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8 Liberal Celebs Turned-Sour On Obama

Liberal celebs turn-tail on Obama

Some might say that President Obama was elected in 2008 due to his massive (if not wishy-washy) drawing power in the middle class. While that may be true, it doesn’t hurt that he had the full support of our idols, our Greek pantheon, I’m talking about our movie stars and celebrities, working pro-bono to spread the word about the then-Illinois Senator. Though Hollywood is often considered almost unilaterally liberal as a culture of folk, as many as 8 high-profile outspoken-liberal celebs are pulling support from Obama as he begins to seek re-election. So who made the list?

Gene Simmons -The KISS frontman is disenchanted with Obama, particularly his perceived failure in reviving a stubbornly moribund economy. Though he backed Big-O in ’08, he regrets it now, shifting support to Mitt Romney, saying, “America is a business and should be run by a businessman.”

Matt Damon -Perhaps one of the list’s biggest surprises is this publicly liberal celeb who fought particularly hard to get Obama elected in ’08. His disillusionment was voiced in December when he bemoaned Obama’s inaction when it comes to stifling and halting Bush-era policies. He has also challenged Obama to get even tougher on Wall Street.”A one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better,” he said.

Barbara Streisand -Long-time liberal Streisand concurs with Damon’s perspective, though she soured on Obama much earlier than the Bourne actor. In 2010, she said that Obama should use his presidential swagger more forcefully, repealing policies like the now-dead “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” immediately. “People admire real strength,” she said.

Jane Lynch – The GLEE actress and comedienne called Obama a “huge disappointment” for his lack of action regarding gay rights. Lynch, herself a lesbian, contends that America’s majority shouldn’t be allowed to vote on the rights of a minority group, saying, “If people voted on civil rights in the ’60s, it would have never happened.”

Angelina Jolie – Though it was reported (read: misquoted) that Jolie had called Obama a “one-term president”, the actress is half-empty, half-full on the prez. “There are many wonderful things that have moved forward, and of course, some other things that are very frustrating,” she eloquently and tactfully stated.

Bill Maher – Though well-known for his liberal leanings, Maher admitted he was “really mad” at Obama after the BP oil spill, holding him more in contempt than Republicans. Maher is disappointed in Obama for not coming down harder on oil companies, saying, “Why isn’t Barack Obama getting more shit for this?” UPDATE: Perhaps not too sour given his $1M donation to Obama’s camp, but disappointed nonetheless.

Hugh Hefner – Hef turned on Obama pretty quickly, but his reasons concerned the war. He saw Obama’s foot-dragging in pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq as Vietnam-era mistakes. “We can’t please the world,” he said. “We go in with the best possible intentions, but we make enemies.”

Harry Belafonte – Liberal activist and singer Belafonte contends that Obama took office “under such hugely dramatic circumstances” that he had a “splendid opportunity to do more than most presidents,” but blew it. The 84-year-old said that Obama should have followed his heart to make choices the way “we had all hoped,” because it “would have helped him make [better] choices.”

With these 8 liberal celebs now down on Obama, who in Hollywood do you think will answer the call in the fight to get Obama re-elected?

Check out the original list with photos and more info at TheWeek.com

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187 Responses to “8 Liberal Celebs Turned-Sour On Obama”

  1. Scott Helmus

    nice try….when it comes down to it, people might not agree 100% with president obama, but they will not support gov romney and his flip flops.

  2. Rose Stern

    Most of these Has Beens are looking for attention any way they can get it. Obama still has the support of the Ral Progressive Voters, Of all of them I am most dissapointed in Bill Maher. He is a traitor to the Progressive Cause.

  3. Brian Hall

    you know what when I voted for Obama, I was not as enthusiastic as every one at the time.. never be truly enthusiastic about some one you are voting for… that is my rule.. nothing new..

  4. Cynthia Blake

    Bill Maher donated 1,000,000 towards President Obama's re-election recently. That's hardly "going sour" on the President. Matt Damon has been pretty vocal about his displeasure, but other than Gene Simmons who is known republican the rest are random sound bites. I support Obama's re-election and have voiced my disappointment once or twice but that doesn't mean I've gone sour on him.

  5. Albert Ostering

    Gene Simmons: The Economy is bouncing back we jobs have been recovering for a while now. Took us 8 years to get into this mess, will take more then a few to get out.
    Matt Damon Ok he could be tougher on Wall Street, patriot act, and other bush era items, but he is tougher then John McCain or Romney would be.
    Barbara Streisand don't Ask/Don't tell is gone. What is your next gripe?
    Jane Lynch may not have gotten as far as you or I have wanted in rights, but much further then alternatives.
    Harry Belafonte just what opportunity did he have when he did not have a super majority in the senate? Practicably cockblocked on everything he wanted to do. Not to mention Screwed by an American public in 2010 and basically not allowed to do ANYTHING on his agenda.

  6. Vannessa Levert

    He has faced stumbling BLOCKS(GOP CONGRESS)…. It took several years to get into this MESS and it will take CO-OPERATION….which we ALL know he does not have. "NOT THIS PRESIDENT'… Remember

  7. Cindy Montville

    He never claimed to be perfect and never promised to not make mistakes. And while he may have done many things better, had he not been opposed by the republicans so vehemently he might have accomplished a lot more. And if for no other reason, I support him for giving a good try at cleaning up the Republican mess Bush left behind. Anything is better than no change, money grubbing republicans who don't care for the American public.

  8. Dan Fisher

    This article is like putting lipstick on a pig. These people are perhaps less enthusiastic about Obama then they were, but have hardly turned against him. Nice try. Much ado about nothing.

  9. Donna Hensley

    Everyone that runs for president makes promises of the moon and stars then when elected they forget all the promises they made. Obama has made his share of mistakes and flip flops, but do you honestly believe this country could be fixed in 4 years? We were left in bad shape after daddy and son Bush got done, no one has a magic wand and short of that is what it's going to take. I will admit I voted for Obama but like I said he dropped the ball had plenty of opportunity to fix at least one thing. I do not believe anyone in this race can fix this country in 4 years.
    chances to make something right but thus fsr we are worse off.

  10. Randi Garske

    Obama will not get my vote. Read the news – the economy is not bouncing back. The housing industry, specifically, is in bad shape – foreclosure are on the rise. Gasoline is at $4 and up, the highest prices ever in US history. Too many people close to me have lost their houses, jobs recently for me to consider voting for Obama. Let's not even get started with what's happening in the world, outside of the US borders or his health care.

    Obama, IMO, is the worst president ever.

  11. Dora Standpipe

    Who cares what celebrities say? Honestly, I've never understood why people give such political credibility to people who sing or pretend to be someone else for a living. Most celebrities are leftist liberals hypocrites who spout about those horrible big corporations, yet draw their paychecks from those same big corporations they supposedly despise. Obama is an empty suit, just as the late Geraldine Ferraro said. He has stomped on our Constitution, especially with his horrendous Obamacare. Forcing people to buy insurance is unethical and immoral. Our health insurance rates have gone up over 30% since that mess was OK'd by Congress. And someone please explain to me why it is a constitutional "right" for the average US taxpayer to have to pay for someone's birth control so they can sleep around with whomever they want? That's not my responsibility! Gas prices have skyrocketed under this administration. The Obama administration is a miserable failure, and he must be voted out in November. If he is elected for a 2nd term, our country will be in the dumper by 2014 – God help us.

  12. John Myers

    Lauren Linden from everything i have read and told about the heath care will be a major issue for people like me. He want to cut medicare, medicade and the problem with us getting the prescriptions that will keep me alive. It also doesn't help people with BIGGER medical problem. My doctoe has said if it goes though he will have to close his doors.

  13. Dan Sullivan

    If I had to like everything the president ever did, he'd be the chief executive of fantasy-land. Except for Gene Simmons, who is truly a businessman more than he's a liberal musician, I expect all of these people will be voting to re-elect the president. Even if, as has been quoted so many times, they have to hold their nose while doing it.

