Why are people so angry at President Obama?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2009
Why are people so angry at President Obama?
Mon, 11-05-2012 - 7:27pm

I’m not understanding why so many people are mad at President Obama. 

-He ended the war in Iraq
-Began drawdown of the war in Afghanistan
-He saved the auto industry
-He was able to get (kill) Osama Bin Laden (remember, GWB promised he would get Bin Laden back in 2001 but failed)
-He has created over 5 million jobs
-He refuses to make the middle class pay more taxes while giving tax breaks to the wealthy
-Repealed 'Don't Ask Don't Tell"
-Toppled Mohammar Ghaddafi
-Passed Wall Street reform
-Passed health care reform
-Improved school nutrition
-Increased fuel efficiency standards
-Improved America's image abroad
-Kicked banks out of the student loan business
-Increased support for veterans
-Passed credit card reform
-Extended unemployment insurance
-Provided payment to wronged minority farmers
-He will not allow Medicare to be vouchered
-He will not allow Social Security to be privatized

SO, IS THIS WHY they’re SO TICKED OFF??? hmmmmm

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 2:55pm

So has "Rush Baby" blown up yet?    He and Trump are a joke.     Hope Faux News enjoys this election.

My Jesus Fed those that had nothing.  Healed the sick and blind.  I doubt Jesus would ever support Romney.    Something about bearing false witnesses.........  worshiping other gods (money)....

If one doesn't beleive in abortion then don't have one.     I don't beleive that the congress and Senate belong in my vigina.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 2:28pm

  The tea party wanted to just cut domestic programs.  The bloated "defense" budget was not to be on the tabel. Now the defese will get cut and domestic policies can address the internal problems.  Overly expensive education.   The highest prison population in the Western world.  The fact that we in the US cap the funding of Social Security when just by the congress paying back the money they "borrowed and elimination of SS caps would put the program on solid footing.


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 1:50pm

We the people "with a hand out" elected him.

And I'm pretty sure Jesus would have been able to comprehend Romney's 47% comment...but he probably would have taken umbrage when Obama demeaned millions of people saying "they cling to their guns and religion."  I also don't think Jesus would look too favorably on Obama's support of any-time-any-where-for-any-reason abortions.  In fact, I'm pretty sure Jesus would have been a staunch conservative and Romney supporter.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 8:39am

President Obama won!   Because We The People elected him!!!!

As far as Jesus, I wonder how he'd feel about Romneys 47% tape?     Seems like I recall something about a needle and a camels eye.......

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 1:48am

If you missed the impact of Obama's foreign policies you only have to review the footage of the anti-American riots that took place in over 20 countries across the Middle East.  You only have to see Obama's abandonment of Israel and see that Iran is now 4 years closer to getting the bomb.  You only have to read about the entirely preventable deaths of 4 Americans in Libya.

And Obama "saving the auto industry?"  Laughable to say the least.  There are more than a dozen companies manufacturing vehicles in the US.  Obama took over two.  One, he sold to the Italians at a $1.3 billion loss to taxpayers.  The other he pushed into bankruptcy...but instead of coming out leaner and meaner, GM exited bankruptcy still burdened by debilitating debt.  He also flaunted the law, turning over ownership to his union cronies by devastating investors and destroying the pensions of thousands of innocent workers.  Not to mention the two thousand dealerships he closed that cost 100,000 people their jobs.

And the "Obamessiah"...that was a term coined by Obama's close friend Louis Farrakahn, and made even more ridiculous by Obama arrogantly claiming that his coronation would cause the seas to recede.  Obama is, by all measure, a farcical character worthy of contempt who has proven himself unfit for leadership.

Btw, would you be kind enough to tell us what specific policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for the economic collapse?  Liberals have been making that claim for years, and so far, none of them has been willing to name these alleged policies.

And you're mistaken, McConnell never said he wanted to limit Obama to one term "by any means -- fair or foul."  He did want to limit Obama to a single term, but the opposition party always wants to limit a President of the opposing party to a single term.  But in McConnell's case, after the election of an incompetent Chicago politician with a socialist agenda, he had even more reason to curb Obama's power, and keep the damage Obama would do to as short a time as possible.  McConnell deserves laudes.

