(Closed) Obama Supporters: What are you critical of Obama about?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Repeal DOMA

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@SoupyCat:  He can’t do that. Only Congress can. Obama has instructed the Justice dept. to stop enforcing DOMA.

 

I wish he would be more proactive about climate change. He had an opportunity to do so in the debate. Obama is much better than Romney in this regard and I see why he’s muted, but I wish he could be more forceful.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ooh, I saw that thread. Very interesting read.

Most of the things that annoy me about the administration are things that the President himself isn’t 100% responsible for. Congress is shit at the moment, I thnk everyone can agree with that. That being said, a lot of the things the redditors were complaining about, I agree with: Guantanamo is stil open. Government-sanctioned torture? Not a fan. Also not a fan of the military use of drones. But I also think we should have gotten out of this pointless war long ago, so I’m admittedly biased. 

I wish he could have done more with the ACA. The original public option would have gotten us so much closer to the type of health care found in every other civilized country in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled it passed, but I wish we could have gotten a little closer. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m not the biggest fan of Obamacare – there are definitely parts that I like, but others  I am not keen on, like how having healthcare will be mandatory. I’m actually very supportive of universal healthcare, and he obviously didn’t take it that far (though there is no way he could with Congress). I just feel like Obamacare is an awkward on-the-fence system.

It also took him a long time to change his views on same-sex marriage. I wish he had supported equality from the get-go.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m not too happy about the fact that he SWORE to close Guantanamo within a year, and then he withdrew his executive order. What’s up with that?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@bdemps11:  I don’t think a lot of people know wtf SOPA is/was. The blackout brought it to people’s attention for like a week, but then it disappeared from everyone’s radar (except reddit it seems!).

As for NDAA, honestly the entire freaking defense plan/budget pisses me off. There are so many things that have been passed in the name of defense that infringe upon our civil liberties.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kaylee26:  I also wish he would be more of a leader on climate change. I know it’s not politically prudent to mention it, probably, but darn it, it’s a huge threat to us.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Well he has been and continues to be a total sell-out to the big oil, biotech, and big pharma industries.

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