I personally think that those numbers are the highest the GOP can hope for in those states because their message is about the only one getting out right now. The Democrats aren't spending really any money for ads that I have seen.
But Wells was right, it is early. I just disagreed with the part about Obama barely starting.
Meh I need to stop ranting. WTB Fiscally Conservative and Socially Liberal candidate.
We need tax increases, and a slash to spending, and then we need to get out of Afghanistan. The only thing I like about any of the Rep Candidates is Pauls foreign policy of not giving aid to nations who aren't allies and closing a lot of our overseas bases.
I voted for Obama last election, and will again in this one as he's done his job well (for the most part).
First off, when I voted for Obama - I fully expected a SLOW transition out of the Economic crisis... He said this in his intial election speech that it woudl be slow, and he's right. Right now we (seem to be) coming out into the clear. Minus any more nasty corporate bankruptcies or world events, things should be on the upswing of things again.
Likewise he came through with one of his initial campaign promises: To end the War on Iraq, to withdraw troops from there and re-direct them to Afganastan to get Osama Bin Laden. He did EXACTLY that - to a tee.
As far as him caving on some stuff? I actually expected him to... as that's what good negotiations and partnerships do. Ask any married couple. You give and take. You get some things, and you give in others. Sadly, however, I'm seeing the republicans being the "abusive lover" in this relationship and is constantly taking and never giving - and, more importantly, yelling at their spouse when they want to do something their way. I do hope Obama takes a harder stance this next go around...
Obama also is getting my vote as he specifically addressed recently the problem of Outsourcing and eliminating tax breaks for those sending jobs overseas, and wanting to reverse that to give benefits for those who employ Americans. Being an American who's entire career job pool (high-end Photo/color retouching) has been handed over to China and other companies overseas, this has left me unemployed for almost two years (after being employed for over 11) - barely scraping it by via unemployment checks and the occasional freelance gig I seldom find these days...
He managed to kill Osama... He would get my vote if I lived in the US
Congratulations on graduating to expert level trolling, I would stick around but I'm busy getting gay married in 13 states and performing roadside abortions while passing bills that take away people's guns while i sip superior european wine and cheese i bought with european style socialist money, arrivaderci!
Hell he even personally made the call to send in more helicopters, which is what made the mission a success.
“I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority.”
"I am truly not that concerned about him."
Former Colin Powell Chief of Staff: Bush didn’t want to get bin Laden
Alec Station was also disbanded in 2005 and while it was theoretically rolled into another agency it was largely just killed.
You can say "Obama personally killed Osama, it was all his doing!" all you want, but it would be a flat out lie, and if you can not admit that, then your bias is showing more clear then ever.
4 more years barry soetoro or obama or whatever his name is will destroy the United States. He will destroy all of our constitutional rights should he be elected into office once more. He has already destroyed our right to trial... he can lock us away without trial at this very moment if he wanted. He signed that bill right last month. BHO is ineligible to serve anyways his biological father was a British subject in Kenya. You can't be a natural born citizen unless both your parents are citizens.
What this country really needs is no political parties because they mostly just breed corruption and no representation for the people. America needs leaders who won't bow to the Chicoms or the King of Saud.
America needs leaders who will enforce our borders, language (english) and culture. Which is what defines a nation.
There's this guy, his name is Wells. I like him because he uses sources and quotes to back up what he says.
Obama did good with what he had. Having a majority in Congress that was rather abrasive and didn't want to get anything done unless it was their exact idea, despite being in the same party. Later having the Republicans pigeon hole every Democratic piece of legislature because it wasn't their party's idea, instead of doing what they were sworn in to do.
The GOP candidates, for the most part, are jokes. Romney and Paul are the only ones with a shot, but we all know the GOP won't let Paul be their nominee. I haven't spent too much time looking at Romney's voting record or anything, or really looked into him at all, so I have no clue about him for the most part.
The citation after that sentence links to a NYT story which says this
"The realignment reflects a view that Al Qaeda is no longer as hierarchical as it once was, intelligence officials said, and a growing concern about Qaeda-inspired groups that have begun carrying out attacks independent of Mr. bin Laden and his top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Agency officials said that tracking Mr. bin Laden and his deputies remained a high priority, and that the decision to disband the unit was not a sign that the effort had slackened. Instead, the officials said, it reflects a belief that the agency can better deal with high-level threats by focusing on regional trends rather than on specific organizations or individuals.
"The efforts to find Osama bin Laden are as strong as ever," said Jennifer Millerwise Dyck, a C.I.A. spokeswoman. "This is an agile agency, and the decision was made to ensure greater reach and focus."
When you say Bush "stopped looking for him", I'm assuming you mean the United States government during Bush's presidency, and not the president specifically. I mean, you're not suggesting that the president himself was in Tora Bora with a pair of binoculars, right? So when make that claim, you have to be able to prove that there were no intelligence officials or men in the field attempting to ascertain Bin Laden's whereabouts. I would say that the fact that he remained on the FBI's most wanted list alone proves that the US Gov't was looking for him.
You're saying Bush stopped looking for Bin Laden in 2005. We didn't learn the name of the courier until 2007. I give Obama huge credit, and it was a gutsy call. But to not acknowledge that is was the culmination of years of effort by intelligence officials going back to the Bush administration is ridiculous.
He wont care about any of this, he will never give anyone else credit for it but obama. None at all.
By the way, it was not a "Gutsy call" Any president, of any party, even if a communist had been elected, would have done the same exact thing. Not exactly what I would call gutsy.
Aren't you a ron paul supporter?By the way, it was not a "Gutsy call" Any president, of any party, even if a communist had been elected, would have done the same exact thing. Not exactly what I would call gutsy.