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KnoxGasPriceSpy

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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 2:50:56 PM

What is your opinion on Obama?
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:07:19 PM

No Rose Garden speech with the parents of freed journalist Peter Theo Curtis President Obama like there was with Bowe Bergdahls parents? On June 9, the United States government traded five high-risk Taliban prisoners in exchange for Bergdahl. At least Curtis was freed without trading for terrorists as far as we know.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:16:29 AM

"Yeah, getting over the water hazard without a drop is up to him......."

Did you get the point that was made? Let's see...
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 11:21:35 AM

>>> You can only bring a horse to water.<<<

Yeah, getting over the water hazard without a drop is up to him.......
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 11:10:03 AM

"...no comment came forth that I can see on the lack of Obama administration representation at Major Green's funeral..."

SMH - still missing the point. You can only bring a horse to water.
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:54:50 AM

what a joke...
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inpursuitofJC
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:01:57 PM

"VP Biden"

Biden who?! lol!
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:20:28 PM

Thanks rjhenn I was not aware Hagel had attended Greene's funeral, but it would have been nice if at least VP Biden could have also attended if Obama could not be there.

[Edited by: SAVMOR at 8/25/2014 9:21:26 PM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:09:02 PM

SAVMOR - "WS - I noticed you only reply to posts that you can criticize others on. no comment came forth that I can see on the lack of Obama administration representation at Major Green's funeral but they were at Brown's funeral in Missouri."

Sorry, but Defense Secretary Hagel was at General Green's funeral.
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:53:03 PM


<<"Again, what is the problem here? Do you not understand the term 'vacation'? What are your expectations of the President here?

Oh, wait, I get it. You are just trying to get back at Liberals for lambasting W during Katrina - right? More of that 'eye for an eye' stuff?">>

WS - I noticed you only reply to posts that you can criticize others on. no comment came forth that I can see on the lack of Obama administration representation at Major Green's funeral but they were at Brown's funeral in Missouri. This is not the "eye for an eye" that you so fondly like to state just an observation. I know what a vacation is and my expectations of the president is: “Even if a president can be just as effective on vacation there’s a powerful perception that he needs to be in Washington attending to the duties of his job,” during a crisis.

[Edited by: SAVMOR at 8/25/2014 7:03:02 PM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:05:59 PM

I75at7AM - "“For the 5 and a half years he’s been in office, he’s tried to minimize the whole idea of the War on Terror,” the columnist explained. “He abolished the term. He gave a speech six months ago saying the War on Terror must end, it’s damaging our country — as if he can unilaterally declare and end to a war when the other guy hasn’t declared an end on his side.”"

Sounds like typical RW distortion of the facts. Exactly what speech is he talking about, and what was really said?
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:11:48 AM

"Let us be fair WS - Not only did Bush inspect, but he called the Democratic Governor, before Katrina hit, and she declined his assistance at the time. There was money in the states budget to upgrade the levees, but the state chose to use that money somewhere else instead of upgrading the stability of said levees, so when Katrina came through it damaged the levees and that is what caused most of the destruction. He flew over in a helicopter because he didn't want to disrupt the efforts his presence would have brought with motorcades, etc. on the ground.

How come the Mayor did not use his hundreds of school buses to evacuate people before the hurricane hit instead of letting the buses sit and get flooded?

How come the Governor did not use her National Guard units and trucks to evacuate people prior to the hurricane hitting?

How come the people of New Orleans did not understand a "Cat 5" was headed their way and they needed to leave town?

How come all the blame goes on Bush and not one single other person?"

All of this revision of history, yet you managed to miss the point being made. Amazing.

Here, read it again;

"Again, what is the problem here? Do you not understand the term 'vacation'? What are your expectations of the President here?

Oh, wait, I get it. You are just trying to get back at Liberals for lambasting W during Katrina - right? More of that 'eye for an eye' stuff?"

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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:56:53 AM

0bama's Willful Blindness - The author, Ed Lasky, refers to
Charles Krauthammer's appearance on Fox News on Friday.
"“Look,” Krauthammer said on Fox News “Special Report” Friday. “I don’t think the issue is the president was unaware or taken by surprise. I think this was willful blindness to the nature of the threat.”

“For the 5 and a half years he’s been in office, he’s tried to minimize the whole idea of the War on Terror,” the columnist explained. “He abolished the term. He gave a speech six months ago saying the War on Terror must end, it’s damaging our country — as if he can unilaterally declare and end to a war when the other guy hasn’t declared an end on his side.”"
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 1:22:29 PM

I cannot figure out Obama as there was no White House presence at Major General Harold Greene's funeral. IMO this just shows how indifferent Obama is to our military. Greene was the higest ranking officer killed in a war zone since Vietnam. Obama has said more about Ferguson and Michael Brown and he cannot be bothered with a fallen 2 satr General. Three White House officials will attend Michael Brown’s funeral Monday on behalf of the Obama administration, a White House official told NBC News.
Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Marlon Marshall and Heather Foster, an advisor to the public engagement office will be at the ceremony. President Obama reportedly golfed during the funeral for Major General Greene.

