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(Washington Post)   Obama hits a new low in those who don't have an opinion of him. 59% hate him. 41% love him. 0% have no opinion   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 628
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2014-03-27 11:34:09 AM  

Tyrano Soros: You libs think we hate Obama because of the color of his skin, but the truth is we'd hate him even if he was brown, red or yellow.


Among the anti-Obama derp decorating the bumper of my neighbor's truck is this gem:

rlv.zcache.com

Conservative humor... sigh...
 
2014-03-27 11:34:25 AM  
Actually liked him in the beginning of his first term. Now can't stand looking at him. Lying sack.
 
2014-03-27 11:34:35 AM  
We'd be in a much better place if Romney were elected President.
 
2014-03-27 11:34:55 AM  

bdub77: What if you ask an American a pointed question like "How would you handle the Ukrainian crisis?" Can we at least see the absolute retardation that comes out of their mouth?

In summary, Americans are clueless f*cking idiots.


Has the general public, in any society, ever been the go to source for in depth reflection on foreign policy?
 
2014-03-27 11:35:57 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: Slaves2Darkness: Lord_Baull: A majority of Americans disapprove of the way he handles foreign policy. This diplomacy of his... why can't we invade and occupy a foreign country like the good ole days? I mean, that's why we HAVE a desert full of unused tanks, amiright?

Yeah, we should just fly over there in our C-190's or what ever we use to transport those tanks and kick them out over the tops of the Russian troops. Just use the tanks as gravity bombs, that will show them Commies that they can't compete with the US and should never try, because we are so rich we use excess tanks as gravity bombs.

Yes, because if you don't think Obama has done a good job on Ukraine, it means you want to bomb Moscow.


I have a couple of Russian clients. They won't be voting for Obama again.
 
2014-03-27 11:36:00 AM  

foo monkey: We'd be in a much better place if Romney were elected President.


Heaven?
 
2014-03-27 11:36:37 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: Rapmaster2000: garkola: But - but - wasn't Obama supposed to improve the standing of the US overseas?

I'm not sure if he was supposed to.  It might be that more people just hated Bush than like Obama.  So, in that sense, I suppose you're right.  Obama didn't do anything to improve America's image.  Americans improved their image by not voting for the other guy.

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Not doing so hot in Poland, though.  Obama forgot Poland.

No he did not, he pulled those short range missile interceptors out of Poland, because of pressure from Putin. That pissed the Poles off and may have been a mistake.


No, he didn't. Those interceptors were never fully deployed, and they weren't GOING to be deployed any time soon, because they were still in development. He shifted the anti-missile defense to already deployable ship-based Aegis systems located closer to Iran, because that was more technically feasible. We're still planning to put anti-missile defenses in Poland in 2018.
 
2014-03-27 11:37:53 AM  

UrukHaiGuyz: iheartscotch: UrukHaiGuyz: iheartscotch: I've come to the conclusion that certain people really believe that, if you do not like the 'bama, you are racist. For only racists would fail to love our lord and savior.

You've come to a really stupid conclusion.

Ah, I apologize sir. I defer to your wisdom on this matter. Never mind the number of posts, using broad brush strokes mind you, painting the Republican Party as a bunch of racists; I'm sure that I am just reading them wrong.

Well, based on the things their duly elected Representatives say and the policies they push, there is a strong strain of racism running through the Republican Party (especially the Tea Party wing). That's not to say that it's impossible to dislike Obama for any number of valid reasons, or even that most Republicans are racist- just that they seem to tolerate it pretty well among their ranks.

Your messianic strawman hyperbole is what pushed it over the edge into idiocy, on par someone calling every detractor of Bush a "traitor" or somesuch.


I do agree that the tea party is suspect. I, personally, feel that a number of the nuts that got thrown out of the party with the Birchers came back with the tea party.

Some does not equal all; I'm sure that some democrats are racist. The only way to completely exclude racists would be to desolve all parties; no other measure would be 100% effective.

I, personally, dislike the fact that Obama didn't live up to his most important campaign promises. Yes, his tax policy is good. Yes, most of his policies are good. What really bothers me; is the ongoing attacks on the Bill of Rights. Especially, the attacks on the 2nd and 4th amendments. I really don't like secret courts and secret warrants; that smacks too much of 1984 for my tastes.

/ perhaps my messiah comment was slightly out of line
 
2014-03-27 11:37:58 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: Carn: GrizzlyPouch: Carn: 59% hate the politician they imagine Obama to be.  If he had an R next to his name and weren't quite so brown, he'd be the second coming of Ronnie St Reagan.  He's pretty close on the spectrum.

There are 30 comments in this thread

Only 2 mentioning race. Why are you so focused on what color people are ya racist?

Because it matters to many of the people that hate him?

You got a citation?

Show me where somebody said I hate this man because he's black.

How bout circumstantial evidence? Like maybe his race kept him from attaining high political office or being successful?


Shirley, you're not serious.

Racist tea party signs

Obama's plan: white slavery  - granted, most of these are just offensive, not necessarily racist


From Aug last year:
Earlier the same week, a crowd in Phoenix, "47 percent negro," sang "Bye Bye Black Sheep," and carried signs, "Impeach the Half-White Muslim!" outside Obama's event.

From October:
 "The Tea Party has engaged in relentless racist attacks against our African-American President. For example, when the President visited my home of Orlando, Tea Party protesters shouted 'Kenyan Go Home.' Other examples include Tea Party chants of 'Bye Bye, Blackbird,' and Tea Party posters saying 'Obama's Plan: White Slavery,' 'Imam Obama Wants to Ban Pork' and 'The Zoo Has An African Lion, and the White House Has a Lyin' African.'"
Many of the racists participating in the Stormfront discussion say they themselves are either tea party members or have attended multiple tea party meetings. But, to be sure, the tea party has quite literally millions of supporters and many, many of those people are not remotely racist, as the racists on Stormfront readily lament. And even the examples of racist language and signage at tea party rallies pales in comparison to the domestic terrorism carried out by the KKK -- cross-burning, beatings, lynchings, bombings, murder.

And:


Study: Tea Party supporters more likely to exhibit racism

'The study published in Race and Social Problems indicates that Tea Party members are not necessarily any more racist than typical white Americans, but that the movement's supporters are more likely to be, leading the researchers to conclude that, "what the Tea Party means to its members and what it represents to the large public may, in fact, not be the same thing." '

It's not like this stuff is rare or hard to find.
 
2014-03-27 11:38:33 AM  
I'd like to see a Fox News Poll regarding approval of Putin and his handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
 
2014-03-27 11:38:34 AM  

bdub77: What if you ask an American a pointed question like "How would you handle the Ukrainian crisis?" Can we at least see the absolute retardation that comes out of their mouth?


I don't know what Fartbongo's doing, but I'll be damned if I support it!
 
2014-03-27 11:38:49 AM  

Nutsac_Jim: Slaves2Darkness: Lord_Baull: A majority of Americans disapprove of the way he handles foreign policy. This diplomacy of his... why can't we invade and occupy a foreign country like the good ole days? I mean, that's why we HAVE a desert full of unused tanks, amiright?

Yeah, we should just fly over there in our C-190's or what ever we use to transport those tanks and kick them out over the tops of the Russian troops. Just use the tanks as gravity bombs, that will show them Commies that they can't compete with the US and should never try, because we are so rich we use excess tanks as gravity bombs.

Yes, because if you don't think Obama has done a good job on Ukraine, it means you want to bomb Moscow.


Well, what other choices are there?

The choices are sanctions or bombing.  Obama chose the first.  If you don't like his policies, that pretty much means you are in favor of bombing.
 
2014-03-27 11:39:24 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Carn: MyRandomName: keylock71: Meh... He's the best Republican President we've had in decades.

His approval ratings are down, his policies don't work... quick call him republican!

Phew, liberalism is saved.