  14. John Myers

    I understand that he came into a mess BUT he also said it would change. Jow LONG do you have to wait before the CHANGE happens. We the people CAN'T afford to wait another 4 years…

  15. Shannon Phillips

    Really??? It's funny how people seem to foget that half of his term, Congress was democratic (you know that same Congress that didn't even bother to do the budget the year they knew they were getting kicked out of offce)… but yet its all the republicans fault!! This is what's wrong with this country and our government system!! If democrats are voted in, then the republicans drag their feet… if republicans are voted in, democrats drag their feet… it is NOT one sided… it's both parties!! They both need to dump some pride and stupidity and work together for the good of this country and the people that vote them into office!! Until that happens we are never going to see any REAL change no matter which president is making the promises!!!

  16. Shannon Phillips

    John Myers Also keep in mind that if ALL of the bill goes through Americans will be FORCED to purchase their own health insurance or face a fine and possible jail time!!! If he cuts medicare and medicaid, how are these people going to get their own health insurance when the reason they use these benefits is because they cannot afford it in the first place??

  17. Shannon Phillips

    John Myers Also keep in mind that if ALL of the bill goes through Americans will be FORCED to purchase their own health insurance or face a fine and possible jail time!!! If he cuts medicare and medicaid, how are these people going to get their own health insurance when the reason they use these benefits is because they cannot afford it in the first place??

  18. Margaret Thurmond

    I, for one, do not need a well-heeled "celebrity" advocate to sway my vote. Anyone with a modicum of intelligence will understand how Congress has fought this President on every issue. As far as special interest groups are concerned, Mr. Obama fought an uphill battle in ending DADT. To those who claim his healthcare bill would end Medicare/Medicaid I suggest you do a little research. It is the Boehner-led Congress with its" big business leanings who would like to see the privatization of these government programs, not President Obama. Hollywood, please note, I have no interest in your media attention getting nor your reasons for not backing this candidate. You are not as influential as you think & are lead to believe.

  19. Shannon Phillips

    John Myers Even Obama himself vowed to be a one-term president if these "changes" weren't made!!

  20. Shannon Phillips

    John Myers Even Obama himself vowed to be a one-term president if these "changes" weren't made!!

  21. Rusty Horn

    Check your facts. Maher just gave the Obama re-election campaign a MILLION DOLLARS!

  22. Scott Helmus

    and is gov romney going to wave a magic wand to make the housing market better??? gas prices are high and that sucks, but in early 2008 during pres bush last year gas prices were near $4/gal…unless the parties start working together nothing is going to change….

  23. Scott Helmus

    and is gov romney going to wave a magic wand to make the housing market better??? gas prices are high and that sucks, but in early 2008 during pres bush last year gas prices were near $4/gal…unless the parties start working together nothing is going to change….

  24. Shannon Phillips

    What's going on outside the world?? U mean like Obama giving 1.5mil to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt??? PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE!! I can't understand how people that educate themselves on current events can possibly want this man re-elected!!!

  25. Scott Helmus

    John Myers thats a load of bs, from your doctor. doctors said the same thing when lbj pushed through medicare/medicaid in the 60's and since then both m/m have been the biggest winfalls for every doctors bank accounts…just ask michele bachman's husband…

  26. John Myers

    Shannon Phillips that is why I'm so concerned about it… I DON'T want to die and I know I can't afford the penilates. Thats why he doesn't need need a 2nd term.

  27. Shannon Phillips

    I've already left this comment… but I think it bares repeating… Really??? It's funny how people seem to foget that half of his term, Congress was democratic (you know that same Congress that didn't even bother to do the budget the year they knew they were getting kicked out of offce)… but yet its all the republicans fault!! This is what's wrong with this country and our government system!! If democrats are voted in, then the republicans drag their feet… if republicans are voted in, democrats drag their feet… it is NOT one sided… it's both parties!! They both need to dump some pride and stupidity and work together for the good of this country and the people that vote them into office!! Until that happens we are never going to see any REAL change no matter which president is making the promises!!! But you are right about one thing… It took several years to get into this "mess" and if anyone (including Obama) thougt it was going to be cleared up in 4 years… you were fooling yourselves!!

  28. Shannon Phillips

    Omg… I am giving you a virtual standing ovation!!! Bravo!!! EVERYONE should read this post!!

  29. Scott Helmus

    John Myers u wont go to jail, stop…first of all thesupreme ct is going to strike down obamacare….then it will be single payer medicare for all, so relax

  30. Shannon Phillips

    Bill Maher is a traitor??? He donated a million dollars to Obama… If that's the case I wouldn't mind having him as an enemy any day!!

  31. Scott Helmus

    Shannon Phillips do u understand foreign policy??? the u.s. pays people to say stupid things in public, but to crack down on the minions in private….i.e. hosni mubarak, totured people, let people starve…dont matter if it is a d or a r in the whitehouse…u will see in the fall debates campaign ads. gov romney might say this stuff in the ads, but will never ever bring it up at a debate…..and why u ask, cause he will do the same thing

  32. Shannon Phillips

    Scott Helmus and right before Bush left office they were back down to 1$ and some change and while I don't suspect they'll be that low again, I do have a hunch that around november we are gonna see a DRASTIC drop in gas prices… isn't it funny how that happens???

  33. Nivea Dickenson

    John Myers It took 8 years to ruin Clinton's surplus economy. It always takes longer to rebuild. Think about it. Quick fixes don't work for a car, a house, a broken leg… it won't work for an economy.

  34. Nivea Dickenson

    Shannon Phillips I am a highly educated teacher and we do not teach our children to hate others based on religious beliefs. What is your point about Obama making donations to Any religious organization? I donate frequently to christian funds and I'm an atheist. Jesus taught to help others remember?

  35. Theresa Kipper Hall

    I honestly don't understand how anyone could support Obama again! He has done so much damage to our Constitutional rights and if he is elected again I am afraid this once great country will become a third world country.

  36. Leslie Diffin

    Sharon Ger Carlson And you need to get in your car and drive around some assorted income residential streets . Count empty houses. Count how many belong to the banks again. Look at closed businesses and the blatant lack of social services and programs that survived every administration except this one. Look at people that have been affected, instead of sitting on your butt in blinders and pretending it's all good or even any good. How can we expect the un-President to be honest if the people that support this misfire of an administration cannot tell the truth, or in fact even recognize it?

  37. Nivea Dickenson

    John Myers no,of course people can't wait but I answered you above. As small pawns in the government's game we have to do our part. As an educator we teach our children to be smarter with their money, learn from the repeated mistakes in our history, and live healthier lifestyles focused on lasting healthy choices that they will pass on to their children. I also donate to organizations for the needy, and spend my money in small businesses. Think about doing your part as well. It is better than complaining.

  38. Jeannie Walter

    People love to blame Bush for all the crap that the DEMOCRAT Congress/Senate caused, but they don't have the guts to call THEM on it–they'd rather blame Bush. Anyone with any common sense knows that Obama is a fraud, a liar, and IS out to destroy our country, and that the liberal mind-set is causing more problems than the taxpayers can afford. It's time for that one-term (so-called) 'president' to be gone. We need to stand up for our country, people, and get rid of the anti-American AND his mouthy, ugly old wife. And before the die-hard liberals start whining that I must be a Republican, guess again…I've been a Democrat all my life, and I still hate Blowbama and everything he stands for. The whiners can go bemoan it all they want, but we are one nation, UNDER GOD, whether Blowbama likes it or not…so let's show them what REAL Americans can do when we put our minds to it, and get that entire administration out of our White House! :)

  39. Cynthia Blake

    Shirl Paullin your comment shows an abundance of ignorance and plain bad manners. Who's the idiot here?………. ps: it is, *Then you are … not, than you are. I hope you work in the cafeteria at Glenwood Middle School and not a teacher there.

  40. Nivea Dickenson

    I have a degree in Political Science and teach history. My family comes from a 3rd world country and trust me, we (the United States) are far from it. Explaining your accusations will make your arguments sound educated and less like the fear-tactics some states seem to be polluted with.

  41. Kathee Alexander McCarl

    Sharon Ger Carlson you have swallowed the liberal koolaid. Since when is providing free birth control a RIGHT? Last time I checked, it was an individual's personal responsibility with what they do with their bodies. I do not want to pay for twenty-something's birth control so they can sleep around when I can't afford my health insurance any longer and had to get a policy that is less than what I had before. And with the advent of technology in the last 20 years, anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that it is an unborn CHILD you are carrying that can feel pain – not some blob of tissue or "something like a tumor" like I was told by Planned Parenthood in the 70's. Abortion does much more harm to women than the media will ever print, and I speak as someone who has counseled women with post-abortion trauma for 25 years. If anyone wants to harm women, it is leftist liberals who tell women lies that abortion is safe, sleeping around has no consequences with free birth control, and the President has the right to circumvent the Constitution in order to get his policies signed into law.

  42. Vincent King

    Shannon Phillips , LOOK UP THE WORD 'FILIBUSTER'… THEN TRY AGAIN!
    Kathee…. as the 'birth control' controversy stems from simply having insurance companies OFFER it…
    YOU…. aren't "paying".. for jack! The employees of those institutions 'pay' via their PREMIUMS… and if the students PURCHASE INSURANCE… then you aren't paying for them either!
    the rest of it… GET OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES!!!

  43. Vincent King

    Shannon Phillips , I've already left this comment…. but I think it bares repeating… LOOK UP THE WORD 'FILIBUSTER', then look up the fact that republicans USED A ""RECORD"" NUMBER OF THEM TO STOP THE PRESIDENT FROM GOVERNING !!!!!

    a record number, Shannon. a RECORD… number !!!!!

  44. Cynthia Blake

    Shannon Phillips I googled this and there are absolutely no news stories regarding this except from far right wing blogs. I even checked Politifact and Snopes… nothing. By the way the supposed amount is 1.5 BILLION, just to educate you on the actual amount these extreme right wing sites are talking about.

  45. Vincent King

    John Myers , you have been WOEFULLY mis-informed. there are NO medicare cuts. Republicans have misrepresented the president STOPPING $500-MILLION IN ""WASTE"".. as "cuts". (it's wrong of them to scare you like that. Further, prescriptions have GONE DOWN ALREADY due to the law, via the closing of the 'infamous' donut hole.

    AND shannon-phillips…. please know that the mandate is the republican idea hatched as a market-based solution and presented by republicans as the alternative to clinton's plan. President Obama used that approach thinking there would be bi-partisanship. A thing republicans have ZERO INTEREST IN.. Seems they have no intrest in getting healthcare for Americans that don't have it, either. They would rather take THEIR IDEA… to the supreme court to have it nullified, rather than lose a legislative battle to President Obama. and no one is going to jail. and my current job.. MAKES ME… purchase IT's insurance.. PERIOD. AND THOSE THAT CAN'T AFFORD INSURANCE RECEIVE A SUBSIDY TO BUY IT!!!!

    your mis-information….. is breath-taking.

  46. Nivea Dickenson

    took the words outta my mouth hun ;) These people are self-centered anyway.

  47. Shannon Phillips

    Nivea Dickenson It has nothing to do with religion so let's not go there!!! It has EVERYTHING to do with funding a group of people that hate America… We are talking of cutting funds for pell grants and other areas of education… I'm sry but which do u think is more important?? Educating our own children and ouselves… or funding a nation's army that hates us?? hmmmm…

  48. John J Council

    Ignorant. Seriously. Gas was over $4.00 during Bush. As far as the rest of the world…he is highly respected and our nation has gained some cred back. If you believe that means we are weaker…your stupider than I originally thought. Please…the worst president was the one who allowed 4000 Americans to get killed on 9/11. Bush is 100% responsible for the worst terroist attack on our soil. Republicans are lying, manipulative shits who could care less about all your poor, sorry asses. Vote Republican and you vote against your own self-interest. And if you are a woman and vote for Republicans, you are voting against your vagina.

  49. Shannon Phillips

    Nivea Dickenson after all, ur a highly educated teacher… don't u need those funds to do ur job??

  50. Shannon Phillips

    Cynthia Blake so that makes it untrue then???

  51. John Myers

    Vincent King thank you for clearing that up but He should NOT have put that healthcare reform their since he KNEW it was so bad. He probley put it their trying to get one of his other agenda's into place. Ok you work for an IT's insurance but PEOPLE like me that have to live on $650.00 a month CAN'T even afford insurance. Let alone it is hard to live on 650 a month…..

  52. Nivea Dickenson

    De Havalan LBaby Brown-Watts I All we can do as regular folk is spread the no quick fixes for the economy way of thinking. I hope to help with his campaign this summer. He's an amazing man and I feel he has the hardest job in the country right now.

  53. Shannon Phillips

    Vincent King i did not say that congress wasn't making things difficult… i said it was a two way street!!! liberals in general think that democrats are always right and conservatives in general think that repulicans are always right… and the same holds true with how our government is ran!! i think it's rediculous!! if a democrat has a good idea… does it make it any less of a good idea because he's a democrat?? if a repubcan has a good idea… does it make it any less of a good idea because he's republican?? i am simply pointing out that there are flaws on boths sides of the spectrum as we all well know… I think it's stupid that we have to play these childish games like we are in pre-school!! Can we all grow up already??

  54. Lorraine Moran Lavoie

    They are angry because he wasn't "liberal" enough! Of couse they are going to re-elect him. This is no story. It would have been a story if they all said they will vote republican

  55. Shannon Phillips

    Wow… feel better now that u got that off ur chest LOL!!

  56. Vincent King

    John Myers, I appreciate your response. For people in your bracket, you will either receive a WAIVER of the mandate, OR A SUBSIDY (money)… to make is to you can purchase it. and remember…. THIS… was the market based approach of the republicans in response to clinton's healthcare plan. There are a great number of VERY good things in the healthcare law. But 33 million more americans now have more access to quality healthcare. that is hardly a bad thing. good luck to you. and when you see someone bashing the law ask yourself… (why?? is it for political gain?? ) the answer is usually … yes.

  57. Angela Michael

    Shannon Phillips perhaps you'll trip, hit your head, and have some sense knocked into you while standing and hooraying another misinformed rant. NO ONE is asking for another person to pay for their birth control. Do YOU have insurance??? Are YOUR prescriptions covered under YOUR insurance plan that YOU pay for? If a woman PAYS FOR insurance, her insurance plan should cover prescriptions – like birth control which (by the way, ignoramus) ALSO reduces ovarian cysts, lowers risk of certain cancers, lymph enlargement, endometriosis, acne, dysmenorrhea, and provides relief from PSOC (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) for many women. Funny how Viagra was, originally, formulated as a heart medication to reduce hypertension and angina pectoris. During clinical trials, it did very little to assist with angina but one of the side effects was the inducing of erections! It is now a multi billion dollar industry, yet women are unable to obtain BC pills? REALLY?!

    NOW who's the idiot? You chastised a woman earlier for being ignorant, yet you are no better than she by believing what you choose to believe while ignoring the facts of the issue at hand. If YOU had educated yourself, you would have figured out that the healthcare proposal was originally proposed by Republicans when Clinton was in office.

    It never changes… people jump on a bandwagon, so eager to blame others for their own disgruntled lives instead of ever looking at anything that (oh dear) might be positive. There is not ONE President in our history who has not made mistakes. They are human and, as such, are not infallible. Yet we've become the spoiled rotten selfish society that wants everything on a fast food timetable without ONE IOTA of comprehension of doing the President's job every day. There are some Presidents I like more than others, but I have respect for all of them. It matters which political affiliation they have had… I look at what they've actually been able to accomplish. An amazing History professor bequeathed me with a treasured encyclopedia (of sorts) of Presidents from the birth of this great nation.

    I was impressed with your post about blaming both sides and thought it refreshing that others realize that it's never "one sided." However, YOU are the flip flopper here – Romney might want you on staff. For shame.

