Are You Still A Supporter...

0bama... - 0bama...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
March 28, 2009 9:54am CST
I’ve noticed a distinct change around MyLot. Before the election there was a definite underlying sound of a chant supporting 0bama from all his supporters. Since he took office in January though, it’s gotten steadily quieter each week. These days you rarely see his supporters speaking out in support…there’s still a few but not near as many as there were. It makes me wonder, are his supporters bothered by his determination not to uphold his campaign promises? Are they slowly seeing the pedestal they placed him on crumbling under the weight of his lies? Or are they simply hoping that ppl will forget they supported him at all so that they can deny voting him in? Many of the campaign promises he made he’s backpedaled on, going against what he promised. While ppl are losing jobs, homes and having to get on Welfare, he and his are having gala’s and lavish parties just about every night. While families are trying to decide which Hamburger Helper to serve, their serving up $100 a pound meats to their party guests. http://media.www.theracquet.net/media/storage/paper978/news/2009/03/25/Opinion/The-Obama.White.House.Executive.Mansion.Or.Presidential.Palace-3679476.shtml Are you still an 0bama supporter? Do you still believe the promises he made during his campaign? Do you still admit to voting him in? What would it take to make you not support him anymore? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Sure I admit I voted for him. The thing is, I went to the poles planning on voting for McCain. I switched at the last moment. Remember he came into a big mess that can't be cleaned up right away. Does anyone really think McCain could have done any better? It is natural to make all these promises before you get in. It's another thing to actually be able to be able to do it. Let's wait another year or maybe even 6 months before we start calling him a liar.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
I feel the same way marty. McCain didn't say to much of anything just like now that hes still in politics he is still not saying to much.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Mar 09
things wouldn't have been any differetn uner McCain, so I didn't vote for him. didn't vote for Obama either. We do have more than just 2 parties.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Yes I still support him. You must realize who he has to work with. He has had good ideas and plans but the House and Senate always pick apart things. At to the parties, as President he has to do some of this to get other factions and countries to work together. Besides don't judge any president by just a few months...
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• United States
28 Mar 09
"He has had good ideas and plans but the House and Senate always pick apart things." Are you serious??? They passed the Largest spending bill in the HISTORY OF THE WoRLD and they didn't even READ it!!! If only they had picked it apart. Please wake up soon.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
In that bill was pork, a whole herd of it.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Yeah whatever happened to going through the bills "line for line" like he proposed through out his entire campaign?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Absolutely I'm still a supporter. President Obama walked into a huge mess created by the GOP stroking the GOB for the previous 8 years. Anyone who thought it would be fixed instantly is a dreamer. Do I think he's lied on his campaign promises? No. One must remember that America isn't a monarchy. It's a democracy. Everything President Obama wants has to be negotiated with both sides of the party, so there will always be times what a little ground has to be conceded for a greater gain. Overall, I think he's doing an excellent job.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
The mess that currently exists is a bipartisan effort going back to the 1930's. Anyone who thinks the GOP's mismanagement the last 8 years (yes, I agree the GOP did a horrible job) is the cause of the current problems is paying attention to too much party propaganda. The huge ever increasing deficits by both parties over decades is what really caused the problem. 0bama and the democrats trying to foster this off as only a GOP problem is pathetic. Furthermore, 0bama's proposed solutions won't work and he knows it. 0bama's object appears to be to destroy capitalistic America so he can rebuild a socialist America. There will be suffering and misery aplenty as 0bama and his minions work toward this goal.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
28 Mar 09
If you don't think our form of government has worked since the 1930's...what would you suggest as an alternative? I'm not asking to be nasty...I really am interested in your thoughts.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Getting back to the Constitution would be a really good place to start. I think it goes a bit before the 30's. The principle s that our country were founded upon were signed away in 1913 when the FED was created.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I voted for him and I continue to strongly support him. I did not expect him to take office, wave a magic wand and make things okay in two months. Also, I did not put him on an unrealistic pedestal. From what I can see most of his supporters did not. It is his enemies who are confusing campaign rhetoric with reality not the people who voted for Obama. He has an uphill battle and I'm pleased with the way he has handled himself so far. I expect the final verdict to be in about 2-3 years. If he can stay the course, reign in health care and collegcosts andimprove the infrastructure, we'll be a lot better off than we are right now.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
"....I'm pleased with the way he has handled himself so far." So you are pleased that in the first 40 days of his Administration he proposed more spending than all other Presidents before him in the history of this country? Tell me which would have stimulated the economy more?? To spend Trillions on useless earmarks and projects that mainly stimulate the expansion of Government and the curtail the rights of Americans. OR Just ending taxation in this country for one year. Because the amount of our money they are spending is about the same as if they didn't charge any taxes for the whole year.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I do not like to discuss politics or religion but I will step in here on this one. I did and still do support President Obama. Why is it that everyone has to judge him so soon, give him a break, he is still new in the White House and he is after all President, not God and he can't make things right so soon. He has said that a lot of the mess our country is in will not be an easy fix and it will take time. He is not the one who got us where we are today, this started years back. If he can fix things over night then he is a miracle worker. I feel it very refreshing to have a president in office who is so open with us and one who actually has a sense of humor and don't come across as a dufus.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
"Why is it that everyone has to judge him so soon?" Because I am a serious student of markets and economics. I know what 0bama has done already. 0bama's policy on the bailouts (George W. Bush is guilty, too!) is disasterous. Between Bush and 0bama, their policies on bailouts are very similar except for magnitude, the US DOLLAR is going to be destroyed in the next few years. Every single American is going to suffer a huge loss of purchasing power due to massive inflation. 0bama is being judged so soon because he has already monumentally screwed up. The braver economists are already speaking out.
