I am only 14 years old but even I know how bad of a president George W. Bush was. He is rated one of the worst presidents of all time. You can not tell me that President Obama is the reason for the economy today. It is hard to come back from something that was absolutely horrible. All democrats and republicans should know no matter what that George W. Bush was a bad president. If you can not tell then you do not know enough about politics.
Obama does not hate America and he is not an athiest. He is a red-blooded Christain who has done more to improve the rights of domestic classes than many other presidents. Bush left the country in debt and overstretched in two overseas wars. Obama ended the Iraq war in less than 3 years and has reduced military presence in Afghanistan. He has developed rights for gay and lesbian Americans as well as creating a policy to ensure that the poor have a chance and quality life and the rich actually have to pay their fair share. For too long presidents have forgotten domestic policy in favour of protecting the rights of people at home. Obama is not perfect, but he is a strong and powerful leader who commands respect from both our allies and our enemies America was a mockery under the Bush administration and Obama is the antidote in ensuring that America gets the respect it deserves as the worlds greatest country. Only a traitor to the USA would call him a bad president, Obama has made our country strong again.
Because i said so. Obama has done so much for this nation. If you don't believe me you can just go google it. I do not have to explain my opinions to anyone. I just think that the public should know that I think Obama is a great president. GO BARACK!!!
There isn't really much that I can say about this. I'm just 14 years old and I don't understand much about politics, but can't you just give the guy a break? It isn't easy leading a country and trying to solve every single problem that comes up. He's doing his best to help us so he has my respect.
I mean he's not a great president, but he supports gay rights, passed Obamacare, no matter how much you hate it, he killed Osama, and handled the recession better than any other candidate could have. Did he handle it great? No. Also I do not like the drone strikes that he has been continuing for the past 4 years. But really, he isn't the worst president that the U.S.A has ever had, even if he isn't quite what we hoped for. When he said he offered change I think we expected a bit too much out of him and we got disappointed when he didn't solve all of our problems. I may not be American, but that doesn't mean I can't have an opinion on him.
This directly caused the huge deficit people are blaming on the president, and it is unfair because in the circumstances that the president walked into, it is not possible to have a successful economy similar to the one we had when Bill Clinton was president; timing is everything, and results reflect decisions; these results we all hate today were directly caused not by Obama's, but by George Bush's decisions in his two terms. Obama is fighting every day to get us out of that mess, and yet some people still believe going back to the exact same policies we had before he took office is the best way to grow this economy.
Obama has an understanding of the times that he is presiding in and the cultural changes that have been boiling under the surface of our society that need to be addressed. He has integrity, he is intelligent and speaks directly. He is a strong man and has the courage of his convictions. It is about time we have someone in the White House who seriously addresses the questions about what kind of a society we want to be in the future. Whatever he has done, the best is that he has encouraged the American populace to believe they have a voice in that future. That is the "gift" that he has given people.
I support his decisions made so far, mainly for the middle class. I do not, however, think he should continue ignoring the debt problem. How can America retain the top of the world's economic food chain if we have to pay off other countries for years and years? All in all though, his good decisions out-weigh the bad and he still has my support as the president of the United States.
First and foremost, he was the FIRST president to finally fix America's terrible health care system. He initiated Obamacare and that seems to be working well. Not to mention, his troops took care of Bin Laden's team and Osama himself. He supports gay rights and that helps America's very harsh image. Most of all, he did the best job he possibly could to fix the big mess that Bush left behind whether it's with the economy or the military or anything else.
To rebut the argument that he's dividing our country: That is not true, the country is already divided in states that vote on their own and have different rules. How did Obama cause that? Oh right, he didn't. That's how the system always worked, regardless of the ironic name that the country has. As for "not doing what he promises", not everyone can do that. Please name me a president that kept ALL of their promises? Oh right, again, there's NONE. At least he cares enough to at least try. Can you say the same about Bush?
I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all.
You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don't know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.
Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.
You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. You hate em.
Now that you have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at President Obama and it still hasn't worked you are panicking. Obama's approval ratings are still near 50% despite your best efforts to undermine the economy and America's recovery at every step you can. You tried to hold the American economy hostage to force America into default on its' debts, debts that YOU rang up under Bush, so you could blame it on Obama and it failed. You've used the filibuster more than any other Congress ever, going so far as to vote against providing health care access to 9/11 first responders. You remember 9/11, don't you, it's that thing you used to lie us into a war in Iraq, and then when Obama killed Bin Laden and ended the war in Iraq you told people that he hates America and wants the troops to fail. You monsters.
I think you hate gays, Obama, black people, poor people, all of us, women, atheists and agnostics, Latinos, Muslims, Liberals, all of us, I think you hate every one who isn't exactly like you, and I think you hate us more than you love your country.
I think you hate gay soldiers more than you want America to win its wars.
Republicans can NOT win on the issues. They've got NOTHING. All they have is a divide and conquer class war that pits ignorant racist and bigoted people against the rest of us in a meaningless battle of wedge issues and the already proven to fail George W. Bush agenda again of tax cuts for the rich, deregulation, privatization and war profiteering and nothing else, so all they can do is blame black people, gays the government, anybody and everyone else for their own failings. The party of personal responsibility, my ass.
It doesn't matter what he does the GOP, teabaggers, right-wingers, etc. Will never agree with him and his policies. They're too blinded by their hatred of him and what he really stands for, and that is the middle class and poor people. The Koch brothers are doing everything to get him out, now they're trying a different route with this Edward Snowden issue (I really believe they're behind this kid and put him up to it). People with money somehow need to stay in control of people without money. When we die we can't take nothing with us.
I think on his worst day he is a better president than Bush. He's nowhere near perfect but he is stopped constantly by congress and the senate. It is sad that a person who wasn't born into a rich life and is half black is even president. Go OBAMA I say :)
Obama was put into a situation where success was nearly impossible. He has stabilized the economy and given people a risen to hope. He has lessened the burden on the middle class and shown courage in foreign policy. Sure, Obama has not done a perfect job but he has done the best he could based on the circumstances.
My biggest problem with the way people take on the question of "Is Obama a good president?" is they complain about things "he's done" and act like things are all his fault...When there are three branches of government, including 100 senators, 435 in the house of representatives, the supreme court and more. ALL of them attempt to together work to make the country the way it is. That's the thing about America - the people have power to choose the government and the power among the people in the government is shared. Bad things that happen in America cannot be attributed ONLY to the President (Same thing goes for good things by the way).
Also, If Obama was such a horrible president, whey did he get reelected? He has made mistakes (every president of the past has and every future president will) but he's done many things that in my opinion were good.
And the people who spew stuff about him being a "non-Christian" or a "Muslim"...That's just ridiculous. A.) separation of Church and State b.) there are no requirements for the religion of a president c.) millions of Jews, Muslims, Atheists and more live and have lived in the USA with Christian presidents for hundreds of years and you really don't see them complaining the president doesn't share their religion...Those who think a non-Christian president is at all an issue need to learn to accept beliefs that are different from their own.
No Congress has ever stonewalled a president this much before? Why? Because he's a black Democrat. The Republicans have done all they can to destroy the Obama presidency and he still got re-elected in spite of them. The rancor and stonewalling has got to stop. No president has ever faced such an uphill battle as these old white conservatives who are so beholden to their corporate sponsors. Obama represents the real workers of this country--he's not perfect by any means but no one can be a "great president" without the support of a congress that has been bought and paid for by big business.
Are all of Obama's policies amazing or even great, no. He used a lot of political capital to push out a health care law that I think is necessary but was done hurriedly and not the best it could be. He is the first president to endorse gay marriage, which is very important socially. We can't call ourselves free unless we uphold that to everyone around us. Even if its against your religious beliefs get over it, your belief systems were came out to long ago to impact us socially anymore, the morals behind the ten commandments are good, and I'm sorry I haven't really read the old testament or the Koran or so many other religious scriptures, but the most of the morals behind it our sound. He also ended a war in Iraq, which remains to be seen how well they do without our security forces (as of right now not good), he is winding down a war in Afghanistan. Obama's foreign policy is sound and doesn't anger every country he goes to "Romney". He has gone into a huge economic mess and pulled us out, still have a long way to go, but it's nice knowing that we are growing more then 1%. He passed a law that forces companies to pay equal amounts to woman as to men. He also deals with a extremely resistant Republican controlled House of Representatives, who for the first term made sure that they stop anything he did because it may be a victory for Obama and the democrats. He is working hard and has inherited some of the most troubling events of our time.
I fully support Obama as being the President of the United States. Just because he is an African American, it dose not mean that he is not fully capable of being the President. Those who do not agree with him, its your own opinion and I do not care, but I am standing up for my beliefs. If you do not have nothing nice to say, i advise you not to say anything at all. Thank you for your time!
Everyone blames Obama for things that were beyond his control. I have read "oil is up," well Obama is working on getting a new resource, but other presidents have completely ignored them. Clinton made a fatal mistake back in 1999 in ending the Glass-Steagle act, which had been set up since the 1930's. This act allowed banks to grow exponentially, creating the eventual crash of 2008 when a unstable system collapses. Obama has been trying hard, but party lines in Congress and people getting to worked up and ignoring what he has done and how the economy cannot be fixed in 5 years will give him a bad reputation.
He has done the best he could given that Republican leadership stated at the start of his presidency that their goal was to see him fail as president and they they would not support any of his initiatives. With Republicans blocking every move he attempts to make to help the middle class, it's no wonder the economy is in the shape it is. Republicans have no ideas of their own and so have decided to block President Obama's ideas for how to get the economy going. That's not any kind of leadership and not a party that should be able to win a national election.
I hate when people blame every single thing about the country on him. I know there have been better presidents but he's guaranteed better than all Republicans including Bush Jr. He helps the less fortunate people, and has slowly increased America's net worth. He supports people of all races, religions, etc. Obama was the one who decided to finally end Osama bin Laden's terrorist attacks. He was educated at Harvard University, the oldest, hardest school to get into. He never ignores any problems what so ever that are going on in our country.
I'm not saying Obama is the ideal leader of the free world. Or that he hasn't made mistakes. But he sure as hell is trying. We as humans for some reason love to look at things we hate, its just in our nature. Why not stop looking at all he negative things and look at the positive things he's done. For instance he passed the health care reform, creating universal health care for millions of Americans, this is something that presidents time and time again failed to do. He ended the war in Iraq. Generally ending a war is a good thing right? He turned around the auto industry which created thousands and thousands of job opportunities for unemployed Americans. These are just a few and he has done tons more things to try and better ourselves as a country.
He's not perfect, but no president was, honestly. I cant stand those who say that the economy is all Obama's fault. Hes had to recover the economy and try and fix what Bush left behind: two war debts to deal with. You can blame who you want, but if you blame Obama for the countries debts then you don't need to be involved with politics. I'm 16 and live around the republican bias of Arizona, and still know that Obama has done a pretty damn good job of not putting us into another depression.
He issued the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, he brought us from losing 800,000 jobs a month to gaining jobs, he ended the most pointless war and the biggest foreign policy mistake in American history and he gave everyone Universal Health Care. Bush was one of the worst things that happened to America, but Obama managed to make things a lot better.
First off, he's an American. Just like everyone who has voted and argued. He is not a Muslim, terrorist, socialist....What have you. He is a regular half-Black American. He does not hate America, I have no idea where his opponents get the "He is destroying America!" from. "He wants to take our guns!" "He is installing socialist policies!" "He's only hurt America!" "He just travels to foreign countries and doesn't worry about us!" (He has only traveled to 38 as of July compared to Bush's 75) Really? I assume you pull these statements out of your butt to justify your hate because you have no real reason besides what your fed. On to why he is a good President... As of July, his administration has added twice as many jobs since he took office in 2009 than Bush did in all 8 years. Sounds good to me. The S&P 500 has risen 110%, and the rest of the stock market has reached record highs in the past few weeks. Again, sounds good to me. Domestic oil production has risen 46% while imports have fallen 38%. Why have opponents neglected this? Because it is exactly what they want (bringing production back to the US) and it happens to be his administrations doing? That's what it looks like, offense.
Yes his administration has had some bad points. Yes he sometimes slips up. Yes I suspect he might have lied about some things. HE'S A POLITICIAN! Why hold our candidates and Presidents to such a high standard when you let your candidates roam free? It seems he has to be a saint to gain Republicans' respect.
On to the economy: The debt is rising, yes, but how can we blame our President? Even if Romney won the debt would rise(that would've been interesting to see the Republicans' reaction). Thats just how economics work. There's cycles. Everyone is in debt. Greece is screwed. BUT WE'RE NOT! Isn't that great? We are a-ok at the moment even though the debt is in the tens of trillions. Sure it'd be hella better much much lower, but we're never going under, isn't that comforting? It's going to take some time to get back on track
Congress is half the problem I was Republican and left the party there living in the past. I'm a gay male 67 years old worked hard all my life at a city job in NJ and want my right's as a tax payer. Mr Obama is my hero.I'm proud to say I voted for him.
Granted, Obama hasn't made as much progress as many other presidents. But why? Two reasons. One, the Republican party has decided to make the cornerstone of their platform OBSTRUCTIONISM. The POTUS doesn't actually have as much power as everyone seems to think, especially when an entire party decides to stand in the way of progress due to a petty political job. The other reason is that he INHERITED this mess. From who? That's right. Bush.
