Originally posted by anthonygillespie2012
I will be voting for Obama again as well. Who care what anyone else on here says against obama.
Originally posted by David9176
Haven't posted in awhile...so hello everyone and hope everything is going well for you all.
Now, to the point: Why? Some of you probably already thought I would based on my most recent posts...although I have never came out screaming as a full blown Obama supporter....i used to be a STRONG STRONG advocate against him...as many here will know.
Times change...opinions change.
First: Quite frankly, all the Republican candidates are complete disasters...yes, i know many here are Ron Paul supporters, but it is simply not possible for Ron Paul to win the nomination....and should he have become a threat...you'd see what happened to Gingrich happen to him. The establishment will get what it wants...that's how it is for the GOP.
Second: Despite all of the craziness that has happened the last few years, through all the hatred, the hard times, the uncertainly...much of which still exists.....WE ARE ALL STILL HERE.
Third: Some of us are struggling...some are not....and although the situation could be much better...it could certainly be FAR FAR WORSE.....even with all of the obstruction and a do nothing Congress and Senate that we have.
Fourth: The middle class is in the middle of a collapse...wealth disparity has exploded. I look at our prior history, the middle class was the strongest when tax rates were the highest for the most wealthy. The last 30 years we have completely gone in the opposite direction....now most families...both parents have to work....affecting the time we can spend with our children. It has to change....we cannot blame everything on the education system....much of the problem can be cast on both parents having to work (because wages have not kept up with inflation). But to the point, Obama wants to head in the direction of raising taxes on the highest earners...and i support it.
Fifth: Obama HAS brought troops home....it's not exactly what I want (i'm more in line with Paul on his foreign policy..although not completely)....but it's certainly better than all of the current Republican candidates that are electable. He has also curbed military spending...which is a great thing.
I could go on....but that's where I am currently. I want my friends, neighbors, family, and my country...to be strong again....and it's in MY OPINION that the current crop of Republicans will set us on a pace for disaster....and that is why I'm voting for Obama.
I understand that our deficit sits at 15 trillion. I understand it has grown since he has came into office. Quite frankly, I BELIEVE that there is no way he could simply slash spending...or even raise taxes on the wealthiest...while the economy was in a tailspin. Some drastic measures had to be taken.....many of which i was COMPLETELY AGAINST.
It's going to be a crazy year....I'm actually predicting an easy victory...should the economy at least remain stable. Usually Presidents do their major policies in their second term.....they have nothing to lose and can try to do far more bolder things than in their first term.edit on 27-1-2012 by David9176 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Muttley2012
Originally posted by vasaga
Just to add to this.. The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over while expecting different results.
Like Ron Paul's repeated failed attempts to run for president? Insanity!
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by eLPresidente
Have any of RP's supporters stopped to consider the fact that he's the oldest presidential candidate? What happens if he passes after he's elected?
I think that RP *knows* that he doesn't stand a chance and yet, is doing this to prove a point about our broken system.
Originally posted by NoJoker13
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
I didn't have to even look at the graph the answers at the bottom: The PowerPoint slide shown to US commanders shows security, economic and political conditions in Afghanistan. The dark blue arrows represent Afghan National Security Forces with the enemy in red. Other arrows highlight corruption, tribal favouritism and drug trafficking
Originally posted by Ewok_Boba
reply to post by David9176
I could argue every point you're making here and win. You have no idea what you're talking about, and to consider this ATS-worthy is an utter insult. Your opinion is not based on any facts, period, and therefore, useless. No offense. You don't even know, lol, that Obama never brought the troops back. George Bush signed papers making the troops return home around this time period. Obama has no control over this. It was going to happen anyway. My god..How has this website based on so much research and passion been hijacked by these silly GOP/democrat ducklings?