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226 days in, would your vote differ

comoncents
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9/3/2009 4:25:46 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
it has been 226 days that Obama has been in office...

if you voted for him would you still have voted for him today... or would you think twice?

if you voted for McCain would you have voted for Obama knowing what happened?

This is meant to see if hind sight really is 20/20.
comoncents
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9/3/2009 6:51:10 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
some people think it is taboo to reveal who they voted for... i am not one of those people... but i will never push a person who did believe in not disclosing there voting habits against what they believe.

i voted for McCain
and i think i would do that same only b/c of all of the spending.
(a few other things as well... palin did make me think twice in voting for him though)

i wish i was voting for Ron Paul... but hey he did not make it that far...
studentathletechristian8
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9/3/2009 6:58:00 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 6:51:10 PM, comoncents wrote:
some people think it is taboo to reveal who they voted for... i am not one of those people... but i will never push a person who did believe in not disclosing there voting habits against what they believe.


i voted for McCain
and i think i would do that same only b/c of all of the spending.
(a few other things as well... palin did make me think twice in voting for him though)

the entire election was picking out the lesser of two evils. That is not how I roll, so if I was of age, I probably would not have voted. I would have voted for Ron Paul, if he was the nominee.

i wish i was voting for Ron Paul... but hey he did not make it that far...
mongeese
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9/3/2009 7:05:52 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 6:58:00 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 9/3/2009 6:51:10 PM, comoncents wrote:
some people think it is taboo to reveal who they voted for... i am not one of those people... but i will never push a person who did believe in not disclosing there voting habits against what they believe.


i voted for McCain
and i think i would do that same only b/c of all of the spending.
(a few other things as well... palin did make me think twice in voting for him though)

the entire election was picking out the lesser of two evils. That is not how I roll, so if I was of age, I probably would not have voted. I would have voted for Ron Paul, if he was the nominee.
If you don't vote, and you can vote, you really shouldn't complain about the direction in which government is going.

McCain!
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9/3/2009 8:00:37 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I would still vote Obama, if I could vote in Yankistan that is.
"If you could tell the world but one truth, I could convince it of a thousand lies"
comoncents
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9/3/2009 8:02:24 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 7:46:09 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:05:52 PM, mongeese wrote:
McCain!

Gross.

who did you vote for...
you make fun of Obama all of the time, don't you?

i mean i voted for bush the first time and still find humor in people making fun of him... so i get it if you did.

just wondering
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9/3/2009 8:05:47 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
If I could have voted in the US election, I would have voted for Obama, and I wouldn't take that back. He is still relatively new and while there is some disappointments, there is some good surprises. Keep on truckin'.

Now, in terms of the Canadian election, I would still keep my vote for Liberal candidate Paddy Torsney, which is my proxy vote for then Liberal leader Stephane Dion. :D
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9/3/2009 8:05:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:02:24 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:46:09 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:05:52 PM, mongeese wrote:
McCain!

Gross.


who did you vote for...
you make fun of Obama all of the time, don't you?

i mean i voted for bush the first time and still find humor in people making fun of him... so i get it if you did.

just wondering

Well, I'm 16, so I obviously didn't vote for anyone. If I could vote, I wouldn't of voted. I either wouldn't have gone or wrote in either Ron Paul or Thomas Jefferson.
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9/3/2009 8:08:32 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 7:46:09 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:05:52 PM, mongeese wrote:
McCain!

Gross.

Lesser of two evils, by a great extent.
comoncents
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9/3/2009 8:11:47 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Well, I'm 16, so I obviously didn't vote for anyone. If I could vote, I wouldn't of voted. I either wouldn't have gone or wrote in either Ron Paul or Thomas Jefferson.

yeah you would have!

i would have also.
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9/3/2009 8:13:27 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:08:32 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:46:09 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:05:52 PM, mongeese wrote:
McCain!

Gross.

Lesser of two evils, by a great extent.

I wouldn't say a great extent. They have practically the same hawkish foreign policy. They also are big-spenders. McCain taxes a little less, so what. McCain is just like Bush, which ended in fail. I'd save my credibility and not vote for either.
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9/3/2009 8:15:35 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:13:27 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:08:32 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:46:09 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:05:52 PM, mongeese wrote:
McCain!

Gross.

Lesser of two evils, by a great extent.

I wouldn't say a great extent. They have practically the same hawkish foreign policy. They also are big-spenders. McCain taxes a little less, so what. McCain is just like Bush, which ended in fail. I'd save my credibility and not vote for either.

At least McCain actually said that he would fight in Iran. Obama said that he wouldn't, but then he did...
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9/3/2009 8:18:27 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:15:35 PM, mongeese wrote:
At least McCain actually said that he would fight in Iran. Obama said that he wouldn't, but then he did...

When did Obama fight in Iran again?
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9/3/2009 8:20:09 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:15:35 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:13:27 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:08:32 PM, mongeese wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:46:09 PM, Nags wrote:
At 9/3/2009 7:05:52 PM, mongeese wrote:
McCain!

