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Obama Gets Mixed Reviews Halfway Through His First Term

January 26, 2011 by  

Obama gets mixed reviews halfway through his first termTwo years after President Barack Obama was sworn into office, Americans appear to be split on his job performance thus far.

A CNN/Opinion Research Poll, which was conducted between Jan. 14 and 16, reveals that 48 percent of respondents described Obama's presidency as a failure.

Approximately 45 percent of Americans said that it was a success. The results are similar to last year's poll, when 48 percent deemed Obama's first year a failure, and 47 percent called it a success.

CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said that, in terms of Obama's approval numbers, the generation gap preceding the 2008 presidential election continues to surface more than two years later. He said that most Americans who are 50 years old or older agreed that Obama has been a failure, while a large number of young people held the opposite view.

Furthermore, the poll showed a significant racial gap. A total of 59 percent of white respondents said that the commander-in-chief has underperformed, while approximately 72 percent of non-white Americans deemed his presidency a success.

According to USA Today, the President has a strong critic in the Ultimate Fighting Championship circuit. Jacob Volkmann, a mixed martial artist and a licensed chiropractor, is not a fan of the Obama or his healthcare reform law.

"He's not too bright," Volkmann said after winning a recent bout, quoted by the news provider. "Someone needs to knock some sense into that idiot."

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  • Kinetic1

    Good article, fairly honest, but while you made note of the racial gap and paid a little attention to the age issue, you skipped over some very interesting aspects of the poll. Republican or Conservative voters gave high failure numbers, and Democrats and Liberals were, of course the opposite, But it’s the Independents who are the real story. Those who identified themselves as Independent or Moderate gave a success vote of 46/51 respectively. Not a real strong showing, but the President does still seem to have some support among the swing voters. Of course the other question is why did 19% of Democrats consider this administration a failure? One can only assume that it was not for the same reason as the Republicans. You know, when you think about it it’s a rather vague poll question.

    Oh, for those of you who are interested, TEA Party folks gave an 85%f failure, those who are neutral to or oppose the TEAs were favorable by 48%/81%. If you are like me and need to see the poll rather than someone’s highlights, here’s the address. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/01/19/rel1h.pdf

    • Kinetic1

      Wow, look at those ratings! 91% approval of the State of the Union. 82% approve of the president’s plans for the economy, up from 53% who approved before the speech. 80% said they approved of Mr. Obama’s plans for the deficit — in contrast to 45% before the speech. 83% approved of Mr. Obama’s proposals regarding Afghanistan, which received only a 57% approval rating beforehand. I wonder how those success/failure poll numbers would look now?

      • Patrick Henry

        Approval ratings will go up after a State of the Union speech. They are always positive and full of optimism but the truth is in the details, not speeches. Let’s see what develops.

        • wayne

          The president always says the right things, but just watch what he does, not what he says. We all would say the right things if we were the president, just to get votes. Saying one thing, and doing the opposite comes easy for this president. Most of all the right things he said is a lot of hot air. Just watch him for the next two years and see if he carries any of them out. We need to drill for more oil to bring down gasoline prices, we need to bring down the corporate taxes to encourage business back to our country, we need more nuclear power plants to bring down the cost of energy. We need to be more friendlier to business so they will hire more people. Look over the past two years and tell me what he has done to accomplish this. If he is given another term, it will not get any better.

          • kate8

            One thing’s for sure with Obama. Whatever he says, he pretty much does the opposite. He’s forever campaigning, full of empty rhetoric and no substance.

            The only real promise he’s kept is to “fundamentally change America”. Isn’t it great? Oh, and Obamacare.

            When you’ve got corporate interests that want to control the world and all its resources, how do you stop smaller businesses from operatng? You make regulations and taxes so onerous and confusing that it’s unworkable for them. No matter how much Obama and Pelosi talk about creating jobs, their actions prove otherwise. The only jobs they’re talking about are government jobs for the purpose of controlling the rest of us.

            The speech lacked energy, and there was no real enthusiasm in the applause. They all know it’s all nothing but a ruse.

          • Jana

            kinec tic,
            I don’t think you read the article correctly.
            He did talk about the generational thing. I quote,”more than two years later. He said that most Americans who are 50 years old or older agreed that Obama has been a failure, while a large number of young people held the opposite view.”

            The reason the older ones say he is a failure is they have actually lived through the better times and see this Obama character trying (in vain) to move back to the center from Socialism. They actually know what its like to live in a truly GREAT country.

        • land of confusion

          “Pay no attention to the man benhind the curtain,”is what he should have said in his speech.

      • Michael J.

        Kenetic1,
        Just a little suggestion. Did you realize that posting a reply to your own comment is a symptom that Sigmund Freud would have a field day with?

        • Kinetic1

          I only thought to look up the post address poll after I had finished and wanted the two comments to stay together. Fun thought though. Maybe I should respond to myself more often?

          • Michael J.

            Kenetic1,
            Maybe so, that might reveal to you your inner Jekyll whose been Hyding from no one but you.

          • Kinetic1

            Cute pun there Michael.

          • marvin

            Kinetic1
            but on the lighter side as long as you are only responding to your own post and not talking to your self and ansering your ok

          • Denniso

            Here’s some related info on the biggest issue of the past 2 yrs…
            http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/business/economy/26inquiry.html?src=ISMR_HP_LO_MST_FB

          • Kinetic1

            Remember when people thought you were crazy if you walked around talking to yourself? Now they just assume that your on your cell phone. I just tell people that God called me, so it’s ok.

  • http://none Mike

    The problem is Kinetic I just dont trust the polls anymore. They have led us astray to many times for my comfort. Although I dont think his numbers were horrible I dont think they were that high either without some padded questions. Mike L.

    • Bill

      I agree, these polls are always pro obamamy. It is time to get this mess out of office. It should be tried for treason. If he is ashamed of the United States, then he should go back to a muslim country where he belongs.

      • herman richardson

        I told you folks if we can find a lady of the evening we could pay her to give him a bj, then the world could impeach him. They will not impeach for destroying the country, but will for that, who wants to volunteer??

        • marvin

          herman richardson
          bill clinton got away with a bj in the oval office and got away with it ,you thank old slick cigar wille was better at it then obama,nov 2012 is the best shot at firing this citizen of the world

          • Denniso

            You guys are juvenile and sick, and you might as well get used to having Obama as prez because he will win in 2012 handily, 5 points at least. The economy is improving,and will be almost back to good in 2 yrs. Go sit on a mountain top for the next 6 yrs, and do us adults a big favor by staying out of the way.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Denniso,
            If you think the economy will be almost back to good by 2012, then you ARE deluded!!! As long as the government keeps spending more than they take in, things will be, at best, very shaky!!!

          • Denniso

            You need to study economics, not just household finances, before you open your mouth on the subject.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Denniso,
            We will see who is right in 2012!!!!

    • Kinetic1

      That’s why I will always look up the poll rather than accept a story on face value. I want to see the questions as they were asked. In this success poll, I found it odd that there were no follow up questions. What made the first two years unsuccessful? Was it the failure to get our troops out of Afghanistan? Failure to get a public option in the health care bill? Is success measured by the stock market or jobs? Was the auto bailout a failure as suggested by the right, or is the fact that GM is once again poised to regain it’s title as the number one auto manufacturer a success. Maybe it’s a failure since some of their new small cars will be built in China? It’s just such a vague, open ended question.

      • http://none Mike

        I have seen some poll questions worded like this as well . Are you happier than you were 2 years ago.? Most people will answer that with a yes . Even though it may have nothing to do with who is president or his policies. The poll giver extrapolates that into an approvel of the presidents job. Mike L.

  • s c

    While this country is still free, I will find other things to do when political pretenders hog the airwaves. Some people thought they gave America a
    black JFK in the last prez election. Some thought they gave us a reincarnated FDR or a Stalin or a Mao.
    Whatever we have in the White House proves that freedom is not always an antidote to stupidity, greed, career criminals in high office and a smoldering rage that demands total servitude to posers and pretenders who see themselves as superior beings.
    As the Gumper might say, ‘Superior is as superior does.’ Harvard, Chicago, community organizer, social engineer, globalist, blah. A mere mortal with average potential would be an improvement.

