Free Forum Friday June 24th Edition

This week president Obama announced his withdrawal plans for the Afghanistan conflict in an address to the nation. 10,000 by Christmas and 33,000 by next summer. Is it enough? Many people don’t think so including members of the Democratic Party. 56% of Americans want the troops to come home now that Osama bin Laden has been eliminated.

Budget talks broke down when Eric Cantor walked out of the negotiations over the issue of tax hikes. Will this damage the chances of raising the debt ceiling? Will it damage the Republicans?

The President also received some criticism on his stance of marriage equality for gays. And he spoke to a group of gays in New York last night. New York is contemplating becoming the latest state to recognize gay marriage. Was the criticism justified?

What’s on your mind from this past week? Leave a comment.

Free Forum Fridays are an open discussion where commenters are invited to bring up topics that may not have been covered in the previous week. Got something on your mind? Throw your opinion out there.

About Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.
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3 Responses to Free Forum Friday June 24th Edition

  1. TheHeathnFarmer says:

    When something happens, I still come here for the well thought out Posts, but there is no picking apart the issues and facts…
    Are the goings-on too uninteresting for comment
    Did all the RWs depart
    Are comments being suppressed
    Are 538ref burned out
    Is my computer not plugged in
    Where did the lively , but reasonable, discourse go?

  2. first DADT then DOMA, repeal everything that undermines equality of any minority to the majority

    would be the best legacy for the president who represents two major demographic groups of Americans,

    Obama is at once the Great White Hope and the first Black President rolled into one

  3. Mr. Universe says:

    Amazing. Republicans giving Obama grief for pulling troops out. ‘Not listening to Generals’. Perpetual opposite day I guess.

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