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mexicomaria

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 1:06:53 PM

From all Parties....
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therder
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 3:42:29 PM

I'd like to see Rand Paul run. Sadly, according to the GOP’s own analysis, a viable Republican candidate simply does not exist who can defeat Hillary Clinton in the electoral college.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:58:20 AM

1.Dr. Ben Carson
Rand Paul
Paul Ryan
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citizen1
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:12:12 AM

Republican-Rand Paul
Democrat-Bob Conley
Constitution-Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian-Michael Badnarik
Green-Steve Fournier
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 8:10:33 AM

Palin, Fred Thompson, any of them will do.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 9:01:17 AM



Someone who would not run out 70 / 80 year olds from thier homes..

I sure wouldn't want to vote for someone that would ultimately be responsible for stunts like that...


[Edited by: reb4 at 10/7/2013 9:06:43 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 8:49:48 AM

On Sep 24, 2013 8:02:41 AM, SemiSteve wrote:

>Religion should be a private matter and have nothing to do with politics.

Then tell the Democrats to stop injecting it (or their lack thereof) into their party platforms.

>People who consider such personal matters when deciding on a candidate
>do the nation a disservice.

Everyone says that money runs the country. Wrong. Ideology runs the country. And we have a President who can't even remember his own ideology when the news media asks him about it.

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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 8:40:39 AM

On Sep 25, 2013 7:49:21 AM, SemiSteve wrote:

>A Green Party will always have our best interests in mind.

Except the only Green Party I know of is actually watermelon (green on the outside, Red on the inside).
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BabeTruth
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 6:56:10 AM

Does anybody think the birthers would could complain about Cruz like they complained about Obama?

Or would they expose their prejudices by not saying anything?
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 11:34:02 PM

Ted Cruz.

Just to pee off worryfree.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 11:03:04 PM

"Cruz is as much a non-natural American as Obama "

Well, guess then the people that voted for Obama would have little concern for him then. I personally don't know a lot about him... But currently need someone that can lead our country...
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:05:17 PM

SemiSteve said: "A Green Party will always have our best interests in mind."

--"A" green party; or "THE Green Party"? I would argue that both the Democrats AND the Republicans would consider themselves "green" in terms of environmentalism. I would also submit to you that THE Green party does not necessarily have the interests of individual Americans in mind, as much as the interests of polar bears, California condors and sea urchins.
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BabeTruth
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 6:19:12 AM

Cruz is as much a non-natural American as Obama
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 3:00:04 PM

Ted Cruz A REAL LEADER WITH A SPINE!
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 9:25:32 AM

Still Ted Cruz. After taking the lead in the Senate, filibustering to block the Senate from changing the House CR, defying his party's "leadership" but providing much more than those old curmudgeons ever dreamed of, Cruz's eloquence and dedication to doing the right thing is truly inspiring.

All others pale in comparison.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 8:49:21 AM

A Green Party will always have our best interests in mind.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 9:02:41 AM

Religion should be a private matter and have nothing to do with politics. People who consider such personal matters when deciding on a candidate do the nation a disservice.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 8:59:28 AM

It is enticing to think of a reduced military budget and strong-arm presence around the world. And legalizing all drugs would be a vast improvment IF extensive anti-abuse rehab programs were set up. But I would object to a libertarian because with few laws we would have few protections. Safety we take for granted would vanish. The ruthless would have a hey-day.


[Edited by: SemiSteve at 9/24/2013 9:00:45 AM EST]
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 5:38:46 AM

I would like to see Dr. Ben Carson run for President and Dan Bongino from Maryland run for Vice-President. Both would like to downsize government, preserve the Constitution, and unite the country. Both talk in a positive manner. Both are Christian.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2013 12:01:28 AM

SemiSteve said: "--At least a libertarian would cut our military spending!"

