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04-12-2011, 06:37 PM (This post was last modified: 04-12-2011 06:42 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: The Republican Candidates
(04-12-2011 04:36 PM)cufflink Wrote:  I thought this article by the economist and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich perfectly captured the Republican mindset.

Quote:The Rebirth of Social Darwinism
By Robert Reich

Dec. 4, 2011
...
They’re not conservatives. They’re regressives. And the America they seek is the one we had in the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century.
...

Thanks cufflink, that is not the Party I signed up with some 30 years ago now. And that dwarf is pretty fucking astute.

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04-12-2011, 08:47 PM
RE: The Republican Candidates
Well.... Obama has no man sack to get anything done... however I'm not a fan of the republican party either.. however I would vote for Ron Paul should he win the primary and be the one runinng against Obama.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -- Voltaire
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05-12-2011, 02:57 PM
RE: The Republican Candidates
(04-12-2011 06:37 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Thanks cufflink, that is not the Party I signed up with some 30 years ago now. And that dwarf is pretty fucking astute.

Well, y'know what they say: good things . . . small packages . . .

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05-12-2011, 03:06 PM
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Nice find on that article Cufflink, that was a good read and spot on.
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05-12-2011, 04:09 PM (This post was last modified: 05-12-2011 04:26 PM by mysticjbyrd.)
RE: The Republican Candidates
(03-12-2011 11:35 AM)Starcrash Wrote:  
(03-12-2011 12:31 AM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  Buddy Roemer seems the least crazy, but you wont find him in any of the Republican debates for that very reason.

I think he's not featured on the Republican debates because of his lack of money (for obvious reasons). He doesn't have PR people that can set up for debates for him, I would assume.

All I know about him is his economic policy from his interview on The Colbert Report. I'd like to think he can actually introduce tort reform, because he doesn't have large contributions from tort lawyers (unlike, unfortunately, most candidates). That's certainly a plus. What's his view on civil liberties?

The only thing I do know is that he wants to stop corporations from owning the entire govt, no more millions in campaign contributions for special favors. Though, as you said, thats the very reason he has no money.

Here is a huge list of his opinion on issues,
http://www.buddyroemer.com/issues


"As governor, Roemer worked to boost lagging teacher pay and toughened laws on campaign finance. State employees and retirees received small pay increases too, the first in many years of austere state budgets. Roemer was also the first governor in recent state history to put a priority on protecting the environment. His secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, Paul Templet, repeatedly angered Louisiana's politically powerful oil and gas industry. The legislature, dominated by supporters of Edwards, repeatedly opposed Roemer's initiatives. Roemer also acquired a reputation for being difficult to work with, something he had been frequently accused of as a member of the House as well.

In 1990, Roemer vetoed a bill restricting abortion authored by Democratic Senator Mike Cross and supported by Roemer's own choice for state Senate President, Allen Bares of Lafayette, as well as the influential Republican Senator Fritz Windhorst of Gretna. Roemer had chosen Bares as Senate president over Sydney B. Nelson of Shreveport, who had been politicking behind the scenes for months for the position. After two years, senators rebuked Roemer by removing Bares from the position and returned previous president Sammy Nunez of Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish. Roemer said that the Cross bill, which would have banned abortion in cases of incest, was incompatible with the United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. The veto alienated large numbers of his socially conservative electoral base. The legislature then overrode Roemer's veto with an even larger margin than in the original bill, as another slap at Roemer. In 1991, United States District Judge Adrian G. Duplantier of New Orleans, a former state senator, ruled that the measure was in conflict with Roe v. Wade.

Roemer also ushered in the modern era of gambling in Louisiana. In 1991, with his support, the legislature legalized 15 floating casinos throughout Louisiana and video poker at bars and truck stops throughout the state. Roemer would leave office before the riverboat casinos or video poker went on line."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Roemer





Note: Of course, I did just say he is the least crazy. That isn't exactly a compliment.
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