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Obama Criticism

Jason Linkins

Anti-Obama Ranters Have Just Started Plagiarizing Each Other | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

As someone who has enjoyed a LOL or two reading the odd rantings of President Barack Obama's more "free-range" critics, I have long worried the day wo...

Barack Obama Is Not the First President to Receive Heat From His Base

Rich Rubino | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Obama is not alone in being chastised from his party's ideological base. In many respects, it is a political "right of passage" for a president's base at some point to become offended.

Obama Going Bulworth?

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama has spoken privately of "going Bulworth," a reference to the 1998 Warren Beatty movie about a ...

Howard Fineman

Obama's No-Win Presser | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years ago this spring, I was in Philadelphia watching candidate Barack Obama defuse a dangerous controversy over race in American l...

The Myth of the Pandering, Rudderless President

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Eisinger

The claim that President Obama follows public opinion instead of leading it contradicts the GOP's broader message, namely that 'Obamacare' is unpopular and worthy of repeal.

Imagining the Hateful Obama

Gary Dorrien | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Gary Dorrien

Obama is a lightning rod for the politics of fear and loathing, which raises delicate choices for Republicans running for president.

Zuckerman on Business Despair and Obama

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Zuckerman's entire argument rests uneasily on his armchair reading of psychology. Consumers and executives are depressed, anxious, and they will only spend again when they feel better -- not that they are over-leveraged and that aggregate demand is deficient.

Give 'Em Hell, Barry!': Political Rebirth and the Obama White House

Peniel E. Joseph | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Peniel E. Joseph

A president elected on the combined strength of dazzling oratory and improbable personal biography has proved more deft at saving his political career in times of great crisis, than crafting a bold vision of American democracy in the 21st century.

In Defense of My President

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With frustrations high and solutions still a bit unclear, we should expect the pressure to become intensified in the coming months. However, it is crystal clear to me that there are unrealistic expectations of the president.

Black Baptists Decry 'Disrespect' Directed At Obama

Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A black denomination that began 50 years ago in support of the Rev. Martin Luther King J...

Snap Out Of It!

Steven Weber | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

To buy into the writ-in-crayon meme of Obama having "let us down" or that he is in any way "less than what we hoped he would be" makes us into the slobbering chumps we have characterized our opposition to be.

No Drama Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

When I see and listen to Obama, sometimes I think of those memorable words by the gospel hymn composer, James Cleveland: "Nobody told me the road would be easy. But, Lord, don't believe you brought me this far, just to leave me."

Critics Push Obama To Change Faith-Based Hiring Rules

Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A group of clergy and lawmakers is trying to overturn a nearly decade-old policy that allows ...

Cornel West And The President: What Are We Really Talking About?

Jeffrey Stout | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Stout

Cornel West's recent criticisms of President Obama have made news for the wrong reasons. The story is all about West. It shouldn't be.

Obama Returns To Big Political Challenges, Criticism From Both Sides Of The Aisle

AP | BEN FELLER and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Returning home to some messy politics, President Barack Obama is confronting a battery of challenges, from a spending standoff that...

War Trumps Peace And A President's Trip

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — In the heart of his mission to Latin America, President Barack Obama tried to get the world to see what he saw. "La...

Sam Stein

Dan Rather: Obama Has 'Reputation For Playing A Little Soft' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more surprising features of the post-midterm-election handwringing that has occurred on the Democratic side of the aisle has been the gener...

Gibbs Need Not Apologize for Blasting the "Professional Left"

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There are too many on the left whose heads are stuffed with delusions about what Obama can do and when and how he should do it.

Eric Cantor Calls Obama's Middle East Policy 'Naive,' Stops Short Of Calling Him A 'Domestic Enemy'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) stopped short on Tuesday of agreeing that President Obama should be "defined as a domestic enemy" for his appr...

How to Properly Criticize a President 101

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

If you want people to be frightened of Barack Obama because you say he's like Hitler, you have to understand that people don't hate Hitler because he provided governmental health care.

Conservatives/Republicans Have "New Rules" for President Obama

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

New Rule: Don't engage in the outrageous, unethical practice of inviting your friends and donors to use the bowling alley at the White House. Instead give them no-bid contracts like we did for Halliburton.

Idealism In Obama's America

The Point Mag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Cynicism about politics, rampant in the United States for years now, has peculiar features that distinguish it from its siblings in the disillusionmen...

It's Tough Love Time for Obama

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

There's no reason his supporters on the left should suck it up and defend him when we disagree with him. Tough love for Obama is a sign of respect.

Sam Stein

RNC Pulled Video Of Mock-Obama Criticizing Troops, Thanking Ayers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The RNC confirms that the mock Obama video it put up on its site -- in which a voice impersonation of the president pledges to hand the census...

Top Ten Problems of Barack Obama

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Here are the Top 10 criticisms that thus far have been leveled against President Obama, compared with 10 criticisms of Bush.