--Cut, yes. Cut off? Maybe not. And better yet, a true Libertarian would also cut off food stamps, welfare, public schools, and cut off a whole bunch of regulatory laws that are meaningless and stifle business. And how would you feel about totally legalized drugs (including opiates and alkyloids)? How would you like everyone who wants one to be able to buy a machine gun, with the proper background check?

More freedom, less government. i'd vote for it today!
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 9:42:15 AM

"AFSNCO - I agree, Biden is a buffoon. His nomination would SEAL the Republican nomination, short of anyone nominating some idiot like David Duke..."

I fear that all we are going to see again is an election of who is not the worst candidate...not who is the best!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 12:52:40 PM

AC-302: "I'd like to see someone from the Libertarian party get traction, beyond about 1% of the vote. I wish they could be a force. The problem as I see it is that not a lot of people have the intellectual capacity to understand their ideas and how they would apply. And obviously we couldn't have "pure libertarianism" instituted overnight. That would take time. However, a libertarian president could cut the IRS by 80% in one night with the stroke of a pen. "

--At least a libertarian would cut our military spending!
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 12:24:59 AM

AFSNCO - I agree, Biden is a buffoon. His nomination would SEAL the Republican nomination, short of anyone nominating some idiot like David Duke...
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 2:14:30 PM

We have not had a real strong presidential candidate for a long time now. I still think that the public opinion of GWB will be a lot higher 30 years from now than it is today depending on the which direction Iraq and the rest of the middle east goes.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 7:46:00 AM


Paul Ryan - he is in command of the issues and he has strong principles.

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theTower
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 6:36:34 AM

A leader.
A REAL leader.
Not these pretenders.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 11:47:05 AM

Still hoping Biden throws his hat in the ring...it would be fun!
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 2:08:39 PM

Biden would be perfect...it would guarantee a GOP victory.
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 10:50:12 PM

Not Hillary.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 1:09:03 AM

I'd like to see someone from the Libertarian party get traction, beyond about 1% of the vote. I wish they could be a force. The problem as I see it is that not a lot of people have the intellectual capacity to understand their ideas and how they would apply. And obviously we couldn't have "pure libertarianism" instituted overnight. That would take time. However, a libertarian president could cut the IRS by 80% in one night with the stroke of a pen.
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airfresh
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 9:57:42 AM

Thomas Sowell with Walter Williams as VP.
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therder
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 3:16:09 PM

Unless the country undergoes a fundamental ideological, demographic and economic shift in the next three years, the next GOP nominee is doomed to repeat the failure of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. I don't expect any of those things to happen.

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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 1:03:31 PM

Of course it is maria. And it exists in many forms.

And the same is true of capitalism.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 3:04:54 PM

Seems to me...socialism is alive and well in the USA.
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KatmanDo
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 2:26:15 PM

I think a Palin/Bachmann ticket would be interesting. The stand up comics and the pundits would have a ball, as the comical comments from that ticket would seem to be potentially endless.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 2:17:56 PM

SemiSteve, >>...I think that apathy has been there for a VERY long time. It is what allows the power-junky part of the rich 1% to act as the defacto ruling class. They don't have the votes to do what they want so instead they rely on a mixture of general apathy with a strong dose of voter manipulation through propoganda-laden PR which tugs on the emotions rather than information.<<
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The rich 1%? Voter apathy begins after the 1912 election with the rise to power of the Progressive Politicians.

Take a look at the graph - not one single Presidential Election since 1912 over 65%! Prior to 1912, Ranges above 70% were common. Some were as high as 80%.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:09:48 PM

A good laugh, I75. Thanks for that.

Maria, I think that apathy has been there for a VERY long time. It is what allows the power-junky part of the rich 1% to act as the defacto ruling class. They don't have the votes to do what they want so instead they rely on a mixture of general apathy with a strong dose of voter manipulation through propoganda-laden PR which tugs on the emotions rather than information.

The Green party is the party of peace and sensible sustainable government managed for the benefit of everyone INCLUDING the middle class. That is why I am always drawn to their candidates.

