Emotional Obama ends campaign in Iowa with call for change

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bates148 wrote:

Very emotional. Knowing that he is getting fired today. Good riddance.

Nov 06, 2012 1:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dannye wrote:

Agreed.

Nov 06, 2012 2:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
JH818 wrote:

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Nov 06, 2012 3:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
whatshisname wrote:

This seat-warmer(doing nothing else but just keeping the seat warm for the next incoming President)sure can talk. He is a very good orator no doubt.

But what America needs badly now is not a good orator, but a good do-er. Someone who can get things done. Amazingly with so many crises happening on his watch, he did absolutely nothing at all(crises = opportunities, to show leadership and problem solving but none of which came from him!).

Nov 06, 2012 5:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

Well the good news is if President Obama loses we will still have a morman liberal in the white house and all you right wingers can take turns at blasting him.

Nov 06, 2012 5:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
stambo2001 wrote:

Well, let’s hope it’s ‘One and Done’ today or we’re going to suffer another 4 years of America as a rudderless ship.

All we can do is hope that enough regular people out-vote all the special interest ‘me, me, me’ degenerates. Barry wants to base running the country on gay marriage? Barry wants to run the country on extra-judicial assassination? Barry wants to run the country bypassing Congress and the Constitution starting wars all over the place? (Oooops, I mean ‘kinetic military actions’, starting wars without congressional approval would be illegal.) Printing money to artificially inflate the markets? Golfing with his banker buddies? Telling people to vote for revenge? Telling republicans they can stay in the ‘back seat of the car’? Double the people on foodstamps? Expanding the obamaphone from landlines to cellphones? Obama bucks? Solyndra? “If I had a son he’s look like Trayvon”? Dead ambassador?

And on, and on, and on…..

Nov 06, 2012 6:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
AZreb wrote:

But didn’t we hear the theme of “change” in the 2008 campaigns? Didn’t we hear promises in the 2008 campaign of cutting the national debt in half, closing Gitmo, cutting the unemployment figures drastically so more would be able to make a decent living? As a longtime Independent (decades registered, not just a few years) I fell for the rhetoric once but not this time.

Nov 06, 2012 7:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

Obama ends his campaign with a call for change…that’s either incredibly ironic, or I’m having dejavu….maybe it’s both.

Nov 06, 2012 8:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
UrbanDK wrote:

It sickens me to see what has become of my beloved country. The division and hatred this President has fostered and pushed. The United States is only strong when we all stand together. Obama and his policies has driven a wedge between every faction of this nation. The President should be the one that fosters talks between the two parties. Get them to talk out there differences and move this country in the right direction. Instead, Republicans and Democrates beat their chests and point their fingers at one another saying it is their fault. The President has jumped onto is parties platform and has placed more importance on the Democratic party than the American People. This is why I cannot vote for Obama. He has divided us all and will continue this destructive course if given the chance.

Nov 06, 2012 8:36am EST  --  Report as abuse

Well said UrbanDK, well said.

Nov 06, 2012 8:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
ladyluck wrote:

I cannot stand the men who use tears to be pitied. Man up,Mr.President, many people have it far,far worse then you do.

Nov 06, 2012 8:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
ladyluck wrote:

Totally agree,UrbanDK!

Nov 06, 2012 8:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Timbuk3 wrote:

I respectfully disagree. Thankfully, there are not enough racists left to elect the military service dodging, tax dodging, dog on roof riding flip flopper.

Brace yourself GOP, America is speaking and we want the calm cool collected world leader with a steady hand on the rudder who protects the 99% from the 1% and from the financial and political terrorists of the world while leading us back from the edge of the 2nd great depression you left for us last time.

Nov 06, 2012 9:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@timbuk3
If you haven’t noticed the income gap between upper and middle class has widened exponentially under Obama. He hasn’t led us away from another depression he is leading us to another one. Unemployment is higher today than when he took office. There are more people on food stamps, incomes have gone down while expenses across the board have increased. Now we have 16 trillion in debt. Sad that Obama has millions of mindless sheep still supporting him.

Nov 06, 2012 9:41am EST  --  Report as abuse
ponder wrote:

Obama calling for change? How ironic and cynical. The guy in charge for 4 years who promised change is still calling for change? How stupid does he think Americans are?

