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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    Read the poll questions and tell me what you would give him
    That would be a bit of what I would call mental masturbation..... doing something just because it makes you feel good - and there is little more exciting to alpha male wannabes than to knock down the "enemy" in a meaningless way.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that. It is the little pleasures which gets one through life.
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    Obama's Overall Job as President
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    78.70%

    Given this is not a scientific poll, 79% unfavorable is pretty darn poor and pretty much on a par with Bushy's last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    That would be a bit of what I would call mental masturbation..... doing something just because it makes you feel good - and there is little more exciting to alpha male wannabes than to knock down the "enemy" in a meaningless way.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that. It is the little pleasures which gets one through life.
    Well its not about anything other than you guys supporting your POV. If you think Obama deserves a better grade then lets hear it and then debate it. That is why we are all here, right.

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    I gave him mostly B's. The fact that you don't like Democrats does not automatically qualify him for an "F".
    He started with two wars, an economy in the worst shape since the Great Depression and has handled most of the situation fairly well.

    Despite all the rhetoric, he has been very moderate. The health care bill is disappointing to Progressives becasue it is not a "government take over", he has not raised any taxes, he has been very catious in shutting down Gitmo and pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan, he has not pushed the union agenda as was feared, he has not come after your guns.

    He seems to be running a moderate administration.
    He stuck with the the unpopular bank bailout which was a success.
    The size of stimulus spending worries me as well, but he was not going to let the economy spiral into a deeper recession and took action.
    I get you don't like the health care bill, but that does not rate F's across the borad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    I gave him mostly B's. The fact that you don't like Democrats does not automatically qualify him for an "F".
    He started with two wars, an economy in the worst shape since the Great Depression and has handled most of the situation fairly well.

    Despite all the rhetoric, he has been very moderate. The health care bill is disappointing to Progressives because it is not a "government take over", he has not raised any taxes, he has been very cautious in shutting down Gitmo and pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan, he has not pushed the union agenda as was feared, he has not come after your guns.

    He seems to be running a moderate administration.
    He stuck with the the unpopular bank bailout which was a success.
    The size of stimulus spending worries me as well, but he was not going to let the economy spiral into a deeper recession and took action.
    I get you don't like the health care bill, but that does not rate F's across the borad.
    I gave him a B and C for his work on the wars because I think he is doing the right thing.

    F on terrorism because he is allowing them to be tried in our court system and he closed down GITMO. Add to that the fact that he refuses to acknowledge Islamic extremist as a threat.

    F on health care for obvious reasons

    F on the economy because we have seen no real growth, and the unemployment has risen. He did raise taxes on the rich and small business with the health care bill. He raised taxes on all of us with the 1500 a year coming out of our pay for hospice living, it comes out without you knowing it, although you can reject it if you know about it but most people dont know about it.

    D on foreign policy a lot of this has to do with his actions with Israel and his need to apologise for America around every corner but not an f because of the handling of the wars

    F on energy because he is a global warming person and wants to eliminate jobs in the energy field and try to create jobs in the green energy field. Also he is a proponent of cap and trade.

    F social issues. Other than health care he hasn't really addressed social issues so he gets an F because I dont like health care. If health care had not happened I would give him and Incomplete.

    F bipartisanship- He has run the left there is not question, he has done certain things like the war but far and away he has been partisan and he even calls out the repubs.

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    The poll numbers remind me of a poll on AOL.com where they had 300,000 voters and had picked McCain to win with 74% of the vote.

    Energy - Moving into green energy seems to be a good idea.

    Economy - Definitely in a better, more solid footing than it was when he took over. Stock market continues to climb and jobless claims are steadying a bit..

    Terrorism - I think he either lacks the understanding of the islamic extremists (unlikely) or chooses to ignore it, but that threat is real and growing.

    Iraq - War is going fine, but it was won when he took office.

    Afghanistan - Unfortunately a tough war for him to have to take over.. its going to be very tough to "win" the war because the country is pretty much unchanged since Alexander the Great conquered the area. They aren't used to being ruled by a central government like Iraq so it's going to be tough to see much change unless they split Afghanistan into 6-8 different states ruled individually

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    I gave him a B and C for his work on the wars because I think he is doing the right thing.
    'Doing the right thing' earns him a C?

    When I did the poll I figured A=things improving a lot, B=things improving, C=things staying about the same, D=Things getting worse, and F=things getting a lot worse.

    I gave him mostly B's and C's, the economy's improving, the healthcare bill isn't good but it's could have been much worse, he could be more bipartisan but showed a willingness to compromise on the healthcare bill. Foreign policy/wars/terrorism don't seem much different to me (C's), nothing's really been done on energy or the environment (more C's).
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    People are giving all "F's"? As in, as badly as he could possibly do in every category? That seems unlikely. As Floggingsully says, a mediocre job warrants a "C", not an "F".

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    I gave him a few D's for mediocre. C is an average job. He is mediocre in several categories, average in 1 or 2 and poor in some others.
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