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Is President Obama The Most Hated POTUS In American History?

Joe61 2013/10/02 18:36:45
Yes ObamaIs Obama the most hated president in American history...why expand
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Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has elicited a number of public perceptions
regarding his personality and background. As the first African-American
President of the United States, his race and culture have played a
prominent role in this, both positively and negatively. His relative
youth (47 when elected) has alternately resulted in his being praised
for his freshness and criticized for his inexperience. His temperament
and demeanor have drawn praise for his perceived unflappability and
criticism for the perception of his lacking emotional attachment.
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  • Cleverbot Surly C... 2013/10/04 02:18:18
  • Surly C... Cleverbot 2013/10/04 04:49:56
    Surly Curmudgen
    You are not to terribly conversant with history are you? Those we know today as progressives or liberal progressives first became known here in America about 1880 as communists, as Marxist communists and they were very proud of that. The plans of those very proud Marxist communists were from the very beginning the burning of the constitution and over throw of the republic.

    Those progressive are now nearly peeing in their panties in excitement thinking that with Obama they are about to achieve their final goal, the destruction of this nation.
  • Phyllis... Surly C... 2013/10/16 17:15:01
    Phyllis Murphy
    +1
    We are already pretty much 3rd world oriented and socialist with the nail in the coffin health care bill. As you know Obama is paranoid and said to be monitoring the SodaHeads....
  • Phyllis... Cleverbot 2013/10/03 02:24:33
    Phyllis Murphy
    +4
    I really doubt that! Watched this wretched man come on the political scene backed by Chicago creeps, hoodlums, Marxists Bill Ayers and wife Bernadine Dohrn, gangster Tony Rezko and even Republican Ray LaHood was an opportunist and greedy so fit right in...Smarmy mess snake pit and slimy snake path created for Obama to slither into Senate and then little more grease and right into the White House. Whoopee!!
  • illinoyed Phyllis... 2013/10/03 07:16:00
    illinoyed
    +1
    I rest my case about how white America lost their collective minds when a black man occupied the White House.
  • Phyllis... illinoyed 2013/10/11 03:27:52
    Phyllis Murphy
    +1
    He is half white/half black. Color as side bar. He is incompetent and as Donald Trump stated on TV the other night, Obama will go down as the worst President ever elected not only once but twice...A true Manchurian Candidate with no real identity, no political history, no job history except brief tenure as fund raiser for his ACORN Marxist group whose active member and founder was Bill Ayers Weatherman Terrorists bomber and terrorist bomber wife Dohrn. These creeps that should be in prison hosted Obama's first fund raiser in their elite Hyde Park home...Why is it the extremely wealthy are the ones who have lived high on the hog of American Capitalism the ones who say it is evil although they enjoy the luxurious life style it gives them, and in destroying it will destroy themselves...Explain that stupidity of these weasels.
  • Charles E Phyllis... 2013/10/03 16:43:45
    Charles E
    +1
    You know the man well.
  • illinoyed Cleverbot 2013/10/03 07:14:16
    illinoyed
    +2
    Like Lincoln. Hated by the Southerners but in retrospect recognized as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.

    The insanity visited on him by his opponents is what will go down in history. How white America lost their collective minds when the first black man took the White House.
  • Cleverbot illinoyed 2013/10/04 02:20:57
    Cleverbot
    not all of white america. It's some deep pockets of vitriol scattered about but...by and large people aren't this bad. Actually...yeah, you're right.
  • Phyllis... illinoyed 2013/10/11 03:34:51
    Phyllis Murphy
    +1
    Southerns were Democrats you know! They hated him because of the Civil War to stop the slavery by Plantation owners(democrats of course) And of course, you remember in the 60's, it was again buses from the North that traveled South to integrate the Southern schools, walking little children into white classrooms between shouting mobs, water hoses, police and police dogs. Of course you do know that Governors across the south, i.e.George Wallace and Huey Long, two fine examples were all democrats and just like planation owners resisted mightily against black people eating and drinking in their establishments. Rosa Parks who refused to go to the back of the bus is my heroine. She started it all because she was just too tired to get up and walk to the back again. Also the Ku Klux Klan was organized by the Southern Democrats....You need to read more!
  • illinoyed Phyllis... 2013/10/15 04:40:04
    illinoyed
    I know all that. What I also know that Republicans do not like to talk about is how all those southern Dixiecrats felt betrayed by the democratic party when JFK passed Civil Rights in the early 60s. They defected to the Republican Party, which is why the south is predominately red to this day.

