View Poll Results: Is Obama Doing a good Job?

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  • I Approve of his handling of the Wars.

    38 28.57%
  • I Disapprove of his handling of the Wars.

    90 67.67%
  • I Approve of his handling of the Economy.

    29 21.80%
  • I Disapprove of his handling of the Economy.

    102 76.69%
  • I Approve of his Foreign Policy.

    32 24.06%
  • I Disapprove of his Foreign Policy

    93 69.92%
  • I Approve of his Tax Policies.

    33 24.81%
  • I Disapprove of his Tax Policies.

    96 72.18%
  • I Approve of his managing of the Bureaucracy.

    20 15.04%
  • I Disapprove of his managing of the Bureaucracy.

    102 76.69%
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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Wars - Disapprove. He did the right thing in Iraq, but at least as far as my judgment is concerned, he's a victim of his own success on that front. Afghanistan is now more important than Iraq, and I don't approve of the way he's conducted himself on that front. He needs to either **** or get off the pot...not do a half-assed surge at the same time he announced a future withdrawal. Meanwhile, Pakistan appears to be coming apart at the seams, and the US military does not appear to have any well-developed contingency plan to deal with the total collapse of an allied nuclear state.

    Economy - Approve. For the most part, he's made the right moves. He bailed out the banks, provided a much needed economic stimulus, extended and improved unemployment benefits, reappointed Bernanke to chair the Fed, and will soon pass financial reform. He's made a few mistakes too - the handling of AIG and the bailouts of the auto companies - but he's had far more successes than failures on this front.

    Foreign policy - Neutral. I assume this category encompasses everything except the wars? I didn't vote because I'm torn. I do think that his outreach to the Islamic world is extremely important and unfortunately he isn't getting the credit that he deserves on this front. Obama also deserves credit for (what I think) will become more apparent in the next couple years: He's managed to coopt Russia into playing a constructive role in global affairs, rather than be a gadfly. But at the same time, Obama has needlessly irritated some of our allies for no discernible reason on repeated occasions. Specifically the UK.

    Tax policies - Approve. I'm glad he didn't try to raise taxes during the recession, but I'm also glad that he recognizes that we'll need to roll back the Bush tax cuts in the long term in order to generate revenue.

    Bureaucracy - Approve. With the exception of Eric Holder, I like everyone he's appointed to his cabinet and high-ranking staff.
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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    F.

    He's earned his F.
    He is everything knowledgeable Republicans warned about.
    Actually worse.

    A Radikal.
    Aggressive Divider.
    Race baiter.
    Fiscal incompetent.
    Nation security disaster.
    Enemy appeaser.
    In short, a model Chicago Thug. He is our Enema.

    The last question might be:
    I Approve of his massive expansion of the Bureaucracy.
    I Disapprove of his massive expansion of the Bureaucracy.

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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    I voted based on which way I felt stronger. in other words, I don't approve 100% of his foreign policy, but it's more than 50% so I voted approval. I assume that's how most people see it -- only the most fervent sycophants and the most biased opponents would be 100% positive or 100% negative.
    You voted 100% approval as I voted 100% disapproval. Hello fellow fervent sycophant.

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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Wars - Disapprove. He did the right thing in Iraq, but at least as far as my judgment is concerned, he's a victim of his own success on that front. Afghanistan is now more important than Iraq, and I don't approve of the way he's conducted himself on that front. He needs to either **** or get off the pot...not do a half-assed surge at the same time he announced a future withdrawal. Meanwhile, Pakistan appears to be coming apart at the seams, and the US military does not appear to have any well-developed contingency plan to deal with the total collapse of an allied nuclear state.

    Economy - Approve. For the most part, he's made the right moves. He bailed out the banks, provided a much needed economic stimulus, extended and improved unemployment benefits, reappointed Bernanke to chair the Fed, and will soon pass financial reform. He's made a few mistakes too - the handling of AIG and the bailouts of the auto companies - but he's had far more successes than failures on this front.

    Foreign policy - Neutral. I assume this category encompasses everything except the wars? I didn't vote because I'm torn. I do think that his outreach to the Islamic world is extremely important and unfortunately he isn't getting the credit that he deserves on this front. Obama also deserves credit for (what I think) will become more apparent in the next couple years: He's managed to coopt Russia into playing a constructive role in global affairs, rather than be a gadfly. But at the same time, Obama has needlessly irritated some of our allies for no discernible reason on repeated occasions. Specifically the UK.

    Tax policies - Approve. I'm glad he didn't try to raise taxes during the recession, but I'm also glad that he recognizes that we'll need to roll back the Bush tax cuts in the long term in order to generate revenue.

