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Patton: Only Republicans Can Re-elect Obama

By Doug Patton

I remember someone asking me at a Christmas party after the 2008 election what I thought an Obama presidency was going to be like. My response: "I think it will be a socialist nightmare - but Republicans have only themselves to blame."

What I meant by that statement was simply that on too many occasions, the GOP nominates its oldest, lamest, most liberal candidate available, one who attempts to sell himself to the party as the next Ronald Reagan. It happened in 1988, when Republican primary voters selected then Vice President George H.W. Bush, who claimed for himself the mantle of the Gipper's third term. We all recall how well that worked out: "Read my lips," remember?

Then there was Bob Dole, who had already tried for the presidency twice before and was 72 years old when the party finally decided it was his turn to be their nominee. His lackluster campaign in 1996 could not even capitalize on the historic Republican Revolution to bring down a president whose policies had been repudiated by voters just two years earlier.

George W. Bush was only marginally better than his father. Both were big government Republicans. The father taxed too much and the son spent too much. The Medicare prescription drug program, though it has since been dwarfed by Obama's health care takeover, was another open-ended boondoggle. He left the border wide open to an invasion of illegals, and he left his party in shambles when he handed it over to the latest 72-year-old raging GOP moderate, John McCain, who had about as much chance of beating Barack Obama as I did.

This is critical. We absolutely cannot get this wrong this time. Without any risk of overstatement, it is axiomatic that the United States of America as we know it cannot survive a second Obama term. The country will resemble something more akin to a socialist European welfare state by 2017 if this man is re-elected. In addition to a trillion-dollar failed stimulus package, multi-trillion dollar budget overruns, a health care plan on which no one seems able to put a price tag, and a complete sellout of our most loyal ally, Israel, in favor of the radical Muslim elements in the world, this president has now presided over the first-ever downgrade of America's credit rating.

But perhaps the most despicable thing Obama has done is to get 30 of our bravest servicemen killed in order to promote himself for re-election.

After the courageous members of Navy Seal Team Six executed Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama was not satisfied to act like a responsible commander-in-chief by keeping the identity of the team secret — because he is not a commander-in-chief. He is a community organizer for radical causes turned sleazy Chicago politician, and he needed a political shot in the arm in order to get himself re-elected. So he decided to tell the whole world the branch of service in which these men served and the name of their unit! Then, a few days later, he went to a Navy base in Virginia, ostensibly to salute them. In reality, of course, it was just another campaign stop for him.

At the end of the 1970s, after three years of Jimmy Carter, America could not wait to vote for someone else. That someone turned out to be the greatest president of the 20th century. Ronald Reagan knew what he believed, was passionate about expressing it, and once in office, carried through with the goals he had articulated during the 1980 campaign.

When the history of the 2012 presidential election is written, what will we remember? That a conservative Republican challenged a socialist nightmare for the leadership of the country — and won? Or that the Republican Party nominated another squish who allowed the worst president in our history to follow through on his promise to "fundamentally transform the United States of America."

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Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself much more often than not. Now working as a freelance writer, his weekly columns of sage political analysis are published the world over by legions of discerning bloggers, courageous webmasters and open-minded newspaper editors. Astute supporters and inane detractors alike are encouraged to e-mail him with their pithy comments at dougpatton@cox.net.

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 8, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    If the Republicans trot out one more broken down old war horse to race in the 2012 Derby all bets are off for the United States ever recovering is proper place in history. We need strong stallions who can swiftly ride like the faithful lightening of our conservative terrible swift swords of truth.

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    • bpComment by bp
      August 8, 2011 @ 11:50 am

      What we need to do is open our ears & find out who the dumbocrats “like” & then vote for someone else! What happened in ’08? “RINO is a good opponent”. Yeah, right. Now, DO NOT VOTE FOR whoever (Romney) is praised. Stallions indeed; Palin, Perry, O’Rubio! VOTE,VOTE,VOTE! November 2012 cannot come soon enough! May God Bless & save the USA!

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    • vlewisComment by vlewis
      August 8, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

      If the GOP doesn’t listen to the people, they can forget their hopes of regaining the White House in 2012.  They have proven over and pver that they believe they are smarter then “the people” who go to the polls and who they are supposed to be serving.   However, let this be a warning, if they do not put up a true conservative who does what the people want, your boy or girl will not be in the White House and the USA is in trouble.  We simply cannot survive another four year debacle like the last four.  The bumblers like the rinos who think compromise is the answer are simply wrong.  Compromise will destroy them because the people don’t want to compromise with dummies. LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE! Regardless of what you think, the people are your bosses.