  58. David Epstein

    I voted for Obama but became quickly disenchanted. His rhetoric about transparency in his presidency and pulling out of Afghanistan proved false. Further, he is so much a supporter of big business while he crushes small business, it is no wonder Wall Street lined up to support him. As far as celebrities, who cares what they think? Most of you posting here are far smarter than most Hollywood celebrities.

  59. Nivea Dickenson

    Cynthia Blake All we can do with those kinds of people is raise our children to be smart thinkers and compassionate human beings. Hopefully they'll outnumber this type of American in the next generation. As a teacher I am hoping to pass on these skills. As an atheist I enjoy reminding Christians about Jesus' teachings. ;D

  60. Jeannie Walter

    Shannon Phillips lol No…I'll only feel better when we get rid of the idiots in the government, and replace them with people who actually care about America. What you said is correct–everyone should work together, and they don't. But first we have to get rid of the worst of the frauds, and then work on a NON bi-partisan way of getting things done. Then I'll feel better. Until then, it's going to be nothing but 'bad Obama' from me and my camp. lol

  61. Susan Ebeo Werring

    As Republican I don't Vote on Party line, I vote what my heart said, I don't buy who speak elequently, if you are SMART you will not vote for this person, and if you are SMART you know this type of person HALLOW ON THE INSIDE, ALL THEY GOT IS PERSONALITY BUT NO COMMAND LEADERSHIP, RELIABILITY AND CAN NOT BE TRUSTED. Don't believed me just sit back and think back people you know on this category are SMART rest my case!

  62. Susan Ebeo Werring

    I ask all my friend not support celebrity who support Obama, support those who has the same principles, and opinion as, the future of this Country at stake! If he ssooooooooooobad now wait if get elected he will sell you to the Chinese!

  63. Sandy Valencour

    Shannon Phillips And everything was filibustered, OR DID YOU FORGET???!!!

  64. Maureen Eagan

    Seriously, why isn't the headline " 8 People turned sour on Obama"? Maybe those 8 people are sour that they have not been granted as much access as they had thought they paid for. Just sayin…..I voted for him I support him and I will vote for him in Nov. He has Moved us through the damage of the Bush regime and all that that administration created. And, he continues to plug away. And, for all the name callers don't even waste you're time. I won't debate with the likes of you.

  65. John J Council

    Cathy Eddings Storey really? Most of what dumb Dora said is just wrong. Republican talking points that are nothing more than verbal diarrhea. We are coming to take our country back from the teanerds so either help or get out of the way.

  66. Neils C. Dunn

    Cynthia makes a great point and just because a blurb of disenchantment is uttered does not make one 'sour'; besides this is politics and those who expected Obama to go in and steam-role his policies obviously don't know politics nor the politics of being unpopular within that body politic. Bush could steam role his policies because he had his father's and Reagan's legacy to back him. Look what that unchecked power did to the country! and what the hell do these 'stars' know. they spend their lives acting, talking with limited power to change anything. they need to go and finish smoking their pot and sniffing their yayo.

  67. Nivea Dickenson

    Cynthia Blake I think you've tried your best and it's time for me to leave this "conversation" :) . Keep educating others miss!

  68. Nivea Dickenson

    Vincent King i think sometimes its better to leave those who have been infected with fear alone. Republicans count on that vote and do a great job of brainwashing. Its up to those of us who are educated and compassionate to raise smart children who make good choices not just in politics but in their health habits. A lot of the time its unhealthy lifestyles that lead to such a dependency on the health care system. I figure if we teach our children to be responsible and more self-sufficient it will lead big government to be wittled down, which WAS what being a republican meant. Great job educating others sir!

  69. Terri Clemons

    laughing really loud at theresa k hall you need to read before you make statements if i had time i would educate you but i have a right not to waste my time lol

  70. Mike Hayes

    the only person they mentioned whose political opinion is worthy of respect is Harry Belafonte because he has been politically involved his entire life. Why these other folks' thoughts on the president is worthy of news or an article is beyond me.

  71. Susan Ebeo Werring

    Terri Clemons I believed on American Dream NO HANDOUT! I DON'T EXPECT TO SOMEONE SUPPORTING ME, IT'S ALL ABOUT HOW HARD I WORK SO I COULD GET WHAT I WANT IN LIFE, NOT WAITING FOR PRESIDENT TO GIVE ME FREE, THAT SOMEONE ELSE MONEY, NO ONE DESERVE IT BUT ONE WHO WORK HARD ON IT!

  72. Vincent King

    Terri Clemons re-read my comments….. we are on the same team. fyi

  73. Ray Plasse

    Shannon Phillips What exactly are the Republican good ideas? More tax breaks for wealthy Corps. No medical care for anyone who can't afford it! Attack Iraq again! Privatise Medicare and Social Security(and raise retierment age to 70? Bail out the banks but let auto industry go bankrupt? Letting more and more of our first responders and teachers out of their jobs? What?

  74. Vincent King

    Susan Ebeo Werring. You'vw bought into the fear that right wingers have sold. no one wants to take your money and give it to undeserving people. As a matter of fact, President Obama has LOWERED taxes on 98% of the country. Unless you make over $250,000 a year, you received a tax CUT. Meanwhile… MONEY ""IS"" NEEDED FOR RE-INVESTMENT IN OUR COUNTRY!!!! so how is it paid for?? how are police, fire, VA nurses, VA doctors, teachers, roads, bridges, schools, stop lights, and the military paid for. TAXES. The price of a CIVILIZED… CIVILIZATION! the""only"" increases in taxes President Obama has proposed have been to pay for the things I listed. And the amount was .03%.. ""OVER"" a person's FIRST million dollars. that's' hardly taking from the rich and giving to the poor. yet republicans portray this as Obama personally coming into each person's home, stealing grandma's pearls to pawn, then heading to the ghetto to pass out the money to crack-heads. but based on your posts….. that propagands works.

  75. Vincent King

    pfft… you are about as much of a lifelong democrat as rush limbaugh…..

  76. Vincent King

    Shannon Phillips what you DID say, Shannon was that people can't blame republicans because the democratic president had a democratic congress. so I reminded you that the republicans abused the filibuster to stop majority rule. This is not a "both sides do it" kind of thing. Because during the bush years, the filibuster was used sparingly. (AS IT WAS INTENDED)…. but the MOMENT Democrats took congress, republicans forced a filibuster on every single piece of major legislation. and took it to a new level when Obama was elected. That is obstruction on a scale of historic proportions in this country. They even filibustered appointments that when they were finally allowed through… the vote would be (like) 93 to nothing!!! no.. this is not a 'both-sides-do-it" type of thing.

  77. Ray Plasse

    Vincent King And Dems never had a super majority! My biggest gripe with the President was he waited too long trying to work with the Repubs! They never were gonna work with him!

  78. Ray Plasse

    Vincent King And Dems never had a super majority! My biggest gripe with the President was he waited too long trying to work with the Repubs! They never were gonna work with him!

  79. Vincent King

    Ray Plasse no, they were NEVER going to work with him, but he DID campaign on 'changing the way washing works, and changing the culture in washing'…. so he had to try. he THOUGHT he was working with people who, in the end, wanted to help Americans. who knew they would hate THE THOUGHT of him him SO much that they would literally to take their own idea to the supreme court to have it struck down (the mandate)… after losing the biggest legislative battle in a generation….

  80. Randi Garske

    Scott Helmus – I didn't say I supported Romney – I do not and will not support Obama. If voting for Romney is the only way to get Obama out of office, I will vote for Romney. Let's throw Obama's arrogance on top of his horrible performance.

    Take a look at the unemployment last year or so – the HIGHEST extended unemployment in history: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

    The average gas price in '08 was around $3.30 (http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec9_6.pdf) – no where near what we're paying at the pumps today.

    Home foreclosures have increased a stunning 46% since Obama took office. Grocery prices increased by almost 4% in February, the highest increase in more than 36 years.

    Would you like me to continue?

    I really don't care what celebrities say. I make up my own mind on who to vote for (or against).

