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Originally posted by captainnotsoobvious
reply to post by PaxVeritas
I assume you've ignored all the polling.
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Originally posted by arbiture
reply to post by captainnotsoobvious
Answer; Obama. As a former member of and very active with the Republican party, I now am a recovering Republican. I've always voted for the person not the party. I have never felt either major party agreed with all my positions on issues, policy or style, but long ago the GOP came close. So now I like to think I'm a sober independent (small ï"intentional). The Republicans are so far to the right it disgusts me. And frankly ideology aside, they just can't seem to put any candidates forward, (RP excluded and Huntsman before he dropped out) who have a brain, but are hypocrites, religious fanatics, or lying egomaniacs. (I do agree with many of Ron Paul's positions but not all, specifically when it comes to foreign affairs. Head stuck deep in the sand on that one)
Given that the Republican Congress stated from the get go their ONLY issue (since they have done nothing unless you take the issue they made over gays getting married. Christ, we have REAL issues to worry about) is to get rid of Obama. The 2010 Congressional election brought us the biggest bunch of clueless, idiotic ideologues in my 52 year life time.edit on 29/1/12 by arbiture because: correct grammer
Recovering Republican? That's like saying you're a recovering alcoholic but you're now a user of heroin.
Get your mind out of the theatre it is mired in and see the truth.
Neither party has our best interests in mind. Ron Paul is being suppressed because he is right. No one in either party wants him elected because everyone else has been chosen for the job, no matter who wins. Paul is a threat to the power structure and THAT is why we should vote for him.
Originally posted by MrWendal
reply to post by HangTheTraitors
Your so funny!!!
Maybe you are not aware of this, but allow me to point out that economic policy that is put into place usually shows no effects until after the sitting President leaves Office.
The things Obama has done, if he were to not get a second term, will actually be felt during the first term of the new President. I can not stand Obama, but not everything is his fault. A lot of what is happening are due to Bush Policies. The problem here however is that Obama literally continued those same Policies.
I may be wrong, I am sure there are members here MUCH more educated than me on economics, but that is the way it was explained to me many many years ago.
Originally posted by SurrealisticPillow
reply to post by arbiture
Representative government can only work if you vote for the person that you feel like best represents you. If you are convinced that your candidate can't win, especially at this early stage, then you have already thrown your vote away. The fact that you have stated Obama as your preference probably makes this entire exchange futile, but I always feel like there is hope that people will eventually come to their senses.
Yes, the two major parties are like drug dealers, and that is why the GOP hates Ron Paul. It is rather simple.