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    • 2banewshound2Comment by 2banewshound2
      August 9, 2011 @ 2:58 am

      I am a true conservative and the Republican Party has left me.  In this upcoming election I feel that the Republicans will trounce on the Dems and gain quite a few seats… most likely ending up with a majority in the Senate and House.  However,, just like G.W. Bush in his first term when he had a Republican majority in both chambers… Congress spent like drunken sailors.  We do not need that again.  Think… CHECKS AND BALANCES.  I will not be voting for Obama as I am pro-life and a fiscal conservative.  
         If Perry is the nominee, I will leave that section of the voting card blank… as I cannot vote for someone who signed into law a bill (SB313) that essentially strips people in some TX counties that do not contain a groundwater conservation district of their liberty of voting against being placed in a neighboring groundwater conservation district without any form of DUE PROCESS being given to the people as protected by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution’s Due Process Clause. 
          FACT… Perry ignored the DUE PROCESS CLAUSE and signed SB313 into law on June 17, 2011.  What will Perry strip you of if he is President?
            Perry is the epitome of BIG GOVERNMENT (and answers to the Bilderbergs)… remember Perry’s Executive Order mandating the questionable Gardasil vaccine to all sixth grade girls!

            

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  2. bobnipComment by bobnip
    August 8, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Republican Leaders need to get beyond the fear political correctness instills in them. The Tea Party has a rally and we are tagged “racist hate-mongers” or “radical extremists.” Congress woman Giffords gets shot in Arizona and we are blamed for the event because of our supposed “vitriolic rhetoric.” The media hides the fact that the shooter, Jeremy Laughlin, embraced Mao, just as our Pseudo-President does.

    Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Marco Rubio are relentlessly attacked personally because they have had the audacity to suggest we need to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Yet, if we dare question the motive of signs being held up at Pseudo-Reverend Al Sharpton rallies saying, “Get Whitey”, we are tagged “racist”.
     
    In speeches our Tea Party leaders are giving I suggest they ask the question of the American voters, “What is wrong with protecting the Constitution and defending the sovereignty of this nation?” “What is wrong with remembering God had an intrical role in our forefather’s thinking when they developed the precepts of this Republic form of government?” Start asking people why they would submit to Obama attempting to turn this country into a third rate European style welfare state. Unless the people’s eyes are opened to the truth behind and the reality of Obama’s policies we will lose again! 
     
    Boehner and the RINOs somehow have developed a misguided belief that they will gain approval from the Demosqwats by “compromising.” Did they not see the poll that showed they had a less favorable approval rating following caving on the debt ceiling?

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    • SkyknightComment by Skyknight
      August 8, 2011 @ 11:08 am

      Very true. Boehner sold us out and he needs to go, the sooner the better followed by the rest of the RINOs.

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    • bpComment by bp
      August 8, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

      Whoever voted for the last “debt ceiling” bill needs to be replaced with represent-atives. 

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    • davnkatzComment by davnkatz
      August 8, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

      Boehner & McCain & Perry are all cut from the same cloth.  Later comments have touched on this.  Perry trie to steal thousands of areas blonging to Texas citizens to give to a mexican cartel to builf the TransTexasCorridor.  Remember that fiasco?  He tried to order a medical procedure for ALL Texas girls – some as young as 7-8. Remember thyat?  Instead of being as national leader in dealing with illegal immigrants and open borders, Perry condemned OK & AZ for actually doing something about it.  Perry called a special session of Texas legislature to deal with open borders and illegals. Trouble is, he sat on bills that actually would have done something and gave us a watered-down bill that will do very little.  Then, in “testing” his political waters he called for a national day of prayer with himself as the leader. This was nothing short of a blatant ploy to announce his candidacy, make everyone forget all the other crapola, and secure the support of Christians.  He might be better than Obummer – just barely.

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  3. The SentinelComment by The Sentinel
    August 8, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    Did a write-in in the last General Election, maybe, the Republicants can successfully get me to do it again.

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    • dwcoteComment by dwcote
      August 8, 2011 @ 11:20 am

      A write-in vote is a vote for Obama. Not voting is a vote for Obama. The most important thing in the next election is getting rid of Obama and his minions. If the republicans run Mickey Mouse vote for Mickey. If we don’t get rid of Obama this country is thru so remember that even if you don’t like the republican candidate he or she will be better than
      Obama.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      August 8, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

      My dog would be a better president than Obama.

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    • FreeDameComment by freedame
      August 8, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

      Actually, txgoatlady, my dog is brave, gentle, loving, loyal, and smarter than most politicians I know.  He would happily die to defend his home and his people.  He was also born in the US to American parents.  I can’t think of any way in which my dog wouldn’t make a MUCH better president than the imposter in the White House.   :)

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    • CharieComment by Charie
      August 8, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

      The last time you did that you and others like you landed us with Barack Hussein Obama.  Are you doubling down to make sure he gets another term?

      Thanks a lot.  Not! 

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  4. newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
    August 8, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    At this stage of the game I’m hoping that Perry will enter the race as I’m sure he would be a good bet to win.  He’s much better than Mitt Romney as he’s more of a straight shooter, whereas, Mitt flip flops all over the place and consistently changes his mind according to whomever he happens to be addressing.  I also don’t like the fact that Mitt is not able to commit himself to certain issues and plays it safe, so to speak.  This has its place in politics for sure, however, I’d prefer someone more strong in character who has the guts to speak out for what HE believes in, not what every one else wants him to say.  I’m told that Perry is really a religious man and is not faking it in regards to these prayer assemblies which means a lot to me also.

