Obama worst president ever!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle unveiled a TV campaign ad Wednesday in his bid for Congress in which he calls President Barack Obama "the worst president in history" and tells Arizona voters that he wants to "knock the hell" out of Washington.

Ben Quayle's provocative ad, aimed at voters in Arizona's 3rd Congressional District ahead of the Aug. 24 GOP primary, was released amid allegations that he posted items under an alias for a racy social website a few years ago.

In the campaign ad, the 33-year-old Quayle faces the camera directly and begins by saying, "Barack Obama is the worst president in history." Quayle's generation will "inherit a weakened country," he says.

He goes on to implore voters to send him to Congress: "I love Arizona. I was raised right. Somebody has to go to Washington and knock the hell out of the place."

The ad was to begin airing Wednesday on Phoenix-area TV stations, and was posted on the Internet. Quayle's campaign would not reveal the amount of the ad buy.

Quayle, who is a lawyer and managing director of a Scottsdale, Ariz., investment firm, has never held elected office. But he has emerged as the top fundraiser in the crowded field of 10, and profits from name recognition that comes with being the son of Dan Quayle, the former Indiana senator and vice president under George H.W. Bush.

Recent controversy over the racy website, which was aimed at detailing Scottsdale's nightlife, has livened up the race, with Quayle's campaign this week calling allegations that he once was heavily involved in the site a "smear of the sort that has been trafficked by several of the candidates in this campaign for months." The campaign suggested the allegations, first reported by Politico, might have come from a publicist for one of Quayle's competitors.

Quayle has admitted that he knew the site's founder, Nik Richie, and once referred him to a lawyer. When asked Tuesday whether he wrote for Richie's site, Quayle told The Associated Press that he "wrote a couple of satirical and fictional pieces for a satirical website" but that he quit doing so once the website shifted its editorial direction away from satire.

Quayle said he couldn't recall what his posts involved or when he made them.

Richie said Quayle contributed items in 2007 under the alias "Brock Landers."

"He was the guy, that you know, people would send pictures to of hot chicks, and he would put together who he thought was that hottest girl and why," said Richie, whose legal name is Hooman Karamian.

Quayle hopes to replace retiring Republican Rep. John Shadegg in the GOP-leaning district that covers parts of Phoenix and Scottsdale and some rural areas to the north

Do you agree with this guy?
Is Obama really that bad?


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ME - posted on 08/19/2010

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http://www.factcheck.org/2010/01/preside...




Q: Has President Obama taken more vacation time than his predecessors?

A: According to one count, Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush spent more time on "vacation" during their first year than President Obama did. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton spent less time on "vacation."

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President Obama has spent all or part of 26 days "on vacation" during his first year as president, according to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.

Knoller, who has covered every president since Gerald Ford and is known for keeping detailed records on presidential travel, counts the following among President Obama’s "vacations" in 2009:

* A four-day holiday weekend in Chicago in February where the president played some basketball and treated First Lady Michelle Obama to a Valentine’s Day dinner date.
* An eight-day stay with his family at a rented house on Martha’s Vineyard in August.
* A trip out west to the U.S. states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona that combined both business and pleasure. The president held town hall meetings on health care during the trip. And he went fly fishing and took trips to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon with his wife and two daughters.
* An 11-day stay in Hawaii where the president and his family celebrated Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Some of the president’s recent predecessors, however, have spent more days — either entirely or partially — away from the White House "on vacation" during their first year in office.

President Reagan, in 1981, spent all or part of 42 days away from the White House "on vacation" at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif, according to Knoller. President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, also spent three or four days around New Year’s Day each year in Palm Springs, Calif., at the home of philanthropist Walter Annenberg. (In 1993 the late Mr. Annenberg founded the nonpartisan Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, which is FactCheck.org’s parent organization.)

President George W. Bush spent even more time away from the presidential mansion in the nation’s capital than Reagan. Of the 77 total "vacation" trips the former president made to his Texas ranch while in office, nine of them — all or part of 69 days — came during his first year as president in 2001, according to Knoller.

Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush, spent less time "on vacation" during his first year than his son, but spent more days than President Obama. According to travel records provided to FactCheck.org by the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the former president took six trips — spanning all or part of 40 days — to the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1989. The archivist at Bush’s presidential library told us she didn’t have a list of all vacations but did have the Kennebunkport visits.

But at least two recent presidents — by Knoller’s count — took less "vacation" time during their first year than President Obama — Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

According to Knoller, Carter spent just 19 days "on vacation" in 1977. Most of that time, Knoller says, the former president spent at his home in Plains, Ga. President Clinton took all or part of 174 days of vacation during his eight years as president — most of that "vacation" time was during the summer, according to Knoller. But Knoller says Clinton only took 21 "vacation" days during his first year.

It’s worth mentioning that President Obama has also made 11 trips — all or part of 27 days — to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Frederick County, Md. Knoller, however, says he doesn’t count trips to Camp David as part of any presidents’ "vacation" time. But for the sake of comparison, President George W. Bush, made more trips to that country residence than Obama. According to Knoller, Bush made 25 trips — a total of 78 days — to Camp David in 2001.

But no matter how much time a president actually spends away from the official residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Knoller says that the commander in chief is never really off the clock. "I have long held the view that a US president is never really on vacation," Knoller told FactCheck.org in an e-mail. "The job - and its awesome powers and responsibilities - is his wherever he is and whatever he’s doing."

Krista - posted on 08/19/2010

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I can understand if you disagree with his policies, Kat, but are you really being accurate to say he's done nothing to help the economy? At the very, very, very least, the credit card reform bill that he got passed will make a big difference in the amount of consumer debt that people have, which in and of itself, will have a very positive effect on the economy.

And just to add, I found this interesting little factoid from MediaMatters: "Further, a January 25 USA Today article stated that, according to its "quarterly survey of 50 economists," "[u]nemployment would have hit 10.8% -- higher than December's 10% rate -- without Obama's $787 billion stimulus program," adding, "The difference would translate into another 1.2 million lost jobs."

Pamela - posted on 08/17/2010

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And what really irritates me is the running GOP threat that if things don't go the GOP way, then folks will have to utilize their 2nd amendment rights. As if the only answer is the GOP answer. They don't have any GD answers. All they say is "cut taxes, cut taxes" like a broken record. Or as Boehner stated, "We have to get this country moving by getting it moving". Wow. Just wow. Total wowness. Argh.

So they repeatedly accuse anyone who doesn't agree with their agenda as "socialists", "communists" and whatever other boogeyman they can pull out from under the bed.

I'm also seriously tired of being told I voted for Obama because he's "half black". No. I voted for him because we watched every debate and he knew what he was talking about and did it quite intelligently, my friends. My friends, I voted for him because I thought (and still do think, my friends) that he could do a decent job putting this country back on track, my friends. However, the f@#$ing Republicans has ensured that no matter what he does, they'll filibuster, stall, poop their pants, whatever it takes, to block this guy.

And, my friends, if anyone for one stinking moment thought that Palin the Quitter was offering solid discourse on relevant issues put to her, then they're delusional. Yep, you betcha! My friends, the woman, while perhaps not an idiot, is a self-serving ninny who not only quit her governorship only 18 months into the term because she couldn't handle the heat, just set women back a few generations. Wink.

Bush was the worst president - I don't think he was a bad man, but his administration was run by Cheney (whom I think may be Darth Vadar in reality), Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and the list goes on. These guys had an ideology to shove down our throats and by golly, we'd better like it. Or Cheney would do that hand chokey thingy to us.

Jenny - posted on 08/17/2010

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Also, Obama inherited 3 wars (if you count the war on "terrorism"). The worst economy since the great depression, environmental disaters, a pandemic and a deeply divided country which values politics more than results it seems. What results were you hoping one man to accomplish in a year and half anyway?

