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  • chgo 2012/03/19 22:52:39
    NO [explain why you think not].
    chgo
    +6
    I think you're mistaken. The GOP is a a disgrace to America

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  • Russ 2014/06/10 22:28:14 (edited)
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Russ
    Obama can't put three words together on his own. Does not know what is going on until the reporters tell him. Obama is a laughing joke around the world.
  • Catherine Piscitelli 2012/04/02 23:26:31
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Catherine Piscitelli
    Mr.Obama's ideology is based on the principal of class warfare. He believes that by taking money away for the rich it will solve the problems of the middle class and the poor. This alienation of the classes only serves to create hostility and hatred. This president promised to unite the parties as well as the races and only caused more chaos and division. I do not believe that Obama loves America, I believe that he is determined to bring this country to it's knees. He is spending so many trillions of dollars and his goal is to change the fabric of goodness and patriotism that are four fathers die for. He is a disgrace to this nation.
  • being me 2012/03/27 22:16:55
    YES [explain why you think so].
    being me
    I am concerned with what he has passed, yes.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/03/26 17:10:14
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Margaret Jacobson
    YOU CAN ONLY WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE ON HAND............A COUNTRY WITH A MASSIVE DEBT...........TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS.............2 WARS BEING WAGED........A NIGHTMARE OF UNEMPLOYMENT........A HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT HAS "ISSSUES" WITH HIS "BACK TO WORK" PROGRAMS"........NO MORE MANUFACTURING BASE.............WE SENT IT "OVERSEAS"........"OUTSOURCING JOBS".............WE REALLY NEED MORE EdUCATIOnaL PROGRAMS AIMED AT STUDENTS AND OLDER ASMERICANS WHO DO NOT WANT TO GO TO CONVENTIAL COLLEGES, BUT WOULD RATHER HAVE A TRADE JOB!!!...........NOT EVERYBODY CAN OR WANTS TO GO TO A RIGEROUS 4 YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM, OR IS CAPABLE OF IT!!!...........WE NEED MILLIONS OF MANUFACTURING JOBS!!!!!!!!!!.................. NEED TO STOP SUBDISING FARMERS TO NOT PlANT CROPS!!........OBAMA CANNOT DO IT ALL IN JUST 8 YEARS....,,WE NEED ABOUT 20 Y^EARS TO REALLY STRAIGHTEN EVERYTHING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT HAS BEEN COMING FOR A LONG TIME!!!!!!!!
  • Catheri... Margare... 2012/04/02 23:34:24
    Catherine Piscitelli
    +2
    8 years! are you out of your mind? Your president is toast. He will not be re-elected. Many people voted for him because he preached UNITY AND CHANGE- He has brought nothing but empty promises and division. He has APOLOGIZED TO OTHER COUNTRIES FOR AMERICA? Just who is he apologizing for. Not me. I am not ashamed of this wonderful country. And I do not want this man to change this country of mine into Europe. If he love France so much maybe he should take Mrs. Obama (for the first time in her life she is proud of her country)? THE FIRST TIME..???? It's time that Obama STOPPED BLAMING THE BUSH adminstration and take responsiblity for his actions. He has had FOUR YEARS? And has created nothing!! You should take note this man will NEVER BE ELECTED FOR A SECOND TERM!









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  • dominic garcia 2012/03/26 14:03:21 (edited)
    YES [explain why you think so].
    dominic garcia
    He can do all he wants, pass thousands of bills, but as long as he does not uphold the constitution and treats all Americans the same ......he is not a very good president.
  • Lefty 2012/03/25 12:03:16
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Lefty
    Barack Obama accomplishments in first three years.

    1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afgh...














































































    Barack Obama accomplishments in first three years.

