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Originally posted by syrinx high priest
I know who is going to take money out of my wallet and hand it to his rich friends
and his side kick will take money out of my parents wallets and hand it to his rich friends as a kicker
And what are those two big differences?
Both Obama and Romney supported the Patriot Act, both of them support the NDAA. Both Obama and Romney supported the bank bail outs of 2008. Both of them supported the strikes in Libya.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Originally posted by Uniceft17
Exactly what happened in 2008 in 2004 in 2000 in 1996 an so on and so forth.
Uh, don't get ahead of yourself here. I voted for GWB in 2000 and again in 2004 and have no regrets about that. I got what I was voting for and have few personal complaints.
Originally posted by Hessling
Like so many other members, and lurkers, it's hard not to get the sense that there really isn't all that much difference between the two candidates Obama and Romney.
Well, I stumbled upon this list of 40 points demonstrating exactly how much the two candidates agree on issues. Not only that but agree on issues that most of us would probably NOT support.
What a depressing choice the American people are being presented with this year. We are at a point in our history where we desperately need a change of direction in the White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get it.
The mainstream media makes it sound like Obama and Romney are bitter ideological rivals but that is a giant lie. Yeah, they are slinging lots of mud at each other, but they both play for the same team and the losers are going to be the American people.
Pretty much have to agree with those sentiments.
Definitely agree with this statement:
Republicans are being told that they have “no choice” but to vote for Romney because otherwise they will get another four years of Obama.
This “lesser of two evils” theme comes out every four years. We are told that we “must” vote for a horrible candidate because the other guy is even worse.
Well, millions of Americans are getting sick of this routine. Perhaps that is why it is being projected that as many as 90 millionAmericans of voting age will not vote this year.
Hey, it's not just Republicans. Democrats too "must" vote for their candidate. Or that's what so many tend to believe.
So please take a look at the list and feel free to comment, disagree, clarify, whatever.
40 Points That Prove That Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate
edit on 16-8-2012 by Hessling because: Grammar
Originally posted by Pagedisciple
reply to post by longlostbrother
"I know this isn't gonna be a hugely popular position to take, but some of those positions, the ones they share, are actually shared by most of the population."
Well would you like to assign proof to that claim? Perhaps some sources to back up that statement?
Because as I read down the list of 40, I think I found maybe 3 things from that list that MIGHT be shared by most of the population. A cursory glance at the first 20 would refute your claim if that's all there was.
..."There's also more than 40 things that separate them as well, hundreds actually. Pretending your choice is meaningless is just an easy way to avoid having to make a choice."
Again, please share your sources for your claim. Your last sentence reminds me to quote Albert Einstein,.. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Finally,.. "They're not "Hitler vs Jesus" nor are they "Obama vs Obama". "
You're right, it's actually much closer to Hitler VS Goering.
But folks will continue to vote strictly along party lines none the less. Keep doing what you've always done and you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.