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Obama is the worst president I've ever seen or heard about. He's an elitist, narcissistic, incompetent, serial liar.
Obama's the second-worst president of the 21st century.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
I chose yes, he is a good president. But not for the reasons most other people chose yes. He is a very good at giving speeches and seeming like a nice guy. That appears to be what most Americans want when they go vote for the President. So based on what people want or expect from a President, he does a pretty good job. He is a spokesperson and figurehead who smoothes everything over with his very honest-seeming and sincere-seeming comments. He seems likable enough and friendly enough and like he's intelligent.
If you were to ask me if I agree with the President's pandering to leftist ideals, I would say no. If you were to ask me do I think the policies he ends up signing into law achieve leftist ideals, I would say no. If you were to ask me if I think his policies continue most of the same general policies of the 3-4 predecessors before him, I would say yes. So in most ways he is not a good president by my standards. But my standards are unusual so I answered this super-vague question from the perspective of your ordinary ignorant voter.
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"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus