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What I know for sure

Published 10:07am Wednesday, November 7, 2012

To the Editor:

Jobs and employment have increased in my family.

Health care benefits have increased in my family.

I know more soldiers who are with their families rather than deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

I trust the leadership in the White House and truly believe that he has the best interest of Americans in need in mind. He’s not in love with the idea or position of president; he loves his wife, his children and the American people. He’s a leader for men, women and children no matter what their race, religion, social class, or sexual preference.

He is brave. He is brilliant. He is compassionate. He is resilient. He is . . . Barack Obama!

Latorial Faison
Courtland

  • Makalani

    RE: “…you can’t stand to NOT have the last word.”

    Again — 10,000% concurrence! You are batting 1.000
    Happy Belated Turkey Day & A Joyous Noel!

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  • Makalani

    RE: “Your attempt at sarcasm is quite juvenile…”
    Sorry — guess I am just a big ole 67-year-old kid at heart!

    RE: “… as most of your posts are.”
    “Hmmm most?” That means that “some” are not juvenile. Can you tell me the ones that you like?

    RE: “Sorry if it went “over your head.”
    Don’t be! I let most Monday morning quarterbacking/ pontificating about whatever lost causes go “over my head” rather than clutter my mind with mental debris!

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    • shadow03

      As I have also noticed in your posts, you can’t stand to NOT have the last word. I have always heard that immature people always want to WIN an argument. So, I choose not to go back and forth with you. I am mature enough to let it go since I do not think you are mature enough to do so. So feel free to comment as I am certain you will, but I will not respond. Have a good day.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “…doesn’t worry me as much as a nation that is stupid enough to re-elect him…”

    If this all you got to worry about “you got it made!” lol
    The nation was stupid enough to reelect Dubya and an early stage Alzheimer’s sufferer — Reagan. Don’t be too hard on the American electorate!

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  • Makalani

    RE: “So, as I stated originally, it was a close election.”

    I have agreed with you twice — let me make it thrice! You are 10,000% correct. It was a close election. But closeness only counts in horsehoes and performing conjugal duties!

    Check out my numbers: You and I strap on Acme mail-order jet packs a la Wiley Coyote and stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon. We fireup — I sail across — clear the other side by 3 feet — brush myself off to look for you.

    You come up 3 feet short — drop 1,300 feet onto jagged rocks below — your body is swept 1,300 mi downstream to Mexico.

    What did your closeness get you?

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    • shadow03

      Your attempt at sarcasm is quite juvenile as most of your posts are. I have stated my point. Sorry if it went “over your head.”

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  • handkusp45

    Havig Obama is President doesn’t worry me as much as a nation that is stupid enough to re-elect him. Now that bothers me.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “i was speaking about the popular vote.”

    You and I are still in agreement 10,000%. 3 million votes is nothing — still a razor-thin margin — a cliff-hanger — a nail-biter — worthy of a recount!!

    If only those 3 million people had not been shy and spoken up about what they really wanted! “TSK TSK!” What if?

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    • shadow03

      Alright, lets do some math here:

      Popular Vote 2012:
      50.66% – 63,165,438 – Obama/Biden
      47.69% – 59,471,017 – Romney/Ryan

      Difference 2012:
      2.97% – 3,694,421

      Democratic Share in 2008:
      52.87% – 69,499,428

      Difference 2008:
      Loss of 6,300,990 Votes or 2.21%

      Republican Share in 2008:
      45.60% – 59,950,323

      Loss of 479,306 Votes and a Gain of 2.09 in Percentage Terms

      A 3,694,421 difference in an election in which 124,715,272.

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      Swing State:
      Virginia (3.73% Difference 2012)
      Virginia (6.30% Difference 2008)

      Florida (0.86% Difference 2012)
      Florida (2.81% Difference 2008)

      Ohio (2.00% Difference 2012)
      Ohio (4.58% Difference 2008)

      Colorado (4.98% Difference 2012)
      Colorado (8.95% Difference 2008)

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      Had Obama not squeaked out narrow wins in those states which are down from his 2008 wins he would not have won, and Romney would be President. Obama is the only President to have ever won re-election with less of the vote than he got in his first term. Obama was also down 33 electoral votes. Also, Romney led Obama in the popular vote until the Pacific West Coast returns started coming in. So, as I stated originally, it was a close election.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “It was a very close election.”

    I agree 10,000%. 332 electoral vs. 203 was a razor-thin margin — a squeaker — a nail biter. Gov Romney should ask for a recount!

    Karl Rove was right — Govt Romney conceded too soon. He should have waited until the next morning for a miracle-Peyton Manning-comeback-type-victory.

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    • shadow03

      i was speaking about the popular vote. That was extremely close, and that, in my opinion, speaks volumes about what America wanted!

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  • Makalani

    @ Ms Faison: Evidently — 61+ million other Americans share your optimism and positive assessment! They gave President Obama an overwhelming victory and a vote of confidence.

    Many of the 58+ million who voted for Gov Romney will probably never have anything positive to say about the President — no matter what he accomplishes!

    They cannot even commend Prez Obama for having strong family values and love for his family. Never a hint of scandal like some other cheating — lecherous Presidents! I guess only (R) politicians can have “strong family values!” These doom and gloomers remind me of Vice President Agnew’s term: “Nattering nabobs of negativity!”

    On a personal note — I to am far better off than I was 4 years ago. I have had 2 Soc Sec raises!

    AND — thanks to President Obama’s concern about homeowners keeping their homes and having Congress pass HARP 2 — I was able to re-finance my home and save over $200 per month on my mortgage!

    With the saving on my mortgage — I am sending a check to the Franklin United Way — double what I contributed last year! I can also contribute more to other charities — thanks to President Obama!

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    • shadow03

      It was not an overwhelming victory. It was a very close election. America spoke in volumes and said they wanted a change, and it was not Obama they wanted. By the way, Obama has accomplished very little.

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  • Va Native American

    Glad to hear jobs and employment have increased for your family. I wish that were the case for all of us. Evidently you have been living in another country for the last 4 years(they love him in other parts of the World,) because he is succeeding in destroying our economy and Country here in America. You call him brave, yet what has he done to retaliate against the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Lybia that killed our Ambassador and Navy SEALS? He doesn’t love America, he hates it, and it is sad that people can’t see that through his charm and lies. Only God can help us now.

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  • happy2

    Really? Wow ? You may need to do a little more research! You also may want to talk to a few more active military members.

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