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Is OpEdNews Too Tough on Obama and the Democrats?

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Is OpEdNews Too Tough on Obama and the Democrats?

     OEN is tough on Obama, tough on Dems.

We don't "commission" articles. We get what comes in and publish most of the articles that are well written and thoughtful. 

We reject articles from right wingers that appear to be pasted in or close-to-pasted-in collections of right wing talking points. 

We have published a lot of articles which criticize Obama or some Democrats or the Democratic party in general. 

Once he was elected, OEN took the policy that we would hold his feet to the fire. We're doing it with a hot fire. 


Personally, ever since I learned that Obama had a hand in sabotaging the inclusion of the public option in the health care bill, to the extent that he cut a deal with hospitals and big pharma, I have been very disappointed in him and no longer trust him. I've called for primarying him. 

Some people say we are being too tough on Obama and on the Democrats. Some say we have been inflexible. They allude to OEN as among the progressives who are hurting the Democrats because we have not been willing to settle for what the Democrats have accomplished. 

My take is that Obama is a massive disappointment, not only in terms of his horrible appointees, with the exceptions of less than a handful, but also because he has proven to be an ineffective leader. 

The purpose of this poll is to ask our readers whether we're being too hard on Obama, and on the Democrats but to also get a conversation going on this. Are we being so tough that we've lost you or could lose you as a reader or active part of the community?

Are we straying from our roots, from our history?
Are we staying true to the vision and mission that started us on this journey?

I get emails from people saying that what we're doing, criticizing Obama, is hurting him, hurting the chances for the Democrats in November. 

Do you think so?


OEN is too hard on Obama and the Democrats and will help Republicans
       15% from 88 votes  
OEN is doing a great job holding Obama's and the Democrats' feet to the fire
       68% from 408 votes  
OEN needs to back off a bit, at least until the November Elections are Over
       8% from 47 votes  
Not sure
       2% from 10 votes  
Other
       8% from 50 votes  

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I get emails and people have written articles crit... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 8:46:28 AM
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Why does the poll have no option that says you're ... by Ty on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 1:33:22 PM
The criticism totally valid. What you need is an ... by Bob Stuart on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 1:39:34 PM
" I've called for primarying [Obama]." If this hap... by LiberalDemocrat on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 1:44:50 PM
Greetings. Obama swore on taking office that he w... by edward stein on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 1:54:45 PM
Quite frankly, while OEN and its majority of follo... by Dakotahgeo on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 1:57:02 PM
Exactly, what sites do you go to and wish OEN was ... by Kevin Gosztola on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 2:03:50 PM
We just want this site to be a place for argument ... by BFalcon on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 7:17:47 PM
The Dems aren't getting the message. They are pro... by August Adams on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 2:12:09 PM
You walk up to somebody and hit them with a 2X4 an... by ssg13565 on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:48:00 PM
Dear ssg13565:There are many things we can do as a... by Paul Roden on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 9:44:40 AM
Sometimes it doesn't seem like Democrats are fight... by Tom Shire on Sunday, Sep 26, 2010 at 12:47:34 PM
What unceasing Republican filibusters? They've o... by Don Smith on Sunday, Sep 26, 2010 at 11:36:02 PM
...so we who blog and comment here are in agreemen... by Paul from Potomac on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 2:28:39 PM
Some large number of Faux Noise listeners believe ... by ssg13565 on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:56:12 PM
No!! Obama and the Dem leadership have NOT represe... by Lobo on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 2:37:59 PM
I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE BUT I CAN'T FIND YOU PAYPAL. ... by Michael Leo Lively on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 2:42:52 PM
a job in fact I consider a duty. If it wasn't for ... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 3:23:06 PM
MoveOn.Org had a campaign asking people to write t... by ssg13565 on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:53:32 PM
I read your comments on your blog on this point (O... by Jack Flanders on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 9:21:27 PM
SHOULD have been appointed with no holds barred; i... by Bia Winter on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:12:05 AM
Well from the half filled glass standpoint we coul... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 1:40:01 PM
They say that the way the position was crafted was... by Steven Leser on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:23:50 PM
Well Steve I hope for the best! I do respect her. ... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 5:40:01 PM
Concerning Warren, personally I congratulated him ... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:20:02 PM
Currently, only 2% (6 people) are not sure about t... by Don Smith on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 3:49:35 PM
Right now with everything sitting on quicksand the... by Marika on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 4:59:19 PM
If Obama's first priority as President is simply "... by Kyle Griffith on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 4:51:34 PM
But after he fronted for Park51, which was a very ... by J. Edward Tremlett on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 7:10:29 PM
When the Democratic Party rah-rahs at Daily Kos se... by Phil Rockstroh on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:12:10 PM
I value OpEdNews as one of only 2 publc websites t... by Laura Stein on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:12:48 PM
I moved on from MoveOn.org a while ago essentially... by Jack Flanders on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 9:36:19 PM
debates on the subject of what Warren's appointmen... by Steven Leser on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:10:20 AM
I looked at DU on the afternoon of Sept. 18, over ... by Laura Stein on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:47:38 AM
On the one hand, yes, "OEN" is too hard on BS (aka... by Alan Donelson on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:39:05 PM
The crooked man deserves the harshest treatment fo... by aberamsay on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:47:12 PM
" ... the harm he has done so far ... Rampant dest... by ssg13565 on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 7:01:05 PM
I simply state that OEN has been, as far as I am c... by aberamsay on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:02:09 PM
I think Obama will not respond on certain, key iss... by J. Edward Tremlett on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 7:02:08 PM
While I support OpEd and I support you, Rob, and a... by Stewart Wechsler on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 8:17:23 PM
Thank you for having the honesty and the courage t... by elena dumas on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 8:46:24 PM
I am guilty of being very critical of Obama, but a... by Joan Wile on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 10:45:27 PM
Obama came into office amid high expectations. Wh... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Sunday, Sep 19, 2010 at 11:50:30 PM
You repeat conservative talking points. Progressi... by Don Smith on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:19:20 AM
perhaps we are. To be fair regarding health care r... by Steven Leser on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:34:53 AM
I am sorry Don - even though we may not agree on o... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:44:53 AM
I have not addressed whether Obama's military acti... by Don Smith on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:06:16 PM
Rob, first I must say that I appreciate your work!... by Gary Kutcher on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:18:38 AM
Too bad there was no facility for my Vote. INCRE... by Eddy Schmid on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:25:34 AM
I went with choice #1. Like at the actual polls, ... by Maxwell on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:06:50 AM
Any journalism worth it's salt will hold ALL of th... by Debbie McKee on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:41:42 AM
I think that about says it all regarding my feelin... by John Shriver on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:35:51 PM
Mr. Obama and the Democrats deserve to be harshly ... by michael payne on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:45:34 PM
Corporations have gained so much influence on our ... by Philip Pease on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:46:40 PM
As much as we need to keep pressure on our leaders... by Paul Kruger on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 1:13:31 PM
No matter what he says or what he does, many want ... by Lynne Kringler on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:59:39 PM
Google, child labor, women rights, labor laws, ban... by Marika on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 12:50:24 PM
MarikaThat was not the question, the question is, ... by Lynne Kringler on Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:27:25 AM
Remember "Fool me once... etc.? Well, Mr. Comprom... by JAMES MCGHEE on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 1:21:49 PM
Whenever I see someone mention the word "Telepromp... by Steven Leser on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:28:14 PM
no text... by Blaine Kinsey on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 8:26:04 PM
These times are not like anything we have seen bef... by Kyle Christensen on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:19:56 PM
Progressives, liberals, and even conservatives hav... by Matthew Peters on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:20:55 PM
The Democratic Party abandoned me.I agree with Dav... by Charlene Richards on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:56:29 PM
Republicans support their political kin with blind... by Dee Dale on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:57:31 PM
OEM is horribly unrealistic about Mr. Obama. After... by Doug Morrisey on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 3:58:32 PM
I answered too hard but in fact I stopped reading ... by virginius "gin" arnold on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:25:47 PM
Citing Brooks and Powell-- two Republicans, as exp... by Rob Kall on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 8:06:15 PM
in your future? I'm not sure what you stand for bu... by virginius "gin" arnold on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 9:51:59 PM
....and I'M DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. So is Rob. O... by Terry Adcock on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:16:39 PM
fanned Virginius,Maybe because I also am 66, I hav... by Lynne Kringler on Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:17:15 PM
I voted in this poll yesterday, but not for my fir... by Robert P. Philipps on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 6:36:52 PM
The Recession is over as of today!! Happy days ar... by Laura Roberts on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 7:15:48 PM
I supported the President then and I support him n... by virginius "gin" arnold on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 7:58:34 PM
We need President Obama to go to town hall meeting... by greg timmons on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 10:39:19 PM
In order to take our Country back from the Corpora... by greg timmons on Monday, Sep 20, 2010 at 8:53:25 PM
I would like to see even more of an effort from th... by Joe L III on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 4:49:33 AM
So, the fact that a bunch of irresponsible, greedy... by Terry Adcock on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 7:30:03 AM
You sound like Karl Rove."We the People" are the G... by greg timmons on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 3:43:46 PM
I don't see either major party trying to reign in ... by Lawrence Allen on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 7:40:53 PM
It is not just Obama. The Democrats have been tot... by James L McGee on Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:23:32 PM
Obama and the democrats are good cops in the good ... by whoop45 on Thursday, Sep 23, 2010 at 4:20:19 PM
It's getting to the point, if we aren't there and ... by Diane V. McLoughlin on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 at 12:32:06 AM
Dissent is supposed to be the lifeblood of democra... by Marta Steele on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 at 2:19:56 PM
"Too Tough"???Are you kidding?OEN is far, far, far... by Alan MacDonald on Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 at 7:46:55 PM
I think Rob is right to consider how much toughnes... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 at 7:55:01 PM
we are the most ununified people on the planet, we... by brandon williams on Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 at 3:02:13 AM
I think you point out one of the huge differences ... by Marika on Friday, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:05:44 AM
We must not forget that without activists things ... by Elizabeth Grieco on Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 at 12:07:38 PM

 
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