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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 07:16 PM
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79. There are probably some that hate him...
Some people tend to lose sight of the big picture. Folks get bogged down in the weeds of specific polices or niche issues, they chose to stand and fight on those things and become extremely passionate about them - and when someone (Obama) they hoped would agree with them doesn't it can build feelings of rage and even hate.

This happens to people all the time. Families, friendships, etc, are destroyed by this thinking on a regular basis. Example of how it happens: let's say someone argues with you about some policy they insist Obama should be supporting but isn't, that person declares that Obama will lose if he doesn't support that policy because it is so important (at least to them it is), if the argument with you is intense enough, some part of that person may hope Obama loses to prove their point. They may come to hate Obama over it, and if he wins they may actually hate him more.

By and large you are right though. People are pretty savvy on a political forum like this. They know Obama is going to be better than the alternative. Almost everyone here will vote for Obama in 2012 despite some threats to the contrary.

I am one of those people that feel I have to defend the President. I think he's been, by and large, simply fantastic. I believe in the long run Obama will be viewed as one of our very best presidents. I understand people get frustrated with him and, quite frankly, a political forum is the place to argue about these things (even when I get frustrated) - but I have no doubt in the end 95% of the people here will support the President when the time comes.
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  -I don't think there is a single poster on DU who "hates" Obama Very_Boring_Name  Mar-14-11 06:32 AM   #0 
  - I agree...  rfranklin   Mar-14-11 06:41 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-11 06:56 AM   #2 
  - I am very critical of Mr. Obama, but I do not hate him.  Vinca   Mar-14-11 06:59 AM   #3 
  - explain the outright lies they post to slander the President.  Badfish   Mar-14-11 07:07 AM   #5 
  - Example of outright lies used to slander him?  Very_Boring_Name   Mar-14-11 07:16 AM   #7 
  - +1. Which "lies"?  Dawgs   Mar-14-11 07:44 AM   #11 
  - Disingenuous  Denzil_DC   Mar-14-11 09:36 AM   #32 
  - Like claiming the nation is not in a recovery.  Badfish   Mar-14-11 10:01 AM   #33 
  - Examples. At least one example. Lies tend to get deleted, around here. (nt)  w4rma   Mar-14-11 07:49 AM   #12 
  - What She said.  BlueJazz   Mar-14-11 07:16 AM   #6 
  - I don't hate the President  connecticut yankee   Mar-14-11 07:03 AM   #4 
  - Some days, I'm not so sure.  Shiver   Mar-14-11 07:17 AM   #8 
  - Of course there are several people. They were addressed in the OP.  ClassWarrior   Mar-14-11 08:22 AM   #18 
  - To the converse of that suggestion one could say that there is a  NoTimeToulouse   Mar-14-11 08:33 AM   #20 
  - I agree - it is the same game the RWers play - "why do you hate our country?"  DrDan   Mar-14-11 07:19 AM   #9 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-14-11 07:42 AM   #10 
  - Agreed, I worked on his campaign. Have become very disillusioned in the three  TBF   Mar-14-11 07:51 AM   #13 
  - hate is a subjective word. There are people on this board  Bluerthanblue   Mar-14-11 07:57 AM   #14 
  - And yet the President openly opposes equal rights and still  Bluenorthwest   Mar-14-11 08:18 AM   #16 
     - I don't hate people I disagree with.  Bluerthanblue   Mar-15-11 02:20 PM   #76 
  - What I "hate" is that Obama is a puppet of the people and corporations that own and rule America  Beam Me Up   Mar-14-11 08:10 AM   #15 
  - That's a critical difference btwn us and them.  travelingtypist   Mar-14-11 08:19 AM   #17 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-11 08:30 AM   #19 
  - Maximum Amens! n/t  Johnny_dollar   Mar-14-11 08:40 AM   #21 
  - But not accepting reality makes one look like a hater.  treestar   Mar-14-11 08:49 AM   #22 
  - You got your basic facts wrong  Very_Boring_Name   Mar-14-11 09:02 AM   #24 
  - "Harkin said the public option had the votes to pass"  Badfish   Mar-14-11 12:05 PM   #38 
  - correction: your version of reality  ReggieVeggie   Mar-15-11 05:54 AM   #69 
  - But she isn't. nt  Deep13   Mar-14-11 08:54 AM   #23 
  - It would really help your argument if you didn't use the term yourself  BklnDem75   Mar-14-11 09:02 AM   #25 
  - I didn't target anybody on DU as a "clinton hater"  Very_Boring_Name   Mar-14-11 09:09 AM   #26 
  - Your statement was broad  BklnDem75   Mar-14-11 09:12 AM   #27 
