Did you vote for Obama and Why? Are You Happy So Far?

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  1. crazyhorsesghost profile image72
    crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago

    Did you vote for Obama and Why? Are You Happy So Far?

    I did vote for Obama this past election but I still wasn't happy. I wish we had a third party choice that could win. I hate the political spin game that is played by both parties. Both parties I think are crooks. They really don't care about Americans. They care about stuffing their pockets and aiding the lobbyists. Maybe we need to get rid of both parties and just start over. What do you think?

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  2. collegedad profile image73
    collegedadposted 5 years ago

    I firmly believe that until the American people quite treating politics like a team sport we won't see any progress. We need to forget whether a person is a democrat or republican and take a hard look at the individual. Can you imagine what would happen if "we the people" just said no more and took their country back from the politicians. What would happen if we put hardworking folks into office and let them make decision based on what is right for their neighbors and not their pocket books. Would be a great day!

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image72
      crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it would. Liked your answer.

  3. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Both presidential conventions last time were an indication of the depravity of both parties.

    At both conventions, they brought issues to the floor for a vote, but ignored the votes! Let me repeat that: They ignored the votes! In fact, at the Democratic convention, the Mayor of Los Angeles was puzzled. The script said that the Ayes had it, but clearly the Nays did. He was instructed simply to read from the script and to ignore the votes. All this on TV!

    A similar travesty happened at the Republican convention, with Boehner reading the script. Yes, "script!"

    It's no longer an election, it's a pre-written show. And Obama and the others are merely actors paid for by the Billionaires who want to rule the world. They're getting close, but they're not going to win. They're going to hurt a lot of people before they're through, though. And that's a real shame.

    I voted for Obama in 2008, but quickly learned how he betrayed his Oath of Office. Ouch! Treason! No "signing statements?" That liar has the presidential record by a factor of 100! He wrote more signing statements than all other presidents combined! Effectively bypassing Congress! Sieg heil!

    He signed into law in January 2012 the NDAA making it possible for the military to incarcerate any American without warrant, without charges, without access to an attorney or a phone call, and without a trial.

    He signed into law HR 347 which makes it a felony to protest what the government is doing. Free speech is now a felony! And look at all those bills they tried to rush through to quash our freedom on the Internet -- SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, TPP and others. Obama has his Kill List which includes Americans. And he said that the prisoners in Gitmo should stay their indefinitely, even if they are found innocent. Wow! And you voted for Obama in 2012? Please! I didn't do any research in 2008. Dumb, I know. But you've got to be more aware, starting right now.

    Both parties are a joke. I would suggest walking away from the entire apparatus and starting something new. Boycott all the corporations who do sneaky things like sending lobbyists to Washington.

  4. TerryK81 profile image60
    TerryK81posted 5 years ago

    No and no, and just plain NO to Obama. This may sound politically incorrect (but who cares?) but it's a huge gamble, obviously, deciding on who to vote for to become the next ( insert title )., ecspecially when most of them now are out for themselves and will say anything to anybody about anythong or anyone just to get into whatever office that whatever candidate is running (more like LYING) for. Besides, when someone votes for whomever and their whomever gets into wherever office, and this candidate does some morally and economically corrupt whatever, then the voter is in some level or another just as guilty for what the candidate did, ecspecially if they had the slightest idea what they were going to do.

  5. TheDatingMom profile image78
    TheDatingMomposted 5 years ago

    I'm a swing voter. I didn't like either choice this election but Obama was less offensive to me.  I am not thrilled with him.  But I voted for Bush and I wasn't thrilled with him either.  Everyone knows there's a problem but no one knows how to fix it.  Protesters get shut down (remember the Occupiers getting shut down by FBI?).  I liked their idea but I didn't like how they did things and they were totally unorganized but it was a first recent try at "change."  I think it's going to end up culminating in something messy... though I really hope not.  By messy, I mean some kind of social revolution and/or protest movement.  I'd LOVE a third party... just not more of the same.  I want something new from a third party please!

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image72
      crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If enough people would support it we could have a third party that could win it all. It would be nice to see the Republicans and Democrats thrown out of power. Yes indeed it would be nice.

  6. Nathan Orf profile image79
    Nathan Orfposted 5 years ago

    I don't vote for a President in order to be happy. I vote because I think one politician or another can get some of what I want done. I voted for Obama, and so far, I have been very satisfied with his second term performance. He has stiffened his spine in the face of intransigent Republican opposition, and has forced them to come around, however briefly, on tax increases.

 
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