Why support Obama?

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Why support President Obama? Well, here are some reasons:

• The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, bringing unemployment down to 6.3 percent, the lowest level since 2008.

• The stock market is approaching an all-time high; with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising about 10 percent, and the NASDAQ about 22 percent during Obama’s time in office.

• More than 8 million Americans have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, which is 1 million above the administration’s earlier projections. Enough of these new enrollees are young and healthy enough to ensure the program’s continued viability.

• We ended two wars.

Remember, when Obama came into office, he inherited two wars and the worst recession since the Great Depression. I’d say we’re doing pretty well, and that if you want America to succeed you should support our president – or at least not root for him to fail.

Q.A. Rice

Martinez

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Young Fred
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Young Fred 05/17/14 - 02:48 am
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Why?

The US economy added jobs, but at the same time they quit counting "peps", Who oh so wants to work!

Kinda of A apples vs oranges.

Part time work and government jobs are "up".

"Real work not so much.

it's all what is put forth!

Do you believe ? Or do you think?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/17/14 - 06:02 am
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What are "peps"? That's a new

What are "peps"? That's a new one on me, Young Fred.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 05/17/14 - 06:03 am
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Good Letter... short & sweet
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Good Letter... short & sweet

deestafford
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deestafford 05/17/14 - 06:27 am
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Obama has been a disaster and will go down in history...

Obama has been a disaster and will go down in history for two things: America's first black president and America's worst president. Two things that have no connection to each other. His background and radical view of America are what resulted in the latter.

The unemployment rate went down because of the number of people who dropped out of the labor force and are no longer counted as looking for work. The labor force participation rate is lower than it has been in a number of decades.

The number of people working is lower than it was when Obama took office. The number of part time workers versus full time is at an all time high.

The median annual income has dropped thousands of dollars since Obama became president.

The recovery from the recession has been the slowest of any in history under Obama's big government philosophy.

The stock market is high because that is the only place investors can invest and make any money. Nearly all other sources of returns on investment are yielding negative growth.

Obama lost all the gains we made in Iraq by refusing to negotiate with the Iraqi government on a status of forces agreement until it was too late. Obama had no intention of maintaining any forces in Iraqi to help secure the hard fought peace. He threw the country to the wolves because he felt it was an illegitimate war.

As far as Afghanistan goes there have been more Americans die under his leadership than under President Bush's because of the ridiculous rules of engagement he has imposed on our troops.

Obama's relationship with the leaders of the two countries could be no lower. His relationship with nearly every other foreign leader is not good either and is one of distrust and weakness. Our allies are coming out publically and questioning whether or not America can be counted on.

Obama's lack of leadership and displays of weakness have given courage and hope to our enemies and a lack of confidence to our allies.

He has coddled the radical Muslim Brotherhood and has repeatedly invited them to the White House and placed them in positions in our government to include our Homeland Security Agency. This is the organization that Egypt, the country that knows more about the MB than anyone else, has declared a terrorist group.

His foreign policy has contributed to increased turmoil and destablization in the Middle East.

Obama has never had a full time job and treats the presidency as a part time job in which he thinks he can skate on his "charm" as he has all his life and deflect any of his shortcomings and failures as the fault of others and none on himself.

Bottomline: Obama has been a disaster for this country and he has fulfilled his promise to "fundamentally change America".

ymnbde
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ymnbde 05/17/14 - 06:44 am
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good for that 1%!

yep, the stock market hasn't been this good
since September, 1929... way to go rich people! O loves rich people!
and O'care? my doctor doesn't wannawork for the state
how's that VA thing working out? we're all on the VA now...
and how many people are on disability?
is disability the new unemployment? how many people are on food stamps?
just how many guvmint programs can a person substitute for work?
the guvmint added patients and bureaucrats to the health system
the guvmint did not add doctors... such a system simply can't work
failure is inevitable... any rational evaluation ends with that result
did we forget what health care is? health care is doctors examining patients and making them well... more patients and less doctors means longer wait times and longer wait times means more and sicker patients
the system will fail and O built that
oh how msnbc and cnn and the other O'media fill heads with soylent green mush...
oh! goodness! you mentioned the recession!
liberals caused that! and the wars? Iran is about to get nuclear weapons!
O is letting that happen! he will be responsible for an entire nation
being obliterated... my goodness, the worst president in history

carcraft
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carcraft 05/17/14 - 07:00 am
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Of the 8 million that signed

