Pres. Barack Obama

Democrat  •  Illinois  •  2nd Term  •  Sworn In 2009
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vvicky 04/08/2010 11:10am

The debt that’s been perpetuated under the current administration was incurred during the former administration and policies that put the USA into two perpetual wars, it’s citizens into loans they could not afford, and the continuation of jobs moving overseas.

Yes, it looks like the middle-class American Dream is now gone but just don’t see how people can’t grasp our current situation as a continuation of what we’ve let happen to ourselves through giving in to our lust for shiny objects and the lack of self-discipline to control such urges. If this doesn’t apply to you, then disregard my comments as you deserve commendation. But how many of us are truly honest with ourselves and concede to our own mistakes and shortcomings?

And if you think I write this in defense of anyone, you’re wrong. People need to wake up and stop blaming and take the share of responsibility that rests on each and every citizen of this country.

fortermlimits 03/21/2010 6:07pm
in reply to BearDuck47 Feb 25, 2009 11:25am

We have to work to stop this. Never have I been involved other than voting, but all that has changed. In June I am off to attend the Republican State Convention. We have to stand up and take our country back. Join me, before it is too late. After todays vote (HC) I worry that we can’t move fast enough, but we have to try.

fortermlimits 03/21/2010 6:01pm
in reply to kgotjesus2001 Mar 02, 2009 7:54am

I love it.

fortermlimits 03/21/2010 5:59pm
in reply to TeaPartyCitizen Mar 12, 2010 1:15pm

He’s not American at heart.

TeaPartyCitizen 03/13/2010 9:29am

You Lie!

TeaPartyCitizen 03/12/2010 1:15pm

For a politician who once was a candidate for the Marxist New Party, I’m shocked Obama became President of the United States.

Devildog8465 11/24/2009 8:40pm

I read today that Obama plans to send 32,000 to 35,000 more troops to Afghanistan…Funny, in his presidential debates he said he would bring our troops home. Now i see what a silver tongue gets my country. A liar.

tllurk 09/14/2009 7:57pm
in reply to BearDuck47 Feb 25, 2009 11:25am

Glad to see someone else in this pitiful country knows about the corupt Chicago political machine. I suggested to Gov. Rod that Cook County become the 51st state with him as their gov. leaving the rest of IL alone — he didn’t respond. Look where he is today — prison is too good of an option for someone who led IL to ruin.

I would like to suggest that O’Bama become the 1st President of the new country of Cook and leave the rest of the nation alone.

Blagovich and O’Bama — two of the most corupt puppets of the Chicago machine. Hopefully, the nation will oust O’B more quickly than IL did Gov. Rod.

b58 08/27/2009 8:58pm

Obama is a real change for America after the intire country is on the soup line at a mission somewhere. Neve in the history of America have we had a president 8 months into his first term has already got us several trillion dollars in debit and taken over our major banks and wall street and the auto builders and our health care and then on top of everything he wants to kill unborn babies. Sounds like another Hitler to me.

msclaudia 07/19/2009 9:57pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 08, 2008 2:38am

His opinion is that he is ‘present’….and then only physically.

maurene 07/19/2009 2:42pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 08, 2008 7:20am

I’d stay anonymous too with that type of thinking.

amandacaudill 06/29/2009 2:58pm
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in reply to Anonymous Feb 08, 2008 7:20am

awesome! good response! glad you vote on traits instead of issues at hand! youre intellegent! —id vote for a dolphin if it was wearing the right color lipstick…

amandacaudill 06/29/2009 2:57pm
in reply to Anonymous Feb 08, 2008 2:38am

HAHAHAHA Hell no he doesnt…i love that…

jesusincontrol 06/29/2009 10:15am
in reply to kjnelan Jun 17, 2008 10:55am

Have you ever heard “learn from your mistakes” or “history repeats itself”. This government is turning its back on God — the one who is responsible for this country being what it is. We were founded upon the Bible’s words and now some of the people are doing all they can to rid the US of anything Biblical. Obama is a very likable person but his morals and thinking is disastrous!!!! History repeats itself — look at Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible — what were they doing and who demolished it. That is what the United States is looking at in the future. I Kings talks about losing the next generation and the nation fell. Do ya “think” that may be happening here too??? Look at this UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Hear about in on www.crosstalkamerica.com/ June 26 (on the net you can still hear it). Inform yourself and read God’s Word. And then some of the people in this country may want to BEG for forgiveness and mercy.

