President Obama

@bgerig (1259)
United States
February 8, 2009 10:07pm CST
What is your assessment of the administration of President Obama during the first couple weeks? I was blown out by the transition....I thought it was great! I have been disturbed by the ethic lapses, though. I am afraid that he set the standard too high, or was he just naive about the realities of Washington DC? I think he is moving the right way re: foreign affairs, but do you think he will lose support for not ordering the troops home on his original time table? It is my opinion he probably has a more accurate view of the stimulus needs, etc. but is deferring to Congress and its leaders...and that is loosing support for him. Your thoughts about how all of this is playing out?
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• United States
9 Feb 09
I believe he is taking this counrty in thew wrong direction. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. The government cannot spend or give mopney to another person without having taken the money first from someone who has earned it.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Hi bgerig! I honestly can't really give an opinion as it is too early in his administration to form a fair enough opinion! I think that he is on the right track so far from what I can see. He knew what he was taking on and knew that it was going to be a rough road ahead. His timetable may have to be altered somewhat, but that should be understood if necessary. He means well and if he has set his standards to high I don't think it has anything to do with him being naive I think it has to do with the fact that Congress will only let him to do so much!
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I think He needs to look at his stimulus package better and see why he is not getting it passed. It has too much pork that won't stimulate the economy. I also think he needs to think things through better. his signing that bill about Guantamino Bay should have had some kind of plan in place before he signed it. he needs to slow down and look at every thing better than he has so far.
@lampar (7591)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Even though he has a practical economy stimulus policy in mind but due to the way government work, his plan still need to go through congress for approval as they have the purse string authority, if congress continue to delay his plan and engage in childish political bickering, only care about their own constituency and corporate contributors welfare instead of the country economy and American future in mind, we will continue slide backward and heading toward the doom.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I think he has been trying to make a good effort to change the conditions he has been given by the 8 years of the Bush destruction. I like the way he is willing to admit,"I screwed up". That is refreshing from a politician, especially the President. I do think he may have goals which are a little lofty. But there is that old saying that to make money you have to spend money. I am rather disturbed by the lack of help by Nancy Pelosi. And it is unfortunate that the "old guard" of politicians refuse to go away. I'm afraid they will fight him forever. The Washington politicians don't like any kind of change and would rather continue on the way they always have. They would rather blather on in disagreement than try something different. It just goes to show how hard it continues to be to get the pork out of the bills. Some say the Democrats want to spend too much but these same people who don't like what the Dems propose have nothing more than the same old Bush stuff that has brought the country down in the first place. I would like to see Obama get tough.
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@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
9 Feb 09
the American voters were stupid enough to elect the idiot...now we have to deal with him for at least four years...maybe voters won't be dumb enough to re-elect him...
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• Malaysia
9 Feb 09
One America One Team - One America One Team is a new slogan to put things back on track.
When we do talking about politic, we must observe and think it in political mind and insight. We cannot interpret it in mathematical or engineering law or rules where 1 + 1 = 2 and in political world 1 + 1 sometimes has to be 10 by using binary system. In my opinion anyway, Feb. 19_2009 will be Obama one month on that hot seat and it is not the true time scale for us to quickly jump to the conclusions. DETERMINATION WITH CONGRESS MEMBERS Actually, he played smart steps and not the clever steps. To collectively getting one shout at one voice in Congress is uneasy, so need some twist and turn to know every Congress member's color for which one they belongs to. Putting high hope does not mean too ambitious and matter of fact there are lists of steps to be meticulously done towards precision achievement. PREVIOUS FDI ISSUE LEFT BY FORMER PRESIDENT Obama does focus on domestic issues purportedly retrace many weakness that has had been done by former president and at the same time negotiating with the majority Congress members still hiding many details about former president previous admin. and financial activities. You just imagine, former president had frozen most middle east tycoon's money including King Abdullah in trillion sum of money a real pinch to his head. In fact, that money should be liquidated to runs back The Wall Street Journal which is one of the solution to gain back rapid economy recovery as it is the way to enhance the exponential growth in one country's financial instrument(FDI - Foreign Direct Investment). GUANTANAMAO BAY DETAINEE CENTER ISSUE Obama has negotiated with the King Abdullah and the clans regarding that money, but King Abdullah also being pressured by OIC(Organization of Islamic Country) to pull string on Obama in Guantanamao Bay issue. That is why Obamo recently did talking seriously on Guantanamao Bay detainees. King Abdullah can tolerate his money and able to manage and taking control on his clans. I hope now, you can load a bit your mind with this complex issue. It needs a small twist, actually; but a very painful one for Obama. DOMESTIC FINANCIAL GROWTH AND INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION Beating under the belt or around the bush is very easy orchestrated by general public to one new president, if we were in his shoes I think shouldering the all gargantuan load of burden in the next 30 minutes we will die. Obama must settle the major domestic issues before he fly to "ambush" the international predicaments, ordeals and calamities in building up the international community support. Give him time till this June 2009 to stabilize the domestic economy growth. MY CONCLUSION Look with your mind and not your eyes. Rome never built in one day. One brain cannot solve the problems that had been created by the same mind. So, Obama needs collective responsibility among Congress members with one vision for One America One Team. ----- to be continued in next episode -----
@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
9 Feb 09
he's an idiot
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I think he bit off more than he could chew. Remember - "this stimulus will have no earmarks" then "there has to be earmarks" "no lobbyists" he appointed one Transarency hahahahahaha how is that working for ya? Then there are the gangsters that he is appointing to his cabinet.
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
10 Feb 09
Which ones are the Gangsters? :) - DNatureofDTrain
• United States
14 Feb 09
I think Obama has such a tough job ahead of him and I believe that the "Good old boy attitude" of Washington is not making anything he does easy for him. I think the economy is on the front burner right now. He does not want anymore American's lose their jobs and any more business' close down, thou I fear we will be seeing much more before this is over.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
He is acting more like a monarch then the president of the United States. He has to have the congress to pass all his bills, but unfortunately the majority of congress are democrats and they will pass the stimulus the money that to pay it is coming from you American taxpayers and some from China. (wait until China makes you forget a few of her human rights violations.) You think Bush was bad, well he is worse. He is too young, does not have enough experience and he is being controlled, he is doing what the democrats and he is also very far to the left. He is pro abortion, says he is for faith, but he does not want buildings where a room is let out for Christian meetings once a week or so to be included in the stimulus. Thereby even though he says he is a Christian, he is against Christianity and for a socialist view of America. We are slightly socialist up here in Canada, and pretty soon we will be able to say that you are more socialist than us.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
10 Feb 09
I do not agree with who he is appointing to many positions, but I am impressed with him so far. I do feel a stimulus needs to be done but the wayt to get the money is he needs to higher top grade investors that can take small tax dollars and grow them, and the Federal Reserve really should hold money in a reserve, invest it to make it grow eventually enough that US citizens could get stimulus and tax rebates often enough that there would be no reason for poor and poverty at all... They could make a program to do this if they wanted to and people op to participate or not in it. - DNatureofDTrain
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
9 Feb 09
He has to have the support of the people in Congress to get anything done. I do think he is working hard to come up with something. I think alot of his problem is that these people are afraid of the change.
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• United States
9 Feb 09
"he set the standard too high"......really? Seems he prefers tax evaders (crooks)to be the standard he sets for his choice of important staff seat nominees.
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