Of the 8 million that signed up most were previously insured. $400 million was spent on 4 state run web sites that are now being abandoned. In Hawaii it cost the government over $10,000.00 per enrolled individual. The 8 million figure is also highly questioned. The government spent over $ 600 of millions on a web site that still doesn't work. If this is a success what does a failure look like?

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 05/17/14 - 07:15 am
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Really!?

- The unemployment rate fell due to 800,000 more dropping out of the workforce. Not to mention that the method of calculating unemployment has been changed to reflect better numbers.

- The Affordable Care Act numbers are inflated in part due to duplications and HHS pre-signing up people, hoping that they will complete the form and pay. The Affordable Care Act has also cost jobs and is the reason that millions have lost full time (40 hours / week) work for part-time, lower paying jobs. NOT enough enrollees are young. The 28% who have signed up falls far short of the 38% target. The program is not viable, but will be sustained with more borrowed/printed money.

- We withdrew from two wars. We may have decided to quit, but the enemy has not. The war is far from over. We’ve also gutted the military. The world is much more dangerous today than in 2008.

There’s more!

- This administration is using the IRS for political purposes.

- The news media has been threatened and the mainstream arm has pretty much been converted into “state media”. We may as well start referring to it as Pravda.

- Almost every bureaucracy is now armed to the teeth (for some unknown reason); NOAA, Social Security, the Postal Service (to name just a few). Just this week it was reported that the USDA (that’s right, agriculture) has ordered machine guns and ballistic body armor! Should we worry?

- The president illegally decides and acts upon (or fails to) laws that he chooses.

- The government is recording our communications and movements, including tracking and recording the locations via our vehicle license plates.

- There is MUCH more and the list is just too long, but the bottom line is that:
Our president doesn’t deserve our support.
He deserves to be impeached and removed from office.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 05/17/14 - 07:38 am
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Atlanta public schools were improving for a while

until they were caught fixing test grades
VA hospitals have been caught altering wait time lists
for patient appointments and procedures...
both systems altered the criteria for success from actual education
and actual health care
to an easily altered score on an excel spread sheet
and that alteration postponed the inevitable truth
and the truth, it may be late, but it is inevitable
big government is harmful to its citizens
the bigger the government, the more harm done to citizens
reality is quite conservative

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/17/14 - 07:40 am
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thanks dee

Your post saved me from having to make a longer response. You failed to mention the deficit under Obama. This will enslave future generations. Remember what Obama said about the Bush deficits ? The rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten poorer under Obama and as a result America has more people on food stamps and other government programs than at any time in history. His "centerpiece" accomplishment, "ObamaCare" has failed to do anything he promised and indeed has done the opposite. Just wait until this fall when the average American who has insurance through their employer begins to get letter in the mail telling them they will have to go to the healthcare exchange to get insurance. Sadly, this letter writer get his news from the main stream Obama media and believes every word of the lie.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/17/14 - 07:44 am
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carcraft

And the worst is yet to come....and thanks to Obama unlawfully changing the law....right "after" the November elections !

corgimom
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corgimom 05/17/14 - 08:07 am
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I'm not rich by any means,

I'm not rich by any means, but yes, my mutual fund is the highest it's ever been.

Ymnbde, you have issues with people saving and investing for retirement? Because apparently, you haven't.

There aren't any more patients than there were before ACA, people still get sick and have accidents. The only difference now is that with insurance, people can get help before something relatively minor turns into something very serious.

As was said in the AC a few days ago, people with insurance live longer, are healthier, and have less medical costs.

Do you have a problem with that too, ymnbde?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/17/14 - 08:08 am
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"You failed to mention the

"You failed to mention the deficit under Obama. This will enslave future generations. "

Are you aware that the US government has had more deficits than surpluses, and that argument is worn-out and tired, and has been used for over 40 years?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/17/14 - 08:15 am
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Dee Stafford, you are unaware

Dee Stafford, you are unaware of why the stock market is high. No, it's not because "that's the only place that investors can make money."

The price of a stock, any stock, is the present value of the future value of its earnings. Nobody buys stock that they think is overpriced, that would be foolish.

Nobody makes money in the stock market when a stock is overvalued, because they will be forced to sell at a loss.

Please, learn the truth, and stop with the nonsense.

There are still plenty of places where investors can make money, and are doing so, but they are not well-known to the average American.

There are certain companies that are paying dividends like crazy, and that would be- WHY? They don't pay them unless they have lots of retained earnings.

Stop believing all the nutcase blogs, the US has had recessions before, they will have them again, and you are one of those that think the US is always supposed to be prosperous, and that never has been, and never will be the case.

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Bizkit 05/17/14 - 08:15 am
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If you believe anything data

If you believe anything data or words from the Obama administration it reminds me Barnum was correct-there is a sucker born every minute. Gosh he's been caught in so many lies how could anyone distinguish the truth.

KSL
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KSL 05/17/14 - 08:16 am
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Watch out for the crash that

Watch out for the crash that is coming due to his policies.

By the way corgi, why do you think all those federal agencies need to be armed?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/17/14 - 08:18 am
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"The labor force

"The labor force participation rate is lower than it has been in a number of decades."

This was coming, Dee Stafford. You know why I went to grad school? Because I looked around, I saw what computers were doing to the accounting profession, and I wanted to be employable.

You can't computerize a society and then think that there will be the same number of jobs. Who didn't know that this was going to happen?
And it wouldn't have mattered WHO was President, this WAS going to happen.

And it's not over yet, this computerization and mechanization is still happening.

freeradical
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freeradical 05/17/14 - 08:22 am
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Obama's Wall Street Buddy's

That Obama 's billionaire Wall Street political buddy's are raking
it in would be a good reason to support him.
If you were one of them .
Not only raking in the millions daily but also insulating themselves
from the next Wall Street implosion they are constructing for the
working class to bear the brunt of .
Q.A. I have always been leery of billionaires concerning themselves over
what mere little me should or should not support.

edcushman
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edcushman 05/17/14 - 08:26 am
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" Dee Stafford, you are
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" Dee Stafford, you are unaware of why the stock market is high."
corigmom, the reason the stock market is up is BECAUSE THE FED IS PRINTING $85B A MONTH. A few months the fed just mention reducing the $85B and the market went down by several hundred points. The stock market has ballooned just as the housing did and it will bust.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/17/14 - 08:32 am
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Ed is correct the economy

Ed is correct the economy would be flat as a pancake if not for the govt supporting it with the stimulus and fed support. It is like a flat tire and they keep pumping it up with our money. Wall Street partially responsible for our mess has not been held accountable and are just benefitting off everyone else's misery -supported by Obama because they supported him.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/17/14 - 08:36 am
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Now ICE is freeing 36,000

Now ICE is freeing 36,000 criminals being held for various crimes-Obama is freeing everyone-soon all the prisons will be empty. The DOJ is busy restoring criminal rights so Obama is buying another voting block. Now if you commit the crime you do the time. So this is discriminatory and the courts need to hold Obama responsible-the racist. Murderers, rapist, etc now free to commit crimes and if caught they just release them again.

deestafford
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deestafford 05/17/14 - 08:41 am
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Let's just list some of Obama's failures...

Let's just list some of Obama's failures:
Healthcare
Jobs
Green Energy
Egypt
Libya
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan
Syria
Ukraine

Instead of doing what he was elected to do--govern--he has acted as if for the last five years he has been the greatest leader since Napoleon. I think he is a classic example of someone suffering from the "Great Man" complex.

