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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 139
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2014-03-27 10:32:36 AM
18 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-03-27 10:31:15 AM
13 votes:
Meh... He's the best Republican President we've had in decades.
2014-03-27 10:29:45 AM
11 votes:
Part of Obama's problems appear to be related to foreign policy: The poll shows Americans disapprove of his handling of the situation in Ukraine 57-40 and disapprove of how he handles relationships with other countries 58-40.

Oh they answered that question in the survey, with 45% saying the current sanctions 'about right' and another 10% actually saying they were too strong. 55% of the country thought the sanctions were either about right or too strong.

Then they were asked these questions:

Expanding sanctions against Russia so that they target the Russian economy, including its energy businesses 
Support - 47%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 37%
Oppose - 14%
Refused - 3%

Taking military action against Russia to prevent it from annexing other areas
Support - 13%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 37%
Oppose - 47%

Refused - 3%


Providing military support to nations targeted by Russia
Support - 23%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 40%
Oppose - 34%

Refused - 3%

Providing financial support to nations targeted by Russia
Support - 22%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 41%
Oppose - 34%

Refused - 3%


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.
2014-03-27 12:57:23 PM
7 votes:

Deep Contact: He also broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.


He ordered it closed. Congress prevented him from closing it by refusing to pay for it, and refusing to provide a place to put the detainees. The pantswetting cowards that make up the American voting public supported Congress in this. Blaming Obama for Gitmo is like blaming FDR for polio.
2014-03-27 10:49:56 AM
7 votes:

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.
2014-03-27 11:04:14 AM
6 votes:

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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2014-03-27 12:28:22 PM
4 votes:
Or it could just have to do with the sort of folks more likely to answer polls, vote, post in politics threads...

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2014-03-27 11:29:59 AM
4 votes:

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.

There's probably a hundred other differences.  Obama is a generic 21st Century Democrat; Reagan was a generic 1980's Republican.
2014-03-27 11:03:27 AM
4 votes:

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.
2014-03-27 11:02:23 AM
4 votes:

Hugh2d2: Where's the "very disappointed in him" option?


This. Now the reasonable Democrats understand how reasonable Republicans feel about GW Bush. I'm not talking about the apologists for both men who try to convince us they walk on red or blue water. For those of us in the middle, who thought Bush was a better choice than Gore or Kerry, who also thought Obama was a better choice than McCain or Romney, it's been 16 long years of mostly disappointment. I honestly hope the two parties offer us Hillary Clinton (been there, done that) vs. Jeb Bush (been there, done that too) in 2016. Then maybe, just maybe, the nation will realize the two major parties really have nothing to offer and voters will consider looking at other candidates.
2014-03-27 10:40:49 AM
4 votes:
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.
2014-03-27 10:30:27 AM
4 votes:
we get it, he's black.
2014-03-27 10:29:05 AM
4 votes:
Well that tears it.  I'm never voting for him again.
2014-03-27 12:14:28 PM
3 votes:
I live in the south.  Since 2006, I have heard Southern Conservative Republicans mention Obama's race a few dozen times.  I've heard them mention his heritage probably twice as often.  I hear them discussing his politics daily.

I am a frequent Fark reader.  Since 2006, I have seen Obama supporters mention Obama's race a few thousand times.  I've never seen them mention his heritage.  I see them defending his politics daily.

Yet, somehow, believing he was unqualified for this (or any other) political office and unprepared for the task at hand makes me a racist instead of just a legitimately concerned citizen.

Once and for all, I could give a flying Fark what his race is,  I believe he is the worst president since Carter, and the damage he has done will have a longer-lasting effect. Unfortunately, the Republican party doesn't have Reagan waiting in the wings for this go-round..
2014-03-27 11:58:19 AM
3 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: Lord_Baull: Reagan signed gun control legislation; Obama wants to take your guns.


Please give us more information about this nugget.



As governor, Reagan signed the The Mulford Act in 1967 prohibiting the public carrying of loaded firearms.
As president, Reagan was in favor of the Brady Bill which would institute background checks on firearm purchases.
This is common knowledge.
2014-03-27 11:41:46 AM
3 votes:

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 11:04:01 AM
3 votes:
Isn't a 41% approval rating in the middle of the second term incredibly farkin' good, historically speaking?

Hrm, let's see what Gallup has to say about second terms...

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OK, so Obama's holding about par with Jonson and beating the crap out of Bush (the second one, first one didn't get a second term obviously) and Truman.  Not really surprising that Eisenhower kicks everyone's ass, he was a hero politically to both parties and also an actual war hero presiding over a bunch of economic boom-times.

How 'bout more recent ones?

content.gallup.com

All right, so Clinton and Reagan did a bit better.  Clinton makes sense, given the similar economic boom-times.  Not sure how Reagan pulled that shiat off given the scandals and crashing the US steel industry almost single-handed, I guess everyone was high on the fall of communism, maybe?

OK, so overall it looks like Obama is sort of middlin', approval-wise.  Appropriate since he's a pretty middling-quality president, competent but not exceptionally skilled or charismatic.

s2s2s2: I'd gladly trade a likable president for an effective one. Obama is fine, but I'd prefer we had campaign Obama.


Campaign Obama's only major deviation from presidenting Obama was on transparency, other than that he's stuck to his outlined plan to overall management of executive issues and his listed policy priorities to the damned letter.

He even explicitly outlined his focused-aggression/american-casualty-minimization scheme in very, very specific terms as early as 2007 and has stuck to it  perfectly.

If you think that campaign Obama is some super-idealist lefty magic man, then the problem's really with  you.  If someone fed you a line on that one it definitely  wasn't Obama.  Did you miss the debate with McCain in 2008 where the two men spent 80% of the airtime  agreeing with each other on policy?  McCain is not known for his hippie/moonbat tendencies, man.
2014-03-27 10:44:45 AM
3 votes:

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.


Obama is really one of the best moderate republicans out there.
2014-03-27 10:37:16 AM
3 votes:

DubyaHater: This joke is not funny. It's stupid and shortsighted. His (dis)approval rating affects the upcoming elections this year.


if his disapproval rating is because he isn't being blowhardy or using the military enough on this Ukraine situation I don't think there's really anything he can do about it. It's like if you have 5 kids and a wife and you decide to spend money on the mortgage instead of season tickets to an amusement park you're going to have a low approval rating if you poll your whole family.
2014-03-27 10:31:09 AM
3 votes:
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2014-03-27 07:58:54 PM
2 votes:

sprawl15: the part where he did not promise that the insurance companies would be subject to so much government overreach that they would be unable to cancel or even change any existing policy


"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. PERIOD. If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance. PERIOD."

