After 4 years in the Oval Office, wha...

After 4 years in the Oval Office, what do we know about Barack Obama?

There are 52 comments on the Star Tribune story from Aug 18, 2012, titled After 4 years in the Oval Office, what do we know about Barack Obama?. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

President Barack Obama walks from Marine One after returning to the White House on the South Lawn in Washington, Friday, July 27, 2012.

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conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#22 Aug 21, 2012
Redman wrote:
There are many things we know now and the most disappointing, he is known as a proven liar, this makes his validity and leadership worthless.
Your candor about rugby is remarkable.

rugby/ryan '12: LIES 1st America 2nd
Cat74

United States

#23 Aug 27, 2012
The desperation of the Democrats is showing, and that is as it should. Obama is tied in the major polls with Romney. At this stage in the Carter Reagan election cycle Carter, the incumbent was leading Reagan. Reagan won in a landslide. Both Democrats were having Economic problems. Both Democrats thought they earned a second term, neither had, and Carter lost big time. Americans have faster access to information then ever before. We can check out each candidate in seconds. If we agree with their agenda we will vote for them, if not we won't, but lying will get them nowhere. In Obama's case we have seen what he can do, and it wasn't nearly enough. Time for that change we were promised in 2008.
DontRenege2012

Carmel, IN

#24 Aug 27, 2012
An alarming percentage of our dumbed down American electorate, the result of our teacher's union education, fail to realize that a reelected marxist obamanation, no longer having to worry about getting reelected anymore, will be ready and able to fully unveil his secret radical leftist marxist/socialist/communist agenda to transform America forever. King obamanation's already unlawful overuse of administrative executive fiat to bypass laws legislated by Congress to promote his radical leftist agenda should already have a chilling effect on any American still able to think for himself.
Cat74

United States

#25 Aug 28, 2012
Something else we know, the Democrats are not coming back after January 20th, 2013 for at least 4 years.
Just a thought

Prestonsburg, KY

#26 Aug 28, 2012
We know he has been a better President than Bush 43 was.
Cat74

United States

#27 Aug 28, 2012
NOt even close. Obama is worse then Carter, and Carter was the worst.
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#28 Aug 28, 2012
..GW Bush was the absolute worst...Obama has brought us back from alot, but we are still paying off Bush's bills.....
Just a thought

Prestonsburg, KY

#29 Aug 28, 2012
700,000 plus. The number of jobs being lost per month as Bush was leaving office.
Cat74

United States

#30 Aug 28, 2012
Bush's unemployment numbers when Obama was sworn in was under 7%, Obama's unemployment numbers have never been under 8%, and mostly over 8%, so he is the worst. Much much worse.We will celebrate the new Administration in January. Bye, Bye valerie, Barack, Reid, and Pelosi.
PROUD REPUBLICAN

Falls Church, VA

#31 Aug 28, 2012
4 years in the oval office, what do we know about Obama?

That he takes more vacations than any other President.

That he (wife too) have been on more talk shows than any other President.

That ANYONE can become President of the USA

Oh, and that he just loves to make a fool out of himself at WH dinner parties. LOL
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#32 Aug 28, 2012
PROUD REPUBLICAN wrote:
4 years in the oval office, what do we know about Obama?
That he takes more vacations than any other President.
That he (wife too) have been on more talk shows than any other President.
That ANYONE can become President of the USA
Oh, and that he just loves to make a fool out of himself at WH dinner parties. LOL
Absolutly not true.....Reagan and GW Bush took way more vacation days, in their first terms.....part of the usual BS.....
conservative crapola

Zionhill, PA

#33 Aug 28, 2012
PROUD REPUBLICAN wrote:
4 years in the oval office, what do we know about Obama?
That he takes more vacations than any other President.
That he (wife too) have been on more talk shows than any other President.
That ANYONE can become President of the USA
Oh, and that he just loves to make a fool out of himself at WH dinner parties. LOL
What do we know? You're a dumbass that has come here unprepared.

hahahahahahahahaha
Cat74

United States

#34 Aug 28, 2012
No one took as many vacations as Obama. He even played golf 104 days. That is 2 years of the four he served.
conservative crapola

Zionhill, PA

#35 Aug 28, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
No one took as many vacations as Obama. He even played golf 104 days. That is 2 years of the four he served.
turn off fux, sh*t for brains.
Cat74

United States

#36 Aug 28, 2012
I don't have time for too much Fox, even though it is the # 1 news channel. Since even you must have heard the President spent 104 days golfing you are just being childish. Thank God he was out of the office that often. No telling how much damage he might have done if he spent the whole 4 years changing America.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#37 Aug 28, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
I don't have time for too much Fox, even though it is the # 1 news channel. Since even you must have heard the President spent 104 days golfing you are just being childish. Thank God he was out of the office that often. No telling how much damage he might have done if he spent the whole 4 years changing America.
You do realize that it only takes a couple of hours to play a loop if you have the course to yourself, don't you?

pro'lly not, it seems there are very few things you understand. You just parrot.