    1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    44. Expanding vaccination programs
    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
    47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices
    50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    51. Lower drug costs for seniors
    52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    54. Improved housing for military personnel
    55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
    56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
    57 Increasing student loans
    58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
    59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
    60. Established a new cyber security office
    61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
    62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
    63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
    64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
    65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
    66. Improving benefits for veterans
    67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
    68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
    69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
    70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
    71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
    72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
    73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
    74. Making more loans available to small businesses
    75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
    76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
    77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
    78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
    79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
    80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
    81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
    82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
    83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
    84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
    85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
    86. Held first Seder in White House
    87. Attempting to reform the nation’s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
    88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
    89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
    90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

    Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office.
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  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/03/22 04:38:30
    YES [explain why you think so].
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +1
    WORST.PRESIDENT.EVER

    WORST PRESIDENT EVER
  • Arizona1950 2012/03/22 04:27:57
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Arizona1950
    +1
    Article II, section 1, of the US Constitution clearly states about the president: “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” That is the oath that Obama voluntarily took.

    Further, Article I, section 1, states “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” So when he says “We can’t wait,” is he hiding behind the phrase “to the best of my Ability?” Does his ability include in what he believes? And how does he get around the phrase “faithfully execute the Office?” Does he think that he is faithfully executing his duties when he invokes his “We can’t wait” stratagem?

    Here are some examples of his “We can’t wait” strategy and executive fiat:

    In July, 2011, during the debt limit debate, Obama asked lawyers if there was a way to interpret the 14th Amendment so as to get around Congress and establish a “long-term extension of the federal borrowing limit” on his own.

    In July, 2011, Obama told the National Counc...











    Article II, section 1, of the US Constitution clearly states about the president: “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” That is the oath that Obama voluntarily took.

    Further, Article I, section 1, states “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” So when he says “We can’t wait,” is he hiding behind the phrase “to the best of my Ability?” Does his ability include in what he believes? And how does he get around the phrase “faithfully execute the Office?” Does he think that he is faithfully executing his duties when he invokes his “We can’t wait” stratagem?

    Here are some examples of his “We can’t wait” strategy and executive fiat:

    In July, 2011, during the debt limit debate, Obama asked lawyers if there was a way to interpret the 14th Amendment so as to get around Congress and establish a “long-term extension of the federal borrowing limit” on his own.

    In July, 2011, Obama told the National Council of La Raza that the idea of “doing things” on his own was “very tempting” when it came to bypassing Congress on immigration.

    In September, 2011 Obama told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus he’d like to work his way “around Congress.”

    In October, 2011, Obama, seeking to circumvent congressional opposition and to jump-start the economy, pushed a series of “executive branch steps,” beginning with “new rules” to make it easier for homeowners with little or no equity to refinance their federally funded mortgages, through Fannie May and Freddie Mac, which posted larger losses than expected, sought $6 billion in additional aid.

    Before Obama was president he said he wanted to bankrupt the coal industry by imposing a cap and trade system that would be so harsh that “electricity costs would necessarily skyrocket.” Unable to get that bill through Congress, Obama bypassed them and used Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations to accomplish his goals. According to an analysis released in October, 2011, by the Institute for Energy Research, the EPA is “leading the Obama administration’s assault on coal with a number of new regulations.”

    Blatant subversion: Lybia war – In Article I, section 8 (Powers of Congress) of the US Constitution, there is the phrase “To declare War…” But Obama said the US actions in Lybia didn’t amount to war, so he didn’t need the approval of Congress. And he ignored the War Powers Act.

    His latest decree, which is attacking our 1st Amendment in his lust for positive rights is to cover free birth control for employees, even if that decree violates moral, ethical, or religious beliefs. Unless one was asleep and missed it, that decree caused such an uproar that Obama had to “accommodate” it. The point here, is that Amendment 1 clearly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;….” So again we see Obama trying to bypass Congress and the US Constitution.

