Originally Posted by Uplift Humanity
This post is ridiculous! The OP claims to want facts, proofs, and reasons.
Yet he & his posse respond with nothing but Obama-bashing. IT IS CLEAR few of you (especially the OP) are interested in hearing any REASONS (i.e., reasoned arguments) discussing what Obama did well, why he had difficulty accomplishing what he set out to do, and why/whether he should be re-elected.
Any response given here to your request brings out your vitriol and CLOSE-MINDED diatribe. It's insulting for educated people to witness such childish brutish behavior, masquerading as "intelligent political discourse".
The OP seems to be a troll, who posts only to play a game (skeet shooting? buck hunting?)..... s/he is interested ONLY in shooting ANY IDEA (or anyone who says something). If anything/anyone comes before your rifle scope, all you can do is shoot it.
Please get psychological help. Your hatred is driven by deeply rooted problems, perhaps from your childhood. It's embarrassing to see that our society is now filled with so many unintelligent bullies who MUST GET THEIR WAY to be happy.
YOU PEOPLE NEVER LEARNED TO COMPROMISE, TO SHARE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES WITH YOUR PLAYMATES. YOU WANT IT ALL FOR YOURSELF. THIS IS ALSO WHAT WE SEE IN THE GOP AND CONGRESS TODAY -- NO WILLINGNESS TO COMPROMISE....... EVEN FOR THE SAKE OF OUR NATION (they only want the full box of chocolates, even if it destroys their playground and nation).
Very sad too see what "discourse" has devolved into. I hope the intelligent few left in our society stop interacting with your kind and ostracize you. That's the only way to deal with bullies and overgrown children.
To the OP, I challenge you to convince us that you are serious in your quest. If true, you should be able to start the discussion (your search) by stating ONE important accomplishment from Obama. And I don't mean silliness on your part (though that's what I expect). Any serious debater with true intellectual merit must be able to argue BOTH SIDES of an argument/topic. So, I CHALLENGE you to start this debate by telling us one serious (non-silly) accomplishment by President Obama.
Without this ability, you are standing in a moral gutter, devoid of any intellectual basis.
Now, to answer your request:
Obama deserves re-election because he is the ONLY American leader who has continued to work for ALL Americans and for ALL OF America. This is demonstrated daily by his continuing to listen to and try to find balance and equality for both democratic AND republican wishes. In the negotiations, acts, laws, and policies that he proposes/approves, he regularly gives up part of what he/democrats want, and gives republicans some of what they want. Because he knows how to SHARE. Obama is the consummate equalizer.
He was put into power to implement his clearly stated democratic beliefs. So his policies have been true to those democratic beliefs. YET, in a measure of conciliation, he continues to allow republican ideas/wishes into his policies. It's easy to be stubborn and staunch, as the GOP have been. But it takes courage and true political skill to assuage the fears of your opponents.
No GOP politician has done this during the last 3.5 years (they fight to keep every morsel of chocolate for themselves). And nearly no-one in Congress has done this either (democratic or republican). This behavior, the ability and willingness to find a "middle ground", is the crux of politics -- and an essential trait for every leader and politician.
Obama is the only
American leader who fights for both democratic and republican ideas, even when he does not agree with many of those republican ideas. He is the only present American leader who fights for and offers acceptable "middle ground" policies, in spite of the GOP's stance to "not budge an inch".
To put it more simply (in case someone misunderstood me): Obama is willing to share the playground (i.e., the country, economy, future, obligations, pains, hard choices, and rewards) with everyone who has a birthright to it....... even though he's surrounded by bully GOPs who want to keep the playground only for their own kind. Obama is fighting to keep it open for anyone.That's why, in this ugly political environment, he alone deserves to be re-elected.