Why are people so angry at President Obama?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2009
Why are people so angry at President Obama?
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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-Repealed 'Don't Ask Don't Tell"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



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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-28-2012
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 12:42am

-He ended the war in Iraq

Bush did that.

-Began drawdown of the war in Afghanistan

Not quite.

-He saved the auto industry

He bailed out the unions with our money, he saved nothing.

-He was able to get (kill) Osama Bin Laden (remember, GWB promised he would get Bin Laden back in 2001 but failed)

Another thing that Bush deserves most of the credit for.

-He has created over 5 million jobs

Less people are working no than when he took office, not a good thing.

-He refuses to make the middle class pay more taxes while giving tax breaks to the wealthy

No. (see healthcare law).

-Repealed 'Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Big deal.

-Toppled Mohammar Ghaddafi

Another screw up.

-Passed Wall Street reform

Nothing.

-Passed health care reform

I though he wasn't taxing the "middle class". Another fail.

-Improved school nutrition

Not any of his business what my kids eat. But out!

-Kicked banks out of the student loan business

Another government take over, great.

-Extended unemployment insurance
Great, giving people an incentive to not get a job (if he could create any)

You forgot to mention that great job he just did in Libya.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 12:53am

- Bush ended the war in Iraq

- Obama failed to get a Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq

- Obama told the Taliban and Al Qaeda when the US would be pulling out in Afghanistan so our enemies could pull back and wait until we left before they resurged and took over Afghanistan again and imposed their radical oppression of women again

- Obama spent billions of taxpayer dollars to take over GM so he could pay back his union cronies

- Obama wiped out the pensions of thousands of auto workers

- Obama destroyed the investments of tens of thousands of GM and Chrysler investors

- Obama closed thousands of auto dealerships and put over 100,000 people out of work in a recession

- Obama gave Chrysler to a foreign car company, losing the taxpayers $1.3 billion

- When Obama was told the CIA had Bin Laden in their sights, Obama balked 3 times

- Obama extended the Patriot Act

- Obama quadrupled warrantless wiretaps

- The unemployment rate is higher now than it was when Obama took office

- There has been a net gain of only 300,000 jobs since Obama took office

- There has been a net loss of nearly 1 million public-sector jobs since Obama took office

- Over 5 million people have left the workforce since Obama took office

- The economy has been nearly stagnant for 4 years

- It took Obama 4 years to repeal Don’t ask don’t tell, and only did it to pander for votes

- Obama said he opposed gay marriage before he said he was for gay marriage but did nothing about it

- Obama extended the “Bush tax cuts”

- Obama forced Obamacare down the throats of the American people

- Obama established “death panels” of unelected officials who will oversee health care costs

- Obamacare imposes 20 new taxes on poor and middle income Americans

- Insurance rates have gone up over $3K for the average Family since Obama took office

- Median family income has gone down $2,500 since Obama took office

- When Obama was elected the price of gas was $1.84/gal today it’s increased over 88% to almost $4/gal

- Obama lost billions of taxpayer dollars by investing in failed solar companies

- As a result of Obama “credit card reform” banks have increased their rates and made it much more difficult to get credit.

- Obama stole $715 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare

- Obama’s failed “fast and furious”

- Obama cut God from the Democrat platform

- Obama’s policies force religious institutions to act against their beliefs

- Obama is anti-Israel

- Obama’s failed Middle East policies have devastated America’s image abroad with anti-American riots in dozens of countries

- Obama’s failed Middle East policies have led to extremist, anti-American groups having power in many countries

- Obama’s failed national security policies have allowed Al Qaeda to surge

- Obama’s incompetence and failed policies left our Ambassador in Libya and security forces defenseless, despite months of warnings and dozens of pleas for increased security

- When our Libyan consulate was under attack, Obama watched in real time and did nothing

- The day after 4 Americans were killed in a terrorist attack Obama went to Vegas to campaign

- Obama stopped in after hurricane Sandy for a photo-op. 5 days later millions of people ravaged by the storm have no food, no water, no heat and no gas while Obama campaigns

…just to mention a few

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 9:19am

Why are people so angry at President Obama?

Because he's NOT a Stale, Pale, Old White Male.    

Obama has dug us out of the ditch "W" put us in and we need to continue to move FORWARD.

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.

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". 

Jabberwocka

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 - 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.

Jabberwocka

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: 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: 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.......

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