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#378 - punkrockdude (11/04/2012) [-]

Tax on businesses that ship jobs overseas
Political ad disclosure bill
Small business job act
The DREAM act
Repeal of don't ask don't tell
Anti-rape amendment
Benefits for homeless veterans
Affordable health care for Americans
Health care for 9/11 first responders
Jobs bill
Wall street reform
Recovery and reinvestment act
Oul spill liability
Immigration reform
Unemployment extension
Fair pay act

All are bills proposed or supported by Obama that have been blocked, some multiple times, by republicans for the sole purpose of trying to make him a one term president. This is why I would vote for Obama.

Also, Romney would try to run the country like a business, which would never work
User avatar #423 to #378 - npfortytwo (11/04/2012) [-]
Anti-Rape amendment? It's not like an amendment is going to stop rape. Why do you think people break laws?
#467 to #423 - punkrockdude (11/04/2012) [-]
Look at the nicknames they have for other bills. Obamacare: it's not about carbs only for obamas. Wall street reform: it's not changing the ways things are done on a random street, it's reform for banks and investors.
User avatar #541 to #467 - npfortytwo (11/04/2012) [-]
Yes, but they aren't called: "The Anti-Non Universal Healthcare Bill", or the "Anti-Wall Street Not Being Reformed Bill".
#546 to #541 - punkrockdude (11/04/2012) [-]
It's not like i pulled the name out of my ass. It's what the government and news media has been calling it
#445 to #423 - punkrockdude (11/04/2012) [-]
How about you do some research before you go spouting ******** . It wasn't to prevent rape, that's impossible. It was going to prevent the government (and government agencies) from doing business with companies that refuse to allow employees to bring cases of work sexual abuse to court
User avatar #452 to #445 - npfortytwo (11/04/2012) [-]
I don't remember ever hearing about this in the entirety of my life, but okay. Also, it shouldn't be called the "Anti-Rape Amendment" (at least by your words), and I wasn't necessarily "spouting ******** " - if you say anti-anything, that's implying that you want it ended.
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#492 to #400 - punkrockdude (11/04/2012) [-]
Im going to reiterate something I heard on the daily show a while back (inb4 liberal propaganda). When Obama was going to make cuts to the auto industry, fox news said that the 4 billion cut would not do anything to help the economy. Then when Romney suggested cutting funding to PBS (by 8 million) they got a boner over how much if a difference that would make. Cutting PBS will not do anything to help the economy. Obama has made larger cuts, and they haven't helped either.
#432 to #400 - punkrockdude (11/04/2012) [-]
No, it just does not work. There are too many variables with in a country that makes it impossible. In a business, if you are turning low profits, you can lay people off if need be. In a country, you do that and you start riots. With a business, you can seriously compete with your competitors with out much fear of causing trouble. With a nation, you say one thing wrong as the leader, and you lead yourself into a war.
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#519 to #464 - stripeygreenhat (11/04/2012) [-]
PBS, NPR and the what not take up an extremely small percentage of the budget. They're just drops of water in the ocean. Drops, by the way, that have a huge benefit on the community disproportionate to the amount of money we put in them. We SHOULD invest more in public educational/informative programming because of the positive effects.
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#377 - fefe (11/04/2012) [-]
Average American, learn your political system before you vote. Economic decisions essentially go down to congress, Obama is just an influential figure for decisions.
#367 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
Help save this endangered avian species.

Obama 2012
User avatar #382 to #367 - makedonski (11/04/2012) [-]
Have you looked at the amount of funding PBS gets from the government? It was less than 1%.
User avatar #391 to #382 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
It was a joke.

I just think it's funny how one of the few things Romney is willing to be specific on is something so unimportant, do we even know what tax loop holes he promised to fix yet?
User avatar #420 to #391 - noblexfenrir (11/04/2012) [-]
Would it make a difference for him to explain them? No because the majority of people who are asking for them wouldn't understand what he's talking about or understand how those loopholes affect the business structure. It's not always a straight line with them and they can be very intricate.

Also you have to take into account Romney is in the dark on alot of things, he has nowhere close as much information as Obama does simply because Obama has been privy to presidential info for 4 years. It's like asking me to build a computer and giving me a budget and what you want to do, but not telling me I only have a specific list of options to choose from, and you don't want certain brands mixed.

User avatar #446 to #420 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
So basicly you'd rather reset the progress we've made for a president that know what's going on and begin training a new one in this huge crisis?

Now see that sounds like a bad idea

I still think a blistering moment of ingorance was Romney talking about the navy having fewer ship than some decades ago, not taking into account the performance of each individual ship now and not then

It's a simple thing to understand but he didn't
User avatar #363 - iloverapingmen (11/04/2012) [-]
This is brilliant.
User avatar #354 - obliviousman ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
Funniest thing about this year's and the 2008 elections is that everybody expects the next president to solve everything overnight, when really he can't do **** by himself.
#373 to #354 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
That is the most ******* accurate thing I've seen here. Congrats, sir!
#385 to #373 - obliviousman ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
Thank you, would you like some cake?
#415 to #385 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
I don't want to be lied to again, so keep that cake for yourself.
#348 - GodOfGodz (11/04/2012) [-]
I don't think Bush was a good president, but Obama simply cannot keep playing the blame Bush card. He promised he would make the country better and the simple answer is that he has not. Our national debt has only gotten worse. I also don't think Romney was my party's best choice. I am a paleo-conservative, so I agree with the old republicans... Not today's, today, I agree with the Republicans economic plans, but not their social views. I am pro-choice. I don't care if gays get married, and I don't care about abortions or birth control, but I don't think the government should be paying for that at all. Just my opinion here.

I feel so out of place being a conservative on the internet.
#523 to #348 - stripeygreenhat (11/04/2012) [-]
Libertarians, libertarians everywhere.
User avatar #401 to #348 - anonymousattorney (11/04/2012) [-]
Neat. I think that Bush was in the wrong place at the wrong time, what with 9/11, Katrina, and that little economic collapse caused by bankers lending out money to people who really shouldn't have been given it in the first place. I agree with you in the fact that Obama did not live up to his promises at his election, so I do think he's not fit for the job currently. As for Romney....To be honest, I think that maybe, just maybe, depending on whether he has rational, intelligent members in his cabinet that he listens to, then.....he could do a decent job; we'll just have to wait and see if he does get elected. I also agree with the Republican economic plans, but am sort of mix-and-match with the social views. I believe that, instead of just aborting the child, give it up for adoption; there are plenty of infertile couples who would love to have a child, even if it's not theirs. I believe in those three unailenable rights; I also believe that, concerning the right to Life, it is also an obligation to protect the lives of those who are unable to defend their own life (children, the elderly, the unborn, and whatever else falls under that category). As for gay marriage.... I honestly think that the federal government has absolutely no say in the matter of who you can marry. I also think that some of the stuff the military's been doing after the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" thing got repealed are stupid, such as mandatory gay Pride meetings for all people working in the Department of Defense, and this one incident with a Navy chaplain being forced, under threat of court-marshal, to marry a same-sex couple by his CO. I was also peeved about the HHS requiring Church-operated facilities to provide their workers with birth-control pills and contraceptives, considering how, in the Catholic Church's belief, assisting someone in committing a sin means that you also committed the sin, and how the HHS had the gall to fine those who don't comply. I do respect your opinion, though.
#380 to #348 - creepycreeper (11/04/2012) [-]
I won't comment on the other things because I'm from another country and it's none of my business, but I agree with your social views.
User avatar #376 to #348 - tisjunkisdamnfunny (11/04/2012) [-]
Being president of the United States of America might be the ********* job in the world. And we ask why our candidates are so full of **** ...
#393 to #376 - GodOfGodz (11/04/2012) [-]
I think it is... It sucks having people hate you to death. I dont hate Obama, I actually like him, I just dont agree with his political views. It bothers me how quickly people jump to hating Obama or Romney over politics. There still people outside of politics, and neither of them are bad people.
User avatar #374 to #348 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
The whole economic thing is one thing I know matters but that of which I do not understand, money is a thing we invented, a thing without any real power beyond that of which we give it, we control it, we make infinite amounts of it to the point where the majority of it is just numbers on a computer, yet it matter more and more to us

Do we control it or does it control us?
User avatar #372 to #348 - obliviousman ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
It's not Obama's fault though. If government can't function as a whole, nothing can get done. Remember the healthcare law? Took forever and nobody could make an agreement on anything. And even if Obama does fix everything, it's still going to take years for his plans to work.

