March 30, 2015 8:30 am -


Could it be possible that President Barack Obama is a greater imminent threat to the United States than his counterparts in Russia and Syria? It is, according to the findings of a joint poll of Americans, conducted by Reuters and Ipsos. The poll, which was conducted among 2,809 Americans, showed that 34 percent of Republicans ranked…


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21 responses to Republicans: Obama Bigger ‘Imminent Threat’ Than Putin, Assad

  1. arc99 March 30th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    “”The survey also found that 27 percent of Republicans considered the Democratic Party as an imminent threat to the U.S., while 22 percent of Democrats believed Republicans to be an imminent threat to the country.””

    Hate begets hate and I am no saint.

    When politicians and those who vote for them make it crystal clear they despise everything I believe in, and the political leaders I choose to support, I have absolutely no problem returning the favor.

    • Budda March 30th, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Me too

  2. mea_mark March 30th, 2015 at 9:04 am

    The biggest problem with politics in America is that we demonize ourselves to win elections. I guess it is part of feeling exceptional. If we are going to be on top, somebody has to be on the bottom and that turns out to be the other guy next door.

    • craig7120 March 30th, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Very true
      If we are to believe the hyperbolic language from both sides, such as, liberals want all the guns in the world to be destroyed so everyone can live without war vs. conservatives want everyone to have as many guns as one can afford so when the killing starts one can defend themselves while killing all the bad people, and to eat in peace without a gay person sitting next to them, I ask you, what side do you want to win that fight?

      Call me liberal

      • mea_mark March 30th, 2015 at 3:16 pm

        I want the extremist of both sides to lose and the people in the middle, without such extreme views to win. If the extremist want to fight it out, they should find a place to do it where it doesn’t bother the rest of us.

        • trees March 30th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

          extremist of both sides

          Does this site, Liberaland, present extremist views, or comments??

  3. Obewon March 30th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    24% remain registered GOP. So “34 percent of Republicans” is a mere 8% Chicken Little’s yelling ‘the sky is falling!’ Fairy tales are the only thing today’s repubs are told to believe. Party ID

  4. jasperjava March 30th, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Obama’s a mixed-race Black man, and Putin and Assad are white, sooooo…

  5. jybarz March 30th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Repukes are bigger threat to the US than leaders of ISIS, IRAN, Russia & North Korea. Here’s why:
    – None of these countries’ leaders [well, ISIS is a State(?), probably a sick mental-state] can bankrupt the US like Repuke Presidents have almost done time and again historically.
    – None of these countries have contributed to the GFC like Repukes have done.
    – None of these countries, that I know of, have a major political party collaboratoring with other countries against their own countries like the repukes have done against the US historically.
    Some of these countries are against equal rights like the repukes.
    None of these countries, that I know of, have accepted the biggest threat ‘climate change’ is real and that human activities have contributed like the repukes.

  6. John Tarter March 30th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Yep, that makes sense. They are over there and Obama is here and holding the reins of power. The Founders warned us to defend against all enemies – foreign AND domestic. Obama has proven by his actions that he is no defender of the Constitution, in fact he goes against it every time he can. If he had been a white Republican he would have been impeached by now.

    • craig7120 March 30th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      “If he had been a white……”
      It was unnecessary to type anything before or after had he been white, we know.

    • Bunya March 30th, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      By the way, where are all those “death panels” we were promised if ACH was implemented? I would think we would’ve seen them by now. Maybe I should ask Ted Cruz, who vehemently opposed it, but now has it.

    • tracey marie March 30th, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Your kind with your hateful rhetoric are an embarrassment to our country, you will die as the inbred racist pos you are

    • arc99 March 30th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      We recently had a white Republican President.

      On his watch, despite very clear warnings from security advisers, 3,000 people died in a terror attack in lower Manhattan on 9/11/2001

      Then we were conned into a war by a Baghdad taxi driver for weapons that did not exist. The cost for that one was 35,000+ dead and wounded military casualties, 100,000+ innocent Iraqi casualties, and price tag of $1trillion+ and growing as we provide long term care for veterans returning from that pointless, idiotic war.

      Meanwhile, as Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi explicitly took impeachment off the table. Bottom line, even your hypotheticals are crock of lying bullsh*t.

    • frambley1 March 31st, 2015 at 2:27 am

      You are delusional. What a crock of crap. To even think that President Obama has been given anything like a pass on ANYTHING (by anybody!) that he is done is just beyond reason. His actions and words are parsed more closely than any president ever. And his clear accomplishments, both foreign and domestic, are constantly downplayed and anything negative that can be said about him is completely overblown by the right wing echo chamber until it bleeds into the main stream.

  7. Apocalypse March 30th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    The biggest treat to democracy is the Citizens United ruling.

  8. allison1050 March 30th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Who exactly are these 2,809 people that were polled, what part of the country are they in, what are they politics in the 1st place?

  9. Warman1138 March 30th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Boehner and friends started inviting other leaders and such to come give a speech in the Capital. Putin, Kim Jung Un, Assad etc. etc.

  10. bpollen March 30th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    A poll found that about a third of Republicans are stupid. Wow. The only surprise is that it was that low….

    • fahvel March 31st, 2015 at 4:09 am

      bad poll – 33% is the # of repugs that may be able tot read.

  11. Scopedog March 31st, 2015 at 11:57 am

    No surprises here…it’s been pretty much front and center since Obama’s inauguration in 2009. And if pulling the country out of the ditch it was driven into by the GOP is somehow “unAmerican” and dangerous, so be it.

    No, this isn’t “both sides”. One side has clearly gone so far around the bend that there may be no turning back. The other side isn’t perfect, but they are at least trying to guarantee that all Americans get some form of affordable healthcare, are not discriminated against because of race, color, creed, or sexual orientation, and are trying to make sure there’s an increase in the minimum wage…but I guess it doesn’t matter to the “both sides do it” crowd.

    The GOP has gone mad. Let’s call them out on that and make sure they are not in power after 2016. You want to sit it out? Go ahead–but you are aiding and abetting a gang of crazies.