Do you think President Barack Obama's positive attitude will turn this country around?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Being positive is good. It's like beating on the empty barrel making the most noise. Talk is good. A lot of decisions have to be made, but I don't know about another trillion bailout. If so, it had better be done right because there might not be another chance. It's great a black man can be elected. I came from an immigrant family. I feel I can support him. No matter what color or what race, he's an American."

-- Pete Tsouchlos

"I don't think we will be in as much debt. He is the first black president, so it might be positive."

-- Amanda Corns

"I'm hopeful but doubtful."

-- Teresa Siders

"I'm a Republican and a Christian. I watched the inauguration on TV and was impressed but not with some followers who were disrespectful during the prayer. I think (President) Obama will be good for the country."

-- Morris Stivers

"I hope things change, and I hope people get more open minded not only about race but everything. But I'm afraid with his following that he will have too much power."

-- Ruth Perry

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  • I'm hoping for the best for him.He's got his work cut out for him. So it's going to be a struggle,No fault of his own.I think Barack will be are only chance of getting this country to where it needs to be.And Racism has got to stop if we all plan on believing in our country.We have to work together.

    -- Posted by casio on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 6:14 PM
  • Though we all hope for the best for President Obama, it's a toss-up on whether he can actually fulfill all promises.

    How funny it is that everything was going to be so easy to fix during the campaign, and now that he's gotten elected, and has started to see some of the inside information, all of a sudden it's turned into something "that will take more than a day."

    We can hardly put all blame on Bush for where we're at now, and I'm sure President Obama will, if he hasn't already, see that. Everything seems so easy until you see things from the inside, and realize that it's more than the President making the mistakes for where we are right now. One man can't be responsible for everything--good or bad.

    Hopefully he can fulfill all of his promises and put this country back where it needs to be =)

    -- Posted by WhiteRiverValley on Fri, Jan 23, 2009, at 9:30 AM
  • he is not the first AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT he is however the first BI-RACIAL PRESIDENT

    -- Posted by PROUD_MOMMY09 on Fri, Jan 23, 2009, at 10:07 AM
  • Race is unimportant and irrelevant...i don't like his policies because they are socialist but I think the Democrats could have won the election with a metal pole as their candidate.

    -- Posted by miner26 on Fri, Jan 23, 2009, at 10:58 AM
  • Since Jimmy Carter, not so much voting "for" someone as voting "against" the other. Worthy Candidates are terribly lacking.

    -- Posted by Ex-Pat on Sun, Jan 25, 2009, at 1:30 PM
  • The only thing he is positive about is that he is gonna get what he wants. Anyone know if his girls got the promised puppy yet?

    -- Posted by mom7 on Mon, Jan 26, 2009, at 4:22 PM
  • Give President Obama a chance! Change does not happen over night. With the mess our country is in it will take some time. Former Presidnet Bush for the longest time didn't even know how high the price of gas was! President Obama is in the loop and he has my support. I am sure I will not agree with everything he does but that is life. Rush Limbaugh was on Larry King recently and said he hoped that the President failed. Well, to me that means he hopes the United States fails!!

    -- Posted by Hoosier03 on Tue, Jan 27, 2009, at 5:56 AM
  • President Obama is a highly educated and very capable person. His speeches and his demeanor reflect the kind of person the country needs. President Bush allowed anything to go in the corporate world, along with his predessor. This lack of discipline and enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, that was encouraged by the previous administrations, has put the country in the mess we're currently in. My son is currently in financial difficulty in Utah. Anything that President Obama can do to help my son's family and the country would be appreciated.

    -- Posted by Sporty55 on Tue, Jan 27, 2009, at 8:24 AM
  • EXACTLY!!! (In response to Proud_Mommy09)

    -- Posted by Simplicity on Tue, Jan 27, 2009, at 9:36 AM
  • I hope Obama does what he says but i doubt it. I will pray for him even though i did not vote for him. I am unsure about the puppy I have not seen anything about it

    -- Posted by PROUD_MOMMY09 on Mon, Feb 2, 2009, at 7:49 AM
  • You cannot blame Bush for all of our faults, we have been under a democratic ran congress for over two years! Bush is at fault but the blame must be shared onto our congressmen and women who think the way Wallsteet has for several decades.

    These tough economics were seen by only a few, most thought it could never happen.

    If we are in such a tough time why did Obama spend millions on his inauguration and parades, parties, etc. We, the taxpayers, paid for it all, from suits to dresses to meals and drinks, all on the taxpayers. Millions for what? I think he should have just had a small inauguration and scrubbed the rest to save the taxpayers money!

    -- Posted by SEAL on Wed, Feb 4, 2009, at 9:20 AM
  • He'll do fine, just remember he's working off of G.W. Bushs last year of pres. George set up the budget for '09 ect...LETS GIVE THIS MAN A CHANCE!

    -- Posted by xdrill on Wed, Feb 4, 2009, at 12:39 PM
  • Give the New Man A chance!After all He has a big job cleaning up the mess left behind.What a great debt given to Him and all the first stimulus monies to account for.A big slap in the face to Americans by Mr.Bush as he left Washington.

    -- Posted by MACK374 on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 5:54 AM
  • I agree with Mack374, it's true they all make a lot of promises at election time, they have to to get elected. But the one thing I have never heard the president promise is that he would do it overnight on any of the issues concerning our country. This is going to take a good amount of time to clean this mess up. As far as the stimulus money goes I do not want anybody getting a bonus with tax payer money. That money is not for the CEO"S and presidents of companies personal bank accounts. If it is then I would like some for me and my family.

    -- Posted by andyandbarneyatmayberry on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 9:57 AM
  • Barrack Obama is not just a man with brains he is the man responsible for running our country whether he is white or black or whatever he is I don't like the feeling of uncertainty that i get. Maybe he will do well maybe not I still am afraid for our country our people our homes, Maybe he will turn all the mistakes Bush made around but give Bush some credit he took risks for the good of the nation some choices were not always good but he tried now i guess it is time for Obama to have his try....

    All i can say is Good Luck and God Bless America

    -- Posted by PROUD_MOMMY09 on Fri, Feb 6, 2009, at 1:20 PM
  • I am not a supporter of President Obama and it is not because he is black. I do not support him for his socialist views.

    -- Posted by localyokal on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 6:38 AM
  • No two people will ever completely agree on each and every issue.A person needs to stand for what they believe in and stand firm!Back or not it is your right, but He is the President wether you back him or not, as for me I will support him and follow orders until he shows me that he is unfit to lead.I may not always agree with him but HE IS THE "MAN".As for skin color all I can say America GET OVER IT and grow up.

    -- Posted by MACK374 on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 6:48 AM
  • I agree some of the others,Idon,t believe things can be changed over night and we must work with our new President and not against him.I think the country truly needed a change and this is was what we needed.I mean the way it stands now there are no jobs,help is almost a joke and peopleare losing their homes. The crime rate is getting bigger and so hopefully with the new elected officals things will get better.People have to faith and always look forward and yet at times when a Dadand Mom hear their babies crying it is hard to keep a postive frame of mind.I hope we do get the stem check again because I for one really need it. Lets all pray for a better time and better outlook for the coming years ahead and stand behind our country.

    -- Posted by on Sat, Feb 7, 2009, at 9:00 PM
  • Race is not an issue, But the amount of debt that wil be passed on to our children and grandchildren is. If his stimmuls package fails we are going to be in a lot of trouble for years to come. I support the Pres. and hope he makes the right decisions for our failing economy.

    -- Posted by dennisb1953 on Sun, Feb 8, 2009, at 7:54 AM
  • The Country is already in trouble try to fix it now, and maybe we have a chance.During the campaign He never said it would be easy just the opposite he said,it would be be a long hard road.Americans can help by stop buying the products that are made by the companies who laid them all off and proceded to continue making products in another country while expecting thier markets to be the same people they left behind.Try to buy USA made products....TRY

    -- Posted by MACK374 on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 6:32 AM
  • Our industries were exported to Mexico forty years ago, then India, then China and next Vietnam, so what are we stimulating exactly?

    There is nothing that is going to change that won't put us right back to where we started eventually, less trillions of dollars of course.

    -- Posted by Ex-Pat on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 2:45 PM
  • Believe me,the republicans/government have been taken from the American people/taxpayers for years,and now for some reason the democrats done it all.

