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Should Barack Obama be reelected?

By maxwell edison ·
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Yes or no, and why?

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Third party has never worked

by AV . In reply to There's a viable third ch ...

It always benefits one of the two mainstream parties, in this case probably Obama.

I know its a protest vote, but in the end it has unintended consequences. The only candidate that will pay attention to the huge national debt is Romney. Obama doesn't seem to think it is a problem and he will keep on spending. A vote for Gary Johnson takes away a vote for Romney that has a real chance to win this election. Gary Johnson can't win. At most he can get a couple of percentage points, but that will take away votes from Romney and guarantee an Obama victory.

Obama has had his chance and produced dismal results. Romney could be better. He has some real world experience, where Obama is just an academic lecturer. I think Romney is worth a shot. We already know what we have with Obama and thats pretty much nothing, why not?

Gary Johnson isn't going to do anything for this country. He'll never be elected, but Mitt Romney can and he really has a good background for turning around failing companies. His experience translates to this country in a way and I'd like to see him have the chance to do it.

I've never been a fan of his, but I'm pretty concerned about the debt. Of the two candidates, Romney has more of a focus on it. I just see Obama spending more money that we don't have.

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Obama keep on spending?

by NickNielsen In reply to Third party has never wor ...

The problem is not that Obama is spending, but what he is spending on. For the last 30 years we've been spending too much on the wrong things and haven't been spending enough on the right things.

Our national infrastructure is falling apart. Every day I work, I drive across bridges that are 40, 50, or 60 years old (or older!) and look it. I've voluntarily changed the routes I use between some of my stores because of the poor quality of the roads in the original routes. I've had to change the route I take between two of my stores because one of the bridges on the old route is in such bad shape, its load rating was reduced from 20 tons to 3 tons (2 tons/axle), which is less than the 8050 pound max gross of my 1/2-ton van! There are no plans to replace that bridge because there are no transportation funds. Where are those funds?

I'd like to see Obama start spending on infrastructure! He actually tried once, but the Republicans shot it down because the bill he pushed would have increased taxes. What hypocrisy! I'd like to see the legislators who say they are patriotic Americans (when their actions put the lie to that claim) show less concern for their re-election and more concern for the country itself.

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Both Obama & Romney are proven liars

by NickNielsen In reply to Boxie, two things about R ...

Romney's campaign has even said they were going to lie and didn't care if others knew: "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers."

And given Romney's attitude toward the little people (the 47% who are moochers and takers), I can't see where he has the best interests of the American people in mind either.

The problem, Ernest, is that it's impossible for a politician to tell the truth and get elected;it's been proven again and again. This is particularly true in America, where the people would rather swallow a lie than face the truth.

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Yeah, the voters always refuse to vote for people who tell all the truth

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Both Obama & Romney are p ...

and only the truth. However, track records to date do support Romney to be more truthful than Obama. The real worry for some will be knowing if he gets up this time but can't get another term afterwards, what's going to stop Obama from going hog-wild?

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Probably the same thing

by NickNielsen In reply to Yeah, the voters always r ...

that's kept him from getting much more done this term than the Affordable Care Act: Republicans in Congress.

As of right now, I don't see control of the House changing to the Democrats. As long as the Republicans control either the House or the Senate and Obama is President, there will be nothing significant passed that Obama might favor, regardless of the cost to the country. The Repubs have shown their willingness to do that over the past two years and if Obama is re-elected, the rhetoric has them more than doubling down on that over the next four

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Too bad that doesn't include

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Probably the same thing

ending this 'Executive Order' crap, and getting rid of NDAA and Patriot Act.

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He's on track with Clinton and GWB

by NickNielsen In reply to Too bad that doesn't incl ...

in the number of executive orders issued.

On the others, as I said, no matter his position on the issues, the Republicans are in opposition, regardless of the cost to the country. Hmmm. Maybe he should come out in favor of those two...

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What are your sources for that, DE?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Yeah, the voters always r ...

Far as I know, Obama has told less outright pants-on-fire lies, but has an incredibly sinister track record on a select number of policies.
Romney on the other hand, is incompetent, a mormon, incapable of empathy, a known China-lover and Netanyahu's pawn.

No offense to Mormons, but I've read those scriptures...

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Ansu, it's clear that you have no knowledge of the Mormons

by Deadly Ernest In reply to What are your sources for ...

they have a strong work ethic and are much closer to what the average working man does and wants than a lawyer like Obama. Romney has built his own business from scratch over many years, so he can't be that incompetent. And he has empathy for those who are prepared to work and better themselves, but none for those who want a totally free ride and hand out, which is what Obama wants to offer everyone. Sadly, the Obama bread and circuses route has a major issue when the bill gets presented for payment and no one has the cash to pay out.

Obama claims to love the USA but does NOT show respect for the flag or the national anthem, and he has stopped US businesses to give business to other countries.

Now back to the original question - in many elections I've seen or studied, I've seen candidate after candidate get chewed up at the polls and elsewhere because they dared tell the truths, especially the hard truths. The voters don't like it when someone says, well, I ain't gunna give you any new big handouts cause we ain't go the money in the treasury, but will re-elect someone who offered them handouts and didn't deliver them by later saying they didn't have enough bucks.

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Closer to the average working man?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Ansu, it's clear that you ...

Romney?
Wow.

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