I don't want to get drawn into a political debate, so I won't share my personal views, but I thought I'd point out:
Low approval ratings don't necessarily correspond with voter remorse. I'm sure lots of people who are not happy with how Obama is performing don't regret voting for him, because the alternatives are still worse in their minds.
Maddie, When you can't find a job, lose things (house, car, money, etc) have no hope (sorry, that's B.O.'s word) what do you think Americans always do? The Democrat's are losing everywhere, and no longer want to be seen with Obama. Don't you understand what is happening to our country?
Maybe you are too intellectually elite to understand true economic principles. If taught Econ 101 correctly, it is blatant what is being done. At this point we are catching up to England. Sorry, England and Spain are changing their philosophy.
If only people understood history.
No, I'm not sorry. I don't agree with all of his policies (I'd like to see us get out of both wars), but he is doing a good job overall. And the alternative was too scary to even think about at the time and it's even scarier now.
No - I'm not sorry. President Obama is more moderate them most people realize - as PP pointed out with the expanded military role in Afghanistan, for example. President Obama has uphend and supported policies on detention without trial that I find wrongheaded. But overall, the trend is twoard more personal liberty and governance for the people rather than governance for rich people.
Obama and those he's chosen are incompetent. The country is being destroyed, and people don't want to see it.
I have been back and forth with him but at the moment, no. I am not sorry I voted for him. It seems that no matter who ended up in the white house, what is going on today wouldn't be any different.
I am glad, that America can see what its seeing. If he hadn't been voted in, some are saying that America wouldn't have woken up like it has been doing. Like waking up a sleeping giant, that isn't too happy with what it is seeing.
People need to care about what is going on, know the Constitution, and dig deeper than the media to help our country. Its our kids and grandkids we are talking about here.
Given the choices we were presented, no.
Obama may not have been the right choice but McCain and snake lady definitely were not.
very much so. and I'm not sorry I voted for him. I think peoples expectations are a perfect example of what has become common in America. we want everything fixed now.
Do I agree with everything any president has done?
It's scary to imagine the McPain duo in the WH. (shudders and decides to go for a swim...)
No! Don't regret voting for Obama. That doesn't mean that I agree with all of his decisions. First of all, before criticizing him as a president, I must ask myself what type of job the presidency is, the administration state of union that he inherited and the tools needed to perform his job successfully. After analyzing these issues, I’ve concluded that he was screwed from the moment that he bran for office. Being a black man running for president was one the greatest challenges a black man could face in this country. Not only did he face massive doubt and pessimisms from black people, there was a significant number of negative minded white folks that were a little more that upset that he won. They were downright offended to the point that they came out in public in droves to express how they felt with bigoted posters and even automatic machine guns at health care rallies. Was the point of that? To demonstrate that if they didn’t get the type of health care they wanted, they were going to shoot the president. Hmmm? There excuse was simply “It’s our right”. Nice. But not to turn Obama’s presidency completely into a racial issue, one must also remember the condition of the financial institutions as well as our international image. We were broke, in debt and at war with more than one factor around the world. He was basically adopting a nation in turmoil and took on the responsibility to fix it all. Not easy for one man. Now also consider all of the other spontaneous and unexpected events that happened; the fall of the giant auto maker, the massive BP oil leaks. He could control those things none the less predict them. Wall street, home grown terrorist attempts, Israel, North Korea, Iran… Cut the man some slack. He’s got a tough job and all the people around him aren’t pulling there weight or are just riding the Obama fame train. It seems like he’s trying to answer everyone’s concerns by himself. Good for him. If no one else will step up and contribute, than at least our commander in chief is still doing his job. He needs time and support. He’s not making stupid, uninformed, premature choices like a previous president that shall go unnamed; he’s actually using his intellect. That’s pretty rare for a president in this day and age. But it seems that everyone who judged the president based on polls and color. Obama is the president of the United States. Not the king. Not God. He like all other p[residents are puppets for people you and I will never meet. We will never walk down the streets they live on nor will they walk down ours unless they plan on buying the entire neighborhood. Maybe we should focus on putting blame on where it belongs. On the rich fat cats that rape and pollute our lands and underpays us to make them rich. Food for thought…
Why are you turning this into a racism debate? I never said a thing about race, but it seems to make you feel you can make a better case by using it.
