December 18th, 2009
03:26 PM ET
soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Lacrosse Mama not for Obama from Bad Newz, VA

    Leon...Seriously...time to step away from the computer and head back down the stairs into Mom's basement for your afternoon cool-aid.

    December 18, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  2. Lucy

    The "religious right" ought to have that changed to the "devil's right." They have no idea what Christianity is about. Is it any wonder the churches sit empty and are closing their doors.
    Obama, to me, is truly a Jesus man. if we had more leaders like him we would not be living in such hell. WE LOVE HIM !! We thank God we have him so we can have a better chance of more love and civility in our world. Hang in there OBAMA, we are with you all the way.

    December 18, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    I think he's doing great.

    He's started a lot of stuff that needs to happen, but somehow the Grand Obstructionist Party has decided it is more important to block everything and try to make our PRESIDENT look bad than to get things done by DOING THEIR JOB

    We won't forget the one's that say NO NO NO NO and when it comes time, we will say NO NO NO NO to their re-election.

    HA

    December 18, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  4. valnada

    President Obama is doing what he has been elected to do...to save this wonderful country of ours from itself. He has taken on the wars successfully, taken on the economy and recession successfully, and is trying hard to lead us into good health care provisions, better education for all Americans and not just a select few, and now he is working hard internationally to save the planet. What more can we ask for his first year in office??? Compared to previous presidents, he spends more time working for us, trying to get even the most bull-headed of us to understand what work has to be done....

    December 18, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Edna

    Who are we to judge? He has had to take on an enormous amount since January 2008. There are too many disrespectful people in this country. If you don't like him as your President and you are dissatisfied with him, there are so many other countries you can live in. He has several years to prove himself. I can say that he is a compassionate, hardworking, educated, man who feels that the American people are more important than the politics of the day. Unlike, many in the House and the Senate, President Obama is working for the American peole. I am so thankful that he is my President and that I lived long enough to see this day.

    December 18, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Liberla wingnut

    Obama is a media fraud

    December 18, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Jeff from Chicago

    LEt's see.
    The war is Iraq was wound down by Bush
    The war in Afghanistan is being escalated
    The housing market is still crashed
    unemployment is 3-4 points higher than it ever was under Bush
    The economic system is on the verge of collapse
    What led to the first banking crisis is being pushed again by obummer, (trying to force banks to give loans to those who cannot otherwise qualify)
    An administration that is about as illegal as we have ever seen, (unqualified people everywhere including the oval office),

    Yes sir RAG, he is doing an excellent job. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 18, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  8. Lacrosse Mama not for Obama from Bad Newz, VA

    Wow, RAG...impressive. Let's kill everyone who doesn't agree with you. And Republicans are the ones who have no compassion? Glad to see you showing your true colors. Time for your afternoon Cool-Aid, too.

    December 18, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  9. Tim

    His Eloquence is doing exactly as I predicted. Don't be the last to hear the circus music, that would be embarassing.

    December 18, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. jen

    doing great, thank you President Obama

    December 18, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. Boston Irish

    Compared to what?

    December 18, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  12. Tim

    Humm along to the Three Dog Night song "The Show Must Go On", and you'll have a real good idea as to how he is doing.

    December 18, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  13. SocialismBad

    He's been an unmitigated DISASTER for the country. Combined with Pelosi and Reid, the American people have seen all it needs to see of what the looney leftists want America to be.

    The 2010 elections will see the end of the Pelosi and Reid Clown Show and will cripple Obama thus putting an end to his Socialist/Communist plans.

    The 2012 elections will see Obama swept into the trash bin of history as the worst President since Jimmy Carter. America will never again be fooled by a leftist in centrist clothes. It'll take the Democrats years to recover from their dabbling with socialism/communism.

