Why Obama will win the 2012 Presidential Election

by Des on January 17, 2012

It would have been pretty difficult for President Obama to secure another term, given the sentiments against him in some quarters. Luckily for him, however, a good many Americans have outgrown such petty prejudices. That was even why his qualities were recognised in the first instance.

More importantly, the majority of American people appreciate the fact that Obama inherited what seemed like an insurmountable burden. But without any iota of presumptuousness, he has pursued a foreign policy that has doused the hitherto global upsurge of resentment. What is more, considering the state of the American economy when he took over, the extent to which he has fixed it, it will only be ignorant or downright foolhardy to consider Romney a better option. His tax and health policies may hurt the average Republican, but they indicate the panacea for the impending vicissitudes.

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xw1211 November 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Well asses who said it would not happen guess what asses he is re-elected and you whites are a dying breed hate on haters and don’t be surprise when your daughter bring home the next Obama your grandson. lol.

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IAMCDN November 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

STOP LETTING THE RICH IN YOUR COUNTRY TELL YOU THAT YOU NEED TO BUY 40 PAIRS OF SHOES, PUT TOGETHER BY COUNTRIES THAT DON’T CARE IF YOU HAVE A HOME, OR LIVE IN A “SLUM”. Buy 12 pairs of shoes, handcrafted by your son, daughter, neighbor etc so everyone who wants to live a fair and equitable life can do so, WITHOUT, help from the government.

As a Canadian who wishes her neighbors to the South all the best over the next 4 years, BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR COUNTRY!

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Cookie nsna November 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I am republican and my family we all voted for Obama. Rodney is a pompous rich Mormon thst thinks he is going to be god as that’s what the men in the Mormon church works for no way Rodney no way only one GOD and is nOt you

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GOD FIRST November 6, 2012 at 1:22 am

I think the only one,sorry better yet i know the only one can fix this mess is GOD himself.We as people always rely on man black or white.Now this man is always going to fall short.GOD FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALL OF US ARE CHILDREN OF GOD!!!!!!!

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Anonymous November 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I’m from the UK and if only you Americans knew how much of a joke you all are around the world, outside of your own ego’s and country. You’re all so dumb you just can’t see IT. But what is IT? Well, you’ll find out between now and 2020. Be very afraid and get ready, regardless of the skin colour of your leader.

I’m so grateful I’m not American but it doesn’t matter because you’re going to pull my country down the toilet with you when you sink.

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Tom November 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

Without us, you’d be speaking German – so shut up.

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Anonymous November 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Learn your history buddy are SOILDERS DIED. FOR YOU.
THAT MIGHT NOT NEAN MUCH TO YOU ALL OVER IN UKIKE US OR
NOT BUT LOL…. THANK THE U. S. A., FOR THE RIGHT TO LOL

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Anonymous November 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

guys, i hope yall know that you have to be wealthy to become a Republican

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Tom November 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

In response to the Anonymous who said: “guys, i hope yall know you have to be wealthy to become a republican” I say, you just have to be logical and not emotional in making decisions. The requirements of the Democrat Party are to make emotional decisions and to claim to be tollerant while being the exact opposite.

I was going to say “no, you just have to get your head out of your ass”, but thought that was too Democrat sounding.

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carol hansen. November 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Stop your moronic chattering.

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Anonymous November 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

No, all you need to be a Republican is a brain that is in charge of your voting finger.

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Anonymous November 3, 2012 at 4:30 am

ever heard of Abraham LIncoln?

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Anonymous November 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

I here all the b.s about Obama and thats cool. But why Vote for Romney when every other interview he contradicts himself.

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Anonymous November 1, 2012 at 10:02 am

Like Soop dog said, ” he’s a mormon but he aint got no hoes”

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annie October 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

no you are ingnorant Obama is going to win

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Tom October 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

annie,

If you punctuate your statement like this, it makes more sense:

No, you are, ignorant Obama is going to win.

Actually, he’s not ignorant, he’s incompetent and his record proves it.

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chris October 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

i will vote for Obama, he is truthfully

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Anonymous October 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

obama obama obama obama obama obama obama obama obama obama obama!!!! dnt vote for the racist red neck all he cares about is money!!

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Sick of Welfare October 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Seriously? And why is that exactly? Oh…you must be one of friends on Welfare with your Obamaphone. Did you get that check from him to pay all of your bills too? Wow.

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Meredith October 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

So he worked hard and made some money…and what’s your point? Wake up! It takes money to make the world turn and create jobs…

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Anonymous October 17, 2012 at 2:24 am

Obama will win!

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Niecy October 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

I am voting for Obama and not because he is black but because I believe that he is the best thing for this country because he cares about everyone. Romney was shown saying “Obama wants to stop foreclosure but thats wrong they should let the foreclosure process finish then get investors in to buy up the properties” Why, so homeowners that are in financial trouble can rent their homes from the investors? This type of thinking and that type of statement makes me sick to my stomach, what if he was in that position would he want the investors to come? If Romney is elected he will completely screw up this country in my opinion.