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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 3:13:10 PM

Barack Obama reminds us why we have a 22nd Amendment.

GTH
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 10:12:56 AM

At least David Cameron returned to London for 19 hours(from his vacation) for an emergency meeting immediately after Foley's video surfaced.

Golfing publicly on that day was in poor taste.

Rereading KnoxGasPriceSpy's thread topic and question, I don't see the lone letter "W" or the name "Bush."

[Edited by: mweyant at 8/23/2014 10:14:38 AM EST]
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:47:53 AM

<<<Oh, wait, I get it. You are just trying to get back at Liberals for lambasting W during Katrina - right? More of that 'eye for an eye' stuff?>>>
Let us be fair WS - Not only did Bush inspect, but he called the Democratic Governor, before Katrina hit, and she declined his assistance at the time. There was money in the states budget to upgrade the levees, but the state chose to use that money somewhere else instead of upgrading the stability of said levees, so when Katrina came through it damaged the levees and that is what caused most of the destruction. He flew over in a helicopter because he didn't want to disrupt the efforts his presence would have brought with motorcades, etc. on the ground.

How come the Mayor did not use his hundreds of school buses to evacuate people before the hurricane hit instead of letting the buses sit and get flooded?

How come the Governor did not use her National Guard units and trucks to evacuate people prior to the hurricane hitting?

How come the people of New Orleans did not understand a "Cat 5" was headed their way and they needed to leave town?

How come all the blame goes on Bush and not one single other person?

Obama did speak about Foley, but as always seemed detached and insensitive as he spoke and he did have a golf date with friends that day he had to get to. He can take a vacation, but don't look like fun is all that is important after such a horrific act happened.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:33:43 AM

"Immediately After Giving Speech Condemning ISIS, President Obama Heads Over to the Golf Course"

Again, what is the problem here? Do you not understand the term 'vacation'? What are your expectations of the President here?

Oh, wait, I get it. You are just trying to get back at Liberals for lambasting W during Katrina - right? More of that 'eye for an eye' stuff?
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 11:55:01 PM

President Obama had strong words for ISIS in a press conference Wednesday afternoon after their despicable beheading of American photojournalist James Foley. But his actions mere minutes later had many questioning his focus and resolve on tackling the terrorist threat.

Immediately After Giving Speech Condemning ISIS, President Obama Heads Over to the Golf Course

Some of his critics on this are supporters of him.

[Edited by: runningmp at 8/21/2014 11:57:16 PM EST]
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 11:50:35 PM

The Department of Defense (DOD) violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 when it transferred five individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees. Section 8111 prohibits DOD from using appropriated funds to transfer any individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay unless the Secretary of Defense notifies certain congressional committees at least 30 days before the transfer. As a consequence of using its appropriations in a manner specifically prohibited by law, DOD also violated the Antideficiency Act.

Department of Defense--Compliance with Statutory Notification Requirement
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:25:04 PM

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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:14:12 PM

"spit... if he was out killing babies on vacation....lol...I believe you would defend him...;-]"

Hey, whatever he does on his personal time... <s>
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:46:47 PM

spit... if he was out killing babies on vacation....lol...I believe you would defend him...;-]

[Edited by: KnoxGasPriceSpy at 8/21/2014 2:48:01 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:33:13 PM

"James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday."""It is the seventh round of golf for the president during his vacation on the Massachusetts island, but the first round since Sunday. The president briefly flew back to Washington Sunday night for meetings at the White House, but returned on Tuesday to his vacation home.""

Wait - who again is criticizing the President for golfing while on vacation, yet still taking time to respond, as needed, while on vacation?

Just want to be clear here.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 3:49:11 PM

"Weird, I don't see any mention of golfing here in this clear response..."

uh.....
Try this one Weasle.....


"By Justin Sink - 08/20/14 01:51 PM EDT
Shortly after delivering a statement denouncing the execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday."""It is the seventh round of golf for the president during his vacation on the Massachusetts island, but the first round since Sunday. The president briefly flew back to Washington Sunday night for meetings at the White House, but returned on Tuesday to his vacation home.""



or .... this one....????


"“The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did.
“Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.”
According to the pool, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning?, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy Walker? are golfing with with the president Wednesday."





Fore......



[Edited by: reb4 at 8/20/2014 3:54:24 PM EST]
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 2:50:39 PM

"He is completely out of touch. We are being invaded from the south, one of our own is beheaded on the internet, and he is playing golf."

Weird, I don't see any mention of golfing here in this clear response...
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 2:27:52 PM

StArrow68 - "We have common goals but there isn't any Leadership."

