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As it stands now, Barack Obama's body of presidential work has been: good, bad, or mediocre?

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Whizkid

Nov-08-13 7:36 AM

It is worse than just "bad" because his direction is in direct opposition to what the United States of America's constitution provides --- freedom, independence and liberty.

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Kozy62

Nov-08-13 8:12 AM

Is this an example?

Delaware has finally released its Obamacare enrollment number: Four.

Yes, a grand total of four state residents have fully enrolled in Obamacare. The cost to American taxpayers: $1 million per enrollee.

The state spent $4 million in federal grant money on four community organizations. Two of the community organizations have yet to have a single successful enrollment. The state blames the glitchy website and delays in background checks for the marketplace guides.

The Washington Post, a very liberal newspaper that has backed the President on everything, adds that as of Tuesday, Delaware had 31 enrollment applications and 218 accounts created for “possible enrollment.”

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Kozy62

Nov-08-13 8:14 AM

How about this headline?

"Under Obama, Iran keeps nukes and Americans lose health insurance"...

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:18 AM

Hope fully we can all agree that the number one cause of Americas fiscal problems is Healthcare. President Obama passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.

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Kozy62

Nov-08-13 8:19 AM

Or...

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.

2. Benghazi: This is actually three scandals in one: ?The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission. ?The changes made to the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video ?The refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack

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Kozy62

Nov-08-13 8:21 AM

As it seems now, TripleD...a big mess with many more losing than gaining. But' we'll see.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:21 AM

When President Obama took office the nation was losing 750,000 jobs a month. Three quarters of a million jobs lost every month? even as I type that I still am shocked at how bad things had become.

President Obama passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:22 AM

President Obama passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:23 AM

President Obama ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:24 AM

President Obama began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:30 AM

President Obama eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered. As you may or may not remember only Obama had said that he would be willing to cross into Pakistan and get Osama bin laden and those are exactly the orders that he gave. Before anyone reminds me that it was Special Forces that actually carried out this mission, let me remind you that they could not have done this without orders from the President. Can you imagine the headlines if this mission had failed? No one can say that this President did not put his Presidency and Legacy on the line when he order that mission.

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ladybug

Nov-08-13 8:32 AM

Benghazi: Snif boo hoo . I getb tired of hearing about it,

We all know there wasn't enough security.Not taking into consideration congress cut their budget,

We all know and new within a few hours it was a terrorist attack

If I recall right he said to do everything possible to help/.Then he went out and had drinks with G.Bush give it a rest Kozy.

4800 lives in Irag,50000 young americans without limbs and a price tag og 3 to 4 trillion

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ladybug

Nov-08-13 8:35 AM

If D Issa and the republican whine baby's would spend some time getting together and coming up with some solutions to keep our country from tottall tanking might help.

Dec 13 is just around the corner.Do we kick the ole can down the road again.

And yes Obamacare is a total mess

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ladybug

Nov-08-13 8:37 AM

Don't forget get the mess over G.Bushes drug plan before it finally got working right.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:38 AM

President Obama turned around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government still expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns. It took courage to take that kind of risk, but it paid off and will continue to pay off in future jobs. It is a particular benefit to the State of Ohio. My nephew still works for GM and his father was a GM retiree before his death last year.

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ladybug

Nov-08-13 8:39 AM

If just one fraction of the time spent getting comprimises over the issues affecting our country instead of all the name calling,bickering and finger pointing we could just possibly servive,

Oh that's right lets worry about next yrs. election instaed

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:41 AM

President Obama increased Support for Veterans: With so many soldiers coming home from Iraq and Iran with serious physical and mental health problems, yet facing long waits for services, increased 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs budget by 16 percent and 2011 budget by 10 percent. Also signed new GI bill offering $78 billion in tuition assistance over a decade, and provided multiple tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:47 AM

If you followed the news you now know that the employee who was primarily responsible for going after the tax free status groups was a republican who testified under oath the his was not given specific orders to target as group. Were there more right wing groups then left wing groups that had their tax free status questioned, the answer is yes. That is a leading question that totally ignores that more right wing groups than left wing groups applied for tax free status. You can twist this any way that you want but there was never an evidence of wrong doing by the President

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 8:58 AM

Lets talk about leading questions. "As it stands now, Barack Obama's body of presidential work has been: good, bad, or mediocre?" Shouldn't it have been good, bad, or average? Why should two out of three of the choices reflect poorly on this President. I know there is a lot of talk about the Left wing liberal media on this board but when the Salem News publishes articles like "Liberal policies increase poverty" and uses terms like mediocre as a choice between good or bad when rating the presidents performance, it seems there is a right wing media that should also be called to task

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Kozy62

Nov-08-13 8:59 AM

Does it seem strange that you give him credit for everything but he keeps saying he knows nothing about anything?

Well except, he knows to blame others.

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 9:02 AM

Can anyone really say that a headline that says "Under Obama, Iran keeps nukes and Americans lose health insurance" is a factual headline? Is this what conservative call a fair and balanced argument?

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 9:05 AM

I could go on and on posting President Obama's accomplishments, but I think that is enough for now although I do not believe I have even come close to matching 1/10 of the negative posts that I see on this board.

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ladybug

Nov-08-13 9:08 AM

He knows to blame others.

That's good. Like it doesn't work both ways in Washington.

Any body remember the bombing of the marine barracks in "1983 " killing 241 soldiers.

Maybe Issa can work on that one next ?

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TripleD

Nov-08-13 9:12 AM

Does it seem strange that you refuse to give this president credit for anything he has ever done? Does it seem strange to you that you refuse to admit that Barack Hussein Obama has ever told the truth about anything. Does it seem strange to you that you continue saying he knows nothing about anything? Does it seem strange to you that you continue saying he he says he knows nothing about anything? Does it seem strange to you that you latch on to anything negative you can say about this President and continue to post it over and over again like some broken record even when you know in your heart that it is false?

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ladybug

Nov-08-13 9:12 AM

Triple D might as well get used to the fact these people are more interested in seeing Obama fail rather that help getting our country back on track

Just like the private meeting held in a motel room during Obama's first inn. by top republicans from the house and senate

Made a pledge to make everything this president does fail.

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