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Do you trust Obama?


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I certainly do not !
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Well spoken, glassycat.

I trust politicians just as much as I trust American Idol contestants.

At least President Obama doesn't make me cringe when I hear him speak..You can disagree with whatever he says or does.. but at least he doesn't come across as an total rich daddy idiot...Trust him??  As a person, perhaps,,, as a politician no. 

I think political candidates should all be required to take some kind of general aptitude test.. perhaps including basic civics with the results published.  THis is a can of worms because you can argue the validity of testing ad nauseum.. but there should be something.

I applied for a very sensitive job where this was a requirement.. it included pyschological stuff as well as intelligence.. Why  not politicians??

 

 

^Well, I listen to what he says not so much his verbiage or how he speaks.  And, what he says definitely makes me cringe. 

I definitely do not trust Obama.  I trust very few politicians. 

Original Post by crazineko:

^Well, I listen to what he says not so much his verbiage or how he speaks.  And, what he says definitely makes me cringe. 

I definitely do not trust Obama.  I trust very few politicians. 

*brain exploding*  How about President Bush? I am just saying that he(President Obama)  doesn't come across as a total rich daddy idiot.   I used to think that the other Presidents and various world leaders were laughing at us because of  W.

water under the bridge.. we will no doubt have a rosy future..

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by crazineko:

^Well, I listen to what he says not so much his verbiage or how he speaks.  And, what he says definitely makes me cringe. 

I definitely do not trust Obama.  I trust very few politicians. 

*brain exploding*  How about President Bush? I am just saying that he(President Obama)  doesn't come across as a total rich daddy idiot.   I used to think that the other Presidents and various world leaders were laughing at us because of  W.

water under the bridge.. we will no doubt have a rosy future..

Another victim of BDS (Bush Derrangment Syndrome). Really, if POTUS is as good as many claim he is, why does everyone feel compelled to compare him to a former President who (in their opinion) is the biggest idiot ever to sit in the big chair?

Set the bar a little higher and get over it, please.

At least you closed with "water under the bridge". There may still be some hope for you AM.:)

I listen to the politicians but don't trust their silvery tongue. I read the bills they sponsor, the votes they made, the promises they make, and the actual action they take. More often than not they disappoint me. Yet every now and then I met some that truly delight me. The most recent one is one of my state representative. After winning and serving the first term well, he ran unopposed for the next term. A lot of people urged him to further his political career. He instead chose to return back to the private sector, saying that he has fulfilled his civic duties. When I spoke to his family, they were so glad to have him back because he worked so hard during his terms.

Mr Obama had the chance to be one of the greatest presidents. So far he has not yet delivered. Time is running out on him I'm afraid.

The one person who has delivered in this administration is actually Mrs Clinton. She has surprised me a little with how well she has carried out her duties as our Secretary of State.

There's too much money changing hands for me to trust most politicians.

If it weren't for the lobbyists that are allowed to "influence" our government, I may think differently.  But they are, so the only thing I trust is that nearly every one of them will do what they're paid to do and not what is good for the actual people of our country.  It's a crooked endeavor.

Buck, LUV your avi pic ;)

President Obama has done nothing to abuse my trust in him. The alternative, McCain/Palin would have been, IMO, a disaster. We dodged an ICBM, not just a bullet.

McCain's position during the campaign on the economy was austerity, which would have driven us right over the cliff into a Depression. However, I believe that once he had taken office, he would not have pursued that direction. I think he would have done precisely what POTUS did, with the exception that he wouldn't have done anything to try to fix health care, despite his campaign promise to do so. Further, under McCain, I doubt we would be anywhere near withdrawing from Afghanistan.

President Obama is by all accounts a decent man, a good father, a loving husband and yes he is charismatic. He possesses the intellectual chops to back it up though, so I've got no problem with the cult of personality that has sprung up around him.

What I do have a problem with is the assumption that 3 years is long enough to forget what the Cheney administration did to the country, especially considering the fact that we're still paying the price in American lives, and indebtedness.

His biggest problem is still that he isn't a republican, and his worst crime is that he is politically savvy.

Humilty in leadership is a good thing, BTW. Bowing to weaker economic powers isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength.

Christ.

 

 

 

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I love him.

