Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poll Results – 11/17/2009

Here are the results of our latest poll, one that had lots of participation.


F was the most popular choice, as disgruntled progressive combined forces with right wingers who wandered in.  Over all the results were quite even, though, with 81 favorable votes as opposed to 80 unfavorable votes.

Your comments were also quite diverse:

From Jo on November 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm. 

Where is the "change"?

You American folks are too nice, and too trusting.

From Shar on November 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm.

I think Obama is just an African American Bush. No bringing the troops home, no help for foreclosures, lots of help for the wealthy, no single payer health care and no job creation. I think Congress and the President should have to live on the wages of the poor. I don't think poverty would stay around too long. How anyone who is in their right mind could give Obama anything above a D is living in a different reality than most of us.

From adamondc in reply to Shar on November 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm. 

Clearly, Obama is an ass and does not have a clue on anything representing economics....or anything else for that matter.

From Vigilante on November 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm.

He gets a "B", however his class performance has been sliding of late. On economics, he has to be graded "Pass-fail"; on Health Reform it's a "C". Afghanistan is his mid-term examination. IMO, there's only one question on it and only once correct answer. If he doesn't nail his mid-term, he only get a single term as president.

From ml on November 12, 2009 at 8:47 am. 

Take a deep look at our country - need I say more. He is still on a campaign trail -

From ed subusinowski on November 11, 2009 at 8:41 am. 

obama sucks..... sooner

he is out of office the better the US will be,,,,

From Oso on November 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm. 

gave him an F.Bush policy with a less stupid-looking face. Same F.I.RE bailout policy same pro-war Zionist foreign policy.If I hated Bush for doing why give Obama a pass for the same policy.

From Gwendolyn H. Barry on November 5, 2009 at 8:45 am. 

Ok, it's working! I gave him a B. Not too shabby!

From Marva on November 4, 2009 at 7:17 pm.

Voted B because he doesn't sign an executive order to get rid of Don't Ask/Don't Tell. He is the Commander in Chief, after all. There are a few other things he's foot-dragging on in my "liberal" agenda. I try to appreciate the caution and deliberation, but I really wish he'd squash those Re-bug-licans into the dirt. They deserve squashing, and I want to see it.

From Grung_e_Gene on November 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm.

Obama has done an excellent job in the face of the Zealous Fanaticism of the Right. He'd be an Aplus (and one of the Greatest Presidents ever) if he's able to extricate us from Afghanistan and pass Real Health Care Reform.

From LCMike in reply to Grung_e_Gene on November 4, 2009 at 6:41 pm. 

Oh my God! Misguided is hardly the word-- at least on the financial front. Check out the following to see where I come from:


From Kevin on November 4, 2009 at 9:41 am. 

I think Obama has done well, and I do not believe McCain, or any other candidate offered any better suggestions for the economy. I agree with Obama's diplomacy with the remainder of the world and I voted a B only because of the hesitance to tackle some Bush administration policies that have held over...

From adamondc in reply to Kevin on November 15, 2009 at 9:31 pm. 

If you think Obama hads done well, you have your head up your ass.

From LCMike on November 4, 2009 at 6:48 am. 

How anyone could think Obama and his financial team has done an "A" or "B" job is beyond me. With the dollar tanking towards zero... soon..and perhaps sooner... we will sink into the quick sand of hell. Meanwhile, Obama continues to campaign daily while the Congress does their thing. Ugh!

From rjs on November 3, 2009 at 10:34 am. 

im the F; we may as well have bush III

From Bush III in reply to rjs on November 10, 2009 at 7:01 am. 

Thanks for your vote b###h.

From TomCat on November 2, 2009 at 9:52 am. 

Not sure what happened. I reset the votes to zero. Please vote again.

From Gwendolyn H. Barry on November 2, 2009 at 8:34 am. 

ah, ditto the above comment...

From Marie (themom) on November 2, 2009 at 8:22 am. 

Hey, I voted "B". The poll shows 2 votes for "F". That's not my vote.

Would you like to discuss how you voted and why?  I voted C.  While Obama has started to restore America in the eyes of the world and provided a magnificent contrast to the foreign policy of the Bush/GOP regime and started move toward much needed reform in health care, energy, and finance, he has been far too slow to keep his promises on human rights, transparency and open government.  He has appointed too many advisers from the neoconservative and neoliberal camps and far too few progressives.  He has refused to hold the GOP criminals accountable for their behavior.  He has been far to solicitous of the right and far to respectful to the Repiglicans, who have opposed and undermined him at every opportunity.  He has virtually ignored his base, the people that put him in power by donating in the face of hunger and working our asses off to put him in office and provide him strong majorities in Congress.  With all that said, I could not rate him below a C, because every time I think of where we might be if McConJob and Mooseolini had won, I cringe.

There is a new poll up on Afghanistan.  Enjoy!


rjs said...

reasons for F: larry summers, tim geithner, flawed cosmology (believing the universe revolves around the banks), afghanistan, health care sell out, delaying climate pact till after 2010 election, yada yada...

Karen said...

Must be lots of "F'er's" here to give him that rating...

My rating is a 'B'.

TomCat said...

RJ, I agree with the flaws, but consider the alternative.

LOL, Karen. Love your wit!!

rjs said...

the alternative would be to have hope for a change; now we have none...

Jolly Roger said...

I believe he's our Gorbachev.

Like Gorbachev, he knows something has to be done to avert collapse, but-like Gorbachev-he's unwilling to make moves that would rufffle the feathers of the right wing.

And... Like Gorbachev, I think he's going to preside over our disintegration. He's a nice guy, but nice ain't what we need right now.

TomCat said...

RJ, we'll just have to agree to disagree on that. We do have change, just not enough.

JR, I think you make a valid point. I hope he learns fast.