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Monday, July 15, 2019

"More than 60 percent of millennials view Obama as the best or second best president of their lifetime and 46 percent name him as the best." It should make us wonder; How much longer can old white folks hold onto power?

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That's gonna rankle Jeff's feathers.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-14 09:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I would probably rate Obama as the best President so far in my lifetime. The others were all pretty crap, though, so it's a low bar.

"It should make us wonder; How much longer can old white folks hold onto power?"

Nothing in the article about this. What does race have to do with it? And doesn't the fact that Obama was half white ruin that narrative?

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-07-14 10:34 PM | Reply

Nothing in the article about this. What does race have to do with it? And doesn't the fact that Obama was half white ruin that narrative?

#2 | POSTED BY comrade SENTINEL

It's going piss of you racist POS, that's for sure.

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-15 12:07 AM | Reply

#2 You are right the bar is low. All Obama had to do to be the best was not be a rapist or traitor.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-15 12:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Their eyes rolled back into their heads, as the smoove stylings of Obama soothed their questions about Hope and Change.

"Now, now folks. It's gonna take some time. maybe a lifetime."

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-15 12:36 AM | Reply

"Until then honey, let me just leave you with this...."

♫ "Nobody ever loved you. Like I'vvvvvve loved you baby." ♫

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-15 12:39 AM | Reply

The bloated------------ is the best thing that could have happened to shrub's putrid legacy.

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-07-15 01:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I think generally speaking Obama was decent at best,
see expansion of the patriot act, and creation of the NDAA under his watch amongst other things. Both severe negatives in my eyes/

But compared to last 2 traitors, the Orange Skidmark and Bush the dumber, he was great, but that's grading on a steep curve.

#8 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-15 01:11 AM | Reply

Obama isn't the best , IMHO. I don't think there IS a best in my lifetime (>50 yrs).
No doubt who the worst will be, though.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-15 09:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

 

I suspect that Pres Trump, if he tweets about this, might blame the media for his poor showing.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-15 10:18 AM | Reply

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Obama isn't the best , IMHO.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-15 09:

Obama was a dignified man. Dignity is no longer a Republican value, because it is not a Trump value.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-15 10:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


No doubt who the worst (president) will be, though.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-15 09:

I used to feel that we had no president when W. was in office. The position of president seemed strangely unoccupied.

Now the entire White House seems like some abandoned lot. Full of cobwebs and spiders. Especially spiders.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-15 10:27 AM | Reply

Trump is NOT going to like this. Any bets on how long he'll be able to resist before making some snarky response about this?

OCU

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-07-15 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#9 | POSTED BY E1G1

I thought Clinton was good, didn't like the man but he seemed reasonable.

I poke fun at him today. But in all seriousness the 90's were rip roaring fun for me, personally, it was the end of history.

I imagine the young kids like Obama for the same reason. Only they were able to be living at home having no responsibility, playing video games and mom and dad making ends meet. They could sit home and complain about Bush's economy.

Now life sucks for them, they have no excuse .... which is why AntiFa is growing, and is made up of so many young privileged kids, they don't want to work.

They complain about jobs Americans just won't do, the irony is thick.

To Millennials, Obama represents lost youth, endless video games and cheetos.

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-15 10:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Any bets on how long he'll (Trump) be able to resist before making some snarky response about this?

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-07-15 10

Resist?

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-15 10:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


@#14 ... To Millennials, Obama represents lost youth, endless video games and cheetos. ...

Have the millennials elected you to speak for them, or are you just projecting?


#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-15 10:57 AM | Reply

"Obama was a dignified man. Dignity is no longer a Republican value, because it is not a Trump value."

Being dignified, like being presidential, is boring, Zed. It doesn't play well on reality TV.

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-07-15 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

#14 that's a rich post from a trust fund baby...

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2019-07-15 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Obama was the absolute best in delivering the message of the elites in a palatable fashion, and successfully managing the lowering of expectations for the plebs. It isn't surprising he's considered the best.

#19 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-07-15 11:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I'm sure it steams some here that Reagan still polls so well.

#20 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 11:30 AM | Reply

It isn't surprising he's (Obama) considered the best.

#19 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake

Especially considering what we've got in office now. Foregoing statement is sometimes unspoken.

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2019-07-15 11:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I can definitely believe this and agree with it. It's not that he didn't do anything stupid or that he didn't cause just as many problems as every other President. So far, I think he has done the most to make sure the country isn't worse off than when he got in office. The only possible issues one can rightfully say he personally worsened are race relations and possibly financial issues (forcing people to pay for something they can't afford), but bad race relations I think is the only thing you can pin on him and not his party as a whole, and it's really not 100% his fault.

I would say the worst is Clinton because he directly changed legislation that created the great recession and many other financial issues we still face today. The second worst is Trump. Then Reagan. Then W. Then Obama as the best since 1980. W saved this country from financial ruin that Clinton started, which is easily evidenced by his successor using almost every one of his programs during his own terms.

Now, polls like this that are completed by the masses who we already know don't look more than headline-deep into most situations are easy to ignore. But the fact Obama was a great orator when he had a teleprompter in front of him and was so likeable means he is seen as a good POTUS from both the people who actually research the issues and those that don't.

#22 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-15 12:10 PM | Reply

Wish they had a poll defining exactly what reason he is considered 'the best'.

#23 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-07-15 12:48 PM | Reply

I think Clinton ran the country better as an executive, but Obama had to do more with less, while fighting the burgeoning RFascist party, while fixing the near depression caused by newly disavowed GOP, which never happened according to them. For that reason, Obama is by far the best president since at least Ike.

