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Originally posted by intrepid
I see what you're saying and I agree. The formula is in place as the first 6 years of the Bush administration. Total control of all the aspects of the government. Here's hoping the GOP can take one of the houses in 2010. The lack of checks and balances hurt the country imo.
Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Republicans and Conservatives (some not all) defended Bush to the bitter end...not caring about the insidious things that administration did and ignoring the corruption and assault put upon our Constitution. The left was justified in much of it's anger.
The problem is that it's switched. There is massive corruption in the Obama administration and the left ignores it. Not all....but most.
We have to stop the cycle..and the only way that's going to happen is for Democrats or Republicans to abandon support for their respective parties...or for whomever is President...whether it be Obama...or anyone else...to have their respective parties abandon them.
Bottom line is that we need campaign finance reform and a massive REVISION or a REPEAL of NAFTA.
Without this....it won't matter. Government will stay corrupted and the American people will continue to get poorer.
I just wish people would quit trying to save face because they were fooled...or because they feel an argument against "the party" is an attack on them personally....to which they ignore any misgivings that their party does.
I've been called a Neo-con, a racist, a liberal, a progressive, an independent, and a conservative.
If we want a better country...we've all got to start doing it.
Otherwise it's all a waste of time and things will keep getting worse until..one day....this country will be a shadow of it's former self.
Do it for the kids.
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
The TRULY creepy thing about Obama, from day one, is the fact that a cult was built around his FACE.
Originally posted by silent thunder
Far easier, I guess, to take a "lightning rod" single individual and use these primitave concepts of "leadership" to blame everything on whoever happens to be sitting in the oval office at the moment. But this really is a very mistaken and distorted view of things. THe president has a certain amount of power, but his hands are increasingly tied by big industry, big pharma, big agriculture, military contractors, bankers, foreign creditors, and so on...look to these power blocs. THey are the real "men behind the curtain."
Originally posted by Rasputin13
I think the argument that just because your fears regarding Bush didn't come true that our fears regarding Obama must be just as unfounded is a fundamentally flawed argument.
Furthermore, those on the left (a group of which I am assuming you fall into)
The difference is that the majority of us on the right have never had these kinds of fears about a democratic president, at least not on this level.
This is nothing like the liberal fear mongering of the Bush era.
I agree D, it is finance reform, NAFTA and sadly the boarders need to be closed so we can clean house.
I say, make healthcare NON FOR PROFIT (like you suggested once)
But then people say "you are punishing the successful people, or I don't want the government in my business"... I say " WTF do you want then"?????????????????????????????????????????????
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
BH, I understand where you are coming from, completely.
Do I think you were pushed into your motivations by party affiliation, BH?
The way I see it is that not enough American's know how to spot a distracting shiny bauble being dangled in front of them, hypnotizing them, whether it is something they want or whether it is something they detest, and instead people are so easily lead into speak first, think second.