Debating the Question

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  • Well, today, I actually have more questions than comments.
         
    The first presidential debate is scheduled for October 3, and the topics for discussion have been released. They include questions on the economy, health care and the role and process of government.
       
    So, I’ve come up with a number of questions – some serious and some not so serious—that I’d suggest moderator Jim Lehrer include in next week’s debates. And here they are:
         
    President Obama, tell us what would be different about a second term in office given your less-than-cozy relationship with Republicans? How will you work to move beyond gridlock, racists, and straight-up haters to do what’s best for the American people?

    Candidate Romney, if elected what will your administration do to protect voting rights for people of color? Will you re-enfranchise all the people your party has worked so hard to dis-enfranchise?
         
    President Obama, what will you do to stop the excessive and punitive high-stakes testing practices currently disrupting our public school systems? Will you work to enable teachers to teach subject matters effectively without having to “teach to the test?”
         
    Candidate Romney, if elected, will you change the name of the Office for Civil Rights to the Office for Victims, Moochers & the 47 Percenters?
         
    President Obama, given your solid relationship with musical icons Jay-Z and Beyonce, when they come to visit you in the White House? Can Kanye and Kim tag along or are you concerned about Kanye interrupting your State of the Union address?
         
    Candidate Romney, you recently appeared on the popular Latino-network Univision where some accused you of excessive tanning or coloring your skin tone. What’s up with that?
         
    President Obama, first you told us that change is coming to Washington. Then you told us you were the change. Then you told us that we are the change. So in November, if we Americans elect not to change our leader, how will you change your approach to change, so that it is a change we can count on? And please keep your response to under 30 seconds, Mr. President.
         
    Candidate Romney, if elected, many are wondering what, if anything, you will do to curb the serious and ongoing tensions between Tyler Perry and Spike Lee.
         
    A quick follow-up for Mr. Romney: Do you know who Tyler Perry and Spike Lee are?
         
    Okay, enough questions from me. Let’s hear from you. Text us at 64-64-64 and tell us what questions you think should be asked.
         
    I’ll leave you with these wise words from actor, George Clooney:
         
    “It's an incredibly polarized time. We're trying to find things we can agree on and one of them for me is we have to agree on the idea that we are allowed to question authority.”
         
    Until next time, this is Stephanie in love and hope.
     

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    1. This is the question for everyone on this post : What do you think the European people’s main agenda is not the stupid uneducated European’s, but the one’s that control the global economy. Here’s the choices!
      A. To fix the economy
      B. To get rid of al-Qaeda
      C. To ensure the survival of their race into the future by any means necessary.
      If you don’t pick C you better check your alarm clock cause it didn’t go off and you are still sleeping.
      And @ cindycruz : Look up the Glass–Steagall Act arm your self with some knowledge read what it is and what it did. That’s a free jewel. If you do the research it will take you back to the 1930′s and even further back then that, and then it will bring you right up to the economic crash that we are in right now. And you will even get to here from Mr. Bill Clinton Dog. Do the research.

    2. @jimmyg
      I applaud our delegates for walking out of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hate filled, anti-freedom speech just like we would have walked out on Hitler’s.

    3. Amid warnings from other world leaders—and planned protests outside—Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, his last speech in front of the world body as president of Iran.
      The outspoken Iranian leader called for a “new world order,” criticizing capitalism and the United States and Europe for “trampling on the rights of others” and contributing to global poverty and humanitarian failures.
      “The history of mankind is marked with failures,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech that was not attended by the U.S. and Israeli delegations in protest.
      Ahmadinejad ticked off a long list of those failures—including environmental atrocities, the killing of “millions” of people in U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the “throwing of [Osama bin Laden's body] into the sea” without witnesses or a trial, and a world media sympathetic to “Zionism”—before lamenting “how beautiful and pleasant our lives and the history of mankind would have been” without them.
      “Poverty is on the rise, and the gap is widening between the rich and the poor,” Ahmadinejad said, blaming the “current world order, founded on materialism, that aims to monopolize power, wealth, science and technology for a limited group.
      “There is no doubt that the world is in need of a new order and fresh thinking,” he said. “An order that aims to revive human dignity and believes in peace and welfare for all walks of life.
      “Do people that spend hundreds of millions on election campaigns have the interests of people of the world at heart?” Ahmadinejad asked.
      [Slideshow: Images from the U.N. General Assembly]
      “Capitalism is bogged down in a self-made quagmire,” he said, calling for a U.N. restructuring.
      Ahmadinejad’s speech came a day after President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Iran over its nuclear program.
      “Make no mistake,” the president said. “A nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained. It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations and the stability of the global economy.”
      On Tuesday, Ahmadinejad scoffed at the notion of an Iranian nuclear buildup.
      “A nuclear weapon? For what? For what purpose?” Ahmadinejad said in an interview with the Associated Press. “Why would we do that? What would we use it for?”
      The leader of Iran—who refuses to refer to Israel by name—also dismissed talk of a U.S. or Israeli military strike on Tehran’s nuclear facilities, Agence France-Presse said.
      “Uncultured Zionists that threaten the Iranian nation today are never counted and are never paid any attention in the equations of the Iranian nation,” Ahmadinejad said earlier this week.
      Demonstrators who have been protesting this week outside the hotel where Ahmadinejad is staying were expected to be outside the U.N. while he spoke.
      In a statement issued before Ahmadinejad’s speech, Erin Pelton, spokeswoman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, said: “Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen Mr. Ahmadinejad once again use his trip to the U.N. not to address the legitimate aspirations of the Iranian people but to instead spout paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against Israel. He doesn’t sound to crazy to me. No wonder all the white people walk out on him on his united nation speeches. Their gonna kill him to. Iranian people are in trouble European people are the Wretched of the Earth.
      President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign insisted a “scheduling conflict” is behind the president’s decision to skip this year’s NAACP convention. Can you all feel this Fu—k white people I ain’t scared.

    4. I support Ahmadineejads right to freedom of speech.Especially when he and his party are guests in our country.What we have ,seems to be a real failure to communicate, when the USAs delegation walked out in mass.Another reason why some dislike Americans very much..We don’t seem to practice what we preach to the world..That delegation walked out in a huff,but I bet they went over every word he said.

    5. I want to know, what Mitt plans to do that The President has not done,outside of droping a Bunker Buster Bomb on a country we think may be building a nuclear weapon?..Follow up please..Mitt has any of your 5 sons put on any military uniforms?..

    6. This has got to be a joke, right? These couldn’t possibly be legitimate questions that you would ask the POTUS? Well, it was somewhat funny

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