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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #160 on: December 06, 2011, 10:06:10 PM »
Is there a reason you bring up Dan Q. so often?  He hasn't been in politics for almost 20 years.  I was still in high school at the time, I barely remember him.  In contrast to the current administration's comic relief... ;)
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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #161 on: December 07, 2011, 06:27:52 AM »
Sounds like someones a bit out of touch.  Quayle never left politics, he's a career politician.  He's been deeply involved since leaving the VP.  Someone hasn't been paying attention ;)

With all those holes in Romney's mouth from 'talking out both sides" its a wonder he can put a sentence together anymore :-D  

Yeah I thought Quayle's endorsement was a mistake for him.  But some have better memories than others :)

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #162 on: December 07, 2011, 07:55:57 AM »
Pssst:  did you all hear, the "Donald" is going to be the moderator for the Dec 27th Debate? 

That's entertainment!  (using my singing voice ;)

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #163 on: December 07, 2011, 10:10:37 AM »
Sounds like someones a bit out of touch.  Quayle never left politics, he's a career politician.  He's been deeply involved since leaving the VP.  Someone hasn't been paying attention ;)

If by "paying attention" you mean an obsession with a former one-term vice president 20 years past who's no longer in the public eye except for a very rare news article and one not very memorable presidential candidacy 10 years ago, then guilty as charged... :-P
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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #164 on: December 27, 2011, 11:05:53 AM »
Come on! Back to the battle folks! :evil: awful quiet out there!
What's this noise about drafting Sec. of State Clinton?
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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #165 on: December 27, 2011, 01:19:05 PM »
Really, someone is talking about drafting Hillary?  I think she's done a good job as Secretary of State, at least what we know about.  I still have some friends at State, they also think she's done alright, all things considered.. 

Always thought her husband should've been drafted :-D, along w/ Cheney and 90% of those who also became politicians after Vietnam was over.  Just speaking as a veteran :)

As for the GOP;  'watch out, falling politicians ahead' seems to be the main theme.

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #166 on: December 27, 2011, 08:08:50 PM »
Really, someone is talking about drafting Hillary?  I think she's done a good job as Secretary of State, at least what we know about.  I still have some friends at State, they also think she's done alright, all things considered.. 

Always thought her husband should've been drafted :-D, along w/ Cheney and 90% of those who also became politicians after Vietnam was over.  Just speaking as a veteran :)

As for the GOP;  'watch out, falling politicians ahead' seems to be the main theme.

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 Hillary doing a good job? Can you give an example of some things she has done that was good? Just wonder if you have heard about her meeting with the Muslims in D.C. last week, and their plans to to stop people here in the U.S. from talking bad against the Muslims. Even if what is said is true.

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #167 on: December 28, 2011, 07:18:49 AM »
Huh?  Turn the channel man!

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #168 on: December 29, 2011, 01:48:06 PM »
The Republican primary has sure been crazy this year.  It’s like a merry go round over there.  Each candidate gets his/her chance at “front runner” status for about a month and then fades. 

First there was Dingbat Buchmann winning the straw poll. 

Next came Rick Perry who bolted from nowhere to the front runner. 

Pizza man Herman Cain and his nutty 999 took over when Perry couldn’t remember his own name. 

When the pizza got cold, Newt took a commanding lead based on his debating skills. 

Now the Newt has faded and Ron Paul seems to be the flavor of the day along with this Rick Santorum guy.  Rick Santorum?  Really?

It still looks to me like the Republicans are destined to end up with Mitt Romney, like it or not!  Big money usually wins in the end.  I wonder how many of you are going to be happy with Romney?

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #169 on: December 29, 2011, 03:47:23 PM »
no matter who ends up as the pick, they will be better than obama.  ;)
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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #170 on: December 29, 2011, 04:17:48 PM »
But didn’t some wise poster say this a few pages back  :?

Romney is a mixed bag.  as a business man, he's got a good head.  as governor he leaned left of center on to many issues.  there are so many issues of overreaching government that need to be taken on by the next president and congress, we can't afford to have either willing to compromise toward the left.

Are the Republicans finally going to ditch the conservatives and move into the 21st century?

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #171 on: December 29, 2011, 05:24:58 PM »
i don't think you need to ditch conservatism to move into the 21st century.  in fact, i think you need to embrace it to survive the 21st century. 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #172 on: December 29, 2011, 05:59:04 PM »
I Ditched conservatism when Dubya screwed up our economy!
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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #173 on: December 29, 2011, 08:39:07 PM »
Huh?  Turn the channel man!

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I didn't think so!

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #174 on: December 29, 2011, 08:49:44 PM »
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I Ditched conservatism when Dubya screwed up our economy!

not sure how much sense it makes to base your political position on what one or another president does.  GW was not really conservative.  he was quite moderate on many points. 

basing your own political position on what a pol does or doesn't do is a little like jumping off the bridge because the other kids do......
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #175 on: December 29, 2011, 11:13:30 PM »
Dubya was like a monkey taking apart a Corvette engine.  He tore everything apart thinking he could make something run on nothing.  He threw out the timing gears, ground off some cam lobes, lost 4 fuel injectors, used lard to lube the bearings, left the piston rings out, replaced the engine computer with an ipod, dropped the flywheel on his foot, and left the parts out in the rain for the next guy.   

When you completely destroy something like Dubya did, it takes a LOT of money and time to fix it.  Obama can't fix this mess over night.

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #176 on: December 29, 2011, 11:52:28 PM »
hmmm.  even if that were true, 2 points.  1.  that excuse has worn pretty thin, and 2.  you sure can't fix anything if you don't know what you are doing. 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #177 on: December 30, 2011, 12:04:45 AM »
LOL, there might be some truth in your second point! 

However compared to some of these Republicans, Obama looks like a genius!

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #178 on: December 30, 2011, 07:38:10 PM »
LOL, there might be some truth in your second point! 

However compared to some of these Republicans, Obama looks like a genius!
LOOKING LIKE A GENIUS AND ACTUALLY BEING A GENIUS IS TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS.When a politician has as much cover as our great president has looking smart is not so hard to do. Watch him when he is making one of his great speeches he looks like he is watching a ping pong game.

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Re: Republican Front Runner
« Reply #179 on: December 30, 2011, 10:17:03 PM »
that's why i don't worry about the debates.  either obama will refuse to have any, or we'll get to hear a lot of ummm, ummmm, as he tries to pull it together with out TOTUS.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

 

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