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Will Obama Get A Second Term?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Will Obama get a second term? Or will it be Romney?

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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8790 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

We don't know yet. But I can say for sure that it will be the dirtiest campaign in US history. The lies and distortions being put out already - 6 months before the election - by Obama even caused Arianna Huffington to call them "despicable".


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Will Obama get a second term? Or will it be Romney?

I think it's going to be Obama, What is your opinion?



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

I think so too. Will Republicans regain control in the future?

User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8687 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Will Obama get a second term?

I think it's his election to lose.

Quoting United Airline (Reply 3):
Will Republicans regain control in the future?

Yes, at some point they will.

Another question is of course: Will Mars attack?



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
I think it's going to be Obama
Quoting United Airline (Reply 3):
I think so too
Quoting aloges (Reply 4):
I think it's his election to lose.

Really? I was under the impression that the rupublicans would be way ahead, and so many were too dissappointed with Obama. Well, that's what media from the US makes me thing at least.

I for one hope it will be Obama, Romney doesn't seem like any good.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

It's unlikely we'll have a clear idea until election day.

Lies and distortions have become an emblem of American elections over the past 20-30 years. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign didn't focus on the achievements of the Republican administration, or the expectations of the next term, but instead sought to paint Kerry as a wimpy, wishy-washy, will-say-anything-to-get-elected candidate. And the tactic was very successful.



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9161 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 4):
Another question is of course: Will Mars attack?

Can't, they have been raided by Twix.



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User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
The lies and distortions being put out already - 6 months before the election - by Obama

It is nothing compared to the clown the republicans have put up. Romney will get smacked in the face on this one.



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8790 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 9):
It is nothing compared to the clown the republicans have put up. Romney will get smacked in the face on this one.

Examples? I haven't heard him say any whoppers yet.



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User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8687 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 10):
Examples? I haven't heard him say any whoppers yet.

You must have been asleep several times when he was trying to relate to the "real America" (TM). One such example is "My wife drives a couple of Cadillacs."



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8403 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Well, it is a very weird election. We know the Christian right will lose -- neither candidate is accepted as a real Christian. We also know a defense hawk will win.

The only difference appears to be Romney's talent with managing money. Otherwise they are politically identical.


User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3148 times:

Yes, he will... "- 4 more years!!!"


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Will Obama get a second term?

Yes.

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Or will it be Romney?

No.



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Obama might squeak in but it is going to be a hell of a campaign. Indiana is lost for certain and Pennsylvania is a close toss-up unlike last time but many of the states that Obama barely won are still up for grabs. As the Baba O'Riley song from The Who goes; "Obama" has to fight for his meals.

[Edited 2012-05-03 11:45:30]


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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 18):
Obama might squeak in but it is going to be a hell of a campaign. Indiana is lost for certain and Pennsylvania is a close toss-up unlike last time but many of the states that Obama barely won are still up for grabs. As the Baba O'Riley song from The Who song goes; "Obama" has to fight for his meals.

It's too early to declare any state, other than those that are historically solid red or blue, "lost for certain." In 2004, when it appeared Ohio would be "lost for certain" (regardless of the Democratic challenger), the Republicans hastily proposed a state amendment prohibiting gay marriage to the ballot. They then launched a grassroots campaign, going door-to-door, organizing voter registration drives, etc. to spread awareness. Many political scientists like to point out that Democratic turnout was lower-than-expected and Republican turnout higher-than-expected that year, suggesting the gay marriage ban -- which ultimately passed by a healthy margin -- gave Bush Ohio and thus the election.

[Edited 2012-05-03 11:51:26]


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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12390 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
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Hopefully he will. If only so we can have four more years of all the conservatives here bitching like hell.


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12339 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Personally, I think it's way too close to call and a lot can happen between now and then.


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User currently offlineJETSTAR From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1640 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2905 times:
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3 things come into play,

Number 1, if Obama loses a few key states that he marginally carried last time, he is in trouble, and some early polls are showing he is going to have a tough time carrying these states again, not saying he will lose all of them but the Democrats will have to spend a lot of money and Obama a lot of time in these states this time.

Number 2, the independent registered voters, who could go either way, with some early polls showing them slightly leaning towards voting Republican.

Number 3, will the blacks come out and vote in the huge numbers like they did 4 years ago where they helped Obama carry some normally Republican southern states, tune in November 6th to find out.

Remember, he is not running against a ticket that had Sarah Palin on it, the Democrats had a field day with her especially whenever she opened her mouth and said something stupid, she cost the Republicans a lot of votes.

