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Does Obama have a message problem when it comes to 9/11?

As President Obama marks nine years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, he is attempting to harness the event's potent legacy to rally support for the war in Afghanistan while urging religious tolerance as anti-Muslim sentiment in the country rises. Read the full story.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  September 10, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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obama has a PC, guilt ridden, liberal problem. the fact that obama and bob gates personally called the pastor to tell him not to burn a book symbolizes how small the leadership in our country has become.

Posted by: dummypants | September 10, 2010 3:04 PM

obama tries to defend the quoran but his army has burned bibles...
what kind of a christian is that...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 10, 2010 3:07 PM

Yes, he does, on every topic.

He talks out of both sides of his mouth and every nation, PM, and person in the world notices it as the sign of weakness that is it. No conviction in himself, and no idea of what makes America great.
In fact, if you went by his actions, "talks" and constant campaigning, you'd think he was hired to bring down America.

Posted by: SamRon1 | September 10, 2010 3:18 PM

No, Obama doesn't have the problem, the media does. They cover this fool in Florida, swoon when the Koch brothers bus in swarms of protesters for the Mosque protest but give NO lip service to the FACT that that there has been NO activity on actually doing something WITH the ground zero site. The media is more concern with the mouth breathers than actually covering actual news.

Posted by: clintt5 | September 10, 2010 3:44 PM

clintt5


you seem to lack an understanding of what is and what isn't news...

An event that impacts people is a news story. Regardless of the smallness of the Florida minister's chuch, thanks to the Internet, his proposed book burning has attained world-wide impact so it is a news story.

What's the difference who paid for the buses that brought protestors to NYC? Isn't it legal? Is it alright for SEIU (union) members to gather in protest?

Is it ok to use Union dues to pay for transportation for those goons to beat on elderly peaceful political protestors?

You're a racist!

Posted by: Hazmat77 | September 10, 2010 3:57 PM

"Is it ok to use Union dues to pay for transportation for those goons to beat on elderly peaceful political protestors?
You're a racist!Posted by: Hazmat77"------

You are an idiot.

Posted by: clintt5 | September 10, 2010 4:05 PM

Obama does have a message problem.

The problem is that the people (in spite of the liberal press) have figured out what his message actually is--and they don't want what he is selling.

Posted by: FredChatard | September 10, 2010 4:12 PM

What ever he does it is wrong with the Republicans. He has done a lot and that has been without the party of NO. It is not the President who has a message problem, the message problem is with the party who doesn't want him to succeed.

Posted by: audrey2010 | September 10, 2010 4:32 PM

Ridiculously silly reader poll as the results are utterly predictable, even if the Post had not already splashed their own "Yes" answer in an article title.

Nearly all Obama opponents will say "Yes" he does, construing the question as an opportunity to "Just Say No" to the President.

A good chunk of Obama supporters will say "Yes" because they wish he'd give up the last vestiges of his "Bipartisan" pitch.

So what may we conclude from the results, particularly in terms of support or opposition to the President? Nothing, absolutely nothing, even granting that it is just a voluntary reader poll and not a methodologically valid survey.

Posted by: washpost29 | September 10, 2010 4:43 PM

Another useless poll I see... The only people with a message problem are the media and all the other American Racist Bigots rearing their ugly heads. I'm a REAL Christian and REAL Christians love one another and thy brother. Secondly, I'm not sure why people are under the impression that Christianity is perfect. Christianity is not perfect. I don't even need to list a whole bunch of wrong, ignorant things Christians do JUST LIKE ANY OTHER RELIGION. I have three words... PEDOFILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS!!!! For some reason these CRIMINALS are protected. They're a disgrace and should be punished for taking advantage of these kids!!!

Posted by: Realist25 | September 10, 2010 5:18 PM

Obama is a weak leader. A book is being burned and violence is expected to ensue. Instead of condemning the expected violence he legitimizes it as a valid reaction and pleas with an American to not exercise his rights.

Posted by: cleancut77 | September 10, 2010 5:22 PM

Quick question: When is International Burn a Bible Day?

...because after reading all the bigoted and hateful comments by self-professed "Christians", it's pretty clear the Bible teaches its followers to engage in intolerance and hate. Seems to me that book needs to be burned, post haste, before the Christians move on from Muslims and turn their white-hot redneck hate on YOU!