He made a "Read my lips, no new taxes" type of promise. He never said anything about any churn, small individual policy changes made 3 years or less before the ACA went into effect that would invalidate his blanket statement or any thing else that may have modified that statement. He said Period. Period means that's it, end of statement, I'm finished talking, I have nothing more to add. This is not up for debate, he said it and he said it more than once. He had plenty of opportunity to make any clarifying statements and he declined to make them.

He only clarified that statement a month after the ACA went into effect, after he had been caught in a bold faced lie that he knew without a doubt to be a lie (so no claim of how he was misinformed by his staffers) specifically intended to get Democrats to go to the polls and vote for him and his fellow Democrats (especially in the Senate) in November 2012. Do you really think that he would have gotten anywhere near the voter turnout that he got (or that they would have voted for him if they did go to the polls) if he had instead said that millions of people will without a doubt lose their doctors and insurance and have to go onto the exchanges to replace what they had with the distinct possibility of higher premiums, higher deductibles and losing the doctors that they had?

There is no possible way for him or anyone else to spin their way out of this. He said it. PERIOD. He lied for political gain and in the process made a somewhat tolerable and understandable healthcare system a complete mess that is rife with inconsistencies and which currently is failing to meet their own minimum enrollment numbers that they themselves said that they needed to make it even remotely economically viable.

The insurance companies are even now saying that unless something changes drastically that all insurance premiums across the board are going to go up even higher than what their own worst case estimates before the ACA went live projected.

Obama knows this. That's why he has essentially done almost everything that the Republicans were asking for back in October to delay it for a year to let it mature first (remember that whole shutdown thing?). Here and elsewhere the left was saying things along the lines of "It's the law, so we all have to follow it and we can't change it". Apparently that meant that the congress couldn't change it, even though they are the ones who wrote it in the first place, but that the guy who was charged with implementing the law could change it at will with no input from the political body that wrote and enacted it. The deafening sound of silence from the left on this subject is not surprising at all considering all of the noise that they made about it being the law and that it couldn't be changed. I'd be embarrassed about being so wrong too if I were in their shoes.
2014-03-27 12:50:20 PM
2 votes:

kortex: He's the worst president in the last 100 years. If only congress had the balls to impeach him.


Meth is a terrible drug.
Seek counseling.
2014-03-27 12:17:04 PM
2 votes:

mistrmind: 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.

Ah yes, if we disagree with how Obama is running his administration, foreign policy and/or ruining our healthcare.

To say nothing of the scandal after scandal, we are, de-facto racist right wingers.

The Libbies here sure have their panties in a bunch.


Please provide said list of scandals.  I need a good laugh.
2014-03-27 12:08:15 PM
2 votes:

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.


Ah yes, if we disagree with how Obama is running his administration, foreign policy and/or ruining our healthcare.  To say nothing of the scandal after scandal, we are, de-facto racist right wingers.

The Libbies here sure have their panties in a bunch.
2014-03-27 12:06:59 PM
2 votes:

ikanreed: bdub77: Taking military action against Russia to prevent it from annexing other areas
Support - 13%

Only 13% of americans are complete and utter morons who'd choose the single worst choice?  Interesting.


These are probably people who think Putin is a strong leader who should be emulated, instead of a brainless thug who is screwing up his country's economy and foreign policy for a generation.
2014-03-27 11:33:09 AM
2 votes:
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...

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Well that's all I got for now.  Let the hatred flow......
2014-03-27 11:20:17 AM
2 votes:

Jim_Callahan: All right, so Clinton and Reagan did a bit better.  Clinton makes sense, given the similar economic boom-times.  Not sure how Reagan pulled that shiat off given the scandals and crashing the US steel industry almost single-handed, I guess everyone was high on the fall of communism, maybe?


Reagan's numbers shot up because people bought into the notion that he was being unfairly targeted by the media over Iran-Contra. No, seriously, that's what did it. People didn't want to believe their government had been that stupid and underhanded, so they just went into denial. Also, unemployment and inflation were very low in his second term (because of deficit spending that GHWB wound up paying for both literally and politically).

The fall of communism happened AFTER Reagan left office. Everyone seems to forget that. He had very little to do with it; 80 percent of the credit/blame should go to Gorbachev, 10 percent to Lech Walesa and maybe 10 percent to the Pope. Reagan's policies (nuclear disarmament, ending Carter-era sanctions) actually helped the Soviets; they never made any attempt to match our defense buildup. The policies that led to their fiscal downfall were all begun before Reagan took office, mainly the invasion of Afghanistan. Reagan should get a little credit for funding the mujahedeen, but he had to be dragged into that by Congress; he preferred to fight the Cold War in Central America.
2014-03-27 11:13:26 AM
2 votes:

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.
2014-03-27 11:12:36 AM
2 votes:

Miss Alexandra: 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.

My mom's asked me if I'm racist because I don't like Obama.

That's not the point though.  LOL  I don't like his politics.

I reminded her that I didn't like Dubya either.  Great.  I got to be a terrorist during the Bush regime, now I'm an eeeevil "racist" during the Obama regime.

Though since we have Hussein Hopenchange, I'm ALMOST starting to miss Dubya....

/they're all worthless
//conservative and independent


yeah,  bye.
2014-03-27 11:10:30 AM
2 votes:

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



He did. But in his defense, the bar was pretty low.
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2014-03-27 11:03:56 AM
2 votes:
Republican in all but skin color.
2014-03-27 11:02:57 AM
2 votes:
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.
2014-03-27 10:57:47 AM
2 votes:
Hate and Love are such strong words.  I prefer to go with milder shades, such as dislike, distrust, but at times admire and sympathize.  I think once he became President he quickly realized it was harder than he thought it would be, and hasn't done a good job being confident and believable when he has needed to be.  That perception of weakness translates into a lack of respect both at home and on the world stage.
2014-03-27 10:49:40 AM
2 votes:
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?
2014-03-27 10:49:28 AM
2 votes:

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.


