posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 01:26 AM
If you read through this thread, you'll see a debate raging as to the definition of socialist, fascist, republican and democrat.
The problem is that the definitions no longer fit.
The US has had a conservative administration, republican controlled congress, and two Supreme Court justices appointed by said administration.
And guess what? We still have abortion.
That should tell you where their priorities lie.
The same people getting all skeered about a black man in office, were the same ones who reelected Bush. "Socialist" is just a polite euphemism for
The right wing has been usurped by corporate cronyism parading as conservative Republicans. There is no group that has been duped more than the
Christian right. I cannot understand why they are supporting four more years of the same when 8 years didn't get them what they wanted, nor what
they were promised.
Even when the Republicans were pretty much given free reign (after stealing two elections), what did they accomplish? We have experienced the single
greatest transfer of wealth to the elite, bankers, corporations and oil companies. People are not better off. None of the middle class got any
richer -- and in fact, we've had whatever savings, retirement and investments wiped out over night.
The rich people didn't have the homes foreclosed. The wealthiest Americans aren't losing their jobs. It isn't the little guys having expensive
dinners at seaside resort or paying bonuses after getting a bailout.
DO YOU KNOW WHO HAS YOUR WEALTH?????? Bush's friends and lobbyists. It isn't the poor people, it isn't the small business owner, it isn't your
neighbor. Do you think that continuing this practice with a different flavor, ala McCain, is somehow going to make a difference?
How, exactly, was McCain going to fix the problem? What, exactly, would he have done differently? When did McCain act like he was against big,
At least Obama had a plan -- and one he could articulate. McCain's single biggest reason to vote for him was so that Obama, "that one", wouldn't
win. Brilliant stratergerizin', except this isn't the 1950's and most of us with some relevance left don't care about skin color, nor will we
vote for your ticket because you picked some woman in the hopes of getting the Hillary voters. Pretty lame.
We are embroiled in a war we cannot afford and one which will never end. Never mind that we were lied to and deceived to get there, we
cannot afford to continue regardless of what you think is at stake. And that was what McCain was promising, continuing this expensive and unpopular
war because that is all McCain knows.
If McCain had not been a POW and had not married wealth, he likely would have never risen to the dizzying heights of his mountain climbing ambition.
Beyond those things, what did this man have to offer? He graduated fifth from the bottom of his class of 899 students.
Are you really complaining about the fear of raising taxes to cover the cost of socialized medicine and welfare? My God people, do you have any idea
what this war and the bankster bailout is going to cost us? Do you realize that NONE of us will have social security, retirement, or perhaps JOBS????
You'd better be pulling for government social services because that may be the only way you spend your old age not huddled on the streets.
Conservatives think that if McCain had gotten in there, their taxes would not increase. I didn't see my taxes go down under Bush, did you? Where
was that giant tax cut we were supposed to get? If the government is going to steal my hard earned money, I'd rather they invest it in social
programs and infrastructure, than some stupid pissing contest in a desert half way around the world.
The Republicans had their chance and they sure made a mess of things. I seriously doubt it can get much worse with Obama in office.