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Thank you, Mr President

Journal Entry: Thu May 10, 2012, 1:59 AM



Ramblings...



Some people complain about Obama because he hasn't fixed the economy.
Some people complain about him because he hasn't kept every single one of his election pledges.
People dislike the man for a variety of reasons.

I think he's amazing.



Why?

Because he is pro-Equal Rights.

This journal is for nothing more than to say how happy I am that, finally, a president of the United States has boldly stepped forward and declared his support for same-sex marriages. He could have easily avoided this issue until after the election race was over, but he made the decision to be up-front and honest in advance. I respect that in a politician so very, very much.

So thank you, Obama. I sincerely hope people listen to you, and learn what it truly means to treat your fellow man as "equal".

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"If you enter this world knowing you are loved
and you leave this world knowing the same,
then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."
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Skylier Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I'm just hoping that he's not just saying it because the elections close and he'll actually stick with it if he's elected :)
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GhostKITTEN Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No politician keeps all of their election promises, not even your high school class president. (especially that generic one about "making this a great year!" feh.)
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dancewaterdance98 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i agree...
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Berwald--Oxensterina Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Writer
well hes not all that great considering some states arent even listening to him why did i have to be born in the US
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12Ang122 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I will be voting for him. I absolutely love him.
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SilviaDraco013 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Mr. President Obama just shocked me. He is wanting to repeal the marriage act that was put in place in 1996 so this way there can be homosexual marriages. Even Will Smith said something about Obama doing that.
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12Ang122 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
How is it a bad thing?
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SilviaDraco013 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a good thing. the economy of the United States to put bluntly sucks right now. If gay marriage is approved so many gay couples will be running to the marriage licence office to get their marriage licence it would be alot of money circulating which is wat the people of the USA need to do. Alot of people don't realize that. Cause I'm pretty sure some gay couples would spend hundreds of dollars just to have to them the perfect wedding.
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12Ang122 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Ok, yes it's very good. He's got the right idea.
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SilviaDraco013 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea though I'm hearing mixed reviews about him though. So because of which I'm going to have voting problems when november rolls around. Though I don't know who President Obamas' opponant is, so I may play it safe and go with someone I know.
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12Ang122 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Yeah I don't like anything about Mitt Romney so...xD
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SilviaDraco013 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
as said ive never heard anything about the guy so idk
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CityOfSpades Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'm glad to hear he has your support. So many people in my country hate him, but I think he's one of the best presidents we've ever had.
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clareturner Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I agree entirely! This is the first time I'm actually happy to be American!
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clareturner Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Also... I do kno lots of "us" complain... But honestly... I think people think the president is the one who's doing everything... There is a senate and congress... Not to mention most of them are asshole rich ppl who don't wanna lose money... But I like obama no matter wat people say now coz if I end up with a girl(I'm bisexual) I'd want to be able to marry them.
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neez-the-evil-one Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously. As a bisexual girl in California, I've been waiting for a long time for this moment. Everyone is complaining that he's doing this for votes and that it doesn't matter because he hasn't done anything else for us, but the fact is that NO American President has ever shown us his support! I'm stoked on life right now!
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angel-of-fire1321 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I'm from the states and mind you I dont like the government here because they screw us over to much but I do agree with you. Once i heard that Obama was for Gay rights it made be happy to say that he was my leader, and i don't say that very often. I know that those who are gay will vote for him since the other guy is as usual against gay rights. Lets hope for another 4 years of Obama the only Politician in the states with his head on his sholders and not afraid to say what he believes in.
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So-Far-From-Perfect Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is like a huge step. This is the first step in a process for marriage equality. I was ecstatic to hear about this. Maybe if he is realected he'll try and do something about it.
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Omaki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the first journal I've found worthy enough of favouriting. <3
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KellyJane Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*feels privileged* ^_^
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Omaki Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*highfive*
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MasterNekoBoy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i am happy for your support :) i agree with you about everything you said and yes Obama is an amazing person for what he has done
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Rosebudstar Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I was more excited when Biden said it, but it's great news. I hope this inspires people to re-elect Obama, because Mitt Romney would be a disaster as president.
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chocoloverforlife Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Amendment 1 just got passed in NC... i HATE people who think its any of their business who the rest of us marry. i hate the thought that im a statistic that "doesnt support same-sex marriage"
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DeviousMegan Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist
yes thats awsome !!! i was happy
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FlickeringFireflies Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside when he announced his support like that, even if I really don't think he's doing a very good job of managing my country... I respect the man, I like that he's standing for equality like that, but I wouldn't vote for him on that alone. I mean: I kinda want America's economy out of the toilet... not saying it's his fault (also not saying it's Bush's fault, I mean, it's not ALL Bush's fault -_-"), but it doesn't appear as though he helped much >.<"

