"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss"

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    Given your own perfect scenarios what, if anything do you expect to change after the presidential election?
     
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    Someone smarter in the white house. But if th repubs win, not much else changes.

    If the dem win, better relations with the rest of the world... more encouragement of energy efficiency; more people with health coverage; less corporate welfare... balanced budget; more intelligent international policy, generally. No one trying to take away my right to reproductive choice; no one making discriminating against gays public policy. Judges who know something about Constitutional Construction on the Federal Bench.

    And that's just to start.
     
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    I'd be thrilled if the new president would lead on closing porous borders, increase legal immigration, be strong on WOT, and cut spending and taxes.
     
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    The top marginal rate for married couples, filing jointly, was cut from 70% to 50% by Reagan, and now stands at 35%. How much more should we explode the deficit and weaken the dollar?

    This has enabled the wealthiest 1% to accumulate around 50% of the total wealth in this country. If you're among the bottom 90%, you are voting the wrong way.
     
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    Nothing will change. The media will still dictate who we like and don't like and filter and color the truth as they have in the past.
     
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    Nothing. The only possible change in entertainment will be if Jimmy Carter Jr tries to buck the system with his socialist idealism as his namesake did and finds himself isolated, without the support of even his own party.

    Then we'll get to hear how that too is the fault of the right, and not because Obama's a kook.
     
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    Pffft ... you mean the Dems are going to bring back the Cold War? That's the last time we had "better relations with the rest of the world" -- when it needed us to protect its collective ass.

    There will be no "more encouragement of energy efficiency." It will get the saem lip service it always has while energy company lobbyists line Democrat pockets the same as they do Republican ones.

    There will be more people with health coverage if more people go and buy it.

    No more corporate welfare. GMAFB. You mean like Clinton promised? As I have repeatedly stated and you Dems repeatedly ignore ... by the time any legislation gets through COngress, most if not all tax loopholes will remain for the wealthy and YOU and I are the ones that will get stuck footing the bill for any tax increase.

    Balanced budget? Yeah, right.

    The rest is just partisan fearmongering blather.
     
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    How could you forget 9/11? When we needed the rest of the world, and they rallied behind us?

    After the attack, demonstrations of support for America were held in most Muslim countries, including Iran and the Palestinian Territory.
     
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    Pfffffffffffffft yourself.... we all have priorities. I am tired of peoplerunning this country who don't know how to appoint a freaking justice to the supreme court; who think there's such a thing as strict constructionism and are only happy when they're telling the rest of us what Jesus would do.

    And to borrow a phrase I read elsewhere (I wish I could remember where), I don't want idiots running this country who believe in torture but not in evolution.

    The economic policy over the last 7 years could be improved upon by my 10 year old son.

    And better a cold war (which is a lot of bull) than the pointless waste of Bush's war.

    fearmongering indeed.
     
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    Nothing's going to change. Sooner you figure that part out the sooner you can be pissed off about the system itself instead of continuing this political bickering which is exactly what they want. Keeps your mind off actually looking at them from any other than a partisan perspective.

    But what is your response? Please re-read first paragraph above.

    Priorities are nice, but wasted when they have nothing to do with reality.

    I don't want idiots who believe in torture running this country either. If I am correct, the current GOP candidate sided with Democrats on the issue of torture, did he not? Nuff said on that one.

    As far as evolution goes, you need to be more specific. Evolution is fact. Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a theory. Means it isn't fact. I have no problem with the former at all since anything not evolving is dying.

    I really don't have a problem with the person running this country believing we descended from apes or some nonsensical "Big Bang" or whatever. Their religious beliefs have nothing to do with the job.

    And apparently, only conservative religious beliefs register on your radar because Obama's relationship with his pastor is far and away more questionable than anyone else's in this campaign.

    But thanks for playing.
     

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