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Old 09-08-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Jim Hightower is a has-been in Texas politics for well over a decade. He styles himself as some kind of populist. Unfortanately he has NOT been popular enough to win an election in a very long time. His talk radio show disappeared shortly after it started.

Perry, like all politicians, is an imperfect creature. I like some things about him, and dislike others. I don't know yet whether he would be a good president or not. But I already know he would be better than the current president. His failures have been gigantic. His policies, the Congress he controlled for two years, and his advisors deepened the recession, increased the debt, and caused massive job losses.

He did manage to oversee capturing Bin Laden.

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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Regardless of whether Perry would make a good President or not, putting his hands on Ron Paul will not be viewed positively by voters. This is his Howard Dean scream. He's finished.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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Pot meet kettle. You do nothing but toe the party line and parrot liberal talking points word for word.
You make absurd accusations and when cornered with your deceit you change the argument and start name calling.

BTW. Go ahead and report my post like you cry babies always do. I'm used to it. When you can't win on merit, you call names and then cry to the moderator when anyone returns the favor.
Report you for what...being stupid? Unfortunately, there are no TOS rules against that. You appear to be a relatively new member of CD and yet you claim that people are always reporting you? If that is the case, seems as if you are lacking skills in the intelligent debate department.

BTW...It's T-O-W...not...T-O-E.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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You totally invalidate your post with this ridiculous remark. Obama has lost support with factions of his base for his moving way too far right to appease the radical right wing.

He would have allowed "The Bush Tax Cuts for The Rich" to expire and he would have pushed harder for "The Public Option", among other things, if he was "far to the left". Anyone that is not as radical and religion based as people like Perry are considered too far left by the wingnuts.

I was referring to the last election cycle, not after Obama was elected. If the left is so dissatisfied with him, why would they want to re-elect him?
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Report you for what...being stupid? Unfortunately, there are no TOS rules against that. You appear to be a relatively new member of CD and yet you claim that people are always reporting you? If that is the case, seems as if you are lacking skills in the intelligent debate department.

BTW...It's T-O-W...not...T-O-E.
Actually, it is t-o-e, but that doesn't lend any credence to his comments.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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Actually, it is t-o-e, but that doesn't lend any credence to his comments.
My bad...live and learn. I should apologize to the poster...No, I do not think that I will.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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By the right wing fundamentalists, I must help you add. But this is about Perry and his disgusting behavior. I see you condone such action because he is your kind of politician.

That is where ASSumption gets you...Perry is not who I support at all. You can make a point without being behind a candidate. Everything is not always so black and white. Some of us dwell in the grey areas occasionally.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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I was referring to the last election cycle, not after Obama was elected. If the left is so dissatisfied with him, why would they want to re-elect him?
The alternatives will be atrocious. If it were Ron Paul or Huntsman, that might sway independents, but as it stands, if Perry or Romney are the choices, that will not happen...for obvious reasons. Dennis Kucinich is a true Progressive/Liberal and if the mainstream media did not interfere, Kucinich would have been the candidate in the last election.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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The alternatives will be atrocious. If it were Ron Paul or Huntsman, that might sway independents, but as it stands, if Perry or Romney are the choices, that will not happen...for obvious reasons. Dennis Kucinich is a true Progressive/Liberal and if the mainstream media did not interfere, Kucinich would have been the candidate in the last election.


Why don't you run someone else? Obama is pretty much done.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Gone
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I was referring to the last election cycle, not after Obama was elected. If the left is so dissatisfied with him, why would they want to re-elect him?
The left will vote left and the right will vote right, it is the middle that makes the difference and right now the vast majority (all but Paul) of GOP candidates are not an alternative to what we already have, are you really happy with the curret choices? Maybe the GOP should find better candidates in the future, I thought the 2008 elections would have taught them that lesson, I see I was wrong, unfortunately.
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