December 20th, 2013
02:02 PM ET
9 months ago

6 reasons why 2013 was a bad year for Obama

Washington (CNN) – How bad of a year was 2013 for President Barack Obama? The economy is strengthening as he starts to wind down America's longest war, but his poll numbers are the lowest since he took office almost five years ago.

Usually, a growing economy and bringing the troops home mean public love for the commander-in-chief, but not this time.

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  1. Face The Facts

    This is a instant gratification society. People have short memories and usually forget how bad things were 5 years ago. The economy has improved, but it is always what have you done for me lately. Not a perfect society and never will be because we are all imperfect.
    Merry Christmas everyone.

    December 20, 2013 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    10-1 the teaklans had a worse year

    December 20, 2013 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  3. much thunder..little rain

    obama poll no. will be higher than a&e, if the duck commander is off the show

    December 20, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Smitty

    He has had a tough year due to lying, misleading and having no leadership skills.

    December 20, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Mike B

    He's lucky he wasn't impeached! Maybe he won't be so lucky after 2014

    December 20, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    When all is said and done, I suspect not only President Obama has had a bad year.
    Looking at you Congress.
    Looking at our media friends as well.

    December 20, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Tommy G

    Well, lying to the American people for 4 years and in order to get re-elected and wrecking our healthcare system will give you a tough year. He simply cannot blame others, finger point, make excuses, bs and lie his way out anymore. The American people have heard it all before, and heard it many times. They have finally said Obama is a failure and it is his fault. My question to him is "Did you think you could lie to us for 8 years and get away with it?"

    December 20, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    Would RWNJs be happy if our president exhibited the stupidity of Boehner, Bachmann, McConnell, Cruz, Paul and a number of cretins who were elected to congress as republicans?

    December 20, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. current state of the union

    You idiots forget where we were under bush, global economy days from total collapse,he brought us back from the edge with zero help from the gop, and you guys don't have the brains to be grateful, wish there were a way the reoybs could if kept the policies bush had in place, while the rest moved on, all nanny states are red, but do they get it? Of course not, simply refuse to stop the hate rather live in poverty under a white man, than prosper under a black one, genius!

    December 20, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. Randy, San Francisco

    No disputing President Obama had a bad year. It could have been better if it wasn't for the DO NOTHING Congress. As for cries of impeachment from Tea Partiers and extremist right wing wackos, they should understand there has to be a conviction or charges for treason, bribery, high crimes, or misdemeanors. Oh..that's right. You are guilty for disagreeing with them.

    December 20, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. smith

    @Current state-Nice bigoted comments, congrats on making Obama supporters look stupid.

    December 20, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    Tommy G – Boy, no one can fool you, you are right on top of things. Wrecking? a healthcare system ranked 38th in the world with runaway increases in premiums, people getting kicked off for getting sick, capped benefits, leaving 45 million uninsured is a true republican dream. To correct you, we all know who the failures are, and it isn't the president yet.

    December 20, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    smith – It is so refreshing to read your unbiased Fox foreign owned media talking points.

    December 20, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    John Boehner was given the coveted Aaron Burr award in 2013. I thought it should have ben Cruz for the shut down, but it was given to John for sitting on the bipartisan immigration bill that passed the senate.

    December 20, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Donna

    And the clueless Obama supporters continue with the same old tired blame others strategy. 5 years and counting and all we get is excuses, finger pointing and lies. And we have 3 more years of this insanity to look forward to.

    December 20, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. Lynda/Minnesota

    In other news, the Heathcare website is down. No? [ Wait a minute... ] [ Oops... ] [ Oh, dear... ] Ah, yes. It's back up again.

    Yes, Sniffit. The MSM is freaking unbelievable.

    December 20, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  17. JJ236

    1-6.... he lied and got caught with no chance to lie again to get out of the first lie.

    December 20, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. rs

    Donna

    And the clueless Obama supporters continue with the same old tired blame others strategy. 5 years and counting and all we get is excuses, finger pointing and lies. And we have 3 more years of this insanity to look forward to.
    _______________________
    Well, Geez, Donna- the Right left the country a smoking wreck in '08, and haven't done one thing to fix it since. We should think them saints, right?

    December 20, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  19. Sniffit

    "In other news, the Heathcare website is down. No? [ Wait a minute... ] [ Oops... ] [ Oh, dear... ] Ah, yes. It's back up again.

    Yes, Sniffit. The MSM is freaking unbelievable."

    Yeppers. Now, watch how long it takes CNN to report that Obama just confirmed that over 500,000 people enrolled via the federal exchange website in the first three weeks of December.

    December 20, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  20. just saying

    Lynda/Minnesota
    --
    In other news, the Heathcare website is down. No? [ Wait a minute... ] [ Oops... ] [ Oh, dear... ] Ah, yes. It's back up again.
    --
    Yes, Sniffit. The MSM is freaking unbelievable.
    --

    it is called a crash which they are lying about and calling it scheduled maintenance. nobody, except maybe the incompetent federal government clowns running this site, performs scheduled maintenance during peak usage times.

    it is news because they said this joke of a site was fixed and it clearly is not. and now time winds down as millions are expected to use it. i'm sure this site will go up and down like a yoyo over the next few weeks. and every time, it will be news. suck it up and embrace the suck as nancy says!

    December 20, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  21. debby

    1 if i would have vote it wouldn't have been for him! it would have gone for the only women on the card. she have lied about 1 thing. unlike black butt. that has lied every since his ass has been in office. and is still lying. I DON'T THINK HE CAN GET IT UP 2 GET WIFE PEGRO !!! so why now after 2013 and now again 2014.. people on ssi or ssd well be a raise why? i'm just asking seeing as my foodstamps r have gone down but my rent will be going up..by the spring. and 2 have my rentbate done that will choose me now..

    December 20, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. CryBabies

    Its really hard to beleive the excuses being made on this blog for President Obama. Does it not register with people that so many blatant lies have been told on various subjects on varying levels. Until his supporters come to grips with that, there bwill be no moving forward. I raised my kids not to lie...its deplorable. And now in their early adulthood, I can see that message has taken hold....I'm proud. But why do we accept that from our elected leaders ...much less the POTUS. He has thrown out some whoppers and yet the left strains themselves to spin his intentions. Rep or Dem....no excuse and yet. no shame. I can forget, but not forgive when arrogance runs rampant.

    December 20, 2013 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  23. smith

    @Wire-I know in your world Obama is god and does no wrong, but here back on earth he isn`t living up to expectations.

    December 20, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |