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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I prefer a community organizer with compassion at the helm, instead of a corporate whore.
A look at 10 publicly tradedcompanies whose employees gave a higher percentage of their contributions to Barack Obama, including tech giants Microsoft and Google and media company Time Warner, outperformed the S&P 500 by an average of 17.6 percentage points in 2009. In contrast, the 10 companies among John McCain's top contributors who donated more heavily to him than Obama, including AT&T, Bank of New York Mellon and American Financial Group, underperformed the S&P 500 by an average of 2.4 percentage points in 2009.
The New York Times' Eric Lichtblau reports that the Obama campaign is working with at least 15 "bundlers" who are linked to the lobbying industry. This group of lobbying-affiliated fundraisers--who work either working for private consulting firms or corporations--have raised more than $5 million for the campaign. ...
Among the bundlers on the list, according to the Times: Sally Susman, who heads up lobbying for the drug manufacturer Pfizer, and David L. Cohen, who oversees lobbying for the telecommunications giant Comcast. Both have raised at least $500,000 apiece for Obama's re-election campaign.
To assume that Obama voters are leeches on society is stupid.
Originally posted by artnut
reply to post by bintim
Yes, I have this stupid space bar issue too. I have no idea how it started.
Back on topic, did not vote Obama first time, won't again the second time. No Mittens either. You couldn't pay me to vote this time around, and I don't want to hear any BS about it being my civic duty. I can't stand what we have to choose from. Our founding fathers never meant for us to vote for the "lesser of two evils", and why should I be forced to decide if I can't stand the options?
Originally posted by FlyersFan
You didn't ask me ... but I'll answer anyways ... I"m voting Gary Johnson this time.
He isn't qualified .. but it's my protest vote.
Oh .. and to the previous poster ... Obama is not 'less likely' to get into a war.
He's bombed more countries than Bush43. He's just like the others ... no hope/no change.
Originally posted by Kaploink
I voted for Obama in 08 and I will vote for him again. Why? He is the president least likely to start a new war in the middle east. While Romney is already beating the war drums against Iran. I see no need to sacrifice thousands of soldiers and trillions of dollars for a holy war when our economy is struggling at home.
- Signed the NDAA into law -- assassinating US citizens w/o trial now legal
- Personally oversaw a 'Secret Kill List'
- Waged war on Libya without congressional approval
- Started a covert, drone war in Yemen
- Escalated the proxy war in Somalia
- Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan
- Will maintain a presence in Iraq even after "ending" war
- Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan
- Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries
- Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia
- Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia
- Opened a military base in Chile
- Signed the Patriot Act extension into law
So you believe anyone who votes for Obama is ignorant?
Originally posted by Fromabove
The purpose of this thread is simple, so I would like to put most of the argument aside and try to keep it narrowly on topic if possible. I understand the passions of everyone out there, and the need to defend or attack is tempting. I have one question and it's for those who voted for Obama in 08 only.
The question is: If you voted for president Obama in 2008, do you still intend on voting for him this time around, or, have you now changed your mind and will not vote for him ?
All I ask is for the answer. Please try not to go off topic, thanks.
edit on 3-9-2012 by Fromabove because: (no reason given)