Why do people hate the fact that Barack Obama is President again?
I'm not saying everyone does, but people do.
Nearly half the country voted against him. Regardless of how the election turned out, half the country would be mad. If he would step up and listen to the people, work with both republicans and democrats instead of trying to ramrod more failed policies down their throats, keep his original campaign promises and work for the people and not his "legacy" he could do some good. Don't get me wrong, Bush was horrible and Romney would be horrible as well. There was no good option, and never will be until the people stand unified and tell them to do their job or get out.
Because he could have stopped the health care bill, he didn't. He foolishly proposed list of what he wanted done for gun control without looking at the crime rate statistics of cities with high gun control laws and cities that promote owning a gun. The only good decision he has made involves financial aid. Yet I can't get any of that money to finish my degree!
Thanks for your comments lburmaster. That's the only good decision he's made? Are you sure? Keep hubbing!
I honestly can't think of anything else positive he's done.
At the very least, on balance, he seems to have made more bad decision than good... Hey @Ibur, I tend to agree with you and it does seem that @Renee didn't offer any constructive suggestions on the positives.
A lot of people voted against him. Because he's a Democrat and they aren't, because he's black and they aren't, because he's liberal and they aren't, the list goes on and on. People tend to vote and then rally against whoever isn't exactly what they want. Plus stuff like "pro-choice" and "rights for same-sex couples" are scary to some people.
I would also say it because he's much more forward-thinking than our country may be ready for (despite the fact it's 2013). He wants to push us in the direction that so many other developed nations are heading (or are already in) and we're not quite ready to give up our post-industrial me-me-me attitude. Obama wants to put us back on those top 10 lists of the countries with the best education, most freedom, the wealthiest, the healthiest, the happiest, the longest-living, etc. Right now, we're topped by handfuls of other countries in all of those categories. But other people still refuse to see that. Social reform is something that people have balked at for decades, so the fact that Obama heavily endorses that kind of thing puts them off. Not to mention, we're very much a pro-military country and Obama wants to limit that as well. And no matter what people say, race plays an issue as well. It's only been a century and a half since the Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, so there are still roots that are deep and generational wounds that are still relatively fresh concerning that. Not to mention this 'not like us' mentality you see in the people who still believe he's a Muslim and/or that he wasn't born in the US.
And then there are people who just refuse to like any politician simply because they're a politician. Or people who refuse to like either of the mainstream political parties because neither party is radical enough and/or just because they're mainstream.
Great points. Maybe he is too forward thinking, and we aren't ready. Thanksfor stopping by. Keep hubbing!
Because he is changing the accepted moral structure of this country and walking all over the Constitution. He failed to turn around the economy and as a result we are trillions more in debt, we have a lower debt rating, we have much more unemployment, and those who create the jobs are now forced to pay higher taxes thus making them less likely to want to risk opening new businesses. He has a dismal record if you look at the numbers.
Thanks for stopping by. So he is to blame for alott? Who would you say is a better choice?
I believe he is responsible for the increased spending, promotion of Gay Marriage, and increasing unemployment. I honestly think he is a nice man with a great family but he made promises to get votes and he has not upheld those promises.
Good comment Conservative Lady . He just didn't turn things around like he should have, Also, I don't hate him. He is the POTUS and I have immense respect for that
Plus he is supporting the decline of moral value by allowing same sex marriage. I have no problem with people who choose to live that way, but i just don't approve of the lifestyle. And we wonder why kids are doing worse
Now the same sex marriage thing - I think was a smart tactic to get more people on his side politically. But, I don't get it. I wouldn't even call it marriage because it's not between a man and a woman. But,I digress. Thanks for your comments.
No, we shouldn't hate that fact.
The Corporate Party power elite who had Obama installed would've put someone else in his place.
What we need to do is be more aware. The Corporate Party news media has its agenda, and it's not the agenda of the American citizen.
We need to be aware of the treason committed by the past several presidents to shred the Constitution and to make protecting it seem loony. They are such masters at playing our egos like musical instruments. Goebbels would've been envious.
Under Obama it became a crime (felony) to protest what the government is doing. Obama has his "kill list" which includes Americans. We've lost habeas corpus and Obama found plenty of "reasons" why it couldn't be restored. We've lost posse comitatus, and now the military can act as police in America. With the NDAA that Obama signed in 2012, the military can detain American citizens indefinitely without warrant, reason, trial, access to an attorney, or even a phone call. This is the age of quiet tyranny that too few know about.
Hate Obama being president? Heck no. He's just doing his job. And we really need to forgive the Corporate Party owners who hired him.
Because their candidate lost or never had a chance!
I am going to leave racism out of it, but I do wonder how Colin Powell would have fared if he would have run and won?
I felt the same way when Bush was reelected! I felt he in no way represented me, my values or beliefs, that he had the brain the size of a pea, and his entourage were evil incarnate. I thought the same thing when he was my Governor and I was right in both cases! But I never hated the man.
I also think it is because the Republicans thought they had the election in the bag and where truly shocked to lose and those who wanted third party candidates are resentful that their candidate did not get a fair chance (rightfully so).
Also, people are just meaner online, because I never hear the crap I hear here in real life… could be because of the fear of concealed weapons or that the internet brings out the worst in many!
Obama is ignorant of reality, he thinks that pouring money we don't have into the economy and creating incredibly horrifying class warfare between his definition of the rich and the poor is good for the country. His version of rich is starting to include a good portion of the middle class in America, including what I may end up making as an accountant (and not an executive one either, a normal salary-man effectively).
The only reason to be happy Obama is in Presidency in my eyes is so that Romney isn't Romney started off as a somewhat moderate republican and by the start of the actual campaign had been converted into a far right wing moron who let that tiny little excuse for a man become his vice president. Last election I did not get to vote for who I liked best, I got to vote for who I hated least. I foresee many elections being the same I'm afraid unless people wake up and smell the trash we're letting these scumbags wallow us in.
Love how people downvote my post due to that honesty
Insightful answer, what is needed is a grassroots political movement in this country! I voted for Obama as he was the lesser of the two evils. He was NO PRIZE, let me tell you!
Increased federal spending, increased deficit and debt, Obamacare, increased unemployment and underemployment, continual disregard for the Constitution and attacks on liberty. The whole of Washington is an overgrown leviathan that has exceeded its Constitutional limits in both size and scope, but this administration has taken it to new limits.
His policies and executive orders are detrimental to our Republic and his agenda is not in line with the Constitution, nor the best interest of our nation or it's citizens. This is not and never has been about skin color or party affiliation, but simply about policy and Constitutionality.
Because people feel that he lies too much and is leading the country on a downhill moral crash n' burn. And the funny thing is: most of the people that hate him are the very ones who voted for him. I think he's a pretty smart, silvered-tongued guy, but he has just made the national deficit HIGHER, he has borrowed money we didnt have. The world is gonna end anyway.
You'd be wrong. Most of the people that hate him voted against him, not for him.
Um, no, nathan. I'd be right. Are you reaearching before you answer? I dont hate anybody. Besides, we could have worse.
The main reason is that he failed to meet his promises from the 2008 election campaign.
The economy didn't improve, 23 million people were still unemployed after four years, and 47 million people are on food stamps. Millions of people lost their homes because of the bad loans. Yet, TARP, and the Obama stimulus package of over three quarters of a billion dollars didn't help the people that were victims.
He spent his fourth year in office doing his personal business of reelection. He went back and forth across the country for his own fund raisers, and numerous campaign events, and while in office he played over one hundred games of golf.
He went on vacation during the fiscal cliff debacle, only to leave Hawaii for it, and then back again to Hawaii. This cost the taxpayers millions of dollars that wouldn't needed to be spent had he been doing his job.
He spent his first two years with his democratic controlled congress working on Obamacare which would even take effect until starting in 2103 and later. Yet, the economy, unemployment, and people losing their houses was happening when he spent those two years.
Ib I hear ya, but do you truly think any 1 person can get that many people a job? Many people on government assistance are there by choice, what's golf got to do with it, you may be right about housing assistance.
Because of his poor policies and lack of leadership unemployment is up, less people working now. More on welfare and assistance. Obamacare is hurting tge economy and the healthcare industry in both access and quality.
I am glad you asked.
No one person can't but that person shouldn't make believe they can. Golf was just another Obama distraction from doing his job, he had time for golf, but not His Job Council.
I think why people hate Barack Obama is they hate change. When there is change, there is progress in my opinion.
Change for change sake is not always good...define the change that he has made. Be specific with exact policies.
