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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:54 PM

Why I voted for Obama....grand bargain or not [View all]

There have been posts stating that they didn't vote for Obama for him to compromise or strike a Grand Bargain, or for him to do one thing or another, or for him to fail to do one thing or another.

We all have similar goals, needs, and wants, I think. But as for me, I didn't vote for Obama for any one particular thing for him to do. What I voted for was his judgment. I have watched him for four years. Been so angry I swore I wouldn't vote for re-election. But I got over that.

Through it all, I really do think he's done an excellent job, considering what he faced from Day One. I think the ACA was remarkable, though it's missing a lot. When I was unemployed for the first time in 35 years this years, I could afford COBRA, but it was a wake-up call as to what the ACA would mean to the average person who wasn't fortunate enough to have employer-provided health care.

Through it all, I really do think he has exercised excellent jugment (although there was a learning curve). Faced with TOTAL obstructionism, he's done an excellent job. A little too ready to compromise, but I wasn't in his shoes.

So I voted for his continuing judgment. I trust him to protect Social Security and Medicare, to the extent possible. To protect the middle class. To try his best to pass tax reform that is fairer to all of us.

This may mean taxes will go up in January. But when someone takes a hostage, if you pay them off, it only encourages more hostage taking. A stand has to be taken. It looks to me like I'm seeing a more resolved, firmer, and wiser Obama than ever before.

No worries from me regarding Obama. Now Congress is a different matter.

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