What do you think about President Obama so far?

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  1. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
    crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years ago

    What do you think about President Obama so far?

    People blame the President when the US Congress that is controlled by the Republicans is really screwing over America. How anyone could support the so called Tea Party is beyond me. They really don't care about the average American. They are only interested in filling their pockets with more money and to hell with the American middle class. How could anyone support these people is beyond me.


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    SassySue1963posted 10 years ago

    Controlled by Republicans? lol

    Let's be clear, Democrats controlled Congress from 2006 until 2011. Completely, both Chambers, House & Senate. If you are trying to give the President a pass for his failure because the GOP controls only one Chamber, the House, then the same holds true that the Dems get all the blame for the economy failure that occurred while they held both chambers.

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
      crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Do you really believe that the average Republican cares about the poor and middle class. Research it yourself and I think you will find they do not.

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      SassySue1963posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Do you really believe that the average Democrat cares about the poor and middle class? Have you seen the new budget proposal from the President? Enjoy the tax hike during our worst economy ever since the Depression. A gift from "the man who cares"

    3. cleaner3 profile image71
      cleaner3posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ghost ..you should do research  if you believe what you write .. why does the president distract the populace with social issues and not concentrate on jobs .
      because thats the way he works ..He is a communitty organizer ..Not a leader!

    4. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Cleaner3, social issues are every bit as important as economic issues.  Period.  If society isn't fair aand just, why the heck is it worth getting up to GO to work??

    5. teamrn profile image60
      teamrnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Crazy, what makes u think that the Dems have the market cornered on caring? Example. I wrote a hub about your clear lack of history understanding and Constitutional understanding. The POTUS had TWO years of control of both Houses and he did nothing.

  3. savvydating profile image88
    savvydatingposted 10 years ago

    I think Obama has a bad habit of bypassing Congress to enact laws.
    Obama said: “If Congress refuses to act, I’ve said that I’ll continue to do everything in my power to act without them.” (NY Times)
    And he has - numerous times. This is what Republicans detest. America is supposed to be a democracy. Obama has apparently placed himself above the law. He has no business making himself king. And frankly, if he cannot even work with his own party, well, that doesn't say much for his ability to communicate, that is, unless he is campaigning in front of adoring crowds (who don't talk back).
    Your statement that Republicans do not care about the middle class is beyond absurd. That is exactly what we do care for. Most of us are not the wealthy elite. You really ought to do your research. Did you know that Congress contains more wealthy Democrats than Republicans?
    Frankly, you've bought into the propaganda:  Democrats good, Republicans bad, without even having determined why that may not be true.
    By the way, Republicans have also done more for Civil Rights than Democrats, with the exception of LBJ.
    Enough said. I'm pretty sure you're not listening.

    1. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      What???  The end of slavery (Lincoln was an old republican, which in his day was the more liberal party).   Women's sufferage?  Racial justice and equality?  LGBTQ rights?  All of these are led by democrats and/or liberals.

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      SassySue1963posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moose (Republican) Party was the first to adopt the women's suffrage to his platform.
      Lincoln was a Republican.
      Those who fought for civil rights in the 1960's were....Republican.
      Those are just historical facts.

    3. savvydating profile image88
      savvydatingposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Also, in 1973, Nixon called for $2.6 billion in total civil rights outlays. He did this despite the resistance of a Democratic congress. He did more for civil rights than Kennedy, Eisenhower or LBJ.

  4. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 10 years ago

    This leftie can be proud of his country again, in the modest and respectable way that things are supposed to be.  Thank you Mr. President, for your cerebral governance, and for using your intellect to get things done when the only thing to which majority congress is dedicated is getting fat on the loopholes and getting in your way.

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      SassySue1963posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      stagnant job growth, largest percentage on food stamps since it was established, worst economy since the depression. What's not to be proud of? smile

    2. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Did you read the part about our obstructionist congress?  One of the only two parts of the president's work and ideals are that he has had to make deals with the conservative devil to get things done.  The other issue is irrelevant to this topic.

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      SassySue1963posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      really? and that applies to the nothing he did his first term because why? He had complete control of Congress his first 2 years. Nothing! Funny, Reagen & Clinton both had a Congress held by the opposition Party. Both managed to get things done.

    4. teamrn profile image60
      teamrnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You must work in the public sector, but. what are you proud of Specifically? Can you say without hesitation that you're better off financially than you were 5 years ago? and that you haven;t been touched by unemployment, rising taxes, cost of fuel?

