View Poll Results: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

Voters
43. You may not vote on this poll
  • Gaining International Support

    1 2.33%
  • Regulating Wall Street

    4 9.30%
  • Unemployment

    12 27.91%
  • Health Care

    8 18.60%
  • Climate Change

    1 2.33%
  • Immigration

    2 4.65%
  • Silencing dissenting views

    2 4.65%
  • Gay/Lesbian Rights

    1 2.33%
  • The War on Terror

    10 23.26%
  • Education

    2 4.65%
Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 110

Thread: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

  1. #11
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yours is an intentionally false standard - the number of people that have died each year is not the driving force behind the war against terrorism, it is the threat of attack on the US -- partictualy an attack on a US city w/a WMD.

    There is little question that there are terrorist groups that will, if given the slightest opportunity, attack a US city with a WMD.

    The numer of people that -will- die in an a WMD attack is enormous, and the effect on the nation, on numerous levels, is incalcuable; this damage far outstrips any from any of the other issues mentioned.
    Well that was the point I was making...WMDs are a serious threat, but conventional terrorism is not. As such, we're better off to focus our efforts on preventing the proliferation of WMDs than by fighting a more general "war on terrorism." There will always be terrorists.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  2. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Seen
    10-14-11 @ 10:09 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,164

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarrow View Post
    Happy voting!
    Your top priority should be spelling the Presidents name right.

    I realize you don't like the guy, but come on.

  3. #13
    Guru
    Alex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Last Seen
    02-13-17 @ 04:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    2,962

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    His top priority should be staying out of people's business. As far as the list goes, the War on Terror and international support. Those are part of his constitutional responsibilities, the others are not. He should focus on what his job is, nothing more. I think he has actually been doing well at the international support part.
    "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15." -Ronald Reagan

  4. #14
    Banned Goobieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Seen
    03-22-15 @ 02:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    17,343

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well that was the point I was making...WMDs are a serious threat, but conventional terrorism is not. As such, we're better off to focus our efforts on preventing the proliferation of WMDs than by fighting a more general "war on terrorism." There will always be terrorists.
    You see the issues as seperate. They are not.

  5. #15
    Global Moderator
    The Truth is out there.
    Kal'Stang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bonners Ferry ID USA
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,857
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Obama's Top priority should be to follow the Constitution of the United States of America. Nothing is more top priority than that.
    I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang

    My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang

  6. #16
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You see the issues as seperate. They are not.
    To a large degree they are. A few terrorists on the coast of Somalia or in the mountains of Afghanistan are not going to get their hands on nukes unless someone gives them nukes. Since the demand is far greater (and harder to control) than the supply, it makes sense to prevent people from supplying WMDs rather than fighting a "war on terrorism."

    As long as they don't have access to WMDs, they're just a mere nuisance rather than a serious threat.
    Last edited by Kandahar; 10-30-09 at 02:31 PM.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  7. #17
    Banned Goobieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Seen
    03-22-15 @ 02:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    17,343

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    To a large degree they are. A few terrorists on the coast of Somalia or in the mountains of Afghanistan are not going to get their hands on nukes unless someone gives them nukes.
    Another intentionally irrelevant standard. Your link to WMD proliferation is a subset of the war, and certainly part of the focus, but it is primarily a focus within the greater context.

    Remember:
    Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated
    The Rhetoric of 9/11: President George W. Bush -- Address to Joint Session of Congress and the American People (9-20-01)

    This means the war is against a specific set of terrorist, not every terrorist group in the world. The terrorists that we fight are those that look to attack us[sic] and our cities and cause as much harm to us as they can, not blow up the occasional police department or rival mosque.

    And so, my original statement stands -- the potential harm we seek to avoid thru the war against these terrorist groups is FAR greater than that of any of the other options, and so should then be the top priority.

    Whatever harm might be found in some people not being able to pay for their own health care is outrageously tiny compared to the harm found in a 100kt bomb going off in NYC.

  8. #18
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated
    That is not a realistic goal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    This means the war is against a specific set of terrorist, not every terrorist group in the world. The terrorists that we fight are those that look to attack us[sic] and our cities and cause as much harm to us as they can, not blow up the occasional police department or rival mosque.
    What do you mean by "attacking our cities" if not WMDs? Conventional terrorism? It just doesn't happen often enough to pose a serious risk to national security.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman
    Whatever harm might be found in some people not being able to pay for their own health care is outrageously tiny compared to the harm found in a 100kt bomb going off in NYC.
    Then the logical solution is to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, rather than trying to fight a war against every terrorist in the world with an axe to grind with the United States.
    Last edited by Kandahar; 10-30-09 at 02:49 PM.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  9. #19
    Banned Goobieman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Seen
    03-22-15 @ 02:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    17,343

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What do you mean by "attacking our cities" if not WMDs? Conventional terrorism? It just doesn't happen often enough to pose a serious risk to national security.

    Then the logical solution is to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, rather than trying to kill every terrorist with an axe to grind with the United States.
    I see you didn't pay attention to what I said. Not a surprise.
    I have already directly addressed all of these issues, and explained to you how your statements are in error.

  10. #20
    Disappointed Evolutionist
    Catawba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 08:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    27,254

    Re: What should be President Barak Obama's top priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightarrow View Post
    Nope. I want the TOP priority. All I want to know is number 1. And if Silencing dissenting views is so ridiculous, why is it something that he is focusing on with Fox news and Rush Limbaugh?
    So you consider making a comment to be "focusing?"
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •