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    Trump is the most unintentionally hilarious candidate in history.

    #434999

    cyclist II
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    Looking forward to voting for Obama again.

    #435000

    cyclist II wrote >>
    Looking forward to voting for Obama again.

    While I’ve actually been mildly disappointed with him thus far, he far surpasses what the R’s seem intent on putting up against him.

    Will be interesting to see if his criticism from the right for his “celebrity” will stand, considering two of the possibles on their side are just wrapping seasons of reality shows…

    #435001
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Snarf wrote >>
    ^Nice.
    I didn’t fall for the Shepard Fairey poster or catchy slogan last time around, don’t know why I would a second.

    Good to know you’re keeping up with your quota of at least one “my team is better than your team” posts per political thread. ;)

    #435002

    myliftkk wrote >>
    Between Bachmann, Trump, The Turtle, and The Tangerine, I can hardly wait for the Republican campaign season to get rolling.

    A goldmine for comedians.

    Check out Lewis Black’s analysis of Trump 2012

    #435003
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>

    Snarf wrote >>
    ^Nice.
    I didn’t fall for the Shepard Fairey poster or catchy slogan last time around, don’t know why I would a second.

    Good to know you’re keeping up with your quota of at least one “my team is better than your team” posts per political thread. ;)

    For you special!

    #435004

    Antonio
    Member

    Nearly 2 – 1 ratio strongly disapprove of Obama versus those that strongly aprove.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

    #435005

    And less than half of the same people polled believe that to significantly cut government spending would require making major changes in National Security, Social Security, and Medicare.

    I’m thinking they may have polled an elementary school.

    #435006
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
    Participant

    rus wrote >>
    I thought the flying unicorn leaving a rainbow trail was a nice touch…

    It was a bit of a light touch for a hatchet job. I could have created a more bitter and scathing parody of an Obama ad, despite the fact I’m almost certainly going to vote for him for the second time. I know the joke was that it was supposed to seem just like a pro-Obama ad, but it really did seem like one. You had to pay close attention to even know it was making fun of him.

    Of course subtlety has never been my strong suit –but then, it never seemed like a Republican strong suit either.

    #435007
    ColumbusTime
    ColumbusTime
    Participant

    It has become such a pain to run for office that we get stuck with these losers.

    Huckabee is a hack who will say whatever to get elected. He plays the simpleton man of the Arkansas people bit that is annoying as hell.

    Romney is a phony who has been running for 4+ years now. Damaged goods.

    Obama is a phony who will say whatever to get elected (obviously). He might have a better chance if he kicked Biden to the curb.

    I would love to see someone primary Obama.

    And maybe Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, or someone yet to be named will give some cause for optimism or else we will be stuck choosing from a list of warmed over losers.

    #435008

    sixby9is42
    Member

    If I had to pick someone from the list of possible Republican nominees that Reuters provided, I would pick Jon Huntsman.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/11/us-usa-campaign-republicans-factbox-idUSTRE73A7HT20110411?pageNumber=1

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Huntsman,_Jr.

    #435009

    StowCbusCleveland
    Participant

    While I have been at times disappointed by some decisions, I think President Obama has generally done an admirable job steering through an economic crisis at home and two wars + Mideast turmoil abroad. He hasn’t always taken the approach I would, but I am at least convinced he is smart and reality-based more than ideology-based. On domestic issues he shows a willingness to cherry-pick good ideas from the other “team” and compromise (sometimes too quickly depending on the issue). My ideal President is basically a smart pragmatist, and so far I think he fits the bill best. I think he is intellectually up to the task.

    There are some GOP candidates I’m interested to learn more about (Jon Huntsman, Mitch Daniels), but I fear we’ll get either a nut job or a weathervane from their primary. Republican politics is in a weird place right now, and I don’t see them picking the type of Republican I could support. I’ll probably vote in their primary this time around to help push for a sane candidate, but I think I’ll be outnumbered.

    #435010

    Antonio
    Member

    ColumbusTime wrote >>
    It has become such a pain to run for office that we get stuck with these losers.
    Huckabee is a hack who will say whatever to get elected. He plays the simpleton man of the Arkansas people bit that is annoying as hell.
    Romney is a phony who has been running for 4+ years now. Damaged goods.
    Obama is a phony who will say whatever to get elected (obviously). He might have a better chance if he kicked Biden to the curb.
    I would love to see someone primary Obama.
    And maybe Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, or someone yet to be named will give some cause for optimism or else we will be stuck choosing from a list of warmed over losers.

    Maybe he’ll step up and challenge Obama.

    Country will really be screwed up by then.

    #435011

    joev
    Participant

    I want Olympia Snowe to run for the GOP nomination. With such a fragmented party, I think moderate, rational Republicans might have a shot.

    #435012

    myliftkk
    Participant

    @joev – There’s some real demographic/electoral problems with that thought. Closed early primaries and a winner-take-all system empower the R candidates that can generate the most buzz in short bursts, and that’s not moderate R candidates (when’s the last moderate R who even made it through that process, Eisenhower?). That and a lot of the moderate rationalists left the R party to the devices of the fanatics.

    ’10 taught moderate R’s that if they don’t get on board with “teh crazy”, they’re going to get primaried, and since a number of moderates were primaried out this last round, there’s already chum in the water. The only way they’re gonna put a stop to that spiral is for one of the R leadership to stand up and change direction. Which one of the feckless bunch do you expect it to be? Cantor, Boehner, McConnell? They ain’t got no Lyndon Johnson over there…

    Their one shot, minus a major change in US fortunes, might be what’s left of the business side of the R establishment drafting Petraeus, but it isn’t the 1950s anymore.

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