I agree, which is why I said it was one of many reasons. I didnt vote for W. because he isnt a president so much as he was a puppet for Cheney et al. He was terrible, and an oil whore without question.
And I agree with Obama's energy policies FAR more than those of Mitt. Every time I hear the words "clean" and "coal" together I cringe. And Im not looking to drill AK, or offshore in CA.
Those are distressing, but I find Obamacare downright frightening. Same with his almost doubling of the national debt seemingly overnight. Im watching my State meltdown pretty much non stop going through a financial budget crisis similar to what we ARE facing federally, but compared to what we WILL be facing, its staggering. I'm legitimately scared for my kid and his generation.
I am very much not a fan of his ideas on gun control, either. Its silly, and by his OWN admission, guns are not the problem, its education and lack of parenting. And lets be honest, people that are going to go out and commit a crime dont buy guns legally to do it. And spare me the shit about aurora, etc. The fast and furious scandal was responsible for easily as many deaths and then some, and we GAVE them the guns. When your government supplies a weapon that is used by drug cartels to kill a border agent, then turns around and tells you about gun control, there is a problem. Unless you're not worried about honesty, then I guess there isnt a problem.
Word. I'd be willing to cut him some slack on the spending if he / Congress would actually do something to prevent the mess that got us into this downturn from happening again. ie, prosecuting all the guys who were betting on mortgages to fail while trying to shill those same securities off to their customers as great investments.
That's the thing that bothers me more than anything - the Fed is keeping rates so low that they're just going to inflate the same bubble again.
Unfortunately my guy Gary Johnson didn't pull it out at the end there.
As long as no one tries to reinstate prohibition I think we'll all make it through the next 4 years relatively unscathed though.