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I formally declared my support for Obama in 2012.
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aziz, Mc Kiernan, and Matthew are discussing. Toggle Comments
Was anyone else in the running ?
not this cycle, no.
I can’t quite join you, Aziz, but only because I’m not Muslim. I voted for Obama twice last time (once was in the primaries). While the options this time around only seem worse, I will vote for him because I really do support him. Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m a supporter of his failed promises, like the promise to close Guantanamo. Or for his fiscal conservatism. (He is a conservative on fiscal matters, though not as conservative as some or maybe most in Washington. Bernie Sanders is unlikely to run for president anytime soon.*) I support him because we live in a two-party system where voting for third-party candidates is not very realistic. I support him because the last third-party candidate who wasn’t an absurd caricature ran before I was politically aware (against Reagan and Carter). But the limitations of the American, two-party system only make the choice easier. Honestly, I support Obama for all kinds of reasons. Chief is probably his approach to American politics. Though he’s been chastised by some for emphasizing dialogue and consensus building, I think in the long term those are powerful tools that need to brought to Washington. I will also support him because he may be the first American president ever to really understand either Jewish America. He won nearly 80% of the Jewish American vote last time, and I expect, with the available options, that will go up at least slightly this time. (Santorum, the antithesis of anything Jews have ever voted for before, sent out Hannukah cards with a passage from John on them.) Of course, much has been made in the press about Obama’s “Jewish problem.” It is said that Jews don’t like Obama. Funny thing, that’s a perennial media trope that’s never been true before. I see no reason for it now. His handling of the economy (well, really, a situation that couldn’t be “handled” given the political climate) caused Jewish support to drop, but Jewish support dropped less than support among the general electorate. So good luck with this.
*Of course, if Sanders runs, I fully expect him to be attacked as a Zionist, with the term understood to mean “Jew.”
I don’t find Rubio even remotely credible.
That seems to be a projection. Most of that stuff is from last October and appropriate measures have been taken. see:
Right now all I know for sure is, I’m not voting for Santorum.
Oops, sorry. Didn’t know the link would be that big.
Okay, the question is:
How can over 20 % of the thermometer (in Red) be represented by a mere $ 20.00 and the rest of the thermometer represents $ 4980.00 US ? Which means each 20 % remaining represents $ 1246.00. Is this strict liberal thinking ?
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