Wanna cracker?
Thief in Charge

Phoenix, AZ

#38 Aug 28, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>You do realize that it only takes a couple of hours to play a loop if you have the course to yourself, don't you?
pro'lly not, it seems there are very few things you understand. You just parrot.
Wanna cracker?
It seems you understand very few things about work ethic. Golf is okay if you work hard. Obama starts work at 10 am and finishes at 4 pm. His staff is told not to bother briefing him until 10 am. Wow, half the morning is gone already. Break at 11 am, then lunch. That is when he does show up for work.

Columnist Charles Gasparino in his "What - Me Work?":

In fact, based on much of the evidence over the past three-plus years, it's hard to think of another recent president who cares less about the actual job of running the country...

Exhibit A: his hastily crafted "stimulus program," where nearly $1 trillion in taxpayer money was spent with little direction from the president.

"The stimulus package failed because it was all over the map. It was not a targeted, clear jobs-creation program," Arianna Huffington, the creator of The Huffington Post, told me during an online debate.

Others are less charitable; one big reason they say the stimulus plan was such a flop (unemployment was supposed to be around 5 percent by now, not above 8 percent) is that Obama didn't care how it was carried out and let Congress, namely then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, handle details.

Thus, many of the shovel-ready jobs the stimulus plan was to create never materialized. Money was handed to states to keep their government large or used to seed boondoggles like the failed Solyndra solar-panel company.

Indeed, go down the line - from the Dodd Frank financial reform to even ObamaCare, the president's "signature" legislative achievement - and you will find they're all products of a chief executive who chose to sit out the hard work. The result: incoherent and harmful new laws.

Big banks still don't know many of the final rules of Dodd Frank, more than two years after Obama signed it into law - because it is so unwieldy. As for ObamaCare, Pelosi once said Congress has to "pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." Yet even now, most people in Congress, the medical community and likely even Obama himself can't tell you what's really in it.

The root cause of the Obama governing malaise can be found in his core group of advisers. Former Democratic lawmakers say he rarely meets with seasoned hands of the Democratic Party, much less the opposition, to get stuff done.

He hasn't met with his so-called Jobs Council - a group of CEOs who advise the president on the economy - for most of this year, despite the lousy economy. When he did, the conversations, I'm told, were lame - a major reason Immelt tells friends he's going to vote for Romney, despite the perks GE got from this administration.

Instead, Obama relies on political hacks and cronies from his days in Chicago, including White House adviser Valerie Jarrett - people who have little governing experience, particularly in the national arena - while he farms out the rest of his agenda to his pals in Congress.

Four years ago, President Obama sold himself as someone who would be tirelessly working for the American people. Yet he hardly looks tired on the campaign trail - and now you know why.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/o...

Under Obama, Obamacare will be the new US Postal Service
Thief in Charge

Phoenix, AZ

#39 Aug 28, 2012
columnist Charles Gasparino in his "What - Me Work?":

In fact, based on much of the evidence over the past three-plus years, it's hard to think of another recent president who cares less about the actual job of running the country...

Exhibit A: his hastily crafted "stimulus program," where nearly $1 trillion in taxpayer money was spent with little direction from the president.

"The stimulus package failed because it was all over the map. It was not a targeted, clear jobs-creation program," Arianna Huffington, the creator of The Huffington Post, told me during an online debate.

Others are less charitable; one big reason they say the stimulus plan was such a flop (unemployment was supposed to be around 5 percent by now, not above 8 percent) is that Obama didn't care how it was carried out and let Congress, namely then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, handle details.

Thus, many of the shovel-ready jobs the stimulus plan was to create never materialized. Money was handed to states to keep their government large or used to seed boondoggles like the failed Solyndra solar-panel company.

Indeed, go down the line - from the Dodd Frank financial reform to even ObamaCare, the president's "signature" legislative achievement - and you will find they're all products of a chief executive who chose to sit out the hard work. The result: incoherent and harmful new laws.

Big banks still don't know many of the final rules of Dodd Frank, more than two years after Obama signed it into law - because it is so unwieldy. As for ObamaCare, Pelosi once said Congress has to "pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." Yet even now, most people in Congress, the medical community and likely even Obama himself can't tell you what's really in it.

The root cause of the Obama governing malaise can be found in his core group of advisers. Former Democratic lawmakers say he rarely meets with seasoned hands of the Democratic Party, much less the opposition, to get stuff done.

He hasn't met with his so-called Jobs Council - a group of CEOs who advise the president on the economy - for most of this year, despite the lousy economy. When he did, the conversations, I'm told, were lame - a major reason Immelt tells friends he's going to vote for Romney, despite the perks GE got from this administration.

Instead, Obama relies on political hacks and cronies from his days in Chicago, including White House adviser Valerie Jarrett - people who have little governing experience, particularly in the national arena - while he farms out the rest of his agenda to his pals in Congress.

Four years ago, President Obama sold himself as someone who would be tirelessly working for the American people. Yet he hardly looks tired on the campaign trail - and now you know why.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/o...
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#40 Aug 29, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
No one took as many vacations as Obama. He even played golf 104 days. That is 2 years of the four he served.
Prove it or shut the f*ck up......
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#41 Aug 29, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
turn off fux, sh*t for brains.
Saddest yet, is that the reichwing propaganda machine, fails to tell you...is that nationally, most basic cable television packages include Fox News, to recieve MSNBC or CNN, many must pay for costly upgrade to their cable service.....thus high ratings.....

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