Jessica - posted on 08/18/2010

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Even Jesus would have pissed people off. Chuck Norris might be ok provided he didn't try to sing the theme song.
I honestly have to say that I am not politically aware enough to say whether or not he is truly the worst president ever. He has been placed in extraordinary times. Other historical presidents my has done a crappy job if they were faced with two fairly unpopular wars and a tanking economy and a legislative branch more interested in fighting than in actually representing we the people.
His lack of political experience could have been a strength had he put people in his cabinet that the people felt knew what they were doing and there hadn’t been the perception that he was trying to pad the cabinet with political cronies and favors.
I also think that it is really easy to make promises, like saying he would close Gitmo, before you are in full possession of the facts. There were real and true reasons why that hasn’t happened one of them being the lack of political will. Perhaps if people weren’t worried about having a roof over their heads and food on the table they might care more about closing a prison on an island that, in my opinion, most people seem to want closed primarily because it is a political embarrassment. Sort of the same concept as hanging a “Camp Rainbows” sign over Abu Graib and expecting people to forget what happened there. Not to wander to far off topic I am not sure that we can afford to let those guys go now whether it is the right thing or not because it they weren’t terrorists going in they most likely are now. If I was put in a prison for 6 years without legal recourse and disregard of my human rights while my country was being torn apart by internal and external threats you bet I would come out fighting. .
That being said I think it was P.T. Barnum that said, “You can please some of the people most of the time; most of the people some of the time and all of the people none of the time.” Is he the worst president ever? I don’t know is he extraordinary enough to match the times. I don’t think so but, he has two more years so we will see.

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Jenny - posted on 08/19/2010

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I don't recall him ever promising to do it ALONE Kat. I viewed many speeches of him talking about the sacrifices everyone would have to make for the benefit of the country as whole. Or how about service work and contributing to one's community? He spoke about that alot too. He's not Superman, he's a human being. 3 weeks on vaction for the most stressful job in the world? BFD! I'm a bookkeeper and I'm entitled to 3 weeks too.

Kat - posted on 08/19/2010

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"Buncha spoiled brats expecting everything to turn around the second he took office. "

wait....isnt this something he promised when he took office? hope and change? i havent seen any change for the better, and i certainly havent gained any hope since he became our "president"

and another reason he's worst in my opinion? he's taken 3 vacations in 3 weeks. he's taken more vacations in 18 months than probably any president has in 4 years. must be nice to blow off the responsibility of trying to run the US into the ground. but then again, it's not like he ever showed when he was a senator either.

"From my point of view, he is doing pretty close to the best he can. He has to make compromises if he wants anything to get done. And I think he really does want to make America a better place."

i dont see him compromising to get what he wants. i see him shoving things down Americans' throats. going against what most Americans want (Obamacare wouldnt have been passed if he compromised, and AZ would be able to defend its people if he wouldnt have called for a lawsuit against the state).

he's the kid in 8th grade who campaigned for class prez on the platform "no more homework! only recess and ice cream all day!" and then won and realized it wasnt possible so instead did whatever the hell he wanted.

and if this is the best he can do, we're all in trouble. yes, he inherited the Afghan and Iraq wars. yes he inherited a bad economy, but he's doing nothing to fix it, and anyone who thinks he's doing a great job with the US economy needs to be smacked in the head with the "wake up stick" and wake up to reality. he shut down our space program and instead sends NASA on a "muslim feel good mission" to make sure they know they used to be smart back when they invented algebra. what are all the Obama-lovers gonna say if/when we get into with Mexico? they have their army stationed on our border to keep our border guards from shooting criminals or defending themselves.

i'm sure within the next 885 days (less than 1000 to go!) we're gonna see our illustrious president take at least 10000 more vacations, get us into a war with Mexico, Iran, and North Korea, cause Great Depression v2.0, and completely collapse the US to the point where the illegals will just head on up to Canada (where they probably want them since theyre so appalled at the fact that we dont) to look for jobs, and cause all Americans to cross into Canada hoping to work the jobs lazy Canadians feel are beneath them.

