Not feeling that Obama love

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Giao Nguyen has tried his best to escape Obama-mania. Since Wednesday morning, Nguyen, who voted for John McCain , has managed to avoid newspapers and TV newscasts proclaiming the painful truth: Barack Obama ...
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sick-of-obamaman ia

San Francisco, CA

#1 Nov 8, 2008
"He's president. Great," Hirsch said. "Let's get over it and get on with our lives."
Amen to that. I just wish the rest of the country and the world would quit making it appear as the best thing that could ever happen. If we didn't have an economic crisis, I don't think Obama would have won. People wrongfully identified McCain with Bush. That is just so sad and wrong.
Make it stop

Lake Zurich, IL

#2 Nov 8, 2008
Well, it's the media who won't let it alone. They keep plastering his face everywhere whether we want it or not. We know all we need to know about the man so let's get on with the rest of the news in this world. The family getting a dog, or their kids' teacher conferences, or whatever other personal stuff they do is not what America wants hear right now with all the real problems out there. When he gets in office, then we only want to hear about how he can help Americans and run our country. Everything else is nonsense.
Tom

Sonora, CA

#3 Nov 8, 2008
See, John...that dumb move you made selecting Sarah Palin - trying to get Hillary's votes - backfired!! that's what you get for thinking women are stupid!
AnotherMark

Chicago, IL

#4 Nov 8, 2008
That's the problem with elections... most people treat it like a sporting event... a winner, a looser, then wait until next year. They don't seem to realize electing Obama was the very very first step in a huge change in the world. There is so much to address, so much to fix, so many fences to mend, so much help to dispense, so much work to do. People are excited because we chose the right guy to be in charge,,, but it will be his four (and next four too) years that will be worth cheering about. Haters should get on board, roll up their sleeves, and help. He is as much their president as he is mine.
Bill Grimm

Denver, CO

#5 Nov 8, 2008
Who should get over it? How about the Republicans who've had their guy in the White House for eight years now, at the great expense of many lives and immense quantities of money that this country doesn't have because the GOP thinks paying taxes is akin to Socialism. How about those same Republicans who have such a dour outlook on life that they are bring nothing but anger and hate to the table? This is a time for celebration, and not just because we have elected a black man to the presidency. We have elected a man who shows real intelligence and calmness in the face of the lies and innuendo spread by those selfsame Republicans who are now grumbling about how the country's next stop has got to be Hell. Hell for them, no doubt, but this country can no longer afford to abide by the isolationist policies of the Republican Party. It is time for us to get back out into the world and work toward taking back what was once a leadership role in the affairs of this great planet.
mark

Bonfield, IL

#6 Nov 8, 2008
Oh man...Thank God I'm not the only one. I was eating a late lunch at a downtown gastropub, and they turned off the music and turned on Barack's press conference, full blast. Since when do bars care about this stuff? Enough already!
JRinBellingham

Auburn, WA

#7 Nov 8, 2008
I wonder, if Obama's presidency manages to lead us back to a more prosperous time for America, if these people will continue to want to impeach him, or continue to wait breathlessly for the next election. I am not convinced Obama is magic, but I am sold on the fact that he is a much more competent excecutive than McCain. I agree that the coverage is a bit lunatic, but have some grace considering the misery of those of us who watched the past 8 years go by in utter despair. Turn around is, after all, only fair play.
no love for obama

Aurora, IL

#8 Nov 8, 2008
It can't get here soon enough
1.20.13
Obama's Last Day
Joan Ordonez

United States

#9 Nov 8, 2008
Now the nay sayers know how we felt when Bush stole the election. But I had no idea that people were such poor losers!!!!
Anon

Bridgman, MI

#10 Nov 8, 2008
It's silly to want to impeach a man who hasn't even done anything but I have found some of the Obama hype ridiculous. One woozy supporter on election night coverage said, "Now the election is over and Obama won, we can all be united!" That's a sentiment I've heard repeated.

