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Published: Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:15 p.m. MDT

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Orem, UT

I wonder if he found a way to stiff the taxpayer for the free coffee or if he really paid for it out of his own pocket?

This is typical Obama rhetoric. If you disagree with his policies, then you must be a hater. It is the tactic used by the amnesty for illegals crowd, the SSM crowd, the Obamacare crowd, etc..

Does he think it is ok for his opponents to label him a hater for the things he does?

1) A baby hater because he refuses to limit late-term and partial-brith abortions.
2) A middle class hater because his tax and immigration policies are hurting them.
3) A success hater because he wants to redistribute all their earned wealth.
4) A veteran hater because of the VA scandal and his gutting of the military.
5) A religious hater because his policies are constantly eroding religious liberties.
...etc, etc.

....oh, but that would be different, right?

Sandy, UT

"Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on," the president said in a boisterous and sharply partisan speech in Kansas City.

Right - if only President Obama would practice what he preaches.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

My response: Then stop doing hateable things all the time.

liberty or ...?
Ogden, UT

Mr. President stop violating the law and the constitution (Even the ones you yourself passed and sponsered).You cannot change and ignore laws just because you agree or disagree with them. The only countries who have that kind of leadership are dictators, tyrants, and despots. What you call hate we call the enforcement of the law which you took an oath to uphold. It was churches and conservatives trying to investigate facilities down on the border where DHS refused even pastors and priests to bring aid to. We sent clothes and food .even the mainstream press acknowledges this. But you have not fulfilled you part of the deal sir enforce the law. If you are tired of the opposition stop breaking the law, lying to us about the border, healthcare,the IRS,Benghazi etc. and quit throwing dividing people and dismissing others view if you want to have cooperation. Your version of cooperate so far has been do what I say or be punished. Sir that is not cooperation thats slavery.

Logan, UT

If Obama really wants House Republicans to stop legal proceedings against him, he should start acting like the president he was voted in to be.

His unauthorized, unilateral actions have a lot of constituents up in arms... especially those who take the Constitution of the United States seriously. Every time he does something opposed to the Constitution, he makes an excuse about it being a "living document" that is meant to be changed with the times.

That's political baloney. It's meant to be the divinely-inspired foundation for our country for all-time... just the way it was created and written. No ongoing changes to facilitate any politician's personal agenda.

When Obama decides to start playing by the rules, things will start happening in Washington again. He has poisoned the political atmosphere in Congress with his self-directed rule changes and ultra-liberal agenda. There is currently more gridlock there than there has been in a very long time.

If he was really sincere about helping the middle-class and creating more jobs, he should lower our highest-in-the-world business taxes. Business then expands and more jobs would quickly be created.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

How about barack does something he actually promises for once in a while?

Like be the most, not least, transparent presidency ever.

Like cut the deficit in half like he promised

Like stop spending at record levels

Burley, ID

"Stop just hating ..." - Barack Obama

Wait a minute, who is that pushes everyone's hot button issues by pitting the middle class against the rich, black against white and Hispanic against white?

Where is the President that was supposed to unite us all?

Where is the President who was going to have the most open administration in history?

Why do we have scandal after scandal and hidden agendas?

Why are cameras and cell phones not permitted in the internment camps for the those crossing illegally into the U.S.? And why are workers being forced to agree to "gag orders" that keep them from talking to the press?

Who lied to us about being able to keep our doctors under Obamacare?

Who isn't following the rules of the healthcare law he signed?

Who has become the Imperial President, issuing more Presidential orders than anyone in history?

President Oath-

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Barack Obama has not, in my opinion, upheld his constitutional oath of office.

Cedar Hills, UT

It must be hard to be told no when your entire life you have always been told yes....yes to everything by an army of "yes men". There are two definitions that I always think of when I hear Barack speak or read his comments from one of his "many" campaign rallys ....

1. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) - a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and to others in the process
2. A Demagogue - is a political leader in a democracy who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices, and ignorance of the lower classes in order to gain power and promote political motives

These two definitions define The Obama Presidency and the man himself. I will say this - the BEST parents that I know have said NO to their teenages more than they said YES. Thankfully we have enough in congress to say NO to Barack and his Socialist agenda and hopefully November will ADD to that number...for the countries sake.

Thank GOODNESS for the NO's!!!!

Murray, UT

Lol, here come the haters. Please DN commenters tell us how bad Obama is in your eyes. History may or may not look kindly on his presidency, but he has made a fantastic scapegoat for the low-achievement baby boomers who will depend on Social Security.

Salt Lake City, UT

Way to manipulate that democratic base Obama! Way to give 'em a laugh and mock your collegues. You really are the victim here, poor guy. Republicans just hate and you don't do anything to erode you working relationship with congress. You are the epitamy of a reasonable, neutral leader. You're just so cool.

What a crock.

What's worse, the same democratic base will not be able to resist voting for Hillary. Not because she is actually a good leader because she is not, but because it is too tempting to "make history" again.

Vote for all the women to be President you want. Just not her.