Posted by: Plix | September 10, 2010 6:05 PM

Obama's problems are too numerous to list, but here are a few:

1) No executive experience
2) Doesn't connect with American culture, values, traditions, heritage
3) Poor leader -- divide & conquer
4) Seems to have ADHD issues
5) Arrogant (may be narcissistic to a fault)

...and so it goes

Posted by: JAH3 | September 10, 2010 6:14 PM

The President has a problem in identifying the source of the attack on not just the US, but Western Civilization...It is radical Islam and should be explicitly identified as such.

Posted by: kennedygtk | September 10, 2010 6:15 PM

No, our President does not have a message problem when it comes to 9/11.

Our MSM does have a problem in being the stepchild of the ultra-right-wing extremists in our country however.

Now, can you get serious and stop wasting our time with fluff pieces written by America-hating right-wing activists?

Posted by: WillSeattle | September 10, 2010 6:28 PM

I listened and there is no message problem for those who really listen respectfully and thoughtfully to what is said. The problem lies with those who seem to want to "spin an impression" such as whomever continues to spin the myth about our President having a message problem. The real problem lies in the demented heads of those who spin mistruths and attempt to shape similar demented heads to believe them.

We have a good, thoughtful and intelligent president. We are indeed fortunate and as a nation need to stand behind him in his efforts, not believe those who dug our financial hole (Republicans and spin doctors) that he is struggling to get us out of.

Posted by: vicoct1 | September 10, 2010 6:37 PM

No, he doesn't have a message problem.

The problem is Right-Winger's and other ignorant folk have a problem listening and looking at situations from a different perspective.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | September 10, 2010 6:51 PM

AUDRY WRITES THAT OBUMA HAS DONE A LOT. YES HE HAS. ALL OF IT DESPITE OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION FROM AMERICANS. HE HAS A FOLLOW THE LEADER CONGRESS THAT HAS LITTLE OR NO CONCERN FOR WHAT IS RIGHT FOR AMERICA. NOT ONE OF THE THINGS HE CLAIMS CREDIT FOR HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO HELP AMERICA OUT OF THE MESS WE ARE IN. HE CLAIMED THAT THE HEALTH CARE BILL WOULD COST NOTHING. YET, TODAY EVERY ANALYSIS OF THE BILL INDICATES THAT IT WILL BE A FINANCIAL DISASTER.

YES MAM. HE HAS DONE A LOT. ALL WRONG.

Posted by: MALBENNET | September 10, 2010 7:19 PM

Will WaPo print the story of the CEO of GM getting a 10 MILLION DOLLAR PAY DAY ON OUR DIME? Yep, obama taking care of his "fat cats"!

Posted by: gammilljanice | September 10, 2010 7:22 PM

Obama's message is pretty clear.
We're not at war with Islam but we will not tolerate anyone who would attack Americans.
He's said that many times and I don't see how that isn't clear.
Bush said the same exact thing.. I suspect people felt he was clear, so I have NO idea why President Obama isn't being heard just as clearly.

Posted by: bozhogg | September 10, 2010 7:39 PM

There's just too much whining and politicking. America should thank God that we have such a man as our president.

Posted by: Keesvan | September 10, 2010 7:44 PM


"Does Obama have a message problem"?
Hilarious!

Liberals just can't understand why Obama isn't beloved and THEY are not beloved by America.

He doesn't have a message problem fools.
He has an agenda problem.
America does not want his agenda and the big brother agenda of liberalism.

Are liberals just stupid or such arrogant elitists that they can't hear, see, or listen?

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 10, 2010 7:44 PM

Obama's "message problem" is the same as is image problem. To those who practice white supremacy, these problems are one in the same.


Posted by: demtse | September 10, 2010 7:53 PM

Truly beginning to believe that Obama DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE BELIEVES!! Think it is largely due to ZERO real world experience in ANYTHING!

NO MORE COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AS PRESIDENTS!!

Posted by: wheeljc | September 10, 2010 7:58 PM

I agree, Obama's "message problem" is the same as is image problem, to quote the post above. Obama is a racist and is dividing this country. He also caters to the unions because the union bosses give him alot of money. He does not care what the majority of people in this country want. He is very bad for America. Hopefully, his yes men and he will be voted out of office very soon.

Posted by: annnort | September 10, 2010 8:09 PM

Obama has ideological problem in that he concealed his true ideology behind the vacous slogans of HOPE/CHANGE when he was running for election in 2008.

