Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

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SunnyDaySam wrote:

“By the way, you know who’s paying for this suit they’re going to file? You!” Obama said.

That’s a FACT. The GOP/TP has already authorized 3 million+ of OUR tax dollars for ‘outside legal counsel’ (ie: GOP lawyer buddies) Vote anti-R!

Jul 30, 2014 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Not a single constructive thing from the GOP/TP since day one. I often wonder what the Repub reps tell their constituents when they go home. They haven’t done anything.

Jul 30, 2014 2:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RyanKarl39 wrote:

Wow, what a grown up you are President Obama… You sound like a teenage girl, “Stop! Stop! Stop hatin’ all the time!” So presidential… I guess that’s why the world’s leaders laugh at you when they hear of you sending your envoys to help with crises abroad while you divide your own country more and more, day by day.

Jul 30, 2014 2:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

astroz wrote:
‘We need a serious president who honors all citizens…’

no, we need a GOP/TP that actually DOES something instead of being a bunch of extreme con ideologues. Since the GOP can’t get their act together, the President has to solve problems using any tool at his disposal. We all see that and you will too in the next elections.

Jul 30, 2014 2:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Hate and fear is all the GOP/TP has – certainly nothing constructive from them.

Jul 30, 2014 2:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
liberatedmind wrote:

its a shame though no one attempted to sue bush jr for the repetitive war crimes he committed.

Jul 30, 2014 2:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
burmese_dude wrote:

“President Obama should be focused on important issues facing America – not more campaigning,” Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt said…

Every time President Obama attempts to do something about important issues, GOP obstructs or tries to undo his work. GOP has tried to repeal Obama care for a mere 50 time, wasting tax payers money, their own time. Bravo, GOP.

GOP: your base is clearly shrinking, (although your small, few lunatic fringe voices are getting louder and louder) but that doesn’t necessarily mean Dems are gaining your base. I believe more moderate GOPs are becoming more independent and given the choice of GOP or DEM, they’re probably going to chose the latter. Good luck, obstructionist GOPs. You’ll have a chance to keep hating next Dem President.

Jul 30, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jamesfenex wrote:

I think they just hate the terrible way the prez is doing his job.

Jul 30, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Stop just lyin’ all the time, Obama.

Jul 30, 2014 3:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

I thought the GOP/TP would have learned something from the 2012 election. I was wrong. We’ll have to send a stronger message next time. hint: just obstructing everything Obama isn’t working. NOTHING isn’t working either. you have to have SOMETHING! … just tryin’ to help.

Jul 30, 2014 3:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Solkre wrote:

@SunnyDaySam

Telling their constituents they’re trying to kill healthcare, block anything Obama wants, and try to impeach him are plenty to keep them voted in.

Jul 30, 2014 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
The_Traveler wrote:

“President Obama should be focused on important issues facing America – not more campaigning,” Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt said on Wednesday on Twitter.

Too funny. An what will members of Congress be doing after their 5 week vacations? Many will be out campaigning …

Besides, for 6 years now the GOP has obstructed and resisted practically everything this administration has tried to do, domestic and foreign. So why bother? It doesn’t take long to realize that when you bang your head against a brick wall, the wall doesn’t budge.

Problem is, the Republicans in Congress, and many of those in the citizenry that are members of the GOP are about as intelligent as the bricks …

Jul 30, 2014 3:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MajorityRules wrote:

I agree – don’t waste your time posting – they are censoring most conservative posts.

Jul 30, 2014 3:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Solkre wrote:
@SunnyDaySam

‘Telling their constituents they’re trying to kill healthcare, block anything Obama wants, and try to impeach him are plenty to keep them voted in.’

Then, Bobby Jindal is right: the GOP really is ‘the party of stupid’

Jul 30, 2014 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
branchltd wrote:

Nixon wasn’t impeached because of hate and the discussion of Obama impeachment has nothing to do with hate. The both have to do with illegal political activities.

Jul 30, 2014 3:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
herbxerx wrote:

Haters gonna hate. Republicans have so many derogatory names for King Barry Obummer, Liar-in-Chief, that they sound like toddlers telling their parents “I hate you!”

It is becoming quite wearisome, especially when very little of value is added by them to the discourse in this country. Obama calling these haters out only makes them cry that much harder, however. I don’t much care for Obama, but the current crop of Republicans and Tea-Baggers is effing pathetic.

Jul 30, 2014 3:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/30/us-usa-economy-idUSKBN0FZ09P20140730

Jul 30, 2014 3:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jw_collins wrote:

The important point to be gleaned from the last six years is that the Republicans do not consider valid any election which THEY do not WIN. They steep in their hatred, obstruction, shut-downs and non-performance not realizing they are committing political suicide. The MAJORITY of voters are not stupid. This is the genius of a democracy.