Its not his fault that there was a war, or recession. Its like if your at an interview for a job and the person before you really pissed off the boss and now you got to deal with it, not pretty but you want the job, its your responsibility you know.
This man is doing everything he can congress is the one making sure he fail not the president. Most people refuse to realise bush brought us to our knee a lot of people forget that. When Clinton was president things was great then came bush, if we had an Obama then we wouldve been a spoiled nation beyond reach. This planet would've been a better place.
Barack Obama will go down as one of America's greatest Presidents. Even though the right wing loonies persist in calling him a socialist and other derogatory terms; even though the knee-jerk-reaction media panics every time something doesn't go perfectly... Obama will emerge with his reputation enhanced when the dust has settled. He ended the Great Recession. He established Obamacare which will one day be seen as a major step towards healthcare equality in the States. He has negotiated international affairs carefully, diplomatically, and with considered thought and planning. He ended two wars, America's longest and most expensive. He did more for women's rights and gay rights than any other President before him. He became the best example of an African-American role model for young black kids to aspire to. And best of all, he did all this while enduring endless opposition from a hateful Republican Congress who are so race-obsessed that they will do anything to destroy his Presidency.
Obama is seen the world over as a great President of our time. It's only the white, fundamentalist right wing in the United States that thinks otherwise. Go watch Fox News, you morons.
I am a 13 year old however I understand that he may not be the best of all of the presidents in this world however he is a strong one. He has actually made America a better place for many. You all agree that Bush was the one who created the corruption. He left everything for Obama to take care of. If Obama has already fixed so many problems let us give him some more time. I bet if any of you were in his place you would have already stepped out of office. Everyone deserves a second chance.
He bailed out gm, ended don't ask don't tell, he made Obama care witch has helped a lot of people he pulled many troops from previous wars and he ordered the death of Osama bin laden, you people dont give him credit for anything. He saved lots of jobs yet you only look at the negtive aspect of it
Obama has absolutely kept us out of a major depression, and governed as a moderate to deal with a country that is polarized with political division. One third of the country hates Obama with a passion. It took a man of his temperament to negotiate these troubled times, and I think he will be viewed very favorably generations from now.
Ended wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eliminated Osama Bin Laden. Kept US from entering a second great depression. Avoids war in North Korea. Removed bio-weapons from Syria without war. Reformed health care. Vastly improved the USs reputation world wide. Saved the American Auto industry. Ended don't ask don't tell. Bailout program saved companies who pages the US back with interest.
The silent force in US politics is the enormous sums required to elect anyone, and the dangerous power that gives certain fringe elements in the country to feel they own the government and all the value produced. Obama has been opposed for five years by at least $6billion worth of brutal propaganda and immoral suasion . Despite all that, he has managed to return some of the respect and credibility to the country, both domestically and internationally.
The fact that people are saying Obama is a bad president id ridiculous. The government is shut down because of many different reasons not just because of Obama ! Obama care is helping people in less need. You guys want to take away food stamps from people that really need them . How do you think they will live ? They could have a job just not as good as others. People need to stop being so selfish, and start thinking about others.
Bad president? No. Good president? Sure.
I feel that Obama started with an unfair start concerning the 2008 recession. I also feel that it's almost impossible to find a non-partisan view in the news anymore. Now after seeing what Bush did to America I feel that Obama is doing a good job. I'm in love with the Affordable Care Act and I'm very glad to see us out of Iraq. He is doing a better job then people give him credit for in how he handles to economy. Lastly, you've probably noticed that I'm more so just typing down statements which I think are correct, and I also feel that a lot of people in the "no" section are giving arguments that are very invaild (as are some of the "yes" section). I could go on and right a novel on my opinions but I'd be getting in more argumentative opinions about how Obama is given a bad rep. If you want to bash someone or anyone for that matter, make sure you can back up your claims. Because there are just as many people if not more bashing Obama for things that don't have any foundation then people that were bashing Bush.
Thanks for reading my brief and broad opinion and hope you guys can take something out of it!
I do think that Obama is a president because he always wants what is best for Americans such as free health care, yeah its been a bumpy road but no person is a miracle worker. Obama cares about the people of America and he always has. He's about the people not about the profits
Barack Obama has been ambushed by right-wing media outlets the moment he took office. Fox News, America's favorite news channel, has consistently bashed the president and supports their ridiculous claims with tangible evidence at best. I've heard the claim that Obama has increased the national debt more so than any other president in history -- combined, even. While the latter is certainly not true, the former isn't as well. You see, to people who sift through the mainstream media's portrayal of facts, things aren't so simple. In reality, Obama's first quarter (and by FAR his most costly, in terms of increased spending) was actually an economic policy that had been signed into law by FORMER president George W Bush. So, if you remove the first quarter spending from Obama's economic record, he's actually got the LOWEST rate of increased spending since president Eisenhower. Furthermore, I notice that the right likes to nitpick facts. Want some facts? Let's go: Reagan, a demi-god among Republicans, was the American knight in shining armor. Right? Yea. Well, Republicans, by your own logic, how can you so admirably look at a president who increased the national debt by an ASTOUNDING 180% --a figure unheard of at the time? Or, the fact that he INCREASED taxes on the rich NUMEROUS times? Eh, who cares though, right? People who are so quick to hate on Obama don't need to be bothered with empirical, factual evidence. Let's look at another fact. George Bush voted to raise the debt ceiling 6 times while President. How many times did it create an almost-apocalyptic scenario? Do you remember Democrats threatening to decline a vote, thus downgrading our credit? No? That's because current, ultra-right wing Republicans are the only ones who would stoop to such a low. Obama has only increased the debt ceiling (mind you, on economic policies that congress has already voted to APPROVE of) 2 times. Meanwhile, Obama CAN be credited with: Decreasing unemployment from over 10% to ~7.5%, overseeing the rebounding of the stock market (currently at it's highest levels, ever), ending a war in Iraq, helping to kill Bin Laden, severely weakening the Taliban, allowing healthcare access to upwards of 10 million Americans who otherwise wouldn't, increasing our manufacturing capacity by 16% yearly for the past 4 years, repaired an international image that was tattered by the Bush years, furthered the civil liberties of gay men and women, and more. He's a good president, and he's got time left. History will be the ultimate judge, and it will be known that this era was a paradigm, a shift in culture and an enlightenment. Let's just hope you're not in the dark.
I don't like the drone strikes. G-bay is still open. Obamacare is too complicated. He needs to veto CISPA. He needs to say no to the keystone pipeline. He never should have offered up social security cuts. If there had to be a bail out there should have been stipulations safeguarding the tax payers from further betrayal by Wall Street and the banks. Despite all this, I am happy with him. I think the list of complaints I have for him are pretty much the same ones I'd have with a GOP president, though I'm sure things would be a lot worse as well, I hunk of George Bush and the GOP now, and there's no way I want a republican president. I am glad Obama has fought for equal pay for women. I am glad he tried his best to address our health care problems in this country. I am glad he is trying to get us out of our war on terror. I think until we get politics and money divorced, we might have hope for things to really get better in this country.
4 years is not enough time to clean up the economic mess. The so called Obama care has being distorted by Republicans to protect the insurance companies. The same amount of money that is being spent is just distributed differently. The President brought the troops out of Iraq and will do the same in Afghanistan. The money spent on education will see results a number of years down the road but it must be spent now. My opinion is that President Obama will go down in history as a good President.
I'm not trying to get into details because of me just wanting to get my vote in but Obama has created many jobs and is investing heavily in our future such as education (especially advanced education) infrastructure (Ie. Roads) and energy (trying to get us from depending on foriegn oil) but ignorance is high nowadays so Obama won't be labeled as a good president until his long term projects start paying off. Our kids can be grateful to him later on. As of for now he's fixing Bush's disaster. (You know making huge tax cuts but making fiscal spending as high as possible, thus raising our deficits to record highs) and I know what people are going to say Obama is making our deficit higher so what makes him any better? Well basically in simple term it's damage control like bail out (yes you guys hate bail outs but with out them millions lose jobs securities and money invested, just making our problem even worse, presidents don't like bail outs but they have no other choice) and also investments as stated above which will pave a better future for our kids. The economy with Obama has shown recovery which is amazing considering everyone expected it to be a lot worse. In Afgan. And Iraq he's been imposing more of a "communicate with the people" kind of approach. Which is meant to win the heart and minds of the people to eliminate sanctions and safe heavens for terrorists. (Pakistan is also a problem but it'll be too much to get into that right now) (One last thing for the completely ignorant -hopefully most of you can just skip this- The president can't make laws and cut taxes at will, all that power falls in the Legislative branch so before you blame Obama for anything, just think about this the house and senate of the past decade has passed the least amount of proposals than any other conglomerate in the nations history. (Bush can be blamed though because he had heavy influence in the senate and house and influenced huge tax cuts but also huge spending in prescription medicare) I've rambled on a little more than I wanted to but hopefully this clears some things up. And if not 30-40 years from now history will shine it's light and we'll see the true outcome but for now the best you can do is just to stay informed and if you're not please don't complain with incorrect facts.
A lot of people say that he is the anti-Christ and he's purposely destroying America but if that's true change my vote to no, but he's fixing America step by step. But if you think he's doing a bad job you try to be president. But I hate his idea for gun control. Another rumor is that he's wasting money on a civil war, and disarming America for that then change my vote to no, but its only the insane and criminals that should have their guns taken away.
Obama has divided the nation on race and income, additionally he has monetized the debt, doubled the debt in for 4 years, and had trillion dollar deficits for every year of his administration. Despite all this spending unemployment has hovered around 9%, with real unemployment around 15%. Obama has lowered our standing around the world by not standing with our allies and "leading from behind". He has shut down NASA, crippled our military, and his henchmen in the bureaucracy has passed numerous regulations to shrink our liberty. Not to mention gas, food and electric have also doubled to crush the middle class savings. This has just been off the top of my head there is probably more, but I think this is enough to prove my point.
While he may not be the greatest president that this country has ever seen, he has done a relatively solid job handling the job. I find myself agreeing with most of his decisions. I don't think you will find many women who will NOT be pro choice and his efforts to reduce student loans are something that i'm shocked to find some students disagreeing with. Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell is, when you think about it, as historically important as when President Truman desegregated army. People seen to forget that its kind of challenging to pass such reforms when you have a republican congress that shoots down anything you pass through it because it was their sole goal to make sure that he dose not succeed so that they can take power. Looking at the health care system, do any of you "Obama Care" haters notice that something is wrong when the people who actually need health care (ex: pre existing condition) cant afford it simply because the greedy companies don't feel like its a good investment?
Is he the best we've ever had in the Oval Office? No, I don't put him in that category. Is he the worst? Absolutely not. He is light years ahead & above his predecessor. When you consider the shaky state of the economy, when he took the Oath of Office, his performance has been above average. Now, add the juvenile behavior of the 112th House ... And Obama has earned that Nobel Prize & then some! Whenever I reflect on the man's performance, I always wonder where we would be "if" the GOP had remotely worked with him. That's how historians will remember his presidency, too.
Hes signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act on his second day in office which makes employers have to pay women the same as men. He also signed the Dana and Christopher Reeeve Act which opened up Federal spending for disabled people. He had 37 straight months of economic growth at one point and kept us from slipping into a recession or anything worse. He cut income taxes for the lower paid 95% of employed Americans and has always been there to help people in disasters and other things. He swiftly got an economic stimulus passed and has done his best to help improve the economy through food stamps and programs helping the poor. He believes in science and has helped our country grow stronger in many different areas of science like neuroscience and other sciences having to do with the body. He cut the cost of prescription medications for senior citizens by 50% with the Affordable Care Act and also increased the amount of newborn babies' births funded by the government from 7-11 percent. After the sequester the deficit is going down by about 3 or 4 thousand dollars per second and the economy is still improving, gaining 175 thousand jobs in May and somewhere around 182 thousand jobs in June. He is one of 5 presidents to oversee the dow increasing by 50% or more while in office. He has reformed health care, as I mentioned, and is looking to reform immigration. The unemployment rate is supposed to be at or under 6% by the time he's out of office. When he wants something he will not be shoved around by other politicians on his view on that thing. Killing Bin Laden wasn't a popular decision at the time in the White house, but he did it and will go down in history as doing it. He has done a lot of stuff so far, and probably 85-90% of it will end up being good. He wants a new innovative economy through clean energy. He signed a bill to make every car manufactured in 2025 to have at least 55 miles per gallon on it. He has fought ruthlessly to get his bills passed, and has done many to protect other countries from dictators and has helped to sway some countries decisions on whether or not they should give their people the right to vote. He has stayed calm throughout his time in office and that has helped parts of the country he has visited that have had terrible things happen to them while he has been in office have hope and joy in their times of trouble. He has been there to help the less fortunate and doesn't care what people think about him taxing the rich to do so. He hasn't always sided with the Democrats and has had a unique, intelligent, separate opinion from many other politicians while in office. I definitely support his administration.
He is defending the rights of Americans and is doing his job to the best of his ability. His skin color or religion has nothing to do with it. He ordered the killing of Osama and has brought Democracy to many countries and as a member of the U.S. Air Force I am proud to call him our president.
