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I can't think of one good thing he has done in his 4 years of presidency! (other than taking out Osama bin laden). please explain to me why someone could bring themselves to vote for him!

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because i feel that Obama relates better to the typical working class American better than Romney. I don't think Romney in the current GOP understands American issues, and they are preaching about balancing the American budget, but they are going to do it by tax cuts for the wealthy while increasing DOD budget (while the military is being forced to downsize by over 40,000 troops). Oh and lets not forget that the GOP wants to remove rights from individuals that are guaranteed in the 1st, 14th, and 15th amendment.

Obama ain't great, but we are seeing an economic turn around, and recovery.

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I don't know what economy you're looking at but it's not America's! Oh and for the tax cuts for the rich let me explain. If you tax the rich to much they can and will take their money elsewhere. If you tax them a fair amount they will stay in America. It's all very simple. Now would you rather have 15% of $200 million, or 0%? I think the answer is pretty obvious. Also, for those of you reading this who think Romney is too rich to relate to the middle class. Barack Obama made a few hundred thousand dollars as president, but back home in Chicago he has a 2.1 million dollar house... How did that happen? He's exploiting his presidency by selling books which people buy because it was written by the president. I can assure you most of them wouldn't have bought a book from a random guy that they've never heard of... I truly hope you can see my point of view. Thank you for the answer though.
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see that's not accurate first off. you really need to check facts and stop watching the tv ads. both parties have had nothing but false advertising to convince you of something, but um, we are doing better.

plus, what does it matter where the rich takes their money? They aren't the number one consumers in the United States. And if your a pure businessmen/women, than your always after the profit. So shipping jobs overseas for a greater profit margin makes practical sense. But than again, Americans are always trustworthy people
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Green James, finally someone with an IQ. @crazy, just how old are you? don't have to answer it's more of an observation.
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Who cares if the rich take their money overseas??? Are you kidding? How many jobs do the poor provide for you? This class warfare Obama promotes is absolutely against the American dream.
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Their is too much class warfare against the poor
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Name one instance of people hating the poor just for being poor! The only reason people don't like poor people is when the poor people just take their stamps and welfare then go home and never even attempt to get a job.
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True. What has Obama done for poor people? He sure hasn't got them a job!
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Say NOBAMA!

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I say NOBAMA!!!
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i voted because he was black and i thought it would be cool to stop having white presidents but i was young i didnt know any better

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You say that like whiteness is a plague.
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That sounded more mean than intended.
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well i just think other people should be given chances that arnt just white, how about a mexcian, or black or japanese who was born here in the united states and loves there counrty.
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No one ever said other races can't be president.
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That's quite mature of you.
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yes but they get judge, just like obama did and im not just talking about races i think women should to, im sure we have so great women out there to you know, im not trying to be disrespectful im just saying the true
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I fully agree with your view on equality. But I think the only reason people think white people make fun of other races/women is just because people always say we do... while most of us don't. I'm white and I do NOT support people who think women and/or other races are lower than them. I think they're idiots.
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its just thats how it is over here , alot of people are very racist and im not say just white, i mean there black racist mexican. but i justhtink we should be all equal
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I personally don't think there are that many racists but I respect your thought process.
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Trust me there aint no way my parents are!!! Even I dont like him!

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Smart and pretty!
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Aww thanks marcus!
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I dont know

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You've stumped me. I've just spent about a minute trying to think of one good thing he's done, and I can't think of one. Maybe it's just because it's late.

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Incidentally, I don't even think that Bin Ladin should have been killed without a trial, and I do think that we should have cleared it with Pakistan first.
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i think he should have died and got his brains blown of for all the people he killed that day ineccent people, people like him should be killed
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It's cause he's black.

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Correct.
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MSR, please elaborate. I never understood why black people got so excited. he's as white as he is black.
Side bar---read your profile. spent a year in sacramento and made a gazillion trips to SF. i'm in love with northern california.
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I love Northern California too :D hehe.
And, well, basically the majority of the black people of our country voted for Obama cause he's black and they believe it's a way of proving what they can amount to or whatever. Most of the other ethnic selection voted for him because they didn't want to seem like they were racist and dumb shit like that.