ETA: Never let your never paid taxes, only went to public school listening to bleeding heart liberal teachers teenage son use your computer while you are logged onto cc.

I LLOLed.

(Literally LOLed)

Original Post by glamgram:

Well spoken, glassycat.

Indeed.

Original Post by kathygator:

President Obama has done nothing to abuse my trust in him. The alternative, McCain/Palin would have been, IMO, a disaster. We dodged an ICBM, not just a bullet.

McCain's position during the campaign on the economy was austerity, which would have driven us right over the cliff into a Depression. However, I believe that once he had taken office, he would not have pursued that direction. I think he would have done precisely what POTUS did, with the exception that he wouldn't have done anything to try to fix health care, despite his campaign promise to do so. Further, under McCain, I doubt we would be anywhere near withdrawing from Afghanistan.

President Obama is by all accounts a decent man, a good father, a loving husband and yes he is charismatic. He possesses the intellectual chops to back it up though, so I've got no problem with the cult of personality that has sprung up around him.

What I do have a problem with is the assumption that 3 years is long enough to forget what the Cheney administration did to the country, especially considering the fact that we're still paying the price in American lives, and indebtedness.

His biggest problem is still that he isn't a republican, and his worst crime is that he is politically savvy.

Humilty in leadership is a good thing, BTW. Bowing to weaker economic powers isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength.

Christ.

 

 

 

Type louder, he can't hear you in the White House;p

Jealous. Conservativz haz it. ;P

Don't trust him, don't like him, don't feel he's qualified to serve in this position.  He has his own adgenda, which is only to pad his resume, just like all his past positions.  There's very little he has done this first term that I believe will move our country forward in the right direction.  Didn't vote for him the first time and I won't vote for him this time.  My response has nothing to do with race! 

On the other hand, I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin, either.  Not because she's a woman, but because I felt she just was not qualified to serve in the position of VP.   

Original Post by cincy46runner:

Don't trust him, don't like him, don't feel he's qualified to serve in this position.  He has his own adgenda, which is only to pad his resume, just like all his past positions.  There's very little he has done this first term that I believe will move our country forward in the right direction.  Didn't vote for him the first time and I won't vote for him this time.  My response has nothing to do with race! 

On the other hand, I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin, either.  Not because she's a woman, but because I felt she just was not qualified to serve in the position of VP.   

He ran for President to pad his resume? Did you get picked last when picking teams for the debate games at recess?Surprised

That's the rub, for most conservatives, I think.

Romney strikes me as a more polished version of GW Bush, in that he could very easily fall prey to a VP like Dick Cheney.

So...does he go for 'the woman' vote, 'the Latino' vote, 'the Christian right' vote, 'the Tea Party/Libertarian' vote in his choice for VP, or does he Rove himself into Bush's shoes?

 

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by cincy46runner:

Don't trust him, don't like him, don't feel he's qualified to serve in this position.  He has his own adgenda, which is only to pad his resume, just like all his past positions.  There's very little he has done this first term that I believe will move our country forward in the right direction.  Didn't vote for him the first time and I won't vote for him this time.  My response has nothing to do with race! 

On the other hand, I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin, either.  Not because she's a woman, but because I felt she just was not qualified to serve in the position of VP.   

He ran for President to pad his resume? Did you get picked last when picking teams for the debate games at recess?

Yeah, one wonders what job he's really seeking if he's using Leader of the Free World to pad his resume...

Original Post by kathygator:

His biggest problem is still that he isn't a republican, and his worst crime is that he is politically savvy.

Well said, Mamagator.

That being said, while I find him more trustworthy than most, that's not saying much - it's not like the bar has been set even remotely high in Washington, or anywhere else.  I can't really say I completely trust any policician, whether I'm willing to vote for them or not.

Agreed. The farthest you can go is to track campaign promises, and even then, IMO you have to look at it with a pragmatic eye.

There's a part of me that harbors a certain amount of respect Paul, because he's so staunchly committed to his beliefs that he's got no chance at the nomination. Unlike say, Gingrich, who's clearly only in it to feed his own ego.

I really don't trust any politicians.  I believe that you can always tell when a politician's lying because he/her mouth is moving.  That said, I'll probably be voting for the Republican (most lilkely Romney) becaus he's not Obama.

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