    Bureaucracy - Approve. With the exception of Eric Holder, I like everyone he's appointed to his cabinet and high-ranking staff.
    I couldn't have said it better myself. This is pretty much exactly how I feel.

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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    lol. Nice.
    Oh, yeah. Nice. Why don't you go high five each other, comb your hair, roll up the cuffs of your jeans, flip the collar of your jacket up and go beat up a nerd on the playground - because that's what they do in junior high school.

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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Oh, yeah. Nice. Why don't you go high five each other, comb your hair, roll up the cuffs of your jeans, flip the collar of your jacket up and go beat up a nerd on the playground - because that's what they do in junior high school.
    So Im guessing that actually happens to you. A lot...

    Never mind the reality that that is PRECISELY what the current administration does...whines about how nothing is their fault...its too hard...and if you dare to disagree then you are a racist. Pathetic.

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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    So Im guessing that actually happens to you. A lot...

    Never mind the reality that that is PRECISELY what the current administration does...whines about how nothing is their fault...its too hard...and if you dare to disagree then you are a racist. Pathetic.
    Please point to one occasion where Obama said that his critics are racist and I'll let you off the monkey bars so you can go play with your friends.

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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Lets see, based only on what you've put here...

    Handling of the War = Solid C. There's a number of things I like in the general handling of Iraq, primarily that he's following through with Bush's plan. I like that he is focusing a bit more on Afghanistan, though the time it took and what he ultimately did with regards to what the General wanted did not have me thrilled. However his actions and words at times do not jive up which gives a strange mixed message that I think does damage to the overall cause. Where I'd give Bush a B, Obama has a C. As such I voted for both approve and disapprove.

    Handling of the Economy = Incomplete, currently D. Still a bit of time to see. However at this point I disliked the Bailouts, and did under Bush. I dislike deficit spending under Bush, Obama has made him look like an infant in comparison. The stimulus spent a ton of money that seeming did little to nothing and was far to spread out to be of any real "stimulus" to the economy, with the unemployment rate still doing poorly with what little bounce it had seemingly connected to the temporary census workers that were hired in mass. All the while he adds another entitlement program onto the books. Great. Voted disapprove.

    Foreign Policy = D+. He's Bizarro Bush. Where Bush was all brass balls and piss and vinegar it seemed when it came to Foreign Policy, President Obama is a walking giant vagina that is weeping from its....um, enough with that imagery. The constant talking down of America, siding with foreign countries over our own states and making their opposition key to talks with other places, the continual flogging of ourselves at times to the insult of a majority of Americans simply to please countries who at times frankly whose opinion isn't going to change in any worth while way. I've been about as unhappy with his foriegn policy as I was with Bush's. Voted Disapprove

    Tax Policies = C again. On one side, granted with arm twisting, there was TEMPORARY tax BREAKS in the stimulus. At the same time, there's been attempts at raising taxes other than income taxes through things like cap and trade and others. Additionally there is a clear understanding with the hope that the Bush Tax Cuts are removed, at least at the top and likely more by the time that comes. Additionally his rhetoric seems to point that there will be tax hikes in time. So right now he's sitting at a mid level of comfort and it depends if he follows through on his rhetoric or doesn't. Voted both on this one.

    Bureaucracy = F. He gets an F only because he made this a large part of his campaign and basically has been a flaming piece of **** when it comes to it. No Lobbyists, he has lobbyists. No manipulating loopholes to justify questionable actions, then he does it. More transparency and posting things in plenty of time for the American Public to see, then he has tons of backroom deals and important legislation doesn't get posted up. Complain and use campaign rhetoric on signing statements, use signing statements. Reach for bipartisanship, surround himself with staunch to extreme liberals. Placing a person in charge of homeland security that has informed subagencies to not bother enforcing this countries laws regarding securing that homeland. Change from Politics as Usual? Sure, and I'm Superman. Voted disapprove.

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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    Despite our fierce ideologies and tendency to view every politician as either a Christ or Devil, I was curious how most Americans feel about each area of the President's job.

    Foreign Policy? The Economy? The War on Terror? The Bureaucracy (i.e. Education, Energy, Health & Human Services, etc)? Tax Policy?

    I'd give the President a B+ on conducting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a D- in Foreign Policy, a D- on the Economy, a C on Tax Policy, and a flat out F on managing the Bureaucracy. (People, seriously, this is why it is important to elect an individual who has RUN SOMETHING BEFORE).
    i can't vote this way......he's done some good things, and he's made some mistakes. thus far, for me, he's earned a C+

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Grade the Obama Administration

    If OP expected a bipartisan response, you be dreamin' bwoii. What exactly is it about the mans handling of the war that everybody on this forum disaproves of? Im not exactly too informed about it clearly, because from my POV he seems to be handling it the way Bush handled it only he is trying to get out of there.
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