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I find it very puzzling of the news media no bias no bull.

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President Obama just became the US president not too long ago.The news media is very critical of him. Eight years of George push failed policies left us in the mess that were in right now. Economic meltdown and many American suffering as a result.Many small businesses have been lost and the big 3 automotive industry is in a process of collapsing unless something dramatic is initiated to save the automotive industry.George bush should be held accountable for wrongful use of tax dollars in Iraq and afganistan.War that put young Americans in harms way.Many got killed. A war that Americans should not have been there in the first place.

 CNN.com/Cambell Brown is very Critical of our current president so is Rush Limbaugh Guy .He just needs attention. He is a big baby and big fat liar, embarassing to the republican party. He is so desperate for ratings on his radio show that he will say anything to get attention. Lou doubbs is a racist .Lou you have a great smile but take it easy on our president.  Give president Obama a chance to clean up the mess left by ex president Bush. Post your comment please.

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Comment by wiltay - February 7, 2009, 9:07 am
When we live in a glass house we shouldn't throw stones. This is Rush Limbaugh and everyone else who is being critical of the President. Where was the criticism when George Bush ran the country into the ground? That was when the criticism should have started and perhaps, we wouldn't be where we are now. We all fall short, but instead of being critical, perhaps prayer is the answer. Criticism never solved anything.   Just pray.
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Comment by GASMETERGUY - February 7, 2009, 9:32 am
Give Obama a chance!!? Where was President Bush's "chance"? From day one he was accused of stealing the election!   Then he was labeled with "ignorant" and "stupid". For eight years I heard nothing but negatives coming from the "other side". Now these same people who pillored Bush want us to not do the same to their guy. What hypocrisy! Seems like every day was spent in criticising Bush.
As for the economy, we were doing alright (not great) until the Democrats took control of the House in 2008. We went downhill after that. So who do you blame? Why, Republicans, of course!
As for Rush Limbaugh, he seems to be holding up quite well.
Why else would the Democrats want to institute the "Fairness Doctrine" if not to shut him and others like him down? Would the Fairness Doctrine also apply to liberal radio hosts? Didn't think so. How about newspapers, TV commentators, weekly news magazines i.e. Newsweek, Time, US News and Daily Report? Didn't think so. Just public radio and only one segment of that market will be effected.
As far as news media being critical of Obama, I have yet to read one and, being retired, I read quite a bit, even the Daily Kos. I do not watch TV so I have no idea who says what on CNN, Fox, or all those others.   TV turned me off many years ago when I realized that none of them were telling me the truth. Truth gets lost when a story only recieves 15 seconds of commentary.
Stick with the lottery. Your analysis there is so much more insightful than your political commentary. Or not. This is still a free country, somewhat. Unless you diagree with a Liberal. Then you find the Liberal has many more freedoms than you and his/hers comes before yours.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - February 7, 2009, 11:35 am
We need to have many different points of view, as long as they stick to the facts. I don't care if people are anti-this or anti-that, as long as they are not hateful and make up lies.   Rush Limbaugh goes way over the top and often Fox exaggerates just to make waves. Regarding CNN, every time I see Lou Dobbs, he is negative, but he also offers an alternative point of view, which is fine with me. I don't have to watch him, do I? I personally can't stand the guy. Campbell Brown got upset one night when she couldn't get specific details about something. Obama said his administration would be transparent, but he can't endanger our national security either. I remember before the election, when she wanted to know who the VP would be and got irritated. Same when Obama was choosing Secretary of State. They want to be the first to get in front of that camera. These reporters, who are also TV personalities, have gigantic egos.   Still, as I already said, you can always change the channel. Rachel Maddow has also criticized Obama a lot, yet she was a big supporter. Guess he's not being liberal enough for her. She was especially angry when he selected Rick Warren to speak at his inauguration (it's obvious why) and has often said he's too bipartisan. Still, I like her, because she's very knowledgeable and intelligent. (has a doctorate in political science AFAIK)   So Obama isn't pleasing the Liberals or the Conservatives. The man cannot do anything without someone having an opinion about it.

I think when Obama mentioned Rush, he was only saying that kind of negativity doesn't help any of us. He said he hopes Obama fails which is not just anti-Obama it's unAmerican IMO. I know some people who didn't vote for Obama and don't like him at all, but they still pray he'll get us out of this mess.

The campaign is over, but many people are still angry that Obama won. Even though he won by a huge margin, they keep saying only clueless, uninformed people voted for Obama. Over 63 million people, including many Republicans, great scholars and political minds, some who advised former presidents, endorsed Obama and praised him, yet I regularly see posts claiming Americans were duped, hypnotized, and we were like sheep following the shepherd. They show examples of the clueless, uninformed people who voted for Obama, as if there weren't just as many who voted for McCain. Out of 63 million, I am sure there were lots of people who didn't know the issues or even what planet we live on. So, what does that mean? Nothing. Even if there were 2 million dumb people who voted, it leaves over 60 million people who well informed. It's just stupid sour grapes politics. Once, when a friend told me only morons support Obama, I sent him a list of Republicans like Charles Fried, Kmiec, Ken Duberstein, Scott McClellan & Colin Powell. Being like all the other racists, he took the one Black I included, and mentioned he was voting for Obama because of his race.

