ANSWERS: 37
  • No, it sounds like the truth, as well-documented by historians and economists. [Go ahead, whip out the DRs, even though this is an OPINION question...]
  • No. It sounds like he's trying to explain why everything is taking more work than he originally implied, and like he is trying to tell the truth so all the people who are bashing him will have a reality check about what he is up against. Acknowledging a challenge is not the same as not being up for that challenge.
  • I have never heard him whine about any challenges, I have heard him talk about them and his plans to solve them. I guess after working in a preschool for 10 years I can recognize the sound of real whining.
  • People say that he's not doing a good job with all the problems he's facing, so he tries to explain himself by saying that he didn't cause these problems. And what do you do? Say he's making excuses because he's not up to the job. Will you ever be happy?
  • I think this "incessant whining" is a figment of your imagination not my ear
  • Sounds more like Bush wasn't up to the job, to me.
  • Every president gets left challenges by his predecessor. All of them. Do you think for a minute that FDR would have been elected 4 times if he'd whined about the challenges Hoover left him instead of rolling up his sleeves? And Hoover hadn't even tried to deal with the challenges overseas. He'd allowed them to proliferate. Bush handed Obama the job half done, not ignored. Yes, it sounds like he's not up to the job. I thought so before the election. He is young and he has done nothing. He didn't even show up for work as a senator. Everyone gave him a pass, because they wanted to see the first black president. I did too, but not enough to give him a pass. I just wish Colin Powell or Condelezza Rice had run. I could have gotten behind their experience in a heartbeat. Judge by the content of character, not by the color of skin, whether you are judging for him or against him.
  • If that's what he's doing, yes. I fully expect that our officials should be SO busy fixing our problems, that they don't have the time to play the blame game.
  • Yeah, it kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?
  • i cant think of ANYONE who would be able to clean up the entire mess bush made.
  • No, he isn't up for the job. When 9/11 happened Bush had been on the job in less time than Obama has now, the media blamed Bush and his cabinet for not being alert and doing their jobs. Obama hasn't done squat, except blame Bush, waffle on decisions, go on Letterman, and play golf. Obama has played 27 rounds of golf in 10 months. It took Bush 3.5 years to play that much golf. If Bush can be responsible for 9/11 then Obama can be responsible for the problems we have now.
  • You mean his predecessor's mission wasn't accomplished? Say it isn't so!
  • No it sounds like Bush really f..ked us up..and he's trying to fix it...
  • Obviously, you weren't around during the past administration or you wouldn't have come up with this lame question. I'm not trying to be offensive to you, but even George W. Bush's once ardent supporters have ranked him as one of the worst U.S. presidents. His administration was a total disaster and one in which the most experienced politicians have cited as a challenge. Even what some consider to be the highlight of his administration -- NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND -- has been recognized as an irrevocable error in judgment. Passing our nations students to the next level before they are ready has proven to be frustrating to educators who have to deal with illiteracy among high school students. President Obama doesn't whine. He doesn't dwell on the past administration. What I regret to say is his biggest problem is his inability to ask himself: "What can I do that will bring this nation together to help me become an effective global leader?" and act upon that. FDR faced a challenge that was far worse than Obama has. FDR knew from Day 1 that the first call to action was to end the Prohibition on alcohol. Just 33 days after his inauguration, FDR brought beer and wine back into American communities and by the end of his first year, liquor was legal again. What FDR did was to restore responsibility to Americans. That one action rippled through America like a shockwave. Even though the Great Depression lingered on, FDR won landslide victories at the polls. FDR had breathed life back into America that eventually led to the last major U.S. wartime victory in 1945 and heralded FDR as the greatest president in our nation's history, creeping ahead of Lincoln as each generation continues to feel the resounding impact of his administration that turned the U.S. into a super power. Obama would greatly GREATLY benefit from the same formula and even the 6-member Norwegians who handed Obama the Nobel Peace Prize have nudged him in this direction. To put it plainly and simply: President Obama NEEDS to put the skids on the WAR ON DRUGS. The WOD is nothing more than Prohibition on Drugs that is undermining the American public. PLEASE NOTE: THE WOD IS NOT ABOUT DRUGS, IT IS ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY!!!! If adult Americans are treated like children we will behave accordingly. Obama professed change. This is where the change begins. Legalizing drugs alone is not a simple process. Nor should it be. We know better. It begins with EDUCATION... DRUG USE EDUCATION... that prevents substance abuse, allows healthcare patients access to the FDA-approved drugs they need and builds stronger Americans, a stronger healthcare system, and diminishes the WAR that is being fought on this soil which claims the lives of innocent people from infants to geriatrics who should not be pushed into harm's way. We need to manufacture better psychoactive substances than the garbage that people are using. We need to build up self-esteem, create better and more jobs and here is the opportunity for America to do just this. Most important of all, we need to put the Nixonian era to an end. The WOD was the wrong way to deal with the drug problem then and it has only become worse. We can change all that. Obama can collectively bring America together because the drug problem is not going to be resolved through police brutality. As a member of the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) I hear the cries of long-time veterans who have been through the WOD when they say: STOP THE VIOLENCE! If only Obama would take the necessary steps to resolve this one issue, he would stand ahead of all the other presidents behind him to become our greatest leader. I am that confident of this. That doesn't have to begin with Obama. If you want to really help your country -- if you really want to be the best American you can be -- then: 1) Understand that the drug war is a war against the American public and only allows the perpetuation of ignorance and fear that our country cannot have to be strong; and 2) Write a letter to the President... to Michelle Obama... to your Congressman... to your Senator and tell them to take action to end the drug war. I promise you this: You will remember my words when you find yourself unable to find a doctor who is willing to prescribe a psychoactive substance to stop the pain. And then you will understand why you are suffering.
