What has the leader of the free world done?
What promises made to the American citizen voters has the current president kept? What has he done that benefited the nation as a whole? How has he united America? Conversely, has he done anything that was the exact opposite of what he promised? What, if anything, has he done to hurt the nation as a whole? Has he promoted anything that might drive Americans apart, might be non unifying?
President Obama ended the pointless Iraq War, just as he promised he would, and refocused the war on terrorism where it always belonged, in the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he got Osama Bin Laden. He also has helped to prevent the economy from falling into a depression, by stimulating during a severe economic downturn, and has been helped by the business cycle now, which has taken over to create millions of jobs that were lost under Bush.
Some people believe anything the man says. I believe nothing he says To see a short clip about his broken promises Google "7 lies in under 7 minutes." It will make a good campaign ad about the endless campaign promises he broke. The answer above mine is hilarious because I think the guy actually believes what he wrote there. The Iraq War was going to end on a time line that was established before he even took office. He said he was going to immediately withdraw the troops then found out about reality. bin Laden was in the cross hairs no matter who was sitting there. The Navy Seals got bin Laden, not Obama. Give credit to Panetta for giving the kill order, not Obama. Depression? Economics runs in cycles. He has made the situation worse, not better. I could go on and on but one thing is certain. Obama needs to go in November along with a boat load of career pick pockets who have sat up there for decades.
Wasn't he the guy who was going to heal the planet and make the oceans recede? His words, not mine. LMAO We have a lot on record he has said and done now. Before there was nothing but a vote "Present" record.
one thing i hate is when the U.S. president is called the leader of the free world. i know this might not go down well with U.S. citizens but your country is no longer free. i'm Canadian and i have saw the changes you folks have went through in the last while, especially since 9/11 and to say you guys are free is a joke. in my opinion, the U.S. is so far from being free , it's not even funny.
Oh my, poetvix, you opened a can of worms with this one. Just look at the comments already. I wonder why people can't express an opinion on politics without using the word "hate"? Is it so hard to say what you feel without being nasty, vindictive and just an all-around ill-tempered fellow?
What has the leader of the free world done? We could probably debate whether the President of the United States is in fact the leader in 2012? I guess he would still be considered a symbol of what was once the free world, and in that I agree with our Canadian guest.
Has Obama done anything? Well of course he has and we all know that so why list the things? Every President does something. The more useful question is has he done what we hoped he would do and that answer is easily NO! Then we have to ask why and that answer would be because the political system is inherently corrupt due to special interest groups. As long as politics and money are mixed together we will never see the average U.S. citizen receive representation from Congress or the President.
Funny, I'm doing a hub on this very thing, and you'll probably see some of this in it.
Before I began, let me say to (nightwork 4). Not a big fan of the US I take it or are you just an expert in civil liberties? In any case, who ever is free, he's the leader of it. Do you consider yourself free in Canada? If so, say hello to your leader.
This administration is shoving mandates down our throats faster than we can swallow. Sucks.
By a slim majority, most Americans are against Obama Care. The more Americans see of this bill, the larger that majority becomes. According to our Constitution, the government cannot force us to buy healthcare. Now it's going in front of the Supreme Court. Sucks.
He is suing my state of Arizona for enforcing the immigration laws which are on the books that he and the federal government won't enforce. Meanwhile, illegal immigration is destroying our infrastructure from the inside out. Sucks.
Now he has come after the Catholic Church. Most agree that what he is doing here infringes on freedom of religion. At the very least, once again, the government is putting his nose where it doesn't belong. Sucks.
It's as our president expresses his concern for the poor and less fortunate, gas prices soar to unprecedented heights for February, and these prices may double come summer. Of course, high gas prices drive up the price of consumer goods and services. The president just killed the Keystone pipeline deal, which would have given us over 1,000,000 gallons a day of friendly oil. The man who is concerned about the less fortunate is killing them over a few votes from a special interest group. Sucks.
This country has never been or divided at any time in my lifetime under this administration. We will recover from this, and Yo Canada, while we are definitely not at our best, we are the best. If you don't like the"leader of the free world" thing, and you don't like the "best" thing, please remember this ... We are by far the baddest asses on the planet. . It all comes down to scoreboard my Canadian friend, and we've got it. Doesn't suck.
He has put every crook that that caused the banks to fail in his administration, from Tim( tax cheat) Gietner to the attorney General. who won't prosecute any of their friends. The Chicago gang has penetrated our Government and brought corruption of the worst kind . The worst most corrupt state is Illinois. He is barely present, he is just a pawn.
I don't see how anyone can unify the US. The US is essentially three or four de facto nations rolled into one. As far as being "leader of the free world", that term has never been anything but pure propaganda and anyone with a brain should see it for the cartoonish marketing ploy that it is. Presidents are heads of state and they run the executive branch of government. They don't pull societies together, they don't fix economies, and they don't create jobs; no matter what anyone says. The president, however, has broken international law and usurped the constitutional law. Nobody cares, of course. Technically, he is a war criminal and should be impeached. I would like to see him removed and allow the President of the Senate Biden step up and take charge as the acting president. President Obama seems opposed to world peace, despite his campaign promises. I understand he often cracks wise jokes and makes sarcastic remarks in private--often viewed as an admission of futility.
Manwithnopants: Regarding the essay that you are threatening to write; will it be as difficult to understand as your answer here? I was lost at first, but then realized that it was the same old boilerplate neocon rhetoric to which we are often treated. I suppose you think Bush was a good president. Your writing is not good. Stick to Youtube.
Frog Prince: Mr Panetta is a moron and couldn't plan his way out of a wet paper bag.
I do know Mr. Obama has not "healed the planet" nor has he "lowered the sea levels" so EVERYONE, even Maxine Waters, can agree on those failures. But lets check the Obama record:
*Close Gitmo...Ahhh, NO.
*Stop wars....Ahhh, NO (Libya and Africa and Egypt is on fire)
*Unite America....Ahhh, NO
*Change the way business is done in DC....Ahhh, NO (health care designed behind closed doors -- Pelosi said: "we have to pass it to find out what is in it".
*FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM America...Ahhhh, YES!!
Essentially Obama says what people want to hear and then does the opposite of what he said he would do. He then claims it is someone else's fault when he is caught in a lie. Or he simply lies and claims he did not do or say what he said or did. Basically the Obama tactic relies on class warfare. Kids are indoctrinated instead of educated. And 50 percent of America want the other 50 percent to take care of them. And Obama is content with exploiting the ignorant via race or social status. And all of this facilitated because it is not challenged by the mainstream media.
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