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2012: Reasons to re-elect Obama

Letter by L.H. Smith, University Place on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm with 57 Comments »
November 9, 2011 12:43 pm

We should re-elect Barack Obama in 2012 for a number of good reasons.

• A second term means big bucks and fame for Obama. He could write some books and hit the lecture circuit for fun and profit. He could possibly make more money than Al Gore did from working the global warming shtick.

• It would mean the end of Hillary Clinton’s political career. She would be too old and relegated to the history books as far as future political office is concerned – not a bad outcome!

• Then there are the Republican candidates. Honestly, with the exception of Ron Paul or Gary Johnson, they would all be willing to start a shooting war with Canada to boost the price of Halliburton’s stock.

• Which leads in to the next reason we should re-elect Obama: As long as the Republicans control the House and the Senate isn’t strongly controlled by the Democrats, the executive and legislative branches of our government can’t do us much harm. What’s not to like about that?

• If we don’t re-elect Obama, the media talking heads will be calling us all racists for years. Eugene Robinson and Leonard Pitts Jr. will have a field day. I can see the scathing editorials now; re-electing Obama would avoid their raging screeds.

Re-electing Obama is a no-brainer because it avoids so much grief. Keep Obama in the White House for another four years!

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  1. sandblower says:

    The actual effort goes beyond re-electing President Obama. We are trying to regain the House and to gain more seats back in the Senate. As long as the republicans keep shooting themselves in the feet we have a better than average chance. So far they do not have a viable candidate even if Mitt gets it.
    Hillary has already announced that she will not be back with Obama’s win next year.
    You will not be labeled racist unless you deserve it. Look it up, study the definition and you should not have any difficulty.

  2. old_benjamin says:

    Let’s exhume Millard Fillmore and vote him in as president. At least he won’t make any big mistakes. Nothing in the Constitution says you have to be alive too run. It’s like Chicago under Daly that way, and it gives a new meaning to that old saw “I’d rather be dead than red.”

  3. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    I agree with one point the author makes, Gridlock is GOOOOOOD”. We must stop the oboma agenda. He is destroying the country.

    If there is gridlock they are getting nothing done. I will take nothing over the obama agenda. He is the worst pres. in history.

  4. NickDixon says:

    Take a short look – no one can stand the laughter while taking a long look – at what the Republicans offer up.

    Remember the “no experience” complaint of 2008? Not one of the present GOP candidates has the Presidential experience that Obama has.

    With Obama at the helm, the GOP can still continue to blame him, while the majority of American voters know that the Republicans in Congress are the ones making a mess of things.

  5. NickDixon says:

    Only racists are called racist

  6. old_benjamin says:

    No president had presidential experience before being elected the first time, more or less by definition.

    If George Washington didn’t need previous experience to be remembered as a great president, I reckon Mit or Newt or Rick might do too.

    If I remember correctly, Nixon got into trouble in his second term, as did Clinton and Johnson. Experience is a plus but certainly no guarantee of future success.

    When your guy gets into deep doodoo in his first term, you maybe oughta take another look at him.

  7. PumainTacoma says:

    More people would vote for Hillary than Obama.

  8. concernedtacoma7 says:

    “Not one of the present GOP candidates has the Presidential experience that Obama has.” No @#$%. None of the candidates are or were presidents. Not that your guy is much of a president.

    But a Boy Scout still has more leadership experience. Occupying the chair does not make his experience worth anything.

  9. aislander says:

    Er…Jimmy Carter has Presidential experience, but unfortunately for him, America has Jimmy Carter experience. Now we have Barack Obama experience…

  10. fbergford says:

    ahahahahahahahahahaha this is a funny letter! I like how you point out if we don’t elect obammer for another four years we will be racists according to Leonard Pitts and Eugene Robinson! ahahahahahahahahaha And then the super duper liberals pipe!!!! Ah sheeet this made me laugh!

  11. NickDixon says:

    fbergford – you’re a liberal, right?

  12. NickDixon says:

    Barack Obama experience. The experience that was enough to catch and destroy two of the most dangerous dictators in the world – according to conservative sources.

    It’s interesting how “experience” isn’t going to be a part of the Republican rhetoric this year. I wonder why that line of thought is changing. In 2008 it was all about “experience” right down to the former mayor of a town with less people than Fircrest and half mayor of a state with less people than Seattle. This year the battle cry has changed.

    Leaders set goals and accomplish them. Ask Bin Laden and Ghadaffi if Obama achieved his goals.

    Of course this coming election won’t be the same without the regular recording from Bin Laden, that that’s another subject.

  13. Barack Obama experience. The experience that was enough to catch and destroy two of the most dangerous dictators in the world –
    NickDixon
    Nov. 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    And as a result bring 2 Islamic nations into power. Nations that will hate us and him anyway.

  14. ItalianSpring says:

    A box of Mac and Cheese would run the country better.

  15. aislander says:

    Good for Obama for allowing the Seals to get Osama. We’ll see how Libya turns out. But, how does all that address the concerns of the unemployed or even the OWS freaks?

