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Obama: It Gets Better

Summary: Obama talks about how a few bullied gay students committed suicide. He says that bullying is not a normal part of growing up and that kids should be able to be safe and have adults they trust to go to. He says to people who are different that they didn’t do anything wrong and their differences will eventually be looked on as a source of pride and strength. Obama says that everyone should be respected and be allowed to find their “own version of happiness.”

 

Analysis: I agree with Obama that everybody deserves respect and to be treated with the same love and compassion. What right does anybody else have to get on their high horse? One thing I don’t agree with is his saying that everybody must find their “own version of happiness.” I think that people should be allowed to chase their dreams and express their opinions but within boundaries. For example, gay people are children of God and they think differently than most people. They should not be hated for this. On the other hand, some gay people also incite this anger because they try to do the very thing they don’t want to happen to them on us. They think all of us should agree with their thinking and try to take the sacred ceremony of marriage and corrupt it. We should not discriminate and “We” includes gay people as well as anybody else who is discriminated against.


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Protests at the Republican National Convention in Tampa

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Summary: Two days before the Republican National Convention in Tampa people gathered outside to protest. They dressed up very offensively as Romney and Ryan with pig noses and crazy acts to go with it. Their signs said that he thinks greed is good and he supports only the top 1%.

 

Analysis: I think the people have a right to protest but shouldn’t in the way they did. They make themselves look like fools and risk being detained by the police. If they wanted to convince people of both parties not to vote for Romney then they should have presented clear facts, been non-insulting yet still have fiery passion and done something so over the top that everybody would be impressed. This way, few would get angry and many would possibly reconsider.

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Impact of presidential debates on election questionable - The Denver Post

Impact of presidential debates on election questionable - The Denver Post | Government789 | Scoop.it

Summary: Politicians try to characterize presidential debates as effective in changing the election outcome. However, it has been found that this is not true with a few exceptions. It has actually been found that there are more negatives than positives for candidates in the debates. They have a bigger chance of harming themselves.

 

Analysis: I think that this is an accurate view. Most people are going to stay set in their preferences. The more the candidates talk, the more chance there is of saying something that a certain group won’t like. There could only be very rare occasions where they say something that everybody agrees with.

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Athens- Police and protesters clash in Greece

Summary: Politicians try to characterize presidential debates as effective in changing the election outcome. However, it has been found that this is not true with a few exceptions. It has actually been found that there are more negatives than positives for candidates in the debates. They have a bigger chance of harming themselves.

 

Analysis: I think that this is an accurate view. Most people are going to stay set in their preferences. The more the candidates talk, the more chance there is of saying something that a certain group won’t like. There could only be very rare occasions where they say something that everybody agrees with.


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Romney takes debate to Obama over economy, health care - CNN.com

Romney takes debate to Obama over economy, health care - CNN.com | Government789 | Scoop.it

Summary: Mitt Romney was very forceful in his attacks on Obama on economy, taxes and health care. Romney was very aggressive, continually attacking Obama and saying that Obama’s vision was that of big government. The president defended himself and said that Romney’s plan was not plausible. Romney seemed to be more energized and attacked on big important issues while Obama only commented later on in long words on what Romney had said. A CNN poll showed 67% believed Romney won and 25% did for Obama. One important point was when Romney pointed out that the $90 billion spent on alternative energy resources could have been used in the education system to hire teachers and bring unemployment down. The debate was supposed to be split up into even time slots of 15 minutes on each subject but the candidates ended up throwing that out the door.

 

Analysis: I think that Romney’s attacks were very good and he looked very energetic yet professional. Obama seemed more stagnant overall and didn’t do enough to defend his position as president. On screen looks and attitude as well as content focused on are the two most important things in a televised debate. Romney appeared to have both, making this a huge blow to president Obama. Obama is going to have to fight really hard if he wants to have a chance in the next debate.


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Key Obama supporters now turning on him

Key Obama supporters now turning on him | Government789 | Scoop.it

Summary: Many new voters are participating in the election this year. Among these are young voters, women and black and Hispanic Americans. A poll conducted by the company, Wenzel Strategies, has shown that not one of these groups has confidence I Obama. Only 37% of all who responded to the poll believed America is going in the right direction. Only 34% of women, 42% of blacks and 2% of Hispanics said as well that they thought America was going in the right direction.

 

Analysis: Obviously, there are a lot of people who don’t have confidence in Obama. Even with an extraordinary error of 10%, the number of respondents who believe America is going in the right direction would still be under 50%. Now, I also don’t think polling is the best way to get the country’s opinion. Unfortunately, there is currently no other way. All the people that refused to poll could have significantly swayed it. And for the households that are split; why only count 4 or 5 people as 1. All in all, there are a lot of people who are dissatisfied and that surely won’t help Obama. How many people exactly are dissatisfied is something we’ll probably never figure out.

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David Letterman - President Barack Obama

Summary: Obama talks on the Daily Show about how when he was elected president he recognized that even though 47% of the people didn’t vote for him, he still had to represent them and listen to their voices. He says that America has gotten out of the great recession because of people such as single mom’s working three jobs and small business owners who keep their business open despite little profit.

 

Analysis: I think Obama has very good and valid points. He is the president of the United States and his job is to do what’s best for the nation. However, though I feel I’m not educated enough to form an opinion, I have gathered that Obama doesn’t represent all of America and rather favors small business owners and handing people social welfare. This seems evident in the video when he contradicts himself. He says he represents all of America yet he doesn’t mention the hard work of wealthy, hardworking business owners or the middle class. Don’t they matter too?


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Romney Gets No Bounce From Last Week's GOP Convention

Romney Gets No Bounce From Last Week's GOP Convention | Government789 | Scoop.it

Summary: After the RNC commenced last week, Gallup’s polls showed no bounce in Romney’s approval ratings. In fact, he went from 47-46% in approval ratings. For the most part they had been tied very closely since April. This makes him the first Republican to receive no bounce after a nominating convention. Since voters are highly involved in this election, it is harder to change their opinions in a nomination convention.

Analysis: I think that this poll is very interesting. As shown in the graph, it seems that supporters of Romney and Obama are set in their preferences and divided almost evenly in America. The negative percentage point for Romney, I think, is irrelevant. The nominating conventions aren’t going to sway people much anyways so this is only the normal fluctuation that occurs between the two candidates.


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