Originally posted by e11888
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
Paul is actually for cutting the REAL problem. The Wars. Could you imagine what could be done if we werent spending trillions a year on
Oh, I absolutely could imagine it. And you know what, I wish I could live in this little bubble where I only ever see the tiny fraction of a
politician's platform that I like. It would make voting a heck of a lot easier. Unfortunately I prefer to be informed before I go to the polls.
If ending the wars were all
Ron Paul were talking about doing, then he might be a worthy candidate for me. Sadly, that's not the case.
See this is another problem with American voters. There are people that will only vote for one party. If someone came along that could fix all
the problems and he/she was a republican democrats still wouldnt vote for them. Its this tribal crap that people feel that their "team" is more
important than the welfare of the country. "Im not voting for so and so because hes a democrat" and then insert bullcrap reasons why all democrats
are bad. You people need to understand that THE COUNTRY is more important than your juvenile tribal war 'i vote for my own team'
The reason I'm not going to vote for a Republican isn't because of "tribal politics." I'm not going to vote for a Republican because absolutely
none of them stand on a platform that I wish to support.
See, this is another
problem in our system - fellows like yourself who assume that partisanship is somehow "bad." I suppose uninformed
partisanship is, but well, ignorance is always bad no matter the form it takes. But the truth is, if you know a party's platform, then you already
know a lot about the candidates. After all, politicians join the party that they feel the most ideological ties to. The problem you present is
creating the illusion of this large number of "swing voters." This distorts our political system greatly and stifles any actual progress in any
direction, as each candidate tries to cater towards the mediocre. The truth is, you and the rest of the "undecideds," "swing voters," and
"independents" have already made up your minds like the rest of us, you just want to be a hipster. The small minority who really are
voters are generally morons who would vote for a cabbage if it's the last candidate they see before walking into a booth.
You will never admit to it but you know damn well Im telling the truth. We can sit here and argue about public school funding or whatever other
issue you deem important but the fact is the majority of our spending is done through needless war. There is no other person running for president
that wants to bring every single one of our troops home day one. Those are facts. Like it or not. And its enough for every single one of you, democrat
or republican, to vote for Ron Paul.
edit on 14-8-2011 by e11888 because: (no reason given)
And as I've said - repeatedly, the the paultopians apparently can't hear it - that's his strongest position.
However, I'd like our guys to have something to come home to
. And my solid belief is that if Ron Paul becomes the guy in charge, our troops
would be better off becoming citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan.