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Old 11-12-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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Well thats what I've got. How do you guys feel? Is he right? wrong? Are Romney and Obama two peas of the same pod?
Yes. I've been saying that for months, one leans a bit left on some issues and one leans a bit right but they are both centrists. Around here though I'm sure that is like sacrilege to say just because it is a very partisan board. Romney pretended to be more to the right that his record actually is but he was still a centrist.

And yes, both behaved badly during the campaigning phase. It was a blood sport match and neither was above half truths, outright lying and demonizing their opponent. It was depressing.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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That is liek askign a perosn here what they want in India.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The difference in America is that we have a small but vocal wing of the Republican Party that wants to abolish all New Deal and Great Society programs, which are already to the right of European equivalents. I don't think this is Romney's personal view, but he surrounds himself (Paul Ryan) with people do.

Even the most conservative mainstream, European politicians, like Margaret Thatcher, never tried to abolish the British National Health Service.

It also illustrates that Obama is NOT a socialist, much less a communist.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Really? It's up to our military to decide the size of our military? If they don't ask for more, we don't increase the size of the military?

One thing you guys don't understand is something that Reagan said - PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH. Our enemies are not afraid of Barack Obama. They showed him how afraid they were of him when they killed four Americans in Libya. And the White House watched and did nothing and then made up some crap about it being over an obscure video on Youtube instead of calling it a terrorist attack like it was.

We need a strong military. If we don't have that, WE WILL BE ATTACKED.
Almost 20 years ago The WTC was bombed and killed 6 and injured thousands. One WTC was intended to fall onto 2 WTC and bring both towers down.

The U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya were bombed in 1998. 12 Americans and hundreds of locals were killed.

Then there's 9/11 and the most recent incident.

About 25% of the world is Muslim. A small percentage are radical extremists, a few suicide needles in a haystack.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Americans aren't stupid and they know both candidates aren't for them, but their donors. The entire (election) season from the Republican primaries to the election itself were a testament to how uniquely monetary-centric this system is. [/quote]

Most Americans don't seem to care about conflicts of interest and that our leaders, including the senate, congress, governors and mayors are bought.
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