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More Than Ten Reasons Why Americans Don’t Trust Obama!

Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/10/04 16:10:43

The outlines of the Obama reelection strategy are becoming clearer.

The campaign will try to mirror Truman’s fighting tour against a “do nothing” Congress that is preventing the president from taking steps to rescue the US economy.

All that’s missing for Obama is a platform on the back of a high speed train from which he can harangue crowds.

For a guy battered and bruised by Congress and demoralized by his base, Truman’s strategy offers a glimmer of hope.

But don’t count on Americans to be gulled by Obama’s strategic argument with or without an assist by a magic bullet train. Obama’s no Harry Truman.

People wanted to believe that Truman was the straight-talking, guy-next door. And he was.

But no one would mistake Obama as a straight talker.

Fast talker? Yes.

In point of fact, the biggest single obstacle that Obama faces in getting reelected is that Americans don’t trust him anymore. Nor should they, based on results, history and the false premise under which he was elected.

Wanna know what Obama’s going to do in the future? Look at what he’s done in the past.

He might be the only president in the history of the country to vote “present.”

People wanted to believe in the hope-and-change hype; they gave Obama every opportunity to live up to the promise of a post-racial America.

They gave him the Congress, they gave him the money. They gave him the time. They even gave him a Nobel Prize in anticipation of his great, healing accomplishments. But he fell far short of the braggadocios, walk-on-water, presidential campaign that practically amounted to a confidence swindle out of a Mark Twain story.

That’s why the harder Obama campaigns, the less likely people will rally to his support.

Faux outrage by Obama will only serve to highlight how Obama fumbled his opportunities to cut some Gordian knots, politically.

Here are ten other reasons Americans don’t trust Obama to save the economy:

10) People have seen the president as disengaged from his job as president. Now according to Ron Suskind’s book, we have proof that Obama really is disengaged.

“His body language during these scenes is passive. He looks on and sits back as Summers, a master debater, hashes things out,” reports Bloomberg. “During one particularly acrimonious debate in March 2009, Obama leaves to get a haircut and have dinner with his family.”

9) Obama has no fixed principles on which the mass of Americans agree.

I can’t think of one policy the Obama administration has put forward which breaches the partisan divide.

8) The president comes across cocky, not confident on issues.

I think many voters have come to believe that they know more about economic issues than Obama does. And they would be right about that.

For a self-professed policy wonk, he sure seems to rely on advisors rather than his instincts. I think Americans suspect that the policy wonk talk is hyperbole designed to cover for his insecurity about his lack of knowledge.

7) He seems to always be hostage to some special interest. Whether it’s healthcare, bank reform or stimulus spending, Obama comes across either as a dupe or a known associate of a partner in crime.

He either doesn’t understand the implications of his policies or he fully understands them.

Americans will pick which is worse as they sit in a voting booth.

6) Obama tends to “double down” on problems rather than recognize something isn’t working. For example, rather than taking care to act outraged over Solyndra, Obama rushed to approve even more loans to companies as the loan deadline expired.

This is not an administration that the public thinks is a very good steward of money. And once again, they’re right about that.

5) The economic plan he’s tried hasn’t worked. The only things he’s changed are the excuse he uses.

Remember when he stopped talking about creating jobs and started talking about saving jobs instead? Remember how he told us all the economy was recovering in the first half of the year?

The American people will put up with sleight of mouth tricks like that for a bit, but will crucify you later for it. Read my lips, no new excuses.

4) Americans admire business success. That’s why we put guys like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates on such a pedestal and listen to them to the point of practically drooling over what they say.

Obama’s not promising the opportunity for unlimited success; instead he’s promising to everyone a limited type of security in lieu of success, which is alien to the American strive-and-succeed story.

3) The president’s base is hostile to the economic ideas that foster growth and reward merit, which are really the same thing.

The progressives believe in a top-down, centrally-planned economy with rewards doled out to favored groups based on a social outcome, rather than rewards based on economic merit.

Americans are sophisticated enough to understand that while a utility infielder may be overpaid at $1 million per year, that’s what the market will bear. They don’t necessarily begrudge the infielder his money. At the same time, they support a baseball owner’s right to make whatever profit he can.

This is the American way. Americans just want the right to be that infielder or major league owner based on merit.

Another example would be the administration’s attempt to create an electric car market in the US. Policies supporting the electric car market with government-created artificial incentives end up as constraints on the economy rather than incentives in the economy.

