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Why in the hell should anyone vote for Obama?

Considering everything, where we were, where we would head under Obama, where we would head under Romney etc. Is this enough to give Obama a second chance as an alternative to what Romey's plans to put in place?

1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Ended 1990s-era restriction and formalized new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.
10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi: In March 2011, joined a coalition of European and Arab governments in military action, including air power and naval blockade, against Gaddafi regime to defend Libyan civilians and support rebel troops. Gaddafi’s forty-two-year rule ended when the dictator was overthrown and killed by rebels on October 20, 2011. No American lives were lost.
11. Told Mubarak to Go: On February 1, 2011, publicly called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept reform or step down, thus weakening the dictator’s position and putting America on the right side of the Arab Spring. Mubarak ended thirty-year rule when overthrown on February 11.
12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions. Also released the secret Bush legal rulings supporting the use of these techniques.
13. Improved America’s Image Abroad: With new policies, diplomacy, and rhetoric, reversed a sharp decline in world opinion toward the U.S. (and the corresponding loss of “soft power”) during the Bush years. From 2008 to 2011, favorable opinion toward the United States rose in ten of fifteen countries surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, with an average increase of 26 percent.
14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans. Starting July 2010 all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. Treasury will save $67 billion over ten years, $36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.
15. Created Race to the Top: With funds from stimulus, started $4.35 billion program of competitive grants to encourage and reward states for education reform.
16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.
17. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: To keep world economy out of recession in 2009 and 2010, helped secure from G-20 nations more than $500 billion for the IMF to provide lines of credit and other support to emerging market countries, which kept them liquid and avoided crises with their currencies.
18. Passed Mini Stimuli: To help families hurt by the recession and spur the economy as stimulus spending declined, signed series of measures (July 22, 2010; December 17, 2010; December 23, 2011) to extend unemployment insurance and cut payroll taxes.
19. Began Asia “Pivot”: In 2011, reoriented American military and diplomatic priorities and focus from the Middle East and Europe to the Asian-Pacific region. Executed multipronged strategy of positively engaging China while reasserting U.S. leadership in the region by increasing American military presence and crafting new commercial, diplomatic, and military alliances with neighboring countries made uncomfortable by recent Chinese behavior.
20. Increased Support for Veterans: With so many soldiers coming home from Iraq and Iran with serious physical and mental health problems, yet facing long waits for services, increased 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs budget by 16 percent and 2011 budget by 10 percent. Also signed new GI bill offering $78 billion in tuition assistance over a decade, and provided multiple tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans.
21. Tightened Sanctions on Iran: In effort to deter Iran’s nuclear program, signed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (2010) to punish firms and individuals who aid Iran’s petroleum sector. In late 2011 and early 2012, coordinated with other major Western powers to impose sanctions aimed at Iran’s banks and with Japan, South Korea, and China to shift their oil purchases away from Iran.
22. Created Conditions to Begin Closing Dirtiest Power Plants: New EPA restrictions on mercury and toxic pollution, issued in December 2011, likely to lead to the closing of between sixty-eight and 231 of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Estimated cost to utilities: at least $11 billion by 2016. Estimated health benefits: $59 billion to $140 billion. Will also significantly reduce carbon emissions and, with other regulations, comprises what’s been called Obama’s “stealth climate policy.”
23. Passed Credit Card Reforms: Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (2009), which prohibits credit card companies from raising rates without advance notification, mandates a grace period on interest rate increases, and strictly limits overdraft and other fees.
