What if Obama appeared at your door?

@diamania (7028)
Netherlands
June 20, 2009 12:08pm CST
What would you do if Obama was at your door?
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Shake his hand and invite him in to have a drink or kill some flies or something. Don't think it's too likely to happen but I'd love to have this Pres stop by. He would be a welcome guest at my house.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
20 Jun 09
Would you also start a discussion with him?
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• United States
21 Jun 09
I would greet him and invite him into my home. I would ask him if he minded discussing the job, and then ask him a few questions I have had on my mind. I would show him the hospitality I show to all my guests; offering a drink and other things. Of course, I would take many pictures. You would not see them on TV like as happened to Phelps.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
Would you mainly talk about the positive side of Obama or the negative?
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• United States
24 Jun 09
Well, I would not intend to critique him, that is counter productive. I think I would mainly be interested in discussing his intentions on areas I hold dear.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jun 09
That would indeed be best. But wouldn't you be afraid that Obama would have the feeling that you would agree would be neutral as to his opinion and policy or even slightly agree with him if you're cautious as to critique him?
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I'd tell him what scum he is for the lies and slander he has committed against a true American hero, Gerald Walpin.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
And who is Walpin?
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Here are some sources. I included a liberal one to be fair. The supposed reason to fire Walpin was that he was "confused and disoriented". The video shows differently. A man of Walpin's integrity should not be made to go through this and even Obama supporters should speak out against his firing. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Gerald-Walpin-speaks-the-inside-story-of-the-AmeriCorps-firing-48030697.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKKaVoz_aMI&feature=related http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/12/gerald-walpin-obama-remov_n_214715.html
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Jun 09
No one seems to have noticed, but he's fired two more IGs who were investigating sensitive issues close to him, such as the Treasury Dept and he didn't give notice to Congress on either of those. He also didn't come out and call them senile in front of the press, but maybe because the press isn't reporting on these other firings.
@K46620 (1994)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I would ask him, with video camera rolling, Where is your birth certificate? Are you a natural born citizen? He has been avoiding this question like the plague (I wonder why, he must be hiding something?), nobody has been willing to ask him, so I would. I wonder how he would avoid answering that question, lol.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jun 09
You'd probably get cuffed by the cops. When you resist upon arrest you get tased.
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@K46620 (1994)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Hopefully not, just for asking a question! That would not be right in a "free country".
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
26 Jun 09
Free country, yeah right. Free countries don´t exist anymoreHave you heard the story about a man commenting on a speech held by a president candidate. Who got tased as his comment too long and too harsh...
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@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
20 Jun 09
I might not like what the man says or does, but charity would compel me to invite him in to have a drink and a civil discussion on everything going on in the world. I'd ask him why he believes the way he does on certain issues, why he thinks other issues have been mishandled in the past, and various other questions. Then, after the serious talk is over and done with, I'd invite him to stay and play a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit. :D
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
20 Jun 09
Trivial pursuit hehe. Would you beat him? :P
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• United States
20 Jun 09
well since i dont really have fly problems in my house i would shake his hand, invite him in for some cookies and a beverage like a PEPSI or something. and then invite my grandma who is a dumb republican, she can come over and meet the intelligent guy, and shake his hand. i think she would die right there! then i would take him to my neighbors house and she has a lot of flies, then he might have fun there. she is an awesome cook, he would love her cooking. then i would get a picture and have him autograph it!
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
21 Jun 09
"then i would take him to my neighbors house and she has a lot of flies, she is an awesome cook," I hope none of the flies fall into her cooking. If they do ..... feed a lot of them to Obama. lol What makes you think he's smart? Because he can read a teleprompter? Because his grades and papers and everything he's done in his life is sealed, just like his birth certificate is sealed. He could have been a C student like Bush and Kerry! lol I'd like to meet your Grandmother, the dumb Republican.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Jun 09
I would probably give him a phony name and tell him that no one in the house speaks English. Heck, can't imagine why he would show up at my door, but it's not likely to be to do me any particular good. I wouldn't be very comfortable with all those Secret Service guys in suits going through my house and checking my medicine cabinets, nor would I welcome the news media and photographers popping their flashbulbs at me. I would then have to yell at the kids for all the stuff they left lying about and the mess that we just had photographed for all of America to see. I have to say that I hope no one famous shows up at my door unannounced, especially on the weekend.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
20 Jun 09
I don't think saying no one in the house speaks English will do you any good, who knows he kicks you personally out of the country? :P It's good for your house price though, heheheh.