Americans want that car, like a utility infielder, to succeed on merit.

2) Obama won’t take responsibility for his failures.

It’s not just that he won’t take responsibility verbally. It’s that he won’t take responsibility policy-wise.

After enacting the stimulus plan that has contributed to the worst post-recession economic performance since the 1930s, Obama has back peddled. But he’s also contributed nothing new to the debate besides trying to enact a smaller stimulus package.

Why would something that didn’t work previously work now because you are using a smaller version of it?

And lastly:
1) Obama lied about________________________________________ {fill in the blank and then report it to AttackWatch.com}.

From : Townhall.com

By : John Ransom

Read More: http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/...

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  • DFA 2011/10/25 01:50:17
    DFA
    Which "Americans" ???
  • Stevern... DFA 2011/10/25 02:41:06
    Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    The wording of my question is in keeping in line with the original source article.
    Is there any point of that article that you can successfully refute?
  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2011/10/25 01:37:28
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Well, first and foremost, He lied! He's a leader that leads from behind and he refuses to acknowledge his mistakes. He's a piss poor excuse for a leader and as such should be relieved of his duties A.S.A.P.
  • Soup Man 2011/10/25 00:54:21
    Soup Man
    +2
    Only Ten
  • Stevern... Soup Man 2011/10/25 02:44:54
    Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    As we call those 10 Obama trust problems.... A good start!
  • Soup Man Stevern... 2011/10/25 09:52:14
  • Maria 2011/10/18 17:19:37
    Maria
    +2
    all I say dang....
  • Bobby Bradley Sr. 2011/10/12 05:17:18
    Bobby Bradley Sr.
    +1
    It is so sad that we as the great nation we are have no commansense ,we can all agree that most Arabs are trained to believe we are thier emenies therfore we should perish ,the sad thing is this is today the thinking of the old estalishment american white man toward the blacks, latinas etc,etc,
  • STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL 2011/10/10 07:45:43
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +6
    Obama lied about - Obama!! His worst lie was campaigning as a mainstream liberal, when in fact he is a socialist. He committed a bait-and-switch on the people. People have a right to know what they're voting for.
  • Bobby B... STU~PWC... 2011/10/12 04:30:19
    Bobby Bradley Sr.
    Face the truth OBAMA'S PROBLEM IS HE IS BLACK
  • Stevern... Bobby B... 2011/10/12 04:50:44
    Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +7
    When you can't refute Stu's opinion.You pull out the "race card".

    race card gifs
  • Soup Man Stevern... 2011/10/25 09:53:47
  • Soundstorm Bobby B... 2011/10/12 05:11:09
    Soundstorm
    +7
    Obama being black is YOUR problem. Everybody elses problem is the great extent to which Obama has wrecked the American economy. Go off in your little corner with your racial hangups. We have more serious problems to concern us.
  • Charles E Bobby B... 2011/10/18 14:42:07
    Charles E
    +5
    Most Americans don't care if the president is black.
    They want a president who is competent - not Obama.
    They want a president who is honest - not Obama.
    They want a president who will defend America - not Obama.
    Could Obama win reelection if he were white - NO!
  • STU~PWC... Bobby B... 2011/10/18 21:15:07
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +5
    Obama's problem isn't his race. His problem is that he is a serial law breaker, a shirker of affirmative duty, and a profligate spender and borrower.
  • wtf Bobby B... 2011/10/24 23:10:30
    wtf
    +5
    No his problem is he is an idiot. The color of his skin has no bearing.

    Men are judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin.
  • bman~AV... wtf 2011/10/25 01:48:59
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +3
    There you go. Those are my thoughts exactly.
  • Bonboyl wtf 2011/10/25 03:36:59
    Bonboyl
    +2
    Exactly.
  • Bonboyl Bobby B... 2011/10/25 03:35:30
    Bonboyl
    +2
    Isn't that old "race card" worn out? The color of the guys skin has nothing to do with his socialist policies and desires to be a dictator.
  • bman~AV... STU~PWC... 2011/10/25 01:46:51
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +4
    You're right on the money there STU. I agree 100%.
  • STU~PWC... bman~AV... 2011/10/25 05:32:46
  • bman~AV... STU~PWC... 2011/10/25 13:26:58
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    Any time.
  • Bonboyl STU~PWC... 2011/10/25 03:34:09
    Bonboyl
    +3
    Americans have a right to see a REAL birth certificate and college thesis. These records are hidden for a reason. We have no clue who this man is and he intends to keep it that way until he accomplishes what he was put into place to accomplish.
  • STU~PWC... Bonboyl 2011/10/25 05:44:46
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +3
    I think there's almost no question he's hiding his academic records because they bear on the citizenship question. For example, Obama reputedly studied in Pakistan when it was on the State Dept.'s "no-fly" list, so what country issued the flying papers? Also, he reputedly accepted citizenship in the Philipines to study, which at the time required you to renounce all other citizenships.

