The RealJock Political Poll

  • Mepark

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    Jul 23, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    8 MONTHS into office, do you approve of the job President Obama is doing?

    A) Strongly Approve
    B) Approve
    C) Disapprove
    D) Strongly Disapprove

    you may explain, but please don't take gay rights into consideration as that has already been clearly covered in other posts and it's debate would only distract from other issues.
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    Jul 23, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    Don't take gay rights into consideration or don't talk about gay rights in your explanation?
  • Mepark

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    Jul 23, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    Don't take it into consideration with your approval/disapproval.
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    Jul 23, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    B/C I like somethings, dislike other things. Overall, I am disappointed and think he is pretty meh. I look forward to changing my mind over health care once he puts Max Baucus in line.
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    Jul 23, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    I'll reply, but none of this survey stuff.

    I don't think it's possible to have any substantial change from someone who is a part of the same ownership class in the united states. George Carlin used to say that that you won't see any change as long as we "keep electing these rich mother fuckers who just don't give a fuck about you" and I firmly believe that.
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    Aug 10, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    Approve...honestly though...I think it's a little early to judge him. He hasn't really done anything...better to do nothing and not fuck anything up than do a lot and fuck up a lot of shit...like George. =
  • jarhead5536

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    Aug 10, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    Approve still, but his stock is sinking pretty fast with me. I shouldn't be surprised though, since he was never as progressive as his wildest fans made him out to be...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 10, 2009 10:37 PM GMT
    jprichva said


    I wish Hillary had been elected....sigh.....



    I basically approve at this point, albeit my real "evaluation" will be in about 6 months.

    And my views on Hillary... huge supporter, but its water under the bridge at this point.
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    Aug 10, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    Approve.

    Everyone has to cool their jets and realize that the massive problems facing our country are not going to be fixed in an arbitrary timetable.

    This ain't no sitcom where everything ends neatly within an hour or so.
  • jarhead5536

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    Aug 10, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    KissingPro saidApprove.

    Everyone has to cool their jets and realize that the massive problems facing our country are not going to be fixed in an arbitrary timetable.

    This ain't no sitcom where everything ends neatly within an hour or so.


    Very true, and the President is therefore on a very long leash with me. I just wish he wouldn't fill his policy initiatives with concessions before negotiations even begin.

    I just wish he wasn't obsessed with bipartisanship, since it is clearly getting us nowhere. Bipartisanship requires honest brokers on both sides, and there is a good bit of intellectual dishonesty on the other side in Congress. "Waterloo"?!!! Are you fucking kidding me?

    I just wish he hadn't uttered the whole "fierce advocate" line, because he set up expectations in our community that he clearly had no intention of fulfilling. Although, anyone paying attention last year should have seen red flags in this area starting with Donnie McClurkin.

    I just wish he would actually roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty instead of leaving everything to Congressman in perpetual reelection mode, their pockets stuffed with special interest money...
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    Aug 10, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    I'm somewhere between "approve" and "disaprove". I think you need an "undecided". It's way too early to tell, and he's also turning into being a bit different than many may have thought he'd be. Not sure if that's good or bad.
  • Tiller66

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    Aug 10, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    Well I apporve of his vision but his execution is too grand and I think that he's knows that if he does'nt do big things he won't get relected.I like that he wants to reform health care but he's trying to change too much at one time.The idea of we have to do something now is overshadowing the what.I tried to read the health care bill and got about 60 pages in before I gave up with a headache,so how is the congress suppost to read over 1000 pages.
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    Aug 11, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    I would have to say "approve" at this point. Though, I do wish he'd get medeival on the Blue Dogs and other assholes who are holding up true reform, particularly on health care. As for gay rights, I think we'll see more movement once the bigger tickets are handled and (hopefully) the majorities in both houses grow.
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    Aug 11, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    Approve.

    McCain and Palin could have only made things worse.
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    Aug 11, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    Approve

    I think the problems with Obama are really problems with the presence of big money in our politics. So I guess I'd say: he seems to me as good as the system will allow for, in terms of creating change.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 11, 2009 12:59 AM GMT
    Approve, for now. When you come right down to it, I'm confident he's doing a better job than McCain/Palin would be doing right now. I think our standing in the world has improved. And if they were in charge, we'd probably have one more conservative judge on the Supreme Court, a very scary thought.

    That said, I've been extremely disappointed. I'm reserving judgment about health care reform, because nothing has been signed yet. Still, it disappoints me that Obama has met the Pharma representatives and given them some sweet deal.

    What I can judge Obama on, other than LGBT rights is:
    - lack of transparency: he said this would be the most transparent ever, yet the White House refuses to release a log of who has visited

    - Signing Statements: Obama did say he'd continue this practice, so it's not a surprise. But Bush signed laws then asterisked them that he now the government had to follow certain aspects of them because he thought them unconstitutional. That's not your place, Mr. President. You are not above the law.

    I can add a few more items. But, then again, he's done some really smart things like selecting Hillary as Secretary of State.

    So far it's been a mixed bag, but at least it's not McCain/Palin.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    Approve.

    Though I'm a conservative, I did vote for Obama for reasons outside of politics. I don't like a lot of what he's doing, but he's my president and he was elected by a large majority and therefore he should get his way at least on a few proposals such as healthcare.

    As for conservatives that are shocked at his policies, did you bypass his message of CHANGE. well, he's delivering it, so get over it.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    Not sure what to think. I'm still thinking he is a better speaker than he is a president. But I will keep my mind open.
  • Koaa2

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    Aug 11, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
    Approve-His appointment of Sotomayor is exactly what I wanted.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    Approve, but this health care reform is turning out to be nuts. Watching these town hall meetings is making for some good reality TV.
  • calibro

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    Aug 11, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    dissaprove
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    If I was a teacher and was grading his efforts I would give the following:

    Effort - A-

    Policies - B+

    Manipulation of Levers of Power - C+ (he needs to improve his handling of congress, especially the Democrats)

    Accomplishments - B-

    The next 6 months could be the making or breaking of his Presidency. If health care is not reformed, the economic stimulus package disappoints and the deficit continues to balloon, then he could be in trouble. But then again he was dealt a terrible hand.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    Can't stand the man where's Macain & Palin!icon_wink.gif
  • Roch_Athlete

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    Aug 11, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    F

    He's taking a bad economic situation and making it worse, with escalating deficits, unbearable increase in the debt, nationalisation of car companies, interference in private pay (banking), a "stimulus" package in which less than 10% of the money has been spent on shovel ready projects, unemployment that keeps going up even after the warning that the rate would only stop at 8% with passage of the stimulus package. We'll never be able to pay for the Obama administration....ever. And that doesn't even take into account the government planned takeover of the health care system.

    He has no discernible foreign policy outside of "I'm nice and good looking and the US has made mistakes in the past and I'm sorry about that". He's screwing up Afghanistan, and is letting our relationship with Israel go to shit.

    He appointed an activist judge to the Supreme Court. Judges aren't legislators.

    I don't even need to touch on gay rights...which is a good thing, because he hasn't done a damn thing.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    Given what he's had to deal with when he was elected approve!