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@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Wouldn't that be the way it would happen, too? LOL My luck, I would have all 6 dogs inside on a rainy day, have both kids & pals laying waste to my pantry, have my period, and be lying about in sweats with my hair up and no make up on...Yup, that's when it would happen!
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
21 Jun 09
"have my period, and be lying about in sweats with my hair up and no make up on..." OK, I just have to say that that is a little more information than I needed to know.
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@airakumar (1555)
• India
24 Jun 09
If this happened, I would greet him well like all my guest, properly.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jun 09
Would you give him a special treatment?
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@airakumar (1555)
• India
25 Jun 09
He is a special person, so I will try to treat more like special. But if possible because it would be a surprise for me is visit at my door...:-)
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
26 Jun 09
Yeah, you wouldn't have prepared anything of course. Would you tell him to take off his shoes or don't you mind anyway whether people do so or not?
@N4life (851)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I would challenge him to a one on one basketball game. I think I could take him!
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
Or you could immediately grab the stick and give him a knock in the head pretending you were just hitting the ball, right?
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@N4life (851)
• United States
23 Jun 09
No sticks in basketball
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jun 09
Heh, I thought you said baseball... hehe sorry mate.
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
21 Jun 09
There are several possibilities. First of all, since I'm alone in a big old house I generally don't answer the door if I'm not expecting someone. Depending on the time of day and whether I see any familiar vehicles parked outside I sometimes actually hide when someone knocks on my door so they don't know I'm there. Let's just say for the sake of discussion that I do answer the door. My first thought would be that it was an impostor, which is what I'd think about any even remotely famous person at my door. Then, when I realized it was actually him I'd probably pass out in shock. This wouldn't be because I'm a supporter of President Obama, my reaction would be the same if it were President Bush or anyone else. IF I got over my initial shock I'd ask him if he liked cats and then invite him in. My cats won't care that he's the POTUS, they'll still jump on his lap and rub against his expensive suit. I'd offer him some of my famous iced tea or, if it were early in the day, a cup of coffee then I'd thank him for the things on which I've agreed and I'd respectfully let him know about the things I'm not so pleased about. Annie
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
That's a polite way of letting someone in, I see you're a person with good manners. Greet your cats from me please, meeow.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
23 Jun 09
They said to tell you "Meow!" Annie
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jun 09
Thanks for the message.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Oh, I'd be afraid. Very afraid! I don't think I'd say anything negative. I wouldn't know what to say. Look at what happened to Joe the Plumber when he asked if Obama was going to raise his taxes! I mean, I'd hate having my backround put under a microscope.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
Could you please tell me what you mean with having your background put under a microscope?
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Joe the Plumber asked Obama a question and then found himself being investigated. [i]Three users pulled up Joe Wurzelbacher’s information from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles database in the days following the October 15 debate. The accounts used were tied to the office of Ohio’s attorney general, the county’s Child Support Enforcement Agency, and the Toledo Police Department, the paper reports. Here’s the problem: Those records are supposed to be directly accessed only for “legitimate law enforcement and government business.” While it’s not clear specifically who used the accounts and for what purpose, it seems unlikely that there were three separate legit reasons why Joe Wurzelbacher’s records needed to be accessed in that short window of time. [/i] http://www.inquisitr.com/6431/joe-the-plumber-the-criminal-investigation/ I don't have much to hide but I still wouldn't want my info put out there for all to see.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
23 Jun 09
That's privacy violation to the fullest extent. I believe it's ridiculous they investigate your past and present for a reason that is probably not important enough.
@jb78000 (15163)
21 Jun 09
do what i do with all politicians - give him a coffee and not listen to him (i do do the same thing with jehovahs witnesses)
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
21 Jun 09
You're nicer than I am. I don't even answer the door to Jehovah's Witnesses.
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@jb78000 (15163)
22 Jun 09
that's really funny, if i had the guts i'd say sorry we're satanists here but i tend just to want to be nice, don't agree with them but i think they actually mean well in a misguided way
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
I always give them a no on all their questions really, I think you should be polite to people who aren't there to harm you.
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@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I would probably share a few ideas and opinions with him. I wouldn't pretend to be an Obama supporter, but I would like the opportunity to tell him how I feel about a few things and tell him what he can REALLY do to help the poor and disabled people in this country. He has never been poor or disabled, so how can he really know what kind of help those of us who are really need?