He's been center-right from the start.  Many conservatives these days have trouble seeing that because they're so far right on the spectrum.  Anything to the left looks liberal, even the center.

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Love it
 
2014-03-27 11:39:44 AM  

garkola: But - but - wasn't Obama supposed to improve the standing of the US overseas?

I mean, he did win the Nobel Peace Prize in Rhetoric when he took office. What happened to that? Is that like winning an Oscar in your first movie? Is Obama is the Marisa Tomei of Presidents?


News flash...he did. Significantly.
 
2014-03-27 11:39:47 AM  
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"It-it- the f- fart- farts... Fartbama, on the side of my face, fa-...farting- heaving farts. Heaving farts... heaving..."
 
2014-03-27 11:39:48 AM  

Agent Nick Fury: bdub77:

In summary, Americans are clueless f*cking idiots.

skozlaw:

/ Americans are ill-informed, lazy and fickle


Sorry racist rigtwingers, we clueless, idiotic, ill-informed, lazy and fickle Americans elected him and now you're going to have to live with it.

You people make me sick.


What about this chic? Is she a "you people"?
 
2014-03-27 11:39:51 AM  

Deep Contact: Actually liked him in the beginning of his first term. Now can't stand looking at him. Lying sack.


Just curious, what did he lie about?
 
2014-03-27 11:40:21 AM  

natas6.0: we have become france
proud of something earned by a generation past
and the vitriol of our current generation.
we are a paper tiger, impotent in the eyes of the world
..russia has a better cowboy than we do.

keep voting for weakness! truly a representative of the masses


Oh look, another Real American™ who wishes we had an autocratic KGB agent ruling over us.
 
2014-03-27 11:41:15 AM  

Carn: MyRandomName: keylock71: Meh... He's the best Republican President we've had in decades.

His approval ratings are down, his policies don't work... quick call him republican!

Phew, liberalism is saved.

He's been center-right from the start.  Many conservatives these days have trouble seeing that because they're so far right on the spectrum.  Anything to the left looks liberal, even the center.


Nothing says center right like extra unemployment, food stamps, and forcing nuns to buy abortion insurance.
 
2014-03-27 11:41:46 AM  

iheartscotch: Some does not equal all; I'm sure that some democrats are racist. The only way to completely exclude racists would be to desolve all parties; no other measure would be 100% effective.


Most of the racist Democrats in the South switched parties. Pretty much all former Dixiecrats have an R after their name now. And the Birchers and other real whack jobs are the heart and soul of the Tea Party. Most of my Republican friends are embarrassed to even talk about their party's "leaders."

mije.org
 
2014-03-27 11:42:22 AM  

Ned Stark: foo monkey: We'd be in a much better place if Romney were elected President.

Heaven?


Kolob.
 
2014-03-27 11:42:48 AM  

Geotpf: Carn: 59% hate the politician they imagine Obama to be.  If he had an R next to his name and weren't quite so brown, he'd be the second coming of Ronnie St Reagan.  He's pretty close on the spectrum.

This is an amazingly stupid talking point that I keep seeing.

Reagan was against gay marriage; Obama is for it.

Reagan fired the air traffic controllers due to their union; Obama saved two unionized auto manufacturers.

Reagan was against raising the minimum wage; Obama is for it.

Reagan cut federal medical funding; Obama expanded federal involvement in healthcare.

Reagan wanted to eliminate the Department of Education; Obama wants to expand it.



Reagan cut and ran in Lebanon; Obama cut and ran in Iraq

Reagan wanted ketchup to be considered a vegetable; Moochelle wants to force your kids to eat healthy

Reagan put the mentally ill out on the streets: Obama is putting the metally ill into a House Majority

Reagan signed gun control legislation; Obama wants to take your guns...
 
2014-03-27 11:42:59 AM  

Lord_Baull: A majority of Americans disapprove of the way he handles foreign policy. This diplomacy of his... why can't we invade and occupy a foreign country like the good ole days? I mean, that's why we HAVE a desert full of unused tanks, amiright?