A lot of things can happen between now and November 6th.

JetStar


User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

Quoting JETSTAR (Reply 26):
Remember, he is not running against a ticket that had Sarah Palin on it, the Democrats had a field day with her especially whenever she opened her mouth and said something stupid, she cost the Republicans a lot of votes.

Most polling indicated Palin "excited" the right-ring base, bringing people to the polls who otherwise would not have voted. It's thought that if Palin hadn't been in the race, a state like GA may have went to Obama (due to the large black turnout alongside low conservative turn out).

In 2004, early polling showed Kerry with the lead but a masterful campaign by Bush (as I outlined above) ultimately lead to his narrow re-election.

It's worth mentioning that a "win" by Obama may ultimately be a long-term loss for the Democratic Party. Although Bush was re-elected in 2004, lingering resentment lead to the Democrats taking control of both Congress chambers (beginning in 2006) as well as the Presidency. After Bush's re-election, most top political scientists agreed that the Republican revolution would continue well into the future, as existing policy (Grandmastering, the difficulty in ousting incumbent Congressman due to financial & procedural disadvantages, etc.) would make it nearly impossible for the Democrats to regain control of Congress. Should Obama be re-elected, perhaps history will repeat itself.

[Edited 2012-05-03 17:58:05]


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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

As of this November, I will be a voter for 40 years and as a teen and child, I have been interested in politics and usually pro-Democrat due to various influences. I believe it will be a narrow win in overall votes and electoral votes for President Obama.

The degree of difference will be subject to factors, most importantly the overall economic issues with the USA, but also the Euro crises, the decisions of the SCOTUS as to the Health Care laws, a very serious overseas crises with Iran or North Korea or some surprise issue we are not sure of yet. We don't know who Romney will choose for a VP candidate and he hopes he won't choose one that will hurt. Changes in Congressional districts, including ones heavily influenced by the Republican dominate state could affect the voting outcome. Unlike 1968 or 1992, we probably won't see a 3rd party candidate that will get enough votes to affect the outcome so it will really be a one-on-one battle.

As others suggest, it really will be hate-filled campaign by both sides. I am afraid some ads and things said will tip over the line; we have already seen that as to the bashing of Romney saying he wouldn't have taken out Osama bin Laden if had been President. Romney has been long bashing Obama on being a 'socialist'.

I am also concerned that many won't vote. Some on the right as see Romney as too centrist or due to his Mormon/LDS faith. On the left, some won't vote as unhappy with Obama. Already the labor unions are not showing much love for Obama and the Democrats as not doing enough to protect their members and workers in general and not cracking down on excesses of Corporations and the richest Americans. Some independents may not vote at all due to dirty and horrendous overspending on campaigning, issues or believing their vote will be worthless as the politicians are not talking about policy that will help them get a job, get out of their debt hole or make them feel more financially secure.


User currently offlinekiwiinoz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

For the gamblers among us, the bookies have Obama to hold on at pretty short odds of $1.40 with the Republicans paying $2.75

So for anyone who genuinly believes that Romney will take it, find yourself an online gaming website and stick the house on Republican as $2.75 is pretty good money.

My belief, Obama will hold on. Not for any policy or performance reason, just voter sentiment.


User currently onlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4373 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Obama will win, no problem, he has done a good job and has a lot more good work to do.


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User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3354 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting JETSTAR (Reply 26):
Remember, he is not running against a ticket that had Sarah Palin on it, the Democrats had a field day with her especially whenever she opened her mouth and said something stupid, she cost the Republicans a lot of votes.

There was nothing the GOP could have done to win in 08, the GFC and bailouts that they got the blame for (mostly the prior) put the nail in the coffin. They could have resurrected Reagan and there wouldn't have been a chance.

No, but he is running against the most disliked nominee in decades whom has to say that his own policy (the basis for Obamacare) was a mistake.

Also if Romney picks a running mate that is there to energize the base he better home he/she is smart and knows their s*hit.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 31):

Obama will win, no problem, he has done a good job and has a lot more good work to do.

Unless the dems get congress back then he is going to get stonewalled for the next 4 years. He will be more aggressive sure but he is going to face the same opposition.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
We don't know yet. But I can say for sure that it will be the dirtiest campaign in US history. The lies and distortions being put out already - 6 months before the election - by Obama even caused Arianna Huffington to call them "despicable".

I agree that its going to be dirty for the reason that it works but don't try and say the democrats are going to be worse as they are up against a guy who spent $122 million getting the nomination, mostly on negative adds.  