He inexperience is showing in his willful ignorance of the voters in passing Obamacare, the GM/Chrysler, AIG bailouts, the Financial "reform" bill which enshrined "too BIG TO FAIL", the appointment of 24 czars in which he bypassed the US Senate because he believes only the "rich"(read Republicans who make over $250k)should actually pay there taxes and the rest of the Democrat spendthrift Congressional agenda that shows TRILLION dollar deficits into ETERNITY.

SEND PRESIDENT OBAMA A MESSAGE VOTERS-in 2010 & 2012 Vote REPUBLICAN or file for bankruptcy c/o CHINA!

Posted by: King2641 | September 10, 2010 8:19 PM

The Liar in Chief is just NOT the waxed Orator when speaking unrehearsed, live at a Press Conference !!!

Take HIM off the TelePrompter, and the true person emerges !!!

HIS speeches are prepared by a Staff of Professional Speech Writers, loaded onto a TelePrompter for Barry to read when before the camera. HE doesn't stay up at all hours writing these speeches in the Oval Office. He's NOT a great Orator, HE'S just a good Actor and Reader !!!

Don't believe it, just watch the next live Press Conference when HE'S off the preprepared Speeches on the TelePrompter !!!

Silver tongued Devil ???

Well, the latter is true !!!

Posted by: thgirbla | September 10, 2010 9:03 PM

The President is not the problem. He's calm, thoughtful, deliberative and an excellent communicator - in short the polar opposite of the American people, who are over medicated, rude, profane, selfish, irrational, irresponsible, impatient, and don't know what they want except that they want it now. If they can't put it in their pocket, drive it, or take it home with them - they don't want it. That makes them republicans. They want a president who's as dumb as they are - but can't live with the consequences. Too bad. They deserve the fate they seem so anxious to bring on themselves.

Posted by: tm13 | September 10, 2010 9:16 PM

And, just exactly WHAT is the "message" the President is "supposed" to be communicating to the public and the world?
Oh yeah, the message that America is filled with people who wish to incite violence against our own troops and citizens by insulting Muslims. The message that he is actually a terrorist himself because his middle name is Hussein. The message that he has successfully melded communism, socialism, and terrorism into the Presidency of the United States.
God forbid that he should uphold his constitutionally mandated oath of office and call for tolerance, peace, calm, reason, thoughtfulness, and common sense.
Oh no. THAT is a "problem". The American people are just not going to cotton to those values because the American people would really LIKE to have an orgy of violence against ourselves and everyone else in the whole world because, after all, it is the anniversary of 9/11 and that calls for an ejaculation of violence, doesn't it.
What is WRONG with these reporters?

Posted by: cms1 | September 10, 2010 9:40 PM

TM13 got it exactly right!

Posted by: BushMustGo | September 10, 2010 9:52 PM

IMHO, President Obama has been crystal clear about 9/11. The United States will defend herself against the threat of violence, whether foreign or domestic. Also, we will not gut the Constitution of the United States to please false patriots who claim to believe in it but in practice hate it.

President Obama's message problem has little to do with 9/11. His thoughts, words and deeds do not always align. These are signs of immaturity more than insincerity.

Our President is stuck between a rock and a hard place on numerous issues. His expressed instincts are on target. That is why we elected him. Unfortunately, he does not follow through with full commitment to the ideals he espouses. Mr. Obama has not yet figured out that he cannot even DESIRE to please all of the people all of the time because he will then displease all of the people all of the time.

IMHO, BHO needs to stiffen his backbone and get on with the business at hand. Some will like it. Some will hate it. He will sleep better at night and stop losing weight!

Posted by: bloommarko4 | September 10, 2010 10:04 PM

His main problem is that the GOP is filled with people who are dumb. It's hard to talk to idiots sadly, because they're stupid & easily mislead.

Posted by: Nymous | September 10, 2010 10:14 PM

I wish that the President's press conference today had been in prime time. I happened to be at home to watch it and found his comments to be very well thought out, sensible, intelligent and right on target. His schedule has to be horrendous but I hope to see a lot more public appearances in the months leading up to the Nov. elections.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | September 10, 2010 10:18 PM

One word: rhetoric. Obama talks out of both sides of his mouth, and his words have no meaning. the guy is full of hot air.

Posted by: jbinnova | September 10, 2010 10:21 PM

obama tries to defend the quoran but his army has burned bibles...
what kind of a christian is that...
Posted by: DwightCollins
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Huh? The US Army has burned bibles??

