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How Would You Grade President Obama's First Year in Office?
Fox News ^ | 1/20/2010 | Fox News

Posted on 01/31/2010 1:13:32 AM PST by Paine's Ghost

It’s been a year since Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States, the first African-American to hold the nation’s highest office. It’s been a year of highs and lows, from winning the Nobel Peace Prize to adding trillions of dollars to the national debt by enacting massive government spending programs – while continuing to battle for a nearly $1 trillion overhaul of the nation’s health care system.

His job approval rating also have gone from high to low, down nearly 20 points since taking office. How would you grade President Obama’s first year in office?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoanniversary; bhojobapproval; epicfail; f; fail; obama; polls
I spend much of my time at DemocraticUnderground. I maintain six personalities, all over 1000 posts. I don't troll. I am there as a mole.

But I noticed a request to flood a Fox Poll on Obama and thought I would come over here to seek some support. We are loosing to the Dummies. Come on FreePers. Show your support.

1 posted on 01/31/2010 1:13:33 AM PST by Paine's Ghost
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To: Paine's Ghost

Z minus.


2 posted on 01/31/2010 1:15:02 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Paine's Ghost

A solid B+. :)

If you read Ace of Spades, you’ll get it. If not, you won’t.


3 posted on 01/31/2010 1:15:07 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: Paine's Ghost

If I posted there that much I’d lose my mind.


4 posted on 01/31/2010 1:15:12 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Paine's Ghost

A is winning big time, everyone.

Better Freep this poll soon ...


5 posted on 01/31/2010 1:16:06 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Paine's Ghost

D/ In Danger of Failing: If he doesn’t stop fooling around and start listening, he’ll be expelled. 42% (168,110 votes)


6 posted on 01/31/2010 1:20:44 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
And the other...DUmmiefied.

"A/ A+: Excellent: He’s had a lot to handle -- great work habits, great leadership put him at the top of the class. 53% (208,450 votes)"

7 posted on 01/31/2010 1:22:53 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Paine's Ghost

I’d give him a C for Communist. Except he deserves an F, which they don’t have available—so I gave him a D.


8 posted on 01/31/2010 1:23:29 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Zero out of a million.


9 posted on 01/31/2010 1:23:31 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Thanks for the post, Paine. I just voted.


10 posted on 01/31/2010 1:23:48 AM PST by UAConservative (Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
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To: Paine's Ghost

The joke’s on the DUmmies. 0bama has maintained Bush’s foreign policies in Iraq, expanded wars in Afghanistan and Yemen, broken his promise to close Gitmo within a year, defunded the science of space exploration, signed the Patriot Act 2, voted for Bush’s Telecom Immunity after promising the gullible DUmmies that he would instead filibuster it, blown Copehagen’s climate deal, blown Chicago’s shot at getting the Olympics, and wasted an entire year tilting at a mythical Healthcare windmill.

They want to give 0bama an “A” in order to deny that their own Agenda has been failed.

Let them.

0bama lost the governorship of NJ and bootlegger-boy’s Massachussett’s senate seat. He’s lost the Dem’s senate super-majority and he doesn’t know how to spin the ClimateGate emails.

The more that they give 0bama an “A”, the longer they put off their own chances of improving their situation.

Works for me!


11 posted on 01/31/2010 1:24:10 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: BunnySlippers

“I” for IMPEACHABLE


12 posted on 01/31/2010 1:24:16 AM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Hmmmmm, out of curiosity, I hit “refresh” and voted again to see if I could. I could. I also noticed that even though the number of votes increased, the percentages aren’t changing. >:-/


13 posted on 01/31/2010 1:29:56 AM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Paine's Ghost

He has done more to promote a Muslim agenda at a cost to the US worth by several orders of magnitude greater than the Islamic total benefit. Even if Islam were to win the power of the US, he’s degrading the value of US diplomacy and eroded our ability in statesmanship.

He’s incompetent as a Democrat, unfaithful as a socialist, foolish as a progressive, and a glutton for attention.

The Greek word KAKOS comes to mind as in good for nothingness, worthless, evil.


14 posted on 01/31/2010 1:33:55 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Paine's Ghost
不可
15 posted on 01/31/2010 1:33:57 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: Paine's Ghost

How about skipping the grades and just expelling him for cheating?


16 posted on 01/31/2010 1:37:42 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Paine's Ghost

First Afican America is an insult to Obama’s mother! Does his white heritage have no value!? He may be the first mixed race president and who gives fly f anyway! He will be remembered as the black marxist President who attempted to destroy the US as we have known it!


17 posted on 01/31/2010 1:38:40 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: timetostand

African - excuse me


18 posted on 01/31/2010 1:40:01 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: Paine's Ghost
A/ A+: Excellent: He’s had a lot to handle -- great work habits, great leadership put him at the top of the class. 53% (213,237 votes)

D/: In Danger of Failing: If he doesn’t stop fooling around and start listening, he’ll be expelled. 42% (168,156 votes)

The other percentages recorded are negligible, so I didn't post them.

It looks like this is a poll war between right and left. Apparently, there aren't enough of our folks up this late at night to join the fray.

