Given second term, President Barack Obama now facing new urgent task (+video)

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 8, 2012 12:07 a.m.

    The spending continues, the Republicans will be blamed, and the consumers will luv Obama.

    The cycle will continue until there's nothing left, and the entitlement plug is pulled. Riots in the streets will bring this once great nation down to its knees.

    Pray that I'm wrong. I'd rather be a fool then see my country fall.

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 11:46 p.m.

    All day today I could not get it off of my mind about just how we are ever going to get out of this horrible situation that we are in. I am angry beyond who knows what. My husband and I have been one of those who have been hit hard with over the last three years. So to you Tolstoy get a clue there are people out there hurting not because they are lazy but because of the things that have happened to the economy. YOUR PRESIDENT now owns this mess no longer Bush. He did nothing to help out over the last four year except go out and spend our money that we work hard so that him and his family can have all of those vacations and flying whereever they want to go. He acts more like a movie star than the President of this great Country of ours. He has a chance now to prove to this Country that he really does want what is best for us. My guess though is he is going to do what he wants to do for himself and not for what is best for our Country.

  • dave22 SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 10:33 p.m.

    @country mom...

    thank u for caring and you thoughtful concerns about this country... Tolstoy is not living in the same reality... it is one thing to support Obama, but it is another thing to be ignorant to the severity of 16 trillion in debt...

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 7, 2012 8:07 p.m.

    @country mom
    so in other words you are feeding your children with the same lies about the world around them and the people in it that you post on these threads. YOu are teaching them the world is evil and out to get them. Thanks but I prefer to feel my child's head with the reality that she will have to go to school and work hard just like I do and just like her grandparents did and their parents before them. I talk to her about the With the reality that while we are not a prefect society and that people are not perfect that vast majority of people are just good honest hard working people trying to get by just like we do and that though the wheels turn slowly and there are those that like "country mom" that want o vilify anyone not like them we are slowly moving towards a better world and we must not allow nay sayers to drag us down.

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 5:06 p.m.

    Instead of telling my children as they graduate, someday you will be rich, I am telling them someday you will find a job. That sums up this current economy.
    The little children know, their parents are not making much, they are the ones living in one pair of shoes, wearing holey jeans, eating mac and cheese and romen noodles. Going home to empty homes while Mom and Dad are doing whatever they can to make ends meet. They also see their classmates, that they know neither parent works, getting ipads.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 4:36 p.m.

    @country mom
    their future will be the same as ours was when we where kids and people where using the same fear mongering rhetoric about crushing debt hurting our children's future you are using know. OUr country is not in a crisis and we will have as bright a future as we decide to have. Now do you want o offer some common sense solutions to move our country towards that future or stay stuck in the same old rhetoric our grandparents used?

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    Tolstoy. It is your turn to explain to the children how they will pay off the massive debt. How will they find jobs? How will they be able to find freedom to pursue their dreams? I dealt with a group of children who were trying to make sense of why they will be left with so much debt that they will never see the end. Give them an answer! And every President aquires debt is not an answer! Tell them what their future will be like. Try to make it sound happy and free to dream and be rich, or powerful, or famous. You know like little children dream.

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    no fit in SG, you have the gaul to talk about negative posts?

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Nov. 7, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    Well gosh, sounds like bipartisanship and compromise are right on the horizon.
    Just finished reading these wonderful, positive posts!
    Thanks, guys!

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    its sad to see the far right posters continues to refuse to learn from their past mistakes. rhetoric lost you this election and the election in 2008 it is not magically going to help you or our country now.

  • dave22 SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    if you are white, straight, hard working and care about your own well being then u are at least one of the following: a bigot, a racist, and not doing your fair share..

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 2:06 p.m.

    To Barack Hussein Obama:

    • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    • You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
    • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
    • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
    • You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
    • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

    William J.H. Boetcker

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    "You made your voice heard," Obama said in his acceptance speech, signaling that he believes the bulk of the country is behind his policies.

    The bulk of the country?? If the truth were known, the bulk of his voting block didn't know Iowa from Idaho, let alone any of his "policies".

    You mean his policies of "destroy Mitt Romney"??? Or does he mean his policies of the last four years which have all but destroyed the American economy??

    You think things are bad now - just wait for the next four years. We have been snookered.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 7, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    BSU Bronco: "Never" is quite a strong word, one my kids would use!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 7, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    It's pretty hard to beat Santa Claus. Socialism is now alive and well in America.

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill

    Obama ran on Nothing - and won. Says a lot about the people in this country. We had a chance to elect a great President, and blew it. This country is set back 50 years - or more.

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    Yea, now Obama can't blame the previous president (unless he blames himself). He got "overs" (as in when children play a game, mess up, and then say, "I get overs"). NOW, Mr Obama HAS to deliver. He's got the bulk of a decade, like "W" & Clinton before him. He can't continue to blame others. He's got to deliver results. And that is a far tougher task.

    All those speeches at the DNC by him and Clinton. Let's see if he can deliver!?!

    Of course, it is curious to me to see those who bought his line. That he needs to "finish" the job. Well, I'm afraid, once he's done, so will this nation be done! But, how do those who voted for him suppose they'll get something different when they've elected the same man? How is he going to improve things? His current course isn't working. More Americans die now by suicide than by auto accidents. That statistic alone is extremely telling.

    Hope? No, rather discouraging and damaging despair.

    Hey, we're still in an economic depression. In the Great Depression, things got better, then worse again, over and over.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 7, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    Here's to walking in high cotton...high taxes, high unemployment, and high debt.

  • BSU BRONCO!! Rigby, ID
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    Four more years of High unemployment, record debt, 8 dollar a gollon gas and massive incresing energy prices. Way to vote America!! The Nation as we know it will never be the same.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    he's off to vegas. nothing will be done because he doesn't know how to do anything.