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Should Obama be a One Term President?

  1. ReddiWhip007 profile image60
    ReddiWhip007posted 4 years ago

    While he was campaigning to become president back in 2008, he said that he would in his FIRST year, take $1 trillion dollars off of Americas debt, which clearly did not happen. The economy has not gotten better, he imposed Obamacare on America, and makes more and more regulations that make business owners want to outsource. In my opinion I think he should have never been elected since is only message was "we need change" well he never answered what we needed to change, just that we needed it. The only thing he truly changed was our economy, which went from bad, to horrific. Not only that but he is surrounded by partisan politicians in Polosi and Reid yet calls republican partisan politicians who vote down bills proposed by the Obama administration just for being started by democrats. I want to hear what others feel about this, since it is becoming a more and more relevant topic.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Obama should've never been put in Office from the start.
      But it's not all his fault, because he actually told people what he was all about.  He publicly told us he wanted to instill socialism, perverse rights, and make it legal to kill the unborn.  Didn't people listen?  Why did they vote for him? Or did they just not give a carp?  You tell me.

    2. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No, I don't believe he should be, he has done a lot of good things for the country in general, things that will last for a long time, he will have my next vote.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago

    He will be a one term president.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I sure hope so, for the good of this Nation.  And actually for the good of the world.  Obama has dragged America down so much, weakened its influence with the rest of the world, it ain't even funny.

    2. ReddiWhip007 profile image60
      ReddiWhip007posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I live in New York and its very nice and refreshing to listen to people with common sense, and dont just vote for someone to say they voted for the first black president, or vote soley based on a party no matter what they believe in,

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        logic,commonsenseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Don't care if he was purple with pink polka dots, he is clueless, incompetent and a danger to the American way of life.  It wouldn't matter what party he belonged to, his disatrous policies have brought us to the brink of collapse.

    3. AnnCee profile image77
      AnnCeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Your lips to God's ears.

      I think we are being punished with Barack Obama.   Just as God cursed the Israelites when they served false gods and debauched their society, God is cursing the United States.  Two nations were founded on the God of Abraham.  Israel and the U.S.  We have been given profound grace and amazing resources.  And now we kill millions of babies and glorify debauchery and perversion.  We are under judgement.  Barack Obama is even the spitting image of one of the pharaohs of Egypt, the punishers of Israel.  God gives us very good clues.  I hope America will repent.


  3. brimancandy profile image84
    brimancandyposted 4 years ago

    I hope that Obama does get a second term. The reason nothing has been accomplished is because he has been stonewalled by the majority, which is a largely republican, and new tea party people in congress. If you notice a lot of the so-called tea party people are also former republican senators who abandoned ship during the Bush Administration. He has tried, and been blocked on every issue. Except Obama care, which is the only thing that has passed because there was an addition to that bill that was in the republican's favor, and it never would have passed without it. There is also talk that the whole Obama care, and Mandatory insurance provision may be shot down before it takes effect in 2014. So, what's everyone bitching about?

    I also look at what this group of republicans is spouting, no change in economic policy at all. lets go back to the Reagan years of trickle down economics , and give more money to the rich, while we sock it to the poor and the middle class, and strip them of any kind of social progam that might help them get on their feet. Like ending unemployment benefits, trying to pass bills so that multi-billion dollar corporations no longer have to pay pensions to their long term employees. End set limits on welfare, sending millions of out of work families out onto the street. Yet turn around and continue to give 5 billion dollars a year to the oil industry, even when they are sitting on top of almost a trillion dollars in anual profits. Of which a majority of those senators have a financial interest in.

    Not only that, hey lets set American rights back 50 years, using our so-called family values platform, when a good majority of our own senators can't keep their hands out of the cookie jar that they claim is sacred. New laws against abortion, laws to send gay rights back to the stonewall days, laws against minorities, and programs like planned parenthood, who they claim are supporters of abortion, without even caring about the other work that they do, which is guide teenage mothers in both directions and allowing them to make their own decisions without someone in washington trying to stomp on them, just they can use the arguement to get elected. When the fact of the matter is, they could care less about anything other then kissing up to their base.

    I did not vote for Obama because he was Black, I voted for him because he was the lesser of two evils. If you think everything is bad now, just imagine what things would be like today if John McCain and Palin were in the white house. I don't even want to think about how bad that could have been. And, the only thing I see in this bunch is more of the same.