Did you ever conclude that every incoming President has to clean up his predessors problems? I feel sorry for our next President!
...And I qoute..." But not to turn Obama’s presidency completely into a racial issue, one must also remember the condition of the financial institutions as well as our international image."(If you read my whole post) I'm not making it a recial debate as you put it. It just happened to be my first point. I was simply using what I thought was my strongest argument point to demonstrate how unfair much of the country looks at him. I could have made an argument just as strong using his position on war or his political views on neuclear weaponry. I chose race as an opener. You made the conclusion that it was my intention to make it racial. May I also point out, with all due respect, that it seems that you've spent the most of your time on this post criticizing others comments rather than answering the question. What exactly is yor position. P.S. Not all presidents make a mess for the next to clean up. In fact Bush Jr. had a hell of a time blowing Clintons surplus on a misguided war. You spoke about history. Well I can only speak about what I remember and my history starts at Carter. When comparing presidents from him on, I notice that The elected republicans had a great deal of influence when it came to distroying our economy. The Dems havn't been too shabby. I will never vote republican. NEVER!
Concerning race, you brought it up. Why question me for criticizing?
Every President has something to clean up.
I speak against others because Obama is destroying our great country. We need not be part of a world government, we have been #1 for a century. Why else would we get all the immigrats we have gotten. They came here for a better life. Doesn't that speak to you?
Are you telling me Reagan ruined the economy after Carter?
Clinton left us in a recession. If not for the computer age Clinton's Presidency would have been very different. But most President's have something happen they had nothing to do with. Obama and the Gulf.
My position: I am for the constution as it is written. Most people on Hub are on the left or far left. Progressives and Anarchist's should be on the sidelines, not running the government.
I have to agree about bringing up the race card. It was white people that put Obama in office. The blacks couldn't have done it by themselves. The Hispanics couldn't have voted in Obama by themselves. It was the white vote that made Obama president. Even the word "racist" has become a joke.
Obama the campaigner is not what you got, sorry to say. Change and Hope is on the way, well Obama got to the presidency on pledges and promises. After 19 months here is his scorecard, check it out.
Let us 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. In 2009 the nations
unemployment went from 7% in 2008 to 10%( in some areas
17% ). Obama’s administration bailed out the auto industry,
banking industry, saved the union workforce and even helped the
unions get ownership in the companies by forcing the creditors to
lose their financial investments in the companies. The Obama
administration has increased the size of government by 10%, added
more union jobs and commissions. Government unemployment
stands at 3% and government employees and congress did get a raise.
in 2009 while the deficit increased.
2.To fix the economic problems by passing the $787 billion Tarp
bill (congress passed the bill without reading or debating the bill
as required by constitutional rules.), promised that unemployment
would not exceed 8% and shovel ready jobs were available to jump
start the economy. As of today approximately 60% of Tarp has not
been spent and unemployment remains at 10%. Recently the CBO
projected Tarp will need $85 billion more added to the $787 billion
bill. One should note that all of the above is borrowed money adding
to the nations skyrocketing debt.
3.To have fiscal responsibility and control spending, Barak Obama
promised to go line for line and strike out pork in the Tarp bill. The
president signed the Tarp bill without cutting any pork out of the bill.
On wed.1/27/10 in the state of the union speech Obama stated he
would put a freeze on spending. Congress on 1/29/10 passed
legislation to raise the national debt by another $1.9 billion, the
second increase in 60 days, raising the debt ceiling to$14.5 trillion.
