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Oh My God



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Obama for re-election Reply with quote

Since it seems that the USA is the most driving economy and SEEMS to direct the prosperity/recession of SE Asia - This is something that could affect us all here, as well.

Being a US citizen, I feel strongly that Obama is the least of necessary evil politicians needed to run my government. I'm definitely not a Republican but not really a Democrat either. American politics seems to run along right and left party lines when the answer for US citizens is somewhere in the middle! This 2 party system was designed to add balance so that both sides would be debated before a compromise is reached but these days, it seems that the right and the left just draw a line in the sand putting all others (us) at risk while laying the blame on the other party's pragmatic views.

Do you think that the leader of the free world should be ..... ?

http://www.barackobama.com/

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Montanaland



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: Trump...Mcain...Gingrich?? Reply with quote

I voted for Obama...but it won't happen a second time!!

He's a very powerful speaker and that's about it???

America needs results....just say "NO" to http://www.barackobama.com/
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I'm With Stupid



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a choice between incompetent and insane, I'd go for incompetent every time. Alas, I'm not an American voter.
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LettersAthruZ



Joined: 25 Apr 2010
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Location: North Viet Nam

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naw - that lying ******* SOLD OUT the American Worker AND the American Middle Class by kowtowing to the Right-Wing Corporate Elite!

Was I really THAT swept-up and swooning to actually VOTE for him in 2008?? I want my vote back!

If he really gave a **** about the working classes in the United States, several of my friends would not have had to resort to teaching English overseas basically to survive!
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Captain_Fil



Joined: 06 Jan 2011
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Location: California - the land of fruits and nuts

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These posts confirm the validity of this modern maxim:

If your candidate loses the election, you will be disappointed.
If your candidate wins the election, you will still be disappointed
.

As usual. As always.

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johnslat



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Captian_Fil,

Not in my case. I voted for Obama, and I'll vote for him again in 2012, inshallah.
Sometimes people seem to forget that politics is the art of the possible.

The full quote - from Otto von Bismark (a guy who really knew politics)

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best”

Of course, John Kenneth Galbraith wasn't as optimistic:

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."

Regards,
John
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear John,

So what's the difference?

Obama is the same as Bush:

Gitmo - still open.
Patriot Act - still active.
Iraq - still there.
Afghanistan - still there.
Libya - started a war there.
Predator strikes - still continuing.

Guess what makes this soooo funny?

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize! Laughing

Regards,
CF
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Captain_Fil.

Cleaning up big messes takes time - especially when so many others are trying to make the messes even bigger.

Regards,
John
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear John,

We are now involved in another big mess.

It's called Libya.

This mess was unnecessary. It's a potential quagmire that will cost billions and billions of tax dollars.

Of course, US troops will eventually be sent to Libya: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/07/501364/main20051760.shtml

It seems that the one who was suppose to clean up big messes, doesn't know how to clean up any messes. But he knows to create more messes.

Regards,
CF

Neutral


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wangdaning



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A President who runs on the slogan change hasn't changed anything. Politicians are liars, nothing new there, but don't paint a picture of a guy with his hands tied to justify him.

President can, recall all troops, veto spending on any military action, stop giving away the cash strapped taxpayers money to foreign nations...

Will he or the next guy do this, no. They have taken too much already and we are simply living in the aftermath of a deceased nation. I for one am happy I have never voted. Voting means giving your consent. If you feel/felt all parties are/were bad why would/did you give consent?

MOD EDIT - If you repeat the behavior, you will no longer be a part of our community.
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chaiplz



Joined: 20 Mar 2011
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Location: Boston, MA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
Dear Captain_Fil.

Cleaning up big messes takes time - especially when so many others are trying to make the messes even bigger.

Regards,
John


Dear John,

YES. Thank you. We had a President that used 8 years to demolish, expecting Obama to reverse that in 4 is unrealistic and unfair. It's easier to knock down a building than to rebuild.

-Me.

Seriously though, I would rather have Obama/Biden in the white house for 20 years if it meant keeping hate mongering bigots out. Spreading fear and anger is no way to lead a country. If voting for Obama means, for example, keeping Palin the heck away from Washington, then yes. I will vote for him again.
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope and Change means more of the same.

Obama = Bush

Confused
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chaiplz



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain_Fil wrote:
Hope and Change means more of the same.

Obama = Bush

Confused


No. Just... No.
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Captain_Fil



Joined: 06 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chaiplz wrote:
Captain_Fil wrote:
Hope and Change means more of the same.

Obama = Bush

Confused


No. Just... No.


Sorry, chaiplz.

But Obama isn't that much different than Bush. Especially, in foreign policy and economics.

The truth hurts.

Neutral
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Captain_Fil,

Your truth may hurt you, but my truth doesn't hurt me. Your "truth" is an opinion, just as mine is.

Regards,
John
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