US President Barack Obama (D)

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Bio: Senator from Illinois; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961; obtained early education in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hawaii; continued education at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif.; received a B.A. in 1983 from Columbia University, New York City; worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Ill.; studied law at Harvard University, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, and received J.D. in 1991; lecturer on constitutional law, University of Chicago; member, Illinois State senate 1997-2004; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004, and served from January 3, 2005, to November 16, 2008, when he resigned from office, having been elected president; elected as the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008.

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US President Barack Obama (D), 1.8 out of 5 based on 3948 ratings

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  1. letssavemoney says:

    Obama has not been a good President, and the evidence is overwhelming but, the most devastating and insidious acts of his Presidency have nothing to do with policy. He is continuing the trend of the last few Presidents’ of extending the authority and control of the executive branch far beyond what it was meant to have and what the writer’s of our Constitution intended it to have. There are three branches of our government, and when Obama ignores the judicial and legislative branches to declare immigration reform and free trade agreements we’re that much closer to a dictatorship. And getting a Republican in the White House is NOT the answer!

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  2. Approval ratings certainly do not tell the whole story. I think the president has made several difficult choices with what is best for the American people in mind. Sometimes the right thing isn’t always the popular thing.

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  3. Katherinne says:

    I believe it’s a big change on USA and something maybe unspected for some people, but he has made great stuff for this country and that can not be denied. If you are gonna tell us something bad about someone, I think you have to mention the good things also.
    Katherinne´s last blog post ..Robert (Bob) Menendez (D – NJ) Senate – Criminal Corruption Charges

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  4. KaitlindBryant says:

    I find it revolutionary that we have an African-American president. I feel as if many people that hate him are only acting on their racists motives, perhaps without even realizing it. I know that where I’m from, many people call him evil and the worst president we’ve ever had. Is it a coincidence that these are the same people that also view black people as thugs and criminals? I don’t think so. A lot of the Obama bashing comes from the south. Some may have valid points, but I think the majority of it is due to racial discrimination.

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  5. KaitlindBryant says:

    President Obama has tried his best in the condition that America is in right now. I was not a fan of his Health Care system, due to it being incredibly forced and overpriced for many people. However, there were many great things he accomplished that cannot be denied. He may not have been the best president we have ever had, but he was not the worst. I bet he’s excited to get out of there and be with his family, without the pressures of being a prominent political figure.

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  6. Raphael says:

    Obama has tried his best although many would argue that the economy has not recover,still he has done some good things moreso in fighting terrorism.

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  7. Just a few hours back, Wall street Journal published a story in which Obama pressed strongly for Asia trade deal. He is of the view that If US withdraws, then the dragon would fill up the vacuum, which could be an unprecedented setback for US. He wants to enact a free trade deal with Asia and strongly criticizes anti-globalization sentiments from Democrats.

    I strongly feel that Obama is pitching in with right sentiments and he just can’t be written off blindly. The Congress must pay heed to his sentiments and realize the merit in his argument.

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  8. For the last couple of years president Obama has been in authority, it hasn’t been good years in my opinion. I might be a bit biased because of American Israeli relations, but it still is a bit difficult. I hope a change for the better will happen for the next election, whoever president will be next, I’m hoping he would change things around for the better and for the good of the USA.

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  9. He’s a great orator and has very good diplomatic skills. However, I somehow feel that he hasn’t been able to the economy the Philip it needed.

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  10. TheBoss0567 says:

    I could write a 20 page essay on why Obama is one of the worst leaders the United States has ever seen. He hasn’t produced a birth certificate, fell through on everyone of his promises, the list goes on and on. Although, I must say I’d prefer Obama over Hillary Clinton any day. If she’s elected I’m moving to Canada

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  11. I never liked Obama, but the other people running against him were not much better. Obama made a lot of promises that everyone should have known he would not be able to keep. His whole Obama care thing does not work in the United States at all. And now I find it stupid that people are going to be penalized for not having health insurance last year. Not everyone feels the need to have health insurance because they have had no health problems most of their life and see it as a waste of money since they do not use it. He could have done a lot better and should not have made so many promises.

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  12. He promised so much. There was no way he (or anyone) could deliver on his original campaign, or even the next one. I think the position of president is incredibly crazy to navigate…I can’t imagine trying.

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  13. President Obama has been given a world class education and has not really had the struggle. I don’t think he can honestly relate to the people he is trying to help.

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  14. Josh Robbins says:

    I think the rating says it all. Politicians spend too much time talking and not enough time listening. I believe true statesmen (if they really exist) spend time listening and learning. We can all learn–even from people in other political parties. As the poem says “even the fool has a tale to tell”

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  15. Geaniemarie says:

    I actually voted for Mitt Romney, so obviously President Obama wasn’t my preference. Now that I see what’s happened during this last four years, I’m glad Mitt wasn’t elected. Anyone who gets into this office is absolutely shredded no matter what they do, and since I like and respect Romney I would have hated to see that happen. As for Obama, I think he’s had his shining moments and his low points, but he is the President of the United States and we should respect him for that.

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  16. Regardless of what people may think about him, the things that he has accomplished cannot be denied.

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  17. I’m going to be launching a website that’s going to be somewhat like ripoff report it it’s going to be a political review site where the public and post Reviews about any politician in this country. It doesn’t matter whether they’re Democrat Republican or Independent. It’s time for us to kick them out of office when they continue to ignore their constituents and ignore the constitution and show lack of respect for this country. And I wonder all of the money that we borrowed from China that we give to other countries as foreign aid. Where is that money really going ? Who is going to pay that money back ? And where is the list of the countries that are receiving the money ? And how much money has each country received on a monthly basis for how many years. .? America better wake up or America will no longer exist very soon our president is out to destroy this country because he hates it he hates the Constitution and he ate everybody that stands for the constitution. People need to wake up and see what we have and act as if we do not have it and see how you will respond.

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  18. Politicians are out to destroy the country they are only focused on financial gain for themselves. They don’t care about the American taxpayers. They don’t care about the constitution. They do not care about this country Once they get in the office they ignore their commitment. They just do not care. We should have term limits. We should have campaign limits as far as financial donations. All donations should be itemized and posted on the Internet for the constituents to see. And it also should be a lot easier to kick their butts out of office when they ignore the Constitution or ignore their constituents. It’s clear they are out to destroy the country at the taxpayers expense

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  19. Estel Billings says:

    hay savador dolly why don’t you. I spent 45 years in D.C. ,I think I see whats happened to our government

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  20. Estel Billings says:

    now that we will have a working congress, I think there is hope

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  21. Estel Billings says:

    The president is spending money the tax payers do not have………so sad!

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  22. Estel Billings says:

    I do not believe the president has any idea other than the dinners that the white house puts on,and his meetings what he should be doing……..very,very sad. he is in no way president Clinton, or will he ever be!

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  23. Lorraine Saviano says:

    Think you could do better? Get out in your community and stand on the soap box!

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