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@GardenGerty (95668)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Mar 09
I was not a supporter, I am not a supporter, and I do not believe in any government promise from either party. People who do are pretty naive. It will take a long while for things to improve, regardless of the promises.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Never did. Never will.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Wow, reading the 0bama supporter's responses reveals these people have no grasp of economics, the law of supply and demand, the effect of the size of the money supply on inflation, how much 0bama's policies are going to indebt the U.S.A. to foreigners, how an economically weak nation is a weak nation, or how China and Saudi Arabia and other buyers of US DEBT will practically own the U.S.A. in the not too distant future. 0bama has already ensured the ruination of the US DOLLAR and a 2d rate status for the U.S.A. with his now unavoidable record deficits. None of the 0bama supporter's responses acknowledge these unavoidable conclusions.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I have noticed that alot of the supporters want to adopt a "wait and see" attitude...but I have to wonder how long will ppl wait to see the writing on the wall? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• United States
28 Mar 09
This is why we are witnessing the biggest power grab in history. Half the country is "giving him a chance" and waiting to see... Meanwhile, Obama and his administration are grabbing as much power as they can, as fast as they can "hoping" when everyone wakes up it will be too late...
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Yep, you have to give whoever is behind 0bama's strategy credit for not over estimating the intelligence of 0bama's supporters. 0bama has already taken action to irrepairably harm the U.S.A. Let's hope more 0bama supporters realize the time for "wait and see" is over.
@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Not at all. I am sorry no one can do everything in a short time. I feel he is doing as good a job as can be expected. He had so much to fix. I was literally sick to my stomach when Bush was re-elected because he had done so much crap the first four years, killing to many soldiers over oil. I am sorry that is WAY worse in my eyes. The cost of the war has be a major contributor to our financial woes. Bush lied for 8 years, and I know the conservatives will bash me for this, but I do not give a da**.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Mar 09
I'm not going to bash you, but you do understand that the status on Iraq hasn't changed at all with Obama and that he is sending a lot more troops to afghanistan don't you?
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
28 Mar 09
All I cared about was the fact that George W Bush was leaving! Having Obama win the election was neither here nor there for me in one sense, yet it was also quite a poignant moment for me as well. Not because of his policies and a belief that he would indeed change the world or anyything like that, it was more because of him being an African American and the significance of this moving forward. I would have felt the same poignancy if it had of been a Female President at the helm also. This breaks down barriers in so many ways! As for his policies, run to date and my support or lack of it, again I'm neither here nor there on it. I am waiting to see the mid to long term effects of his Presidency before I'll feel "educated" enough to make a decision on him either way. I do think that he's not necessarily turning out to be the golden boy that so many people expected him to be though. He's entered into the Presidency at a very crucial time and has a lot of challenges ahead. We shall just have to wait and see because he's there for 4 years whether people like it or not! (Unless this birth certificate stuff becomes more serious!)
