What does Barack Obama stand for? As his reelection day approaches, many Democrats, moderates, and independents are asking what they are going to get if he is reelected for the next four years. We have a pretty good idea of what Obama is going to do if he is reelected, and we will learn more about his ideas as we get closer to the 2012 elections in November.
A big part of what Obama does will depend on what happens in the House of Representatives and Senate. The House will likely remain controlled by the Republicans. The Democrats are expected to lose seats in the Senate, but it remains to be seen whether they lose majority control in the Senate. Republicans need to pick up another four seats in the next election to gain majority control of the Senate. If Democrats still have control of the Senate after 2012 and he gets reelected, I would expect Obama to push liberal policies. If Republicans gain control of the Senate and he gets reelected, then I would expect Obama to move more toward the center.
So what does Barack Obama stand for? Here are some key issues that Republicans care about when it comes to President Obama:
In the evangelical periodical Christianity Today, Obama states he is a Christian. His parents were not Christians, and some have questioned his religious beliefs. It has been speculated that Obama may actually be a Muslim. This famous interview below called into question his true religious beliefs:
So what does Barack Obama stand for? Is he a Christian or a Muslim? Why did he have to be corrected on his own beliefs?
Obama is perhaps best well-known for signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23 2010. This bill, better known as Obamacare, is making sweeping changes to the healthcare system of the United States. It requires all citizens to purchase healthcare insurance, and it pays for healthcare for those people who can’t afford to get insurance.
Like his predecessor President Bush, President Obama passed an economic stimulus package in 2009 aimed at stimulating the economy. He is a strong proponent of passing laws and stimulus packages to help stimulate a stagnant economy.
He has repeatedly stated that he believes the rich in our society should have to pay more. He used to classify the rich as anyone who is making more than $250,000 per year. In the 2012 State of the Union address, he made a statement saying that anyone making more than $1 million dollars a year is rich.
Obama ultimately feels the government is the key to stimulating the economy. His views on the economy will not win him many votes among conservatives or small business owners.
Obama favors a policy of negotiating with our enemies to make peace around the world. He generally opposes the use of force, and he has withdrawn all troops from Iraq. He has tried to reach out to Muslim countries through TV and making appearances on foreign TV nations. He successfully gave the okay to go after Osama Bin Laden, and he is credited with actually stopping and killing Osama Bin Laden.
Obama ended the “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy in the military. Homosexuals can serve openly in the military today. Obama supports abortion rights for all women, and he co-sponsored the Freedom of Choice Act as a Senator in 2007. This bill would have legalized partial-birth abortions, but as of now, we haven’t passed the law.
So what does Barack Obama stand for? He stands for abortion rights, pro-homosexual agendas, taxes for the wealthy, mandatory healthcare for everyone, and negotiating with terrorists. Do we really want him as our President for another four years?