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Anonymous October 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm
Pat Mahiney October 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

yes very true its obvious all rep. want money they dont care about the people that reside in the us

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OhioGrown October 24, 2012 at 1:59 am

i dont think you really dive too deep into politics…and most likely you depend on obamacare or you benefit from some implementation from obama…I am a hard working american with a college degree who is struggling also in this economy. But I still go to work every day and work as hard as I possibly can. How do you think I feel paying taxes that are given as free handouts to people that dont wanna work. You just dont understand what this country was built off of, how the economy works..nor the real estate market for that matter from now on you should probably keep your thoughts to yourself…that is all

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Besmart October 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Dont act like you deserve anymore than anyone else in this country because you claim to work hard. i bet your daddy was rich and you call working a 20 hour week of half assing it.

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Anonymous October 31, 2012 at 2:02 am

True even tho I have not research mush on it. But I am now michael jones on Facebook

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D. Ants September 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

You guys must be getting paid by the GOP to be showing-up so often.
No wonder you cannot find a real job; then blame the president.

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Anonymous September 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

D Ants,

Watch this video, then tell me my the GOP would have to pay anyone to see the obvious….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWVL7TptQ24&feature=player_embedded

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HBIC September 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Doesn’t matter who ends up as POTUS…. this country is going to Hell in a handbasket either way…plus, when its all said and done USA will be a 3rd world country, due to ignorant people who only care about themselves, SELFISH BASTARDS!

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John September 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

You know, I respectfully disagree. Significantly. Things are getting better each day and all of the time. The main frustration for Americans is that this means a lot of changes and we don’t like changes. Who would? But it is a sign of a paradigm shift. Maybe not back to what we look back as better days (…those days were better? No. You know they were not). It is a look forward to take the road not only less travelled – but never travelled before. Americans have a good record at doing that. I’d say we are the only country that has that record. Passion – good god – we fought wars against it. We killed each other over civil wars and civil rights. We are the strongest, most free thinking and self-aware society the world will ever know. We’ll do it again but believe me that in the final analysis we will continue to emerge as the leader of progress, really free, fiercely independent and decidedly non-monolithic society.

Does any American think we haven’t done this before?

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Anonymous September 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

LOL…stupid american.

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kenny Munshaw September 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

How can anyone say Obama has done a good job ?
Some guy talks about what he inherited ? That was then , this is now .
He’s responsible for the debt and deficit not the previous administration .
He’s a part time Law professor who’s only talent is to Con people into believing he can achieve something .
America is falling apart under his leadership and dying a slow and painful death .

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Obama Hater September 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Obama can suck a big fat dick!

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jamaica October 29, 2012 at 12:34 am

You are a sure d andisgrace to humanity. Need to improve your vocabulary it’s very limited, consider consulting webster dictionary to improve speech. and proper diction/.

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DENITAMOORI November 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm

YOU GO DO THAT

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Anonymous September 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Anyone voting for Obama are useless!

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NotAnonymous September 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Learn how to speak English. I know you probably just found out about the wonderful new thing called the internet and the library limits you to an hour at a time. Do yourself a favor while you are there, check out a book. The grammatical error you made “Anyone voting for Obama ARE useless!” This is a subject-verb disagreement. Singular subjects (Anyone) take singular verbs (is, not are.) So your sentence should have read, “Anyone voting for Obama are useless!” Don’t feel bad this grammatical error is made by most 3rd graders. However, your premise in your argument was just invalidated. You see, I am someone who is voting for Obama and I was very useful in not only correcting your error but eluding to the fact that you are on the same intellectual level as a third grader.

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NotAnonymous September 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I’m sorry there is a typo in my reply. I use dictation software and “The grammatical error you made “Anyone voting for Obama ARE useless!” This is a subject-verb disagreement.” should have read “The grammatical error you made “Anyone voting for Obama ARE useless!”, is a subject-verb disagreement.”

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Anonymous September 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Sure – blame the software for being an idiot – sigh

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Marie October 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm

If that is true where does that place you? I think the Mega or Super Useless camp. So take a hike and stop hating. B.O. is going stay in the White House 4 more years.

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Anonymous September 22, 2012 at 8:15 am

After working so hard to demonstrate that you know 3d grade grammar, it eludes me why you chose to miss the distinction between “elude” and “allude” …

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Anonymous September 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Ah…the Grammar Police are out in force…here’s an anecdote for you-attacking grammar and spelling is the last refuge of a lost argument (and then again, winning a “you have bad grammar” argument is kinda like winning the Special Olympics…even if you win, you’re still retarded – Obama’s a disaster and loses in a landslide.

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carol hansen. November 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I think you made an error in your corrections. ” Anyone voting for Obama is useless” Singular subject and verb. Also you used a wrong word “eluding”, when you should use “alluding”. Enough said. Carol Hansen, Ph. D.

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Anonymous September 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

This is from ghana. Poor expression.

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Anonymous September 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Vote for Romney — get Obama out of office. Democrats are all about programs for the people that do not want to work — they want everything given to them. And, we have to provide the cost by the high taxes we pay. People who have money — most of them were not born with a silver spoon in their mouth — someone in their family worked very very hard for their earnings Democrats should practice the same.

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Anonymous September 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Saying that “Democrats don’t want to work and want everything given to them” is disturbingly ignorant. Apparently you don’t know many democrats.

