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Tell Me Why

Posted by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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 Why are you voting for the candidate you are voting for for president?

 What have they already done? What do you foresee them doing? What policies do you agree with?

 Whether it be Obama, Romney, or some other candidate. Why?


Different, but not less~Temple Grandin

by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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TruthSeeker.
by CM Junkie on Jul. 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM

 Anyone?

rccmom
by Gold Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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Oh let me think. First understand, I am not a die hard liberal, though sometimes I play one here on cafemom because people like folks that fit neatly in a box.

I will vote for Obama. I like the way he has handled foreign affairs, and to me, that is the primary job of the President. He has done very well dealing with terrorists, and not just becaues he got Bin Laden. He has quietly and efficiently been wiping out the leadership portion of Al Qaeda. He also stood up to Pakistan, be it every so slightly standing up, he still did something. I will even grant it was a risky move, but one that needed to be done. He has also managed to repair our relationship with other countries.

I like Obama's stand, from what I understand, on education. He has taken steps to reform student loans, and to make Pell Grants more widely available. I think any student who is willing to work hard, and maintain good grades should have access to a college education. It is better for our country to have an educated populace. He also has put an emphasis on increasing our 2yr colleges for those students who do not wish to pursue a 4yr degree, but would still benefit from the various degree certifications available in community colleges.

I agree with Obama's stand on gay marriage. I see no reason why we deny equal access to the civil contract of marriage to gay and lesbians. I also apprecite his rolling back of don't ask, don't tell.

As far as immigration, I agree that we do not need to pursue persons who were brought to this country by their parents, are currently good students, and good citizens. We can surely put our resources to better use.

The budget and economy bothers me. I will say the biggest mistake Obama made with the budget was in trusting the Republicans. You remember back when he first took office, and then the Repubs won a bunch of seats in Congress? Well, before those persons could take their seats, Obama could have pushed through a budget with the Democrats. However, the incoming Repubs said that would not be fair, after all, they were elected, but they had to wait to take the seats. They promised they would work with the Admin in good faith to pass a budget. Yeah, right. Should have pushed it through while he could. However, I think the economy is not going to be fixed quickly, and it is a matter of seeing what will work.

Now onto Health Care. I realize not all of the health care act is perfect, but it is a start. I am so tired of hearing the Republicans talk about repealing it, but not putting forth any real ideas of their own on how to fix it. This problem is not going away. You just can't pretend that we don't have a serious problem with the way we do health care.

Taxes. Seriously people, raising taxes a few percent on the rich is neither socialist or communistic, whichever term you prefer to misuse, nor will it stop the rich here from doing what they do, become richer. Which brings me to those Republicans who have signed the Norquist pledge. Every single one of them should be kicked out of their office for that. They seem to give a greater allegiance to that pledge than the oath of office that they took. I realize that is my own opinion, but you did ask.

Then, when it comes down to it, I don't see the Republicans as offering anything but the same old tired economic policies that got us into this mess. However, I don't feel Romney is a bad person, nor do I hold it against him that he is rich. I believe both Obama and Romney sincerely believe that their ideas are the best for this country, no need to villify either side. If Romney is elected, I will pray for him just as I do Obama, wish him nothing but the best and hope that his ideas will work. 

That's all I can think of on a Sat. morning, but it has been a rough week for me. 

PeeperSqueak
by on Jul. 7, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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Im voting for Romney....I don't really care for him, ANYBODY BUT OBAMA !

timeforprogress
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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I am going to vote for myself for everything. Just write my name in all over the ballot, I certainly can't be any worse. At leat I know what's really like out here.
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timeforprogress
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM
I am half a sleep stil that last sentence makes no sense. I mean at least I know what life is really like for most Americans

Quoting timeforprogress:

I am going to vote for myself for everything. Just write my name in all over the ballot, I certainly can't be any worse. At leat I know what's really like out here.
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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Any one to vote AGAINST odumba

NiCo86
by Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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Ron Paul. IMO he is the only candidate that feels the way I feel about getting back to a smaller government, leaving it to each individual state to govern their own. He has also stated EXACT ways in which he would reduce the deficit in a realistic goal orientated manner.

