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    First, to the interview. I think it was a bit too political for the Superbowl, however I think that O'Riely's harder pitchs weren't too over the line for the atmosphere. I think he did a good job of asking questions that, while may seem illigitimate to some of his supporters (because they don't feel that way), were important to some of his detractors and those on the fence to hear...and they're as large and legitimate of a faction as the other side of things. I think he did a good job asking them as legitimate questions of Obama for Obama to answer if he agrees, or why he thinks they may view it that way, or if that view it leigtimate, or how he feels about it, etc. Never questions simply assuming that he IS those things but more for his responses. Wasn't a great interview, but for the venue I think it was rather hard hitting while not being over the top.

    As to the question in particular in the title of this thread...I agree. I think its very hard to "hate" Obama or "hate" Bush as people. You may hate them as the President, you may hate what they've done, but no matter how many people foolishly yuck it up like they know Bush's thoughts, hopes, and intelligence first hand or how many people ridiculously declare what's really deep in Obama's soul the real fact is as human beings...as people...we know very little about our Presidents. Not near enough to honestly "Hate" them personally in any way other than an irrational hatred.

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    13. We don't hate Obama, we hate his policy.

    I wanted to throw my shoe at the TV when O'Reilly started talking about all the people who "hate" Obama.
    In my opinion, that is just not true. I absolutely hate the things Obama is trying to do, but I don't hate the man. All anyone has to do is look at the polls. His personal approval ratings always continue to remain high. People like him as a person. He just happens to be the worst President ever for America.
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    Re: Obama says people who hate him don't know him

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    13. We don't hate Obama, we hate his policy.

    I wanted to throw my shoe at the TV when O'Reilly started talking about all the people who "hate" Obama.
    In my opinion, that is just not true. I absolutely hate the things Obama is trying to do, but I don't hate the man. All anyone has to do is look at the polls. His personal approval ratings always continue to remain high. People like him as a person. He just happens to be the worst President ever for America.
    While I don't like many of Obama's policies as well (he isn't left enough for me), I find it far-fetched to say that he's the worst President ever. I think that we'll have to look at all of this in hindsight and then we'll be able to tell.
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    Re: Obama says people who hate him don't know him

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    13. We don't hate Obama, we hate his policy.

    I wanted to throw my shoe at the TV when O'Reilly started talking about all the people who "hate" Obama.
    In my opinion, that is just not true. I absolutely hate the things Obama is trying to do, but I don't hate the man. All anyone has to do is look at the polls. His personal approval ratings always continue to remain high. People like him as a person. He just happens to be the worst President ever for America.
    Then would should stay on policy. No birther ****. No over emphazing his middle name. No teleprompter nonsense. But speak to the policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    While I don't like many of Obama's policies as well (he isn't left enough for me), I find it far-fetched to say that he's the worst President ever. I think that we'll have to look at all of this in hindsight and then we'll be able to tell.
    Not with Bush the junior on the list.

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    Re: Obama says people who hate him don't know him

    I found it odd that he dodged/avoided the question about whether he would like to see the muslim brotherhood in power in Egypt. it was a simple yes/no question and he wouldn't answer it.
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    Re: Obama says people who hate him don't know him

    My general sense from the interview was that O'Reilly looked very rude at times (what's new, right?) and that Obama did a good job responding without the help of a teleprompter.

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    Re: Obama says people who hate him don't know him

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I found it odd that he dodged/avoided the question about whether he would like to see the muslim brotherhood in power in Egypt. it was a simple yes/no question and he wouldn't answer it.
    Simple is rare, so I don't agree with you that it was simple. His being against the brotherhood openly would work against us and for the brotherhood. He has to think of more than just us as an audience.

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    Re: Obama says people who hate him don't know him

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I found it odd that he dodged/avoided the question about whether he would like to see the muslim brotherhood in power in Egypt. it was a simple yes/no question and he wouldn't answer it.
    I imagine all things being equal Obama would not want to see the brotherhood in power, but he wants to see a legitimate democracy more than he doesn't want to see them in power. Meaning if the Egyptian people create a democracy and elect members of the Brotherhood that their perogative and Obama doesn't want to set himself up with a diplomatic handicap or a political handicap by making it appear he cares more for not getting the brotherhood in power then he does for the Egyptians having an actual democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    While I don't like many of Obama's policies as well (he isn't left enough for me), I find it far-fetched to say that he's the worst President ever. I think that we'll have to look at all of this in hindsight and then we'll be able to tell.
    Worst President in my lifetime then.
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