Our newly elected President has a Kennedy esque aura that is both charming and alluring. Behind the facade however lurks a naive lack of experience that frankly worries me. Obama has helped America in the sense that we the American people have the ability to come together and look beyond petty prejudices and by majority elect a man of color as President. On the other hand Obama has yet to hurt America, but the wheels are turning into that direction based upon his policies that border upon Socialism domestically, and Foreign policy that uses apologies for past so called American mistakes, and a calling for American understanding of adversaries abroad to find common ground. Our enemies will see this as a weakness, and use it to their advantage. While there is nothing wrong with diplomacy with our adversaries, looking for common ground with the likes of Iran,North Korea, Syria, and others is a quest for Utopia. President Obama is in the big leagues now. Hopefully he will learn sooner rather than later that not everyone is going to like us nor wish us well.
I agree with 'The Sharks' that Obama has shown inexperience.He has misspoken over the arrest of Henry Gates, and has had issues gathering the party (which shouldn’t be an issue because politicians should be working for the people – not the party).
I view inaction and over reaction as the same thing. My biggest insult to Bush would be he was an extremist, and had tendencies toward inaction or over reaction only. Obama has over reacted to the problems facing America and due to this cannot see clearly from not letting any dust settle (metaphorically).
To me this means he hasn’t hurt or helped America in any way yet. We’re still suffering form the same problems we were with Bush.
Do I agree with the path Obama is trailing? No, not at all.
It’s simply too early to tell what his actions will produce. Once that pesky metaphorically dust settles, and we see where we are then we can make an assessment.
You can disagree with the actions Obama has taken, but what results can you disagree with (other than the budget #’s, but if the spending helps America in the end, you can’t really complain, but people normally still do)?
Once again, other than the planed budget, which is too soon to accurately judge its effect (theories are not true effects!), and the timetable in Iraq, which is way to soon to judge its success, what is different than what we had during the Bush years?
Being experienced in politics means you have been in politics for awhile and I am not interested in someone with that type of experience, it would be like wanting someone who experienced prison, because they are all greedy crooks. As far as misspeaking about the Cambridge police, he meant what he said and still means it, he didn’t say anything that wasn’t true but he took that back because white America doesn’t like to hear people of color complain about racism.
My problem with the president is he is too nice and seems like a push over. He cares too much about bipartisanship and not about bringing his party together and getting everything he promised done. The only thing I like about the Republican Party is they don’t give a damn what a democrat or independent thinks. They get what they want done and don’t try to please anyone. I think the president needs to take his group of 60 punks (Senate Democrats) and force feed what 65% of Americans (public option) want and what 54% of Americans voted for. We aren’t going to get along on any of the current issues just like a lot of people didn’t like Medicare or Medicaid and now most people are ok with it. We have to make some changes that a large group of people aren’t going to like whether it’s the left or the right. Git-R-Done! MR PRESIDENT
OBAMA IS ON TIME. THIS CAT KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING. HE'S A WINNER, JUST LIKE BIG BEN OF THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS AND MOHAMMAD Ali. you watch, by 2011 there will be so much money in play that everyone will have some. the cat is tough.
I ALWAYS HAVE TO MENTION THIS: SO WAS GEORGE W.
HUBBERS wake up!
you can be the judge ,obama first year in the whitehouse showed the people that he has an agenda to break America
Let’s look back to what candidate Obama pledged to the American
people if elected. President Barak Obama pledged:
1.To bring back the jobs lost in 2007 and 2008
2.To fix the economic problems by passing the $787 billion Tarp
bill (congress passed the bill without reading or debating the bill
3.To have fiscal responsibility and control spending, Barak Obama
promised to go line for line and strike out pork in the Tarp bill
4.To rid Washington of lobbyist and special interest groups
5.To surround himself with experienced and capable people
6.To have an open transparent government and to allow C-Span to
televise the debates and congressional hearings.
7 To close gitmo last year.
8.To end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
9.To give 95% of the people a tax break and not to tax anyone
below $250,000, by the way according to some officials the ceiling
has dropped down to$100,000 with a possibility to $85,000 due to
lack of money coming into the treasury.
10.To not allow no bid contracts in his administration.
A major news source reported that Obama gave a $25 million no
bid contract to a donor of his campaign. The contract recently was
cancelled after being exposed by the media..
11. To reduce the deficit by 50% in his first term.
The proposed budget for 2011($3.85 trillion )given to congress will
be the largest ever in our history if passed by congress..
The above information you will not see in the bias press or reported
on ABC,CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, or other liberal news medias.
Watch C-Span or Fox News, they report and broadcast the actual
The presidents rating is ‘’F’’ on the first year ?
In summary, let’s be fair when president Obama talks about what
his administration and congress was left with after the past
administration. 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.
what obama says is not what you get,it's all propaganda
Obama has pushed a social agenda while saying the U.S. is guilty of being "the best", a tag that I personally don't believe is bad. The U.S. is exceptionalbecause we enjoy a free market way of enjoying life, where a person gets rewarded in direct relationship to what he/she produces, not the socialistic view that the gov. should take care of all of the inhabitants of the land, regardless if they go to work or not. My daughter made 5000 dollars last year and our government returned her 4000 dollars+ on her tax return. It is no wonder why the U.S. is going down. down. down. It is a real shame that we treated the gifts we have recieved from our Father like they were nothing of note. How many people in the world would just love to have full garbage cans twice a week like we do? How many starving kids in the world would dream of things falling out of the freezer onto our toes when we open the door, because all of the food won't fit. Spoiled and ignorant of how the real world is, is the mindset of our president. God placed him in power and will take him out when He is good and ready...Speaking of good and ready...are you?
I don't think anyone is qualified to answer that question. Hurt or helped how? I will say that on the foreign front, the United States missed a grand opportunity to use his worldwide acceptance to forge a new path. We cut off our noses to spite our faces.
I think President Obama helped "save" this country, for one. He has taken a wreck of an economy and brought it back from the brink of the second Great Depression. I think he has had a lot on his plate and he has not been perfect. I think he should have closed Guantanamo ASAP and gotten us out of Iraq quicker. But I am glad he set a timetable for leaving Afghanistan, and I hope he can stick by it. I loved the reaction to Libya, in that we don't need to take over a country that has an evil dictator...just bomb him out and make sure you have support and backing of the Arab League. We have to remember that our Arab neighbors need to own a part of policing their own region....As far as pushing a liberal agenda...if "liberal" means caring about the poorest of your citizenry and caring that people have basic healthcare, good educations and a chance to "live" in this country...then call me and him a liberal...He values life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.....how refreshing from what we dealt with from George Bush!
by ixwa 8 years ago
When was it that the American People have been so Angry at a President as they do President Obama?
by zzron 6 years ago
Maybe the word hate is a little strong. So why do people dislike President Obama and the way he is running the country? Are you an Obama fan? Yes, no, what is your opinion of Obama and his policies?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
To all conservatives out there, what are the 10 ways that President Obama is destroying this countrybesides instituting Obamacare?
by Nina L James 6 years ago
I'm aware that this is an election year. I know that everyone is entitled to their opinions. But over the last year and a half, I've noticed some blatant forms of disrespect being directed at President Obama. Why? Is it because he is black? From highway billboards to other political figures...
by ib radmasters 6 years ago
Remember, an accomplishment is something that actually results in something good happening for the US. Something that is being used and taken advantage by the people. It is not just passing bills, or starting plans that won't take effect for several years. Something that is beneficial and solves a...
by Jack Lee 11 months ago
This is a shocking relvelation, if true, undermines our whole democratic process...Why is this not headline news?
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