Wednesday, April 29, 2009

News Talk Online April 29, 2009: Your Turn To Rate Obama

Today's the day.

The 100th day of the Obama administration.

Today on News Talk Online on you'll get the chance to sound off and tell us how good a job you think the new president is doing. That's at 5 PM New York time.

Meanwhile, feel free to post your comments here.


Anonymous said...

well i think were 26 trillon dollers in debt,,and i dont like the idea of abortion Anthony265

Anonymous said...

well what can I say I think hes doing a great job so far and may he continue to do his best!

Lorrie Robinson said...

All I can say is i love Obama ,,i believe he is doing the best that he can be doing ,,,I am happy he is our president , wtggggggggg Obama keep up the good work

Annie Oakley said...

Let's see, Barack Obama has committed TREASON within the first week of his presidency by making a presidential memorandum to bring our enemies to the united states on the tax payers dollar. Not once but between the gaza strip and pakistan, i think it is clear. anyone read the cloward-piven strategy? probably not. time to do some research on your messiah barack obama. then you have the incident of forcing our children into a youth corps. hmmmm sounds like hitler don't it? using fear to the american people to get the stimulus packages through to pay off his debts for his campaign promises. and yes, the swine flu, lol people only getting sick where he visited. hmmmm then you have his brilliant fly over of new york city yesterday. great job. and all the while treating the american people like they are stupid as rocks. and i see some of the posters here are as dumb as rocks. at least rocks do have a purpose.

Anonymous said...

Economy and bailouts = F
Getting our troops out of middle east = F
Staffing cabinet = F
Cabinet picks = F
Keeping campaign promises = F
Patrol our borders = F
Drug policy = F
Ability to speak without teleprompter = F
Handling of flu pandemic threat = F

So 'F' Obama!

Anonymous said...

Happy 100th President Barack Obama.

I believe the road has been tough and its only going to get harder as we move into some of the controversial legislation, This will challenge the Democrats to remain united. I hope to see positive legislation out of this NEW Democrat controlled Congress. If not, I will be the first one to scream at those congress members not doing right by the American People.

Thank You,

Leilani Helepololei

perfumada53 said...

Helo Gary...
I'm so far your countrie, but everything happening in EUA is important for us in Brasil... I see Obama doing a great job.. he is trying to do the best, he have new vision, and this is his oportunity to show to american people who he is... I hope, from here, he can find more and more peoples with him, helping him... and he gonna win this challenger...

wolfchat said...

I say he gets a M for Muslim failure

He is a abomination of failure, so many of the kool-aid drinkers thought the found their paladin and he has done nothing but bankrupted this country, watched the pirates do as they please, kill more people in afghanistan, he wants to befriend our sworn enemies, he brought over the swine flue(think about it, it was not in the US untill he came back).

he is a baffoon but hey we all knew he was a jr senator who has only run for office and never lead a office.

heck i will take his dog who he rightfully named B.O., but i will take his dog since his dog is a pure breed.

Anonymous said...

One could say that it is too soon to judge wnat President Obama has accomplished in his first 100 days, and I would agree. It is way to soon to predict the amount of damage he has done, by borrowing more money from future generations, than they will ever be able to pay back, by going around the world and apologizing for American Hegemony, and making us look weak, and by provoking some states to issue proclamations on their rights under the 9th and 10 th amendments.
It is a sad commentary on an accompl;ished community organiser, that he has failed to lead communities to self sustaining health care, and has opted to put it in the hands of the Federal Government, which is totally unfit, and unchartered to providre it.
It is even sadder that someone who believes he is walking in the shoes of Abe Lincoln, will allow Americans to become enslaved to each other.

Anonymous said...

I think Oboma has done an excellent job at his run as President. Oboma accomplished more then Bush ever did during his run as president. Its also nice to know that Oboma wants to bring our troops home and end this war. This war has gone on way to long

Ron said...

