Now, I'm not an Obama lover. I voted for him, but that's because I voted against McCain-Palin. Obama was, for me, just the lesser of two evils. But I'm curious. People whose political perspective falls more to the Conservative side of the political spectrum really hate Obama. I'm a little confused about this because the man hasn't even been in office long enough for his policy changes to have any real results. The Right is screaming about his budget, but I think back to Bush II and see that he did A LOT of spending too. Why wasn't the Right screaming then? Some people are 100%, fanatically certain that his policies will fail and even want them to (Why? I don't know. What kind of national pride is that? If he can jump start the economy - and I'm not saying he will - but if he does, then what will those who want him to fail think then?). You can espouse your fiscally conservative policies all you want, but Japan did the same thing in the 1990's that Obama is doing now and it "worked". You might hate his policies, but they haven't even had a chance to make an impact yet. I've heard people angry over the bail-outs as though Obama is the originator of the bail-outs. Its like they forgot that Bush II ended his term bailing out the banks and Wallstreet. He hasn't started any wars. He's getting us out of an unpopular invasion of a sovereign nation which became a political quagmire for the Bush Administration. He's attempting to fix the problems that Bush II's policies encountered either by tweaking the policies or scrapping them and starting over (using research-based evidence). He's a Christian but is constantly called a Muslim by rightwing extremists. He's not a socialist despite what rightwing extremists might think. For liberals Obama isn't even very liberal, he's way more Moderate or middle of the road, but Conservatives cry communist and socialist every time he talks about health care (which, according to his plan, isn't even socialist - it isn't free for all citizens). I wonder if it has to do with partisanship, with political propaganda, with team spirit-rivalry, with Obama's race, and with social pressures (i.e. Obama is so popular with the media and has become an icon of popular culture here and around the world that I wonder if some people are just reacting to it negatively - which I can understand to a ceratin degree). Anyway, for those who hate the new POTUS, here's thread for you to let the left know why.