    Regarding BC itself, even if Obama is a US citizen, there's the issue of whether he is a naturalized citizen or natual born US citizen (only the latter can serve as POTUS). According to the forged long form posted at the WH web site, his sole American parent (his mother) was 18 when he was born. Some web sites have claimed that under US law at the time, the child of a single American parent, in order to be considered natural born, had to have the American parent be present continuously in the US for at least five years starting at age 16 and culminating with the date of birth of the child. I.e., his mother would have had to be at least 21 when Obama was born to confer natural born status to Barack. If she was really 18, then Obama might be a naturalized US citizen, but not natural born.
  • bman~AV... STU~PWC... 2011/10/25 13:35:48
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    And doesn't it say something to the effect that he has to have both parents as U.S. citizens to be a genuine natural born citizen? I might be wrong but I thought I saw that somewhere.
  • STU~PWC... bman~AV... 2011/10/25 14:19:03
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +2
    The law has varied over time, depending on the child's date of birth. A natural born US citizen can be of one American parent, as long as the conditions applicable on the date of birth of the child are met. It appears from information at present that Obama does not meet the conditions applicable in 1961 (his reputed date of birth). I think this is why he is hiding his bona fides.
  • bman~AV... STU~PWC... 2011/10/25 14:31:41
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    I hear that o.k.
  • Bonboyl STU~PWC... 2011/10/25 23:42:35
    Bonboyl
    +2
    You may be right about the academic records bearing on the citizenship question. I have always kind of thought maybe they reflected his Socialist desires for the country. Anyway, they're hidden for a good reason. I don't see how he could possibly be a natural born citizen and it's a bad precedent to set - letting him get away with this crap. Anyone involved with his faking citizenship to run for President should be in the cells next to his. I don't like having my life and the lives of my family in the hands of someone that nobody knows anything about. From what I've read of his background, he should not be any place near the White House.
  • STU~PWC... Bonboyl 2011/10/26 00:19:08
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +1
    All we really know about Obama is from his Chicago political days and forward. Everything earlier than that is sealed. We know that in Chicago Obama was very close with socialists, communists, and criminals. Some of these people have been given powerful position in the federal admin since Obama won the presidency in 2008. We also know that Obama is a radical Shiite sympathyzer. While admittedly some important facts are still hidden, it is very clear to me that we have a president that either hates America, or wants to convert it into a socialist state, or both.
  • Bonboyl STU~PWC... 2011/10/26 00:23:42
    Bonboyl
    +2
    His mother and grandparents were Socialists. His father, step-father and teen-age mentor were communists. His favorite professors were the Marxists. Then came Chicago and all the radical people he hung with there. Not someone I'm comfortable with as President. I think he hates America, whites, and the military. I truly believe he was groomed to usher in the NWO. The borders are left open for Muslims more so than Mexican's.
  • STU~PWC... Bonboyl 2011/10/26 00:25:12
    STU~PWCM~JLA~POTL~AFCL
    +2
    All sickening, and all true.
  • big bobber Bonboyl 2011/10/30 15:19:55
    big bobber
    +2
    but falling on deaf ears these people cant handle the truth it like obama its above their pay grade .look at all the unrelatd respomnses on this post ..its like they want to spin it to something else they know nothing about
  • bman~AV... Bonboyl 2011/10/25 13:32:36
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    I've had that very conversation with libs all over the country. They call me names like birther and such but I'm right there with you. If he is indeed a bonafide U.S. citizen then why is he spending sooo much money to keep his records hidden? That right there tells me he's not legit. He knows it too which is why he's doing it. I just can't believe that he hasn't had his presidential powers stripped till he comes up with the for real genuine certificate. If I was in a position to do it then I'd strip him of his powers today.
  • Bonboyl bman~AV... 2011/10/25 23:50:37
    Bonboyl
    +2
    The libs like to ignore the problem and think everyone else should too. I can't imagine anyone being stupid enough to pay way over $1-million to hide records that don't reflect something very bad. (Just hope that money came out of his pocket - not the taxpayers.) It tells me the same thing it tells you. To me, getting to the bottom of his citizenship should be step #1. I'm afraid that if that isn't done, we are all going to be very sorry in the not-so-distant future.
  • bman~AV... Bonboyl 2011/10/26 00:16:13
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    You are soooo right
  • gilbertgosane 2011/10/07 10:24:46
    gilbertgosane
    +2
    The only thing worse would be if the Republicans win in 2012, then we really are doomed.
  • big bobber gilbert... 2011/10/07 14:50:56
    big bobber
    +5
    no we wont but you can kiss your ass goodbye if obama gets reelected and continues his bankrupting agendas to destroy our country as we have know it these hundred years..hs is against anything that we have fought and died for all these years...he is steadily trying to turn us all into entitloement welfare relying people that cant think or do anything for themselves..he is totaly distroying all reasons to become and entrpenous and think and do for yourself and accomplish anything and he is constantly punishing anyone that does accomplish anything ...and the funny part he was born with as silver sppon and has all kinds of thing nobody else ever had and has never really actually held a real job or worked for anything...i believe heis really a conspiracy to destroy us from the inside and he is doing a great job of it so far ..
  • Manuel big bobber 2011/10/07 20:19:08
    Manuel
    +1
    you want to go back to the 20th century...probably the 50's...it's not gonna happen...this country is not gonna be run by mostly whites or white culture anymore...the good old boys days are numbered.