I feel its still way to soon on how he is doing if he was in there for 2years then yea we can say how he is doing but the first 100days no we cant say if hes doing a good job or not.

Ron said...

Hey Gary,

I have to give Obama an A+. This man has motivated the world.I am not buying into the repuiblican argument against him. He understands what it will take to get this country back on track. His stimulus package is showing success, his foriegn policy is respected b/c of his fairness and respect around the world. Obama is the right man for the job. Thank God for Obama :)

RonAnthony & WorthyofUrAttention

Anonymous said...

I believe giving credit where credit is due, is a good thing. So I'll begin on a positive note. Obama has done some things right. Standing back and letting the Navy do their job in the rescue of Richard Phillips was a good thing.

A focus on clean energy is a good thing. I can hang with that as long as the states enforcing stricter emissions testing realize that most people cannot afford to go out and buy a new car for the occasion.

And keeping Robert Gates- a holdover from the Bush administration- was likely one of his few appointments that didn't create a groundswell of good gossip.

There have been more gaffs and "what the hells????" than I thought possible for the first 100 days. Which tells us that this administration- popular as the President may be- could well be participating in a political OJT program.

For example:

While critical of pork barrel spending, this administration signed into law the largest porky-package in American history. Then turned around after the national outcry (from THE PEOPLE, regardless of party) and decided to create a law to counter the law signed into law without first being read (whew!)

He did ask his cabinet to cut costs by $100 million dollars. Sounds good on CNN until you figure out that it's only .0027% of their total budget.

Obama has had continual problems with his taps. Failed/Questionable taps have included:

Nancy Killifer, Tom Daschle, Timothy Geithner, Bill Richardson, Charles Freeman... Just to name a few.

And then we have the NYC AF1 flyover escapade.

The Special Olympics gaffe.

The ever- popular bank bail-out and partying situation.

Embarassing America by his treatment of both the PM of England by cancelling his visit and giving him and his family cheap gifts; not bowing to the Queen (but he did manage to bow for a Saudi).

And how about the infamous "returning vets can be hazardous to national security" report?

And then went against his own pledge to restrict former lobbyists from holding conflicting government positions and appointed former defense lobbyist William Lynn as deputy secretary of defense.

Is he in touch with America? Apparently he doesn't watch the news. The White House didn't know about the tea parties!

Let's see.... then there's Obama's support of inductment of Turkey into the EU. This would be the same Turkey that tried to block the appointment of Denmarks Rassmussen because they felt he didn't respond strong enough to the Danish cartoons about Muhammed (what should he have done? Cried "off with their heads???" too late- radical islamists DID that already!)

While running Obama said he recognized the Armenian genocide. On his visit to Turkey, he broke a promise made to Armenian Americans and curiously neglected to mention the issue.

And then there was Ortegas anti-American rant, which Obama listened to without criticism. In fact, he didn't even have the sense to get up and leave the room while this nincompoopus tore down the very nation Obama is supposed to serve.

So far, the gaffes and nonsense seem to outweigh the better works of Obama. But remember, kiddies, this IS P.O.J.T. (Presidential On the Job Training). Give him four years- maybe he'll get it right. If not, there's always crate training and a rolled up paper.

OOPS! That could be considered torture!

-LD McLellan

Vandenplas84 said...

The first 100 days I have seen america become into more of a laughing stock. I never realised obama could do so much talking while the ship sinks around him. Instead of reaching for the lifeboats it seems people will go down with them. The request of gun permits and the sales of guns and ammunition reasures me that the fight for our liberties will never be surendered. As someone from the uk I wish the american people well and we the freedom loving people of europe are with you.

Anonymous said...

I have tried to keep an open mind somewhat to Obama's first 100 days in Office as our New president, but I must be honest and say I think he is not coming through with alot of the promises he had said he would although it looks like he may be trying to some degree on some but yet it might only be words still and a show because he has brought some people into office that our against the very thing he said he would try to lower such as abortion. Obama turned and
brought in someone so the opposite instead.
"Kathleen Sebelius is set to head up the nation's health department. Pro-lifers believe she's one of the most pro-abortion governors in the country." this makes it look as if he won't stand by his word because to bring in someone who is so pro-life will deff make it very hard to have a equal balance to those who want a fair reduction in abortion or the right to have thier voice heard. Here is a quote from Frank Page
"By and large I have not been very encouraged by our president's first 100 days in regards to pro-life issues, in regards to sensitivity to the evangelical community," said Frank Page, leader of Taylors Baptist Church.

Page is one of the few conservative evangelicals on the president's Faith Council. He knew Obama was pro-choice, but says the actions coming out of the White House so far have left him wondering.

"I have not been surprised by anything our president has done, but I have been surprised at the rapidity with which he has done what he has done," Page added. [The] removal of what few protections there are for example regarding innocent unborn babies-- this has happened quickly."

Some might say very quickly once they look at actions President Obama has taken so far:

-- First, the reversal of the Mexico City policy, allowing U.S. taxpayer money to go to groups who promote abortion methods overseas.

-- Additional embryonic stem cell research is now allowed.

-- A likely change of the abortion conscience clause could greatly affect Christian medical professionals.

Too Much, Too Soon?

The White House says the issues aren't so clear cut, but for many pro-lifers it's been so much so fast. Even a key evangelical who backed the Obama campaign had concerns.

Professor David Gushee reached his tipping point a month ago and expressed it in USA Today writing, "President Obama we need more than lip service on these crucial issues."

"I was beginning to be concerned that a pattern was emerging in which the president was not fulfilling his promises to go for common ground on the cultural issues," he said.

That led to a phone call from the White House promising to move on the issue of reducing abortions. Serious discussion has now begun.

"Since that time I've been invited to participate in the development of an abortion reduction initiative," Gushee said.

Many Catholics Not Impressed

That plan can't come soon enough for some in the Catholic community.

Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Weekly writes, "Catholics who voted for Bush in 2004 but for Obama in 2008, in large part because he spoke differently about life issues from the way previous liberal Democrats addressed life issues, are beginning to worry that they were had."

Remaining Cautiously Optimistic

Pastor Frank Page doesn't know if common ground will ever be found. He remains cautiously optimistic and says God has put him on the president's council for a reason.

"I approach this with prayer, with council from godly friends and did so because of a calling from God," he said. "I'm the kind of person that would have said no if God had told me to say no. I would have said no quickly and will resign immediately as soon as the Holy Spirit says that's enough."

It's been a little too much for conservative evangelicals so far but Page won't give up the fight.

"I desperately, every chance I get ask people to please pray for me that I would have wisdom and discernment to speak what I need to speak and to be quiet when I need to be quiet," he began, "but to present a Christ-like influence on that council to say what Ephesians 4:15 says to speak the truth in love and that's what I want to do."

I agree with pastor Frank I am going to continue to pray for Obama, and to pray for the blessings of what God has given us and give thanks for the freedom we have and Hope to God this continue.

Dani said...

100 days in is still early days for me to make my mind up. Things were certainly in a messy state when they were handed over to him and it would be unrealistic to think he'd have it all cleaned up and sorted by now.
However I do find it rather embarrasing how my Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, acts like an over excited star struck school girl whenever he deals with Mr O. I think he has a man crush <3

Consumer Kim said...

At 100 days, a poor economy with no end in sight and a potentially lethal flu pandemic in our backyard, I still feel hopeful. With Obama at the helm, we have a leader to work our way out of this horrific mess he inherited. He is moving forward, not making false promises. He cannot fix anything overnight. He cannot perform miracles. Obama has shown strong leadership skills and the ability to lead and work within the bipartisan setting. That is what we need. That is what we have. That is what will get us through this crisis stronger, kinder, less selfish and prepared to work harder than ever. I am up for it. Are you?

