The best president there's been. i mean he's so chill.. I love how Americans attribute the greatness of their president to how well he "hood's it up" and not on if or how they are getting out of recession.
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#41 - fattyacid (05/01/2013) [-]
Best president there's ever been?

Bitch, please.
#51 - selfdenyingbeggar (05/01/2013) [-]
And that, kids, is how people get manipulated by appearances...
User avatar #52 to #51 - thathorse (05/01/2013) [-]
Charisma is one hell of a weapon. If you're charismatic enough you can get away with anything
User avatar #50 - habasparkz (05/01/2013) [-]
I don't want my president to be "Chill". I want my president to know what the **** he's doing.
#14 - fuckyouto (05/01/2013) [-]
I love how Americans attribute the greatness of their president to how well he "hood's it up" and not on if or how they are getting out of recession.
#71 to #14 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Feel the wrath of N. Korea
User avatar #75 to #14 - sefyu (05/01/2013) [-]
implying that the president hs the power to do anything but trying to convince the polpulation.
#22 to #14 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Not all Americans... just the dumbasses that voted Obama in office.
#48 to #22 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
people are being raised that way.. brainwashing us into trusting everything with the government.. giving the government our freedom to do what they will... where's the logic?
#47 to #14 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
that's what i' saying man. he shouldn't act like he's chillin with america when we have all this **** on our plate..
#44 to #14 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
I love how everyone assumes that posts like this are serious and that all Americans think the same way.
#49 to #14 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Because funnyjunk has always been known to focus on serious matters right?
#70 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
It still amazes me how most people here think that Obama can just simply "fix" the economy.
We've been ****** economically for so long that it will take about 20 years, if not more, to "fix" the economy. The president can't solve all the problems just with the push of a button, if the senate doesn't back the president up he's got no power at all.
User avatar #2 - stenchschleifs (04/30/2013) [-]
Did N. Korean citizen reach climax? I guess we will never know.
#36 - posalad (05/01/2013) [-]
A little outdated but although it seems to be an unpopular opinion on this post, I agree with most of his policy. People just expect miracles too often when it comes to politics
#54 to #36 - ogloko (05/01/2013) [-]
none of those things were acheived
#55 to #54 - ogloko (05/01/2013) [-]
** correction, some of those things were accomplished. but not by him
User avatar #63 to #55 - failtolawl ONLINE (05/01/2013) [-]
but when something bad happens, it's his fault.
#69 to #55 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
You'd be amazed by how little power the president actually has.
#38 to #36 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
He also killed 176 children in drone strikes
Got the first Ambassador killed in 3 decades
Broke his promise about guantanamo
Tried to break his promise about pulling out of iraq and was forced out by the iraq president
Broke his promise about not going after guns
Signed NDAA
Expanded and extended the patriot act
and has never taken responcibility for anything bad that has happened thus far
User avatar #40 to #38 - contradiction (05/01/2013) [-]
but did you see that hand shake?!
#46 to #38 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Most of this is true, yeah, but I just wanna say you can't really blame him for the ambassador's death any more than you can give him personal credit for killing bin Laden.
Sorry, this was bugging me...
User avatar #42 to #38 - posalad (05/01/2013) [-]
.Because children have never died in American wars before and he is definitely the first president to use drones
. He didn't "get" the ambassador killed, despite this he admitted responsability for the man's death which diminishes your " never taken responsability" thing
. Asking for better background checks is not the same as taking away the right to own guns
. Although the NDAA keeps Guantanamo open, it gave the thousands of women who serve in the military improved health insurance that had previously been denied to them when they were survivors of rape and wanted an abortion
#45 to #42 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Obama has used drone strikes more than any other president before, they're know for causing collateral damage and he uses them recklessly
Then he didn't kill osama bin laden, you can't have it both ways, and I have never heard him say stevens death was his fault if you have evidince to prove otherwise i'll concede to that point
He tried to ban "assault rifles" which he said he wouldn't go after
The NDAA also has lots of pork attached to it, a few tidbits of good doesn't make it all good
User avatar #66 to #45 - sensualsaxman (05/01/2013) [-]
Of course he's used drone strikes more than any other president. I mean, drones have only recently reached the stage where they can be put on the battlefield and be cost-effective. It's like saying that Obama has used 4G LTE or electric cars more than any other president; the others just simply weren't able to use them either at all or as much...

That just bugged me
#39 to #36 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Smaller government. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA That's a funny one!
User avatar #59 - imasillyginger (05/01/2013) [-]
Although I don't agree he is the best president, or even a good president, I don't think he's THAT terrible. His intentions are good and he's trying to bring acceptance to people that aren't white, straight, males. There have been many worse presidents.
User avatar #67 to #59 - sketchE ONLINE (05/01/2013) [-]
but he isnt actually fixing anything. he choses to point the focus on minor things. sure gay rights is important but theres a huge debt hes only made worse
User avatar #76 to #67 - imasillyginger (05/01/2013) [-]
Yeah, we're in a debt, but there's only so much a president can do about that. We want to lower the debt, but we don't want to pay that many taxes. It's like women saying they want equal rights but they still want to be treated better.

Fun fact: The total monetary value (bills and paper money) that circulates the world is only about $5 trilli, also known as M0
User avatar #77 to #76 - sketchE ONLINE (05/01/2013) [-]
theres actually a lot we can do about it. cut politician salaries. actually fix the welfare system instead of adding things on it therefore costing the country more money. i understand the logic of you have to spend money to make money but when are we going to make it? he doubled the debt in one term but nothings getting better.
User avatar #78 to #77 - imasillyginger (05/01/2013) [-]
They're never going to cut politician's salaries, as stupid as that is, it's true. And I completely agree with the welfare thing. That is taken waaaayyyyy too lightly and you can get it for the stupidest **** these days. My brother has it for social anxiety which "doesn't allow him to get a job". **** like that pisses me off. But babysteps. He won't do much important stuff, but he hasn't completely ruined the country. The people of the country are doing that as well.
#53 - ogloko (05/01/2013) [-]
he is a decent celebrity, but a ****** president
User avatar #33 - mrhumperdoodle (05/01/2013) [-]
President to ***** in 2 seconds
#13 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
"he's so chill" "the best president" you're a ******* moron do you have any idea what this dumb has done to our country you little 14 year old faggot?
User avatar #15 to #13 - highwayrydr (05/01/2013) [-]
****** seriously...
User avatar #90 to #15 - highwayrydr (05/03/2013) [-]
i was agreeing you ********
User avatar #60 - savvasp (05/01/2013) [-]
Well he's not the best but at least he's not Mitt Romney
#56 - geomancer (05/01/2013) [-]
First off, the possibility that you vote scares the living piss out of me. Secondly, even by your logic, Bill still beats him. 			****		, Bill is even blacker than he is.
First off, the possibility that you vote scares the living piss out of me. Secondly, even by your logic, Bill still beats him. **** , Bill is even blacker than he is.
#19 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
From educated politician to ghetto ****** in about 4 seconds flat!
#16 - xsap (05/01/2013) [-]
"The best president there's been"

he's one of the worst ones america has ever had... just because he shakes hands in a hooligan manner doesn't mean hes good...
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User avatar #20 to #16 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
>one of the ones america has ever had

You seem to forget about:
Jackson, Hoover, Coolidge, Nixon, Bush Jr., Buchanan, Johnson, and Harding, to name a few.

Is he the best? No. Is he one of the worst? Certainly not. The economy has improved, even if by just a bit, since he took office in 2008. The U.S. is no longer in a recession thanks to him, and there isn't much of a war in Iraq anymore, though troops still remain.
User avatar #28 to #20 - hatinonmyrolls (05/01/2013) [-]
he has done absolutely nothing to try and lower the debt with china, instead of shaking hands with basketball players like a hood ****** and dancing on ****** TV shows like on Ellen he should be trying to figure something out not sitting on his ass and leaving everything for the next president, and if you say hes bad there will always be a ****** that will yell "das cuz u racist"
User avatar #34 to #28 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
He's taken less vacation days than most other presidents.
User avatar #62 to #20 - cantfindausername (05/01/2013) [-]
What was wrong with Andrew Jackson? (Other than the whole Trail of Tears thing... Actually that was pretty ****** up... But still)
User avatar #79 to #62 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
He let the National Bank die and created a bunch of pet banks by allowing some of his banking buddies print as much money as they wanted, causing massive inflation and a major economic crisis. It took a long time for healing to begin.
User avatar #82 to #79 - cantfindausername (05/01/2013) [-]
He didn't Let it die. He killed it and he says it was one of his greatest accomplishments. Look into it. It's really interesting.
Jackson was quite the character. He said, before he died, his only regret is not killing the man (he thought) responsible for his wife's death.
User avatar #83 to #82 - cullenatorguy (05/02/2013) [-]
It needed to be "renewed" in a sense, and he didn't do much to stop it, if I remember correctly. I guess that constitutes killing it. He may have been a character, but he was a dick.
User avatar #84 to #83 - cantfindausername (05/02/2013) [-]
I'm reading it, too. I'll look at other links so it won't be one-sided.
I know that he was a dick, but worst president? Noo.
User avatar #85 to #84 - cullenatorguy (05/02/2013) [-]
Who would you say was? Harding was pretty awful, I know. He took bribes and hired his friends as cabinet leaders instead of people who would actually qualify for the job.
User avatar #86 to #85 - cantfindausername (05/02/2013) [-]
Harding was bad, agreed.
In my opinion, I think Hoover was also quite bad. The fact that he tried to run for a second term was a joke. He didn't do a lot for the Great Depression, and I think that's putting it lightly. Hell, the ******* slums were unofficially renamed "Hoover-villes."
User avatar #87 to #86 - cullenatorguy (05/02/2013) [-]
Hoover's whole campaign was to lay hands off of the economy and let it rebound on its own. He purposely did nothing, even showing videos of himself (that would play in movie theaters) drinking lemonade and playing croquet.
User avatar #88 to #87 - cantfindausername (05/02/2013) [-]
I think he could have tried Something. One of the reasons FDR got elected was because he Wasn't Hoover. (and FDR sounded like he had a plan)
User avatar #89 to #88 - cullenatorguy (05/02/2013) [-]
Haha he definitely could've tried something. He just decided not to, which makes him pretty bad. FDR was a saving grace.
#21 to #20 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
No... he most certainly is indeed the very worst.
User avatar #23 to #21 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
Really? How?

I mean, like I said, the economy has improved since he took office, unemployment is down, and he's pulled the U.S. out of most of Iraq and is working on Afghanistan. We're not in a recession anymore. Isn't that good? Even if the economic changes are slight, they're still positive.

Do you have any idea how much Congress has shut Obama down? They're not hitting down bills because they're bad for America, they're hitting down bills because they want Obama to be remembered as a failure. Obama isn't the problem, Congress is.
#27 to #23 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Obama has been shot down bipartisanly, he literally hasn't got a single vote from anyone on any budget he's put forward, chances are if a bill was shot down, is because it wasn't right for america.
User avatar #31 to #27 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
He's put forth numerous plans, good and bad. Not very many have been passed, and most of the ones shot down were shot down while Congress was primarily republican. While some of what Obama's sent through congress has been shot down by both parties, all of the ones shot down were voted down by an over whelming amount of republicans. I'm sure the same would happen if there was a Republican president and democratic congressman voted against them. It doesn't matter the party, just so long as the other guy fails.
#35 to #31 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
There have been few instances where every or even most democrats have voted for a bill proposed by obama, and if some republicans are rejecting his bills because he is a democrat then it's safe to say some democrats just voted for it because he was a democrat.
User avatar #80 to #35 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
Not necessarily. No one can win their entire party in Congress, and Obama has definitely put forward some bad bills, but Democrats haven't just voted in favor of his bills because he's a democrat. In almost everything Obama has put forward, almost all Republicans have voted against him. The same does not go for democrats.

