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Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'


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  • JLFuller Boise, ID
    Aug. 3, 2014 11:01 a.m.

    That's rich. Obama complaining because Republicans disagree with him. And of course the media fawn all over Obama and suggest all Republicans are racist homophobes who hate women, children and poor people. Of course among people who actually can walk and chew gum, this is all laughable. Among those who cannot walk and chew gum at the same time, this is serious business.

  • Jimmyisliberal Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2014 5:03 p.m.

    "The single most important thing we want to accomplish is making sure this President is in fact a one term President"...Mitch McConnell. This has been the intellectual level our President has been forced to deal with since he took office. How anyone can defend such bigotry is an offense to us all no matter your particular political affiliation.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    July 31, 2014 10:57 p.m.

    If disagreement is all that is needed to be accused of "hating", then may I prosecute Obama for hate speech?

    one old man

    "Wow. It's easy to see the hate that festers so virulently on the right.
    Just the read the ugly comments posted here."

    In Psychology 101 they discuss the concept of "projection". May be time for a mirror check since it is really Obama who needs to:
    "Stop lying all the to time [sic]" (such as: if you like your doctor ----)
    "Stop campaigning all the time" (such as: fundraising while the border, Israel and healthcare implode)
    "Stop doing what you are accusing me of doing" (um - yeah)

  • Eagle78 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 31, 2014 11:39 a.m.

    I love reading DN political comments! Quick read through here, and a fast stop by the faith section always makes my day better. No matter how bad my day is going I can at least say "Hey at least I'm not those people!" and I instantly feel better.

    Keep up the good fight republicans. Make sure to tune in for Glen Beck, and Rush so that they can give you your talking points.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    July 31, 2014 8:33 a.m.


    1. Therefore Obama refuses to ban late term abortions. The excuse is irrelevent. And he would have found another if necessary.
    2. Taxes lower that previous administrations? Not true, but if you think that then why do you guys decry Reagan/Bush and their tax cuts? Plus, the 17 trillion dollar debt is on Obama now. 7 of which is his.
    3. The income gap is the largest. Well, Obama has been President for almost 6 years now. That too is on him. Plus, American wages are lower that previous administrations. Some feather in his cap, huh?
    4. He is cutting the military. Period. They admitted it was being cut back to pre-WW11 levels. Really smart move in light of the mess the world is in today, don't you think?
    5. No comment

    6. When he flies Air Force One, it costs and costs a lot. He fleeces the American tax payer with about one event in say, California, as "official duty", then spends his time fund raising and playing golf.
    7. True.
    8. Totally false. Totally. It was pushed through with NO bi-partisan support. Check the vote.
    9. True.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    July 30, 2014 11:02 p.m.


    Do you really require someone to point out the falsehoods?

    In this thread alone, the following false claims or opinions have been posited as fact:

    1) he refuses to limit late-term and partial-birth abortions. (False. He refused to sign a bill that would supersede the physicians judgement in those procedures)
    2) his tax and immigration policies are hurting them. (False. Obama actually extended the expiration of previous tax cuts, and taxes are still lower than in previous administrations)
    3) he wants to redistribute all their earned wealth (Opinion/False. The income gap is at it's largest ever)
    4) he's gutting the military (False. He's cutting military spending based on direct feedback from those very military leaders)
    5) his policies are constantly eroding religious liberties (Opinion. My church attendance and connection to God is undiminished these last 6 years)
    6) his golf games cost taxpayers 6 figures each time (False. His security costs exist regardless of the activity)
    7) he's issued more executive orders than any other president (Blatantly false. check the numbers)
    8) pushed through obamacare without any debate (blatantly false. Republicans even added amendments)
    9) Obama created the Dream Act (False. Orrin Hatch created the Dream Act in 2001)

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 30, 2014 9:19 p.m.

    Obama to GOP,
    Stop lying all the to time
    Stop campaigning all the time
    Stop doing what you are accusing me of doing

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 30, 2014 9:13 p.m.

    your quote about conservative could just as easily and more accurately be applied to liberals abd BO

    accusations of hate are all BO has got.