  81. Dawn Kielly

    Okay I know that we haven't seen the fast changes that everyone hoped for, but has everyone forgotten just what kind of condition things were in when President Obama took over. I mean come on Bush was in office for how long before he had us billions of dollars in debt after Clinton cleaned up after George senior. Things are starting to change, and for the better. I think with another term we will see many more changes for the better.

  82. Brandon Garrett

    I cannot stand Obama about as much as anyone, but these people just have unrealistic expectations of any President. It's as though they bought into his superhuman persona so much they thought he could come in and just do whatever he wanted to change the country in whatever way they wanted him to. He's just The President, not a dictator.

  83. Randi Garske

    Sharon Ger Carlson – I have done my research – check the links I provided in a later comment. Those links just barely scratch the surface of the "bad" that has happened since Obama took office.

    Wake up and smell the high gas prices, the high grocery prices, the highest foreclosure rates, the highest unemployment rate, the lack of true leadership (don't blame it on congress), the arrogance of Obama and his wife, etc ad naseum….

  84. Dana C. Boales

    Okay Neils, I was with you right up until you said yayo.What is a yayo?

  85. Judy Buss

    You people have to be nuts, are you for real, you actually think that the wreck these Republicans created can actually be dealt with in 3 yrs? REALLY! It took them 10 yrs but this s/be settled in 3 or 4? Right! They still want the same policies that created this recession in the first place, & lets face it, you can't accomplish anything if the congress says no to everything, even policies they put forth, so if you can't see the agenda here you need to wake up, McConnels own stmt that Republicans agenda was to make him a one term President, Guess I can understand Hollywoods reason tho, becauise you will have to pay more in taxes, but hey, your better than the rest of the hard working country, right, why s/you have to pay the same rate as the rest of the country!
    Gene Simmons you need to get smart, this is not just about YOU, this is about the entire country, you haven't a clue how most of Americans live! What really gets to me is the lying this idiots do, there fact checked & one after another is found to be lying Like Romney the other day stated Obomas agenda is secret, WHAT!, he's been all over TV telling his agenda, they need to clean the wax out of their ears, It's Republicans that say nothing & this Ryan budget will finally end most citizens hope for anything, I cannot believe you idiots can't see & hear what is actually going on here, butt then what do you care about average citizens?

  86. Judy Buss

    Shirl Paullin you should watch what you wish for lady, if Republicans get in you are the one that will get what you deserve, not equal pay, no contraceptives if they get their wish to ban them along w/abortations, you will be taxed higher than anyone making real money, no tax breaks for you lady the wealthy & congress will see to that & by the way, have you noticied how they protect themselves, some of these guys are making millions in paybacks from some of their wealthy partners, & oh yes, the healthcare thing bothers them because then they will have to take the same plans as you & I do, no more subsidies for them
    !!!!!!!

  87. Judy Buss

    Brian Hall He still has a better vision for this contry than the Republicans, he includes the rest of the country, not just millionares, how can you expect this economy to be tip top when it took Republicans 10 yrs to bring it down to it's knees & the worst part is they won't acknowledge their policies are what caused it, they want to continue down the same path, there is no decision here, if Republicans get in this country is definetly doomed after seening what their capable of & how they care less about the citizens of this US Really look at what their agenda is, listen, it's about the wealthiest among us, they want to get erid of social security & medicare, what kind of a country are we becoming? This is not what America has been all about, they want all our social programs cut, but say nothing about their pensions , subsidies, time they feel the pain too.When most leave Washington they become lobbyist, their pensions s/be stopped, they s/no longer collect it. I laugh when they ciritize Oboma when he takes a vac, Bush took more vac than most presidents & yet these two faced idiots make noise, you have to be stupid to not see whats going on here!!

  88. Judy Buss

    John Myers Really, after 10 yrs of this Republican Presidency you think this mess s/be cleaned up in 3/4uyrs, things just don't happen that quickly, even tho we'd like it to this was a major mess & he's got us going in the right direction,no not fast enough, he knows that too, but, then again you have a congress that would not work w/him on the jobs bill& many other matters, so how do you expect him to accomplish anything when Republicans say no to everything & anything, even tho they originally put forth the propasel, I'd say he's done pretty good w/out their help. How could you even think of a Rom,ney for President, he can't even connect w/the people on the campaign trail can you imagine what he'd be like as a President??? All I can say is God help us. This is a man that has absolutely no clue how most Americans live & work to pay for their families!!

  89. Judy Buss

    Shannon Phillips I agree w/you, people need to wake up at the voting booth, however, I still believe Oboma is the best choice for our country right now. The real problem here is all the money, until we get big money out of politics & politicians have to run on their own w/o all the pacs we will continue to have elections that are bought & sold by the big corporations. Oue supreme court needs a lesson in ethics also, they helped create the culture we are in today.

  90. Judy Buss

    Dora, your as ignorant as the rest, either that or you just don't listen, birth control is not just used for sexual intimacy, there are healthcare issues & I was one that was put on them for that reason, & as far as forcing people to buy insurance, you'd rather our rates continue to go up because when they use the healthecare system , you & I pay for it, helathcare has gone up every single yr, not only since "that mess"!!so you'd rathere people could be thrown out of a plan for any reason or not able to acquire ins because of a current condition(by the way which could even be for having the flu) & by the way the gas prices have nothing to do with the President , if so why then were the prices up for Pres Bush? Congress didn't complain then about control? You people are idiots you want the same policies as before even tho they tookthis countrty down & where have their policies changed?? Apparently you agree that your taxes s/b higher than millionares & women s/not get equal pay. I'd say this President has done pretty dam good compared to a congress that stated no to everything he has proposed, even a jobs bill that w/have put millions to work. These Republicans rejected everything, even things they proposed, they were for it until Oboma agreed with them, get off your high horse & wake up, being a Republican isn't everythging, it s/b about what is good for the country, not the financial gain from their big corporations

  91. Judy Buss

    Randi, you need to think about who put us there, now Oboma should put everything bk together again in 3 yrs?? REALLY, if it were only that easy, do yoiu even have a clue as to what this will take to get us back on track, apparently not, You bet this is a mess & the housing mess troo, you can thank wall st for that one, they were left to set up slick mtgs & sell them as if they were legit & people lost their butts, but this is all Obomas fault eh!! What will you say the next time Republicans have their hand in the till??? They spent the surplus they were given plus much more on policies they did not pay for plus a war& now Oboma s/ber able to magiclly make it go away, you are very niave!!!

  92. Judy Buss

    Shannon Phillips that's because your one of those ignorant people that vote strictly Republican & can see nothing else & believe everything they tell you w/out cking for youirself. So he gave to the Muslims, apparently you are against all Muslims regardles, I just ffeel sorry for the likes of you

  93. Judy Buss

    John Myers YOU'VE BEEN LISTINING TO9 rEPUBLICANS AGAIN, YOU HAVEN'T READ THE HEALTHCARE BILL!!! THE CUTS IN MEDICARE ARE THE FRAUD WHICH HAS BEEN QUITE EXPENSIVE, THERE IS SO MUCH GOOD IN THIS BILL, YOU REALLY JUST NEED TO READ IT & LISTEN TO SOMEONE OTHER TAN REPUBLICANS!!!!

  94. Judy Buss

    Brandon Garrett why is it you can't stand Oboma?? He's trying for you & all the hardworking citizens in this country & yes the expectations from these Republicans are not something they could accomplish, except to cause more damage to the economy. Sure it's not enough, but don't blame HIM, he's trying & serisiouly you people need to listen to the words & then listen to Republicans agenda, are you serious!!!!!

