Ken Collins: Election no game

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— Here's what we have: A country in two wars. A major financial crises. The biggest government and debt in history. High unemployment and foreclosures running amok. Jobs going overseas as factories close. Twentieth century automobiles.

An addiction to oil and no alternative energy plan for the past eight years. High gas prices and still oil company subsidies. Appointed foxes guarding the henhouses of every department in government. An executive office that is in bed with oil and pharmaceuticals with millions without health insurance. The lowest world respect in our history. A Congress that has been GOP for 12 of the past 14 years and even now is unable to overturn filibusters or vetoes.

The present GOP candidate for president has voted with Bush more than 90 percent of the time. His vice presidential choice, such as she is, is the female reincarnation of George W. Bush. She's born-again, anti-choice, pro-abstinence, pro-Iraq war, in deep with Big Oil, very little experience except 20 months as governor, very cocky about her readiness (proof be damned), doesn't think global warming is human caused, thinks we can drill out of our addiction and is a creationist, so science must be a farce. She even says she is for family values and yet neither she nor her husband has been seen with the kids lately.

Doesn't he have a job? Oh, that's right, with an oil company. Our country is based, apparently, on greed as much as anything. Our collective soul is in intensive care.

It seems clear that this combo can't possibly be much of a change. But their supporters are gung-ho on them. So somebody prove me wrong on this. The Republicans would rather win an election than fix America's problems. One side is inspired just to take the prize. The other is inspired by the hope that we are better than this. This is not a game. As we wave to the rest of the world passing us by, keep that in mind, people, as you get ready to vote.

Ken Collins

Oak Creek

Comments

JLM 5 years, 11 months ago

This is not a game, you bet!

On one side we have a couple of fellas who are the #1 and #3 most liberal Senators out of 100 --- to the left of Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton --- and that is pretty damn liberal.

One chap, with all of 143 undistinguished days in the Senate, argues for slave reparations and against babies who survive the abortionist's failed efforts; and, the other can't remember who was President during the Great Depression or when TV was invented. A bloodthirsty rookie and a pompous blowhard! It might be funny but as you say this is not a game.

These fellas mean to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq, negotiate with an Iranian madman who vows to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and to tax the most productive elements in our economy to death in the midst of a financial crisis. They want to raise the capital gains tax while capital is being evaporated at an alarming rate in the capital markets. Oh, yeah, this is not a game!

These big tax and spend liberals want to enact billions of dollars of tired "chicken in every pot" liberal stalking horses and pay for them by "closing corporate loopholes and wasteful government programs." Wow, but which ones and why are they still a secret? Hmmm, maybe Fannie and Freddie? Good luck!

So, yes this isn't a game and it is pretty important to ensure --- as Joe Biden himself said --- the Presidency is not entrusted to a fella who needs more than a little bit of OJT!

Game on!

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Matthew Stoddard 5 years, 11 months ago

Damn, JLM- sounds like you're starting to get worried over McCain not winning. You may need to switch to decaf from here on out. Don't worry- we'll see Palin at her strongest tonight, right? Shouldn't be hard since all she's known for is "one speech" at the RNC.

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Jason 5 years, 11 months ago

Obama - well educated; smart; critical thinker McCain - bottom of his class (almost flunked out); knee-jerk reactionary; not much of a thinker at all

Biden - a lawyer who has been elected senator for his state 6 consecutive times since 1972; serves on the Committee on Foreign Relations and Committee on the Judiciary Palin - on the job as gov for a sparsely populated state for less than two years; mayor; PTA member

This is not a game! Rich people and corporations have representation - they are called lobbyists and the republican party. Obama/Binden offer the only hope for middle class representation in federal gov.

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snoman 5 years, 11 months ago

JLM Hmmmm! "Tax and spend Liberals" as opposed to "borrow and spend Conservatives" borrowing from China. As a fiscal conservative I find it preferable to pay as you go. We have gotten very little over the last eight years for an additional increase of three trillion dollars to our National debt. Crumbling infrastructure, one of the worst health care systems in the world, runaway oil prices with huge subsidies to corporate oil company frinds and supporters, a war that pays other friends huge sums of money, think Haliburton and subsidies, etc. etc. etc.... The piper is knocking at the door and it is time to pay!

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JLM 5 years, 11 months ago

Snojo ---

You get no argument from me as it relates to spending practices. That's why I am supporting McCain rather than Obama or even Bush (who apparently isn't even running). JLM

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JLM 5 years, 11 months ago

Mattie ---

Pretty nice performance by Saracuda, eh? She seems to have won the debate rather handily but hey that could just be me and about 150MM other folks, no?

JLM

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thalgard 5 years, 11 months ago

won the debate..LOL...what do you think, she was winking at you? The only network that is calling her performance a victory is faux news....she didn't even answer any questions!

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Matthew Stoddard 5 years, 11 months ago

JLM- "Performance" is correct. If the debate was about personality, then she won. If it was about issues, Biden won. Biden actually answered each question that was asked, along with going back to his stump issues. Palin could only stay on her particular stump message, and even admitted she wasn't going to answer the questions as asked. How "maverick" of her. Most of her answers WERE cuts from her RNC speech...the same stuff she's been saying all along.

Just like the last debate, the Republican ticket talked about the past more than the future, and vice versa for Democrat ticket.

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smart65 5 years, 11 months ago

If you really want to save America vote the Constitution Party.

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playa46 5 years, 11 months ago

HAHAHAHAHA Won the V.P. debate, the only reason she did win was because she only SOUNDS convincing. She is a good speaker, but that's the only reason why dangnabit!

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JLM 5 years, 11 months ago

Gee, did I miss the bathing suit competition or something? LOL

I thought debates were all about ideas and the spoken word.

If you insist, tell Joe to shave his legs, get the Speedo on and the 'Cuda will take him on again. LOL

And, yes she is a damn good speaker for a girl, eh?

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JLM 5 years, 11 months ago

Simple question --- do you know of any other popular Governor who has been able to return $3200 to the citizens of her state, doubling the amount in one year?

The 'Cuda can govern.

Take a look at Michigan's Governor who enacted an Obamaesque program of new taxes --- the revenues declined and the deficit increased.

Oh, yeah, the Michigan Gov --- she's a Democrat.

The 'Cuda will do just fine. Learn it, say it, love it --- Vice President Sarah 'Cuda Palin. Yeah!

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Duke_bets 5 years, 11 months ago

JLM - Do you know any other governor who has used their power to put their high school friends into executive positions? Do you know any other governor who has a remedial comprehension of the English language? Do you know any other governor who promotes middle aged pregnancies, which in turns promotes the early and unfair death of an otherwise healthy human being?

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Matthew Stoddard 5 years, 11 months ago

So- Palin was able to "negotiate" a deal (not "take on") with the oil companies in order to bribe her constiuents to let them drill for oil there.

We could do that here in Colorado if we didn't care about rigs everywhere, considering that's a reason people live in Colorado- to not see oil rigs in their backyard. That's why Alaska...the BIGGEST state...allows Palin to be Governor over probably less people than Obama has under his senatorial wing.

So...how many days has she actually been governor? 143 days, maybe? I mean...if Obama is only counted for 143 days obviously Palin had some time off, right? Or did she drop the baby and rush right back into her Gov chair before the placenta had been tossed? Oh that's right- she hasn't taken a vacation since she only got her passport last year. I've had mine since I was 5yrs old.

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