Exactly this. I'd be in the "I voted for him in 2008, I voted for the green candidate in 2012 'cause I'm in California and it didn't matter, and I really wish he was more liberal" camp. I'm also reminded of this:

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2014-03-27 10:41:56 AM
2 votes:

Headso: DubyaHater: This joke is not funny. It's stupid and shortsighted. His (dis)approval rating affects the upcoming elections this year.

if his disapproval rating is because he isn't being blowhardy or using the military enough on this Ukraine situation I don't think there's really anything he can do about it. It's like if you have 5 kids and a wife and you decide to spend money on the mortgage instead of season tickets to an amusement park you're going to have a low approval rating if you poll your whole family.


Not as low as it would be if you had to sleep in the parking lot after the park closed because you didn't pay the mortgage
2014-03-27 10:35:31 AM
2 votes:

bdub77: Part of Obama's problems appear to be related to foreign policy: The poll shows Americans disapprove of his handling of the situation in Ukraine 57-40 and disapprove of how he handles relationships with other countries 58-40.

Oh they answered that question in the survey, with 45% saying the current sanctions 'about right' and another 10% actually saying they were too strong. 55% of the country thought the sanctions were either about right or too strong.

Then they were asked these questions:

Expanding sanctions against Russia so that they target the Russian economy, including its energy businesses 
Support - 47%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 37%
Oppose - 14%
Refused - 3%

Taking military action against Russia to prevent it from annexing other areas
Support - 13%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 37%
Oppose - 47%
Refused - 3%


Providing military support to nations targeted by Russia
Support - 23%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 40%
Oppose - 34%
Refused - 3%

Providing financial support to nations targeted by Russia
Support - 22%
Neither Support nor Oppose - 41%
Oppose - 34%
Refused - 3%


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.


If Fartbongo would just stop being such a spineless absolute tyrant mom jeans pussy despot, he could use his time machine to go back and use mind control rays on Vladimir Putin, which would have prevented the Ukrainian mess in the first place. Probably could increase our medal count at Sochi, too. But he's too busy playing golf and undermining the Constitution.
2014-03-27 10:33:30 AM
2 votes:

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


This joke is not funny. It's stupid and shortsighted. His (dis)approval rating affects the upcoming elections this year.
2014-03-27 10:32:57 AM
2 votes:
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?
2014-03-27 10:29:43 AM
2 votes:

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



"President" Ballrog, HUSSEIN, Sombrero, Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, al-Chicago, Chocolate Jesus, B-Rock the Islamic Shock, Barky McTeleprompter, Wizard of Uhhs, BoBo the Clown, Oblahbla, Jug Ears,  Saunas breach akimbo, Waffles The Clown, Borborygmos Hammerhiem, The Rainbow King, Bukkake O'Bunga, OBIGOT, El Jefe Chocholate,  "Jace the Mindsculpter", Hopey McChangeypants, Oyobi, Bonzo the Time Traveler, La Bamba yo' Mamma, Samurai Kebab Nachos, Barackabeedoobeedoobeedo, Hussein-In-The-Membrane, Black Thunder, Dr. Utopia,  Obamarambo, Fartbongo, II"
2014-03-27 08:26:07 PM
1 votes:
Radioactive Ass:"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. PERIOD. If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance. PERIOD."...

He only clarified that statement a month after the ACA went into effect, after he had been caught in a bold faced lie that he knew without a doubt to be a lie (so no claim of how he was misinformed by his staffers) specifically intended to get Democrats to go to the polls and vote for him and his fellow Democrats (especially in the Senate) in November 2012...

There is no possible way for him or anyone else to spin their way out of this. He said it. PERIOD. He lied for political gain and in the process made a somewhat tolerable and understandable healthcare system a complete mess that is rife with inconsistencies and which currently is failing to meet their own minimum enrollment ...


Not only was it a lie, he knew it was a lie three years before Obamacare went into effect.http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/obama-admin-knew-millions- could-not- keep-their-health-insurance-f8C11484394  and if that wasn't hilarious enough, just for fun ask the next Obama supporter you know - what happened to your up-to $2,500 savings on health care? What, don't believe me? Just ask this guy:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66bgpRRSDD4
2014-03-27 07:37:52 PM
1 votes:

Stuart Wolfe: UrukHaiGuyz: You gotta be trolling, or have you never heard of an editorial? This one happened to be authored by Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a right-wing think tank.

Translation: You saw the name and didn't read it. Okay, let's try it this way: How do you explain this non-editorial story here:  http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/15/politics/irs-conservative-targeting  Why DID the IRS leader resign? How do you explain why Lois Lerner is keeping quieter than a doormouse on what's going on? What do you think she's not telling us?

You really, REALLY see nothing suspicious here at the very least? Even when Obama himself says something's wrong?

Holy Moly. It's like Obama no longer has supporters, but religious zealots.


Absolutely true.

And yet, because there are so many of these cockroaches, they claim victory in numbers.

Next time you're in one of these threads, one of them will say something like "Didn't you learn your lesson in that other thread where UrukHayGays pawned you about the IRS" and they'll all start agreeing.

Someday, if your unfortunate enough to get on Total Fark, you'll see the same thing where overweight, homely people post pictures of themselves and tell each other how hot they are.

It's really kind of sad.
2014-03-27 06:41:46 PM
1 votes:
What sentences? They haven't been charged, tried or convicted.
2014-03-27 06:04:57 PM
1 votes:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
2014-03-27 05:09:28 PM
1 votes:

Evil High Priest: Turns out, it's a difficult subject. But with some people, there is no such thing as nuance.

Here's some interesting reading, if you're into that kind of thing.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/17 7/ close-the-guantanamo-bay-detention-center/


I won't click on that link since politifact.com has already been pointed out in this thread as being a tool of the Republican Party so if I agree or disagree it doesn't matter.
2014-03-27 05:02:09 PM
1 votes:
I think Obama has been a pretty good president all things considered.
2014-03-27 04:07:43 PM
1 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: Epic Fap Session: I don't believe the president has the authority to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay without the cooperation of Congress. Since House Republicans refuse to cooperate with any such undertaking, criticizing the president for it is sort of disingenuous. It's like criticizing the Denver Nuggets for not signing Lebron James during the offseason.

So, the first two years of Obama's administration.. when he likely would be attempting his first act as president,
who controlled Congress?



Jesus, not this shiat again. Conservatives have the memory of a wet ferret.
2014-03-27 03:53:49 PM
1 votes:
We should start any discussion on the politics tab with this:  If you voted for any ticket that contained Sarah Palin, your opinions mean nothing.  You've lost all credibility.
2014-03-27 03:28:25 PM
1 votes:

gja: Lord_Baull: gja: Lord_Baull: gja: Cute, but your dumb is showing.
By allowing that place to remain open and operating he IS being tyrannical.
Try again, with more licking of the politician of your choices nuts.

