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Why do the People of the USA Blame the President
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Okay, this is a question I've been wondering for a long time. Anyone with a 3rd grade education in the United States knows that the President doesn't make laws or decides that the country should go to war. These are things done by Congress. The President has the power to veto a bill, but if it gets overruled, that's because Congress overruled it.

So when controversial events occur in the USA why do people automatically blame the president? He's only a figurehead of the country, with little power compared to Congress. People saying "Obama is the worst president" or "Bush is the worst president", why do you say that? Even if you didn't vote for that particular president, how is that president the worst? What did they do? Why don't you blame Congress?

I get some of it is satirical (like the "Thanks Obama" or "Bush did 9/11"), but when people genuinely say it, I wonder why.
Does anyone have an answer?


The president does have a substantial say in whether the US goes to war or not.He's commander and chief and foreign policy is historically considered the executives prerogative.If you check out the AUMF,Gulf of Tonkin Resolution congress has afforded the executive the luxury of pursuing the military option at it's discretion without a formal declaration of war from the congress.
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They think he oversees every decision when that's not necessarily the case. Ignorance.
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Question, how are some of the things mentioned on here Obama's fault??? A lot of the things mentioned are Congress's job or are things that are out of the president's control. I agree with a couple things on the list, but this list makes it look like Congress has no power with Obama in power when they caused some of the things mentioned on the list...
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essentially because political discourse in the United States is a hyper-polarized joke. This is best represented by Fox News, who will exaggerate and analyze every minute detail of Obama's actions for some sign of him being secretly a communist sleeper agent bent on destroying the american lifestyle. It doesn't matter what Obama does, someone will find a way to be pissed about it, hence why Thanks Obama is a meme.
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I honestly think people won't realize how good Obama was for our country til he's out of office.
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I honestly think people won't realize how good Obama was for our country til he's out of office.


This ^^

Also, as a person, i really like Obama. He's a chill person and can make fun of himself (he was in a video where he used the "thanks obama" joke). On a political standpoint, I think he tried to push a lot of things that just wouldn't get passed because of the split Congress. He isn't the best, but at least he isn't an uptight, monotone president with no personality. This is the 21st century, the president can have some personality.
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I honestly think people won't realize how good Obama was for our country til he's out of office.



Anyone who took over during an economic downturn is bound to get panned anyway, like they can just turn around and change the economy back to normal, people expect way too much from every president and get disappointed when they don't deliver everything as promised.
Trust me, there're wayyyy worse people who could've been in office.
Take that embarrassment from my home state, Rick Perry. Ewwww.
Obama doesn't deserve half the hate he gets, and not everyone understands that he's trying to make things better. He doesn't seem like a bad person at all. He seems like a decent dude.
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There's a reason why Americans are viewed as stupid.
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AiYumega wrote:

I honestly think people won't realize how good Obama was for our country til he's out of office.

Racists will probably still think he was bad and say Bush was better I bet.
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The President gets the quarterback treatment: all the credit or blame whether it's deserved or not.
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AiYumega wrote:

I honestly think people won't realize how good Obama was for our country til he's out of office.



Anyone who took over during an economic downturn is bound to get panned anyway, like they can just turn around and change the economy back to normal, people expect way too much from every president and get disappointed when they don't deliver everything as promised.
Trust me, there're wayyyy worse people who could've been in office.
Take that embarrassment from my home state, Rick Perry. Ewwww.
Obama doesn't deserve half the hate he gets, and not everyone understands that he's trying to make things better. He doesn't seem like a bad person at all. He seems like a decent dude.

Hes the coolest President this country ever had bc he thanked Japan for Anime & Manga and also he did this
https://youtu.be/G6NfRMv-4OY
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Hes the coolest President this country ever had bc he thanked Japan for Anime & Manga and also he did this
https://youtu.be/G6NfRMv-4OY


I laughed so hard while watching this!!! XDDD

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AiYumega wrote:

I honestly think people won't realize how good Obama was for our country til he's out of office.


I'm pretty sure it'll be the opposite. The only way Obama will be viewed as a good president is if his successor is so bad that they make him look like a saint. Then again, that's almost a given since we'll surely be stuck with either Bush or Clinton soon.
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Posted 8/2/15 , edited 8/2/15

PhantomGundam wrote:


AiYumega wrote:

I honestly think people won't realize how good Obama was for our country til he's out of office.


I'm pretty sure it'll be the opposite. The only way Obama will be viewed as a good president is if his successor is so bad that they make him look like a saint. Then again, that's almost a given since we'll surely be stuck with either Bush or Clinton soon.


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