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    • SkyknightComment by Skyknight
      August 8, 2011 @ 11:14 am

      Romney is a RINO and not what we need for this country. Perry is better, but has the same attitude about securing our boarders as Bush and Obama. We need a strong Constitutional leader that will do what is best for the country and tell the left to go to hell.

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    • Texas PatriotComment by americandad
      August 8, 2011 @ 11:48 am

      @Skyknight, I agree with you. Problem is what conservative candidate can generate Tea Party support without turning off moderates and independents, many of which cannot bring themselves to vote for Osamabama and the demoquacks so might just choose to stay home? We need a candidate with a conservative soul, American values, and loads of character and charisma. Who do you like?

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    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      August 8, 2011 @ 11:58 am

      SKYKNIGHT:

      Hopefully, if Perry does run, his policies might have changed about our borders.  I’m hoping so anyway as things have gotten much worse over time.  Everything’s going down the tubes and it doesn’t look like there’s a silver cloud on the horizon as S&P threatens to continue to downgrade if we don’t get our fiscal house in order.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      August 8, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

      I am still very leery of Perry myself. He has a history of saying what he wants the voters to hear when running for election, then pursuing a very different agenda once in office.

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    • bpComment by bp
      August 8, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

      AmericanDad: PALIN/O’Rubio ticket! That’s what this AmericanMom is praying!

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    • sparky40swComment by sparky40sw
      August 8, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

      Perry crapped all over the law to stop the TSA grope fests in Texas airports, giving it lip service and the doing everything he could to be sure it would not pass.
      If this the best the Republicans can offer, and by that I mean if they turn away from Dr. Paul again – then this country as currently constituted has no hope.

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      August 8, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

      I agree with TXGoatLady about Perry.  He has a history of double talk to get elected.

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    • wlm43Comment by wlm43
      August 10, 2011 @ 4:28 am

      I would love to see Rubio run, but I think he has a constitutional problem.  I think his parents were not born in the USA.  

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      August 10, 2011 @ 7:17 am

      I don’t know who Rubio is. First time I heard the name was on this forum.  But if  Rubio’s parents are legal US citizens, born here or not, then Rubio is a US citizen as long as s/he was born here.  If not, Rubio falls under the auspices of the controversial Dream Act that would seek to reward people whose parents are illegals.   If Rubio runs, s/he better have all the facts and all the papers to support it.,  That is all I can say.  Look at all the controversy about Obama and all the time that’s been wasted AFTER the election trying to prove he is not an American citizen. And I still don’t believe, technically, that he is.

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  5. mcrankComment by mcrank
    August 8, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    Well said, Doug, and I have expressed that very sentiment many times in comments to various posts on this forum.  The economic and financial issues facing this country right now are dead-on serious—and today’s economic news underscores that emphatically.

    We absolutely cannot tolerate any more liberal policies nor can we waffle as Conservatives—we MUST get our act together and save this country.

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  6. NY GrahamComment by NY Graham
    August 8, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    “the United States of America as we know it cannot survive a second Obama term”. I have serious doubts that the country as we know it will survive his first term. Events seem to be unravelling pretty fast- debt crises, stock market collapses, downgrades. China is brazenly attacking the dollar. It is only a matter of time before the dollar collapses and everything goes to hell. I am convinced that by the time we go to the polls in 2012 this country will be completely different. We will truly need a new leader, not the same old run of the mill politician. Someone who will show us that the only path forward is to move away from a government that attempts to control every aspect of our lives and towards a system of individual responsibility and self government, and self reliance.

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      August 9, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

      I assume that you’re referring to Dr. Ron Paul.  He has been warning the American voter for a long time about the exact situation in which we now find ourselves.  I believe that the Dr. is honest, and truthfully wants to help us get this nation back on its feet.  He also warns that it won’t be easy, but what worthwhile endeavour is?  
         In Romney (yawn) a younger party hack; in  Perry, one who’s got his hand out behind his back; in Bachmann, a lot of untested rhetoric and lack of experience; and Dr. Ron Paul with a no-nonsense approach to eliminating big government and reigning in absurd and wasteful spending.  RON PAUL IN 2012!

      The only thing that really bothers me is who in their right mind would want this particular bag of annelids…

      Only someone with a deep love of our Republic and the people that make it up deserves the Presidency.  I believe that’s Dr. Paul.         

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      August 9, 2011 @ 8:47 pm

      Dr. Ron Paul. Yes. I think if he had run and been elected years ago, we would not be in the mess we are in today. However, he is way too old to be president now. He comes across like a doddering, crotchety old man who isn’t really all that likeable and I just don’t think he could get elected.  You have to realize that when he was trying to get in the race before, he was also running for his congressional seat at the same time. What kind of double dealing is that?  Sorry, I can’t see myself voting for him no matter how much I agree with him. I don’t think he would have a snowball’s chance in hell of accomplishing anything even if he were to be elected, not because he isn’t a wise person but because he can’t seem to see the whole picture.

