Leave Obama alone!

United States
July 27, 2009 7:30pm CST
If I turned on Fox news right now, Im confident that I would hear reports about how the president is leading this country straight into a pit of despair On the other hand, if I turned on NBC news, I would see reports about how Obama is a saint and we should be ready to welcome in a new golden era for the united states. Here's how I see it, I truly think that this president was put in a simply impossible situation. Tanking economy, crushing debt, weaking dollar, and global strife and unrest. Obama is trying, and people seem to expect everything to turn around in a matter of months. He has several lofty campaign promises, that he has tried to work on, but have been so far unsucessful because the nations attention is turned either on the economy or michelle's hair. What he's doing may not seem to be working now, but with a team full of the nations top advisors and a senate full of politicians that we all elected, how could our country fail? Give it time people, dont wish for obama to fail just because hes not your guy, try to support the president because the nation elected him, and anyone else in his place would probably be fairing worse
8 responses
@irishidid (8570)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I'm having visions of Chris Crocker with mascara running down his face right now.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
28 Jul 09
People didn't leave Bush alone either, why will Obama be left alone? I didn't vote for him, but I hope his plan works anyway for saving the economy. Because I live here and I want our economy to be good either way. But I don't see how all these people are saying he's a saint. We should be allowed to criticize him too, just like any other President.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
28 Jul 09
Leave Obama alone? ROFL!!!!!! Awwwe, poor president. Obama is dealing with the same things the last president was, I didn't "leave him alone" and I am not going to extend the pity party to this one either. I do not expect him to turn things around over night, it is impossible. What I DO expect him to do is govern in a constitutionaly sound manner. what I DO expect him to do is come up with sound monetary policy. What I DO expect him to do is at least present solutions that will eventualy work. If I see a man, running to a fire with a fire extinguisher, I am more than willing to give him a chance and even help him out. But if I see him running to the fire with a can of gasoline, I am not only NOT going to support his efforts, I will probably tackle him in an attempt to keep him from throwing that gas on the fire.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Brilliant analogy X. I think we're at the point where people are trying to tackle him as evidenced by the opposition to his health care plan. I don't know about the Gallup poll, but Rasmussen Reports clearly shows that 51% of Americans now DISAPPROVE of his performance. That was a pretty short honeymoon. Even before his approval ratings went down, the majority of Americans opposed his policies when his name was not associated with them.
• United States
28 Jul 09
thats funny, because I just check the rasmussen daily presidental report, and it says that their approval ratings only take into account strong approval or disapproval of likely voters. They even admit that they dont count Obama's biggest supporters, young teens, because they are much less likely to vote. they also said that 49% at least somewhat approve of the president, with 49% dissapproving
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
28 Jul 09
Phil, he is not only running to it with a gas can, he is driving an entire tanker in to it. He is also continuing many of Bush's wreckless or unconstitutional policies. As long as he is doing that, I will continue to not "leave him alone". I refuse to just set idle while any political figure wrecks my republic. I leave this discussion with a quote, ironicly from one of our more progressive presidents... “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
@katran (590)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Do you really think we should support the president JUST BECAUSE he is the president? Did you support everything that President Bush did, because the same things could be said about him. He was handed a situation where right after he got into office we were attacked, and he had to act quickly, and yet people severely criticized his decision to go into Iraq because they thought it was the wrong decision. I think it is exactly the same with Obama. Obama's policies on the economy (specifically bail outs) are to me the equivalent of Bush going into Iraq. It doesn't make sense and it won't solve the problem. I don't feel that I should support everything a president does just because he was elected. In fact, I think that is a dangerous thing to believe. The president should ALWAYS be questioned, because the minute we blindly support him, we are one step closer to having all our freedoms taken away.
@katran (590)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Well, has it occurred to you that the people who disagree with everything he does....don't LIKE the things he's doing? I mean, maybe some people are disagreeing just because he is of the opposite party, but he has done some questionable things. Also, I think it is taking advantage of the amazing freedom of speech that we have in this country to say that people should not disagree with the president. In some countries, people don't have the RIGHT to disagree with their president. It actually makes me happy to see people criticize him, because it reminds me of how blessed we are to have the freedoms that we have.
• United States
28 Jul 09
Ive never said that i was wrong to disagree with the president in the later years of his term i scarcely agreed with anything he did, it just seems like some mylotters take every advantage that they can to dispute obama. All im saying is that everyone needs to remember that were all americans, and we should all want our president to succeed, and we should all support him overall, even if we question what hes doing, especially when hes in the early days of his presidency. Give the man a chance. If the country goes to further hell after 4 years, I may join in the criticism,but not as of now
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
28 Jul 09
"were all americans, and we should all want our president to succeed, and we should all support him overall, even if we question what hes doing" We should all want our COUNTRY to succeed. The president has already succeeded in quadrupling the record deficits set by Bush. He succeeded, the country failed. If he succeeds in digging us into a hole, the country fails so it's foolish to support him if you don't agree with what he's doing.
