January 1st, 2010
02:37 PM ET
5 years ago

What's ahead for Obama?


Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Obama's Banana Republic

    Since this Health Tax Bill doesn't cover all Americans does anyone know who's going to be making the choiced of who get's it and who don't? I thought the problem was all the people going to the emergency rooms. Looks like the illegals and uninsured will still be filling up emergency rooms, so that makes no sense. I don't think people are going to be happy when they don't make the list to be covered and their neighbor is on the list to be covered. Sounds like it's going to be a huge mess. Government makes messes and destroys all it touches.
    Why did Obama stop school vouchers? He likes to keep em dumb I guess so that they are forced to depend on government. That used to be called slavery.

    January 1, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. Mirta

    What is ahead for BO is that he is going to have to stop playing movie star and start acting like a President.

    January 1, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Nea

    I donot agree with Mark as far as im concern this President won and he is doing what he campaign on but i feel its the Republicans that hating on him and trying to persuave people that what he is trying to do is wrong But i remember the speech he made on election night he said he needed our help and to me some of the people that voted for him all they are doing is critcizing him because let the Republicans convince them that the change they voted for is not real change just so they [ theRepublicans] can win back the white House but im not fooled some of the ones that voted for this President really voted for him for the wrong reason and thats why they are critcizing him now even though it havent even been a year.

    January 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    the president will have a great year because america is working with him . we will move forward . health care , 2 wars shall come to a CLOSE .AND TERRORISUM will be delt a large blow from a UNITED WORLD AGAINST THEM. the republicans will loose more members ,the independens and democrats will move forward and get what america needs .fare health care . the insurance industry will be delt a big blow and loose control over health care greed and profit.
    so YES WE CAN and YES MR. OBAMA will make good on the promises
    with the cooperation from the congress and the senate. and americans

    gary davis HARBOR OREGON
    proud to have voted for MR OBAMA ,MR. BIDEN, MRS HILLARY CLINTON

    MADE IN AMERICA :)

    January 1, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. normajean

    With a heart fulll of hope and a prayer behind it, I believe that the president is an intellegent, strong man who will come out of this mess that he's been tryiing to clean up and get our country moving in the right direction. I find it hard to accept that the Republican voters are so blind as to not see how their leaders have made no effort to make their constituants lives any better in this last year. Surely a great number of Republican voters have lost their jobs and don't have proper medical care for their children, so are they going to vote the "party of no" back in to do nothing for them as well as the rest of the country?The Republican leaders have sat on their hands and accomplished NOTHING this last year. THIS IS NOT LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE.

    January 1, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Darin B

    I wish these hypocrites like Karl Rove would just shut up.
    We have not had a President this successful since Roosevelt!
    Maybe it is time to call out these republicans in congress the same way the gop calls out democrats. Simply repeat over and over again all of their hypocrisies. 24/7 how they lie and cheat and are morally bankrupt. hmmm lets see, 1. relations with underage male senate interns, Felony!
    2. Senator arrested in airport bathroom? illegal sex acts.
    3. Using state funds to visit mistress? Unethical!
    4. Paying off mistresses husband, bribery. illegal
    time to shut these people up by learning from their play book.

    January 1, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. ib

    I hope there is a new congress in 2010 that will slow down or stop this uncontrolled spending and far left agenda that Obama and Pelosi are ramming down our throats.

    January 1, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. Evans Oseki

    For a president that`s sooooo hated by republicans and other racists, folks who never think he does anything right what-so-ever, I think he did really well in 2009 and will even do more in 2010. He was elected by americans for americans and as such, should be allowed to lead as he campaigned he would. There is a reason he won and a reason why republicans lost. GOP`ers should learn to live with it. They were kicked out by american voters. Give Obama his due. He who the cap fit, let him wear it.

    January 1, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. scott from MICH

    Rally his party and come out FORCEFUl right away in 2010. Take absolutely NONE of the GOP and Right extreme rhetoric without hitting back Hard!

    January 1, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  10. terry,va

    What's ahead for Obummie? I hope reality or we will be looking at a collapsing nation. Bombs raining down because he is weak on defense. Finical disaster with high unemployment because of his socialist policies. Hopefully this won't happen before we can run the dumbocraps out of DC.

    January 1, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  11. mavcal

    Well, after a year a picture of Obama, the person as President is emerging. His reliance on making everying "historical"; his need to have a stage and camera while his tongue lashes on; his superficiality, his vainity; his grandiosity – all the while showing cracks in his administration – terrorism is all over the place. How do you expect Obama to keep America safe when he's smiling and shaking hands with two state dinner crashers? Too much limelight and not enough work. Glad I didn't vote for this guy.

    January 1, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  12. krakow

    To answer the question – If justice exsists in the country, Federal Prison for Mr. Obama. A long stretch in Federal Prison.

    January 1, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  13. southern cousin

    For this inept, failing caricature, there is more failure and more exposure of the fraud he is.

    January 1, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  14. La Chatte

    If I may venture a guess, we'll have more broken campaign promises and no positive accomplishments, more and ever-escalating wars in the Middle East, a worsening economy, more bail-outs and CEO bonuses, more Repugs in office, more terror strikes in the US, a worthless health-care bill, a continuation of Don't Ask, continued catering to lobbyists, more backroom deals, and absolutely no change except what little we have left in our purses.