19 posted on 01/31/2010 1:40:49 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paine's Ghost
I spend much of my time at DemocraticUnderground. I maintain six personalities, all over 1000 posts. I don't troll. I am there as a mole.

That's an extraordinary amount of work. I don't know how you do it. That's over 6,000 comments. I have no idea how I'd keep from getting booted if I tried that.

I don't think that I could.

20 posted on 01/31/2010 1:43:39 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paine's Ghost
He's in OFFICE?

Oh, I thought he was just on an International Bash Bush Tour.

But I guess the term "in office" would be stretching it, as he spends more time in Air Force One and Marine One than he does actually working.

He should change his tag lines from "hope & change" to "Vacations 'R' Us"...(or maybe vacations IS us).

So insofar as you can't get a grade if you don't attend, I just give him and "absent".
21 posted on 01/31/2010 2:33:19 AM PST by FrankR (The ones of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Red Steel
Who is taking this poll? George Soros? This poll is worthless because there is no grade to signify the complete and utter failure known as the Obama phenomenon. The misfits that are voting this charlatan an A are stark raving mad lunatics who are off of their thorazine.
22 posted on 01/31/2010 3:38:11 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Paine's Ghost

“Z”


23 posted on 01/31/2010 4:05:24 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Looks to me like the White House staff got snowed in this weekend and spent its time surfing the net for polls.
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A/ A+: Excellent: He’s had a lot to handle — great work habits, great leadership put him at the top of the class. 57% (249,900 votes)

B+/ Very Good: Has taken on some difficult coursework, but seems determined to succeed. 1% (5,953 votes)

B/Good: Nice effort, though he sometimes doesn’t listen to classmates and often fails to work with them on major projects. <1% (2,170 votes)

C- / C+/Need for Improvement: Clearly has the intellect to succeed, but easily distracted, doesn’t work well with classmates on major projects. 2% (10,098 votes)

D/ In Danger of Failing: If he doesn’t stop fooling around and start listening, he’ll be expelled. 38% (168,433 votes)

I/Incomplete: Not enough information to give a fair assessment of his work. 1% (2,841 votes)

Total Votes: 439,395


24 posted on 01/31/2010 4:06:23 AM PST by Mobties
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To: Paine's Ghost

The poll seems skewed...there isn’t an option for F.


25 posted on 01/31/2010 4:07:04 AM PST by highlander_UW (There's a storm coming - little kid at a Mexican gas station in The Terminator)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Mr. Obama. Zero point zero.

26 posted on 01/31/2010 4:09:26 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Paine's Ghost
'How Would You Grade President Obama's First Year in Office?'
TRICK Question! TRICK Question! TRICK Question!

We can't grade Barry on his 'first year'. Because if we were his teachers, he'd have been shopped off to Special Ed Classes in week two.

I hate trick questions on a Sunday morning.
...............

27 posted on 01/31/2010 4:26:36 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: Paine's Ghost

“How Would You Grade President Obama’s First Year in Office?”

High Treason


28 posted on 01/31/2010 4:27:11 AM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: Paine's Ghost

How nice of Fox to not put an F on the poll!! They wouldn’t want to seem unfair would they?


29 posted on 01/31/2010 4:31:07 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Paine's Ghost

I have never wavered in the conviction that he is an usurper as a president, he was never qualified to be president and cannot even illegally act as a president.

Three strikes against him, no grade, he must be expelled from class and school.


30 posted on 01/31/2010 4:32:39 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Where the heck is the “F”?


31 posted on 01/31/2010 4:43:14 AM PST by Juan Medn
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To: Paine's Ghost

The twirpOTUS constantly gets a pass! Now FOX won’t even give the option of an “F”?! Spineless jellyfish!


32 posted on 01/31/2010 5:04:15 AM PST by albie
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To: Red Steel

There is no grade low enough to tell just how incompetent, ignorant and indecent this person Obama truly is, who calls himself President. He is true trash.


33 posted on 01/31/2010 5:20:50 AM PST by mulligan
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To: Paine's Ghost

............FREEP IT FOLKS....................
A/ A+: Excellent: He’s had a lot to handle — great work habits, great leadership put him at the top of the class. 59% (269,357 votes)
B+/ Very Good: Has taken on some difficult coursework, but seems determined to succeed. 1% (6,480 votes)
B/Good: Nice effort, though he sometimes doesn’t listen to classmates and often fails to work with them on major projects. <1% (2,208 votes)
C- / C+/Need for Improvement: Clearly has the intellect to succeed, but easily distracted, doesn’t work well with classmates on major projects. 2% (10,125 votes)
D/ In Danger of Failing: If he doesn’t stop fooling around and start listening, he’ll be expelled. 37% (168,619 votes)
I/Incomplete: Not enough information to give a fair assessment of his work. 1% (2,870 votes)
Total Votes: 459,659


34 posted on 01/31/2010 5:28:32 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - Read it and weep)
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To: blueyon
Why is there no F for failure? After all, the purpose of the poll is to find out how people feel about Barry. Leaving out the F is a serious flaw.
35 posted on 01/31/2010 5:30:51 AM PST by aruanan
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To: blueyon