  • Republican Incessant whining? Oh yeah that's when someone explains something to a republican using Big Words... He's still there. Unlike Failin' Palin.
  • The only "whining" I've heard has been coming from those who don't like Obama. He has quite the challenge of cleaning up the messes of the previous administration, and it can't be done overnight. Obviously, anyone who supports Obama and/or isn't Republican/conservative is getting DRd just because they don't share your opinion. How mature....
  • Considering Bush's "mistakes" were all calculated NWO strategies to destabilize the American economy, what sounds like whining to us may actually be a secret acknowledgment of "job well done."
  • Yes. He's too weak and isn't too bright either.
  • No since G.W Bush left America a shithole
  • You would prefer if he promised to eliminate the national debt in 18 months?
  • It really does. Good question.
  • George Bush can be judged by history but Obama is the president NOW. So far he has accomplished nothing and most of what he has tried to change leads to disaster. If he thought the job was so beyond his abilities he should not have taken it. Obama is beyond a doubt the worst president and he is just getting started.
  • He's just whining about not being able to get his way on everything. He needs to find Harry Truman's sign and dust it off and use it.
  • Yes. He's a terrible president.
  • I don't know, I agree with him on that. He's put allot of challenges in front of himself but there are those that (as all presidents) he has inherited. However for just his first year of his term I believe he is doing a good job considering the heavy resistance from right wing groups. So honestly to my ear I'm hearing "It's tough, but I'm doing it and will do it, as do we all."
  • Cry all you want. You're out. When you collect yourselves, you might win one house of congress by 2112.
  • No. It sounds like Obama is saying Bush really trashed the place, so he has a lot of work to do.
  • You Sir should be ashamed of yourself...How dare you insult the great one...He has a Nobel peace Prize for God's sake...You should get on your knees and beg for forgiveness for such blasphemy. You know as well as I do he has a plan...He is going to spend our way out of this. He is going to take over everything, the Banks, The Auto industry, Talk-Radio and all of the media, Health-care and make sure that none of them ever turn an evil profit again... He knows what he is doing..
  • It sounds like Obama is having a hard time cleaning up the bullshit Bush Jr. left behind. Obama did inherit a mountain of problems as big as Mount Everest.
  • It's nice to have an intelligent, respectful man in the white house again. It's reassuring to know there is someone who will listen, educate himself, and have the ability to change his mind, if a better way comes about. This country was left to go to the wolves as the previous administration lied, threatened and cheated to go on a vendetta of war, without the decency to abide by fair rules on the treatment of POWs, or the acquisition of search warrants. After 9/11 we had the goodwill of the entire world offered to us, and the administration threw it back in the faces of those offering it, because Bush wanted a war with Iraq, and would do anything to get it. I felt sorry for any person entering the office in 2009. But, for the past 8 years, we were taught that it was un-American to question the will of the regime. Now, the same people have no issue actively wishing for the President to fail. It's rather shameful.
  • If he were honest he'd be whining about what a mess the liberal policies of Congress have created over the years, both parties.
  • Americans have such a short memory that they have to be reminded. The Republicans have been shifting the blame ever since the election. They have forgotten that this economy's problem extent back to Reagen.
  • I think his discussions are saying that he is making progress dispite the mess he inherited. What is in is mind is closer to "yeah send in the black guy to clean up the mess the redkneck and the fu**ing idiot made."
  • I think any moron knows that 20 years of poor political leadership from the top, down, caused a great deal of this mess. Mr Obama should be smart enough to move on from this because he is starting to sound like a whiner. From someone who knows a lot about "Chicago Politics" this is quite the antithesis From an economic perspective this administration is putting the next generation on a very tenuous path. At this point the best thing he could do would be to let the system collapse. (which would have been much easier a 18 monhts ago) Of course it would be political suicide so they'd rather continue the game of hot potato and see who ends up holding the bag which inevitably will be the current American taxpayer and the next generations' young people via lack of jobs, opportunity and yes eventually lower standards of health care. We get it Mr Obama, You didnt create it.. at least not all of it (Sans the Freddie/Fannie Lobbying dollars) Now please move off of it and on to the topic at hand which is a much greater issue and while you are at it... Lets see an old Chicago Style Political ass-whoopin of those two uninvited morons that crashed the party. Put Rahm in a locked room with them for 15 minutes, please and make sure Bravo films it, please!
  • Thank you designer!! Yes, gun control is unconstitutional--it violates the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
  • I think if the Republican leaders and ex-leaders who caused the mess to start with and the Republican media representatives would stop asking questions and raising 'concerns' that are phrased in ways that put the blame on the current administration and shift the blame away from the many years of poor governance prior to the current administration, he probably would have no need to continue to point it out. Sadly, our culture has become one of great impatience. It is unrealistic to expect that the course of years of mismanagement can be reversed and corrected within the space of a short time, especially when the previous mismanagement balks at every attempt to correct their poor policy. Yet practically from the day he entered office, so many Republican pundits have been shouting 'why hasn't he fixed this yet?!". The obvious answer is because you morons spent a good long time and were very talented at screwing it up. I've never been much of a political person, but to me, we've had the Republicans in power for quite awhile, we've tried it their way and look where the country is now. Our economy is crap. Unemployment is through the roof. We're mired in wars that we should have tried to solve peacefully. We have lost the respect of leaders the world over, even those who in the past have been staunch allies. We owe a ridiculous amount of money to countries that we should not. I'm really tired of hearing anyone who calls themselves a 'conservative' or a Republican talk about what Obama is doing wrong. The conservative/Republican ideology has been proven without a doubt to be not only ineffectual but devastatingly poor policy to the nation as a whole. How anyone can still believe that conservative/Republican policies could work when confronted with the result of years of practically unchallenged Republican control of our national government is outside my ability to comprehend.

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