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Anonymous September 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

You didn’t read the post. He or she said Democrats are all about programs for people who don’t want to work. The paradox is that Democrats trust government to manage their money well. This coming on the long history of government inefficiency in managing other people’s money. Government does a few things well, but each of those things is enormously more expensive than it needs to be.

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Libby October 17, 2012 at 4:04 am

Anonymous, I am seriously starting to think you are related to Romney simply because of the ignorant things you say. One, not everyone on those programs want everything given to them. My hubby works 40 hours a week. He busts his butt providing for his family. I am a stay at home mom, who works part time online and goes to school online. Unfortunately, between our bills,the needs of our two beautiful children, and assisting my hubbys DISABLED ELDERY father with medical expenses, we fall short finacially each month. If it were not for food stamps supplementing our incomes, my children would not have all the foods they need to stay healthy because just with our incomes, we are not able to buy as much food that is needed for them. I also receive loans for school. These are the same loans and funding that Romney has made clear that he plans on getting rid of. He suggests that students borrow money from parents. Thats absolutely assinine. Both of my parents are disabled, my mother is a retired nurse while my step father dables in hydraulics to cover any bills that come up short from their monthly benefits. Where exactly are they going to get money to pay for my education?Aside from that,I am a GROWN adult. I should not be relying on my parents. Last of all, I also receive Medicaid Family Planning insurance. This is given to most any woman who had full Pregnancy Medicaid during a pregnancy within the past 1 to 1.5 years. This insurance is all I qualify for unless I can shovel out $60 or more monthly for heath insurance, if I can even get it due to pre-exsisting health issues. NOW PLEASE TELL ME HOW ROMNEY WOULD BENEFIT FAMILIES LIKE MINE?What? By taking food from my childrens mouth or how about denying me the education I deserve, Wait I know, by making sure I have no insurance what so ever! Oh yeah….let me tell you, hes a shoe in….a shoe in for the dump!

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Anonymous October 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

Libby,
Do you listen to the speeches and to the debate. Neither side is planning to attack the benefits you receive in any direct way. The Obama machine has been directed at creating exaclty the impression you have of Romney. You have fallen into their trap. At some point, you will complete your degree, the kids will be old enough to manage themselves to some degree, and you won’t need to rely on assistance. Romney’s principles do not touch those temporary safety nets. On the other hand, Obama’s plan have increased the numberof people who are terminally dependent on government. If Obama is elected, you can stay on the rolls indefinitely. Why bother finishing your on-line degree? Father government will take care of you and make sure you stay dependent for the rest of your life. By the way, your kids will learn to be dependent too, by your example.
Vote Romney. Get government out of your life as much as possible, and give your kids a chance for self-sufficiency.

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Libby October 17, 2012 at 9:00 am

I do listen and watch. Thats how I heard specific things come out of Mitts mouth. Thats why I don’t trust him.

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Anonymous October 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

OK, so you’re only hearing impaired. That makes me feel better.

Marie October 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

You go girl.

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Elizabeth Townsend October 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Anyone, even children, can see that Romney will destroy the American life for anyone who isn’t swimming in cash. The middle class deserves better than Romney and if Obama is the only way we middle class are going to get anything better, than so be it. So what if Obama has made mistakes. EVERY president has made mistakes. But at least Obama is trying. Which is better than the lies that just seem to pour out of Mitts mouth.

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Anonymous October 23, 2012 at 7:19 am

Elizabeth, seriously, at this late stage, all you have is to spout the Democratic ‘demonize the opponent’ points? What evidence do you have that Romney plans to destroy the middle class? Nothing. Zip. On the other hand, you have evidence that Obama HAS destroyed the middle class for four years. His change of course to correct that? Non-existent.

Tired of the the bullshit. Obama supporters are quite simply, idiots. they want Obama’s ideas to be true, but even with evidence to the contrary, they continue to be willing to take up that cross and carry it. There really is no sense even arguing. They have got to be kidding.

Janie mae October 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

I never got my forthy acre and a mule do you

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Who ever win, is ok by me September 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

htp/www.abuportal.org

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Tom September 15, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Go away itchy ass.

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Gerald Jacob September 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I think the president has done a wonderful job considering the predicament of this country. The ruling class know things were out of balance while bringing President Obama into position. He is going to get through it and “HE WILL” be elected come November this year. Put all your bias aside and respect the authority of the land. I know for some it is a hard pill to swallow but I can relate to the president. Listening to President Clinton at the DNC, I think there is much to be accomplished from our sitting President. At the end of this term..The country will be happy to see him come back for four years.

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Tom September 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Gerald,

We are a republic. There is no ruling class. We are ALL the ruling class. President Obama did inherit a big bag of problems, but he added some problems of his own, rather than clear the old problems before adding new ones. Bias is working both ways in this election year, granted. But if you run a country, or a business and you see that someone needs to be replaced, you take that action to save the country or the business. This is not a biased decision, it is a necessary one. As the old mafia used to say, “It’s just bus-i-ness”. By the way, during election years, WE run the country. Isn’t that great? God bless America.

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Tom September 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Gerald,

I did watch Clinton’s speach last night and as usual, he was very impressive. But if you take your bias blinders off, he’s a snake oil salesman. Most of what he said was twisting or stretching the truth. In some cases, he outright lied. He’s a terrific speaker though, wish both sides had speakers this good, but he really didn’t give a fully truthful view of things, no matter how wonderfully he presented it. Man, he’s good, but he’s still kind of full of it, as he always was. But he did have a great record of crossing the isle.