    America is now a very deserve multicultural society. And Obama understands that. He is the first President that understands other cultures and different peoples... This country will have a government Congress and Senate with all different races in it....

    We now have black president...so change HAS come...that's something whites laughed about in the 50thes....

    Even poor poverty Blacks are getting more education these days and are slowly moving into lower middle class.

    We have Arabs and Indians running many donuts shops and gas stations. We have Latinos and Mexicans building houses and doing lots of the construction along with still working the farm lands as well. We have Oriental restaurants and dry cleaners and shoe repairs ...We have American Indians that own cattle now and land with oil... Colombians that own race horse stables and run some of the casinos...

    And many of these races own their own businesses; be it an auto repair shop ,beer and wine stores or thrift shops and even lawn care etc.....Sure whites have these jobs too...but they are being out priced...Americans hire mo...

    you want to go back to the 20th century...probably the 50's...it's not gonna happen...this country is not gonna be run by mostly whites or white culture anymore...the good old boys days are numbered.

    America is now a very deserve multicultural society. And Obama understands that. He is the first President that understands other cultures and different peoples... This country will have a government Congress and Senate with all different races in it....

    We now have black president...so change HAS come...that's something whites laughed about in the 50thes....

    Even poor poverty Blacks are getting more education these days and are slowly moving into lower middle class.

    We have Arabs and Indians running many donuts shops and gas stations. We have Latinos and Mexicans building houses and doing lots of the construction along with still working the farm lands as well. We have Oriental restaurants and dry cleaners and shoe repairs ...We have American Indians that own cattle now and land with oil... Colombians that own race horse stables and run some of the casinos...

    And many of these races own their own businesses; be it an auto repair shop ,beer and wine stores or thrift shops and even lawn care etc.....Sure whites have these jobs too...but they are being out priced...Americans hire more foreign works to do their lawns, repair their cars,fix things in their homes. build their houses ,clean their clothes etc...because these people are not out to charge an arm and a leg for their services...just an arm is fine with them...

    So Reagan started it and let all these people in to bust unions...and now it back fired...they are all here to stay and do just as good work as American white people..and at a much better affordable prices... and soon these people kids will grow up and become Americans that can speak more then just the English language...and because of that will become smarter and make the new future of America...this is going to happen and it cannot be stopped... America will become everybody's Country. God Bless America for that....
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  • big bobber Manuel 2011/10/08 15:00:24
    big bobber
    +4
    what is your point and why have you ignored my whole post andthe reason behing it...evey thing you said is basicaly true but pointless to the questions etc
  • Manuel big bobber 2011/10/08 17:12:04
    Manuel
    because the right set all the lies in motion...
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