24. Eliminated Catch-22 in Pay Equality Laws: Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, giving women who are paid less than men for the same work the right to sue their employers after they find out about the discrimination, even if that discrimination happened years ago. Under previous law, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the statute of limitations on such suits ran out 180 days after the alleged discrimination occurred, even if the victims never knew about it.
25. Protected Two Liberal Seats on the U.S. Supreme Court: Nominated and obtained confirmation for Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman to serve, in 2009; and Elena Kagan, the fourth woman to serve, in 2010. They replaced David Souter and John Paul Stevens, respectively.
26. Improved Food Safety System: In 2011, signed FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which boosts the Food and Drug Administration’s budget by $1.4 billion and expands its regulatory responsibilities to include increasing number of food inspections, issuing direct food recalls, and reviewing the current food safety practices of countries importing products into America.
27. Achieved New START Treaty: Signed with Russia (2010) and won ratification in Congress (2011) of treaty that limits each country to 1,550 strategic warheads (down from 2,200) and 700 launchers (down from more than 1,400), and reestablished and strengthened a monitoring and transparency program that had lapsed in 2009, through which each country can monitor the other.
28. Expanded National Service: Signed Serve America Act in 2009, which authorized a tripling of the size of AmeriCorps. Program grew 13 percent to 85,000 members across the country by 2012, when new House GOP majority refused to appropriate more funds for further expansion.
29. Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection: Signed Omnibus Public Lands Management Act (2009), which designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, created thousands of miles of recreational and historic trails, and protected more than 1,000 miles of rivers.
30. Gave the FDA Power to Regulate Tobacco: Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (2009). Nine years in the making and long resisted by the tobacco industry, the law mandates that tobacco manufacturers disclose all ingredients, obtain FDA approval for new tobacco products, and expand the size and prominence of cigarette warning labels, and bans the sale of misleadingly labeled “light” cigarette brands and tobacco sponsorship of entertainment events.
31. Pushed Federal Agencies to Be Green Leaders: Issued executive order in 2009 requiring all federal agencies to make plans to soften their environmental impacts by 2020. Goals include 30 percent reduction in fleet gasoline use, 26 percent boost in water efficiency, and sustainability requirements for 95 percent of all federal contracts. Because federal government is the country’s single biggest purchaser of goods and services, likely to have ripple effects throughout the economy for years to come.
32. Passed Fair Sentencing Act: Signed 2010 legislation that reduces sentencing disparity between crack versus powder cocaine possessionfrom100 to1 to 18 to1.
33. Trimmed and Reoriented Missile Defense: Cut the Reagan-era “Star Wars” missile defense budget, saving $1.4 billion in 2010, and canceled plans to station antiballistic missile systems in Poland and the Czech Republic in favor of sea-based defense plan focused on Iran and North Korea.
34. Began Post-Post-9/11 Military Builddown: After winning agreement from congressional Republicans and Democrats in summer 2011 budget deal to reduce projected defense spending by $450 billion, proposed new DoD budget this year with cuts of that size and a new national defense strategy that would shrink ground forces from 570,000 to 490,000 over the next ten years while increasing programs in intelligence gathering and cyberwarfare.
35. Let Space Shuttle Die and Killed Planned Moon Mission: Allowed the expensive ($1 billion per launch), badly designed, dangerous shuttle program to make its final launch on July 8, 2011. Cut off funding for even more bloated and problem-plagued Bush-era Constellation program to build moon base in favor of support for private-sector low-earth orbit ventures, research on new rocket technologies for long-distance manned flight missions, and unmanned space exploration, including the largest interplanetary rover ever launched, which will investigate Mars’s potential to support life.
36. Invested Heavily in Renewable Technology: As part of the 2009 stimulus, invested $90 billion, more than any previous administration, in research on smart grids, energy efficiency, electric cars, renewable electricity generation, cleaner coal, and biofuels.
