December 18th, 2009
03:26 PM ET
soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Christian Values

    shmeckel December 18th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

    If I said “the liberals are bashing Obama about increasing troops in Afghanistan simply because he is white”

    Would you perceive me as?
    A) Ignorant
    B) Uneducated
    C) Racist
    D) All of the above
    __________________________________________

    It's like they say at Alcoholics Anonymous: If you have to ask, you are.
    The good news is, if you stop being a republican, you can recover.

    December 18, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  2. shmeckel

    @Joy 4:27
    You have your debts and deficits mixed up there is a big difference; if it was that high Bush would have been assassinated. Furthermore the TARP fund stopped the freefall not the new spending. The stimulus is probably only about 50% spent by now. Yes yes yes, Bush spent a lot more than he should have and it is very disturbing to see someone triple that number in less than a year.

    December 18, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  3. shmeckel

    @ Christian Values
    If you stop voting based on party lines; ahh never mind you would still be an idiot.

    December 18, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. sniffit

    This moron should be impeached immediately. He is a disgrace and an utter fool. I can't believe this retard is even in office.

    December 18, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. God fearing conservative

    With out a doubt the worst and most sorry excuse for a president since Carter. Yes, granted he is a good speech giver but so was Hitler.

    December 18, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Mike in MN

    Why does the CNN poll of polls always leave out so many major polls. I believe the CNN poll of polls included just 6 polls with an averavge Obama approval of 50%. I check realclearpolitics everyday for it's poll of polls. Right now it includes 15 major polls with a poll of polls average approval for Obama of 49.3%. A total of 8 of the polls have Obama below 50% and 4 right at 50% with just 3 above 50%. CNN appears to cherry pick the polls to the result they want.

    December 18, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  7. Pelosi's a see-you-en-tea

    Palin could do better...(and I know what an overwhelming majority of CNN bloggers think of her,) so those that voted for him deserve to be too embarrassed to admit to it.

    December 18, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  8. Pelosi's a see-you-en-tea

    RAG???? Which country are you talking about...and where are you getting your news???

    December 18, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    72% gives the GOP a thumbs down.

    December 18, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. Okey Moronu

    We have no money for education or universal healthcare but we have $40b per month for 8year to depose a foreign government that did us no harm. Where were the conservatives then?

    December 18, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  11. concern denver Co

    Obama is doing fine comapred to what he was given to work with. No other prez has had to deal with as many problems .. and the next after him won't have as many .. and that is how it should go .. prez should always make it better for the other .. But Bush did not do such a thing .. Bush was given a walk in the park and turned it into such problems .. behind the greed of Cheneny.

    December 18, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  12. Mike Syracuse, NY

    Never has a President entered office with higher expectations. Never has a President completed his for your with fewer results.
    @RAG:
    1. The surge initiated by Bush is what has allowed us to start a withdrawal in Iraq.
    2. Causualties are up under Obama in Afghanistan, and generals say we a close to losing. Meanwhile Obama dithered on doing the obvious, increasing troops.
    3. The program to help those in foreclosure trouble has helped on 4% of those needing it.
    4. Unemployemet when Obama came in was less than 8%, now it's 10%. How is that down?
    5. TARP, passed under Bush saved us from collapse. The Obama stimulus has done NOTHING.
    6. Very dramatic, but 85% of Americans are happy with their health care and don't want their taxes to go up to help the illegal aliens and welfare queens too lazy to work.
    7.If caring more for the 'rights' of terrorists than American lives is your idea of acting 'legally' then something is very wrong.
    8. You mean the myth of human cause warming. Try looking at ALL the data rather than cherry picked data before destroying our economy with plans like cap and trade.

    December 18, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  13. Ricky Atlanta

    Friends dont let friends vote republican! Anything is better than BUSH!!!

    December 18, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  14. Liberla wingnut

    Obama isnt going to be liked by anyone by the time his term is over.

    December 18, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. eolufemi

    He's doing great. The country was in free-fall a year ago, now the economy is turning around, we're about to regulate the insurance company and our improved relations with Russia is resulting in more nuclear disarmament.