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  7. PattiComment by Patricia
    August 8, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    In order to save America we need to pray hard and elect the right leader.  I want a leader who is honest, Godly, has integrity, good morals, and one who is NOT afraid to stand UP to those who stand against this country.  That would be Sarah Palin.  She is not afraid to speak her mind and, when necessary, reload.  We need to pray hard that she will decide, soon, to run.  We have had, since the beginning, men, some good some bad and one HORRIBLE.  Now it is time to turn it over to the woman who can help lead this wonderful USA back to its Grand Ole’ Self and put our feet back on solid ground.  Please Sarah, decide quickly what you plan to do.  Those of us who have supported you with money and prayerful support, deserve to know if you plan to run or not.  We can understand if you decide not to, but, please, at least, decide.  Thanks and God bless you and yours and may He guide you in all you endeavor to do for this Country.  As you do, I love America The Beautiful!

    A former woman Marine (Viet Nam era)

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    • Texas PatriotComment by americandad
      August 8, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

      Very well said, and a heart-felt thank you for your service – from another Viet Nam era vet! As for Sarah, my support for her is 100% complete. She is the only one in the mix who is a REAL person and an un-apologetic American Patriot. No privileged elite and New World Order operative is she! But does the Grand Old Party have the guts to hitch their wagon to a STAR?

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    • American CraftsmanComment by American Craftsman
      August 8, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

      America dose seem to be in the mood for a change, and I think you are right on target when you said Sarah Palin would make a great difference in the direction of this great nation.
      We all know women think differently than we men.
      That’s a good thing. Sarah Palin YOU HAVE MY VOTE if you should decide to run.
      Most all of America is willing to discharge the incompetent incumbents.
      We love you Sarah Palin!
      Signed American Craftsman.   

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  8. American CraftsmanComment by American Craftsman
    August 8, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    Dear Mr. President
    Who’s Running The Show? Is the question put before me, by my 10 year old grandson
    Yesterday.

    I must admit, you and congress would do so much better, if there weren’t people pulling
    your strings as if you were a bunch of puppets.

    We the people no lounger have a say. Large Corporations, Financiers, and even freon
    Countries seem to be in charge of our lives.
      
    My answer to my grandson was. When you grow up, you can make a difference, with your vote.
    I know I spoke to him in 1/2 truths and that is the reason for this correspondence
    Addressed to: Mr President Who is, running the show?

    We Americans are tired of the Unemployment rate being so high!
    So here are some answers.
    Hire more Border Guards
    Hire more Immigration Officers
    Hire more Homeland Security Guards
    By securing our country from within, you will allow US to grow.
    What’s so hard about giving U.S. a chance to work?
     
    Signed Larry G. Booth American Craftsman  
      

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  9. TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
    August 8, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Right on, Doug.

    If Republicans nominate another spinless RINO like McCain, we’re finished.

    It seems to me that only candidates approved by the RNC establishment, Bilderburgers, Tri-Lateral and one world guys seem to get nominated.  Good solid Conservative candidates are not only ignored by these people, they are also ridiculed and minimized by them. 

    I really don’t know how we can break through this establishment wall that has been placed before us. All I know is that Romney, another spineless RINO, is raising a lot of money.  I sure would like to know where that money is coming from. Finding that out, would tell us who really is in charge. 

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  10. pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
    August 8, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Doug, 

    First off, I would have much rather voted for you than McCain. You probably would have gotten a lot more votes than he did.

    Second, you forgot to mention candidate Gerald Ford who gave us the Carter administration. The party wasn’t ready to back Reagan over Ford back then. We have the Republican party’s “run the guy we think has paid his dues” policy to thank for the two worst presidents in modern history.

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  11. JRComment by JR
    August 8, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Romney is coming out of no where.  I don’t see any for him other than the polls.  Where is his funding coming from, the Obama camp?

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      August 8, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

      At this point, he has the most recognizable name out of the group. People who don’t hang up on pollsters aren’t always the people who think carefully about their responses or refuse to respond when they don’t feel informed enough to answer. Polls are only marginally useful given how easy it is to manipulate the responses by wording the questions in a manner that is most likely to elicit the response you want.

      Hopefully, after a few televised debates and television interviews the other candidates can start earning some name recognition. Cain has managed to make a couple of statements that certainly put him on the front page, even if it was with a negative slant. I would wager a few more people know his name now.

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  12. bilrComment by bilr
    August 8, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Look at   http://www.letterstogod-bilr.blogspot.com  Not religious just comments

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  13. Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
    August 8, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    Dear, oh dear!  Reagan was a good man but I wouldn’t call him the best president or even the best presidential material we have had.  It’s immaterial but Gerald Ford would be my pick– he managed to hold it all together when it could easily have fallen apart. Why? Because he was an American first and foremost and he heeded the call to come to the aid of this country. Remember, Ford, didn’t especially want to be president. Circumstances put him there.  People who want that job so much they will do anything to get it tend to do questionable things. Ford was above reproach morally as well as ethically. 

    I tend to dispute Israel as being our best ally.  Israel is for Israel first and the USA should be for the USA first. We have given all we can to all those middle eastern nations and it’s time they all fended for themselves. People act like Israel is some crippled child or something when, indeed, they are a strong, determined, and capable nation. They were at least smart enough to build upon what they were given.
     