btw I agree with your views on today's politics. not cool sometimes.
#370 to #348 - fefe (11/04/2012) [-]
you are not alone
#369 to #348 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
No, he cannot play the bush blame game anymore. What we have to do is look at how the US has reacted to Obama being president to see why we are hearing what we are. Even south park put out an episode about the 2008 election, and I think it was pretty accurate. People complaining about Obama basically shut themselves in. They don't listen to anything good he does, and formed the Tea Party. BTW most people in the Tea Party are the ones getting the benefits from the healthcare mandate. Our national debt will get worse for years to come until people understand that setting up new government systems who have to be paid for EVERY YEAR, will translate to future debt figure out where debt is coming from. Obama came into office with one of the worst debriefings a president has had since Lincoln. The economy was on the verge of collapse. He had to do something about that and swore that we should try to fix it quickly or slowly. He tried to do it quickly and got everyone on his ass. That is all for the Obama ******** . You say that birth control shouldn't be covered by health insurance, that is an easy concession. Just make viagra not covered as well under health insurance.
#366 to #348 - kingmarston (11/04/2012) [-]
That feel...
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User avatar #352 to #348 - blackhawksfan (11/04/2012) [-]
Finally, someone who shares the same political views as me...
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#331 - kingmarston (11/04/2012) [-]
Why I'm voting for Romney? Because this whole Benghazi incident. The fact that the kim jongistration blamed a video instead of condemning the attackers really frustrates me. Also I don't understand why there was no response to the ambassadors cries for help while he and 3 others were killed in that firefight that lasted for 7 hours. We had troops in Italy, and we did nothing. That's great damn leadership right there.

Inb4 Red thumbs and conservative fag.

Pic semi related.
#429 to #331 - fefe (11/04/2012) [-]
In my defense, I never have a given a **** about whitney houston.
User avatar #333 to #331 - kingmarston (11/04/2012) [-]
kim jongistration? Interesting kim jong.
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User avatar #329 to #319 - nucularwar (11/04/2012) [-]
I figure both candidates are going to lie, I'd rather vote for the guy who'll apologize and feel bad instead of the guy who'd laugh and say it's "Just part of being a politician"
#312 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
It's more like Bush hits an Iceberg, hands the helm to Obama, then everyone blames Obama for hitting an Iceberg., now we can elect someone who loves to hit icebergs again.
#340 to #334 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
******* awesome. thumb for you.
User avatar #311 - cullenatorguy (11/04/2012) [-]
I think in the past 4 years Obama has tried to fix the hole in the side of the ship, but with scotch tape. It hasn't worked very well, but it's held up a little until we can actually fix the problem. Electing Romney is more like backing up and hitting the iceberg that is Bush.
User avatar #359 to #311 - blackhawksfan (11/04/2012) [-]
No, Obama decided to buy a whole new ******* luxury ship, on a raft budget...
#336 to #311 - GodOfGodz (11/04/2012) [-]
But the thing is, Obama really hasn't fixed anything... Definitely not economically... He increased our national debt. And Romney is not very similar to Bush... He had a whole portion of his debate dedicated to saying why he is different, I see no one saw that though...

I'm not trying to sound like an ass, just my thoughts.
#549 to #449 - GodOfGodz (11/04/2012) [-]
-_- The rolling Stone leans far left, so I would not trust them as a source. It's like watching Fox expecting them to compliment Obama.
User avatar #550 to #549 - cullenatorguy (11/04/2012) [-]
Did you even click the link?
#555 to #550 - GodOfGodz (11/04/2012) [-]
Wow, I'm sorry... I didn't. I thought it was another article I've seen before. My fault. But my point about the Rolling Stones still stands.
#360 to #336 - perezed (11/04/2012) [-]
But did you know that when you are trying to fix 			******		 up economics system it can't be done without increasing national dept, and when economical system has rosen to a decent level then you can start to decrease your national dept. It's just how economics work.
But did you know that when you are trying to fix ****** up economics system it can't be done without increasing national dept, and when economical system has rosen to a decent level then you can start to decrease your national dept. It's just how economics work.
#308 - ChanChan (11/04/2012) [-]
Anarchy for the USA
#304 - nordicmike (11/04/2012) [-]
I consider Obama the lesser of 2 evils
#306 to #304 - fefe (11/04/2012) [-]
me too
User avatar #301 - JoshBauer (11/04/2012) [-]
"Oh it's okay Obama, we didn't expect you to fix anything anyways, it's all Bush's fault"
#315 to #301 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
Obama has fixed a lot of things. Bush put a lot of systems into place that people expect to be paid for forever. Look at the TSA if you don't believe me. They don't do **** extra, but we have to pay out of the ass on the national level to keep it.
User avatar #316 to #315 - JoshBauer (11/04/2012) [-]
I love how everyone complains about TSA, but when's the last time that a plane got hijacked in the US? When's the last time a plane was blown up in the US?
User avatar #326 to #316 - thirdasscheek (11/04/2012) [-]
name a time other than 9/11 that a plane got hijacked or blown up
User avatar #328 to #326 - JoshBauer (11/04/2012) [-]
I dunno if you're trying to support what I just said or what, but TSA has obviously prevented that **** from happening.
User avatar #357 to #328 - thirdasscheek (11/04/2012) [-]
i'm just providing a counter argument. Before there weren't nearly as many attempts but in the 11 years since 9/11 how many attempts have there really been? I can only really recall the underwear bomber and shoe bomber.
#344 to #328 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
Name a time before TSA other than DB cooper that a plane was hijacked in the US.
#299 - pimpinboobnugget (11/04/2012) [-]
I don't care about the presidency, but Obama still has the cooler name.
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User avatar #274 - peepeethesailor (11/04/2012) [-]
We should just let Hitler become our leader and then we should kill all the gooks.
#318 to #274 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
Hitler didn't have a problem with gooks. If he did, do you think he'd partner with the Japanese? He also got his ideas of the Aryan race from asian monks in the himalayas.
User avatar #287 to #274 - AreyouSerious (11/04/2012) [-]
plus Hitler did nothing wrong
User avatar #296 to #287 - Danzig (11/04/2012) [-]
very true
#263 - vorrundenaus (11/04/2012) [-]
Trying to fix this country is basically the equivalent of standing at the bottom of a large hill and trying to stop the snowball coming at you. At least to me.
Trying to fix this country is basically the equivalent of standing at the bottom of a large hill and trying to stop the snowball coming at you. At least to me.
#353 to #263 - swagbot (11/04/2012) [-]
Ya know, maybe things never get better because everyone's a fatalist like you.