However, that was kind of forced by the beating the Democrats took after his mid-term elections, when the congress became Republican (FOR 12 YEARS) and CLinton became a centerist, instead of a leftist – check that out on line. So, some of his successes have to be shared with the Republicans, because they worked with him, as much as he worked with them. And last night, he forgot about his tax cutting that generated a big spurt in the economy, which helped produce the surpluses he produced and brags about without sharing the credit with the Republicans. That wasn’t and because he forgot that again, isn’t fair.

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Joe American September 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Gerald, I have to believe that you are not very educated by what you have wrote in your comment. “The ruling class know things were out of balance…” You put a present tense word in a past tense sentence. You should have said that the ruling class knew things were out of balance… This president is destroying this country! He has spent more money than all the other presidents combined. It would have been better if he would have just passed out all the money that he has added to our national debt to each and every tax payer in the US! But you can see where the power is by looking at where the money went! He lies! He changes his mind on important issues! Now I just heard that he wants to take away our right to own guns! Those who melt down their guns for plows will work for those who dont! He is an abomination to this country and he has to go! You call him our sitting president, he needs to go sit somewhere else!

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johanna September 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

100% for OBAMA!!!!!!!!! NO QUESTION ABOUT IT

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Anonymous September 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

Obama has no experience in running any type of business he was a community organizer. He has added more debt then all the presidents before him. Romney is criticized because he has a lot of money, we want someone
That knows business given the fact that the US is the biggest business
In the world. Let’s get this guy out of here he may be nice but
He does not understand finance 101.

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LOLA BELTRAN October 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

HOW PEOPLE WOULD BE SO IGNORANT?- OBAMA SHOULDNT HAVE A SECOND TERM, HE IS SO LAZY , I N THE SECOND DEBATE HE SAID : I CAME IN THE SECOND DEBATE WITH ENERGY AFTER HAVING A NAP IN THE FIRST,THIS WAS HIS’ WORDS. i AM WONDERING HOW MANY NAPS HE HAD DURING THE LAST FOUR YEARS? FOR SURE MANY MANY. HE SHOULD BE SEND HOME WITH A KICK IN IS ASS

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LOLA BELTRAN October 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

HOW PEOPLE WOULD BE SO IGNORANT?- OBAMA SHOULDNT HAVE A SECOND TERM, HE IS SO LAZY , I N THE SECOND DEBATE HE SAID : I CAME IN THE SECOND DEBATE WITH ENERGY AFTER HAVING A NAP IN THE FIRST,THIS WAS HIS’ WORDS. i AM WONDERING HOW MANY NAPS HE HAD DURING THE LAST FOUR YEARS? FOR SURE MANY MANY. HE SHOULD BE SEND HOME WITH A KICK IN HIS ASS & A BIG ONE.

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johanna September 6, 2012 at 2:57 am

I WILL VOTE 100% FOR OBAMA!

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Tom September 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

OK johanna, we get it. You’re voting for Obama. Is 100% any different than just voting for Obama? Glad you have such a certain approach to this. You should, or you shouldn’t vote. Good for you.

Have you even looked at this from both sides though? For instance, did you watch both the RNC and the DNC? I have watched both so far, because I want to make sure I get input from both sides before I make my final decision. I have been thinking all along that I would vote for anybody but Obama because I feel he has done such a bad job, but I have not yet completely committed.

While I will probably cancel out your vote by voting for Romney, I still might change my mind, like if they find out Romney is actually a criminal or something.

It would take something like that to change my mind though, because if you think about the really important top 6 or seven things for our country for the next 10 to 20 years, Obama has fumbled or ignored all of them, be it unemployment (23 million now unemployed), cost of gas (now more than double), average income per person (now more than 4,000 less, and a greater drop among African Americans), national debt (this with unemployment are the greatest threats to our future), etc. The key indicators go on and on. It’s like a report card. If you get F’s in most of the courses you take, you fail. If you fail, you get left back. We cannot afford to be nice to President Obama. It’s way too important to the future of more than 300,000,000 Americans.

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Tom September 7, 2012 at 12:21 am

OK johanna,
I have now seen all the speeches that count in the DNC. Clinton and Obama were very good speeches. Michelle’s was terrific and made Barack seem like a person I’d like to know a lot better.

My concern is that the whole DNC seemed so emotional and not as “logical” (as opposed to emotional) as it should have been. Every speaker, no matter how good, and a lot were very good, dwelled on the emotional aspects of whatever issue they were trying to highlight. This was especially true of the top speakers (Michelle, Clinton, Biden, and President Obama). They didn’t really seem to have the calmness to deal with the top issues in any way other than emotionally. As a country, we cannot afford to be dealing with these things emotionally. The arena attendees obviously loved all their speeches, but they seemed like an audience at a snake oil sales convention, rather than a national political one.

The RNC wasn’t much better, but they didn’t concentrate on evoking “feelings” as they did in evoking “thoughts”. I think this is important and even key.
Unless he speaks publicly – president Obama in day to day operation seems unemotional. He seems far from emotional in fact. But when he has to get his base fired up, he speaks very emotionally. I find this to be a phony and not consistent approach by him. It reminds me of the way he was while campaigning in 2008, only to become quiet and off-screen after elected. It’s like Clinton in that he turns it on and off at will, depending on what he is trying to get his base to do. Only Clinton is a better speech maker. Wow, a much better speech maker, but an even bigger snake oil salesman.

Where was the “everything will be open and on-line”, or “We’ll have all key issues debated in public and CSPAN after I’m elected”? This is the kind of break from promises that makes me challenge his sincerity.
He was supposed to be the person to get both houses of congress engaged in public debates that we all could see so that the population (the owners of the USA) to see what was being discussed. He hasn’t even spent much time talking to the leaders of “the other” party. But he blames THEM. What a bogus thing to do. He’s supposed to be a leader. Leaders get people to work things out. Clinton did. After Clinton got whacked in his mid-term election by having his congress go from Democrat to Republican (because he pissed off the voters, just like Obama did in his first two years), he went from Liberal to Centrist (look it up) and had a great deal of success working with the congress that was Republican for 12 – yes – 12 years.

So, from your comments, you seem to be one of the people that’s making your decision largely based on emotion, but you didn’t say which emotions have motivated you. So why don’t you tell us more about why you are voting for President Obama.

p.s
I just saw Barney Frank on TV exhorting people to vote for Obama. Barney Frank actually ignored President Bush when Bush warned him seventeen (17) times that he wasn’t watching the Fanny and Freddy Mac situation. Their failure had a lot to do with the financial crisis we faced in 2008 and 2009. Did you know that the congress of the United States became Democrat controlled in January 2007, during George Bush’s second term? Hmmm, didn’t think so. Guess when the fecal matter started hitting the rotary oscillator? 2007 – 2008. Look it up.

I know you haven’t done the blame Bush thing, but so many people on this blog have that I am totally sick of that. Sure, the Bush administration did a very stupid thing with “Mission Accomplished” and they didn’t foresee the coming failure of the big Investment Banks (who did? surely not Bush’s opposition – at least not publicly. So were they hoping he’d fail (and therefore us?) and didn’t tell him/us? Yes, Bush and company spent a ton of money, getting us further into debt, but only half as fast as Obama. It took Bush 8 years to spend what Obama has spent in 3 plus.

If we don’t all look at our problems unemotionally, we will never get out of this us versus them mentality and the constant bickering that is paralyzing the country. I would vote for Bill Clinton if he were running, just to get the country moving again. But Barack Obama isn’t Bill Clinton. He is not a centrist. He is not seeking for our country what I want to see. So we will have to agree to disagree for now.

But you should not be so sure of yourself without doing the kind of fact digging and research needed to make a truly informed decision. Don’t be emotional.

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Blackie September 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I believe that a Romney victory would be a disaster. What bothers me more, though, since it’s neck and neck, is the potential for the Republicans to steal the election, like they did before. While it’s true that both candidates are owned by Wall Street, Obama is the lesser of the two evils. It’s true–things were bad for 8 years during the Bush debacle, but most fools in this country expect the Black man in office to clean up the mess in 3 years, especially with an obstructive Congress. That idiot McConnell even came out and said that they were going to do all they could to insure Obama would be a 1-termer. There are a lot of stupid white racists in this country, both in the electorate and the government.

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Tom September 6, 2012 at 7:03 am

If there are a lot of stupid white racists out there, then they must be even stupider than you think, because they elected Obama last time. YOU sound like a racist.

Regarding anyone wanting Obama to be a 1-termer, why wouldn’t Obama’s opposition want to say that? Should they say “Hey, let’s give him another chance”, when they feel that he’s done a terrible job?

If anyone is going to steal this election, it will be those who want the government to give them something that comes from someone else’s pocket.

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elisa September 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

The House, Congress and all are elected officials and need to be thrown out if they do not do their jobs. All this holding up progress should not be acceptable to the american public nor should racist members. This is 2012 and nearly everyone is mixed with something. There are no pure white/black and if so who cares. Romney is a joke and a wasted vote, why bother. Obama has already proven himself to be a better leader than Bush and Romney is worst than Bush. Etch o sketch (remember) he is for this today and that tomorrow. America is better off than 4 years ago and with Obama we can continue to grow and promote peace and equality as well as freedom. The only war that needs to be conquered in the US and elsewhere is (POVERTY). No way should some have it all and some have none. No way should a female with same job as a male be paid less. Economic Slavery must come to an end. Equal work = Equal pay. And no one person is greater than another because of their race, riches, beliefs, or if they are gay. People are people and we all have needs that must be met, children to take care of and so on. Bottom line, no one knows what tomorrow holds and when you die you cannot take it with you nor control your assets from the grave. Do good with it while you can if you have it and help someone else learn how to earn their own. The more helping hands extended creates the less hands in need, indeed. Obama is the better choice for all the people not just the few. All you haters get over yourselves and get with the right way to be an American Citizen. First Do No Harm.

