I am not sure if the questions go together - but I will answer both.
Some people like Obama and some don't because everyone has different opinions on what should or should not be done in America, or they do or do not like his speaking style etc. Everyone is different and everyone has different views so everyone will like or dislike everyone else. There is no one in the world who is completely liked or disliked by the rest of the world - there will be exceptions
On why people are racist - I don't know... I think it is sad, but it could be because of fear, or inexperience, or based off of steriotypes... it could be that they need to be angry at someone and invent someone to be angry with in their head.
what does that have to do with liking Obama or not?
most people dont like obama because he is (i dont like using this term, i should say african-american) black/brown
Really? Where is that statistical breakdown. I'd really like to see that. Because frankly I don't believe you. I think you've just made that whole thing up in YOUR own mind.
Not everyone who does not like Obama is a racist.
I will not look at this as a Racism issue.
Its a normal fact of life that you can't please everyone. Whoever you are in life, there are people who will like you and there are people who will take a dislike to you, no matter how good you are.
Can you give me the name of an American President, who the whole of America liked?
The first one, no one in the republic elected him, he was drafted and appointed by the continental congress
And just to clarify he did run in an election. The 1st presidential, he ran unopposed
That was before he started running the Country.
I would like to know how people felt about him while he was running the Country. Did the whole of America, agree and support what he was doing then?
I would like to see that in black and white please.
Internet links would suffice. Thanks.
Certianly, Copied from Wikipedia
The Electoral College elected Washington unanimously in 1789, and again in the 1792 election; he remains the only president to receive 100% of the electoral votes. At his inauguration, he insisted on having Barbados Rum served. John Adams was elected vice president. Washington took the oath of office as the first President under the Constitution for the United States of America on April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall in New York City although, at first, he had not wanted the position.
The 1st United States Congress voted to pay Washington a salary of $25,000 a year—a large sum in 1789. Washington, already wealthy, declined the salary, since he valued his image as a selfless public servant. At the urging of Congress, however, he ultimately accepted the payment, to avoid setting a precedent whereby the presidency would be perceived as limited only to independently wealthy individuals who could serve without any salary. Washington attended carefully to the pomp and ceremony of office, making sure that the titles and trappings were suitably republican and never emulated European royal courts. To that end, he preferred the title "Mr. President" to the more majestic names suggested.
Washington proved an able administrator. An excellent delegator and judge of talent and character, he held regular cabinet meetings to debate issues before making a final decision. In handling routine tasks, he was "systematic, orderly, energetic, solicitous of the opinion of others but decisive, intent upon general goals and the consistency of particular actions with them."
Washington reluctantly served a second term as president. He refused to run for a third, establishing the customary policy of a maximum of two terms for a president which later became law by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.
There is one exception.. Mr.Roosewelt was President of America for three terms. 1934, 1938 & 1942. Before his third term ended, he died. If the world war continued and if he were alive, he may have continued.
I do not know peoples reasoning behind that. They have been saying all kinds of things from antichrist things to he is too young to I dont know. I dont understand why and it is not all racism I know. Maybe some are, but I have heard all kinds of stories. I did not vote at all, I figured either he or mccain would be ok with me.
Why do you assume people are racist just because they don't like Obama. Does that mean if a black person doesn't like the KKK, that black person is racist? Try to learn some perspective.
and why some people like you and some dont without you realisation ??
Actually, I love the fact that Obama is African-American. I was really, truly excited and moved when the US finally had a president who wasn't white. I still love that fact.
The issues I have with Obama are the issues I've had with many past liberal presidents. Heck, I'm not a fan of either party, really, and I think the system is ridiculous for having either one extreme or the other to choose from.
What I don't understand is why people MUST be racist if they don't "like" Obama? Why should it be about race at all? If I don't like a white man for his principles, and that's just fine to the world, how come it's a problem when I don't like a black man for his principles? People are rightly asked not to judge on color, so I don't, then how am I a racist if I don't agree with someone for a reason independent of this?
You ask in the topic "Why do people like Obama and some don't" then inside ask "why people are racist?"