Btw, if Jesus stood before them today, most Demcrats would deny him outright...as they did when they removed God from their platform. Which is really no surprise, because Jesus was anything but a liberal.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 12:45am

I'm not interested in spoon-feeding reality to those who are, and apparently have been for quite a while, unwilling to educate themselves on the facts.  As an example, the "death panels"...the Independent Payment Advisory Board, 15 political appointees...one only has to read up on their power and purpose…to “contain” Medicare costs…and examine similar occurrences in other countries, to begin to grasp the implications.  But then I’ve seen liberals be pretty gullible.  I guess if they can believe the tripe of a community organizer selling “hope and change” they can also believe that cutting payments to doctors and hospitals will not affect treatment…until it affects their treatment, that is.  Still, I’d be interested in hearing you try to explain away the facts I’ve stated above.

As for Obama’s failure in Benghazi, it’s just another example of the incompetence of the  that led to the deaths of 4 Americans, and the complicity of the liberal press in the cover up.  It exposes a frightening reality.

As for the PDB of August 2001…first, it’s been reported that Obama doesn’t even attend 60% of his security briefings.  You don’t find that troubling, especially considering the failures in Benghazi?

But to the PDB itself…sorry to break it to you but it was not actionable.  It was hardly a news flash that Bin Laden wanted to attack the US.  It contained no information about how, where or when.  So unless you suggest that Bush impose a perpetual lockdown of the entire country, there was nothing he could reasonably do with that information.

Obama, on the other hand, is fully culpable for the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.  Unlike Bush, he had very specific actionable intelligence months before an entirely predictable attack…

The Benghazi consulate was attacked in April and again in June.  Obama’s response?  He did nothing.

There was an attempted assassination on the British Ambassador a month before the consulate attack.  Obama’s response?  He did nothing.

Obama received report after report about Al Qaeda resurging with impunity in Libya in the months before the attack.  Obama’s response?  He did nothing.

Obama received request after request for increased security from the Ambassador.  Obama’s response?  He REDUCED security.

The British and Red Cross both pulled out of Benghazi specifically because of the growing terrorist threats.  Obama’s response?  He did nothing.

A week before the attack, Libyan officials declared a “state of maximum alert” after a terrorist car bombing.  Obama’s response?  He did nothing.

And with all those warnings and pleas for security the Ambassador was sent to Benghazi on 9/11, even after the riots in Egypt.

And after the attack, that Obama watched happen in real time, what did Obama do?  He lied...and then flew off to Vegas.                                                                                                                              

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 9:37pm

How about other way around?  You prove your statements with links from multiple sources which do not share the same conservative attempt to create a new reality.  For instance, the "death panels" charge.  I am just ......errrr.......ummmm ......... dying to see the proof that a governmental panel will exercise greater and more sinister powers to deny care than those restrictions already imposed by the insurance industry. 

Frankly, all your statements have been debated exhaustively with the possible exception of the death of Ambassador Stevens and his overwhelmed guards in Benghazi.  And in that tragic episode, one wonders whether the point is to avoid another similar episode; or pillory Obama personally.  I suspect the latter.  Just out of idle curiosity, were you equally incensed about the failure to heed a PDB of August 2001? 

Edited to correct a date.


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 9:08pm

Please, go through each item and prove they're false...if you can.  I'd appreciate hearing your rationale.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 5:05pm

There has been a persistent and unremitting effort by Obama's opposition to rewrite history in their own image.  They promulgate arrant lies about death panels, post shrill-toned diatribes about the role Obama played in minimizing damage to the auto industry, excoriate him for not bringing about world peace through total U.S. dominance, and just generally don't want to give Obama any credit where credit is due. 

Not too surprising, all things considered.  HIs political foes mockingly referred to Obama in his eary days as the "Obamessiah", seemingly  without realizing that it would have taken god-like powers  to fix all the damage done by the earlier administration's actions and policies.  

Mitch McConnell didn't even bother to hide his agenda; limit Obama to one term, by any means--fair or foul. 

Short answer, IMHO, is that conservative/Republican partisans would crucify Christ himself, if Jesus was a Democrat.    It's not about logic or facts, it's about hate, ideology and perhaps a degree of bigotry.   You're better off washing your hair, than spending time trying to enlighten "believers". 


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2009
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 11:23am

Well, I was going to go thru each item and prove their, ummm, assertions to be incorrect.  However, it’s clear that serious discussion isn’t possible here.  After seeing the insane “Bush deserves credit for killing Bin Laden” remark, I’ve decided to do more important things – like washing my hair.  The delusions and “logic” . . .wow.  Mindboggling, and somewhat sad.