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User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 32):
There was nothing the GOP could have done to win in 08, the GFC and bailouts that they got the blame for (mostly the prior) put the nail in the coffin.

Bush was struggling against a GOP-controlled Congress late into his first term. Ideally, many within the GOP would've liked to have replaced Bush with somebody further to the right, but such candidate would've stood little chance within the general election. The 2004 election was arguably the Democrat's to lose; a very successful campaign by Bush (as I outlined above) coupled with renewed feelings about the economy lead to his re-election. Exit polling in 2006 made it clear the American people wanted sweeping change within Congress. With or without the economic collapse, the 2008 election would've been difficult for the GOP to win.

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 28):
As others suggest, it really will be hate-filled campaign by both sides.

Newt Gingrich is often credited with inventing hate-triad politics when he took his messages to C-SPAN in the mid-1980s. By the early 1990s, the platform had been elevated and birthed the Republican Revolution. Today, both parties embrace such tactics. And sadly, these are often the highest rated radio and television programs. Until people learn to think for themselves, this is unlikely to change.



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25 stratosphere : Personally I hate MItt or "mittens" as we call him..He is the epitome of how corporate execs smack down the middle class..But I have to say I haven't
26 rfields5421 : If most people have jobs and feel good about the economy in October - Obama wins. If most people are out of work and worried about the economy in Octo
27 StarAC17 : That is news to me, what specifically did he really disagree with regarding congress considering they pretty much gave him a rubber stamp. I don't re
28 rfields5421 : Bush long supported and tried to bring to Congress an immigration plan. It consisted of a way for illegals in the US to earn legal status and citizen
29 Post contains links and images windy95 : People Not In Labor Force Soar By 522,000, Labor Force Participation Rate Lowest Since 1981 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/people...rce-participation-
30 CompensateMe : Toward the conclusion of his first term and the first half of his second, Bush most certainly struggled much more than he should have with his agenda
31 us330 : I'm more curious as to why people will vote the way they will. If Obama wins, how much of it is it a vote against Romney and the Tea-Party hijacked Re
32 soon7x7 : As compared to what...Obama?...LOL! ...If he does win he can no longer blame Bush for what he "inherited"...it is now his "own mess" he will inherit.
33 Post contains images WestJet747 : Yep, 'cause we all that messes have an expiry date of 4 years
34 Ken777 : The Great Recession is a generational problem - WIllard certainly won't be able to best Obama in improving the lot of the lower and middle classes. B
35 Post contains images rfields5421 : You hit it right - a LOT of people vote against someone, something rather than for anything/ anyone. There are an increasing number of one issue vote
36 CompensateMe : While I agree the economy will be the tipping point for many voters, I don't agree with your assessment. Had Perot not ran in 1992, Bush I would've l
37 Ken777 : Overall I believe Romney is a decent man. Takes his religion and marriage vows seriously. And grew up in a successful family environment. I'll give h
38 geezer : EXTRA ! EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT ! Not only will Mitt win, he'll do such a fabulous job in his first term, everyone on A.net will vote for him
39 Aloha717200 : I personally think that Obama doesn't stand a chance. Everything he does is shooting himself in the foot at this point. I really wish he would have no
40 StarAC17 : Romney has one demographic in hand which is white men (he does have a stranglehold on that and McCain won it in 2008). He is losing to Obama on the w
41 us330 : I have nothing against Mitt. I actually think he would make a good president--he has the managerial skills necessary to get things done, and one of t
42 StarAC17 : Of course he does, he may be worth 9 figures but this election is expected to cost at the minimum 10 figures per side. Romney is rich but he worth $2
43 jet-lagged : Yes I think Obama will win a second term. The polls have settled down and consistently show a small but sufficiently large large gap in popular vote.
44 something : Obama didn't exactly win in a landslide against McCain which is arguably a much weaker opponent than Romney. I see a few problems ahead: - Many people
45 Confuscius : If he wins the election, yes he'll serve a second term. If he loses, he won't. If it's Romney/Rubio, I believe it will be the first anchor baby ticke
46 ual777 : Think again. A LOT of young people I know are going to vote against Obama.
47 CompensateMe : He doesn't need to think again. 65% of the youth vote went to Obama in 2008 -- that's still A LOT of votes against Obama, but it's a very clear major
48 something : The last part of what you said is actually what I was getting at. Most of my friends in the US don't vote, nor are they even registered. Some of them
49 ual777 : Obama had a huge push in 2008, and I think young voter turnout will be much lower this election as things have been business as usual. I know many pe