  95. Judy Buss

    Susan really, are you sure your listining to the Republican retorhic?? Apparently you want higher taxes, & no healthcare ( Repubs complain but offer no alternative except to hand it bk to the ins co's so they can dontinue to rip you off & drop you for whatever!!) and forget about womens rights, that'll be gone, including equaL pay for the same work.Your blaming the wrong person, if Republicans have their way they will continue on with the same policies that created this mess & you & I are to fend on our own regardless!! You need to listen up & wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. Judy Buss

    Susan Ebeo Werring Susan, that is not what America is all about & I'll bet if you fell on hard times you'd have a different tune, American has always been compassionate, your saying if people get sick & thru no fault of their own lost a job or lost everything we sholuld let them just die???? You should leave this country with that attitude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Judy Buss

    typ;ical Republkican, will not own up to what they caused with their free market no rule policies & now they just want to continue the same policies, what a recession wasan't enough for you Jennie & you want to talk about liars, have you fact ck'd your Republican candidates lately????????????

  98. Terri Clemons

    Susan Ebeo Werring its great that you work hard to get what you want,but those who cant for whatever reason thats where the government comes in. we should not put our foot around the have nots neck and dare our government to help them or lose our vote. this is america rite ?

  99. Judy Buss

    Well he could have fixed alot if he had a congress that was willing to put the people first instead of their own financial gain, but that's all their interested in, they scream about the debt but yet want to add more to it by giving tax breaks to the rich, that doesn't matter in their book, but citizens really hurting from the policies they created can go to H–!! as far as their concerned. Do you really think a man like Romney can really understand what the average citizens life is, you see him on the campaign trail & he can't connect their what do you think will happen if he got into the White House????????????? Oboma's background was not that of rich parents, they worked for anything they gained, on the other hand Romney greww up in wealth and sure he worked, but he never had to worry aboutr how he was going to make it, the man hasn't a clue

  100. Terri Clemons

    Judy Buss THANK YOU JUDY FOX IS KILLING A LOT OF PEOPLE BRAINS. FOR ANYONE TO THINK THAT WE DO EVERYTHING ON OUR WITHOUT ANYONES HELP REALLY NEEDS TO OPEN THEIR EYES AND SEE REALITY WE ALL NEED HELP IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER

  101. Judy Buss

    Terri Clemons well if you people like to rely on the likes of Sara PaLin or the lies of Newt you shouldn't debate either!

  102. Shannon Phillips

    Judy Buss My husband and I just had this argument last night!! Let me be clear in saying that I do think health insurance is important for everyone and everyone should have it… However, it's the FORCING us to have it that bothers me!! I don't think the government should be FORCING us to do things like that. It's socialism and I for one am against socialism!! As fasr as the birth control is concerned, I too share your problem!! I am on birth control due to a condition called poly cystic ovarian syndrom (PCS) and I am completely in favor of the insurance companies supplying birth control to patients (regardless of their religious status). Now someone may say that me being for the birth control is a contradiction to what I just said but.. No one is FORCING women to take birth control or any type of contraceptive. It is a woman's right to go on birth control for whatever reason she chooses, I don't care if she's Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Atheist… you get my point!! It's HER right and I think those options should be made available to her!! How is aiding the funding of birth control any different than aiding welfare to mother's/families that cannot support their children?? I'm sorry, I hate that term welfare, let's say government assistance!! Your tax money goes to various goverment assisted programs, including medicaid and guess what… medicaid covers birth control… so what's the difference?? The reason I liked Dora's comment (and no one should be calling her ignorant btw… she said what she felt and it's her right to express her opinion) is because she was speaking out about being forced to do something she didn't agree with!! She doesn't want to be FORCED and quite frankly neither do I.

  103. Judy Buss

    Yes, well we have the Republicans saying Oboma isn't good at foreign policy, well he did get Osoma din't he & many of his henchmen, something Bush finally gave up on because he could get nowhere & now we have Romney that claims he knows so much because he's a businessman, what has that got to do with foeign policy, they'er already spouting war w/Iran, that's the last thiug thing this economy needs, people are living in squalor now, this just shows the concern for the American citizen.

  104. Judy Buss

    So, where were you Theresa when Bush & Co stepped all over our constitutional rights by eavsdropping on all American citizens & ignored our policy of war by warterboarding prisioners, that was ok tho eh!!

  105. Judy Buss

    Shannon Phillips No what's wrong with the system is the money by big business & super pacs that can come from all over without being revieled & you can thank the Supreme Court for that!!!

  106. Judy Buss

    Well then I'd be really excited to hear your opinion on the Republican transparency?? All you have to do is listen & watch TV & you'll see Oboma's agenda, what more transparency do you want, he gives a weekly address, WHERE ARE YOU?? All you have to do is listen and he is pulling out of Afghanistan

  107. Judy Buss

    Sounds like there's alittle racism in there to me???? Apparently you like to listen to the Republoican damage control, Oboma is a good man & his wife is great. This man believe in trying policy before sending our young men into a tragic war, we have to start trying diplomacy, too many young men & womens lifes have been lost to wars, which the Republicans are already talking about, lady you need to wake up, if you think Romney can't appeal to citizens now do you have any idea what would happen in the White House & what have you to say about P Ryan, whose budget w/create horrible situations for most underprivledged citizens & McConnel whose only goal is to stop Oboma, interested in our citizens, not a chance, only in big corp because all the screaming they do about debt doesn't seem to matter how much this w/add to it. Ya lets get rid of all Dems??? You have a very slanted view of whats actually going on here, but if it's because Oboma & his wife are black, I SINCERELY FEEL SORRY FOR YOU1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. Jeannie Walter

    Terri Clemons No, dear, I'm far from rich. In fact, I've been screwed by the government when they refused my legitimate Social Security claim…I have zero income. I'm just tired of the all the crap from this administration, and really tired of those who are rich getting everything handed to them. (Like the Wall Street CEOs who all got million dollar bonuses that the taxpayers are paying for) :(

  109. Jeannie Walter

    Judy Buss You're calling me racist? Bite me! You don't know me from squat, but as a typical Obama supporter, you jump straight to the race card. There are as many blacks in my family as there are white–I'm no stinking racist. But your darling Obama is! He played the race card to get himself elected, when only ONE of his grandparents was actually black. I have family who are TRUE black, and Obama is nothing like any of them…they're GOOD people. And if you weren't too stupid to read my post, you'd have seen that I am NOT a Republican–I am a Democrat. But being a Democrat doesn't mean I have to like Obama. And for the records, I think ALL politicians are frauds and rip offs…it just happens that the current 'president' is, in my opinion, the worst of them all. So why don't YOU wake up…and how dare you suggest that I don't like them because they're black? Now THAT is a typical racist reply! You go on thinking Blowbama and that mouthy wife of his are good people–see what it gets you in the end. And might I suggest that if, as a typical Obama supporter, you can't handle people not agreeing with you, you should refrain from using these boards, because you're showing your stupidity by accusing the wrong folks of being racist. It's still America, whether the liberals like it or not, and we're allowed to have our own opinions. All I did was give my opinion–remember, I didn't attack anybody for saying good things about Obama, because I'm evolved enough to know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I simply draw the line when some bottom feeder accuses me of being racist, and thinks she has the right to attack me for believing what I believe.