• United States
28 Jul 09
first off, props for guts for posting in defense of Obama, second off, most of us don't expect him to fix it in a manner of months, many of us are either not liking his solution to the problems (usually because we don't believe they will work) or because he is doing it all much too fast and not taking the time to get it done right, Personally I'm tired of the "NOW! NOW! NOW!" attitude from him, I don't believe a lot of his stuff will work in the first place, but add not enough time to read an understand the bills he is pushing plus not enough time to compromise on them.... the way I see it is he is driving a car (here the car is a representation of our country) much faster than the speed limit, and yes, he could get us to our destination faster, but the question is, will we be alive when we get there? he isn't reserving time for real compromise between the parties, and is very adament about things being done HIS way.... I don't like that either, and anyone who doesn't share his opinion is automatically wrong, and a lot of the people who he is calling wrong have been in politics and in many cases specializing in areas such as the economy, energy, and warfare, for a lot longer than he has been in politics, he should be taking them more seriously...
• United States
28 Jul 09
I do agree, he has rushed into things, but dont you think that he was forced to in a way? people are suffering, and everyone looks to the president to fix that. Any non-action could be construed as weakness or inability. I dont think anyone wants him to been seen by the world as weak do they? Then again the same thing could be said about the way the Bush administration handled foreign affairs. I share your hatred of the partisanship of politics, and i think now its more obvious than ever why George Washington cautioned against political parties in the first place. In any case, the President has told the people time and time again that stimulus will work, and I certainly hope that it will, but according to him, it will take up to 2 years to take full effect. As of now, i think it will work, and I really wont ever change my mind until after these 2 years are up.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I don't think it really takes guts to post in defense of someone that for the most part, the media absolutely adores.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
It depends on what channel you watch. like I said, if you pop on Fox, its nothing but news about the impending apocalypse.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
How does that Obama Cool Aid taste. I refuse to drink that stuff. I really find pity in the authors faith in the current administration and the left in general. Don't look for this administration to save anything other than the continued growth of the Imperial Federal Government. The government can't save you America, only the free market, and capitalism. Hay you dance with who brong yah, which in this case is Capitalism, Free Enterprise and entrepreneurship, not the Marxist Usurper we have as President. "Obama the Usurper" will destroy this country from within with eagalitarianism and Progressiveism. wake up America.
• United States
29 Jul 09
I think it was the last 8 years of free markets being too unrestricted that put us in this situation in the first place. Would you propose he sit back and do nothing? I do fully expect Obama do deliver what he has promised, we elected him, he has a job to do, and hes doing what he, and all of his surrounding cast, thinks is right. I dont really know anything that he has done that would deserve such scathing accusations
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 09
Phil, do you honestly believe this all started 8 years ago? keep going, it starts back many decades before that. It has only accellerated in the last 2 years but there are so many factors and administrations this goes back through. Frankly, I'm suprised it took this long to collaps.
• United States
30 Jul 09
Deficit may have started years back, but before Bush took over we had a balanced budget, and the national debt clock was turned off.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
28 Jul 09
"I truly think that this president was put in a simply impossible situation" I'm gonna stop you right there. He wasn't "put" in anything. He spent 2 years campaigning for this job. He begged, pleaded, lied, schmoozed, and did everything he could to get this job. He didn't inherit it, he wasn't put in it, he wanted it and he got it. Look, the biggest objections right now are to his unconstitutional actions and his focus on issues that will do nothing to help our economy. Climate change crap won't fix the economy. Pricing energy companies out of business won't fix the economy. Appointing judges based on race won't fix the economy. "anyone else in his place would probably be fairing worse" I disagree 100%. There are most certainly people who would do much better. Of the 13 people on my ballot I ranked him 6th or 7th.
• United States
28 Jul 09
So Bush,the CIA and the FBI who all knew that 911 was going to happen were doing a good job? Oh wait "No Kid Left Behind" that was a joke! The same people who ran the country before did a soooooooooooooooooo much better job? Not laughing because they did a messed up job themselves!
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
28 Jul 09
What you just posted has absolutely nothing to do with this discussion. It's about Obama, not Bush. There are plenty of anti-Bush threads elsewhere if that's what you'd like to discuss.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Obama is doing everything in his power to screw things up! You sound very naive.
• United States
28 Jul 09
and I think that you sound like youre spewing what youre republican party bosses tell you to say
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@irishidid (8570)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I'm not a republican and I can tell you he's screwing things up.