why do many people hate obama?

barack obama - president of usa
United States
September 9, 2009 10:04pm CST
why do a lot of people hate obama? is it because of racism? or is it because he is democrat? or maybe americans can not take it that a person of african descent became the president of america? IMO despite all of these reasons why people hate him, i think he will become a good leader. since he is the first black president of usa, i believe he will do his job well and would not take his position for granted because he is working on behalf of his race. otherwise if he screws up then white people will hate blacks forever haha!
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@preethaanju (3000)
• India
10 Sep 09
Despite all the big talk of being broadminded and healthy human rights US is still very racial like UK and Aus.. they just cant stand a black taking the top position.. Intellectuallu Obama stands miles ahead of Bush.. Americans must accpet him with full heart thx
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• United States
10 Sep 09
Hate is a pretty strong term. I believe many people are angry with him because he's not keeping his campaign promises, because he's leading us down a path to socialism, because our Constitutional freedoms seem to be in jeopardy, because unwanted programs are being forced on us, and because he's unwilling to be forthcoming about certain aspects of his life, like his birth certificate and his college records. Did he receive scholarship money for being a foreign student? They also don't like the fact that he and his fellow Democrats are getting us deeper and deeper into a financial hole. When Bush was President, many people blamed him for various things saying it happened on his watch so he was responsible even if Congress was the one who enacted the legislation. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't remember Bush ever laying the blame on anyone else whether or not he was guilty or innocent of the charge. How many times as President Obama put the blame for our current condition on Bush? Obama needs to be a man and stop whining. It's time he started taking responsibility for his actions.
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• United States
10 Sep 09
yeah i somehow agree with that. good point man. he gave us a lot of promises before he became president. but now where are those hopeful promises? its kinda disgusting to think that hes giving us false hopes to win the voters and promising something that is not true. i cant judge him. he is our leader after all.
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@anniepa (27956)
• United States
10 Sep 09
"Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't remember Bush ever laying the blame on anyone else whether or not he was guilty or innocent of the charge." The reason you don't remember Bush laying the blame on anyone else is he didn't admit there was anything wrong for which to blame anyone! Actually, I seem to recall there was some "It's Clinton's fault" cries early in the Bush Administration, although things were actually pretty good under Clinton. Annie
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• United States
10 Sep 09
damn. people put blame on other people yet they are not doing anything to improve the administration.
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• United States
12 Sep 09
Race has nothing to do with this! I don't approve of someone being voted into office because of his race. I don't approve of his circle talking or lying. Heck he can't give a speech by himself. He doesn't know how many states there are in the USA. We're in a crisis, and he's trying to get people who can't afford cars buy cars. Hello?!?!? How are you going to pay for your monthly car payment when 1/2 of these people don't have a job! How is Czar 0bama going to give free health care for all? It's NOT FREE! He's going to jack up taxes just like in Canada. They have "free health care", and they pay 15% taxes on everything! Plus their hospitals can't preform all the procedures they need to thanks to their budgets being restricted.
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• United States
10 Sep 09
I do not hate Obama but heartily dislike him. However I DO HATE people like you who always bring racism into everything!
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@bdugas (3578)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I agree with the first person that responded to your topic, race has nothing to do with it, let me rephrase that, to most of us it don't, there will always be that sad few that no matter if he made it so we all got a million a month he would still be hated because he has black blood in him. Sorry I can't call him a black man, because that is not what he is. People hate him for what he is trying to do to this country. You can not make me believe that everyone in chicago that he was pals with, is being sent to jail, and he wasn't a part of it, they won't do much time because as he goes out as president, he will pardon them all. He is tearing this country apart with his lies and someone told me they seen a story where he is going to hang a communist flag up on the south lawn of the whitehouse. I don't care if it China or anyone else's. That is the day they should impeach him, and I will raise holy hell till it is taken down. This is the United States, the only flag that should be flying around the white house is our flag, not china's not anyone else's. Why would he even consider such a thing. He was a smooth talker and he got elected by promising change, he didn't say that that change would be good, but one thing that I have seen since he took office, the people have decided enough is enough, and they have begun to speak out, something we should of done years ago. I don't like him cause I believe he is a scum from Chicago that was tied into this bunch that is now being sent to prison, I don't believe he is a naturalized citizen, and I think he is a liar, at every time he opens his mouth. He tells the people just what he thinks they want to hear, then turns around and does what he wants. I think he is trying to take over the united states in too many things that he needs to take his nose out of, especially with giving the children more rights, since when did a 15 year old have any rights other than what we give them, it is the parents right to make sure their child isn't in that car getting a abortion. It is their right to make sure their child does what is right, sure ask a 15 year old if what they are doing is right, they will answer quick, yep, because they know no better. As for health care, yes something should be done about it, lower prices at hospitals and doctors offices, lower prices for tests, but forcing people to get insurance or fining them if they dont'. I don't know about you but forcing me is the quickest way for me to show you no, i'm not. I just think he had no idea about running a country to start with and he should not be in there. I was ready to give him every chance there was when he was elected. I wanted to see him do good. But I believe he has messed it up for the next black man that runs for this office.
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I think he's not to be trusted. Don't care what his race is.
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@ParaTed2k (22940)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
10 Sep 09
Why is it that race seems to be the only thing you care about here?
@ParaTed2k (22940)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
10 Sep 09
I got that you like Obama, but you mentioned race in every thought in the OP. What I don't like about Obama has nothing to do with race. He just can't seem to be held to the standard of his own words.
• United States
10 Sep 09
no its not really about the race that all i care about. and actually i like obama.
@clrumfelt (5490)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I don't hate anyone because of their race or skin color. But, honestly, I DESPISE Obama's politics.
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@xfahctor (14118)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Sep 09
Oh my frikkin god, here we ago again with race. WTF?! Ya know, the only readon race matters is BECAUSE PEOPLE KEEP BRINGING IT UP. It is a weak and tired argument and there are a good number of us who have been battling it since before the elections and we're getting pertty tired of it. I apose his ideology, I feel his vision of government is in complete contradiction to our founding principals and the contitution. I feel he was wrong for the job becuase he is just another establishment politician who's only interest is to grow and serve government, I feel he is worng for the job because he really isn't much different than Bush. Incidentaly, I don't "hate" him, I despise his ideology and governmetal philosophy.
• United States
10 Sep 09
"I don't 'hate' him, I despise his ideology and governmental philosophy" - Ditto
@N4life (851)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Our govt has been corrupt for at least decades. When Democrats challened Bush they were anti-American, now that Obama is Pres the extremeists want revolution. Some of these people would have more credibility if they had been on an-anti govt band wagon before...but something smells when they jump on just as the "oppenent" gets Pres. It certainly is not good for a Republic and Democracy as they claim.
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@N4life (851)
• United States
11 Sep 09
That is one way to look at the Bush years. It brought distrust of the govt even further to the front. My issue is what are all these knuckleheads to do with distrust? As can be seen they simply fall into the same rhetoric. If someone votd fo a Pres they did not now they are the enemy? I distrust the American people just as much as the govt, hell we let the govt get this way.
• United States
10 Sep 09
Democrats and Republicans bash each other for doing the same stuff. It's hilarious! You're right. Our government has been corrupt for decades. We were corrupt way before George W. Bush was in office. Although with Bush the corruption was just more obvious, which was probably the only good thing he ever did, he showed the people how corrupt the government really was in Washington.
@BlueGoblin (1829)
• United States
10 Sep 09
First, he's not the first black president, his mother is white. Obama's father was Kenyan and not a descendant of the slaves. Should the blacks be proud of Obama? Sure. However, he didn't have the same disadvantages nor does have the same awful past. If I was black, I'd be a little angry that first non-white president was a guy born of a white mother and a Kenyan father. How long have the descendants of slaves had to work for this opportunity? But these descendants weren't the first colored skin president. Obama took that away from them. Anyway, really off topic. "since he is the first black president of usa, i believe he will do his job well and would not take his position for granted because he is working on behalf of his race. " Right here you make an error. You're talking about racism but you simply say flat out that he will do good job because he's black and working on behalf of his race. Hmm. Did George W. Bush work on behalf of his race? Absolutely not. Did Clinton? Absolutely not. Most Presidents, including Obama, work for the interest of a small elite. (special interest groups, bankers, etc.) We're an oligarch and not a democracy. Obama is a liberal, therefore, I dislike much of his views. I could take Obama on foreign relations but he seems to want to fight in Afghanistan and play Cheney. Obama is also linked George Soros.
• United States
10 Sep 09
I meant linked to George Soros.
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
well, he won the election and yet many Americans hate him now, maybe because of many advisers he hired to manage the country.
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• Philippines
10 Sep 09
... many advisers he hired to help him run the country.
