Face it: Obama sold you out; and as a liberal, you can’t stand to vote Republican, even when you know Ron Paul is right.
Here’s a quick list of things Obama failed to do between 08-10:
1.) Appropriately manage and oversee the TARP funds and auto bailouts
2.) Close Guantanimo Bay
3.) Provide a healthcare reform with a public option as planned
4.) Provide any sort of immigration reform
5.) Stop the Wars
(Mind you, this was with majorities in Congress, so bullshit to your “the republicans are too strong!”)
Here’s what he’s done Between 10-12:
1.) Allowed us to get kicked out of Iraq
2.) Tried a total of 6 Guantanimo Detainees to date
3.) Started the war in Libya (Allowed for bombings in Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen with Drone Strikes)
4.) Assassinated an American Citizen Anwar al-Awlaki on foriegn soil without charges or a trial
5.) Signed NDAA
6.) Watched his pet project for Green Jobs Solyndra go belly up due to gross mismanagement of the company after taking close to 500 million dollars in federal subsidies
7.) Allowed for increased DEA raids of legally operating marijuana dispensaries
So that’s your president. That’s where we’re at right now. Unemployment never even TOUCHED 8% (And if you include underemployed people and people who stopped looking for work, we have 19%) in close to 4 years after the “economic bailout.”
Here’s my question: What has Obama done that earns his re-election? Is he the man you thought you voted for? Are you willing to “hope for the best” on a man that saw nothing wrong with indefinitely detaining american citizens on the suspicion of “terrorism” when he’s already authorized an assassination of a naturalized citizen? How about the war on drugs? Just Google “DEA raids in Oakland” and you can see that Obama has authorized his agency to raid dispenseries that are legally allowed throughout California. He is an inept corporate shill at best and a man more interested in legacy than policy at worst.
There’s no need to discuss any Republican “front runners” as it’s clear they’re typical politicians. We didn’t want typical politicans. We voted for Change. A change that was formless and invigorating. A vague sense of change that suggested we would be the masters of that change. We voted for a man who promised us that things would be different. Supporters for Ron Paul voted for change in 2008 and are voting again for change in 2012. A liberalizing change that will put responsibility not in political figure heads but in communities, cities, and states by bestowing power into smaller, localized instiutions where a single voter has far more power than in a federal election.
What needs to be understood is that Ron Paul understands that the system we have is broken, unacceptable, and most of all, not fixable. Obama was the last shot. Ron Paul is the clean-up guy, who will show us that there is no great government looking out for our best interests, that there’s no good ol’ politicians fighting for the little guy, but instead, if we pull back the curtain, we will see the greed, corruption, and falsehoods that were hidden behind the marble pillars of “Big Government.” CHANGE IT.
So let’s be clear, we aren’t going into this election with the government we want, we’re going into the 2012 election IN UTTER SHAMBLES. We’re in an unacceptable position around the world and as a nation. We need to look at ourselves, our problems, and our mess. CHANGE IT.
Liberals are against Ron Paul because of his stance on Abortion. Ron Paul is pro-life, that’s true, but he is perhaps the only politician ever not to propogate his PERSONAL views into mandating law. To make it a state issue is the fair solution. “Hey group A, you can perform abortions if you prefer. Oh, Group B? Yeah they can ban it because they are crazy fanatics and have been known to burn abortion clinics and protest them. Oh, and if people from Group B catch a bus into Group A land then they get abortions too.” Are you fucking kidding me? How is that not an acceptable solution? You want Iowa to be Pro-Choice? Then start a campaign in Iowa and convince them. Democracy in action. By the nature of localized government politicians will be held more accountable to their people; rather than a National government that hides it’s problems in bureaucracies and a federal facade. CHANGE IT.
Ron Paul is not happy with the public education system we have. Are you? Do you know how fucking corrupt public education is? If education were privatized, schools would look more like private schools (meaning: BETTER). You can work from this model if you’d like, but mainly what a privatized system would do is break up the teachers’ union and dissolve the tenure system in public schools. (Just watch the documentary Waiting for Superman instead of making me explain) Long story short: Our public education is nothing to be proud of, and it’s nothing worth keeping. CHANGE IT.
Ron Paul is against Federal Safety Standards: Hey, remember when Toyota had that brake failure problem? Or remember when the Ford SUV’s would roll over 45 mph turns? That was done because the safety standards are almost always conducted AFTER THE FACT. Meaning customers report problems to the Agency, the Agency talks to the company, and if it’s in the best interest of everybody (“everybody” meaning both the Agency and the company, NOT the individual) the product gets recalled. The FDA is a joke, and passes little to nothing, while letting all sorts of drugs just get out into the market without FDA approval. The standards and regulations are largely post facto, which is a lot like living with no standards at all anyway. CHANGE IT.
Ron Paul wants to stop foreign aid. Yes, the few million dollars we spend on AIDS programs in Africa and such will be stifled, but you know what? That might suck, but the amount transferred to the Pakistani Treasury in cash over 10 years has been $8.647 billion. Not to mention Iraq, Afghanistan, etc etc etc. The corruption, greed, and mismanaged spending completely destroys any hope of making it all worth it to ship over a few dozen condoms when NGO’s do it infinitely better and without the political bullshit. CHANGE IT.
In 2008 we demanded change. We knew we were in trouble and wanted to steer away from disaster. President Obama failed to deliver and we now live in the world that we had coming to us in 2008. Ron Paul is not only calling for a need to change, he has itemized and notorized the list. We know what will be changed, and the only way to get something done in the world now will be to make those changes and see what happens. Without a correction in our trajectory, the outlook looks darker and not brighter. Obama will not turn into the president we want because he never was, he wasn’t anything, he was a first term senator from Illanois that spoke well and looked young. Let’s pick a man that has been warning America about it’s biggest problems for the last 20 years.
And you know what? When America’s biggest problems aren’t constant war, a crumbling economy, bankrupt allies, and a cadre of corrupt and lobbied politiicans and instead become abortions, the Panama Canal, Business in the UN, and how badly we all want an Income Tax again…Well that’ll be a pretty great fucking time to be American.