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Oh, meme as an argument. Good. Try growing up.


Wait, you were making an argument? Try turning off Fox News.

LOL. I get mine from BBC, thanks. Keep the trashheads for yourself.



You want me to believe BBC told you Obama is keeping Gitmo open because he's being a tyrant?
2014-03-27 03:11:27 PM
1 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: - They needed a couple of R votes to break the inevitable filibuster (Snowe, Collins IIRC)


The ACA was passed during the brief period (seven months or so) when the Democrats had a filibuster proof majority in the Senate (between Franken finally taking office and Kennedy dying).  No Republican Senator voted for it.
2014-03-27 02:52:14 PM
1 votes:

LazyMedia: Nah, there are WAY more people who hate Obama and think he's a soshaliss Muslim than there are racists who think that.


The belief that he's a Muslim is founded principally upon his race. People who think he's a half-breed Muslin and hate him for that reason are racists.
2014-03-27 02:12:37 PM
1 votes:

Wendy's Chili: Stuart Wolfe: Long story short, the IRS slow-tracking tax-exempt status for conservative-sounding agencies while fast-tracking liberal-sounding ones

You sir, are a liar.


Yes, because Lois Lerner completely and truthfully testified before Congress totally clearing up any misunderstandings that may have occurred. Oh wait -
2014-03-27 02:06:37 PM
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: s2s2s2: I'd gladly trade a likable president for an effective one. Obama is fine, but I'd prefer we had campaign Obama.


I assume you mean before the GOP congress made it their priority to oppose every single one of Obama's policies.


You mean in late 2010, 2 years into his first term, after they were shut out of both the Stimulus and ACA?

I know liberals love rewriting history, but try just being a bit honest.
2014-03-27 01:51:39 PM
1 votes:

Chris Ween: doubled99: The only reason anyone doesn't like Obama is because they are racists who can't stand a black man in charge. It's disgusting.

I only hate LeBron because he is black. Not because he keeps knocking my team out of the playoffs.

This is what liberals believe...about Fark conservatives.


Right, because we've always had screaming matches about the president using uppity mustard and greens, regardless of race.....

I'm not saying it's 100% racism, but it's equally ridiculous to suggest that it's not at all based in racism, especially when the white-supremacist wing of the GOP spent 6 years pushing a baseless conspiracy theory about the 1st black president being somehow not an American.
2014-03-27 01:51:20 PM
1 votes:

steve42: I live in the south.  Since 2006, I have heard Southern Conservative Republicans mention Obama's race a few dozen times.  I've heard them mention his heritage probably twice as often.  I hear them discussing his politics daily.

I am a frequent Fark reader.  Since 2006, I have seen Obama supporters mention Obama's race a few thousand times.  I've never seen them mention his heritage.  I see them defending his politics daily.

Yet, somehow, believing he was unqualified for this (or any other) political office and unprepared for the task at hand makes me a racist instead of just a legitimately concerned citizen.

Once and for all, I could give a flying Fark what his race is,  I believe he is the worst president since Carter, and the damage he has done will have a longer-lasting effect. Unfortunately, the Republican party doesn't have Reagan waiting in the wings for this go-round..


You're welcome to your opinion, of course. Nonetheless, it is obviously informed by an influence apart from objective reality. Carter did no lasting damage to your country. He wasn't a great president because he tried to control all of the details, not because his policies were terrible. Reagan, on the other hand, was a talking head who pumped out jingoism while allowing his subordinates to lawbreak at an unprecedented level. Even Harding never had as many of his administration under indictment (and/or convicted) for felonies against the American people. That's not historical revisionism btw. It's public record. Unfortunately a large percentage of Americans can be swayed by jingoism because it absolves them of responsibility for reality. I feel regret for the progressive minds in your country, and wish them well, but as for the millions of willfully ignorant, emotionally swayed masses indoctrinated by propaganda I feel only pity. Most societies have a majority of citizens who don't pay attention to the details, but eventually vote in their own self interest from pragmatism alone. Your society has swallowed its own wartime rhetoric and propaganda about exceptionalism to the point that you don't just vote against your own self interest, and the interests of your country, you've come to believe in policies that harm you, your loved ones and your nation. I view the situation with contempt, but feel only pity for the manipulated.
2014-03-27 01:38:01 PM
1 votes:

Chris Ween: doubled99: The only reason anyone doesn't like Obama is because they are racists who can't stand a black man in charge. It's disgusting.

I only hate LeBron because he is black. Not because he keeps knocking my team out of the playoffs.

This is what liberals believe...about Fark conservatives.


What we really believe is that you don't like Obama because he's center-right, and you would prefer Teabagger right. But the reason you hate the moderate, mild mannered, even tempered, and mostly uncontroversial center-right president is because he's black.

And we are right.
2014-03-27 01:27:33 PM
1 votes:

Agent Nick Fury: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Deep Contact: He also broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

Ok, now you're just stupid.  Want to explain WHY it's not closed?

Lord_Baull: Deep Contact: He also broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

Double down on the derp!

udhq: Deep Contact: He also broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

And this is exactly the kind of REAL issue that we could be talking about if the right weren't still trying to make scandals out of things like arugula and flag pins.

Guys, guys guys.

You need to co-ordinate these attacks better.

One of you say there's a logical reason it's not closed, the other says it's a derpy question, and the third says it's a real issue but it's the Republicans fault.

I expect more from the Obama Defense Guild.


Its funny how the conservative wing works more like a collective than the liberal wing does.

The world seems to be full of irony.
2014-03-27 01:17:49 PM
1 votes:

LazyMedia: manbart: The "you're all racists!" b.s. is getting tiresome, time to give it up guys. right wingers hate Obama because they are partisans first and foremost; any Democrat  would be getting the same treatment from them. sure, there are some racially tinged attacks on Obama coming from the right (remember the birth certificate "issue"), but that isn't really the point. The substance of the attack is not important for deranged right wingers; they will attack the president for the sake of attacking the president. We saw this since day one, and it would have been the same no matter who the Democrats put into the white house.

Clinton got pretty much the same treatment. Thanks goodness Obama hasn't had any actual scandals (IRSGhazifast&furious are about as significant as a fart in a hurricane). Imagine how much mischief a Republican special prosecutor would do with the teabaggers egging him on.


