If Obama doesn’t end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, close Guantanamo, and STOP Bombing Pakistan, we swear to fucking God we’ll vote for him with slightly less enthusiasm in 2012
Well, we just have to wait until they get back from their staff meeting with their Boss in Israel, apparently Papa Netanyahu is pretty pissed about something.
Obama - the guy has created more wars than bush, created more tax breaks for the rich than bush, enacted more draconian legislation than bush including state sanctioned assasination, has pardoned more criminals and fraudsters than bush, enacted more secrecy laws than bush, removed more freedoms and liberties than bush, legalised state spying, destroyed the new deal, ………………………………………………..
But yeah - he’s called a democrat so ill vote for him…Fuck ME people - get over the guy, he is the Eddie Murphie of the Political World - he is DEAD !!
I agree with his fierce strategy for showing the world that the usa is still strong I just hopes he doesn’t back down to Russia or Iran : additionally I wish he would increase our safety at airports with everyone having to go through scanners or pat downs : thank god for Obama / we need more stimulus Amd unemployment as well
was hoping for a joke on the naivety of saying that Obama should be doing this as if he has the capability to begin with. we need to quit attacking this guy/that guy, democrat/republican and just realize that the government is a machine, a system; the system is flawed intrinsically, not Obama or McCain or Sarah Palin(insert parenthesized joke excluding Sarah Palin from otherwise rational, understanding sentiment).
It’s an interesting trade off. On the one hand, the Republicans will nominate someone worse than Obama. On the other hand, Obama gives in to the Republicans anyway.
At this point, I’m leaning toward voting third party, even if it means President Romney. (Mitt is the nominee, I hope you all realize that.) The only thing that worries me is foreign policy, since the president has much more unilateral authority there than in other areas.
It’s such a difficult decision. Either don’t vote for him because he has gone back on his word and face the possibility of a much, much, much worse Republican president who would run the world into the ground, or vote for him again, and if he wins continue to watch him go back on his promises and give in to the fucking tea party.
I am actually very upset. I paid taxes in 2010, even though I made little money. It was not a lot after all breaks, but I still paid something, not like GE. Fuckers with jet planes are still getting a tax break. Bush’s special terms for wealthy are prolonged.
I can’t vote for Republican. You see, I am a female, pro-choice and an atheist. But how can I vote for Democrat like Obama?
How about you vote for the best candidate for the variety of offices on your ballot, even if that candidate is a Dem or Republican.
And when politicians job performance is to the level that they have to go and nobody else is running, find someone to step up. Some of the states actually have sane ballot access provisions. Some, not so much.
For the overall picture, don’t confine yourself. But at the same time, don’t think there is no room for 3rd party thinkers in the Democratic and Republican parties. And remember that the road to a 3rd party (or more) society is probably gonna come from Democrats and Republicans opening the door to it (either by mistake or mistake or intention or mistake).
I think the process for getting ballot access and figuring out all these logistics isn’t widely enough known to people who might actually have some use for it.
Just some ideas.
Ok. so after watching cave after cave after no show after fucking CAVE, I’ve had it. I quit.
We need to hit the reset button. I am seriously considering voting for Bachman and pushing for others to do the same. “But wait!”, you say “That woman’s fucking nuts!”. Yes. Yes she is. Nuts enough to finally bring this shit down hard. Then, we can rebuild it. It’ll suck total ass for about 10-20 years, but when we get towards the end, when we get out the torches and pitchforks, then we can build it right again.
Seriously, Let’s give the tea party what they want. No EPA, cause God said birds love toxic waste. No abortions ever, so that more and more kids get put into foster care. and MOTHER fuck those immigrants (except the ones working at our factories, k?). We’ll just have a big right wing paradise and… OH WAIT!!!
IRAN. BEST. IDEA. EVAR!!! So we invade Iran, right? that’ll go AWESOME. You saw how we freed the shit outta Iraq, right? So we default on our debt to China, we bomb Iran (which is one of their allies, iirc.) and we take all of the oil. and there’s NO WAY russia would stop us!!!
Seriously though, we won’t recover until we hit rock bottom. Bachman would just make the fall happen sooner rather than later.
TLDR: to prepare for the next 5 years, learn Spanish, to prepare for the next 20 years, learn Chinese.
I was born and raised in Pakistan but came to the U.S. when I was 18 so I never got to vote there. Now, after 17 long years, I am finally a U.S. citizen and will be eligible to vote here.
In 2008, I felt sad that I was unable to vote for President Obama in a historic election. I am disappointed in how the bombings in Pakistan have increased under President Obama. But, as the cartoon pointed out, I will still vote for him.
My choices are to either vote for President Obama or vote for a Republican. I just can’t bring myself to vote for the latter because they all seem to not understand that it is very important to keep religion separate from politics. I have seen firsthand what happens when those two mix, and I can’t contribute my vote to it. If I decide to not vote at all, that will be one less vote that President Obama gets.
So, yes, the cartoon is true. I’ll vote for President Obama but not with a whole lot of enthusiasm.
The lesser of two evils… sad state of affairs. Although I think people are more concerned with the economy so people see it as a choice between
1) Obama - Austerity, an economy left in life support mode, privatization & social safety net cutbacks, status quo
2) Generic Republican - Even more austerity, economic contraction, less investment in education, knee-jerk reaction foreign policy, anti-gay rights, socially destroying policies with the ‘war on drugs’, xenophobic immigration policy.
Now would be a good time for the disillusioned left who voted for ‘change’ originally, to realize that ‘change’ doesn’t come from one politician but it comes from a wider movement that has a coherent & appealing message. The teaparty was the manufactured response to the weakened political position Obama and Democrats inherited via the Bush economy. The sheer perversity of American politics is so transparent that it could make anyone jaded. The entire Republican party & it’s subsidiary Teaparty tout vague and ambiguous terms such as, less-government, free-markets, and low-taxes. Each term is used as a proxy to less regulation, more overreach, and more privatization at the middle-classes expense . The response by the left and rationally based Americans has been largely mute, waiting for Obama to lead the way. I think it is evidently clear that the movement needs to reboot.
Obama supporters befuddle me. Most people who support him are pacifist liberals, and he is nothing like that. I can relate to why someone would vote for him if Bachmann was the candidate for the Republicans, someone who literally wants to dumb down America. But against pretty much anyone besides her or Palin I don’t understand how he is much better than the standard Republican. He is pro war, for the Patriot Act, for the war on drugs, has protected the tax cuts for the rich, is for huge deficits, bailouts, and has a cabinet full of Wall Street influence (just look at how many people from Goldman Sachs are in his administration).
You can’t just keep voting for the “lesser of two evils” forever, eventually you have to take a stand. I’d rather vote for someone like Nader or Ron Paul any day over Obama, even if I “wasted” my vote.