Endorsements for President

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby bdog » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:09 am

Just curious. Are any candidates encouraging abortion?

Hard to believe I'm even asking this question - if we lived in a sane society, I wouldn't need to.

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby pjbogart » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:31 am

bdog wrote:Just curious. Are any candidates encouraging abortion?

Hard to believe I'm even asking this question - if we lived in a sane society, I wouldn't need to.


That's a good point, bdog. I'm not aware of any.

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby manoletters » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:30 pm

"Washington Post endorsement: Four more years for President Obama"
Not altogether surprising, but significant.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... story.html

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Stella_Guru » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:33 am

scratch wrote:The once-well-respected Des Moines Register has endorsed Romney. This is the first time the Register has endorsed a Republican for president since they endorsed Nixon. And look at how well that turned out.

Maybe Obama's "first order of business" when re-elected has something to do with it. Comments he made to the Demoines Register he thought were off record:
"I am absolutely confident that we can get what is the equivalent of the Grand Bargain that I've essentially been offering to the Republican's for a very long time, which is $2.50 worth of cuts for every dollar on spending, and work to reduce the cost of our health care programs." "And we can easily meet, easily is the wrong word, we can credibly meet the target that the Bowles-Simpson Commission established in $4 trillion in deficit reduction, and even more in the out-years..."

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121024/news09/121024003/after-editor=s-blog-president-obama
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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby kurt_w » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:45 am

Er, let me see if I have this right:

You're saying that the newspaper's editorial board would have endorsed the Democrat, but the Democrat said something about being willing to compromise with Republicans, which apparently the editorial board doesn't approve of, so they decided to endorse the Republican?

StellaWorld must be a very strange place.

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Stella_Guru » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:05 am

kurt_w wrote:Er, let me see if I have this right:

You're saying that the newspaper's editorial board would have endorsed the Democrat, but the Democrat said something about being willing to compromise with Republicans, which apparently the editorial board doesn't approve of, so they decided to endorse the Republican?

StellaWorld must be a very strange place.

Romney openly advocates austerity, and apparently so does the Desmoines Register. Why endorse a phoney when you can get the real deal? So, are you in favor of Obama's Grand Bargain of austerity measures with the GOP?

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:18 am

Stella_Guru wrote: So, are you in favor of Obama's Grand Bargain of austerity measures with the GOP?


Should a president not compromise. If not, good luck getting ANYTHING done.

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Stella_Guru » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:58 am

Stebben84 wrote:
Stella_Guru wrote: So, are you in favor of Obama's Grand Bargain of austerity measures with the GOP?


Should a president not compromise. If not, good luck getting ANYTHING done.

You are right. Compromise in this case might be the only thing that could arouse some change in direction.

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Re: Endorsements for President

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:22 pm

The Economist and NYC Mayor Bloomberg just endorsed Obama.

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:11 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:The Economist and NYC Mayor Bloomberg just endorsed Obama.

But what if Barry or Moochie want a 32 oz. Big Gulp? Won't that cause friction wiht Bloomie?

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:24 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Barry...Moochie...Bloomie


What are you, fucking 12?

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Stella_Guru » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:47 am

Henry Vilas wrote:The Economist and NYC Mayor Bloomberg just endorsed Obama.

The aristocracy and Wall St. know their best chance to pull the rug out from underneath you will come through Obama and the party of the New Deal. From the first debate Obama said, "There's not much difference between me and Gov. Romney on Social Security."

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby DCB » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:55 am

bdog wrote:Just curious. Are any candidates encouraging abortion?

Hard to believe I'm even asking this question - if we lived in a sane society, I wouldn't need to.

Many Republicans endorse policies that encourage abortion: replacing sex education with 'abstinence only' education, cutting access to contraception, defunding Planned Parenthood.

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Re: Endorsements for President

Postby Shorty » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:34 am

Internationally, Pakistan prefers Romney. Every other country prefers Obama. But if 50% favour Obama and 9% Romney, who do the other 41% prefer? Green party?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20008687
BBC poll: Rest of world favours Obama

"A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.

Only Pakistan's respondents said they would prefer to see Mr Romney win November's election. France was the most strongly pro-Obama (72%)."


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