I think why people hate Barack Obama is because he stands for what he believes in as well. Like Health Care and making it affordable to millions of Americans.
Obamacare is increasing the cost of healthcare...except for those not paying for it for themselves...how is that good for the Rupublic?
Not everybody is going to like it or agree with it. Tell me when the last time when everyone agreed with what the past presidents have done when they were in office?
It's less about agreement and more whether it's constitutional (other than as a tax) and good for the nation, the economy and we the people...
I work in Health Care - the average family of 4 will pay approximately $20,000 per year for "Free" health care under the Affordable Health Care Act otherwise known as Obama Care. Not good "Change"
simple answer is that he is a lousy president. He does what he wants and does not listen to the people. He does not know how to lead a nation. The US is going down hill, has made more enemies and is financially and morally bankrupt.
Some people say it began under Bush, it issomewhat true, but Barack has done nothing to rebuild the US, instead he has taken it in to ruins.
So what President before Barack woud you say listened to the people? Not Bush - please don't say it.
No bush didn't either. He started those two illegal wars
I'm sure there are as many answers to that loaded question as there are reasons his opponent would have been just as bad or worse. In my honest opinion I don't think we have had a president in the last 100 years (JFK excluded) that the people really got behind and loved unanimously. I didn't vote for him, but nor do I hate him, he is not the dictator of his own circumstances, and policies. I know he writes many executive orders to shake things up, but even those seem very forced. I don't think even Barack Obama himself agrees with some of the legislation and policies his administration is responsible for. Our government is not so much one side against another anymore, it is more trying to please all of the different hands in the pot at once, all of the politicians are bought and paid for by their own special interests that they each champion, what the people want or need is no longer viable, or even a consideration.
On another note Brandi wrote that "I would also say it because he's much more forward-thinking than our country may be ready for (despite the fact it's 2013). He wants to push us in the direction that so many other developed nations are heading (or are already in) and we're not quite ready to give up our post-industrial me-me-me attitude." This is another big reason some people do not like him. This country is a republic, it is how we were founded, and what gives us the freedom we are so blessed with. Other countries have chosen socialism as their direction (a failure imo), and many Americans do not want to go down that road. I would say Brandi has a point if those other "developed" nations were better off than we, but the simple truth is they are not.
I think Barack Obama could have been a great president just like many before him could have been, if there were not so many lobbyist, special interest groups, and corporations involved in Washington. Until we as a people make that a reality I think we are doomed to mediocre presidents, and a congress not very interested in what the people want or need.
Intersting Post and I agree with a number of things you say, however can you please just tell me one freedom we have that Countries in the EU, Canada, Australia, Japan just to name some don't have. Also which countries do you consider socialist?
I may have misstepped a little there, what I meant was socialist style medicare, economy, etc. One freedom those other countries no longer hold is the right to bear arms, but you are correct there is very little difference anymore.
Most of those countries have right to ear arms. lease look it up.
Those who believe he is not constitutionally qualified to be allowed to run for president much less be re-elected president. I'm guessing the constitution is no longer in effect but seeing all the things congress and previous presidents have all done by signing executive orders that on the face of them appear to be unconstitutional plus the fact that the U.S. Supreme court at times seems to allow such things go on. Like declaring that Corporations have the same rights as people.
They are in fact saying that "people are Corporations" for tax purposes at least.
Otherwise they and the rest of the federal government would not get paid through the tax system as it currently exists. A"Voluntary system" - at least they claim it is. When in practice it's not voluntary at all. Employer's will hire you if you fill out a W-4 even if you claim exempt from federal taxes but the feds will come after you if they think otherwise.Period. It's like Bill Clinton and his famous comment about the definition of "Is - Is"
Because he is a husband who loves and is devoted to his wife and kids. He is intelligent with strong honorable values. He knows first hand what it is like to feel *opressed* and because of his amazing life story. The bigots, raceists, crazy and those who wish to keep everyone but them down in the bottom of the food chain. They will continue to try to fight against him. Obama makes these people look like the dispicable humans they are. Obama has called out these folks and the lines are now drawn. The *good from the bad*, is easier to see now that he is President.
He makes the other politicians visible to the underhanded politics that are in Washington. They so wish they could have his courage. Did I mention jealousy?
I respect the man for what he is trying to do and for the character he has demonstrated.