He honestly believes he is "historic", transformational, changing the fabric of American society, all the best presidents of the US rolled into one.

In reality, Obama is not a "Great Man" as he believes. He is really a meglomaniacal, small, little man. Just listen to his speeches and the number of "I's" in his speeches and refusal to accept responsibiltiy or blame for any of his failures.

He fails to listen to his cabinet and has shut himself off from all others except a small, inner circle of "string pullers". He believes himself so smart he does not need to have advice from his "lessers" in the cabinet or Congress.

As a psychiatrist would say, "This man is in serious need of some serious couch time."

ymnbde
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ymnbde 05/17/14 - 08:43 am
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corgimom, goodness... you sound more cantankerous than normal

I have a mutual fund... i am quite proud of my mutual fund
i have no plans to retire, though...
are you trying to be condescending? offensive?
perhaps diversity training would help
there aren't any more patients!?!?! did you write that!?!?
THE ENTIRE o'CARE WAS BASED ON CREATING MORE PATIENTS!
he took over an entire system to CREATE MORE PATIENTS!
surely you need a do over on that premise... or maybe obtuseness can't be eliminated from the available set of variables
oh, corgimom, you are so typical of an O'phyte
if you can't answer a difficult premise, you just make up one
but i guess if you have a 4 color box of crayons and there are 64 numbers in the coloring book, you're just doing your best
bless your heart

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/17/14 - 08:48 am
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Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/17/14 - 08:55 am
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There is no rule of law under

There is no rule of law under Obama is the main problem now. He unilaterally has ignoring the ACA law changing mandated implementation. He is allowing a "patchwork" of marijuana laws ignoring federal laws-although his argument against state immigration laws was a resistance to patchwork laws (yeah they don't have a brain in there head). He is freeing immigrants in prison-murdered, rapist, etc. He is returning all civil rights to excons-voting, gun ownership, etc. I believe he intentionally is letting veterans to die (mainly cause they are old conservative white men who don't vote for him) just as he let Ambassador Stevens die for political expediency. The man is insane. The taxpayer was footing the health care of the uninsured in emergency rooms, now the taxpayer still foots the bill it is just on paper now.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 05/17/14 - 09:20 am
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None of the above

This country is in the verge of collapse, the social security is bankrupt, we are robbing our kids of their future, there is more division now than there ever had been, he has lied to the American people time and time again... The list goes on and on and on. There ARE NO good reasons to support bozo. There never was. He had been the worst president this side of history. And he should have never been elected.

edcushman
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edcushman 05/17/14 - 09:22 am
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" Murderers, rapist, etc now
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" Murderers, rapist, etc now free to commit crimes and if caught they just release them again."
Bizkit, they are most likely signing them up for Obamacare before letting them go. Murders, rapists and child molesters need their healthcare too and Obama can brag even more about the numbers. .

edcushman
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edcushman 05/17/14 - 09:25 am
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"And he should have never
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"And he should have never been elected."
Obama being elected says a lot about the lack of intelligence of many people in this country.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/17/14 - 09:30 am
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Why support Obama, I can't

Why support Obama, I can't think of a single reason. Just like Hillary she could not come up with a single thing she has done as Sec of State during an interview, and to think she has ambitions of the presidency. While I supported her husband Hillary just doesn't have presidential traits. Obama didn't either and we see where that has gotten us.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 05/17/14 - 09:31 am
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Goodness, some claim...

... To smell the roses despite the skunk in the house!
Overall the economy is putt-putting along undeterred by the man in the White House seemingly doing everything in his power to take us down!

What you witness, cmom, is the pure tenacity of the American people!!!

The stock market is a cyclical beast, that always has and always will show volatility with a long-term upwards trend. That is unless, the whole world "goes-to-hell" in which case no investment will be safe!

Capitalism and free markets tend to pull us through, despite the statist we tend to elect on occasion!

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