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Published: Friday, June 27 2014 11:29 a.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, June 27 2014 11:29 a.m. MDT

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Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

I get it, I get it, it's Bush's fault and the GOP's fault that Barack Obama is the worst president in the history of the United States. That's why he hates them so much.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Gosh. It's times like this when I'm really proud of our President.

Just think think of the horrors we might be experiencing now if Mitt Romney (GW Bush 2.0) had won in 2012!

David
Centerville, UT

Can anyone believe anything Obama says?

he claims to be fighting for the Middle Class, but his policies are hurting the Middle Class. Immigration hurts employment and wages of our citizens. It hurts the health care system. It puts a drag upon the federal budget.

Obama's foreign policies are up in flames virtually everywhere in the world, putting a drain upon our finite resources.

Obama's economic policies of cash for clunkers, cronyism, punishing energy, pushing for stronger unions, government takeover of healthcare, economic uncertainly, war against small business, war against religion, his refusal to work with Republicans...all of this is schoolyard bully behavior.

America is past tired of Obama and Democratic leadership. The pendulum is swinging to the middle, away from Obama's radical liberalism.

And Americans don't believe what he says.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Just think think of the horrors we might be experiencing now if Mitt Romney (GW Bush 2.0) had won in 2012!"

A recovering economy, a stronger military, decreased scandals, on the path to a balanced budget. . . I can see why these would be horrors to the liberals. The thought of somebody other than their Savior Barack Obama being successful, especially a filthy conservative, would be any liberal's nightmare.

steamroller
Salt Lake City, UT

Riverton Cougar obviously spends most of a Disneyland visit in Fantasyland.

A stronger military? You mean spend more money on defense than the next 15 countries combined? You conservatives hate spending, but that kind of expense is okay? It can't be trimmed a bit?

As far as a growing economy, Romney said during the campaign that he would create 12 million new jobs....but he didn't say how he would do it, either.

David says the President hurts the middle class? Romney's plan is tax cuts for the rich, and would have continued to use the Reagan/Bush tactic of "trickle-down" economics, which has proven to do nothing for the middle class and all for the 1%.

Let go of your hate, people....don't give in to the dark side.

David
Centerville, UT

Steamroller,

You have been listening to the Democratic talking points. Romney's plan was not tax cuts for the wealthy, but rather reduced rates for everyone with a broader tax base. It's funny that this was the exact proposal given by Obama's own commission he formed to study federal spending, debt, and taxation. But Obama has instead waged class warfare, refused to take action on the recommendations of his own commission, and played politics to retain power at the expense of the Middle Class.

worf
Mcallen, TX

DavidO,

List some clear accomplishments of Obama that makes you so proud.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

"Always blaming others for your misfortunes leaves you blinded to the fact that you, yourself, might be the problem." Unknown author

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Mountanman -

"Always blaming others for your misfortunes leaves you blinded to the fact that you, yourself, might be the problem."

I wish "Conservatives" could take those words to heart instead of whining so much.

If they could actually focus on doing something for this nation instead of engaging in a perpetual pity party, they and everyone else would be much better off.

Look at Republicans in Congress who's only goal now is to stop all progress, while they whine and make up scandals, and feel sorry for themselves.

It's a real pity.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Things politicians do to improve public relations:

* hold a baby with a caring look
* walk with a pet dog
* walk out of a church smiling
* walk and holding hands as a family
* say something great about grandpa, and grandma, and how their example made you a better person.

Do we buy a car because it's washed, and waxed,-but not really knowing of its reliability.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Hey Gary O. When Obama doesn't get his own way, he throws childish temper tantrums, as per this article! As the SCOTUS just told him, YOU ARE NOT KING Obama! We have in America a balance of power government and Obama just can not accept that, period!

SharpHooks
Sandy, UT

The GOP is a mess. They obstruct, lie, offer NOTHING of substance, value, intelligence..
They want to kill off the lower and middle classes by making health care unobtainable.
I have news for you, Utah. Most of you are in those two classes.

Worse...they offer up absolutely worthless presidential candidates...the likes of Palin, McCain, Romney....people so out of touch with reality, you wonder how it is they're not locked up.

Oh well, while they rally with torches and pitchforks, shaking their fists at our esteemed President, the Democratic party moves ahead.

I can't wait to hear the moaning and crying here, when we hear the inevitable words:

"Welcome to Washington DC and the White House, Madam President!"

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

And, please don't forget Harry Reid's role in this disaster

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ Gary:

You said you are proud of the president.
Why?
For doing what?
What wondrous things has he accomplished in the last 6 years?
What campaign promises has he kept?

If he even spent half as much time solving national issues as he does for blaming others for his shortfalls, this country would be in much better shape.

You talk about pity. The real pity is reading the excuses of Obama apologists in light of all his ongoing failures. No objectiveness whatsoever.

@ steamroller:

There is little if any doubt at this point that Mitt would've been a much more results oriented president. How could he not be. The results would be much different if the same election was re-held today.

Most people have learned a very expensive and costly lesson about unbacked political rhetoric. The kind that got Obama elected not once, but twice. We obviously have a lot of slow learners in this country.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ SharpHooks. Checked Obama's approval numbers lately? There is a mess alright but its Mr. Obama who is the mess! Even Hillary is distancing herself from Obama because even she knows what a mess he has made of our country!

Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

The GOP has done nothing to stimulate the economy. But my 401 K has been on the increase at a rate of 8-15% since 2008 when the crash happened under GOP leadership. As for my and my 401K I think Obama has done an outstanding job!

Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

I am so proud of our president who has turned the economy around and now my retirement investments are heading way up. Had nothing to do with the obstructionist GOP party that shut down our government.

jasonlivy
Orem, UT

This kind of speech is exactly why the Republicans are having a hard time cooperating with Obama. As far as I'm concerned this shows Obama's leadership skills front and center. This is the same song and dance that we've been hearing from him during the presidential campaign, through his first term in office, and now midway into is second term. I think most people are tired of hearing it.

"The Republicans won't compromise so I'm going rogue," says Obama. The truth is he has no intention on working with the Republicans because they don't want anything to do with his ideology nor work with him to fundamentally change America. I give thanks every day for a Republican House who has been vigilant in not allowing many of Obama's more destructive policies to see the light of day. I have no doubt it's going to take years, maybe decades, to recover from the mess Obama has created.

Heaven help us...

LiberalJimmy
Salt Lake City, UT

More Obama thinks he's a king talk from the obviously non educated crowd. The handles say it all. "Riverton Cougar", "Mountain man" and the most intellectual of the bunch "Worf". Take out your latest 401-K and or other retirement accounts then simply compare and contrast the increase in value over the last 5-7 years. I'm very happy with mine. Thank you Mr. President!

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

who actually listens to the man anymore? who actually believes the man anymore-even less.

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