No matter what anyone says, he's been under the microscope more than any President I can recall. Also, comparing the media treatment of Obama with Bush is unfair, since Obama just got into office. When someone says to me "Well you criticized Bush" I remind him that Bush was POTUS for 8 years. Obama hasn't even been in office for 8 weeks for pity's sake and he's the headline news every night. It will be a very, long uphill battle. I don't want to write too much (sorry, probably already did) but when do you ever remember the VP from the previous administration criticizing the new President within weeks of taking office? The Pubs are mad and they are foaming at the mouth.
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ToddComment by Todd - February 7, 2009, 12:18 pm
I must say, your perspective seems a bit off. The media is practically *in love* with Obama, despite the many reasons they have to be critical. I don't watch CNN, because it is a very biased news network, so I don't know Cambell Brown, but I can tell you that Rush Limbaugh is not a news reporter, and he is paid to talk about things from a conservative perspective, so of course he is pointing out Obama's failings.

The vast majority of the news media in this country are pro-Democrat and pro-Obama, and there is not nearly enough criticism of our new president. He gets away with everything that George Bush was criticized for.

Take, for example, all of these income tax cheats who Obama chose to be in his administration. George Bush would be nailed to a cross, with all of those people being directly blamed on him, and nit-picked to the point where every message would be about his failure. Obama, on the other hand, simply says, "I screwed up", and the reporters say, "OK, he admitted that he screwed up, let's move on." Rubbish!

I personally do not wish to give Obama ANY chances to screw up anything else. Give him a chance? Are you kidding?

According to all the liberals during the past 8 years, it is *patriotic* to dissent. So I plan on being VERY patriotic.
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NBey6Comment by NBey6 - February 7, 2009, 1:31 pm
You can take the blue pill, or the red pill or neither........you chose!!

^_^
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justxploringComment by justxploring - February 7, 2009, 3:41 pm
I was recently told that I shouldn't group "Palin supporters" into one category, etc. I was told the same for John McCain supporters. So why then are Obama supporters all "liberals?" I'm not a liberal and I voted for him. As I wrote earlier, many conservative Republicans also voted for Obama, even legal advisers to Republican presidents like Reagan and Ford and White House staff from other Republican administrations. They obviously thought he was the best choice. I also don't think the media is in love with him. I must say I'm impressed with how much he is reaching out to the people instead of just sitting in his cozy office in Washington. I hope to see him on Tuesday.

From what I can see, the people who don't support Obama criticize everything he does, even those which will help our country. It's impossible for one man or woman to be everything to all people (remember what Lincoln said) but in Obama's case, there are a few who won't listen to or approve anything he says or does, no matter what the results.   

NBey6 - what's wrong with taking the purple pill? (and I don't mean Nexium! lol) When you go to a buffet, you don't necessarily like everything that's on the menu. However, there are usually a few items you find appealing and rather tasty. From what I've seen, a lot of diners from the right want this restaurant shut down & condemned when it hasn't violated any laws or poisoned any of its customers.
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emilygComment by emilyg - February 7, 2009, 4:09 pm
In my opinion the media is in love with O.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - February 7, 2009, 5:06 pm
Em, do you mean Oprah? LOL   ;-)

Have the people here who are criticizing Obama even bothered to watch the weekly videos on whitehouse.gov?   There is a big difference between being in love and being impressed.

Regarding the "I screwed up" wouldn't it be nice if the other guy who was in the oval office just once admitted to making a mistake? (before all the devastation & loss of life?) Obama picked a cabinet member who had some skeletons in his closet. So what? These aren't things people discuss at meetings or the dinner table. Do you know if your best friend or even your family members have always paid their taxes? Obama blamed himself for not dealing with it immediately so we could just move forward.   Saying "I screwed up" is taking responsibility for your bad decision and any leader will make them while he's in office.   It was so minor that to make a big deal out of it is ludicrous. Tom Daschle was still the best choice for Health & Human Services IMO and I was sad to find out about his personal problems. There cannot be 2 standards, one for people in Washington and another for the people who pay their salaries.
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konaneComment by konane - February 7, 2009, 5:44 pm
Great comments GAMSTERGUY and Todd.

Amazing people forget what happened when. It was under Clinton that a more liberal policy of non-qual loans was signed into law and promoted to the fullest. Clinton the genius Rhodes scholar knew it would be detrimental to our economy which was part of the plan.