Yeah, Clinton is a good example of this. He too was attacked constantly for pointless BS. The right really has nothing of substance to attack the Democrats with because the Democrats have essentially occupied the entire political spectrum up to the center-right. The GOP has to rely on extremist views to differentiate themselves, and these views do not have enough support to actually win elections. So, constant attack mode is all they have left; distract from the issues by creating noise.
2014-03-27 01:12:02 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: noblewolf: Triple Oak: noblewolf: 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

Of course, if just one of those silly things is wrong, the entire thing must be wrong.  You must take the same approach to everything.  If I don't agree with one of these things, everything else is wrong also.  Good luck with that thinking, imbecile.

Oh, is that the only thing wrong? Can you prove everything else you posted, or are you too busy suckling at Rush Limbaugh's teat to care what "facts" are?

Since I posted those mostly for the humor, I will give just one example by asking some questions.

Am I free to refuse health insurance for myself if I so choose?  Or am I currently forced by law to pay the health insurance industry due to mandatory participation.

Are the liberals trying to make it much harder for law abiding citizens to own firearms by which they may protect themselves?  (because as you know criminals are going to follow those rules right?)

Has the Obama terms done anything in the way of reversing the stifling freedom limiting Patriot Act?

Until Edward Snowden made media waves on the abuses the NSA are committing, was Obama working on protecting your privacy freedoms?

Has the transparency that Obama promised during his campaigns come to fruition?

I find it funny that you and your like automatically accuse those who disagree with liberal policy with Obama in office racist, militant christian people.  You are in fact as bad as racists are, only instead of using the color of a persons skin, you do it because they don't agree with your ideas.

Oh and assuming I'm a republican would be an error on your part.  No matter who came up ...


It would be nice for all US citizens to get the same factual info without the bias of the differing media groups.  But with all the disapproval of the President, the major problem is not all with him.  Most of this catastrophe comes from congress.  Otherwise it would never even reach the Presidents desk.  It is my opinion that all elected positions have term limits, this way those in power can not continually cause harm to the people which they are supposed to be supporting.  Also lobbying should also be illegal, since the average joe gets trampled on by the huge corporations that buy laws that only help their industry.  But I'm an idealist..  sigh
2014-03-27 01:05:24 PM
1 votes:

born_yesterday: Rapmaster2000: OMIGOD! Why weren't you hired to argue before the Supreme Court?! You clearly would have won.

Are you honestly asking this?  It's obviously because Obama.



Yeah, okay... make fun. But you are now being directed, by force of law, to purchase a product, from private enterprise (i.e. a corporation) or you will be taxed/fined.

Isn't there something in the dogmas of liberalism that chaffs against this sort of thing? It seems to me nobody should like it.
2014-03-27 01:03:59 PM
1 votes:

Agent Nick Fury: expect more from the Obama Defense Guild.


Oh look.

Point everyone.  Point and laugh.
2014-03-27 12:59:12 PM
1 votes:

Triple Oak: noblewolf: 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

Of course, if just one of those silly things is wrong, the entire thing must be wrong.  You must take the same approach to everything.  If I don't agree with one of these things, everything else is wrong also.  Good luck with that thinking, imbecile.

Oh, is that the only thing wrong? Can you prove everything else you posted, or are you too busy suckling at Rush Limbaugh's teat to care what "facts" are?


Since I posted those mostly for the humor, I will give just one example by asking some questions.

Am I free to refuse health insurance for myself if I so choose?  Or am I currently forced by law to pay the health insurance industry due to mandatory participation.

Are the liberals trying to make it much harder for law abiding citizens to own firearms by which they may protect themselves?  (because as you know criminals are going to follow those rules right?)

Has the Obama terms done anything in the way of reversing the stifling freedom limiting Patriot Act?

Until Edward Snowden made media waves on the abuses the NSA are committing, was Obama working on protecting your privacy freedoms?

Has the transparency that Obama promised during his campaigns come to fruition?

I find it funny that you and your like automatically accuse those who disagree with liberal policy with Obama in office racist, militant christian people.  You are in fact as bad as racists are, only instead of using the color of a persons skin, you do it because they don't agree with your ideas.

Oh and assuming I'm a republican would be an error on your part.  No matter who came up with these ideas, I would be against them.  Just as much as I am apposed to any religious nut jobs who want to force their morals on me as well.
2014-03-27 12:59:10 PM
1 votes:

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

Since Eisenhower, I'd say.


I would agree...
2014-03-27 12:51:14 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: He also broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.


Ok, now you're just stupid.  Want to explain WHY it's not closed?

Of course you don't.

You're off the hook, don't bother trying to get your ween all up finding things to lie about.
2014-03-27 12:50:15 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: He has at least 40 lobbyists, after promising he wouldn't have any. Another lie.



Well, that's certainly worse than lying about Iraq developing nuclear weapons, implying they were part of 9/11 and therefore costing over 1Trillion dollars and over 4000 American lives in a 10-year occupation.
2014-03-27 12:49:07 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: He has at least 40 lobbyists, after promising he wouldn't have any. Another lie.


He said no such thing.

During the campaign, Obama said many times that lobbyists would not run his White House, and the campaign delighted in tweaking rival John McCain for the former lobbyists who worked on McCain's campaign.

The ONE thing you could have gotten right, and you farked it all up in your hurry to spooge.

typical
2014-03-27 12:47:21 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: The only reason anyone doesn't like Obama is because they are racists who can't stand a black man in charge. It's disgusting.


Ha ha.  Libs say that conservatives aren't funny, but that's just because they can't take it when anyone criticizes their God-Emporer, the White House Welfare Queen from Chicago, B. Rock "The Islamic Shock" Supperallah Obama.  This is some grade-A stuff.
2014-03-27 12:45:31 PM
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Miss Alexandra: 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.

My mom's asked me if I'm racist because I don't like Obama.

That's not the point though.  LOL  I don't like his politics.

I reminded her that I didn't like Dubya either.  Great.  I got to be a terrorist during the Bush regime, now I'm an eeeevil "racist" during the Obama regime.

Though since we have Hussein Hopenchange, I'm ALMOST starting to miss Dubya....

/they're all worthless
//conservative and independent

yeah,  bye.


if you like the policies of a white guy, but dislike the policies of a black guy, but they're arguing for the same policies... you might be a racist.
2014-03-27 12:44:41 PM
1 votes:

scotchlandia: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Deep Contact: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.

You realize of course that the insurance companies orchestrated that.

No, of course you don't.

Then he's also an idiot.