    The rest, I totally agree with. We cannot afford for Obama to be re-elected. I can’t say he”serves,” because mostly what he has done is cause a great deal of harm to this nation while he thumbs his nose at the people who live and work out here in the real world.  I deeply resent that congress keeps letting him play in that sandbox without taking him down a peg or two, and they well could, if they weren’t just as wishy washy as he is. None of them seem to understand a three part government or what their function is as part of it.

    I’m one of these Americans that is just entirely fed up. The Republicans have no candidates. I saw them talking about Rick Perry this morning. Rick Perry does one thing good and that is only because he can’t help it. He looks good. Beyond that, he’s just as pompous and arrogant as the rest of them. I lived in TX when he was governor.  No, can’t protect the border. No, can’t deport illegals. No, can’t even question illegals. Why?  Then, when they all started marching around and he realized how many there were of them, in TX alone, he started pointing fingers at the federal gov’t  rather than put his foot down and put a stop to them crossing the TX borders thousands at a time.  He only cares about what might get him elected– just like Obama.  Sorry, Rick Perry might be pretty, but he is anything but presidential. 

    Who else? I haven’t seen anyone. Have you?  The cast of characters who came out of the woodwork  then quietly disappeared into oblivion last time around when McCain was going to be the obvious choice long before the primaries every happened astounded me. Personally, I’d rather have ten candidates and five run offs than two equally unqualified people on a ballot.

        

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    • SteveInKSComment by SteveInKS
      August 8, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

      It’s nice to know that people are still ignoring Ron Paul, the only candidate who correctly predicted the financial meltdown and the only one who has any sort of plan to get us out of this fiscal mess.

      Sure, you may not like his non-interventionist foreign policy stance (which, by the way, mirrors many past Republican presidents), but when you’re broke and don’t have any money to spend, does maintaining and staffing over 700 military bases in 140+ countries make any sense at all?

      He is Constitutionalist to the core, and is the only one of the people running who will dare to take on the establishment of both parties, dismantle unconstitutional agencies like the Department of Energy, the Department of Indoctri – err, Education, the Department of Agriculture, etc, and will actally DECREASE REAL SPENDING!

      The rest will all get us to total insolvency, just not as fast as Herr Obama.

      Ron Paul’s at 16% in Iowa, running a strong third, and he needs to stop being treated like a “fringe” candidate and more like the competitive, viable candidate he is.

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      August 8, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

      Steven, Ron Paul is not going to win no matter what. I fought for him to get into the debates last time and all he did was make a fool out of himself acting like a broken record. He didn’t debate any of the things they were talking about; he just kept ridiculing Bush and the war.  I knew right then and there that I’d never vote for him. I’m not saying he isn’t right but I am saying that there is more to being the president of the USA than one or two issues and he seems too focused on so little that he can’t possibly be effective.

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  14. allfor1and1forallComment by allfor1and1forall
    August 8, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    One of the big problems that I see is that state Republican parties have some really asinine Primary rules.  I’ve heard that one state’s GOP, for example, lets ANYONE vote in their Primary.  As a result, even the Dems were busing in people from out of state to vote in the primary for McCain.
    Why did the state GOP allow this?  Why haven’t most state GOPs changed their rules?
    Answer?  Because these establishment types WANTED McCain to win the nomination.
    Conservative friends, the GOP establishment is NOT our friend.

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  15. AlanComment by Alan
    August 8, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    We have a two party system in America: Democrats and Democrats Lite.  I have never seen a political situation that is so open to a serious third party starting up, and if the Republicans don’t start sticking to Republican principles, it will happen.  The sad thing is that a third party would only split the conservative vote and garuntee a generation of liberal Democrat rule.  It’s high time for the Republican Party to return to being Republicans rather than Demcrat Lites.

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      August 8, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

      I hate to say it but the REPUBLICAN party was the 3rd party when Lincoln was elected. Maybe it’s time for another shake up!  And I agree that if Republicans don’t start sticking to Republican principles it can happen. 

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    • SteveInKSComment by SteveInKS
      August 8, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

      Grouchy, if the GOP doesn’t get the message in 2012, there WILL be a third party movement to replace them.  (Then again, if the GOP doesn’t get the message in 2012, there may not be an election in 2014, because there may not be an America left.)

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    • BishopComment by Bishop
      August 8, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

      SteveInKS, I don’t think we’re there yet. It takes a Hell of a lot more than what is going on today to destroy this country. Something very catastrophic has to happen in order for America to be ripped apart. 

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  16. BishopComment by Bishop
    August 8, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    I haven’t seen anyone from the Republican party come out to run for President that I like. In fact I haven’t seen anyone that I like from any party. Here’s what I would like to see and I’d like your opinion on it.

    I’d like to see someone who says what’s on their mind. being Politically Correct. If someone is insulted by what they say, so what. This is America and free speech reigns supreme. I want to see them pander to the American Citizen in general. Not Blacks, not Latinos, not to any other race, tribe or religion. The Citizen comes first. I want to see them say that they’re going to come down on businesses hard for hiring illegals. Those jobs are for citizens. The money from those jobs will stay here instead of being sent out of the country. I want to hear them say that their job is to make illegals so uncomfortable that they’ll self deport and that we owe them nothing and that they are not entitled to anything.

