July 23rd, 2010
09:45 AM ET
8 years ago

Progressives disappointed with Obama

Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Joe

    I voted for Obama because I figured that, with his common sense and sound judgment, he would govern pragmatically from the center and not pander to the crazies at either end of the political spectrum. That's what he's done, and I happy with it.

    July 23, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. kapinatl

    We elected a president not a MAGICIAN!!! To assume in the amount of time with all the issues inherited, currently in place, and what he will have to deal with in future people give me a break! Anyone who is complaining or not satisfied, were never in this man corner.

    July 23, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. glen in la

    Is there a story to go with the headline? If not, how about changing the name of the article to "Ancient Waterslide Discovered on Moon" or "Limbaugh's Announces Conservative Bias Diet".

    July 23, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Johnathan

    Obama's problem is not that he's black, it's that he is too green.

    Lamenting that Clinton, who has way more balls than Obama will ever hope to exhibit, would have slapped the GOP around and put them in their place in a way Obama can only fantasize.

    Obama is a chicken poop super wimp and a bad leader. The GOP is worse.
    I will vote dem, but not Obama in 2012. Never again.

    July 23, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  5. Stacey

    I'm disappointed with President Obama because he did not stand up to republicans they way he should have. But I will still vote for him and the Dems. I would never vote for the hateful, evil GOP. The GOP is the party that would deny millions of Americans unemployment benefits, but would gladly grant big tax breaks to the rich. The GOP is the party that defends BP everyday, but won't defend the little guy on Main St.

    July 23, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. Ben in Texas

    This is the story that's missed over and over, in the corporate owned media's frenzy to spotlight the teabaggers and other right wing fringe groups.

    Obama and many Democrats owe their jobs to progressives, yet they have alienated progressives by being "Bush-lite" when they get in office. Progressives aren't satisfied with Bush-lite; we want someone to roll back corporate control of government and every facet of American life.

    If, as nearly everyone predicts, the Repugnants have a resurgence in November, it will be only partly due to teabaggers and other right wing extremists who dislike "socialism". It will also owe to the failure of Obama and Democrats (with exceptions, like Alan Grayson) to do what they promised on health care, the economy, the Bush wars, Big Oil, Wall Street, and so on.

    We needed big changes after 8 years of Bush/Beelzebub, and we got minor course corrections instead.

    July 23, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    First of all, there can't be that many left and they are all either unemployed and can't get jobs because of drug tests or on one our benificent entitlement programs and don't pay taxes. Second, you can see the Obozo program failing and decaying all around you. We need someone with leadership qualities as a president. This is a corrupt, inept, union toady that is our president now.

    July 23, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  8. T. Stephen Cody

    The bumper sticker: "Yes we can, but no, we didn't"

    July 23, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  9. Rickster

    Yeah, yeah, yeah....everybody is disappointed with Obama. But where were you in 2008 when conservatives tried to warn the country that Obama was an inexperienced doofus? Now we will have to pay for the damage he has done for decades.

    July 23, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. one voice

    Unhappy with Obama when the GOP try to block HCR, WALLSTREET REFORM, UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, all that help the middle class. The GOP only want DERGULATION and TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH. YOUR CHOICE

    July 23, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  11. Liz the First

    I consider myself a progressive and i'm not the least disappointed in Obama. i'm disappointed with the people who claim to be Democrats and don't vote to give Obama the Democratic senators and representatives he needs in order to achieve true progressive legislation. he and the congress have had to water down every bill in a vain attempt to get some cooperation from the rethuglitards. if we truly had a veto-and -filibusterproof Democratic majority in congress, we could achieve all the good things we want to see for this country. but it won't happen as long as we have all those rethugs and DINO traitors like Lincoln and Nelson voting with the dark side. we get the government we deserve, and if you don't care enough to get off your lazy arses and vote for what you believe in, then don't cry when you don't get it!!!

    July 23, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  12. Dale

    That's because Obama is politically just left of center. not a far left president. As he should be. The government should represent the average American polical view, not the extremist garbage coming from the far left or far right.

    July 23, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  13. Ted

    And they are going to support Palin or Romney or Huckabee or whatever other idiot the Repukelicans nominate? Sure they will.

    July 23, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  14. Dave

    Progressives, quit your whining. Obama has done more in one year than anyone could have expected. Did you think everything was going to come out your way? If you did you were smoking loco weed.

    Keep whining and the House and Senate will be Republican in the fall and then nothing will get done. Look back at the Clinton years when he had to deal with a Republican Senate and House and he spent all his time dealing with investigations and committee hearings about every little thing. Keep this up and you will see nothing done.

    As Will Rogers used to say: I'm not a member of any organized political party; I'm a Democrat.

    July 23, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  15. No Brainer

    President Obama –

    Get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan and kill three birds with one stone...

    1.) The base of the Democratic Party will be energized

    2.) The majority of Americans support stopping military action in Afghanistan and Iraq

    3.) Republicans are saying that the deficit ... which you inheited ... is whay the economy is in the tank. That's not really the reason but what the hell .... why not cut government spending by 1o's of BILLIONS per month by ending our war effort ....

    July 23, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  16. Judy

    There will never be a perfect man in the Oval Office, you can never please everyone, sometimes not anyone!

    July 23, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  17. The-New-Three-Stooges: Obama, Pelosi, & Reid

    Progressives = Communist = leftist radical

    If you want to eventually live in a country that resembles Cuba or China then keep putting these fools in office. They have already destroyed too much of this country. The fight to take this country back begins this November! The American people have finally awaken!!

    July 23, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  18. JANUARY 20, 2013 - THE END OF AN ERROR

    Evidently the word "PROGESSIVES" is the new term for describing "COMMUNISTS".

    July 23, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  19. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    You bet we are. However, not voting or voting for a third party are not viable options, since these will ensure a republican comeback. So, this Nov., I will hold my nose and vote for the lesser of 2 evils as I have done most of my life. Of course, I go Green or Socialist in local and statewide elections. If real change is to happen it will have to come from the bottom because it will never ever come from the corporate whores at the top. Have a nice day!

    July 23, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  20. ajax

    So these people don't like what he's doing but they don't mind pouring tons of money into his campaign to advance his agenda. Suck it up ,you have no where else to go.And as for GITMO, don't you know it closed Jan.2010.oops,at least that's what Obama said.

    July 23, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  21. Steve (the real one)

    As well as independents and moderates! All presidents go through it. Some get reelected (Reagan, Clinton, and, Bush 43) and some don't (Carter and Bush 41). I'm not a liberal but will just take a wait and see stance as things will most likely change between now and Nov 2012. The question is will this change be for the better or for the worst? If jobs get better, chances are he will get reelected. if jobs don't get better, he won't! That is how politics is played! Mid terms are something totally different! Historically, the majority loses a good number of seats!

    July 23, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  22. JES

    If you are a person who works hard for their money then Obama is a jerk.

    People that always have their hands out love Obama.

    It's time we get the people with their hands out all the time to earn their money so we don't have to continue getting our pay decreased due to taxes to be able to support these people.

    July 23, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  23. Peter s

    The question at this hour is " by the way I borrowed those words from my unsung hero Jack Cafferty" are you progressive or regressive before and after you were dissapointed?

    July 23, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  24. inofritzn

    Stop hiding behind the label progressive, and call yourselves what you are: liberal socialists. And stop whining, you have one of your own in power.

    July 23, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  25. Peggyt

    Its hard to accomplish any thing with any speed because of the Republican / Tea Party of NO.

    July 23, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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