    Hate? we hate the evil and damage he is doing to the country. What, are we supposed to love what he does because we are to love our fellow man? Do you love what Hamas is doing because they are your fellow men? Do you love what ISIS is doing because they are your fellow men?

    You see, we have the capacity to separate a person from their actions. I do not know BO personally, so I cannot say where or not I hate him - but I do hate what he is trying to do. And no, I will abide by his plea to stop hating that which is evil and damaging.

    again, you failed to provide ANY of back-up Silo asked for, all you did was call more names.

  • Jack Aurora, CO
    July 30, 2014 8:17 p.m.

    I find it curious that when issues are the real point, the left trots out "hate" as the central theme. When the facts are inconvenient, they trot out "hate" as the reason. When they don't understand what difference it makes, it must be "hate". When there is disagreement about policy or the need for government to act or not, it is labeled "hate".

    I've said it before and I will say it again, when they don't understand the policies, they resort to "hate" as the reason. Sad, truly sad.

  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    July 30, 2014 7:43 p.m.

    @ GaryO:

    The Deseret News is owned by a corporation which is owned by the LDS church. It is not a Mormon publication per se. It's an award winning newspaper which tries to report things objectively. Most the time they succeed. But no newspaper pleases everyone all the time.

    You are naive if you think everyone who posts on these articles are Mormons. On the contrary, I'm fairly convinced they are often the minority, depending on what the article is about. Different subjects attract different people.

    I've read two award winning books about the life and times of Barrack Obama. Some things about his life are impressive. Other things are not so impressive. You mentioned only a small part of his background and pretty much summed up the part that most would consider impressive... his academic life.

    His main problems center around not doing much in the real world outside of academics, before getting into politics. His resume in the real world is weak. And that often shows with his indecisions and miscalculations involving national issues, especially with those considered crises.

    His biggest weakness involves surrounding himself with politicians instead of area experts.

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    July 30, 2014 6:45 p.m.


    Funny thing,

    If you replaced 'conservative' with 'Liberal'
    and 'republican' with 'Democrat'

    Your comment would be just as accurate or inaccurate. And certainly just as fallacious.

    More to the point your comment shows how hateful the left is to any opposition view. The stereotypes and generalizations are atrocious. How is that supposed solve anything?

    Obama and hateful and mocking rhetoric towards republicans and conservatives shows he is not a leader, not worthy to be president, but a small person and a vitriolic ideologue.

  • Gary Federal Way, WA
    July 30, 2014 6:45 p.m.


    Bush 2nd was one of the worst. From researching, I am appalled at the way he handled the presidency during his two terms. Trillions of debt on unfunded wars/lowered taxes. Where is the uproar in that?

    Obama has prevented more wars. Where's the praise?

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 30, 2014 6:44 p.m.

    Buyer and seller. if the seller isn't honest with the buyer the word will spread and no one will buy any thing from that seller. If a customer complained a hundred didn't. So why is he still in business.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 30, 2014 6:13 p.m.

    How odd to include a word in the headline ("hate"), then block posts which contain the same word. All I know is that seeing it in posts (the sentiment, not the word) is no harder than seeing the sky by looking up.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    July 30, 2014 5:07 p.m.

    @ Silo:

    I was wondering why Tators hadn't responded to you yet, but then I counted his posts and believe he's hit the limit for a single article. Therefore I'll respond.

    I've read all of his (or hers) and all other comments here. It seems that Tators pretty much does have the facts on his/her side. It also seems quite obvious that you are attacking all Obama detractors in general with no verifiable facts of your own. None. Just opinion only.

    You failed to prove a single, specific item that Tators or anyone else wrote as not being factual. That relegates your biased bantering to simple political rhetoric and nothing more.

