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2012 Presidential Debate Oct. 3: Watch It and Discuss the Issues with Us! (VIDEO)

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                             Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

The First Presidential Debate was Wednesday, October 3rd at 9 p.m. ET in Denver, Colorado where the candidates focused on Domestic Policy.

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by on Oct. 1, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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Quoting mamabirdtx:

Just curious about what President Obama has done that would define his term as disastrous? And how should it have been done differently.

I don't know how in depth, I should go.

We have the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression.

We have the lowest labor participation rate since the Great Depression.

The largest Tax increase in the nations history is set to occur on January 1st.

More people are in need of food stamps and other Government assistance than anytime in history.

Obama has cut 716 Billion out of Medicare to pay for the medical system he forced upon the country.

To accomplish this he has added 6 trillion in debt during his term.

He has spent billions in Taxpayer money on stimulus packages to foreign companies and companies that went bankrupt.
 

That is just the economic side, throw in the numerous scandals. foreign policy that his own State Department is at odds with,  and it seems pretty clear.

jynkx
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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ill be here!  

Colleenesh
by New Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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Tpickle, I am just wondering what you're talking about when you say Obama is "healing the economy". Fewer people have jobs. More people are taking benefits. Gas price has increased exponentially (may I remind you gas was $1.61 when he took office & now is ... just about $4 a gallon). The cost of electricity has gone sky-high. Groceries anyone? Crazy expensive. And then, of course, there's that pesky $16 trillion deficit.

Element5
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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Let me ask you this... If I "painted" Obama picture as a clown.. I would be called a racist right?!

I don't get the point of putting someone down to push our own opinion.. We all want this country to prosper and our children NOT to have our problems .. Including our debts.

But seriously you know what we have now .. It's not working!!! Just not passing the budget to me is ridiculous ! I am not spending more then I bring in!!! How many of you do????
Xlandria
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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Quoting tpickle:

Well, I doubt if Obama can have a fair shot tonight, this country is still so divided and thats the way the Republicans like it.  The 47% comments proves that.   Republicans are sighting Reagan over and over again, claiming he won the election because of his debate success.  Hope is running high for Romney, they expect a miracle and they just may  think they see one tonight (II see a smart Romney).   Obama is healing the economy already, but people just can't see past the color of his skin.  I just hope there are a majority of Americans voting who can understand the truth.  I hope!

That last sentence is what upsets so many people, like me. I know, without a doubt that there are a good number of people who will not vote for Obama because of his skin color, but I don't believe the majority feels that way. In fact I believe there are polls to wear skin color is not important. I am so tired of people who accuse others of being racist because they didn't and aren't voting for Obama. Well, I did vote for him and I'm not this time, so apparently I wasn't racist & now I am? I don't know. (BTW, I'm not accusing you of saying or thinking any of this). To me, voting/not voting for someone because of skin or ethnic reasons is the same as voting/not voting for someone because of religion. 

I do have to say that this country has never been so divided over any of this since the Civil Rights movement until Obama got into the picture. Especially the economic part. Just My Opinion.

Xlandria
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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Quoting Element5:

Let me ask you this... If I "painted" Obama picture as a clown.. I would be called a racist right?!

I don't get the point of putting someone down to push our own opinion.. We all want this country to prosper and our children NOT to have our problems .. Including our debts.

But seriously you know what we have now .. It's not working!!! Just not passing the budget to me is ridiculous ! I am not spending more then I bring in!!! How many of you do????

Absolutely correct. It is disaster waiting to happen, oh excuse me, the disaster is happening now. You, (generally speaking), cannot spend more than what you bring in without going into debt. It's so very simple. And when you're already in debt you have to lower your spending in order to pay down your debt. You don't go out and buy a Home Theater set up. (OK, some do but it's insane). People just don't realize what they can do without until they have to. A little different when it's a company or a country, but the principal is the same. 

Seven7ruval11
by New Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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I'm very passionate about what is going on in this country, today.   But, I'm not so sure I can participate in this group and REMAIN SANE and kind.  The division is so apparent here, already and the bashing has already started.  I cannot get into the back and forth thing on a subject I feel VERY INFORMED on.

See, I don't trust mainstream media, because they all tell us what they want us to hear, which is generally directed in opposition of their opponent or in support of whom they support.  I have seen and read enough about Obama to just be sick to my stomach.  I am not trying to prove anything to anyone or teach anyone or get anyone on "my" side or try to get them to "see" what I see.  It's just way too draining.

I do know one thing; I don't want to live in our fastly becoming Socialist nation.  I do not want to be a SLAVE to the government.  I do not want to be OWNED by the government; WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT OBAMACARE WILL DO. Once the government has their hands in your healthcare; they have their hands on your life, FROM BIRTH TO DEATH.

In Obama's OWN BOOK, he states he was raised by parents who were anti-colonialists, who were communist sympathizers.  His grandparents were, also.  He was mentored, from A YOUNG AGE by a member of the Communist Party.  THIS WAS NO SECRET AND TOLD BY OBAMA.  Yet, we ignore it?  We have become blind, all at the cost of our freedom, just to get handouts.  This is beyond reasonable.

Obama's handling of this recent terrorist attack is disgusting, TO SAY THE LEAST.  His apologies to a nation who would love to eliminate us, is unacceptable.  It's weak and it presents us as weak.  His arrogance and narcissism has shown what he cares MORE about, than our woes.  His giving 1.5 billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood (who are NOT OUR FRIENDS...they support the Taliban and they dispise THE USA) and allowing these terrorist supporters IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THREE TIMES, for meetings; yet not attending any briefings on our own defense, shows me exactly what Obama is.


He IS THE ENEMY.  You don't have to like what I say or agree.  See, I am a Libertarian.  I believe in "to each his own".  I'm not looking for people to agree or disagree with me.  I am okay WITH MY TRUTH and what I know.  I see.  I am no longer blinded by his lies (which he's been caught in SO MANY) and his deceit.  I was happy when he became President that day.  I believed the bullshit he told us. 

HIS ACTIONS SHINE BRIGHTLY.  Anyone who cannot see what he is and what he is TRYING TO DO, DOESN'T WANT TO SEE. 

It has NEVER been about race...and it's a weak argument and an insult to intelligence to even think there is NOTHING wrong with Obama except that people are racist against his skin color.  What a joke.

I'm black.  What would that make me?  A traitor to my people?  I hate what I am or black men or some shit like that? 


I see this debate heading to a lot of bad things and I've said what I have to say and I thank you all....


I will be voting for Romney.  Not only because I think he is a better candidate for the job (and a lot MORE QUALIFIED)...but, because he is TRANSPARENT as Obama IS NOT.  He wouldn't be my first choice; as Ron Paul would be.  He is the ONLY choice to get Obama the hell out!

FabLife
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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I will be watching!

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pampire
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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I'm going to give it  shot!

somuchlove4U
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM
Hopefully I can find it online. We don't have cable.
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