I'm a little confused about the presidential candidates?
Topic: I'm a little confused about the presidential candidates?
June 16, 2019 / By Christabella Question:
Im a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....
If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're exotic, different.'
Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, a quintessential American story.
If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.
Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.
If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.
If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.
If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.
If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.
If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.
Best Answers: I'm a little confused about the presidential candidates?
Aundria | 10 days ago
Sounds to me like you're not confused at all & have a complete & comprehensive understanding about all of the candidates & the ridiculous untruths floating about on the web. I congratulate you on doing your homework & showing others the real deal, with excellent double entendres that even Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, David Letterman, or Jay Leno would applaud!
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Originally Answered: What about the other Presidential Candidates?
You're right that the mainstream mass media fails to cover third-party candidates. They say that this is because no one has heard of them, but that is because they aren't covered by the media -- it's a vicious circle. It's hard to say what it would take to get the media to start covering them.
Here's something I wrote recently:
Former Republican Bob Barr had a very authoritarian voting
record in Congress. He claims to now oppose many things he
once favored, such as the PATRIOT Act and the war on drugs.
But even if this is the case, he remains at best somewhere on
the fuzzy border between libertarian and conservative. So
libertarians will likely not consider him a strong choice to
represent their views.
In a study that ranked congress-critters by their degree of
libertarianism, Ron Paul predictably topped the list, but other
Republicans are few and far between until you reach the
bottom. Democrats identified with the "left" wing of the
Democratic Party, such as Dennis Kucinich, ranked near the
top of the list. Independent "socialist" Bernard Sanders also
scored near the top of the list.
Another who scored near the top of the list is Cynthia
McKinney, who was booted out of the Democratic Party.
She is now running for president with the Green Party.
(The study is available here: http://tinyurl.com/3oenjh )
(Another reference that libertarians might want to consider
is the Political Compass's rankings for the US 2008
presidential primaries: http://tinyurl.com/25dj2k )
I would say that Cynthia McKinney is probably the best choice
for libertarians in the 2008 presidential election.
Readers might want to check out a brief article I wrote on who
libertarians should vote for in the 2008 presidential election:
News & Views for Anarchists & Activists:
They came about after the 1980 election (I think) because the party bigwigs decided that the party members selecting either unsuitable (Carter) or unelectable (McGovern, Carter's 2nd term) or at odds with the rest of the party wasn't good for their long term viability, so they needed some smoke-filled back-room politicking wiggle room so a truly bad candidate could be prevented from getting the nomination. So almost 20% of the Democratic delegates are these superdelegates. The Republican party has "superdelegates", too, but with the number being less than 5% of the total delegates, they only matter when there is no clear winner in the primaries and the nomination is closely contested. I don't think that having the elected party members casting the deciding votes is necessarily a bad thing, nor is having the voters completely decide the nominee necessarily a good thing. Both ways can produce both winners and losers.
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If you started your political career with the assistance of self-admitted terrorists, who have the stated goal of bringing down the US government. You're a great patriot.
If you spent years as a prisoner of war and refused to be set free without the rest of your compatriots. You're a greedy, self-serving bastard.
Being an ineffective "community organizer" makes you qualified for the presidency.
Being the governor of the largest state in the Union and having the highest approval rating of all governors doesn't make you qualified for the vice presidency.
Being a former crack addict isn't a problem in a presidential candidate.
Having vice president with a husband who got drunk 20 years ago is.
Thinking about maybe joining the military and then going to a church that teaches "god damn america" makes you a patriot.
Actually serving in the military doesn't. Having a son in the military doesn't.
Getting a criminal to buy you a mansion is acceptable.
Putting a $4000 tanning bed in your house, is a crime.
Blocking schools from installing anti-pornography filters on school computers is in the childs best interest.
But teaching the only guaranteed way to prevent pregnancy and STD isn't.
If you're a millionaire who donates an average of $369/yr to charity you have a right to invoke patriotism as a reason people should pay more taxes.
If you hundreds of thousands a year, including 25% of your salary and all royalties from your books, you have no right to use patriotism in your campaign.
If you opposed the "surge" when it was happening and being debated, but support it now you have great insight.
If you proposed the "surge" and supported it all the way through, you have no grasp of the situation on the ground.
Yes, there is some confusion there isn't it..
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No, you're wrong.
And you forgot if you take the flag off your plane and you will not salute the flag or wear a flag pin because you might offend someone and you are finally proud to be an American (oh, I guess that was his wife) and you really don't have that much experience (143 days in congress - 0 military vs. 26 yrs in congress and 22 military) and you don't mind if a woman kills a viable baby - I mean let's face it, the list could go on and on.
Let the media make up your mind for you - they have been brainwashing the American public for years.
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Well put..... But I'm sure there will be some republican who will still make ignorant statements about this... Or you will be reported and have this removed because it makes sense.. Either way the people you are talking about just are too ignorant to understand because they get their info from Limbaugh and Fox News.. and we all know how they ONLY speak the truth and don't twist and turn every statement....hahahaha..
The only suggestion I have for you is.. maybe next time you might want to use pictures so these people can understand..
I know I know... I'm just one of those DAMN LIBS.. hahahha
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Yes, you are very confused. Obama did not grow up in Hawaii. Keep posting these hateful questions. You are helping McCain get elected by showing us all the true nature of Obama supporters.
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I think that about sums it up.
Oh but you might want to add if you are a republican you can call out lack of experience, changing positions on issues and race/gender as a reason not to vote for the other guy, but if you aren't a republican than this is cheap smear campaigning and is unspeakable.
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Originally Answered: What are our presidential candidates doing?
Actually what is going on is a difference in philosophy of government. The Democrats like big government and think the government needs to take care of everyone. The Republicans believe in small government (even thought in the last 8 years they haven't acted like it), and prefer the people keep their money and make their own financial decisions. Also, the Republicans believe more in business and that jobs are created and the economy thrives from the top down. This was Reagan's Doctrine and it worked very well.
From John McCain's record of arguing with his own party and also working with Democrats when possible, I believe he is more for the people than Obama. He leans more moderate. He wants to limit government spending.
Obama seems to be more interested in "being the president" and pushing the liberal agenda. He is the most liberal member of the senate.
Therefore, I believe John McCain will have more success working with Democrats since he is more moderate than Obama will working with Republicans.