    I want to hear them say that no one is entitled to anything. We used to be a country of people who were self reliant. We worked for what we had and were a unit of production, not consumption. If you lose your job, the Government will help you while you find a new one, but you’d better make an effort, if not you’d better have a damn good reason why you can’t. This includes welfare recipients, no one wants to support someone else’s children, it just isn’t fair.
    I want someone who wants fiscal responsibility for the Government. Advocate spending within its means and not use debt as a tool. If we get Americans back to work on the jobs taken by illegals, the money from those taxes will come in. I want groups like La Raza, Mecha, CAIR and any others like them defunded. My tax dollars shouldn’t go to fringe groups that advocate the overthrowing of our Government or taking of our land.

    Congress has forgotten that they work for the Citizen. It’s time that they come back and work for us. The person who goes on this path is going to need a very thick skin as they will be hammered by the MSM, special interests and groups as racist, bigoted and anti-American despite never mentioning race once. They will compared to Nazis, Communists and tyrants. They will be called names, jeered at and made fun of by far left comedians, politicians and celebrities. They need to be prepared for it all. If however they do this and say that they are for the citizen unapologetically I believe that America will respond positively.

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    • Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
      August 8, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

      I agree with most of what you have said.  I especially agree with the idea that the taxpayers shouldn’t be funding organizations that advocate racism, favoritism or communism! I’d be thrilled if every single organization that exists on donations would go back to being funded that way rather than government supported. People don’t donate to charity anymore because we are taxed to death to support the things we don’t want and can’t afford to support the things we do want.

      I definitely agree that I don’t want to support someone else’s kids. I don’t think I should pay school taxes since I don’t have kids in school. Especially since the education systems across this land cry constantly for more money yet the kids don’t seem any better educated. You cannot throw money at every problem and fix it!  They need to go back to the basics and stop with all this extra nonsense in the schools that eats up funds and forces the schools to hire extra people who aren’t teachers at all.  And they definitely could get along with a lot less administration– like maybe 90% of it!  And those are the people making the big bucks!

      I’d like to see political favoritism thrown out the window along with all the jobs appointed by presidents, senators and congressmen. They don’t need all those aides scurrying around like spies and spreading rumors, for crying out loud!  The White House doesn’t need dozens of people to keep it running, either.  Hire a few maids, a cook, and a gardner and give it a rest!  They don’t need one servant for each room and half a dozen for each person who lives there. That is total nonsense!   I heard that some guy gets paid 110K  to watch their DOG!  If you can’t take care of a dog, don’t own one.  If you can’t take care of your own kids, don’t have any!

      I’d definitely like to see someone run for president who would call it like he sees it and not worry about the votes. Because, in reality, that is the person who would get the votes, as long as they have some sort of track record proving onesty and work ethics. Mostly, I’d like to see people who have actually LIVED out here in the real world so that they know how it works running for public offices, not some dude who lives in a gated community where body guards are the norm and money grows on trees in the back yard so they can pay for votes.  It should be the best qualified, not the one who can get in front of the most TV cameras who gets to run for public office.  

      If the government would delete the laws that are obsolete and enforce the ones that are left, things would be better. And if the legislators would get in the habit of writing laws in a thousand words or less, minus all the mumbo jumbo that gives someone a means to break them somewhere down the line, we would be a lot further ahead.  This nonsense about writing a 1200 page book and asking congress to vote on it without even reading it is carrying things way too far!

      I believe that all politicians should say what they have on their mind and never mind whose feelings are going to be hurt. My feelings are hurt when people stand in my face and lie to me and I’d venture to guess that most people feel that same way.  The sooner people wake up and realize that it isn’t racist to dislike someone as long as you don’t dislike ALL of the people who are a certain race, religion, etc. the better!  The sooner people realize that the old addage “sticks and stones” has a meaning, the easier their lives will be.

      So, yes, I think you have a lot of valid points. 

      All politicians, even the best loved, have been poked at by commedians and the public in general.  So what’s new?  If peole want to be in the public spotlight, they need to realize that their names are going to be associated with a lot of things they might not find savory. Big deal! 

