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posted at 1/27/2013 6:26 PM EST
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Mccain "reach out and repeat racist and bigot and homophobe as you reach out to federal identity classes" would have been a disaster, but the Obama debt and deficits are the worst economic disisasters in American history.
That's not what most of the economists say; they're for stimulus. BTW, if there was a good conservative candidate, I would vote for him. Who would you want? Maybe I'm missing somebody. (Giuliani?)
Very few out there! Without the demagoguery & guilt by association, Paul Ryan is a brilliant guy, & has a good grip on the economic issues. I hope he did not marginalize himself by accepting Romney's choice for VP! Romney, for that matter, is & was a very decent man, who was successfully pilloried by the left leaning media. Likely not a great deal of difference between him & Obama. I do think he would have put the economy front & center though, which clearly this president does not want to do. While the grass roots Republicans need to stop the foolishness over protecting Billionaires from paying 12% on Cap gains while the rest of us pay about 30% on our EARNED income, Obama neither understands or respects how the PRIVATE SECTOR needs to be the engine driving this country. Energy would be the logical place to focus a broad based economic agenda, but his blind ideology keeps him from doing what is necessary to save our economy. Many liberals are oblivious to the FACT that without a turn around in the private sector, will soon be FORCED TO MAKE THE DRACONIAN CUTS liberals are want to demagogue. WE ARE BROKE! My fellow teachers have a hard time wrapping their brains around where the money comes from for education & all social services!!! Time for many to grow up & face economic realities, before we become GREECE. I pray that President Obama can be dragged back to the center! Now sure we have a Newt like Republican Revolution in the near term making. Clinton was smart enough to move back to the center, & we all prospered. Obama???? Our only hope is that centrist Dems grow up & grow a pair!
To this debate..... Both reasonable Dems & Republicans must come together & tell the fringes on opposite political poles to shut the FFFFFFFFFFF up!
Not that I enter into political debates here..... but I would give that a big PLUS 1!
McCain wanted to go into Syria as well. Every country we invade, the Chinese laugh more. They are the closest to the US in military spending and yet spend 10% of what we do. No one else is close. The military spending of the next 20 counries combined equals that of the USA. We need to get out of Afghanistan - - the place that was arbitrarily called a country! We had a mission there and it is now very long over.
America has to stay home and focus on the economy. That includes building up the private sector and offering tax breaks, if necessary, to get jobs back to America. Working on government contracts, it is very difficult to "buy American"; yet at the same time, our major defense contractors tack a 300% or more overhead on everything that the US government buys. But, they will take you out for a "free lunch" when you sign a contract. I feel bad for the guys in the field who are actually protecting this country. Do they get a pay raise?
Your point about energy is also spot on. We have to reduce our dependency on oil or wars over vanishing supplies will become more common. If we had 30-40% efficiency solar cells, we would be in a much different position than we are now.
I refuse to take shots at either side of the aisle. Both are correct. Rich have to pay more taxes, as in pre-Bush and pre-Reagan, at least in the short term. Entitlement programs have to be cut back. Get out of Afghanistan and cut defense spending to pre-2001 levels when we still maintained a Navy with 10 carriers!! Take some of that money and bring jobs home.
Nice job, 808...I have tried to stay out of the political fray as much as possible, but I cannot help but make a few comments....The conventional wisdom that we need to move to the center, and just stop listening to the far right and the lefty moonbats seems reasonable enough...But it ignores the fact that the permissible political discussion range is skewed significantly to the right to begin with in this country. You have Fox promoting the Republican right, and MSNBC (Comcast 51%/GE 49%) shamelessly promoting Obama at every turn...If the focus stays purely and simply on "how to get the good old economy" going, then some of the centrist talking points do make sense...Despite all the extant propaganda about the "socialist Obama", he has given the multinationals, the military and the ruling elites MOST of what they want, while at the same time putting an avowedly "liberal" face on the latter day American Roman Empire...Why do you think GE and Comcast continue to sing his praises? He has actually helped to neutralize much of the progressive opposition to some of his centrist policies...The site MoveOn.org has been in thrall to Obama for a long time, and they are a prime example of the latter,,,,
I am posting an article by John Pilger, the Australian journalist who has put his own life on the line covering police state repression in Indonesia, East Timor and elsewhere...He points out in a separate article that he is not trying to "demonize" Obama, but that this is the reality of what he has wrought as the Mc Donalds store manager of the New Roman Empire....I challenge anyone on this site, no matter what your political persuasion is, to read the entire article to the end..It's not that long...Here is a decidedly different view of what the "socialist Obama" has brought to the world's table...