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Obama' Re-election bid

  1. tjmatel3 profile image74
    tjmatel3posted 6 years ago

    Do you think that President Obama should be re-elected? Personally, I do not believe he should. However, that may be because I am a conservative who prefer a likeminded leader. Also, I honestly believe that the president is not serious about bringing fiscal responsibility to the federal government. We must make tough decisions - some very painful - and Obama is not the man to do it. What say you?

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      C.J. Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that Obama is NOT the choice if you want fiscal constraint. I also believe that many conservatives are NOT willing to  "make tough decisions - some very painful". They are all too willing to say "Don't TAX ME!" however they are NOT willing to make personal sacrifices. It's obvious that we need to get control of spending. However even if we do, we will still have funding shortages.....We have to end the middle east intanglements and get revenues up.

      1. Vladimir Uhri profile image61
        Vladimir Uhriposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        But republicans are not socialists. Socialism is hell system, I did live it.

      2. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        On the contrary conservatives are willing to make some painful choices by insisting that the federal retirement ponzi scheme come to an end.  The sacrifice you insist on is taxation and time and again we have seen that increasing taxes during a down economic cycle exacerbates that cycle.

        Real conservatives are having trouble with Republicans and long ago abandoned Democrats.  If the Republicans refuse to become more aggressive about reducing the size of all government than it is likely there will be a split eventually allowing the Democrats to continue their ruinous ways.

    2. hottopics profile image57
      hottopicsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Obama has put the nail in the lid of his reelection bid. First he has proposed a by the mile tax on autos. Today he is forgive billions of debt owed to the US and giving more money to Mid east countries. There is no money for our programs here, Medicars is going broke faster then expected, but lets send money elsewhere. Great Move Obama. NOT!!!!! Then also today in his speech he lost the NY vote, Florida vote and anywhere else where jeish people have a large population. His new briliant plan is to make Isreal shrink to its border size of 1967. This will start a real holy war. This move gives Jerusalem, and many religious as well as historical site to the Palestinians. And Obama wonders why he takes heat for being pro muslim. Obama does not understand the Mid East. Giving money and playing holier than thow with other countries gets us nowhere. I guess he wants to go abroad again to apologize some more. Good Grief, is it election time yet? Note to Hillary, please run for President.

    3. vellos profile image58
      vellosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There are a lot of things I like about President Obama but I think we can do better. I agree that getting spending under control is vital right now but I think they are under the impression things are slowly getting better. In my view, the economic crisis never ended, it's just been papered over.

      But..we need an alternative and the Republicans don't have a good one right now. Hopefully an independent candidate will emerge.

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image64
      Ralph Deedsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Obama's prospects for reelection have improved greatly with the killing of Bin Laden and the overwhelming House of Representatives vote endorsing Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare as we know it. The extremely negative GOP reaction to Gingrich's criticism of the plan on Face the Nation is that Reagan's "big GOP tent" has been turned into a little GOP pup tent by making support for the Ryan plan a GOP litmus test. (Credit Eric Alterman.) Gingrich was smart enough to see that the Ryan proposal wasn't going over with many voters, and when he pointed this out he was crucified by the Tea Party/Ryan Republicans. Gingrich is hardly a moderate Republican, but apparently there's no room in the party for anyone who disagrees with the GOP party line laid down by House Republicans. He was treated like a skunk at a picnic or as another pundit said he "urinated inside the GOP tent."

      1. Mister Veritis profile image57
        Mister Veritisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ben who?

        1. lovemychris profile image59
          lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Oh come now...you know who he is. He's the one your guy said he wanted Dead or Alive...until Saddam becamse the priority. Then it was Osama-Bin-Missing, Osama-Bin-Who Cares?, Osama-Our Asset-Bin-CIA.

          In other words,Osama who?

          The big bad expendable boogie-man.

          Now you guys have "the muslims"....all of em.

          And it's Bushco who?
          The REAL big bad boogie-man.

          hehehehe...did you hear? Cheney's book came out today. ssssssssssssss, I wouldn't touch that with a hot poker.
          OUCH! Burn me fingers.

          1. Mister Veritis profile image57
            Mister Veritisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            That was ten news cycles ago. No one will remember. No one will care.

            I like Rumsfeld's Book. I shall have to go buy Mr. Cheney's. Thanks. I had not heard.

        2. uncorrectedvision profile image60
          uncorrectedvisionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Bin Laden was not as relevant as Democrats wish.  Al Qaeda was a network with connections to Muslim terrorist groups throughout the world.  Once the war started the centralization of operations was over.  The decentralization of those operations is facilitated by internet savvy that terrorists have been refining ever since.  The Fort Hood shooter was in contact with Yemeni terrorists and acted alone but with encouragement toward Jihad - all without Bin Laden.

          Bin Laden's irrelevance will become increasingly obvious.

      2. Mister Veritis profile image57
        Mister Veritisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Newt made a mistake. No big deal. He will recover from it or he won't. Someone will emerge. And since anyone can beat President Obama...anyone conservative will do.

    5. DJProfessorK profile image60
      DJProfessorKposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's tough to say. Right now, Obama is the lesser of two evils so I may go with him in a sort of 'clothespin' vote.

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    I say, the fact that we need to make tough and painful decisions disqualifies every politician in Washington. And those aspiring to be there. Our political system is set up to side step fiscal responsibility. They all talk a nice game, then blame the other party for the problems. Obama is as good as the next one, until they all decide to do what's best for the country as a whole and stop playing politics.

    1. kwade tweeling profile image90
      kwade tweelingposted 6 years agoin reply to this


  3. cballi316 profile image61
    cballi316posted 6 years ago

    I sure hope he isn't re-elected!

    1. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      me to

  4. JON EWALL profile image73
    JON EWALLposted 6 years ago

    On Monday 6/13/11, the Republican candidates will be having a debate amongst themselves.
    Presidential Candidate Pawlenty was interviewed by Chris Wallace.Pawlenty held up to some tough questioning by CW

    Check out this link  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news- … index.html

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    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    I think he has his work cut out. But many of the problems attributes to him aren't actually his fault. Especially the financial ones, which are what's dragging his poll numbers down. It's a world problem. Still, whoever is in power always gets blamed for events that occur under their watch, so that's nothing new really.