To me, those questions are entirely separate. I sincerely hope future presidents are of every ethnicity that we have in this country, but I won't vote for anyone (white or otherwise) simply because of their color.
I totally agree... it shouldn't be based on colour at all, and yet if you whisper that you don't like a principle of someone from another race you are trampled.
I just want to tell you that was well articulated !
I dont care if he is black brown, yellow or cookie montser, i dont not like the socialist thinking or the behoveness to special interests, ie Apollo, Acorn or the tides fondation.
Change maybe, Transformation from a republic to an Oligarchy No way
Did anybody bother to check the profile? You are talking to the kid guys, hence the level of questions...
I also believe the year is the age look at his name?
Heads up comment, but they do to learn the difference between racism and radicalism.
While the level of the question may seem juvenile, I went to his (or her) profile and read one of his articles. He writes better than many at Hubpages that are far older. I was quite impressed.
For your information, no one under 18 is allowed to be a member, no matter how good or bad they write
Then it's time a few adults let this little kid know that if people don't like Obama most of the time it has to do with his politics, not his color.
Are you assuming that all people are racist? Or simply confused as to why anyone would be?
Racism is simply one among a gazillion examples of the D.S., the "Difference Syndrome". A solid example of this is shown in the cases of languages where the words for "stranger" and for "enemy" are one and the same. Or when a difference in religious beliefs triggers violence and even death. Or when a herd animal is injured--I saw this on my father's ranch in Montana: A cow that had been part of the herd for years broke a front leg. Don't know how, but as soon as she was seen to be hobbling on 3 legs, the rest of the herd tried to literally run her to death.
Because she was suddenly seen as "different", not "one of us".
If one of us feels he or she does NOT suffer from the Difference Syndrome, beware: The D.S. lives in the cracks.
Hmmm...a great subject for a Hub. Details to follow therein.
Thanks, Misha. I really should at least read the entire User Name now and then. But then, being in my SECOND (or third) (or fourth) childhood may give me an out. Gotta check the regs...
Actually I have no doubt I would really like Barack Obama If I met him In person . I am still pulling for him now . Heck I am a US Citizen so of course I want what Is best for our country . I just do not agree with some of the policies he Is trying to enact and I especially do not like the people whom he chooses to surround himself with .Rahm Emanuel Is the Al Capone of politics In my mind. But like Misha said , I have no doubt this Is a kid asking this question .
Blimey, some people on here say some really really stupid things. These really really stupid things do not deserve an answer. But I will give you one anyway....
I say that as somebody who is pro-Obama, if you think that around 50% of the population of America are racist.... then maybe it is you who is the racist? Just a thought. There are many black people, white people, asian people, latin people, people of all colours and races and religions that dislike Obama. Just like every other world leader.
I think people are racist because of their own insecurities. Any race can be racist. If you believe your race is better than any other, technically, you are a racist. Racism is a form of ignorance that comes from lack of understanding.
Yet black race is better for survival under hot climate, and yellow race is better for survival under a windy one... Lack of understanding?
It requires understanding to unlearn a learned behavior. Racists learn how to be racists. They believe their theories of other races are sound. It requires an open mind and understanding to unlearn a certain behavior.
I think the question may be juvenile, but it is a valid question... omitting the Obama part... I often wonder why people are prejudice. I think it is an interesting subject. You have to admit, Misha, you have to stretch to find any points of interest on the forums, nowadays.
Sure thing, yet it's not a reason to take it THAT seriously IMO I just teased you a bit about your not-so-perfect wording, nothing else
Racism is usually a learned behavior. People are afraid because of dogma handed down from previous generations.
I absolutely agree with this. If we watch small children at play, though they can obviously see that their playmates are different, it does not bother them at all. Children accept skin color at face value , i.e. as long as the child they are playing with plays nicely, they like them.
Most people who don't like him do so because of his agenda. The people who do like him do so because of his skin color. He in fact is a racist. No-one can attend a church with a racist for a pastor for TWENTY years and be clueless about the beliefs. His wife wrote an anti-white paper in college.
I have many black friends who voted for him because he's black. Now they regret doing so.
Why are people that are 12 posting on Hubpages? I have a brilliant granddaughter who is 12. She could probably write a better hub than many people, but it is against HubPages rules.
