Originally posted by JerryB08
I personally can't believe anybody was stupid enough to vote for the guy.
Here is one of the biggest problems with political discourse today, no one can do it without name calling, it accomplishes absolutely nothing, and is
in fact destroying our ability to have an intelligent conversation.
It was just so obvious to me.
Again, implying that your intelligence is superior to the ones that supported him. This doesn't accomplish anything, but seems to be the way most
people want to discuss things these days.
And everyone wanted change. However I certainly don't think this is the change everyone expected or was looking for.
The problem is the country is split almost 50/50 on almost every issue, so everyone is not a term that can be used. Healthcare is the perfect
example, some think it went too far, and others think it didn't go far enough. I do agree with you, that there are not many, even among his
supporters, that feel he has not shown the leadership that this country needs at this point.
In my Opinion the Tea Party is the only way we are going to get political change. Do you want proof? The current administration call's them
extremist. They know the people are coming and they are tying to label them as anything but the people. To the point of trying to play the race card.
Well tell all the black members and all the other minority that. It's so easy to see through. The may not be perfect However they are a political
party create by the people over night that have had enough.
Here is the problem with the Tea Party, originally I thought it was a good idea, have felt like we have needed a third party in this country for a
long time, a legitimate third party. However, once the Koch brothers got involved deeply into it, it attracted the kind of people that no centrist
could ever support. Tea Party candidates have decried every sort of federal legislation from climate to civil rights, not to mention, the evangelical
christians who want to legislate morality. What started out as a good idea, has been pre-empted by the fringe.
How many times can you raise taxes to pay for bad finance and foreign policy. They take 30 percent now. And they want more? mean while GE pulls
in 16 BILLION in profits last year and they pay no taxes. Oh I don't think so.
Nice media talking point, but Obama has had very little time to change tax legislation, so you can blame this one on his predecessors from both sides.
I do taxes for a living, and if you are paying 30%, one of two reasons, you make a boatload of money, or you need to find a better tax preparer. I
agree, taxes are too high, but can't imagine trying to function in a tax free world.
I pray we have at least one good candidate this year.
I will not pray, but damn sure going to hope for some real change in the coming election. It is time to get back to the middle, and common sense,
instead of all of these wild right/left swings.
edit on 4/7/2011 by BubbaJoe because: Major Major Typ0