  • Michael J.

    Volkmann is wrong about Obama being and idiot. Idiot is defined as one who is foolish and stupid, Obama is neither. He is instead a clever manipulator with devious intent.

    As for the “48 percent of respondents described Obama’s presidency as a failure”. Their perception is skewed. What they see as failure is actually a sabotage mission which is still a work in progress.

    • bob wire

      then he’s at a 100%?

      I think the sabotage was in the works many years back, and just coming full bloom on “O’s” arrival.

    • Bill

      Michael J
      You are so full of your love for this mess that YOU people elected as president.

      • Michael J.

        Bill,
        Perhaps you should re-read my post to appreciate that I am no fan of Obama.
        If that doesn’t work type “reading comprehension” into your search engine and have someone help you read the results of the search.

        • kate8

          Michael J. – I’ve been puzzled about how the Left perceives Obama as a success and the Right see him as an abject failure. I’ve wondered how we could all be living in the same world.

          Then, something you said made me realize the answer. It depends on what one’s goals are. To those who hate everything about America, her destruction is great victory for them and would, naturally, be seen as success.

          • Michael J.

            Kate8,
            Bingo!

          • Karolyn

            You’re reaching Kate. What is your definiiton of “destroying” the US?

          • bob wire

            You are so correct Katy , we don’t live in the same world! Thank Goodness, ~ This is clear from all the doom and gloom the Tea Party folks seem to enjoy wallowing in today. ~ The sky is falling!, run Forrest run!

            The Tea Party folks want to carry on like a RECENTLY, gut shot wild animal that gasping it’s last breath.

            But in truth, this is a very old bullet wound from a bullet that left the barrel back in 1982.

            I’ve become very familiar with pompous greedy government officials that don’t give a darn about me or the difficulties I face in running a profitable business while I attempt to not be found in “willful intent” or “failure to comply.”

            It’s all OLD NEWS! ~ I’ve became use to “calloused indifference” after 30 years.

            It’s like some people just woke up! and said, ~ Hey, this ain’t right, let’s have a Tea Party! and do something about it!

            Sorry ! If you are just now waking up, ~ You can’t possibly be like me or share my struggle. You must have had, much more then I ever did.

            You can’t possible feel my pain. ~ My pain is so old by now , it don’t hurt anymore! Like a man that’s lost a leg, ~ I’ve learned to keep going and don’t dwell on my losses. ~ Who wants to hear about it? ~nobody I know!

            It’s like you must have thought a little lambs blood smeared on your front door might make you immune to the dark forces that were unleashed in the 80′s, thinking you above it, and be passed by?

            Well, ~ Hello in this house, I have come.

          • Karolyn

            Good post, Bob. I too am glad I’m not living in their world.

  • http://www.easyinvest.co.za peter

    I think we all need to understand that Obama is answerable to the elite who put him in the Whitehouse and if he does not toe the line and look after their interests he is history – remember the Presidents who upset those elite folk? Enough said.

    He is arrogant without being brave enough to back up that arrogance.
    Arrogance is a sure sign of cowardice.

    • Al Sieber

      You got that right peter.

    • s c

      Peter, unlike the many clueless responders who infest this website, you DO have a clue. With someone like Obummer, arrogance and cowardice [and total obedience to America's controllers] are part of the ‘package.’ If he ever had an ounce of character, he sold it long before he had a chance to get on the ‘short list’ and go to Washington to show his masters how fast he could sell himself.

  • Warrior

    These days, I would rather see the pollsters inquire into what is your favorite ice cream flavor.

  • Patrick Henry

    President Obama didn’t unite us as a nation, we are more divided now by class and race than ever. Like JFK said, “Ask NOT what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country”. Half of the country is looking for the Federal Government to solve all of their problems, hoping the other half will pay for it.

    • bob wire

      quite true, You seen to that!

    • bob wire

      so true, in many ways the nation was divided only more.

      but let’s ask ourselves, was it really “o” or some peoples reaction to “o”

  • Karolyn

    Oh, that’s really relevant – a quote from a martial arts fighter!

    • libertytrain

      I wonder why USA Today found it was relevant – hmmm

  • Raggs

    How do you split a bad job preformance?

    • Angel

      “How do you split a bad job preformance?”

      W

    • Angel

      “How do you split a bad job preformance?”

      Let me try that again–

      What do you mean “split”? Has the president done half good, half bad? Are there some things you like?

      About the only thing I like is some sense of Wall Street reform and regulation. Both D’s and R’s let Wall Street run away with the economy and any start at some control makes a big difference. I don’t think this president has it in him to finish the job, but most R’s don’t either – they seem to be on the take for big corporations.

      • Raggs

        No that’s just it.. he hasn’t done anything that I like so how do you split that?… Half bad and half worse?

      • Raggs

        Hey Mark… Regulations chock the economy and stiffle the private sector…

        The only thing obama has done is create a government controlled enterprize.

        • Angel

          Regulations are like the laws that protect us. They only stifle the private sector from rampant abuse of the financial sector. Insider trading, anyone? Influence peddling? How about the manipulation of the marketplace in the Enron scandal? Limited regulation allows these things to happen.

          Get off the “party line” – Michele Bachmann’s garbage lines about “132 regulations” was ridiculous. Once you give up regulations, you give up any rationale for safety and protections of our country.

          • Karolyn

            Amen! If we got rid of all regulations, Big Pharma alone would run amuck, never mind Monsanto and all the other corporations. They could care less about people and this country. If they can get by with nobody watching them, they’ll be killing a lot more people than they already are.

          • Bruce D.

            The question is whether they were common sense regulations or job killing regulations. Many at the SEC were surfing the internet for porno when Enron and Burnie Materoff were breaking already existing laws. You can have all the regulations you want but if they are not enforced or enforced selectively they do not help. As KateH pointed out regulations have a tendency to crush small business because of the time and cost to implement them and large corporations like regulations because they can afford them and they crush competition.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Karolyn:

            They all ran amuck anyway. With or without regulations.

        • bob wire

          “The only thing obama has done”

          No ooo ~ he’s done more then that.

      • ValDM

        So you think the Wall Street Reform Act was a good thing????? How are you going to like 1% surcharge of every transaction thru a bank? how are you going to like the fact that Obamacare stipulates that you MUST have a checking acct? About the only thing that the Wall Street thing does is regulate US not THEM. What is wrong with you????

  • http://www.newsandopinions.net Bill Stanley

    Here are my mixed reviews: on the one hand, Czar Obama has been a horrible president; one the other hand, his administration has been excessively authoritarian. http://www.newsandopinions.net

  • jessica

    Not one word on the parents getting in volved in the school system. How can you have teachers who want to teach if the parents are always fighting with teachers. Too much homework, not enough play time. Kids text while in the classroom. Boys are not applying to colleges….why…..because they are playing games on there ipods. One parent should be in every classroom from the 5th grade up.

    • Bruce D.

      I like that suggestion. A volunteer parent in each classroom to help with discipline and become more interactive and responsible in their childrens’ education. I question whether the teachers would go for that though. Teachers have become pretty uppity and might look at it as a challenge to their union power in some way.

  • Bert Cundle

    If He is Scared to say the truth… I will! BUSH ( the cowboy From TEXAS, LONE STAR STATE.) Drove our Country into a Great Defesit& Stole Much $ From other Countrys.( WE NEED TO FIND IT.)Or Take a 10% increese in TAXES.Increse our Defense Spending (With-out costing any loss of Freedoms & Rights)

    • http://burgerd@kearney.k12.mo.us Dwayne B says

      I believe it was witch Pelosi that spent 5 trillion dollars since 2007.

      • bob wire

        and why is she a witch? ~ and why lay 5 trillion spent at “only” her door step? and I think you are a wee bit high.

        If that be so, she’d be one spending little granny!

    • wayne

      Here is another poster delving into history instead of looking in the future. Let’s leave Bush out of this, he is no longer our president. Let’s look at the current man in office. What has he done to create jobs the last two years? What has he done to lower the cost of energy? We need a president who works for all Americans, not just for the unions who had contributed so much money to his running for president. Come on now Bert, let us look to the future instead of behind us. Bush is now history, Nobamma is our future for the next two years. I say, watch him very closely, and see if he does all those nice things that he promised. I heard this morning that the 5 pillars that he was referring to was the 5 pillars of the Muslim religion. Could this be a subliminal message for the Muslim Religion, which is Islam.