Gross.

Lesser of two evils, by a great extent.

I wouldn't say a great extent. They have practically the same hawkish foreign policy. They also are big-spenders. McCain taxes a little less, so what. McCain is just like Bush, which ended in fail. I'd save my credibility and not vote for either.

At least McCain actually said that he would fight in Iran. Obama said that he wouldn't, but then he did...

I don't want to fight Iran. Their military is 10x better than Iraq's was. Iraq is a well documented fail. Iran doesn't pose a real national security threat. We can let Israel deal with Iran. Iran would be stupid to ever nuke anyone, including the US or Israel. Israel has hundreds of nukes, and the US has thousands. Iran would get demolished in a war regardless of nukes. The US and Israel has the two best Air Forces in the world. The US has the best Navy in the world. The US has arguably the best army in the world as well. The US is the best military in the world. Israel is probably top 5. Iran is top 20. Iran would be foolish to mess with either US or Iran.
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9/3/2009 8:22:39 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:18:27 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:15:35 PM, mongeese wrote:
At least McCain actually said that he would fight in Iran. Obama said that he wouldn't, but then he did...

When did Obama fight in Iran again?

your funny
Volkov
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9/3/2009 8:24:41 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:22:39 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:18:27 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:15:35 PM, mongeese wrote:
At least McCain actually said that he would fight in Iran. Obama said that he wouldn't, but then he did...

When did Obama fight in Iran again?


your funny

I'm being serious!

When did American forces enter into Iran!?
Xer
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9/3/2009 8:30:27 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:24:41 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:22:39 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:18:27 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 9/3/2009 8:15:35 PM, mongeese wrote:
At least McCain actually said that he would fight in Iran. Obama said that he wouldn't, but then he did...

When did Obama fight in Iran again?


your funny

I'm being serious!

When did American forces enter into Iran!?

I think he was talking about theoretically. McCain said that he would leave the possibility of invading Iran on the table. Obama at first said the opposite. But he later flip-flopped and agreed with McCain.
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9/3/2009 8:33:01 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/3/2009 8:30:27 PM, Nags wrote:
I think he was talking about theoretically. McCain said that he would leave the possibility of invading Iran on the table. Obama at first said the opposite. But he later flip-flopped and agreed with McCain.

Oh, I was worried there for a second.

I doubt Obama would go into Iran. I would stay far away, if it were me. It isn't as if they want our help either; even the opposition doesn't want our help.
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9/3/2009 10:07:36 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I couldn't vote, but would have voted for Obama both before and after. I think he has done the job as good as can be expected. Of course, it would have been great if he actually fixed the crisis bank deal so it's not hole-in-the-head insane, but that would be too much to ask. Also I expect him to make token gestures to protectionists when it comes to NAFTA, where he instead should push for more free trade. But those two things are really not something you expect a president to have the power to fix by himself. It is after not a dictatorship, he will have to deal with the massive amount of morons in congress.
So prove me wrong, then.
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9/4/2009 12:11:17 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
I couldn't vote, so I will assume the question will apply to my hundreds of hours volunteered and worked as an intern in the Obama campaign. If I were asked if I wold do that over again, the answer is absolutely. Though I have been disappointed with Obama somewhat, I also take into account the establishment and how little power the President truly has in comparison with the legislative branch.
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9/4/2009 12:56:57 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/4/2009 12:11:17 AM, tribefan011 wrote:
I couldn't vote, so I will assume the question will apply to my hundreds of hours volunteered and worked as an intern in the Obama campaign. If I were asked if I wold do that over again, the answer is absolutely. Though I have been disappointed with Obama somewhat, I also take into account the establishment and how little power the President truly has in comparison with the legislative branch.

impressive!
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9/4/2009 3:26:53 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
I regretted voting for Obama 10 days after the election, before he even got into office. I was like "What! Zbigniew Brzezinski is Obama's political advisor? I f'd up. I should have wrote in Ron Paul." Actually, now that I think about it, it wouldn't matter. Why vote at all.

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9/4/2009 5:11:12 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/4/2009 3:26:53 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
I regretted voting for Obama 10 days after the election, before he even got into office. I was like "What! Zbigniew Brzezinski is Obama's political advisor? I f'd up. I should have wrote in Ron Paul." Actually, now that I think about it, it wouldn't matter. Why vote at all.

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yeah you should've.
ron paul
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9/4/2009 7:42:00 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
If you voted for Obama I think your getting what was to be expected. Higher taxes for some, big government spending, and health care reform.
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9/7/2009 5:29:07 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 9/4/2009 7:42:00 PM, tmhustler wrote:
If you voted for Obama I think your getting what was to be expected. Higher taxes for some, big government spending, and health care reform.

yeah, but that is one smooth operator!

he can sure talk his way out of a brown paper bag.