Jul 30, 2014 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

@branchiltd

I guess you didn’t get the memo from Boehner. Discussion of Obama’s impeachment has nothing to do with illegal political activities either. The discussion are somehow “all a scam started by Democrats.” Thanks, Obama!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-usa-congress-impeachment-idUSKBN0FY1TU20140729

Jul 30, 2014 3:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hellgremlin wrote:

I supported you once, Mr. Obama. Not anymore. Not until you do something about the NSA spying on everyone alive. I don’t feel safe in my communications any longer. No-one does.

Jul 30, 2014 3:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

astroz@ So, maybe you can tell us: what, exactly is the GOP/TP DOING besides Nothing?

Jul 30, 2014 3:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whipsplash wrote:

@ branchltd, There’s no grounds for impeaching Obama, that’s why republicans are back-peddling, blaming the dems for fanning the impeachment flames. They know they don’t have a leg to stand on. It was just a little propaganda to keep their brain-washed base riled up.
“Stop just hatin’ all the time.”

Jul 30, 2014 3:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GaHack1 wrote:

Suppose the members of the House of Representatives are doing what we sent them there for. Block the progressive liberal agenda turning the US into a cradle to grave nanny state.

Jul 30, 2014 4:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jaay wrote:

It’s called the Constant Aggrieved Conservative Psyche. Conservatives are brought up to complain, blame and hate everyone about everything. It’s evident in their prayer meetings. Or, just listen to conservative radio talk shows or Fox News. Poor souls, they can’t be anymore self-righteous.

Jul 30, 2014 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Timbuk3 wrote:

When you call the POTUS “a lying piece if dung” , you’re hatin’.

Just saying.

Jul 30, 2014 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Juan13 wrote:

I am not going to stop hating left wing extremism or the open border policy.

Jul 30, 2014 5:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Skeeter2 wrote:

Red vs Blue folks need to wake up.

Every time you fall for this taunting you are blinded to the fact that the parties are a distraction.

Vote out every incumbent. Demand a transparency law that shows the entire government spreadsheet and where every dime of your taxes go.

Jul 30, 2014 5:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Canela wrote:

The Republican plan has always been based on hate. They have yet to propose anything that a majority of Americans or the Congress will accept.

Jul 30, 2014 5:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Alexaisback wrote:

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I think most are upset with the President due to his failures.
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What I mean by that is, if he were to spend more time actually
in his office and working, rather than flying around the Country
campaigning, many more would be glad.
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The Gentleman has never stopped campaigning since he entered office.
Forget about the golf and the family vacations that cost hundreds of millions.
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What about the campaigning when he is not running for re-election.
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Why on earth is the US taxpayer paying to fly and house him for campaigning, when he should be in the office working on Ukraine, Russia, Isreal, ISIS, etc. etc..
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US and EU burns and Obama fiddles.
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Jul 30, 2014 5:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
momjones wrote:

Consult their voting records. Not a single American can claim the republican party has done anything right for this country except give greater power to tyrants and corporations who ship profits off shore. Monsters at the gate…every one of them.

Jul 30, 2014 5:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NPeril wrote:

Honest differences in terms of political ideology, budget allocations and disbursements, foreign policy, management demands, morals and so on do not make an argument for “…just stop hatin all the time”.

Regardless of political party affiliations, corporate alignments, social/economic status and 1001 ways to define sincere differences; many citizens, US and Global, simply do not agree with the White House agenda.

Would the President and his most ardent supporters prefer mindless citizens who obeyed without question or a word of murmur? Isn’t that the foundational element most found in slavery?

Jul 30, 2014 6:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usa.wi.vet.4q wrote:

Worst president ever! No to anything this socialist is pushing for. Enough damage already.

Jul 30, 2014 6:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gitmojo wrote:

Politics as usual from the Amateur in Chief
and the typical swill from the swine that feed at his trough.
And the 300+ bills that the “hatin’” GOP that got round filed at reprehensible Reid’s desk…not news worthy.
Spare us the fake folksy theatrics replete with fawning extras.
Try ACTING like a leader for once and fulfill your promise to unite in a transparent way. Do your duty as sworn.

Jul 30, 2014 6:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeSchmoe123 wrote:

To paraphrase words of someone else:

The Moral Majority is neither.

I laughed at another commenter saying Republicans have mean-spirited prayer meetings. Maybe they think “Old Testament” is for old people, who knows.
Rock on Obama, I say :-)

Jul 30, 2014 6:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

SunnyDaySam wrote:
BottleBob wrote: …hundreds of bills’

uh, do you have even a partial list of those ‘hundreds of bills’?

*crickets*

Jul 30, 2014 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sarkozyrocks wrote:

Just two questions: Who is paying these pro-Obama commenters, and how much of our tax money is going to pay them? Ideologue nutjobs defending the completely indefensible. If they believe Obama is successful, these wacko’s would probably build cathedrals for a truly successful president (Socialist or Communist only).