President Obama had arguably the third or fourth toughest job when becoming president and he has carried it like Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt. With a spine of steel. He has arguably had it the toughest in groups including Republicans trying to stop everything he tries, whether they agree with him or not. Many things the Republicans had previously introduced but with President Obama at the helm, they opposed him for political reasons. For example, Mitch McConnel, even before Obama became president made it know that the "job of the Senate" would be to see that he is a one term president. I think this statement will be historical. This president has worked extremely hard, been a success in foreign policy and with respect to domestic, the free enterprise system rules over all political offices, running its own course. He did what little a president can do with fiscal and monetary policy. I believe with time - this will put President Obama up there if not a great, near it.
His economic stimulus has been quite successful. He has achieved his goals as far as forgotten policies. He has introduced helpful health care reforms. He supports gay marriage. He supports gun control. He is tolerant of other people and cultures. He works to help America's capitalism. He is a great speaker. He has made an attempt to close Guantanamo Bay prison. He has not been a hypocrite (unlike some congressmen who originally opposed our stimulus but then applied for more of it for their state and took credit for the benefits). He's all around a good guy, and it seems to me that many of the citizens against him don't know what they're talking about.
He helped us through the recession. I think many people expected him to be put in the office and fix everything when he said he would give us a change, but you can't take one man and clean up the past presidents mistakes and take away the debt. He supports gay rights, and women's rights. He continues to try to make the best decisions he can for our country.
First of all, why do all of you Republicans think Obama is a Muslim terrorist from Kenya out to take away your arsenal of assault rifles and all your rights along with those rifles? Please, read the Bill of Rights!
Next, he's the one that ordered the attack in which Osama bin Laden was killed. Not Bush. Bush helped NONE. He was counterproductive. On the other hand, Obama is ending the war in the Middle East.
More importantly, he reformed health care to help the United States citizens - including crazed, redneck Tea Party nuts. Also, he increased support for veterans.
Lastly, he reversed Bush's (illegal) torture policies. Torture doesn't even really help - in that amount of pain, they'll tell you anything you want to know just to make the pain stop. The one mistake I believe Obama made was here - he said he would not have Bush tried or convicted for the torture policies. I believe, personally, that he should've had Bush charged and investigated so that foolish sociopath could rot in a cell for the rest of his life.
The president has to continually listen to right wing media critics blast and degrade every word that comes out of his mouth. If he looked up on a sunny day and said "what a beautiful blue sky", the other side would scream-" incompetence" because they perceive it to be light blue with white clouds!!! They are ridiculous!
So far, in my opinion, in the past four years, I think Obama has been an okay president. He's not bad by any means. He seems to care more about the people of the country and helping the middle class. He is more like other people and doesn't think he is above them.
... And the liberal media will cover his ***. He should have already been impeached. I am not a racist, but the black community has ruined this country. They are so lazy, rude, and morally corrupt. 80% of black children born out of wedlock. The taxpayers are paying for those future wards of the state. This is EXACTLY what Obama wants. Obama isn't doing anything about illegal immigration because he wants the new Hispanic citizens to be just like the blacks, dependent on government. When they are granted illegals citizenship, they will give them all the same freebies and they will vote Democratic the rest of their lives. We are becoming a socialist nation.
This arrogant egotistical moron in chief has NO clue as how to run a country, he is nothing more then a modern day Hitler, he has openly admitted his Hate towards America and Americans, he creates problems then tries to play the hero when things don't go his way. WAKE UP AMERICA, this terrorist, anti-American, atheist, is doing nothing but DESTROYING America.
I believe that Obama focuses solely on issues that don't have much relevance to where our country is headed. For example, he states in his inauguration that our gay brothers and sisters need to be treated equally to heterosexual couples. Although, I'm not in favor of gay marriage, that privilege needs to be given to the states. If for example, the state of PA decided to legalize gay marriage and its people were unanimous, go right ahead, I won't stop anyone. The same thing is applicable when it comes to the legalization of marijuana, abortion, gun control and etc. Last time I checked, the 10th amendments grants the individual states jurisdiction and sovereignty. Obama obviously has not read the Bill of Rights if he fails to comprehend that the states have rights. Why can't Obama focus on lowering our raging 17 trillion dollar debt as opposed to rambling on and on about our gay brothers and sisters? Don't get me wrong, I'm not homophobic or anything, but he needs to learn to prioritize. The people of this country are perfectly fit to maintain the economy on their own. If he were to let the private sector flourish without all of these hindrances being present, our debt would take care of itself. Government bureaucrats are simply hired for the mere purpose of having a job and are societal leeches. I find it ludicrous that a person can just file for welfare and get more money from the government than a minimum-wage paying business like Burger King. If the government were to only give the money necessary for survival to these people who "need it" then those who don't will get on their butts and start working. The reason Romney lost was because he tried to give jobs to a country who clearly doesn't want to work. We have a double bureaucracy in this country and with that we also have double taxation. Taxing people is not going to better our economy because the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money. There are just so many flaws with Obama's policies, even when it comes to gun control, our allies, drilling in our own country, and etc. When it comes to gun control, Obama needs to open his eyes and realize that no matter what limits you put on guns, if people want to kill, they'll kill. Not to mention that every single gun is an "assault weapon." If I feel like having an assault weapon in my house, the government isn't going to stop me unless I'm psychotic. I believe that that is a violation of the 2nd amendment. Taking away our guns is just as bad as taking away our freedom of speech. Criminals don't even register guns, so what would be the point of this whole scandal? I feel like Obama is doing the exact same thing as Hitler-taking away guns "for the children" and "to work for a better country." If Obama intends on ignoring our constitution, then he better abolish it...Something that he won't be able to do anyways. If we don't uphold the constitution, then the fundamental points of this country that keep it together are nonexistent and that means American isn't America. If only our government was as interested in lowering our deficit as they are in controlling our guns. Imagine an unarmed populace against a tyrannical government, that doesn't sound very appealing, does it? If we were to grant harsher punishments to those who violate the laws, have proper background checks, and ban personal sales, that would achieve the same thing that these Libtards are proposing but in a constitutional way. Another reason why I despise Obama is because he doesn't give any support to Israel. Why is it that he has showed so much respect for the Arabs but the one time that he met with BB, he made him leave through the back door? If our responsibility to uphold Israel is not enough to change some peoples' minds, they can at least be reasonable about it.-Israel is our ally and our only one in the middle east. History repeats itself, and if we're not careful, the same thing will happen as WWII. We stayed out of it for as long as we possibly could but after Pearl Harbor, we didn't have a choice. When we need Israel for something, we expect them to be there, and the same is expected from us. Not to mention that the Truman Doctrine, foreign policy of 1947 states that we need to assist the democracies around the world and Israel just so happens to be a democracy. Obama is so involved with the Muslim brotherhood that he clearly is careless when it comes to Israel, our own ally. As much as Liberals like to deny it, we are still a Christian country, founded on a Christian-Judaic belief system and I believe the bible is very fond of Israel. If we really want to hold up founding principles, Obama, then we need to maintain the constitution, and if we're not going to do that, then we are not America. Therefore, I'd like to say that your inauguration speech is full of lies and you need to reciprocate and end all this terror going on in our country. Oh, and another thing for everyone that will blame the Bush administration, I hope you're aware that Bush added less money to our national debt in a matter of 8 years with 2 wars on his back than Obama did in 4.
I love how Obama complains that he "inherited a mess..." He didn't inherit anything, he campaigned for it, and begged for it. It was not an impromptu decision. He promised us change that we didn't receive.
He has lied to the American people on several occasions. He once said he was a Christian. He supports gay marriage, and he is pro-abortion, two things the bible directly says are wrong. He said in 2008 if after the first four years he increased the debt then he wouldn't run again. He'd rather tell a comforting lie than the sad truth.
I will list some true statistics for everyone. When Obama took office in 2008, the US debt as % of GDP was 38%. It is now 74%. In 2008, there were 26.9 million Americans on food stamps. Now there are 47.69 million Americans on food stamps. In 2008, the GDP growth was +2.5%. Now it is only +1.6%. Almost every stat, including gas, which was $2.75 and now $3.73, is worse now that Obama has been a president of the U.S. for four years. I am truly scared to see what happens by 2016, when I am a senior in HS, ready to go out in to the real world.
Obama blames everyone but himself. He blames Bush for everything when Obama has been in office for already 5 years! I mean really??? Also he is a liar. He says he is Christian but I mean c'mon , if you still believe that then you believe in everything that Muslim lover says. Also, no Christian would go for abortion nor gay marriage. Ever heard of Adam and Eve? Or murder? Abortion is killing a living person. Also, what kind of president would be focusing on something so stupid like gay marriage instead of defending our country from the North Koreans.
I don't believe that he has done anything good for us. I do know that he could kill Americans legally and lock them up with out due process. Bush was wrong for using Guantanamo Bay as a terrorist camp but Obama is right for making it to where US Citizens can be locked up in there. People who voted him in office deserve this regime to rule over them. Too bad for the rest of us.
I'm 15 years old and in the future I wanted to join military and the military usually help paying for the college and now they can't help paying for college because of Obama I really hope it the future there's going to be some others president that is better than him. Also he's trying to take weapons away from us. The is America a free country not communist country.
When we just went into the fiscal cliff and this "we can't spend money" from Obama and what does he do? He gives 250,000,000 dollars to the Israelis who don't even like him since he's Muslim and what he's done for us. This will lead us to a civil war where the government will take our guns, everyone will be homeless, and Obama's wife puts in this new regulation of healthy habits and the kids at school don't even like the lunches anymore.
He is a bad president because we are in debt by 16 trillion and it never went down since he became president.He also lies, but all do, and all he does is blame the conservatives therefore I believe he is not a very good president of the United States of America
When an illegal immigrant can come to this country and get a free college education but I have to save every penny I make and work 60+ plus hours a week to make sure my little girls can go, that's the work of a bad president. It makes me sick when I have to spend so much time away from my family to hopefully give them a better future but have to stand by and watch as illegal immigrant s come and get free food and healthcare and now even a college education. Seems like he more anti-American and is destroying a great country. Sad times.
Things have only gone down faster. As good as the media tries to make him seem, things are only getting worse. The debt has grown by even more, tensions in the Middle East and Russia have risen, and there a still many unemployed people. The truth is, his cons far outweigh his pros
The multiple scandals, lie after lie where does it end. But then again high level individuals alway's get away with anything. It seems it takes centuries to convict them and we the people end up paying for their mistakes. It seems lies can carry u to riches and the truth only carrie sorrow. (Infowars) The Obama deception..
You need to ask yourself.... What has Obama done so far that he will be known for in the future. I can not think of one thing.
Obamacare is supposedly the only thing he might be known for but it isn't looking good. Actually it could do more harm to the country than good.
You'd think after almost five years this savior of yours would have fixed the economy by now with all his promises and plans to do so, yet where are the results? People keep defending him with this "unemployment drop" when in reality Obama should be thanking the 10 Million Americans who've dropped out of the work for this "low" unemployment. Yes he was elected into a mess but if he is so great how come taxes are still increasing, tuition is still rising (by 25% in his first term, sure is helping students like he said he was) and the debt is continuing to pile on. I'm a freshman at Michigan State and im surrounded by all the Obama loving liberals and its so hard to see the ignorance of all the liberals. FURTHER MORE STOP BLAMING BUSH, MAN UP LIKE THE PRESIDENT SHOULD AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MESS YOU HAVE NEGLECTED TO FIX.
Obama is not a good president. When he took office in 2008, the debt was 10 trillion dollars. Now, it is 16, almost 17 trillion dollars! Bush took 8 years to get 5 trillion dollars. In four, Obama accumulated 7 trillion! When he took office, the unemployment rate was 5%. Now, it is 7.6%! When Obama took office, gas prices were 2.07 dollars per gallon. Now, the price is 3.603 dollars per gallon! How could you say he is a good president!
Current gas prices: http://www.Eia.Gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/
Gas prices then: http://www.Cbsnews.Com/8301-3460_162-57401650/face-the-facts-a-fact-check-on-gas-prices/
All debt info: http://www.Usdebtclock.Org/
Unemployment rates: http://goo.Gl/PBYzF
Obama's reform of education is a failure. His new questions on exams are common sense based rather than knowledge based. For instance, take the AP bio exam. The knew format gives you most of the information you were supposed to study and expects you to draw conclusions on it. It is also not entirely accurate and has caused me much trouble. Whereas I could previously shoot through an older AP Bio exam in about 40 minutes with at least 90% accuracy, it takes me approximately two-hours to finish his new format- with 60% accuracy!!! This is not a result of me being a sheer fact memorizer or something of that matter. I have an IQ over 160, so I should not have to worry about FAILING the AP bio exam. Some may argue that Obama is pushing for more analysis with this approach. I highly doubt this, though, especially with the reforms he has made to the English curriculum (i.E. Removing fine works of literature for factual of historic ones) because this shifts the emphasis away from literary analysis and technique. I am very stressed, and, as a student, I worry for my future under Obama.
