May 1, 2008
So let me get this straight. Many of you posting here claim that a third "moderate " party is what is needed. Yet many of these same people do not approve of Specter, who it would seem would be perhaps the perfect example of a moderate. Specter has had a long history of supporting legislation from both sides of the fence, not simply voting his party's line. Get real says "When one becomes part of a party they abide by certain principles." Do you really think two major parties can represent all the principles of even a fraction of the American public? Do you expect someone to compromise all of their principles that don't match the party line as soon as they join? That's not how it works, nor is it how it was intended. (May 2, 2009 | post #11)
Go back and study some more. You vote for the person you think will best represent you. That person is supposed to then vote on the issues as they see fit, not poll their constituents on every issue. Specter votes his conscience regardless of whether that is in line with Democrat or Republican policies. We need more politicians who do that. Welcome aboard Arlen. (Apr 29, 2009 | post #24)
Welcome aboard Arlen! One of thew few Republicans I could find myself agreeing with. (Apr 28, 2009 | post #35)
I, along with many, agree with Bill on this one. These Tea Parties were nothing more than the conservative right regrouping and launching an new plan of attack. Since terrorists aren't scaring people now like they were in 2001, let's find a new subject we can try to get popular support behind. That's not to say they are wrong to do so, this country is as great as it is because we have at least a bit of balance in power between two opposing parties, neither one absolutely controls the nation for long. I'm not sure that Obama's economic plan is the best option, but I'm not sure it's wrong either. We elected him to do this job and, for now, I want to see what he can do. If it becomes obvious that the policies aren't working, I'll be right out there protesting them with the rest of you. How many from the conservative right could say that about Bush and the Iraq war? Very, very few. (Apr 21, 2009 | post #8)
Obama isn't bowing to other leaders demands, but he is showing the proper respect and reminding the world that the entire USA is not populated by rednecks. Also, even with the US economy in this shape, Cuba is faring much worse. A little bit of investment there may go a long way. And Knee Grow? The wittiest part of your post was your user name. No one has said Obama is making any of the things you mentioned a priority. I think he is more than capable of dealing with multiple issues at once while still focusing on the economy. And if you don't think stem cell research is a worthwhile investment, you are sorely mistaken. The developments from that research may well place whatever nation spearheads research at the forefront of medical technology, one of the most profitable industries in the world. (Apr 18, 2009 | post #5)
Greg, I hope that someday you come to realize that this is simply a normal part of life and the abnormal behavior is that of the people who are trying to discriminate against others. Actually, perhaps I shouldn't say abnormal as discrimination is, unfortunately, a normal part of life. That does not mean it is acceptable. I, along with many others, am ashamed of people and organizations that feel it is necessary to perpetuate these ideas. (Nov 9, 2008 | post #6)
While I don't find these two to be uniters, I do have to say you have a very limited imagination if you think they are the most divisive people around. (Nov 5, 2008 | post #4)
Nice Jerry, In just one post you go from complaining that you feel Obama is denigrating Americans to actually doing so yourself. How very respectful of you. (Oct 9, 2008 | post #18)
Sorry, but you need to pull off the blinders. I know several Obama supporters that have had the same problem. It occurs on both sides. The fact that you can't see that IS a problem. (Oct 9, 2008 | post #26)
No, both McCain and Obama mentioned Buffet. (Oct 8, 2008 | post #34)
They never said THEY were going to change, they said they would be change from the last eight years. No one is asking them to change THEMSELVES, they're asking them to change Washington. Palin did a much better job than many people expected but she did not win the debate. Many times Biden was able to respond with facts to counter her accusations. Many times Palin then steered away from facts and told us again and again how she is just an average American and is not part of the Washington crowd. Great to know, but tell us your positions and show us the facts to back them up. I don't want the average American as VP, I want an exceptional American. Sarah Palin is not that person. (Oct 3, 2008 | post #16)
Well, it may be true that the father felt that way but the bracelet was given to Obama by the soldier's mother who stated she was "ecstatic " at the mention of her son during the debate. http://www.nbc15.c om/state/headlines /29864149.html (Sep 28, 2008 | post #86)
Please explain how you feel his taxes will impact small business. If you are going to claim that most small business owner fall into this tax bracket, that may be so, but it still means that their income is over $250,000. That is their income, not their businesses profits, not the same thing. Also, I know many small business owners. Many of them are well be low that income level, most of them keep their money invested in the business in which case it is not income. This is just the newest scare tactic from the right and is no more true than the previous "Obama will raise your taxes" claim. (Sep 28, 2008 | post #79)
Breaking news: Republican believe McCain won the debate, Democrats believe it was Obama. Surprising,, isn't it? (Sep 26, 2008 | post #18)
Fair enough, but as you said much of this is subjective and to me the only experience that Palin has that really prepares her in any way for this position is her current role as Governor. I also feel that Obama's current experience as Senator is just as if not more relevant as it has exposed him to lawmaking at the federal level. As I said, I don't think the experience issue is the most relevant point when making a decision here. If a candidate represents positions opposed to those you believe in, no amount of experience is going to matter. That is why I support Obama/Biden over McCain/Palin. (Sep 26, 2008 | post #34)
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