4.To rid Washington of lobbyist and special interest groups. Presently
in his administration Barak Obama has at least 30 lobbyist, some
appointments are know as czars. Obama has been meeting with SEIU AND AFL-CIO union officials ( special interest )at the white house on a regular basis.
5.To surround himself with experienced and capable people, like tax
cheaters, Marxist, communist and socialist. known as czars. These
employees were not background investigated as required by the FBI.
The question remains as to why the procedure was exempted. .
6.To have an open transparent government and to allow C-Span to
televise the debates and congressional meetings. Folks it didn’t
happen, C-Span was denied access (that is called censorship.) The
president and the democrats met behind closed doors denying the
minority party’s participation in the negotiations. By the way the
minority party was elected by the people to represent the people.
Essentially the people were locked out and ignored.
7 To close Gitmo last year. The president sent some prisoners to
Bermuda, a terrific propaganda move. More could be said but for now
a continuing story to be told. Gitmo is still open.
8.To end the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the president and his advisers
are talking in the whitehouse. To be continued .
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.
Check this out, president Obama and congress will tax the rich.
If 2 or 3% are the rich and they pay 50% of federal taxes, according to
Obama 50% of the nation don’t pay federal taxes, I wonder who will be
paying the taxes. ( the middle class )?FUZZY MATH?
10.To not allow no bid contracts in his administration. A major news
source reported that Obama approved 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 fact is that the
Obama administration has triple the deficit in his first year in office.
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’’ in his first year ?
NOTE! A RECENT COMMENT ON NATIONAL TV REGARDING THE HORIZON OIL CASTROPHE
'' SO I KNOW WHOSE ASS TO KICK ''
Absolutely brilliant, but most people on this site won't believe the truth. They will say; oh FOX, sure!
I have learned more about American history from Glen Beck then I did in school. These people won't watch him. All they have to do is watch him and research what he says. They don't want the truth.
The funny thing is that for the most part they are not the elite and will end up suffering.
Thank you so much for your truthful imput.
No I'm not sorry at all!
I love seeing that smile everyday!
Plus, I see all these hearings in Congress, trying to get to the bottom of things, fix things....something that never happened under you know who.
And excuse me, but it is the height of bs to say you poor righties are called un-american. Bull! Just the opposite. You're the ones who use that smear, not libs.
And president Obama is under the same power structure that you know who was....but Obama is able to relate to the underdog, CARE about the underdog, SPEAK about the underdog, LEGISLATE im favor of the undersdog. You know who catered to the big dogs.
In fact, Mr. Cheney (bad-shot Cheney) said at their first inaugural celebration, to the wealthy industrialists in the room (oil men): "You are our base and we will support you"
5% of the richest are the base of the GOP. Everyone else Obama cares about. My Opinion. From Living in America. James Brown song....love it!
Bama goes down if Oklahoma winds up in the SEC. Best winning percentage and most wins since 1947, I believe.
I hopeyou aren't in Birmingham, Vestavia or Molton, I have kin folk there.
I do blame Bush for allowing Obama to be born.
Oh my goodness...don't let anyone hear you threaten me Love....you might be accused of Hating.
Oh but no...you don't hate, do you?
I'm just miss-interpreting your words, huh?
You don't have the guts to admit what comes through in your posts.
That is the problem with you peope. You hide your evil intent in phony upright citizen-ness.
You Beck-ites give new meaning to the word disingenuous. IMO
Where do you see I threatened you; very strange?
You people: Who uses that expression, racisists?
I'll bet you've never watch Beck. Did you know every Friday his show is about the founders of our country? There is so much to be learned. You should try it.
Learned? From Glen Beck? You could learn more by beating yourself in the head with a hammer. Apparently, many of his followers have tried both.
"I hopeyou aren't in Birmingham, Vestavia or Molton, I have kin folk there."
I took that as a threat...was I wrong?
I'm not a racist, I'm a Likud-Hater. Ergo, you people.
And I did watch Beck once on CNN....said America had the worst health care system in the world.