    Sure glad you got all the racists now instead of us.
  • Phyllis... Cleverbot 2013/10/03 17:15:36
    Phyllis Murphy
    +2
    Having watched this turkey come on the Illinois scene and his early sordid associates and past records, the denigration is well deserved and not enough..Since he sealed tightly every file regarding his life, only the few that know are out there and perhaps will talk..Perhaps Rev. Wright and Wm Ayers, Obama's Chicago Weatherman Marxist Terrorist bomber of Federal buildings who hosted Obama's first fund raiser...Obama's friends were not the poor blacks of Chicago but hoods and crooks like Tony Renzko his big buddy who is serving 10 years in prison today for corruption!....
  • joe keeney 2013/10/02 23:58:05
    Yes ObamaIs Obama the most hated president in American history...why expand
    joe keeney
    +3
    He got my vote for the first time.
  • rbeas 2013/10/02 23:45:59
    No Obama IS SNo Obama is the most lovable and cuddly I will vote for Him fore...
    rbeas
    +4
    I would vote for him over reagan
  • apacheh... rbeas 2013/10/03 00:56:57
  • rbeas apacheh... 2013/10/03 08:29:37
    rbeas
    +1
    The Monday Morning Economist
    Independent Opinion - Unadorned

    Is our government “cooking the books”?

    The short answer is yes. There are two serious problems with our national bookkeeping. The unemployment rate and the consumer price index are being cooked.

    The first problem, the seeming inaccuracy of the unemployment figures, can be traced to the Reagan administration. It was decided that unemployment figures were scary for the new administration so, in 1982, they created new constraints on who could be counted as unemployed. They dropped people who had not looked for a job in the last two weeks. They also dropped teenagers who had been employed but were now unemployed. By some estimates, the real unemployment rate is closer to 10% than it is to 5%.

    Clues to the second problem, a strange sounding CPI, can be found on the official website of the Bureau of Labor and Statistics as pointed out by Walter "John" Williams; Shadow Governemnt Statistics, where there is a great deal of documentation explaining what they do and how they do it. You will find there, many discussions of some seemingly harmless data manipulations that have been incorporated into the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the years. The CPI is advertised to track the cost of a fixed “market bas...




























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    The Monday Morning Economist
    Independent Opinion - Unadorned

    Is our government “cooking the books”?

    The short answer is yes. There are two serious problems with our national bookkeeping. The unemployment rate and the consumer price index are being cooked.

    The first problem, the seeming inaccuracy of the unemployment figures, can be traced to the Reagan administration. It was decided that unemployment figures were scary for the new administration so, in 1982, they created new constraints on who could be counted as unemployed. They dropped people who had not looked for a job in the last two weeks. They also dropped teenagers who had been employed but were now unemployed. By some estimates, the real unemployment rate is closer to 10% than it is to 5%.

    Clues to the second problem, a strange sounding CPI, can be found on the official website of the Bureau of Labor and Statistics as pointed out by Walter "John" Williams; Shadow Governemnt Statistics, where there is a great deal of documentation explaining what they do and how they do it. You will find there, many discussions of some seemingly harmless data manipulations that have been incorporated into the calculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the years. The CPI is advertised to track the cost of a fixed “market basket” of items that people consume and report the change in the price of those items from year to year. It is commonly referred to as the Inflation Index.

    As it turns out, the harmless data manipulations are the problem. The “market basket” is not fixed and does not contain the same items over time. In 1982, during the Reagan administration, things weren’t going too well as far as economic data was concerned. It was decided that things could be made to look better if inflation appeared to be more under control. So the things that were included in the calculation of the CPI were changed. Notably, the cost of renting a home replaced the cost of buying a home in the CPI. This is just the start of something larger. Since the Gross Domestic Product calculations are based, in part, on the CPI calculation, lower CPI resulting in a higher GDP, Reagan's reformulation of the CPI resulted in a falsely high report on GDP. The great Reagan economic expansion was based on cooking the books. Just like Enron.