      • Karolyn

        Give me a break!

      • Bert Cundle

        HE WOULD GET MY respect IF HE REDUCED THE B I B L E… TO A BOOK ABOUT THE PAST THAT WAS BARBARIC. “NOT FOR CITIZENS OF U.S.OF A. FOR ANY GUIDEANCE”! BUT: lEGENDS ARE ONLY legends! We are supposed to have learned CIVILITY, with our Mechanical knowledge growth

  • http://none Douglas a walters

    I wonder how many folks are in the same boat as I am…I know he lies with every breath..so I don’t watch him anymore, he was born in Kenya and has been lieing every since. I don’t do his polls, so where do you count us..

    • wayne

      I agree. No one has the guts to have him produce his original birth certificate. I have heard that he has spent over $2,000,000 hiding his birth certificate. Why would anyone do that when he could just pay a few dollars for his birth certificate and produce it to the folks and that would settle it for once and for all. You have heard that the new governor has been looking into Nobama’s birth certificate and can seem to find it. Huh, I wonder why he can’t find it.

      • Karolyn

        Everybody “has heard” this and “has heard” that. Why should he have to produce anything? Why should he even have to give any recognition to what “birthers” are saying. It is beneath the President of the United States.

        • Bruce D.

          AZ along with other states are passing laws for 2012 that will force proof of eligibility. Being the president does not place Obama above the law or above the Constitution.

        • kate8

          Karolyn – That is one of the most asinine things you’ve said yet.

          The Constitution clearly states that one running for pres must be a natural-born citizen of the United States. Anyone attempting to run for that office is supposed to provide proof of elegibility. Actually, so must someone running for Congress.

          Yet, somehow, he was never required to show the same proof everyone else has to. How is it that he got to be above the law?

          Just because he is now holding (usurping) office is no reason why he should be allowed to circumvent our Law of the Land. The fact that he refuses is a slap in the face of every American, and if you are okay with that, then you are part of the problem.

          Saying that being forced to follow our Law is beneath him and his office is saying that he is, indeed, above the Law. In truth he is supposed to be a public servant.

          This is the stuff of which tyrants are made, and is a very serious matter. Either our Constitution still stands, or it doesn’t.

        • blv54

          karolyn that has got to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard you say, we have every right to know where this NUT was born, it’s illegal to be president if you were not born in this country, just try to get any legal document without a birth certificate and see how far you get.

          • bob wire

            “we have every right to know where this NUT was born, it’s illegal to be president if you were not born in this country, just try to get any legal document without a birth certificate and see how far you get.”

            It’s been offered to you, that you reject it, is something that you may wish to carry, but it doesn’t mean that I’m required too! Why should you have such a right? What give you that right over me?

          • Bruce D.

            The right is not over you Bob. It is over the President of the United States as guaranteed in the Constitution. Why would you have a problem with that.

        • http://deleted Claire

          Karolyn:

          Each and every person that becomes the President of the United States has to produce their birth certificate. It is a fact that applies to all of us one way or another. There has been many situations in my lifetime where I had to produce my birth certificate. The same should apply to Obama or anyone that becomes the president, anyone in Congress, etc.

        • libertytrain

          Karolyn -wow – beneath the president? “It is beneath the President of the United States.” – I absolutely cannot believe you wrote that – stunning blow to any credibility you may have had.

  • Tom SC

    Maybe I don’t have the right to comment, I turned Obama off after about 5min. I heard what he had to offer leading up to 2008 and have seen the results of all his fabrications since and he is as crooked now with pie in the sky opptomism as then. This CNN Poll is as trustworthy as Obama himself. I would not give either a passing grade. So as to Obama’s speech, I’ve heard it all before. If he was to come into my living room dripping water on the floor and told me it was raining, I’de have to go to the door and see for myself.What I don’t understand is how thoese who support him fail to see how his agenda is tearing the country down and he is not likely to change.

    • Ted Crawford

      It does boggle the mind Tom!!

    • Karolyn

      If we all had a little more optimism, we wouldn’t be in as bad a shape as we are. I have always felt that the media always starts the ball rolling talking gloom and doom. Then they get the people thinking and talking gloom and doom. It’s a self-fulfilling prophesy. Negativity begets more negativity. “As ye think, so shall ye be.”

      • Bruce D.

        The problem we are facing is that Obama has proven himself to be a pathological liar. While his speech sounded good you have to wonder if his speech is just more clever talk.

        • bob wire

          Perhaps you could be so kind as to offer an example? One or two to start out with, might help us understand where you are coming from.

          I wouldn’t think such a request too far out of line.

          • Bruce D.

            1) One of the biggest lies is getting rid of earmarks. he has no intention of doing that and has allowed over 6000 in one bill alone.

            2) No backroom deals. Everything out in the open. No bigger lie than that.

            3) Bring us together as a nation.

            4) Cutting Medicare to help cover the cost of Obamacare when Medicare is bankrupt an needs money to remain solvent.

            5) Falsifying the cost of Obamacare.

            6) Getting rid of offensive regulations in the Patriot Act.

            7) A huge lie is that Obama seriously considered any Republican free market principles in Obamacare.

            Actually I could go on and on and others could add to it after I was finished.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Bruce D–Don’t you think your comments could apply to a lot of the politicians-left and right?

      • kate8

        Karolyn – You are afflicted with what is called the “normalcy bias”. It is human nature to want to believe that everything is okay, and be in denial that there is trouble looming. Having a positive outlook does not make up for being stupid.

        This has been true in every nation which has been conquered by tyrants. Wearing rosy glasses didn’t help them, and it won’t help us.

        • bob wire

          and repeating an embellished falsehood until you believe it then “will it” on others, is no less senseless and a self-defeating thing to do Kate.

          • kate8

            bob wire – You would know, wouldn’t you.

        • Jana

          Another point is Optimism doesn’t pay your bills.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Jana: So true.

          • Karolyn

            Ah, but if you look at it differently, it does. If I were not an optimist, I would have been out in the street a couple of years ago. However, I had no doubt that I would overcome whatever obstacles were placed in my way and the right opportunities would come to me to keep me afloat.

        • Karolyn

          But, putting things into their proper perspective, everything IS OK!

    • bob wire

      “What I don’t understand is how thoese who support him fail to see how his agenda is tearing the country down and he is not likely to change.”

      I guess it’s a matter of “your view” Tom. Have you noticed, there many seats to this debacle and many ideas about how it came to be. Surly you don’t think you view is the only view?

      • Bruce D.

        When your over 14 trillion dollars in debt Bob and looking at over 1.5 more this year only a fool would be talking about spending more money.

        • Karolyn

          We still need to invest for the future. We need to invest in education to get our kids doing better in science and math to compete with the Chinese and others. We need to invest in things that will bring us into the 21st century. We sure aren’t there yet and we’re already into the 11th year.

          • Denniso

            The Republicans fought to keep the tax cuts for the wealthy and were willing to let taxes rise for all if they didn’t get their way. That alone accounts for hundreds of billions of the deficit. The recession has slowed the economy and lessened tax revenue, and that also adds to the debt. We have to grow our way out of the recession to increase revenue. If we cut spending severely then we add to the slowing economy and don’t recover as quickly. If the Repubs aren’t willing to raise taxes at least on the rich,we will never come close to a balanced budget w/o getting rid of major programs like Medicare or cutting defense by a couple hundred billion/yr.

          • http://deleted Claire

            They had to vote for the tax cuts for the wealthy, otherwise the tax cuts for the middle class would not have happened.

          • denniso

            Hi Claire…happy new year to you. The Republicans forced the Democrats to vote for the tax cut extensions for the rich,or there would have been no vote to extend the cuts for the middle class. The Repubs insisted that the tax cuts remain connected in the legislation so to ensure that the middle class got the extensions the rich also did.