Jul 30, 2014 6:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
The_Traveler wrote:

NPeril posted: “Would the President and his most ardent supporters prefer mindless citizens who obeyed without question or a word of murmur? Isn’t that the foundational element most found in slavery?”

Too late. They’re called Republicans.

Jul 30, 2014 6:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Obama, why not follow the law? You want us to stop hating, stop being hateful.

Jul 30, 2014 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bubba311 wrote:

“Obama to Republicans”? How silly. And how false. This President is not talking to Republicans. Obama has never — never — talked to the Republicans. He has been through two presidential campaigns and has held the office for almost six years, during which time one thing has never changed: he has not stopped campaigning.

Jul 30, 2014 6:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
The_Traveler wrote:

sarkozyrocks posted: “Who is paying these pro-Obama commenters, and how much of our tax money is going to pay them?”

BUHAHAHAHAHAHA! *Sniff*, no really, I’m … BUHAHAHAHAHAHA, I’m good, I’m good … heh, heh, … BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA … *whew* …

Jul 30, 2014 6:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Govornik wrote:

what a democratic country, having only 2 political parties.

Jul 30, 2014 6:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

@NPeril

If the GOP leadership were earnest in their “honest differences,” I’d more than welcome their discourse. Blaming Obama for a debt problem created by the previous administration is not an “honest difference.” Threatening to destabilize the U.S., and perhaps world, economy for political gain is not an “honest difference.” Threatening more filibusters than any other Congress in history is not an “honest difference.” Tacitly supporting the conspiracy theory that Obama was not born a U.S. citizen is not an “honest difference.” Voting 30+ times to repeal a enacted law is not an “honest difference.” Suing the president for delaying the law you voted 30+ times to repeal is not an “honest difference.” Bringing up the impeachment of the President over several issues despite lacking proof of an impeachable offense is not an “honest difference.” All of this amounts to being obstinate, contrary, and spiteful, i.e. “hatin’”

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
p19 wrote:

We don’t hate you, we just hate what you are doing, destroying our Country. And who is paying for the illegal aliens public assistance, promoted by you and your pea brain liberals, the American people who work, that’s who.

Jul 30, 2014 7:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
p19 wrote:

On the contrary Mr. President, you are being sued because you are not doing your job.

Jul 30, 2014 7:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NPeril wrote:

Well, Friend Traveler: Does your below sarcastic comment border on “Just stop the hatin…” or were you engaged in humorous jest? If the former then follow the White House’s advice. If the latter is true then you might be ready for center-stage at the Comedy Club. (Please note that your current and previous posts lean toward a “hatred” for the Republicans. Might want to work on that Massa Traveler.)

The_Traveler wrote:

NPeril posted: “Would the President and his most ardent supporters prefer mindless citizens who obeyed without question or a word of murmur? Isn’t that the foundational element most found in slavery?”

The Traveler wrote: Too late. They’re called Republicans.

Jul 30, 2014 7:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yashmak wrote:

“This President is not talking to Republicans.” – Bubba311

Indeed. It’s simply pandering to his base, as usual.

Jul 30, 2014 7:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeSchmoe123 wrote:

A trillion dollars and 1/10th the casualties of the Holocaust, that’s the legacy of the Republican, and I’d agree “hatin’” President before Obama took office. Oh and the economy tanked.

I’m quite sure the military industrial complex isn’t too happy with Obama.

Jul 30, 2014 7:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lowndes wrote:

Well, YOU stop campaigning all the time and run the country like you swore to do.

Jul 30, 2014 7:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
voodooloo wrote:

Are you kidding, The obama supporters do not pay taxes, Most are on welfare and foodstamps.

Jul 30, 2014 7:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

Bubba311 wrote:
“This President is not talking to Republicans. Obama has never — never — talked to the Republicans.”

Wrong! Obama was doing plenty of talking when negotiating with Boehner during the 2011 debt crisis. It was BOEHNER who walked away from the negotiation table.

Jul 30, 2014 7:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
riposte wrote:

The great uniter, forgot his lessons and turned into the greatest divider.

Jul 30, 2014 7:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NPeril wrote:

Well, RexMax46:

Would it be honest to suggest that you are not overly fond of the Republicans? Are you more sympathetic of conservative members (elected officials and voters/non-voters) of the Democratic, Independent or Republican Party who may differ with the President?

Come now, Alice; rush to the Looking Glass and see if you are following the White House’s admonishment to “Just stop the hatin…”

Jul 30, 2014 7:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
giveus wrote:

Hopefully all those running for office stick to What They Can Do to better America, instead of pointing out What Is Wrong with their opponent. It is easy to find fault, harder to provide solutions.

Jul 30, 2014 7:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeSchmoe123 wrote:

voodooloo wrote:
“Are you kidding, The obama supporters do not pay taxes, Most are on welfare and foodstamps.”

