A mixed bag of opinions about the job President Obama has done in just under one week on the job were expressed during today's News Talk Online on Paltalk.com.
Jann in California was harsh in her criticism of the new president, calling him "a typical politician" and "quite the little thug" claiming that he and Democrats in Washington are "pushing their way around." Obviously vitriolic in nature and quite unfair.
Lively in Chicago has an opposing view. "I think he's doing just great," she declared, citing the administration's reversal of a Bush administration policy withholding federal funds from organizations teaching contraception overseas. Lively also cites Obama putting a cap on ca remissions and his ordering the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, which, she argues, should never have been opened.
Cassandra in the UK says it's "harsh to be judging him" in these "very early days" of the Obama administration. But with that being said, Cassandra opined that the things that Obama has done thus far are "all negative."
Jim in Michigan decried the planned closing of Gitmo. He says there are admitted terrorists at Guantanamo Bay who have "given information that prevented another 9/11." He is also critical of Obama for not yet knowing how he will implement his economic plan.
Chris in Germany says Obama is "different from President Bush" - enough in itself to be a good thing. He says Obama is "going in a new direction" and basing his policies on the law.
Steve in England says he "never expected significant change beyond cosmetics." He believes there really isn't a two-party system in Washington. "There's really only one party in essence," he says.
Silvia in Argentina says it's too early to rush to judgment. "He can't please everyone," she says. "There will be hard times. There will be mistakes. Nothing," she says, "can be solved in a moment."
Finally, Sylvia in New York says she likes that there are opportunities for common people to offer suggestions to the Obama administration. She's surprised and delighted that the new president has sent her e-mails asking for her ideas.