I'll give you a good example. The U.N. Treaty on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was recently (December of 2012, so maybe not so recent) was rejected by the Senate with a 61-38 vote, just two-thirds short of the majority needed to pass.
All Democrats and 8 Republicans voted in favor of the treaty, and the republicans that voted in favor of it are commonly seen as being more moderate.

The treaty would not change U.S. law in any way, shape, or form, but only bring the rest of the countries' treatment of disabled people up to par with U.S. standards, which a high. A panel based in Geneva would make recommendations to the U.S. on how to improve treatment, but such recommendations would be, well, recommendations; they would not bind or change law.

Why was it voted against, even after the terms of the Treaty were clearly explained and conveyed to all of Congress, showing how nothing negative could happen, only positive? Obama backed the law, as did most Democrats. Republicans (the tea party, really) want Obama to be seen as a failure and they also want one of their guys in the White House.

It's selfishness, but don't think I'm saying Democrats are better. If the situation were opposite, the very same thing may happen, it's hard to tell, but it's obvious in this situation.

Republicans are open about it, too. This explains everything I just said fairly well.
User avatar #81 to #80 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]

Read the article at least, have of my previous comment was giving an example.
#25 to #20 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
1. The recession was due to bounce back regardless of the president in office.
2. He also attempted to stay in Iraq past the dates Bush set to come out.
3. The lowest unemployment rates of the obama DJ 4DM1Nistration are still higher than the highest Bush era unemployment rates.
User avatar #29 to #25 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
1. Economies just don't bounce back without a push.
2. Attempted being the key word; we pulled out on time. He shouldn't have tried to stay longer, he's at fault for that.
3. That's because the recession hit after Bush left office.
#30 to #29 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
1. Actually yes, our economy has been dipping back and for a number of years.
2. He was almost literally thrown out by the iraq president, he didn't exactly leave easily.
3. Which was caused in part by the housing bubble made by the clinton DJ 4DM1Nistration.
User avatar #32 to #30 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
1. I'm going to have to disagree.
2. Like I said, he doesn't look good for it, but we're still out.
3. It was also caused by the massive spending on two illegal invasions of middle eastern countries all the while giving tax cuts to everyone.
#37 to #32 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
1. Fair enough.
2. Fair enough.
3. I agree, but without the bubble there wouldn't have been as big of a recession similarly without the wars there wouldn't have been as big of a recession.
User avatar #24 to #20 - thumbaccount (05/01/2013) [-]
every day like 15 kids die in iraq from U.S drones sent by Obama and you think the troops just hang around there? no they still kill **** done of people every day and e is one of the worse presidents we ever had, the economy is going to **** its not looking brighter...
User avatar #26 to #24 - cullenatorguy (05/01/2013) [-]
The economy is improving, how are you this ignorant? Look it up, for christ's sake. U.S. drone strikes piss me off just as much, I dislike Obama for that. I never said he was amazing or perfect.
User avatar #18 to #16 - lordhaha (05/01/2013) [-]
Prepare yourself, the butt hurt your a racist liberals who leech off society are coming to down vote you for telling the truth
User avatar #65 to #18 - failtolawl ONLINE (05/01/2013) [-]
aaaaaand people like you are the reason the republican party is going to go away in the next 20 years.
#73 - deadmauf (05/01/2013) [-]
having a cool president.. yeah that's important.. Reminds me of a certain movie.
#74 to #73 - duudegladiator (05/01/2013) [-]
Ive been thinking this for FAR too long.
Ive been thinking this for FAR too long.
#72 - nottatguy (05/01/2013) [-]
So many Republicans here :P

But yeah, it's just as worse with our Prime Minister in Denmar.

Promised at the campaign:

No touching SU. (Little student income when you study)
No touching efterløn (Wellfare or whatever you call it.)
No touching dagpenge (Kinda the same)
No touching the way school works.

And alot of more promises, can't remember them all, but guess what. She did the exact opposite as promised, with EVERYTHING that she ran for and won with.
User avatar #64 - failtolawl ONLINE (05/01/2013) [-]
my god he is shaking hands with people! do you know how much he could have done to our debt in this time!?!?!?!?
#43 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Everyone in the comments are butthurt, obviously OP is saying best president casually and not seriously saying that that is the reason why he likes him in terms of policy
#6 - tomthehippie (04/30/2013) [-]
I would say there are a couple that were better, how ever for modern Prez, yes. Clinton is the only one in the past thirty years that is close to Obama, that being said Clinton was the first Dem prez to deal with a completely obstructionist Republican controlled Congress.

For people who don't know, Republicans shut down the federal government (I think in 97) because Clinton wouldn't give the rich more tax cuts.
#7 to #6 - anon (04/30/2013) [-]
Clinton also encouraged banks to give home loans to people who couldn't afford them, which in part created the financial crisis we're in now.
#8 to #7 - tomthehippie (04/30/2013) [-]
There is blame to both sides. Not equally, but it's there.

With out Republicans undermining the economy with speculation and deregulating wallstreet, Clinton's measures to increase home ownership would have actually been a good thing, because with more homes being built, more people would be employed, which would in turn cause more spending, which would create more jobs.

How ever, with Bush deregulating everything and starting two wars with out increasing revenue to fund said wars, Clinton's push to help increase home ownership backfired. But, let me make this clear, it only backfired because of failed economic and fiscal policies during Bush jr's terms as president.
#10 to #8 - anon (04/30/2013) [-]
Please tell me how giving millions of people loans who in no way shape or form afford them wouldn't be doomed to failure.
And Congress declares war not the president, and at the time the wars had bipartisan support.
Any way you look at it without the housing bubble created by clinton the economy would be nowhere near as bad if it was just the bush policies.
#11 to #10 - tomthehippie (04/30/2013) [-]
First off, I stated that the housing bubble did lead to where we are, but only due to Bushes fiscal polices.

And yes, people voted for the war, but after war had been declared Republicans refused to raise taxes to pay for the war, unlike what EVERY country has done in preparation for EVERY war, claiming that oil revenue from the war would pay the debts.

Now, the housing bubble; if not for the deregulation and economic collapse that started, the housing bubble would not have popped.

Housing is key to the economy because it provides jobs for people building the houses, children living in houses rather than apartments have better grades and people living in houses tend to be healthier, due to having more space. Thus, home owners are typically more productive and they also are investing in their house, rather than just paying for an apartment, so in the long run it is better because they get at least a portion of the money back, or pay off the house and stop having to spend as much for housing, freeing up funds to be spent on other things, which gets money circulating through out the economy, and thus boost it.

What made the housing bubble as bad as it was, wasn't the loans, it was the artificial inflation of prices (which we are still dealing with after effects from). With out the depression that hit, the housing bubble wouldn't have popped because people would have not become unemployed.

Most of the homes that were foreclosed on where owned by families with one or more people losing their jobs, or taking cuts in pay, due to the depression that started because of high gas prices (due to Republican deregulation) and a stock market collapse that only occurred because of republican deregulation.
#12 to #11 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
The housing bubble popped because they purchased houses (thanks to government backed loans) that were well above their means, people who couldn't afford these loans even with their jobs, leading to the inevitable pop. The only reason the economy hadn't busted in the first place was the tech boom, which was literally the only thing keeping the clinton era economy alive. And all of that deregulation was voted on bipartisanly you can blame the republicans til you're blue in the face, but you can't deny democrats had a similarly large hand in the destruction of our economy. But this probably isn't going to register with you at all, since you seem to be stuck in the blue/red wars. I'm not saying republicans aren't to blame, i'm saying that both parties ****** this **** up.
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