should the politics category be renamed antiobama?

@dvschic (1796)
United States
March 9, 2009 5:50pm CST
it seems that almost every post on here is anti obama. I'm just wondering if anyone else wants to talk about something OTHER than obama. i'm sick to death of hearing about how horrible he is and how much he's screwed up. california is pretty much bankrupt and we have an actor leading our state, we had over 8,000 people show up at a rally and it wasn't even mentioned in the LA Times. my cousin is bored out of his mind in iraq. there are more important things to do than itemize obama's errors. would mccain have been better? he makes just as many typos. its such a waste of time, the first 3 to 6 months after a president takes office is full of reversing the previous presidents path, clinton did it to bush sr, jr did it to clinton, now obama is doing it to bush.
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@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Mar 09
Were you here 3 years ago when bush was in office? The same case could have been made in renaming it the anti-bush catagory at the time. And when TARP was passed, I railed endlessly against it, Bush, Paulosn, Berneke, McCain and Obama for drafting,supporting, voting for and signing it. It's the politics section, politicians being politicians, don't usualy draw praise in a forum. It just happens to be Obama's turn now. And the attacks are no more vicious, it is pretty much the same. My critisism is usualy leveled at the whole lot of them that includes the white house in general and congress in general and both parties, they're all a bunch of power hungry worms as far as I'm concerned and their all ruining this country. neither is any less guilty in this and they both deserve the full brunt of the anger and critisism of all of us, it't not only our right, it's our duty. The american people are not suposed to be cheerleaders for the general government, we are their strict and stern masters. "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined ~ Patrick Henry
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@dvschic (1796)
• United States
10 Mar 09
i agree, the political system is a joke. i fiercely guard my first amendment right to free speech and i know others who abuse it at the same time. i just have read nothing but anti obama info, people bashing him for the smallest thing, i think there is a definite right slant to mylot, but thats just me. thanks for responding.
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@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Mar 09
Actually, after I responded, I went back 20 pages, 1 by one. There are a lot of threads that do target Obama, but it is also evenly distributed among Obama, members of congress, cabinate members and various bankers.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
10 Mar 09
You could have just as easily renamed it antipalin from September to November. Prior to that it would have clearly been named antibush. It's politics. The most prominent political figures will have more threads about them than anyone else. Right now Obama is the new president of the U.S. As such, he's a major topic of discussion. Pairing his status with the drastic actions he's taken since his inauguration it's impossible to ignore him on these forums. As for how "anti"Obama things are, well, that's because it's easier to attack than to defend. This is especially true when lies are told and promises are broken. His most ardent supporters are more likely to cover their eyes and ignore discussions about broken promises because there's simply no defense. Fluff pieces are boring to write and even more boring to read so they don't bother writing those.
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@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
10 Mar 09
For sure the anti-Obama comments are plentiful at this time, but as it has been stated, the same went on and on and on for Bush, McCain, and most definetly for Mrs. Palin. Her attackers were unrelenting and so vicious, and not just ot her, but her family as well. A constituant's children should be "off limits" - but the media absolutely feeds on anything they can malign and add their spin on. Maybe just skipping all of the "political disscussions" for awhile, would help you. For me - the political arena is getting more and more perverse - both Democrats and Republicans, and some of us HAVE TO be the watchmen (or women as the case may be), on the wall. Part of America's problem, is that too many are more concerned about "their" life - "their" comfort zones, and not realizing that the political arena is where change for the better MUST take place. I hope not, but it may take people 'rising up' and or taking it to the streets. That is when trouble may really began as the opposites in the streets confront one another. Have a great week. Classy Cat
• United States
10 Mar 09
well until he does something positive maybe it is going to seem that way. i did not vote for obama. not that i liked mccain but obama's inexperience and just something about him turned me off. the country is a mess and it isn't all obama's fault. we are always looking for someone to blame. as far as california having an actor as governor ever hear of reagan? he wound up being a pretty good president.
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
10 Mar 09
well for me, he has done some positive,overturning the abortion gag rule and opening up stem cell research are two positives in my life. but i know what you mean. reagan was good, as both an actor and a politician, however arnold is not. the california people were misled, he won via a recall election to change something that is non-negotiable, the california budget is pretty clear on what goes where and he fooled many people into believing he could change that.
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@stephyjh (38)
• United States
10 Mar 09
The area where I live is extremely conservative and extremely anti-Obama. It's kind of upsetting, really--I go over to my mom's house, and all she's watching is Fox News. It bothers me pretty deeply that this radical conservative agenda should be forced on people even after the majority has spoken and voted in a liberal government.
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@dvschic (1796)
• United States
10 Mar 09
i think everyone will always bash on each other, i just thought there was more to discuss than obama.. mabye i'm in the wrong
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@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Mar 09
soooo, let me see if I have this straight then steph, because a liberal candidate won by 6% of the vote, all conservative news and commentary should just be no longer allowed? and how is this "radical conservative agenda" being "forced on people" ? Are there people tieing people up in chairs and forcing them to watch conservative news and listening to conservative radio? Are they beating you over the head with rolled up copies of conservative magazines?
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• United States
11 Mar 09
X, I believe in freedom of speech, and the media, and I feel that everyone in this country should have their voice heard. But, come to rual Ohio for a day, and try to find a channel on the AM radio that doesn't have reigion, or Rush on from noon to 3:00. Then for the rest of the day they are talking about revolution, and how horrible the country is, and how we need to revolt. Obama has been in office for just over a MONTH, and right wing radio talks like the south has risen, and the world is coming to an end (atleast their right wing communist world is). When Bush was in office Democrats didn't like it, we made it known, and we fought against him. But, we didn't about revolting, or taking up arms to over throw the government, yet turn on your radio some day and listen to Glenn Beck. This is what many of these far right wing hate radio people want to do.
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@tea512 (688)
• United States
10 Mar 09
your comments are fair and just, what was the rally about in LA? I have been surprised at the anti Obama stuff on mylot. I thought he would have much more support as it seems the country was Obama crazy in November through January. I am not a big fan but I agree that no one can fix this especially someone with as little experience as Obama, sorry could not resist. Maybe two categories would make sense one for politics where we search for answers and one for griping and moaning.
@xfahctor (14114)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Mar 09
The rally in california was a rally against proposed tax increases in the state. People were litteraly screaming for the heads of legislators and the governor with chants of "HEADS ON A STICK!"
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@dvschic (1796)
• United States
10 Mar 09
it was pretty trippy, here's a link to the story, or check out oc register http://www.flashreport.org/blog.php?postID=2009030811323902
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• United States
11 Mar 09
LOL, that is what it is like in here now, but it has been this way for over a year now. This is a majority conservative republican area, and they don't mind throwing their weight around. If you just debate them, you will realize with ones are logical, and you can have good conversations with, and which ones are completely lost.
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@dvschic (1796)
• United States
11 Mar 09
i love debating but when it gets soo deep and angry, it makes me wonder. i love to argue and debate but the venom.. sheesh
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@OConnell87 (1046)
9 Mar 09
i'm from the UK but i think obama seems great, exactly what america needs, i think he will sort things out and i do believe him when he made the speech about bringing all the soliders back to america. He seems to know what he is talking about and being more realistic than bush was.
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@dvschic (1796)
• United States
9 Mar 09
he's more amiable than bush was, i wasn't too happy to vote for him, since i think a lot of people just like him for his color, but i couldn't vote for a pro-lifer, its too important to me, so i didn't have any other option.
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