. ‘’we inherited a mess from the previous administration’’


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Its going to be a tough choice at election.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

perrya

Let your conscious be the guide. This election is a choice of more poverty or a new begining of prosperity.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

perrya

. What Obama is telling the people on the campaign trail is a distortion of the truth regarding the '' Bush tax cuts'', the Bush tax cuts were taken in 2001 and 2003.The truth is today, they should be noted as the Bush TAX RATES, hence not approving or extending them is a TAX INCREASE. Note that the tax rates were cut for everyone who was required to pay FEDERAL TAXES.

The Obama re election team will do anything necessary to elect the President. Senator Reid’s actions on the Senate floor is despicable and degrading for a leader of the Senate to make statements about a candidate for the presidency.


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ElderYoungMan 4 years ago from Worldwide

Jon....You seem to be an intelligent, reasoning person and I think that really is the worst part of this discussion. To think that you are spending this much grey matter and time trying to find a reason to assign the blame for where we are to one side of the isle really defies logic. At some point, you are going to have to come to terms with the "FACT" that whether Obama and the Dems OR Bush and the Repubs are guilty, the solution does not lie with either party. Neither of these candidates are going to end the Federal reserve. Neither is going to check the bankers and corporatists. Neither is going to end the wars and the reason for that is their owners want all of these things. So Jon, either you are actually one of them or you are just simply too weak or too scared to look at this thing for what it is. Here is the truth. We will be lucky to get through this election cycle without being at war in the Syria or Iran. We will be lucky to see the ballot box this cycle, regardless of how useless the exercise actually is. I personally think elections are going to get suspended as an emergency measure and neither Obama with high level Dems or Romney with high level Repubs are going to give one rip about it. You need to wake up.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Also, can Romney be trusted? He seems to be reluctant to release his tax returns for many years. The demos imply that he did not pay taxes. Unless there is something to hide, release it.


Jayfort 4 years ago

And if there is nothing to hide, why did BHO lock his college records, law records, and a host of other documentation? It's a two-way street, Perry.

Yes, I feel Romney can be trusted. Far more than I would trust BHO.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa

ElderYoungMan

8/03/12 unemployment rises to 8.3%. the President gave the people his alibi speech today.

''not to go back to the policies of the past that helped to create this mess''. somehow Obama forgets that his party , the Democrats, had a majority control of Congress in 2007 and 2008. The recession started in Nov. 2007 with the Democrats controlling 2/3 s of the government. POOR BUSH

The President goes on to say that the tax rates that he wants to raise are similar to the Clinton rates of 1994. Let’s not forget that Clinton balanced the budget and had a surplus. Sounds good except that Obama didn’t tell the whole story. Clinton and a Republican controlled Congress, in Clintons bragging years, worked together to balance the budget. Clinton raised tax rates in addition to reducing spending. The right SOLUTION

EYM, the truth can set you free, you just need to get by the Obama propaganda machines.

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