Another issue is teacher rating. Teachers are rated well if most students score a B+. Well, I notice that in some classes, that is simply not possible. To account for this, teachers bring down the grades of smarter students and bring up the grades of lower students. I have seen this at work before as on multiple occasions, I have had extra credit deducted because as my teacher's put it, "your average is ridiculously high. Nobody should be getting this in an AP course." However, they fail to acknowledge that I work very hard for those grades and that my IQ is very high. In addition to this, I've seen students fail tests and get to retake them. Once in an honors math class, I got back a test, which was a B+. The student (who is very lazy) behind me received an F. The teacher said, " I think you can do a better job on this. When can you meet after school to retake the test?" After they set up an appointment, I told the teacher that I would like to retake the test, too, because I was not happy with my grade. However, she told me that a B+ was a good grade and I should be happy with it.
Essentially, what is going on in American schools is communism. The new tests and policies are designed to make all students look similar, although, as any high school student can inform you, this is far from the truth. All students are different and should be regarded as such. Obama's new testing places a new hurdle in front of me upon which, as Macbeth says, "I must fall of or overleap." The saddest aspect of all is that Obama is dragging down brilliant minds in order to lift up less intelligent ones...
Barrack Obama has not only failed to make the U.S. Better like he said he would, but he has made it worse. His plan is to put more and more programs in place which increases the deficit even more. He does not have a plan to gain this deficit back. 16 Trillion dollars doesn't grow on trees, Mr. Obama.
Obama signed a new provision in the National Defense Authorization Act saying that American citizens can be executed with no trial or due process of law. It also broadens the definition of "terrorist" to anybody with more than 2 weeks worth of food stocked in their house, or anybody missing fingers.
Obama imprisoned journalist Abdulelah Shay, who learned that Yemen's government covered for the U.S. government by claiming responsibility for the 14 women and 21 children killed in an airstrike in al Majala.
When the Fast and Furious scandal was uncovered, an investigation ensued. That is, until Obama issued an executive order to immediately cease the investigation.
1. Closing Guantanamo did not happen.
2. Occupy Wall St. was a joke and he supported it.
3. He said he would "bring a gun to a knife fight" when speaking about the GOP.
4. He pushed a video as provocation for Benghazi and had the director of the film put in jail for over 2 months. He did not support or care about the safety of Americans over there.
5. He has not submitted a budget in 4 years.
6. Obamacare will cost THREE times more than what he campaigned on.
7. He proposed sequestration. IT WAS HIS PLAN.
8. He campaigned on "no new taxes on the middle class" and then the payroll taxes increased January 2013.
These are just facts at my fingertips; there are many more examples.
It's sad to see the state of this country and what's even more troubling is seeing people believe all these lib talking points. Yes, Obama inherited a tough situation, but what has he done to improve the state of the economy besides spend even more than the guy you all blame for our problems? We will never spend our way out of this fiscal problem, it's simply impossible, and most politicians aren't brave enough to say we can't sustain these levels of spending. And if any possibly come up with a plan or solution, Prez Obama and the left just use the argument that they don't care about disabled kids or old people. Give me a break. Do you really think any republican really wants kids to starve or old people to eat dog food? But people act like Obama is some kind of rock star and can do no wrong. The level of hypocrisy on the left is unbelievable. Obama believes interrogation is torture but he uses drone strikes at will with no congressional approval (Bush had approval for both wars, not that I completely agree with them.) they still blame bush. do you think they would credit Reagan for the 90's economy? I don't think so. Also, when did people give up on freedom? that's what this country was built on. with that comes the responsibility of taking care of yourself. Why the ever expanding welfare nanny state? people always did what they had to in the past to get by, they didn't just shrivel up and die. People worked as much as it took to take care of their families and had some pride in the work they did. It seems like people are willing to give up many of their most basic freedoms just because a politician says we need to keep you safe or we need to keep things fair. well, is living off someone else's hard work fair? Yes we need a safety net for the truly disabled, but not for the overweight slob with seven kids. you make your own choices in life, that's the beauty of freedom. Why work when you can live off the evil rich guy who stole all the money in the first place, it's his fault my life sux!!! I feel sorry for the new generation of kids growing up in this country that has no morals and is losing its work ethic and pride.
I'm not a Republican, and I certainly am not a Democrat. Here is an honest, unaided opinion. Too many people focus on the empirical side of President Obama's shortcomings, when there is a whole other side to be considered. American optimism is at it's lowest point since Carter was president. Instead of defending his country verbally, Obama apologizes for us repeatedly and tries to reason with other countries instead of sticking up for America. We need to have another president like Reagan. Reagan painted America as if it was the shining Acropolis atop a hill. American optimism was BOOMING, and is it any surprise that the GDP and economy followed suit? Obama is making all of these government programs and executive orders which is absolutely demolishing the individual independence that compels this nation. He is making it well known to the people that, "big brother is here to take care of you. You can't do it on your own, you need help." When time, and time again history has proven that government is NOT the answer. We need another president that stresses individualism and the FACT that yes, you can do it by yourself; no, you don't need the government to help you. Until we get a president like that you can expect the unemployment to rise, GDP to go down, and American optimism to plummet. But hey, who are we to blame, YOU are the ones who voted him in. (I played no part in voting him in, I'm 17)
Obama has accumulated more debt than the first 42 presidents combined and he does not want to do anything about it. There have been republicans and democrats in congress that have proposed plans to fix our economy and the best offer Obama has made is to "cut one trillion dollars over the next ten years." He would have doubled the debt again by 10 years if that is all he cuts. The president is a man who is completely oblivious to how money works.
He is neither great nor horrible. He has not proven what he can do yet. Therefore, I will not judge simply by skin color since that would be racist. In addition, nobody knew Obama before 2008 and his supporters are against actually working for money. If you vote Obama, you vote for economic downfall, communist style.
With Obama as President, our debt is only increasing and our economy isn't getting any better. The unemployment rate got from 8% to 10% with Obama, finally when Romney got some sense into Obama during the election, Obama got to work instead of smiling, talking, going on vacations, and getting nothing done(Overall economy, it's still getting worse). He is inexperienced with handling our economy. SemperFidelis1946 here explained that completely true with great sense.
By any empirical analysis, Obama's tenure has been a dismal failure. But the electorate has changed and now the welfare/entitlement/government dependent elements now constitute a majority in the key electoral states and large urban areas. Obama was elected having: No Executive experience, No Management experience, No Business experience, No Economics expertise, No Military experience, No foreign policy experience. He has not so mush as run a successful or profitable food cart, not alone the most difficult/diverse economy, government and military in the world. Had he walked into any Fortune 500 company in 2008 with his resume and announced that he wanted to be CEO, hew would have been escorted out of the building and pointed to the nearest psychiatric facility. Instead he went to the American voter and they somehow thought he was qualified for the preeminent executive position in the world! Never underestimate the ignorance, naivety or gullibility of the American electorate. Is it any wonder we are still in an economic malaise and have one foreign policy failure after another? We got an on the job trainee that would have been fired for is dismal results in the business world, but was reelected by the American voter. Not only that we have the senile and mentally unstable Joe Biden a few heartbeats away from the presidency. That should scare the bee jee bees out of anyone with an IQ above room temperature who is not a party demagogue. So yes, Obama was unqualified and yes he has been an inept and incompetent president. He is aloof and would rather "rule" than govern, and he will probably do that more and more through Executive Orders in his second term, so he does not have to deal with those pesky little things called the Legislative Branch or the Constitution. The idea that this totally unqualified scam artist was able to fool most of the people most of the time, and do it again in 2012, shows how far we have degenerated into a society that believes government is the answer to all of our problems instead of the cause of most of our problems!
This is not a debate in my eyes, these are facts do research. Our economy (GDP) is tanking, our unemployment numbers which are buffered by the government and mainstream media are a joke. We are currently engaged in military conflict in 35 countries, none of which are declared wars. He is trying to infringe on the 2nd Amendment. He has created the NDAA which officially strips you of your rights, ALL OF THEM! He has secret kill lists and justifies drone strikes that murder civilians and children to fight "terror". He has continued the "War on Drugs" which is prohibition and is failing and costing us money. We are 16.5 or so trillion in debt more than all the past Presidents combined.
Although he inherited the recession from former President Bush, he has not done anything to help the country get out of the recession. He has focused mainly on issues that we do not need to focus on right now. Gay marriage, legalizing marijuana, gun control, abortion, are not things this country needs to focus on right now! We need to focus on our debt and paying it off, unemployment, health care, and terrorism. Once all of those are taken care of America can then focus on different things.
Obama did in fact inherit the recession from Bush, but he has done nothing to improve the economy. He is spending more and raising taxes which is not the answer to lowering our debt and creating a surplus. Spending is the main problem and Obama has shown he is reckless with spending. His solution is to raise taxes on the wealthy to cover his own ass.
This president has done nothing but to divide the country. There is nothing wrong with having a different view, however to push those views onto others is wrong. Every state in the union is now trying to hold onto it's own view. We are one country with many viewpoints, not Obama's viewpoint. The federal government's sole purpose is to protect the union, not separate the union.
Obama has done nothing but triple the debt. Oh, and pass a stupid healthcare bill that the Americans didn't want. Our dollar is worth less than it cost to make it. He attacks my personal religious freedom (I am a devout catholic who does not believe in birth control or abortion nor do I want my money going to fund killing babies.) If the GOP don't agree on something then they become evil racist sexist homophobes. That's bullying. He is running this country into the ground even farther than it already is.
He does not respect the constitution and feels that the PEOPLE rather than the government and the politicians are responsible for the condition this country is in. He has contradicted himself more often than is acceptable regardless of what he walked into his first term. Many of us are tired of his excuses, and if he wants to take credit for an all inclusive health insurance plan that has not been proven to be effective especially since it hasn't been paid for YET!
Small business who don't give insurance are being told they have to give insurance unless people work under 29 hours a week. For some businesses this is costing over $1 million. This should be Americans citizens choice to have or not to have health insurance! And not to put small business in debt and make them close their doors. He doesn't care about this!
Putting party affiliations aside, the top criteria for the president should be leadership. President Obama is a party campaigner and does not seem to care about taking leadership positions. For example, how can ANY leader feel good about himself when the government, which he leads, cannot pass a budget in four years? How can any leader accept trillion dollar deficits without clear economic results?
Many have argued that you can't run a government's budget like you do your household; although this is absolutely true, at what point do you say that spending and increasing our nation's debt is harming our economy and not benefiting it? Entitlement spending has some merit, but too much spending without economic benefits is not only harmful to our economy, it's downright irresponsible. We are headed towards the same things that are happening in Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain, and from what I see, our president doesn't seem to care.
A great president would be out in front rolling up his sleeves in tough economic times, providing leadership and direction. I see no leadership, and for this reason both the Republicans and Democrats in the house are deadlocked and nothing is being accomplished. Leadership is what is desperately needed, and we are not getting any of that from our current president.
Since the era of Reagan, presidential power has been limited to an increasingly stubborn and self interested congress. No one can overtly say that Congress isn't in complete shutdown with deadlock fanaticism, but the person who as the ability to break the ice, freezing Congress is the president. Obama has failed in his attempts to do so. His career was promoted through promises of change, but and a financial catastrophe prevented such actions and instead promoted inadequacy. Now he's done it again, promising universal suffrage which he KNOWS he cant give, promising money that isn't there, and yet hypnotizes masses into believing a reality of false comfort and ignorance. Obama can make us FEEL good but cant change or influence the reality around us other than a few rousing speeches on America's prosperity and endurance. We need a doer not a talker, but then again those who cant do seem to talk endlessly on droning but never delivering.
Unemployment is a real issue. The government says it's under 8%. That is only because people dropped off the unemployment roll, or were kicked off. 23 million plus people either unemployed or homeless. What has he done to fix this?
Sending billions of dollars out of this country. Money that could be used here. Where is the justice to the American people in that?
He is a WEAK military leader. NORTH KOREA is a real threat. Cutting back our military does not help this. Sanctions mean nothing to the NORTH KOREAN government. He had Psy sing at the white house. A KOREAN that sings about killing us f$$$ing Yankees, or soldiers. Is this becoming of a strong president?
Obama Care.... A job killer, higher taxes, and a medical system where you care is less then adequate. Buy the Obama Care Survival Guide. Hope that all of you that voted him in like your less than minimal health care.
He has not passed a budget in 4 years, and was not on time this year. Yet he has had time to play 123 days of golf. What is more important? More than enough time to pass 4 budgets. He wants a unlimited spending cap. How can we afford his spending policies?
Its time to wake up and see the light. Less government, less laws, promote business, and an equal tax base.
I don't like how the guy wanted to cut spending but somehow expand the welfare system and universal health care system and expects our country to be great. WRONG. 17.6 trillion dollars in debt and according to Obama we need to invest in more money? UM NO, HE'S NOT A GOOD PRESIDENT.
I believe everyone is mesmerized by liberal media. Soon an illegal immigrant will have more rights than a citizen. He is doing nothing and all Congress is doing is caring about their egos and not for the good of the people. Soon all will change. While he spends another useless 10 trillion dollars on needless things, the unemployment stays the same and he does nothing. All in all he is a big talker and dreamer.
The gay rights and abortion matters, along with many others are distracting us from the main issues, like the debt problems, and such. One big distraction is the gun laws, but people need to realize the first step towards communism and other non free forms of government is taking away the weapons, that way they cant rebel against what they are doing... Remember that, that is why we need to get rid of this guy ASAP. Before it's to late.