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@katsmeow1213 (29016)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I wasn't a supporter to begin with. I fought so hard against him, both here and in real life. I just knew that he was not right for our country, not in this crisis. I tried to get others to see that, but others only wanted to argue with me. So when voting day came I hoped and prayed the country would see the light before it was too late, but they did not. Nothing I could do at that point. So I sat back, waiting for the day I could say "I told you so!" Since then I haven't been following politics much, I normally don't until an election comes up so that I can be well informed. Hopefully the country will make a better choice in 4 years when the next election comes up!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Mar 09
you can go to my profile and read some of my posts I sure in the heck didnt vote for him. and look at all the goofs he makes if he dont have that telepromtor working right. I just dont know how any one voted for him. He is too slicked tounge and teh people he had as friends! . I want to see those thousands of jobs come in to focus!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Mar 09
We should march in and party with him! ugh! I just dont understand this man spending all that money when it would do more for the American people if he got a right plan working to get us all back to work!
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@hotsummer (10333)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
i didn't like him even at the start. but i think having the other person to win instead of him, i think whoever the president today is it will be still lots of opposition and criticism. but i guess that we are just so surprised to a lots of wrong things this president is doing this early. not even bush in his early days as a president got so many criticism. bush was doing well in the beginning of his career specially his response to the terrorist attack. that gave Bush lots of support. but Obama is losing lots of support this early. though i still see lots of supporter but they don't seem to be silent now. like they are still waiting for Obama to make some good things.
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I have never picked any bones as to how I feel about Obama. I did not want him for president then nor do I want him there now. I knew it would be a mistake having him in office. And why people covered up for him and wanted him there to begin with, the ones that appointed him as a running mate. I think they thought they had someone they could control...this is the only reason I see that they covered up where he was born, or anything else they did. I'm appaled at the extent many will go to to have a certain person in office. The only thing that may change things is for several million people to write letters telling them how we feel and for every person to stop paying taxes. That is where they get the money to do all they do....from us!
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@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I never supported him in the first place. I'm sickened and heart broken now to see the direction he's already leading this country. It's going to be a long, long 4 years... Hopefully we will still have our right to vote by then and will vote him out.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
From day one of his campaign I did not support him or vote for him. Now IMO it is very obvious I made the right decision. He is determined to dig a bigger and deeper hole for the US of A to fall into without a lifeline.
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@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I am and always will be a supporter of President Obama! I wouldn't want his job for the world. Cannot imagine the mess he and his administration has to deal with. And that job is a definite can't please all of the people all of them time (or even some of the people some of the time in some cases) job to be in anyway. I don't see that he has lied at all. I feel he is attempting to be honest in all he says and does (which can't be said of the last few presidents we have had). I think everyone needs to take what they read and "hear" with a grain of salt as always. Rumors will abound. What actually happens in the coming years will the bear the truth of what he is doing and saying. And, no matter what he does or says, it sure beats the lies and spending for NO REASON of the last administration! So yes, I still believe in him, still believe him, from what I see he is absolutely trying to do exactly what he said. He is not a king or a dictator people, he still answers to the congress and representatives... they have a say in whether he can or can't do things! It isn't all on him, though he is taking it all on!
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• United States
28 Mar 09
His whole campaign and administration is one big lie. The people he put in his cabinet are the very people that caused this mess in the first place. Even he was involved when he sued the banks on behalf of ACORN to make them give loans to bad credit risks. Just so you know... the economy didn't start to tank until the democrats took control of Congress in 2006. He is a socialist and has the backing of CPUSA. He is trying to appease our enemies while insulting our allies. Do some research instead of listening to the propaganda on the MSM.
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@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Obviously you aren't paying attention or living in reality. But that is your choice, living in this country!! Yeah, right spending trillions of dollars to fight start a war against a country we had no legal right to be in killing thousands including our soldiers and citizens in the process makes SO MUCH more sense than spending money to get us OUT of the mire Bush threw the country in! NOT!! before you spout lies and negative things about people you don't like, get the actual facts, please.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
I have the facts, including the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 signed by Bill Clinton that made he removal of Saddam official US policy. There was nothing illegal about enforcing a ceasefire with a country that we had already went to war with that was violated by Saddam Hussein. Now then, do you want to actually talk about the issues, then that is one thing. If you want to deflect the point of this discussion with straw man arguments that have nothing to do with the subject matter of the OP, then that ells me that you are ignorant of the issues, and therefore have to try to change the subject in order to change the focus of the conversation. This is a typical liberal ploy that is used when the liberals run out of meaningful things to say on a particular issue. You have now proven that you cannot defend your messiah based on the facts. You are the one who needs to educate yourself... although I suspect that you probably think that the attempted socialist takeover of our country is a good thing. How are you going to feel when you can no longer afford the necessities for survival and have to look to you nanny socialist government to provide for you then?
