Most are voting Republican with the claim that Obama didn't do everything he promised. Y'know, because every president does that. And most of his broken promises are a result of Republican opposition. Obama is by no means perfect, he's made some fuck ups all his own fault, but he still is leaps and bounds ahead of the other candidates. I see so much support for Paul and Romney, with the supporters seeming to purposefully ignore all the strikes against them.
Then again, in terms of Obama having faults and all, a friend pointed out a interesting, and fairly obvious when I think about it, fact. You can't honestly point blame in politics. Say Obama DID cause miracles this past term, they wouldn't be attributed to him, but to his predecessor, with faults his own, in the eyes of the Right. Vice Versa with the Left. People will believe only what they wish, regardless of facts.
This whole thing, exactly.
In today's society, everything is so exaggerated or just completely false. People in America and much of the world it seems tend to fail to realize the fact that no one is perfect, that politics and society changes as a whole, so something from the past isn't strictly true today, and that no matter what, pointing the finger of blame doesn't solve problems.
It's all fun to point and make fun of someone's shortcomings but no matter how much you point, laugh, and blame, progress is not achieved. Progress comes from everyone, from the lowest citizen to the highest official working towards one common goal. If we can't even get enough common sense into our represented officials, how do people expect a positive change to come about? Right now people seem to be failing to realize that there aren't exactly many options that we have right now, and if we could just work together for one fucking moment, perhaps we could get the budget on track, fix the nation's infrastructure, and overall improve this country.
Isn't America supposed to be a role model? If so, we're doing a pretty pathetic job.
-Best bit though; "People will believe only what they wish, regardless of facts."
There are so many problems that our country especially just refuses to really take on.
Let's begin with just one - Global Warming
-It's happening anyway, but why accelerate to a rate at which no one can survive its effects?
Now, let's see what would happen if our government took it seriously:
-New Jobs in a New Market. - Solar, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, the possibilities are so varied, and there is yet so many new improvements and such that can be made in these fields. If the U.S. focused on these sources of alternative energy, we would make millions of jobs, have no dependence on foreign energy or fossil fuels, boost the economy of our country, and finally become a role model once again for the rest of the world. -- I know it doesn't work as simply as I have stated, but think about it; if we really improved upon these technologies as we know we can, these are all hugely desired results, and if it was placed with high enough importance, it wouldn't take that long at all. But you know, keep arguing about ACTA/SOPA/PIPA-like legislature; cause that totally
revitalizes the economy and saves the only planet in which we can live upon for the time being.
So yeah, you know, whatever. Not like, the effects of global warming on the world will be permanent throughout the existence of the human species; or like, the U.S. wants to improve it's economy, environment, or become a role model again. Nope. Not at all
Oh whoops. /EndGlobalWarmingRant...ForNow.