stockingfull wrote:Hey Beetle, if you really mean it, why did we go knock off Saddam and leave Osama still making tapes almost EIGHT YEARS after the direct attack he orchestrated on us?
Pocono, the President is doing exactly what he said he planned to do, which happens to be what the American people elected him to do. There's no Trojan horse, no double-cross, no hidden agenda.
There was an election where big differences in policy were debated and and your side lost. Decisively. Deal with it.
Oh no definitly not my side won. bush sucked as much as the mesiah does too. I am from a different side, a long lost one it seems.. the win was purely due to $$$$$$ and power greed like most political motivations these days.
I too will never forget
I beg to differ. Your side, as you correctly put it, lost a long time ago, I contend when you let Reagan literally "debase" the party of Goldwater. But the problem is that Goldwater's pitch hadn't been winning, either.
The day may yet come when you can find a fiscally pure candidate, like a Mike Pence, and actually run on "less gov't is better" -- CREDIBLY. But my belief on why Goldwater failed, why Reagan's illegitimacy succeeded, and why gov't seems inexorably to grow, really comes down to Tip O'Neill's maxim that "all politics is local." People want something for their tax dollars and, in that setting, the red states have done quite well.http://www.sodahead.com/blog/48274/red-states-feed-at-federal-trough-blue-states-supply-the-feed/
So it hasn't been and, IMO, won't be easy for candidates to win on an "I'll bring less money home" platform.