Why does everyone hate on Obama?

United States
July 30, 2009 11:04am CST
I mean, I see these racist hate mongers saying they hate him because he's black and that he was raised muslim. Big deal, his religion isnt much of an issue to me. And neither is the color of his skin. Some people are just ignorant, I read his book and learned about him before I voted for him. Can you tell me why everyone seems to hate him?
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@qdietz (244)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Welcomed to closed minded people who only learn from crappy news channels and were raised as racist people. Look at what the media is doing with Muslims and such, have you ever seen what they do to muslim people at the airport? My dad's girlfriend is arab, doesn't look like Bin Ladden but still looks a bit Arab, and every time they pass security, they get all the checks done. Its everywhere, people are stereotyped and the media does not help. On youtube I saw comments on a video of black people fighting, the comments were extremely racist and full of hate. Stereotypes in America say this: Black people are uneducated, violent, and retarded (no offense to black people, I love black people, I just see that this is a general idea that goes around). Muslims are crazy people who want to blow up corporate america
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Have you ever seen what a plane crashing into a building does to the human body? And have you ever seen anyone but radical extremist Muslims commit this vile act? just wondering...cause those jihadist don't care if you defend them or not...they'll kill you just like they killed all those innocent people on 9/11. I feel sorry for the Muslims like your dad's girlfriend, she has to suffer for the wrongs her co religionists do...but not enough to risk it happening here again.
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• United States
2 Aug 09
So everyone who follows the islamic religion should be punished for the actions of a small group of people?
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
7 Aug 09
Let me ask YOU a question. Why is it that when someone disagrees with Obama's policies, they are automatically branded as a racist? And as far as his book, how do you know that what he said in there was true? You blame people for their knee-jerk position of hating him because he's half-black, but you're automatically, right off the bat, believing him unconditionally because of what he put in his book without doing any other research into the man's character, i.e., getting a differing view on the man's character. I can only speak for myself, but if someone like Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes were to run for the presidency, I'd vote for either of them in a heartbeat, and both of them are black! Yeah, that's racism for you, isn't it? To put it simply: We don't like Obama because he's half-black. We don't like Obama because of his policies, pure and simple.
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@Carson11 (332)
• United States
8 Aug 09
The LIBS ALWAYS play the race card when you disagree with BHO.I totally agree with you.Some of the greatest minds in this country are black conservatives.I also believe most of them had to be better than most of their white collegues to become as successful as they did.Thankfully things are getting better for all of our citizens.By the way,I'm German,Russian and Polish.Please don't hate me for this.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I've read a whole lot of stuff on the internet and in newspapers and even in conversations with real people about Obama. Not once have I heard a racial slur or anyone saying they HATE him. So...where are you seeing this racist hate? Are you perhaps assuming that because people speak up against his policies that they hate him? Perhaps you are the type that think he's the messiah and should never be questioned? Maybe cause he's black he's always right in your eyes? Your posting of this is very irresponsible...much on the same vein as Mr.Obama's friend Prof. Gage's shouting out of 'profiling' and 'racism' was wrong. It causes more division and keeps the real issues from being discussed. Like where is all the money coming from to pay for all this 'change'?
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• United States
31 Jul 09
Check the answer below.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I don't hate the brother; But yes, there are times I question what and why he's doing it; That's human nature. I feel sorry for him because he picked the mess left by someone who didn't give two figs about how this country would turn out and now they taking that stick they should have beat the last one with and beating him with it. Personally, I wish him well. I do. I voted for him; I pray for him and his family. I admire him because at least he wanted to try to help the government but all I hear is what he paid or his wife to do this. What is it to you? I hear about them going to Martha's Vineyard. African Americans have been going there for years in the summer. If you want a serious network or hookup, that is the place to go. So do I hate him? no. I hate those who took this country for their own gain and screwed it up. Oh yes. well, hate is a strong word. but dislike is better. you know why? because they upset the balance of the world's economy for their own good and forgot the rest. That is not what those gentlemen did when they created America. If you see this man trying to unite a country; he screws up sure he does, but he tries to make it right, I respect that.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Hey...well I stand corrected. I don't see this as you do. But I can assure you that my dislike for him is not in anyway connected to his race. I just wish more of his supporters would quit giving him a free pass because of his race. And just so everyone knows....I don't care for what was done to this country before Mr. Obama took charge. Unlike most on here, I don't stand up and defend any conservative or any Republican. I despise partisan politics. I disagree with the direction this country is taking due to Mr. Obama's policies and I don't think the man is qualified to make the decisions he's making. I could go on for pages, but I'll leave it at that. Thanks for being a person of character in your post.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Only on myLOt! Will people say those kinds of things. You are a person of character to not respond in kind. Appreciate it!
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• United States
1 Aug 09
Appreciate your input; didn't mean to make you put up a flag though. I am concerned about the direction of this country. I am real sorry that it is the way it is; So while I don't hate, I am concerned too.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Well, I don't HATE him as a person, but I disagree with almost all of his policies. His 'big change' agenda is bankrupting America, giving props to people who live on social programs who have done nothing to deserve the benefits (illegals) while making it nearly impossible for the middle class person or family to survive. We are all told that we are TOO RICH to qualify for ANY help for ANYTHING, yet it's our taxes that pay for all these programs, for libraries, for parks, for maintaining roads, for emergency services like ERs, firefighters, police, 911 operators, etc. My opinion of him has absolutely nothing to do with race or religion or anything like that, in fact it would be preferable to me if nobody ever mentioned race or religion at all. Those are simply things people use to try and claim victimization, or to claim they are right and others are wrong. It would be nicer if race didn't exist as a factor. So many times I hear in the media, so and so is the FIRST (insert gender here) or FIRST (insert race here) or FIRST (insert religion here). Why should anybody CARE? Why DO we care? Those things are completely irrelevant! What matters is what the person is trying to accomplish and what they will do with the power of their position - to HELP the majority in measurable ways, or to HURT the majority in measurable ways. I am also neither republican nor democrat, I belong to a group of people who is in favor of very very little government interference in any part of our personal lives. I believe that states ought to have more power than they have and very little should be overseen or 'controlled' by the politicians in DC. All they need to do is keep terrorists out of this country, do something about the problem of illegal immigration (and amnesty is NOT the answer unless we can then charge these people their annual salaries for the next 10 years in return) and work out deals with other countries as far as trade/imports. I do not feel they have any business telling individuals that we HAVE to perform MANDATORY volunteer service, that anybody HAS to join the military, that anybody HAS to work or not work, that people can only use certain forms of energy or cut their costs, where people are allowed to smoke, that everybody HAS to have insurance, and those are just for starters. If Obama comes up with a policy that would force you to do something that you were against, how would you feel? You'd not be very happy about it, I'm sure.
@sahm35 (891)
• United States
2 Aug 09
I thought Bush bankrupted us? All that he is asking money for is better schools and more books in some inner cities schools and/or white trash neighborhoods.... He suggested that as a nation that we perform some volunteer service? Why is that so bad unless you are truly lazy! Who doesnt want to give back to their communities? Dont you want your kids or future kids to be able to compete with the rest of the world. We are supposed to be the country of the best of the best! Yet many can not read nor write... At this rate we will be a third world country!