The Instigator
lifesaglitch911
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
rogue
Con (against)
Winning
9 Points

Obama should not be relected

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rogue
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/9/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,984 times Debate No: 18690
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (24)
Votes (4)

 

lifesaglitch911

Pro

Barack Hussein Obama has done nothing but double the united states debt, and dramatically increase unemployment rates. And besides it took him 3 months to fill the BP oil spill!!! So why should we relect him for a second term
rogue

Con

First of all, I would like to see some citation proving that Obama has doubled the debt. He has actually slowed the economic decline of our economy significantly. Also, it is common knowledge that the economic status during a presidency is mostly due to the economic policies of the president before. Bush left a huge bag of crap on Obama's doorstep. We should reelect Obama because a lot of the candidates would implement the same economic policies as Bush and support the interests of big business.
Debate Round No. 1
lifesaglitch911

Pro

Barack Hussein Obama has done nothing but double the united states debt, and dramatically increase unemployment rates. And besides it took him 3 months to fill the BP oil spill!!! So why should we relect him for a second term. alright so, the debt before obama was 1.3 trillion dollars. It is currently 8 trillion dollars. Obama needs to stop borrowing money from china that he will never pay back. And you democrats just love to blame obamas mistakes on bush don't you.
rogue

Con

Obama's mistakes? Look at Bush's economic policies. We were in surplus when Clinton left and when Bush left we were in debt. Check any economic journal and they will all affirm that we knew the debt was going to get worse before it improved. You're really gonna blame the oil spill on Obama? What about the company that stupidly was drilling off-shore? If you research the spill you'll find there was not more Obama could do. It was not his responsibility in the first place. Please provide sources.
Debate Round No. 2
lifesaglitch911

Pro

I do not agree with GW bushes decisions but it's not his fault that Obama made a lot of wrong decisions. Thanks to Obama we now owe china more money every second, he needs to stop spending money... Also yes it was obamas responsibility to fill the BP oil spill, Obama needs to own up to his mistakes and admit that he has made some wrong choices. my last point is that Obama has not kept any " promises" that he has made. He is a LIAR and he is not trustworthy
rogue

Con

The only way to reboot the economy is to put money in. That is what FDR did and it worked. Obama is not a liar. He was overly idealistic and thought it would be easier than it was to pass legislation. The Republicans in Congress have struck down so much good legislation he's tried to put through just because he is a democrat. They have not let him keep his promises. No president keeps all the promises they make during campaigns. Obama's heart is in the right place. He tries to do what is best.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by rogue 5 years ago
rogue
because we had 500 characters.
Posted by Kethen 5 years ago
Kethen
why was their absolutely no citation, hardly any facts, and no in depth arguments. Other than the fact you can't tell what Obama's effect will be for another 4-8 years.
Posted by darkkermit 5 years ago
darkkermit
I might considering debating in favor of the New Deal.
Posted by socialpinko 5 years ago
socialpinko
That's cool.
Posted by rogue 5 years ago
rogue
To be honest that would end up being a really in depth debate that I don't feel passionate about enough to spend the time on.
Posted by 000ike 5 years ago
000ike
In due time. I'm not ready to begin a debate right now.
Posted by 000ike 5 years ago
000ike
In due time. I'm not ready to begin a debate right now.
Posted by socialpinko 5 years ago
socialpinko
When I first joined yes. When are we going to debate AnCap?
Posted by 000ike 5 years ago
000ike
Oh, I see what he did there. lol Well, you used to forfeit very often anyway
Posted by socialpinko 5 years ago
socialpinko
In Seraine's example, I didn't forfeit.
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Vote Placed by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's stats are unsourced and complete rubbish.
Vote Placed by FREEDO 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Rogue's arguments had slightly more substance. Lousy debate.
Vote Placed by darkkermit 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro stated that the debt doubled under Obama. Con did not contest this and did not adequately explain the benefits of Obama's policies. CON did not once show any evidence that Obama is a good president.
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Reasons for voting decision: Arguments to CON for mentioning FDR and the Great Depression as a model - the ONLY support in this entire debate.