Posted by: seaduck2001 | September 10, 2010 10:23 PM

Why do we need a government in the first place? Everyone hates it. Why not cut out the middleman and pay our taxes directly to Goldman Sachs? They're going to get the money anyway. Most Americans who've paid into Social Security all their lives don't really want the money and would prefer to just donate it to the TB2F banks on Wall Street. Just so long as gays can't marry, the borders are hermetically sealed, we kick some towel-head backside around the world, and show proper disdain for Canada, Europe (particularly France) and the commie Russians - then everything should be fine and dandy.

Posted by: tm13 | September 10, 2010 10:34 PM

Why are right wingers so stupid? If the Baby Jesus were here today, do you think he'd approve of burning the Koran? Religious kooks come in all flavors.... Stupidity rules!!!

Posted by: RKT23 | September 10, 2010 10:50 PM

I love how Republicans glorify their leaders as models of intelligence. This from a party where a majority of the leadership doesn't believe in evolution. I can't wait to vote for President Obama again! I think he's done a great job!

Posted by: Shiva11 | September 10, 2010 11:10 PM

SamRon1 said:
"You'd think he was hired to bring down America."

He suckered the liberals into "hiring" him to do it, and he's not letting them down.
.

Posted by: Billw3 | September 10, 2010 11:12 PM

SamRon1 said:
"You'd think he was hired to bring down America."

He suckered the liberals into "hiring" him to do it, and he's not letting them down.
//
Obama was elected because Bush did bring down the country. I think your head may be overheating from all the heavy thinking. Try dunking it in an ice bucket and see if you don't feel better.

Posted by: tm13 | September 10, 2010 11:24 PM

The attention span of today's American where civil political discourse is concerned is 15 seconds. Now, Dancing with the Stars gets a full hour. Pass 15 seconds in a civil political speech and expect be listened to? Forget it.

Posted by: m_richert | September 11, 2010 12:07 AM

From today's press conference (recall that the lib media has been telling us that Obama is the brightest President to ever hold the office),

"Since I am the president and Democrats have control of the House and the Senate, it's understandable that people are saying, you know, what have you done?" Obama said. "We've still got a long ways to go."

Does Obama have an image problem? No, I think he has a serious case of abject narcissism compounded by absolutely zero insight, which is complicated by a true lack of intelligence.

Posted by: freepost | September 11, 2010 12:46 AM

Just two more years until we get a more competent government.

Posted by: cbk1 | September 11, 2010 1:13 AM

Obama's message of equal rights and tolerance is just about the same as Bush's was, just after 9/11. And everything he said about equality and religious freedom echoes, perfectly, the Founders of this nation. I hear so many people screaming about the ideals of the Founders and being 'real' Americans, yet their intolerant, hateful rhetoric leaves me to believe they have never really read the actual words of, for instance, Jefferson, Adams or Franklin.

President Obama is also an intelligent and reflective leader. Apparently that is mistaken as arrogance by those who do not appreciate clear thinking and a cool head.

But TM13 (above) said it best, especially the part about some Americans wanting a dumb president, so here are his/her words in case you missed them:

"The President is not the problem. He's calm, thoughtful, deliberative and an excellent communicator - in short the polar opposite of the American people, who are over medicated, rude, profane, selfish, irrational, irresponsible, impatient, and don't know what they want except that they want it now. If they can't put it in their pocket, drive it, or take it home with them - they don't want it. That makes them Republicans. They want a president who's as dumb as they are - but can't live with the consequences. Too bad. They deserve the fate they seem so anxious to bring on themselves."