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    Jayfortposted 10 years ago

    How can I support the Tea Party? I AM an average American. I care about the direction this country is going which is against the direction the Founding FATHERS (males!) wanted when they wrote the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. They did not believe in large debts! They believed in individual liberty! They believed in individual RESPONSIBILITY! How can I support the Tea Party? I AM the Tea Party who harkens to our Founders for their wisdom to save this Nation from those who have failed to learn the lessons of history. I AM the Middle Class and the Tea Party represents the Middle Class NOT rich, do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do liberals. Please do a little more historical and political research before you sling Liberal left wing ideology.

    1. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      oops, wrong thread

    2. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
      crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I really think both the Democrats and Republicans should be thrown out of office and we should start over with a party that is for the American people. I work every day with the poor and the hungry and America's problems are getting worse every day.

  6. taburkett profile image58
    taburkettposted 10 years ago

    Your concept is typical of those who desire to live off the labors of others as they themselves contibute nothing except consumption.   This is obvious as you seek to assist in destroying the United States by supporting an illogical leader who continuously blames others for his own manufactured failures.  You would be better off by working to effectively comprehend that you cannot get to the top of the mountain by stripping the mountain of its height.  Many have tried this concept - especially the current President.  His failure to effectively implant an American solar industry is a prime example of this type of effort.  After spending a mountain of money, the failure rose to its lowest level - bankruptcy.  So, my fellow citizen - you must wake up soon, or your country will take the same path as those solar companies..........

    1. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      *Obama's* manufactured crises?  You have GOT to be joking.  Those were created (or even invented!) by the obstructionist Boehner bologna.  And your first sentiments are why I am a rather militant liberal.  Judging people is wrong and dangerous.

    2. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      the community organizer has wrecked the nation and those who live off the labors of others cheer.  when the $Heet hits the fan many run and hide so others can clean up the mess.  if you need examples, just search for "occupy protesters".

    3. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Were not the "occupiers" protesting fat cat bail outs and "too big to fail"?  You seem to imply throughout our exchange that those who have it hard have only themselves to blame!  If I'm wrong about that interpretation, please straighten me out.

  7. celafoe profile image55
    celafoeposted 10 years ago

    odumbo adolph. barry soetoro or whatever his real name is  is the first illegal president we have ever had.   he is a very dangerous muslime following the plan of hitler, that is purposely trying and succeeding, to destroy the greatest country ever in the history of the world.    We all should be praying  psalm 109 vs 8-16 for him

    1. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You play the birther, race, fanateligious, AND the Hitler cards all in one post?   Wo.....holy......just - *wow*.  And WHOM is the Adolph?  Damn!

    2. celafoe profile image55
      celafoeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      gotta add you race card that I never used ,race is not even in the picture, but since you brought it up, he is not black or white he is a mongrel. you are a typical  liberal

    3. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I was referring to your derisive (and inaccurate) use of "Muslim".  Typical conservative - trying to handpick the quotes, facts and data.

  8. CarolAnnHeadrick profile image61
    CarolAnnHeadrickposted 10 years ago

    Can you tell me what the Tea Party believes?

    1. celafoe profile image55
      celafoeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      we believe in the constitution of the United States of America

    2. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      we believe in self-responsibility and limited government.

    3. teamrn profile image60
      teamrnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Tea Party believes that our Constitution should NEVER be compromised. I agree with them most of the tiems, but we must all work together. But none of this 'The Constitution should be progressing.' As far as I'm concerned, it is FINE the way it is.

  9. ZipperConstantine profile image81
    ZipperConstantineposted 10 years ago

    He can't talk without a teleprompter, everytime he can't access one he sounds like an idiot.   

    He doesn't want to secure our borders, ICE,the people trying to secure the borders sent him a letter and wanted to give input to the President's new Immigration bill because they have videos of people coming across the border that they have been told not to send back and he would not respond.

    He won't stand up to North Korea, I heard a few days ago that we plan on offering them more money which exactly what they want.  And why hasn't Obama put pressure on China to deal with North Korea.

    We have more college student's that can't get jobs than we have ever had in our history.

    Now he wants to tax money going into your retirement accounts.

    He keeps the printing press going creating more debt every day.

    He is a socialist at heart and wants the government to control everything.

    I don't think he was a good student in college, why else would he keep his transcript a secret and not let the public access it.

    He constant vacations and lives like a King at our expense.

    During 2012 he paid 18% in taxes to the federal government.  I wish that is all we had to pay.