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Anonymous September 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

elisa,
If you read through this site even casually, you will encounter a huge number of places where Obama’s policies have the potential to do great harm. None of us knows for certain what Romney will do as president. We do know what Obama will try to do, and we know that his plans do not bode well for the country.
I don’t hate or even dislike Obama. In fact, I think his earnest belief in his principles is the only reason he is not going to lose the election in a landslide. Despite the sluggishness of the economy, despite the poor performance in job creation, despite evidence that his policies are responsible for slowing the recovery, people still want to believe in him. He believes in himself so strongly, and speaks so well that people will disregard the facts as they appear.
Am I better off than I was four years ago? No, I am making less money and have been forced to liquidate savings accounts that I have been building for a lifetime. My prospects of ‘catching up’ financially are infinitesimally small. The prospects for the US ‘catching up’ as likewise as tiny. I am four years olders and money that was saved for retirement is depleted, with not enough years in the workforce left to even remotely recover. Added to that, my pension plan and medicare are both on shaky ground.
The only area where I am better off than four years ago involve my having a slightly better health report, since I went to the doctor before Obamacare took effect, and my treatment seems to be successful.

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Not saying September 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO THINK ROMMEY WILL WIN THINK AGAIN HW WILL NOT WIN. WHY WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS BE IN CHARGE OF THE COUNTRYHE WILL ONLY LOOK OUT FOR THE RICH. IT WILL BE THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GETS POORER. I AM A RETIREX WAR VETERAN AND MY VOTE GOES TO OBAMA. ROMNEY IS A LIER ON EVERYTHING EVEN LIEING TO HIMSELF.

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Anonymous September 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

What evidence do you have that Romney’s primary cause will be making the rich get richer? That development has spanned every regime and every President since 1945. Will Obama’s tax increase on the wealthy – with which I disagree on some counts – put a dent in the disparity between the 1% and the rest? No.

That money will be taken essentially from investment dollars. Less money to invest means less money for the middle class, who are the recipients of the invested money. Bigger pool of investment money, more money for middle class people to borrow and invest in their capital projects.

The wealthy should pay their fair share. Determining what that is is open to debate. A punitive tax will just punish – everyone.

I thank you for your service, and ask you to reconsider. (By the way, there is a reason that current military personnel are often not very fond of Obama and his policies.)

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David September 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

First of all – anonymous….really? 3rd grade reading level huh?

Secondly and sadly…all the economic information points to a massive crash within the next 10 years, regardless of who is the president. At least with Obama, we will have healthcare. Bring on more taxes. I am happy to pay more for the health of our country.

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Anonymous September 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

David,
What you’re really saying is that you’re glad that if there is a crash, someone else will be paying for your healthcare – or that you will be happy to pay for the healthcare of the people who don’t want to work.

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Luanna September 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

Romney already looks like the President. America would be a lucky to have him as President. I’m excited. I hope he wins.

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Anonymous August 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

DO NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA
DO NOT
DO NOT
DO NOT ALL HE IS DOING IS LYING TO OUR COUNTERY HE DOSE NOT CARE FOR OUR PEOPLE HE IS NOT ONE OF US .HE IS NOT AN AMERICAN.

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Princess August 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Please to spell country and learn to type. You should have stayed in school a tad bit longer.

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Anonymous September 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Maybe you should read what you wrote over again :-)

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Anonymous October 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

obama all the way son!!

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Anonymous August 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

HI EVERYONE VOTE ROMNEY NOT OBAMA! IF YOU DO THAT MEANS THE WORLD ENDS!!
I’M FROM NORWAY AND I LOVE EVERYONE IN USA BECAUSE THE AMERICANS ARE THE MOST AWESOME AND KINDEST EVER.
USA WILL BANKRUPT IF OBAMA STAYS 2012!!
IF YOU NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY YOU SCREW THE REST OF THE WORLD LIKE ME HERE IN NORWAY!
MY GIRLFRIEND WHO IS FROM USA SHE WILL VOTE ROMNEY

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Tom August 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Anonymous from Norway,

Thank you for your input. I wish more people from other countries would weigh in on this. The USA has been a country that supports freedom across the world, even at great cost to us. Not only because we are a country with great empathy, but because we actually believe in helping others to achieve liberty.

I know, I must sound like a dreamer or a naive Nelly, but I truly do believe we are a great country that helps others who need our help.

However, I do not believe that our current President has the same motivation as we or his predecessors do. He seems to have another agenda.

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Anonymous August 28, 2012 at 8:05 am

Wow! All you guys stupid.. Some of you should go get a life. Go Obama! You are going to win again, and all the haters will have nothing to say..

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Anonymous August 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Actually, if the American people are unfortunate enough to re-elect him, I suspect the haters will have even more to say than they have so far. Crossing my fingers for an Obama fold.

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Princess August 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I totally agree and notice when they type in upper case it simply means they can’t type at all.

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Anonymous August 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm

GO OBAMA GO…………………………

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No mercy August 23, 2012 at 3:40 am

Everyone send me there addresses

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Truth Slinger August 22, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Obama has “doused the hitherto global upsurge of resentment”? You can’t be serious! That’s the most stupid inane thing that could be said about the Incompetent in Chief! He has slid this nation into deep darkness and has divided us as no other since the Civil War! He has been George Bush III and on steroids at that! He has buried us incomprehensible debt that will crush us and is formulating the death of the middle class with taxes, surtaxes, duties, fees, and secondary taxes until they are strangled. Ah, but we will all be equal,…,equally poor and destitute and dependent upon the government for …..literally ….everything. It’s called SOCIALISM and it means DEATH to America. WAKE UP people!