Posted by: tm13 | September 10, 2010 9:16 PM

Posted by: elkay2 | September 11, 2010 1:23 AM

Another useless poll I see... The only people with a message problem are the media and all the other American Racist Bigots rearing their ugly heads. I'm a REAL Christian and REAL Christians love one another and thy brother. Secondly, I'm not sure why people are under the impression that Christianity is perfect. Christianity is not perfect. I don't even need to list a whole bunch of wrong, ignorant things Christians do JUST LIKE ANY OTHER RELIGION. I have three words... PEDOFILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS!!!! For some reason these CRIMINALS are protected. They're a disgrace and should be punished for taking advantage of these kids!!!
Posted by: Realist25 | September 10, 2010 5:18 PM
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SO, to you, polls are only good, or useful, if you agree with the subject, or content of the poll??
Strange logic, don't you think?
Furthur, is there a Religion, that's also a Race, of people?? Is there a Religion, that you had in mind, that's also considered unto itself, a Race??
I'm afraid that you've Misconstrued, fomented, or created your own race of people.
You seem to be quite puzzled, yourself?? You're a Real Christian??
Why should I care? Why should it matter to me, or to anyone??
If you really were a Christian, you'd know, that even Christians are not perfect.
You'd know, that Christ does not expect you to be perfect. In fact, you'd know, that Christ knows that we're all far from perfection.
The true Christian is forgiven, by Chirst. He redeemed us, of our sins.
I have two words for you;
Criminal Pedophiles; They should all be aressted, and prosecuted, regardless of Religion, position, or status.
Why should queer Preists, have, or deserve greater latitude, in how they treat children?
There's no reason, in fact, I'd punish them even more severely, than I would a person, who'd not been responsible, or charged with the care of Children.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | September 11, 2010 2:01 AM

Yes, Obama has a message problem. He is always on the wrong side of everything. Obama always take the side of people who don't belong here and aren't citizens, and now he takes the side of our enemies, the ones men and women have died fighting against. He would do better to just shut up and say nothing, because when he opens his mouth he is either lying or taking our enemies side.

Posted by: cburbank | September 11, 2010 2:35 AM

clint5, you sound like Obama, egotistical and full of lies. The Kock brothers paid for this...blah blah blah. No proof just lies and arrogance like you know it all.
You don't. Just like Obama spouting off nonsense and lies.

Posted by: cburbank | September 11, 2010 2:38 AM

No, he doesn't have a message problem.
The problem is Right-Winger's and other ignorant folk have a problem listening and looking at situations from a different perspective.

Posted by: lcarter0311
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If you would stop calling names instead of listening to other perspectives, maybe you would have a clue.
Unfortunately Obama's view is not the majority of America's view. We have listened, and the more we listen to his perspective, the more we don't want his agenda.
He is a one term guy, and good riddance in advance. Obama/Pelosi/Reids view is destroying the country!

Posted by: cburbank | September 11, 2010 2:45 AM

The only problem with President Obama's message is he isn't clear enough. Until recently, instead of putting the blame for the crumbling of our economy squarely on ex president Bush, he tried to stay away from blaming. Recently he has been putting the blame where it belongs, eight years of Bush policies. This country was thriving during Clinton's administration which ended with a large surplus. It took Bush two years to squander the surplus and he used the next six years to forge a deficit that we can never realistically pay down, most being owed to China. I think his message is now on target, put the blame where it belongs.

Posted by: Gently52 | September 11, 2010 3:20 AM

Obama does have a message problem, but it's primarily the result of external, distorting influences exerted by republicans and the media. His messages are consistently distorted by the ludicrous right-wing media (Fox "news", etc) and also by the sloppy biased reporting of the mainstream media.

One could argue that the distortion of his message is really his own fault, because he didn't realize how dishonest the republicans and corporate media are. But on the other hand, it could be that he realizes this, but tries to stick to his principles regarding bipartisan ship.

Posted by: dougd1 | September 11, 2010 3:29 AM

Obama has an Obama problem. He's an empty suited Marxist who needs a teleprompter to tell him how to pick his nose..

Posted by: wewintheylose | September 11, 2010 3:30 AM

The last refuge of a useless scoundrel is to scream "racists".

This ploy is a dead horse, but one which Dada Obama will use to fire up his base of blacks and other nonwhites in the US who dream of one day ruling America.

Posted by: Ruhu | September 11, 2010 6:22 AM

Nooo Obama does not have a message problem we get his message loud and clear. He hates America and everything she stands for, he hates that we have the freedom to speak, and bear arms. He would like us to be a caliphate with him in charge. He cannot take criticism and always has to find someone to blame. If he were a child he would blame his brother or sister or imaginary friend if something got broken, oh wait he is a child albeit a man-child. He is without a doubt the worst president this country has ever elected and the one thing that he has accomplished is he has taken Jimmy Carter out of that spot. I guess each generation has to elect one of these nitwits, but the lesson is a hard one for the rest of us to watch. I only hope the country can recover from this massive attack from the oval office or should I say the campaign trail since in almost 2 yrs this guy has hardly seen the oval office.

Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA | September 11, 2010 6:59 AM

It's hard to have a message when you haven't got a clue.

