Liberal -vs- Conservative

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    I like to drink alcohol conservatively.

    I like to be paid liberally for my liberally given labor.

    I like to treat my credit cards conservatively.

    I like to love my wife liberally.

    I like to train my dogs conservatively that I am 'alpha'.

    I like to play fetch with them liberally.

    I try to eat conservatively.

    I like to exercise liberally.

    So... Am I liberal or am I conservative?

    What I want to hear from my politicians is:

    -"Do you 'get it' that many of us are tired of living under an unfair tax code?"

    -"Do you 'get it' that looking at the mound of paperwork and cost involved in starting a business may cause many of us to say 'fuck it' and go to work for a Chinese corporation because the odds of loosing our pension to the Chinese CEO are a bit less than our loosing it to his American counterpart?"

    -"Do you 'get it' that living under a government of the professional lobbyist and for the professional lobbyist has been benefitting only those that can afford a lobbyist?"

    -"Do you 'get it' that not all of us can afford a lobbyist?" In grade school they told me my congressman was my lobbyist in Washington... has something changed?

    -"Do you 'get it' that some of us would rather see our tax dollars go toward rebuilding, upgrading and expanding our infrastructure than continuing a war we never should have started?"

    -Do you 'get it' that the war we never should have started has exhausted our military and left us unable to go after the bastards who did attack us and vulnerable to further attack?"

    -"Do you 'get it' that we live under a legal code so complicated that only those who can afford attorneys and accountants have a chance to grow economically?"

    -"Do you 'get it' that not all of want a lawyer and an accountant on staff, even if we can afford it?"

    -Do you 'get it' that I am looking for a leader who will tax me fairly and invest those taxes in the infrastructure my kids will use to feed my grandkids?"

    So... Am I a Liberal or am I a Conservative?

    -Joe
     
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    And you are going to vote for Obama? Man what koolaid did you drink?

    Obama will raise taxes, Obama will drive business out of the Country. Obama is in the pocket of lobbyists just like every other politician. Obama will create even more socialist Government run programs paid for from YOUR paycheck via taxes. Obama will increase dependency on Big Brother and remove even more rights and privileges from the average American, all in the name of mediocrity.
     
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    Yeah, I am going to vote for Obama. He is the first politician who talks of fundamental change in the way Washington does business. Honestly, in his speech he laid out a pretty good plan. If he is not full of shit or lying to us, America will be better off. If he is lying, loony or too weak to make the changes he speaks of we can revolt later. What is clear to me is that unless the lobbyists are reigned in soon and life and taxes in America made more fair, violence is sure to fill the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots'.

    -Joe
     
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    He says what he expects people want to hear, but it has no basis in fact and none of what he proposes has any expectation of success. Not only that, he doesn't mean most of what he's saying. He'll say whatever he has to say to get into office (which isn't going to happen, anyway) and then he will do what he wants. He has no respect for the American people, he doesn't think your children deserve to have anything...he doesn't think anyone "deserves" anything, except a select handful...selected by himself and his cronies.

    He wants to see you and your children poor, subjugated, and under the control of a government that cannot be questioned or challenged.
     
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    can you substantiate this?
     
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    Dude, you're scaring me; when I close my eyes and read this, I see the face of G.W. Bush...

    -Joe
     
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    Ali and retired, you are truly a pair. Obama says what people want to hear but McCain is honest and truthful. Please, at least pretend to be rational.

    You are so full of the koolaid your eyes must be red.

    After 8 years of total screw ups you still defend your little screw upper who has proved he is a screw up and damn Obama who hasn't even had a chance to screw up.

    You are truly the true believers that politicians feast on and the lobbyists grow fat on.


    McCain will continue the same as we have. Pity your grandchildren that you are damning to this condition.
     
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    sorry, are you talking about Bush/McCain here?

    Bush said there were WMD in Iraq to justify a war we had no business getting into. McCain voted for it and still supports it even in the face of unforseen cost and loss of millions of lives.

    Bush inacted the Patriot Act so he could justify spying and investigating the American people (ie those who oppose him). He supports Guantanamo Bay even though not one actual terrorist has been detained there, McCain, a man who was tortured as a POW also sees nothing wrong with this facility remaining open.

    For the first four years of his presidency if you dared speak out against Bush you were called unpatriotic and a traitor to your country. He used 9/11 to silence people's dissent and outrage. He still uses it as a weapon even though he ignored all the warning signs and helped air lift members of the Bin Laden family out of the country immediately following the attacks. He tried to hinder the 9/11 commissions investigation into the attacks. Remind me again how many attorney generals he fired for not doing what he wanted?

    under this adminstration CIA operative names were leaked as political strategy for fuck sake!

    and McCain offers us just more of the same.

    The Maverick is no more. he's towing the party line right to the end.
     
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    Every politician running for office talks about change, every last one of them. yes obama is too, but a lot of his 'changes' run counter to your original statements.

    As far as the lobbyists are concerned what do you propose? You can't abolish lobbying. You can't disallow groups of people with like interests from haveing there voices heard.
     
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    Do a little research on the Corn made Ethanol Lobby and Obama, then get back to me on who is in the pocket of Lobbyists.

    Obama comes from the most corrupt political machine in this country and you think he does not have debts to pay, is not in people's pocket?
     

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