Also, I love your profile icon.~
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i agree completely. glad you like the icon. look up rock and roll in any respectable dictionary and you'll see that face again. mind if i follow you a while?
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Go for it c:
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the other one isn't any better..

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Obama tried to shut down all small businesses which would cause a monopoly that would benefit only the rich and himself and cause total economic collapse. do u still think he is better than Romney?
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I never said he was better. I was just giving a reason for why someone would vote for him, I personally would not vote for either
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As if romney is any better. Obama just has to much pressure on him( being the first and all). I think he's "the American dream" for all foreigners. Honestly, he's not doing a bad job, it just seem like he's bad because he has to fix bushes mistakes and people expect things to happen instantly

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He wants to shut down small businesses which will further destroy the economy I admit Romney isn't great but he is better than a democrat
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You F***ING RACIST!!!!!!! IT DOESNT MATTER THAT HE IS BLACK!!!! HE STILL HAS THE SAME AMOUNT OF PRESSURE THAT ANY PRESIDENT HAS!!!!
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And p.s. YOU FAILED TO SAY WHY ROMNEY ISNT ANY BETTER!!!! You are a F***ING RACIST AND AN IDIOT!!
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But the world needs idiots.
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And yes HE IS DOING A BAD JOB!!!
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"American dream for all foreigners"? You have to be born in the U.S.A. To be able to be the president.
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And when you say he inherited bush's debt you are reciting what you saw on the last probama commercial. You also said people expect things to happen instantly... It's been 3 1/2 years. I for one wasn't expecting it to happen instantly, but I was hoping it would happen EVENTUALLY!
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Green dragon! the rest of you must be a bunch of 14 year olds on a break from MW3, if not your really stupid adults.
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Caluvox... You are just going around praising every Obama lover even if they don't know what they're talking about. Dragon said that Obama was the American dream for foreigners when you have to be born in america to be the president. So maybe you should actually read their comment instead of looking for anything good about Obama then saying Green!
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Obama supporters don't like facts!
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crazy, I did read it and I agree, this nation is built by imigrants, that goes for you to unless you are native american. Perhaps you should read and reread before sounding as stupid as the rest of the Romneyzombies on this sight. "born in america to be president" where did you see that in his comment?
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You believe or not there are millions of people who will vote for Obama of course he is not doing his best but I bet he better than Romney in bunch of ways.

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Youd lose that bet.
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Will see but I don't care about it there is no support no matter who and what
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So that's how you approach politics? Like a football game? You're just guessing that Obama is better than Romney! You looked at no facts!! Stop listening to everything you hear in the media!!!
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crazycracka, you should listen to your own advice, when your not at your white power rallies that is.
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Nope I read a lot
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There will be plenty of people that support him. Some because he's black, some because he's a demo, some because they hate repub, some because they they really like him. But I'm with you. I really don't think he knows what he's doing.

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I don't think he will win the election and I pray to god he won't he is trying to shut down small businesses which will destroy the economy completely by leaving only large scale businesses to create a enormous monopoly which will cripple our country financially leaving us open to attack by terrorist and other countries and increasing our military budget from tax won't work either instead of creating new jobs he will be destroying our country. But let's not forget though he claims to be Christian his father and all of his advisors are Muslim so I don't know what religion he is

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There is nothing to do with religion here
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wow mike, you are really dumb.
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He's Muslim
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Please explain exactly what President Obama has done to try to "shut down small businesses?" I own three small businesses, and I do not see this.

And what does his religion matter? Perhaps you have never read the constitution. There is nothing in it stating a President must be Christian.

You are truly uninformed.
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Green psyche!
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Exactly. How could anyone vote for obama?