Wow, so he got elected President twice from contributions of welfare checks? Or, maybe you’re making stuff up voodooloo? :-D

Jul 30, 2014 8:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CK71 wrote:

“sue me for doing my job.”

Your job is to run roughshod over the separation of powers doctrine of the U.S. Constitution? The office is president, not UBER-president.

Jul 30, 2014 8:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

It is more like despise, not hate.

Jul 30, 2014 9:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CK71 wrote:

Literally laughing at the separation of powers doctrine and delivered with such a condescending tone: Listen Congress, sue me, impeach me…I’m gonna do whatever the hell I want.

Jul 30, 2014 10:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustProduce wrote:

@SunnyDaySam
“The GOP/TP has already authorized 3 million”

Wow, those lawyers are much cheaper than the first lady’s vacation.

Jul 30, 2014 10:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustProduce wrote:

@JoeSchmoe123
“so he got elected President twice from contributions of welfare checks?”

No, he got elected because of the many people on welfare. It takes votes.
Now that the money… well, there is corrupt money for both sides of the isle.

Jul 30, 2014 10:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MonitorLizard wrote:

Timbuk3–Obama does lie. Just sayin.”

Jul 30, 2014 11:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Marcos516 wrote:

It’s not about race or political party. This president thinks he can change the constitution. The constitution was written to protect against men like this. But because people don’t want to admit they’re wrong, they still like him. How stupid!

Jul 30, 2014 11:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

For all these supposed wrongs committed by the President, I have yet to see a single fact come from the Obama-hater comments. I can only pity those who have nothing but empty rhetoric fed to them from places like Faux Noise and Rush Limbaugh. Their ignorance is only outdone by their shrillness.

Jul 30, 2014 11:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

Pyradius has a pretty good point. There are many here saying Obama flouted the Constitution in a manner worthy of a lawsuit, but no one seems to be able to point to a specific example. Any takers? Or will the hate continue?

Jul 30, 2014 12:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Timbuk3 wrote:

95 of the poorest 100 counties in the country are solid republican red counties. You can easily verify this with a google search. Therefore, please share your data that shows that Obama was elected by welfare recipients.

Truth is, a lot of well educated people who do not support trickle down economics, do not support tax giveaways to the 1% at the expense of the middle class, and who do not support the endless wars by chicken-hawks in congress, like myself, voted for Obama.

Jul 30, 2014 12:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
StigTW wrote:

Timbuk3 I’m unsure what you are saying. You have so called trickle down economics, tax giveaways and more plus those endless wars are still going… I’m not sure you got what you thought you were voting for.

That aside these rep/dem arguments here are ridiculous nothing of substance & shows why the US doesn’t seem to make any progress domestically.

Jul 31, 2014 1:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Azidkid wrote:

It is really not hate but disgust. Obama flouts the law then claims people are racists when they disagree with him. He was supposed to be a “uniter” but he takes every opportunity to denigrate Republicans that have valid opinions different from his. LBJ always invited the opposition to the White House to work things out but Obama keeps them away while complaining about how they obstruct his legislation. Working with the Republicans to compromise is beyond his abilities. He is just simply disgusting to most people who want what is best for America.

Jul 31, 2014 3:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Regardless of the partisanship, people should be more worried about the evasiveness and ease to which this President works outside the limits of the Constitution. There is a reason the writers drafted the system of checks and balances and we’ve not seen this system so abused since Andrew Jackson and his “kitchen cabinet”. Remember, when the Constitution is reduced to nothing by a piece of paper, eventually we all become the losers.

Jul 31, 2014 4:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kenny4Truth wrote:

As soon as the president stops hatin’ the American people by destroying our rights then he can talk about others hatin’ him.

Jul 31, 2014 4:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
The_Cat wrote:

This year’s strategy by the Democrats is to present the “race card” as if it were an American Express Platinum. They even went so far as to announce it as an official playbook. It is sad that they think that will work. If the problems Obama is having really were about “race”, he never would have been elected president. This sort of desperation is a low-point in history.
He was once very popular and Americans had great expectations of him. People didn’t just suddenly decide they didn’t like him because he is “black”. Nixon and G. W. Bush both became very unpopular from the same level and they were “lily-white”. Did we suddenly begin “hating” them because they were “crackers”? No. At least Nixon had his melt-down (“You won’t have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore!” said in tears) BEFORE he became president.
All three of these presidents did things the American People considered affronts to the Constitution and America itself. They abused their authority in the name of politics. In Obama’s case, the situation has become egregious. It would have been funny to see Bush or Nixon try to use the “race card”.
“They hate me because I’m black” is a cliche that we would never expect the most powerful leader in the world to use because it shows a high degree of self-pity and self-deception. Unbecoming for a man in his position.
There is a good answer; “Your popularity is slipping because Americans feel ever more that you and the Democrats are doing a lousy job of running the country and don’t think the laws and Constitution apply to you. It has nothing to do with the shade of your skin or you wouldn’t be there in the first place.”
Why don’t they try using “I am not a crook!” instead? Nah, that didn’t work for Nixon either. Nice try though. It was at least less divisive.