     - Broad statement made by 1 member, vs specific statement used several thousand times each week  Very_Boring_Name   Mar-14-11 09:16 AM   #28 
        - Hardly one member  BklnDem75   Mar-14-11 09:27 AM   #29 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-14-11 01:41 PM   #53 
  - Uh-oh...  jefferson_dem   Mar-14-11 09:28 AM   #31 
  - Oops!  great white snark   Mar-14-11 12:08 PM   #44 
  - Not sure about the hate thing... I can't read a person's heart.  jefferson_dem   Mar-14-11 09:27 AM   #30 
  - "Let's all work extra hard so you don't have to be against those things with a President Palin"  great white snark   Mar-14-11 12:07 PM   #43 
     - Hi great white snark!  jefferson_dem   Mar-14-11 12:43 PM   #50 
  - There isn't we just want him to fight.  craigmatic   Mar-14-11 11:36 AM   #34 
  - LOL, oh there's certainly some. that's not saying it's all or even a sizeable number of critics, but  dionysus   Mar-14-11 11:40 AM   #35 
  - I don't hate him. I never will.  Autumn   Mar-14-11 11:52 AM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-11 11:57 AM   #37 
  - LOL. Sure. n/t  superduperfarleft   Mar-14-11 12:05 PM   #39 
     - can't handle the truth?  ReturnoftheDjedi   Mar-14-11 12:06 PM   #40 
        - Yes, that's it.  superduperfarleft   Mar-14-11 12:07 PM   #42 
        - I don't see what the big deal is if people admit to it.  vaberella   Mar-14-11 12:10 PM   #45 
           - I think there's a huge difference between attitudes towards Obama  superduperfarleft   Mar-14-11 12:11 PM   #46 
              - Nope...the issue stems from Obama. Don't throw Obama in the mix and we're good. n/t  vaberella   Mar-14-11 12:51 PM   #52 
              - How right you are. Of course, there are some Dems who...  ClassWarrior   Mar-15-11 04:43 PM   #77 
  - No, there are a few. There were many before the elections and some are still around.  vaberella   Mar-14-11 12:06 PM   #41 
  - "I don't think there is a single poster on DU who 'hates' Obama "  ProSense   Mar-14-11 12:21 PM   #47 
  - +1000  BklnDem75   Mar-14-11 12:30 PM   #48 
  - Wrong. You can't speak for everyone.  CakeGrrl   Mar-14-11 12:40 PM   #49 
  - you said it perfectly!  Bluerthanblue   Mar-14-11 04:13 PM   #54 
  - The worst I saw was  Godhumor   Mar-14-11 04:20 PM   #56 
  - I don't click on "those threads." Why give them attention they don't deserve?  ClassWarrior   Mar-15-11 11:17 AM   #71 
  - I think a lot of people have made up their mind  27inCali   Mar-14-11 12:44 PM   #51 
  - Hate is easily discernible when the "criticism" is punctuated with vile recriminations.  AtomicKitten   Mar-14-11 04:16 PM   #55 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-11 04:49 PM   #57 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-14-11 04:50 PM   #58 
  - I think some people may wonder why the President "hates" them.  BlueRidgeProgressive   Mar-14-11 05:11 PM   #59 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-11 05:14 PM   #60 
  - disappointed  creon   Mar-14-11 05:24 PM   #61 
  - I think hate is appropriate  Ramulux   Mar-14-11 05:35 PM   #62 
  - Blessing? Where do you even GET that?  CakeGrrl   Mar-14-11 05:51 PM   #63 
  - He'll smash any mirror he's forced to look at.  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-14-11 06:06 PM   #65 
  - So you've been in the Oval Office and "know how it's done?"  ClassWarrior   Mar-15-11 09:22 PM   #80 
  - Hmmmm?  ProSense   Mar-14-11 05:52 PM   #64 
  - Some disrespect his allies and label them  politicasista   Mar-14-11 06:41 PM   #66 
  - Got what  mstinamotorcity   Mar-14-11 06:44 PM   #67 
  - No one need support the man but why would a supporter....  Clio the Leo   Mar-15-11 01:39 AM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-16-11 04:03 PM   #83 
  - There are certain posters in this thread that I don't even read anymore.  LaurenG   Mar-15-11 06:58 AM   #70 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-11 12:06 PM   #72 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-15-11 12:28 PM   #73 
  - I find myself feeling an extraordinary amount of disdain for Obama  genna   Mar-15-11 12:37 PM   #74 
  - i actually like both biden and obama. they seem nice enough.  La Lioness Priyanka   Mar-15-11 12:56 PM   #75 
  - I do not and never have hated Barack Obama.  BlueIris   Mar-15-11 06:54 PM   #78 
  - There are probably some that hate him...  Imajika   Mar-15-11 07:16 PM   #79 
  - Thank you for responding thoughtfully.  ClassWarrior   Mar-16-11 03:12 PM   #81 
  - ...and will admit it in the forum.  mkultra   Mar-16-11 04:00 PM   #82 
  - Of course not. They're the handful pretending everyone else hates him.  ClassWarrior   Mar-16-11 04:22 PM   #84 
  - I agree.  Little Star   Mar-16-11 04:51 PM   #85 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-16-11 04:55 PM   #86 
 

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