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bryanc Mar 18th, 2012 02:16 PM

The American Political Thread
 
Something I've noted several times is that, while most of us agree it's important to be informed about Canadian politics and to be an engaged citizen, the fact is that Canadian politics are generally pretty boring (this can be a good thing, IMO). The Americans, on the other hand, have turned the dysfunction of their political system into an entertainment industry (although it appears Harper, et al., are determined to reduce the Canadian system to the same level).

So I thought I'd start a thread for discussion of the Reality TV show they call American Politics.

I'll start with this posting I saw on another forum, with respect to the Republican's policies on women's health care, especially with regard to contraception and abortion:
Quote:

After years and years and years of specifically targeting homophobes, racists, bigots, religious zealots, anti-intellectuals and sociopaths why should we be at all shocked that the GOP picked up a shitload of misogynists along the way?

BigDL Mar 18th, 2012 02:43 PM

Politics is one of the reasons I often refer to "in the Excited States."

A winner, take all/no prisoners mind set, that I just can't comprehend.

After the GOP candidates finish slagging each other, why would anyone, vote for any of the sorry lot of mis-fits?

Macfury Mar 18th, 2012 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by BigDL (Post 1179701)
After the GOP candidates finish slagging each other, why would anyone, vote for any of the sorry lot of mis-fits?

Because Obama is the sitting president.

Dr.G. Mar 18th, 2012 03:55 PM

I see Romney pulling it out ........ just ............ after the California primary. Then we shall see if the Republicans dislike Romney more than they dislike Pres. Obama. They would need to come together and get behind their candidate and not do what the Democrats did in 1968 that resulted in the election of Richard Nixon. We shall see.

Of course, if the Tea Party, or the social conservatives, or Ron Paul decides to run as a third party, then all bets are off the table, since I feel that this will help Pres. Obama win a second term. If the Republicans unify, it shall be a close race. I shall still be voting for Pres. Obama in the State of Georgia, although I doubt he will win this state in that he lost it back in 2008.

CubaMark Mar 18th, 2012 04:28 PM

Don't forget the wildcards...

Palin: I'll Be at the RNC Convention, Door is Not Closed

http://www.toonpool.com/user/617/fil...012_288865.jpg

Quote:

VERCAMMEN: It's the open convention question. If we wind up with an open convention and someone wants to place your name, throw your name into the hat, would you stop them? Would you be open to that?

PALIN: As I say, anything is possible. And I don't close any doors that perhaps would be open out there. So, no, I wouldn't close that door. And my plan is to be at that convention.
(TownHall.com 6 March 2012)

Dr.G. Mar 18th, 2012 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by CubaMark (Post 1179738)

CM, that ticket is enough to give me nightmares. :eek::eek::eek:

kps Mar 18th, 2012 04:44 PM

Excuse the language pls, but I've been dying to use this...

http://www.ikarl.com/pics/ehmac/stuff/thanks_obama.jpg

Dr.G. Mar 18th, 2012 04:47 PM

Lord knows what she would have to say/do to Pres. Bush who really sent the US down this path. I still like David Frum's analogy of Pres. Bush driving the car into a wall and quickly getting out of the burning wreck and throwing the keys to Pres.-elect Obama.

bryanc Mar 18th, 2012 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr.G. (Post 1179747)
Lord knows what she would have to say/do to Pres. Bush who really sent the US down this path. I still like David Frum's analogy of Pres. Bush driving the car into a wall and quickly getting out of the burning wreck and throwing the keys to Pres.-elect Obama.

I completely agree. But to be fair, the story continues with Obama not only paying the bill for repairing the wrecked car, but also buying the Garage and paying for all the mechanics to go on holiday.

kps Mar 18th, 2012 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by bryanc (Post 1179749)
I completely agree. But to be fair, the story continues with Obama not only paying the bill for repairing the wrecked car, but also buying the Garage and paying for all the mechanics to go on holiday.

+100

Not much difference between the two...'muhrika is doomed.:D


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