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    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee... and Michele Bachmann in 2012?
    kind of a joke. only huckabee interests me there and i'm not that high on him. he's shown the ability to cut govt. and I like some of his tax reform ideas but he's been polluted by the propaganda machine the past few years himself.

    Romney's a fast talking saleman with no spine. (generalizing of course) he changes political beliefs with the wind of popular opinion.

    There's alot I like about palin, and alot i greatly dislike. she's gotten a bad rap and has been treated unfairly but thats politics and she's brought alot on herself. she stands zero chance of winning and should just sail away.

    I don't know much about Bachmann. I've seen some very partisan interviews with her and think she's a phony but haven't set an opinion.

    I think for ALOT of people the next election will vote Obama by default.

    my vote goes to whomever sells me that they stand the best chance of offering less spending, less regulation, less taxes, less govt. finally, end these wars and rather than significantly cut military spending which despite rhetoric has proven impossible for both dems & reps to do...i'd be OK with marginal cuts and a redirection of funds towards border/port security and immigration reform.

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    I just mentioned Romney, Huckabee and Palin because in the majority of (early) polls, they're the top three candidates for the Republican Party in 2012, but Bachmann is being aggressive early on. She's going to offer a "rebuttal" to Obama's State Of The Union speech (even though it will be recorded before his speech and isn't really a "rebuttal"). She's very polarizing like Sarah Palin, and especially in Minnesota, people either love her or hate her. Just Google her name, and you'll find plenty of sites against her. She shattered the fundraising record and set a new national mark for Congressional candidates as well. While Minnesota's now-former governor Tim Pawlenty is seen as a better prospective candidate than Bachmann, she could certainly improve her stock in the coming months. I predict she will end up running - along with a variety of other candidates - and I wouldn't be surprised if she at least ends up out-performing Pawlenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickay View Post
    only huckabee interests me there and i'm not that high on him.
    Yeah, me either.

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    Bachmann is a nutcase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragecage View Post
    Bachmann is a nutcase.
    Understatement of the century.
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    "our products may be a joke but so are the policies of this administration."

    That's great. I should've gone into the mentally handicapped porn industry while our last president was in office. "Our products may feature a bunch of f**king idiots, but so does this administration."

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    I was out to a big dinner event saturday night, and I gotta say I love it - even in the deep south, below the Mason Dixon, when you get in a group of professors, or just educated musicians, or just generally open-minded people - the political talk is always liberal. In a state that just went and elected a ton of Repubs, and would generally be a conservative bastion, if you get anyone that's worth talking to, they happen to lean liberal. Even guys 70 and over, still teaching. Awesome.

    And most of them are relatively well off, with salary and grants and tenure and investments and properties. So it's not just rich = republican. Growing up in Massachusetts, there was definitely a link between lack of brains/education and conservatism, but I saw that evaporate in Florida. Here in NC, I'm thinking it's back on as a decent barometer. But still, there's the midwest, and upbringing and culture and all that - so it's definitely not 100% or even 80%.

    But then when there's the whole welfare = democrat thing, those areas tend to produce educated folks that lean republican - when welfare is seen as a huge issue. And there the inner city folks are supposedly liberal/democrat.

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    So at this dinner event someone mentions Carter and putting solar panels on the white house. I knew nothing of this - no way, I thought. In the back of my head I know energy and fossil fuels have been an issue we've been ignoring for like 40 years - but to think we had a president that was actually taking serious steps and making a statement?

    The guy went on to say that Reagan removed them his first few weeks in office.

    So i looked it up. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_160575.html

    Carter did indeed install solar panels. Reagan didn't remove them right away, but in '86, and they are still in use apparently in Maine.

    It is amazing when you think about it, that Carter is seen as a failure, yet was so far ahead. If we had stuck with him, instead of the Great Communicator...if taxes on the rich had stayed, instead of dropping to the 20s-30% ranges...if we had actually addressed the hard issues 30 years ago, instead of trying to squeeze them in today, and STILL facing an ignorant populace...

    Crazy to think about. Instead we got Reagan and two Bushes, spending going waaay up and corporations and rich gaining tooooons of power.

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    Re: Official "What are you thinking about right now?" (Political Version)

    anyone going to watch the state of the union address on Tuesday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wassit3 View Post
    anyone going to watch the state of the union address on Tuesday?
    no, complete waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloutwar View Post
    I was out to a big dinner event saturday night, and I gotta say I love it - even in the deep south, below the Mason Dixon, when you get in a group of professors, or just educated musicians, or just generally open-minded people - the political talk is always liberal. In a state that just went and elected a ton of Repubs, and would generally be a conservative bastion, if you get anyone that's worth talking to, they happen to lean liberal. Even guys 70 and over, still teaching. Awesome.

    And most of them are relatively well off, with salary and grants and tenure and investments and properties. So it's not just rich = republican. Growing up in Massachusetts, there was definitely a link between lack of brains/education and conservatism, but I saw that evaporate in Florida. Here in NC, I'm thinking it's back on as a decent barometer. But still, there's the midwest, and upbringing and culture and all that - so it's definitely not 100% or even 80%.

    But then when there's the whole welfare = democrat thing, those areas tend to produce educated folks that lean republican - when welfare is seen as a huge issue. And there the inner city folks are supposedly liberal/democrat.

    -----

    So at this dinner event someone mentions Carter and putting solar panels on the white house. I knew nothing of this - no way, I thought. In the back of my head I know energy and fossil fuels have been an issue we've been ignoring for like 40 years - but to think we had a president that was actually taking serious steps and making a statement?

    The guy went on to say that Reagan removed them his first few weeks in office.

    So i looked it up. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_160575.html

    Carter did indeed install solar panels. Reagan didn't remove them right away, but in '86, and they are still in use apparently in Maine.

    It is amazing when you think about it, that Carter is seen as a failure, yet was so far ahead. If we had stuck with him, instead of the Great Communicator...if taxes on the rich had stayed, instead of dropping to the 20s-30% ranges...if we had actually addressed the hard issues 30 years ago, instead of trying to squeeze them in today, and STILL facing an ignorant populace...

    Crazy to think about. Instead we got Reagan and two Bushes, spending going waaay up and corporations and rich gaining tooooons of power.
    this whole post sounds very open minded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloutwar View Post
    In a state that just went and elected a ton of Repubs,
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    Are you talking about North Carolina? Cuz, I'm just not seein' what you are seein'... Not to mention NC electoral votes went to Obama...
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    Electoral votes were 2008. I'm talking 2010. Sure, a few D's remained, but with Burr being the biggest race, and staying in despite being about as worthless a senator as there is, plus the R's that pulled out victories...

    Plus, most of the press I hear on local stations is referencing the state house being under Repub control for the first time in 100 years. that signifies a pretty big swing, no?

    Maybe it wan't as one-sided as I thought with some House battles, but overall lots of Repub votes in 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wassit3 View Post
    anyone going to watch the state of the union address on Tuesday?
    *raises hand*

    Quote Originally Posted by dickay View Post
    no, complete waste of time.
    If it was on a weekend, if it was above 20 degrees in Minneapolis, or during baseball season, I'd agree.

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