Originally Posted by the_dude
The repubs don't have a leg to stand on for the next election. All of them keep singing the same tired song of "I will keep you safe from the evil terrorists." Give it a rest. Let's talk about how to fix some of the shit here at home and quit wasting money on a corporate boondoggle in the desert. Until one of them besides Ron Paul says that we need to abandon Iraq, quit wasting money at an alarming rate, ask for accountability from the govt. subcontractors involved in the so-called "reconstruction" efforts, and quit giving out no-bid contracts, they don't have a snowball's chance.
Man, I'd put Hillary up against any of the repub candidates in a debate any day. She'd kick their ass all over the room, hands down. And I don't even like her all that much. That's just a sign of how poor the republicans' chances are next year.
And please quit with the Reagan shit. That old dude was a puppet for the right with a bunch of Nixon/Ford admin. holdovers at the helm. How the hell did he get made into a saint anyway? What'd he do that Clinton didn't do better, with the exception of helping to bring down the Berlin Wall? He put the country into an unbelievably big financial hole that Bush-1 made worse, and then Clinton rescued things and turned the deficit/debt picture ardund. Then came douchebag Bush-2 and screwed it all up.
Dude... I'm not a Republican. Nor am I a Democrat. My honest opinion is this whole partisan thing is dividing us... and a divided country can't stand.
Not to give you a history lesson but the Nixon/Ford admin hated Reagan with a passion. They thought he was a joke. Nixon himself said he couldn't stand being in the room with him (reagan). Kissinger called him the most dangerous man in America. You have to remember that Nixon/Ford/Kissinger were some of the sneakiest men to ever grace D.C. and Reagan was just the opposite. The Georgetown gang thought he was nothing more than a stupid cowboy and gave him no chance for success. You really want to know what made him a saint? Ask the Russians... better yet ask all the countries that Russia occupied since WWII starting with Poland. Then ask a German what they think of Reagan. You can pretty much thank Reagan for single-handedly knocking down the Berlin Wall. He fought against it ever being built (1961) and vowed to defeat communism back in the 50's and 60's. I think he was great because he stood for something and never backed down. Every administration prior to Reagan gave into Russia. I won't bore you with the treaties but they all failed miserably because Russia took advantage of us. They never planned to keep thier end of the deal and tried to spread communism.
I will admit that the Iran/Contra affair was an embarrasment. He was embarrased. Not ashamed though. He did manage to free some hostages with the whole deal at the same time help push Russia out of Afghanistan. He also re-built a defense that was almost destroyed by Carter.
I won't even attempt to explain the differences between Clinton and Reagan... except I will point to Clinton has a treaty freak similar to admins prior to Reagan. Ah what the hell, one more. Clinton wasn't too strong on foreign affairs and let some folks walk over us while weakening our armed forces. Reagan didn't stand for people screwing with us... Libya. What is Clinton's legacy anyway? Wasn't the countries economy in an upward swing just before Clinton took office?
In short Reagan stood his ground against Moscow and anyone else who opposed democracy. He beat the shit out of them in other ways besides war. Some history that this current President should have known but demonstrated otherwise.
As far as the comments on the present situation. I'm only saying that things are improving over there. I agree that the contracts are bullshit and it would be great if we could give the iraqis some contracts. However, the same argument being used for the repubs can be used against the dems... elect me and I'll save your social security and give you health care.
The don't vote for Hillary sticker is a joke. I find political humor such as this entertaining I don't care who it's against. Make fun of all the repubs... I do. They all suck in one way on another.
Just another reason why reagan was a great president and why we'd be lucky to have someone like him.
Put the head-phones back on dude and spark it up.