    What more could you ask from a first year president.

    Not to mention he's done this without any support from republicans, while stewarding a Congress comprised of petty-minded democrats.

    December 18, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. Pelosi's a see-you-en-tea

    Unemployment goes down by a tenth of a point in a month when people are hiring Christmas help, and look at the number of people saying unemployment is going down...IT'S STILL ABOVE 8%, hell, it's even still ABOVE 10%! That stimulus is working about as well as that HOPE and CHANGE!

    December 18, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  17. haren

    If America does not like this president than I have no words for them.
    You deserve Dick Cheney and Bush.
    Go elect republican again in 2010, but than don't complain that your gas price, other fees due to tax cut for rich, education tuition , drugs, medical insurance goes up.

    December 18, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  18. NWCanadian

    It's ironic that Pres. Obama went to Copenhagen to tell others that "the time for talk is over." If only he would take his own advice. That's all he knows, talk, none of which leads to anything positive. To blame everything on what he "inherited" is also disingenuous. He campaigned long and hard to get that inheritance, ensuring everyone that he had the answers. So far he's just made matters worse because he's in way over his head.

    December 18, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  19. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    How's Obama doing like a true Vice President.

    December 18, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  20. Jim

    The same 1/2 who count on government handouts.

    December 18, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  21. Patience

    The President needs to step up and go back into an aggressive campaign mode to get this Health Care bill passed. He has spent his political capitol and the American people that sent him to the White House are getting nothing.
    Joe Lieberman might be the last hold out and the last hope for the Insurance Companies and the Pharma industry.
    You, Mr President are the real problem. You need to step up and rattle a few cages and make a few threats.
    You need to get the job done with either a public option or the Medicare buy in for younger ages. GIVE SOMETHING TO THE PEOPLE
    Like I have said in the past. No public option no support in the next election. II usually don't agree with Dr Howard Dean but, am one of those moderate Democrats that thinks this bill should be killed and start over. There is really nothing in it for the people only pork for the Insurance companies

    December 18, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  22. Potter Walker

    These guys have never run anything.They aren't qualified to operate a 7 11 and we gave these buffoons they keys to the Kingdom, as I told my college grad kids,we are in BIG BIG trouble as a nation.I have no low debt and high income,just like our nation used too,so get rid of your pathetic ideology and create a business that is all that matters .....it is ALWAYS about the money!

    December 18, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  23. Marie Laveaux

    Considering the ton of garbage that was left for him to clean up, the hateful obstructionist mindset of the minority party, and the media whack jobs who have made it their mission to work the rabid right into a frenzy, I'd say he's doing a fine job. How he continues to rise above all of the hate and negativity with such grace and good will is beyond me. He's a good person and a good President.

    December 18, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  24. Rick Alaska

    I was certain that Obama was not qualified for the job. But I am stunned by the depth of his lack of qualifications. In the face of the all the economic problems in play for the US – why focus on healthcare and "cap and trade?" The American public is 61% against the healthcare bill and he has Senate meeting on Christmas eve to pass it?! Newsflash for the President and anyone else who doesn't understand: 61% is a landslide! You are forcing Americans to accept a bill they don't want as a Christmas present. Oh wait, this White House doesn't send out "Christmas" greetings. This is our unwanted "Holiday" present. Thanks – just be make sure you include the receipt. Because as soon as your minions are voted out of office – we're returning this thoughtless crap holiday present.

    December 18, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  25. Typical Republican

    shmeckel December 18th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

    @ Christian Values
    If you stop voting based on party lines; ahh never mind you would still be an idiot.
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    Yea, take that CV. Us republicans got lots of witty dudes like the Schmeck man! We got words we use like "Idiot". See, you can't argue with us. Because when you argue with morons, we whoop you with experience!

    Right on my Schmeck man, way to pull out that 'idiot' play. It always works in these debates of higher minds! Score one for us dudes!

    December 18, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
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