January 22nd, 2010
06:22 PM ET
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Tammy

    Still waiting for someone to show – in parallel – the Bush years of accomplishment (I use the term lightly), his vacations, and all that, and compare to this last year.

    January 22, 2010 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. This is the Change we can believe in

    I did not realize that there were any highs this year other than higher debt, higher unemployment, higher taxes, higher default on home loans. What a great year it has been under Obama's leadership.

    Actually, the one high was when Obama met the coffins of some of our fallen servicemen and women. The photos of him saluting them, was the best thing he did this year. That I fully respect.

    January 22, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. SHAWNA

    If you don't agree with the comments you don't post, This only confirms Glen Becks theory.

    January 22, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  4. Louise in CA

    It amazes me how we still don't have affordable health care for our citizens, how this basic human need is used as a political knife to stab those in the back who are trying to pass health care, how health care is somehow a political issue and not a basic right, and how the president is slammed for trying to insure that all citizens can get health care when they need it. What is wrong with us? Are we really such an arrogant, misinformed society that we can't recognize the difference between human needs and political posturing? How can the Republicans hold this basic human need over our heads as a way to "punish" Obama for daring to get elected? I am so saddened by this. I'm losing my faith in the United States, although I still fully support this president.

    January 22, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. SHAWNA

    If you don't post people won't watch your show. HUM wonder why your ratings are in the toilet. Well i have to go well i have to Oreilly will be on soon

    January 22, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. valwayne

    Has any nation ever gotten so tired of a new leader so fast? The arrogance, the corruption, the whining? I'd swear it seems like Obama has been President for 20 years? Is there any chance this will be like the old episode of Dallas where we wake up and find that our nightmare was just a nightmare, and Hillary or McCain won the election??? Please???

    January 22, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  7. ib

    How about an F- for his far left agenda. I thought Nixon and Carter were bad and I did live through them but Obama is worse; even worse than the last two years of Bush.

    January 22, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  8. j

    Disappointing at best but it's not all Obama's fault, though his lack of leadership is certainly a factor. The obstructionist Conservatives & GOP also share in the blame for things not getting done in Washington.

    January 22, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. obama the liar

    i can't rate him until he fulfills just one of his campaign promises.

    January 22, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  10. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB

    January 22, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  11. Michael from Ventura

    Never in my lifetime has a President stepped into such a mess as Barack Obama did. Sure, the right can scream, yell and point fingers-but since their leaders created this mess it's hard to give them an ear. He has done much (maybe too much) or at least taken on too much at one time- but I believe that he will be the one to put us back on track. Those that care about only money- what happens when you lose YOUR job, lose YOUR healthcare, lose YOUR home? I'm sure you'd blame it on Obama-It's time for any sane gop leaders to think of solutions and work WITH the Administration for the good of this country. I'm PROUD of my President and ashamed of the Americans with such short memories and long tongues.

    January 22, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  12. GOPer

    After looking at 8 years of George Bush, Thank God for President Obama!

    January 22, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  13. Tim

    Let me sum it up for you in three words: Met my expectations.

    If you set them low enough, anyone can meet them.

    January 22, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  14. Theodore L. Boise ID.

    It took 8 years for the republicans to get us into this mess; so obviously it'll take more than a year to get this country back on rock solid footing. President Obama and his administration are doing an excellent job thus far. The problem is that the GOP and big money lobbyist are hindering Obama's efforts right now.

    That was one of the key reasons that Martha Coakely lost her bid for Ted Kennedy's senate seat earlier this week. Voters need to be more patient and give the Obama administration more time on the issues at hand, and stop listening to all of the doom and gloom scenarios being put out by the GOP.

    January 22, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  15. Chipster

    The Democratic majority threw away the best opportunity to make perhaps the most important economic and human improvement in this country since Social Security was passed. And why? For selfish – "what's in it for me and what can I get out of it" childish behavior!

    I seriously doubt we will get this opportunity again because Democratic voters are saying "why bother?" Republicans voted lock-step on practically every issue, even if they had to hold their noses to do it and did a lot of damage in the process. Our Democratic leaders decided to pursue their own selfish individual interests until they threw away healthcare for 40 million Americans.

    Voters feel like idiots for wasting their time, energy, and money to elect these selfish fools. It will be very hard to get them to do it again if they fail to deliver for the American people.

    January 22, 2010 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  16. lifelong democrat

    Obama's first year is downright FAILURE, this year it will be failure again all the way to 2012. I grade President Obama F.

    January 22, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  17. Steve in Sunny Florida

    All I've heard from this guy over the last year was health care. Maybe a tiny bit about Afganistan over a two week period, but mostly health care. While I do believe our health care system needs reform and it's a major issue, I really haven't seen Obama address the economy and unemployment issue. In the end, so far my judgment is that Obama can't multi-task which seems like a very important skill for the job of U.S. President.

    January 22, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |