What would we (USA) gain with an Obama presidency?

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    With such a high cost election in progress and a very passionate wave of supporters on both sides of the aisle, the expectations for one candidate or the other appear to be extremely high. So what should we expect with an Obama presidency? (I will ask the same question for McCain in a separate posting)
     
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    Ummm, what election have you been following? McCain is widely regarded as the "not Barack" candidate. He's the Kerry of this election. Even the conservatives on this MB aren't getting behind him. They are against Obama, instead of for McCain.
     
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    Good point. I should change that to a wave of supporters on one side and a segment of grudgingly and unsatisfied voter bloc on the other.
     
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    Oh you wish!

    I'll tell you what we could expect, theoretically, if Obama were elected president (which of course will never happen):

    Economic collapse
    Collapse of the military
    Elimination of security, increased terrorist attacks

    Did I miss anything? Oh, and:

    A huge decrease in medical skill, treatment and availability.
     
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    Nothing-----its always best to expect nothing. Especially from a politician. Oh ya--expect change--I forgot. :D
     
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    Possibly a new take on the always popular sex scandal....
     
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    A fawning media pumping out fluff after fluff.
     
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    Well maybe it could be fun, after all....except for the bombs, starvation and such...
     
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    That will all be solved or someone elses fault--don't worry about it.
     
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    1. 2-3 appointments to the USSC of liberal (in the parlance of the day) justices
    2. Another (probably successful) attempt to pass universal health care legislation that will be in all likelihood muddled, but a first step.
    3. A higher marginal tax rate for high wage earners and possible increase in the ceiling for FICA taxes.
    4. A quicker withdrawal from the conflict in Iraq (the result of which I have no idea).
    5. An immigration reform package that includes a means for currently illegal aliens to attain legal status, coupled with some tough sounding enforcement measures of dubious utility.
    6. A restoration (at least temporarily) of international goodwill towards the US.
    7. A climate control package that increases funding towards renewable sources of energy and (possibly) increases fuel efficiency standards on automobiles. Probable adoption to an international climate agreement that will be honored as much in breach as in adherence.
    8. Modest increases in overseas development funding.
    9. A very deliberate and realist foreign policy that shies away from ideological (although idealistic may be a better term) stances and pursuits.
    10. Increased domestic funding in education, urban renewal, and job training initiatives.
    11. Greater general competence from the federal government (which I believe would also occur with a McCain presidency).
    12. Continued expansion of the free trade regime.

    This is just off the top of my head.
     
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