December 18th, 2009
03:26 PM ET
4 years ago

How's Obama doing?

Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Obama, hang in there! Some of the idiots who blame you for the catastrophic situation Republicans left us will see the light and will understand their staying in denial!
    The rest of them, don't even deserve to have an opinion, since those brain washed people are not exactly the best source for such sort of political comments (or any sort of comments, for that matter)
    Keep going, do not listen to fools!

    December 18, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. Barbara - a Canadian Perspective

    @ the real Sniffit... – always love your posts... always on mark. I can certainly distinguish your remarks from the counterfeiter!

    December 18, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  3. NWCanadian

    Nine months after the stimulus, 49 of 50 states have lost jobs (North Dakota being the exception). America is over 6 million jobs shy of this administration's projections. Some politicians' pockets will be "stimulated," but that's about it.

    December 18, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. Jen

    Obama is doing nothing good for our country. His plans for the economy are a joke. His health care plan is even worse. He does not have what it takes to run our country. He should just step down and let someone that knows what they are doing take over before he ruins our country beyond repair. He's also just plain stupid for putting a deadline on troop withdraws. I have friends and family over there to, however all the terrorist have to do is wait now that they know when we won't be there anymore. Obama is a coward and should never have been elected. I just pray the next president can fix what he has done and will continue to do before his 4 years is up.

    December 18, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. Dieter Zerressen

    All these Obama haters on here are pretty sad. After 8 years of that dolt from Texas, Obama is a breath of fresh air. Could he be doing more (like ignoring the Republicans and going full speed ahead with a progressive agenda?), of course. But this gentleman beats ANYBODY from the GOP hands down – anybody and everyone.

    December 18, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. JPA

    My President is the bomb. It's the GOP (Grump Old Piffle) that are acting like babies and doing everything in their power to delegitimize Obama. I mean who's the real enemy? Al Queda or the tea-baggers, the birthers, the christians, the NRA, the South, the haters, the racists, FOX News, the Republicgoons etc.

    Personally if I were the Prez I'd walk out on the job because half of this country is intent on keeping us in the dark ages and not allowing us to move into the 21st century and be relevant to the rest of the world. Oh wait, only the Governer of Alaska is allowed to quit. Never mind.

    December 18, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    President Obama is punking out Republicans. That's how he's doing.

    December 18, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  8. carol

    Enough you should have had enough five years or more ago.

    December 18, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  9. LIE_berman

    Obama is kicking A and taking names.

    December 18, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  10. Obama Mama

    President Obama has done an outstanding job...God bless you Mr. President.

    December 18, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  11. Paul

    So far I give the president an F. He has spent way to much money which was supposed to keep unemployment around 8% and we are now at 10%, and have an enourmous debt to go with it. We are talking tough with Israel which is uncalled for and have done nothing to slow Iran or stop Iran from building nukes. We are sending troops to Afghanistan but why the delay? Why do we want our troops there in the middle of winter? During the campaign Obama called this a war of necessity. Why wasnt he ready on day 1 with a strategy? The good news is that there is time to turn this around. Attack Iranian nuclear facilities. Leave Israel be. Stop spending the tax payers dollar on crap!!!

    December 18, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  12. Outraged

    Amazing how people rally around a president who thinks our country stinks, that it's citizens deserve to be given everything, that the companies who hire the citizens are inherently evil, that "global warming" is such an imminent crisis that we put it ahead of all the other problems, and who thinks that the choices and decisions by government officials are more important than those who have traditionally helped to build this great country. I can't wait until were told we can only use our allotment of toilet paper moving forward, we can pick it up the same time we get our government cheese.

    December 18, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. Dee Dee

    He's gonna be a One term Pres. He is a flop, and so are all his Socialized ideas..American dont want to become little China.

    December 18, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  14. Joe Fattal

    He is doing as good or as bad as anyone else. I can find few thing wrong with him, but than the man lives in the White House, I am in a trailer.

    December 18, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  15. Dee Dee

    You people who are saying he is doing a great job..Crack me up!! where you getting all your news and info from??????