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Because they are afraid of the mess that Republicans have inflicted on America.
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I dont pay attention to politics alot but i pay attention enough to know that obama sucks as a president.
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Here is a whole list of reasons to vote for Obama:
http://obamaachievements.org/list#
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He's black and was in office when Osama bin laden was killed

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Wow - this has to be the most ignorant remark I have read on Ask...
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Wtf IS WRONG WITH YOU PSYCHEMOM?!?!?!?!? DRAGOONS COMMENT WAS MUCH MORE IGNORANT! THAT IS HOW OBAMA IS GETTING PUBLICITY!!!!!!
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Two points to gryffondor, christinacakes.
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Obama is just the guy who inherited the TOTAL MESS that Bush inflicted on America. The Republicans have refused to support anything Obama has tried to do, so they are a total liability. We needed consensus government and what we got was partisan stupidity. If you vote for more of the Republicans, you will get government of the rich by the rich for the rich. And you deserve all the pain they will inflict. The real problem in America is that is doesn't matter WHO you vote for, you finish up with biased politicians in charge. Arrrgghhh!!!

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People are only blaming stuff on busch because obama is black. If mccain or another white man was elected it would be his own fault. I know that you know that deep down.
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No pc it's not because he's black it's because he's a democrat...
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As for you Brian, it's been 3 1/2 years since he took office. He promised to have the debt pretty much paid for by the time he was done with his 1st year, and he also said if he didn't have it fixed by the end of his term reelection was out of the question. But I guess the story changed and he doesn't know what to do other than attack mitts character. It's sad how low he's gone, but it's worse how people like you are pulling the rest of America off a cliff that we won't be able to climb back up.
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That is a dilemma DrBrian I hear what you say about politicians but really how do we ever fix that ? If we went to a dictatorship (I know that won't happen) we would have just one bias instead of two but none of us want that I don't think . Aren't we stuck ?
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Green DrBrian, it's nice to see intelligence.
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Man just doesn't have the answer. Jeremiah 10:23 says "Man is not walking to direct his step."
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This blaming bush is getting old. Bush has been out of office for over 3.5 years. Its all Obama's baby. This blaming bush is nothing more that a distraction. Is obama not man enough to take responsibly for his own actions or inactions.
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Obama asked for bipartisan support to drag USA out of the mess that Bush left behind. Republicans blocked every move he tried to make, so very little has been achieved. Obama needs a majority in BOTH houses of Government to sort out the mess. Right now NO-ONE can make any progress, so poor old America stays in the soft stuff. In the same situation Romney will achieve nothing either!!!!

I'm not "blaming" Bush for anything - history shows the fat cats messed up and they remain above the law and retain their priveleged wealth - and to h*ll with the ordinary guy. Obama asked for bipartisan support and he got nothing from the GOP. Justice says they can sort out their own messes and I fully expect all they will do is just rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic if history is any guide.
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Green drbrien!!
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DrBrien speaks the truth. Believe it!!
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Well we all are tired of hearing about Bush but facts are that he screwed America. The recovery is happening and will continue to do so. I hope we can bump some republicans... Bachmann, Atkin...etc and get some bipartisan action and get things rolling. Unless you are the 1% Mittens will do nothing for you....
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Regardless of what you think of him, Obama is president, duly elected by fellow Americans in a fair and free election. He may be incompetent, an amateur at politics, and a hopelessly idealistic partisan bumbler, but he deserves the respect that any man who wins the presidency is supposed to get from 51% of the public. Show a little respect for the office, even if the man had a big reach and a short grasp. I am proud to call him my president for another quarter.