    It does not end with Reagan.

    It gets worse. Under the G.H.W. Bush administration, Michael Boskin, chief economic advisor, and Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, argued that the CPI overstated inflation. They argued three major things. One is that if an item becomes too expensive, people stop buying it and substitute something cheaper. Say if shoes got too expensive and you started wearing clogs, the price of shoes would be replaced in the CPI by the price of clogs. The Second is that if there is a lower priced outlet for goods and services, everyone will use it. So, everyone is assumed to shop at Wal-Mart and so the Wall-Mart price is what is in the CPI. Third, they argued that quality improvements should offset price increases. This means that if you pay more for a car with airbags, this is an improvement in quality and is worth more so should not be counted as inflation. Their thinking has incorporated into the CPI calculations over time. Each time the CPI comes out, it represents a different cheaper market basket.

    But wait, there's more, to complement the theory that permanently substitutes items in the market basket when they become unaffordable, there is a system of weighting. Weighting means that the actual percentage that the price of an item has changed is not reported. Instead price changes are adjusted to have more or less impact on the total calculation of the price of the market basket. When prices of an item are going up, the weight of that item in the basket is decreased, on the theory that people will buy less of a thing that is becoming more expensive. And even more clever, the weight of items that are going down in price is increased to supposedly reflect that people will buy more of something that is going down in price. So if things that are increasing in price are discounted and the things that are going down are emphasized you can see that it is very hard to get the CPI to go up.

    What we are measuring and publishing as if it were a Consumer Price Index is in fact better characterized as a measure of how people are currently spending money. If that is what you are measuring it is hard to see how the CPI will ever be a statistic that will alarm anyone because people will always be able to spend on something, even if they are living on dog food. I suppose if dog food gets to be too expensive they can live on air. Inflation problem solved at last.

    So no wonder I can’t afford steak. The CPI is telling me I should be eating hamburger and that a new car costs $5,200 at Wall-Mart.

    By their own admission, Boskin and Greenspan proposed this only in order to reduce the cost of government. If the CPI reported were less, never mind not accurate, it would allow the government to stiff variable price contractors and labor whose contracts were pegged to the CPI. It would also significantly reduce Social Security payments over time. By some estimates, Social Security payments are 40% lower than they would have been had the CPI not been “fine tuned“. Even more sinister is the fact that many companies use CPI data to calculate cost of living increases for employees. So, your paycheck might have been 40% more than it is now. You may thank Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Boskin and Greenspan.

    Even as you read this, there are economists that still say the CPI overstates inflation and they are arguing that is should be abandoned for computations that show even lower inflation.

    Statistics are a useful tool. They are also susceptible to abuse. The American people should demand better.

    Continued…Why am I broke all the time?

    What to do about this problem:

    People in government need to resist the temptation to “look good”. In the cases of the incompetent, this is commonly not possible. We, the people, need to understand that the competent do not need to “cook the books”.

    Restart the system of government accounting with today as the first day. Our history has been polluted with craven lies. Go forward with an honest accounting of the unemployed based on a simple question. Do you want a job? Go forward with the CPI with today’s “market basket” modified only if the polling on a particular item shows that people wouldn’t change their buying habits if they had more money. And drop that absurd “quality” “bias”. Today is the first day of the rest of our history.

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  • HillaryLover 2013/10/02 23:41:56
    None of the above
    HillaryLover
    +3
    President Obama was twice elected POTUS, having been re-elected less than a year ago. He (and the Clinton's) are arguably the most popular American politicians in the country. They are certainly more popular than ANY Republican of recent years, including the new crop of Republican's vying for their party's nomination in 2016 -- Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, Paul Ryan, Rick Samtorum, Sarah Palin, etc.
  • Mel the... Hillary... 2013/10/03 00:37:40
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Yea both elected VIA fraud.....both worthless
  • Hillary... Mel the... 2013/10/03 05:20:28
    HillaryLover
    I disagree with you but I respect your right to your opinion.
  • Phyllis... Hillary... 2013/10/03 01:10:20
    Phyllis Murphy
    +3
    And look at the state of America today...a failed nation in education, banking, welfare nation of unmarried teens popping out 50% of the babies in America..50% Americans on Welfare...Borders remain wide open while drug cartels, poor illiterate Mexicans flock over, middle class about destroyed....freak politicians have just about destroyed America...Democrats just as immoral and ignorant as what you listed...
  • missthang Phyllis... 2013/10/03 02:46:05
    missthang
    +2
    Very well said! I agree!! :)
  • Hillary... Phyllis... 2013/10/03 05:29:03
    HillaryLover
    +2
    And it's your contentions that all of these things occurred under the Obama administration? Please be reminded, Republican's have occupied the White House twenty-seven (27) of the last forty-four (44 years).