37. Crafting Next-Generation School Tests: Devoted $330 million in stimulus money to pay two consortia of states and universities to create competing versions of new K-12 student performance tests based on latest psychometric research. New tests could transform the learning environment in vast majority of public school classrooms beginning in 2014.
38. Cracked Down on Bad For-Profit Colleges: In effort to fight predatory practices of some for-profit colleges, Department of Education issued “gainful employment” regulations in 2011 cutting off commercially focused schools from federal student aid funding if more than 35 percent of former students aren’t paying off their loans and/or if the average former student spends more than 12 percent of his or her total earnings servicing student loans.
39. Improved School Nutrition: In coordination with Michelle Obama, signed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 mandating $4.5 billion spending boost and higher nutritional and health standards for school lunches. New rules based on the law, released in January, double the amount of fruits and vegetables and require only whole grains in food served to students.
40. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections: Signed Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009), which expands existing hate crime protections to include crimes based on a victim’s sexual orientation, gender, or disability, in addition to race, color, religion, or national origin.
41. Avoided Scandal: As of November 2011, served longer than any president in decades without a scandal, as measured by the appearance of the word “scandal” (or lack thereof) on the front page of the Washington Post.
42. Brokered Agreement for Speedy Compensation to Victims of Gulf Oil Spill: Though lacking statutory power to compel British Petroleum to act, used moral authority of his office to convince oil company to agree in 2010 to a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; $6.5 billion already paid out without lawsuits. By comparison, it took nearly two decades for plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez Alaska oil spill case to receive $1.3 billion.
43. Created Recovery.gov: Web site run by independent board of inspectors general looking for fraud and abuse in stimulus spending, provides public with detailed information on every contract funded by $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Thanks partly to this transparency, board has uncovered very little fraud, and Web site has become national model: “The stimulus has done more to promote transparency at almost all levels of government than any piece of legislation in recent memory,” reports Governing magazine.
44. Pushed Broadband Coverage: Proposed and obtained in 2011 Federal Communications Commission approval for a shift of $8 billion in subsidies away from landlines and toward broadband Internet for lower-income rural families.
45. Expanded Health Coverage for Children: Signed 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act, which allows the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover health care for 4 million more children, paid for by a tax increase on tobacco products.
46. Recognized the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide: In 2009, EPA declared carbon dioxide a pollutant, allowing the agency to regulate its production.
47. Expanded Stem Cell Research: In 2009, eliminated the Bush-era restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, which shows promise in treating spinal injuries, among many other areas.
48. Provided Payment to Wronged Minority Farmers: In 2009, signed Claims Resolution Act, which provided $4.6 billion in funding for a legal settlement with black and Native American farmers who the government cheated out of loans and natural resource royalties in years past.
49. Helped South Sudan Declare Independence: Helped South Sudan Declare Independence: Appointed two envoys to Sudan and personally attended a special UN meeting on the area. Through U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, helped negotiate a peaceful split in 2011.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #196
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No, no it isn't. I'd have politely declined to be part of his bullshit parade.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #197
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Because he's black, and if you don't vote for him it's ONLY because you are a Redneck Republican Tea Party Racist.
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You're full of shit.
I assure you I am not. I meant exactly what I said. Trust me.
The only reason I'd be polite about it is out of respect for the office, not the man currently disgracing that office.
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Apologies. You shared a story you liked and I pooped on the rug. My bad.
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I will pass on one pretty cool Obama story.

