I Will Vote for President Obama Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by stephen levy, a resident of the University South neighborhood, on Aug 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm stephen levy is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
The editor has now taken down or closed five disrespectful threads about the presidential race. I am wondering if there is anyone who wants to engage in a more respectful discussion.
I support the President's values on issues including women's rights and empowerment, a welcoming immigration policy and full equaity for gay residents.
I support his belief that investment in education, infrastructure and research is critical to American economic competitiveness.
I support his belief that we are connected and stand or fail together and that success demands full opportuntity for all Americans. I believe that entrepreneurs and investors are important for innovation and economic success but that part of that succss depends on government policies that support education, infrastructure and basic research.
I believe in corporate tax reform that reduces exemptions in exchange for lower rates but I do not find evidence that cutting rates for high income folks is the best approach to growing the economy.
I find his foreign policy far better suited for the current world than the cowboy mentality of the other party. It is a pkeasant surprise to be winding down two wars that no one owned up to paying for and finding American stature higher than in recent history. Obama's policy on attacking terrorists is another pleasant surprise.
I think there are some areas where Republicans and Democrats could find agreement in the middle if they chose after the eelection.
But elections are about choices as both candidates tell us and for me this is an easy choice.
For my values and my vision of the economy and world, I will be voting for President Obama in November.
Posted by stephen levy, a resident of the University South neighborhood, on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm stephen levy is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
I explained why this thread requires registration.
One, the editors are taking down or requiring registration on posts talking about the election. Another thread was taken down yesterday. I was just getting ahead of the trend. Two, I wondered if anyone wanted a serious disucssion--sorry you considered it gutless but in any event the answer is no. OK.
If you are worried about Citizen's United or abortion or other issues likely to be heard by the Supreme Court, I would think this argues even more for reelecting President Obama. Do you disagree?
I agree that the verification code could be made easier.
Posted by bru, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Aug 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm bru is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
On the issue, i will vote for Obama ... I can scarcely understand why there would even be a question about it unless someone is completely closed-minded or lacking in understanding ... or of course financially gaining in some way.
Just delete "disrespectful" posts and comments. There is a lot of complexity as to why posts are disrespectful. Some people just cannot help it. It is very often someone who edges up to but does not quite cross the line into what would be considered disrespectful that kicks it off, but their posts are never deleted, and there is a lot of bias, misunderstanding and political correctness and bias on the part of the moderator here.
I'm just saying there is no discussion at all. Is that better? Worse even there are not facts. Facts are what people need in order to even have the possibility to see clearly.
Here is something to look at if anyone even reads this ...
Romney and Bain: The True Story by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone