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16 December 2009 @ 11:53 pm
I need sanity  

  I'm growing weary of the mob lately and I just wanted to see if I was the only person left in the country that still wants to wait the recession out before calling for Obama's impreachment. Obama doesn't do a bad job, he's trying to clean up a huge mess our country has gotten itself into. People seem to forget that we are in the middle of a crisis, and this crisis has started before Obama was in office. Some people have gotten crazy over it, all but suggesting that it was Obama that started the war in Iraq or it was Obama that caused the recession.   Then there's conspiracy theories, there's the Birthers and the people that say that Obama is Hitler and is going to round up all the white people into death camps. People acutally believe this stuff! And even if you decide to stick it out with the current presidency, even if you want to wait a couple years before making such rash idiotic opinions, you are a "Obama Supporter" and a "sissy bleeding heart liberal" not worth listening to. There is no middle ground anymore, it's all about extremes.    I don't care who's in office anymore and what people are saying about him, I just want the United States to survive inspite of this madness. The world has gone mad!

 
 
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ÆON: Flux ~ Aeonmzflux on December 17th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Um, I don't you're the only one here. Obama shouldn't be impeached, and the only people that say he should are crazy teabaggers with their fingers up the bums of the insurance industry.
rimpala: Meh...rimpala on December 17th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
I suppose the loud few are so loud sometimes one needs to get things in proper perspective >.
mzflux on December 17th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
I'm deeply disappointed in the man, but people do need to recognize what he has accomplished so far.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/rulings/promise-kept/

Just a few:

• Signed Lily Ledbetter legislation meant to improve the ability of women who allege pay discrimination to sue their employer
• Lifted the Bush restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem cell research
• Extended benefits to gay partners of federal employees
• Ordered the discontinuation of "enhanced interrogation techniques"
• Signed laws to expand children's health insurance (financed by a 61-cent per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax)
• Lifted travel and remittance restrictions for Cuban Americans who seek to travel more frequently to the island and send more US currency to their immediate family
• Moved to reopen at least a dozen CIA abuse cases
• Ordered the EPA to move to regulate CO2 as a pollutant

"I would urge people to hold Obama accountable — but to give him credit for the many changes he has already made." ~ Al Gore, 12/10/09
rimpalarimpala on December 17th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Also it's important to note that this is only one year too, people say the fact that everything is not well yet is a "dose of reality" but who really expected recovery to be complete within 12 months?

And it seems many of the unfortunate teabagger types wouldn't see any of those as improvements but as an end to their narrow little world.
Captain Heckcapthek on December 17th, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)
This.

I mean, I wish that people would realize he is rather moderate and accept that as well as give him some time. Personally, I see his approval numbers going up next summer with our economy.
Proud Mommy & Wifelivinluvinlife on December 17th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
How can you be disappointed already? It hasn't even been a full year. Here is how I see everything, I support him whole heartedly. I was one of those people who were cheering in the streets (in the middle of a republican neighborhood none the less lol) when they annouced his win. I do NOT agree with everything, but who will every agree 100%? That is not politics. It took us 8 years to get where we are it will take more than one to get us out. Now that being said as it gets to be 2011 and we are still in the same spot, I will have to rethink things. But I do agree with what Al Gore said and he has done alot for such a short time
Christine: President Obamanottygypsy on December 17th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
I am looking at a man who is after all only a politician and only president who is trying, with all kinds of fires to put out before he can rebuild a house. Sure everyone hates him, that is part of the job as president. Everything isn't perfect blame the president. At least he can pronounce things.
rimpala: Cynicalrimpala on December 17th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
That seems to be what it's all about, I recall someone blamming something on Obama that happened in the Middle Ages, of course... I think he just blerted it out without thinking. Hopefully

Edited at 2009-12-17 05:16 am (UTC)
lughnie: Throw Shoe @ Bushlughnie on December 17th, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
You're not alone. He's not perfect, but who is? I didn't vote for him thinking he would be perfect. People need to just step back and let our leaders be human beings.

And as for the teabaggers... I remember a saying that goes something like, "the louder they yell, the more wrong they are".

Hang in there, like Obama says. Better days really are coming. :)
jasoncourtney: yankees all day every dayjasoncourtney on December 17th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
some ppl vote for him thinking he was jesus and that he was gonna pull out some miracles. he's only one man and this is his first year. if by year 3 things haven't started to change, then grumble, but give him a chance
Meegan: obama yes we canealasaid76 on December 17th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
If he's done so much, why are you disappointed in him?

This baffles me.

I don't listen to those Glenn Beck, O'Reilly and Hannity clones. They're idiots and they don't know what the hell they're saying, because they don't have their own minds. They don't think freely. No matter how hard it might be to shut those people out...you just don't pay attention to their "media". It's not objective and it's not journalism.

I stand by the president, but I do have my own opinions on what he should have done or shouldn't have. I'm objective with what he does and says. He's trying to do the best he can, with the idiots that are bogging him down.

Proud Mommy & Wifelivinluvinlife on December 17th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
People expected him to be able to do everything over night. It took 8 years to get where we are its going to take more than 1 to get out of it. They can call for impeachment all they want it will never happen. I think he is doing a good job. I don't agree 100% with everything but I still support him. And we also have to remember if a republican was making the same decisions it would be OK with all the people bitching now and not ok with the democrats... and vise versa. Thus is life, and the life of politics. Oh I could write for days but there is a 2 year old shoving cars in my coffee
Renee Carter Hall: poetigress - oCepoetigress on December 17th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
This is why I often give myself "news-free" days. Sometimes you just have to take a break from all the negativity and the yelling that passes for dialogue these days, especially on television news.
THD3: Obamathd3 on December 17th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
People have short memories.
President Obama inherited the worst economy since the 1930s, and people have forgotten just how terrifying things were one short year ago. The economy was in recession for two full years after Reagan took office, and the economy was weak for the first two years of Clinton's term. Considering what President Obama inherited, the early signs of economic recovery we're now seeing are practically a miracle.

Yes, I am disappointed that Obama is willing to cave to the likes of Joe Liebermann on issues like health care, and that he's taking his time addressing LGBT issues (both likely on the advice of Rahm Emmanuel), but I'd vote for him over the Republican candidate anyday!