    January 1, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  15. Ready for 2012

    Hopefully unemployment after the 2012 election

    January 1, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  16. Beverly in NC

    What's ahead for President Obama?

    Another year of hard work, thoughtful leadership, restoring the economy and jobs Republicans destroyed, and bringing to closure the Bush wars. He will be working closely with our Allies to bring mutual safety interest tactics in dealing with dangerous groups that threaten all western nations.

    Unfortunately, President Obama will still have to contend with the useless, do-nothing Republican Party who will try to blame him for everything that happens around the world while they still offer no solutions, refuse to be involved in restoring America, and refuse to pass any legislation to help ALL Americans. They will continue to support hate speech, fear-mongering, racism, and violence and pretend this is acceptable behavior rather than treason and criminal acts.

    Hopefully President Obama will still be able to continue his progressive programs to restore our country and help more Americans have a better life. He is the President of the People and is doing amazing work to bring America back to a place where ALL have access to the best education, to the best jobs, to realize their potential, and learn the meaning of citizenship, compassion, and public service.

    Let's hope Americans wake up and see the Republican Party for the hateful, dividing, lying, destructive people they are. They deserve no place in the honorable halls of Congress where they only work to serve the greedy and abusive corporations, banking and insurance industries. Sitting around only criticizing is easy. Doing the hard work to make America better and move it forward takes intelligence and love for the People – which Republicans have no interest in.

    President Obama is a wonderful role model for young people in what you can achieve if you work hard and don't think you are "entitled" to be handed all you want like the rich arrogant Republicans do. President Obama is a brilliant, good and decent man, and we are safe in his integrity, character, morality, and in the trust we gave him to work for We the People.

    January 1, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  17. Mike in NYC

    Boy, that panel is sure representative of the American public.

    January 1, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  18. jp,michigan

    President Obama needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Jobs are needed, the economy stinks , we have greater number of homeless, especially the those fought in your war. Take better care of Americans for a change, instead of worring about those in other countries, provide for our own first.

    January 1, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  19. Terry from West Texas

    The future is hard to predict, but I'll try. I don't know what new problem Obama will face tomorrow at 1:38 PM, but I do know that by 1:45 PM there will be a panel of GOP Senators calling a news conference to criticize his handling of it. They will all say that Obama was too timid in handling the issue.

    Twelve minutes later, a panel of GOP Representatives will submit a resolution condemning Obama for being too aggressive while handing the issue. They will say he is trampling on the Constitution. Rush Limbaugh will address the press on the hospital steps, announcing that he has left his deathbed to condemn Obama's premature response to the situation. Sarah Palin will say that death panels will be established to kill old people.

    January 1, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  20. Common Sense guy

    A new job in 2012.

    January 1, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  21. Obama - NOPE

    What's ahead for Obama? Hopefully, that'd be Chicago, and a new home, in 2012

    January 1, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  22. A.Darton

    If I ever had any respect for that Ben Stein guy? I surely don't now. Well I never did. But when he made such a stupid comment that he couldn't take President Obama seriously because he had a polo shirt on. Was this guy a comedy writer? What did he do?

    January 1, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  23. myra

    I wish that CNN would try to be more objective in its coverage of our president•. It seems that every day CNN is reporting how one republican has been or another “slams Obama" or that some republican wanta be president is suggesting that Obama should do this or that•. Has CNN considered that if these individuals had answers they would be president•. From Ed Henry to Candy Crowley to the host of conservative commentators featured on CNN they are constantly injecting their personal bias when covering president Obama• Just last week when reporting on Mr• Obama's early reaction to the failed attack Ed Henry remarked that having covered both Bush and Obama that Bush would have been out there early issuing a statement• As it turns out this was not true•. In the case of the shoe bummer which is very similar to this failed attempt
    To blow up an airliner,Bush took twice as long to respond•. Conservative commentators such as Kevin Madden are also allowed to make false comments or innuendo like the state of Hawaii being viewed as a foreign country•. If that is truly the case, Alaska must be viewed as a foreign country as well or when Leslie Sanchez goes unchallenged when she makes a statement that Mrs• Clinton is "pro American”•. Is she saying that Mr• Obama is not? If she and some of the other commentators and CNN reporters believe this why are our sons and daughters fighting and dying in wars when the commander in chief according to them has unamerican views and beliefs• And what of our adversaries?

    January 1, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  24. Four and The Door

    "Next year is going to be a tough year??"

    The next decade is going to be a tough decade trying to pay back the spending binge in Obama's first year. And what did we get for all of that government spending? It didn't help unemployment like it was supposed to. The American auto industry is dominated by the one company that didn't take a bailout and Wall Street is back in the big bonuses. The most valuable thing we got from the TOB ( Trillions Obama Blew ) was a strong data point against massive government spending.

    January 1, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. jane

    Whatever is ahead for Obama, I surely hope it will include some help for the millions of suffering people in this country - those who've worked all their lives only to have their earnings and their savings disappear before their very eyes. So far, there has been no real help. It's unimaginable in America.

    January 1, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
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