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Obama is a historic success

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/13/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dairygirl4u2c

Pro

Obama is a historic success

i borrow this article as my opening statement
http://www.rollingstone.com...
Jingle_Bombs

Con

Obama is a historic failure.

Some preview points:

1) Obama has failed to adequately address America’s debt crisis.

Despite promising economic recovery for America, President Obama’s stimulus bill and omnibus appropriations -both exceeding the total fiscal costs of the Iraq War- have produced greater deficits, greater debts, and greater uncertainties for the future (i.e. Social Security). The U.S. treasury has since lost its AAA lending grade and is now slowly inching closer to losing its status as the world's reserve currency. Obama should know that America’s $17.5 trillion debt and economic problems are the #1 security issues in the world today.


2) Obamacare is failed policy.


As a law, Obamacare has fundamentally altered America by raising taxes on all Americans while discouraging small business growth through new income surtaxes, especially on stock markets & investment. Expanding Medicaid for the uninsured also does nothing to reduce the runaway costs of healthcare. President Obama, had he been serious and apolitical, should have pushed for tort reform and privatized nationwide health insurance instead.


3) Obama’s policies hurt the economy and have hindered job growth.


President Obama's green energy regulations –as one example- hurt American industries by more than $16 billion a year while a $500 million handout to Solyndra fails to net a single job. Had Obama’s energy policies been serious about promoting job growth, he would have cut corporate taxes, reduced coal & gas regulation, ended the ban on deep-sea oil drilling, and created thousands of new jobs by constructing the Keystone pipeline.


4) Obama is failing to keep America safe.


President Obama has thus far completely mismanaged the War on Terror by cutting defense spending and withholding surge troops in Afghanistan (2009) against the advice of his top commanders. Meanwhile, intelligence leaks concerning intelligence gathering and cyber warfare activities have hurt the CIA's and Israel’s attempts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. But perhaps most showing, Obama’s refusal to rescue a classified U.S. drone in Iran gave away America’s tech secrets to its most dangerous adversaries.


5) The Obama Doctrine has failed in Iraq and elsewhere.


The number one reason for ISIS’s rise in Iraq and Syria is Obama’s innate failure to negotiate a status of forces agreement with the Iraqis in 2009 and his inability to adequately address the Arab Spring and Syrian Civil War crisis beginning in 2010. Obama’s governing principle of “don’t do stupid stuff” is not an organizing principle for effective defense policy, and nor is “leading from behind” an effective way to lead the world.

Debate Round No. 1
dairygirl4u2c

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Debate Round No. 2
dairygirl4u2c

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Anthonyd114 2 years ago
Anthonyd114
Haha. More like a historic failure. He took 2 terms to push 1 bill and he ended up messing up the structure of the website lol
Posted by funnycn 2 years ago
funnycn
He's a boob and failure.
Posted by a_mysterious_stranger 2 years ago
a_mysterious_stranger
I would like to accept this debate, I know someone else has requested to accept this debate, but re-submit, and challenge me.
Posted by JSchin99 2 years ago
JSchin99
Please change the criteria for this Debate. I have soooo much to say. Thank you.
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