The first 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency. Have they been a success? Your

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  1. Kid_A profile image60
    Kid_Aposted 12 years ago

    The first 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency. Have they been a success? Your thoughts...

  2. Pete Maida profile image61
    Pete Maidaposted 12 years ago

    I do not think the military will be reduced.  President Obama's goal for DOD is to reduce the number of contractors.  This sounds good on paper as long as you can replace the expertise with government people.  That, of course, means that many of the contractor people will join the government.  Once that happens they will not be easily let go when money gets tight and they will require government benefits and they will be apart of the government pension program.  We'll see it is saves the tax payers money.

  3. JC Grif profile image58
    JC Grifposted 12 years ago

    It has been a success if you like the unconstitutional power grab by the Federal Government, the assault on the First and Second Amendments, and the continual, unsustainable debt that we will probably never be able to pay off. Oh, and the continuation of the biggest theft of American taxpayer dollars in our history by the private Federal Reserve and other world banks. If you have no problem with any of these, we should make him King.

  4. BP9 profile image60
    BP9posted 12 years ago

    I'd say he has been in office long enough to do the job.  His actual effectiveness remains to be seen.  He has however created an effect internationally, and inspired people worldwide.  He has instituted policies that are environmentally sound and is pouring stimulus money into infrastructure and services, which create jobs.  I even know people whom have recieved stimulus checks, which are always great for the economy, because this is money which goes right back into circulation.

    He's engaging in diplomacy with "enemies" of the U.S. which is actually in the American presidential tradition.  The U.S. has done so with China and Russia when both were bent on the destruction of the U.S.  So now, somehow President Obama's "weakening" the global position of the U.S.?

    Many say this as if manufacturing an illegal war without UN sanction, obliterating it's infrastructure and claiming God commanded it hasn't. 

    All the alarm about him mainly comes from those whose stock in trade is manufacturing monsters so that they and all around them can be incited into a fight in order to create chaos.  They then step in to offer this chaos a voice, calling it the will of the patriotic among us and labelling President Obama as a "radical" or a "socialist" or better yet..."muslim."

    If diplomacy is radical...then I guess that would apply, because radical in essence just means different.

    As far as socialism goes, Obama is no more socialist than many established American institutions, like Social Security, trade and labor unions, medicare and every other program designed to help the working class.  This is what socialism came from-the need for the worker to have rights as more than a cog in production apparatus, benefit from their labor and have control where they had none.

    To call Obama muslim is...well...just untrue.  But, if (for the sake of argument) he were...the problem would be....?

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    A Texanposted 11 years ago

    In his first 100 days we have seen that he can't speak unless the teleprompter is working. He went on the World apology tour and made a fool of himself and this country by bowing to a Muslim King (gotta wonder where that came from) He has shown the world that he is a weak leader who will grovel to get what he can, Newsflash Obama, the rest of the world is not going to help us do anything. Basically he is destroying our capability to wage an effective war on terror and he has undermined the morale of our fighting forces!

    God help us all!

  6. lindagoffigan profile image59
    lindagoffiganposted 11 years ago

    Would you be asking about the first 100 days if President Bush was in office.  President Obama got American people from their apathy about government to real involvement.  Anyone called to check up on the Ranch in Texas?

  7. SheriSapp profile image60
    SheriSappposted 11 years ago

    HELL NO!!!!!!  He has done an even worse job than I ever had nightmares about.  I just hope 4 years is insufficient for him to totally destroy the American way of life.  I'm afraid the America my daughter will live in when she grows up won't resemble the America I know and love

  8. profile image51
    blake6572posted 11 years ago

    Aside from massive spending, he has put forward alot of programs to help the less fortunate (low income) people.  Programs like cash for clunkers allowed people to get newer cars and pay less for them, helping out the people and the car makers.  National healthcare is kind of a scary subject, I don't think the US is capable of funding or managing national healthcare.  It will be interesting to see what happens with the healthcare issue.

  9. jobister profile image59
    jobisterposted 11 years ago

    100 days have come and gone, and he will still be the president for the next 3.5 years at least. Why is his presidency being judged on the 1st hundred days? why not wait till the 4 year term is over?  Also he is simply cleaning up the mess from the previous administration. It is lot harder to do that with opposition coming just for the fact that he is not of the same political party. Republicans & Democrats need to work together regardless of who is in the oval office.


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