Bud9342 06/17/2009 5:18am

Hitler promised change too… and Germany got it, now we are going to get it too. Change can be wanted or not. I spent 20 years defending this country and really feel sad to see what this country has elected to represent us. A president whose primary qualifications are that he was black and could present a good front person for radical socialists. Not to mention a group of lemmings for congress and the senate that are more worried about the politics of staying in power rather then that of “representing” their constituents. And to top it off these representatives get to retire after 1 term in office with 100% of their pay and benefits… our servicement who put their lives on the line can only retire if they live 20 years in the service ans then only get half their pay. We do need change.

Bud9342 06/17/2009 4:58am

One thing I agree with is we need Change, however I think we need a big change from the Dem/GOP limitations imposed on us. What is the difference any more between the dems and gop? Both want power and control, Obama is no different. The only change he offers is to bankrupt this country faster and to redistribute what wealth is left isn’t that what his policies for health care, morrtgage reform etc. are doing?

rightsman123 06/12/2009 7:47pm

Obama supporters are not fools, but hopeful people who have yet to realize their insignificance in the eyes of their betters (politicians). This man lies to you as does all the former presidents, regardless of their political party. They were NEVER meant to be our friends. We were NEVER meant to idealize them. They are a necessary evil. A canker on society. A parasite feeding off us for the cash and power. I don’t blame them though. It’s only human.

b58 04/25/2009 3:06pm

I see money power and a tainted election can vote in a socialist Marxist president to go with Queen Pelosi speaker of the house that shares the same agenda as Obama.

smjimenez 04/22/2009 6:08am

I could not think of anyone else who could represent this country worse than you have. You have your own agenda, you are angry at the world for your own experiences, and you want to throw our country away. Teleprompter Of The United States (TOTUS) is more popular and more respected than you are.

I believe in the long term mission of our country’s founders. They escaped high taxes and control in order to find freedom. The believed in free markets away from big government.

It is time for conservatives to stand against your policies and your agenda. You won’t “change” our country.

mpelliott 04/03/2009 3:43pm
in reply to weasel Feb 08, 2008 4:13pm

You still think he’s being honest?

vortices 03/31/2009 9:57am
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in reply to kgotjesus2001 Mar 02, 2009 7:54am

Lincoln was shot while in office. Obama….

kgotjesus2001 03/02/2009 7:54am

LINCOLN AND OBAMA ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE

1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama used the
same Bible.
2. Lincoln came from Illinois . Obama comes from Illinois .
3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the Illinois
Legislature.
4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had
very little experience before becoming President.
5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his
inauguration. Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his
inauguration.
6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
7. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
8. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.
9. Lincoln was born in the United States . Obama is a skinny lawyer.
10. Lincoln was honest, so honest he was called Honest Abe. Obama is a
skinny lawyer.

BearDuck47 02/25/2009 11:25am

Dear Reader:

Let me tell you the real reason Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pushed through the biggest spending bill in history – without proper debate, without Republican input, and without any public scrutiny at all.

Simply, they are trying to turn the United States into a one-party country and to put the Republican Party out of business once and for all.

The massive appropriation called a stimulus – some $787 billion of your money – is really a political war chest for the Democrats.

They want to change the face of American politics forever, and they want to use your taxpayer money to do it.

They want to use billions from our treasury to reward their political friends – and have huge amounts of cash to dole out before the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Some people have wondered why, if the country is in dire need of emergency “stimulus,” most of the money appropriated by this law will not even be spent this year.

Instead, spending will go on for five to 10 years.

There is no mystery here, as the answer is simple: These billions in taxpayer funds will fund the Democratic political machine for many years to come.

Chicago Machine Takes Over Washington
You must remember – the media won’t tell you this – that Barack Obama is a product of the corrupt political machine in Chicago headed by Mayor Richard Daley.

Chicago is run as a one-party city. The Democratic political machine and the government are one in the same.

Just like we saw recently in Congress, there is no real debate in Chicago. Deals are brokered in the back rooms among the ward leaders, the mayor and their cronies.

What the political machine decides, the public has to accept it. The city council serves simply as a rubber stamp – much the same way the Congress just acted for Obama.

And public money in Chicago is used to protect and serve the interests of the machine.