    And joecapitalist's claim concerning Obama impeding personal religious freedoms has been in the news for over 2 years now. Don't you read? Obama has been trying to force privately owned companies to pay for abortion and contraceptive insurance that goes against their owners religious beliefs. That's religious infringement. The Supreme Court concurred. Even the Pope and Joe Biden weighed in on the issue against Obama. Where have you been?

    You said every point he made is "demonstrably false". Yet you demonstrated nothing whatsoever.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    July 30, 2014 4:46 p.m.


    Why do you think such behavior is limited to Republicans? Politicians in general conduct themselves they way you've described.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 30, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    Hate, it's all they got, come on, let em have it Obama. They haven't got anything or done anything but complain and hate.
    When they got nothing they make it up, when you call them on it, they say the truth doesn't matter, they know his heart is evil.

    They hate his agenda like the religious right hate the sin not the sinner, right.

    Did Obama say he was going to make congress look like fools as his number one goal?
    Or did mitch say he was going to make Obama a one term president before he'd even takin office?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 30, 2014 4:35 p.m.

    Self defense is not hating.

    We're want to save the country!

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    July 30, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    @ nycut:

    If Obama would limit the use of executive orders to "company rules", most constituents would have very few issues with their use.

    When Congress wouldn't pass Obama's cherished immigration "Dream Act" exactly as he envisioned it, (you probably recall how he wasn't willing to compromise regarding it), he then immediately created another new executive order enabling much, if not most, of what he wanted in his original Dream Act bill.

    Except this time, he bypassed Congress altogether. It was his "I'll show you" action. It's little wonder he's generated so much ill-feeling in Washington and why gridlock has now become synonymous with Congress itself.

    Now, no one is any longer willing to compromise on anything. Sadly, he set the stage and established the current mindset in Washington. I've honestly never seen any other president so unwilling to compromise with bills in Congress.

    The book "The Amateur" by Edward Kline is a great read detailing how and what Obama thinks regarding his agenda and why he feels a president should always get his (or her) way. He was only a first-term junior senator before becoming president. Not nearly enough experience.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    July 30, 2014 4:11 p.m.


    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my comment.

    Thank you, as well, for giving undeniable proof supporting my comment.

  • SCfan clearfield, UT
    July 30, 2014 4:07 p.m.

    I wonder if Obama thought this "hating" thing up himself, or was told to use it by his advisors. In any case, this is what we get when we elect a person who has had no experience building political bridges, as other Presidents, including Clinton, have. This is why, a person who has been a governor is so much more able to be a good chief executive. The trouble with Mr. Obama is that he went through his whole life getting everything he wanted just for the asking. The first time he probably ever heard someone actually say no to him was after he became President. I think Obama really believed that his mere words would cause people to do what he wanted. And, up until the White House, that was pretty much how his life went. It must have been a shock for him that things did not go as he said, and a shock I don't think he has ever recovered from. So, he uses the closest thing he has to "words" to get things done. The executive order.

  • boneheaded, but not a smidgen SLC, UT
    July 30, 2014 4:02 p.m.

    this coming from barry is rich. he is the most divisive person I have ever known. i am happy though that he is able to launch into this silliness before he heads off for his Martha's Vineyard 5 week vacation.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    July 30, 2014 3:47 p.m.

    Schnee: "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."

    I doubt you will find one Republican who thinks that enforcing our current immigration laws are unconstitional. If Obama would just do his job, this problem would be greatly diminished.

    Bush didn't do the greatest job of securing the border either, but illegals have been flooding across the border lately because they know Obama wants to give them amnesty, welfare, and voting rights. He doesn't want to send even one of them back, no matter what he said about all his "deportations" which were mostly inflated figures for people turned away at some border checkpoints.

  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    July 30, 2014 3:45 p.m.

    @ one old man:

    Some of these comments posted here probably do sound a bit ugly to Obama supporters. But when put within context, they aren't nearly as ugly as the job Obama is currently doing as our president.

