Ok, I know it has been a long time. And I know I haven’t been very consistent. I am going to try to be a little bit more in the coming couple of months. The big thing is that I am going to write smaller posts with a little more spontaneity. Today, I wanted to point out what I think will help Obama in the debates tomorrow.
I am going to be watching this one with the Drinking Liberally Northern Kentucky chapter. I am looking forward to it as it will be my first real social interaction with strangers here in southwest Ohio/Northwest Kentucky. I just hope to not put my foot in it as I am a little more conservative leaning than most of the folks that will probably be attending.
Now, as to the debate itself. from what I understand, it is going to be domestic issues with a focus on the economy. To start, with domestic issues Obama has Romney beat hands down. For personal freedoms, he is more open to legalization, more open to freedom to choose, Obama believes gay marriage should be a choice for all. Mr. Obama is willing to allow illegal immigrants to work for citizenship rather than forcing them out of the country.
As to the economy, I think Mr. Obama needs to focus on the idea that any company takes time to turn around and can’t be done on a dime without causing long-term problems. The health care initiative should be brought up and actually focused on. Look at how solvent Massachusetts is now after Mr. Romney instituted much the same plan there. How similar are their plans? if it works for Mass. and is good enough for them, why not the whole country?
To finish this little rant, I want to call your attention to this “fiscal cliff”. Why can’t Congress pass this bill instead of holding us hostage? It feels like both the Republicans and the Democrats are saying that they won’t keep the tax cuts and restrict the spending instead unless we vote for them. Until after the election, we have to worry as to whether or not we are going to have to pay this money to the gov’t. My thought is that whatever side doesn’t win, that is the side that isn’t going to fight for us to get the tax cuts. Right now Obama is the only person saying we should get it. The dems in congress aren’t moving one way or the other and the Republicans are saying “we’ve done our bit” even though we know the president has to look at it and he can’t without pissing off the Dems.
I need to say something though, The dems fought Mr Obama for the first two years he was in office. Up until they lost congress, the dems fought Mr. Obama tooth and nail. Until the dems couldn’t blame anyone else, they fought the president as much as the republicans did. If you are mad at me saying this, go look it up.
Yes, I support the president. I think he is incredibly smart and I respect him for not apologizing for that fact. I do not support the democrats except that they are more likely to help promote personal freedoms than the republicans. If the republicans ever start supporting personal freedoms without religious restrictions then I may support them. I don’t see that happening until they get out of big religion’s pocket.
And with that, I say good night. I hope you enjoy this. I really hope you comment. I love the discussion. Check out http://livingliberally.org/ for rational conversation about politics even if you don’t agree with them. Too bad the conservatives don’t have something like this. You have to be in a special club, not an all inclusive one. So much for personal freedom and looking out for the little guy.
See you then, see you there. Think lots, think often.