Yeah, he's done a pretty good job so far. He promised us a moderate, and we got one. Hopefully he'll be a little more reckless in his second term. He's classy, intelligent, and seems honorable. I'm a bit more jaded than I was in 2008, but now we have real results to go with. He's done okay by me. Not perfect, but okay.
And especially since the alternative is republicans... Voting for Obama is easy when compared with his opponents.
Ps, Badmutha... what reality are you living in? Even when you're trying to make a point, you resort to inane, charged up language. There's no facts, just a lot of hot air. Do you have any real criticism, or do you just hate the man for reasons you can't quite explain?
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I voted yes, but with the obvious caveat that this assumes that the republicans don't find some one I would actually like. None of the front running republican candidates would get my vote, so Obama.
I would prefer a liberal president over Obama, so I will wait to see if a credible candidate comes forward to challenge him.
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