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Fellow Spartans - what compelled you to vote for Obama and what do you demand of your vote?
Because he believes in the fundamental things that I do. Working hard, looking after those less fortunate, not judging others, and investing in education. Simple as that.
I'll explain why I voted for Mitt:
I noticed the auto bailout worked, wanted a guy who would have done the opposite
I wanted a president who would run a smear campaign against an American company like Chrysler that employs tens of thousands
I prefer to keep my binders full of my women, bitches and hoes
I think it would be good for America to have an American city like Detroit go bankrupt
I think that rape *when it happens* is God's will and we should do nothing about it
I think the rich should get richer and dodge taxes
I admire the honesty of a guy who doesn't disclose his tax records
I believe that if it weren't for PBS cronies Big Bird, Burt, and Ernie, we would not be in this financial mess
Most of all, I wanted to stick it to that good for nothin', lazy 47%! You know, almost HALF of the country that he put on blast.
Awesome candidate, will support again.
Stevie Wonder fan like me.
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
First of all, I have to explain that, while I hate it, voting for a 3rd party candidate is wasting your vote. There are other candidates that I agree with FAR more. But REAL power exchanges hands on election day and Romney/Obama are the only viable options. So that said, the question isn't why did I vote for Obama, but why did I find Obama to be a better alternative to Romney.
1. I don't give a shit about jobs or the economy. Both candidates are beholden to the status quo, wall street, big corporations, and special interests. So Romney screaming "unemployment! jobs!! the economy!!!" does absolutely nothing for me. In fact, I'd support a constitutional amendment to ban the word "jobs" from future elections.
2. I'm far more interested in social issues. Obama repealing don't ask don't tell and coming out in favor of gay marriage was huge.
3. I don't know much about the details of Obamacare, but Obama was the only candidate even ATTEMPTING major health care reform. I don't believe any republican candidate would have attempted to change the health care status quo in any way.
4. Obama ended the war in Iraq. The war in Iraq was a farce and a lie. Bush started it out of vengence for his father. Republcians claiming "fiscal responsibility!!! Balanced Budgets!!!" are a joke when they voted to spend trillions on a ridiculous, pointless, and useless war.
5. Obama was born a "regular guy." Romney was born rich. His dad was a governor and Romney has been rich and powerful his entire life. I truly believe that someone like Romney cannot understand the hardships and struggles of the common man.
Again, I've been disappointed in Obama in many ways. But I don't see how Romney would have been better or even equal to Obama.
1.He's good at basketball.
2. He intervenes and ends the NHL lockout.
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He doesn't push his religious beliefs on others. He works well with leaders around the world. And I trust him not to get us into needless wars.
The Republician Party went crazy in 1994 and has never returned. They believe in things that are so abhorant that there is no possible way to vote for any Republician.
If the Republcian Party purged itself of it Newt Gingrich / John Birch / Grover Nyquist idealogy it might have a chance of obtaining my vote.
Until it does then my only option is straight ticket Democrat.
(And don't try to tell me to vote for the person running - the Republician Party hurts itself because it is too disiplined in maintaining control from the top - the fillibusters in the Senate are a clear message that voting for the present Republicians is a vote for a parliment and not for representive democracy - so electing any Republician is to hand power to those wrongheaded leaders at the top - and I will not do that)
Lurking on tRCMB since 1996
He beat me in a game of horse.
homie can shoot the rock.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
I believe you have presented exactly why conservatives having to vote for "the lessor of two evils" didn't work this time around. I'm disappointed Obama gets another 4 years, but I believe your reasons are the overwhelming reason why Obama won the swing states.
It's simple. I believed him to be the better candidate by far. He did a lot of things during his first term that I really liked (ACA, expanding the Pell Grant program, etc.) and I expect that to continue.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
A vote for Obama = a vote for women's health, Science, improved response to Climate Change, Affordable Healthcare for those in need, etc.....
Honestly, how could you NOT vote for President Obama?
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
The reason I didn't vote for Obama is because he has promised a lot of great stuff but hasn't figured out a way to pay for it. He has accelerated the debt curve and we will have to continue borrowing at .31 on the dollar.......or more. Even his plan to tax the rich doesn't do anything to fix it. It is all about fiscal responsibility for me. He is a lame duck president with a hostile house of representatives. We are just going to get more of the same.
This. Trickle down economics doesn't work. It creates deficits. Further, the right does not care about the common man, all It cares about is padding the balance sheet.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Unless you were absolutely losing your shit at Bush and Friends putting an entire war and Medicare prescription drug plan on the credit card WHILE CUTTING TAXES, you have zero credibility to speak anything about "fiscal responsibility."
If we get more of the same, it's because of the repubs refusing to do what is right and needed, not Obama.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
I agree with GTA, drippy, Trapper, and Axman; all are good points.
Additionally, I would add that I hope the results would be a referendum on obstructionist politics. Republican leaders openly stated a goal to make Obama a one-term President. They acted not in the best interests of the country, but rather to force their own political agenda. Had Romney won and that tactic proven effective, we would have had even more gridlock than we have now.
If we can trick Coach Krzyzewski into saying his own name backwards, perhaps he will be pushed back to the fifth dimension
And that is exactly what is going to happen. Especially with a lame duck President. He is going to be ruling with Executive Orders.
Finished it for ya.
So you admit all the problems are caused by the repubs refusing to do what is needed and necessary. That's a step forward for you kid.
According democratic process, Obama has been a great president and has accomplished much during his first term. Why would you want to change a formula that has worked during his first term?
My top 4 or 5 reasons.
1. When I look back to late 2008 and early 2009, it's not even a conversation that we're better off today than we were when he took office. If you want to have that conversation, find a mirror.
2. Obama did what he had to to save the financial system and the manufacturing sector. Nobody wanted to bail out the banks or the auto industry! I certainly didn't! But it had to be done. Even Mitt recognized (late) that it had to be done.
3. He got Osama, and got tough on Pakistan. (Did you hear that Pakistanis were watching the election closely last night, and were hoping he would lose?? That's good news! When Pakistanis want the sitting US President to lose, that means he's doing the right things in regards to Pakistan.)
4. He reformed healthcare. You can disagree with ObamaCare, but it WAS a Republican idea. And our current health system had to change. The quality of care is good, but access to it limited and the costs are out of control. Republicans refused to address this issue when they had the chance. And now they've turned on their own idea.
5. He stands for the rights of minorities and women. Republicans at totally misguided on social issues.
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Well, if the repubs started behaving like adults and showed some concern for what is best for the country instead of how much they can suck out of the system, maybe even more great things could be accomplished. Not that I have any hope of the repubs acting like adults mind you.
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