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Originally posted by SGTChas
reply to post by Anonymous Avatar
NO! I do not know if it is a function of the Southern attitude, or because of the Cuban anti-government pro-gun influence, but the Florida National Guard was TELLING people to arm themselves and USE the firearms if needed. They were not bashful about using THEIR weapons for two legged rat control, WHICH I can attest to.
Originally posted by grover
The only thing revolting is the right wing but that's only because they are naturally so.
Originally posted by grover
First of to SGTchas... just because I disagree with you does not make me any less of a patriot.
Now in regards to Obama... no administration that I have experienced yet makes a total and complete break with their predecessors policies... they tend to carry them over and then change them over time... its called continuity and its important because it prevents the wild policy swings we would experience if they did.
I did and will defend him though from all the extremism and hate I see spewed at him from the right though as a matter of principle. I believe in judging a man or woman on their works not their words or their race, religion, family background or sexual preference. I mouthed my contempt for bush minor and cheney the dick because I felt that they had earned it... not simply because they are conservatives and Republicans.
In regards to Obama's works. I vehemently disagree with him on his bank policy and would like to see him toss Giethner out on his ear. I agree that bad banks regardless of size should be allowed to fail. I also believe that no institution should be allowed to get so large their failure would so adversely affect the overall national economy. I think he should be as hard as rock on the big banks and I do not think the tarp money should be rolled over... I do not want the big banks to think of it as an equity line to bail out their sorry asses out when they need it. Use the money to pay down the deficit.
At the same time I also understand that the bank bailout was on his plate when he was sworn in and ya gotta play what you're delt. As for auto... they came a beggin... he did not seek them out... I understand that if they crashed the overall effect on the economy would be probably worse than the banks because it is not just a matter of the companies themselves but their suppliers and their suppliers suppliers etc.
In either case, auto or the banks if we are going to bail them out to the tune of billions then we should have a stake in them... to hell with just giving them the money... hold their balls to the fire by holding a share in them. Great do it. Anything less is a give away.
In regards to the stimulas package... to date I have no problem with it. If it proves to be a failure then I may change my opinion but for now wait and see...
I am all for health care reform and I have no problem sticking it to the HMO's, insurance and drug companies.... they have been ripping us off for long enough. But I want to see something fair and that works come out of it... not more bullhooey like the medicare drug plan.
I would like to see us out of Iraq and hope it happens...
Afghanistan/Pakistan are damned if you do, damned if you don't nations and there are no easy answers. Close Gitmo and haul the guilty ones off to the super max prisons but give them their day in court and free the ones there that are innocent.
Personally I would like to see all overseas bases closed and our troops brought home and an end to foriegn aid except in times of disaster but I am a realist enough to know it's not going to happen.
Overall I have to say that five months in office is nothing and too short of a time to judge the man a success or a failure.
Ask me again in a year.
Oh and ALL politicians lie... its in their DNA.