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How Barack Obama Became Mr. Unpopular

The Barack Obama that most Hoosiers remember voting for can still be found on YouTube. He stands before a cheering Elkhart high school gymnasium in August 2008, tireless, aspirational, promising a new America of jobs and hope. "We can choose another future," says the newcomer with the funny name. "So I ask you to join me."

Today that view of Obama is harder to find in Indiana. A couple of weeks back and a dozen miles west of Elkhart, hundreds gathered in another school gym — except this time it was for a job fair. With the local unemployment rate above 12% and rising again this summer, about a third of the employer display tables stood empty. Julie Griffin, who voted for Obama in '08, sat down at the room's edge, well dressed and discouraged. After 23 years as a payroll administrator at a local RV plant, she got laid off 18 months ago. "Really, what has he been doing?" she said whe

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Added: Sep-3-2010 Occurred On: Sep-3-2010
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  • Great article. Dems are trying to make each election race local, while staying 3 trillion miles away form Mr. Hope & Change and his baggage. And what baggage it is. This has to go down as one of the most startling nose dives in political history.

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    • It won't work. I predict at least 60 in the house and 8 in the Senate. I won't be surprised if it's more. Independents are who got Obama in the WH and they want a refund. I'm going to DVR MSNBC the election day just for the expressions and the occasional head exploding.

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  • I thought he's not popular now because he's racially oppressed? Isn't that the theory that idiots like Maddow and Chrissy Tinglepants put forward? He was popular, but Americans have somehow become more racist since his election.

    They're children, whatever.

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  • Obama became unpopular because he is FINALLY BEING VETTED on the job.

    Idiot Liberals and 'Independents' elected this arrogant piece of excrement without even knowing who or what he really is.

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    • Agreed,obama is not unpopular he is TOXIC to dumb-o-crats. They passed his stupid agenda and they will pay the price for it in Nov.
      ANYONE that voted for obama should be ashamed of themselves for buying into his B.S. campaign. It was well known what he was before the election and people that voted for him did not care they just had their head up their arse.

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    • Geoliveleak you nailed it again!!

      He should NEVER have been elected and the MSM and the democratic party are just realizing this??...sheeesh

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    • I agree. Everyone knew what was coming. Before he won the dem canidate, we all knew he was going to try and pass national healthcare. That in its self is enough to not vote for him. IT means NEW taxes, and less choices. It was all about the color of the Man who was running for president. It was all race, all of it. The guy had no background, couldnt prove his nationality, didn't have any political experience. This fucking moron runs the country from his aides. He doesnt know what to do. At More..

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  • What is so astonishing,..is Lefties actually voted in a Muslim to our White House,..How fucking stupid is that?
    people need to learn Islam is not a religion,...
    and Obama belongs to this Cult Islam,.he never really left it,..he put on the other face and fooled half of America to voting for him,.

    pretty damn successful in that regard,..as a Muslim,..

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  • Well ,he is not popular now because he lied to damn near everyone he has spoken at.

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  • Barack Hussein Osama IS popular. I'm pretty certain that Monkey-man-in-Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, Osama bin Laden, Al-Shabaab, and on and on think he's just great.

    The Russians probably think he's pretty swell also, but for different reasons.

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  • i dont know why they complain now...didnt they look at his record while he was a state senator?

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  • Nationwide we are going to hold these democrat cockroaches accountable for what they have done to this country the last 2 years. They are not going to distance themselves from clown boy and think they will be reelected.

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  • Waddaya mean there ain't no Wizard Of OZ?!? We elected him to be one, and we want our new ruby slippers damnit!

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    • You are wrong. We elected him to do what he said. He did not. He was elected because he appealed to people. People want things better, people want change.
      Reagan ushered in a new era of consumption and spending in the government. Since his term this country has gone to complete shit.
      Giving the elite all of the freedoms at the cost of the working and middle classes.
      Why all of the hate against the people who voted for him? They made the mistake of thinking political figures were like them More..

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    • "We elected him to do what he said."

      Well, I agree that "we need a good cleaning in our government", and that "things are getting out of hand", and the first thing that needs to change is too many ignoramuses believing the fairy tale promises from career politicians. For fuck's sake, Obama's record, Bill Clinton's record, GHW Bush's record, Ronald Reagan's record...all told anyone with half a brain everything you needed to know about the person trying to get your More..

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  • Obama has never been popular as far I've seen. He lost in a landslide where I'm from. We knew he was incompetent and pathetic before he ever ran for presidency. He lied to his Shitcago constituents, saying he had no plans to run for president because he wanted to be THE BEST Senator for them as he could, the next week he announces he is going to run for president, and does nothing for the people of Shitcago. He has never worked a day in his life, he has NO leadership abilities, he has no experie More..

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  • HE IS UNPOPULAR CAUSE PEOPLE REALIZE ABOUT "CHANGE OF NO CHANGE"

    .....BUSH & OBAMA = SAME SHIT ...different color

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  • The one that got me was he didn't salute OUR flag because it disrespected some other country or some shit. Piece of crap doesn't even believe in the USA. For better or worse salute the flag. The US has it's problems because of politicians and people that live here and talk down about it instead of trying to make it better. Things will get better but if we just keep talking about it and talking down on it then it won't.

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  • Many Americans, it seems, have short memories. I wonder how long it will be before the Bush and Cheney period is remembered as a great era, instead of the worst eight years in U.S history. After September 2001, most of the free world was mourning, just like you were. Those two bastards turned that around, didn't they? So Obama inherits all the crap they left behind, including a pointless and inexcusable war, and is vilified at every turn. Then again, god doesn't talk to him, like he talked More..

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    • Seems you're doing fine tuning history to suite your point of view. Why should anyone else be any different. It might be your opinion that the Iraq/Afghanistan wars are not justified, pointless or inexcusable. Obama seems to be doing exactly what Bush did and in some cases even more.

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    • Ah, but Bush declared one day on the deck of a mighty carrier and to the entire world that the MISSION was ACCOMPLISHED!
      That's what these whining people want to see and that's also what in their eyes Obama is failing to deliver.
      LOL!

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    • nailed..only people from outside the states can have the most unbiaded view of the states. awesome avatar.. i've got the original vinyl from '69

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    • nice avitar from King Crimson - Court of the crimson king. Loved that album!

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