  • Alice

    Just for the record, I consider myself a “swing” voter and I also consider him a total and absolute failure.
    Though that may not be the proper word. I more tend to believe that he is a total “shill” put forth to
    calm those who cannot read or think for themselves. After all, he gives very smooth speeches.
    They don’t really SAY anything…but they are very well delivered. He’s suave and debonair enough
    and has a good speaking voice…’nuf said! He hasn’t delivered on a single promise—though that massive
    healthcare debacle makes some people THINK he has.

    • kate8

      Alice – Well said. Obama has polished his ability to read what someone else wrote, in front of a crowd. Big deal. When the script is gone, he falls apart.

      The words, the media reports, the polls – they’re all FAKE. Yet, look at us. We still accept it all without question. They can say anything they want, and we lap it up readily. Look at us even here, able to find links to “prove” anything we say, depending on our bias.

      The PTB can easily create any reality they want. All they have to do is tell us it’s true, and so it is. Perception is everything.

      • wayne

        Well said, Kate8. Obama is nothing, but a big bag of wind, who speaks very well when some one write a speech for him, and puts it on the teleprompter.

        • bob wire

          And you truly believe that? Hmm? what does it mean if you are correct?

          What does it mean if you are not?

          You have offer us a thought but failed to make any point.

          So what was your purpose?

          • Bruce D.

            Wayne made a point Bob. You do not have the capacity to understand it. There is a big disconnect from what Obama reads on the teleprompter and what he actually intends to do.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    I`m an Independent, I`m 74 and I will tell you, this is the worst President we have ever had. I have never seen a President, that wanted
    to destroy our country ,the way he has. When he got elected, he said,
    this was the greatest country in the world. In his very next breath, he said he was going to transform America and spread the wealth. Why would he not try to make the system better instead of changing it.
    Just look at the people he has surounded himself with as advisors or
    so called czars.Find out what these people stand for. Here are a few names to get you started, Valerie Jarret, Van Jones, Anita Dunn, Andy
    Stern, Saul Alansky, Cass Sestien, Jeffery Jones,Bill Ayers,and the one who finances most of the left wing groups around the country.Obama is not a Socialst.He is far beyond that. The man is a Marxist, who wants sole power.Harry Reed,who is head of the Senant,has already said in public, that Obama has to much power and wants more.There is no longer a Democrat party, it is now the Progressive party.The logic for taking over our country is founded by
    many.One person you might check out , she is Frances Fox Piven. We are getting to look more like the coutry she visions every day.Check
    it out people, don`t believe me.

    • Denniso

      Then you’re old enough to remember Nixon the actual criminal, and Reagan who was governing w/ astrology provided by his lovely wife, and sadly leading this superpower under the influence of alzheimers disease. Have you already forgotten the least intelligent and most malicious of our presidents? Bush the bumbler and war criminal? You are clearly misinformed and ignorant of our history if you fantasize that Obama is the worst prez…ridiculous!!

      • wayne

        Denniso, why are you always comparing Obama with people from the past. Compare him with what he has done on his own, nothing. He will turn out to be the man who has destroyed American unless we cah get rid of him in 2012.

        • Karolyn

          The man did say Obama was the worst, so a comparison was in order as a response.

        • Bruce D.

          It is because Denniso does not want to recognize Obama’s failures and will not recognize that Obama is not qualified to be president in a particularly troubled time. Obama’s success has been in growing government. I think that is what Denniso and Karolyn find appealing about him and what we feel is Marxism leading to a socialistic society based on a Fascism form of regulation.

          • Denniso

            You don’t get it…no president is perfect to everyone,since we all are different in varying degrees. We who support Obama know he’s a human working w/in a human political system full of flaws,and that he has an almost impossible job… trying to fix the horrendous mess left by Cheny/Bush as well as trying to improve the country and help w/ international problems developing everyday… problems that Bush either ignored or failed miserably at for his 8 yrs.

            People who voted for and still support Obama,the majority,also see him as a virtual genius when compared to who we had to live under for the 8 yrs of Cheny/Bush. Is Obama a miracle worker? No…is he trying like hell to fix things for all Americans? Yes.

      • land of confusion

        And of course the Preidents whose penises were so important that the bad guys got away…..

      • blv54

        the rest were bad but he’s the WORST ever.

  • http://N/A Bob Goodspeed

    Not being a “conservative cook” I am an Obama supporter. As some of the commenters espouse, I see no Marxism in Obama. I see plenty of idiocy from the right. Intellegence is no longer a virtue in America, but has now become a liability. Far too many non peoiple of color voted for Obama for as an experiment, hoping to make themselves feel non racially biased. True colors came out immediately after his first inauguration.

    The extreme martial arts fighter who considers Obama as stupid and needs to have his head beasten has probably taken more licks on his head than he realizes.

    As far as Sarah Palin being a “great christian”, so am I. But her brand of christianity isnot what i would want, since she espouses her bigotry at time, namely upholding Laura Schlessing’s use of the word n—– nineteen times on air.

    • marvin

      Bob Goodspeed
      people of none skin tone ,what where they invisable ,and what has palin got to do with this post i thought your king obama pep talk was the subject but you forgot to blame bush you liberal nut case

    • Bitter Libertarian

      If you dont see carl marx’s teachings in Todays Goverment (Bush or Obama) you have Blinders on and are no wanting to see the facts.

      I’ll keep it simple…NO WHERE in the US Constitution does the Govt Have the Authority to Force Americans into Health Insurance, no where does it give the Govt the Authority to be involved in Peoples healthcare EXCEPT to ensure a free market allows it to operate at the lowest possible cost to Americans.

      Obama signed the Law..Violated the Constitution plain & simple. Mandatory Govt Supervised, operated, or run Healthcare is a Marxist adjenda. As well as getting involved in Private Companies Bussiness and bailing them out..thats Communism.

      Definition= com·mu·nism –noun
      1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
      2. ( often initial capital letter ) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

      The current 2 party system is really One syatem that plays see-saw forcing americans to run from one side (REP) to the other side(DEM) effectively powering a single system which Violates the peoples rights in an eroding and perpetual system.

      So sure we arent 100% Marxist, or 100% Communist..But we are 50% and that is a Fact.

      • Bitter Libertarian

        The Communist Manifesto;

        1-Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
        2-A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
        3-Abolition of all right of inheritance.
        4-Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
        5-Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
        6-Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
        7-Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
        8-Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
        9-Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
        10-Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.[12]
        The implementation of these policies would, the authors believed, be a precursor to the stateless and classless society.

        Tell me…Just HOW MANY of these are in effect in the USA RIGHT NOW!

      • land of confusion

        We are the World,we are the children,we are the ones who make a brighter day so lets start giving….Line up you socialists and sing with the rest of them!…..

        • land of confusion

          These are the peoples Ideas who are running this country now…..They may not neccessarily be card carrying communists,but they regualrly dine and party with them.Nuff’ said

        • Karolyn

          And what’s wrong with that???? I would also add the Black Eyed Peas “Where is the Love” to a list of music more people should listen to!!!!!!!!!

          • http://deleted Claire

            John Lennon “Imagine”

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Bob,
      how about some sites to back up what you say about Sarah Palin??? I think it’s BS!!

    • blv54

      so you have a problem with free speech, there’s nothing wrong with the n word the blacks even laugh about it, why is it okay for chris matthews to call whites crackers? if were going to ban speech lets make it equal.

      • bob wire

        “so you have a problem with free speech, there’s nothing wrong with the n word the blacks even laugh about it,”

        Accepting your statement to be so, can you tell us what is “right” about it?

  • marvin

    i see where one county in[la county] california gave 600 million in welfare to illegal in 11 mounth in 2010 and you wonder why california is billions in the red and that don,t count paying for illegals to have 6 /7 kids, an,t this a great country where the liberals in goverment from the pres down would reather feed and house and school an illegal mexican then an american citizen,as for obamas little pep talk i did not watch it,when pigs start flying then i may belive some thing obama has to say,who needs to watch a program to tell if he is telling a lie if his lips are moving is enuff

  • Bitter Libertarian

    This is my version of a Mixed review for the POTUS:

    1 Part collusion with Wall Street & Banks
    1 Part failure to pull US out Of Iraq & Afganistan
    2 Parts Coward for Violating the Constitution

    Mix Complete

    Cooked in the Oven and came out a Mess….

