Obama's America, Point, COUNTERpoint!

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  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 8 years ago

    What do you contend is the present state of the United States under President Obama?  Do you feel that America has progressed significantly under President Obama or do you feel that the state of America has gotten worse, even devolved under President Obama?   Your thoughts & assessments?

    1. Credence2 profile image78
      Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      progressed significantly

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I have to agree with you...as long as "progressed" means moved further towards a socialistic, entitlement based nanny state.

        1. colorfulone profile image78
          colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I could even agree with that, wordsmith. I mean wilderness! 

          "Obama is importing Muslims and deporting Christians"
          http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/11/ … tians.html

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Not sure what the extra comment has to do with anything, but I will say that neither one is out of line.  Deporting anyone, Christian or otherwise, that is a citizen of a foreign country and refuses to follow our laws is entirely justified.  Taking in Muslim refugees is also quite reasonable...IF they can be vetted.  That seems difficult, though.

    2. IslandBites profile image90
      IslandBitesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It has progressed in many aspects... And has gotten worse in others. That's the same with any and every goverment.

      There are also things that has gotten worse because of him (and what he represent) but not because of his fault.

  2. colorfulone profile image78
    colorfuloneposted 8 years ago


    Obama deserves an award for the worst president ever.

    1. Credence2 profile image78
      Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, that goes to George W. Bush!!

      1. colorfulone profile image78
        colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        When I consider that it was Obama who pulled the troops out of Iraq, and surrendered its safety to al-Qaeda and the creation of other terrorist groups that filled the vacuum, the mass murders of civilians and put the whole world in danger, including the United States...I respectfully do disagree. 

        Obama knew what would happen because military leaders, Generals and Admirals, advised him of what Bush knew too.  Granted, G.W. Bush wasn't the brightest kid on the block, and even though someone else likely wrote his speak that he read....he did warn us as to what would happen if we left Iraq.   

        What he said...is true today, not because of his actions as president, but because of Obama's direct actions as acting president and his failed foreign policies. 
        https://www.facebook.com/TheKellyFile/v … 1/?fref=nf

        I have to ask why Obama did that?  Do you know?

        1. rhamson profile image69
          rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My dear friend we were never in control of Iraq. The festering wounds of the make believe borders was instituted by the British who paid no attention to the strife among the tribes and religion in the region. Saddam Hussein, a brutish and heinous dictator was placed there by the US to serve our interests and well he did until he wanted a bigger piece of the area namely Kuwait.

          Sure we can go back into the region again guns blazing spending all kinds of life and money but you cannot fight a terrorist/guerilla war with conventional means. I thought we learned this in Vietnam. This was an atrocity of political blunders from the beginning and it still is a political quagmire. When will we ever learn?

          1. colorfulone profile image78
            colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, that is some of the real depth of it, and the drama plays on and on...maybe it will be a 30 year war.  Its a mean green manufactured money machine.  Thank you!

            Could I ask you a personal question?

        2. Credence2 profile image78
          Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, Obama  pulled the troops of the area as they should not have been there in the first place. If he had left them there, the Right would be griping about that as well. This thing in Iraq had been dragging on, costing more and more and I am not willing to commit myself to a long term presence in the region.

          Bush's attack on Iraq was unwarranted and unjustified, leaving Obama to clean up his mess. We were at war with Al Queda in Afghanistan, since when was Saddam Hussein a target?

          It is the foolhardy nature of the Right to think that standing armies, military posturing has no limits on costs and lives involved.

          1. colorfulone profile image78
            colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Its not about the Right or the Left...its about a hand-full of rich and powerful elites with all the money whos talk pulls the strings of those who are in office.  I could swear Bush's life was in danger before, during and for sometime after 911, (read the timeline of Bush on the day). There has to be a reason for Obama's action or lack of leading.  I am starting to believe if O doesn't make an even bigger mess of things that his life would be in danger.

            1. Credence2 profile image78
              Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Your first sentence is quite true. It is just that the Right is affiliated with them more and embraces 'their' agendas far more smoothly.

              I am satisfied with Obama's foreign policy efforts, seems like for certain people he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

              1. colorfulone profile image78
                colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Top 20 Richest People In The World

                D-Bill Gates 56 Billion: Maurice Strong Uses Bill Gates Of Microsoft, Global Warming Scheme, To Funnel Money Out Of America!

                D- Warren Buffett $50.0 billion: Remember, California Guts The Middle Class: Not Leading But Following Europe’s Austerity Footsteps Of Subjugation To Globalist Thugs.

                D- Lawrence Ellison $39.5 billion
                D- Jim Walton 20.1 billion
                D- Alice Walton 20 billion
                D- S. Robson Walton 20 billion
                D- Michael Bloomberg 18 billion (was a D for 20 yrs then became a RINO and is now an I): Remove Michael Bloomberg Into The Annals Of Judas Iscariot: Laying The Groundwork For Riots While Calling For Carbon Tax!
                D- Larry Page – Google – 15 billion
                D- Sergey Brin – Google – 15 million
                D- George”Spooky Dude” Soros – Crime Inc,.14.2 billion: Another Fraud Charge On Already Convicted Felon George Soros: Flying The Coop On His Fraud Company And A $39.4 Million Judgment Against It!
                D- Mark Zuckerberg $13.5 billion
                D- Dustin Moskovitz $2.7 billion
                D- Sean Parker $1.6 billion
                D- Peter Thiel $1.6 billion
                D- Yuri Milner $1 billion
                D- Eduardo Saverin $1.6 billion

                R- Michael Dell 14 billion
                R- Charles Koch 21.5 billion
                R- David Koch 21.5 bllion

                That is one of the Democrats BIG LIES...16 of the Top 20 wealthiest are Democrats. 

                What is Obama's failing foreign policy in the Middle East?  No one seems to really know.  smile

                1. Credence2 profile image78
                  Credence2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  It is not just about being wealthy, it is about using your wealth to exploit the rest of us and that is the Koch Brothers to a T.

                  The Kennedy's and Roosevelt's were wealthy families but people who worked for the betterment of the working man. Try bringing that concept to the Rightwing plutocrat, today.

                  I need to research to find out what part of your statistical data that you conveniently omitted....

                  1. colorfulone profile image78
                    colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I truly wonder what kind of mental gymnastics you are going to try to put me though next when we chat. 



        3. GA Anderson profile image88
          GA Andersonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Greetings again Colorfulone,

          A strong opinion such as this can only be made stronger when supported by facts. Generally, if the facts don't agree, then a review of the opinion might be in order.

          Here is a Wikipedia snippet presenting some facts about the Iraq troop withdrawal. There are a lot of other sources, but this quickie covers the point.

          "The withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq was a contentious issue in the United States for much of the 2000s. As the war progressed from its initial invasion phase in 2003 to a nearly decade-long occupation, American public opinion shifted towards favoring a troop withdrawal; in May 2007, 55% of Americans believed that the Iraq War was a mistake, and 51% of registered voters favored troop withdrawal.[7] In late April 2007 Congress passed a supplementary spending bill for Iraq that set a deadline for troop withdrawal but President Bush vetoed this bill, citing his concerns about setting a withdrawal deadline.[8][9][10] The Bush Administration later sought an agreement with the Iraqi government, and in 2008 George W. Bush signed the U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement. It included a deadline of 31 December 2011, before which "all the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory".[11][12][13] The last U.S. troops left Iraq on 18 December 2011, in accordance with this agreement.[1][11][12] US Forces, in the form of air support, resumed operations in Iraq in June 2014, to defend it against ISIS."

          I hope that helps.



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