What, to you, has been Obama's biggest failure as president?

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What, to you, has been Obama's biggest failure as president?

  1. The economy

    17 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Foreign policy

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. His hyper-diplomatic approach with Repubs

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  4. Energy Policy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The deficit

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Taxation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. National security

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. Billy000
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    His over-reliance on diplomacy with Republicans has been costly for critical progress. That being said, I do think he is a good president Let me explain why I didn't choose the other options:

    1) I think Obama shares the blame a little on the slow recovery of the economy, but I think there are many factors to be considered (i.e., congress)

    2) I think his foreign policy has been great

    3) Despite Solyndra, his energy policy has been quite successful

    4) It was Bush that supercharged the defict (although some of the blame does go to Obama, too)

    5) His taxation policy would have been great had it not been for what I chose out of this poll

    6) National Security has undoubtedly been his best work (even Fox News can admit that).


    Please explain your choice.
     
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    His inability to improve his golf game after an uncountable number of hours trying.
     
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    All of the above
     
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    1# Foreign policy-You might think it's good, but it is very, very bad. He has pretty much switched half way friendly governments in at least 3 maybe 4 nations to possibly hostile. Pakistan hates our guts now and Afighastan is threating to join with them in any war...Eypt, Lybia is now in the hands of our enemies.

    China and Russia are laughing at us and threating violence.

    2# Economy-9+ for 2.5 years. Worst economy since FDR.

    3# debt-well say what you want, but he grown it more then 3 years than Bush did in 8. We're going towards a water fall.

    4# Energy policy-total shut down of all gulf oil and anti-coal. His pipeline deal screw job hurt this country greatly.


    Pretty much Obama sucks.
     
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    #1 Pakistan has always hated us. What, so, we shouldn't have gone after bin Laden? And in case you didn't know, it was Obama that enforced the condition of Pakistani aide be upon terrorist intelligence.

    #2 Unless you are some master economist, and you know something no else does, it is unfair to blame Obama completely for the economic woes. Not even by 50%.

    #3 It was Bush's policies that supercharged the deficit. He is responsible for about 8 trillion of the debt. Just because it didn't happen all at once, it doesn't mean it wasn't Bush's policies

    #4 http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/subjects/energy/
     
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    The only thing I will credit Obama is his foreign policy. He has done well in that department. Other than that he has presided over ever increasing expenditures, government overreaching its powers and a disastrous domestic policy. I have to ask though, what do you think his energy policy is accomplishing that makes it a success other than Solyndra?
     
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    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/subjects/energy/

    I encourage you to explore all of the content related to Obama on that site. Nothing could be more objective.
     
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    Allowing Republicans in the House to become the party of no, to let them place riders on important legislation, reaching out to them too much as if they have anything of value to offer.
     
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    lol and yet you didn't choose that option out of the poll. Or maybe you did, but it was at the current number well before you posted here.
     
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    Saying one thing then doing another,never have found that a desirable trait in people.
     

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