This man is all style and no substance. He gives amazing speeches (even though he doesn't write them), he has a really nice smile and he seems down to earth, but does that make him a good president? He lied about raising taxes for the middle class. He lied about closing Guantanamo. He took all the troops out of Iraq, but he put them in Afghanistan. He has increased national debt 100% from the time he took office. He signed the NDAA which allows the military to indefinitely detain U.S citizens without any due process of the law (after saying he wouldn't sign it). He stood on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook to try and destroy our second amendment. He claimed to stand with Main Street not Wall Street, but the evidence shows that most of his cabinet and advisers are major Wall Street insiders. Should I continue?
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Under Obama's rule, $6 trillion has been added to our debt, and that's more than all presidents combined. 23 million people are unemployed. 45 million people are on food stamps. The gas prices have doubled. More than 100 million people are on some form of welfare. We're in the worst economic recovery since 1945. Black poverty is also at record highs. I could go on for days pointing out more scary statistics. It's pretty simple that he's not doing an effective job.
I just want him to get impeached. I share a lot of common thoughts of the people above me I'm hoping with my vote he will be one step closer to being impeached. Congress hopefully is looking at this when they think about impeaching Obama and getting this once amazing country back on its feet. We have driven away from the path and this idiot president is showing us the wrong way
He is not doing anything positive for the nation. I believe everyone is mesmerized by liberal media. Soon an illegal immigrant will have more rights than a citizen. He is doing nothing and all Congress is doing is caring about their egos and not for the good of the people. Soon all will change. While he spends another useless 10 trillion dollars on needless things, the unemployment stays the same and he does nothing. All in all he is a big talker and dreamer.
Obama is tearing our country apart. Literally. Ever since Obama has started we have made enemies with countries, gone in debt, and have had more killings then ever before. Obama acts like he's Christian, but then the next day he's talking about his Muslim beliefs. It kills me to even hear about him!
If guns kill people then cars drive drunk, pencils misspell words and spoons make people fat. I believe that Obama focuses solely on issues that don't have much relevance to where our country is headed. For example, he states in his inauguration that our gay brothers and sisters need to be treated equally to heterosexual couples. Although, I'm not in favor of gay marriage, that privilege needs to be given to the states. If for example, the state of PA decided to legalize gay marriage and its people were unanimous, go right ahead, I won't stop anyone. The same thing is applicable when it comes to the legalization of marijuana, abortion, gun control and etc. Last time I checked, the 10th amendments grants the individual states jurisdiction and sovereignty. Obama obviously has not read the Bill of Rights if he fails to comprehend that the states have rights. Why can't Obama focus on lowering our raging 17 trillion dollar debt as opposed to rambling on and on about our gay brothers and sisters? Don't get me wrong, I'm not homophobic or anything, but he needs to learn to prioritize. The people of this country are perfectly fit to maintain the economy on their own. If he were to let the private sector flourish without all of these hindrances being present, our debt would take care of itself. Government bureaucrats are simply hired for the mere purpose of having a job and are societal leeches. I find it ludicrous that a person can just file for welfare and get more money from the government than a minimum-wage paying business like Burger King. If the government were to only give the money necessary for survival to these people who "need it" then those who don't will get on their butts and start working. The reason Romney lost was because he tried to give jobs to a country who clearly doesn't want to work. We have a double bureaucracy in this country and with that we also have double taxation. Taxing people is not going to better our economy because the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money.
No President in history has caused such a divide among the people. Using racism as an excuse to explain why something is wrong only hastens the act of racism. He speaks about being open to compromise, but when things are not done his way, he screams about how uncompromising the other side is.
Unemployment high, debt high, numerous terrorist attacks under his watch. He also keeps doing the blame game every time something goes wrong. Instead of blaming Bush, he should concentrate on helping America. He promised many things during his campaign that never happened; he promised to reduce the debt but it has never been higher, and he promised to help reduce college tuition but it has only grown higher.
Not a Leader. No handle on spending. His leadership is real weak. His Team has weak people in it. He has moved this Great Country way to the Left. Obama Care is a disaster and must be corrected. Government spending is the worst in our History. He has grown Government way too much.
Obama Has Put Us In 16 Trillion Dollar Debt, He's Replacing The Military With Drones, His ROE's (Rules Of Engagement) In Afghanistan Is Getting Our Soldiers Killed. During The Bush Era Only 575 Died In A Period Of 8 Years, When Obama Took Office In A Period Of 4 Years 1,511 Died. He's Using Sequestration. He's Repeatedly Attacking The Second Amendment, Being Unconstitutional And While He's Doing That He's Selling Weapons To The Muslim Brotherhood Which Is A Terrorist Organization
Look past his heritage, religious beliefs, birth certificate, and his race. That aside, let's talk politics and government. 1) Fast and Furious. No one knows who authorized it and who came up with it, the fact however remains. The guns are no longer traceable and Obama along with the media refuse to talk about it. A good President would at least talk about, not just ignore it. 2) Impeachment. It's nearly impossible to impeach Obama. Nixon was caught red handed and had to accept responsibility. Clinton got impeached but not thrown out of office. I'm not saying throw Obama out of office, but I find it a little suspicious that he is border-lining nearly every boundary and signing an awful lot of executive orders. Why? Why not pass them through the House and Senate as well? I understand that executive orders are a timely ALTERNATIVE during a tight spot, but to use CONSTANTLY? Why is he so afraid to have them passed through Congress? Does he perhaps feel some of his decisions won't be agreed with via the rest of the government? 3) Fall of the Roman Empire. Socialism, although looks good on paper, is typically a bad way to go. With all the people leeching off the system it creates a "why get a job" mentality. This is good for a higher standard of living for some people, in my opinion if you NEED it TEMPORARILY go for it, but it is NOT a solution to unemployment. He said he wanted to fix the economy, it's hard to do that when you give people the ability to survive without a job. I voted for Obama the first time around, he made a lot of promises. I just wish he would stick to them.
Benghazi. Gun control. Rising Taxes. Obama care. Abortion supported by the public through taxes. Solyndra! He p***** off about every foreign leader he meets with. Shady background too. This is not my idea of a good president, a good president would be one who only keeps a minimum of secrets from the public. Let's not forget his "everyone blame Bush" policy.
Lets see where to start. Debt has gone up to 17 trillion from 6 trillion in George W. Bush. Unemployment has gone up. He focuses on problems irrelevant, like gay rights and food stamps while he should be focusing on How To Stop Al-Qaeda from killing us all and blowing up planes. Instead he focuses on unheeded issues such as foodstamps and social programs which rise the debt. He taxes the rich a larger amount(I'll explain while that's bad in a moment)of income taxes so that lose even more money then normal because with a flat tax they will pay the same because someone making $10 and hour will be charged a 5% income tax so they get $5 and if you make $20 with a 5% you pay $10. Why that's bad is this, if rich people had more money they could pay more workers so m0re people would work. By doing what is above he would cut down unemployment by half and then all social programs cutting down debt growth so he can do something about it and just compromise with the House. And Benghazi... Oh Benghazi, JUST TELL THE FREAKING TRUTH.
While Obama has promised us a change in our country he has not brought about very many obvious positive changes. He did allow for the killing of Osama which was a good move but it's not as if he actually did the work and killed him. The debt continues to rise and so does unemployment. While I think Obama is a good person he is just not cut out to be a president in this day and age.
Unknown origin of birth, Communist parent, Guardians and role models. Muslim religion, goes by multiple names (Berry Sotero), homosexual past, drug user, drug sales, no valid birth certificate, hidden school records, the list keeps going on and on and on. Other than that he would make a good teacher for L.A. Unified School District.
I will say that he did kill Bin Ladin, and he has done some good things for this country, but overall, he has not helped this country out very much at all. He is just a bad president, and should have been out of office after 2012. I think that what happens in the next 4 years could be very bad due to him.
I honestly believe he is doing whatever he can to tear this country apart, divide us into factions, create dependency of the economically challenged on Government freebies, and is the most distrustful POTUS we've ever had. Alternate lifestyles are to be championed, traditional lifestyles are to be mocked - and whenever possible assign awful motives to your opponents. And then lie.
If Obama was a "good" president he would stop pointing fingers at others. Saying that their the problem, they have the wrong ideas. When really He's the problem with the wrong ideas. A public servant should always ask themselves this question before voting yes or no on a issue. That question is! Does this help benefit EVERY American? If that answer is "NO" then it not the right chose for America.
Obama claimed to be a Christian, yet he supports abortion and gay marriage. He also claimed to want to unite our country yet increases racial tension by encouraging rioting (express yourself) in the George Zimmerman case. What part of not guilty does he not understand. Trayvon Martin was not an innocent victim, the media only showed old pictures of him when he was a child, not the gang member he looked like when he attacked my Zimmerman. Also don't play the race card as Mr Zimmerman fell in the minority group too.
He has successfully divided the country by race and economic standing. The president is supposed to be the president for all Americans. He is a disaster. He lied about healthcare reform, Bengahzi and I think he knew about the IRS. He is not trustworthy. But he has successfully taken advantage of the dumbing down of America. God help us.
If an average white man had the same career and education background as Obama, he wouldn't even come close to becoming president, and don't call me racist! I'm sure that anyone who disapproves with Obamas job as president would be happy to have anyone in office as long as they know what they're doing!
The much heralded financial reform of a few years ago left in place the key elements that caused the meltdown. Those issues were the Community Reinvestment Act and laws allowing financial institutions to sell 100% of the mortgage loans they originate. These two issues 1) require banks to lend to unqualified borrowers and 2) then allow the lender to dispose of those mortgages in mortgage backed security bundles.
He has done practically nothing good for America. Like seriously...He doesn't keep his promises, makes false claims, and Obamacare sucks. Even Mitt Romney would've been a better president than Obama...Or John McCain. I wonder why people voted for Obama. Just because of all of his lies. I think he should not be president anymore.
Change has a couple meanings, good and bad. What Obama's "change" is, is for the worse. Unemployment is still low, people are struggling, people are still losing their homes, people are still being let go of their jobs, more food stamps/government assistance, and just overall not in a good state right now. When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 I was giving him the benefit of the doubt that maybe, he could do possibly something that could help turn us over. Well, I was fooled. Obama seems to blame Bush, take vacations that WE PAY FOR and golf than rather fix our economy. I see no change for the better in this man. You have to be a complete no-brainer to say this man is doing great with our country. The only things that I see positive about this man is: 1. He was the first black man be president which was neat to see. 2. The death of Osama Bin Laden. Every time I see this man speak, it's lie, after lie. The scandals.... Fast and furious, Benghazi (which he left soldiers to die after asking for more troops), IRS, and now NSA. Nixon and Clinton were impeached over petty things compared to this man. I have been looking for work for weeks, and months. Maybe if he quit blaming Bush and doing all those vacations and golfing something might be done. The first debate with Romney truly showed what the real Barack Obama is. He just believes that the bigger the government is, the better off we will be. No wonder why George W. Bush is as of right now more popular than Barack Obama. Something Obama has to understand is when you take peoples money eventually you will run and go broke. Where else will we get funding to run our economy? Most of my life our economy has been a disaster. Raising taxes on the rich and spreading the wealth of people's hard earned money and time isn't the answer. Spread the work ethic. Obama isn't a bad man, just another Liberal with a mental disorder. His approval ratings are just almost right with Bush when he left office. This will not be a man that will be remembered because of his great presidency, this will be a man remembered for being our first black president and I have no problem remembering something like that. We witnessed a great part of history. Whenever you criticize him, you're one of the following: 1. Racist, 2. Racist republican (which is funny because democrats are the party that wanted to keep slavery and didn't support civil rights so the joke is on that moron) and 3. RACIST! I belong to a party where we believe that no matter what ethnicity you are, you are capable of doing what your white, Mexican, African, Asian, and Indian neighbor can do. The man supports gun control, and obviously does not respect the constitution of the United States. No change here.
He has created the worst recovery since the Great Depression. IRS scandal, Benghazi, discrimination, obamacare, welfare, abortion are all constitutional infringements he has committed. He did not inherit a crisis like he claims. He created one. The outrageous debt is an insult to our natio and he lets others feed off the government which is creating even more debt and his priorities are all out of whack.
Obama does nothing but destroy what my father and grandfathers had to work harder for than anything. The American Dream. Free healthcare, and dependent welfare! At least Clinton implemented welfare where the poor were encouraged to get jobs. Plus he let 3 people die in Libya and doesn't care! FAILURE.
Everything he does tends to be very liberal it seems which is good if you're a liberal but not if you're a moderate or conservative thinker. I believe he says one thing just to win an election and then does the opposite afterwards. I think he knew what he was going to do before both elections and did not bring it up during them because he wouldn't have won if the public knew what it was he really wanted to do. I think he has put us on a destructive path the only question I have is when we can no longer print money or borrow money from other countries what will happen to us?
The presidency of Obama has driven the socialist football down the field to the goal line. We no longer have many of our rights left and believe me, he is coming for the rest. With the passage of the NDAA 2012, Resigning of the Patriot Act, continuation of Afghanistan War, Obamacare, and Assault on the 2nd amendment..Obama would be the worst protector and violator of his oath to protect the US Constitution. Never in my life have I ever been more afraid of my government or my freedom being lost. I beg the supporters of the liberal agenda to look at what the policies of the Democrats are doing to our country and stop this incessant onslaught on our Bill of Rights.