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  17. reykoolComment by reykool
    August 8, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    By the time the “American Idiots” who keep voting Republican when the Democrats are in power and flap  and switch to Democrat when Republicans perform badly will understand that Both party are two heads of the same monster  and both sides are just front men for the real power that be….It will be too late . America was NEVER a Democracy and is No longer a Constitutional Republic it is in fact a CORPORATIST OLIGARCHY and the “Elected” front men are serving the Corporate oligarchy at the expense of the American people, that is why the “leaders” never follow what they say during their campaign because who ever is “Elected” follow a pre planed agenda so it does not matter who is elected Republican or Democrat, their style or personality might be different but the BOTTOM LINE AGENDA remain the same.The “new” administration continue where the previous one left off ,Obama is continuing what G W Bush was doing with a “Cooler” smile posing as a “progressive Liberal” which is a cover to create the illusion of “Change” while continuing the same  ”New World Order” agenda.IT IS WELL DOCUMENTED THAT OBAMA DID WORK FOR THE CIA and so was his mother. SO don’t be fooled by the phony Liberal image he is a Wall Street  and Central “Banksters” BOY.
    Americans Cannot even make the difference between Capitalism (what we were brainwashed to believe we were into) and Corporatism (What we really became). CORPORATISM is the merging of Cartels,and Big Corporations with Big Government. It iis  also call FASCISM.
    The goal is to absorb America into a one – world private commercial government with ONE WORLD (cashless)  ELECTRONIC CURRENCY but while in the  process (using staged Financial crisis) the “average idiot” has no clue on what is going on : the Right wingers are accusing the Government to become “Socialist” and left wingers are accusing BIG Business to take over the Government when in fact both sides are fooled by the “Corporatists” (which OBAMA IS) Both are working Together the so call “Privatization” is a cover these “Private Corporations” are in fact existing only on Exclusive Government Contracts..THEY ARE TRUSTS, CARTELS
    Our Federal Reserve which is a private Cartel controlled by Eight Families is controlling the US policies through DEBT.
    Just imagine that your entire income cover ONLY the interest on your credit card, and you have to Borrow (by law) from the same Bank in order to pay for all your living expenses, WHO in that case Control you Life ? YOU or The Creditor ? That is how our Government  works  so WHO really make the decisions when it is proven from the Grace Commission Report that the entire amount of Federal income tax is not use to operate the country’s economy but to pay ONLY the interest on the National Debt which is  mostly caused  by the way our currency is created by the Federal Reserve System. And that is why the National Debt will NEVER GO DOWN .
    So blaming Obama for this mess is a real Joke, even though  is part of the problem and not the Solution BUT SO WERE EVERY OTHER PRESIDENTS  Ronald Reagan  increased the Debt ceiling  SEVENTEEN TIMES …G W BUSH  EIGHT TIMES…
    America is like a badly managed Corporation where the Top level Executives ask the Employees to take Heavy pay cuts and downsizing while increasing their own salaries by ten times…
    Every four years the “American idiots” are asked to vote in  choosing from a list of men who are Pre selected by the “Corporatocracy” to create the illusion of “Choice” in this “Make Believe” Democracy.  It is like playing  in a casino where you have to choose to play with a Red dice or a Blue dice  but unfortunately  both the Red and Blue Dice are  loaded.
    In this article Doug Patton is telling you that the RED Dice is not as good as it used to be…. 
    ” Rationality belongs to the cool observer because of the stupidity of the average man who follows not REASON  but FAITH and his naive faith requires necessary illusions and emotionally potent oversimplification provided by the myth makers to keep the believers on course”

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    • bobnipComment by bobnip
      August 8, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

      You, young man, have watched too many episodes of Jessie Ventura’s “Conspiracy Theory” program. You waxed eloquently for a relentlessly long time, building this enormous picture of a conspiracy rooted in Corporate greed. I am aware of the Bilderberg group, as well. You are probably are right that their are Corporate moguls like David Rockefeller who try to control our lives just like George Soros and Maurice Strong. But, these people can be defeated! Now, having said that I want to pose a solution…which I noticed in your diatribe you never offer.
       
      I have not given up, like you apparently have. First, I want you to read Communist Professor Francis Pivin’s book on destroying Capitalism in America. You will find Obama is almost checking off her precepts one after the other, as he implements his policies leading us into COMMUNISM. Then, get yourself aware of everything written by Jonathon Porritt. You will find he is the nimrod that came up with the concept of “sustainability” and sustainable communities.” Follow that by reading Holly Swansen’s book “Set Up and Sold Out-what green really means.” Then read Agenda 21 proposed and soon to be attempted by the UN. That is where the threat is coming from, not the corporate world.
       
      There are good people in this world. I noticed you take a swipe at people of faith. Faith is what will help get us through this mess we currently find ourselves in. Faith in the precepts of the Constitution. Faith that we can overcome Obama’s abuse of the Executive Order and get back to our three branches form of government. There is hope that power can be seized away from the Federal government and authority placed back in that of each state. And, faith in God. Sorry, son, if you don’t believe in a God…I’ll pray for you. If you read the Bible you would discover that most every prophecy is coming true.

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  18. reykoolComment by reykool
    August 9, 2011 @ 2:16 am

