I wish some Obama haters would be willing to explain, in measured tones with stuff like Facts, why they hate the guy so much. Leave all that birther nonsense out of it and whether he's a Muslim (which shouldn't matter--if it does, you're the one with the problem), but focus on precisely what he has done POLITICALLY in the past three years to make people hate him.
I won't promise to never dispute what you say if I have some insight into it, but I also promise to ask lots of questions. It could be like political jeopardy. :)
Thing is, I think the guy is measured, calm, moderate. I think he is quiet and thoughtful. I think he doesn't spout off when he's unsure; he just keeps thinking and talking to his advisers. (Perfect example: the upheaval in the middle east--he's been pretty quiet. And I think that's probably the right approach. You might not. What would you have him say?)
Economy: I think he inherited a Big Mess (those are Facts; he didn't create the bad economy; it bottomed out well before he was elected and the mess started in Bush's era. Anyone with stocks knows that. Remember 2008?) But I don't know a ton about economics and it kinda bores me, so I probably won't have a lot to add on that.
And like, healthcare? Well I benefit from the new plan. I've given insurance companies 10-20K more per year than the rest of my family combined because of a prior condition that got me refused (cover colorado helped me get insurance but trust me, it's apain in the ass. Government sucks at stuff like healthcare. But from what I've read, the law is regulatory, not invasive. Oh, and that condition that got me refused? It's actually the CURE that saved my life. So, um. Yeah. Something needed to be done about healthcare.
Now, I'm no Obama lover (my first favorite candidate got voted out in primaries last election) but I don't view him as the anti-Christ either.
But hell. Try to prove me wrong. I'm willing to listen. I'm not looking for pithy one liners. Write me a post on everything he's done wrong. With, yeah, facts.
At least we'd be talking rather than sitting on the other side of the fence with a shotgun, which is how the US feels to me. Seriously, maybe it's the writer in me, but I wonder how long we can go without a civil war in this country. A decade? Two? As people get more entrenched, I get more worried.