Do explain, in depth, with citations, just how the president is supposed to regulate the insurance industry singlehandedly when being blocked by the most clueless, obstreperous congress ever 'voted' in?  Or at all for that matter?

I'll wait.

Why sould anyone explain that? Why the hell is the federal government regulating the insurance industry at all? Insurance should be regulated at state level in accordance with the Tenth Amendment, which provides that any powers that are not enumerated in the Constitution are reserved for the states. So the ACA is illegal unless it amends the constitution. Yes, I know the supreme court ruled on this. It's still wrong.


Yeah, but the Supremes get to decide these things.  What they say is constitutional is what is constitutional, by definition.
2014-03-27 12:44:06 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Agent Nick Fury: cameroncrazy1984: Agent Nick Fury: Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.

Holy shiat....you did it now, brother.

Yeah, he brought up the dumbest, most obviously false talking point he could.

What was the false part of that?

So far I've heard that over 4 million have lost their health insurance. Look it up.


lol
2014-03-27 12:43:24 PM
1 votes:
The only reason anyone doesn't like Obama is because they are racists who can't stand a black man in charge. It's disgusting.
2014-03-27 12:40:23 PM
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Deep Contact: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.

You realize of course that the insurance companies orchestrated that.

No, of course you don't.

Then he's also an idiot.

Do explain, in depth, with citations, just how the president is supposed to regulate the insurance industry singlehandedly when being blocked by the most clueless, obstreperous congress ever 'voted' in?  Or at all for that matter?

I'll wait.


Why sould anyone explain that? Why the hell is the federal government regulating the insurance industry at all? Insurance should be regulated at state level in accordance with the Tenth Amendment, which provides that any powers that are not enumerated in the Constitution are reserved for the states. So the ACA is illegal unless it amends the constitution. Yes, I know the supreme court ruled on this. It's still wrong.
2014-03-27 12:26:37 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.

You realize of course that the insurance companies orchestrated that.

No, of course you don't.

Then he's also an idiot.


Do explain, in depth, with citations, just how the president is supposed to regulate the insurance industry singlehandedly when being blocked by the most clueless, obstreperous congress ever 'voted' in?  Or at all for that matter?

I'll wait.
2014-03-27 12:25:47 PM
1 votes:

Agent Nick Fury: cameroncrazy1984: Agent Nick Fury: Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.

Holy shiat....you did it now, brother.

Yeah, he brought up the dumbest, most obviously false talking point he could.

What was the false part of that?


It wasn't a lie. I figured you actually knew that. Maybe I overestimated you.
2014-03-27 12:24:38 PM
1 votes:

selena gomez has an anus: we get it, he's black.


That's what got him elected...
2014-03-27 12:24:33 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Agent Nick Fury: Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.

Holy shiat....you did it now, brother.

Yeah, he brought up the dumbest, most obviously false talking point he could.


What was the false part of that?
2014-03-27 12:23:46 PM
1 votes:

Agent Nick Fury: Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.

Holy shiat....you did it now, brother.


Yeah, he brought up the dumbest, most obviously false talking point he could.
2014-03-27 12:23:11 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.


What was the lie part of that?
2014-03-27 12:22:47 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.


Holy shiat....you did it now, brother.
2014-03-27 12:22:33 PM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: JusticeandIndependence: 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?

If you want to keep your health insurance, you can, if you want to keep your doctor, you can.


You realize of course that the insurance companies orchestrated that.

No, of course you don't.
2014-03-27 12:20:09 PM
1 votes:

catusr: I neither hate nor love him.  I don't think I'm a clueless f*cking idiot, but I could be wrong.


data3.whicdn.com
2014-03-27 12:18:49 PM
1 votes:
steve42:  believe he is the worst president since Carter, and the damage he has done will have a longer-lasting effect.


You sound infromed.
2014-03-27 12:13:29 PM
1 votes:

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


That's OK.  I think you have it covered.
2014-03-27 12:11:21 PM
1 votes:

Jairzinho: 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.

According to your chart and despite of Obama being such "anti-semitic muslim-loving Israel-hating president", US approval rating in Israel is at the highest in the last 15 years. He seems bad at hating the jews too. Total failure.


Liberal logic:

Poll shows majority of Americans disagree with Obama - that's because they only call old people with landlines who are racist and don't ask the right questions in the right way.

Poll shows majority of Poles and Jews agree with Obama - see, that's why he won his Nobel Peace Prize, he's the bestest!
2014-03-27 12:05:57 PM
1 votes:

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


"President" Ballrog, HUSSEIN, Sombrero, Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, al-Chicago, Chocolate Jesus, B-Rock the Islamic Shock, Barky McTeleprompter, Wizard of Uhhs, BoBo the Clown, Oblahbla, Jug Ears,   Saunas breach akimbo, Waffles The Clown, Borborygmos Hammerhiem, The Rainbow King, Bukkake O'Bunga, OBIGOT, El Jefe Chocholate,   "Jace the Mindsculpter", Hopey McChangeypants, Oyobi, Bonzo the Time Traveler, La Bamba yo' Mamma, Samurai Kebab Nachos, Barackabeedoobeedoobeedo, Hussein-In-The-Membrane, Black Thunder, Dr. Utopia,  Obamarambo, Fartbongo, II"


I fully support these new nicknames.
2014-03-27 12:04:48 PM
1 votes:
Carn:   Many people who dislike Obama do so because of race and I stand by my previous statement that things would have been a hell of a lot different if he were a white Republican.

Well if he was a white Republican I doubt he would get 94% of the African American vote
2014-03-27 12:01:08 PM
1 votes:

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


Of course, if just one of those silly things is wrong, the entire thing must be wrong.  You must take the same approach to everything.  If I don't agree with one of these things, everything else is wrong also.  Good luck with that thinking, imbecile.
2014-03-27 11:54:57 AM
1 votes:

iheartscotch: 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.


Fair enough. I'm not a huge fan of the apparent disregard since the passage of the PATRIOT Act of the protections of the 4th (consistent through both Bush and Obama's administrations), so you have my sympathy there.

As far as 2nd amendment rights, I personally think it was a bad political choice on Obama's part to tackle something so contentious, but he apparently feels strongly enough about the issue to take the heat. I'm ambivalent about guns- I think the NRA has derailed any meaningful possible conversations, especially regarding sensible regulation of a deadly tool.
I've got no problem with gun ownership (and I like to shoot, the few times I have), but the rampant paranoia and violent rhetoric surrounding the issue are all but guaranteed to keep me away from the range any time soon.
2014-03-27 11:52:13 AM
1 votes:
Will the people who call those who oppose the President's POLICIES "racists", suddenly switch to calling them "sexist" when or if they oppose Hillary's policies?

