New York Times endorses Obama for President for the second timeBy Angel Cuala on Oct 28, 2012 in International, Politics, United States •
The New York Times endorses Obama for president in the coming elections; a day after Washington Post announced their endorsement, also to him. The announcement was made on Saturday, October 27, 2012 on their editorial post titled “Barack Obama for Re-election,” with the paper also endorsing Obama in 2008.
US President Barack Obama
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According to New York Times on Saturday, their endorsement to President Obama was based on his achievements during his four years in office, citing some factors related to health care, economy, foreign affairs, the US Supreme Court, and civil rights. They also mentioned their thoughts about Mitt Romney.
On the start of their post, the NY Times noted that the US economy is recovering slowly from the 2008 meltdown and the country will likely suffer from another recession if the budget policies amended by President Obama was not right, which they said showed a firm commitment to increase the economy.
“Mr. Obama has impressive achievements despite the implacable wall of refusal erected by Congressional Republicans so intent on stopping him that they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery.” The New York Times wrote.
“We have criticized individual policy choices that Mr. Obama has made over the last four years, and have been impatient with his unwillingness to throw himself into the political fight. But he has shaken off the hesitancy that cost him the first debate, and he approaches the election clearly ready for the partisan battles that would follow his victory.” The New York Times added.
“Mr. Obama has achieved the most sweeping health care reforms since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965…Mr. Romney has no plan for covering the uninsured beyond his callous assumption that they will use emergency rooms.” The paper said of the two candidates for their health care programs.
“Mr. Obama prevented another Great Depression. The economy was cratering when he took office in January 2009…Contrary to Mr. Romney‘s claims; Mr. Obama has done good things for small businesses — like pushing through more tax write-offs for new equipment and temporary tax cuts for hiring the unemployed.” The New York Times noted.
In the last part, the paper compared the stand of Obama and Romney with respect to civil rights. The president earlier announced the end of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the military for the LGBT community, while Romney had expressed his strong opposition on same-sex marriage.
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