Cedar Hills, UT

Barack should take some advise from his former Democrat president Bill Clinton who learned that by working with the GOP and meeting in the middle is a good thing ...in fact it can be a GREAT thing both for a president and for the country. Clinton had experience as a governor and a leader while Barack has had zero experience leading anything. Big difference between the two men. Clinton was a liberal but a practical leader as well. Barack is neither practical or capable of leadership due to his radical leftist ideology. Two more years of this head ache until we can finally change the occupants in the White House.

Coog Fan in Spokane
Spokane, WA

Okay, slcdenizen, I'll take the bait:

In my eyes, Barak Obama is a horrible president. He's unqualified, unprepared, disinterested and narcissistic. History will indeed not look kindly on his presidency, and we are only beginning to witness the catastrophic effects of his policies.

And this from a high-achievement baby boomer who does not plan to depend on Social Security, because it probably won't be there by the time I retire, if I ever do, at least not in its current form.


Dear President Obama,

I'm not a member of the Republican Party (or any political party, for that matter), and all I can do is speak for myself.

I don't hate you. I don't hate anybody.

What I hate is everything that you do, say, and are. Other than that, I have no negative feelings toward you. (Well, your voice and mannerisms are rather irritating, but there are a lot of people who suffer those disorders, so I don't count that.) Stop trying to violate my God-given rights (my life, my liberty, and my property) and I'll stop viewing you as a traitor and an avowed enemy of the United States.

President Obama, please know that you have my heartfelt prayers for utter failure in your ongoing attempts to destroy the liberty and prosperity of the United States.



New York, NY

Unless you check your sources, you just end up parroting a "fact" you just end up believing whatever someone says that suits your existing biases. It makes people wonder what other facts you cite are just worthless propaganda. This makes meaningful discussion impossible.

@rvalens2 "Who has become the Imperial President, issuing more Presidential orders than anyone in history?"

15,227 executive orders have been signed since George Washington.
183 by Obama.

Here are the last four presidents, for a realistic point of reference.

166 - George H. W. Bush
364 - William J. Clinton
291 - George W. Bush
183 - Barack Obama

one old man
Ogden, UT

Wow. It's easy to see the hate that festers so virulently on the right.

Just the read the ugly comments posted here.

Murray, UT

"History will indeed not look kindly on his presidency, and we are only beginning to witness the catastrophic effects of his policies."

And the credibility diminishes. He hasn't been able to implement policies. We've turned politics into a platform to express our personal grievances. I'm sure you and you're venomous cohorts are decent people in some contexts, but in the realm of political dialogue you're neither objective nor respectable. It's a shame too because politics can be interesting and enlightening, if only there exists a lack of pretense and sliver of objectivity.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

No matter what issue Republican news sources have spun/parsed/mis-represented, spin/parse/mis-represent and will continue to spin/parse/mis-represent... President Obama has won.

The man low-information Republicans, their news-sources as well as their kingmakers love to hate was elected twice.

From 2017 going forward, the Republicans will continue to help paying for all the perks President Obama and his family will receive, just like Democrats have done for all the other well loved Republican POTUS.

Maybe Republicans should just focus on finding a person who can win.

Naw...it's too easy to hate.


Logan, UT

@ slcdenizen:

You've done a great job of verifying something I read just a week ago.

It said that no matter how badly Obama performs as president, that regardless of what he does or doesn't do to further his own personal agenda, that no matter how completely he fails, there will always be a certain core constituency of liberal followers who will vouch for and defend him... no matter what.

After seeing how poorly Obama has performed this past year by doing things he shouldn't and not doing things he should, I thought it would be very difficult to find anyone who would publicly try to defend and rationalize that level of non-performance, who wasn't actually on the Obama payroll.

You proved me wrong by actually trying to turn the tables and make him be the scapegoat for all those unfulfilled campaign promises and naive failures he's encountered. Unbelievable!

You've actually sunk to calling people who disagree with Obama's unethical doings "low achievement baby-boomers", while not actually knowing a thing about those who have posted on this article or the tens of millions of other citizens who are in complete agreement.

Logan, UT

@ nycut:

It's so much how many executive orders he's issued, but rather how and what he is doing regarding the use of those executive orders.

He's undermining Congress by going around the legal channels of establishing and/or changing laws. That isn't supposed to happen unilaterally by just a single branch of government. But Obama has no problem doing that time and time again.

It was his ill-advised executive order from June 2012 that led to the current humanitarian crisis with all the juveniles still poring over our southern border. Now he wants billions of taxpayer money to try to fix the mess he personally created.

He complains about the "wasted money" it will take to sue him for malfeasance in office. As it turns out, every one of his 80+ golf games since becoming president costs more (6 digit amount) than the lawsuit cost he is referring to. Every personal thing he does requires a large entourage of both security and personal assistants.

If he is actually concerned about wasted taxpayer money, he should look very closely at his own personal actions before casting dispersions on the doings of others.

Salt Lake City, UT

"If Obama really wants House Republicans to stop legal proceedings against him, he should start acting like the president he was voted in to be. "

When asked what the House would sue Obama over Boehner said they'd find something. They wanted to sue him before they even could identify something he'd done wrong. Eventually they picked an executive order delaying the employer mandate. If they win, then the employer mandate goes into effect immediately, something Republicans don't even want anyway. They tell Obama to do something about the border. Well what's he supposed to do? Everything he does is derided by Republicans as unconstitutional.

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