Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 11 Posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
So far I have seen many negative remarks about Presidents Obama reign as president. It hasn't been long but many prophesy his failure. Many aren't in agreement with his policies. At least here on a.net. It seems though as the American people in general seem to have a different opinion about their president even though there are some concerns, according to this article.
Quote: More than six in 10 approve of Obama's job, nearly two-thirds view him favorably, and a majority believe he has gotten off to a solid start during his first three months on the job.
Perhaps most significantly, Americans so far find him to be likeable. More than 80 percent in the poll say they personally like Obama, even if they don’t agree with all of his policies. And respondents give him high scores on his personality, demeanor and leadership qualities.
Quote: Yet the poll also contains a few cautionary numbers for Obama and his young administration: a growing number believe the president is liberal; a majority thinks he’s trying to take on too many issues; and there are concerns about all the government spending.
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11737 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 2): I'm having trouble understanding why an increase in the number of people who consider Obama a liberal is a "cautionary number."
Because if the Republicans have done nothing in the last 10 years... oh wait. Let me rephrase that.
Because the Republicans have done almost nothing except breed hatred and distrust in anything they name "liberal." Because of Rush, Hannity, and other fools with microphones, the word "liberal" has become a bad word, without any explanation.
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Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 2): Because the Republicans have done almost nothing except breed hatred and distrust in anything they name "liberal." Because of Rush, Hannity, and other fools with microphones, the word "liberal" has become a bad word, without any explanation.
When they lost their old "enemy as necessity", the old USSR, the right turned their wrath on "liberals", and, for a long time, succeeded in making it a dirty word. Well, that joke has worn out it's welcome. Today, "conservative" is becomeing the dirty word, after the economic meltdown, and the government-by-paranoia that was George W. Bush for 8 years.
It's that old pendulum. It took the Dems almost 30 years to figure out how to win elections again. And, eventually, the GOP will have it's day in the sun again.
In all seriousness, he's done some things right. But high marks? What has worked so far? His Economic plan. Nope. His plan to save the banks? Nope. His plan to save the auto companies? Nope. His healthcare plan. Nope. Transparent Administration? Nope. Great Cabinet appointments and no lobbyists? Nope. Gitmo closed? Nope.
I would say so far his Iraq and Pakistan policies are really strong. His handling of the Pirate situation was spot on, among other things.
So please, be cautious of this "high marks" for at least a little while. Oh, and bells should be going off in your head when you read things about Obama coming from MSNBC.
Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 1): I'm having trouble understanding why an increase in the number of people who consider Obama a liberal is a "cautionary number."
Contrary to what others have just said about Republicans, it has nothing to do with that. It's a "cautionary number" because he ran and won as a "centralist," not a liberal. Remember when Hannity and Fox and the right were yelling about his church, wife's rantings, Ayers, and all those other hard core liberal ideas that they claimed he followed, well the voting public for the most part didn't believe it.
Now that they see him buying up the banks, automakers, and putting in plans to take over private health care among many other hard left, if not socialist ideas, they are seeing him for what he is, a high tax, high spend "liberal." That will undoubtedly lower his positive ratings with the moderate crowd out there, and we all know, it's the moderates that elect the candidates. Moving left will convert more moderates away from him. It's that simple.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 21013 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 1932 times:
Yeah, I called it. There are none so blind as they who will not see.
63% of the country approves of how he's doing. Of course, the split between the number of Democrats (90%) who approve and Republicans (27%) who approve is the largest ever. But, while Obama may be the most divisive President, it doesn't appear to have much to do with him. That split was smallest with Reagan and then has steadily grown with each subsequent President.