@KaraKATAD (246)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
Well I think one of the reason that Obama is not very well liked is because he came right after Bush. Because of this, he had a lot of attention and many high hopes, especially after those very interesting elections. I think he just needs some time to adjust and he will be able to bounce back soon.
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• United States
10 Sep 09
From the comments I've read here, I have come to the conclusion that people dislike him for reasons that are, for the most part, nothing but lies and outlandish claims spread by various special-interest groups. It doesn't appear that people in this country are even bothering to verify the truth of the claim before jumping on the band wagon. I receive at least one mass email a day claiming yet another lie about some political issue. It has gotten so bad that I've starting googling everything to determine if it's true or not. I am neither a democrat or republican but I will say that I have never in my life seen the democrats launch such vicious attacks after they lost the election that the republicans are launching now. Talk about sore losers!
@Qaeyious (2357)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I like neither Republican nor Democrat. But obviously this is what the American people want, because they keep voting for the same people over and over again. It was bad enough when money was thrown to the crybaby bank CEOs. Then the auto CEOs. They may be Christian, but to throw money away like that like Jesus Christ is coming tomorrow is irresponsible. If people can't run a business, it should fail like everything else that has failed leadership. The health plan thing I have mixed feelings. If it will truly be a budget plan, even for just very basic medical coverage, I may bite my tongue and go with it. But if I have money for a more premium plan, I want that available as well. The issues are a lot more complicated than just African and Caucasian.
• United States
10 Sep 09
lol its all about the healthcare plan that everybody's talkin.
@anniepa (27956)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I think there are almost as many reasons are there are people who "hate" Obama. There will always be some racism, unfortunate but true and there will always be those who simply hate Democrats...(as well as those who hate Republicans). I think it's sad that there are people who would "hate" any political leader because that's a very strong word but there are those who do. Some are genuinely against some of his ideas while others are against what they're TOLD his ideas are. Only time will tell how people feel about him at the end of his Presidency. Annie
• United States
10 Sep 09
absolutely right.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I don't hate him. I disagree with his policies. I think he is destroying the country. Whether or not he means to is another matter entirely. I don't care what color anyone is, I judge them by their actions and the company they keep. So far, I don't think much of Mr. Obama. But it won't matter soon because America will either be brought down or the people will rise up and take the country back. I think it will be the latter.
• United States
11 Sep 09
I don't like him because he's going to ruin this country. What 0bamanation fails to realize is that the vast majority of people who are uninsured are uninsured because they CAN'T AFFORD health coverage. What he's planning on doing is FORCING the uninsured to GET coverage whether they can afford it or not. If they don't get it, they'll be forced to get it while they are in jail and AFTER thay pay $4000 worth of fines. On the flip side, his "Free" health care plan isn't free. He's wanting to raise taxes NOT on the rich, but on the middle class. The vast majority of the people in America are considered blue collar working class people. Can you live on half of what you make now? I can't. With 0bamanation's "free" health plan, our taxes would skyrocket to 40 - 60% of our incomes now. So if you make $3000 a month, can you live off of $1500 a month or less? Our expesnes aren't going to go down, but our taxes are going to skyrocket. People will lose EVERYTHING. This country will go straight to hell. We won't pass go. We won't collect $200. This country will be driven to a point where we won't be able to recover. The abuse in the system now will still be there. Our waiting rooms are clogged now to where in some places, it can take up to 6 days to see a doctor if you go to the ED. Think that's bad? You'll be on a waiting list for months to see a regular doctor. If you need to see a specialist, you'll have to go through an advisory board to see if you "qualify" for the procedure. If you're too old or too young or too sick, you'll be sent off to die. And 0bama calls this a democracy? Socialist b*stard doesn't know a democracy if it walked up and sat in his lap and called him mama.
• United States
6 Oct 09
It's funny how everyone loves Obama until he becomes president, now they hate him. Nobody ever knows what they want, and once they get it, they then don't want it anymore. What is the fu----- point of having a president anyways? What good do they do? Basically nothing. There's no point. As far as Obama, this country is screwed up past the point of no return anyways, so who really cares about the president. Why not focus on issues like global warming because that is the main issue here, not health care. What's everyone going to do when this whole planet is being destroyed by violet storms and flooded? Then the president isn't even going to matter.
@Simon1223 (903)
• China
11 Sep 09
You can also ask 'Why do many people hate Bush?'. People belong to the different groups or classes. They have their own ideas and interests. So when a politician is supported by some people, it's not strange that he or she is hated by other people.