Poll: Majority Of Americans Blame Oba...

Poll: Majority Of Americans Blame Obama For Economy

There are 1124 comments on the TheIndyChannel story from Sep 21, 2011, titled Poll: Majority Of Americans Blame Obama For Economy. In it, TheIndyChannel reports that:

For the first time ever, a slight majority of Americans blame President Barack Obama for the country's struggling economy, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll released Wednesday.

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serfs up

Plano, TX

#21 Sep 22, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
More Americans now put more of the burden of the economy on President Obama because he tried to compromise with the republicans too much. He should have just went big and pushed through all of the proven progressive-liberal ideas that got our economy booming during the Clinton years.
Nevertheless, it is very telling that after 3 years the American people overwhelmingly still see this bad economy as “Bush’s economy”, and they will continue to do so until things get better. And if that big of a majority sees this economy as the result of republican’s failed policies, that has to send chills down the jellyfish spines of the GOP and their chances of winning in 2012.
Pay us shill. Give my family a several thousand dollar rebate for losing my investments for retirement, for loving half the value and more on my home and having to cash out IRA's and be taxed more for it. Pay us. Or get out of the way. One other thing. I have read where there are people who get paid for being writers of threads on internet sites. If you are one, I would have no problem seeing you and your family deprived of your wealth and left to survive on your own merits. And I am being kind. Call this the pre boomer social security pay off for being good and responsible citizens. Who knew that playing by the rules of God and man would be broadcast as evil in a so called free nation?

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#22 Sep 22, 2011
Cana wrote:
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Question...do you think he walked into the perfect deal from baby bush?
He didn't "walk" into any deal, he asked for it. Additionally, Bush didn't single-handedly crash the economy. The "deal" the Oblunder "walked" into - he helped to create when he was Senator.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#23 Sep 22, 2011


Of course Americans Blame Obama for his failed policies. It's His Fault.

He promised Borrowing Trillions was the answer to the Debt & Unemployment problems then started an Illegal War.


The guy is a clown. Worst Totus of ALL Time.
Cana

Canada

#24 Sep 22, 2011
Commie Kenyan Butt Muffin wrote:
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You're thinking one-dimensionally in what I assume is forced rational to attempt to defend the kenyan.
Ever heard of Executive Orders? How about Czars, Secretaries, and Chiefs controlled by the President? Who submits a budget to congress? Who loans foreign countries US taxpayer billions? Who controls the census? Who controls energy? Who controls regulations? Under whose domain? How about a forced healthcare fiasco controlled by government bureaucrats, run by government unions, and enforced by the IRS? Who forced that upon us?
US LOBBY GROUPS!
TedsLiver

Union City, CA

#25 Sep 22, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
More Americans now put more of the burden of the economy on President Obama because he tried to compromise with the republicans too much. He should have just went big and pushed through all of the proven progressive-liberal ideas that got our economy booming during the Clinton years.
Nevertheless, it is very telling that after 3 years the American people overwhelmingly still see this bad economy as “Bush’s economy”, and they will continue to do so until things get better. And if that big of a majority sees this economy as the result of republican’s failed policies, that has to send chills down the jellyfish spines of the GOP and their chances of winning in 2012.
. Nice try Caribou patty cake, I see the fake marine logic had to work over time to spin this one.
Commie Kenyan Butt Muffin

Anonymous Proxy

#26 Sep 22, 2011
Cana wrote:
<quoted text>
US LOBBY GROUPS!
Who 'da boss?

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#27 Sep 22, 2011
As much as I dislike Obama and his puppet administration, he is not responsible for our current economical situation. Has he helped? No. But he is not responsible.

Our present economical sitiuation actually started in the late 80's and early 90's. With the creation of the derviative markets by Wall Street and the push by guys like Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers to deregulate the derivative markets. With Clinton's (at the hands of Larry Summers) repeal of the Glass Steagel Act and the deregulation of the dervivative markets, the Wall Street banks were able to create artificial bubbles in internet technologies and housing.

With the housing bubble they were to bundle mortgages (CDO's - Collaterized Debt Obligations) together and leverage the loans in bundles. The rating agencies that work with Wall Street slapped them all with a AAA ratings. While companies like Goldman Sacks and JP Morgan were pushing pensions and other investors into these markets, they were also buying up the ultra short positions for when they crashed. Just like they did during the 80's S&L scandal.

When the system could no longer sustain itself and collasped at the hands of the WallStreet banks, they cashed in on the ultra short positions and stole everyone's money. Then went to Congress and with a financial gun to the head of Congress, got bailed out.