Diplomacy. LOL!
 
2014-03-27 11:42:59 AM  
I read Robert Kagen's column in the Washington Post while sitting in a metro delay this morning. It quotes these same numbers and comes to the conclusion that Obama is giving us the foreign policy that we want, and everyone hates him for it.
 
2014-03-27 11:43:20 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Tyrano Soros: You libs think we hate Obama because of the color of his skin, but the truth is we'd hate him even if he was brown, red or yellow.

Among the anti-Obama derp decorating the bumper of my neighbor's truck is this gem:

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]

Conservative humor... sigh...


I know.

The college professor next to me has this one on his Prius

i60.tinypic.com

Liberal humor....sigh
 
2014-03-27 11:43:53 AM  

Carn: MyRandomName: keylock71: Meh... He's the best Republican President we've had in decades.

His approval ratings are down, his policies don't work... quick call him republican!

Phew, liberalism is saved.

He's been center-right from the start.  Many conservatives these days have trouble seeing that because they're so far right on the spectrum.  Anything to the left looks liberal, even the center.


Many liberals can't judge where someone is on the spectrum because they're so far to the left, either, and I believe that your post illustrates that perfectly.
 
2014-03-27 11:44:00 AM  

noblewolf: Wow, how the hate flows in these political threads...  I don't have the Emperors image from Star Wars but here is more fuel for the fire...


Well that's all I got for now.  Let the hatred flow......


It's so hard to hate someone as stupid as you. You try so hard though.

/the drone comment on the first picture is plenty of reason not to take any of those seriously
 
2014-03-27 11:44:46 AM  

LazyMedia: Rent Party: LazyMedia: j__z: Lord_Baull: A majority of Americans disapprove of the way he handles foreign policy. This diplomacy of his... why can't we invade and occupy a foreign country like the good ole days? I mean, that's why we HAVE a desert full of unused tanks, amiright?

Pfft, a tank, get out of the stone age, we don't need to invade, we have drones to take care of our target now.

It's weird how people seem to think drones are effective battlefield weapons. The only reason we can use drones in Afghanistan is that none of the people we're shooting at have the ability to shoot back. A drone is the equivalent of the day bombers that European air forces used on their colonial subjects in the '20s and '30s. When those got into an environment with enemy fighter planes in 1939, they went bye-bye in flames.

A weapon that can deliver ordinance on target, on time, and can not be destroyed by the enemy is by definition, a perfect battlefield weapon.

I can kill you, you can't kill me.  And it's cheap and cost effective!   What more do you want?

It's not a battlefield if there's no opposing army (battles by definition are fought between military forces). Drones are swell as a mil vs. civ weapon, but utterly useless if there's any kind of air defense around, because they're so easy to shoot down.


There are two forces.  The Taliban, which can't kill the drones, and the US drones, which can kill them.  The battlefield is where the battle is.  That one force is helpless against the other doesn't change that.

When the Taliban starts putting in air defense capabilities, we should start to worry, maybe.    I expect the martians will land first, though.
 
2014-03-27 11:44:59 AM  
Obama has been kind of lack luster as a President. However when I look at the alternatives, I still feel like I made the right choice in voting for him.
 
2014-03-27 11:45:38 AM  

happyleper: Carn: MyRandomName: keylock71: Meh... He's the best Republican President we've had in decades.

His approval ratings are down, his policies don't work... quick call him republican!

Phew, liberalism is saved.

He's been center-right from the start.  Many conservatives these days have trouble seeing that because they're so far right on the spectrum.  Anything to the left looks liberal, even the center.

Many liberals can't judge where someone is on the spectrum because they're so far to the left, either, and I believe that your post illustrates that perfectly.


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2014-03-27 11:45:40 AM  

ArtosRC: machoprogrammer: You missed the joke, brah

That was humor and not the sentiment of a particular sect of Americans? Imagine that.


Look at the skin colors mentioned. That's the joke
 
2014-03-27 11:45:44 AM  

Agent Nick Fury: Epic Fap Session: Tyrano Soros: You libs think we hate Obama because of the color of his skin, but the truth is we'd hate him even if he was brown, red or yellow.