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    Two Books a must read.
    1-1984 George Orwell
    2-Brave New World Aldous Huxley
    YOU MUST READ THEM IN ORDER. 1984 HAS ALREADY STARTED
    AND BRAVE NEW WORLD IS JUST GETTING STARTED.YOU MUST REMEMBER,
    THESE BOOKS WERE WRITTEN SOMETME AGO.

    • http://burgerd@kearney.k12.mo.us Dwayne B says

      Charles, another good book to read is [one second after] you will not be disapointed

      • Bruce D.

        Atlas Shugged is well worth the read also.

        • Denniso

          Ayn Rand was a decent novelist and propogandist. Atlas shrugged is fun if you don’t want to think beyond the 8th grade level. For adults who are presumably educated to be swooning over it is amazing and a sad comment on some of us.

          • Bruce D.

            Or on the other side you could say it is for people who think over the 8th grade level so that the political significance does not go over their head.

          • libertytrain

            Bruce – nicely done. He has a habit of trying to denigrate people who enjoy or recommend that book.

          • Denniso

            If a book is written w/ an 8th grade mentality, then it’s not denigrating to point that out. I would say the same for most novels that purport to contain large truths…most don’t. I like 1984,Brave new world,war and peace,don quixote, but they are still novels and don’t have all the truth…by necessity, they have varying degrees of simplistic approach to life. They are novels,though war and peace is less so than most. I did say that Ayn Rand was a pretty good novelist,and her books are entertaining…but they are seriously flawed as political philosophy and are very simplistic and manipulating. She was scarred,not surprisingly, by her Russian upbringing in tough times, and let that taint her view of the world and people. Her novels make that very clear. Her John Wayne-like heros are a joke to the serious reader and thinker.

          • libertytrain

            Denniso — You seek only to put people down – very sad individual you must be. I do still feel pity for you, as I have said before.

          • denniso

            Who did I ‘put down’ in that comment? Ayn Rand? Or do you mean the people who love her as a leader in political philosophy? If kids think that the vampire books are great literature, is it a putdown to point out that it isn’t? I do feel your pity, though, thanks…

          • libertytrain

            I guess it’s your never ending need to reinforce our “8th grade mentalities” – – But you are brilliant, and you know it, so you keep feeling the need to advise us on our childish ways. Have at it; the pity party grows.

          • Denniso

            Such psychoanalytic babble…You’re losing it Liberty.

          • libertytrain

            Of course your fragile ego would have to resort to more attacks – that’s all you can do is verbally attack people.

  • chuckb

    the liberals are determined to believe this guy can do nothing wrong, he gets in front of the teleprompter and reads. what they don’t take into consideration he doesn’t know half of what he reads, furthermore, there’s was nothing said on energy except he still is playing don quixote, he loves windmills and thinks solar power is going to save the planet, not one word on drilling for oil while our economy is going into a tail spin. this guy is a loser, one of the worst presidents this country has been blessed with. only the very liberal and minorities could find encouragement with him.

    • Karolyn

      IF we could get big corporations out of our government, we would not have to worry about oil and could develop other methods of energy. Have you heard of the companies leasing solar panels, causing energy costs per household to be cut? There are so many things that can be done. These are what our country should be investing in. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=world-changing-ideas

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    DENNISO,
    You missed the point.I do agree with you, we have had other bad Presidents,however, none of the other Presidents tried to destroy
    the country the way he has.I gave you the names of some of his loons
    to check out. Of course you won`t ,you are to afraid of the truth.

    • Karolyn

      Just HOW is he trying to destroy the country?????????

      • Denniso

        No president has intentionally tried to destroy the country,even buffoons like Nixon,Reagan,Hoover,Shrub. They still thought they were doing what’s right.
        If Obama hadn’t fought like hell to keep us out of a real depression,you whiners would have something to complain about. Have you noticed that the market hit 12,000? Progress?

        • Bruce D.

          Maybe you are right and Obama is the first one. That is destroy to the point where people begin to accept his Marxist ideology, which is of course another level of destroy.

          • http://deleted Claire

            A number of presidents were/are for the NWO–Democrat and Republican alike. Seems like I have read this information on this site a number of times. So why is any president better than another? Why is any president worse than others? Seems to me both parties have contributed to the mess we are in one way or another.

          • Bruce D.

            Not recognizing individual accomplishments and systematically demonising everyone in both Parties is a form of defeatism and shows a lack of ability to discern.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Bruce D–Okay, another round of disagreement. Why am I not surprised. Please read my comment again since you apparently think I do not have any discernment and that I am demonizing. Sure, some have had a few accomplishments, and some have had a few disasters. However, my post was about the NWO and their affiliation with this organization plus the fact that basically, for the last 30–50 years, one president is no better than the other. They have all had their delusions of grandeur and debatable leadership. Defeatism? For whom do you suggest a person should vote for? What politician do you hold in high regard? And if you hold any in high regard, exactly what do you think they will accomplish? Who is the lesser of two evils in this political game-playing? And why do you think the way you do about this person? Defeatism? Not for me, ever. I will simply vote for a third party/Libertarian.

          • Bruce D.

            The lack in ability to discern indicates a lower IQ.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Bruce D– Okay, I realize you have to emphasize your brilliance, now answer my questions. Please?

          • Bruce D.

            I have a list of people I like Claire and have stated their names many times on this site. What is relevant to our conversation is ‘do you have a list’.

          • http://deleted Claire

            Bruce D– I will forgive you this time for implying that I have a low IQ, however, I will not forgive you the second time. Yes, I have started a list, or rather I should say I am trying to compile a list. I have a huge problem with some of the politicians. When some of them give speeches, they have said some really goofy things. I think you know who and what I mean. I cannot seem to get past this issue. Anyone can misspeak but some of this stuff was not spoken by mistake. The things they were saying they apparently believed. I want to hear common sense and rationality, not misquotes on history. I want to hear what they will do about the economy, jobs, the war, border security, offshore drilling, their stand on gun control. Do you know of any politician that has covered all of these issues and is not afraid to speak of them? I want to hear exactly what they plan to do, not innuendos with a lot of spiel that leaves a person thinking duh? The only thing they can think about is repealing the health reform bill. Okay, that is fine, but I think the economy, the war and jobs should be taken care of first.

          • Denniso

            Bruce D…you really believe what you said? Obama is trying to destroy the country to the point where people will then accept his Marxist ideology? Come on, that doesn’t even make sense.

          • Bruce D.

            Yes I do believe that Denniso and expanding government is an important part of that plan.

          • Denniso

            This can’t be a serious discussion, but if you believe that, then you have to believe that Reagan and Shrub are in on the evil conspiracy to destroy the country in order to remake it into a Marxist one. They both expanded gov’t spending and the size of gov’t. Remember?

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    CHUCK MUST BE A GOOD NAME >>>>> GO CHUCKB

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    CHUCKB,
    These are not Liberials. They now call themselves Progressives. How do I know this, because Hillery Clinton said, in public, on national TV, DON`T CALL ME A LIBERAL, CALL ME A PROGRESSIVE. I just wish people would stop calling themselves Liberals and start calling themselves what they really are,PROGRESSIVES.

    • Karolyn

      So?????????
      Most everything I’ve read about what constitutes a progressive sounds pretty darn good to me.

      • blv54

        karolyn, we’ll see how good it sounds to you when the fema camps open and lots of people start disappearing that is their stated goal you know, and if you don’t know you should check out agenda 21.

        • Karolyn

          Paranoia in action!

          • kate8

            Karolyn – Agenda 21 is real and operational. Many aspects of it have been implemented already (SmartGrid) and much is still in process.

            You might want to check it out before you ridicule. You can call people paranoid and other names, but you, dear, are floating down a river in Egypt.

          • Denniso

            Fema camps locking up Americans? Agenda 21? You people are more than paranoid…if you believe that stuff than you’re actually wacko or deluded or on some sort of drugs,or….

          • Karolyn

            I briefly went over Agenda 21 and could find nothing in it that remotely indicates locking people up in FEMA camps. Is it not about global trade and sustainable development? And Smart Grid is all about optimization of electricity.