So for those that think this ecomony is Obama's fault. Your an idiot. He has not helped it becasue he can't. The president and the government does not have authority.

To see that people think it is Obama's fault solely? Truly shows how ignorant the people really are.
Gravediggers

United States

#28 Sep 22, 2011
Something is seriously wrong with an individual who constantly blames others for what is wrong.

He takes no responsibility for anything which has occurred. He's perfect!

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#29 Sep 22, 2011
Kahoki wrote:
As much as I dislike Obama and his puppet administration, he is not responsible for our current economical situation. Has he helped? No. But he is not responsible.
Our present economical sitiuation actually started in the late 80's and early 90's. With the creation of the derviative markets by Wall Street and the push by guys like Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers to deregulate the derivative markets. With Clinton's (at the hands of Larry Summers) repeal of the Glass Steagel Act and the deregulation of the dervivative markets, the Wall Street banks were able to create artificial bubbles in internet technologies and housing.
With the housing bubble they were to bundle mortgages (CDO's - Collaterized Debt Obligations) together and leverage the loans in bundles. The rating agencies that work with Wall Street slapped them all with a AAA ratings. While companies like Goldman Sacks and JP Morgan were pushing pensions and other investors into these markets, they were also buying up the ultra short positions for when they crashed. Just like they did during the 80's S&L scandal.
When the system could no longer sustain itself and collasped at the hands of the WallStreet banks, they cashed in on the ultra short positions and stole everyone's money. Then went to Congress and with a financial gun to the head of Congress, got bailed out.
So for those that think this ecomony is Obama's fault. Your an idiot. He has not helped it becasue he can't. The president and the government does not have authority.
To see that people think it is Obama's fault solely? Truly shows how ignorant the people really are.
What it shows is that a dedicated and focused propaganda campaign can change the perception of reality. The fact that many people actually believe that Barney Frank caused the mortgage melt down or that Obama is responsible for crashing the economy is proof of the effectiveness of the Right Wing propaganda blitz even if it is all lies. I truly fear for the future of our Country.
LarrytheCableGuy

Lexington, KY

#30 Sep 22, 2011
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
More Americans now put more of the burden of the economy on President Obama because he tried to compromise with the republicans too much. He should have just went big and pushed through all of the proven progressive-liberal ideas that got our economy booming during the Clinton years.
Nevertheless, it is very telling that after 3 years the American people overwhelmingly still see this bad economy as “Bush’s economy”, and they will continue to do so until things get better. And if that big of a majority sees this economy as the result of republican’s failed policies, that has to send chills down the jellyfish spines of the GOP and their chances of winning in 2012.
We have to have some one other to blame for our own complacency, greed and debt. These two morons (Bush & Obama) and neither can any other President be held accountable for this Republic present economic condition. The National debt could have been resolved when in the "million". Once past the "billion" point, this Republic became insolvent. And drifted into a perpetual state of child like denial. From the criminals in Washington down to the people. You can "NEVER" repair a "trillion" dollar debt! and it's childish to continue playing make believe with it. The economy can be repaired if the corporate criminals and Congressional criminals began functioning in the peoples interest.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#31 Sep 22, 2011
Gravediggers wrote:
Something is seriously wrong with an individual who constantly blames others for what is wrong.
He takes no responsibility for anything which has occurred. He's perfect!
Not when the others are actually responsible for what is wrong. The fact is that Obama was handed a catastrophic economy, two very expensive wars, and a Right Wing Neo-Con institution entrenched in the Government. It would be hard for any President to fix all of that in a short time even if they did not have the obstructionists the Neo-Cons have entrenched in Washington fighting EVERYTHING Obama attempts, and are now busy entrenching themselves at the state level for the purpose of changing election laws to benefit themselves.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#32 Sep 22, 2011
And the rest blame Bush.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#33 Sep 22, 2011
Apparently none of you read the story.
You would have noticed the next paragraph.

