Eagle wrote:I'm sorry but charisma isn't enough to earn my vote or admiration.
Really? It worked for Reagan.
Eagle wrote:George Obama... Kenya...Zimbabwe.. S. Africa has struggled with many issues but has become a 1st world country.
Africa has many problems. Many of those problems stem from colonialism but not all of them. The problem is far too complex to be dealt with in a propaganda film. I also don't think either party wants to take ownership of that whole issue. (You might be interested to learn that in the USA, to this day, land title claims in much of the country rest on a supreme court ruling that upheld colonial conquest based on the racist conclusion that the native people and other non-Christians were intellectually inferior and incapable of possessing land title rights. It's Johnson v. McIntosh if you're curious.)
Let's assume that Obama were an anti-colonialist. How is that bad or relevent? Much of the world is dealing with issues related to undoing colonialism. It is a fairly big deal and effects native title rights to land, water, and mineral resources in many countries. Even the British have been on a decolonialization binge for decades. (I bet Queen Elizabeth was thinking during teh parade of nations at the olympic opening ceremony - "These countries all used to be mine!"). Now, why do they insist on keeping th Falklands? Maybe over some national pride or maybe admission that those still living who fought there fought for nothing? Really Eagle, suppose everything you say is true, that Barack Obama thinks the Falklands should be given back to Argentina. So what? I'd be with him on that one and I bet much of the British public would be as well.
Eagle wrote:While Romney's religion in Mormonism, in my opinion, is unfortunate
Wow! So you are not a racist but you are a "religionist." I see. You'll ask how many wives Obama's father had. Maybe you should we be asking how many wives Mitt has, or believes he should have, or how many his relatives have had? No, you shouldn't be asking that because IT DOESN'T MATTER!
Eagle wrote:Under the Obama administration we've surpassed 16 Trillion in the U.S. national debt
Um, Bush tax cuts+Bush defense spending+Bush wars= massive debts... but I guess that's all Barack's fault.
Eagle wrote:Under President Obama's administration we've never had less than 8% unemployment. That doesn't even consider those who are no longer looking for jobs or are under-employed flipping burgers at McD's. Obama's idea of creating jobs is increasing government jobs. The man had little experience when he got the big job. Romney is an experienced business man. I'm not saying Romney would be able to perform some miracle but I think it would be worth a shot.
Romney has lots of experience destroying jobs and laying people off. As for Obama, it is terrible that unemployment has remained so high. But private sector employment has been growing. There has been a dramatic shrinking of government jobs over the last 4 years. If you are going to sling the unemployment mud then you've really got to drill down further than a headline number. There is also increaing evidence that the unemployment situation in the US is structural for the first time in decades. If that is true then there is very little any president or other government action can do to correct it quickly. If your interest is to bad mouth your president that's one thing. If you want to actually learn something then I encourage you to actually read some thoughtful work on teh current US unemployment situation to educate yourself. This will be found in journals rather than on any network or political news source.
Eagle wrote:..grandfather who was a card carrying member of the communist party...but we all know who he is...
Wow, quoting Joe McCarthy are we ("card carrying member of the communist party")(CCMoCP)
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a CCMoCP as were many of the team that developed the atomic bomb that the US claims won WWII. Many intelligent people and well as socially prominent people in the early part of the 20th century were CCMoCP. It was the "in" thing to do. These people put the party in Party! Then decades later conservatives feared their intelligence and began a purge.
It was my understanding that we take pride in living in a free country. That means that people are free to be communists, tea party members, atheists, and, OMG, even Mormons. Eagle, do you believe that policy of free thinking should be changed or what? Because it sounds like you are criticizing Barack's grandfather for his political beliefs and saying that Barack should be punished for his grandfather's beliefs. If you are not saying that then how is that information relevant?
Eagle wrote:If a CEO/President in most any industry had the record that Obama had he would be replaced by the shareholders of that same company. I'm of the mind that we should take up President Obama on his offer. Thoughts?
No CEO has to deal with an obstructionis Congress. What worries me is that the Republicans have done a very good job of preventing anything from happening for the last few years. They have behaved like children. They didn't get their way so they are throwing a collective tantrum. It is pathetic. But it has also been effective. So, if Barack is re-elected I suspect we'll have more of the same. If Mitt is elected, well, the Democrats, not being especially quick learners, will nonetheless soon figure out that they can play the same game.
Eagle wrote:1. What is President Barack Obama's full name? Please no google or searches. Curious.
2. How many wives did Presideent Obama's father have? How many siblings does Obama have? Again please no google or searches. Curious.
3. Where did President Obama attend higher education institutions? Again please no google or searches. Curious.
1. I guess you want us to be surprised there is a Husein in there. Is that what your point is? Do people know that Mitt is short for Mohammed?
2. Who cares?
3. Harvard Law for one. Just like Mitt.