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November 13th, 2012
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why i refused to vote for barack obama
Yes, but I understand the loyalty of Obamites. If I had bought an adorable puppy that grew into a cur who eats up what he shits all over the place each time he takes a break from shoving his muzzle up my friends’ crotches, I, too, might have tried to explain away his evolution as lovable and forthright learning and reacting.

Then again, dogs don’t boss us around.
“I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street. They’re still puzzled why is it that people are mad at the banks. Well, let’s see. You guys are drawing down $10, $20 million bonuses after America went through the worst economic year that it’s gone through in—in decades, and you guys caused the problem. And we’ve got 10% unemployment.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 12 December 2009
“I know both those guys [JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein]; they are very savvy businessmen. I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free-market system.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 9 February 2010
“What that means then is that as we try to resuscitate this notion that we’re all in this thing together, leave nobody behind, we do have to be innovative and thinking what are the delivery systems that are actually effective and meet people where they live. And my suggestion, I guess would be that the trick, and this is one of the few areas where I think there are technical issues that have to be dealt with as opposed to just political issues. I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure everybody’s got a shot.
—Barack Hussein Obama, 19 October 1998
“My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. If you’ve got a plumbing business, you’re gonna be better off if you’re gonna be better off if you’ve got a whole bunch of customers who can afford to hire you, and right now everybody’s so pinched that business is bad for everybody and I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 11 October 2008
“I’m gonna cut taxes a little bit more for the folks who are most in need and for the 5 percent of the folks who are doing very well—even though they’ve been working hard and I appreciate that—I just want to make sure they’re paying a little bit more in order to pay for those other tax cuts.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 9 February 2010
“So these investments—in things like education and research and health care—they haven’t been made as some grand scheme to redistribute wealth from one group to another. This is not some socialist dream.
—Barack Hussein Obama, 10 April 2012
“I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 15 February 1996
“Well, what I believe, in my faith, is that a man and a woman, when they get married, are performing something before God, and it’s not simply the two persons who are meeting.. But that doesn’t mean that that necessarily translates into a position on public policy or with respect to civil unions. What it does mean is that we have a set of traditions in place that, I think, need to be preserved, but I also think we have to make sure that gays and lesbians have the same set of basic rights that are in place. And I was glad to see, for example, that the president today apparently stated that he was in favor of civil unions. This may be a reversal of his position but I think it’s a healthy one. I think, on this, President Bush and I disagree, apparently, with Mr. Keyes on this, because I think that that kind of basic ethic of regard towards all people, regardless of sexual orientation, is a valuable thing.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 26 October 2004
“With respect to the issue of whether gays and lesbians should be able to get married, I’ve spoken about this recently. As I’ve said, my feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this. I have friends, I have people who work for me, who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. And they are extraordinary people, and this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about.
    At this point, what I’ve said is, is that my baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights that married couples have. And I think—and I think that’s the right thing to do. But I recognize that from their perspective it is not enough, and I think is something that we’re going to continue to debate and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 22 December 2010
“After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation,the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny. The President has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional. Given that conclusion, the President has instructed the Department not to defend the statute in such cases. I fully concur with the President’s determination.”
—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 23 February 2011
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 9 May 2012
“What I’m not going to be doing is using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue simply because I want folks to be investigating violent crimes and potential terrorism. We’ve got a lot of things for our law enforcement officers to deal with.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 23 March 2008
“What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana. I never made a commitment that somehow we were going to give carte blanche to large-scale producers and operators of marijuana – and the reason is, because it’s against federal law. I can’t nullify congressional law. I can’t ask the Justice Department to say, ‘Ignore completely a federal law that’s on the books.’ What I can say is, ‘Use your prosecutorial discretion and properly prioritize your resources to go after things that are really doing folks damage.’ As a consequence, there haven’t been prosecutions of users of marijuana for medical purposes.”
—Barack Hussein Obama, 9 April 2012

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From:hyok_kim
Date:November 30th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)

Can you name one who is not a hypocrite and ...........

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......still manages to be a professional politician?

I can't find one.
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From:larvatus
Date:November 30th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)

Re: Can you name one who is not a hypocrite and ...........

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I would start with the four dudes on Mt Rushmore. Past that, both FDR and LBJ were wily but principled manipulators, nothing like our present weather-vane POTUS. But the rot set in with Bubba.
From:hyok_kim
Date:November 30th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Can you name one who is not a hypocrite and ...........

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I would start with the four dudes on Mt Rushmore."

Well, George Washington reversed his position on slavery many times.

Thomas Jefferson preached against it, but still kept for himself, and fathered children by his slave. At least he treated them well.

Theodore Roosevelt praised the virtue of through knowledge of the bible to the point above university education, but denounced pacifism despite the preaching of Jesus.

Lincoln made a speech at Charleston, repudating the equality of blacks and whites forever, yet at Gettysburg address, he claimed U.S. stood for equality after all.

Of course, I understand they all had 'good' reasons for their reversals of opinions.

"Past that, both FDR and LBJ were wily but principled manipulators,...."

I'll agree with that, but hypocrites they were not?

FDR condemed the 'Kristal Nacht', but remained silent on the lynchings, not only that he refused to help the Jewish refugees trying to come to U.S.

LBJ opposed the civli rights till around 64, when suddenly he had a 'change of heart'. Why do you think he had this sudden 'change of heart'?


"..nothing like our present weather-vane POTUS."


I am not exactly thrilled with Obama, either, but please consider the alternatives.

"But the rot set in with Bubba."

I am confused on this one, Clinton, or Bush Jr.?
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From:larvatus
Date:December 4th, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)

Re: Can you name one who is not a hypocrite and ...........

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Concerning Jefferson: http://www.volokh.com/2012/12/01/why-dont-people-get-it-about-jefferson-and-slavery/.

Concerning Jesus as a pacifist: Matthew 10:34.

Concerning Lincoln, “I love him not because he was perfect but because he was not and yet triumphed.

Concerning FDR, opinions differ.

Concerning LBJ, his support of civil rights dates from 1948.

Whereas Bubba is the POTUS who ended welfare as we have come to know it, putting paid to the Great Society.




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