But the same poll showed Americans fault former President George W. Bush even more
Questioner

Waterford, MS

#34 Sep 22, 2011
To many Americans are simplistic and largely ignorant. "The Economy" is not something that Obama or any President can control. True, government policies have some influence but other factors are more important. Fiscal and Monetary policy are the tools of choice the American Establishment uses to attempt a fix for economic problems. They will not work. As a Labor Economist I've watched MAJOR changes since the Mid 1970s that have gone unreported and largely ignored by political leaders. These changes are sucking the vitality from the US economy. Unemployment Insurance, job training programs, and tax deductions and credits have done very little to deal with the problem. They will only complicate the problems, not solve them. Fiscal and monetary policies will not solve them. Inequalities in the distribution of wealth, demographics, financialization and the rise of international competition have and will continue to eat away at American vitality.
Rant and rave if it makes you feel better, the politicians will respond to your noise to maintain their power. They will ignore the real problems as long as they can manipulate public opinion. Don't worry, the economy will eventually adjust, with losers. Will you be among the losers?
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“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#36 Sep 22, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Not when the others are actually responsible for what is wrong. The fact is that Obama was handed a catastrophic economy, two very expensive wars, and a Right Wing Neo-Con institution entrenched in the Government. It would be hard for any President to fix all of that in a short time even if they did not have the obstructionists the Neo-Cons have entrenched in Washington fighting EVERYTHING Obama attempts, and are now busy entrenching themselves at the state level for the purpose of changing election laws to benefit themselves.
As usual, wrong on all counts.
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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#38 Sep 22, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>What it shows is that a dedicated and focused propaganda campaign can change the perception of reality. The fact that many people actually believe that Barney Frank caused the mortgage melt down or that Obama is responsible for crashing the economy is proof of the effectiveness of the Right Wing propaganda blitz even if it is all lies. I truly fear for the future of our Country.
Poll: Majority Of Americans Blame Obama For Economy

Obama touts jobs plan today at Ohio bridge that won't qualify... DOODLE DOODLE DOODLE………..the boy is a wonder…………………it’s a wonder the press could hide this incompetence for three years.
__________
GALLUP: More voters considering Romney than Obama...

REPORT: Gov't Motors uses ONSTAR to spy on drivers...

EAST WING BLING: MICHELLE O'S $42,000 DIAMOND CUFFS...better than $600 tennis shoes. The Obama’s are so in tuned with the poor.

Obama to give another speech, put you sell orders in quick. Dow will drop again.
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Since: Aug 10

Decatur, GA

#40 Sep 22, 2011
The majority of American apparently have short memories or are easily misled.

Not that Obama didn't make some mistakes, but he certainly isn't the entire reason our country is screwed beyond redemption. And, sorry to disappoint, but miracles aren't going to happen if a Republican is elected next year.

“Time to take back America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#41 Sep 22, 2011
For FY2009, Speaker of the House Stretch Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Dingy Reid bypassed George Bush completely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Bam Bam the wrecking ball could take office. They also passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY2009 budget. Obama supported it as a senator, and he signed the omnibus bill as president.

Bam Bam's spending is different from the TARP money that inflated Bush's final deficit in 2008, in that Bam Bam was spending borrowed money, not lending. Unlike TARP, the stimulus spending will never be paid back.

Bam Bam inherited a deficit that he voted for and then expanded that deficit four-fold since he took office.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#42 Sep 22, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Poll: Majority Of Americans Blame Obama For Economy
Obama touts jobs plan today at Ohio bridge that won't qualify... DOODLE DOODLE DOODLE………..the boy is a wonder…………………it’s a wonder the press could hide this incompetence for three years.
__________
GALLUP: More voters considering Romney than Obama...
REPORT: Gov't Motors uses ONSTAR to spy on drivers...
EAST WING BLING: MICHELLE O'S $42,000 DIAMOND CUFFS...better than $600 tennis shoes. The Obama’s are so in tuned with the poor.
Obama to give another speech, put you sell orders in quick. Dow will drop again.
Your spin and hatred are limitless

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Shabbona, IL

#43 Sep 22, 2011
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Not when the others are actually responsible for what is wrong. The fact is that Obama was handed a catastrophic economy, two very expensive wars, and a Right Wing Neo-Con institution entrenched in the Government. It would be hard for any President to fix all of that in a short time even if they did not have the obstructionists the Neo-Cons have entrenched in Washington fighting EVERYTHING Obama attempts, and are now busy entrenching themselves at the state level for the purpose of changing election laws to benefit themselves.



WHY LIE?




Obama was a US Senator dipsh*t. Obama voted for or copied all of those Bush Policies.


You seem to forget that the economy was fine in January 2007 when the Democrats took over Both Houses of Congress. Within 11 Months, they had us in a FULL RECESSION.



Senator Obama was also part of the group that Overrode Bush vetoes.

Sorry loon but you are simply a LIAR.







Obama is the president and must TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for once in his rotten life.

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