    -- Posted by casio on Tue, Feb 24, 2009, at 5:39 AM
  • Think twice before buying anything,Look at what your buying.Think american

    -- Posted by casio on Tue, Feb 24, 2009, at 5:41 AM
  • Japan could not beat th USofA in WWII so now they can just buy it. Just they have done to Hawaii and Guam

    -- Posted by ChooChoo on Thu, Feb 26, 2009, at 6:49 PM
  • Now we have all kinds of Republicans even Senators wanting President Obama to fail. What I hear in these statements are, they want the US to fail, well isn't that true ? They would rather the US to get worse so their party has a chance to win in the next election.How sad.There was a surplus of money when Clinton was Pres. who did what? Does it even matter? It is what it is now, let's all pitch in to help save AMERICA.

    -- Posted by MACK374 on Wed, Mar 4, 2009, at 6:21 AM
  • Fail. They want Obama to fail. They want America to fail.

    How much of that do you believe?

    If America failed, the Republicans would not be in office nor would there be any elected official in office. We would be subjects not citizens.

    I think what was poorly expressed was that they would like for Americans to wake up, stop whining and accepting handouts. The handouts are not free.

    Republican or Democrat we need to take action instead of being directed- think about the future, learn, contact representatives, and VOTE.

    A certain representative was contacted to vote against a un-American proposal. This rep stated that THEY were in office and were going to vote THEIR way and it did not matter what people thought... make a voice and remember the response on election day! It is YOUR country. OUR country. Keep it.

    -- Posted by jbann on Wed, Mar 4, 2009, at 7:07 PM
  • a trailer was shot at in bloomign

    a car got hit in hickory heights what the hesck nothing in bloominton paper they drove in here 2 times and fired over 11 shots

    -- Posted by frank33s on Sat, Mar 7, 2009, at 5:12 PM
  • a trailer was shot at in bloomign

    a car got hit in hickory heights what the hesck nothing in bloominton paper they drove in here 2 times and fired over 11 shots

    -- Posted by frank33s on Sat, Mar 7, 2009, at 5:13 PM
  • a trailer was shot at in bloomign

    a car got hit in hickory heights what the hesck nothing in bloominton paper they drove in here 2 times and fired over 11 shots

    -- Posted by frank33s on Sat, Mar 7, 2009, at 5:13 PM
  • You people that voted for Obama got exactly what you deserved. Unfortunately, the rest of us will have to suffer also. This guy is a slick talking robot. If you take away his teleprompter, the guy stutters and can't think. His Socialist and Anti-American views are stifling the country. At a time when the Hope and Change Kid could be speaking positively, he is out there every day talking up doom and gloom and fear. Of course that is the typical Liberal way. He is in way over his head. His Cabinet wreaks of losers from the Clinton years. As for Bush, he did a fine job with what he had to work with until his last six months. The Bailout was a mistake. At least he kept us safe. A fair History will be kind to him. As for Rush, he said that he hoped that Obama's POLICIES failed , not Obama. You people need to check your facts before you start ranting.

    -- Posted by Over The Hill on Sun, Mar 8, 2009, at 1:38 AM
  • Wow i hope Obama does great, but to say that we will not be in as much debt is absolutely insane!! We are acquiring almost two trillion dollars in debt in his first year. Thats 2,000,000,000,000 if you wanted to know. If all else fails i will just be happy that as my social security disappears my chance at retirement in fifty years is out the door as well. Hope my doubts are wrong, but as a republican I cannot see Obama's spending spending spending strategy working.

    -- Posted by cad89 on Mon, Mar 9, 2009, at 10:12 AM
  • Wow i hope Obama does great, but to say that we will not be in as much debt is absolutely insane!! We are acquiring almost two trillion dollars in debt in his first year. Thats 2,000,000,000,000 if you wanted to know. If all else fails i will just be happy that as my social security disappears my chance at retirement in fifty years is out the door as well. Hope my doubts are wrong, but as a republican I cannot see Obama's spending spending spending strategy working.

    -- Posted by cad89 on Mon, Mar 9, 2009, at 10:14 AM
  • cant tell what is going to happen with this 4 yr term,but, i know if all of the worker bees are starved to death,its not long till the hive dies, thats a fact.. looking forward to the next election and the end of this term.. and whoever said, obama cant speak without stuttering and umming around and alot of DOUBLE TALK, if?? he does not have a teleprompter!!! told the truth.. god bless our country for we sure are going to need it.