Posted by: Lilycat11 | September 11, 2010 7:14 AM

Mr. Obama was raised in a foreign, Muslim culture. In Hawaii, although attending an elite, private school, he was an outsider. We are forbidden any scrutiny of his college career, both as an undergraduate and at law school, where he was privately "mentored" by a black radical. While his legal career was minimal at best, his immsersion into the Chicago underbelly of "community organizing" gave him what appears to be his only connection and identity as a "professional" in anything at all. The man is essentially all mouth, spouting textbook homilies and platitudes in place of ideas born of experience. A message problem? Quite simply, the man has never had any message at all. The man is a manequin; a life-size placard; a poseur.

Posted by: extoere | September 11, 2010 7:16 AM

I would suggest that the real poll should be: Do you believe that the GOP Right has lost touch with the party?

Posted by: piemcj | September 11, 2010 7:39 AM

As with any other of the presidents we've had, there are legitimate criticisms that can be made of President Obama. But those criticizing him by mindlessly regurgitating Fox, right wing radio and Republican talking points can't be taken seriously. Once I start reading a comment containing unoriginal ideas or personal attacks, I stop. I don't even want to hear that stuff from the original sources, let alone someone who anonymously posts online.

Posted by: MNUSA | September 11, 2010 8:16 AM

obama tries to defend the quoran but his army has burned bibles...
what kind of a christian is that...
Posted by: DwightCollins
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Huh? The US Army has burned bibles??

Posted by: seaduck2001 | September 10, 2010 10:23 PM
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Yes, you can search CNN for the story.

Posted by: davidholt123@comcast.net | September 11, 2010 8:30 AM

Obama has many problems including mixed messages. First he says that Muslims have a right to build a Mosque near ground zero. Next he says that the "Pastor" in Florida shouldn't burn a copy of the Koran. Is the right to practice a particular religion more important than the right to free speech? I don't think so. The media did a really bad job reporting on the planned burning of a Koran. They should have pointed out that Moslems routinely destroy copies of the Koran. When the members of one Moslem sect burns a mosque or kills members of other sects they invariably destroy copies of the Koran. Their are more Moslems killed each year in violence by other Moslems than are killed by "infidels". If the U.S. leaves the Middle East Moslems will resume the warfare between Moslems sects. In India copies of the Koran are often destroyed in violence between Hindus and Moslems. The Sunni and the Shites love to kill each other and if copies of the Koran are destroyed in the process obviously it is not a big deal. They also routinely burn Bibles and U.S. flags, [or Danish flags or French flags,etc] Why does the media, in this current situation not point this out?

Posted by: jimeglrd8 | September 11, 2010 9:03 AM

I believe we will find out, long after he is no longer President, in many years, that Barack Obama rediscovers himself as a Muslim: He is not an impartial arbiter on the issues surrounding America's response to 9/11; and he cannot adequately represent himself or other Americans on this issue. We all sense the truth of his ambivalence.

Posted by: bert8 | September 11, 2010 9:10 AM

I blame a new unscrupulous breed of media celebrities whose fortune relies on giving hope to people who believe that there really used to be such a world as Happy Days and that we could return to it if we can just get those "colored people" back in their place.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | September 11, 2010 9:12 AM

Reading these comments is like watching a dog chase its tail.

Posted by: Geezer4 | September 11, 2010 9:20 AM

Quick question: When is International Burn a Bible Day?
...because after reading all the bigoted and hateful comments by self-professed "Christians", it's pretty clear the Bible teaches its followers to engage in intolerance and hate. Seems to me that book needs to be burned, post haste, before the Christians move on from Muslims and turn their white-hot redneck hate on YOU!
POSTED BY: PLIX | SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 6:05 PM
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What??? Hey PLIX, aren't you forgetting the countless news videos of crazed muslims running around like a pack of wild animals looting and burning any offensive thing they can find, Bibles, American flags, effigies of American presidents, you name it. Oh – and then there's the muslim invented and perfected 911 attacks, and bomb-vest detonations in airplanes or the local market. Have you lost your friggin mind? Sorry, time for tolerance is WAY past.

Here's just one of hundreds of examples – just in case you are actually too stupid to remember! Christians/Americans (and yes the two do still go together as a majority) – time to wake up, take notice, and ensure the American/Christian way of life is not overrun by this evil.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/285123/christians_in_gaza_fear_for_their_lives.html

Posted by: MemberOfGenX | September 11, 2010 9:28 AM

Without a teleprompter, Obama has a "MESSAGE PROBLEM" PERIOD! He was mumbling all over the map during his presser on Sep 10!