Obama is the worst president in United States history. He has effected the economy in a negative way. He plans to make illegal immigrants legal. The key word in that sentence is illegal, genius. Talk about helping the economy, all he is doing is hurting this economy, causing a larger than life debt on Americans, then saying he is "fixing" the problem. Have to stop, gotta keep my blood pressure in control.
Most people on food stamps and welfare in the history of this nation, record setting debt, gives all of our tax dollars to Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, took all the credit for killing Osama, when in all reality Bush did all the work. Always blames Bush for his problems, health care premiums raise by 30%. Under qualified, he has NO political background. Has taken more vacation hours than any other president. Uses tax dollars for his own personal agenda. Has demonized the rich to be the problem, when in all reality big government is the problem. He pushes for unconstitutional acts such as gun control, bypassing congress, and violating 4th amendment rights.
A big way I base a good or bad president is if they raise taxes. Obama created a new top tax bracket and raised the highest tax from 34% to 39.6%. He also demonizes the Rich as being bad people and tells them to pay their fair share when actually the top 1 % of income earners pay 39% of all income taxes while the bottom 50% pay 3% of all income taxes.
Obama started off his career with a debt. Whose fault that was isn't relevant. He made that debt worse and worse by focusing on gay marriage and poor people that didn't deserve his time. (I say this because they are poor, or shall I say didn't work a day in their lives to try to be successful.) He took money from people that worked hard to earn it and gave it to people that relied on the government. Its nice to know that my tax dollars are being thrown away. Now back to this debt that's apparently all the republicans fault; how is paying for an entire nations worth of health care going to solve anything? And who cares what religion he is, for gods sake... I seriously don't care what anybody believes. As long as you can practice what you please, religion shouldn't even be discussed in a political debate.
Doesn't keep promises, tactics of getting us out of debt is a not working. I firmly believe Mitt Romney would have been a better president, but not by much. With all these scandals and the blaming of Bush I cannot believe he is still loved by the media. It's like he was chosen because of race and people won't give up he is a bad first black president.
One of the worst presidents we've had. Many believe he's all for the middle class, while in truth he's made it worse for us. In all honesty if he could he make this country into a socialist country he would. He's lied and passed bills that are unconstitutional and yet most of us never hear about this. Why? Because the media is always covering up for him. Things like Benghazi he's able to get away with so that he still has a good "reputation" among the American people. There are very few things this president has done that I've approved of and those few things are minuscule compared to all of the bad things he's done. Hopefully the rest of America can wake up and realize whats happening to our country.
Obama does not lead, he plays the part of a bystander. Listen to his speeches and hear how many times he states "I am shocked to find out..." or "I know nothing about...". He is in favor of following the UN instead of standing up for American rule of law.
Tired of hearing "I will get to the bottom of this"....Then no results. Read some of his accomplishments while serving his position
but were all the accomplishments, really better for our country? Does anyone look at all the ramification it will have on our country Programs he supports is leading to socialism. What is so wrong with capitalism? Taking from the rich isn't the answer, look at the numbers of wealthy...They can at least provide jobs. Look how many do not pay taxes, and look who benefits his programs. And why did he get the Nobel Peace Prize-because he Black and a president? Now that's being racist. And the money he donated to the Nobel Peace Organization....Last I looked at his income he wasn't making that amount of money. Where did that money come from (OH ya, donations)!??! They say you never know how good a president is until approximately 7 years after his term. EX: Let's see what Clinton did...Have you noticed how many houses are still for sale?-he signed a bill that lifted the ceiling on mortgaging co. ( I think Bush got blamed for that issue).
There is one or two positive things I will say for Obama. He is almost as charming as his democratic bother Bill Clinton and he (and campaign staff) know how to get the poor to get out and vote.
How do you dramatically increase the debt to $13 billion? By voting Obama! My family voted for him, and so far the man did nothing but make more problems. He lies, smokes, and worries about irreverent problems like abortion and gay rights. Right now we are fighting a WAR, and Obama is focused on food stamps. It is not racist to replace the first black president with a white or non-black. Increasing the taxes on the rich is increasing the middle class taxes too. He claims to be a Christian, but why would a Christian support abortion AND gay rights. We need a new type of leader. One that weeds out corrupt officials and stops al-Qaeda. Borrowing money is weakening America. We don't even have the money to pay off the debt!
I just don't believe he has done anything as amazing as people say. I mean before he was elected my family was considered middle class, but as months go by and turn into years it's getting harder to pay for the everyday things we used to get. Even my neighbors, friends, and relatives are suffering with similar issues (if not, the same). Isn't it the presidents job to help (or at least guide) the country in solving these issues? I think that he needs to get his head out of his ass and do something to help his country or leave the presidential office. I could give more examples, but I think I would just be wasting my breath.
I voted for him the first time around and really had hope for real change. After four years I now know better. He cares more about ideology than what's best for all of us. He's expanded the welfare state for a reason and I get it now. He's needs to worry about the economy and helps us get back on our feet. Stop dividing us and lead for a change.
The things Obama agrees to spend money on are ridiculous, especially where our debt stands. Instead of giving money to lower-class people, give them opportunities in life like education. Why would you raise taxes on middle and high class, they promote small business, and worked hard to obtain their money.
I'll give you three reasons why Obama is considered a good president by the ignorant and uninformed.
1. His problems are blamed on Bush. Sure Bush wasn't a fantastic president, and he did screw up in several areas, but not as bad or as often as Obama.
2. Obama is a likable guy. In my opinion, Obama seems like a good person, but that doesn't make him a good president.
3. He's black. Actually half-black, but you get the point. People complain that some people didn't vote for Obama because he's black, but far more did vote for him for that same reason.
If you want anymore proof, look at the multi-trillion dollar deficit and a certain bay which for some reason is still open.
A good president is supposed to take the problems of the country, and fix or at least help them. Instead of reducing the deficit, he raised it tremendously. Instead of cutting down on government programs, he added more! What is he trying to do to this country, isn't he supposed to help us? He goes on saying,"We will get to the bottom of this," the bottom of what, his own administration? There is only one solution to this problem:THROW THIS BUM OUT ON HIS HEAD!!!
The Constitution of the United States of America is the longest standing such document currently alive today. It is this great document which gives us our unique level of freedom... Which defines this country. Freedom not only defines us, it is what has allowed us to excel by such a large margin. Today, all of those rights are under unrelenting attack by one Barack Hussein Obama. (Original name: Barry Soetoro) He hates this country, and wants to destroy it so that he can rebuild it to his own socialist, totalitarian dream. He is currently succeeding in undermining our rights and pitting us against one another. He is the best liar I have ever seen and has a complicit mainstream media which can be very fairly characterized as propaganda. This man is destroying my future and deliberately bankrupting us with unlimited calls for increased govt spending and power. If he has his way... We will all eventually live under an all powerful one world government which will make George Orwell's 1984 look like a walk in the park. Oh and btw, Bush set up the dominos he is knocking down. Sounds crazy but they're on the same team.
Horrible President no budget in 5 years and not sending troops who needed. Forcing Health Care on US, falsehoods about care are told. No balanced budget, awarding EPA projects in fair request for proposal process. Grants given to Obama's large donors and friends. Does not manage office by meeting and discussing bills with Legislators. Squesltal budget was a mess, he did not prioritize essential services needed by each Department. He is an atheists, but does not respect folks of other faith.
He refuses to compromise with congress, and focuses on his own agenda too frequently. Also, he focuses more on obama-care than the economy, which is still bad five years after he took his office. I'm not saying that we should have a perfect economy by now, but we should have one that is improving at a faster rate than it currently is.
The man has such a big ego he does not think he makes any bad decisions. Unfortunately, he has made nothing but terrible decisions. His staff is a bunch of thugs and never follow through or acknowledge anything they do is wrong. The main stream news is a discgrace, they are terrified to go against the first BLACK president. Don't they know he is our first BIRACIAL president, something even the president does not seem to realize. He is destroying this country. We better wake up
Unless youre homosexual or aspire to be on government assistance Obama is the worst President in at least 60 years. Our national debt is at all time highs, all other countries hate us, unemployment is still sky high, gas is almost four dollars a gallon, home prices are so low most working Americans couldnt refinance if they wanted and yet somehow its still Bushs fault. Besides all Bush had to deal with was 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.
I have never seen such a horrid president in my 79 years of living. I do not understand where he finds Obama care wise. And I definitely don't understand why he thinks that giving free money to black people is good. Great, send America closer to bankruptcy! Thank you, Obama.
Barack Obama is the most brazen and compulsive liar ever to occupy the White House.
He and his wife carry on like French royalty, lavishing tens of millions of tax-payer dollars on their family and their dog while tens of millions of Americans suffer because of the policies he put into place.
He’s a leader that just doesn’t care. Four Americans died in Benghazi, he didn’t care.
The reason we don’t attack him is obvious. But no one will say it out loud. I will. It’s because the color of his skin is black. Racist liberals have made the colors of one’s skin all that matters.
If we can’t hold Obama to account, how can we hold any Democrat, any liberal, any socialist to account?
How can they present themselves as defenders of the poor? Obama has created more poor people than all the presidents since WWII put together.
In Democrat monopolies like Chicago and Detroit, liberal socialists have damaged and destroyed the lives of more African-Americans than all the Republicans since the creation of the Republic.
He just doesn’t seem to be able to handle the job very well. I think he’s in way over his head. Just look at the way he is handling this Syria issue. Very amateurish, if he felt it was necessary to help the rebels why didn’t he just do it. But this is just the latest fiasco, look at how he has handled the IRS, Benghazi attack, fast and furious gun running. He appears incompetent in every respect. He is either completely incompetent Or?
Obama was born to be an anti-colonialist. This man has never been sufficiently vetted and the factual information that he can not hide by court order would lead a thinking person to the conclusion that he is a Marxist Communist ! He is the Manchurian Candidate and a Regime Puppet, the front man for far more and covert evil.
Obama says all this stuff about how he is going to fix the economy and bring us more jobs and get us out of Iraq and all he has done is tried to put us at war with Syria, tanked our economy, destroyed jobs, forced obamacare on us and spit on our constitution with all his executive orders. Not to mention he goes against his oath of presidency while doing so. And we aren't even completely sure that he is actually from America. Bonus info! He also supports SOCIALISM which means he doesn't care about democracy.
Dems blamed the downturn of the economy and every other problem we ever had on Bush. Now that Obama is in office they blame congress (thats when they arent blaming Bush). So okay which is it. Is a bad economy the Presidents fault or the Congress? If its the congress as you say now then Dems created it as they were in charge during the Bush presidency. On the other hand if you still want to blame Bush then you need to start blaming Obama. Make a decision but quit pointing fingers.
He divides. He insults Americans (Tea-Party, Fox-news ...), he is petty in that way. He does not believe in American Exceptionalism, he has nationalized healthcare and student loans. He is shutting down the coal industry in this country, he is friends with Trumka and Ben Jelous, he did not back Boing when trying to move from Washington to N. Carolina. This is stupid: he thinks it's ok for voters to not have proper identification, he has expressed that there should be limits to wealth, he has increased food stamps to the highest it's ever been. He has grown the size of government more than any other president. He's not taken care of any of the scandals (IRS, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, NSA ....), he does not call terrorists terrorists, his politics are racial, he is not inclusive, he does not believe in small limited government, he is chocking the middle class with taxes. He is chocking business with regulation, taxes and obamacare. He was a lawyer for ACORN and never spoke against it when it was found guilty of voter fraud. He went to Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years (and we know his beliefs). He is not enforcing federal marijuana laws. He has a problem with saying that illegal aliens are breaking the law. He is suing states for defending themselves against illegals. His Attorney General did not prosecute the black panthers. He is in the PERFECT person to talk to blacks about family and personal responsibility but does not, instead focusing on whites. He said police behaved "stupidly" in the incident with Henry Louis Gates when not knowing the facts. He prints BILLIONS of dollars at an unprecedented rate which will (of course) destroy our economy. His healthcare plan is 2000 pages of (financial) disaster for us. He is exempting many people/institutions from it. He does not seek compromise with the Republicans, but instead insults them. He lets liberals go on about racism and racial politics (very divisive) instead of realizing we don't like him because he is a horrible president. First week in office: Guantamo will be closed within the year. Not done. Cash for Clunkers: did nothing, was a total waste of tax-payer money. Does not sign the deal for the pipe-line. Insulted the Patriot Act then renewed it and fortified it. Takes responsibility for nothing ever. His administration is the least transparent and most secretive one. 700 billion dollar stimulus: a waste of MY money. Increased unemployment to TWO YEARS. Now we have a bunch of people on vacation and I am paying for it (and I work like an animal for my money).
By the way (and I say this for stupid people): his race is irrelevant. I judge him by the content of his character and by his actions.
I wish I had more time ...
I as an American do not believe Obama has done a good job and is not doing good yet in this term. He is trying to make more gun laws which will do one thing, leave law abiding citizens more vulnerable. When was the last time a criminal followed the law. Guns are important to this country for food, protection from a perpetrator or a tyrannical government.
