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View Poll Results: Are you scared of what Obama is doing to America?
Yes. 43 41.35%
No. 60 57.69%
Not Sure. 1 0.96%
Voters: 104. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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I always find it amusing that of all the Forums on City-Data, a website that posts data about various cities and towns across our country (and parts of the world), Politics & Other Controversies has the most amount of threads and posts.

But that's not the point of this thread. The point of this thread is to see why some people are scared of & have a strong animosity toward President Obama. Yes, we know he's black, but he's also white. Yes, we know he wants to reform health care, but we all can agree something needs to be done. Yes, we know he has brought GM and Chrysler under partial government ownership, but the U.S. auto industry is one of the most important industries we have.

Why do people dislike Obama? Do you really think he wants to brainwash America's children? Do you really think he wants to turn America into a Communist state (despite the fact that many of the world's Communist governments have collapsed)? Do you honestly think Obama & his wife hate America, a country that has given them so many opportunities for them as well as their children? Do you honestly think Obama is racist, despite having to work and interact with whites on a daily basis?

Look, I'm not trying to sell Obama as the perfect president, because he is FAR from it. This health care debacle has the whole country up in arms, much of the trillions in spending has helped the economy, but not the way intended, and he says "uh" quite often. Despite these setbacks, however, I don't believe Obama's trying to destroy America.

People, wake up! His campaign was WAY over-hyped, so of course it's going to look like he's doing a bad job! Some on the threads on this forum are taking it a little too far, though.

So what do you think? Are you truly scared of what Obama is doing to America?
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Fears about policy are fine with me, provided they're based on evidence. I don't agree with all of Obama's politics, either.

Fears that he's racist or a Muslim or a Communist that wants to kill Grandma are probably counterproductive.

The constant, paranoid, ad hominem attacks are tired and pointless.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Yes he scared the crap out of me! Its ok though. I know secrets.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Its crazy

And enough with the Muslim crap. They are already showing their bigotry with just that alone.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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The fear of Obama goes to the core of America's acceptance of Blacks in general.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: NW MT
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The fear of Obama goes to the core of America's acceptance of Blacks in general.
I'm a firm believer in what my grandmother once said to me. She said, "one sees others through their own eyes". I was trying to figure out why the left wingers were making a race issue out of everything of late... then my grandmothers words of wisdom hit me ! hummm
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I'm a firm believer in what my grandmother once said to me. She said, "one sees others through their own eyes". I was trying to figure out why the left wingers were making a race issue out of everything of late... then my grandmothers words of wisdom hit me ! hummm
Your grandmother was a very wise woman because she saw what I see all the time.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: east coast
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Default The unknown

as far as the Birthcert. It's not that I believe it, it's the fact that all he had to do was show it and this whole thing would never of happen. Since he has refused it gives the doubters a reason to persue it.
He will not tell us what is in the bill he wants (health care) he said no illegals will be covered, but that has been proven that he did lied on that. Congress had to go in and put that in the bill. A contitutional judge said that since it was not in the bill in writing that the US would have to cover them because it can not discriminate against any one group of people.
He said that he was going to go line by line to cut waste, Instead he is adding so much to fast. Everytime he talks he is blaming Bush or someone else, it is never his fault. I don't llike the blame game. If he can't handle it he needs to walk out, cause he knew what he was walking into . He is a "player". He changes his story depending on who he is talking to. He is paying back all of his buddies that got him elected by giving them jobs that they don't qualify for. If he is going to give them the job, vet them first. Agree? I'll stop here but have more.

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I always find it amusing that of all the Forums on City-Data, a website that posts data about various cities and towns across our country (and parts of the world), Politics & Other Controversies has the most amount of threads and posts.

But that's not the point of this thread. The point of this thread is to see why some people are scared of & have a strong animosity toward President Obama. Yes, we know he's black, but he's also white. Yes, we know he wants to reform health care, but we all can agree something needs to be done. Yes, we know he has brought GM and Chrysler under partial government ownership, but the U.S. auto industry is one of the most important industries we have.

Why do people dislike Obama? Do you really think he wants to brainwash America's children? Do you really think he wants to turn America into a Communist state (despite the fact that many of the world's Communist governments have collapsed)? Do you honestly think Obama & his wife hate America, a country that has given them so many opportunities for them as well as their children? Do you honestly think Obama is racist, despite having to work and interact with whites on a daily basis?

Look, I'm not trying to sell Obama as the perfect president, because he is FAR from it. This health care debacle has the whole country up in arms, much of the trillions in spending has helped the economy, but not the way intended, and he says "uh" quite often. Despite these setbacks, however, I don't believe Obama's trying to destroy America.

People, wake up! His campaign was WAY over-hyped, so of course it's going to look like he's doing a bad job! Some on the threads on this forum are taking it a little too far, though.

So what do you think? Are you truly scared of what Obama is doing to America?
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The poll deserved a fourth option: Hell No!
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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have you folks ever picked up a history book? are you really that blind? if you can see a power grab, and a march to socialism that is right in front of you face, you will never see it. obama stands for everything this country is not, has never been. …

racisms? Please. I know its hard to see through YOUR racism but this has NOTHING to do with him being black.. hell that’s the only thing I like about him…
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