Obama 2012

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    A solicitation came in yesterday's mail from Obama's 2012 committee. I will attach a note to it asking that my name be removed from their mailing list as I will not support him unless and until he takes a stand against the use of WBI and sexually assaultive gropes by the TSA.

    Not that it will do any good, but I'm going to feel better - I hope.
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I wouldn't support him anyway :D but that's a good as reason as many.
     
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  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I didn't like McCain or Obama, but I knew Obama made a lot of people happy. I figured it wouldn't harm the country all that much for him to be in office for 4 years. It would make a lot of perennially angry people a bit happier, so it was a good thing, at least that's how I reasoned at the beginning of Obama's tenure in office.

    Boy was I wrong. I hope the damage he's done can be repaired.
     
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  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I was cautiously optimistic when Obama's administration began. I consider myself apartisan, concerned with candidates' stances on matters of state more than with where their affiliated party stands on those selfsame matters, and disagreed strongly with GWB's stance on...well, almost everything. I thought Obama was really promising the sky and the moon and the stars and was skeptical of his ability to make good on it, but he was the most articulate candidate, seemed to come across fairly level-headed, and at least acknowledged the validity and citizenship of the nonreligious which, to atheist me, was a refreshing change from his religiously-outspoken predecessor. Wow, to think that even a mere 2 years ago, church-state separation was my hot-button issue. It seems like another life now, thanks to TSA.

    The utter lack of concern on his part with regard to TSA is appalling. That he actually made a joke about it is sickening - literally, as in it evokes a physically viscerally nauseous sensation. Even though the patdown joke implied that he acknowledged people were unhappy, to make light of the wholesale violation of the Constitutional rights of the people is conduct absolutely unbecoming of a President of the United States. If the other candidates in 2012 are more supportive of TSA than Obama is, then yeah, I'll vote to re-elect Obama. However, he's going to have one (expletive deleted) of a fight for my vote if his opponents flat-out state "Elect me and the TSA gets buried in a deep, dark hole for a long, long time. Long as in 'until the sun burns out' long."

    A presidential candidate would have to be stark, raving, mouth-breathing STUPID to not make TSA a campaign issue at this point. Maybe not THE campaign issue, maybe not as BIG a campaign issue as war, the economy, etc.; but to not mention it at all would be throwing away so much influence that it boggles the mind to even ponder it.
     
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  5. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    I won't vote for him either :rolleyes:
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    We here at TUG and other concerned travelers/non-travelers should do everything in our power to make TSA a campaign issue for all candidates in 2012.
     
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    You better not! :p
     
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  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Whether you voted for him or not in 2008, whether you might consider voting for him in 2012, whether you wouldn't vote for him even if you were being tortured, it might behoove all of us to write to his campaign committee and tell them that the only candidate for whom you would consider voting is one who takes a strong stand against the actions of the TSA.

    His campaign committee's address is:

    Obama for America
    P. O. Box 802798
    Chicago, IL 60680
     
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  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Damn good idea.

    A draft of the letter will be up in this thread when I finish writing it. I am a bit backlogged writing to other officials regarding other TSA incidents but if you think this one's more pressing, I can push it toward the front of my queue.
     
  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Definitely not more pressing.....and thanks for offering to do a template. I was going to come up with some suggestions but will leave it in your more capable hands.
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Why not? Lots of resident illegal aliens will be voting. I see no reason why non-resident legal aliens shouldn't vote as well. Every vote must count! :D
     

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