Oddly, he went to Fox, and suddenly, said it was the best healthcare system in the world, and don't you DARE say otherwise!
Never watched him since...don't like snake-oil charlatans.
I love seeing that smile too.
Obama is the bees knees! I trust this man, as do most people in most countries in the world.
The only ones I see bleating about Obama are telling or repeating lies about him most of the time. Stupid hate filled lies.
I have never seen a President cop such vile diatribes before, and looking in I assume it is at least partly racism.
His critics sound like the Iranian president!
Intelligent and caring, this president sees way past his protractors.
Did you read what Jon EWall wrote; is all true.
Another one in love with the smile of a man that constantly lies.
" have never seen a President cop such vile diatribes before, and looking in I assume it is at least partly racism.
His critics sound like the Iranian president!"
What do you think was done to Bush; Obama is still doing it. How's your country doing?
Australia is still the strongest economy in the developed world, so I guess we are going pretty well. Unemployment figures are improving to be where they were pre meltdown. The Australian economy is still in debt though.
I don't regret voting for Obama but I do occasionally wonder how things would have gone with Hillary as president. I don't agree with everything Obama has done or left undone, but I think he has been facing the worst headwinds imaginable. Bush had all but destroyed this country with his off=the=books preemptive war, his screw-up in Afghanistan and the perenially stupid no-new-taxes + huge deficit spending routine.
No, and I will vote for him again.
I wish he were more liberal, I wish we were not at war and I wish other things, but Republicans brought us nothing but trouble.
If you want to have a world where the rich live in walled enclaves and avert their eyes from the poverty outside their gates, where Big Business is given free rein to abuse employees and our environment, and where anyone of a different skin tone or a different sexual orientation is a lesser person, keep voting Republican.
The rich pay for others to have things. The poor just keep taking. Look at Europe for an example.
How about wishing for President Obama to provide the jobs he promised if elected. Today, 6/11/10 Obama appeared in the rose garden for a press conference ( open government ) with some employers who have received stimulus loans and have added some part time and full time employees.
The president made his promo and photo opt, rattled off a few half truths about the economy and the business tax breaks.
Well as usual lately he ended the conference by thanking the press for attending and left.
Sorry, no questions were allowed, that's Obama’s idea of open government. His press conferences are far and between and when he has one, he may answer 3or 4 questions, reason being he talks nonsense or promotes his political positions and complains about the minority party.
Note for your comments .If the rich run out of money how much more do you believe that the poor will suffer? Socialism sounds good until the people paying for the system goes broke.
I remember when JFK would sit down with the press, in a fireside chat kind of environment, and allow the press to ask anything they wanted. This was a scheduled forum that the press could count on for at least an hour of JFK's time. It seems since then presidents have gone into hiding. Obama is the most closed-off president this country has ever had; not unlike Nixon in his waning days in office. But then Nixon had something to hide (Watergate).
That's how Obama is acting -- like he has something to hide and he knows it's only a matter of time.
They don't run out of money...they take it out of here. Get rich in America, use all that America has to offer, and then off-shore the $$ and pay no taxes at all.
REAL patriotic aren't they? Snark.
Or take their businesses and jobs out of here so they can pocket more for themselves. REAL patriotic. Snark.
Or champion all these wars, as long as THEIR kids don't have to die. REAL patriotic. Snark.
And STILL cheer for Cheney at CPAC meeting, believe that snake-oil clown Beck, believe that demon Russshhhhh, and say "Why do we have a muslim terrorist who hates white people as a president?"
Boy, we Americans who don't think like you are really stupid aren't we?
At least some of us don't believe a group of people in caves usurped "the greatest technological and strategic" military in the world! Snark.
Imagine that one Beck...where's your conspiracy radar on 9/11?
How about this flotilla assassination squad? Did you pick up on that?
I don't even care anymore, I am just being drug along behind the leaking ship since the day I was born.