Jul 31, 2014 5:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Timbuk3 wrote:

StigTW, it has been argued on this thread that Obama was elected by a welfare class. What I was saying is that A) not all welfare recipients are pro-Obama, in fact, just as likely the opposite when you look at the poorest 100 counties in America. B) Not all Obama supporters are on welfare, myself and my hard working, educated and employed democratic friends as an example.

I can agree that there are plenty of educated and reasonably intelligent republicans in this country but I do not feel the respect from the other side. I think that Obama obviously feels the same way and has tried to negotiate with the moderates in the GOP who were willing to negotiate but the GOP is in such disarray that they cannot even agree with each other.

Case in point, there are three basic categories of GOP representatives currently, 1) those who want to impeach Obama, rather than pass legislation to meet their goals 2) those that are claiming impeachment is a ruse by democrats (ironic!) 3) moderate GOP who are not part of 1 & 2 who are watching their base continue to shrink as 1 & 2 alienate moderates in American society.

Jul 31, 2014 7:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
REDEMP1 wrote:

Player haters to the left, Player haters to the right. Some people hate to see a man of color do a better job than them. It makes them feel even more inferior if that is even possible.

Jul 31, 2014 7:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

Kenny4Truth wrote:
‘As soon as the president stops hatin’ the American people by destroying our rights…’

What rights has the President ‘destroyed’, exactly? that’s just another con lie.

Jul 31, 2014 8:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
1996MEdition wrote:

A perfect example of the pot calling the kettle black.

Just read the flaming comments.

Jul 31, 2014 8:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Trichiurus wrote:

Hate? This administration has done more to inflame, perpetuate, initiate, and defend hate more so than any other before it. There is absolute overt hate toward anything and anyone with a conservative view. Playing the race card, just like Bill Clinton did, every time things go wrong shows pure hatred of honesty—your so-called transparency is a joke. From day one, bully Chicago-style political tactics have been employed by this administration, with most of the media’s silent acceptance and many Americans seemly applauding it. This man was full of hate when he took office. The church he attended for 20-years preached hatred of this government. And so it goes…

Jul 31, 2014 8:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ExDemocrat wrote:

President Obama gives speeches like this, because it is a lot like community organizing, which is his main experience. Unfortunately, this type of divisive language does not help one to be a successful U.S. president. (Is he acting presidential? Would Eisenhower talk that way?) Look at the more effective presidents. Even when his party was massively in power after the 1964 elections, Lyndon Johnson was always careful to work with the GOP congressional leadership, made sure to consult them regularly, and give them some things they wanted, for when he might need them in close congressional votes. I wonder how President Obama’s constant harsh criticism of his loyal opposition helps his agenda. Obama doesn’t seem to have taken Leadership 101.

Jul 31, 2014 9:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jettyman wrote:

President Obama is incapable of working with the opposition party in a constructive, conciliatory way. If he doesn’t get something 100% his way he resorts to name calling, “hater, racist”… the list is endless. Then he brays about his getting the job done. Look at what’s going on in this country and around the world. If that’s getting the job done, we’d all be better off if he played a couple rounds of golf every day and never returned to the White House.

Jul 31, 2014 9:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

@Sunny One cannot identify another POTUS who works so little and complains so much. The Incompetent One has only himself to blame. He was elected POTUS under a Constitution, not as king.

No POTUS ever gets even half of what they want, but this guy did not have enough preparation to figure out how things work. He just though he would show up and everyone would bow to his demands. Even members of his own party (including Reid and Pelosi) avoid him–using him only as a prop to drive their agenda.

America got the person they elected–no experience, no track record. Merely an ideologue who only knows how to show up–not to do the actual work involved in being in a position of leadership. The position of POTUS demands leadership–you, and those like you, elected an empty suit.

Thank God our Founders built gridlock into our system of government. It ensures the country has some protection from incompetence.

Jul 31, 2014 9:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DJSanDiego wrote:

Call up the National Guard Mr. President…. Restore order on the Beltway…Rescind the republican summer recess…Bring in the cots…. lock it down…MRE’s on paper plates…Disaster relief on an international scale…Message received….

Jul 31, 2014 9:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TiredJasper wrote:

Would be nice if he practiced what he preaches.
He needs to start with his own staff and party!!! Hear that Lerner, Pelosi and Reid!

Jul 31, 2014 9:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DbPolk wrote:

Why do republicans have to cheat and rig elections if so many voters agree with their position? And make no mistake. They ARE cheaters(and tax evaders).

Jul 31, 2014 9:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeRealistic wrote:

What a small liitle man obama is. I still find it sobering to think there is even a single person who supports him, let alone nearly half of the country. This is all the proof required to show the need for significant education reform in this country. How are people so blind, ignorant, an stubborn, and so opposed to competence and decency?