          • Denniso

            I think you’re right Karolyn…I won’t even be bothered by looking into these paranoid and fantastic claims by the rightwing anymore. They keep coming up w/ absurd new things all the time,so when one is shot down more come along. The propogandists are trying to use fear to motivate the right and it works w/ these people, who seem to want to blindly follow some demagogue.

    • Karolyn

      A little bit about Progressivism.

      Politics101: What is a Progressive? What is progressivism?
      August 29th, 2009 6:30 pm CT.
      Robert Redford and Matthew Rothschild discuss progressivism in Madison, WI

      Progressivism is a term describing a political movement and ideology in which the subscribers believe in progress, change, or reform, particularly in regard to whom has control over the government.

      Progressives are generally considered to represent the far left; they tend not to like the status quo and see the current political climate as being dominated by corporate interests.

      Progressives embrace pluralism. Their platform includes social justice, pacifism, environmentalism, and human rights. They believe in the democratic process via more direct voter control and they champion consumer rights.

      Some Democrats, and a few Republicans, consider themselves to be Progressives. However, Progressives are not shy about criticizing the Obama Administration which they feel is not doing enough to fulfill the promise of equal rights for all (including gays) and to provide affordable health care for all (most Progressives believe in a single-payer system).

      The History of the Progressive Movement and its Founder “Fighting Bob” LaFollette

      The Progressive movement is said to have arisen out the industrial complex of the late 19th early 20th century. Sen. Robert M. LaFollete of Wisconsin is considered to be the Father of the Progressive movement.

      LaFollette served in Congress from 1906 to 1925. Prior to that he was Governor of Wisconsin (1901 – 1906) and a U.S. Representative (1885 – 1891). Interestingly, LaFollette was a Republican. However, he took issue with the changing ideals of Republican party which he believed had abandoned its anti-slavery origins and had become a tool for corporate interests. He began building an independent faction within the party that stressed voter control over what he percieved as control by industry and the railroads.

      The Progressive Party in the U.S.

      The Progress Party was founded in 1912 by Republican Theodore Roosevelt, after he lost the Republican nomination to William Howard Taft. The party became known as the Bull Moose Party. Roosevelt is said to have described the Progressive Party’sn platform as one “to destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics.” Political historians say that Roosevelt’s split from the Republican Party allowed the conservatives to gain control of that party, an ideology which it had not previously embraced.

      Robert LaFollette, however, took issue with Roosevelt and did not support the former President’s bid for re-election. LaFollette himself ran for President on the Progressive Party ticket in 1924, carrying Wisconsin as well as 17% of the national popular vote. Shortly after his defeat, the national party dissolved, although several state versions remained strong for awhile, including the Progressive Party of Wisconsin which was active from 1934 to 1946.

      The Progressive Movement Today

      The Progressive movement in the U.S. today represents more of a grassroots effort to bring about socio-political change. Many politicians desiring to avoid the label “liberal” have adopted the term “progressive” to describe their political leanings.

      The Center for American Progress founder John Podesta described the difference between liberals and progressives this way: “Liberals tend to care more about individual freedom, while progressives care more about the public good.”

      While some may think that to be a progressive means to be in favor of big government, in fact a true progressive would say they believe in “power to the people.” They see the government as the elected representation of the people and feel that the government ought to be more responsive to the needs of the people.

      Individuals who are active in promoting the progressive agenda include actor/activist Robert Redford, Rev. Jesse Jackson, historian Howard Zinn, Wisconsin’s Senator Russ Feingold, and Ohio’s Rep. Dennis Kucinich among many others.

      Some groups that ally themselves with the Progressive movement include: People for the American Way, America Votes, EMILY’s list, MoveOn.org, and the Center for American Progress.

      The Voice of Progressivism

      The Progressive Magazine, founded by Robert LaFollette in 1909, is considered to be the primary voice of the Progressive movement. That magazine is still published monthly today, and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary bash in Madison, WI.

      Current Progressive editor Matthew Rothschild has taken over LaFollette’s role (with a few editors in between) as the “voice of the Progressive movement.” In his “Editor’s Note” in the anniversary issue (April, 2009), Rothschild called the magazine “the articulation of a mission.” Then he went on to quote LaFollette’s words from the first issue of the publication:

      In the course of every attempt to establish or develop free government, a struggle between Special Privilege and Equal Rights is inevitable. Our great industrial organizations [are] in control of politics, government, and natural resources. They manage conventions, make platforms, dictate legislation. They rule through the very men elected to represent them.

      LaFollette then went on to say that the “battle” against corporate takeover of government “will be the longest and hardest ever fought for Democracy.” That was 100 years ago. Progressives today are still fighting that battle.

      .

      Continue reading on Examiner.com: Politics101: What is a Progressive? What is progressivism? – Madison Political Buzz | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-madison/politics101-what-is-a-progressive-what-is-progressivism#ixzz1CB9Mp7eC

      • Raggs

        The clintons… Nothing like billions of dollars that were donated to Haiti for “disaster relief” that somehow came up missing.. ( used for obamas re-election campaign )… If you fail to see obama as a progressive you need serious help.

        Modern day Caesar / modern day pro gay / pro abortion / not to mention he thinks God is a myth or a threat.

        I say damm him!

        • Karolyn

          How do you know he thinks God is a “myth or a threat?” I didn’t say he wasn’t a Progressive.

      • Bruce D.

        It sounds all nice and rosy Karolyn but the truth is the more power you give government to care for the people the more control and power they have over you. Progressives as do those on the far right like conspiracy theories that tend to blame business and this tends to absolve government from Marxist takeover(government is not to blame-corporations are). Regulations are then passed to empower government and regulate business which big corporations like as regulations become unfordable for small business and destroys free market principles that keep the cost of products lower. No Progressive ever mentions free market principles to keep health care costs lower and rejected all Republicans suggestion to do so. It is always the same, big government-big regulations. Progressive equals liberal, you cannot duck that by the one sentence that is blatantly false in your post.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    BITTER LIBERTARIAN,

    FRNCIS FOX PIVEN Who writes one of the left wings bible.
    CHECK HER OUT >> This is the path we are headed down.

  • wayne

    Please listen to this video. It says the Hawaii Governor cannot find Obama’s birth certificate.

    http://patriotupdate.com/2259/shock-hawaii-gov-admits-there-are-no-obama-birth-records-in-hawaii

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    TO Bob Goodspead,
    You say Obama is not a Marxist.Did you even check out
    the names I gave you and any body else who dares to check them out? I
    know what the answer is,,no,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I will tell you something
    else ,if you have any money at all, you better buy some gold. Before
    you start treating that man like God, you better dig deep and hard and find out who he realy is and what he stands for. If I told you, you would not believe me,your head is buried to deep in the sand for you to believe anyone. I don`t think you have hurd anything the man has said.I gave you the names, so because you don`t listen, you need to find out for yourself. Save yourself, if your not to lazy to do some homework.

  • chuckb

    gotta see this dennis miller at his best telling it like it really is.

    http://thehayride.com/2010/11/from-dennis-millers-hbo-special-brilliance/

    • wayne

      Good video, Chuckb

    • Karolyn

      I used to like Dennis Miller until he got too full of himself.

      • wayne

        Karolyn, you would not like any Conservative that expresses their sincere views against Obama, or the liberals Democrats. Now let’s face this as an accurate statement.

        • Karolyn

          You’re probably right. However, I really don’t like his arrogance, which he acquired somewhere along the way as he got more famous.

      • Raggs

        Funny that you would mention someone that is full of it.. well sunshine what the hell do you call obama?

      • http://deleted Claire

        Dennis Miller? Egads.

        • kate8

          I think Dennis Miller is hilarious.

          • http://deleted Claire

            kate8–I had forgotten all about him–yes he is hilarious. Wry sense of humor.

  • http://personallibertydigest gunner689

    I’d give him mixed reviews. Somedays I think he’s a traitorous imposter set out to destroy America. Other days I think he’s just an incompetent boob and a product of his associations. In either case he shouldn’t be president of the United States’ or anywhere else for that matter.