Saturday he was in my hometown of Sioux City for a rally. Along the way he made an unplanned stop at a pretty popular local pizza/bar called Bob Roe's.

We had friends that were there killing time between a wedding and the reception. They announced about a half hour before Obama showed up he was going to be there, and if you wanted to stay you had to be wanded. They also said once he showed up they wouldn't be able to leave or stand up.

They decide to stay and Obama showed up, making the rounds from table to table. Kind of a small joint, maybe 150-200 are allowed in and it wasn't full. When he approached our friend's table he asked why they were dressed up. When they told him why Obama motioned to an aide and asked for paper and envelope with presidential letterhead.

He asked the names of the newlyweds and proceeded to write a short message of congratulations to them. He asked our friends to deliver it to the reception.

Our friends then got their picture take with him in the middle, arms draped around them. The guy was on his right so now I'm calling him Obama's right hand man which isn't sitting real well.

Anyway, pretty cool no matter what your politics are.
Why would be willing to get his picture with a Nigerian communist?
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31 REASONS NOT TO VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA

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BY KENNETH DEL VECCHIO
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Barack Obama has some fine qualities. He’s tall—that can be good for a man. He’s lived all over the world—that makes him worldly. He’s Ivy League educated—that’s an indication, at least, that he’s intelligent. He speaks English—that’s beneficial for a president. But does Bam Bam think English should be the national language for the United States of America? Oops, I think not. And I think that’s number 31 in our list of reasons not to vote for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Drum roll please…Here’s the list:

#31 – ENGLISH AS A NATIONAL LANGUAGE – Obama doesn’t believe that we should have a national language, namely English. Back in 2007, a group of U.S. senators introduced a bill to make English our national language. In voting “no” to this bill, then-Senator Obama said, “It is important that people who have limited English proficiency receive the kinds of services so they can understand what is going on in terms of the interface between the government and themselves.” He tried to tie in President Bush and states’ rights to his rationale for voting no, but it made no sense.

#30 – GLOBAL WARMING – Al Gore, maybe a good-hearted man, maybe not, has made a lot of money off of the notion that global warming is man-made. Obama believes the same thing, and has wasted billions, if not trillions, of American tax dollars fighting this unsubstantiated phenomenon. In pushing for a worldwide agreement to battle global warming, Obama stated, “I share the view of your prime minister and most scientists in the world that climate change is a real problem and that human activity is contributing to it, and that we all have a responsibility to find ways to reduce our carbon emissions."

#29 – MITT ROMNEY – The former governor of Massachusetts wears a Republican suit. He’s a better choice than Obama.

#28 – SOLYNDRA – The solar panel company, Solyndra, was the recipient of a $500 million government-backed loan, with the aid of the Obama administration. Unfortunately two things happened: an equal $500 million wasn’t given to small businesses, and Solyndra went bankrupt almost immediately after receiving the loan. The taxpayers, as usual, are the creditors stuck holding the bag. The Solyndra scandal, which smells nastier by the moment as we learn the different Obama fundraisers who were part of the process, is just an example of all the billions of “green” money the Bamster administration has doled out. Yes, “green” – as in supposedly environmentally sound energy, etc companies.

#27 – HOPE & CHANGE – I just really hate that mantra. I always have.

#26 – GARY JOHNSON – Liberty. Cutting spending. Second Amendment rights. He's got the issues right, and would be a far superior president to Obama.

#25 – REVEREND JEREMIAH WRIGHT – Jeremiah Wright, a racist minister from Chicago, once said “[The United States] government lied about their belief that all men were created equal. The truth is, they believed all white men were created equal.” In his infamous “God damn America” rant, he pounded his church podium, and proclaimed, "The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme." His list of insane rhetoric goes on and on. Barack Obama, as a presidential candidate, and previously for years as a U.S. senator, Illinois state senator, and Chicago community organizer, was a longstanding member of Wright's church. Obama and his wife, Michelle, met Wright in the early 1980’s and were weekly sermon attendees for over two decades. They not only listened religiously to Wright's hateful rhetoric toward Caucasians, but were married by the minister, who later also baptized their children. Uh, does anyone else see a problem was this incredibly close personal relationship?

#24 – JON HUNTSMAN – He’s got some sound ideas, and a few good-looking daughters. Huntsman over Obama – definitely.

#23 – NO HELP TO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS – Constantly, the Barackster is trying to sham small businesses into believing that he’s helping them with tax packages, grants and other magical dust and derivatives. Really, he has heaped trillions into the large financial institutions, the biggest of auto manufacturers, and the giant insurance companies. With regard to small business owners, other than minority groups, he has just taken a big dump on them.

#22 – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE – According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, The current U.S. unemployment rate is 9%. Since Obama took office, it has never been lower than 8%, with a high of 10.1% in October 2011. Somebody, anybody, can do better than this.

#21 – BASKETBALL – Obama is a big basketball fan (and he acts like he can play). I like baseball, football and wrestling. And I can bench press over 400 pounds. He’s just not my kind of guy.

#20 – RICK PERRY – So, the guy has trouble on a stage. But he at least espouses some pretty damn good principles, and he’s been at the helm of Texas while that state has produced more jobs than other state in the country.

