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Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Libsmasher, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

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    - The Obamabots still haven't come to grips with the Palin phenomenon. It's really hilarious - the "new and fresh" stuff is working for her, and after four years I suspect the "Obama The Annointed" media BS is wearing thin for many people - his "aura" has been blown away by Palin. Now, that's what I call karma! :D

    - But, I'm not sure I like McCain's thrust now. He keeps talking about being a reformer, and he's going to reform DC, but I don't think that's what people want to hear - it's the economy, stupid. He has to deal with the economic issues and show how Obama's massive tax hikes and boondoggles are going to make things worse, and also his own solutions. Right?
     
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    Yes and no

    Yes talk about the economic issues but reforming the way they spend money ties into that. though he should make the connection.

    I dont think its about telling people what they want to hear over what you can really do. If that was what I wanted I would be an Obama supporter.

    I still really dont like or trust McCain. I am sorry but I just dont. I do like Palin though and that makes him not as hard to vote for.
     
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    We are not going to like his thrust. He has always been a maverick and his own man. He won't do what we want he will do what he wants.

    Often this will be more like what Obama would do - though he is more reasonable with his spending and does want to reduce it. He does see himself as a reformer and that is why he picked Palin. He does have a chance to reform washington for the better.

    But yes I wish he would pick on Sen. Obamas awful expenditures and tax increases to come if he ever gets in.

    If he could talk about O's socialism that would be great but I suspect he is compassionate toward that sort of thinking. We can hope that Palin will talk some sense into him. I have often said that it is good for us to have two parties representing us so that neither they balance each other. With a McCain/Palin ticket they kind of balance each other just between the two of them. She is strong and she will be working with him daily. She just may have a lot of influence and be persuasive enough to turn him around in some areas where he is wrong. He has also been around for a while and is obviously pretty strong-willed. Perhaps he will influence her too. I think she can be a bit heavy handed with the people who work for her.
     
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    I'd really like to see McCain go all out and put people like Bobby Jindal into high office during his administration... He should certainly take his pick of the fiscally responsible individuals, currently residing in obscurity, out of the Conservative Caucus and get our budget back on track.


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    Here's my point. Lots of people sense that economic conditions are bad (by american standards, of course). People are worried about health care. The unemployment rate is rising. Although it was mostly their fault, many people were foreclosed on their houses, and that has affected many other people indirectly. There's this "perfect storm" of higher gas and food prices on top of that. Many people, I suspect, look at stuff like "reform" as something way removed from their everyday lives - there are all these economic problems, and people want to know "what are you going to DO about THIS?" They need concrete, credible proposals that will solve these problems - polls show that this is the number one issue on people's minds. This is a real opening for McCain, because Obama's rhetoric on the issue sounds pie-in-the-sky, and just promises w/o any specific plans. McCain needs to change course - SOON.
     
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