i'd like to see where all these jobs he's talking about are.

i feel bad for the person elected in 885 days to replace this incompetent human being some people call president with all the crap theyll have to fix. wonder if theyll take an idea from the Obama administration and BIOB (Blame It On Barack)

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I am pretty sure Obama was elected on more than charisma. He was elected because he seems like a genuinely good guy who seeks the greater good. Unfortunately, a president cannot just step into office and fix everything the way he thinks it should go. From my point of view, he is doing pretty close to the best he can. He has to make compromises if he wants anything to get done. And I think he really does want to make America a better place.

Iris - posted on 08/17/2010

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I agree with all that Pamela said, so I see no need to repeat. You said it beautifully Pamela :).

ME - posted on 08/17/2010

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Name one person in all of history that can fill the role? Just one. And you can't pick Jesus.

I'm your girl!!!

Pamela - posted on 08/17/2010

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No I don't think he's as bad as the right portrays him. This guy has been met with opposition on every front by the Republicans. Mitch McConnell himself stated at the very beginning of Obama's term that his goal was to resist, reject every move Obama's administration made. I find this 1) offensive because it completely ignores the reality that a huge portion of this country ELECTED Obama. That means we wanted the change he was talking about. The GOP has completely disregarded the will of a huge portion of the American people. 2) Irresponsible on the part of the GOP because they are not doing what is best for this country. They are doing what's best for their corporate masters. They may not agree with everything Obama wants to do, but when they oppose him on issues that will help Americans - well that is just plain old asinine. But it shows their real allegiance doesn't it. Sadly, I tend to find myself agreeing with Jenny - democracy is dead and it didn't die on Obama's watch.

Jenny - posted on 08/17/2010

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That's pretty much it. Anyone who calls Obama the worst President ever needs a good slap upside the head IMO. Buncha spoiled brats expecting everything to turn around the second he took office. Sure he could do better especially by giving big business a kick in the ass, standing up for human rights, forcing sustainable energy policies through (NOT cap and trade) and keeping his promises on closing Gitmo but to say he is the worst is ri-fucking-diculous.

Jenny - posted on 08/17/2010

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There's too many different types of people to find just one person to represent even the majority of the country, let alone all of it. Here's an example. Name one person in all of history that can fill the role? Just one. And you can't pick Jesus.

Krista - posted on 08/17/2010

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I think most presidents have been elected on charisma, when you really think about it. The candidates who don't have charisma haven't had a hope in hell...look at John Kerry. Reagan had charisma coming out of his yang-yang, and I wouldn't say that his political experience was vastly greater than Obama's.

I definitely don't think he's the worst president you guys have ever had. Nixon takes that prize, IMO, with Bush Jr. a close second. I think Obama's problem is that he's trying too hard to make everybody happy, and hence, makes nobody happy. Progressives think he's not progressive enough. Republicans think he's a rabid socialist. Blue Dogs think that he doesn't compromise enough. Liberals think he compromises too much. Frankly, considered how divisive and acrimonious your political culture is right now, I don't think ANYBODY would be able to escape being showered with vitriol.

Kat - posted on 08/17/2010

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i agree. in the words of Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons. worst. president. ever. lol.

no, but in all seriousness. he is the worst. i think Carter's happy that he's not considered the worst.

you should never elect someone who has no political experience whatsoever. he knew how to hand out pamphlets and fliers. it doesnt mean he knows how to run a country.

he was elected on charisma. he's got the same kind of charisma as Hitler did. (and before all you "omg you said Obama was Hitler" people, no i didnt). Hitler was real charismatic, and Obama is charismatic. he was elected based on charisma.