#19 – OBAMA ADMITTED TO USING DRUGS – Now, I believe in liberty. People should be able to do whatever they want with their own bodies, unless an action can hurt another person (e.g. – that’s why I oppose abortion). So, I believe that people should be able to use drugs without any interference from the government. But I also believe that people have the right to look down at drug users, criticize them, and just plainly think negatively about them. Obama, in a book he was desperately trying to sell in his earlier professional life, brazenly admitted to using not just marijuana, but also cocaine. So, okay, he took the drugs just like millions of other Americans. But is that something an intelligent man puts into print? Sorry, I don’t want a coke head as my president. Much less one that writes about it as a twisted effort to obtain more book sales.

#18 – MICHELE BACHMANN– Strong pro-life. Former tax attorney, who understands the economy. And she’s much easier to look at than Obama.

#17 – BOWING TO ANOTHER WORLD LEADER – Barackster did this. How embarrassing.

#16 – WAR MONGER – In the Obama presidency, we haven’t gotten just one war proliferated, we’ve had two. Iraq and Afghanistan. Excuse me, I think we can throw in a few other skirmishes in the Middle East where we helped out. Now, don’t misunderstand me, there definitely is a time for war. And we needed to go into both Afghanistan (to wipe out the Taliban) and Iraq (to remove Saddam Hussein). But for a candidate who promised to end wars, he sure has taken his sweet time. We should have been out of these countries some time ago, but Obama has had his reasons to stay put. And they’re not good.

#15 – RICK SANTORUM – The strongest of pro-life. I like that in a president.

#14 – ISRAEL – It just doesn’t seem that Bam Bam is supportive of Israel. And since they’re our greatest ally in the very troubled Middle East, that’s disconcerting.

#13 – OCCUPY WALL STREET – Obama sympathizes, even endorses, these idiots. That’s troubling. But I guess they’re another group of voters for him.

#12 – HERMAN CAIN – The man has great business acumen. His success in that world could translate to success for the nation’s weak economy. And he’s one charismatic dude.

#11 – BANK BAILOUTS – In an effort to curry favor with the powerhouse financial institutions that got Obama elected, one of the first moves he made when taking office was to ensure the continued bailout of the banks—with trillions of dollars. Through a typical Obama trick – the use of fear – the Prez temporarily fooled a majority of Americans into believing the economy would be cataclysmically destroyed if the government didn’t bail out the big banks. “If the financial system had gone down, it would have taken the entire economy and millions more families and businesses with it,” Obama warned in a 2010 speech. “We would have been looking at a second Great Depression.” From the beginning, I said this was nonsense. I argued that the bailouts were inapposite to capitalism, and violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by the government failing to provide equal funds to small business owners. We should’ve let those large financial institutions fail, and let others spring up in their places; that’s capitalism. Not only is America no better off in having bailed out the banks, but those self-absorbed institutions have just used the money to fatten their own pocketbooks and given their new investors – us, the taxpayers – one big middle finger.

#10 – NOT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN – Why is it that so many people, even many Republicans and Libertarians, have accepted the phony birth certificate that Obama offered up? Do research. There are numerous credible experts who have demonstrated that the birth certificate is a fraud. And if Obama was really born in the United States, why did it take him almost three years – and several court battles – for him to produce a birth certificate? A person with nothing to hide – who truly was born in the States – would have simply turned over his birth certificate when asked. Making arguments like “I won’t even dignify that request with a response” means you’re guilty. Let’s face facts, “birthers” aren’t nuts. The man just isn’t an American citizen.

#9 – IMMIGRATION – The weaker Obama is on illegal immigration, the more votes he will get. By providing amnesty, failing to build an impenetrable fence, and advocating for legislation such as providing drivers’ licenses to illegals, he is catering to certain factions that are part of his base. It is crucial for our economy that we stamp out illegal immigration. It’s not that Obama doesn’t get that. He just doesn’t care. It’s a matter of votes.