Sadly the two-party duopoly is a cabal of power meant to prevent ANY other parties from gaining traction; and BOTH major parties are subservient to the rich. We have the Republicans on one hand who cling to trickle-down, job-creator myths and the Democrats who don't publicly espous such nonsense but still contain some of the most flagrant money-taker favor-doers around.
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 12:36:32 PM

SemiSteve said: "Personally I would favor Dr. Jill Stein."

--I recall you said that last go-around, too. But you ended up voting Obama, not the candidate you like, as you has mentioned. I forgot, is Stein "Peace and Freedom", or "Green" party? And for the policies she promotes, are the FISCALLY sustainable? (Hint - ObamaCare will ultimately NOT be fiscally sustainable. The numbers are a lot of hand waving and not a lot of substance as to it's sustainability, however, I digress..)
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 11:24:28 AM

A winner!!!!!!!!
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:40:57 PM

>>That is why I want a GREEN candidate.<<

Here ya go, Steve. But be careful......he might be an alien!
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:27:25 PM

The apathy the American voter has right now amazes me. We are like we are on snooze button until 2016. I am afraid that Obama is going to use something to wake us up that may just get us going straight to WWIII. That will wake us up.

Then Steve you will see the browning of America.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 12:06:43 PM

"Ted Cruz.

Because he can win.

Because he has the right ideas to solve this nation's most pressing problems."

--Austerity? That KILLED the come-back in Europe and seriously curtailed ours. Fortunately enough people are seeing that; so Cruz has zero to little chance.

But his running would bring out a lot of 1% money and be a bonanza for the commercial media.

I frankly can't see a Rep or Dem candidate that I would really want in the WH so far this time.

We totally need a REAL change of direction and leadership.

That is why I want a GREEN candidate.
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 7:29:23 PM

Christy has been done for some time with the stupid talk, from the GOP side he is most likely the most acceptable choice among moderates.

Even old John Bohener, if he can get his past behind him.

For the Dems they have many choices,
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 1:00:13 PM

- If you take Hillary Clinton it would be a lot of the same BS as we have now. A faster & faster pace towards Socialism.

- I don't see any Democrat able to do the job. They only think of themselves and their electorate. On top of it Democrats are major hypocrites. They criticize rich people, but sit themselves on millions. And most don't have any business experience.

- We need somebody with intelligence and toughness: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul.
- We could also take someone with business intelligence: Herman Cain.

- Mitt Romney, McCain, Christy, no because they are not real Conservatives nor Democrats. They turn with the wind.
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 12:38:08 PM

Christy is DONE...as far as I'm concerned...
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 12:19:37 PM

A name does not come to mind at the moment but definitely someone with less of an agenda and more objectivity. The mentioned names have agendas like Obamas agenda was healthcare.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 9:12:51 AM

ABC - anybody but Clinton.
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e_jeepin
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 12:21:50 PM

Cruz is indeed tough enough, more than Rand Paul

If Romney ran again I would vomit -- not a bad candidate compared to awful McCain -- just not tough enough. I now believe the Democrats would have lead him around by the ear in go-along to get-along mode.

Tigers don't change their stripes -- push all traditional GOPers out the door, they are useless. The Bush GOP has been seated for almost 2 decades and have had a mostly losing record for the latter half.

Pack up your office, you wont be there much longer

[Edited by: e_jeepin at 8/28/2013 12:23:56 PM EST]
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 12:04:20 PM

Ted Cruz.

Because he can win.

Because he has the right ideas to solve this nation's most pressing problems.

In other words, because he can do the job.

And that would be a refreshing change! Change I can believe in !!!

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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 11:03:02 AM

Mr. Romney

Mrs. Clinton
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HEDGEHOGS
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 11:30:31 AM

Unfortunately, if Hillary would deecide to run, even with her Benghazi gate "what difference does it make" remark in her past, it won't make any differnece who the Republican party throws at her!
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