Among the anti-Obama derp decorating the bumper of my neighbor's truck is this gem:

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]

Conservative humor... sigh...

I know.

The college professor next to me has this one on his Prius

[i60.tinypic.com image 186x182]

Liberal humor....sigh


One of us didn't have to make up an anecdote.
 
2014-03-27 11:45:48 AM  

Geotpf: Nutsac_Jim: Slaves2Darkness: Lord_Baull: A majority of Americans disapprove of the way he handles foreign policy. This diplomacy of his... why can't we invade and occupy a foreign country like the good ole days? I mean, that's why we HAVE a desert full of unused tanks, amiright?

Yeah, we should just fly over there in our C-190's or what ever we use to transport those tanks and kick them out over the tops of the Russian troops. Just use the tanks as gravity bombs, that will show them Commies that they can't compete with the US and should never try, because we are so rich we use excess tanks as gravity bombs.

Yes, because if you don't think Obama has done a good job on Ukraine, it means you want to bomb Moscow.

Well, what other choices are there?

The choices are sanctions or bombing.  Obama chose the first.  If you don't like his policies, that pretty much means you are in favor of bombing.


Maybe Obama should send Putin a large container ship full of Snickers, because that Russian bear might just be hungry and grumpy.
 
2014-03-27 11:46:26 AM  

Agent Nick Fury: Epic Fap Session: Tyrano Soros: You libs think we hate Obama because of the color of his skin, but the truth is we'd hate him even if he was brown, red or yellow.

Among the anti-Obama derp decorating the bumper of my neighbor's truck is this gem:

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]

Conservative humor... sigh...

I know.

The college professor next to me has this one on his Prius

[i60.tinypic.com image 186x182]

Liberal humor....sigh


Wow, weaved education and a Prius into your inane "NO U" comment. Not too shabby.
 
2014-03-27 11:46:29 AM  

Triple Oak: noblewolf: Wow, how the hate flows in these political threads...  I don't have the Emperors image from Star Wars but here is more fuel for the fire...


Well that's all I got for now.  Let the hatred flow......

It's so hard to hate someone as stupid as you. You try so hard though.

/the drone comment on the first picture is plenty of reason not to take any of those seriously


I was struck by the one showing famous gun supporters and how many of them were killed by guns.
 
2014-03-27 11:47:27 AM  

Epic Fap Session: Among the anti-Obama derp decorating the bumper of my neighbor's truck is this gem:

Conservative humor... sigh...


By the way, your dog did his business in my yard again.
 
2014-03-27 11:48:10 AM  

Agent Nick Fury: Epic Fap Session: Tyrano Soros: You libs think we hate Obama because of the color of his skin, but the truth is we'd hate him even if he was brown, red or yellow.

Among the anti-Obama derp decorating the bumper of my neighbor's truck is this gem:

[rlv.zcache.com image 512x512]

Conservative humor... sigh...

I know.

The college professor next to me has this one on his Prius

[i60.tinypic.com image 186x182]

Liberal humor....sigh



One of these injects race into the "joke." One doesn't.
 
2014-03-27 11:48:31 AM  

Carn: ..

'The study published in Race and Social Problems indicates that Tea Party members are not necessarily any more racist than typical white Americans, but that the movement's supporters are more likely to be, leading the researchers to conclude that, "what the Tea Party means to its members and what it represents to the large public may, in fact, not be the same thing." '


Wow, a study published in Race and Social Problems.

Good thing all these tea baggers are racist and providing good jobs for these folks.
 
2014-03-27 11:48:42 AM  
These numbers are very important. They make me realize that I should really hate this Black President like I've been told to by Republicans but I was too stubborn and uninformed to do it but now here is the proof that they were right and just showing us all the truth and thank God for them all and now I see the black man for what he is thank you so much and praise God.
 
2014-03-27 11:48:57 AM  
I have dared to be critical of the president in the past, but I fully support his "let's not go to war with Russia" position.
 