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
28 Mar 09
I have been following obama and I think the man is amazing for only being in the office for 60 some odd days and all the things he is doing and setting in motion is amazing do you expect him to snap his finger and the country would be changed immediately he is amazing and his record of what he has done so far is good. I am not american I don;t have a bias towards him or the republican, but I suspect you are a republican and all you want to see is what any democrat can't do, if that is the case no one would ever satisfy you unless they were republican then they would do not wrong and democrats can do no right, but if you are not a republican forgive me for saying that, but at the same time campaign promises, he has 4 fours to do them not 60 some odd days, don;t forget that, give the man a break, I have never seen any other president of the united states work so fast and so hard to get things moving, this is not an easy job for any president, it is a wonder any of them can sleep at night with the issues they have on their shoulders, they have problems to deal with at home and abroad, and if you think that is easy try it,
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Since you are not American, the first thing you need to realize is that you have no idea about American issues, and no idea what you are talking about when it comes to said issues. As you don't have a dog in the fight, your comments bout giving him a break and your glowing admiration for the none-job that he is doing is unwarranted. The 0bamunist has already stated that all of the things he said during the campaign was merely "campaign rhetoric". The fact is that not only does the CBO think his policies are bad for America, many in his own party are beginning to say so as well. You cannot spend your way out of a recession, nor can you mandate volunteerism on a free people unless the people are no longer free, nor can you transform a capitalist society into a socialist one and expect people to blindly accept that. The reason he is working so fast is in order to try to rush his agenda through before anyone can muster any opposition. That is the way of tyrants, and if you knew anything of history then you would know that.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
You don't have to be american to be educated and you don't have to be american to be insulting like you, this is public forum so people from all over the world will answer questions, or unless you prefer only to know what is happening in your own country and you don;t have a clue what is happening outside, sorry if that is your attitude who is the one that is not educated, you don;t have to agree with me, no everyone in your country agrees with you but you can be civil. there are experts all over the world who study world politics or have you forgotten, and they don't have to be from the country these are studying either.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
please take me off your friend list destiny thank you!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Mar 09
first of all he is not the one who put us in the position of eating hamburger helper every night as u put it. that turkey is in texas. i do feel obama is trying to get straightened out but i took us 8 years to get in the mess we are in & it's not going to get undone in 60+ days.
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
14 Apr 09
You get my vote for best response!! He is not the one that put us in this situation! And no matter who was in presidency right now wether it be obama or clinton or who ever they would all be being critisized right now for not getting us out of this whole over night. People expect the president to snap his fingers and fix everything other "turkeys" have screwed up! Like you say it don't happen that way.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I neve4r supported this ineligible, unqualified, morally corrupt, baby killing communism loving, terrorist supporting, traitorous usurper. I see many 0bamunist apologists who claim that he inherited this economy from Bush. What these idiots don't seem to realize is that the 0bamunist is part of the problem that created this economy to begin with. Another thing they don't realize is that the economy was running well right up tho the end of Fiscal 2006... which was the last year that the republicans were in control of Congress. At the end of Fiscal 2007, the economy was already in trouble. this means that in the space for less than a year, the democrats managed to damage our economy to the point that it went from being a good economy to being the beginning of the current problem. Finally, the idea that the 0bamunist inherited this bad economy... and that it is going to take many years to correct it... doesn't track when we remember that Reagan inherited a far worse economy from Carter. He turned that around and gave us 26 years of prosperity as a result of his efforts, and he did it by reducing taxes and making policies that spurred the economy. Meanwhile, this moron that is in office now is doing just the opposite. He is vastly expanding government, and his policies are virtually guarantied to sentence the next several generations to a lifetime of slavery to the debt that these policies are piling up. To make matters even worse, the 0bamunist is turning away from free enterprise to endorse discredited Keynesian Economics and turning us into a Socialist/Communist based society. This is a long time goal of the democrats. Their idea of of government is not for by and of the people, it is of making the people slave to the government. The Democrat Party, began as the party of slavery, and they are remaining true to their roots.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Yes, I am male... and yes I am married. I think my wife would have some things to say about me starting a harem.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
28 Mar 09
He does have a wonderful way of speaking, doesn't he? LOL Sorry but I already scooped this one up...he's officially married LOL But I'll tell you what, if I ever get tired of baking him cookies all the time, I'll send him your way LOL [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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