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Art336 Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 6:01 PM
Incredibly laughable. Let's start with the FACT no only do most Democrats oppose her, but so do most Republicans. She has a small band of very loyal supporters who could not possible get her elected to any national office. As far as ethics, resigning form your job midstream because you can make more money on the speaking circuit is hardly an ethical position I would want to defend (b/t/w I teach ethics). As far as intelligence, her statements and interviews while a Vice Presidential candidate were unbelievably embarrassing. Give her credit for taking on the oil interests in Alaska. Give her credit for taking tough stands, but high ethics, high intelligence and mature. No way, no how.
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2016: Let’s Elect a Grown-up President

Art336 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 2:45 AM
Do you mean like Jeb Bush, the Republican candidate who is currently leading nearly every poll? Does this mean that your most important issue is not nearly as important to everyone else as it is to you or is everyone else's definition of amnesty just a little more realistic?
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Art336 Wrote: Jan 04, 2015 12:06 PM
Correct. It was Ted Cruz who was born in Canada. I believe there is a good argument for him not being able to run for President.
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Art336 Wrote: Jan 04, 2015 11:46 AM
Thank you Bruce for that intelligent, well thought out column. It might be your best yet. After reading many of the comments, it just confirms why our political system failing us so badly? Have you read the polls on the lack of support for the President and the even lower support for Congress? Could it be because we are so ingrained with defending our own party or attacking the other that we don’t recognize the real problem? When someone tells us that a politician in our party is a lying thief, what is our first reaction? Is it to defend what he/she has done? Is it to accuse the other party of doing the same things or worse? In either case, we are just contributing to the problem. Defending inappropriate statements, action or votes by members of our own party does not help to make our political system work. Saying that both parties are guilty of poor judgment (or worse) simply says there is nothing we can do to make the system work. The political problems this country faces can only be solved when we work to change things from the inside. We must call out members of our own party when they do not represent the best interests of the country. We must be willing to change the prevalent practice now in vogue to take a position simply because the other party is for or against it. We must recognize that doing what is best for the country sometime means supporting ideas that come from members of the other party. Most of all, we must restore integrity to our political system and stop the lying and misrepresentations that have become common practices of politicians from both parties. Think I am stretching the truth? Do you still believe that your social security is protected in a lock box? Do you believe that the United States can not be the world’s policeman? Do you believe that the government has tried to secure the borders? Do you believe that the United States should never partake in nation building? Do you believe that either party is truly interested in having a balanced budget or merely switching where the spending is going? I could go on and on about promises that politicians from each of the parties have made, but I am sure you get the point. If we want to make changes it has to start with us. We the People!
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