Pleasedon'thurtmeI'mjustexpressingmyopinionwahhh~ ;n; Don'thitme! Teachmeexplaintomejstdon'thurtmeeee (XD)
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MiasaurusRex90 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I was so excited when it was announced!!!
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Binary-Wings Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It's good to see at least some non-Americans still agree with me. :I People can't seem to understand why I'm voting Obama again in the upcoming election.
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memories-long-gone Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My mother is a Lesbian, so we both did our happy jive when we heard Obama was pro-Gay Marrige. My mother even hugged the TV! It was an absolutly brilliant night!
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Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I was so happy when I heard about this. Regardless of the circumstances - having someone like the President of the US show support for the GLBTQ community is way overdue.
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vampviolinist17 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
His not fixing the economy fast enough for them, THAT'S why they're complaning. Buncha idiots. ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY!!!
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rosethorns90 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He's a good president but people keep on complaining about him. What they don't understand is that he is slowly trying to fix the damage that Bush has caused. It's a shame that people don't have faith in him. It makes me a little worried for the next election.
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KN101 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was so happy when I read that Obama supported same-sex marriage that I jumped up and down and did a happy dance :) in the middle of class :D :iconspazhugplz:
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Aacura Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked his birth video XD

Nah Obama is pretty great ^^
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Zexionthe1rat Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
bout time someone in power recognised same-sex marriges. I'm in Australia and that sort of thing is frowned upon making me a bit ashamed of being Aussie :sadangel:
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SesshomaruKai Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I knew having him for a president for the US was just the start of something great. He's read all the Harry Potter books xD but I also believe he is trying to make a difference.
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T0K0 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Our southern neighboors (I'm Canadian) had quite a mess to fix after 8 years of Bush.

Honestly, Obama never had a chance. People's expectations of him were unreasonably high.... during elections they were calling him the new Messiah! It was crazy.

I think he's doing great with what he was handed, as well I am extremely happy with his support of equal rights.

On the Obama-care note: Canada has been rocking Medicare for quite some time, and we seem to be doing just fine with it.
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KellyJane Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I MISS YOUR GAMBITY FACE. Just sayin' XD

And yeah, we've had the same problem in the UK. Our previous governments left the country with a lot of problems, and people are raging that the new powers have not fixed them.

It takes more than 2 years to fix a near decade of problems!!
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T0K0 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I MISS YOUR....FACE-FACE. (yes, clever I know~)

Exactly. Two things can fix a country. Money and Time.
The spending Obama has done upsets a lot of people, but they can't comprehend the benfits that will come in 15-20 years time.

On another note, our education and media in Canada tends to focus more on American politics.
This leaves something to be desired about other countries current positions (and even our own).

Mind giving me the Reader's Digest version of some of the problems your country is currently dealing with?
Doesn't have to be extensive, just some keywords I could go look up. :)
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KellyJane Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Second recession, unemployment (namely youth unemployment), reform of the House of Lords....

Here, check this out: [link]
The Queen's Speech is an event held by the Queen, in which she outlines what her government is planning to work on for the next year. It gives a good idea of what the current issues are that the UK is working on. :)
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T0K0 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the link, I appreciate it! Very informative.

(And of course I pick out the weird stuff that isn't overly pressing)

Am I understanding this correctly? Are you going to have to be 67 to claim your pension? I know it won't effect you for a long time...but that seems so old :S

Awww I'm really glad your adoption policies are getting looked at. Actually there are lots of potential benefits in your Family/Children Bill. I hope we jump on that bandwagon at some point :)
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KellyJane Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To claim a STATE pension, yes. Every UK tax payer is entitled to a state pension at the age of 67.

I also have a private pension through my job, which I pay into out of my salary, and can (in theory) claim whenever I wish. Generally, it's best to wait until you're 50 or 60 before you claim your private pension.
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T0K0 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what, I had confused private and federal. It's 67 here too. My bad~

That threw me for a loop because I've had co-workers claim them as early as 55, but I forgot those were private claims.
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KellyJane Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aha, s'all good :) PENSIONS IS CONFUSING!
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Lxi-productions1100 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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I love that he said that sooo much!
It was just- ...-...No words, to many feels.
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AiMisaki4 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad he stands for it, and I try hard to respect all of my presidents for something. He's certainly won my respect as a person for this, but it doesn't make him a good president, as much as a likeable person.
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BabyRodent Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree with you :)
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shishiza-kun Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to have him stand for it now. I know he was iffy before, but I am glad he's pro-equal rights. Besides, after the vote in North Carolina, we need help to make sure things are equal.

Plus, he has made the economy better.
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Kaitsakii Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree! Actually, earlier today when I found about about it I instantly thought of you guys and was like "YES!" x3
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Masukee Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Writer
At this point, anything is better than the other contenders for the presidency. And with this convenient comment, I figure he has earned my allegience. :iconclapplz:

I mean, it's not necessarily the case that we should support presidents solely on sexual views, but it does help dramatically. After all, we are a 'free' country. XP

Love this journal. :D
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