Obama – as I will reveal to you with the stimulus plan – is simply replicating the Chicago machine in Washington.

It is a frightening thought because our freedoms depend on a vibrant two-party system.

But that’s what you believe, not what Obama and his crew believe.

Barack Obama and his Chicago gang, which includes his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, also a congressman from the Chicago machine, have a starkly different view.

They want a one-party system headed by a strong man.

We at The National Republican Trust PAC are deeply troubled not only by how much the stimulus plan spends but also the way it was implemented.

We just witnessed how the basic and open democratic process of our republic was flouted.

We fear that the actions by Obama and Congress that we just witnessed threaten the very foundation of our republic.

Consider that we have long believed America is the greatest democracy in the world.

Yet Congress passed the largest spending bill in its history – by essentially suspending vital democratic processes, including debate and public examination of the pending law.

We know that the Democrats, working late into the night, secretly agreed to a “compromise” bill among themselves – and then refused even to share it with Republicans or the public until just hours before the bill went to the floor for a vote.

The final stimulus bill was 1,079 pages long. We know Barack Obama never read the bill.

Many members of Congress have admitted not one senator or congressman even read the bill before they voted for it!

The Democrats say they suspended normal procedures because the country so desperately needed to avoid what Barack Obama said was an economic “catastrophe.”

The bill apparently was so urgent that the Democrats even excluded Republican leaders from any involvement in negotiations on it.

When, in our republic, does Congress simply vote on a bill when its members have no idea what it says?

And, how could congressional leaders like Pelosi and Reid, as well as President Obama, present a monumental law but not allow even one day of scrutiny by Congress, its staffs or the public?

myopencongress 01/26/2009 6:35am

President Obama, Repealing the “Mexico City” Abortion Funding Policy is truly a tragedy for our nation. Promoting, encouraging, and funding the murder of innocent children is wrong. Using my tax dollars for this crime is not only an insult, but robbery. I am ashamed that you are representing our nation.

Anonymous 12/07/2008 1:14pm
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He’s gonna send our money to AFRICA not AMERICA. wait we have none! thnx bush!

Anonymous 11/15/2008 1:22pm
in reply to bkoppe Feb 09, 2008 11:14am

lol…everyone knows that white people voted for obama based on that single reason…so no one would think they were racist.

Anonymous 11/11/2008 6:37pm

Barack Obama has been elected the 44th President of the United States of America. Congratulations to him, and good luck as well, because if he thought that the road to winning the Presidency was hard, wait until he gets into office. He has a laundry list of things that require his attention with the economy. The economy is in a severe disease that needs fast cure. The financial system has to be stabilized, but to his credit, he already has two excellent ideas, sure to win him some points. Some ideas for stimulus that he has are temporarily exempting seniors from having to withdraw from their IRA’s and 401(k) plans after age 70 ½, and temporarily exempting tax payments for those on unemployment benefits. Old ones needs permanent support coming from the government. There must be a fair treatment to everybody. Most especially those in needs, there must be the priority. The small people must be the first target for an economical change. The largest issues he has to keep track of are the bank bailout and credit repair that has begun under President Bush, stemming the tide of foreclosures and changing the outlook of oversight and regulation, to make it more “transparent.” Obama has his work cut out for him, and he will probably soon pine for the simple days of campaigning.

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Anonymous 11/08/2008 4:02pm
in reply to adelie Mar 13, 2008 12:06pm

Idiot

JHENRY 11/06/2008 10:15am

Dear President-Elect Obama:

Congratulations on winning the race for the White House. I hope you can keep all the promises you have made.

I am writing about Hillary Clinton’s sponsored bill S.661 Caregivers Support Act. I was surprised not to see your name among those Senators of both parties that support this Bill because you have given great credit to your grandmother’s for raising you to be the man you are today.