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
I believe that's what those people in governments lack: the experience of being poor and/or disabled, how on earth can they know what they have to do to help them, unless he has done some personal research on the matter.
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• United States
22 Jun 09
If they really want to do some research on the issue, let them live for a couple of years on a fixed income, say about $25-30K per year for the first two years they are in office. I say this because a lot of the people I know live from paycheck-to-paycheck on about that much money per year. Also, like me, most of them live on that much money and have NO medical insurance either. My wife and I COMBINED make about $50K per year if we are lucky. How about making our elected officials take a crash course in the reality that most of us live in from day-to-day...let them live for a few years on the income that the rest of us have to survive on. We could make it easy on them, however, and let them HAVE medical insurance, unlike some of us...
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
23 Jun 09
Oh well my mum makes 15.000 dollars a year... so things are even worse for her. But indeed they should live from a minimum income and start all over, so they shouldn't have their Hummer under their bottocks when they go to their work as a cleaner or something. That'll do.
@oneidmnster (1387)
• United States
20 Jun 09
I would shake his hand and ask him what he wanted.After all,Obama wants something from people and doesn't seem willing to listen to them or help them.If he asked my opinion about something,I'd give it to him.Would I be proud that he came to see me or want to show him to people I know?Not hardly.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
20 Jun 09
Oi, you're very clear in your opinion but what it is that makes you believe like this? I am very interested.
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• United States
20 Jun 09
Obama has been in office for several months now and has done nothing to help this country.He still blames Bush for everything that is wrong,even though our problems have been increasing for 30 years.He needs to get over the past and start working on the future.He keeps making mistake after mistake,yet his approval rating is still above 60%.He takes his wife on million dollar dates at the taxpayers expense.He seems to be enjoying his celebrity,but doesn't seem to have a clue as to how to do his job.He needs to start listening to what the American people want and quit worrying about what he wants.He is in office to serve the people.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
I indeed don't hear much news coming from the white house. I think Obama has been over-estimated as to his capacities. It once more shows again how people can be influenced by one's charm. Doesn't mean McCain was necesarry a better candidate. I hope for the usa that he will get out of the white house and does something useful...
@peavey (16905)
• United States
20 Jun 09
I'm not sure what I would do, but maybe just say, "hello?" and wait and see what he had to say. I don't know that I'd invite him in - I live alone and don't trust just anyone who shows up on my doorstep.
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
21 Jun 09
You seem like a wise, wise woman!
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
I can't stay I find that a stupid way of thinking, wise indeed!
@usaction (651)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I would invite him in, and be friendly. Offer him some food and drink. Then, I'd go into politics! How is he going to repair the damage Bush has done? How is he going to heal the damaged American image to the world, so that people aren't comparing our leader to Adolf Hitler!
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
24 Jun 09
I haven't heard anyone talking about repairing the damage caused by Bush as a discussion subject. Very creative thinking of you! I do think though that any comparison to Hitler is wrong. Hitler was the worst of the worst, Bush, although he wasn't the best president ever, comes nowhere close as to his policy compared to that of Hitler. So they shouldn't compare him to Hitler although it's something I would understand.
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• United States
22 Jun 09
I'd welcome him in, wished I'd taken time to clean up, and then ask him why he's turning our country from capitalist to socialist.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
22 Jun 09
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him. ~Karl Marx~
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@jb78000 (15163)
22 Jun 09
same thing i'd do with any politician - give him a coffee and not listen. i'd do exactly the same with bush by the way...
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
23 Jun 09
Or give him water from the pool... and tell him you're deaf and aren't able to work and are about to lose the house you've invested a few grand in and tell him you want him to fix the mess or you won't vote on poor old barrack anymore, while you haven't even voted for him. Wouldn't that be a better idea, monsieur?
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• United States
22 Jun 09
well, i don't really like his views or what he does most of the time, but he is the president. i'd shake his hand. then invite him to come meet my family, friends, city, county, and introduce him to my church family. discuss a few topics, and then finally, wonder what in the world i did to make the pres of the united states come to my house?!?!!
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
Haha, that's indeed something you should consider thinking about, why on earth did he visit a member of the public. ;)
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• United States
21 Jun 09
Id ask him in we would have a lot to talk about!
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
I bet you are not planning on praising Obama!
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@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I would pester him until he hired me and ask him why he didn't show up sooner.
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@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
22 Jun 09
Hehe, you pesky little Obama bully. I don't believe a word of what you say.
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