#8 – AFFIRMATIVE ACTION – I would like to finally live in a country where there is complete equality. Where there are no quotas. Where one race or class of people are not afforded better government opportunities over another. If I lived during the years where slavery was legal, I would have died as an abolitionist to end that despicable practice. If I lived in the 1950s and 1960s, I probably would’ve marched with Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement. But guess what—it’s over. Blacks and other minorities no longer face the discrimination that they suffered in the past. Today, whites are the subjects of discriminatory practices. And minorities are still provided favorable treatment from the government—in education, jobs and elsewhere. That means that we’re not all treated equally. And since Obama, the President of the United States, is a proponent of affirmative action – the practice of unfairly affording benefits to minorities over non-minorities – he’s the primary culprit in perpetuating separatism and divide among Americans.

#7 – NEWT GINGRICH – Experience. Experience. Experience. Intelligence. Intelligence. Intelligence. Guts. Guts. Guts. Bam Bam, please get out of the way for this guy before November 2012. Truly, just step aside now. If he wins the Republican nomination, he’s going to kick your behind in the debates, and then wipe you out at the polls.

#6 – RON PAUL – He’s the greatest advocate of the 10th Amendment (states’ rights). More so, he’s the greatest advocate of the government adhering to all of the provisions of the United States Constitution. He really, truly wants less government—as little as possible. A priority: eliminate the “alphabet soup agencies” (IRS, FDA, FCC, FDA, et al). Completely lacking in a quest for personal power, he wants to limit the powers of the presidency. And he’s pro-life. He’s a dream president. It’s too bad that many people just don’t get it.

#5 – STUPID OBAMA QUOTES – These Obama statements should dissuade anyone from voting for him: "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any sťances" (November 7, 2008)…"I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go" (May 9, 2008)…"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations" (talking about small town, working class people) – (April 11, 2008)…“I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody" (October 12, 2008).

#4 – SOCIALIST – The man is a socialist. Period.

#3 – OBAMACARE – One of the worst pieces of legislation enacted in the history of the United States, ObamaCare is not only unconstitutional, it is a massive step toward socialism, if not communism. This forced insurance bill, which eliminates patients’ ability to choose their own physicians is opposed by the vast majority of Americans. I get the idea that we elect public officials to vote on our behalf, but when your constituents are loudly screaming – en masse – that they hate what you’ve done, wouldn’t it be prudent to step away from your arrogance and give them what they want? This bum (I mean, “Bam”) shouldn’t wait for the Supreme Court to overturn ObamaCare or for Congress to repeal it; he should use an executive order to terminate it.

#2 – THE ECONOMY – Plainly, the economy stinks under Obama. From the get-go, he blamed President George W. Bush for an inherited mess. My apologies, but we’re three years into the Obama presidency! His “bad inheritance” claim lost luster, if it had any, long ago. Obama simply cannot rejuvenate the economy.

#1 – ABORTION - Regardless of the economic crisis facing the United States and abroad, abortion – the systematic mass murder of human beings – remains the most important issue that mankind faces. It can’t be otherwise, because nothing is more crucial than saving lives. Any pro-life person regards the termination of abortion as his/her primary moral and political focus. Obama is pro-choice (i.e. – anti-life). We need a new president.

It’s time for Obama to go.
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I will throw you a bone though.

I've known Bob the owner of the place for years. Reportedly when introduced he told Obama it was an honor and privilege for him to stop there, but that he had mortgaged his home 4 times getting the business up and running so yes, he did build it.

I plan on asking him about that the next time I'm there but knowing Bob I don't doubt the rumor.
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This is because Republicans have resisted the Europification of our country that democrats have been pushing for for the past several decades. Republicans haven't been successful at shrinking government, but they've been essential for preventing democrats from taking the same wrong path followed by Socialist Europe. And now Obama promises to steer us into the fastlane of the same wrong path.
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I will throw you a bone though.

I've known Bob the owner of the place for years. Reportedly when introduced he told Obama it was an honor and privilege for him to stop there, but that he had mortgaged his home 4 times getting the business up and running so yes, he did build it.

I plan on asking him about that the next time I'm there but knowing Bob I don't doubt the rumor.
That's more like it. The emperor needs to be told he has no clothes. He's a President, not a king.
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