Jul 31, 2014 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BeRealistic wrote:

Azidkid – you got that right!

Jul 31, 2014 9:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
willich6 wrote:

obama’s a joke – lowest Rated president in the last 70 years.. ‘bitch and moan’ about everything and then do absolutely nothing… except fund raising and golf …. endless golf…. what a loser..

Jul 31, 2014 10:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
The_Traveler wrote:

COIndependent posted: “Thank God our Founders built gridlock into our system of government.”

Really? Where do you find THAT in our Constitution or Bill of Rights?

US Constitution, Section I, Clause I and Section III, Clause V are the relevant texts. Why do you think the Constitution grants the President Executive Powers? To avoid just this kind of “gridlock”. The country has to function whether or not the Congress does.

Do you make this stuff up, don’t understand it or just blatantly lie?

Jul 31, 2014 10:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DavidLogan wrote:

So ghetto

Jul 31, 2014 10:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Mitch McConnell 2010

and the GOP/TP had nothing after that failed. This phony lawsuit is more proof. Vote anti-R

Jul 31, 2014 10:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SunnyDaySam wrote:

You cons just don’t get it: President Obama is trying to help you here! He’s giving you good advice: Stop with the hate and start doing something, anything Constructive. Right now you’re the Party of Nothing.

Fact is, the GOP/TP has accomplished NOTHING for the Average American. That’s not the way to win voters, let me tell you.

Jul 31, 2014 10:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

@CO’independent’(lol),

I can easily identify a potus that worked so little. I don’t have to go back that far, simply to the previous president (Dubya in case you forgot) who had vastly more vacation time than Obama takes. You then try to make some correlation to that he thinks himself a king (not really sure what this has to do with him ‘working’ so little)…

You seem to ignore the fact that the GOP stated their intent before he was even sworn in, and that was to block everything and make him a one-term president (they failed). Please give us some examples of the president simply ‘showing up and making demands’, I’ll not hold my breath.

You then ramble on to claim that it is fortunate we have gridlock built in to our system. An odd claim against a president who merely ‘shows up’ and ‘does nothing’.

The simple facts are that Obama has done extensive research into all issues he tries to move forward, he does try to build consensus and compromise where it makes sense but despite this the GOP obstructionists in the House (the do-nothing Congress that must ‘work so hard’ in your partisan view) block him every step of the way.

The irony of course being that the president’s proposals are good for the country, which makes the GOP the saboteurs of American prosperity.

Jul 31, 2014 10:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Morrpheus wrote:

ALL politicians cheat, lie, and so on. Saying one side or the other is invalid in their complaints and accusations is always only an indicator of your own lack of validity. The true question is that AMONGST all the scandals which politician is ALSO doing good things for the country as a whole. Well, the facts are that obama had a time of complete democratic influence in both sides of legislation, and even at that time nothing could get done. Keep in mind, you may not agree with what they do every time, but at least Conservatives have 800+ house-past bills sitting on Harry Reid’s desk being blocked by obama’s number one lackey. Simply put obama will go down in history as the first person to occupy the office of The Presidency that spent the ENTIRE 8 year dual term as a lame duck.

Jul 31, 2014 11:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hound62 wrote:

Obama need to look in the mirror first before he tells other to stop the hate. Second, the law suit would not be happening if Obama followed his Oath of Office and followed the Constitution of The United States of America. I do think the suit is a stupid waste of money – if Congress really wanted to get Obama to follow the Constitution the Congress should use the power of the Purse and start cutting off Money to all of those Governmental Department that are benefiting from the unconstitutional acts of President Obama. But President Obama needs to get off of the Golf Course and get the USA back on a positive Financial Course – but this is what happens when you elect a Community Organizer and not a Leader – he has had no experience nor a track record of being a leader.

Jul 31, 2014 11:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
KDupre wrote:

The only hate, blame and criticism in the news is coming from this administration, not their opponents. Just for once Mr. President, give this country a break from YOUR HATE and stop your blame filled whining.

Jul 31, 2014 11:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

It’s a good thing we have such stalwart, do-nothing Congressional Republicans that made it their sole aim to shut down everything President Obama tries to do (prior to him even being sworn in).

If it weren’t for them, King Obama who vacations a lot (less than previous presidents mind you), does nothing (while simultaneously destroying America with his liberal, socialist agenda) would have succeeded with destroying the American way of life.

We should see the good that the GOP is doing for us and simply

Jul 31, 2014 11:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

It’s a good thing we have such stalwart, do-nothing Congressional Republicans that made it their sole aim to shut down everything President Obama tries to do (prior to him even being sworn in).

If it weren’t for them, King Obama who vacations a lot (less than previous presidents mind you), does nothing (while simultaneously destroying America with his liberal, socialist agenda) would have succeeded with destroying the American way of life.

