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In order to avoid the imbalance of power, we must get rid of ALL incumbents. Replace them all with new people that can be easily watched and babysat. It's a shame that it's come to this but why should they be allowed to remain in office after they've sold us out?
Obama is a very intelligent and I believe will do the best that he can but like Carter the situation may very well overwhelm him.
McCain is too much part of the old boy network ... his ideas are little more than rehashes of the old ... and at 72, I don't mean to sound ageist, but I don't think he is quick or smart enough to deal with the problems facing us ....
I am not sure anyone is but Obama is obviously a quick study ... and what he doesn't know Biden will be a good mentor for ...
... as for Palin ... I don't want that woman anywhere near the halls of power ... she is more frightening than bush minor and that is pretty damned bad.
I just want to take a brief moment to point out tha this thread now has one thousand posts. That's no small thing, on any web site.
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
I just want to take a brief moment to point out tha this thread now has one thousand posts. That's no small thing, on any web site. You should all be proud of your participation in this discussion. Now, let's get back to it...
Clinton? Obama? or Edwards? Who Will It Be?
I read that only 6% of the mortgages in this nation are considered bad . . if this is true it just does not make any sense . .
There is something that they are not telling us and that something I suspect has to do with the nature of our credit society . . its not just the housing bubble or sub prime mortgages . . it’s the fact that we . . meaning all of us . . have been living beyond our means for so long that it is the total accumulated debt that is constipating the markets and after all of this is said and done there will be more people without credit cards and buying with cash again than there are with cards which in many ways will be a good thing but pity the poor president who has to tell this to the American people.
Originally posted by TheAvenger
reply to post by Justin Oldham
My humble congratulations for the thread reaching this milestone. There is amicable, intelligent and cogent discussion going on here. Many thanks.
I am likely to be an ardent critic of the Obama administration. That's probably going to be true for a lot of us here. The most real of real conspiracies that I can point to has to do wit the expansion of Federal power, and the fiscal mismanagement that goes along with it. In the same way that I’ve been critical of the Republicans, I will be critical of the Dems when they go too far. today's voter is so fed up wit the Republicans that many will cast their vote for Obama just to punish the GOP. Could the Dems be worthy of our trust?
[The] McCain problem is an interrogation in reserve. IMO McCain can’t ask specifics of Obama without incriminating himself or his party. For example the [last] eight years of fiscal lunacy is bound to come up if Obama was asked about the costing of his health policy.
My concern remains focused on just one thing. Republicans and Democrats alike have each contributed to our present state of affairs.
[A]s I write this, I'm heart-sick at the idea of an allegedly conservative President who is green-lighting the Treasury to buy a stake in nine major U.S. banks. As I said, both sides are at fault. In spite of conservative opposition, the Democrats are likely to get their way when it comes to national health insurance. American-style Socialism is being brought to us by both parties.
Originally posted by donwhite
Modern industrial societies cannot exist or survive without a healthy dose of socialism. Count von Bismark began it all in 1871 when he created modern Germany. And social security. And health care. And wage and hour laws. He was a pragmatist, not a socialist. But like Roosevelt, he did what had to be done to make the capitalist system work.