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The Republicans Have The Only Viable Candidates for 2016

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posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 10:26 PM
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I'd like to see a trump/carson team




posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963



So why doesn't the Democrats have a Black American running for President when the Republicans do?

Because neither the DNC or the RNC chooses people to run. If a person from a certain race doesn't run they can't force people to run.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I have been very disappointed with the overall quality of candidates available for the last few elections. I almost didn't vote in 2012 because I couldn't see any difference between Obama and his equally idiotic opponent, Romney. No matter which way I turn I end up with more Government overreach and control and frankly I am down to voting for whoever will do the least damage.

So, in analyzing the candidates that are available for 2016 from the major parties I end up having to give the Republicans the nod simply because they offer three political outsiders that are at least somewhat palatable. I am not sure who I would choose among Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson, but they are all three much more agreeable to me than what the Democrats are offering this cycle.

I simply don't see choosing between a criminal and a crusty old Communist as any choice at all. Both of these candidates are completely unelectable in my opinion.

So if I decide to vote I hope that one of the candidates available will be on of the political outsiders offered by the Republicans. I and many other Americans are tired of choosing between two tired old politicians.


I disagree with more many of your posts here on ATS but I do see you as reasonable and thoughtful. I don't think you're Giving Sanders a fair shake. I don't think you're giving socialism as he puts it a fair shake.

Socialism is a dirty word in America, but I think that America is a Socialist Country already and not in a good way. More in that we like to give our hard earned tax money to greedy corporations like the fossil fuel company and our bloated Military budget.

We'll always have socialist ideals, meaning we'll always have some welfare, food stamps, medicare and medicaid and social security. We also spend untold millions on uninsured people by way of subsidies to hospitals etc.

I think there is a way to take care of our needy and shrink government.

Of the three candidates you mentioned Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson, I don't think any of them are viable candidates for president. Although I like all of them better then Bush.

I think on the right Rand Paul is the only one I like.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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originally posted by: Cohen the Barbarian
Carly Fiorina favors waterboarding, so if you're okay with that ....



Yeah, better to stalk them in the dead of night with a drone,
and kill them and collateral damage without accountability to anyone.

/Sarcasm



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

No that is wrong as well, but the same people that say these 'enhanced' interrogations are ok, are fine with the droning.
Like old Dick for instance.
www.politico.com...

If people want to talk impeachment, the drones is where to go.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 11:50 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: burntheships

No that is wrong as well, but the same people that say these 'enhanced' interrogations are ok, are fine with the droning.
Like old Dick for instance.
www.politico.com...


No doubt Hillary would approve as well. And Biden.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 11:57 PM
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than the "hope 'n change"

I "hope" I have enough "change" left in my pocket to buy something to eat. You mean THAT President ?



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:54 AM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: Metallicus

Viable candidates for what?

An insane asylum?


I believe I addressed my reasoning in my OP, but thank you for your clever and insightful reply.

I want someone who isn't a career politician and the Republicans are the only party offering this to voters during the 2016 election cycle.
edit on 2015/9/30 by Metallicus because: fixed spelling error



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: amazing

I also like Rand Paul, but he isn't close to the man his father is and there is something about him I don't trust.. If I had to choose between Bush and Sanders I would choose Sanders because I believe he is at least an honest man. I just don't like his politics. I can't see how any sane human would vote for Hilary. She is vile.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: burntheships

Yup, which is why you wouldn't find me voting for either.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 01:33 AM
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The choice is always douche or turd sandwich (South Park reference). Even when you get people that you may assume are of good character ( some people think this of Carson) the media makes them either look weak or like a loon. This is if they even mention them at all.

Democracy has its limitations and one of those involves having to have an informed populace. People fall for flash over substance, are lazy ,and wont do their research. They will instead focus on the infotainment industry to make their minds up for them.

This particular election cycle seems even more phony and staged than most of the previous ones I recall right down to the token candidates all of them essentially having the exact same partisan promises/plans (really not one original or specific plan have I seen from any candidate) . Maybe it is just cynicism altering my perception though.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 02:49 AM
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originally posted by: MetallicusThe Republicans Have The Only Viable Candidates for 2016

If by 'viable candidate' you mean; corrupt, greedy, selfish, vain, ignorant, belief addled, lying, Loveless, clownish, arrogant...
Then I agree with you completely! *__-
We 'vote' for whomever we see in the mirror!

I find that if you do not play their 'game' (and the more that you know of the 'game', the less involved a healthy person would be), you will always get to wisely wink, a few lies into the new administration, and conspiratorially mention that "I didn't vote for the liar!"



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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I want someone who isn't a career politician and the Republicans are the only party offering this to voters during the 2016 election cycle.

So you want people two of whom have been basically failures in life to get a job that they are totally clueless at doing. Yeah that makes a lot of sense.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: NihilistSanta
Even when you get people that you may assume are of good character ( some people think this of Carson) the media makes them either look weak or like a loon.


If you're talking about someone like Carson the media will make him look like a loon simply by giving him more coverage as he IS a loon. He just hasn't gotten any real coverage so not everyone knows.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: Metallicus



I want someone who isn't a career politician and the Republicans are the only party offering this to voters during the 2016 election cycle.

So you want people two of whom have been basically failures in life to get a job that they are totally clueless at doing. Yeah that makes a lot of sense.


It seemed to work for Obama.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 09:43 AM
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Marco Rubio . I see him as the Only Qualified Presidential Candidate amoung BOTH Parties who's Priorities reflect what Most American People are Concerned about today .



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

And look how it turned out...
Like the great Dubya had to say

"I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says, 'Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again!'"



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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I wonder why the OP ignored all the Democratic candidates except Hillary in his "objective" analysis. Jim Webb, for example, has always seemed like a fairly moderate guy.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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The GOP has no viable candidate. At least in 2012 they had Mitt, but he was his own worst enemy once he was nominated. This time around is a clown car full of jackasses, lead somehow by Trump and Carson, two of the biggest jokes in recent memory. Someone who will appeal to the swing vote moderates needs to emerge soon, and then actually campaign with that swing vote in mind, or it won't matter who the GOP nominates, they will lose.

It's like they learned nothing from the 2012 epic failure that was the Romney campaign. The most winnable election in decades, and he crapped the bed. You don't appeal to the swing vote, you don't win the Presidency. Neither Trump nor Carson has a chance to get much traction outside of the GOP base.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: muse7

originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: muse7

originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: muse7
Carly Fiorina the woman that ran HP into the ground, made millions in salary and fired thousands of Employees and made out with a 20 million dollar resigning bonus.


How come the Democrats don't have an African American running?

Now that right there is a one hell of a whopper of a political conspiracy! No argue about Fiorina, but let's talk about the party who screams racist and yet does NOT have a candidate representing those of African American heritage in their line up!



Bringing out the race card already?


Hell yea! After 7 years? Who you kidding! I am locked and loaded!


I think I will send Donald Trumps campaign an email and have him bring it up! "Why doesn't the Democrats have a black candidate?"!



Yeah you should also ask him why Republicans only have 2 African Americans serving in the house and senate combined


Nope! I haven't heard Conservatives complaining about racists! I have spent 7 years listening to Progressives pull the race card every chance they got!

So why doesn't the Democrats have a Black American running for President when the Republicans do?

I didn't create this PC mess! You and your party did! I am just feeding off of it! Yep! I hold a grudge


I believe in treating people the way they treat me! I guess you on the Progressive Left got a whole heap of hell coming back at ya?


I'm going to guess that they don't have a black (or asian or whatever) candidate because no black person decided to run. No, I'm not going to guess. That's the simple truth.




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