Take note America that the Obama administration is loaded with at least 30 LOBBYIST some of which have questionable backgrounds. These high ranking officials have Communists, Marxist, Socialist and Progressive backgrounds.
The people must wonder if the FBI performed background checks that is required of federal employees. If the checks were not performed, whoever ordered not to check should be exposed and made to answer for their decision.
Why aren’t our elected officials reading and debating the Bills before voting on them? Why does passing the bills need to be passed speedily?
Many questions that the people should be asking their Congressional members. Everything but providing **jobs in the public sector needs to be speedy in the public sector.
Unemployment in the PUBLIC sector is 3% and in the PRIVATE sector ( middle class and the poor ) it is close to 10%.
Instead of the government cutting, the government is ADDING jobs and spending more increasing the nation's deficit.
The average pay in the PUBLIC sector is $70,000 plus $40,000 in fringed benefits, a total of $110,000. In comparison the average pay in the PRIVATE sector is $40,000 plus $9,000 in fringe benefits, a total of $49,000.
SOMETHING is very wrong, why does public employees receive $31,000 more in fringe benefits than the private sector?
Maybe that's the answer to why states, cities and towns are going broke by having the taxpayers shouldering the burden of out of control government spending.
MOVE ON and other political organizations supported by George Soros have provided campaign funding for many members of the existing congress.
When will the taxpayers step up and demand answers from our public servants? They need to be put on notice!
** Excerpts from an article by Christopher S. Rugaher of Associated Press titled Jobless Claims Fall in Sluggish Recovery dated 6/11/10
'' first-time jobless claims hovered near 450,000 since the beginning of the year.
claims peaked at 651,000 in march 2009
the downward trend in layoffs, which began in the spring of last year, is clearly over FOR NOW
last week, the labor department said the economy generated ONLY 41,000 PRIVATE-SECTOR jobs in may..... temporary census hiring added another 410,0000 jobs (government )
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS 26 weeks state
extended federal benefits up to 73 weeks
nearly 5.4 million Americans are receiving extended benefits
all told, about 9.8 million people drew unemployment in the week ending may 22th ''
President Barak Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress idea of ''jobs '' is providing billions of borrowed money to support people who want jobs first. NOTE, The minority republicans complain that they have been locked out of all negotiations on new legislation. OBAMA'S and the Dems open, TRANSPARENT and bipartisan government.
The President's idea of producing JOBS was to shut down oil drilling in the gulf, which will put 45,000 more workers out of work. Is this the leadership that the nation needs in
these troubled times?￼
Didn't vote for him, won't vote for him next time either.
Ron Paul would have been a catastrophe.
I voted for Obama and support him fully in all endeavors. He is my President and I am proud to say this... I will work to push his agendas, re-elect dems in 2010 who support him and work to ensure President Obama is re-elected in 2012.
Thank you for the opportunity to speak my mind outside my hubs on this subject.
I knew from the start that Obama came into office with an impossible job. Tremendous discord within families, in American politics and with diverse groups of people takes generations of change. Obama walked into a nation with incredible debt and also a fragile international economy. Friction in international affairs, terrorism, nations at war and dislike of US Policy takes diplomacy and excellent understanding of history and human nature. Our exportation of industry and business along with the depressed economy takes more than one man to fix in a few months or years.
This was not a win-win situation and actually was setup for Obama to fail. Most of those people who did not want him in office never gave him a chance and did all they could to defame him. How can the people blame him for every situation including all the national disasters?
Saying all of that, everyone has their weaknesses and faults. I believe the leader is as strong as his advisors and all of their decision making abilities. When there is a national disaster, like the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, the proper authorities and experts should be put into action to solve these problems. Those who created the problems [BP] needs to be responsible on all accounts.
We need to look to the future of America by thinking how to clean up our educational system, environment, crime, government, business, industry and economy. This is not going to happen over night. There is a tedious long road ahead. I pray that Obama will learn from mistakes and move forward to inspire the next generation and those present in this administration to act ethically and with wisdom.
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