On this blog I have seen a lot of thumbs up that say things like "he is trying" or "he's not perfect but...." Just because he is trying doesn't mean he's good. Osama Bin Laden tried to kill all Americans but it doesn't mean he is good. In his campaign in 2008 he said a lot of good things that he would do to make this country better like lowering the country's debt. The US's national debt has risen to $16,916,891,700,000 and counting according to usdebtclock.Org/. A lot of people who voted for him definitely learned that saying isn't doing. Unemployment is at an all time high. That is where a lot of the debt is coming from. He has extended thee duration of the Unemployment Program to two years. People are sitting on their butts in their house eating 'tater chips. What is going to happen when two years are up? They will just stare and suck their thumb and soil themselves because they don't want to go back to working like a kid at the end of summer not wanting to go back to school. They do not know what to do now that they have been used to being a lazy bum. All their work ethics are gone!
People (mostly democrats) could argue against me by saying, "well he killed Bin Laden" but that evil man was going to die no matter who was president.
Over all I do not think Obama is a good president off of the things he has said and done.
He believes in taking people's hard earned money and redistributing it how he sees fit. I know I've worked hard and never felt like a rich person owed me something and I sure hope that Americans can wake up before the government controls everything and ruins our morals and constitution. WAKE UP! Vote for senators and elected officials that listen to the people and not forward their own agenda! Sick of the lies in media and news. What a joke! He is!
When he won the US Election in 2008, Obama promised America a lot of things including closing Guantanamo Bay and making America a better place. When 2012 approached none of those promises happened. Now I'm British but know American Elections good and like some Brits felt Obama wouldn't win re-election, unfortunately he did and gave more promises. 7 months since his second inauguration none of those promises have happened. So with under four years left he needs to change those promises.
Obama inherited a mess, 9% unemployment, nearly $9 trillion in debt, a poor housing market, and a tired country of 8 years of Bush. Well, unemployment went up to nearly 10% and currently at 8% under Obama, the debt is now $16 trillion, and the housing market still sucks. You do the math, he only worsened the mess, he did not clean it like he said he would, and you cannot blame Bush for the crap he is pulling. He let innocent Americans die in Benghazi, he didn't care, he is a crook, twice the crook Nixon was, he actually let people die without caring, as opposed to committing fraud. He fired Stanley M Crystal, because he was a Republican, and is a complete jerk. Yet he rates himself the 4th greatest president of all time. I award him oh, an F-
As our leader, the president sets the tone. Unfortunately, following his lead, our congress has deteriorated into a group of self-serving individuals who pass a Health Care Plan they don't even want to use themselves. If the kool-aid isn't poisoned, why won't they drink it. And Why has this administration intentionally pitted American against American. He won't be happy until I've lost everything I worked and saved to carry me through my retirement.
Because now in Egypt the Muslim brotherhood are burning down houses, churches, and now they burned down a monastery, but the army is trying to calm the Brotherhood down, and the stupid president that I'm talking about thinks that what the army is doing is wrong. He is helping the Muslim brotherhood trying to get stupid Morsi back.
At first I thought Obama was a newcomer to the job with good intentions. I don't know if that statement can be verified at all anymore. He diverts the attention from looming issues (debt, foreign policy, etc.) to pedantic trivialities that are social issues that the federal government should not have to be dealing with. In his most recent "Weekly Address" video (today is 8/18/13, for reference), he outlines his insurance policy plan (which is very very shady) and then directs the attention towards the Republican Party, which he passive-aggressively attacks. Kind of goes against the United We Stand mantra that we have adopted, no? I couldn't care less whether Obama was Republican or Democrat (although I am fiscally conservative for the most part) but when the sole purpose of one party becomes tearing the other party down, it demoralizes pretty much everybody, which is not at all what we need as a nation right now. How anybody is still on board the Obama Administration train is beyond me.
He said he wants change but never fights for it. Raises taxes. Raises prices. Does not legalize marijuana, Only cares about the rich. I'm surprised he hasn't been shot. He supports the NSA and Illuminati. Kills innocent kids in Afghanistan. He sucks. He knocked down the economy faster than the Titanic sinking. Overall he should just go away.
Nothing but lies and incompetence. Those who like him are those getting hand outs. I am a student, sure he has helped me, but he has hurt everyone else. It still amazes me how a man can say blatant lies and get re-elected. He is, by far, the worst president this country has ever had.
He is not a bad guy, but he is a horrible president! All of our rights go out the door, while they distract us with court cases! All of you that love Obama are stuck stupid! Just wait until the Police Country comes in! Oh, and yeah! Don't get mad when TSA touches your penis, or boobs! Don't even get mad when they touch you child! You guys asked for it!
Listen, at first he seemed good, until he brought in Obamacare and the infridgement of rights with the NSA. He has to be one of the worst presidents in the history of this country. Hell andrew johnson is most likely better then him. Obama has done nothing but make me dislike him time and time again. 2016 cant get here faster.
Ever since he took office everything has been terrible. Unemployment rates are very high and it seems like nothing can ever go right. Besides he hasn't done much either. A president who as played golf more than 150 rounds of golf is pathetic. Our country is in serious debt. I hope congress won't let him run for a third term.
Hands down, Obama has to be the worst president ever. First off, he always apologizes. Secondly, The only reason he was elected in the first place was because he secured the black vote, and created a lot of propaganda based around "Hope". The only reason he got into office the second time was by securing the women's vote by creating even more propaganda about the "War on Women". Although it is true that for every dollar a man makes, a woman earns 77 cents, however this has nothing to do with equal pay for equal work.
Also, Obama is a hypocrite. Let me explain, Obama has severely criticized Bush for his debt. Most in 3 years as opposed to Bush's full 8 years, Obama has created 8-9 trillion dollars. Another thing, Obama criticized Bush for getting a B at Yale, but why would he want to cover up his own grades at Harvard Law?
Obama won the election two times because of this one factor. The media LOVES him, anything they can do to help him out thy will do it, even if it includes not reporting the whole truth. If everybody in America actually looked at the facts, and stopped being spoon-fed by the media, maybe our country would make better decisions. Look everything up if you want the whole story. This is not some joke or some crazy guy believing in government conspiracies, this is reality.
He has done nothing but destroy the very fabric of this nation. From the NDAA, the NSA scandal, the abuse of the first AND second amendment, and countless drone strikes on innocent people. It doesn't matter if he's black, white, Asian, Hispanic, purple, green, or teal! I will not support a man that is taking away our rights as a nation.
Obama just isn't good at all. I haven't felt any more economically stable since the end of the Clinton administration. If that big 74% no to 26% yes at the top of the screen isn't helpful to you, let me clue you in: Obama. Is. One. Of. The. Worst. Presidents. In. The. History. Of. The. United. States.
Ombama care! Indecisiveness over Syria! Economic instability! The list goes on and on.... He is one of the, If not the, worst President in recent history... His plans, laws and theologies are blatinly ruining America. His actions have damaged relationships with countries like the United Kingdom and Germany. If he acted with even a small bit of integrety he would realise that to keep America great he needs to think on all the wonderful relations with other nations that have past... For example;
-Margaret Thatcher's UK and Ronald Reagans USA or;
-Tony Blairs UK and George Bush's USA
As for obamacare... Well where to start, it is just a complete shambles. It doesn't function properly and what's worse Obama cant see that spending Billions of $ on his brain child, ObamaCare, he is missing out the fact that thousands of poor families need the help to feed themselves!
Shocking and appalling President!
No look at his background, his church was against americans, he doesn't put his hand on his heart for pledge of allegiance, he didn't tell what happened in Benghazi, those poor parents who don't know what happened to their sons. He didn't do anything about irs, he certainly made a mess of the health care, he should close it down and do it right. I do not care that he is African American at all, I just want a good president who cares about us
Obama sucks as a president because there is still no nap . I also strongly believe he sucks because he doesnt mind his own buisness in other places of there world. I know its this big plan of illuminati not really obama though since hes ok with it and stays quit he sucks.
Obama was a bad President form the start. I never liked the idea of Gay Marriage or Abortion. Abortion is wrong because it's taking life away from God who wanted a new life to come into society. Abortion is basically another name for murder in a way. Gay Marriage is just flat out wrong in my opinion. I have nothing against Gays but i don't think Obama should be supporting it as if it was so normal. I like gays and i have gay friends, but he should shut the f*ck up about gay marriage. Now Obama wants to take our guns away. That's violating the 2nd amendment, "the right to bear arms." He thinks it could stop all of these shootings in America. But it's only going to make things worse. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Bad guys are still going to get their guns even if it's still illegal. Obama should focus more about or debt problem more than anything else though. Bush did leave us with a dept to i agree, but Obama should try to fix it. He needs to pay our dept rather than spending so much money on military and cr*p like that. This my point of view as the dept problem, Bush made a cut in the country. Obama just rubbed salt into the wound and made it much worse with infection. Obama is the Devil in human form trying to destroy the power of the world
Um its kinda of obvious...Just let me ask you people in favor of obama one thing. What good thing has he done for this county despite his lies, empty promises and over spending. Seriously?? He is loved for his race, charisma, and empty promises. As an independent voter i see that very clearly.
Obama is easily the worst President America has ever seen. As I look at he liberal comments it sure looks like blaming Bush is the popular comment to defend Obama. Blaming others for your problems is irresponsible and immature. I am 16 and know that when you have problems you can't deal with, it is easy to point fingers when you don't want to take the responsibility. Nonetheless from the PRESIDENT OF AMERICA. As opposed to crying about the past, how about trying to fix the future, oh wait, how about sending America into debt where we can't breath. 500 million dollars for a website that was put up for Obamacare and the payment process had not even been developed yet. The man is nothing more than a communist looking to take down the hard working people and make everyone equal and have everything"fair". Meanwhile, fair is earning from the work you put in, not sitting on the couch collecting welfare checks and bringing society down with you. To say Obama is a good president makes my stomach turn. Also, how does Bush messing up make Obama a "good" president. The country is heading in a downward spiral and the future is darker than the black of night.
Because I can't think of one good thing he has done. There are thousands of negatives. And.. A dude whose approval percentage is in the teens - and those are only unemployment recipients/welfare cases/WIC getting/Don't wanta work get stuff free people - speaks volumes!
How can you trust a man that only gets props from the scum of society?
Barack Obama is possibly the worst president we have had in the past 100 years! His poor execution of what he promises to do leaves him subject to the media and particularly FOX news. What I am trying to say is His execution of Obama care, and just recovery in general is poor and unfair.
Do not listen to his "I will make this country fair" Act he will get us nowhere except a large hole and in debt. And the leading cause of debt in this country is Obama, I urge non believers to look into where our debt comes from and don't believe rumors and popular talk.
Not only is our current commander in chief not a good president, he is perhaps the worst president in our nation's history. It is easy to believe the contrary though with the radical liberal media manipulating and misleading us. If the socialist system has been tried in other countries and failed does it make sense for us also make the same mistakes?! "Insanity is doing the same things over and over again but expecting different results" Our president is clearly socialist so please no delusion.
He has continuously lied to the American people about his ideas, covers up Benghazi, tries to forget IRS scandals calling them phony after he said he'd get to the bottom, no respect for our national debt. Why should anyone be in office who is so misleading to the American people?
Obama is careless and disrespectful towards those who serve in the military. He shut down tuition assistance for soldiers, which led soldiers to pay for education out of their pockets. Obama proposed to discontinue healthcare for those who are serving. He said that those who serve knew the consequences of serving and that they should not have health insurance provided since they knew what the circumstances they were under. Obama said soldiers "whine about bearing the costs of their choice" This president is the most disrespectful to those who serve which shows a lack of patriotism in his character
Its very simple Barrack! Scoreboard will always rule. And the scoreboard says you haven't validated your election. Exactly how is America better? When you take office in any setting, rather it be a Mayor from small town USA or the US Presidency, your goal should be to make things better as a whole. You failed, there is not one facet of this country that is better off than when you took over. If you were a head coach of a sports team you would be fired. If you were a CEO of a corporation again fired. If you were self employed, you would be out of a home, car, and food. Unfortunately we cant fire you, so instead we wait 3 years for it to end. You took office knowing the country is divided. You haven't made any suggestions on how we could come together. I will tell you what I tell my kids, you made the mess, and I get to clean it up. Thank you. The real problem is ignorance and arrogance go hand in hand. You will never know what its like as "one" of us. Youre not. Hopefully we can tread water another 3 years and get you and your clones out of all offices in our government.
For me, Obama embodies everything wrong with politicians. I disagree with much of his policy, but cannot stand his arrogance and lack of leadership. I think he thinks this is a big game and a personal conquest for him. I am a conservative but respect differences of opinion. I disagreed with Clinton, but never thought he was as arrogant as this dork.
He was elected based on his race..Not his ability. A large number of people who voted for him know very little about him except his color. They had racial pressure to vote for him or be "against their people". If you don't believe me just go ask a few folks outside your political circle that you don't already know about some of his positions and just try to have that conversation.
Countless times he stated that if you like your health insurance, doctor and your premium that you can keep it. True, it is the law of the land but it was sold to the American people with that promise. Now he is saying that your insurance coverage should follow the standard set by the government. When did they become incharge of what medical coverage I need.
He has destroyed all the work prior black leaders, good black men and women have done. Obama has taken black people back 100 years. In short, he has been a disappointment in that he over promise and under delivered.
You could not create an Obama if you wanted , compare to the average black men. Obama came and promise America the world, his great rhetoric, well-spoken , well polished, all turned out to be empty. Sadly, I believe his wife to be a smarter and better leader.
