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  • It's the nature of the beast.
  • Because people are silly. They're partisan to the point of ridiculousness.
  • The simple answer: people are stupid. Be glad you don't fall into that category.
  • I agree with you. Some people are very rough on him and every step he does is "damned if you do, damned if you don't". 2 1/2 months is nothing and I think the future looks rather positive!!!
  • Hell, there are people still blaming Clinton for it. Some people are so right wing they don't let facts or logic get in the way of their pre-concieved notions.
  • they just someone to blame
  • I don't think they are blaming him for the performance of the economy, but his reaction to it. The proposed government takeover of companies scares people. His negative attitude towards the future and the lack (or perceived lack) of real action bothers the general public.
  • I'm not a republican, but I blame him for allowing these insulting BAILOUTS!! And further extending our country's DEBT, and extending WAR, and deceiving the WORLD!
  • Because people are ignorant or unwilling to believe that it is NOT President Obama that did this. He has such unorthodox ideas that many folks don't agree with.
  • They believe he is making it worse no doubt.
  • They believe he is making it worse no doubt.
  • Because the alternative is to admit that 30 years of Republican-dominated rule has brought our country and economy to this point. It's easier to blame Obama that admit "Wow! The people I voted for royally screwed us all!"
  • When Bush was president, every person in the US owed about $5,000 (in taxes) to the government; now, we all owe about $20,000. You do the math. It is all because of his ridiculous bailouts that he is giving everybody.
  • Because, that's what people do.
  • Immaturity. I can't really say just one thing. But I get the impression that they feel they're justified in denigrating him, because they've been duped into believeing that Bu$h was indeed the Messiah. And that folks who questioned Bu$h for even the slightest of things, were against him because they were inspired by the devil, or were sympathetic to terrorists. All in all, it's the "you're either with us or against us" mentality.
  • Hasn't every president been blamed or lauded for the state of the economy? It doesn't matter if they are at fault or not, if you are president it is all your doing. That is the number one reason I would never want to be president.
  • i think the main problem with the public these days is they are all looking for a quick fix, they think the moment he was elected into office everything was gonna be ok by "black" magic (sorry couldnt help myself) all the public needs is a little patience...
  • Short term memory loss. Why are we IN this fix? Obama wasn't around to cause one iota of it. Who was? Hm?. . .
  • Anyone who wants to take a wait-and-see approach, cut a president some slack...good. On the other hand if you're a passenger and you think your driver is about to go over a cliff, how long should you give him the benefit of the doubt? Picking an amount of time to wait is all well and good but I reserve the right to pick my own time and everyone else should too. Especially since some people will give him the benefit of the doubt for four or eight years.
  • A very small percent of people blame him. We all know who they are. The majority of Americans believe he is doing a good job..something like 67%. The minority are the ones hoping for failure/disaster/destruction. They feed off bad things happening to people they don't like. They are very scary people. Happy Wednesday! :)
  • Because they are expecting mircles over night. If it wasn't for Bush this country wouldn't be all jacked up.
  • Obama rode into office on a wave of very high expectations, and not a few very unrealistic ones. Now he is having to live with the consequences of that success. Obama, whether he likes it or not, is President of ALL the American people, and now must act with ALL their interests at heart. I can only wish him luck.
  • I know! These stupid online polls we see every day are absurd. A few hours after he was elected they were asking, "Do you regret voting for Obama?" and now, as you say, he has only been in office a matter of weeks, and they are asking, "Is Obama to blame for the economy?" Well, how on earth could he be? It's going to take a while to sort out the mess Bush left behind. President Obama can surely not be expected to have it all straightened out this fast!
  • Perhaps they are only aware of what happens in America, and don't realise that the world is in the middle of a financial meltdown.
  • presidents always blame the last one..and people always blame the president not of their choice..its the way the game is played..its just politics...:0
  • heres the funny thing, they started blaming him november 5th
  • People like to have someone to blame, especially if they voted for someone else. What sucks is that both my parents blame Obama for the bad economy. I've had to actually explain to them that blaming him for it would be more reasonable after, say, a year from now at the most. But, they hate democrats, and they really want to be able to point a finger at someone, I guess. It's upsetting though, when I am more reasonable than my own parents.
  • Because they are Republican and they don't want to acknowledge their party's role in the bad economy.
  • how many trillions are we in debt now

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