    He lied about Obama care, insurance rates have not gown down and we have  to pay more for it and now he is going to change civil service retirement cost of living increase so the rate will be almost nothing.  He robbed medicare to help finance it and God only knows what he will rob next in our entitlements.

    He is arrogant and thinks he is above the law and make decisions on his own without Congress.   

    He wants to cut military pay and take away their college fund.

    The is the first president I have every known who would rather have fund or be out campaigning than running the country.

    He let Clinton get off without even a slap of the hand for the way she failed as Secretary of State not giving our Consulates help and caused the death of five people. She knew about it and is totally responsible for whats goes down in her department.

    I've left out a lot I can't think of right now, but God Bless America, isn't this enough!

    The most important thing to him is gun control not securing our schools to keep our children safe.

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    Rayne123posted 10 years ago

    Well I am not from the states however i see him a better president than "crooked" bush.

    However here in Canada have  Harper and he doesnt know how to run a country either.

    If you want my opinion I think we the people should run our own countries, we should have more of a say of what happens. Harper sold Canada to China without a warning. I think since we live here, we should of had a say.

    So with all that said, they are all false prophets anyway. All part of the new world order

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    2bealiveposted 10 years ago

    The President has a constant uphill battle. Take a  look back. President Clinton, a Democrat,  did pretty good during his terms even tho his morals were a bit sketchy. Enter President Bush, a Republican, our country got a really bad rep for getting into messes we had no business doing.

    Now, enter President Obama. He has to contend with a certain element in the houses that just want to get rid of "That Man." Why do you suppose that is?  And, what about when Mrs. Clinton gets the top office? They will have to find new ways to deal with a "Woman" in command. Imagine how their minds whirl. 'We give em the vote and now they want to run my country. What to do?

    Oh, I didn't make that term "That Man" up. That was said by a well entrenched republican. The Republicans seem to have a habit of saying the wrong things and then issue an official "OOPS".  Such is politics I guess.

    The "Tea party?" I think they have been swimming in the Boston harbor far to long.


  12. teamrn profile image60
    teamrnposted 10 years ago

    "They really don't care about the average American" Now, there's a loaded statement. One that is best answered by the phrase, "AS EVIDENCED BY..." Please convince me with some SPECIFICS that Republicans are only interested in lining their pockets and making the rich, richer, and the poor poorer.

    Can you explain to me in the same SPECIFICS why we have a Democratic president and Democratically controlled Senate, who promise to be the champion of the poor and downtrodden; and the MIDDLE class is approaching extinction and the 47%ers are becoming 48, 49, 50%ers?

    As far as wanting to want to rid the white house of "That Man" we all know the meaning of what was said and when. It was said that the only goal of the party was to see him fail as a president, BECAUSE HE'D PROVEN HIMSELF not to have the country's interest at  heart.

    Republicans were quick to make the decision after their bitter defeat in 2008 and in 2012 to give Barack Obama a chance, he's out president......But Barack Obama was quick to show that he  really wasn't worth that second chance. He started out with guns blazing and came right back to John McCain and needlessly pointed out that "John, the election is over and in case you hadn't noiced, I won." This was not said jovially and was NOT received with the laughter that Barack Obama has become used to from adoring fans. 

    No, he earned  fair and square the 'right' to be called "That Man" or as Chris Matthews said, The Perfect Man

    Beyond that, we are governed by a Constitution, which is comprised of intent, etc and LAWS and how to conduct the affairs of government. If it is deemed necessary, the framers laid out a  POLICY-which is pretty clear-for amending it. Why the President has taken it upon himself to bypass the Constitution is anyone's guess, but will be his demise, I feel. He swore an oath before the American people, before God and TO HIMSELF to protect that Constitution and now, he bypasses it?

  13. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 10 years ago

    I am a bit disappointed with his presidency so far.  I really thought he could bring positive change to our country, but after six years on the job I am not impressed with his CEO abilities as an executive.  I think his heart and ideas are in the right place but he doesn't seem to be able to execute those ideas for the good of the country.  These past three weeks with the Syria crises is a case in point.  He wasn't decisive enough and dithered around too much.  He came across as muddled rather than a clear concise leader.  He is an excellent speaker but has not been able to get the country behind him to make changes.  After the Newtown massacre he was't able to get the country behind him and get some gun control in this country.  A LBJ or JFK would have stared down the NRA and gotten something accomplished for gun control.  I like Obama, personally, but he is at times confusing and  and more like Bush in some areas.  Obama, lately has just seemed all over the place than running a coherent organized presidency.


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