Anonymous said...

Consumer Kim Said:
"With Obama at the helm, we have a leader to work our way out of this horrific mess he inherited."

The Swine flu wasn't even an issue when Bush left office. In fact, it didn't become an issue until AFTER Obama came back from his trip to Mexico. Coincidental as it may be, perhaps it is also a forwarning.

Secondly, the 1.5 trillion dollar budget deficit was NOT SIGNED BY BUSH. It was signed by OBAMA.

Please stop blaming Bush. It doesn't make things better.

"That is what will get us through this crisis stronger, kinder, less selfish and prepared to work harder than ever. I am up for it. Are you?"

Do you think it's kinder to bring over Palestinians- at tax payer expense- who have ties to Hamas?

Do you think it's "kinder" to give millions to Palestinian leaders, which just so happens to BE Hamas, knowing that they stole food and blankets, not once, but TWICE, from UN services?

Do you think it's good to be that "unselfish?"

Do you think renaming "terrorist act" into "overseas contingency operation" is anything less than fodder for the terrorists to have a good belly laugh on us? Is that "kinder?"

Sorry, but I call it STUPID.

And no, I am not up for it.

Warm fuzzies and symbolism over substance may make a person feel good. But they don't mean diddly in the realm of application and reality.

-LD McLellan

Anonymous said...

Obama did not create the problems in the US or the world. I do not expect miracles from one man in 100 days. Americans need to learn patience, we want everything RIGHT NOW, we stand in front of the microwave yelling "hurry up!". I have said wth is he thinking on a few occasions, but then I said that a lot during the Bush administration. I'm going to give it time, see how some of Obama's decisons play out, even if I dont agree with all of them. I hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

nancy bas mo 3agram said...

I have read many comments about Obama. Some may be right about him, but others aren't! Some people try to turn a bling eye to his efforts in rescuing a disaster caused by someone I bet many of the hate-commentators have praised. 100 days have passed, day in and day out Obama tries to handle more than one difficult issue at the same time. This requires us to strongly stand side by side by him and give him much credit so that he can restore the real image of USA. Don't forget, furthermore, he is shouldering the burden of our troops abroad, the 'us-phobia' by many many countries,,,,,I believe it's time to encourage him and be united.

medclaim said...

This New York Post artical sums it up:

Anonymous said...

altho im not enamored with obama as most of the nation seems to be...ill just say i gave him a b, all round grade huess ill have to wait to see what hes doing

T_R_0_N said...

I get tired of the tirades of some on the right that say the low flying air force one was the worst thing that a President could do -- As bad as it was it didn't rate with (loose nukes) that happened under President Bush ,,, Not even close ,,, Loose nukes over the usa was about as bad as it comes next to setting one off in my opinion,,, just think of what really went on for that to take place. Scary at best!!!

Anonymous said...

How many of those posting actually think Obama is going to SOLVE any of the problems of the US or the world?

I surely don't.

And I'm pretty darned sure I never intimated that in either post.

Smart, wise Americans know that the President of the United States is usually more like the "humbug" behind the curtain than the actual Wizard of Oz (and very wise people know there's no place like home LONG before they grapple with Nancy Pelosi--- err--- any wicked witches).

Fact: Obama cannot solve problems. But that isn't an excuse for making things worse.

Fact: the trillion dollar porkulous bill bears his signature... not Bush's. So get over Bush ok?

Fact: The messer uppers are sitting in the Congress and the Senate and it's time to VOTE THEM OUT!

Fact: I'm always right. Even when I'm wrong. I'm always right :)

-LD McClellan

Erin Farrell said...

Hm,, I would post something interesting but I loathe redundancy. I loathe redundancy. I...

Oh. So, uh, what LD McClellan said.

Jannhere said...

Michelle Malkin sums it up for me....
Come on, who’s surprised? The White House-engineered photo-op of low-flying Air Force aircraft that caused terror in New York City this week epitomizes the Age of Obama. What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless, taxpayer-funded stagecraft.