What courage? what specific policies of his are you proud of? How has he fulfilled his oath to "uphold and protect the Constitution?
I am proud mostly for his support of the troops. Equal pay for women who work as hard as men, the student loan rates at a place where one can have a education. Health Care, despite its faults.
How has he supported the troops?
Does productivity enter the equation?
Where in the Constitution does the fed. government get the authority to force people to purchase a product of service. Or to take from one citizen and give to another?
Thanks UnknownAuthor72 for commenting. I think your first sentence is a huge reason people do not like him. It's unfortunate, but true. And then his wife has bangs now. It's amazing what is important in this world. Keep hubbing!
Because I voted for Andy McGuire to win. The fact that he lost is some bullshit!
I voted for him. Most people dislike him because he's different. He's liberal, democratic, black, pro-LGBT, pro-gun control..etc. He's different than any president we've ever had. People fear what they don't understand.
No, we fear what we DO understand and that so many don't understand...His lack of respect for the Constitution and his promotion of liberal/socialist ideas.
Thank you Neinahpets. Very well said. I don't know how so many people are all of a sudden experts on so many issues, but before President Obama was elected, ignorance was bliss and it was accepted. Keep hubbing!
I've heard several argue the reason why many people do not agree with the direction the country is heading, is because Barack Obama is black. This is such a simplistic response to an increasing concern facing all the citizens of this country. The issues are not that the President is black, it is his total disregard for the Constitution and abiding by the oath he has taken to follow the Constitution. This would include not having a budget, and allowing spending like there is no tomorrow. There are so many important issues at hand right now, and the administration along with Congress and the Senate are not able to get business done.
What disregard to the Constitution? You realize that Obama was a Constitutional lawyer, right? So, what do you know about the Constitution that he doesn't?
Spending like there is no tomorrow? You mean like every American does? I don't believe every President will do everything right because they are human. Are you telling me you honestly believe he's done nothing right, and other Presidents have?
Being a constitutional lawyer means nothing. My mother told me actions speak louder than words. All this means that he knows exactly what he is doing and it is not right. His race has nothing to do with it.
There are thousands of reasons why, but in simple words and not all that political non-sense, the whole system is corrupt, that's why. The only thing people care about is, "How can I use the next person to get where I need to be?". Once people knew what the effects would be once Obama got in, they freaked out. So, to make a long answer short, their mad because people in the system were losing vacation homes. They use all these big words and act like their going to support your ideas and really care about what we want. When really all they are doing, is trying to get your vote to get them in and then do whatever they truly believe in. Obama is the only president that I've seen take action and it actually effect, positively where I live.
I can't speak for everyone but I think many people believe he does not give a flying flippity-do about this country. He cares about his agenda. I believe he is a very smart man but he is interested in politics, the far left; and the real joke is that he claims to be a man of the people but his actions in implementing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) reveals his real opinion. He has given waivers and extensions to big business and money people while mandating that the poor, middle class, and everyone else sign up for health care. Kathleen Sebellius, head of HHS, told Jon Stewart on his show that everyone has a choice. They can refuse to take it and pay the fine. This is not the American way and is shameful. On the night he accepted his first election to the presidency he said that was the beginning of fundamental change in America. Most people had no clue as to what he meant.
by Eric L. Andrews 5 years ago
Who won the presidential debate last night, Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
by Oyewole Folarin 6 years ago
What advice do you have for US President Barack Obama?His first term in office saw unemployment rate increased, national debt high and more US soldiers were killed while on deadly mission outside US. Don't you think his second term in office will be more desastrous?
by Jesus was a hippo 6 years ago
Quick poll to see what you all think.If you could throw Barack Obama out in exchange for George Bush would you do it?
by AnnCee 7 years ago
Hawaii won't release Obama birth infoJanuary 22, 2011 1:49 AMTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSHONOLULU Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie will end his quest to prove President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii because it's against state law to release private documents, his office said Friday.State Attorney...
by crankalicious 5 years ago
I was thinking about this from a historian's perspective (I have an M.A. in History). My first caveat about this question is that, as a historian, I think it's misguided to try to evaluate president's while they're still in their presidency. It takes perspective and time to provide a proper...
by lunhaolai 3 years ago
Why do you think Barack Obama is the first black president of USA?WHY
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|