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Cant argue with that.
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Why does he deserve respect while all he's doing is trying to get as much dirt on mitt as possible? I can't respect a man who doesn't respect his fellow American. Although I do admire you're view, it's not the same as mine.
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That's generous. From an adult in the crowd . That's you.
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That's our system .
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The office may deserve respect but the man in that office has stained the office with his actions. His action are not the actions of the president. The way he has treated our allies, no budget, his tearing apart instead of bring together I could go on. But what's the point.
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You are so sly shineyplate. I love how you answer questions. I just don't agree with respecting the person, temporarily holding the office of president. I respect the office, the flag, our Constitution, our country, but not one who is in my opinion, trashing all of these.
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This is as bad as trying to discuss religion with an American - you can only have a conversation if both parties are listening to each other. Obama may or may not be a greenhorn, but he is guided by the most experienced people money can buy. Bush was no intellectual giant, but he got by with his Advisors tearing their hair out (and repairing the damage) behind the scenes. I am beginning to realise the problem is having TWO levels of politicians who traditionally refuse to support each other. Bicameral government has far too many failings to be the system adopted by the greatest nation of earth. But no-one is going to be wise enough to make any changes. Stew in your own juice, America - and God help us all....
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Bicameral refers to House and Senate, not the two-party system. The latter is a function of the way we select our President. If we had a parliament we would have more than one party, as each party would have a hand in selecting a prime minister. But since we have a direct selection of President, it's a 2-party system.
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It's really Quadcameral, with the president making executive orders and Scalia et al legislating from the bench. Too many cooks spoil the broth. We should strip out all the BS and just have a single government elected by a parliament, as they do in democracies. And the parliament should be elected by proportional representation, not districts, so we don't get stuck w a duopoly/lesser of two evils again.
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Have at it. Changing the constitution is always a possibility.
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No. Adding to it is. But changing it isnt. Did you pass sixth grade history?
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The only thing people have to say about him is he made the call to kill Usama... Oh but let's not forget the things he implies! Everyone loves a guy who talks a lot and implements nothing.

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Hope and change baby it's a beautiful thing, but apparently only in theory...
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Haha! Good one.
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It's hard to implement something when you are constantly blocked by Congress:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/21/opinion/zelizer-congress-polarization/index.html

And it's Osama, not Usama. You should really become informed before making a decision on something so important.
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The funny thing is, he didnt even make the call. He wasnt part of the op!
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Ps. Psychemom, since arabic or whatever language it is is hard to translate, it can be spelled either osama or usama. BinLaden can also be Bin-laden.
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So it is you who should be informed!
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@Psychemom: I don't understand the article. I haven't got into politics in awhile so my mind is just warming up.

"Osama" can also be spelled Usama. I think that's actually the proper way to spell it.
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Yeah! Lets go madmarcus!
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Thanks, Pcgmr!
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Yeah!
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I am SHOCKED that Ask.com did not block your question. I asked this several days back and they BLOCKED it! To answer your question, this is the hardest job on the planet. I did not, nor will vote for him, BUT he is my President and I will respect his efforts. Others need to get off this racist crap! It's politics not race.

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I think they delete questions when the comments get irrational and out of hand.
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Because Romney-Ryan will be much worse. They'll gut regulation and let big business run roughshed over the environment, health, banking etc. They'll cut good programs to give tax cuts to people who don't need them.

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I always wondered why they did in the first place. He fooled his voters. Here's a saying for them "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me".

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Instead of watching fox, listening to neocons, try looking up what he's done. For a man having to deal with a childish congress and an opposing party who said " our number 1 job is to make him a one term president" before the man ever took office, he has actually done quite well and I don't give a rats a** what color he is. I DO care that under mitt my taxes will be higher, women will lose rights, and banks will be "unshackled" to run wild and try to sink our markets again.

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your markets will be sunk anyway in about 3 months . Your taxes will be higher under Obama . What rights will women lose. Banks will be unshackled to do what . They are all about broke
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Wrong, wrong and mitt wants women to be happy little housewives, barefoot and pregnant. As for banks, not even close to broke, in my opinion not chastised enough for what they did so let's go back and allow robo-signing, bundling, etc. that will fix things!
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Boo Boo, you need to quote some facts instead of your misguided opinions..... I think President Obama has done ok and don't know if Mitt could do any better, but quote facts!
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Dwilly, I get tired of posting facts. Neocons don't want to hear them.
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Fox is fair and balanced!
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@pc, fox fair and balanced??
Too funny for words
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Boo Boo, I'm only asking where I can read the quote that Romney wants women to be "just housewives"... I keep hearing this statement but I can't find out where it came from. If it's your opinion then just say so. Your allowed to have your opinion. It's just that your post sounds like he said it? If this is his platform I'm with you.
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Here is a whole list of reasons to vote for Obama:
http://obamaachievements.org/list#

The information is out there. You have to choose to look for it.

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