Like millions of people across the U.S., and the world for that matter, I am very glad that Obama won the election and will serving as president of the United States for a second term. That Mitt Romney joker was something else. He said the most inconsiderate things and really seems like a real jerk. He didn't even have a concrete plan to stand on. Still, he got 49 percent of the popular vote. But it wasn't enough, and the votes that really count are those of the electoral college. Obama cleaned house in the electoral college, winning 303 of these votes to Romney's 206.
It amazed me that the popular vote was as close as it was. I mean, who really would want a president that says that 47 percent of the country doesn't matter to him o_O? Well guess what, Romney? Fifty percent of the country doesn't care about YOU and your agenda (whatever it is)! As Beyonce said..... "To the left, to the left. Everything you own in a box to the left!" LOL!
Now I know that some Christians are up in arms because Obama supports gay marriage. As a Christan, I don't agree with the president's point of view on this matter, but my thing is, how can anyone vote for president based on ONE ISSUE???? Ridiculous. I'm not a fan of abortion either, but I realize that a president's personal opinion is not enough to reverse a court ruling that goes back for decades. Roe vs. Wade is not going anywhere, so there's no point voting for a president based on his opinion on these issues.
When it comes to helping young people, Obama gets it. His healthcare plan makes it possible for young adults to stay on their parents insurance until age 26. That's a big deal in these tough times when good jobs with benefits can be hard to come by. It's made a difference in my life, for sure.
Our president gets it when it comes to children of illegal immigrants. A two-year-old can do nothing if their parents enters the country illegally and bring them along. But if that child grows up in this country, living as an American citizen for all of their life, what sense does it make to deport them from the only home they've ever known? Through an executive order this summer, Obama made sure that young people brought into the country illegally (and who meet certain requirements) will not be deported.
I live in Michigan, the automotive capital of the world. My dad works for one of the big three auto companies. Obama's bailout of the auto industry prevented a near meltdown of an industry that supports millions of families. This one really hits home.
Obama is just a man. But he's a man that means what he says and will work to get it done. He comes off as genuine and sincere, which is more than I can say about Romney. Republicans will have to get it together and stop trying to block everything that Obama is trying to accomplish. And get a candidate with some relatability if you want to win, my goodness!
I'm praying for an even more successful new term for President Obama and that Democrats and Republicans in Congress can work together on the issues facing the nation.