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Old 11-30-2012, 12:51 PM
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Grade Obama on his first term. Set aside any bias you may or not have for or against him and give an honest grade.

I will give Mr. Obama a solid C. He was not awful but not spectacular either.

What say you?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:22 PM
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The president earns a B from this guy. The economy is moving in the right direction, we've evaded a 2nd Great Depression, the job market is growing, life in the housing market is finally stirring, and my taxes went although that is a double-edged sword. Bin Laden is as dead as DADT and the war in Iraq, and we're finally coming home from Afghanistan. Oh, and illegal immigration is decreasing, enforcement is better, and kids won't be deported for the actions of their parents. Energy production is up, renewable power is doubled, oil is increasing, natural gas is f-cking booming, and imports are down. Repeat: Our dependence on foreign energy is down from four years ago.

And all the talk of socialism, gun grabbing, and death panels from his nuttier antagonists never came to pass.

More than a fistful of good things from this president, but we've got a handful of unresolved challenges as well. The deficit is still too damn high, spending is still too damn high, and the tax code is too damn laxed and loopy. Oil and coal are kinda too damn regulated, gas prices are too damn stubbornly high, and the Middle East is still too damn flammable.

President Obama another four years, so we'll see how it goes.
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I voted for Obama in 2008, had very high expectations for him and was disappointed in his total package after a four year dwell time...

My grade for the Obama administration: D+

Reasons why, he surrounded himself with some of the worst cabinet members in my lifetime. Erick Holder, Rahm Emanuel and Timothy Geithner were all big duds and they did nothing to help Obama in his quest....

Obama ran on jobs, spent large on jobs and has not delivered. That's just a cold hard fact. Obama also hammered Bush on GITMO and he has done absolutely nothing after four years. Barack promised large and he hasn't been able to deliver on a lot of issues...

Here is a link for those who have forgotten some of those:

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Bottom line: We're all still here and not on deaths door like many right wingnut doom and gloomers can't get past these days. But, we're still spending way too much and can't live this large forever....

The D+ grade is prefaced by the fact that I don't believe either party could have solved all our problems in just one term. Including team Romney, another ticket I didn't vote for in 2012.....
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He did everything in the dark. The stimulus was a bust. His cabinet is a bunch of liars and tax cheats. FAIL!
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F for Fail.
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I voted for Obama in 2008, had very high expectations for him and was disappointed in his total package after a four year dwell time...

My grade for the Obama administration: D+

Reasons why, he surrounded himself with some of the worst cabinet members in my lifetime. Erick Holder, Rahm Emanuel and Timothy Geithner were all big duds and they did nothing to help Obama in his quest....

Obama ran on jobs, spent large on jobs and has not delivered. That's just a cold hard fact. Obama also hammered Bush on GITMO and he has done absolutely nothing after four years. Barack promised large and he hasn't been able to deliver on a lot of issues...

Here is a link for those who have forgotten some of those:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...ZGv0HVWWuo8cQg

Bottom line: We're all still here and not on deaths door like many right wingnut doom and gloomers can't get past these days. But, we're still spending way too much and can't live this large forever....

The D+ grade is prefaced by the fact that I don't believe either party could have solved all our problems in just one term. Including team Romney, another ticket I didn't vote for in 2012.....
Agreed on the economy and cabinet members. These were some of his weaker moments. I also did not like the extent he went to be divisive. Instead of bringing the parties together like a good president should, he at times went too far on the offensive and attacked as opposed to uniting and producing progress with Congress. I felt he missed a big opportunity here. He has a chance to make up for it by brokering a budget and tax plan and dealing with the fiscal cliff. Same goes for Boehner.

The Keystone Pipeline was another I felt he dropped the ball on. Instead of standing up to the environmentalists he punted until his second term.

All that said, he did do some very good things and handled several matters extremely well.

I wish Mr. Obama the best his second term.
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"All that said, he did do some very good things and handled several matters extremely well."

Care to illuminate these things?
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Agreed on the economy and cabinet members. These were some of his weaker moments. I also did not like the extent he went to be divisive. Instead of bringing the parties together like a good president should, he at times went too far on the offensive and attacked as opposed to uniting and producing progress with Congress. I felt he missed a big opportunity here. He has a chance to make up for it by brokering a budget and tax plan and dealing with the fiscal cliff. Same goes for Boehner.

The Keystone Pipeline was another I felt he dropped the ball on. Instead of standing up to the environmentalists he punted until his second term.

All that said, he did do some very good things and handled several matters extremely well.

I wish Mr. Obama the best his second term.
I too hope his second term is more fruitful than his first.....
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Grade Obama on his first term. Set aside any bias you may or not have for or against him and give an honest grade.

I will give Mr. Obama a solid C. He was not awful but not spectacular either.

What say you?
Note: If I were a Chinese Communist Party Member, I'd give him a "B."

If I were a Mexican drug cartel member, I'd give him and "A," and a thank-you note for the rifle.

If I were a money launderer, I'd give him an "A+" on the Stimulus Swindle alone.

If I were someone like the Obama Foah woman I wouldn't know enough letters to understand the poll.

If I were the an Occupy parasite, I'd sit down and pout until everyone got a "C" in everything.
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I gave him a B. We brought the economy back from going over the edge. We kept afloat while peoples equity and home values crashed. Now they are on the rise. Peoples retirements have recovered in most cases.

I won't forget how close we came to spinning completely out of control during the economic meltdown. It took steady leadership and asome extraordinary measures to hold this thing together while the wave crashed down. Many here seem to have forgotten how close we came to losing our entire economy. I expected as much. It's why we will eventually cut regs again and the banks that are still too big to fail will do it again. I remember how serious it was and given that today we are growing, confidence is on the rise, along with all the other economic indicators.

End of the day most all presidents are faced with emergency situations and we have to judge a POTUS on how he deals with those emergencies and what is the result of his leadership. He has dealt with natural disasters well, with war well, with killing our enemies well. He has been vigilant about the environment and we a better economy today then when he came in.

That pretty much takes care of that.
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