  • chuckb

    karolyn, alternative energy is nuclear power, solar and wind power are very limited and they have been trying for the last forty years and still have made little progress. barry is giving the chinese millions of dollars to build fans for windmills, solar panels are farmed out. this countries economy is based on oil, barry is cutting our throats with his energy policy, refusing to allow more domestic drilling and shutting down the gulf rigs, this causing gas prices to soar, traders are driving up the prices of gas and it gives the oil companies excuse to stick it to us. solar is a diminishing power, it’s like magnifying a flashlight. the environmentalist along with the oil companies have placed so many barriers on nuclear power we can’t get the plants built. all this is causing our living costs to go out of sight and will destroy what’s left of our economy. barry doesn’t know the difference between a solar panel or a windmill or do you think he’s really trying to destroy the economy so he can build a more socialistic society. one other thing he bailed out the unions at gm and chrysler, they are now building these electric golf carts they call cars, do you suppose he’s forcing people to buy these mechanized sewing machines to keep the unions happy? another one of his failures.

    • Karolyn

      Gas here went down about 8 cents in the last week. Did you check out my links?

    • Karolyn

      As far as electric and small cars. What’s wrong with that? The Europeans have been driving small economical cars for a long time. We are just too much into overkill, greed, consumerism, more, more, more. Americans are spoiled period.

      • Bruce D.

        Greed is the centerpiece of Progressives ideology. It is but thinly veiled.

        • Karolyn

          You are soooooooooo wrong!

    • http://deleted Claire

      chuckb–Where I work I am also advertising manager, and I received a journal about accident reconstruction (cars) and there was an article about the electric car. If a person is driving an electric car and gets into a wreck, they have to be careful not to be electrocuted. A person has to know how to shut them off. For example, if the driver is injured and unconscious, and medics or ems arrives at the scene, they have to know how to shut these cars off to avoid being electrocuted. Very interesting article.

  • Bert Cundle

    Make more Jobs????? Bombs make jobs for clean up… “More LAWS, MORE COPS, is more JOBS. (for some)… Building More Prisons, is putting “some to work”. GOVERNMENTS GROWTH, is putting more people a job. (REDUCE THE WAGES or RAISE TAXES…) I’d laugh at our government if it wern’t so painful!

  • Bert Cundle

    HERE is an IDEA… MORE JOBS??? HOW ABOUT “REBUILDING TWIN TOWERS”??
    (With Donations)Set a Goal for 2 Years! ( More Workers!) “FOR CITIZENS Thoe!!!” MUST SPEAK, Write, & READ ENGLISH!!!

    • bob wire

      That’s a place to start, ~ we need rapid rail, we need bridge restoration all over the US.

      • Bruce D.

        Rapid rail would be okay if it would break even. But it won’t. It will always operate in the red and both federal and state governments are on the verge of bankruptcy.

        • Denniso

          We subsidize oil,coal,all mining,timber,military contractors,farming,ranching,education,space exploration,trucking…but, it’s ‘evil’ to subsidize high speed rail?

          • Bruce D.

            No one said evil. The point made is not affordable. At what level does the deficit have to get before you become concerned Denniso. When government makes bad decisions it seems like your argument is to made more bad decisions. At least trucks take you where you want to go. High Speed rail is extremely limited and you should know that as most do.

          • Karolyn

            It seems that conservatives do not want to take the US to the next level – fully into the 21st century and beyond.

          • Denniso

            If ‘conservatives’ got their way, our country would look more like Iran socially, and like a typical third world country economically,w/ most of the wealth at the very top and the vast majority of working people living in shacks and struggling just to eat. That’s their vision of a ‘conservative’ country. Women forced out of the workplace and politics and rich,white men in charge of almost evrything. Raped women forced to carry the rapists’ baby to term. The environment wasted w/ any and all ‘resources’ sold off to the highest bidder. Giant corporations in control of most of our lives… Look at the social and economic conditions of any 3rd world country for more.

          • denniso

            And, Bruce D, I’m more concerned about the overall economy than I am worried about the debt. The Debt was building all through Bush’s 8 yrs and then we have the crash in his last year. Money was used to stabilize the markets and banks and keep us out of a depression, that was necessary. The tax cuts from Bush added to the debt and then the economic crash added to it w/ lower tax revenue coming in. We have to get the economy moving at a faster pace before we worry too much about the debt. Then, we should cut defense and some programs and subsidies. If we can cut gov’t employment later,then we should.

      • Bert Cundle

        Most of the Problems with CONSTRUCTION is GETTING PERMITS, NOT Funding.

    • Karolyn

      They’ve been building on the site for two years now. Not the same thing, though.

  • http://com i41

    Listening to the onumnutted flat speech was a damned joke. All the new regulations that are just starting be exposed that stop any job creation. Banking reform bill, mandatory health care for employees, even if you schedule them to work, one day a month for 3 months, the person must have healthcare paid by you the employer. If you try to use you assets as collateral to borrow money, no longer will work with the inspections of bank regulators in Washington. Muslims and unions don’t have to purchase health care, all put in the healthcare bill after Sen Bacus meet with the marxist muslim moron secretly. The Nazi Soros Socialist Democrat Party slubs suopport this destruction of the USA with more totalatarion government control. Of the responses by socialists like Karolyn, Dennesio, and all the rest of Onumnutts jockstrap leech suckers, is it any wonder that they are socialist lovers. They want some one else to tell them where to go, what to do,what to eat, what is acceptable to work at and think. This croassbred marxist loving muslim moron doesn’t have a clue how to do a specific job, create a real job, or do anything to create something useful or useable to sell. The slub bastard Onumnutt picked to creat jobs, took a lot of stimulas taxpayer money to China and created jobs for China, what did the tax payers get, nada not even a kiss or some grease. Since Onumnutts will not sell some of our full tanks farms that have been sitting fr over 3 1/2 years not doing a dfamn thing, Fuel prices are climbing as food prices are since USA doesn’t produc enough protein, wheather animal or grain. We have to many million acres locked up in paid landowners to idle productive land for over 3 decades. If the cross bred idoit and his soros socialist slubs destroys as much or USA as they did the first 2 years. Road kill and kocha weed seed will be a poor meal source for the having enough food to sustain a population of the world.

    • Karolyn

      Gas is going down again here.

      • chuckb

        karolyn, why did the price of gas go up?

        • Bert Cundle

          Our Dollar ($) is getting Devalued at a RAPID Pace! The printing more money with-out the back up, & Borrowing with-out paying off the debt, is making a 3rd world Country out of U.S. of A. He spoke so void of detail, that he doesan’t have any direction!

          • Denniso

            Come on guys, use a little thinking on basic capitalist economics here…the price of gas is generally going up because demand is going up. Why is demand going up? Because the economy is improving.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        karolyn,
        here as well BUT it’s still above 3.00 a gallon and it WILL go back up again! Two years from now you will be begging for it to come back down to 3.50 a gallon! Bet money on it!

        • Karolyn

          Here in SC, we have low tax. It never even got to $3 and hasn’t ever. The highest I paid was $2.96. It is now down about 8 cents. I don’t believe any predictions anymore. Two years ago “they” said it would go up to $5 by the end of the summer and it went down even further.

      • Raggs

        R-U trying to be funny?

    • wayne

      i41, those you named, Karolyn, Denniso and the others are either naive, or are either just plain to stupid to see what Nobama is doing to this country. It is a shame, but this is the type of people that is being reared in this country today. They apparently are not capable of being independent, or to be able to survive on their own, so they have to have big brother look out after them. We need less government while Nobama is trying to expand it. I am not sure with the mind set of the people in this country today that this counry will be here, as we know it, in a few short years. 53 percent of the people voted for a man they did not know a damn thing about. He admitted that he was going to fundamentally change this country, and spread the wealth, and they still voted for this Socialist. I just hope enough of the Independants wake up, and see the light before 2012 and help kick this idiot out of office. I watched a little of his hot air on TV last night, but I had to get up and walk out of the room . I just could not stand to hear all his BS.

      • Denniso

        You probably won’t have to worry about being around to see Obama re elected in 2012. We have the smartest president we’ve had in decades, but I know intelligence scares people like you which is why you supported the dumbest president in 100 yrs, Shrub.

        • wayne

          Denniso, your confusing intelligence with ignorance. All Nobama likes to do is get in front of the microphone, and read prepared statements from the teleprompters. This man’s has never held a job in his life, what in he world does he know about creating jobs. All he is interested in his running this country so far in debt that the Chinese will soon be dictating what we are to do, not Nobama. I am serious. Can’t you really see this?