    So anytime the US Constitution and Congress doesn’t let him have free reign, he simply says “We can’t wait.” The US Constitution and Congress are an obstacle to him and to his agenda. I fear the next time he thinks "we can't wait"
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  • HOMBRE 2012/03/22 04:01:02 (edited)
    YES [explain why you think so].
    HOMBRE
    YES He is a assclown
  • Sweettxroses 2012/03/21 16:56:16
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Sweettxroses
    He's a freekin joke our country has gone to hell in a hand basket. . . . . .
  • Jose Hernandez 2012/03/21 16:35:03
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Jose Hernandez
    He has ignored the Bill of Rights,not done anything to stimulate the economy, suspended freedom and forcing America to accept welfare state policies. Vote Paul 2012! nobama ron paul freedom
  • Jan Haskell 2012/03/21 16:11:27
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Jan Haskell
    +1
    He bows to everyone except our true friends and allies. (Returning Churchill's bust to the UK - and then presenting the queen with a "gift" of recordings of his own speeches ... leaving Israel's president in some kind of "time out" ... ?)
  • AM Jan Has... 2012/03/22 15:45:42
  • MalloryNicole 2012/03/21 15:39:32
    YES [explain why you think so].
    MalloryNicole
    He doesn't even know how many states there are in the country he is the president for. SO SAD.. :/
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/03/21 11:18:17
    YES [explain why you think so].
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    His policies have been a horrable experiment using the American people and our tax money being used to buy votes as well as paying back campaign supporters.
  • Andrew 2012/03/21 05:14:00
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Andrew
    Yes, if anything he has put this nation in a huge weak spot by all of the useless things he has done. He has ignored the middle class, and just imposes one thing after another on us. This was not what America was supposed to be like.
  • JJ Rage 2012/03/21 04:07:57
    YES [explain why you think so].
    JJ Rage
    +1
    He has done everything he can to make a fool out of himself.
  • strawberry 2012/03/21 02:57:18
    NO [explain why you think not].
    strawberry
    I respect President Obama. Obama is a silent, intelligent thinker who does more action than talk. President Obama is not eager to be a war monger as Bush was. Obama does want economic fairness for all Americans. His vision for present and future U.S. are realistic, not outdated ideology. Keep religion in your own homes. Conservative and religions go together. Conservative and narrow mindedness go together. President Obama with Special Navy forces did capture Bin Laden, quickly, intelligently. The only disgrace I see are current Republican candidates who can only debate negativity about President Obama, but have not told Americans much of who they really are. Republicans in 2012 have used worst smear campaigning ever. Gullible Americans actually listen to this junk. Every possible negative happening is focused on President Obama. Gas prices have fluctuated high under many Presidential administrations, including having the U.S. in huge debt. Republican Presidents have raised debt ceiling many, many times.
  • Wyzard strawberry 2012/03/22 13:25:17
  • strawberry Wyzard 2012/03/22 22:53:02
    strawberry
    So what.? I lived in Africa and majority were Muslim. They were peaceful, chanted and prayed.
  • Wyzard strawberry 2012/03/23 03:37:36
    Wyzard
    +1
    obviously you have not read the koran.....if you had you would uderstand what a true muslim is and stands for.
  • w2xad 2012/03/20 23:16:17 (edited)
  • Anonymous Coward218 2012/03/20 22:16:36
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Anonymous Coward218
    +1
    His MANY faux pas with regards to our oldest and closest allies has all but alienated US from them at a time when we need them the most! He has held onto information and ideas (such as the proposed tax credit for INSOURCING) as hole cards to whip out when his ratings need a B-12 shot! Being the glory hound he is, he has failed to give proper credit to people whose efforts have helped keep the US out of complete financial ruin!
  • TXGirl 2012/03/20 19:12:01
    NO [explain why you think not].
    TXGirl
    +1
    The only thing here that is a disgrace to America is the rampant racism behind alot of the lies and rumors being spread about the President. I did care for President Bush at all BUT I did give him the respect due him for his office. He was the Commander-in-Chief then as President Obama is now.
  • Anonymo... TXGirl 2012/03/20 22:06:45
    Anonymous Coward218
    There ONLY racism surrounding Obama is his OWN! He is mixed race...that is HALF black, and HALF white...yet he only identifies with the part of his heritage that he can exploit for votes!
  • TXGirl Anonymo... 2012/03/21 14:52:22
    TXGirl
    Sure, whatever. Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better...
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/03/20 19:07:18
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    He's a disgrace and the world knows it!
  • Bill 2012/03/20 17:52:47
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Bill
    He's a joke.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/03/20 16:30:47
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Tennessee3501
    A President is only a disgrace when he breaks the law or places his own interests above that of his country.