    @ slcdenizen:

    You are totally right about Obama's credibility diminishing.
    But you're very wrong about him not being able to implement his policies. He does it all the time using his ill-advised executive orders.

    When he refuses to compromise with Congress and they then won't pass his bills exactly as he wants them, he pouts, grabs his phone and pen, and goes to work on more executive orders, once again bypassing Congress altogether. That's not how our system is supposed to work, nor how it was designed.

    Other presidents didn't have nearly this level of problems with Congress because they all knew how to compromise to one level or another. That's how Washington works... unless someone is a narcissist to the point of truly believing he knows more than anyone and everyone else.

    @ Schnee:

    The problem the House had was identifying the single worst item on Obama's long list of sue-able things.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    July 30, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    "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. "

    Of course it is. Since the facts are against you and the law is against you, pound on the table instead.

    Every day the GOP inches closer to being some kind of elected multi level marketing company, with the Republican base being signed up as new distributors making up the pyramid.

    They don't care whether the statements about the President are factual, they only care whether their distributors(voters) will embrace those statements as truth.

    This simple-mindedness among the Republican distributor network is what allows someone like @joecapitalist to make false claims like: 'Obama destroys religious freedom while supporting late term abortion and raising taxes.' Every single point he made is either demonstrably false, or completely fabricated opinion, but it doesn't stop the other distributors from voting him up...for what amounts to lying.

  • nycut New York, NY
    July 30, 2014 3:23 p.m.


    "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."

    I don't think you're right about that. The Executive Branch, by design, administers the Federal Government, in part through executive orders. These aren't laws, but are more like the "company rules" the executive puts in place while he's in charge.

    It's one of the things they do. All of them. Since Washington.

    Objecting to the CONTENT of the orders is one thing: you disagree with the decision. But complaining that the executive is issuing executive orders makes no sense.

    It's part of what we elected him to do. (And the next guy can reverse them just as easily.)

  • Tators Logan, UT
    July 30, 2014 3:15 p.m.

    @ There You Go Again:

    Actually, the only thing the Obama has really won is the probable title of worst president ever. At least he's currently fast-tracking himself there.

    Republicans don't hate Obama nearly as much as they hate his agenda and lack of presidential performance. You act like he should be given a free pass on anything he does. Is it simply because you agree with his ultra-liberal personal agenda?

    When he re-establishes the dignity of the office he holds by not doing things like bowing before Muslim sheiks, dealing with terrorists, pushing through the most expensive bill in our nation's history without any debate whatsoever and winning Pinocchio awards from the Washington Post for lying to the public, then perhaps he'll once again start becoming more likable.

    BTW: Most of the country would much rather give Obama the perks of being a past president than deal with him as their current one. We're all super excited for 2017 to get here and let those perks begin. Then the nation can begin healing and Washington can overcome it's ideological gridlock by having a president who can actually compromise.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    GOP to Obama,
    Stop lying all the to time
    Stop campaigning all the time
    Stop doing what you are accusing us of doing

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:54 p.m.

    "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.

  • Tators Logan, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:44 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • Tators Logan, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:28 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:22 p.m.

    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.


  • slcdenizen Murray, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:17 p.m.

    "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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 30, 2014 2:11 p.m.

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

    Just the read the ugly comments posted here.

  • nycut New York, NY
    July 30, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    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

  • Bastiatarian TUCSON, AZ
    July 30, 2014 2:03 p.m.

    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.



  • Coog Fan in Spokane Spokane, WA
    July 30, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    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.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:45 p.m.

    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.

  • Ironhide Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:36 p.m.

    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.

  • slcdenizen Murray, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:30 p.m.

    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.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:28 p.m.

    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!!!!

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    July 30, 2014 1:24 p.m.

    "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.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    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

  • Copacetic Logan, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    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.

  • liberty or ...? Ogden, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:14 p.m.

    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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    July 30, 2014 1:10 p.m.

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

  • Ogrepete Sandy, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:07 p.m.

    "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.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    July 30, 2014 1:04 p.m.

    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?