I wish we could drop the unnecessary and unproductive labeling and start focusing more on the POLICIES.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Buddha
2014-03-27 11:52:09 AM
1 votes:
He's the worst president in the last 100 years. If only congress had the balls to impeach him.
2014-03-27 11:51:03 AM
1 votes:

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 11:49:47 AM
1 votes:

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 11:49:39 AM
1 votes:
They say to judge a man by his enemies.

In that case, it's clear Obama is an awesome president.
2014-03-27 11:48:57 AM
1 votes:
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 11:48:31 AM
1 votes:

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 11:45:44 AM
1 votes:

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:

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Conservative humor... sigh...

I know.

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

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Liberal humor....sigh


One of us didn't have to make up an anecdote.
2014-03-27 11:44:59 AM
1 votes:
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 11:44:46 AM
1 votes:

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 11:43:53 AM
1 votes:

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 11:43:20 AM
1 votes:

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:

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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 11:42:22 AM
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Ned Stark: foo monkey: We'd be in a much better place if Romney were elected President.

Heaven?


Kolob.
2014-03-27 11:41:15 AM
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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 11:40:21 AM
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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 11:36:00 AM
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foo monkey: We'd be in a much better place if Romney were elected President.


Heaven?
2014-03-27 11:34:25 AM
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Actually liked him in the beginning of his first term. Now can't stand looking at him. Lying sack.
2014-03-27 11:33:14 AM
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Miss Alexandra: 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.

My mom's asked me if I'm racist because I don't like Obama.

That's not the point though.  LOL  I don't like his politics.

I reminded her that I didn't like Dubya either.  Great.  I got to be a terrorist during the Bush regime, now I'm an eeeevil "racist" during the Obama regime.

Though since we have Hussein Hopenchange, I'm ALMOST starting to miss Dubya....

/they're all worthless
//conservative and independent


Oh look! a god-botherer!
2014-03-27 11:30:40 AM
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Ned Stark: 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.

Electing moderate Republicans is the essence of liberalism.


...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.
2014-03-27 11:30:28 AM
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mikebdoss: 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.

Exactly this. I'd be in the "I voted for him in 2008, I voted for the green candidate in 2012 'cause I'm in California and it didn't matter, and I really wish he was more liberal" camp. I'm also reminded of this:

[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 472x800]


The liberal's answer for everything.
2014-03-27 11:26:45 AM
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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.


No bdub77 you would be the idiot here.  Ask 99.8% of the world's population what they do about the crisis and they would either not know how to handle it or would come up with something completely wrong on how to handle it.  Newsflash, even the people in power don't know how to handle this right now.  So, come on down from the high horse.

Americans are ill-informed, lazy and fickle

Also, skozlaw, so is everyone in whatever country you are from.  The average person is usually not basing their decisions on sound political policy, but instead from their heart / pre-conceived notions of how the world works.  This whole thought process of "Well if my small but insanely enlightened country were a major world power then we'd have our shiat together" is complete and total crap.  If these small countries were suddenly the size and population of an India, China, Russia or USA then guess what?  Your country is going to be filled with a whole lot of people who don't know what the hell is going on in the world.  So, you can stop patting yourself on the back for your feelings of oh so worthy superiority.
2014-03-27 11:25:17 AM
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ChipNASA: Pants full of macaroni!!: Well that tears it.  I'm never voting for him again.


"President" Ballrog, HUSSEIN, Sombrero, Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, al-Chicago, Chocolate Jesus, B-Rock the Islamic Shock, Barky McTeleprompter, Wizard of Uhhs, BoBo the Clown, Oblahbla, Jug Ears,  Saunas breach akimbo, Waffles The Clown, Borborygmos Hammerhiem, The Rainbow King, Bukkake O'Bunga, OBIGOT, El Jefe Chocholate,   "Jace the Mindsculpter", Hopey McChangeypants, Oyobi, Bonzo the Time Traveler, La Bamba yo' Mamma, Samurai Kebab Nachos, Barackabeedoobeedoobeedo, Hussein-In-The-Membrane, Black Thunder, Dr. Utopia,  Obamarambo, Fartbongo, II"


gatherer.wizards.com


Because I can offer nothing else to this thread that hasn't already been derped on.

/Eldrazi will rise again!
2014-03-27 11:24:06 AM
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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.


No, it really isn't. Elsewhere, I noted that I had serious problems with Obama because of the IRS scandal, the ay Benghazi was handled, Fast and Furious, spying on the AP, the NSA actions, Gitmo still in use, and the completely comical and amateur way Obamacare was trotted out despite having years to set up a website, much less the rest of it which keeps getting delayed and the like. The O-Bots defense is either "Blame Bush" or "That's racist", indicators that liberal thought has become just as binary as what they accuse conservatives of having.

Political debate, in other words, has become the equivalent of two primitive tribes fighting over a lake.
2014-03-27 11:22:30 AM
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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.
2014-03-27 11:22:05 AM
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AcademGreen: 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?

Circumstantially, Freepers say his name is Obongo and he lives in the White Hut with Moochelle.

I'd generally say they wouldn't say that about St. Reagen.


So the people who disrespected Bush in a similar way are racist against white people?

I'll concede there are genuine racists in America....though a very small percentage....if you can concede it's possible to not like Barack Obama's policies and not be a racist at the same time
2014-03-27 11:21:14 AM
1 votes:
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
2014-03-27 11:20:07 AM
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Miss Alexandra: 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.

My mom's asked me if I'm racist because I don't like Obama.
That's not the point though.  LOL  I don't like his politics.
I reminded her that I didn't like Dubya either.  Great.  I got to be a terrorist during the Bush regime, now I'm an eeeevil "racist" during the Obama regime.\
Though since we have Hussein Hopenchange, I'm ALMOST starting to miss Dubya....

/they're all worthless
//conservative and independent



You sound like a FARK IndependentTM
2014-03-27 11:17:33 AM
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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.
2014-03-27 11:16:28 AM
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Lord_Baull: I assume you mean before the GOP congress made it their priority to oppose every single one of Obama's policies.


I think he means "the most transparent administration in history".
2014-03-27 11:16:18 AM
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2014-03-27 11:13:59 AM
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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?


Circumstantially, Freepers say his name is Obongo and he lives in the White Hut with Moochelle.