Nov 06, 2012 9:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
Timbuk3 wrote:

@ CheckTheFacts, Obama is the only candidate who really wants to work on this issue in a thoughtful manner. GOP has suppressed the factual non-partisan report that shows clearly that tax breaks for the rich do not in fact create jobs and this is basically the only GOP solution proposed to solve the problems you described. Increase in debt and foodstamps is a artifact the the recession we began with and we are clawing our way out without the crazy austerity measures that will throw us into another recession.
It is not the mindless sheep who are examining the data (such as the Economist magazine) who are lemming-like in this instance, it is those who are willing to follow blind emotions and ignore the facts that most economist and scientists spend a lifetime studying, even when they contradict convenient GOP 1%-er donor aims and ideological beliefs.

Nov 06, 2012 9:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

LOL@UrbanDK, you keep railing against the President for being decisive, boy has the GOP fooled you. From Day 1 of President Obama’s term, the GOP has ON PURPOSE opposed EVERY thing the Dems/Obama had proposed, with their stated goal of ‘making Obama a one-term President’. The President and the Dems reached across the aisle repeatedly. e.g. the core idea of the PPACA, the individual mandate, is a Republican idea, yet the GOP still said no without any reason. This has become a pattern the last 4 years, what was once a GOP idea, Obama Proposes it and suddenly it a bad idea? And you call the President divisive, talk about gullible.

Nov 06, 2012 10:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

UrbanDK:
“I’m a uniter, not a divider” – George W. Bush
… as usually, you folks miss the point, either purposely or not…

Nov 06, 2012 10:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@timbuk3
Look at the results of the last 4 years. Obamas only plan is to let tax cuts expire. That only runs the government for 8 days. That’s obamas only plan.

Nov 06, 2012 10:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@usaprag
wasn’t it Obama who said we dont need republicans they can sit in the backseat and come along for the ride. Look at what has happened since Obama took office. Making Obama a 1 term president is the best thing that could happen. He has the worst record of any president.

Nov 06, 2012 10:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Wasn’t that the promise 4 years ago…

Nov 06, 2012 10:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

@checkthefacts: what’s funny about your name and your posts is that the latter do not contain facts…

Nov 06, 2012 10:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Timbuk3
“who protects the 99% from the 1% and from the financial and political terrorists”
Yeah it hasn’t been 4 years of division. That’s the whole platform…how evil everyone else is and what they did to you…lets hope everyone looks in the mirror and sees the truth…we all hand a hand in it.

Nov 06, 2012 10:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@uaus
Please what have i said that is incorrect?

Nov 06, 2012 10:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

USAPragmatist
Right…..

Nov 06, 2012 10:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@AZreb, you need to come back to reality with the rest of us, let’s break down your post piece by piece..

1. you say ‘Didn’t we hear promises in the 2008 campaign of cutting the national debt in half’….NO WE DID NOT!

2.you say ‘closing Gitmo’, Obama did try and close Gitmo, however this was one of the many things that the GOP blocked. The Feds tried ot buy an unused prison in IL to transfer detainees to, but congress did not allow it. Obama’s only other choice would be to let all the terrorists in Gitmo go, would you rather he have done that?

3. you say ‘cutting the unemployment figures drastically ‘, well this has happened, Unemployement was above 10% months into his presidency it is, none of which can be attributed to him, now it is at 7.9%

So while yes, you may be mad at current conditions, but do not compound the error by not looking at root causes.

Nov 06, 2012 10:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@checkthefacts…’What I have said that is incorrect?’, well here is one for you ‘Obamas only plan is to let tax cuts expire.’ Wrong!

Nov 06, 2012 11:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

@timbuk said: “Thankfully, there are not enough racists left to elect the military service dodging, tax dodging, dog on roof riding flip flopper.”

Such ignorant comments serve only as a reflection of your own innate bigtory.

Nov 06, 2012 12:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

@Pragmatist…perhaps you don’t think Obama’s plan is to extend tax cuts for the wealthy, but he did; what makes you think he’ll do anything different in a second term when he’s afforded no supermajority to squander?

What’s worse: his actual “tax the rich” plan is projected to yield $40B in incremental revenue; considering he blew last year’s budget alone by more than $1,600B, that’s not even a drop in the proverbial bucket…as Clinton said: “it’s arithmetic” and Obama’s doesn’t add up!

Nov 06, 2012 12:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@usaprag
Ok what is his plan then?

Nov 06, 2012 12:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

@usaprag
Ok what is his plan then?

Nov 06, 2012 12:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Timbuk3 wrote:

@jaham, i am part of a blended family, and yeh, i was right, so you can suck it. Regarding your comment on ignorance, In the words of a great movie character, “I don’t think you’re using that word correctly.”

Nov 07, 2012 12:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
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