Have you analyzed and confirmed to yourself what you're fighting for and why?
Can you clearly explain those ideas to other people?
DO YOU explain those ideas to other people, and listen to their feedback?

That is the start of a revolution for positive change. If you haven't even taken those steps, you have no right to whine.
#327 to #263 - Thisidisalready (11/04/2012) [-]
It is trying to fix things from the beginning. Unfortunately, people are constantly being born, and the young noobs will try to blame someone for **** they never saw happen.
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User avatar #262 - lordoftheflies (11/04/2012) [-]
While I dont avidly pay attention to politics, I do give it some attention.
I personally think that Obama has done as well as he could with his first term and how stubborn Congress has been. Plus he was learning how everything worked during his first term and so he's more prepared than Romney could ever be for his 2nd term if he is re-elected.
Romney doesn't know how things will work out as president but at the same time, I think that Congress will give him more leeway than they gave Obama. But I still do not believe in what he wants to do.

All in all, Obama has done well with what he's given and if/when he is re-elected he has a better idea of what to do. Romney is new and I disagree with his ideas therefore Obama is the better candidate in my opinion.
#384 to #262 - swagbot (11/04/2012) [-]
Oh my God, what the **** did I just read?

- Obama is a grown man and a career politician - he's not some bright-eyed 20-year-old on-the-job trainee who "Hasn't finished the Manual of How To Be President; Vol. I". He's the current Presidential Figurehead, serving the exact role that the who installed him in office meant for him to fulfill.

-So he "Just Hasn't had a chance to make the country better". Uhmm, as far as i remember, he wanted to raise taxes and continue bailouts SINCE HE STARTED CAMPAIGNING in 2008. So, you tell me; What's his glorious, perfect agenda for the U.S.? What are the great things Barack wants to do to our country?

Don't get me wrong - Romney is just a White, Mormon Obama; They are both Plastic men, controlled by the same forces. Just don't praise Obama and spread misinformation like this.
User avatar #314 to #262 - brisineo (11/04/2012) [-]
And so it's right to go into a presidency not knowing what you're doing at first?

The thing is, you have to qualify for the job you're given or you're fired when you show you're not competent. You should already know what you're doing and have a record beforehand showing you're a leader before you even should run. Obama never held a role of responsibility, or a real job, being a Community Organizer, before he became part of the senate, which he then went on to president, and then put only more politicians as his cabinet instead of experts in their field, like Romney, or any average businessman would do.

Romney's not only led and founded businesses, but mayor, state governor, and in his religion, a bishop and stake president, which are high roles of responsibility. The presidency isn't an office much different than normal politicians, only with more responsibility and consequences of your actions, so in terms of this, who do you think is more prepared and up to the task?

Just my two cents.
User avatar #338 to #314 - Kellanved (11/04/2012) [-]
Leading/founding successful businesses is not difficult when you're already very wealthy.
#290 to #262 - jagm (11/04/2012) [-]
Thumb for you. But prepare for inbred ********* .
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