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Jack Simpson: Are we willing to gamble on another term for Obama?

Are we willing to gamble on another term for Obama?

My spouse and I had cabin fever. We needed to slip out of the house for one of those "blowing-off-the-stink" local trips. So, we drove over to the Morrow area to visit one of the few remaining bookstores in our vicinity.

We had many book choices, but being an election year, we found ourselves seeking reading materials that might enlighten us further in our choice of candidates. We left the store with some new books, including "Fool Me Twice," "The Amateur," and "Obama's America."

In reading our selections, we found out more about our president than expected. The authors told us President Obama was weakening our nation. In spite of his fancy speeches, he was actually anti-American seeking to downsize us, reduce our world dominance and remake us. He is jettisoning our nuclear stockpile and telling Russian President Medvedev, "this is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility" to reduce missiles. Under Obama's watch we have record unemployment and more home foreclosures. Iran rapidly nears nuclearization.

The book "Obama's America" formed the basis for the documentary "2016 -- Obama's America," so naturally we went to see it at a local theater. Once we got through all of the previews, we found the film a good historical documentary worth seeing. It also was very informative.

What President Obama intends to do should he be re-elected and gain the flexibility he seeks may turn out to be a further assault on our country. What will happen to us if our military is gutted, our missiles reduced, more amnesty is granted to immigrants and we are transformed into a socialist state?

Author Edward Klein in "The Amateur" tells us President Obama is one of the worst presidents we ever had and is in revolt against American values. His foreign policy is a disaster and he is wrecking our country. Today we are not better off than we were four years ago. Author Klein feels that under President Obama, we are in debt, have greater unemployment and more gridlock. Should Obama gain a second term, it will be because he succeeded in diverting attention from his incompetent leadership.

President Obama does not agree with this bashing. He considers himself a savior, not a wrecker of our country. He feels he is digging himself out of the hole he found himself in when elected and he needs four more years to do it. I do not claim to know what the president thinks about the authors of these books, but he may feel the authors are only seeking to profit from election-year politics.

Of one thing we can be sure: President Obama does have a blueprint for a makeover of our country. We, the people, may not yet know what that plan is. However, on faith, he asks voters for four more years so we can find out. Are we willing to take the gamble?

Apparently some people are supportive. The latest polls, since the Democratic Convention, indicate President Obama has a 5 to 7 point lead over Mitt Romney in some key states. People there feel the incumbent is best able to handle the economy.

This election is a very important one for the U.S. and for our future. It will be beneficial if each of us spends extra time informing ourselves about the issues and learning which leader can bring us solutions to our problems. When we go to the polls, cross your fingers and pray that voters make the best decision.

Jack Simpson is a former educator, veteran, author and a law enforcement officer. His column appears each Friday.

Comments

comensense1234 1 year, 10 months ago

Good article Mr Simpson maybe the next one should read 'How did we even get here" or Watch what you ask for you might just get it. How stupid are you? Maybe, Hitler and Stalin were good guys they just had a personality issues. Are you smarter then a fith grader? My dady did'nt teach me better. Where is my check? Abortion as birth control and my preacher supports me. Shoot me or set a bomb I'm still your friend. Can't we all just get along. I will fight for your country even though you want. Never met a muslim I did'nt like. If his lips are moving he's lying. Lets keeping dumbing down Americans for the Democrat vote it's working. A fool and his freedom are soon parted. Like Herman Cain has said 'WE ARE NOT STUPID " God help us if this fool wins again.

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jjhayden3rd 1 year, 10 months ago

The real question is can we trust the Romney-Ryan & company to do what they have stated they will do? Start a war with Iran, end Midicare & Medicaid, Turn social Security over to Wall Street & the gambler-bankers, get workers to be thasnkful to work for a $1 a day. If your income is less than $250,000/year (middle income according to Mr. Romney), watch you taxes go up. If it is in the millions watch them go down. I'm not making this up. These are the action items the R&R team have both stated and written that they plan to accomplish. Enjoy.

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will 1 year, 10 months ago

jjhayden3rd, Start a war with Iran, are you willing to let them build up a nuclear program. End Medicare & Medicaid, please dont be foolish.Get workers to work for $1 a day, that is the dumbest thing you've said yet. You need to open your eyes and see what obama is doing to this country. How has his change worked so far? We still have high unemployment, our world dominance has been greatly reduced, we have more poverty than ever, he has bowed down to the muslims, and lets not forget the debt he has run up, and lastly look at obama care and all the garbage that will bring to the country. He is against anything to do with capitalism and look at the people he associates with. Like Mr. Cain said "WE ARE NOT STUPID" but if you vote for HUSSEIN obama you are stupid.

