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You wrote, “While blaming Bush for the wars, did you remember that notable leftists Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, along with a majority in Congress, voted in favor of invading Iraq?”
This is true. However, this is one of the worst things that Democrats did in recent history. They allowed their arms to be twisted when there wasn’t enough evidence (real evidence) to go to war. The vote was in October of 2002 right before the midterm elections - they should have waited until after the midterms. Most Americans at that time believed that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11 (through implications linking Iraq to 9/11 by the then popular Bush and Cheney). How could the Democrats not vote the way Bush wanted them to? They would have been defeated in the November elections - and Bush knew this, thus the arm twisting. Bush also said he didn’t need Congressional approval as the resolution from previous Gulf War during Bush 41 gave him authority - remember “I am the decider”. He was going to war, period. Even Bush 41 thought the Iraq War was a bad idea. His national security advisor General Brent Scrowcroft and Secretary of State Jim Baker were against the invasion and tried to voice their objections, but little Bush didn’t want their advice - after all this Iraq War was going to make billions for the Bush/Cheney circle of friends - and it did.
Dec 2, 2011
I can't make head or tails out of anything anyone's posted on this thread - maybe it's the hour.
Larry, I would like to answer your question at the end of your letter, but I feel as though it is a trick question. You put "faith" in quotes to signify that it is not faith and you state that there is no God. So why ask the question? Perhaps for bait? If so, most took it hook line and sinker, and some ran down the rabbit hole with it. However, to answer; religion is for man, faith for is God and my faith affects a good portion of my decisions. I would ask you, how does your lack of faith affect your decisions?Nov 30, 2011
Dale, If Herman Cain was an acceptional presidential candidate; if he had the wisdom for the highest office as far the economy, foreign policy, health care issues, the constitution, etc. then the fact that he is womanizer probably wouldn't play as loudly. But he is not that acceptional candidate, so yes, he is done. However, in my opinion, I see Karl Rove's playbook in this. Karl loves to test the waters with a false candidate (or false issues) before bringing out the real thing and Cain may have been the tester to see how a womanizer plays. Once we are bored with the womanizer aspect, Newt can move out front and his dalliances don't seem quite as bad, and then they can blame the MSM for their liberal bias for labeling all their candidates as womanizers. The GOP will not allow Cain, Bachman, Santorum, (at one time Palin) to ever be their nominee. I predict the GOP will soon wash its hands of the Tea Party and once again take control of their party. Then Obama needs to watch out, because the old GOP knows how to win elections - Newt is their best bet - he's got lots of experience and is well liked in old Republican ranks, even more so than Romney. The GOP had their little love affair with the Tea Party, but its the next morning and they don't like who they laying next to - woof.Nov 29, 2011
Slabside, When the truth is not on your side, you smear the messenger and resort to name calling. My devotion is to God, my family, and my country. You seem to have a devotion to lies and those who tell them. If Leon believed what he said was true, he would be on here with proof to help a so-called friend as that would be honorable thing to do.Nov 29, 2011
Slabside, Don't make this about me vs Leon, because it is not. It's about the truth vs a lie. The truth gets my vote any day over a person. Michelle Obama did not say she was, "ashamed to be American". It isn't on CNN or MSNBC or any place else. Why hasn't Leon come on here to defend himself? He is everywhere else. Because he has no defense and he has left you holding the bag. Nov 29, 2011
TPP, your immature rant is why the Tea Party has the stink of racism on it. There are too many people like you associated with that movement to make it any more than an upgraded and out in the open version of the KKK. Don't you think the Founding Fathers would be ashamed that someone like you would even speak for them? - so stop.
Slabslide, Leon lied about many things in his letter but I took issue with the "ashamed to be American" quote. She never said that, so it is a lie. Nov 28, 2011
Slabside, Is anyone disputing your facts? I think everyone agrees that Clinton rode the ethical and moral line very close and crossed it a few times. However, Mr. Smith's letter is about the hypocrisy of Newt Gingrich during the time of the investigation into Clinton's sexual misconduct. You admit Newt is a hypocrite. Newt is running for president today, Clinton is not - so the comparison is not relevant. It is important to look at how Newt handles the "family values" issues that the GOP loves to embrace with his contradiction of those values. This will come up if he stays the GOP front-runner. Nov 28, 2011
Slabside, It's not about me drinking kool-aid - it's not about me, period. It's about writing and printing lies. While you and Leon may "refuse to subscribe to this president's lies" you both are subscribing to lies about the Obamas. A lie is a lie, whether or not the lie is for or against your idealogy - it is untruths that have harmed and divided our country more than anything. Quite frankly, I am disappointed in how our president has handled the economy and I am all for anyone - Republican, Democrat or Independent that can get America back on its feet. For me, it has always been about what is good for America, not what is good for a political party or side. If a candidate for president or any elected office can show me that they have a viable map to move us up, out and forward, they have my vote. But so far I haven't seen anyone with such a map.Nov 28, 2011
Slabside, you are having dig deep to find trash that’s not there. Her February 2008 statement came on the heels of winning primaries and Mrs. Obama was thrilled at the record number of Americans who were engaging in the political process, so for the first time in her adult life she wasn’t just proud, she was really proud of her country because of what was happening. It may have been a clumsy statement for a women who didn’t have much political experience on the national level at time, however even Laura Bush defended the statement. We knew what she meant and that it meant a good thing - it had nothing to do with being "ashamed" of her country.
My point was Leon’s letter contains exaggerations and fabrications. You defend it because it plays into the storyline you want to present about the Obamas. Again, Michelle Obama never said she was “ashamed to be an American”. If you are defending Leon’s made up statement, then you are defending a lie.
Nov 28, 2011
Leon, I get that you don't like the Obamas - that is clear and that is your right to do so. However, Michelle Obama has never ever said she was “ashamed to be American” as you implied. Go ahead bash the Obamas, bash the left, bash liberals, but your exaggerations and fabrications need to stop. Nov 28, 2011