    -- Posted by susie on Fri, Mar 13, 2009, at 4:50 PM

    -- Posted by susie on Mon, Mar 16, 2009, at 7:17 PM
  • Buy American... buy American.. How can 1 person stand and say that the auto manufacturing industry is 100% American. It's not! Every american auto has a ton of parts installed in it from foreign owned companies. How can anyone count on the big three to stand behind the quality of work they throw out the door knowing that the big bonuses are going to the CEO's and not to the worker. Hummer is not 100% American parts. Yes most of the Hummer is made here in the USA but still the components are owned by foreign companies.

    Pres.O has a big issue with resolving the economy the way it is right now. The great stimulas package that every working american received didn't do much good. A whopping 16-30.00 a check (if you get paid twice a month)I am sure that is not going to stimulate the ecomony. Instead the big 3 want more money then what was already given to them 2 previous times. What is that all about.. Let them go file for bankruptcy and get themselves in order.

    Now the gov is planning of giving Mexico 80 more million to help deal with the drug issues Mexico has? Come on.. enough is enough Why is American having to Apologize to the Mexican Govt and supply them with more money to fight the drug issues they themselves didn't care to fight until over a thousand people get killed? Close the borders, let the CEO's file the needed paperwork to get the companys they look out for back into order and quit giving everyone all this money to spend on parties.

    Should have been give every "working" American (not on Welfare) 100 Grand with the stipulation get themselves out of debt and what is left over is yours to spend. Then those who are taking advantage of the welfare system (which we all know happens)a monthly drug test. Fail= you lose your assistance!

    -- Posted by Niteforce1 on Thu, Mar 26, 2009, at 5:49 PM
  • Hey nightforce,

    You've got it together!!!

    For you that are praising this new President,"It's only just begun."

    I do hope I'm wrong,but,I don't think so.Too much double talk during the campaign.

    -- Posted by gravytrain on Sat, Mar 28, 2009, at 10:30 AM
  • News from a private meeting...A change by the current administration to make all carbon emisions be payed for by credits will force eletric companies to pass the cost to us the consumers.This is a secret Pelosi tax manuever.Our monthly electric bill be go up 40% if this is passed. What is wrong with the way emission credits are handled now? Merom Hoosier Energy violated the current law and has a big fine pending, all companies have to abide. Tell your state reps. to stop this bill.

    -- Posted by MACK374 on Wed, Apr 1, 2009, at 1:02 PM
  • Can we please get another topic up here????

    -- Posted by GREENE on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 6:25 AM
  • Niteforce1, Please provide us with a working definition of "welfare" and does this include Corporate Welfare also. How would we know, if we do not know what you mean by welfare. It is such an outdated term that it is rarely used without modifiers. Anyone can understand your frustration, stupid wars, the bosses being paid 400 times as much as the workers, companies with headquarters in tax free locations, costing much more than any form of welfare, in fact it is a kind of welfare for another country, a country in which most autos are BMW,s and the cabs are Mercedes. Maybe you could use a new calender, it is 2009, not 1957.

    -- Posted by oracle granite on Mon, Apr 6, 2009, at 11:45 AM

    -- Posted by lintonite on Tue, Apr 7, 2009, at 10:52 AM
  • If they won't put up a new topic then just start your own "new" topic.

    -- Posted by peaceloveandprayers on Wed, Apr 8, 2009, at 6:37 AM

    President Obama has recently been apologizing for America.

    Should America apologize?

    If so, what should America apologize for?

    If America should NOT apologize, why would our President do so?

    Is that a good thing or a bad thing and why?

    -- Posted by jbann on Wed, Apr 8, 2009, at 1:45 PM
  • Operation Pride needs no apology. How long has Operation Pride occurred? Who is in charge of Operation Pride? Why is only part of the county involved?

    -- Posted by Cicero on Wed, Apr 8, 2009, at 2:33 PM
  • "Operation PRIDE

    Pride in yourself

    Respect for yourself, others and the law


    Dependency-Free from alcohol, tobacco, drugs and gangs

    Education ensures success"

    Sounds like what happens when you give your life to the Lord. Sounds like the world trying to imitate God again. Save the country money and just go to church.


    Freedom of choice...?

    Babies can't choose.

    You make the choice BEFORE a baby is conceived.

    If you think it is NOT a baby until later... you are just disturbing and/or completely uninformed/mis-informed.

    -- Posted by jbann on Thu, Apr 9, 2009, at 1:37 PM
  • Chickens vs Humans... are you serious?

