rickrick91 saidand now we're screwed - unless the Democrats can somehow get a few Republicans to vote to repeal DADT.
We cannot afford to sit out elections.
We must VOTE if we want our interests represented, and if we want to keep the anti-gay Republicans from having the power to deny us our equal rights.
I agree with you on this. People should vote, but only if they actually know a good deal about the people they're voting for. What's the use in voting for someone you know little to nothing about? And it's worse when the person you vote for turns out to be a total schmuck. Yes, you can do research and such, but still, you only know what others are telling you. Finding honest information is hard these days. But hey, this is just my opinion
There's a lot more misinformation going around nowadays, and people getting their news from sources that have a bias - so it's harder to make an informed vote.
One reason I didn't vote for Obama. I knew nothing about him and judging from that bigass media campaign he did, I had a feeling that he was lying about many things. All talk, little to no action.
What were his lies?
And what proof do you know of that they were lies?
Well this is just what I've seen so far. Yea, Bush messed up this country and Obama was handed the plate full of crap to sort through. But for one, he said he was going to make this country strong again. Instead, the little money we have is going overseas to help others. We're investing money in countries that really want nothing to do with us. And then this whole healthcare thing....now tell me, forcing healthcare on a nation where many people can't even afford car insurance is ridiculous. The government has been asking for money that we don't have. Yes, Obama is doing a better job than Bush did. But there are still many problems in this country that need to be addressed..before we think about helping anyone else.
Regarding integrity issues, and I also included leadership / acting presidential. (I posted this in another thread, but in the context of the lying discussion, it is relevant here.)
1. Breaking his promise about accepting federal campaign financing
2. Campaign website disabled credit card billing address verification, thereby facilitating illegal contributions. Such verification is standard internet practice and was followed by both McCain and H. Clinton campaigns. Story broken by NY Post, whose reporters were subsequently kicked off campaign plane.
3. Continually stating that existing health care plans would not be affected - "If you like your plan, you can keep it." Should have been obvious that would not be the case.
Leadership / Acting Presidential
1. Trying to ram health care through Congress prior to Summer 2009 recess to prevent voters from influencing representatives. Showed disdain towards the voters.
2. Continually finding scapegoats: Bush - 2 years into office, Republicans - when Democrats have clear majorities and could pass whatever they wanted, Voters - being not smart enough to vote Democratic in mid-terms
3. Other non-Presidential behavior: Telling Hispanics that Republicans are their enemy (not explicitly mentioning Republicans, but clear message), personally going after opponents by name, most recently Boehner. Overall, a mocking of opponents - not the dignified behavior one would expect of a Chief Executive