Can you name anything your favorite candidate has accomplished ..........

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    Can you name anything your favorite candidate has accomplished to qualify him/her to be our next President?
     
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    John McCain-

    Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross

    4 years in the US House
    20 Years in the US Senate

    While serving as Commanding Officer of VA-174, he turned around a mediocre unit, improving its aircraft readiness and pilot safety metrics and winning the squadron its first Meritorious Unit Commendation.
     
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    That just about qualifies him to be a good military commander. What's he done as a politician?

    If John Kerry's Vietnam War record was irrelevant, so is McCain's. I tolerate double standards less from my own side of the aisle than the other.
     
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    You assume that I thought Kerry's military record was irrelevent. As you know Gunny, military command experience relevent in more than just a military capacity.
     
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    Collude with some of the most notable democrats on very liberal projects over the years, and work ever closer to completely ruining the GOP.

    He's about 300 delegates away from finishing the job.
     
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    Yet no one seemed to have a problem with Ronald Reagan having dinner with Tip O'Neill once a month. I am guessing your idea of bipartisanship is when a moderate Republican and a conservative Republican work together to find the definition of "Compassionate Conservative."
     
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    O'Neill and Reagan weren't partnering up on one-sided legislation, onthefence. There's a big difference.

    No, my idea of bipartisanship is both sides coming to what amounts to at least ALMOST complete agreement on legislation that benefits the country as a WHOLE, not just a certain ideology.

    McCain partnered up with liberals, on LIBERAL projects, which only really benefitted liberal ideology.

    I can agree that liberals have some good ideas, just as conservatives have good ideas...I'm not a partisan hack...but amnesty for illegal immigrants, any of which could be here with the intention of doing this country harm? Come on.
     
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    Because people of normal political leaning are capable of working together to find compromise.

    It's an artform that seems to have been largely lost. In years past, our politicians argued and screamed and took the political positions they believed in when they were on the floor of congress. And then they went out for a steak dinner and came up with some realistic goals.
     
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    I used to be so passionate about this kind of thing, but I just can't care anymore. After the last two elections, I am feeling apathetic. And this is from someone who used to be a politics junkie. It's sad actually.
     
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    Please back this up with evidence. Amnesty doesn't count, because it is not a liberal or conservative debate. It has proponents and opponents on both sides of the spectrum.
     

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