    So unless someone better jumps up and throws his hat in the ring. I am voting for Obama again. Not this bunch of Whack jobs. And, my vote isn't really pro Obama, it's anti moron!

    1. ReddiWhip007 profile image60
      ReddiWhip007posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      First off, even though i do not agree with you, thank you for not just saying "Go Obama!" which so many "supporters" say now with nothing to back it up. Now with that said...

      The resaon he has been stonewalled by repubs, His bills do not have any commonsense in them. The Obama care bill was, is, and will be a huge mistake that americans will have to pay for for generations, unless it is repealed which it hopefully will be along with the man it was named after. his American Jobs Act was a joke, he tried to pit americans against americans, make anyone who doesnt support it also mean they dont support police men, fire men, emts,etc. This is soooo far from the truth. I support all of them, but not supporting this bill doesnt make me not support people who keep americans safe. The act says it will be fully paid for, but how? It says it will cut taxes to 98% of business owners, and americans will get a tax break that will not negatively effect the social security trust fund. How is it possible? Unless the white house has a secret money tree no one knows about, he cant just say it will be paid for, the governments ONLY revenue is from taxes, so it wont be paid for it just is not possible. The other reason the bills are not passed by the common sense congress is because just that, they lack common sense and are so liberal that even the most leftist citizen who read the bills would say it is crazy. Before you let the "Political A-Team" of Pelosi, Reid, and ofcourse Obama - joking by the way, get their hands onto this countries future and the fate of it's citizens, I suggest citizens do their duty and read up on their policies.

      Reaganomics, it obviously supported the upper-middle to upper class. The reason? Reagan knew that if you provide a good environment for business to grow, then it will grow. if you give large companies great opportunities to expand, lower their taxes, have a Laissez Faire approach which government should, and which it did under Reagan, the economy will GROW. Let me put it another way, Obama thinks that by giving money to the little guy (not saying this isnt bad, but it wont work) that the economy will grow, but how? They wont be able to create jobs which will  obviously grow the economy, the more people in the workforce, the more tax revenue for the government, which in turn will be able to help infrastructure. Its a cycle but for that cycle to begin, you should start with an already proven method a.k.a. successful business who want to add jobs but cannot when they lose more and more profits on taxes because of the corporation tax rate which is one of the highest if not the highest in the world! Obviously they will go elsewhere for lower business cost, its not un-american, its just smart business. Like i have always been told "give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he can eat forever." the social programs such as wellfare and foodstamps and others are like giving a man a fish, it helps for short term, but hurts them in the long term when they begin to think what the point is of getting a job when they will be taken care of by people who work their a**es off to pay for them, now that is NOT fair. They dont help people get on their feet, if you want to get americans back on their feet, cut the corporate tax rate, lower the crazy regulations imposed by the government, and let entrepreneurship florish. That will start the economic cycle and help EVERYBODY, not just the little guy, no just the businessmen, not just the government but everyone. You cant hurt the companies who are the only reason this economy hasnt plummeted, and if they go you can expect depression. Everybody has their place in society, and luckily it can change but the government shouldnt play economic god and help some people while hurt others. Its only a matter of time, only a few regulations away before the companies who dont want to leave america have to to keep their heads above water. Its common sense.

      Set America back 50 years? What politicians are you talking about? Unless its Lyndon Johnson who ruined social security i cant think of any others.

      The lesser of two evils? How about now with the 4 remaining GOP possibilities? Sure none of them are my perfect candidate, but they all are so much better than Obama. Gingrich and Romney know how to create jobs and create incentives for people to work harder and advance up the corporate ladder. They have explained time and time again their stances on almost all issues imaginable and they explain how their policies will work. Obama didnt, he just said change is needed, but didnt say how he will change it. He said he would change this, but didnt explain it. He said he wuld change that, but didnt explain it. Now hes a man without a plan, and thats hurting everyone, even those who voted for him. He keeps flip flopping on his "stance" because he doesnt have one, he jumps ship to whichever ship helps him most.