    Expand your horizons.. Look around and Listen. You may find out he is up to b.s. that many arent reporting!
    Doing a good job??? What's he doing..other then threatening, blaming, promising, and constantly saying 'What he plans will take years.." OH gee!! can hardly wait till the next election..Has it been 4 years yet??? GOSH it seems like its been Forever..He is taking our jobs, freedoms and Money...right out from under our noses.

    December 18, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. Mad American

    Obama is a constant failure. He has spent Trillions of dollars in less than a year with NOTHING to show for it.

    Over 10% unemployment and the highest debt the world has ever seen. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

    December 18, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  17. Fed Up

    E for effort. Just above failing.

    December 18, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  18. Mad American

    I feel sorry for anyone that has kids. They will experience 15-25% unemployment, thanks to the reckless and foolish Democrats.

    AND the people who voted for Obama, the people who voted Democrat, YOU ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE!

    December 18, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  19. Bee

    The "Inept President Award" should be taken from Carter and given to Obama.
    Sorry Fitz – there is no way in hell ANYONE will EVER take that award away from your lover boy Georgie Dumba Bush. EVER!
    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw, Cowboy!

    December 18, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  20. Shelly

    Puleese, those criticizing the President....can you fix this divided and complex country in a year? There is so much cynicism, anger and obstructionism from the right that I am surprised some policies have got this far. The political environment is UGLY and our wise President is dealing with it!
    Imagine what this country would have been with McCain/ Palin.......DEEP DEPRESSION, war with Iran, Iraq , Afghanistan and North Korea, the rich richer and middle class much poorer. Gives me goosebumps!

    December 18, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  21. Gary

    Obama is really doing a great job. He has saved the auto industry and a great many of jobs that go with them. Saved the economy and from collapse. The DOW is rising and unemployment is lowering. Developed a plan to end one war and focused our attention on the right war. Turned the worlds opinion of the United States for the better. We're on the eve of major improvements in health care and a global climate treaty. And all of these accomplishiments inspite of the GOP's unwilling to work with him in a bipartison manner.
    Go Obama!

    December 18, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  22. rick

    More positive spin for failed policies, it actually made my head spin for a minute there...
    well at least Obama voted as the best dressed president since JFK, that is defnitely something we all can be proud of....

    December 18, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  23. bobby

    As a member of the international community it is so refreshing to have a president of the most powerful country in the world who has the intelligence required for the job and wisdom to lead in a thoughtful and productive way. Yes, he is taking on a lot of very big challenges in his first year and yes some may fail or not achieve their full potential. No matter, he is working like a dog for, I believe, the betterment of ALL mankind. No one can doubt he is a wise and very caring human being who is at the same time both incredibly thoughtful and pragmatic. I think just on foreign relations this man has almost completely reversed the bad taste in the mouth left by GW Bushs' eight years in office when most of the world despised what
    America stood for..God speed President Obama and may 2010 bring fruit to your wishes and work for all of us.

    December 18, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  24. Jim

    Obama inherited one of the most difficult set of crises in our nation's history. Our economy was in free-fall, our housing market in collapse, our financial regulations not working, and our foreign policy was a disaster!

    Obama has taken bold risks, changed our direction and restored our reputation abroad. He has prevented another Great Depression through stimulus programs. He has opened the greatest debate on health care in our history – out of which I believe a significant reform will emerge. He has given the most intelligent vision for our foreign policy (in his speech to the Nobel Commmittee since any presidents since F.D. Roosevelt and R. Reagan.

    A great leader is not always a popular leader. Results from policy changes and strategic decisions do not come quickly. Obama's initiatives will bear fruit in the next months and years, and historians will see him as one of our greatest Presidents, in the mold of Harry Truman (who was similarly unpopular during much of his office term).

    December 18, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  25. bobby

    @God fearing Conservative

    I find your comment totally repulsive. To compare the president to Hitler is beyond reproach you, sir ,are a total disgrace to both your family and your country.

    December 18, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
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