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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    What is this chastisement you speak of?
    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Actually, Obama pointing out that the SCOTUS should NOT be a political body with a political agenda was exactly the right thing to do.
    Scolding the SCOTUS during the SOTU was classless... unpresidential... childish. The SCOTUS is a co-equal branch of government, and no president will get all the rulings he likes.

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    I was on the fence for a while deciding between Obama and McCain. I liked McCain because he is one of the more non-partisan players in Washington, but I liked Obama better because as a Liberal, he would appoint Liberals to the Supreme Court. Once I heard McCain state he would nominate justices along the lines of Alito and Roberts, I knew I had no choice but to vote for Obama.

    As far as the poll? I suppose I'm mixed, but leaning more towards 'not disappointed.' I would have liked to see the economy turn around better than it has, but I believe the economy would be worse today had McCain won. I also take into account how bad the economy was before Obama even became president. It wasn't until about this point into Reagan's first term that he began turning the economy around after the mess he inherited.

    But mostly, I already got what I wanted from an Obama presidency ... two Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices.
    I would even consider voting for Romney....IF (and its a big if)....Ginsburg were to retire and Obama put a true liberal on the Supreme Court....our Supreme Court is way to fragile to allow it to fall into the hands of right-wing activists. With Alito, Scalia, Thomas and Roberts...we cannot afford the possibility of a Republican in the whitehouse to put another activist on the court.
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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Scolding the SCOTUS during the SOTU was classless... unpresidential... childish. The SCOTUS is a co-equal branch of government, and no president will get all the rulings he likes.

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    Its not a matter of "getting a ruling that you like".....Citizens united was judicial activism at its absolute worst (as your link indicates). Those justices should be ashamed and it was good to see Obama have the spine to tell them that they should not be politicizing the Supreme Court.
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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    And see, that's exactly what I feel I did. And would, and will, do again.
    What, voted for a crappy candidate because he wasn't as crappy as the other guy?
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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Voting for the lesser of two evils leaves you with evil. If you want to find a candidate you can vote for, you may have to turn to outside the Republocrats.

    BTW, the only think Obama hasn't done that I expected him to before he took office was invade Pakistan. Otherwise, I expected him to behave pretty much the same as Bush. And he has.
    No, I'd have to turn out all American politicians because there isn't a single party *AT ALL* worth voting for.
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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I voted for him because he was, at the time, the lesser of the available evils. He's been as bad as I expected. Voting the other way would have been worse. When will we get to actually vote *FOR* a good candidate instead of voting against a particularly bad one?
    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    And see, that's exactly what I feel I did. And would, and will, do again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    What, voted for a crappy candidate because he wasn't as crappy as the other guy?
    Reading comprehension has been quite dodgy here today. Anybody else noticing that?

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its not a matter of "getting a ruling that you like".....Citizens united was judicial activism at its absolute worst (as your link indicates). Those justices should be ashamed and it was good to see Obama have the spine to tell them that they should not be politicizing the Supreme Court.
    If you want to learn of Judicial Activism, where it started, how the firewalls were broken, I recommend the book Men in Black.

    Scalia, Roberts, Alito, and Thomas are folks that use The Constitution as the floor to base their decisions. It is no surprise Obama, who signed a HC law that is unConstitutional would dissent. Roe v. Wade, as noted by Justice White was an exercise of raw judicial power. FDR's Raw Deal was an exercise of the court overstepping their bounds, and FDR over stepping his too. We know Obama supports the above, and more as illustrated in the video below.

    That Obama had the gall to pull the crap he did at the time he did (SOTU) illustrates what type of individual he is, and well, his twisted ideas of the Constitution are known... even for a guy that had scant record or paper/audio trail before coming into office.



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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    I voted for Obama, but he's substantially out-of-step with my beliefs, which I knew from the start. I would say I'm only slightly disappointed, because I expected a little more, but not much.
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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    I do think he has done a good job representing our country.

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    Re: You voted for Obama because he was in line with your beliefs...

    He has a lot more positive than negative. My main point is he isn't as clear as he should be and he comes off as a bitch sometimes.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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