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-Repealed 'Don't Ask Don't Tell"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: 10-17-2012
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 10:42pm

Not so.  There are many instances in which both society and government prohibit "control" over one's own body.  We also have many instances in which one forfeits certain "freedoms" because they may interfere or imperil the life of another...as is obviously the case with abortion.

You're also mistaken in your perception that the "GOP is profits before people."  The GOP is a politial party and doesn't produce profits, so it has no incentive to put them before either themselves or their constituents, both of whom are people.  What the GOP does recognize, which bizarrely eludes Democrats, is that for people and society to thrive, we need a healty economy...and a healthy economy requires healthy businesses creating commerce and jobs...and to be healthy, businesses require profits.  To ignore this very simple equation, as Obama and the Democrats have done, is to create an anti-business atmosphere that directly leads to the stagnant economy and high unemployment we're experiencing today.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 8:15pm

  Abortion is the right of a human being to control their body.  The real objection is from the corporations who want customers who have no choice but to spend.  And force people into wage slavery.  GOP is Profits before people.  Keeping the obsolete economic system. 


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-05-2009
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 6:54pm
"Actually, you are sitting on the losers bench...sadly, because so many people in this country are takers, willing to accept mediocrity and are so grossly uninformed, we're all on the losers bench. But if you enjoy high unemployment, high gas prices, a stagnant economy then...yay, Obama!" Sad isn't it.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 1:16pm

Actually, you are sitting on the losers bench...sadly, because so many people in this country are takers, willing to accept mediocrity and are so grossly uninformed, we're all on the losers bench.

But if you enjoy high unemployment, high gas prices, a stagnant economy then...yay, Obama!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 8:06am

Hey, I'm not the one sitting on the "Losers" bench.   My team won.    I find it odd that so many people can be led around by one Faux News show.    Heard then talking yesterday that 7 million people watched them for election results.   No, we watched to see them emplode.     Dick Morris, can we spell w-r-o-n-g.   

Keep up the denial.    I'm sure the Democrat's will be celebrating again in 2014.   With even more Women and minorities.  

The Right lost cause they are full of hate.   Sesame Street?   Really?   Girl Scouts?   Rape?   

I'm done with Ivillage.   The freezing of a page.  It's impossible to go back and correct a word or even a sentence.   Have fun.   By what ever name is being used now.     I plan on celebrating My Presidents Victory.     Oh and when Romney start blaming Christie, the weather or what ever he and Faux News decide, I've got one word for y'all.  J-E-E-P.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:39pm

Sadly, there were...er...are...a lot of them.Wink

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:32pm

Well, let's see...

Yes, conservatives generally oppose abortions.

No, conservatives generally support birth control.  They just think you should pay for your own instead of the liberal idea that someone else should pay for it.

It's been shown time and time again that conservatives are FAR more generous with both their money and their time in providing help for the needy.  Liberals, on the other hand, are much more personally stingy, but more generous when they're handing out other people's money.

Yes, conservatives oppose self-entitled idiots like Sandra Fluke.

Yes, unlike liberals who want poor people as a constituency, conservatives would like a world with no poor people.

Conservatives support a progressive tax code, but unlike Obama, we really do believe that EVERYONE should pay their "fair share" rather than redistributing the responsibility to a small percentage.  We also believe that taxes should be low, and not seen as a piggy bank for liberal spending.

Yes, conservatives support teachers.  They are entrusted with our children's education and they should be held accountable for their job performance.  We also believe that they should be paid a competitive, reasonable wage for the job they do and that their pensions should be more reasonable and limited.

Yes, conservatives support food stamps, but we see them as a hand up, not a lifestyle, as liberals do.

And greed and hate?  No, we leave them to the "tolerant" liberals.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-05-2009
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:20pm
Low information voters, Obama's biggest constituency. Case in point.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 4:58pm

Let me see if I have this "right":

The right doesn't want Abortions, birth control, help for the needy, Sandra Fluke, no poor people,  taxes only on poor and middle class, no teachers,  and no Food Stamps.

They want Greed and hate.    Gee, I wonder why they weren't elected.


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 3:28pm

Nope, not "blown up yet"...unless you're referring to his ratings.  Rush is still enjoying an audience of millions.  And I'm pretty sure that Fox News did enjoy the election...they're ratings doubled that of their pathetic liberal competition.

And no, Jesus didn't feed those that had nothing...he fed the crowds that came to hear him speak...and he made wine for the crowd at the wedding of a friend, not out of generosity or charity, but under protest as a favor to his mother.

And considering the generosity of Romney's character and his overwhelming charity, it seems likely that he would find favor with Jesus.  Obama, on the other hand, has displayed no such personal generosity and during the campaign there was no one who could stand up and speak to Obama character, so it seems likely that Jesus would look upon him as he did the politicians of his own day...with a certain amount of scorn.

And abortions aren't like cars or ipods..."if you don't want one don't have one."  When one has an abortion they are taking the proactive steps to kill another human being.  I don't think Jesus would care for the cavellier and hypocritical attitude that liberals display when exterminating their own children...or when they advocate that others have the right to do so.  There will be an accounting.