We should see the good that the GOP is doing for us and simply give in to the demands of one half of one third of our government. You know, things like removal of the EPA, FDA, evil organizations that merely stifle corporate progress (even though they’re sitting on trillions of cash, wondering why more people aren’t buying what they’re selling as the income inequality in this country widens further due to a lazy, investor class that can’t actually ‘produce’ anything but wealth for themselves).

Jul 31, 2014 11:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

Obama the hateful, criticizer, muslim, anti-American socialist terrorist who is trying to destroy the American way of life with his liberal progressive leftist agenda is the one who is being critical and hateful!!!

Jul 31, 2014 11:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
trusake wrote:

he played a white man long enough, eventually the black in him was going to come out

Jul 31, 2014 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dehumanist wrote:

He accused Democrats of trying to promote the idea to whip up anti-Republican sentiment and raise campaign funds.
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Should be – …trying to promote the idea to whip up anti-Democrat sentiment and raise campaign funds.

Jul 31, 2014 12:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
herbxerx wrote:

This comments section has become a train wreck. I’m pretty sure everyone in here is anti-American.

Jul 31, 2014 12:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

Still, commenters are quite capable at name-calling, but not one can point to specific example of how Obama flouting the Constitution in a manner worthy of a lawsuit.

Jul 31, 2014 12:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

RexMax get out from under your rock and do some homework. There have been numerous SCOTUS decisions, many 9-0, that document the fact that you have no idea of which you speak. For a start, look up the NLRB recess appointments.

Jul 31, 2014 1:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
COindependent wrote:

herbx You need to read some history–real history, not the rewritten versions defined by the current progressive movement.

Start with the Federalist papers, so you have a foundation of how our system of government was structured–including the issues and compromises that were made. E.g. A POTUS who criticizes the fact that the Senate gives equal representation to all States has zero foundation as to how that decision came about, nor the arguments for/against. In other words, he’s ignorant.

Those you categorize as Anti-American most likely look to the Constitution where most powers are remanded to the States, NOT the federal government. If the federal government operated under the Constitutional constraints, the POTUS would have significantly less influence and power.

However, both citizens and States have allowed ourselves to be bribed with our own money and have abdicated responsibility–as we navigate the path to government dependence. Thus, you have a POTUS who makes decisions on-the-fly on his signature ACA legislation–which Constitutionally he cannot do; and Congress does nothing because Harry Reid refuses to even bring legislation to the floor. That’s not the government the Constitution provides for.

Jul 31, 2014 1:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
EGJ wrote:

“But Obama, in a campaign-style speech, made fun of his political adversaries, laughing as he accused them of wasting time instead of addressing more pressing issues.”

Yeah, like playing golf or attending a fund raiser.

Jul 31, 2014 3:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

“The relevant text requires that the President “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Scholars on both left and right concur that this broadly-worded phrasing indicates that the President is to exercise judgment, and handle his enforcement duties with fidelity to all laws, including, indeed, the Constitution. As McConnell himself notes, both Republican and Democratic Justice Departments have consistently opined that the clause authorizes a president even to decline enforcement of a statute altogether, if in good faith he determines it to be in violation of the Constitution. But, McConnell contends, a president cannot “refuse to enforce a statute he opposes for policy reasons.” While surely correct, that contention is beside the point.

The Administration has not postponed the employer mandate out of policy opposition to the ACA, nor to the specific provision itself. Thus, it’s misleading to characterize the action as a “refusal to enforce.” Rather, the President has authorized a minor temporary course correction regarding individual ACA provisions, necessary in his Administration’s judgment to faithfully execute the overall statute, other related laws, and the purposes of the ACA’s framers. As a legal as well as a practical matter, that’s well within his job description.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/07/delaying-parts-of-obamacare-blatantly-illegal-or-routine-adjustment/277873/

Jul 31, 2014 4:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

@COindependent

When someone makes a claim, it is THEIR onus to back that claim with facts, not time for me to “do my homework.” It’s not that I have “no idea of which I speak”; it’s that so may Obama haters haven’t pointed to an actual offense to speak of. However, I will say you’re right, the NLRB appointments are an example of Obama going beyond the confines of the powers granted to him by the Constitution. But I have a strong suspicion that most of those who spew vitriol at the President don’t know about these appointments, which is why it took 90+ comments before a citable example was brought up.

But with this additional info I would like to ask you two things. First, can you provide other actual examples of Obama flouting the rule of law. The NLRB recess appointments were overruled not because the President can’t make recess appointments, but because of a technicality over what counts as a “formal recess.” I hardly find this to be an offense worthy of such anger and rage, as the appointments were invalidated and an presumed damage caused by Obama’s error rectified. Which brings me to my second question; do you personally believe the amount of the aforementioned vitriol is an appropriate response to technicalities such as the NLRB ruling?