If McCain had won, I doubt that there would have been anyone expecting unity, so why do we expect it now? 46% of the country is unhappy with the results. Just telling people to get onboard isn't going to work. Obama will have to work and I hope McCain supporters will give him a chance.

I personally voted McCain but will be praying for Obama and hoping that he makes the right decisions for our country. And that he never listens to Biden. Also, if he could give Granholm a position so she gets the hell out of Michigan, that would be fantastic.

Since: Feb 08

Woodridge, IL

#11 Nov 8, 2008
Bill Grimm wrote:
Who should get over it? How about the Republicans who've had their guy in the White House for eight years now, at the great expense of many lives and immense quantities of money that this country doesn't have because the GOP thinks paying taxes is akin to Socialism. How about those same Republicans who have such a dour outlook on life that they are bring nothing but anger and hate to the table? This is a time for celebration, and not just because we have elected a black man to the presidency. We have elected a man who shows real intelligence and calmness in the face of the lies and innuendo spread by those selfsame Republicans who are now grumbling about how the country's next stop has got to be Hell. Hell for them, no doubt, but this country can no longer afford to abide by the isolationist policies of the Republican Party. It is time for us to get back out into the world and work toward taking back what was once a leadership role in the affairs of this great planet.
Well said and so full of truth.
Republicans=Haters
LCPC

Chicago, IL

#12 Nov 8, 2008
Yeah, let unify the country and make sure future generation will know a better America by starting "Impeach Barack Obama" websites before the man even takes office. Sounds logical.

The truth is Republicans would rather see the country sink to all time lows than back a man who has at the very least made his platform to bring the country out of the perils of bi-partisianship. I mean, it's one thing to disagree with the choice, but to actively root for the ruin of your own country because of your own preference is nothing but treason and dangerous narcissism.

But hey, we all know republicans have cornered the market on being "real Americans".
Todd Stroger

Chicago, IL

#13 Nov 8, 2008
Time to raise their property taxes. Here's hoping that I get selected as Senator. More voters to fleece!!
Ger

San Diego, CA

#14 Nov 8, 2008
Republicans and their get over it attitude...so, there is racism in the world...get over it....so, there is discrimination against women...get over it...so there is discrimination against gays...get over it...so,christian evangelicals are allowed to hijack the republican party and spread their vile hatred....get over it...so, Bush stole an election and subjected this country to the great pillage ever in history...get over it...so, change has come and an intelligent leader has been elected and the historical significance of this moment is lost on them...get over it...HUH?????
Erin

Chicago, IL

#15 Nov 8, 2008
Amen to that! I am a college student in Chicago and all I hear about is Obama. I am in the 46% who do not support Obama. He has done nothing as a Senator and in the state government to convince me that he is qualified. He can give a great speech and not much else. He won the election because the media refused to be objective and question him on his lack of experience and his connections to Acorn, Ayers, Rezcko etc. If A republican ran with the same qualifications and connections as Obama they would be the laughingstock of the media. After this election I have no respect for the media.
golf

Machesney Park, IL

#16 Nov 8, 2008
GET OVER IT! your great grandpa lost, quit being a sore loser.
Just one thought

United States

#17 Nov 8, 2008
Once Obama begins governing and making actual decisions, his popularity will start returning toward earth as it begins to sink in that he won't be working miracles. It won't be long until everyone's treating him like a normal politician.
Mike M

Chicago, IL

#18 Nov 8, 2008
These McCain supports need to "get used to it". Now that the shoe is on the other foot, they'll find out what we liberals have felt like for the last eight dreadful years with George Bush in the White House!
Paul

Oak Forest, IL

#19 Nov 8, 2008
Well said Erin. When it all comes down to it if there is one thing that is making me so upset is the attitude of the media. This will never happen again because We the People will never fall to media's brow beating again.
Hillary was right when she claimed the free pass Barry received. I hope 4 years from now Whitey will quit helping because that is all beelackie will ever be good for.
Living in Chicago

Chicago, IL

#20 Nov 8, 2008
And we put up with The Shrub for eight years. Hope you enjoy your time in the minority.

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