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Published: Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:30 a.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

We are getting exactly what we voted for both at home and abroad so why be cynical now? Hope and change has turned into despair and cynicism! We elected the wrong man to lead us, period!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Oh, I almost forgot: "Its all Bush's fault"!

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Article quote: "To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it's beyond fixing."

Uhhhhhh.....yeah!

How ironic that the guy saying this has single-handedly caused more damage than anyone else!

Even more ironic is that he literally refuses to see it.

Don't blame me...I voted for the guy who was actually qualified to do the job: Romney.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Caring liberal Californians voted Obama. Not Texas, or Arizona!

Who should be opening their doors, and pocketbooks?

ravonal
Syracuse, UT

It's way more about substance than cheap slogans and tee shirts. Obama supporters were absolutely euphoric over his election and his public opinion ratings (in the 80%, at one time.) soared. They soon realized there wasn't any substantive reason for "hope" or "change" because he was nothing more than a cheap, garden variety social engineer whose ego got the best of him. They are now crying because the media is turning on him. Predictable

gmlewis
Houston, TX

Why should the Democrats in Congress want to cooperate with Republicans when they can achieve everything they want through Presidential executive orders?

President Clinton disdained working with the Republicans until they won both houses, and then he had a tremendous change of heart and things started getting done.

If the Republicans can win back the Senate and keep the House, Pres. Obama will experience a change of heart, too. That's hope and change we can believe in.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey GMlewis -

"President Clinton disdained working with the Republicans until they won both houses . . . "

He did work with Republicans.

I can see how it must be repugnant to do so in this day and age though, since Republicans have little in the way of any constructive suggestions. All they seem to be able to do is obstruct, destroy, and invent and pass around big stories in attempts to justify their prejudices.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Worf -

"Caring liberal Californians voted Obama."

Yes they did. In fact, caring and discerning Americans voted Obama, and it's a good thing they did.

Can you imagine the mess this country would be in with another GW Bush clone, like Mitt Romney, as President?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

BO is now decrying cynicism – what a laugh,

that’s how he won re-election, by a scorched-earth, divide and conquer, cynical class-warfare campaign.

The law of the harvest – he sowed cynicism, that is now what he is reaping.

Objectified
Richfield, UT

The simple fact of the matter is that people have less hope or reason for hope than before Obama was elected... and that was pretty bad at the time. The numbers don't lie. Obama has made things worse since coming into office. He simply refuses to compromise with anyone who doesn't share his ultra-liberal socialist-oriented viewpoints.

GaryO...
What can be said to you? Once again you're showing yourself to be on the wrong end of things and supporting the wrong side. Hopefully, someday a political light will shine and illuminate your reality. Hope and change. I keep HOPING that your political viewpoints will CHANGE to something more akin to reality.

Yes, sadly we can only imagine how much better things would've currently been with Romney as President. Undoubtedly, they would've been. He's proven he knows much more about economic principles than our community organizer does. Sadly, we had to find out such things the hard way and are paying the price.
In a very worst case scenario, things couldn't be any worse than what Obama has delivered, with his current record-setting disapproval ratings that keep growing.

steamroller
Salt Lake City, UT

As the article states...."there's plenty of blame to go around." So while you conservatives are quick to get on the cynical hatred bandwagon against Obama....if you're without sin, cast the first stone. Since Obama has been President, it has been the mission of the GOP to see to his failure by constant criticism and yammering. No wonder the secret service assigned duty to Obama 6 months before the normal candidate. It was because of all the death threats he was receiving. The GOP and conservatives have done more in the past 6 years to divide our country that at any time in our history. How do you sleep?

sg
newhall, CA

The only hope we Americans are looking forward to is his impeachment or removal from office before his term ends followed with him being prosecuted and convicted for crimes against the Republic, The United States of America. We hope that there are those currently in positions given by the people, will have the fortitude to expose Obama for the fraud that he is; to demand and expose him via all his sealed records and fraudulent ones. This America is the doing of none other than the leaderless, unqualified Barry Soertoro.

steamroller
Salt Lake City, UT

Impeach him for what? GO AHEAD....and watch Obama's approval ratings rise another 10-20 points, much like Bill Clinton's. You'll just give the electorate one more reason to elect someone other than a Republican.

steamroller
Salt Lake City, UT

Look at public opinion regarding John Boehner's "suit" against the President....you conservatives are just digging a grave with the electorate. Have you also read overall GOP reaction to the House doing nothing about immigration? 15% of the GOP favors their stance....72% want them to ACT...but Boehner refuses, with the reasoning being that the President will not uphold the law. The fact that the House doesn't trust this President says volumes about the lack of civility and statesmanship on the part of the GOP....or as this article points out, the cynicism involved.

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