Only Days Before Election Day, Obama Gets To Be President

President Obama - Hurricane SandyThe Obama administration is showing us that big government can respond effectively during a national disaster. No response will ever be perfect but all indications point to a federal government well equipped to handle the challenge. This is what happens when you have competence in the White House and in other high government positions. This is what happens when we elect people who believe in government. And so, with only days until election day, Obama gets to be the president while Romney remains the politician. Let us not forget what happens when we elect people who say government is the problem — they get into office and prove it. (to paraphrase Bill Maher)

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Liberal? Not Voting Obama? Thinking Of Voting Third Party?

Obama or Stein? - photo by Kevyn JacobsIf you are a liberal and you are not planning to vote for President Obama, I have two words for you: Supreme Court. If you are considering a vote for a third party presidential candidate like Jill Stein of the Green Party, or if you are thinking of not voting at all, I would like to remind you that the Supreme Court already leans conservative 5 to 4.

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Chrysler Shipping Jobs To China? Nope, It’s Just Another Romney Lie

All politicians and all political campaigns stretch the truth at times, but Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has been callously dishonest. The latest in a string of flat-out lies comes with Romney’s attempt to sour Obama’s rescue of the auto industry. Instead of telling voters how he would improve the auto industry, Romney instead says that Chrysler plans to ship jobs to China. He said this more than once on the campaign trail and now there is a Romney campaign ad running in Ohio with the same false claim:

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Is the President of the United States a Dictator?

It would seem many conservatives think the President of the United States is an impervious leader, capable of just about anything he puts his mind to. A dictator if you will. No, I’m not talking about the current president, Barack Obama, rather the office itself. How else do you explain their reasoning when they say the president ought to be able to show leadership and convince Republicans to come around to his position? Well, they don’t exactly say that of course, but the Republicans and conservatives who acknowledge that Obama has faced stiff opposition from congressional Republicans say that it is up to Obama to show leadership, essentially willing legislation to pass regardless of the level of opposition.

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