          • denniso

            If you’re serious then you need to rethink your position. Obama and all the others are working to get the economy back up and address all the problems left behind by Cheny/Bush. It’s not very complex…there are differing opinions on how to do what needs fixing, but Obama is not trying to sell us out to the Chineese or anyone else. I suggest you try different and less biased news sources for a better and more clear view of things.

  • Raggs

    I dont know about anyone else here but I cannot wait until obama tells me how much shit paper I need to use after dropping a turd!

    • wayne

      This is for Denniso since she does not have a reply button. Denniso, your a lost cause. I am giving up on you. Take all your government crap, and let them dictate your complete life. If you like the bondage that goes along with what Nobama wants, that is what you should have. I want freedom to be able to think on my own. I don’t want Obama, or the government, dictating what I am to eat, what not to eat, when to come in out of the rain, and the list goes on and on. Some folks don’t understand “freedom” and how precious it is until the dictator is in control. Look at all the riots going on over in those countries that have dictators. Why don’t you go over there and live for a while, while this is all going on, and I can garantee you that your perception of freedom will be different in a very short time period. Well, the folks are going to kick Nobama out in 2012, and vote in a fredom loving president that will give the government back where it belongs, to the people.

      • Denniso

        You couldn’t figure out that you can click on the reply above me and your comment would then appear under mine? I think I rest my case on your ability to reason….

        • libertytrain

          Denniso, not every human being has your intellectual capabilities. You know that, you express it daily, usually several times.

          • Denniso

            Dear Liberty…I believe I’m of average intelligence. I have spent all of my adult life trying to become educated and informed. When obviously ignorant people trash,smear,threaten and denigrate elected leaders who are trying their best to improve the country and pull us out of the worst collapse since ’29, I am compelled to call their remarks what they are. I don’t care if someone is ignorant of the world or the facts of economics,but they don’t then have a divine right to smear others w/ nonsense. If they want to be listened to as a thinking adult, then they can learn like an adult or not spread their absurdity in public.

            You have a clear agenda w/ me, but give it up because it won’t work and you’re wasting your time. You call me arrogant in one comment then say I have a fragile ego in another…sorry, but that’s a contradiction,and neither is true. You just don’t like what I have to say and apparently have a difficult time challenging it w/ anything but a personal attack. Not so clever…

          • libertytrain

            :) Poor baby.

  • http://com i41

    Raggs, the crossbred marxist muslim moron said moreeducation and tecknology, so that means get ready to get trained for a paperless society. The nappy book trained moron has never created a job or done a damn thing productive but play golf. Travel all over, game any system he could, worship Marx and Alinski or any other socialist bastard, that has written a book or would coach him like Soros.The reason fuel is climbing so fast is since Onumnutts travel and was a sheik’s boy, he never has paid for anything and that is why he loves to keep paying billions to the pedophiles, since he has ‘close ties” to the women and animal abusers. Notice he never takes Big Mammee with his when going to a muslim country, it must be because they still have warm feeling for the atheletic slender purple lipped prompter reader. His green b–l s–t energy plan is years down the road, and just the permittting and required moronic envior studies will keep a power grid and any nuke generating plant 35-50 years out, because of the 1960′s hippy loons of green earth crap and their imagined problems. The last permitted refinery out in the desert of AZ has sat unfinshed since 1978, due to envior slubs filing law suits like a jumoing rat that might have it habitat used/ 20 years later it was found the jumping rat roams from up in Canada down to Guatamala. Even the battery powered idoits are finding out more land is destroyed and mined for some chemicals than any massive oil drilling program will ever do. Now the marxist muslim moron’s choice of a jobs czar is nothing less than Jeff Imele, who took billion of stimulas taxpayers money and went to China, to build generator heads for windmills, which are not being used because of weight problems. What a couple of slubs admired by slubsd who defend the crossbred muslim marxist and voted for him.

    • Denniso

      Gee, you sound a little angry…poor fella. I guess since you mock that ‘green earth’ crap,you prefer a dead and brown earth? Mars for instance? Why don’t you volunteer for the one way trip that some scientists are proposing?

  • http://com i41

    If Karolyn has gas going down, that isn’t gas, and road kill with beans and salsa might have something to do with the issue! She should watch her step and her shoes.

    • libertytrain

      I’m in NC and gas in SC (her adopted state) is traditionally at least 10-15 cents less down there than ours. And gas, oddly, went down a few cents up here so it is not unlikely it’s really low where she lives.

      • Karolyn

        It’s fluctuating between $2.86 and $2.89. The other day is was $2.82.

        • http://deleted Claire

          In my town it is $ 3.14 per gallon, it was also 3.19 a couple of days ago.

        • libertytrain

          It’s down to $3.04 here near Asheville.

  • ONTIME

    This man sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office has no legal right to occupy that chair and that statement is bearing more truth with each passing day. He will not and so it seems cannot produce the legal documents tha give him the right to be addresed as Mr. President and why he is ocupying that chair without all the legal qualifications is a travesty of the law specifically stated in the Constitution…..When the time comes and he has no proof, the price for fraud, collusion and treason is going to be very high. There will be no second term and if there is justice no first term will be served.

  • Norvelle N. Frings

    I suggested Impeachment when 3 months into Obama’s rule we were three trillion dollars in debt.No one listened and did nothing. Now all avenues to succeed are all bribed or promised new jobs with the Dems.. many of new members voted in are already taking bribes and have left to join the Dems. Crooked regime.
    Obama has never succeeded with any plan-except his plan for failure.
    Harry Reid and Nancy have destroyed the nation for POWER. I am 93 and know what FREEDOM is and we are sinking out so fast I do not recognize my beautiful America any more.The Great Depression was a piece of cake compared to what the crooks have us in now.

    • Denniso

      So, YOU suggested impeachment and NO ONE listened to you. WOW!! I’m surprised! Now, how could that be? Maybe you can figure it out if you work at it.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    It’s pathetic to see a recent poll saying that 45% of Americans believe BHO’s presidency has been a success and only 48% believe it’s been a failure. Perhaps it depends on how one defines success. If success can be defined as the soaring national debt, loss of millions of jobs, weakened national defense and security, lack of security at our borders, then YES!! BHO has been a success!!

    In a way, BHO may resemble a child. That is – some kids I’ve heard of who want to be firefighters when they grow up. Some of these kids may set fires in their yards so they can extinguish them and say they did. Likewise, it seems strange that BHO talks about creating jobs. In his first 2 years in office, his policies have destroyed millions of jobs and given us the longest period of above 9% unemployment since the Great Depression!! BHO also talks about deficits and cutting spending. LOL!! In his first 2 years as POTUS, BHO (along with his democraps in Congress) has added more to national debt than all past presidents and Congresses combined!! Of course, there are differences. 1st, most kids don’t intend to burn their family’s property to the ground. But BHO does what he does deliberately in hopes of destroying America and its economy, and transforming this nation into his idea of a socialist Utopia. 2nd, most kids cannot, and/or will not, blame the kid who used to live in the house for any property damage. But like a child, BHO will whine and blame everything on his predecessor GW Bush. And it’s pathetic that so many drones and naïve liberal morons believe BHO’s ‘Blame Bush’ drivel!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!

  • jopa

    Earl the Queen of NY;Wow where do you get your mis-information.By saving the auto industry alone millions of jobs were saved when you think about all the suppliers and all of these people are going to spend their earnings that will benefit everyone.Not only that most of these loans are all being paid back with interest.Blame Bush for the wars we have? Who else could you blame? Are they cheap? No. Health care is one of the greatest things to happen to America since the interstate road system.Now my grandchildren will be insured until they are 26 years old under their parents plan and be able to go to college without that worry.That’s another thing.Students can get loans for college cheaper than before now that the middleman banker was cut out of the deal saving America billions.The list just keeps going on of the achievments of our president and to think otherwise is making you look like a Beckerhead.

    • Denniso

      If Obama hadn’t bailed out the car companies the rightwingers would be calling for his impeachment…anything he does they will attack viciously and maliciously, just to try to destroy him. They could care less what the policy is or how good it may be….attack,smear,malign…

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