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WHY do you think people voted for Obama? Are you afraid for the futures of your children/grandchildren

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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I put up a post like this once before and had a lot of bashing for doing so. So, I was hoping this time there can be an honest discussion on this without any bashing. I will start off by saying I AM afraid for our Country. As soon as Obama was re-elected last yr. I have given up hope for our Country. I tried to stay positive but I just don't feel it inside. I do worry for my kids & grandkids lives & futures. For my husband & I we can just move away to some small town and get lost there. I don't know if others feel this way too, but I wanted to express how I feel inside and how sad I feel about our Country. I want to think that things will get better in time, but will they? Seems, a lot has happen that I'm not sure can be reversed. I want to think that once Obama is gone, and another President is elected, maybe then things will start to turn around. But, that is not even a sure thing, since there's been SO much damage that has already been done. Plus, it could likely be we get another President like Obama. :( How do you feel?
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Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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The country went to hell in a hand basket years before Obama even took office. We should worry about our children and their children. Look at the current status of the world, the economy, education and healthcare. All failing. Nothing will change unless we change the system. None of the politicians have the answers and congress as it stands is doing nothing. We need real and reasonable people with actual solutions to the issues facing the nation. 

stringtheory
by Bronze Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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Completely serious here, if I felt that worried for the future of my family, I'd leave the country. A small town is still going to be under the same (apparently all-powerful and lone-affecting) president. Why would you subject your children to what you believe will be a condemned future?
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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I think most people voted for Obama because he is black. Seriously. And the first time because they could really project anything they wanted on the blank screen of Obama's enigmatic persona.

I absolutely fear for their future - Obama is THE most extreme liberal president we've ever had. And his goal, and what he's doing, is deconstructing our society and unilaterally remaking it into something completely different of his choosing. A disaster. And stamping out and suppressing other opinions.

Clinton had a much better blend of ideology - and he governed as a moderate, knowing all the while that he was president of ALL Americans. I didn't agree with all his ideology - but at least he was honest about it.

Obama? Not so much.

blues_pagan
by on Aug. 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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In all honesty our country has been on the down turn for years before Obama took office.  He was handed a piece of shit and told to polish it.  Sorry it is still going to be a piece of shit.  

We can thank standardized testing and our failing education system, our hate for the poor, the current world economy (we are fairing very well compared to other countries) and so many other things that the President doesn't control.

I think it is time for Americans to stop complaining about the President and start taking action.  Start in your communities and work your way up.  Stop expecting politicians to make this country what you want it, do it yourself.  


As a "liberal" who is now leaning more libertarian I hope that we don't get more of the same.  I hope that we get positive change in our next President.  But sadly that won't happen.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Aug. 21, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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Of course I'm worried..and we have 3 more years of this..

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Aug. 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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I voted for Obama cause he was better than the McCain/Palin and Romney/Ryan ticket. No I am not fearful for my childrens future... The republicans need to find a centered candidate if they want to ever get back in office

Debrowsky
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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you bet I am sick to my stomach for what Obama has done to our nation.  NOBODY has sent this country into a nose dive socially and economically like he has. 
I have serious concerns that any President or Congress can undo what he has done in the future.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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If you're a working stiff (or looking for a job) you should have been afraid for many, many years. Workers wages have been stagnant and inflation rising for decades-

It's called corporate sovereignty.

Sometimes I think many have been asleep  for a good long time...long before a President Obama.

Naturewoman4
by Silver Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:51 PM
You're right. I wish I could leave this Country, but my kids and grandkids live here. :( They are doing very well with their jobs/career. So, that would be their choice. I often thought about moving to B.C. and have a dual citizenship. But, don't know exactly how that all would work out. If I were raising my kids today, I WOULD see about moving to Canada. Honestly, I don't see anything positive about this Country anymore. I know that moving to a 'small town in a smaller state', we would still have the same corrupt Gov. running the Country. But, at least it wouldn't be felt as much in a smaller town.
Quoting stringtheory:

Completely serious here, if I felt that worried for the future of my family, I'd leave the country. A small town is still going to be under the same (apparently all-powerful and lone-affecting) president. Why would you subject your children to what you believe will be a condemned future?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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1st Time - they voted for him because he was (half) black and McCain was too Liberal/Progressive to excite the base.

2nd time - they voted for him because he was (half) black and Romney was too Liberal/Mormon to excite the base.

Yes.

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