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GET OVER IT August 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

the president is just to distract us …he means nothing…he has no say so over what has happened or is happening …unless its BUSH but thats cause they were rich….rich as can be…but if you guys think that having a democrat or republican for president has anything to do with our life you are sadly mistaken my friend!

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Ignorance is not the key August 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Anonymous, just from my readings you are a true racist, and that in itself is a shame. I bet if it was up to you, segregation would still be alive. God can hear your cry, and trust me, he will take all the negativity away so you can come to live and love yourself. Right now, you are a disgrace to society. Obama will be elected for another four years, and guess what, there’s nothing you can do about it.
Sorry. Remember, ignorance is no the key.

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Anonymous August 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

Republican party will lose its relevance by 2016.Then the imbecile calling the US president a monkey will be killed and body cremated and ash flushed down d sewer

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Steve July 28, 2012 at 12:12 am

What is wrong with people? They keep talking about what shape America was in when Obama took over. When he took over our unemployment rate was at 5%. It is now at 9.7%. His policies have put millions out of work. This is one of the weakest economies America has seen since the great depression and yet you still want to vote for this man?

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Robert Williams August 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Get your facts straight. The unemployment rate was 5.0% in January 2008. The unemployment rate when Obama took office in January 2009 was 7.8% or a 2.8% increase in Bush’s final year. It peaked at 10.0% in October 2009 and has been declining slowly to the current 8.2%. The Dow Jones had plummeted from 10,587 in January 2001, Bush’s first day in office to 7949 January 20, 2009, Bush’s last day in office. This represent a net LOSS of 25% under eight years of Bush. On August 1, 2012, the stock market closed at 12,971 or a net GAIN of 63% under less than four years of Obama. While things aren’t perfect, they ARE better than they were four years ago. I didn’t vote for Obama in 2008, but he has earned my vote in 2012.

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Anonymous August 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

WOW you talk about facts but you only use the ones that help you get your point across. If you want facts look at who took over the congress in the final years of the Bush second term and what they passed. Read about what Barney Frank and company did that caused this mess. Bush went wrong by allowing this to happen. All that is happening now is the looting of American wealth. If we don’t come to our senses and soon America will not be able to recover. Even if you tax the crap out of the wealthy you wouldnt even come close to the deficet that is being spent. Its a deception!! Its designed to keep the less fortunate hating the fortunate to maintain polarizition. How about we are all Americans with oportunities to move up in class. We need to come together not hate each other. My whole live I’ve had respect for the other side until now. Democrates are total haters and I’m sick of hearing it!! Its not the successful guys fault. Hes the one creating jobs! Its not the Governments job to create jobs. If I owned a company right now and had nice profits, I would hold on to the money and not be inclined to expand right now. The government has made it so hard to expand. Thats why unemployment is still so high. I garentee if Obama is not reelected unemployment will go down in the first year. There is trillions of american dollars just sitting waiting for companies to expand and create jobs.

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Anonymous August 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

He has earned your vote? How? The next great crisis is looming, and it will strike if Obama is reelected. It may strike if he’s not reelected. The only chance we have is to vote him out.

(I can’t believe your argument in favor if his presidency includes quoting the Dow Jones Industrial Average.)

With people like you, we may have no reason for hope.

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Tom August 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Anonymous,

The Dow Jones and other leading economic indicators have for a very long time been indicative of widespread economic success or failure in the USA and to some degree in the rest of the world. Why would it NOT be a good thing to quote the Dow? Everyone with any stake in the economy benefits from a high Dow. If you work and earn and if you save, you want a Dow that goes up. What’s wrong with that? Would you rather have the stakeholders in America lose, especially since almost every American is a stakeholder in America whether they invest or not? That’s like making the wrong right by ignoring the truth… oh, that’s like the Obama administration. Never mind.

I’m not ready for socialism of any stripe. I never got any special leg up through family or any other method. I started low on the totem pole and worked hard to be successful. I was not super successful, but that was my fault, not someone else’s. So I don’t envy successful people their good results and do not expect anyone else to level the playing field for me by tilting it in my direction. Neither should anyone else.

Responsibility, accountability, good choices, good effort, honesty and integrity, these should determine happiness and success. Anything less is a cop out in 2012.

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Anonymous August 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

Tom,
The Dow Jones over a lengthy period of time indicates strength or weakness. The fluctuation that has taken place over the past ten years makes it a useless indicator if one is looking at the number on one date vs. another date. Had the person cited a trend, or a period of strength, I would have nodded and shut up. In the context in which it was used, it is the equivalent of grasping at straws.

Princess August 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Thank you so much for setting the record straight. These people who are talking all this nonsense are currently collecting unemployment or welfare. Listen up people put the Republicans in the White House all free loaders look out.

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Tom August 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Actually,

Look at this site:
http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2012/01/20/handy-dandy-table-on-obamas-economic-record-suitable-for-printing-and-posting/

But I agree with your premise about this being a weak economy – for now. The money is waiting for a better environment and some actual leadership before it commits.

Wouldn’t you?