Additionally around 1994 Clinton signed into law the ability of corporations and businesses to overstate their assets which precipitated massive bankruptcies like Global Crossing, Enron and others. Again part of the plan to put our economy into freefall.

My blog has many articles about Obama and the mafioso Chicago politics he's steeped in which is my great concerns about his presidency.

However my greatest worry is the hard left communists who've retreaded, reinvented themselves as socialists who occupy congress in key positions. I'm not sure we're going to know this great nation when they finish destroying it.

With respect to Limbaugh I don't listen to him, tried it and don't personally care for his speech patterns.

For anyone who was awake and breathing this last election cycle the media elected Obama, period ..... after a non-stop assassination job on Bush for the previous 8 years. Amazing liberals can spit venom like a fire hose but wail like a 2 year old when it's lobbed back at their guy.
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ToddComment by Todd - February 7, 2009, 6:27 pm
@justexploring:

When one of chief NBC correspondents talks about shivers running up his leg after an Obama speech, that is an example of the person ceasing to be a journalist, and transforming into a love-stricken schoolgirl.

No, the media is starry-eyed, not "impressed".

If we are 3 years into his term and the whole economy has turned around and all the terrorists defeated, then sure, we can see the accomplishment, and we can be "impressed". But having just started his term, with no accomplishments to speak of, the only thing you can say is that the media is in love with the guy. There really isn't another way to rationalize it away.

Honest journalism is dead in this country.
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truecriticComment by truecritic - February 7, 2009, 7:09 pm
I posted this in "another" blog as well, I don't think I understand???

"Now that the election is over, Lottery Post will revert to its previous policy of non-political blogs.

Since it's my site, I'll post the final political post."

That would be coming from Todd's blog.
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bigato1010Comment by bigato1010 - February 7, 2009, 9:17 pm
George W. Bush your father Bush senior was very inteligent more than you was. Yet as stuborn and arrogant that you are was able to cheat your way to becoming a president for the second time and mislead the greatest nation on Earth to a foolish and unjustifiable war paid for by good hard working Americans tax dollars.You were able to gain andvantage by controlling Americans with fear.You got Americans killed and their blood is in your hands. George Bush.I am waiting for your followers to defend you because at this time you are guilty ! We all saw how pathetic you look on the last day in office when you got into the helicopter called ''marine one''. Do not cry now. You are no longer the president get plenty of rest and realise that indeed you were a big disappointment to the world and your self.Thank you all for your comments.Todd i think you smarter than Bush i believe that whether you disagree or not thats how i feel. Unification is coming to America !! Not division !! Mr. President Obama you are doing good .
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jarasanComment by jarasan - February 8, 2009, 9:29 am
I believe the people that voted for Obama, voted based on emotion, and just plain didn't evaluate the candidate with intellectual honesty. If the emotional factor were removed and they looked at the "FACTS" (as ugly as they were) Obama would not be president. People were swooned by hope and change. Now we are being told "CATASTROPHE" "SUFFERING" 'DESPAIR" is our future if we don't expand govt., you know............................ the govt. stimulus package.

We were given the poor candidate McCain because of the ridiculous voting laws in the primaries and the FEC McCainFeingold election legislation.   McCain got burned by his own partisan across the aisle BS.

Now we have a POTUS that is signing away the constitution by executive order. I can't wait for the POTUS speech tomorrow night.

They (Democrats/Socialists) have created a crisis of confidence and it is irresponsible. Ask yourself these questions, Can I go to the store and buy milk?   Can I make a telephone call? Can I go to the money machine and get $20? Do I still have to pay taxes? Is my computer connected to the internet?   Is my water running? Is my insurance company insuring my car and or home? Do I have time to type on the computer? Is the TV on? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might want to re evaluate just exactly how "CATASTROPHIC" things are.

I wonder what the Obamas are doing for Valentines day?
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Comment by wiltay - February 8, 2009, 10:22 am
If you know Christ there is nothing to fear. Prophecy is being fulfilled. In the end there will be a one world government. That's where we are headed. Whether Obama or whoever, it's coming. It will be ugly, but it's time in order for Christ to do what he's got to do. Those who don't know Christ or prophecy will be afraid, because they don't understand what's happening. It will not be long and money will be thrown in the streets, according to prophecy. We are almost there. Amazingfacts.org will prepare you.
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TenajComment by Tenaj - February 8, 2009, 11:01 am
People voted for Obama because the last two administrations ran this country in the ground.   That's why the Republicans were SKUNKED and cleaned out of the House and Senate. Enough was enough! Their own party had let them down.

Republicans voted straight democratic tickets. They were tired of it too. I think people voted for Obama for many reasons but I think it will be safe to say that for the most part "the pocketbook" was the deciding factor.

I did not listen to not one speech of Obama's but I voted for him. I would have voted for a dog it it had been a democrat.
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B4badu44Comment by B4badu44 - February 10, 2009, 4:13 pm
i agree perfectly

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