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John 1 year, 10 months ago

jjhayden3rd, A just how man "kisses & broken promises" has the current President already given us in the last almost 4 years - my SWAG is that it is greater than the number of rounds of golf he has played during this term - plus those basket ball sessions. Two simple examples - He stated on National TV he "WILL" close Gitmo by the end of 2008, hear is a "shovel ready stimulus package" that will "create jobs". Whoop,s he stated he didn't realize those shovel ready projects weren't so shovel ready. We'll any one that works within government knows the wheels of government turn slowly and approval of projects takes much time - all these agencies to deal with - EPA, city, state, county approvals & so on etc., surveys, surveys & more surveys before a shovel of dirt can be turned. Oh, I almost forgot he did work for government before maybe he wasn't paying attention. Don't really think anyone is asking people to work for $1 per day. Right now there is at least 8.1% of the population that are unemployed earning $0.00/day. Middle income as defined by Mitt Romney is: Romney defines ‘middle-income’ as $200,000 to $250,000 and LESS in annual income. As I see it our current President states middle income is at $249,999.99 and less. What is the difference?

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comensense1234 1 year, 10 months ago

Then vote Romney in and then out in four years. Most Americans dont like either choice. But you have to choose one. Obama's not it. A blind man can see this. As far as I'm concerned there isnt much Romney can say or do to change my vote. FACT is how can it get any worse? As far as Iran, its coming. Israel is not going to keep putting up with crap, and I dont blame them. Then we will see who our leaders support. Like the prime minister said, and I quote " We are not going back into the gas chambers". When it comes down to it its just the lesser of the two evils. A no vote is a vote for Obama. Beleive it or not but Obama could realy care less about you, he's just a fancy talker. He's counting on the gullible. Enjoy

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comensense1234 1 year, 10 months ago

Amen brother. WE ARE NOT STUPID!

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Frustrated 1 year, 10 months ago

Obama is nothing more than a slick talking salesman. He will tell you anything you want to hear to get you to buy into his program. He will promise you the world to get your vote. Look what he has promised the Latinos. Look how he has changed his stance on same sex marriage. All to get their vote. He started this a couple years ago when he went to Puerto Rico and said he would back their move to become a state, just to get their vote. He hasnt done much of anything to improve this country since he took office.

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comensense1234 1 year, 10 months ago

And he is not going to. Some people are just to Stupid to realize that. If it were about voting for him because he's black, then there should have been overwhelming support for Herman Cain. A black man that would have went down in history as the one who truly made a positive impact in the African-American, Latino community's. But if your gay, in a union, have no identification or getting a goverment check for no real reason, or a PROGGRESIVE then Cain is not your man. Your just gonna have to get of that couch and stop watching the Liberial media.

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Covingtonian 1 year, 10 months ago

Something that has been discussed privately among many of my associates concerning the President is this. He has been one of the most disrespected presidents this country has ever had. Some think this is due to his black heritage, some because his father and step father were Muslims thus they believe that he too has Muslims beliefs. Disrespect has been shown by Arizona Governor Brewer who not only yelled at the president but was also photograped with her finger in the Presidents face, A reporter at the White House interrupting the president to the point of becoming argumentative during a press conference, A member of Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina, calling the President a liar before a joint session of congress and there are numerous other examples. There is even a movement that calls themselves "birthiers" who have spent considerable time and funds challenging the mans birth records. Folks we are destroying "ourselves" with divisions. Divisions of RACE, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, the have versus the have nots. This President although having the final say on matters is in no way in this alone. He has advisors, who by the way, are likely majority caucasians. So think before you speak and use your own brains and not be swayed by the "talk master", "a great american", Rev Al or Rev Jessie. I for one never thought that Russia as I knew it growing up in the fifties and sixties would fall, I hate to think that it could happen to the good old US of A. An old saying comes to mind "divide and conquor".

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henrystamm 1 year, 10 months ago

Coventonian!, are you kidding or are you just that stupid. Get your head out of the sand.

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comensense1234 1 year, 10 months ago

Fact is Obama has done a poor job and is in over his head. And for the sake of your own children's future he needs to go back to Chicago. I dare say to anyone if you voted for Hope and Change and you do it again," YOU DONT EVEN LOVE YOUR OWN CHILDREN". If you dont like Romney, Fine, he can go after four years.

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