This is exactly the sort of article that stirs up anger on both sides of the
aisle and does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to give us any new information, not to mention
positive suggestions. I'll leave it up to others to blog and
argue the merits of the article all day.Have fun!What a waste
of news or commentary space!
From the Deseret news... Gallup Poll Majority of Americans support
gay marriage By Elizabeth Stuart DSNews 05 20 2011 For the first
time since Gallup started studying the issue in 1996, the polling organization
found a majority of Americans favor legalizing same-sex marriage.
Ten states now allow gay marriage in just eight years. Choose the
right side of history.
Hope or Hype? We are 4 years into Obama now and we all know the hope was all
hype. So let's start from there.Whether you love or hate the man we all
have to live with him like it or not so we might as well live in the
"real" world this time around. Here are the challenges of the real
world:1. There is a Fiscal cliff that we are fast approaching that
will hurt us all - BAD - if it is not handled right. Can Obama and the GOP meet
in the middle? Both will have to bend. Obama has shown zero willingness in the
past to bend being the extremist that he is so you can't be too hopeful. In
the past it's been my way or nothing for Obama. That doesn't work in
any presidency. The GOP will bend ... but not sale out. 2. Job creation.
How?? Raise taxes and you cause the job creators to cut back even further on
their bottom line. Obama has promised to raise taxes so if he does unemployment
will rise - drastically. 3. Deficit. 16 trillion and counting. 20 trillion
makes us Greece. This is disaster!! the clock is ticking
@PaganThis article had nothing to do with gay marriage
patriot Cedar Hills, UTThe election is over. The talking points
have been debunked and are no longer relevant. The wingnut extremists are
pulling back into their shells looking for someone to blame. The angry, old
white men who rant hysterically about the destruction of America and the infidel
in the White House have been defeated. The fears of a declining white majority
and the loss of an "inspired, Christian" nation are unfounded.Sure, the crazies still inhabit the dark recesses of the political world, but
today is a new day and the single-minded drive to make Barack Obama a one-term
president is gone. The rules are different. The concept of Obama as "The
Other" didn't play in Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa,
Michigan, Wisconsin, or Florida. All the anti-Obama rhetoric fell flat.So Republicans can either turn their attention to solving the problems
of America or lose more Senate and House seats in Congress so that work can be
done. Obstructionism is no longer a workable philosophy. Republicans
don't get everything they want. There is no mandate for them. They lost.
"The angry, old white men who rant hysterically about the destruction of
America"Ironically I perversely agree - since that statement is
merely a passive/aggressive way of stating that Obama won based upon race, class
and gender warfare (because he could not win based upon his policies).Unfortunately, while such hate may be be politically correct, it is still
hate. Hate is not particularly healthy for America
Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UTMajor policy achievement:" It's pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare
is the law of the land."--John Boehner As for
continuing attempts to repeal Obamacare by the House, Boehner replied,"No decisions at this point."As for other policy
accomplishments:Lily Ledbetter Act, DREAM Act, repeal of
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell", recovery from Great Recession,
improved relations on an international level, elimination of Osama Bin Laden,
political change in Egypt and Libya, and many other policy changes which
conservatives may not like, but the voters apparently did.America
re-elected the president. Although you may claim different reasons behind the
victory, I, happily, disagree. The American voter is not stupid! The whole
birther and "The Other" nonsense was racist. The 47% moocher appeal was
class-based and insulting, the "legitimate" rape statement and saying
that God intended that a rape victim carry a fetus to term was simply insane.
Romney pandered to the extreme Right and lost. The issues went far
beyond the crude appeals to the Republican base. Moderate Americans saw the
scam for what it was. Republicans continue to maintain a 1950s mentality in a
21st Century world.
Hope is the foundation of this country. It is what is the basis of the
"American Dream". It isn't something invented just 4 years ago,
but was what got families 300 years to pull up roots from the homes of their
ancestors to said across a foreign sea to a new and unknown land - hope of
religious freedom, hope to own ones own land, hope to be able to create a better
world for their kids. It is "hope" that keeps people coming to this
land.Reality is what dictated the fate of people living in the
middle east for centuries, where there is little to give parents any reasonable
expectation their kids can have a better life. Reality is what drives people to
do the most desperate acts to throw off those they perceive as their oppressors.
Reality is what drives young men and women to let themselves be turned into
human bombs.We are a nation of hope. Wh hope that our leaders will
eventually do the right thing. We have hope for our kids futures, e. Hope will
survive both the president and the speaker.
Democrats have pushed this nation to the brink of fiscal failure, and
Republicans have been pushing from behind along the same route.We
are running out of time. Look to the Democrats, who control the White House and
the Senate, to lead. Democrats, who remind us daily that they now have a
mandate, must lead to solve our $16.2 Trillion federal debt, balance the budget
(first lets hope they figure out how to actually present a budget in the
Senate), enact an energy plan that will keep America secure, stabilize the
Middle East, avoid another recession, figure out how to make the Affordable Care
Act actually reduce the cost of health care in America (which it is not
doing--have your premiums and health care become less expensive?), make Social
Security/Medicare/Medicaid solvent for decades to come...to name just a few of
the issues that perplex our nation. I will watch and hope that
Democrats will actually lead and be successful. So far they have only attacked,
lobbed falsehoods, and engaged in class warfare.
@David -- Republicans engage in class warfare too. What else do you call
demonizing the poor as worthless bums?
Wonder, you must admit that there is an element of Americans that work the
system. What I mean by this is that they remain unemployed in order to get
benefits. I hear of stories along this line often.Obviously people
like this are only a small minority. The vast majority of Americans take pride
in their work, and we work hard. Romney mischaracterized the 47% and
paid heavily for his comment. Republicans are learning a lesson by this
election. Are Democrats learning anything other than class warfare works for
them at the polls?Pushing grandma over the cliff works in election?
Despicable campaigning in my opinion.
The new hope for many Americans is that President Obama will shake off the ropes
and chains that bind him to the business crowd and that he may yet move America
back toward the will of the people. This elections may be the spark that will
rekindle the flame of liberty and justice for all. The job that we
set for President Obama has many hurdles among which is his race and the
persistent habit of humans to place team loyalty above more humane goals.
Another problem is that although he has control of the presidency, republicans
control business and can and do use the economy as a weapon. And people must
place survival over freedom, liberty and justice for all. Liberty or death
sound great, but it doesn’t really happen. While there are
many things we could ask of President Obama, the most important might be to
improve and correct the problems of voting. Unless the people as people are
able to gain control over our government through the vote, we stand no chance at
all of retaining the freedoms that we have and might have in the future.
I don't know what the extreme right wants. I thought it was a prosperous
America. I don't see that happening under Obama and if it doesn't it
will be the REpublican party's fault according to the Dems. Will they take
the responsibility if our economy continues to sink? Obama's policies go
against the principles that are required for a successful economy. Look up the
Index of Economic Freedom. It is what good economies do.
@Ultra Bob:"While there are many things we could ask of
President Obama, the most important might be to improve and correct the problems
of voting."Don't worry, he and his Democrat friends have
that all figured out and well in hand. He'll work toward no ID requirement
to vote so all the Hispanics who come here illegally can have a say. It's
only fair. He'll also push the voting methodology of, 'vote even if
you don't have an ID.'