The superficiality, the unseriousness, the hubris, the obliviousness to post-9/11 realities: They were trademarks of the Obama campaign and they are the tattoos on his governance.

He never leaves home without his teleprompter. All the Obama world’s a stage. Or a world ready to be staged.

So, is it any wonder he would staff his White House Military Office with a clueless paper-pusher who saw nothing wrong with spending inordinate government resources – and recreating 9/11 havoc — to update Air Force One publicity shots? And who planned, believe it or not, to do the same in Washington, D.C., next month, where 53 passengers and 6 crew members on board American Airlines Flight 77, and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the Pentagon were murdered by the 9/11 jihadists?

All for some damned publicity shots.

No one should be shocked. Remember: Barack Obama is the frivolous man who concocted his own presidential-looking Great Seal before he was elected. An ego big enough to publicly display a ridiculous “Vero Possumus” (“Yes, we can” in Latin) motto and a regal eagle with the Obama campaign logo emblazoned on its chest is an ego capable of far more reckless things. Obama orchestrated a grand photo-op in Berlin, Germany, to declare his world citizenship at the Siegessäule Victory Column – a soaring monument of arrogance championed by Adolph Hitler and Third Reich architect Albert Speer. He manufactured his own Open Temple of The One in Denver for the Democratic National Convention last summer, replete with fake Greek columns.

Since taking office, President Obama has remained in perpetual campaign mode, idling in 9/10 gear. The photo album has filled up quickly with megalomaniacal moments. When his massive, pork-filled stimulus package was in trouble, he ran to Ft. Myers, Florida, for a carefully choreographed revival meeting with his most ardent supporters. “It is such a blessing to see you. Oh! Gracious God, thank you so much!” one young booster exclaimed.

The President’s famous embrace with another questioner — homeless woman Henrietta Hughes, a perpetually unemployed drifter looking for a handout — turned up on the White House online retrospective of the stimulus bill victory. (Missing: The photos of hundreds of thousands of Americans who took to the streets in Tea Party protests to oppose this massive act of generational theft and expansion of the entitlement state.)

Another Kodak moment from the stimulus campaign exposed Obama’s hype of the spending boondoggle’s effects. Using a Caterpillar plant and workers as a backdrop, Obama grandly promised that if the stimulus passed, Caterpillar would rehire laid-off workers. It made front-page headlines. After the photo-op: Caterpillar’s own CEO refuted the bogus promise and last week posted its first quarterly net loss in 16 years. After the signing, it finally dawned on pliant media outlets that the stimulus money was stupendously wasteful and the job creation estimates bogus. No pictures of those epiphanies.
President Obama’s photo-ops abroad have been more unsettling: Bowing and scraping before Saudi King Abdullah, trashing America as “arrogant” (talk about a pot and kettle moment) in front of adoring French and German students, chumming it up with Venezuelan thug-in-chief Hugo Chavez. These are the defining images of a stunt(ed) presidency blind to our enemies and in a perpetual state of (re)pose we can’t afford.

Obama appointed Leon Panetta, a chief of intelligence with no intelligence experience. He gave us Hillary Clinton, a secretary of state who cackled about the Somali pirate hijacking and laughed off serious questions about the effectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques. He installed Rosa Brooks, a radical George Soros-trained ideologue as a top Pentagon adviser. He came close to embracing Charles Freeman as top U.S. intelligence analyst — a jihadi-sympathizing conspiracist who blamed America for 9/11.

And he appointed Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary who can’t get her facts straight about the 9/11 terrorists, pooh-poohed our immigration laws, disseminated a hit job on conservatives and veterans as rightwing extremist threats, and redefined acts of terrorism as “man-caused disasters.”

“Man-caused disaster.” That’s a perfect description of the Scare Force One torture photo op that took place this week, and an apt summary of the last 100 days. Say cheese.