    I'm no biology expert, but I am pretty sure that women are not hermaphrodites and do not routinely eject fertilized eggs... never mind I see I was correct with my original observation that you are un-informed. Actually, you speak as though you're a man and know absolutely nothing about female anatomy and are just ingratiating yourself to females and liberal public opinion. I see that you know ABOUT the Bible but have never actually read any part of it at length and actually experienced the power of the written Word. Being like Christ is difficult and there are too few who take action out of the FEW Christians that exist.

    (Also, the things you mention would not be needed if people were actually "Pro Choice". They are ACTUALLY "Pro Anything Goes And Others Pick Up After Me")

    Not everyone is a Mother Theresa. She and others like her are an encouragement to all of us, Christian and non-Christian alike. I am sure from your writing that you have taken some of this action otherwise you would not be so bold as to espouse that others should do these things.

    Your questions are thought provoking but still show lack of knowledge while following the "crowd".

    -- Posted by jbann on Fri, Apr 10, 2009, at 8:52 AM
  • Wow! So, Mer de Noms (Sea of Names), you don't deny that you are uninformed.

    Your lack of knowledge and use of incorrect statements as facts is scary. "Sea of Names" reminds me of "We are Legion, we are many..."

    Speak about what you know.

    I will cut some slack since you are obviously still a teenager or very early 20's with no real life experience. That is not to take away from the experience you have had, it just means that you don't have the proper information to debate this topic and are espousing others statements rather than studying the facts.

    -- Posted by jbann on Fri, Apr 10, 2009, at 12:09 PM
  • Bring Back Mer de Noms.

    He really knew how to stir the pot aroud here!

    -- Posted by jamias fluide fleuve on Fri, Apr 10, 2009, at 4:12 PM
  • Mer de Noms is a demon now. He questioned a persons view and they attacked him by calling him a demon. Classic!

    -- Posted by jamias fluide fleuve on Fri, Apr 10, 2009, at 4:20 PM
  • Still need a topic here.


    Actually, I never commented on the original topic: "Do you think President Barack Obama's positive attitude will turn this country around?"

    What positive attitude? He twiddled his thumbs during the National Anthem. He wrote in his books of his dislike of "whitey" and was proud of his hatred of whitey and how it has carried him through. His brother converting to Islam was the proudest moment of his life. His wife has never liked this country. His place of birth is still in question. He is now apologizing for America for anything and everything. He has bowed (yes literally) to another Head of State showing submissiveness against all protocol. Do you mean that positive attitude? Yeah, that's working for us real well.

    -- Posted by jbann on Fri, Apr 10, 2009, at 11:04 PM
  • We are at security level yellow and I think you folks need your home searched and background checked out at the pd.

    Your questioning of our leadership is suspicious.

    You never know what might be found...

    -- Posted by ole'pete on Sun, Apr 12, 2009, at 7:33 PM
  • It got really quite around here. Guess if you stir the pot to much you get booted!

    -- Posted by jamias fluide fleuve on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 1:48 AM
  • I don't know what your talking about "ole'pete". Haven't you heard that the Holocaust never happened? At least that is what out wonderful islamic brother Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran says. And since we don't want to upset the Islamic countries, we shouldn't talk about it. They hate the Jew's and want them annihilated... which is kind of like the Holocaust... I get so confused trying to follow their thinking!

    -- Posted by jbann on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 1:42 PM
  • Homeland Security on guard for 'right-wing extremists'

    Returning U.S. military veterans singled out as particular threats

    What do you think of that headline?

    -- Posted by ole'pete on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 7:32 PM
  • I hope it never becomes a crime to be a republican or christian.

    -- Posted by ole'pete on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 7:34 PM
  • Aren't all religous wars started over my God your God?

    Person A and Person B.

    Person A: Do you believe in god?

    Person B: No.

    Person A: Kills person B.

    Person A and Person C

    Person A: Do you believe in God?

    Person C: Yes.

    Person A: Do you believe in my God?

    Person C: No.

    Person A: Kills person C.

    There are fundamental extremist in all relgions. People who act or think they are getting to closer to God by killing for a cause. Which is one thing I will never understand. I wonder what would happen if we all started following the true God Jehovah. How come most relgions do not even speak this name? Wasn't the original meaning of Jehovah(YAHWEH): To Light and Love? When did the churchs deside to remove the Love? When ever they could make some money or gain some power over it.

    -- Posted by jamias fluide fleuve on Wed, Apr 15, 2009, at 1:57 AM
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