#24 | Posted by bocaink at 2019-07-15 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#22 | Posted by humtake

Every President from Carter to W changed laws that enabled the Great Recession.

#25 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-07-15 02:45 PM | Reply

"W saved this country from financial ruin that Clinton started, which is easily evidenced by his successor using almost every one of his programs during his own terms."

#22 | Posted by humtake

I was laughing so hard I choked when I read this. No, really that honor goes to Obama. I'm not saying he did nothing mind you but W put a band aid on a gaping wound and left it for his successor to deal with. And then every set of right wing flapping lips questioned Obama using those tools to bail out complete industries.

#26 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-07-15 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Obama was definitely less damaging than Bush.

I think Clinton was a better POTUS than Obama.

#27 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-15 03:05 PM | Reply

I would say the worst is Clinton because he directly changed legislation that created the great recession and many other financial issues we still face today. The second worst is Trump. Then Reagan. Then W. Then Obama as the best since 1980.

#22 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Think you missed a Bush in there somewhere.

#28 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-07-15 04:24 PM | Reply

Why must everything be about race?

Only a handful of idiots voted for Obama because he's Black most voted for him because he was the better candidate.

#29 | Posted by Tor at 2019-07-15 04:32 PM | Reply

Just to clarify, my beginning comment was about demographics more than race.

"More than 60 percent of millennials view Obama as the best or second best president of their lifetime and 46 percent name him as the best."

Millennials are the voting bloc of the future. Old white folks will be the voting bloc of the past. Though old white folks are putting up a valiant fight to make certain they hold power as long as possible.

#30 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-07-15 05:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Millennials are the voting bloc of the future

Terrifying prospect.

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#31 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-15 06:05 PM | Reply

-Millennials are the voting bloc of the future.

Boomers were once the voting bloc of the future....then they evolved into what they are now.

#32 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-15 06:23 PM | Reply

then they evolved into what they are now.

#32 | POSTED BY EBERLY

There's certainly no guarantee that millennials will evolve into anything pragmatic, either.

#33 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-07-15 07:09 PM | Reply

I would say the worst is Clinton because he directly changed legislation that created the great recession

Tell us what legislation that was. Be specific. Tell us also why the REPUBLICAN Congress led by the Newt would do anything Clinton wanted

#34 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-07-15 10:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Carter wins the morality contest, perhaps among all Presidents, but Obama was a lot more effective as President.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-15 10:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

W saved this country from financial ruin that Clinton started, which is easily evidenced by his successor using almost every one of his programs during his own terms."

#22 | Posted by comrade dumbtake

Don't post after drinking the bong water.

If you ain't stoned, yer stupid, and probably should stop posting because your alternate reality is a lie.

#36 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-15 11:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

not really a hopey changey kind of guy.

#37 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-16 01:18 AM | Reply

I'm sure it steams some here that Reagan still polls so well.

#20 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2019-07-15 11:30 AM

The way I see it, Reagan and Obama both had strong people skills and the ability to make Americans feel like we're all in this together. In other words, PR skills. This is not an insubstantial quality for a leader. Even if you disagreed with either man's politics (or even had questions about his sincerity), when the president spoke, you heard a human, someone who generally spoke with humility, wit, optimism, charm, and confidence. Both spoke in upbeat terms about the American spirit and made an effort to portray us as one people.

With Trump, none of those qualities are evident. For all his bluster, he doesn't convey strength, but rather insecurity and paranoia. He targets only his base, hires family and friends and badmouths others because he doesn't trust most people. He doesn't even attempt to reach across the divide. It's all us vs them. It's unprecedented in my life lifetime -- and it is damaging to the dignity of the office and to our national interest.

#38 | Posted by cbob at 2019-07-16 11:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

delete the extra "life" in my last sentence

#39 | Posted by cbob at 2019-07-16 11:05 AM | Reply

I would say the worst is Clinton because he directly changed legislation that created the great recession

#34 | POSTED BY HATTER5183 AT 2019-07-15 10:53 PM | FLAG | EYE ROLL

I would say that is a stupid assessment if I ever heard one.... number 1 because the lenders were not hung on hooks... they made those risky loans... the republiclowns where counting on using that legislation and them making those loans to prop up the economy as the pig brains borrowed and spent thier way into two wars in the hopes of securing control over the fates of oil rich countries without raising taxes.... and we all know how well that turned out.

When the wars ... one in particular didn't pan out the republiclwons were cause with their greedy little pants down and their stupid capitalist expermients.

#40 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-07-16 11:16 AM | Reply

Reagan was a POS by the way, he started this mess.

We should have learned the lessons from his failures and never elected another actor/tv personality again. The world is severely paying the price of having the Orange Skidmark in charge.

#41 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-16 12:48 PM | Reply

Two things are notable about these types of polls:

1. For the most part, the most recent past president polls extremely well, usually in the top two, with one exception;

2. George W. Bush, who never cracked the top 4 (even Carter out-polled him in 2010).

IMO Trump will compete with W on a race for the bottom in either 2022 or 2026.

#42 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-16 03:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Millennials are the voting bloc of the future. Old white folks will be the voting bloc of the past. Though old white folks are putting up a valiant fight to make certain they hold power as long as possible.
#30 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

Do you not realize that us "old folks" were all millenials once?
People are living longer so one day you might grow up and be an "old folk".

#43 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-07-17 06:45 AM | Reply

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