Obama has done great things in the only realm he actually fully controls;
foreign policy. It's congress that passes laws and spends money here at home.
I agree he has done a good job in the foreign policy area. At home is another
question. I was seriously against Obama in 08 because of his association with
Reverand Wright. But, now that I see Romney being attacked for his faith, I
regret my snap judgment. The LDS church has a history of leaders saying some
less than nice things about race and the civil rights movement. Romney should
not be held to account for those past statements. Similarly, Obama should not
be held account for things said by his former pastor. Nevertheless, I don't
think Obama is up to the job at hand. But, I could be wrong.
"Obama has done great things in the only realm he actually fully controls;
foreign policy."What has Obama done with foreign policy? What
have we gained from Iraq & Libya? Oh yes!* Finland
got five hundred fifty million dollars to create an auto factory.* Brazil
got over twenty two billion for oil drilling.* We subsidize factories in
China.Good job with foreign policy BO.
Most of us in the military are tired of Obama making cuts in Defense and nothing
else. We want a Commander in Chief that we can respect. We want a guy who
stands for us and not against us. We are tired of having our pay in question
every couple of months because he can't control his terrible spending habit.
To worf: Brazil got a loan from the Export-Import bank to buy American made
drilling equipment. It is nothing like you make it sound.
thinkIthink-Please give references to the "less than nice
thing" said about civil rights by lds leaders.Obama has never
answered for Rev. Wright. He has only been handled with kid gloves by the
As long as we're so angrily divided, I think every race is going to be bitter,
tough and close moving forward.
isn't it amazing that after 6 + years since the 2006 election when the Democrats
took over Congress that people still think Obama is up to being president? Time
for the adults to take over. In China, India, Russia they realized socialism
wasn't doing it for them and became capitalists. We on the other hand are
headed toward socialism a failed system under Obama. Time to get rid of tax and
spend. Isn't it a no brainer that less spending, lower taxes, less red tape
would get our economy going?
The real issue here is the lack of leadership and a leading voice for the
GOP.So far they have only attacked and have done very little to lay
out a meaningful plan - unless you count the various flat tax atrocities. Romney
is going to have a very tough time in the general. His casual relationship with
the truth, lack of authenticity and his close ties to wall street are not going
to play well. His tax plan is absurd. I encourage all to read it and the
analysis thereof.Unfortunately, he is also going to have defend the
GOP's hijacking of the Senate now requiring 60 votes instead of 51 to pass every
thing.The worst part about the upcoming election isn't the nasty ads
and rhetoric, it's the refusal by the GOP to get anything done. Despite the
overwhelming majority of Americans agreeing with the premise behind the
"Buffett" rule, they still refuse to do anything. It may
well be a time for the US to adopt a multi-party system. It feels to too many of
us that both of the current camps are simply too corrupt to get anything
Screwdriver-Is Operation "Fast and Furious" considered
Spending is the number one issue period.The Soviet's economy didn't
collapse because of the lack of a strong military...
@Roland Kayser:Here are two of several articles on the topic. (1.) By MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) and RONNIE GREENEABC
NEWS and iWATCH NEWS Oct. 20, 2011 With the approval of the
Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million
federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in
Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of
doing the work.(2.) Obama administration to support offshore
drilling in BrazilPosted by Steve M on August 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
Share via e-mailThe U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to
Brazils state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge
offshore discovery in Brazils Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de
Janeiro. Brazils planning minister confirmed that White House National Security
Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials.
@what in tucket"Isn't it a no brainer that less spending, lower
taxes, less red tape would get our economy going? "Less
spending leads to jobs being lost. Lower taxes don't mean a thing, we already
have the lowest tax rates in half a century. Less red tape means more capacity
for financial institutions to mess around like they did to cause this recession
in the first place. If I had to come up with a plan to destroy this economy more
than it has... I'd go with your plan.
Everyone keeps rattling on about Obama and what he has or has not accomplished,
when this article is about the Republican Party and there picking a viable
candidate. The Republican Party keeps tearing it's self apart with it's in
fighting, with no end in sight. Why can't they find a candidate that could win
the election and be good for the country at the same time, because none of the
candidates running right now fill the bill, everyone carries to much baggage.
Give me a good honest Republican candidate that isn't all huff and puff and I
will vote for him/her if not I will stay with Obama because he is just as good
right now as anyone that the GOP is offering.
Mick - reference many remarks by LDS leaders in the past before 1978,
specifically Mark E. Peterson, and numerous remarks about Martin Luther King
being a communist, etc.International Cougar Fan - most Americans
lost about 10% in wages over the past 10 years. While it's unAmerican to
suggest that the top 1% - who saw an increase of 275% in the past 10 years -
should shoulder more of the tax burden, that means the shrinking middle class
has to pay for the military budget, and everything else. Well, guess what, we
don't have the money. If you believe that grandma should take a 20% cut in
retirement, while the military is untouched, you're probably going to have more
Americans disagree with you than agree with you.It's wrenching to
see military families and those who benefit from military spending suffer along
with most of the nation, it's simply inevitable, especially as we expect those
at the top - the job givers - to avoid more of the tax burden.Mitt
Romney or anyone else is not going to reverse globalization, but just as the
Democrats laid all the blame on GWB, the GOP will finger Obama as being the
source of all problems.
Spending less means GOVERNMENT job loss, not private sector job loss, unless
that private sector company is spending "government" money.Government workers are among the highest paid workers in America. Many of
them are doing redundant jobs. Many could be fired without reducing the
efficiency of government.Mr. Obama's solution to job creation is to
hire more government workers. He has never realized that non-governmental
people pay the taxes that pay the wages of government workers. No revenue is
coming in, yet he wants to increase expenditures. That's certain failure.Anyone else in any party is more qualified to fill the office of
President than Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama is a total and complete failure as
10CCFind those remarks or let me know where to find them. Be
specific. Don't put out names unless you can give sources.
Screwdriver: Democrats controlled both houses of Congress for two years and
Obama pretty much had his way, but obviously that has not helped the economy.In fact it made things worse by increasing government spending and debt.
I would love to see a moderate Republican get elected. However, I don't think
that is going to happen. All measures show the economy is slowly growing and
there are some predictions from some conservative think tanks that say barring a
European crisis, the economy should be doing fine by fall of 2011. I don't
think anyone in the Republican Party is shoe in and no one there really appeals
to me. The independent voter and the working mom are the ones that will
determine this election. I also believe that the Republican strategy of do
nothing is going to haunt them. I can hear them being called the Do Nothing
Party except for the rich and for corporations and people being turned off by
that. I'm not sure the President wins but I'm leaning that he will. He is a
stellar campaigner and much better than the monkeys the Republicans are putting
up. Bottom line, if both the Republican candidates and Obama are in a boat and
it sinks who is saved? The country and that is perhaps the sorriest thing of
I guess if people are content with the current economy and want 4 more years of
the same misery then the election will be close. For those who actually have a
clue what's going on and understand the grave mess Obama has created then this
next election is a no brainer. The question really is - how many percentage wise
have a clue and how many are clueless?
Story writes:"He said he fears that a lot of conservatives will sit
out the 2012 election if Romney is the nominee.From what i have read the
past year that is not the case. The conservatives will vote for whomever their
nominee is. Anyone besides Obama. And frankly, I don't blame them.
A close and tough race? Doesn't show much wisdom of our people.