Much of that seems to be due to both sides subordinating those common goals to their own goals.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:24:16 PM

"Leadership is getting both sides to give up something to achieve common goals. We have common goals but there isn't any Leadership."

That isn't leadership... Leadership is convincing your constituents to give-up something to achieve common goals, not stir the pot and double-down in the trenches.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:19:29 PM

Leadership is getting both sides to give up something to achieve common goals. We have common goals but there isn't any Leadership.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:59:04 AM

"By the time he leaves office he will have alienated friend and foe alike."

So then a truly bi-partisan effort, given W's foreign policy?
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:10:52 AM

I didn't vote for him and don't like him as president, but at this point in his presidency, that is irrelevant. He is a lame duck president. His approval rating is in the dumpster. He is completely out of touch. We are being invaded from the south, one of our own is beheaded on the internet, and he is playing golf. Barack Obama is who he is, and he is not going to change. By the time he leaves office he will have alienated friend and foe alike.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 6:55:53 PM

He has no time for Iraq, he has to visit Martha.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 5:27:46 PM

Or those who want to believe.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 4:42:47 PM

"Once more its up to a cartoonist to really convey the truth...."

It doesn't take much in the way of facts or reality to pander to those one is trying to reach...
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 3:58:00 PM

Once more its up to a cartoonist to really convey the truth....
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:23:57 PM

politics as usual....
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 3:29:25 PM

KnoxGasPriceSpy - "Grayson is just pandering for votes in the 9th district..."

Thank you for your support! 7;-]
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 1:38:18 PM

"WE need leadership to handle world current problems!!"

Is there a problem with the ocean's currents? I hadn't heard...
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 11:09:19 AM

WE need leadership to handle world current problems!!
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KnoxGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:51:02 AM

Grayson is just pandering for votes in the 9th district...
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:54:46 PM

"Personally, I think our involvement should be limited to a little air support and arming the Kurds. And humanitarian aid, lest the Kurds be overwhelmed with refugees."

Agreed.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:39:57 PM

runningmp - "Rep. Alan Grayson: American People Say, 'No'"

Grayson's a Democrat. Nobody here is going to believe anything he says, just because he's a Democrat.

Including "We left when the government of Iraq refused to extend the Status of Forces Agreement."

Personally, I think our involvement should be limited to a little air support and arming the Kurds. And humanitarian aid, lest the Kurds be overwhelmed with refugees.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 10:09:18 AM

"You weren't forced to vote for President Obama in 2012...you did that freely. Look at the candidates and vote accordingly. In 2004, when I lived in PA I voted against the Democrat and the Republican who were running. I voted third party."

Interesting though that you didn't say I wasn't forced to vote for W in '04 ;)

If the candidates are as poor as they have been from the major parties I just might vote Independent in '16 if there is a guy out there that I like.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:08:53 AM

Who is right on military intervention in Iraq: President Obama, or the American people? I say that it's the people.

A recent Pew Research Center poll asked Americans, "Do you think the U.S. has a responsibility to do something about the violence in Iraq?" "No!" said 55%. Fewer than 40% said yes. Most Democrats, Republicans and independents are opposed.

Rep. Alan Grayson: American People Say, 'No'
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runningmp
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 12:50:14 AM

>>Weasle, Agreed! I had high hopes in '08 and was essentially forced into voting for him in '12 reminiscent of when I was forced to vote for W in '04...<<

You weren't forced to vote for President Obama in 2012...you did that freely. Look at the candidates and vote accordingly. In 2004, when I lived in PA I voted against the Democrat and the Republican who were running. I voted third party.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:48:26 PM

johnsell - "President Who Pulled U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Says Idea He Pulled Troops Out of Iraq is 'Bogus'"

Well, he's got a point. Yes, he took credit for doing something that he really didn't have much of a choice on. So now you want to blame him for that same something that you wanted him to do then and that he really didn't have much of a choice on?
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:46:26 PM

"You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.’"

Flashback: What Obama Said About Taking Vacations in 2008 Video is a Real Howler
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:06:56 PM

"who in their right mind would want to be President?!!"

Agreed.

"Wow, this is getting scarey... I agree again... "

Lol, this is getting scary!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 3:58:16 PM

You get elected President. You are faced with a myriad of serious problems. No matter your solution about half the country will think you screwed up and half will think you did OK. Your hair turns prematurely gray. Who needs that?
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 3:34:04 PM

"who in their right mind would want to be President?!!"





Wow, this is getting scarey... I agree again... Which makes you wonder of anyone running for the position...
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 3:14:51 PM

President Obama wants to be responsible for what makes him look good in a short term moment and conveniently shoves off the bad and real decision making on everything and everyone else.

President Who Pulled U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Says Idea He Pulled Troops Out of Iraq is "Bogus"
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