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Old 07-27-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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What Canadian political party is the best fit for Obama?
Conservative or Wild Rose would be the best fit, but he's further right than either of them.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Conservative or Wild Rose would be the best fit, but he's further right than either of them.
Don't be silly, he isn't really. If that man were working in Canada's political environment he'd be all about things like public healthcare, he just has the policies he has because that's what's politically viable and makes sense in the US.

He's no Wild Rose candidate, not even really Reform wing Conservative, more Progressive Conservative or maybe even a Liberal.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Don't be silly, he isn't really. If that man were working in Canada's political environment he'd be all about things like public healthcare, he just has the policies he has because that's what's politically viable and makes sense in the US.

He's no Wild Rose candidate, not even really Reform wing Conservative, more Progressive Conservative or maybe even a Liberal.
My impression is that he's more liberal than he's allowed to be in the US but since the terms 'liberal' and 'conservative' are defined so differently here, it would be kind of interesting to see what he would be if he were here. Would his inner liberal come to the front or would his inner conservative emerge?

But if we throw in Vic Toews along with Harper, I'll still trade for Obama.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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What makes Obama a right-winger by the standards of some Canadians?
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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What makes Obama a right-winger by the standards of some Canadians?
Signing statements, that universal healthcare isn't. It's an insurance market.

US politics in the past decade have taken a strong step to the right. The Democrats are clear middle ground now. The Republicans have started veering to the lunatic fringe.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Obama Conservative? what does that make Romney?
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A nutcase.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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I think theres a major philosophical divide between the two, Romney representing the 1% and Obama representing the 99% mostly made up of the middle class.(the normal people)
Obama actually understanding the concept of "we the people" (Yeah i know)
And Romney not having a clue as he floats around in a realm reserved for the elite few with hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank.
I'm not going to argue with you. I just hope you are Canadian.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:58 AM
 
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I'm not going to argue with you. I just hope you are Canadian.
I am now and darn proud of it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:04 AM
 
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Obama is a good person.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:21 AM
 
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Obama is a good person.
Obama is a puppet
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