Obama has left a legacy of empty promises, corruption, and economic failure. Obama promised a "transparent government" but it has been anything but transparent. The Obama administration has allowed spying and invasion of privacy on the American people, and close allies. Economic failure, shows Obama's lack of experience, and is a repeated every year. Obama has a series of failed stimulus packages, and red budgets. Under the Obama administration the National debt has increased about 7,000,000,000,000, and surpassed our gross domestic product. We have also been in the slowest economic recovery in United States history, including the great depression. Obama also promised ending costly wars on terror, unfortunetly eleven years after the invasion of the Middle East, and we still have thousands of troops on the ground. Adding on the the economic failure leads us to Obamacare. Obamacare is called a "train wreck", and is simply not sustainable. It causes 2 million americans to loose their current coverage plan. It will end up causing tax payers millions of dollars every year, something we cant afford. Overall, just about all aspect of Obama's presidency are failures, which will leave a hefty bill for the future of the United States.
Seems he does not have a handle on any issue even his own created issues. He has shown no accountability on any problem that arises. He is there when things are good but unknown when things are not prefect. His direction was not clear while campaigning. I guess since we don't know his stance on any important issues pre-second election we should not expect much in second term regarding real issues like jobs and budget. We knew he was for women's health pre-election but have not heard a peep about that since the win? Appears ACA is not going to work and is destined to be a drain on the budget.
He blames everyone else yet he claims the buck stops with him. All the scandals he deems as fabricated, phony or baseless, yet the media gives him a pass. Our foreign policy is essentially non-existent, he lacks total credibility throughout the world. Initially I was optimistic in his appointment however he has done nothing but disappoint.
I remember President Obama said that his presidency would be a transparent presidency. I feel that has not been the case, and in many instances he has created a government in which more and more people are distrustful of politicians and that the government does not represent the majority. I fear it represents special interests which will vote the way he wants them to vote rather than listening to others who are also part of the voting population. I know this is a simplistic stance, however, it is The United States of America, one nation, united, under God. Is it too late to go back to what and Who made this nation great? Our forefathers were men of honor and character. Yes, they were human, but I do believe that because of their respective faith our nation was made great. We were protected and able to grow and expand into the most respected and powerful nation in the world. I was proud to be an American.
Seemingly the media sifts and chooses what to print and broadcast, again only those things which corroborate their own respective mindsets rather than being apolitical and printing the facts with no individual biases. We should not be able to guess which party they are for or against, however, that is clearly not the case.
Who can we trust in government? I will leave that question on this post, because I do not have an answer. I am looking for a Father of our Nation, who we call Mr. President; someone my children and grandchildren can look up to and want to emulate. Yes, we are mere mortals capable of messing up, but when you are the Father of our Nation you have a tremendous responsibility to We The People. Change, yes, but please do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. This worked for over 200 years. Were men and women different then? Yes. Has the pendulum swung too far to the left? Yes.
I'm sad. I see our schools dessimated by violence. Children cannot walk to school today the way I was able to when I was a child. I remember Madonna saying, "We don't want to go backward." Yes, I would like to in order to be able to have our children walk to school without fear of being abducted. I would like to have my children and grandchildren feel safe in their classrooms. I know I've gotten off the message of transparency, but there seemingly is a basic hidden agenda which states, "Tell the people what you want them to hear whether it be true or not as long as it progresses our agenda. "
The frogs or in the cool water on the stove and the flame is under the pot. The frogs are content and don't even know that the water is heating up to a boil and they will soon be cooked. Is it too late? I pray not.
1) He proposes policies that completely go against the constitution and he is lingering towards a socialist government attempting to even out the rich poor gaps.
2) And surprise, SURPRISE! All of his idiotic policies just make everything worse for the people of our country. His policies talk about better healthcare, higher wages and more jobs but they do the exact opposite!
He has been divisive since taking office and has been unable to bring those opposed to his ideas to sit down and create solutions to practically everything he has muscled through with the compliance of his minion. Had he been more patient, rather than shoving through his affordable care act,he may have been able to avoid the havoc created by his health plan.
A president is the leader of ALL the people. Mr. Obama is on a constant campaign to placate the liberal side of society. In the recent government shutdown, he did not roll up his sleeves, get in there, and negotiate in good faith with the other side. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton would have done that. He is unwilling to admit he could have made a mistake, does not respect the facts, and has done a lot to divide types of people rather than unify them.
Many people will make the argument that the Bush Administration was at fault for the 2008 economic recession, and that may be very well be true, but 5 years into the Obama administration, and all we have seen is the slowest recovery in the United States history. The reversal by Presidential fiat of the 1996 Personal Responsibility Act passed by Clinton (in coalition with House Republicans), has taken away incentive for Americans to reenter the workforce. The US economy has the lowest workforce participation since the 1930s. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is predicted to drive up individual premium costs, as well as force many business owners to cut hours and put more workers on part time in response to the new tax being levied on American businesses with above 50 employees. The concentration of the President on his Obamacare has in fact curtailed growth of the private economy, and recently top insurance companies have predicted grim outlooks for their next fiscal year. Ideological, our President tends to use his personal doctrine over negotiation. The two most economically successful Presidents since the 1970s has been Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. These two presidents had a keen ability to negotiate with the opposition party, to create comprehensive legislation that would properly fix the issues of the day. If President Obama wants to improve his presidency, he should step away from his ideology and concentrate more of comprehensive ideas that both political parties can work with.
What is the biggest problem in America? The most threatening to our future as a nation? Is it the debate over abortion? Is it social issues related to race? Is it gun control? I would say that most people, regardless of political beliefs, would say that our debt as a nation is the biggest problem we face right now. I'm not here to go off on a rant about how my values are so much more correct than the other sides. Where does that get us? Nowhere. It gets us nowhere. Most people in this country are basically just uninformed about what happens in our government and lots just don't care. I'm not here to say that Obama is evil and he wants to destroy America, but he is not doing what this country needs to get back to where it should be. He is protected from criticism by many because of the fact that he is African American. I'm not a racist. The fact is that many people who would normally not vote because they either don't care or don't know what they are talking about, voted for Obama because they wanted to see a black president. I do not have a problem with a black person being president, or a white person, or Mexican, or a woman, as long as that person knows that they're job is to do what is best for the nation and it's people. They're are social issues in America to be sure. Debates over abortion, racial disputes, etc. These social issues are far too mixed with our politics. There are plenty people that would do a great job helping our country out of debt and lead us on the right path, but they won't get elected because a voter disagrees with their view of a social issue. Let's get America out of borrowing money before we worry about anything else. Get informed about polotics and if your not, just don't vote. I'm part of the new generation of this country, and I hope I get to see America at a high point. The party system has failed us due to the fact that both sides will do something that is not in the best interest of the people in order to stay in power. My political views would be considered conservative. I would consider myself a fiscal conservative. My favorite quote is from a democrat. A word that is too closely tied with modern liberals. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."-president John F. Kennedy
If you take a look at his close advisors (Rev. Wright), who he invites to the White House (Al Sharpton), and polarizes the nation based upon race, you will understand that this president is working on destroying America. Illegal immigration is rampant, and his mission to socialize the country is going to ruin a lot of the fundamental values this country was founded upon: hard work, entrepreneurship, and morally responsible citizenship.
The federal debt, the cumulative deficit from President Washington to Bush was $9.2 trillion
The current debt is $17 trillion. By the time Obama finishes his second term, it will be $20 trillion.
Anyone who can do math can see how great this president is.
Those in their 20's, whom mostly voted for Obama, will never enjoy the greatness this country had.
All Obama and his minion Reid do is defy any opposition and make it look lie everyone else's fault but their own.
Who quadrupled our spending? The idiots would say Bush. The educated would say Obama.
Who quadrupled droning? The idiots would say Bush. The educated would say Obama.
Why was Obama elected? Because people would rather be told what they want to hear than hear the truth. We are raising a generation of idiots that think they're smarter than the founding fathers. Go figure...
Nothing seems to be his fault. He ruses to negotiate on any issue. He has a very high belief in his ability and is very thin skinned to criticism. Past great presidents always seemed to be able to work with the opposition party. His view seems to be, I won the election so what I say goes. He also said that his administration would be transparent. He is about as transparent as Nixon!
He has backed up few of the promises he made coming into office, and has miserably failed in the most important aspect. The economy, I didn't think it was possible but he has made it even worse than it was under Bush. He doesn't support anything that his special interest groups tell him too. He is arrogant and corrupt.
He has done nothing he said he would. His agenda is his only priority, and the good of the people means nothing to him.
His list of scandals borders on the worst in history. His frivolous spending is by far the worst in history at a time that could not be worse.
Let us see. He has added more debt, is trying to disarm the US people, passed a healthcare system that will destroy the economy, and refuses to compromise. I don't even think he knows the definition. Even when the House was willing to give him everything he wants he still said no.
The choice is clear, change all of America's principles, beliefs, traditions that made us the world power and trade them for being more like Europe....Really? According to Ms. Obama, yes. Look to history of the world...We are the most successful republic in the world, according to our past...The facts speak for themselves...Do all of the name calling you want.
Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, Bail Outs, ACA, NSA, Gun Control, Immigration Reform, Double the national debt, Syria and the list goes on and on. You can like Obama's ideas but his policies are flawed. We are some 16 Trillion in debt since he took office, that is double what it was when Bush left office, that is his doing not Bush's so that can not be blamed on Bush, Obama needs to own that one. We elected a man that had no experience running anything. People bought into the hype and drank the Kool-Aide and look were we are now. Spending completely out of control, a country divided not only on party lines but racial lines, Foreign polices that make the US look like a week country, Billions in bail out to compares that went under, using government agencies to attack political rivals ... In my lifetime Obama is the worst President ever. Thank is not only opinion it is fact, all you have to do is look at the numbers and all the evidence. After you look at the truth about the man you can not defend anything that he has done. Our country always reflects our leader, what does the state of our country say about Obama - he has failed, not only in his policies but he has failed the American people and we deserve much more than that, regardless of your political views.
Obama is a corrupt president because he put the U.S.A 10 TRILLION dollars in debt. Obamacare is horrendous too. Also, I think every time someone dies of starvation in America, that should be one body count of manslaughter toward the government since they have enough money to feed foreign countries!
In his nearly 6 years in office so far, the highlight of his accomplishments is the death of Osama Bin Laden. President Obama is nothing more than Nancy Pelosi's and Harry Reid's puppet. He lacks leadership and is a divider. Our country is in crisis and a ccumulating trillions of dollars in debt. Instead of working with Congress to work through our country's issues and avoid a government shutdown, he went to play golf. He has a waged a war between the classes. He talks about things in which he doesn't fully understand like with the Redskins name change. He doesn't care about the facts and is a hypocrite. Why wasn't he and wife the first to sign up for Obamacare (aka Affordable Care Act)? Where was he? He does not care what we, the American people, want. He has his own ideology and he sticks with it. Under his presidency, it's not "by" the people. It's for the people (run by the government).
Will go down in history as the "Great Divider" and you heard it here first! Wants to take our guns. Wants to implement Obamacare. Increased are Debt to 17 TRILLION!!! With every citizen of the United States being taxed at a 100% rate we still CANNOT pay off the Federal Debt. Got elected illegally too. He had quite a few dead people voting for him look it up! HA!!
Obama had no care for anyone but himself. He tries to make himself look good by appealing to the middle class and poor because of free healthcare. Why is it okay to take hard earned money from the more fortunate and give it to them? It's not and people think it is. He has raised unemployment and debt and still blames bush even though it's his fault. He owns up to nothing. If it's not bushes fault it's the congresses. Get some class Obama. You have done nothing good for the country and all you do is lie. You're not only a bad president but you're the worst.
The one thing that pisses me off most is his military view on things. He is taking money away from our military, and putting that money to helping people who do drugs. Ronald Reagan, I think he was the best president ever, increased our military, and put the four battle ships back in commission, it helped win the cold war. Plus all of our enemies are building up their military while we are decreasing. Think about it, we buy oil from the middle east, they build up their military with the money we give them, same with china. Plus his gun control makes no sense.
Obama would make a great marketer, maybe even a great fiction writer, but he may be one of the worst presidents in history. His Agenda is more important than the welfare of the people in this country, well, that is to say, the people not on welfare or with more money than god. Who wanted Obamacare? Obama! He spent four years trying to convince us we wanted it, but it seemed like all people were asking for was a better economy. Wall Street was tumbling and the only person focused on Obamacare - that's right, Obama. My god, so much can be said... Let's go to war in Syria and write checks we don't have. Let's proclaim to care for our children, but meanwhile screwing the future over with the $17 trillion in aggregate debt... And it goes on and on and on... I've not seen one thing positive the man has done. Job creation? Sure, let's put people in part-time jobs they are overqualified for. The man doesn't LISTEN! I don't understand how he is still president. Oh yeah, he taught Constitutional Law, so that means he knows enough to ensure he doesn't get impeached while he puts this country in the gutter.
Who would hire Mr. Obama to be CEO of a large competitive business? Probably no one. Add arrogance, refusal to accept personal responsibility and absolutely no experience in foreign policy. Mr. Obama can not make a speech without sounding like he is talking to a bunch of morons who know nothing. There is nothing positive about this man with the exception that he is probably a good father and husband. That does not qualify to be the POTUS.