I voted......I dont think my vote counted. I cannot believe the pol results....looks like people can vote thousands of times


36 posted on 01/31/2010 5:32:14 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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To: Paine's Ghost
Well, based on the 59% giving him an A+ for "He’s had a lot to handle -- great work habits, great leadership put him at the top of the class" there has got to be a massive troll movement. It's quite obvious to all that he doesn't have great work habits because he's either golfing, jetting off somewhere, or giving a speech (on the average more than 1 per day). He's a schlub.
37 posted on 01/31/2010 5:33:53 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Paine's Ghost

Incomplete

He never came to class


38 posted on 01/31/2010 5:38:49 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Paine's Ghost
Obamacare

Cheers!

39 posted on 01/31/2010 6:32:45 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Paine's Ghost
There was no F, so I had to give him a d. Even the commie rag mother jones is not liking his cut and gut of SS/Medicare.

The new Demonrat mantra! Woof, woof, let granny eat dog food...spoof on 'let them eat cake'.The articles also contain the new big fees to Tricare for Life the retired over 65 Military's secondary health ins)

obama's war on seniors See the links in post 43-46 and on the last page.

Expanding support for families balancing work with caring for elderly relatives with a $102.5 million Caregiver Initiative adding $52.5 million in funding to Department of Health and Human Services caregiver support programs that provide temporary respite care, counseling, training, and referrals to critical services. The administration says the extra funding will allow nearly 200,000 additional caregivers to be served and 3 million more hours of respite care to be provided. It also adds $50 million to programs that provide transportation help, adult day care, and in-home services, such as aides to help seniors bathe and cook, help which eases the burden for family members and helps seniors stay in their homes.

Even the commie rag Mother Jones is reporting the cut and gut to granny's SS/Medicare.

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/01/obama-puts-social-security-chopping-block

Bambi in his own words I' won't cut Medicare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0EAP47SdcY

40 posted on 01/31/2010 7:50:15 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Windflier
I started creating profiles before the Kerry-Bush election. Early on I was thrown off (tomb-stoned) several times until I learned the ropes.

To rack up entries, I hang out in the lounge with is essentially nonpolitical. It is easy to post 100/day by just ack everyone elses posts.

Refining my characters was the challenge along with keeping them consistent. I have two in the GLBT forum that are very popular and influential.

My role is not to troll but to use these characters to draw out conversations. Not easy task.

I have actually had to make some donations to DU to be allowed certain privileges. That feels bad.

BTW - they made a call to flood the poll. After that call, I watched “A” go up 12 points in 10 minutes. That is why I came here.

41 posted on 01/31/2010 4:57:35 PM PST by Paine's Ghost (today's conservative ideals were called socialism in 1960)
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To: Paine's Ghost

While I admire you for having the fortitude to spend so much time and effort in close association with hardened liberals, I have to wonder why you’d go to the trouble of becoming a part of their community, when you could easily just lurk there.

Surely, you’d learn just as much by simply observing them.


42 posted on 02/01/2010 8:33:12 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
It is much different to interact. For a long time, it was psychologically demanding but not so much now. Lurking is an act of outside in. I want more. I want to be part of and trusted.

I write a blog on the thinking of the contemporary left.

43 posted on 02/02/2010 10:01:39 PM PST by Paine's Ghost (today's conservative ideals were called socialism in 1960)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Well, good luck to you.

My personal observation is that the left is afflicted with a real form of mental illness. Knowing that, I keep my distance as much as possible, due to the real contagion of aberration.

Hang around deranged people long enough, and you’ll become deranged, yourself.

Again, good luck to you.


44 posted on 02/02/2010 10:14:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Au contraire

I am not a young pup. I have real letters from Ayn Rand from the early ‘70’s.

Many of the posts I start are double entendre. I started to post an example here but realized I would be outed.

Once of the things that fascinate me at DU is their obsession with conservative media. They never miss Rush and are always posting links to FR.

To be honest, I have never seen a full hour of Oberman, Mathews or the like. I now understand why Air America failed and Fox soars. All the liberals are watching conservative media!

45 posted on 02/04/2010 3:47:48 AM PST by Paine's Ghost
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To: Paine's Ghost
One of the things that fascinates me at DU is their obsession with conservative media. They never miss Rush and are always posting links to FR.

Hopefully, one of them will stumble across your posts here about your undercover work at their site. That'll make 'em even more paranoid.

Good luck. Remember to shower and de-louse frequently .. LOL

46 posted on 02/04/2010 8:36:14 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paine's Ghost

Oh, a solid B plus.


47 posted on 02/04/2010 8:41:49 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: ChrisInAR

How can we even grade his first year as president when he hasn’t proven that he is legally the president?


48 posted on 02/04/2010 8:46:15 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Texas resident

Give him a K for kenya.


49 posted on 02/04/2010 8:54:12 AM PST by Canedawg (Our government has become a travesty.)
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To: Paine's Ghost

F for Fascist.


50 posted on 02/04/2010 9:05:13 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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