  110. Jeannie Walter

    Vincent King Sorry, sir, but I have been a life long Democrat. (I campaigned for Clinton) But I do honestly thank you for not allowing yourself to fall into the category of the stupid people who accuse me of being racist, because if those fools knew my family in all their mixed-color glory, they'd know that's not the case. I simply don't trust Obama because of his lies, and his apparent hatred of our country. I actually don't trust any politicians; he simply happens to be the one I trust the least. And for the records, I think Rush Limbaugh is an idiot, too. But a few lousy Republicans don't scare me as bad as the man who said that America isn't a Christian nation anymore, and that our flag is a symbol of aggression–a man who, some believe, wasn't even born in this country. It's just a case of different opinions. For the records, when he got elected, I sincerely hoped (and prayed) that I was wrong about him. So far, though, I haven't seen anything to prove to me that my fears were unfounded. :(

  111. Shannon Phillips

    Jeannie Walter You sound just like me right there!! That was my biggest complaint about him right from the start… his flat out disrespect of this country!! He refused to stand at attention during our National Anthem… refused to wear the flag pin because it was a sign of aggression… and a man that cannot decide what religion he is!! I'm sorry but that man is not a Christian!! What Christian doesn't celebrate or acknowlege Easter??!! I could care less if he's a Muslim or Christian or even a satanist… What bothers me is his wishy washy ways he goes about things!! How can you elect a man/woman to be our PRESIDENT if they do not respect this country?? I don't trust him either… like you said who can trust a politician… but this guy… it goes deeper than the simple lack of trust for politicians… and honestly I'm afraid that all will be revealed once he's re-elected… However, even though I was against him being president I still prayed that I was wrong because ultimately if the president fails… so does this country and I'm sure none of us (democrats and republicans) want that…

  112. Jeannie Walter

    From your lips to God's ears, Dora…this country definitely has to wise up, and get rid of Obama before he completely screws us into the ground. So stand tall, my fellow Americans! Don't let the whiners and furiously running mouths here get to you…they're trying so hard to maintain their politically correct/liberal mind set that they can't read the writing on the wall. (no pun intended) lol Romney might not be perfect; he might even be a jerk. But at least he's not Obama! <<<Hey, Obama…it's in GOD we trust–NOT in YOU!>>> :)

  113. Jeannie Walter

    From your lips to God's ears, Dora…this country definitely has to wise up, and get rid of Obama before he completely screws us into the ground. So stand tall, my fellow Americans! Don't let the whiners and furiously running mouths here get to you…they're trying so hard to maintain their politically correct/liberal mind set that they can't read the writing on the wall. (no pun intended) lol Romney might not be perfect; he might even be a jerk. But at least he's not Obama! <<<Hey, Obama…it's in GOD we trust–NOT in YOU!>>> :)

  114. Jeannie Walter

    Shannon Phillips Great minds think alike, ey? I also prayed that I was wrong about him. I truly hoped I was just over-reacting to the fact that I don't believe he's a natural born citizen. But his antagonism toward our country–his absolute disrespect…that I can't dismiss. You're right–it's not that a religious choice matters in determining if a person is good or bad; but I don't believe he's Christian either–yet he pretends to be. Why is that, I wonder. But even as he fakes being a Christian, he bends over backwards to take the rights of real believers away from us in order to give more rights to his non-Christian friends. (and I do lump my Jewish friends into the 'Christian' category on this particular subject, because they, too, believe in God–but the only people Obama caters to these days are the radical Muslims and atheists who want to force us to stop using God's name. We've just got to keep the faith, sister! And pray like crazy that this time around, people won't be as dazzled by all of his Hollyweird connections as they were the last time…then pray that enough of them learned from their mistake to not do it again. When I hear people complain today, saying things like "I can't believe I voted for him!", I just laugh and answer "Don't blame me…I voted for the AMERICAN candidate!" lol

  115. Scott Helmus

    Shirl Paullin deserve what???? please tell me what president obama has done to bring done the u.s.??? name 1 thing, please..u mean by seeing that every american man, woman, and child has health insurance?? do u mean by ensuring that every american is protected from future terrorist threats by wiping out almost all of al queda including public enemy #1 bin laden?? plz explain how???

  116. ASDF JKL;

    Sharon Ger Carlson why does it matter to you? youre too old to have to worry about getting pregnant. so why do you need contraceptives? LMAO REPUBLICANS FTW

  117. Rebecca Smith

    So you're just a really stupid brainwashed idiot who doesn't take the time to read a damned thing. And HELMUS – what has he done? OBAMACARE is unconstitutional, you can't FORCE people to pay money they may not have or FINE them $1,500 a year if they don't – it will cost trillions, the care will be subpar at best, AND they're gonna let illegals in, cause can't forget your new 'voter base' – due to his ineptitude the national debt is higher than it has ever been (and don't bring up bushes debt, because Obama outgunned his ass almost IMMEDIATELY) He lied and said he'd get rid of the PATRIOT ACT, instead signing it back into effect more than once; he ordered the involvement with Libya WITHOUT congressional approval and when questioned – he was like – well I sure wish you would side with me on this…but…we're doing it…WHEN THE DREAM ACT failed to pass Congress, he simply BYPASSED Congress and ordered ICE to stop deporting Mexicans, a violation of the law; he's a bully and an elitist prig; he's an obvious white race hater & a racist, he doesn't want to work with congress, he believes he's a one man show and that is FRIGHTENING and wrong – the man has not only broken constitutional law, he's broken the law and should be in jail, but at the least IMPEACHED; Congress passed a law that would stop Egypt from getting 1.5 billion dollars unless they did something about human rights – Obama said OH WE'RE GIVING IT TO THEM, and a MONTH LATER Egyptian politicians state the following is in motion: revocation of women's right to education; lowering the age of marriage to 14 for girls; repealing laws that gave women rights during divorce proceedings; removing a law that allows women to file for and receive a divorce for physical abuse….before the law it could take 15 years for the divorce to 'happen' in the meantime the man could remarry (more than one wife allowed) but the woman could do nothing; NOW as it stands only a man can ask for a divorce in Egypt. OBAMA WANTS TO GIVE THEM EVEN MORE MONEY – billions to help their 'democracy' when in fact it's an islamic dictatorship – the list goes on and on and on CAN'T YOU READ? oh yeah PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW OBAMA 'KILLED' OSAMA? That stupid fuck didn't have anything to do with it, deferring the decision to a high ranking General instead. Did Obama FIND bin Laden? Was he standing there for the kill? Did he have anything to do with it other than saying "okay, great"? ANSWER: NO, NO and NO. How does the death of Bin Laden reflect on that loser AT ALL – IT DOESN'T it reflects on our wonderful military.

  118. Rebecca Smith

    So you're just a really stupid brainwashed idiot who doesn't take the time to read a damned thing. And HELMUS – what has he done? OBAMACARE is unconstitutional, you can't FORCE people to pay money they may not have or FINE them $1,500 a year if they don't – it will cost trillions, the care will be subpar at best, AND they're gonna let illegals in, cause can't forget your new 'voter base' – due to his ineptitude the national debt is higher than it has ever been (and don't bring up bushes debt, because Obama outgunned his ass almost IMMEDIATELY) He lied and said he'd get rid of the PATRIOT ACT, instead signing it back into effect more than once; he ordered the involvement with Libya WITHOUT congressional approval and when questioned – he was like – well I sure wish you would side with me on this…but…we're doing it…WHEN THE DREAM ACT failed to pass Congress, he simply BYPASSED Congress and ordered ICE to stop deporting Mexicans, a violation of the law; he's a bully and an elitist prig; he's an obvious white race hater & a racist, he doesn't want to work with congress, he believes he's a one man show and that is FRIGHTENING and wrong – the man has not only broken constitutional law, he's broken the law and should be in jail, but at the least IMPEACHED; Congress passed a law that would stop Egypt from getting 1.5 billion dollars unless they did something about human rights – Obama said OH WE'RE GIVING IT TO THEM, and a MONTH LATER Egyptian politicians state the following is in motion: revocation of women's right to education; lowering the age of marriage to 14 for girls; repealing laws that gave women rights during divorce proceedings; removing a law that allows women to file for and receive a divorce for physical abuse….before the law it could take 15 years for the divorce to 'happen' in the meantime the man could remarry (more than one wife allowed) but the woman could do nothing; NOW as it stands only a man can ask for a divorce in Egypt. OBAMA WANTS TO GIVE THEM EVEN MORE MONEY – billions to help their 'democracy' when in fact it's an islamic dictatorship – the list goes on and on and on CAN'T YOU READ? oh yeah PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW OBAMA 'KILLED' OSAMA? That stupid fuck didn't have anything to do with it, deferring the decision to a high ranking General instead. Did Obama FIND bin Laden? Was he standing there for the kill? Did he have anything to do with it other than saying "okay, great"? ANSWER: NO, NO and NO. How does the death of Bin Laden reflect on that loser AT ALL – IT DOESN'T it reflects on our wonderful military.

  119. Patty Gamblin

    Yes, I was surprised to see Bill Maher of all the names! He's one of the biggest Obama butt kissers out there! And given a million for Obama's re-election he is still up Obama's butt!