2014-03-27 11:49:05 AM  

Conservative Humor: Epic Fap Session: Among the anti-Obama derp decorating the bumper of my neighbor's truck is this gem:

Conservative humor... sigh...

By the way, your dog did his business in my yard again.


Those words are like the Bat Signal!

I need to create a Google Alert for my Fark handle and see what happens.
 
2014-03-27 11:49:39 AM  
They say to judge a man by his enemies.

In that case, it's clear Obama is an awesome president.
 
2014-03-27 11:49:39 AM  

Triple Oak: noblewolf: Wow, how the hate flows in these political threads...  I don't have the Emperors image from Star Wars but here is more fuel for the fire...


Well that's all I got for now.  Let the hatred flow......

It's so hard to hate someone as stupid as you. You try so hard though.

/the drone comment on the first picture is plenty of reason not to take any of those seriously


Claiming Obama wants to take away muh gunz is another.
 
2014-03-27 11:49:46 AM  

ErsatzImitater: Pants full of macaroni!!: Well that tears it.  I'm never voting for him again.

Would you not vote for him even if he was a candidate from your state to the US Senate/House? He could thereby still influence federal policy from Congress. POTUSes in the past have done that.


"Present."
 
2014-03-27 11:49:47 AM  

danfrank: I read Robert Kagen's column in the Washington Post while sitting in a metro delay this morning. It quotes these same numbers and comes to the conclusion that Obama is giving us the foreign policy that we want, and everyone hates him for it.


People want a minimalist foreign policy that is successful. So they don't want us to intervene in Syria, but they want the war to end and the bad guys to be defeated. They have no idea who the bad guys are, but they want them stopped. They want Putin to get out of Ukraine. They want a strong military, and steep cuts in defense spending. What they want is for 0bama to fart rainbows and fly around on his magic unicorn getting the rest of the world to do exactly what we want, without spending a dime or deploying a troop.

They also want a raise and better working hours, which is what these presidential rating polls are really all about. If unemployment was 5 percent, Obama's foreign policy would be popular. Because most of the people answering these polls couldn't find Ukraine or Syria on a map.
 
2014-03-27 11:50:00 AM  

Triple Oak: /the drone comment on the first picture is plenty of reason not to take any of those seriously



Conservatives are very good at ignoring the civilian casualties of a 10 year occupation in Iraq.
 
2014-03-27 11:50:39 AM  

keylock71: ...And Democrats are pretty much "moderate Republicans" these days. The GOP is somewhere off in the unhinged, far right field.

It would be nice to have a Democratic Socialist party to cover the left end of the spectrum, in my opinion.


In fairness, the Democrats lean right of center on expectation, but they do have a number of strong sub-factions and many of them are fairly far left.  That's what happens when you're a consensus party and your opposition is only recruiting wingnuts.

Sometimes the more leftward factions will get to dictate overall policy on an issue (gay marriage), sometimes the more right-ward will win out on something (fiscal policy) and sometimes the factions won't be able to reconcile and nothing will get done because of vote splitting (gun control, apparently).

The discussion is just going on inside the party rather than on the floor of congress at the moment.
 
2014-03-27 11:50:49 AM  
Let them hate, so long as they fear.

www.theblogmocracy.com
 
2014-03-27 11:51:03 AM  

happyleper: Carn: MyRandomName: keylock71: Meh... He's the best Republican President we've had in decades.

His approval ratings are down, his policies don't work... quick call him republican!

Phew, liberalism is saved.

He's been center-right from the start.  Many conservatives these days have trouble seeing that because they're so far right on the spectrum.  Anything to the left looks liberal, even the center.

Many liberals can't judge where someone is on the spectrum because they're so far to the left, either, and I believe that your post illustrates that perfectly.


Actually, you're proving his point. In most of the world, Obama is center left.
 
2014-03-27 11:52:09 AM  
He's the worst president in the last 100 years. If only congress had the balls to impeach him.
 
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