50 CompensateMe : I tend to agree that turnout won't be as high as well. But you were arguing against the impact young voters would have on the Democratic nominee if t
51 srbmod : One thing that may factor heavily into whether or not Obama gets re-elected is one of the third party options in this election. The Libertarians have
52 Post contains links and images Dreadnought : Obama went on the road to universities a told the students that the evil GOP was blocking the nice Democrats from locking down the interest rate. Tha
53 CompensateMe : The Democrats proposed funding the renewal via closing a loophole on payroll taxes, not by raiding payroll taxes. The GOP's reluctant to renew the me
54 us330 : Student loans need to be reformed. They are the only debt not dischargeable by bankruptcy, which needs to change since it gives lenders no incentive
55 Dreadnought : But unlike bankruptcy affecting cars, houses, businesses etc, where your creditors have the option of taking your stuff, you can't take back an educa
56 CompensateMe : Many scholars will argue that the Founding Fathers supported a strong, central government and only added the BOR because their constituents (weary of
57 Dreadnought : Huh? Have you read Benjamin Franklin? People got sick, needed doctors, they had hospitals, they had poor people who couldn't afford it. This is not a
58 us330 : No, it would just leave lower rates for students who go to higher tier institutions. Whereas hard sciences and math are same across the board, the qu
59 CompensateMe : The cost of health care is a hot issue with many middle- and lower-class citizens today. While health care has always been an issue, it's previously
60 mt99 : So you are saying that unemployment is "the same" but not "better?" In that case he is doing better that GWB Interesting table 2004 started with 62.3
61 Dreadnought : And historically, following a recession the economy bounces right back, close to the proportion of the initial recession. Notice there are a few hist
62 Ken777 : Not really. This was a story that hit a lot of media. The Tea Party will be as loud in this election as they were in the last. It will bend to their
63 CompensateMe : A very small population does not have easy access to a community college or commuting college/university near their parents. For the few people who a
65 windy95 : The government has driven the cost of education through the roof because of all the tax dollars they have floating around earmarked for education. Th
66 CompensateMe : The primary driving factor behind soaring tuition is the significant cuts from state appropriations. Without government subsidies, a high-quality edu
67 Ken777 : This start of this century will be seen as one of shrinking jobs in the US. Obama obviously lost as many jobs in the country as Bush did, but there l
68 geezer : Some of these replies are so long it would take an hour to read them ! Having just said that, I'll risk doing one that I hope I can keep "reasonable";
69 windy95 : So? Not my problem. The Feds should not be in this business. Leave the money and the control in the states. That would be right behind the NEA. The u
70 tommy767 : My thoughts exactly. A few good ideas with very poor execution. I think we forget how much money W gave to Africa during his term -- supposedly the m
71 CompensateMe : So the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor right? It's a shame how many people who relied on FinAid to make something of themselves feel others sho
72 vin2basketball : A couple of things I want to point out here. This will be the first election that I will have the chance to vote for president. And I will be voting
73 windy95 : I nor my wife have ever relied on FinAid. We also where not rich but had parents who worked hard and paid our ways through private schools. And now w
74 Post contains images Ken777 : Compared to Bush & Cheney he has done a pretty good job. You tend to forget the back door draft where Bush held on to Americans in uniform long p
75 Post contains links and images Dreadnought : Traditionally, education up through high school is locally funded, and apart from the pause due to the recession, spending has been growing consisten
76 windy95 : Which is their right. Sorry but we need to blame the NEA and the parents or lack of parents. What was spent per child with the other countries on thi
77 CompensateMe : I wasn't directly implying you, but many persons who've made something of themselves (but otherwise would not have had the opportunity) via FinAid no
78 CompensateMe : In the past decade, states have cut billions of dollars in higher-education spending (direct subsidies). A simple Google search will confirm this. I
79 geezer : Well Ken, apparently "the troops" don't agree with you ! I was watching a TV show Sunday evening; they showed a video, taken in Afghanistan, of Georg
80 CompensateMe : I don't know why you seem to think the opinions of our servicemen reflect the opinions of the nation as a whole. The military historically supports t
81 StarAC17 : Why is the government giving money to the banks to loan to students and not doing it directly like other countries?? That is inefficient adding a mid
82 CompensateMe : I meant to respond to this earlier: Then the US educational system must have come a long way since the 1970s! Today, most US secondary schools offer a
83 Dreadnought : On that we agree. There should be an apprenticeship path where if school "just ain't your thing", you can go to work for a builder or plumber or appl
