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Mr.sarcastic
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Diirez
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Obama is a bad president

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Started: 4/12/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mr.sarcastic

Pro

First of all I would like to thank my oppenent for accepting my challenge. To begin, in 2008 Republican John McCain ran against Democrat Barack Obama. This was obviously a huge deal due to the fact that America could possible have its first African-American president. Many people did not know what to expect from Obama but hoped they were making the right decision. Unfortunately, America made the wrong decision. Then in 2012 when he was running for a 2nd term America was asking for it by re-electing Barack Obama. There are multiple reasons why Obama is a bad president. I will enjoy this debate and wish the best to my oppenent.
Diirez

Con

Thank you.

1. Obama is for civil rights. He's spoken on behalf of disenfranchised, despite the fact it was politcally unpopular. He's been outspoke about his support of same-sex marriage. Obama is trying to achieve equality for all.
2. His health care system. Say what you want about it, it allows uninsured Americans to get health benefits when sick. A suffering child should never get turned away because of money. It's compassion and helpfulness that OBama has shown.
3. He's for the middle class, not the upper class. "Rebuilding the economy starts with strengthening the middle class. Extending tax breaks on 98% of families now would give hardworking Americans the security and confidence they need." [1]
"The vision of a strong middle class is what we're fighting for. What we need is somebody who's going to fight every single day to grow the middle class because that's how our economy grows, from the middle out, from bottom up, where everybody has got a shot. That's how the economy grows." [2]
4. Women's equality. He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a bill designed to eliminate wage discrimination barriers for women. He also funded Violence Against Women Act, which addresses the criminality of sexual assault and domestice violence and provides women with services to help overcome these issues. He also nominated 2 women for the Supreme Court.
5. He's not pompous. He's got a cool, relaxed way of meeting and connecting with Americans. While some see it as informal, I see it as a breath of fresh air. Away from all the division, he just is trying to connect with all of us. Even the most powerful man in America is just a man. You can even see the picture of Obama shaking hands with his White House Cleaner. [3]
6. He's for the enviorment. He's pushed for cleaner energy and a clean energy economy, which will greatly effect the future. The U.S reduced oil imports by more than 10% from 2010-2011. [4]
7. For Veterans. He's promoted the allocation of funds, increased benefits, job opportunties and extended resources for the veterans.
8: Superstorm Sandy: He suspended his campaign and threw himself into helping the urgen needs of the moment. He spoke frequently and late into the night with governors and mayors of the affected regions. He showed compassion and leadership qualities. Chris Christie said: "President Obama has been all over this and he deserves great credi. He gave me his number at the White House and told me to call him if I needed anything and he absolutely means it. It's been very good working with the president and his administration. It's been wondeful." and "It's been a great working relationship...I cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. And I heard it on the phone conversations with him and I was able to witness it, personally." [5][6]
Now Romney said this on the federal role in disaster relief: "We cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future of our kids. It is simply immoral in my view..." [7]
9. Israel, as much as I support Palestine, this shows Obama's diplomatic skills. Ambassador Stuary E. Ezenstat wrote in Jerusalem Post: "President Obama has demonstrated his unshakeable commitment to Israel's security in countless ways: enhancing security cooperation, passing unprecedented sanctions against Iran and defending Israel against the Palestinian statehood big, to name a few." [8]
10: The Supreme Court: The Huffington Post wrote: "President Obama's two Supreme Court appointments, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are very much part of the judicial mainstream. Romney appointees, on the other hand, would certainly be chosen for their willingness to turn back the clock on the constitutional protections of women's reproductive rights, a litmus test as it were...The prospect of Governor Romney appointing Supreme Court justices who share his social world view is reason enough to vote for President Obama." [9]
11: He is for peace. Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.
12: Obama is all about education. Obama has set a goal for the U.S. to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. He increased federal funding and doubled the amount of grant money allocated to students seeking a higher education to cover rising tuition costs. He also passed the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to ensure equal education for people of color.

Overall, he's done a lot.

[1] http://www.whitehouse.gov...
[2] http://www.whitehouse.gov...
[3] http://www.dudelol.com...
[4] http://www.whitehouse.gov...
[5] http://tv.msnbc.com...
[6] http://www.ktvn.com...
[7] http://firstread.nbcnews.com...
[8] http://www.jpost.com...
[9] http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Mr.sarcastic

Pro

Mr.sarcastic forfeited this round.
Diirez

Con

I can't really say anything due to the forfetiure of my opponent.
Debate Round No. 2
Mr.sarcastic

Pro

Mr.sarcastic forfeited this round.
Diirez

Con

Again, forfeiture.
Debate Round No. 3
Mr.sarcastic

Pro

Mr.sarcastic forfeited this round.
Diirez

Con

Vote con.
Debate Round No. 4
4 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 4 records.
Posted by Mr.sarcastic 3 years ago
Mr.sarcastic
Bad at being a president, and ok.
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Be careful on definitions. Numbers of people that approve are often cited in these, and they are the least meaningful measure.
Posted by yuiru 3 years ago
yuiru
relative to who? How is he bad? Morally bad? Bad at being a president? Please elaborate.
Posted by drhead 3 years ago
drhead
I'll accept the challenge if you up the time to post an argument to 72 hours.
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