barack obama ... lets be honest

United States
April 12, 2010 10:55pm CST
Ok were online, the place where you can state how you actually feel, without fear of what people will say about you. Where everyone has brass balls, and people that play "wow" are cool. So lets be honest. Who voted for Barack Obama just because he was black? Who voted for him because he was a democrat? Who voted for him, because he said some things about w. bush that you agreed with? Would you do it again?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I did not vote for Obama because of the color of his skin. I did not vote for Obama because he is a democrat. I did not vote for Obama because of what he said about Bush. I did not vote for Obama. I actually voted for Ron Paul. He is the only person that I have seen in recent times that stays true to his beliefs. He makes no apologies, he eats lunch alone in Dc because the lobbyists know there is no point. He follows our Constitution. He keeps things very simple. He wants small government. If he runs again in 2012, I will vote for him again.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I agree. And he did say CHANGE. Next time, voters should ask what change that is! Paul is actually a Republican but does not follow party line, ticks the RNC off to no end! I love that about him!
• United States
15 Apr 10
I think he says alot of things that sound good to people, but doesn't really think about what would happen if he actually did those things. You get rid of the irs who will collect the taxes? Get rid of the board of education , what will happen to our education? There's lots of bad government spending that needs to be controlled, but I'm not sure Ron Paul really has a clue what is good and what is bad. That or he's just another sneaky old politician trying to trick people into voting for him.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
15 Apr 10
Regarding th eIRS, one flat tax, no complication no problem. The other departments, according to our constitution, should be handled through our state government. but I'm not sure Ron Paul really has a clue what is good and what is bad He has been in Washington since the 70s. I think he is catching on. he's just another sneaky old politician trying to trick people into voting for him. Im not sure you know much about him. He stands up the most against the mainstream, does not walk with either party. He states his beliefs and follows them. I find him to be the most honest person in politics. Here are some links for you to get to know him a little better http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul http://www.ronpaul.com/ http://www.campaignforliberty.com/ He simply follows our Constitution. He does not try to make things go his own way. I guess I cant really explain. Look at the man, his record, his bills. then compare them to our Constitution. Then look at the crap other Senators are voting for and pushing and compare these to our Constitution.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I didn't vote for Obama, but it's not because he's half Black and it's not because he was a Democrat. I didn't vote for Obama because he's too far left for me. I consider myself a moderate; registered Independent. And knowing everything I know, now, I'd vote the same way I did before, for the lesser of two evils.
• United States
13 Apr 10
That's how many people vote,but as long as were voting the lesser of two evils we'll never get anywhere. I don't vote. I'm not going to vote for the lesser of two horrible people. When they get someone worth voting for then I'll vote. And as long as people keep voting for these losers, they'll keep giving us losers.
• United States
13 Apr 10
Why don't you just vote for someone else Redhot? You can still write in a candidate. Even if they aren't officially running, Having a massive amount of votes that weren't for either main candidate, that would really send a message.
• United States
13 Apr 10
LilPixelle has a great point, redhot. People fought to their graves for the right to vote. Even if it is only done to send a message, use your right to vote.
• United States
13 Apr 10
I wanted to vote Nader, had to register for democrat to vote in Hillary, because the green party would not have enough and I had to do what it took to keep a republican out of the office. When Hillary lost the primaries, I voted for Obama. And I have not regretted it since. I will do it again in 2012, and then Nader in 2016.
• United States
13 Apr 10
Why did you vote for a democrat just to keep a repub out of office? Obama is doing the same thing W. Bush did. Do you really think the two parties are different?
• United States
13 Apr 10
Obama is doing the exact opposite of what W did. Anyone knows that. There are huge fundamental differences in the two parties. I choose the side that stands for humanity and not wealth.
• United States
14 Apr 10
Really they are different? How? Bush kept saying we need to send more troops, the dems including obama said we need to pull them out. Obama said he would pull them out. He didn't. He sent more. He's doing the same things that Bush did, but because he's a dem the whole world thinks he's a hero. Is irony the word I'm looking for? I'm not sure exactly what to call it.
• United States
13 Apr 10
...I was only 16 last election. If I could have voted... I like to think I would have gone with Ron Paul, I was definitely a supporter, but in the end I probably would have ended up voting Mccain Palin. And now, I think that would have been a huge mistake. So I'm a bit glad :P Next time, I think I will think about it much harder, and research more, because next time it's the real deal and it counts. I am pretty sure I am going to be voting Ron Paul. Nearly positive actually...
• United States
14 Apr 10
why would you vote for Ron Paul?