Originally Posted by O10101
Absolutely not, just because we support a certain candidtate doesn't mean we hate America and want to see it fail.
But this economy was downright in the shitter because of Bush and his 8 years of destruction. You can go ahead and call that a "liberal talking point" if you want, but it's just a fact.
Again, no it's not acceptable. But if you expected Obama or any president for that matter short of Superman himself to be able to change this in just 4 years then you my friend are living in a fairy tale.
We found and killed Bin Laden, how is that looking weak? If you orchestrate an attack against this country, we will hunt you down and take you out. The Bush years hurt our alliance with a lot of countries, but Obama has mended those fences and we are stronger for it.
The Libya incident was a catastrophe. I won't make any excuses for the administration for that one. Going to war with a country based on false lies that were used to harbor fear in the public to gain support for such a war was downright terrible as well though.
On the rich? Hell yeah, thats fine with me. They can afford to pay a little more. Go ahead and use the Republican line of class warfare if you want, but the from the top down way of thinking has proved noneffective, we have to build from the bottom up.
I don't want to see America fail, I love the United States and have served her. The problem is I strongly feel we're headed in the wrong direction and 4 more years of President Obama will make it even worse.
The economy needed work and still needs work, but we're again headed in the wrong direction with it. We've seen our debt balloon as well as our deficit. The government needs to stop spending money it doesn't have.
Props for Bin Laden and I had said on here well done to Obama (even though I am one of his harshest critics here). However, Obama has succeeded in alienating many of our allies (Israel and eastern Europe as an example), while emboldening our enemies (Iran, North Korea, etc) into thinking we are truly weak.
The whole Libyan thing was a joke. We should have known an attack was coming and defended our embassy. Meanwhile, say what you want about Bush and Iraq, but he was going on intel the rest of the world also had, and at least (unlike Obama) he got Congressional approval to take action there. Obama's not doing so in Libya is a clear violation of the Constitution and if Bush had done that there would have been 37 articles of impeachment or so introduced for that.
I am fine with paying taxes and I'm sure many of the wealthy in the U.S. have no problem with doing so, either. However, Obama and his talking heads seem to have been hell-bent on punishing success. If someone makes a lot of money and has worked hard doing so, I applaud them and not condemn them. Plus, right now it's been a while since we've actually had a budget. With the whole tax-cut issue being a sticking point, no wonder many of the rich (and others) are sitting on their money right now. My prediction is that by the end of the year, if we have no resolution, the tax cuts expire and EVERYONE's taxes shoot up. I have a bad feeling if we start down that path, what happened in '08 will just seem like a bad dream.
The thing that bothers me the most about all of this is the amazing hypocrisy (not saying you) that others seem to use. I am a conservative tea-partier and don't apologize for it. However, I do give credit where credit is due and when Obama does the right thing I will say so. Yet, people IRL have blasted me for doing so, saying that I shouldn't say anything nice about him. On the flip side, Obama does some of the same things that Bush would do (the drones, for example) and he can't do anything wrong. I may not always agree, but at least I like to think that I bring more than zingers to the table and want to do the right thing for the United States.