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anonymous July 25, 2012 at 11:08 am

IF OBAMA WINS THIS ELECTION,THIS IS A GOOD NEWS FOR ALL PEOPLE THAT WILL VOTE FOR HIM YOU ARE BLIND ! IF YOU THINK THAT HE’S GONNA RUN THIS COUNTRY AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS I WILL PERSONALLY MAKE IT SURE THAT IF HE WINS AFTER THE ELECTION OF 2012 I WILL SHOW YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THAT HE WILL BE A LOOSER ANYWAY ! THIS IS NOT A THREATH BUT ITS A PROMISE THE MONKEY BELONG TO BE IN THE JUNGLE.NOT WITH THE HUMAN BEING BECAUSE IF HE WAS A HUMAN BEING HE WOULD HELP THE COUNTRY,BUT ITS THE OTHER WAY AROUND,HE HAS DAMAGE THIS COUNTRY FOR 4 YEARS AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE FOR PROSPERITY OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA………………..

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Anonymous August 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

GO BACK TO YOUR CAVE – AN WHILE YOU ARE THERE, LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH!

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Tom August 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

anonymous, you sound like an idiot. Don’t let your prejudices guide whatever mind you may have.

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Anonymous August 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

You are a disgusting piece of crap.

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Anonymous September 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm

My my, you’re language impaired and oh so ignorant.

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Anonymous September 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Ignorant clout, is sounds like you’re just one step above from being classified as an amoeboe.

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anonymous July 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

IF OBAMA WINS THIS ELECTION,THIS IS A GOOD NEWS FOR ALL PEOPLE THAT WILL VOTE FOR HIM YOU ARE BLIND!IF YOU THINK THAT HE’S GONNA RUN THIS COUNTRY AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS I WILL PERSONALLY MAKE IT SURE THAT IF HE WINS AFTER THE ELECTION OF 2012 I WILL SHOW YOU SOON AS POSSIBLE THAT HE WILL BE A LOOSER ANYWAY!THIS IS NOT A THREATH BUT ITS A PROMISE THE MONKEY BELONG TO BE IN THE JUNGLE.NOT WITH THE HUMAN BEING BECAUSE IF HE WAS A HUMAN HE WOULD HELP THE COUNTRY,BUT ITS THE OTHER WAY AROUND,HE HAS DAMAGE THIS COUNTRY FOR 4 YEARS AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE FOR PROSPERITY……..

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david August 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

are you a racist, comments like monkey and cave = racist

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Anonymous September 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

You’re racist, your comment became irrelevant when you said “the monkey belongs in the jungle”.

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david d. bell July 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I think mccain should run agin

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misaki k turner July 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

obama is the best thing going right now. thats my opinon with what he had to work with the republic party fought him tooth and nail and he still got thing done. hes fighting for the working person so hats off for the president god be with you

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Anonymous August 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Agreed!!

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Tom August 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Show me what he has done that has been a positive and I’ll show you what he has done to be derisive. “Divide and conquer” seem to be his bywords.

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Anonymous September 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Poor poor Tom. How typical to claim Obama is creating a divisive raft. You sir are a new breed of ignorant racist but like the cliche goes, every dog has it’s day, and every fool like you will have a day of reckoning also.

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Tom September 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Anonymous – why don’t you state some name so we can tell your Anonymous from someone else’s Anonymous?

If you think that accusing a divisive person of being divisive is racist, then I would guess that you are the racist. And exactly where would my day of reckoning come from – is there a racist threat in there? Grow up.

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mike July 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

recognized…need to put more money in schooling

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Ramo July 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I like monkeys

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Anonymous July 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

U should because ur mom is a chimp!

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Tom August 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Oh, are we starting the “ur momma” jokes now?

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uncle sam June 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Here are the solutions to the current problems;

1 Healthcare – lock the emergency room doors to people without insurance or cash.
2 Immigration – shoot a few immigrants as they breach the border and the problem solves itself.
3. Economy – no bailouts for anyone under any circumstance. Do not send 1 penny to any foreign country – let the free markets reign.
4 Personal responsibility – everone takes care of themselves rely on the government for Nothing.
5 Abortion. make it mandatory for those that cannot show financial responsibility,

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Anonymous July 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

6 Put obama on an island until december

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Anonymous August 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

1 Healthcare – BRING COSTS UNDER CONTROL SO THE MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN CAN AFFORD IT
2 Immigration – PEOPLE COMING TO OUR COUNTRY SHOULD BE FINANCIALLY SPONSORED BY AN AMERICAN. NO WELFARE FOR PEOPLE WHO SNEAK INTO THE USA. SENT THEM BACK!!!
3. Economy – PAY A LIVING WAGE FOR A DAYS WORK. ANYONE INDIVIDUAL EARNING MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.THE PORTION OVER ONE MILLION, SHOULD BE TAXED AT 90%
4 Personal responsibility – everone takes care of themselves rely on the government for Nothing. – MAY I ADD THAT PARENTS NEED TO BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. IF THEY ALL PAY THEIR FARE SHARE, YOU CAN SUBSTANTIALLY CUT WELFARE
5 Abortion. – AFTER TWO CHILDREN, I WOULD PREFER STERILIZATION FOR THOSE THAT CANNOT SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN.

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anonymous August 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

you guys are all ignorant

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