I am like you pro gay marriage, which would make me rather choose Obama than Romney.
I am for a wall between church and state, which again would make me choose Obama over Romney.
I am for drug legalization, again I do see more chance of getting this through Obama than Romney.
I disagree on the economics part. Obama wasn't perfect, to say the least, but nothing from Romney gave me any hope that there would be real change (except if you confound economics with taxation for the super-rich).
I don't think that Obama has done such a bad job with defense. In Iraq, he followed Bush's plan and I doubt a republican president would have been able to stay much longer in Iraq, against the will of its people.
In Afghanistan I see little difference from the way Bush fought the war.
Obama did not close Gitmo (as he had promised) and he seems to be killing to be killing more terrorists in more countries than Bush did.
I think he handled Syria very well, no US-casulties.
Would Romney attack Syria or Iran? Would that be a good thing?
Obama is anticlimatic as a politician. I highly doubt he would do any major changes to gun-laws. Even after all these shootings, I did see nothing more than rhetoric.
Oh and btw my government was no gift from the allies, I voted for it at the last parliamentary elections.
Edit: And now I have been pondering this a bit longer, would you like to tell me what relevance your remark had, other than being flamebait? Which I have, admittedly, sort of taken.
Last edited by Hexer; 08-09-2012 at 03:36 PM.
A stated policy goal of the 2008 Obama campaign was a permanent reinstatement of the Assault Weapons Ban, and officials in his administration have been quoted as advocating for such a ban. Quite frankly, I don't trust him any more than I trust Romney on my gun rights. Romney I see as more of a Bush Sr. on the issue, who would act if it were politically convenient to do so (Bush misjudged its convenience, however -- the result was that quite a few Republicans got religion about the Second Amendment after the reaction to his 1989 import ban); Obama has simply had his hands tied due to re-election concerns. Even with a hostile Congress, he has the ability to act on the topic via executive orders and administrative decisions through the various government agencies, and he's certainly shown a willingness to do so when politically expedient (his statements and executive order after the "show me your papers" part of the Arizona immigration statute was upheld are a prime example).
I don't want to turn this into a gun rights debate -- there have been several of those in the past few weeks. The point is that his actions in his first term do not mean he won't act upon reelection, and that isn't exclusive to gun rights.
WRT your other points:
- Obama is now "pro-gay marriage" because he felt that he was losing credibility among that voting bloc due to inaction. It was a calculated move on his part. Up until May 2012, he publicly espoused the exact same views as the President of Chick fil-A.
- Obama has done very little on the issue either way, as has Romney. Like Romney, Obama also draws support from religious organizations (black churches -- traditionally a method to mobilize black voters) and views it as necessary to maintain that support.
- Obama has done d*ck all on the topic. On the contrary, DEA has been pretty busy raiding medical marijuana distributors in California.
- I'm relatively pleased with his handling of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the War on Terror as a whole.
- I don't think that Libya was "our fight," and despite its humanitarian reasons, we had no vested interest in getting involved there.
- While he had a willingness to support the Libyans, he has shown no interest apart from kind words in Syria; I think this is an inconsistent policy. I think he has an interest in maintaining the status quo in Syria, which is (in my opinion) in line with Israeli interests.
- I doubt it. See above for Syria. Iran would likely mean troops on the ground, which is a political non-starter here.
----------Why? You cannot seriously believe that Romney, a Massachusetts liberal Repub at heart, is going to try and insert Xnity into government? This is a non-issue.I am for a wall between church and state, which again would make me choose Obama over Romney.
----------It does not have a chance with either. It will take a lot more time before America is ready for that. Another non-issue.I am for drug legalization, again I do see more chance of getting this through Obama than Romney.
----------Obama is, IMO, literally economically destroying America. His policies are actively preventing job creation and artificially extending the economic malaise and making this a 'double dip' recession.I disagree on the economics part. Obama wasn't perfect, to say the least, but nothing from Romney gave me any hope that there would be real change (except if you confound economics with taxation for the super-rich).
----------So far as Afghanistan, I mostly agree, though it is ironic that Obama used precisely the same policy he ripped Bush for. So far as overall military strategy, procurement and foreign sales, I think there would be signfiicant differences between a Romney administration and the current one.I don't think that Obama has done such a bad job with defense. In Iraq, he followed Bush's plan and I doubt a republican president would have been able to stay much longer in Iraq, against the will of its people. In Afghanistan I see little difference from the way Bush fought the war.
----------.... both adopting and intensifying policies he attacked Bush for.Obama did not close Gitmo (as he had promised) and he seems to be killing to be killing more terrorists in more countries than Bush did.
----------"Handled well"? Hardly. 'Did not fvck up massively'? Yes.I think he handled Syria very well, no US-casulties.
----------Neither of us know. Will Obama attack either nation should he get a second term? Neither of us know.Would Romney attack Syria or Iran?
----------Depends upon the circumstances.Would that be a good thing?
----------I think he has been an utter disaster for America.Obama is anticlimatic as a politician.
----------I think the moment he gets a second term, he will pull out the stops on trying to get new gun control measures passed. When those are blocked in Congress, he will use his EO powers.I highly doubt he would do any major changes to gun-laws. Even after all these shootings, I did see nothing more than rhetoric.
So far, we have seen the restrained Obama who had something to lose; reelection. If he gets reelected, we will see the unrestrained Obama with nothing to lose.
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I can remember back to Nixon running for president. I've seen some wild and weird campaign claims and commercials.
Never have I seen such a Blatant Lie as this commercial from any side before. To accuse Romeny of letting a woman die & Falsely is pretty fcuking dispicable. Even more so when you KNEW the Charges were false and still went with it. Have you No Shame Obama? Have you no shame Democrats? at long last?
Furthermore I think I have to rephrase a bit, you didn't get your facts wrong, you just ignorantly failed to acknowledge certain facts. Such as those I pointed out to you in regards to German democratic movements. And now you even continue to do it.
In addition to this, if you recall my original post, you know before you went full retard with the nazi remarks, you will see that I criticized the way in which way these campaigns are led. Wonder what your take on this is.