At 21 minutes ago, RightWingGamer wrote:
To be fair, Romney later condemned Obamacare as the bloated mess that it is.
But doesn't condemn his own healthcare thingy. Whatever.
He was clear even back then, but chose the libertarian route. He has since reversed that stance and has vowed to be a pro-life candidate.
Well as the Newtster pointed out in one of the debates, Romneycare provided abortion, and this was after his supposed 'change of heart'.
And besides, It's not really a "disqualifier" since I'd still vote for him over Obama any day of the week.
I heard that!
Unions and debt ARE some of the biggest problems. The teacher's union in particular needs some serious reform, and the deficit is three times higher than it was under Bush (who held the previous record).
Yes they're the top-tier threats, no doubt about it. The unions are like a parasite devouring the country, the debt is like a cancer that could put the country on life support, however I see Obamacare as a fucking piano hanging from a rope about ready to fall and land on the country's head. I just think it's the most important thing we need to take on right now.
Yeah, the hippies were out in droves that year.
I actually do love how Obama hasn't been a peaceful leader AT ALL. Like, at all. And when leftists are confronted about how bad of a job he's done, I actually heard one say, "Barack had over two-hundred predator drone attacks in his presidency so far, as compared to Bush who only had fifty!"
So now, all of a sudden, the sheer force and bullet-power the military exerts judges how good of a job a leader has done. Not their strategy; not their sense of caution and weighing threats and losses; just how much ass they kick. Uh... hmm... if I may make a speculation here, that sounds an awful lot like the 'red neck southerner' stereotype that the left has been hammering against conservatism for the last half century.
Oh. Right. Although that kinda mostly fits into the 'personal backstory' category that the left could loosely argue "doesn't necessarily determine how good of a president he will be", in addition to being able to label any questioning of it as 'unfair, ad hominem mudslinging'. Obviously it's all legitimate stuff, it's just that now he has an honest-to-god record that no one can speak fondly of without straight-up lying.
The difference was actually 10 million strong, and the electoral college was significantly in BO's favor.
Well the ten million added up to about a 7% difference. I know it wasn't one of the closest elections, but it was far from a landslide.
And about the electoral vote. I actually looked at that very Wikipedia page a month or two ago and did some math.
Tell me if I fucked up here, I'm not very good with numbers, but it looks to me that if just 5%--one out of every twenty--of the people who voted for Obama in 2008, voted for the Republican this year, he would just barely lose the electoral votes. Or if 10% of Obama 08 supporters went independent or stayed home, obviously the same thing.
Now, obviously, NOBODY who didn't vote for BO in 08 is going to in 12, except for the liberal yout's of America who just became old enough (as I will be). Yet, we know that Obama supporters are leaving him in droves. Unless something huge happens, and/or the left plays their cards extremely well (if I were up there with them, I'd suggest getting a new VP and starting a huge international crisis), I'd call this election in the bag.
Some people are afraid of Ron Paul--upon not getting the nomination--turning around and running third party. I'm actually, honestly, excited about this. Because I know he'll steal some votes away from the Republican, but I think he'll actually cannibalize more votes away from Obama. Why do I think this? Because I hear so many people say they support Ron Paul, but like Obama almost as well. Or other devout leftists who like Paul. Hell a thread right here on Newgrounds showed dozens of Democrat users saying they'd go for Paul if they had to vote Republican.
Now I know that doesn't make any sense. I know that Ron Paul is the most starkly different from Barack Obama (except of course for foreign policy, where they can be frighteningly similar sometimes), and that picking between these two insanely different people like comparing apples to apples is completely ridiculous and stupid, but hey, these are liberals we're talking about. I don't understand it either.
Ha! I wish. When ST6 killed Bin Laden, the media was quick to give Obama 100% of the credit as if he had run in there like fuckin' Rambo and shot Osama himself.
No kidding! The really, really, ironic thing is that nabbing Osama was one of the few things Barry actually DID "inherit" from Bush. The intel and everything else that went into it? Most of that was happening during Bush's tenure. But it's a good thing Obama lied to the American people by not closing down Guantanamo Bay, otherwise he couldn't have eventually taken all the credit for taking out an Islamic radical, which by the way was a tyrannic, intolerant and oil-greedy thing to do until 2009.