  16. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Did BHO pull trigger? He said yes, with the worst possible outcome for him being a political black eye. He would have been brave to give Bush some credit for the systems Bush put in place to gather the intel BHO took credit for. Same for Libya. Why was there no WMDs? Oh, because Bush got them out of there peacefully.

    And what good did it really do for us? Make us feel better emotionally, while he kills our economy and focuses on social issues.

  17. took14theteam says:

    You are correct Concerned. BHO has never once acknowledged the former President. Wait, I take that back, he has. Blame Bush.

    And it is interesting how when Bush was president, it was all his fault. But now that BHO is president, the fault lies with Congress, not him.

    Kooky (TM LF)

    This is beginning to be like Groundhog Day (the movie)

  18. sandblower says:

    Ah yes, the wingnuts are still with us with their obfusacation machine running full tilt. And their front runner is in deep do-do. Let’s hear it for Mitt. It tickles me no end.

  19. sandblower says:

    So, fberg, does Mr. Cain meet your requirements to get around the suspect ones offered by Mr. Smith (Yea, right) of UP?
    It could be interesting to see who get the last laugh.

  20. Nick – don’t forget Samolian Pirates.

  21. Taxed – it is gridlock that is destroying the country.

    Concerned – leadership – odd that the military leadership does not agree with you.

  22. fbergford says:

    xring its people like you that are ruining our country! Go back under that rock you were living under and do us all a favor and don’t post anything until you change your moniker back to kardnos!

  23. Remember the “no experience” complaint of 2008? Not one of the present GOP candidates has the Presidential experience that Obama has.

    Well, Obama NOW has presidential experience, or a sort. I would say that both Gingrich and Romney have more executive experience than the president had when he was elected.

    As for the successes of the pirates and bin Laden, you can give Obama the credit if you inisist. Presidents historically get to take the credit for such events. Of course the reality is that he did what any president would have done in those situations, giving the nod to the experts to carry on. Doesn’t take a genious to do that.

    And as for Libya…there’s plenty yet to see in that situation.

  24. xring its people like you that are ruining our country! Go back under that rock you were living under and do us all a favor and don’t post anything until you change your moniker back to kardnos!

    That was one of the highest-pitched posts I’ve read in awhile. I can see a little boy throwing himself onto the floor in the middle of Wal*Mart screaming that whine.

    Thing is about Obama – it is really, really pathetic that his support on this site can only point to his increasing militarism as a “positive”. Obama has not risen to the office but then, as the letter writer points out, “there are the Republican candidates.” Jon Huntsman is the only one of the bunch who seems like he might be an improvement but…he isn’t certifiably insane or complete simplistic so he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of winning the nomination.

  25. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    xring
    If congress is not doing anything they are not screwing anything up.

    All one has to do is look at the unintended consequences from everything the obama agenda has passed through congress. When 60% of this country says that obama is taking us in the wrong direction we have to thank the Republicans in congress for stopping him in his tracks.

    Even his union buddies in Ohio voted by 60% to shield themselves from obamacare. And that is all he has to run on. Would you please tell me why no one will stand on the same stage with him? Answer, he is a toxic loser and has a social disease.

  26. redneckbuck says:

    The R’s will end up as Kerry did. Kerry was a terrible candidate in a year that he should have walked away with things.

  27. hansgruber says:

    34 months as President and the national debt has increased $4.356 Trillion. That’s Presidential experience!

    That’s another reason to vote for him! He is spending to save the economy, imagine how bad it would be if he didn’t! We would only owe $10.6 Trillion instead of $14.9!

    Kudos to Obama for maintaining the US as the world’s #1 debt nantion.

  28. Taxed,
    Congress doing nothing = Country fails.
    Ohio Citizens also voted by 61 % to protect Unions.

    Hans, Budget/spending bills must come from the House. The President CANNOT spend any funds not authorized by Congress

  29. I think you are on to something with Huntsman, bBoy.

  30. NickDixon says:

    fbergford – you stated on another thread to not call you a “conservative republican” because you didn’t say you were, so I’m just giving you the opportunity to tell the truth.

  31. When 60% of this country says that obama is taking us in the wrong direction we have to thank the Republicans in congress for stopping him in his tracks.

    Then why do 82% of the country think that Congress is taking us in the wrong direction?
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html

  32. NickDixon says:

    “Kudos to Obama for maintaining the US as the world’s #1 debt nantion.”

    Of course, there was no debt on January 20, 2009.

  33. NickDixon says:

    According to the conservative National Journal:

    “Just 22 percent of Americans think things are generally going in the right direction, while 74 percent think the country is seriously on the wrong track. Fully 80 percent of Americans describe themselves as “dissatisfied” or “angry” about the way the federal government works, with the nearly one-third of Americans who say they are angry being a record in this survey. Only 10 percent think the economy is in good shape, with 47 percent describing it as “poor.”

    Only a Conservative could misrepresent that to “60% of the country think Obama is taking us in the wrong direction”. Obama’s name isn’t even mentioned. There has yet to be a cohesive poll on favorability of Obama’s jobs proposals.