    No President has enjoyed 100% support from the American people!
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/03/20 15:30:18 (edited)
  • Bill 2012/03/20 15:28:27
    YES [explain why you think so].
    Bill
    +2
    I don't like the question because it is stated too mildly. He's even a bigger disgrace than Carter and I NEVER saw THAT coming. I thought Carter broke the mold.

    He will, eventually, betray Israel. Not good.

    Allen West (R-FL) 2016
  • AM 2012/03/20 15:17:15 (edited)
  • Rono AM 2012/03/20 18:59:40
    Rono
    You do make some interesting points in the commentary. Some of the things you touched on were indeed factual. But I do find several theories you touched on that hasn't been proven to be directly initiated by this POTUS. The one thing I will agree on 100%, is that he has managed decline. I would also add that he's managed it quite well considering his options as well as the opposition in congress. The money spent is and was necessary to not only manage, but survive the conditions we were I facing at the beginning of this presidency in 2008. I also disagree with the theory, again not a fact, that the administration has a hate the wealthy mentality. That's not something coined by liberals or independents, but more pointedly phrased by conservative right wingers that want more privileges for them alone, simply because of the thought process of being more deserving or superior because of their social, economic or political status. I could continue and elaborate more on the pros of this presidency as I have before, but I don't really have the time today. I have a long list of positives, and I do have some negatives on that list as well. But, when you combine and calculate the pluses, they far out weight the minuses. I would be more than happy to share more information supported by f...
    You do make some interesting points in the commentary. Some of the things you touched on were indeed factual. But I do find several theories you touched on that hasn't been proven to be directly initiated by this POTUS. The one thing I will agree on 100%, is that he has managed decline. I would also add that he's managed it quite well considering his options as well as the opposition in congress. The money spent is and was necessary to not only manage, but survive the conditions we were I facing at the beginning of this presidency in 2008. I also disagree with the theory, again not a fact, that the administration has a hate the wealthy mentality. That's not something coined by liberals or independents, but more pointedly phrased by conservative right wingers that want more privileges for them alone, simply because of the thought process of being more deserving or superior because of their social, economic or political status. I could continue and elaborate more on the pros of this presidency as I have before, but I don't really have the time today. I have a long list of positives, and I do have some negatives on that list as well. But, when you combine and calculate the pluses, they far out weight the minuses. I would be more than happy to share more information supported by fact if needed. You know how to reach me... In 2012 I will be voting for Barack Obama again. Can you honestly, look in the mirror say any candidate running for the GOP nomination will do signicanly better than this POTUS? obama biden 2012
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  • AM Rono 2012/03/21 01:35:49
  • Rono 2012/03/20 14:49:18
    NO [explain why you think not].
    Rono
    +2
    The only disgrace are the people that won't back up why they don't support the leader of their country with real hard facts. And those that will not give the POTUS a chance to right the ship that went airy under a previously conservative administration... My vote is for Obama - Biden in 2012! Obama Biden
  • AM Rono 2012/03/20 14:54:17
  • Rono AM 2012/03/20 14:59:34
    Rono
    +1
    Agree to disagree my friend. smiles
  • AM Rono 2012/03/20 15:21:19
  • strawberry Rono 2012/03/21 03:04:45
    strawberry
    +1
    Many Americans cannot even back up their lack of support for President Obama with real facts. They are too gullible. A bunch of followers led by their noses by deceitful Republcian Party members.
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