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Old 04-07-2010, 04:10 PM   #31
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You might have me confused for someone else.

It's an honest question. Really, who would you rather have there?
At this point, I'd rather someone who wasn't Democrat or Republican, but at the same point does it really matter if the House and Senate aren't revamped too?

Someone who is there to serve the people of this country, not illegal aliens, not captured terrorists, not elitists groups, not corporate giants, and definitely not waiver when it comes to outside threats. I want someone who understands through and through what it means to BE AMERICAN! I want to see a person, NO, new individuals in DC set this country back on course. Eliminate the outsourcing of jobs to other countries, and bring back the BUY AMERICAN slogans! Let's start taking care of our own before we start taking care of another country's people. Let's make America stand for something other than the joke it is becoming in the "global market"
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:49 PM   #32
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Are you trying to say that the American public is too narrow minded to extend blame past the President?
Unfortunately, this may be true. If big legislation fails, it's usually the President or their "administration" that failed... and the same when something is successful. No one ever says "wow, that 111th Congress sure did a bang-up job on [insert major legislation here]!" Maybe that's just the way the media reports it, but it's probably the general sentiment of much of the American people.

While I understand and do feel that the legislators really fubar'd the content of the bill, ultimately Obama signed it into law. It also seemed as if he was more concerned about getting a healthcare bill passed just for the sake of passing it. If that is really the case, then I think he shares even more of the responsibility.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:58 PM   #33
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IMHO, the only people to blame for this are the American voters (they are the ones who put the people who write the bills into Congress). People have become extremely lackadaisical in terms of who gets voted into any government position. Most only vote based on party lines or what they see on TV ad campaigns. Almost makes me wish for a time when people used to fight to the death over political beliefs. Nowadays, it's a struggle to even get people to go to the booths to vote.
I can't argue against that. If voters were making a better educated "guess" we probably wouldn't be in this mess.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:08 PM   #34
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Some interesting thoughts----an email I received.....

I'm 63 and I'm Tired





Iím 63 and Iím Tired"

by Robert A. Hall








I'm 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.



I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.



I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.




I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela .




I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.




I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of U.S. Senators from Illinois.



I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.



I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Get a clue. I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.



I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.



I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.



I'm tired of being told that drug add]cts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.



I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, "Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military.... Those are the citizens we need.



I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims, who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.



I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet.



I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.



Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.



I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.



Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.



Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:19 PM   #35
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Are you trying to say that the American public is too narrow minded to extend blame past the President?
For the most part? Yes. I'm not saying that everyone is, but consider this, most people in this country don't even go out and vote for anything other than president...and not even all people do that (it might have gone up above 50% for Obama's elections, but last I knew the voter turn out was somewhere around 44%, just for presidential elections...it's much smaller for local elections). That, IMO, is very narrow minded.
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Question for the folks that hate Obaaaaaaaaama: Who would you like to see replace him? and why?
First off, I don't "hate" him. I disagree with his philosophy and methods, and I disapprove of the job he has done. But to answer your question, I would rather see Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) replace him. Why? Because the Constitution actually matters to him. Because he's one of the very few truly honest people left in Washington. Because he warned us about all the problems they created up there in Washington for us and is the only guy who's being frank about what needs to be done to fix it.

So he would be my first choice.
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Question for the folks that hate Obaaaaaaaaama: Who would you like to see replace him? and why?
Nader, McKinney... I'd even vote for Ron Paul if he were the non-Republicrat option.
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