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peace_love_beauty replied...
May 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Lets see...he's pro-abortion, hates guns, is pro-gay marriage, against religious freedom, is arrogant, and isn't a Christian. Yeah, I don't care for the guy.

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Larky replied...
May 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Republicans try to blame Obama for increasing the National Debt, even though it's only gone up 25% since he was in office, and it went up 75% under Bush, with Republican support. They also fail to mention that 95% of Obama's budget deficit is carryover spending from the Bush Administration's policies.

 

Just remember that. Also, Obama spent more money on personal health care and support, while Bush spent it on a war that we werent suppose to be in. 

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Larky replied...
May 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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Take out the spaces and look at that. 

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Imaginedangerous replied...
May 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Obama is a Christian.

 

And even if he wasn't that's not a good reason to hate him. (I can actually tolerate most of the non-Christians I know, believe it or not.)

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booksmaya replied...
May 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I feel like Pres Obama came into this with the right intentions, yet when everyone is so set on being against your policies and with the House being majority Republican how can you really get anything done. If I could, I would vote for Obama 2012. Give the guy credit..he captured Osama and got us out of Iraq. So, my opinion is that he is doing the best that he can at this point and I swear if Romney wins, bad things will happen.

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Nick_Xao replied...
May 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I think people are giving way too much credit and blame on every side. If the President could do all the things you guys think he can do (wreck an economy, cause war, get us 3 trillion out of debt or put is in 12 trillions worth) NOBODY would be President because that would be a ludicrous amount of power for one person to have. The President is the head of government and recieves the praise and blame for actions; nobody knows what the real effects of the Bush administration is, let alone the Obama administration. The debt we're in can really be traced back all the way to FDR's deficit spending; and it was the right call to make at the time. Maybe in 20 years we can take a look at the effectiveness of their presidency, but its impossible to judge if they were a "good or bad" leader right now.

Is Obama making decisions with the war and economy that I don't like? Yeah. Is he doing things that I think are counter-productive? Yep. Do I not like the Obama-care plans? Yes. Does that mean he's a bad President? Not in the slightest.

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NewsJunkie replied...
May 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I was a huge fan of Obama but I have fallen off of the bandwagon. As many of you have said, he had good intentions but didn't deliver on his promises. I am really upset with the fact that he doesn't really target the Jewish population, of which I am a member. Sure, he hired Rahm Emanuel but besides that could care less about the Jewish vote. I wish Hillary Clinton would've run!

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NewsJunkie replied...
May 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Oh and by the way, I was listening to NPR and heard something that stuck with me: a president cannot create jobs. He/she can maybe attempt to create intiatives to spark job creation but in the end presidents and presidential candidates must stop promising things they can't do.  

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NewsJunkie replied...
May 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Oh and by the way, I was listening to NPR and heard something that stuck with me: a president cannot create jobs. He/she can maybe attempt to create intiatives to spark job creation but in the end presidents and presidential candidates must stop promising things they can't do.  

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NyanCat16 replied...
Aug. 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I think he is doing a lousy job at being President. He has made a lot of speeches, signed a lot of bills, and he has let The United States of America down. If Barack Obama becomes President again, he will make The United States Of America better.

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Osvaldo_CThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Um, how will he make this better if he did a "lousy" job in his first term?

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booksmaya replied...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 12:05 am

My opinion of Obama isn't objective. There isn't a president in the history of democracy that hasn't done something questionable. Obama inherited a terrible economy and has done what I believe, is the best under the circumstances. He signed Obamacare, which I think is a fantastic law. He has cut taxes for the middle class(me and many of you readers) and proposed the Buffett rule. He has made college more affordable by increasing funding for Pell Grants. He repealed, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and voiced his support of Gay Marriage. He signed an agreement with Afghanistan that states, by 2014, all combat must end. Oh, and by the way, he sent the order to kill Osama bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda. Obviously, these are all great accomplishments by the President, but there are some things that I disagree with. Syria. I was watching CNN one evening and a statistic they reported stated that only 31% of Americans really care about what is going on in Syria. That made me want to cry. How could Americans not care about the deliberate deaths of children? Civilians? Why isn't Obama doing anything? Why isn't he personally flying on his private airplane to Aleppo? Why isn't he shedding a light on this issue to the 69% of ignorant Americans? Maybe I'm being drastic or a little idiotic, but really, how have we let a year and half pass and still to this day only 31% of Americans give a crap about the thousands of people murdered each day by their leader. This may not be Obama's fault. This may be the fault of the American populous, but I am sick of listening to reports of bombings and shootings and explosions in Syria and every other country in the Middle East. Another issue I have is gun control. There have been two mass shootings this summer, that occured weeks from each other. I can't say that I blame Obama because it really has nothing to do with him. I have completely gone off topic, but just indulge me here. I believe that people should have the right to bear arms. I mean it's in our Constitution, so obviously it was an important commodity to our forefathers. I don't believe that people such as James Holmes and Wade Michael Page should have obtained weapons as easy as they did. I'm sure your thinking by now, yes this all very obvious. The fact is they were able to obtain the weapons, whether it was online or at a store. I think Obama should be doing more to ensure the American people that gun contol is a major staple, when he wins the election. His priority as President is to be the voice of the American people to the rest of the world. I think he's done pretty well, but I think there is much room for improvement. I think there is so much more that he can do to represent us, or rather the 69%.

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sorla replied...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Eh, It could be worse. A LOT worse. Just look at some of the countries out there that are brainwashed and dying of starvation. 

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Osvaldo_CThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

*realises* If our country is still like this, that might happen to us.  :(

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.Hannibal. replied...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Yes, I think he had good intentions, just not the ability to make them all work out. :/ I think that he might do better with another 4 years of office though . . . I don't know. I'm not too well versed in politics.

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Osvaldo_CThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm

A lot of politicians say they'll do good. But those are only lies for votes. :(

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

Well, '"Vote for me, I'll do an awful job" isn't exactly going to get you elected. :)
I don't think that politicians lie, per se, about doing a good job either. I doubt that anyone goes into the job dedicated to ruining the country. The problem is that they end up having differnt ideas than their constituents (and other politicians) about what consitutes a 'good job'.
Or they do their best and just aren't capable, which to me is Obama's problem.

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

They must say: Vote for me, I'll do what I can, but I am not perfect, so don't expect me to be"

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Osvaldo_CThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I agree. They make people think they are genies that give people what they want. But they are just like normal people.

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half.noteThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

OK, this is my first visit to the News & Issues section (I'm more well-known in Philosophy & Thought), and I'm also Canadian, so I don't know if my opinion matters too much, but I thought this might be fun.
 
Well, here I go:
 
Personally, I dislike Obama. If I was American and of legal voting age, I would not, in a million years, vote for him.
End of discussion.
 
OK, not really the end of discussion.
I dislike Obama because I disagree with all that he advocates.
He has too much faith in the government.  He thinks that government is the solution to all the problems. What the U.S. needs is a president who will know when to step back and let things work out for themselves.
 
Well, that was me deviating away from my stomping grounds.
Maybe I should just stay away from politics and stick to philosophy...

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