    December 18, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  14. Lacrosse Mama not for Obama from Bad Newz, VA

    For all of you bragging about how he has handled Afgahnistan properly...you've got be kidding me! He didn't meet with General McCrystle for the first 6 months of his presidency, and then, after receiving the request for more troops, waited nealry 3 months before acting on it. Thise 3 months were the DEADLIEST 3 months of the Afgahn war so far. His indecision cost dozens of American lives.

    December 18, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. Murtha

    Consider the depth of the pit in which Bush/Cheney had us sunken in, just having comeback up this far, albeit still in a hole, gets Barrack a solid B+ from me.

    Keep at Mr President.

    December 18, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  16. SVP

    Besides partisan feelings and tit for tat approach toward George W., does anyone realize this Country is bankrupt and cannot afford to pay its bills and the dollar is generally getting weaker? One may like Obama, but spending has to stop.

    December 18, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  17. Michael

    He's far more competent than Bush; he's stopped torture, is trying to get the troops home despite Republican fear-mongering, is trying to get us health care in spite of Republican fear-mongering, and has rebuilt bridges with foreign leaders that Bush thumbed his nose at. I'd say he's done very well for the first 10 months. AND Tarp money is being repaid, and the stock market is back.

    December 18, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  18. ThinkAgain

    Folks who think President Obama has done a terrible job his first year in office get all their news from Fox, Limbaugh, Beck and the GOP, all of whom want our president and our country to fail.

    President Obama kept our country from going completely into the toilet after 8 years of Bush/Cheney rule, during which time we were attacked on our own soil, and the financial industry ran amok.

    Not to mention two wars that have been completely mismanaged due to the incompetence, naivete and arrogance of the Chicken Hawks who started them.

    Bush pushed totally irresponsible tax cuts for the wealthy during a time of war, which resulted in job losses here at home as jobs were shipped overseas by those same wealthy.

    The GOP is a proven failure, with no ideas except to spread hate, fear and division.

    Thank goodness we elected President Obama!

    December 18, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  19. Myra in Washington

    I think he's doing great. It's only been a year. So far he's tried very hard to keep all promises made and address all the issues he said he would during his campaign. I still think he's a very honest man that's working hard at getting the country back on track.

    He's no miracle worker so can't fix it all overnight, but I think he has good intentions and with help from American citizens will really make a difference (for the better).

    December 18, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  20. FM

    These polls is about how individual feels and not witnessing what is going on.
    I believe the White House people are really working like donkeys. I wish there were a team who could go and access them and give the feedback to people.

    December 18, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  21. Dennis

    He can't even work with his own party because he's too liberal. Total lack of decisiveness, unless, it's another bailout or stimulous. The lack of coherence from this administation is to me the most surprising thing. I expected it to be bad, just not this bad.

    December 18, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  22. Reality Check

    Umm, What?, I rather doubt you voted for Obama, let alone the straight democratic ticket. I don't know, maybe it's your wording? A bit off base, that.

    December 18, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  23. Bill

    How could anyone think he's not doing well? Look at what he has accomplished with so little time! He's doing great!

    December 18, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  24. ib

    valnada- what dream world do you live in?? Must be nice there; may I come join you. The real world of Obama is terrible especially if you make your living from coal. Wait until you see the energy costs if cap & scam passes.

    December 18, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  25. ThinkAgain

    I predict that the GOP will get its fanny handed to them come November 2010.

    As they should! Their policies are proven failures. I'm a capitalist, but I'm not naive like the Republicans who think that giving even more money to people who only care about money are somehow going to help their country.

    Proof: If tax cuts for the wealthy really resulted in a stronger economy and job creation, then why have the all the Bush tax cuts resulted in jobs shipped overseas and an economy on the brink of collapse?

    The GOP are a bunch of fools. And so are their followers; idiots who believe such nonsense as President Obama was born in Kenya; idiots who compare health care reform to Hitler's "final solution;" idiots who believe anything that Limprick or Fox tells them; idiots who think a quitter/lying/mooching airhead from Alaska could possible be president.

    December 18, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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