Would u accept opposite party prez if it meant wildy successful USA?

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    Just a quick question. Would you be happy under a president of totally different ideology than you if it meant a wildly successful economy in the USA?

    For example, me, as a right wing guy, would I accept a president who legalized gay marriage, abortion in all 50 states, open borders forever................but also created a way that the USA's economy exploded with wealth and I became insanely more wealthy and could purchase more and provide more for my family?

    Libs.....a right wing war monger president who banned gay marriage, banned abortion, sealed the borders.....but who created an economy that was so fruitful that poverty was nearly erased and you were offered job after high paying job, for double your current salary, basically eliminating any serious financial worries or job security concerns for the rest of your life and your childrens' lives????
     
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    I would rather be poor, homeless, hungry, cold and wet ..... than oppressed. Way too many variables involved.
     
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    I don't have the sort of lock-step belief system you describe, bucs, but I am prolly more liberal than conservative...certainly I am socially. To me, your question sounds like "if most people had more/enough, would you accept set backs for certain unpopular groups"?

    I'll admit I am fortunate and I don't fear hunger or homelessness, etc., and mebbe if I did my answer would change. But at this time, no. I could not accept progress than was paid for by the suffering of others.
     
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    How'd you feel about Clinton? We had prosperity then.
     
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    Couple of good answers there.

    I'm not quite convinced of my answer yet. I place my faith and ability to provide for my family as my #1 priorities, so bending on my beliefs on how society as a whole should function in order to provide better lives for my family is quite tempting.
     
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    I liked Clinton. Above all, he was smart enough to cooperate with a Republican congress and played the dot com economic burst brilliantly. My only real gripe with Clinton was he could've handled WTC bombing in 93 better, and he should've taken out Bin Laden when CIA had the chance to do it. Now, of course in fairness, thats in hindsight of what Bin Laden would do later and all, but that was my main gripe with him. And the border, which I've griped about with every president.

    I'd vote for Clinton over Bush right now though. And Clinton or Bush over Obama.

    A good economy + freedom creates great presidents. Obama was right about something when he said people "cling to their guns and religion" when times are tough. When the economy is great, and people are basically free to live their lives, there isn't that much a prez can do wrong..............except get BJ's from an intern:razz:
     
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    He'll yes. I'm wealthy already, but would love to be richer.
     
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    what you izzz izzz a liar.
     
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    "For example, me, as a right wing guy, would I accept a president who legalized gay marriage, abortion in all 50 states, open borders forever................but also created a way that the USA's economy exploded with wealth and I became insanely more wealthy and could purchase more and provide more for my family?"

    I have no doubt you would.
    most cons would sell their mothers for a fistful of dollars

    in addition, having no morals or ethics, cons would sleep fine at night no matter how many people they tossed into ovens the day before

    especially if the pay was good


    in your scenario, however you would have to accept a president who;
    did NOT ban gay marriage
    did NOT round up and exeucte liberals and atheists
    did NOT wage war on pot smokers, destroying thousands/millions of lives for nothing

    i'm not sure you would really be happy if there was that much freedom and equality in America....

    as for me;
    nope.
    I have morals and ethics
    I would NOT be happy with hitler as president.
    no matter how much money they offered me.
     
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    It depends on the rest of his agenda. China's economy is doing very well but I would never want to be a Chinese citizen.
     
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