Re: Who's on your ignore list?
posted at 12/22/2011 8:33 PM EST
In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's on your ignore list? : How did the three jobs bills put forth by Obama do? Ron Paul is/was a Libertarian, who are known Holocaust deniers-do they deny that, too?
Posted by Patsfansince1966[/QUOTE]
Paul scares me, as do most populists. Nice, superficial package. Looks like the noble renegade. But at closer inspection, absolutely nutso and dangerous. I would rather have a benign puppet for prez than a off-this-planet ideologue. Ideologues make bad presidents.
As for Obama, I lived in IL during his rise. All of the columnists, regardless of orientation, were suspicious of him. Rightly so. He is very conservative in many aspects, packaged as a faux-liberal, controlled by some big interests (like the Pritzkers), and probably possessing many skeletons in his closet - the very reason he was "allowed" to be elected. Took credit for projects he hagfished upon (yes, I just coined that); shady land deal with Rezko; member of the now defunct Democratic Leadership Council, which was a Trojan Horse for the GOP-sponsoring special interests; sold-out public with health care deal by dropping public option while keeping mandatory particpation; kept immoral and/or illegal, unsupportable wars going (Libya, Somolia, Columbia, Afghanistan, Iraq); fought against medical marijuana and continued bogus, corrupt W.O.D. He is a disaster for liberals, moderates and conservatives (not that the conservatives helped).
And yet, the alternative was even worse. Where is our Truman? Eisenhower? T.R.?