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Response to ClarkJonathanKent (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:13 PM

33. While I would disagree with the lesser of two evils notion

you are spot on in saying Obama needs to get real on the impacts of hydro-fracking and deal with the drones issue.

Obama is guilty of leading a false narrative on gas versus coal. He completely ignores the environmental impacts of methane releases, which makes gas potentially as bad as coal, if these releases are not required to be minimized.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=fracking-would-emit-methane

The drone strikes are not good long term policy for peace.

I would add some other issues as well:

Closing Guantanamo - He should be fighting his own party to close this house of horrors. There are tons of folks cleared for release still there. If you are worried about recidivism, check out the record of our prison system.

Guantanamo Trials - WTF are we waiting for?

Patriot Act - Really? "The Patriot Act has been used improperly again and again by law enforcement to invade Americans' privacy and violate their constitutional rights," said Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington legislative office.

Failing to hold the big banks accountable for their crimes.

BP Oil Spill - There are a number of things I would quarrel with here.

There are other issues as well.

The thing for me is though, he really does give a rip about people and has shown the ability to learn over time, changing his position when warranted. His accomplishments are also far more than his failings in my mind, so despite some disappointments, I was happy to vote for him.



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