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Obama: love him or hate him.

I came to the realization a few months ago that when it comes to the President, people are either in love with him and almost everything he does or hate him entirely.  Of course, I'm not going to generalize and say this is 100% true, but it is a common occurance, right?  As in, there are not enough apathetic people (what a horrible thing to say in any other contextTongue out).

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I'd have to agree with myself here. :)

During the election, I saw so many videos on youtube and advertisements on TV that made Obama's followers look like they were in some sort of cult. It was really creepy. On top of this, the media and Hollywood followed suit. Obama had so much publicity and so many followers who were so endowed to him without really knowing much about him. I think the same still applies today.

Kind of like this...
Side: True
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That video pissed me the hell off.

This just goes to show that he is just a pop culture celebrity. Suddenly these people like America. All they were basically saying is "Obama is cool!". I would like to ask them questions about his policies and watch them be like "........uh, ...-....OBAMA!"

Put a white guy with all of the same exact policies and views and values and beliefs as Obama in front of these people and put an R next to his name. The video would be a little bit different. I smell hype.

Oh and those idiots need to speak English. I hate this kind of crap.

America didn't elect Obama. Pop culture did.

Side: True
Cerin(203) Disputed
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Put a white guy with all of the same exact policies and views and values and beliefs as Obama in front of these people and put an R next to his name. The video would be a little bit different. I smell hype.

People don't elect candidates solely on their policies. If they did, Joe the Plumber would have been the GOP nominee. They're elected based on the kind of person they are (among other things). Are you that much of a racist that you get pissed off when someone votes for a black guy?

Oh and those idiots need to speak English. I hate this kind of crap.

Wow. I saw one person in the video speaking Spanish for exactly 2 seconds. If that's enough to set you off, then you have some serious hate issues.

Side: False
p6667(66) Disputed
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Don't you find it ironic that McCain ran a series of smear campaigns and brought Palin onboard?

That doesn't smell like hype to you? Ruthless negative campaigning and no plans or specific solutions except for vague 10 second taglines? A regular old woodswomen from Alaska gaining peoples support just for her evangelical philosophies?

And yet Obama sits down and states what he intended to do in the style of FDR's fireside chats. Now THAT'S baseless hype.

Unless you're basing from some naive perspective that presidents aren't HEAVILY advertised in the first place.

Side: False
Cerin(203) Disputed
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It's undeniable he has a lot of publicity and popularity. However, I don't know how you can claim people don't know much about him. He's been in the public spot light for several years, and people know everything there is to know about his political and social viewpoints.

Fox even did us the service of pointing out how much of a fundamentalist Christian Muslim terrorist he is. Fortunately, people liked his other viewpoints so much, they forgave him.

Traditionally, it's been Republicans who tend to ignore facts in favor of their desired perceptions.

Supporting Evidence: Norvig on Hiring a President (norvig.com)
Side: False

Barack Obama is a wonderful President and this country should be proud of him.

Side: True

"We believe in Obama because he believes in us."

Can it be any simpler? Yes, we are in love with this man because he believes, that together, we can change the world around us. We are strong...we are one...O-BAM-A, O-BAM-A.

Side: True
JakeJ(3255) Disputed
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What if someone with policies that could destroy the U.S. believed in you?

See, it's NOT that simple. I'm sure the Hitler youth thought it was that simple.

Side: True
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You cannot compare Adolph Hitler to Barack Obama Jake. Those kids, my brother among them, had no choice as we did and do have that choice.

Side: True
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Barack Hussein Obama, during the campaign we could'nt use his middle name. "why"? We can't see his college transcripts. "why"? We can't see his original birth certificate. "why"? He says he's a christian but he bows before a islamic king and he says america is not a christian nation. To be elected he had to hide his socialist agenda. His only claim to fame is that he was a community organizer (whatever the hell that is) or agitator as i call them. Before 2004 no one had ever heard of this guy. But when the democrats realized that Hillary was unelectable the dems hedged their bets by interfering in the republican primaries and got John Mcain nominated. And with the media's help they made Barack Hussein Obama (a closet muslim) a rock star. And with a dumbed dowm american public and a weak republican candidate and fraudulent help from ACORN this interloper has been elected to lead the greatest country in the history of man. Me personally i neither love nor hate him i just want him gone!

Side: True
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yes, there are many ppl who love him simply bc he is black, and many who hate him for the same reason, but there are ppl who are black and dislike him, they dont hate him, but they dont vote for him, and there are other races who dont hate him bc he is black they just dislike him bc he is yet another lying politian.

Side: False
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Um, I'm not entirely sure if people entirely love or entirely hate him. Some people I know totally love him, and some don't hate him, but hate his politics. I don't like his politics either; he comes off as really greedy, unfortunately, but I do like his family values. One thing I see over and over with him on TV is the way he treats his wife and I love the way he treats her. He's a man of higher power who is proving he doesn't have to treat his wife like crap or show less affection for her, and it's great. He's a good family man. Even though his wife looks like she owns him. :-) (Technically, she does, but you get my drift).

Side: False
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In certain partisan circles (e.g. here), you certainly correct. But I still think there's a good segment of the general population that is apathetic and indifferent. Statistically, there are nearly as many registered Independents as there are registered Republicans. If people were more partisan, I'd expect a smaller number of Independents.

Supporting Evidence: Political Affiliations in 2004 (en.wikipedia.org)
Side: False