And a big one? From the advertisements that I have seen (not saying I have seen them all) his campaign is not saying the faults of others to make himself look better, but rather how HE is the best candidate and how HE can help our country.

If this were a job interview (isn't that what this is anyways?!?!) he is the most holding in his opinions, has revolutionary ideas, and knows how to promote his best aspects.

RON PAUL 2012
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romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Jul. 7, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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First time ever not voting major party candidate. Am voting Libertarian this year. Yes, I know he won't win. I believe in the responsibility of citizens to vote, and cannot vote either of the major party candidates in good conscience.
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TruthSeeker.
by CM Junkie on Jul. 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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Quoting rccmom:

Oh let me think. First understand, I am not a die hard liberal, though sometimes I play one here on cafemom because people like folks that fit neatly in a box.


I will vote for Obama. I like the way he has handled foreign affairs, and to me, that is the primary job of the President. He has done very well dealing with terrorists, and not just becaues he got Bin Laden. He has quietly and efficiently been wiping out the leadership portion of Al Qaeda. He also stood up to Pakistan, be it every so slightly standing up, he still did something. I will even grant it was a risky move, but one that needed to be done. He has also managed to repair our relationship with other countries.


I like Obama's stand, from what I understand, on education. He has taken steps to reform student loans, and to make Pell Grants more widely available. I think any student who is willing to work hard, and maintain good grades should have access to a college education. It is better for our country to have an educated populace. He also has put an emphasis on increasing our 2yr colleges for those students who do not wish to pursue a 4yr degree, but would still benefit from the various degree certifications available in community colleges.


I agree with Obama's stand on gay marriage. I see no reason why we deny equal access to the civil contract of marriage to gay and lesbians. I also apprecite his rolling back of don't ask, don't tell.


As far as immigration, I agree that we do not need to pursue persons who were brought to this country by their parents, are currently good students, and good citizens. We can surely put our resources to better use.


The budget and economy bothers me. I will say the biggest mistake Obama made with the budget was in trusting the Republicans. You remember back when he first took office, and then the Repubs won a bunch of seats in Congress? Well, before those persons could take their seats, Obama could have pushed through a budget with the Democrats. However, the incoming Repubs said that would not be fair, after all, they were elected, but they had to wait to take the seats. They promised they would work with the Admin in good faith to pass a budget. Yeah, right. Should have pushed it through while he could. However, I think the economy is not going to be fixed quickly, and it is a matter of seeing what will work.


Now onto Health Care. I realize not all of the health care act is perfect, but it is a start. I am so tired of hearing the Republicans talk about repealing it, but not putting forth any real ideas of their own on how to fix it. This problem is not going away. You just can't pretend that we don't have a serious problem with the way we do health care.


Taxes. Seriously people, raising taxes a few percent on the rich is neither socialist or communistic, whichever term you prefer to misuse, nor will it stop the rich here from doing what they do, become richer. Which brings me to those Republicans who have signed the Norquist pledge. Every single one of them should be kicked out of their office for that. They seem to give a greater allegiance to that pledge than the oath of office that they took. I realize that is my own opinion, but you did ask.


Then, when it comes down to it, I don't see the Republicans as offering anything but the same old tired economic policies that got us into this mess. However, I don't feel Romney is a bad person, nor do I hold it against him that he is rich. I believe both Obama and Romney sincerely believe that their ideas are the best for this country, no need to villify either side. If Romney is elected, I will pray for him just as I do Obama, wish him nothing but the best and hope that his ideas will work. 


That's all I can think of on a Sat. morning, but it has been a rough week for me. 



Thanks. I think you covered a lot of issues.
TruthSeeker.
by CM Junkie on Jul. 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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Quoting PeeperSqueak:

Im voting for Romney....I don't really care for him, ANYBODY BUT OBAMA !



You know what they say right "out of the pot into the frying pan".
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