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Old 02-19-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I am generally a Democrat, but i am seriously considering supporting Gingrich if he wins the Republican nomination. In my opinion, Gingrich deserves more credit than Clinton for the 4% unemployment in the 1990s. Clinton fought Congress on everything they wanted to do, until finally the pressure was so overwhelming that he caved in. And then he took all the credit.

I am surprised by how much i like Gingrich. He sure is smart and he has some really good ideas. Gingrich might be the best thing for the country right now. As he said himself, 4% unemployment sure looks pretty good right now!

Unfortunately, it looks like either Santorum or Romney will win, and i can't stand either of those guys. If the Republican nominee is someone other than Gingrich, i will probably support Obama.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I am generally a Democrat, but i am seriously considering supporting Gingrich if he wins the Republican nomination. In my opinion, Gingrich deserves more credit than Clinton for the 4% unemployment in the 1990s. Clinton fought Congress on everything they wanted to do, until finally the pressure was so overwhelming that he caved in. And then he took all the credit.

I am surprised by how much i like Gingrich. He sure is smart and he has some really good ideas. Gingrich might be the best thing for the country right now. As he said himself, 4% unemployment sure looks pretty good right now!

Unfortunately, it looks like either Santorum or Romney will win, and i can't stand either of those guys. If the Republican nominee is someone other than Gingrich, i will probably support Obama.
I won't vote for Obama but I may have to hold my nose firmly while voting for the Republican if it isn't Gingrich. I can't stand either of those other cruds.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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I am generally a Democrat, but i am seriously considering supporting Gingrich if he wins the Republican nomination. In my opinion, Gingrich deserves more credit than Clinton for the 4% unemployment in the 1990s. Clinton fought Congress on everything they wanted to do, until finally the pressure was so overwhelming that he caved in. And then he took all the credit.

I am surprised by how much i like Gingrich. He sure is smart and he has some really good ideas. Gingrich might be the best thing for the country right now. As he said himself, 4% unemployment sure looks pretty good right now!

Unfortunately, it looks like either Santorum or Romney will win, and i can't stand either of those guys. If the Republican nominee is someone other than Gingrich, i will probably support Obama.
Believe it or not, there was a time I was a Republican... but, there is no way I would vote for any of the Republican candidates today. No way......
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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Americans don't need any Republicans. They don't need any Democrats. But they are too freaking lazy to get off their obese behinds and come up with an alternative. Instead, the black and white binary world thrust upon them by those we let be in charge will continue indefinitely.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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I am generally a Democrat, but i am seriously considering supporting Gingrich if he wins the Republican nomination. In my opinion, Gingrich deserves more credit than Clinton for the 4% unemployment in the 1990s. Clinton fought Congress on everything they wanted to do, until finally the pressure was so overwhelming that he caved in. And then he took all the credit.

I am surprised by how much i like Gingrich. He sure is smart and he has some really good ideas. Gingrich might be the best thing for the country right now. As he said himself, 4% unemployment sure looks pretty good right now!

Unfortunately, it looks like either Santorum or Romney will win, and i can't stand either of those guys. If the Republican nominee is someone other than Gingrich, i will probably support Obama.
Clinton took all of the credit? Clinton caved? Sorry, but you might want to re-read your history. Both sides negotiated and found a happy medium. Believe me, Republicans didn't hide their share of the glory when welfare reform passed.

It's great that you like Gingrich, but you really haven't given any real information on why. He wouldn't win in a general election though. Women, who make up the majority of voters, tend to frown on a guy who leaves his wife shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

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Believe it or not, there was a time I was a Republican... but, there is no way I would vote for any of the Republican candidates today. No way......
The radicalized social conservatives have taken over. They'll spout liberalism or conservatism as long as their socially conservative views are pushed.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Believe it or not, there was a time I was a Republican... but, there is no way I would vote for any of the Republican candidates today. No way......
Could you at least vote for a Republican for Senate if one is running in your state. Taking control of both houses would at least give us a chance of something happening if the veto pen could run out of ink.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I am generally a Democrat, but i am seriously considering supporting Gingrich if he wins the Republican nomination. In my opinion, Gingrich deserves more credit than Clinton for the 4% unemployment in the 1990s. Clinton fought Congress on everything they wanted to do, until finally the pressure was so overwhelming that he caved in. And then he took all the credit.

I am surprised by how much i like Gingrich. He sure is smart and he has some really good ideas. Gingrich might be the best thing for the country right now. As he said himself, 4% unemployment sure looks pretty good right now!

Unfortunately, it looks like either Santorum or Romney will win, and i can't stand either of those guys. If the Republican nominee is someone other than Gingrich, i will probably support Obama.

No offense, but you sound terribly confused. Gingrich is a charlatan and deserves no credit for the accomplishments of Clinton. He does deserve recognition for leading impeachment proceedings against Pres. Clinton while cheating on his own wife with his Congressional aide.

Not much of an accomplishment, but whatever floats your boat..
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Americans don't need any Republicans. They don't need any Democrats. But they are too freaking lazy to get off their obese behinds and come up with an alternative. Instead, the black and white binary world thrust upon them by those we let be in charge will continue indefinitely.
Now that you have taken down both parties why don't you tell us how you propose to get done what we all know has to happen.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Could you at least vote for a Republican for Senate if one is running in your state. Taking control of both houses would at least give us a chance of something happening if the veto pen could run out of ink.
Do you even know what a filibuster is? It's okay when "your team" obstructs government with the sole purpose of keeping a Democratic President from repairing the 8 disastrous years of the previous administration.

It's not hard for them to get away with it when their base is so utterly clueless.

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The Senate Republicans of the 111th Congress again broke the record for the number of filibusters in a session, passing 100 cloture votes in the first eleven months.[30] In March 2010, freshman senator Al Franken attacked the majority of the filibusters—some on matters which later passed with little controversy—as a "perversion of the filibuster".[31]

n response to the use of the filibuster in the 111th Congress, all Democratic senators returning to the 112th Congress signed a petition to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid requesting that the filibuster be reformed, including abolishing secret holds and reducing the amount of time given to post-cloture debate.[38
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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No offense, but you sound terribly confused. Gingrich is a charlatan and deserves no credit for the accomplishments of Clinton. He does deserve recognition for leading impeachment proceedings against Pres. Clinton while cheating on his own wife with his Congressional aide.

Not much of an accomplishment, but whatever floats your boat..
When will you people realize that Clinton was impeached for lying about much earlier events in his life in a case that concerned a woman named Paula. Why do you refuse to accept that the playing around in our White House with Monica wasn't involved in that impeachment

Surely you could have studied what happened when the Congress passed the welfare law and Clinton signed it. It was an agreement between Clinton and Gingrich that brought that and the "balanced" budgets into existence.
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