Obama was also elected because he wasnt Bush. he faced no hard questions during debates. "McCain, what do you plan on doing about the war in Afghanistan and Iraq? oh, that's nice. Obama, i see you have no dog. tons of presidents had dogs. when you become president...oh, look at me, oh dear. i mean if you are elected president, will you get a dog? and if so, what kind?"

the idealistic college people and hippies loved the fact that he wasnt 100% white. as did the non white people and the idealistic white people who thought (erroneously) that black president = no racism. if anything, it's black president = racism abundant. you disagree with Obamacare = racist! you dont like his portguese waterdog = racist! you dont like him as a prez and you want him voted out = you f***ing racist, you!

i can go on and on, but i have a 14 month old who's getting into everything in sight and cant. but yes.....i think he's the worst president ever.

Sara - posted on 08/17/2010

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"Look at the monkey, look at the monkey" **waves hands**



I get SO sick of politicians agendas that include fear mongering to get elected. Scare people, distract them from the real issues and then they'll vote for you. People like Ben should honestly be ashamed of themselves.

Jenny - posted on 08/17/2010

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"Only for Libeals who want it dead."



Diane, that doesn't even make any sense. There's no hidden agenda to kill Democracy by the left or the right. It's coming from those with the big bucks to actually make it happen. Like patenting our food, economic slavery and degrading the education system. Things that truly affect our day to day lives. Democracy gets in the way of making money and it's the only thing that matters these days sadly. It does not affect the country one bit different if you vote Republican or Democrat. The people who run the show are all the same. The election is a divider and a distraction, nothing more. People need to vote on issues, not people or parties.

ME - posted on 08/17/2010

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I think he's a great guy, a good father, a decent basketball player, a GREAT speaker, probably an AWESOME teacher...but I think he's kind of a disappointment as a president. He hasn't stood up to all the Conservative a@#hats who are blocking everything he tries to do (even stuff they used to agree with...). He hasn't moved as quickly on Gay Rights and the repeal of DADT as I'd hoped. The health care bill was watered down, and didn't do nearly enough or as much as was promised. I thought I was getting a progressive president for the first time in my life, and I got someone who backs down and plays politics with peoples lives...just like every other politician...

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He didn't meet with the Dalai Lama in 09 because of issues with China. I wouldn't exactly call it a snub, it was a decision they both had agreed on. He did meet with the Dalai Lama in February.

He's a politician, like any other. He's not that bad. He's not that good. Then, how many GOOD presidents have we truly had? They all have their shitty qualities. Whoever is elected after him will be the same, they're all the same.

Diane - posted on 08/17/2010

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"Democracy as we think we know it is dead."

Only for Libeals who want it dead.

We are a Republic.

He was not qualified.

His friends and associates are racist and he surrounds himself with socialists and communists. He has not made good on the promise that he will end the war. He railroaded health care through when the American public does not want it.

He is not enforcing the federal laws on the books about border security...and then turning around and suing Arizona for taking matters into their own hands. He wants amnesty and open borders.

He allowed a president of another country to stand up in Congress and bash Arizona for what it is doing. If we only had Mexicos laws.....they are tougher than ours.

He spends money like a drunken sailor..and is destroying the economy. He is fighting for redistribution of the wealth by raping the rich.

Oh lets see.........He bowed before the king of Saudi Arabia and the Chinese president and the Japanese emperor. And he turned and snubbed the Prime Minister from England. He also snubbed the Dali Lama when he came.

He bailed out his associates in the banking industry and nationalized the auto and health industries for the benefit of his union friends. Now he is in charge which is against the Constitution.

He is a racist and is quick to defend Muslim terrorists..... Maj. Nidal Hassan for one.
He is lying about his religious faith and even said he was a Muslim.

Jenny - posted on 08/16/2010

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There is not one single person who can fill that role anymore. The expectations are too high for any human to meet. The whole system is a joke ran by big business. Democracy as we think we know it is dead.

Diane - posted on 08/16/2010

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You mean you want me to answer this?
I don't have enough time and space to answer......

I think this group knows. LOL

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