84 mt99 : The unemployment for college grads has held steady to about 4.5% for years. Does that not mean these "skilled" worked make up the greater amount of t
85 Post contains links and images Dreadnought : By "skilled" do you mean college grads? Here, if you drop out of high school - or even complete high school and if you don't go on to college you are
86 mt99 : No i dont, By "skilled" i meant what you are trying to capture here. My point is that historically, as well as currently if you are less likely o be
87 CompensateMe : Nobody disagrees with you. However, there's a significant population that lacks the desire or capacity to go off to college and a significant number
88 EricR : Obama's biggest issue is his lack of compromise - even within his own party. He loves to blame the Republicans for the gridlock that exists. However,
89 CompensateMe : I’ll ask you the same question. Bush ran into political gridlock as well, beginning late in his first term, among his own party (I previously menti
90 Post contains images Ken777 : Maybe that was because the public schools your Dad rejected were so controlled at the local level (a preference of conservatives) that of course they
91 747400sp : I hope so, I fill that if we get 4 more years of Obama, this Country, will be back on the right track.
92 Post contains links Ken777 : It's a problem because trashing the other side has become the standard in politics. Just look at today's election: http://www.washingtonpost.com/poli
93 Dreadnought : From my discussions with my 14 year old nephew, it's gotten worse. He has not touched algebra yet. I learned it at age 10. He is currently in a publi
94 mt99 : Or an illegal alien. Where is the employer side enforcement of immigration? And Romney will save us?
95 Ken777 : That is a bit early for a lot of kids. Grade 4 for algebra? Not really. that is a time for continuous repetition on mechanics. Maybe even some pre-al
96 CompensateMe : It hasn't gotten worse, it's gotten better. And unless your nephew is enrolled in a really, really crappy school, the information he's giving you is
97 Dreadnought : To be honest, I think it's too late. Look at what happened in Greece and France. Voters have rejected “austerity”–the idea that governments sho
98 mt99 : Glass half empty? lost faith in humanity?
99 us330 : I rarely agree with Krugman--I think he is a condescending egotistical blowhard--but I do agree with his general point that austerity should be reser
100 Dreadnought : Not in humanity, but in the sheer weight of numbers. There are simply too many stupid people wandering around. I guess it's a downside of progress -
101 Post contains images mt99 : Its the new reality. You need to adapt and move on. The 1950's wont last for ever dude. So you should vote for Obama then [Edited 2012-05-09 08:08:53
102 Dreadnought : I agree with that concept. But if you are waiting for the economy to get better before implementing austerity measures, I think you are in for a very
103 United Airline : If Obama gets a second term, wonder if Hillary Clinton will replace Biden as the vice president? Will Hillary Clinton run again in 2016? I bet Jeb Bus
104 Dreadnought : I don't have a high opinion of Obama's intelligence, but he'd be dumb as dirt if he doesn't ditch Biden. The man has been a complete waste of space,
105 StarAC17 : How do you fix it then? How do you encourage what is left of a middle class to start spending again which is the only way the economy will really get
106 windy95 : Same as what Bush did for his second term. He should of ditched Cheney and put in someone who would of been a good candidate for the next election. T
107 StarAC17 : I don't think they will, growth is in other places now and we need new entrepreneurship to fill that void. We have a different definition on what the
108 tommy767 : While I don't agree with Biden's politics I have to say I've recently warmed up to the guy. At this point he's hilarious. It's too bad the media isn'
109 Dreadnought : Oh, sure, he seems like a friendly enough guy who would be fun to know. But the guy has an astounding record of being wrong on just about every aspec
110 us330 : Tax code is complicated enough as it is--how about before instituting any new taxes, we close as many of the existing loopholes as we can, and see ho
111 StarAC17 : One of the biggest reasons Obama defecits are so high is that he has actually put the wars on the books. Something Bush did not do as they were off b
112 Post contains links and images Dreadnought : That old chestnut. Look it up. The numbers I used include all war costs. The only things not included is social security, which is considered off-bud
113 StarAC17 : Fair enough.
114 windy95 : It very much is a concern. Many people like myself are saving up for another big dip or more layoffs. At the pace this government is going the bill w
115 CompensateMe : I fully agree with you, yet parents demand low student-teacher ratios, more competitive curriculum, full athletic programs, an array of extra curricu
116 Post contains images Ken777 : The best way to pull the country down is to get the population to lower their levels of confidence in the future. Our problem today is the shrinking
117 Dreadnought : I won't bother with most of your post because most of the comments are so far out in Obamaland it's no longer funny, but I would remind you that forc
118 windy95 : Well it would come as no surprise to you but I am fully for funding your child in public school sports. Spend the money on Tech and job skills that c
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