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- August 16th, 2012, 12:58 AM #1
Does Obama Deserve A Second Term?
Does anyone think Obama should get a second term?
I personally am pretty disappointed with some of his policies but I don't think Mitt Romney is going to be any better.
But then sometimes I think it doesn't matter who is elected, Obama or Romney, the same thing is always going to happen.August 16th, 2012, 01:39 AM #2
What the USA needs right now is a non-interventionist foreign policy. We need to stop being the police of the world and stop interfering in the affairs of other countries. The only person who stands up for what is right in politics these days is Ron Paul.August 16th, 2012, 08:25 AM #3
I really liked Ron Paul too and I really liked Mike Gravel in 2008. The problem is that these small guys having to bow out of the race early is almost a self-fulfilling prophecy. The media and mass public don't take them seriously so then they are able to be more open about what they want to say. Which causes the media to take them even less seriously and then eventually they get no media coverage and nobody votes for them in the primaries.
I wish people realized that America would do a lot better if it wasn't just a system of two major parties that are almost 95% identical.August 30th, 2012, 09:31 AM #4
While I respect Ron Paul for being an honest, consistent man in his beliefs, some of them are pretty wacky (which comes with being a strict libertarian). I still like him more than Obama and Romney, but unfortunately, he didn't get the cut. Now it's down between Obama and Romney. Obama doesn't deserve a 2nd term, and Romney doesn't deserve a first term. Despite, you need a president, and Obama is the lesser of 2 evils, so I would prefer him. Obama is a social liberal which I prefer, though there should be limits on some things. Romney is a social conservative... Hell... He is making his entire agenda to be anti-Obama. Everything Obama does, Romney will do opposite for his appearance and to draw in all the anti-Obama folk. Seeing his track so far, I doubt he'll even save those ideas if/when he does win. Yes, he is economically conservative, which we need for our deficit, he just doesn't cut it with $500 billion cut per year (last I checked).August 30th, 2012, 06:35 PM #5
The problem is that the war powers have been slowly moving away from the legislative branch to the executive branch and we have Cheney to thank for that, although Clinton did also make use of this. We need to change it so that a President has to immediately go to Congress for approval of any foreign military operation. The entire thing about not having to ask Congress in the first 100 days is so antiquated. In the 21st century you can topple an entire regime in 100 days.
Well, unless its Iraq, then 10+ years isn't enough...August 30th, 2012, 08:19 PM #6
I wouldn't automatically blame Cheney, as the tradition has been going on for a long time. Congress made a law that keeps the president from going to war without approval, so now they claim it's for things like humanitarian missions, which basically turns into a war. It is pretty stupid. Difference between Obama and Romney is that Romney is preparing for war against Iran, while Obama is trying to prevent it from happening. That is another big thing that doesn't make me want to vote for him either. But again, Obama is too passive, and should threaten Israel with disbanding as an ally.August 31st, 2012, 10:31 AM #7
Either way, I don't feel comfortable voting for Obama or Romney. I don't think Obama is trying to stop from going to war with Iran only delaying it for after the elections. Romney is using Iran to try to gain votes. Election season sucks! All you hear on tv and the news is all propaganda and lies by both parties to get votes.
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