I now think that he is missing CORE VALUES on everything -- it is just not 9-11.

Obama is an inexperienced young man who has never encountered real world challenges. However, WE ARE TO BLAME! WE BOUGHT A PIG IN A POKE BECAUSE THE POKE LOOKED SO NICE!

Posted by: wheeljc | September 11, 2010 9:29 AM

You leftists never get it, it is not a message problem, it is Obama that people now know and do not like what they know and see. He is a fraud, a liar, a closet Muslim, a traitor to the Constitution, an open-border fifth columnist, and a Marxist. Yes, we loathe and despise the message and the messenger.

Posted by: walterndebby | September 11, 2010 9:50 AM

Bush put us in Afghanistan and Iraq, what was his plan for getting us out, he didn't have one and he didn't care. Remember Rumsfeld saying the war would last "maybe 6 months". It was never a religious war, the WTC and the Pentagon are not Christian buildings. The terrorists choose those buildings because its about Americas power and military presence around the world. I guess the Tea Party has trouble with history and can't waste time with facts.

Posted by: rj2008 | September 11, 2010 9:54 AM

Obama seems to care about what is happening in other countries, and especially with their economies, rather than focusing here on the problems we are having and have had in the last 9 1/2 years.
Our INFRASTRUCTURE IS CRUMBLING, our gas pipe lines are exploding and our bridges are falling apart, yet this guy would rather spend hundreds of billions of dolllars a year fighting 3 wars in foreign countries rather than FIX THE UNITED STATES and put its people back to work.

Posted by: JimW2 | September 11, 2010 10:08 AM

obama has major problems, he double talks because he thinks Americans are stupid.
He is a closet muslim and a liar.

Posted by: highwaybluesoccer | September 11, 2010 10:29 AM

Obama's message is pretty clear.
We're not at war with Islam but we will not tolerate anyone who would attack Americans.
He's said that many times and I don't see how that isn't clear.
Bush said the same exact thing.. I suspect people felt he was clear, so I have NO idea why President Obama isn't being heard just as clearly.

Posted by: bozhogg | September 10, 2010 7:39 PM
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"You have no idea," why O'bama, (sorry, "I don't call him President") is "not" being heard, just as clearly???

Did you ever see, or listen to O'bama and George Dubya, making those similar statements?
Did you get any hint of emotion, or sincerity from O'bama?
We can "feel" the emotion from Dubya.
It's only Liberals, that believe O'bama to be more eloquent, than Dubya.
Dennis
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There's just too much whining and politicking. America should thank God that we have such a man as our president.
Posted by: Keesvan | September 10, 2010 7:44 PM
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Who's the whinniest Politician of all?? O'bama. He whines, cries, bows, scrapes, genuflects, to all our enemies. He complains about America. Most Americans, and our Allies, know who's side he's on. I'd rather have a dog.
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | September 11, 2010 12:12 PM

Bush put us in Afghanistan and Iraq, what was his plan for getting us out, he didn't have one and he didn't care.
Remember Rumsfeld saying the war would last "maybe 6 months". It was never a religious war, the WTC and the Pentagon are not Christian buildings. The terrorists choose those buildings because its about Americas power and military presence around the world. I guess the Tea Party has trouble with history and can't waste time with facts.
Posted by: rj2008 | September 11, 2010 9:54 AM
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I'm watching O'bama, right now, explaining his view, on the Mosque building, at the WTC, site.
His facial expression shows that he's "not" on the side of America.
I have a problem with "Your facts" when you try to pass off your opinion as fact.
The fact is, we were at war, a long time, before the Iraqi invasion, or the incursion into Afghanistan.
The Muslim Terrorists began bombing us, first.
How about the first attack on the WTC? How about the bombing of our marine barracks, and our embassies, in Kenya? The attack on the USS Cole?
You're partially right. The Muslim Terrorists chose those sites, because of our power, and influence, around the world.
As long as we "are" that "power and influence," the Muslim Terrorists will feel the need to remain at war with us.
In war, there are only two practical solutions; Win, and remain free, or, suffer defeat, and become enslaved, or dominated.
What's your choice? The Islamists, do "Not" plan to go away. If you're not "one of them" they plan to dominate and control "your offspring."
Dennis

Posted by: Shadowsmgc | September 11, 2010 12:33 PM

No, Obama doesn't have a message problem. The only folks that will say he has a message problem are conservatives and white people who are staunchly so called Christian people. They ask ridiculous questions like this. This country elected a black president with a African surname with an Islamic middle name can't handle it by having a black president with a funny name, not surprise. If I were Obama I wouldn't run again as president in this racist xenophobic country. I wouldn't put my wife and children through. The problem with Obama is that he let the conservatives define his agenda. In reality white conservatives have a problem with Obama. He has a double wammy; he is black and is liberal. Those two things make conservative whites believe that this country is in the pit of despair. It will all comeback to haunt white conservatives in the future with this hate for Obama.

