Should we be patient with President Obama

United States
January 23, 2009 5:16pm CST
I believe so. It took eight years for George W. Bush to get us into this mess. It is going to take some time for Dr. Obama to cure the patient. Right now he's up against partisanship and gridlock. It makes me ill. Dems and Reps in Congress can't even come together for the good of the country. It may not happen in 2010, or 2012 for that matter. But what I see is, if the problem of gridlock is not confronted, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer will sooner or later get tired, and kick BOTH PARTIES to the curb. Can a third party candidate win? Anything is possible. What do you think about Mr. Obama's chances? Dr. Angus Koolbreeze IIl--who never guessed in his wildest dreams that an African American man could become president.
5 responses
• United States
25 Jan 09
Well to be honest it was not just bush but also congress that got us into this mess. Congress actually has more power than the president. Personally i am already sick of two parties. Niether is capable to do their jobs. All they want to do is distroy the other party and completely ignore their real jobs that we pay them for. Both say what we want to hear to get elected and then don't do (but finger point the whole time). Hopefully the country wakes up soon and really starts looking at third party options.
• United States
24 Jan 09
I think we should be very patient with president Barrack Obama, because everything takes time getting used to, and that goes for everyone. He needs to get used to being the president of the united states. I can't imagine how hard it would be to get used to.
@newtondak (3949)
• United States
24 Jan 09
It doesn't seem to me that Obama is exhibiting a great deal of bi-partisanship on his own part - President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration. - "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. You must also note that Barack Obama served in the Congress that also helped to get us into "this mess".
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
24 Jan 09
I don't think any politician automatically deserves support. I will support him when he does things I agree with and oppose him when he does things I don't. He isn't up against any partisanship that any other president didn't have to face. Our system is set up so that no one person has enough power to rule the country. Both parties have failed in their responsibilities to the people. Our economy isn't about any one person. Bush did fail in some things, yes, but Congress knew about the corruption and crimes of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae long before now, but did nothing... in fact, scummy pieces of trash like Barney Frank and Rahm Emanuel (as well as many others) took great pains to cover up the crimes they knew were going on. No one deserves or should expect unquestioned power.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
23 Jan 09
patient but realistic, while I don't expect anything overnight I expected him to hit the grund running and running hard. What I expect more is for him to govern by the constistitution and though he reversed a number of things in the name of doing so, there are a LOT more to get rid of, these issues I will not be so patient over.