  34. “Of course, there was no debt on January 20, 2009.”

    Actually there was debt…. just significantly less of it than now…

  35. aislander says:

    …AND, xx, never has the amount of debt increased with such breathtaking rapidity as it has under Obama…

  36. blakeshouse says:

    I’ve got a pile of dog crap in my yard that could run on a much better platform than the Chicago mobster who now occupies 1600 Pa Ave. At the very least that pile wouldn’t run this nation into the ground as badly as this moron has done.

  37. stumpy567 says:

    Obama is a good person with good intentions. He just lacks the statesmanship to achieve his ideals. When it comes to leadership, there is none. He and his political party have tried to dictate from the day he as sworn in. A day of golf with Boehner? What did he hope to accomplish? Some positive press to show he’s trying?
    Why was there so much attention to the Health Care Initiative when this country was, and still is, reeling from the economic meltdown?
    Where was their “Jobs Bill” 2 years ago?
    We need a leader. We need a Statesman that can persuade through negotiation not an autocrat who hides when confronted with opposition.

  38. NickDixon says:

    Was there an interest due on the debt on January 20, 2009? If so, (there was) it was impossible to not increase the debt and pay the bills that were due. Of course, this little bit of accounting reality is always left out of the discussion.

    Where are all of these financial experts when it is time to run for office>

  39. NickDixon says:

    No one can pursuade via negotiation if the other side instantaneously says “no” to everything you propose. The Republicans in Congress have said “no” to Obama on things they once supported.

    Blaming this on Obama is about like blaming the victim in an assault.

  40. you know, I’ve said NO alot to my kids… but it was usually because it was a good idea but a dumb application of that idea that I said NO too… someone had to be the adult.

    well when the victim walks down a dark alley with a glowing neon sign that says “rob me, I just got a check from the Chinese” then yeah, you will get yo backside handed to…

    please, he is no victim, he knows that he lost his majority in Congress and the Senate is thin so he has to play something besides leader.

  41. Blake,
    Quick Man, grab the pile and sign it up.

    The GOP needs a viable candidate.

    XX,
    A pity the Rpots lack the foresight and leadership to negotiate rather that to demand everything has to be their way or the highway to hell which is where they are sending us.

  42. BlaineCGarver says:

    This letter and it’s favorable commentators are reason enough for there to be an IQ Test to be able to vote. Any combination of Paul, and Cain would lift us from the miserable abyss that the current crop of politicans have let us sink into.

  43. xring – your DNC boos has nothing but crappy ideas, keep blaming away but I would tell you NO if you keep coming to me with the same stuff just repackaged differantly…

    “they” – please, how does it feel to be impotent…

  44. B-G-C; Paul / Cain would be the right-wing equivalent Dukakis / Bentsen.

    XX – the only thing to Ropts have is ‘cut taxes for the rich and hope that this time some of the wealth will trickle down to the middle and working classes rather that all flooding to the rich.

    Kooky – but there was not ‘they’ in my post

  45. xring – wow, original…

    how long is your DNC approved discussion board list

    I’m gonna keep reponding until you repeat yourself… OK, let’s play

    “Kooky – but there was not ‘they’ in my post

    XX,
    A pity the Rpots lack the foresight and leadership to negotiate rather that to demand everything has to be their way or the highway to hell which is where they are sending us.”

    You are not the sharpest knife in that office are you?

  46. I respond to your posts. Keep it up. And chug one for me.

  47. NickDixon says:

    To say that Obama “is not a victim”, because of what I stated in an analogy is one more mispresentation of the issue. Nothing new.

    Again, Republicans are voting against that which they supported in the past because Obama brought it up this time.

  48. NickDixon says:

    “Any combination of Paul, and Cain would lift us from the miserable abyss”

    Both live off saying what is wrong, not what is right. If either were to be in office, they’d have the responsibility of leadership, which neither exhibit now.

    That being said, I’d love to see them lead a third party.

  49. To say that Obama is a victim, because of what you stated in an analogy is one more mispresentation of the issue. Nothing new.

    exactly… what else is new?

  50. NickDixon says:

    I didn’t say Obama is a victim. Your last comment was a misrepresentation. But that isn’t new.

  51. gonefishin69690 says:

    Saw the headline and just had to click on it. I really expected to just see a blank page.

  52. Pacman33 says:

    Breaking news : This just in.

    Obama blames Thomas Jefferson for current economic woes; Biden says it’s King George’s fault.

  53. NickDixon says:

    Breaking news – Republican House members address jobs.

    Sorry, my mistake.

  54. actually dicky they did, the bills are on Harry Reids desk awaiting action… from HArry’s side of the sandbox. He is in charge ya know.

  55. NickDixon says:

    Can you cite the House Jobs Bill that was passed to the Senate?

  56. yeah, if I go look for it… but I am not… I am channeling xring.

  57. blakeshouse says:

    the ONLY reason to reelect this chicago thug is for the unions and those who prefer the nanny state to keep the status quo and send this once great nation farther into the septic tank of socialism

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