I could care less what color his skin is. I don't like him because he is an arrogant elitist who is trying to destroy a great country.
Very well said. The left/liberals have to bring in skin color because if they didn't they would have no argument. Reality is no-one gives a flip what color his skin is - it's his agenda.
Watch what he does and not what he says. Slick willy has nothing on Obama.
Are we discussing about Obama or Nicloi Carparthia,
Misha no disrepect intended to national origin(LoL)
Have no idea what you are talking about, and no, the name does not sound russian to me
Is he thinking about Nicolae Ceauscescu, maybe? The only other person I can think of is fictitious, from the Left Behind series of books:
LOL Mama mia! never thought such books existed.
Still, both are Romanians, not Russian.
True, I forgot to mention that. Heck, I read the entire series along with books on Christian eschatology just to impress a girl I was interested in. Total waste of time from the dating perspective, but very illuminating on how some Christians see the world. I suppose that's why I don't get so hung up on the religion vs atheism debates because I realize saying Christian is like saying American. There are different flavors of each.
Gentlemen, Carpathia was infused into the Forum as a response to AnnVan's reference to the antichrist and ledefensetech is correct, this is a fictional character from the Left Behind series. He is portrayed as the “great uniter” who will then destroy the world.
As to the national origin I actually don't recall, but Misha gets so touchy (LOL) I didn’t want him to be offended.
Don't think I was somehow offended. I guess Jamaicans have a very special definition of touchy
I didnt know that either, how did you know I plan to visit there some day. One of the Sandals resorts I think.
What? you are not a Jamaican? Isn't it a part of Florida?
This is an interesting thread, aside from how it started. I later clicked the profile and was curious as to how a 12-year-old who had only written a few hubs decided to write on how to make "tons of money" on Hubpages through clickbank. Did I read somewhere that clickbank was not approved for HP, or am I confusing it with something else? How is a 12-year-old going to give solid money-making advice? Did he get rich investing his allowance?
I guess he did, and made a fortune that covers his Internet access - but why everybody is assuming it is "he"? Did I miss something?
If he is only 12, why is he allowed on here, the others have been banned. Weird.
If you think he is twelve than report his profile to HP. Personally I do not feel comfortable doing that, but some people have reported underage profiles. The way I see it someone could pretend to be over 18 and post here, so who really knows.
I would say the majority of people who oppose Obama are not racist and just do not like his policies. However, there is a small minority that does not like him because of his name, and because he seems a little foreign to them. Heck even growing up my last name was an immense amount of confusion to many people because it is spelled similar to and sounds like a girl's first name. People some how mispronounced my last name because they thought that was correct because it looked so much like a female first name. I am not saying all people feel this way, but I even know people who voted for him who claimed that they wished he would change his name to sound more mainstream. Obama shared in his memoir that he refused to change his name when advised to do that, and I am actually glad he kept it that way. I am not saying all people feel this way, but there are studies that show people with unusual names are treated differently than students with more common ones.
There are racists in America-- as there are anywhere, but if this was predominently evident, Obama would never had a chance of being nominated, let alone elected.
His election speaks well to the fact that race was not a determining factor.
His actions and how they line up with his words will determine his favor with the people
People are racists out of fear of the unknown or loss of privilege. They are afraid of what they don't understand and or afriad that someone else will take their jobs. When people are afraid they act in irrational ways. They make up cruel stories and spread them as rumors or they act violently to protect their "territory." Fear cause people to do what they otherwise not do in a less tense situation.
Mr.Barack Obama is liked because his position indicates the magnanimity of Americans, who once treated the black Negros as slaves. Because he comes from the lower status of society. Because he can convince the muslim world that America is not against muslims.
He is hated because he is displaying public discontent against the former Govt, headed by G.Bush. He had no basic courtesy even to invite him for the party after taking oath. I had to witness (by tv) Mr.Bush's exit as a lonely neglected man, and his plane circled over the white house like the unwilling soul would leave the human body.
He has some soft corner for muslim countries, hitherto enemies to previous governments. It looks like the whole of America has embraced Islam. Better Obama leaves soon.
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