    Republican's are too bogged down in their Far Right, mean-spirited, anti-everything, ideology to effectively govern. They should NEVER be given the keys to the White house.

    BTW, the eight years under the Clinton administration were the most prosperous and peaceful years of the last fifty (50) years.
  • sbtbill 2013/10/02 23:28:43
    None of the above
    sbtbill
    +3
    Half the country voted for him. I think G.W. Bush and Herbert Hoover hold the title.
  • Mel the... sbtbill 2013/10/03 00:38:17
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Sure you and Hoover were buddies
  • Surly C... sbtbill 2013/10/03 01:09:46
    Surly Curmudgen
    +2
    Less than twenty eight percent of the country voted for him and a good number of that was fraudulent votes.
  • dman Surly C... 2013/10/03 02:20:37
    dman
    +1
    The President won 51.1 percent of the national vote. Do you have proof that a "good number of votes" were fraudulent?
  • Surly C... dman 2013/10/03 02:52:12
    Surly Curmudgen
    +2
    51,1% of the votes but less than 28% of the people voted for him.
  • sbtbill Surly C... 2013/10/03 05:37:15
    sbtbill
    +2
    Irrelevant half the people never vote
  • Mel the... dman 2013/10/03 12:03:59
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Shall we start with Black Panther Voter oppression? Government employees attacking people who spoke against Obama, Clear, and admitted poll workers rigging ballots, the list goes on and on
  • dman Mel the... 2013/10/03 17:05:42
    dman
    Please provide links. Thank you.
  • Mel the... dman 2013/10/03 18:04:18
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Google it....yourself...
  • dman Mel the... 2013/10/04 02:27:08
    dman
    I will because you probably don't know how.
  • Mel the... dman 2013/10/04 11:35:36
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +1
    No it's common knowledge and you can do it yourself. I just refuse to help liberals,

    I am not Ostupid, and wish liberals would starve to death
  • dman Mel the... 2013/10/05 02:53:41
    dman
    Regardless of a person's political ideology I don't hate. It's not Christ like. Drop the o and that's what you are.
  • Mel the... dman 2013/10/05 02:58:04
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Face the truth, your president is the worst ever. I do not recognize him as my leader, I will not support him. I do not respect him. It is garbage
  • dman Mel the... 2013/10/05 03:11:09
    dman
    It's your choice to think as you will. You face the truth. You're spiteful and hate filled. That's borne out by the statement you made about hating liberals. I may disagree with people whose political views are different than mine but I don't hate. What has the president done to make you hate him so much?
  • Mel the... dman 2013/10/05 12:55:45
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Start with damaging the US economy, Making the U.S.A a joke of the planet. Allowing US citizens to be killed. Funneling billions of US Tax payer dollars in to he friends pockets, Lie lie lie. and this is a short list. And yes I HATE liberals
  • dman Mel the... 2013/10/06 05:30:50
    dman
    The economy was tanking prior to the President Obama taking office. We are not a joke. All politicians lie. It didn't start with him. As for the hate that you have, I'll pray for you.
  • Phyllis... sbtbill 2013/10/03 02:27:08
    Phyllis Murphy
    +3
    I have little respect for Bush and you need to read Hoover carefully. At least these guys were Americans and had business, political or military background. Obama had nothing, nothing and nothing, not even a viable work history. And that half was Marxist professors and 50% of American population on welfare of course!!! They would vote for the devil and did I believe!
  • Bob Anderson 2013/10/02 23:24:54

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