(Closed) Obama's re-elected…what happens next?

posted 6 years ago in Legal
  • poll: What happens next?
    DOOM & GLOOM : (27 votes)
    13 %
    RAINBOWS & UNICORNS : (38 votes)
    18 %
    Muuuuuulder and Scuuuuuuuuully. : (8 votes)
    4 %
    Live in the present, man. : (27 votes)
    13 %
    This term will be better than the last. : (75 votes)
    36 %
    Who knows? I can only hope for Nutella and Pretzel Thins! : (33 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    He needs to find a way to bring both parties together, although that will be difficult since both parties hyperpolarized themselves for the last two election cycles.  At the very least he needs to set up monthly meetings with Congressional leaders in order to force negotiations or at least be able to show the American people he is trying to force negotiations.  Thankfully the fiscal cliff is definitely going to force a lot of economic reform in the next year or two either way.  He has a lot of work to do and there are high expectations from people in both parties.

    2016 – I predict Chris Christie (if he can get the GOP to forgive him) and Hilary Clinton.  It may change but those are my current predictions.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think that we will lose some of the liberties that we take for granted but not because Obama was re-elected, i think it will happen had either party won.  I think its great that we are moving to try and cover everyone with healthcare but unfortunately Obamacare will still leave many ppl not covered.  Our healthcare system is the most expensive i the world bc of admin cost and will Obamacare is trying to cover more ppl it will also create more admin work and raise the cost more and our country is broke.

     

    I hope we as a nation can use the energy thats going around both parties right now and use it to do some good instead of bitching about the election results or thinking that the country is saved bc Obama won,

    Post # 5
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    901 posts
    Busy bee

    A lame duck President makes for much bolder policies. He won’t be worrying about getting reelected but will be worrying about leaving a legacy.

    Hillary 2016, fingers crossed!!

    Post # 7
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    ooh also i hope we don’t let the UN run our country!

    Post # 9
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @peachacid:  I read a book that compared our system to many around the world. Its very interesting to see the differences and learn that ours is really just a clusterfuck of all the systems around the world.  I think we should have re vamped it before we attempted the bandaid fix of Obamacare.  Japan actually has one of the best systems everyone is covered (except for pregnancy) and it has really low cost. The healthcare there only uses about 5% admin cost.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Am I the only one who heard the Dexter’s Lab theme song after reading the first choice? 

    I agree with everything you said. I hope he makes gay marriage legal in all states. Fuck the states that think they shouldn’t–the same could be said about interracial marriage. 

    He needs to at least decriminalize marijuana at a federal level. Honestly, it could be the next cash crop. Legalize it, regulate it, tax it. That’s more jobs, more tax dollars to go into things that we need, and better medicine for certain ailments. But who knows–he’s got so much to focus on.

    As for 2016, I’d like to see more moderate Republicans. I’m tired of the batshit crazy ultra-right proselytizing about rape and abortions and shit they have no idea about. I’d love to see Clinton/Clinton, but I’m not sure if a former President can run as Vice President (it depends on your interpretation of the 12th and 22nd Amendments). I’d love to see Hillary run, at any rate.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I work for a small business and every day since the election, the CEO and other managers have been going on and on about how Obama’s policies are going to shut our business down.  I don’t really care to encourage political conversations at work, so I haven’t asked them WHY they believe these things.   I have been the accounting manager here for 3 years though, and I do not see anything indicating that our business is suffering due to Obama’s policies.  In fact, our business turned its first profit after 6 years in 2008 and the profit margin has been growing exponentially every year since then.  This year, we have netted 150% of last year’s profit.  Where is this doom and gloom about which they are speaking?  What is everyone so afraid of?  Our company already provides healthcare to our employees, so Obamacare can’t be the issue.  I just don’t understand.   Also, I truly wish that management would realize that talking about politics at work is very distasteful. 

    Also, to answer the original question, I believe the next 4 years will be better than the last.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @vorpalette:  Legalize it, regulate it, tax it.

    Amen!  Tax the crap out of it!  Here in Florida the numbers run so that marijuana is the number one cash crop in the State but since it’s illegal we cannot tax it.

    Post # 14
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    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think a lot of what happens in the next 4 years depends on congress. Are the GOP finally going to put a leash on Boehner and those like him, who refuse to negotiate at every turn? Are the Dems going to stop their infighting and grow some balls?  The mid-term elections are going to be very interesting, and could be the make-or-break point for Obama’s legacy, as that’s going to be the next chance that the Dems have to grab their majority back (which they squandered while they had it— will they do any better), but the GOP will fight really hard against that.  

    Local politics will be extremely important at the midterm elections, however if Americans don’t break the trend of voter apathy, it will be quite possibly end up as one of the great “missed opportunities” for the people.

    My own predictions will be that we’ll see Obama less likely to negotiate with Mr Boehner and more likely to play hardball with the GOP, but still picking his battles, and that Ruth Bader Ginsberg and possibly one more Justice Supreme will announce their resignation shortly after Inauguration Day.  I expect Obama’s first appointee will be an extreme left-winger, not that he wants to put an extreme of either side on the bench but rather the GOP will reject whoever his first pick is, giving him the opportunity to appoint a more moderate Justice (who may have been his first choice all along but this way the GOP gets their pissiness out on the “runner up”).

    I anticipate a long and confusing Supreme Court hearing over the Colorado/Washington marijuana laws.

    For 2016 I think the Dem ticket will be Biden/Clinton, or in a surprising-but-not-so-surprising move Colin Powell/Clinton, and the GOP will run Christie/Jeb Bush. 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    idk but i really hope hillary runs in 2016. love her!

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