  120. Patty Gamblin

    Scott Helmus When Bush left office gas prices were around $1.89 a gallon. Not going down with the election coming up for Obama in Nov is it?

  121. Randi Garske

    So, Judy Buss, taking your premise that it's all Bush's fault, can we blame Bill Clinton for 9/11? The WTC was bombed in the '90s and Clinton did NOTHING about it. Perhaps if he had done something about this bombing, the tragic terriorist attacks on 9/11/01 never would have happened.

    Please do not assume that I'm naive, stupid or ignorant – which is exactly what you're doing. I did not say it was Obama's fault but he has done little to nothing to stop the downward spiral. The economy, the housing market, the job market, every other market has gotten worse and worse over the past 3 years. I suspect that if he is reelected, this country will go bankrupt, just like so many of its citizens.

    It is all too easy to blame someone else, such as a past president, for his shortcomings. My favorite new word: Opologist – a person with such a sycophantic love of Obama that they have surrendered any form of logic and reason in their defense of him.

  122. Shannon Phillips

    I love how you think you know me… and yet you have the nerve to call me ignorant. While in all actuality I do not have to explain myself (much less defend myself) to you I thought I'd inform you that I DO NOT vote strictly republican and I personally believe that people that only vote on one side are the problem with this country. There has to be a balance of the two and to vote only left or right is just ridiculous. I am not against abortion… I am not anit-homosexuality… I am a Christian… I do believe in love… I do believe in the greater good… I am not against Muslims and if you would learn to read properly you would see that my issue was our very own president funding a group that HATES us. I don't care if that group called themselves the pink hearts club if their mission was to set out to kill, seek, and destroy all that we stand for simply out of mere hate I would have an issue with any president funding said group… and as an American so should you. It baffles me how people are so blinded to such things. WE fund these countries… give them OUR weapons and and the first opportunity they use them against us. Why am I the only one that sees a problem with this??? Let me put it this way. If a family that lives down the street from you wanted you and your family dead because for whatever reason they "hated" you, how would you feel to find out that your mother or father gave that family 1.5 billion dollars?? I always thought it was the President's job to protect the people… not ensure their fate.

  123. Matthew Wagner

    And you obviously are in support of a european-like socialist democracy. Why don't you just not vote, move to the UK, and we will all be happier for it….frickin moron. Just like Leslie says, "some people never learn".

  124. Matthew Wagner

    And you obviously are in support of a european-like socialist democracy. Why don't you just not vote, move to the UK, and we will all be happier for it….frickin moron. Just like Leslie says, "some people never learn".

  125. Cynthia Blake

    Matthew, your comment is laughable. And, the fact that you aren't above name-calling and it seems educationally challenged makes you and Shirl Paullin a match made in heaven. Take your angry, shaking your fist at a cloud shtick to a good therapist.

  126. Matthew Wagner

    John J…and why is she so ignorant, because she speaks the truth? All you liberals are the same…you can never tolerate the facts, you have to make it a personal thing. Why not respond with some FACTS to support your views instead of resorting to calling someone ignorant.

  127. Matthew Wagner

    John J…and why is she so ignorant, because she speaks the truth? All you liberals are the same…you can never tolerate the facts, you have to make it a personal thing. Why not respond with some FACTS to support your views instead of resorting to calling someone ignorant.

  128. Katie Rappold

    omg thank you! As someone who is in the middle politically speaking I have noticed on these things that obama supporters tend to call his opponents "ignorant" with no explanation whatsoever. I would truly like to know what they are ignorant about. Get an actual mature discussion going on here instead of name-calling. Just from personal observation it seems the country has been going downhill since 2001 but has accelerated since Obama took over. I kinda feel we're just one big experiment for him. I would like to know real reasons why I should support obama cause right now I just don't see them.

  129. Schaefer Prince

    John J Council Ah yes, the Liberals' last line of defense: calling names and branding people so that, maybe some day, if they keep calling someone an idiot or a Nazi or a racist, people might be persuaded into believing that person is who they say he is, even if there is no proof and, in fact, evidence to the contrary. Pathetic.

  130. Schaefer Prince

    Judy Buss We cannot possibly distinguish between when it's used for simply sleeping around or for health care reasons. These taxes they propose will make us pay for ALL birth control. Besides, there are religions who disagree with birth control. You really think the government should be able to force people to do something against their beliefs? That's unconstitutional. Also, have you been to a government-run hospital?! They're horrible! If you want every hospital to be like the hospitals already run by the government (which don't even compare to non-government hospitals), then yeah, Obamacare is gonna be great! By the way, the government can decide whether or not you can get treated for something, and they will put young people ahead of old people, which means that they might not let you get much-needed surgery if you're already pretty old and you've had a long life. It's going to be like Canada and Britain. I have a family friend from Britain who would have died had she not moved to the U.S. She was going to be forced to wait 2-3 months for getting cancer removed because she's in her 50s. The gas prices do have something to do with the president! He is the one who keeps restricting drilling and making oil more rare and expensive. If you look at the estimated shale under U.S. surface, we could be much more independent than we are now. And, meanwhile, Obama is giving our tax money to South American countries like Brazil and helping them drill. Republicans rejected most of the plans proposed because they were short-term and would not do good in the long-run. Obama and the rest of the liberals need to step aside and let America get back to the way it was. Obama has only worsened things. Tax cuts need to be implemented. They worked with Kennedy and Reagan, and they will work again.

  131. Schaefer Prince

    Whoa, hold on a second. Do you have any idea what he DID promise and how he hasn't even come close to following through?! And, he did not give a good try. He failed miserably and only accomplished making things WORSE. There's good change, and then there's bad change. He brought bad change, and, yes, no change would have been better. Also, how do Republicans not care about the American public? They are for cutting taxes and capitalism. Liberals' views of "humanitarianism" border on socialism. In fact, Obama is a socialist. He's said he believes in redistributing wealth. I can post the speech if you don't believe me. Rather than help the people, Republicans are for helping the people help themselves. As the saying goes, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

  132. Courtney Panzer

    Obama and congress; i.e. elites in Washington, will NOT be on Obama Care. They have their own health care plan that doesn't have a panel of bureaucrats delegating whether they are worth the cost of surgery. look it up, ask any surgeon what's coming to "we, the common people." Taxes are going up on the middle class, gas prices, food, and jobs are disappearing. Thanks for voting on the important issues like free contraception and government funded abortions. That helps gen x'rs like me trying to raise a family and stay employed.

  133. Courtney Panzer

    John J Council what is ignorant about her statement? Is that a fact, or just a narrow minded opinion that differs from your own? Did you just return from a Jimmy Buffet concert? Looks like you ate a lot of cheeseburgers in paradise.

  134. Courtney Panzer

    Shannon Phillips you are right. And many uninformed people fail to realize the congress has a democratic super majority that can pass anything they want, along with Obama who will just sign an executive order if he faces opposition.

  135. Lamar Grimsley

    You sure have been drinking the liberal koolaid Judy…Obama has done such wonderful things for the country…no budget, 16 plus trillion dollars in debt now…and those taxes on the middle class that weren't going up a single dime??? some 2000 dollars for a four person family…Well played Obama…

  136. Eric Fontaine

    Gas prices have nothing to do with the president?? Birth control not for sexual intimacy? What the hell are you talking about, just because you were on something for some reason does not mean that's what its for.

  137. Jennifer Oobatz

    Judy Buss And I'd take all that and an arrow to the knee if it meant maintaining not having a Communist America hating Dictator in office who would probably have me jailed for dare speaking the truth about him. Screw my Constitution Rights….aint that right Obama?First Ammendment will soon be history as well as the 2nd,5th and 14th. They will all be gone as he sits in the White House, wiping his backside with The U.S. Constitution despite him taking an oath to abide,protect and uphold it.

  138. Peranut Norman

    Judy Buss, how's your take home pay now? Why are the Obama's and congress exempted from Obama care? You sound like Pelosi. They pass Obamacare, see what's in it now??