August 5th, 2009
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Grade the Obama administration on health care

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  1. TAY

    I'll give him an F and if you liberals really think that this program will run smooth and not be full of waste then I have some other stuff I'd like to sell you. Every time the government gets involved it becomes political and never runs smooth. Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and the list goes on and on. None of these work an are not funded properly, how is this going to be different? Because Obama said so! Don't be fooled into thinking that this time is going to be different because I would bet everything I own that it won't and if we were to really put it all on the line I any of you would be willing to take that bet because you know the real truth don't you. We need health care reform but not this way. We need them to bring the costs down and let there be more competition but we don't need the government dictating what we should or shouldn't do with our healthcare.

    August 5, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  2. Cindy

    B+

    It's a tough task to take on... especially during these tough economic times. Young, inexperienced President Obama has proven to everyone, he can multitask, and doesn't shy away from taking on the tough issues.

    Republicans, on the other hand... continue to enjoy destroying good efforts. They clearly show us, they only know how to cleverly destroy things. F- - Total Failure for the Grand Old Republican Party..

    Out with the old, in with the new!

    August 5, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. m jeff

    One big A++++++++++++++++++++++, for standing up to greedy insurance bosses.

    August 5, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. USA Patriot

    President Obama – A. The reason why health care reform is having a difficult time is due to the GOP's scare tactics. Sorry! It won't work this time. Young people and others are now paying attention. We had no choice when we woke up and found ourselves at the brink of disaster due to failed policies the GOP is trying to defend now.

    August 5, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. gae

    When do I get to grade the GOP stonewalling health care reform with lies and fear mongering? I can't wait to give them an F.

    Obama I give an A on intentions and a C and follow through. We need single payer and we are getting a hodgepodge bureaucracy.

    August 5, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  6. Ray SF

    I give him an B for style and a D for substance.

    August 5, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. D. Tree

    The President gets an "A" because he's out there fighting for this.

    Congress gets a "F" for being in the pocket of Special Interests.

    We The American People get a "C" for our complacent attitude.

    August 5, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. Lame Duck

    Brain Dead Republicans will give him an F while not caring or remember that the ignorant, dumb fool (George Bush) that they put in office and still think is/was a great president, got us into this mess.

    Way to close your eyes and point fingers Republicans, Bush screwed it up for 8 years and now it is Obama's job to get us out of it right now!!!

    August 5, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  9. dawg

    I give him an F. He shouldn't be so quick to push change through that impacts our individual liberty as well as 15% of our GDP; however, he has done everything else so fast American's heads are still spinning so why wouldn't he be so quick to do this?

    August 5, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  10. Ruty

    He gets a big FAT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa Now lets grade BUSH and CHENEY a big FAT FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    August 5, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  11. REG in AZ

    First we need to grade the present healthcare system and evaluate where it is taking us. Then, once deciding that is a failing proposition, long overdue for correction and only defended by Special Interests, we need to finally and promptly fine tune a solution and not allow deceptive tactics to sidetrack it.

    August 5, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  12. Mark from NC

    I give Obama an F for his attempt to push the Health Care bill on the nation. Our leadership needs time to review and digest the information in the bill and we need this right which is more important than getting it done. I am opposed to socialistic tendendcies in our current gov.

    August 5, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  13. Joe

    A. It takes guts, perseverance and courage to stand up to the status quo. We need change. Get it done Mr. President, don't worry about the opposition, they are IRRELEVANT.

    August 5, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  14. Hall for Obama

    An A+ he is trying.

    August 5, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  15. Jack Jodell, Minneapolis, MN

    A_ for effort (would be A+ if they'd pushed hard for a single-payer option), and, so far, D for result. But the Republicans get an F_ _ for their non-cooperation toward even a public option, their support for disrupting Town Hall meetings, and their defense of the totally unjust profiteering status quo!

    August 5, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    If you give President Obama an A or F he is president til 2012 @ least for sure.

    August 5, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  17. Noah

    I give him an F. Its going to cost us some much more but like all liberals he will not listen to reason, CBO cost projections,or anything else. Hey the Dems have control and if they want to pull the lever on this pig they can do it.

    August 5, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  18. lin

    I grade our President -–A+ he has been doing great job and trying to fix the big MESS that the Republicans made. God bless our President.

    August 5, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  19. Cato Sims

    I gave President Obama an A

    August 5, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  20. jj12345

    F because all I hear is lip service. Maybe someone in the US Govt could actually read the bill and answer questions.

    August 5, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  21. Allie

    A+++++ It's good to see someone is trying to help. It's going to take time. Republicans have left us to rot.

    August 5, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  22. David Harader

    Given what he inherited coming into office, I give him an A. He is working for the common good, not out of selfish and profit motives like those who oppose him.

    August 5, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  23. tate

    F which is not bad for a community agitator. The guy has failed at everything he has done. He is a complete moron, we now know why he will not release his transcripts, like clinton would not release his medical records! Some nasty telling things in there. The only people who want this are the same dirtbags that suck off the Republicans, the ones who actually work. Go to canada for health care losers. Wait they all come here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 5, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  24. Melissa

    B-. I understand that he needs to give in to some things the Republicans want to get it passed because the annoying Blue Dogs have allowed themselves to be bought off by them, but he needs to give us National Health Care, not yet another version of "insurance companies screwing us all over".

    August 5, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  25. Scott

    And another vote for FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF accross the board. The worst president since Jimmy the incompetent fraud Carter

    August 5, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
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