Jul 31, 2014 4:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

@COindependent

When someone makes a claim, it is THEIR onus to back that claim with facts, not time for me to “do my homework.” It’s not that I have “no idea of which I speak”; it’s that so may Obama haters haven’t pointed to an actual offense to speak of. However, I will say you’re right, the NLRB appointments are an example of Obama going beyond the confines of the powers granted to him by the Constitution. Thank you for providing factual information to the discussion. But I have a strong suspicion that most of those who spew vitriol at the President don’t know about these appointments, which is why it took 90+ comments before a citable example was brought up.

But with this additional info I would like to ask you two things. First, can you provide other actual examples of Obama flouting the rule of law. The NLRB recess appointments were overruled not because the President can’t make recess appointments, but because of a technicality over what counts as a “formal recess.” I hardly find this to be an offense worthy of such anger and rage, as the appointments were invalidated and an presumed damage caused by Obama’s error rectified. Which brings me to my second question; do you personally believe the amount of the aforementioned vitriol is an appropriate response to technicalities such as the NLRB ruling?

Jul 31, 2014 5:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

COindependent,

NLRB is all you got? Yeah because Congress intentionally played games during their ‘pro forma’ recess, keeping the sessions going even though they are not conducting any business. Pretty weak argument to try and paint all of Obama’s decisions under that one specific case.

Jul 31, 2014 7:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

@COindependent

When someone makes a claim, it is their onus to back that claim with facts. It’s not that I have “no idea of which I speak”; it’s that so may Obama haters haven’t pointed to an actual offense to speak of. However, I will say you’re right, the NLRB appointments are an example of Obama going beyond the confines of the powers granted to him by the Constitution. Thank you for providing factual information to the discussion. But I have a strong suspicion that most of those who spew vitriol at the President don’t know about these appointments, which is why it took 90+ comments before a citable example was brought up.

But with this additional info I would like to ask you two things. First, can you provide other actual examples of Obama flouting the rule of law. The NLRB recess appointments were overruled not because the President can’t make recess appointments, but because of a technicality over what counts as a “formal recess.” I hardly find this to be an offense worthy of such anger and rage, as the appointments were invalidated and an presumed damage caused by Obama’s error rectified. Which brings me to my second question; do you personally believe the amount of the aforementioned vitriol is an appropriate response to technicalities such as the NLRB ruling?

Jul 31, 2014 9:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vorquelf wrote:

It would be very easy for everyone to stop hatin yo all the time Mr. Obamination. Simply start doing the job you were originally hired to do. Stop forcing you Imperialistic views on us, Stop supporting every Muslim terrorist faction you run across. Stop takin 2 to 4 vacations in every exotic location you can find, normally traveling apart from your family. Your vacations and other travel have cost the U.S. taxpayers over $44,450,000 to date. Your last Hawaii vacation cost us over $4,000,000 alone. Start supporting the United States Citizens This would be a very welcome start.

Aug 01, 2014 3:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

@COindependent

When someone makes a claim, it is their onus to back that claim with facts. It’s not that I have “no idea of which I speak”; it’s that so may Obama haters haven’t pointed to an actual offense to speak of. However, I will say you’re right, the NLRB appointments are an example of Obama going beyond the confines of the powers granted to him by the Constitution. Thank you for providing factual information to the discussion. But I have a strong suspicion that most of those who spew vitriol at the President don’t know about these appointments, which is why it took 90+ comments before a citable example was brought up.

But with this additional info I would like to ask you two things. First, can you provide other actual examples of Obama flouting the rule of law. The NLRB recess appointments were overruled not because the President can’t make recess appointments, but because of a technicality over what counts as a “formal recess.” I hardly find this to be an offense worthy of such anger and rage, as the appointments were invalidated and an presumed damage caused by Obama’s error rectified. Which brings me to my second question; do you personally believe the amount of the aforementioned vitriol is an appropriate response to technicalities such as the NLRB ruling?

Aug 01, 2014 2:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

Just checking to see if this works.

Aug 01, 2014 7:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

@COindependent

When someone makes a claim, it is their onus to back that claim with facts. It’s not that I have “no idea of which I speak”; it’s that so may Obama haters haven’t pointed to an actual offense to speak of. However, I will say you’re right, the NLRB appointments are an example of Obama going beyond the confines of the powers granted to him by the Constitution. Thank you for providing factual information to the discussion. But I have a strong suspicion that most of those who spew vitriol at the President don’t know about these appointments, which is why it took 90+ comments before a citable example was brought up.

But with this additional info I would like to ask you two things. First, can you provide other actual examples of Obama flouting the rule of law. The NLRB recess appointments were overruled not because the President can’t make recess appointments, but because of a technicality over what counts as a “formal recess.” I hardly find this to be an offense worthy of such anger and rage, as the appointments were invalidated and an presumed damage caused by Obama’s error rectified. Which brings me to my second question; do you personally believe the amount of the aforementioned vitriol is an appropriate response to technicalities such as the NLRB ruling?

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