In this Bill, it should also mention financial support for grandparents raising grandchildren. We have been given custody of 3 minor grandchildren that went through the juvenile dependancy court when these children were taken from their parents by Virginia CPS and put into foster Care. We were notified that if we didn’t want the children separated because there were no foster care homes in that vacinity that would take all 3 that we needed to immediately get to that court and file papers for custody. We only had 3 days to do this. We are in our 60’s and didn’t have any choice but to go through with the custody hearings. We live in Southern California. We were retired and on social security and my husbands teacher retirement. We went through all of our saving to go to these hearings a total of 13 times. We were given a home study and had to be live scan finger printed by Social Service, as did our daugher and her husband and children that were over 16 years of age. Our home was thoroughly check out by Social Services to be sure we could accomodate the 3 children. The children were place in our home on an ICPC and now
2nd/3rd grade because she does the grade appropriate work and is ahead of her classmates so the teachers give her work for 2nd or 3rd grade, depending on the grade she was in previously. She was tested for Gifted student yesterday. We are so very proud of these children.
Our worry is that we will run out of money before the children finish high school and we can not afford tuition for college for any of them.

That is why we are asking that Senate Bill 661 includes funding for Senior Grandparent raising grandchildren. We retired for 2, not 5.
We had no idea this was going to happen. One day we were watching the news and 6 months later we were watching cartoons with 3 young children.
THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS THESE CHILDREN HAVE ACHIEVED IN OUR CARE IS DUE TO THEIR KNOWING THEY ARE LOVED AND IN A SECURE, SAFE HOME AND ENVIRONMENT.
KNOWING FROM EXPERIENCE, I DON’T BELIEVE THEY COULD HAVE MADE THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN A FOSTER CARE HOME WITH STRANGERS. RAISING CHILDREN TAKES A LOT OF LOVE AND PATIENCE. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE SENIORS OVER THE AGE OF 60. NOT EVERYONE CAN DO THIS. NO ONE CAN LOVE A CHILD THE SAME WAY THE MAJORITY OF RELATIVES LOVE THEIR NEICES, NEPHEWS, GRANDSONS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS. THESE CHILDREN LIVING WITH RELATIVES NEVER HAVE TO WORRY WHERE THEIR FAMILY IS. IN FOSTER CARE, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF SEEING LET ALONE KNOWING WHERE YOUR FAMILY IS? I AM STILL SEARCHING FOR MINE AFTER 40+ YEARS. MY GRANDCHILDREN KNOW WHERE THEIR PARENTS ARE, EVEN THOUGH THEY DON’T WANT TO LIVE WITH THEM, WHERE THEIR AUNTS AND UNCLES AND COUSINS ARE AND ANY OTHER MEMBER OF THE FAMILY SUCH AS GREAT AUNT AND UNCLES. THEY KNOW THEIR FAMILY CELTIC HISTORY AND THEY ALSO KNOW THAT EACH MEMBER LOVES AND WILL HELP THEM IN ANY WAY THEY CAN.
We can take care of ourselves, we are just asking for financial help with the grandchildren. Everything seems to be geared for Foster Care
Homes. I was in Foster Care from the time I was 2 years old until I was adopted at the age of 14. I know from experience that most of the foster care homes are in it for the money. If they get 5 or 6 foster children, that adds up to thousands of money per month. I know I never got to see any of that money. In fact, I never knew my foster parents got money until I left foster care. I had to go pick strawberries and other fruits at the age of 8 to buy my school clothes.

Please help the thousands of elderly grandparents, such as myself, get the financial help they need.
THE SOONER SENATE BILL 661 PASSESE WITH FINANCIAL HELP FOR GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN NO MATTER IF THE CHILDREN CAME INTO FOSTER CARE FROM OUT OF STATE ON AN INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN OR IN STATE, AND WERE PLACE IN TO THE CARE OF RELATIVES,
THUS TAKING THEM OUT OF THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM. WITHOUT THESE RELATIVE CARE GIVERS AND GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN, SOCIAL SERVICES WOULD HAVE A HIGHER CASE LOAD THEN THEY DO.

Thank you for your support. I supported you during your campaign. PLEASE HELP ME IN MY CAMPAIGN FOR FINANCIAL HELP FOR RELATIVE CAREGIVERS
ESPECIALLY GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN.

Once again, congratulations on becoming the president/elect.

JH
grammyh371@live.com

scallen 11/01/2008 11:22pm
in reply to Sparhawk2k Jan 17, 2008 7:34pm

I am more concerned with his Tax Policy S.2433, If it gets passed all our money is going to Africa, via the United Nations. It also gives the United Nations the right to tax American Citizens. Anyone care to give their money to Africa and leave us broke, go ahead and vote for Obama, and doom us all. When A U.S. Senator introduces a Bill into the Senate allowing non=Americans to tax us I have serious issues.

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