    BOBNIP   GO BACK TO REALITY, First  about  JESSE VENTURA  you  should check HIS LAST BOOK  EVERY SO CALL  ”CONSPIRACY THEORIES” ARE BACKED UP BY ORIGINAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS reproduced in the book. I AM NOT INTO  ”THEORIES”  BUT FACTS
    I read an average of  800 pages of declassified documents a month, my former business partner is a  FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) attorney SO IF ONE OF US is in  LALA LAND  IT IS NOT ME… What you call  ”COMMUNISM” under  OBAMA  is actually “CORPORATISM”  We are in a “Corporatist Oligarchy”  YOU OBVIOUSLY DID NOT  EVEN NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE, However I agree with you THE RESULT IS THE SAME :  CONCENTRATION OF POWER INTO THE HANDS OF A SMALL RULING ELITE, AND  THIS FORM OF GOVERNMENT MUST GO, but it is under the control of Central  ”BANKSTERS” (Fed)  AND “FAITH” AT THIS LEVEL IS FOR THE POLITICALLY NAIVE, THE ENTIRE BANKING SYSTEM MUST CHANGE AT THE US AND GLOBAL LEVEL.  
    NOW ABOUT YOUR RELIGIOUS FAITH HERE SOME VERY WELL DOCUMENTED FACTS ON CHRISTIANITY  : It is not possible to find in any legitimate religious or historical writings compiled between the beginning of the first century and well into the fourth century any reference to Jesus Christ and the spectacular events that the church says accompanied his life.
    We have no source of information with respect to the life of Jesus Christ other than ecclesiastic writings assembled during the FOURTH CENTURY.(codex Sinaiticus, Dr Constantin von Tischendorf British Library)
    There is an explanation for those hundreds of years of silence, the construct of Christianity did not begin until after the first quarter of the fourth century and that why POPE Leon X (d 1521) called Christ a “fable” (Cardinal Bembo his Letters)
    FACT : In the fourth Century, the Roman Emperor Constantine united all religious factions under one composite deity and ordered the compilation of new and old writings into a uniform collection that became the New Testament. Basically a religion based on a fraud created for Political control. The word RELIGION come from the Latin word RELIGIO, if you want to educate yourself buy a Latin / English Dictionary to find out what the Latin word  RELIGIO  means in English : SUPERSTITION. 
    TRUTH DOES NOT CHANGE BECAUSE IT IS OR IS NOT BELIEVED BY THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE. 
    If you know about the Bildelberg and the Rockefellers Reading the Bible will not help …
    I did not give up I am just more aware of what is going on instead of being in denial about  the New World Order.
    Do you know anybody in the intelligence community, Do you really know what is going on, Do you really think our economic crisis JUST HAPPEN ?
    Check with these guys :
    CIA : (703) 482 11 00
    Director of National Intelligence : (703) 733 86 00 
    Peace 
    Because War is a racket

                         
      

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  19. sportymom5n2Comment by sportymom5n2
    August 9, 2011 @ 6:32 am

    So we get a washed up (old guy) terrorist (Osama Bin Laden) who was “planning another attack” on the US (he was used up so informants turned him in) and the Afghanistan army (the United Nations) get 22 of the elite of elites, dog complete with high tech spyware, and the UN gets to pick up the pieces of our best technology at the crash site… IMPEACH NOW, IS THE THING THAT COMES TO MIND AT A TIME LIKE THIS, BUT WE ALL KNOW IT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE DEMS IN CONTROL OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE. WE CAN’T WAIT UNTIL 2012 TO SETTLE THIS THING. WE MUST NULLIFY NOW! That is our only hope folks!  Check out http://www.nullifynow.com

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  20. AnnieComment by Annie
    August 9, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    What I find interesting is that in the comments there are many references to ‘the republicans’ as though there is a them and us. But we are the Republicans and we are the ones who put McCain up against Obama. Now, I didn’t vote McCain in the primary as I’m sure many of you didn’t and was shocked when he surged in the polls as I’m sure many of you were. On the other hand, the field we had to choose from was pathetic. This time out I think we have a real chance – Instead of listening with our eyes we need to listen with our ears. Forget about the central casting candidates (Romney – Perry??) and go with a true conservative. I agree with a previous commenter who said we should look at who the media likes and run in the other direction. Remember the NY Times editorial on John McCain advising us that he was our best candidate?
    It’s a sad thing to say but the media is the best indicator of who our best candidate is – the one they truly hate and vilify at every opportunity. Ironically, those are the candidates who are most conservative – or is it ironic?
    The truth is, it doesn’t matter who the establishment GOP guys want, if we don’t vote for them in the primary it’s moot. Reagan was not wanted by the establishment GOP but we got him, didn’t we?
    Personally, I’m a Bachmann supporter for many reasons but primarily because she is the only who is a true conservative as far as I can tell. And man does the press hate her or what? If we end up with another squishy, we will only have ourselves to blame – forget the Romneys, the Perrys, the Christies – times are too extreme right now to deal with somebody who looks good but then wants to sing kumbayah with the libbies.
    Anyway, we have the power, not them, not the press, not anyone but the electorate. Get out there and start talking it up. We may be bunch of discontented hobbits but we sure are effective when we put our minds to it, aren’t we?
    In the end it will be us who determines how constitutionally conservative our next president is.
    Annie

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      August 9, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

      When we say “the Republicans” we are referring to the national party or establishment (read, “good old boy network”). They get to distribute money and help pick winners and losers. They also have a lot of influence in who gets invited to the debates. John Cox never could get in any of the debates last presidential primary. Even though he had a lot of his own money, he couldn’t seem to get his name out there and the party didn’t want him to. I have a feeling that happens more often than we know.

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  21. bobnipComment by bobnip
    August 10, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    Wow…for an atheist, non-believer, you certainly try to represent that you know a lot about Christianity! BTW do you find it necessary to capitalize every other word in an effort to give your puke more validity???
    And…you still offer no solutions! You are just a ranting buffoon that evidently likes the blaring sound of his own voice!  Have a nice day!

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