I'd generally say they wouldn't say that about St. Reagen.
2014-03-27 11:08:39 AM
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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.


My mom's asked me if I'm racist because I don't like Obama.

That's not the point though.  LOL  I don't like his politics.

I reminded her that I didn't like Dubya either.  Great.  I got to be a terrorist during the Bush regime, now I'm an eeeevil "racist" during the Obama regime.

Though since we have Hussein Hopenchange, I'm ALMOST starting to miss Dubya....

/they're all worthless
//conservative and independent
2014-03-27 11:08:25 AM
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UrukHaiGuyz: born_yesterday: Lord_Baull: s2s2s2: I'd gladly trade a likable president for an effective one. Obama is fine, but I'd prefer we had campaign Obama.


I assume you mean before the GOP congress made it their priority to oppose every single one of Obama's policies.

And that's what pisses me off the most about how they're polling.  Six farking years of unparalleled obstructionism, and they're going to be rewarded for it.

farking morons.

Only in the short term. Their calcifying the base while freezing out moderates/independents. Trading short term gains for disastrous long term losses- it's pretty much their whole playbook.


The reality bubble does them a serious long-term disservice. Instead of trying to figure out what they might do better, they just declare they were right all along.

For example, "unskewed polls". Instead of realizing they were behind, possibly adjusting their message or policies, the Romney campaign just went "we're actually neck and neck with Obama, la la la I can't hear you". Eventually reality (in this case, the only poll that matters, the election) meets up with you whether you believe in it or not.
2014-03-27 11:04:15 AM
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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.


img.fark.net
2014-03-27 11:03:54 AM
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Triple Oak: Can I assume this is another "call random people on their landlines" poll? Also, 0% no opinion?

[anchormanidontbelieveyou.gif]


Makes sense to me; I can't imagine any American literally having no opinion on a President who's been in office for 5 years.
2014-03-27 11:00:55 AM
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I bet these people are all racist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVv24P7SOuY
2014-03-27 10:59:46 AM
1 votes:

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.
2014-03-27 10:58:06 AM
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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?
2014-03-27 10:56:34 AM
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Can I assume this is another "call random people on their landlines" poll? Also, 0% no opinion?

[anchormanidontbelieveyou.gif]
2014-03-27 10:55:24 AM
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born_yesterday: Lord_Baull: s2s2s2: I'd gladly trade a likable president for an effective one. Obama is fine, but I'd prefer we had campaign Obama.


I assume you mean before the GOP congress made it their priority to oppose every single one of Obama's policies.

And that's what pisses me off the most about how they're polling.  Six farking years of unparalleled obstructionism, and they're going to be rewarded for it.

farking morons.


Only in the short term. Their calcifying the base while freezing out moderates/independents. Trading short term gains for disastrous long term losses- it's pretty much their whole playbook.
2014-03-27 10:55:20 AM
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Lord_Baull: s2s2s2: I'd gladly trade a likable president for an effective one. Obama is fine, but I'd prefer we had campaign Obama.


I assume you mean before the GOP congress made it their priority to oppose every single one of Obama's policies.


Yes. I like the idea of reaching across the aisle, but sometimes(especially lately) it should look like this:
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2014-03-27 10:48:27 AM
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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.


Ah, so it's a blind hate, then. Can't see the forest for the trees, it seems.
2014-03-27 10:47:45 AM
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GrizzlyPouch: Headso: DubyaHater: This joke is not funny. It's stupid and shortsighted. His (dis)approval rating affects the upcoming elections this year.

if his disapproval rating is because he isn't being blowhardy or using the military enough on this Ukraine situation I don't think there's really anything he can do about it. It's like if you have 5 kids and a wife and you decide to spend money on the mortgage instead of season tickets to an amusement park you're going to have a low approval rating if you poll your whole family.

Not as low as it would be if you had to sleep in the parking lot after the park closed because you didn't pay the mortgage


You're assuming his kids have thought that far ahead....most Americans don't either. They want "action" and deal with the consequences later.
2014-03-27 10:46:15 AM
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Headso: It's like if you have 5 kids and a wife and you decide to spend money on the mortgage instead of season tickets to an amusement park you're going to have a low approval rating if you poll your whole family.

But if you do the "popular" thing and miss your mortgage payment, you'll have an approval rating of 0.0 in a couple of months when you're living in your mini-van.
2014-03-27 10:40:00 AM
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Part of Obama's problems appear to be related to foreign policy: The poll shows Americans disapprove of his handling of the situation in Ukraine 57-40 and disapprove of how he handles relationships with other countries 58-40.

I feel cheated that Fartbongo didn't invade several countries and cause the deaths of thousands and thousands of civilians. Where can I find a leader who will take our military volunteers and spill them out into Iran in an oil war? Where can that man be?

/Just remember in 2016 where we were in 2007. Don't ever forget it.
2014-03-27 10:38:53 AM
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2014-03-27 10:37:27 AM
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I'd gladly trade a likable president for an effective one. Obama is fine, but I'd prefer we had campaign Obama.
2014-03-27 10:35:58 AM
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Aside from the Russia sanctions, I can't actually think of anything he's really done recently that would give me a strong opinion of him one way or the other. The ACA stuff from the end of 2013 is just the culmination of what he did years ago and people only reacted to it because they didn't bother to think about it until it happened.

But, then, I've never thought Americans were all that bright when it comes to things like this. Even when they hated Bush it never really seemed like they knew exactly why. Mostly over Iraq even though they were probably the same respondents giving an approving nod to the invasion to begin with. They loved him, then they hated him. In both cases, pretty much just "because reasons".

/ Americans are ill-informed, lazy and fickle
2014-03-27 10:34:46 AM
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Where's the "very disappointed in him" option?
2014-03-27 10:33:52 AM
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I neither hate nor love him.  I don't think I'm a clueless f*cking idiot, but I could be wrong.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-27 10:33:48 AM
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If you look at the poll results linked from the article, the no opinion response rate is near 1%. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding error.

Obviously this is mostly partisan driven, not policy driven. Only 3% don't have an opinion on his handling of Ukraine. The split is the same as general approval. But skip forward to question RUS1 where the question is rephrased as too strong / about right / not strong enough. More people think his response is about right than have a favorable opinion of his response. 5% instead of 3% say they don't know. That's the result of changing the question from "do you like?" to "what would you do instead?"

I would like to see a question, do you intend to vote for or against Obama in 2016?
 
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