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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which type of VP should Jeb Bush pick? on: March 01, 2015, 09:56:47 pm
I would like Bush to make a bold choice and pick someone experienced and dignified who can contribute on foriegn policy regardless of their race, gender, or state of residence.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: People from either party you would support and why on: March 01, 2015, 01:54:06 pm
Republicans: Bush, Graham, Christie, Bolton, Fiorina, Walker

Democrats: Webb, Biden

All of the listed Republicans will have the neoconservative foriegn policy that I look for and none of them are religious right types. I would simpky take Webb and Biden over the Republicans below.

No chance: Clinton, Cruz, Carson, Perry, Santorum, Huckabee, Jindal, Paul

Bomb throwers, religious zealots, a libertarian, and Clinton. No thank you

Why would you want another Bush after the last two Bushes messed up the Country after basically both given booming economies and America being in better shape then ever, they still manage to ruin the country totally.

The dotcom bubble burst in 2000 and the Bush administration inherited the proceeding recession. 9/11 didn't help matters any. It wasn't until the second round of tax cuts in 2003 that the economy began recovering. From 2003-2006 there was economic growth around 4%, unemployment would fall from 6% to 4%, and real wages grew.

The housing crash, while admittedly poorly managed by the administration, was predominately caused by horrible monetary policy on the part of the federal reserve who pushed excess credit into the economy with low interest rates.

Long story short, if you want to blame somebody for the housing market crash at the end of the Bush administration then you should blame Alan Greenspan.

That doesnt make up for bush turning a record surplus into a trillion dollar defict. Before Bush the debt was expected to be payed off by 2010 and he still manged to double it.It also doesn't also make up for Invading Iraq to topple and disbanding the Republican Guard which would have stopped the Rise of ISIS

A) That surplus never actually existed. It was a 2001 CBO projection that assumed growth of the late 90s and the stock market bubble would continue indefinitely for the next decade and generate record tax revenue. It did not account for the impending recession, a terrorist attack, or the war.

B) Before they were ISIS they were called al-Queda in Iraq. In 2007, the surge killed dozens of their high ranking leaders and in 2008 they're remaining leadership declared the organization to be in crisis. al-Baghdadi would rebuild the group by 2010 with former Ba'athist military officers and Saddam Hussein loyalists. ISIS wouldn't be anything near what it is today if we had left a residual force to combat them when they were weaker.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - March 2015 on: March 01, 2015, 01:10:09 pm
Bush. Follow the money.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: People from either party you would support and why on: March 01, 2015, 01:07:36 pm
Republicans: Bush, Graham, Christie, Bolton, Fiorina, Walker

Democrats: Webb, Biden

All of the listed Republicans will have the neoconservative foriegn policy that I look for and none of them are religious right types. I would simpky take Webb and Biden over the Republicans below.

No chance: Clinton, Cruz, Carson, Perry, Santorum, Huckabee, Jindal, Paul

Bomb throwers, religious zealots, a libertarian, and Clinton. No thank you

John Bolton? Have you heard him speak?

I have. He's not flashy and his depth cuts off dramatically when discussing issues aside from foriegn policy.
Ideologically though, I'm probably closer to Bolton than any other Republican. Not that I think Bolton has a shot at 2016 or anything, could male an interesting VP choice though depending on how important foriegn policy is to the electorate at that point
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: People from either party you would support and why on: March 01, 2015, 11:17:18 am
Republicans: Bush, Graham, Christie, Bolton, Fiorina, Walker

Democrats: Webb, Biden

All of the listed Republicans will have the neoconservative foriegn policy that I look for and none of them are religious right types. I would simpky take Webb and Biden over the Republicans below.

No chance: Clinton, Cruz, Carson, Perry, Santorum, Huckabee, Jindal, Paul

Bomb throwers, religious zealots, a libertarian, and Clinton. No thank you

Why would you want another Bush after the last two Bushes messed up the Country after basically both given booming economies and America being in better shape then ever, they still manage to ruin the country totally.

The dotcom bubble burst in 2000 and the Bush administration inherited the proceeding recession. 9/11 didn't help matters any. It wasn't until the second round of tax cuts in 2003 that the economy began recovering. From 2003-2006 there was economic growth around 4%, unemployment would fall from 6% to 4%, and real wages grew.

The housing crash, while admittedly poorly managed by the administration, was predominately caused by horrible monetary policy on the part of the federal reserve who pushed excess credit into the economy with low interest rates.