      I dont even want to get started on Solyndra or Eric Holder, but short and simple- They are failures in their own right. Obama gave money to a company who he was advised against aiding, OUR money, and it flopped (big surprise). He has Eric Holder as attorney general, and hasnt he done an amazing job? Not at all, he isnt a leader, hes a coward who cant stand up and admit what he did was wrong and that hes a huge reason that a U.S. border patrol agent was slaughtered in cold blood on the stupid "Fast & Furious" operation. I dont know how anyone would vote for a guy who allows this all to happen, hes a joke and i guarantee, 20 years down the line he will be looked at as the worst president in history, Carter, your off the hook.

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Changing horses mid-stream is ill advised, but so is throwing good money after bad. Should Obama be one term? If he is, let's just make sure the new horse isn't a gelding.

        1. ReddiWhip007 profile image60
          ReddiWhip007posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes thats true in some sense, but is it wise to let Obama become the undoing of America if we are given the opportunity to remove him?

          1. Druid Dude profile image60
            Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            He was a gelding. No balls. That's why we shouldn't replace him with one...might as well keep the one we are riding (or is he riding us?) Sure wish Trump was in the running. Nothing but balls.

            1. ReddiWhip007 profile image60
              ReddiWhip007posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Ya but hes only the puppet for the left, even if the right takes control of both houses but we have Obama as president he will veto everything. I know when i heard he might run last year i was pumped, you know if he was president everyone wouldnt even think of trying to use America.

  4. faisal alkhalefi profile image60
    faisal alkhalefiposted 4 years ago
  5. faisal alkhalefi profile image60
    faisal alkhalefiposted 4 years ago

    obama:We also support political and economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa that can meet the legitimate aspirations of ordinary people throughout the region.

    Electronic message from U.S. President Barack Obama to lawyer Faisal Khulaifi
    The White House - Presidential Correspondence

    The White House, Washington

    August 30, 2011

    Dear Friend:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Many Americans have written to me about human rights around the world, and I appreciate your perspective.

    The United States was founded on the principles of freedom and equality, and our history is marked with triumphs and struggles in fulfilling these timeless ideals. Our task is never finished, and protecting these core values is a shared obligation and a priority for my Administration. No nation should be silent in the fight against human rights violations. When innocents in places like Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are raped or murdered, it is a stain on our collective conscience. I am committed to reinvigorating America's leadership on a range of international human rights issues.

    As the struggle for human rights continues around the world, we have witnessed an extraordinary change in the Middle East and North Africa. Country by country, people have risen up across this region to demand their basic human rights; too often, these calls for change have been answered by violence. The United States opposes the use of violence and repression against these men and women. Rather, we support a set of universal rights, including free speech, the freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of religion, equality for men and women under the rule of law, and the right of people to choose their own leaders. We also support political and economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa that can meet the legitimate aspirations of ordinary people throughout the region. While change may not come easily, America will stand squarely on the side of those who are reaching for their rights, knowing their success will bring about a world that is more peaceful, more stable, and more just.

    As you may know, the United States has joined the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) and is working to make this body as effective as possible. My Administration will also advocate for human rights in other international settings. In our relations with other countries, the issue of human rights will continue to be raised as clearly, persistently, and effectively as possible. Among other things, we will continue to promote accountability for mass atrocities, respect for the rights of minorities and women, freedom of association and speech, and the freedom for people to live as they choose and love whom they chose.

    Our commitment to human rights is an essential element of American foreign policy and one of our best national security assets. Through it, we will help to shut down torture chambers, replace tyranny with good governance, and enlist free nations in the common cause of liberty. To learn more about my Administration's human rights agenda. Thank you, again, for writing.


    Barack Obama

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Then let him run for president somewhere else.

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    MelAdjustedposted 4 years ago

    I truly hope the Liar in Chief becomes history before he totally destroys this Great country... Him and his band of Chicago Thugs have only created many hardships for my children and grandchildren. The only "CHANGE" he's brought me and a lot of Americans, is the change left in out pockets...

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Country is already gone...the cupboard was bare when Obama took office...that's why he was allowed to be the first Non-white to hold the office. Bush ordered the FEMA camps. He took ou5r first responders to Afghanistan and Iraq...and left our nation susceptable to natural catastrophe made worse...New Orleans. Why? Because our standing army had been stripped bare by past admins, demo and repub alike. The real power is the corporations.