Posted by: jharris3 | September 11, 2010 5:15 PM

SURE HE HAS A 'MESSAGE' PROBLEM!! Folks have figured him out!!!

****THE REAL BIG QUESTION?????****
WHEN WILL HILLARY SEPARATE FROM TEAM OBAMA FOR THE PURPOSE OF RUNNING IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES FOR 2012??
Her speech on September 8 may be the beginning. OBAMA IS IN OVER HIS HEAD!
There are way too many democrats suffering BUYERS REMORSE from their 'lever pulling' in November 2008. Regardless of the final numbers in November 2010, it is going to be a major loss for the democrats.
Hillary will not be able to stand idly by and watch her chances slip by -- neither is she going to want to replace the Court Jester -- Joe "The Mouth" Biden!


There is little confidence in Obama, and even less in his economic team.
*What percent of his cabinet has ANY business experience?
*Zero Business/Management/Leadership experience on the part of Obama in the private sector (AND IT IS SHOWING!)
*Over the past 20 months, why has he made NON UNION workers villians -- even DOCTORS?
*Why does he consistently perform 'BAIT AND SWITCH' maneuvers -- a jobs bill with 'health care fixes contained' and even government pension/retirement plans included?
*Why is there ZERO transparency until after the fact, only to find that the new law(s) penalize self innovation and risk taking on the part of individuals?
Obama came to office with a lot of hope and promise. He and he alone has dashed ALL HOPE AND PROMISE.
Obama's legacy will be one of trying to 'OUT SLICKING SLICK WILLIE'!! BUT, HE IS FAILING BADLY!!

Posted by: wheeljc | September 11, 2010 8:00 PM

So Obama corned a little minister in Florida who decided to do the right thing. Now let us turn to the questionable muslims wishing to build a mosque on the spot where a terrorist's body landed. Let us see the press, the President, and his merry Chicago thugs hound this questionable imam as much as they did the little minister with flock of fifty.
The imam claims to have serviced 500 muslim five times a day and he gave his wife's rental apt in NYC. Do you think her neighbors might notice 500 muslims coming up the elevator five times a day. The state department bought that, did you? And what about the greasy, cheesy waiter with a rap sheet who came up with 4.8 million. What did he do, rob every table?
This whole thing stinks. So I expect the weight of this inept Presidency to come down as hard on these phony muslims with questionable ties to Hamas as much as they did on that little preacher in Florida. Fat chance the muslims will do the right thing or even Obama for that matter.

Posted by: greatgran1 | September 11, 2010 9:17 PM

Obama only has as big or small a problem with ANYTHING as the media makes it. There is a large percentage of the population who get ALL their vibes from whatever emotion the media wants conveyed, and they KNOW that. The current move is to demean Obama at every turn, so these non-thinkers will just sway with the newsprint or program.

They could've ignored the nutcase pastor in Florida, but, Oh no! They made him into a BIG man! They could've ignored Palin, but Oh no! They made her into a money grubbing millionaire. They could treat Obama with respect, which he deserves, as they treated the Dufus ignoramus who ruined our world, with respect, even though he DIDN'T deserve it! The media creates the image and makes or breaks whoever becomes the "marked" target!

Posted by: Maerzie | September 12, 2010 12:50 AM

Wow, this MAERZIE is some stupid ignoramous. He/she has the "facts" completely backwards. Guess that is why we have BO. Jerks like that who vote for the color of ones skin.

Posted by: annnort | September 12, 2010 11:03 AM

When the talk of the Nation's people (who run this Country), has become a repeat that Obama and Gates are traitors deserving the fates of Benedict Arnold, should we assume the people understand that their freedom to speech has been breeched by arrogant dictators?
Apparently, Gates is seen as the prosecutable offender in this ObamaGates scandal.

Posted by: dottydo | September 12, 2010 12:21 PM

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