Long story short, if you want to blame somebody for the housing market crash at the end of the Bush administration then you should blame Alan Greenspan.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: People from either party you would support and why on: March 01, 2015, 12:28:19 am
Republicans: Bush, Graham, Christie, Bolton, Fiorina, Walker

Democrats: Webb, Biden

All of the listed Republicans will have the neoconservative foriegn policy that I look for and none of them are religious right types. I would simpky take Webb and Biden over the Republicans below.

No chance: Clinton, Cruz, Carson, Perry, Santorum, Huckabee, Jindal, Paul

Bomb throwers, religious zealots, a libertarian, and Clinton. No thank you
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hypothetical for Republicans on: March 01, 2015, 12:10:14 am
I would probably vote for Webb over a few of the fringe Republicans like Cruz.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: DHS Shutting Down on: February 27, 2015, 06:33:33 pm
All but 12 Democrats vote no and it's the Republicans' fault it failed? How exactly does that work?
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bush's LGBT-friendly inner circle on: February 27, 2015, 10:31:31 am
Better late than never.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: BOOM! Trump seriously preparing, starts hiring staffers on: February 25, 2015, 08:51:02 pm
I would welcome the addition of Trump to the race. What's a GOP primary without an abundance of self-aggrandizing morons to provide laughs?
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gay Marriage Legalization Poll on: February 24, 2015, 01:33:13 am
Support (gay). 
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Ground Troops on: February 24, 2015, 01:30:56 am
Yes. Reducing our military presence in the region was a mistake in the first place.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republicans only: Choose from just the "formally exploring" candidates. on: February 24, 2015, 01:14:24 am
1. Lindsey Graham
2. Jeb Bush
3. Chris Christie

4. Scott Walker

5. George Pataki
6, Ben Carson






7. Rick Perry
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: John Bolton for President on: February 24, 2015, 01:09:49 am
He supports marriage equality, that's a big plus.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Texas GOP Primary on: February 23, 2015, 06:07:04 pm
How embarrassing...Ted Cruz? Really, Texas?

Bush is dominating the big money primary, that's the one that matters at the moment.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would the Democratic base be more enthusiastic for? on: February 11, 2015, 08:56:53 pm
Liberal millenials and minorities would absolutely hate Jim Webb once they got to know him.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What will the official 2016 republican platform say on the issue of SSM? on: February 11, 2015, 08:24:12 am
It will probably be some convoluted nonsense about state's rights that amounts to democratizing a social minority's civil liberties.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Walker peaking too early? on: February 06, 2015, 10:47:12 pm
He gave one good speech and got a slught bump in IA polling. That hardly counts as peaking.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Should Republicans pick a women as VP on: February 04, 2015, 09:15:48 pm
I think Walker/Rice would be the best ticket.

I agree with this and it has little to do with Rice's gender or race.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Mitt Romney on: February 02, 2015, 07:14:54 am
He was too eager and lacked the finesse to win a Presidential election. Even still, FF.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Senatorial Race: Andrew Cuomo vs. Chris McDaniel (R, MS) on: February 02, 2015, 06:47:21 am
Cuomo. McDaniel is a lunatic
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What would be the GOP dream ticket? on: February 01, 2015, 08:39:11 am
Christie/Bolton...especially if the foriegn policy climate is skewing away from non-interventionism.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which would have more impact? on: January 31, 2015, 02:22:45 pm
I think a pro-life candidate would be a bigger headache for the Dems than a pro-choice candidate would be for the Republicans, they have more to lose in terms of the female vote.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How Did Your Family and Yourself Vote in Presidential Election? on: January 30, 2015, 09:49:25 pm
Me:
2004: John Kerry
2008: G: John McCain P: Rudy Giuliani
2012: G: Mitt Romney P: Mitt Romney

Dad:
Never voted until 2004 for Kerry, then in 2008 voted for Obama. Resumed not voting until his passing this past August

Mom:
1976 - Jimmy Carter
1980 - Jimmy Carter
1984 - Ronald Reagan
1988 - Michael Dukakis
1992-1996: Bill Clinton
2000: Al Gore
2004: John Kerry
2008: John McCain (She's a Clinton PUMA)
2012: No vote

25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - January 2015 on: January 30, 2015, 04:57:10 pm
Christie or Bush, my money is on Christie.
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