I am a Christian Constitutionist Capitalist Conservative. "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." -- Thomas Paine
1. "That's racist"
2. "It's Bush's fault"
3. "The rich are greedy"
Can someone tell me how these silly arguments fooled so many people into voting for Obama? For everything the democrats have promised them and what they've received, it's obvious that it's easier to fool people than to convince them they've actually been fooled.3 AnswersGovernment8 years ago
When is it ever a good model to expect people to pay more because the government decided to spend more? Do you liberals have ANY line drawn that says the spending is the problem? Businesses don't rely on selling more product to survive, they rely on cuts. Government needs to be run like a business and voters just voted a guy back into office with ZERO business experience and turned away a guy with 25 years experience. Are liberals so determined to destroy the middle class so that there are only the rich (providers), the poor (takers), and government (enablers) that they will cut off their nose to spite their face?7 AnswersElections8 years ago
The Community Reinvestment Act by Clinton and the 103rd democrat controlled Congress in 1994 were responsible for starting the credit and housing crisis but why do liberals blame Bush for the recession? Bush went to the 108th and 109th republican controlled Congress and the 110th democrat controlled Congress urging for reform but was denied every time. He actually went to Congress over a dozen times during his presidency and every time they refused, specifically Dodd and Frank said everything was fine, so we trusted them and look where we are...in the midst of a recession, no help from Obama's "recovery", and the "fix" is to give the debt to the taxpayers to deal with it. What's even worse is that regulators and bankers agree that the Dodd-Frank Act won't even prevent another collapse. If republicans can accept the fact that a republican controlled 108th and 109th sessions of Congress didn't do anything, why can't Obama, the democrats, and their voting base accept the fact that Bush didn't cause the recession and that they didn't do anything to prevent it either after they took back control in 2007? Heck, the democrats have yet to pass a budget...how are they going to get us out of this mess?6 AnswersOther - Politics & Government8 years ago
Statement by the President on the Attack in Benghazi:
"I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya's transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward."
Do you see the word "terrorism" or "terrorists"? Obama lied in the debate and so did the moderator who works at CNN. Period, case closed.23 AnswersOther - Politics & Government8 years ago
First of all, you only have to buy car insurance if you drive a vehicle, and second the part you have to have is to cover the costs in case you injure OTHERS or damage THEIR vehicle (not if you injure yourself or damage your own vehicle). Why should I pay a tax to cover someone else's health insurance if I have no say in whether they live or die?9 AnswersOther - Politics & Government8 years ago
Now that we can confidently say that Romney will get the nod to run against Obama, I'd like to see a Romney/Rubio ticket and once they win add John Bolton as Secretary of State, Ron Paul or Paul Ryan as Secretary of the Treasury, and Bill Schuette as Attorney General. Do you think this is a good ticket and cabinet?9 AnswersElections9 years ago
Ok, so I started with a P2098 (post catalyst fuel trim bank 2 system too lean) error code. I've been sure not to use garbage gas and I always get it from the same place. I even go so far as to use the gas treatment and fuel injector cleaner every few months, but nevertheless I replaced all the O2 sensors with OEM Mopars. But, even before getting this error, I noticed that I started getting poor MPG (dropped from about 16.5 down to around 14.5 with no change in driving habits) and I started noticing a rougher idle than normal when stopped at a red light. It drops to around 500 RPMs, which most will say is about right, BUT, my truck shakes a bit more than friends who own a Dodge RAM. At first I thought the PCM needed adjusted but I have been told they don't lose their timing unless there is power failure. Other than the rough idle my truck runs very smooth and has great get up when I accelerate (even more than the friend's truck who has a smooth idle) so I'm not sure if I truly have a problem or not. Here is a list of what I have done so far and I am stumped as to what else it could be:
1. Cleaned my washable/reusable air filter (as I have done before)
2. Cleaned the airbox
3. Used CRC MAF Cleaner on the MAF
4. Cleaned the throttle body
5. Replaced IAC
6. Replaced TPS
7. Replaced all spark plugs with OEM (gapped properly)
8. Replaced the fuel pressure sensor
I have about 88k miles on it and other than the rough idle I have no complaints. Any thoughts or ideas?2 AnswersDodge9 years ago
2. In public park after dark
4. Defecating on cop cars
All you have to do is do some research or watch the news and you will see that all of the above are happening yet people on here deny that any crimes are being committed.9 AnswersOther - Politics & Government9 years ago
Why do liberals LIE and claim the economy wasn't good under Bush before the democrats took control of Congress?
GDP rose EVERY year under both Clinton AND Bush and it wasn't until democrats took control of Congress and then convinced everyone, including president Bush, not to do anything to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
...and to say that Reagan's open market free trade policies don't work, how do you explain that in the past 3 decades, how did Reagan not only manage to be responsible for the MOST GDP growth of all presidents, but also to have a single year of GDP growth which was almost DOUBLE of the next biggest year of GDP growth?5 AnswersOther - Politics & Government9 years ago
Are the Occupy Protesters creating shovel ready jobs by defecating on cop cars & creating piles of trash?
Maybe I should start an evil corporation and sell buckets and toilet paper down at the once beautiful parks this lunatic fringe has ruined.2 AnswersCivic Participation9 years ago
They claim they have no demands or goals (as noted by one of the disorganized protesters who did an interview on the news) but they want all debt wiped (magically), all school loans paid for (magically), and free health insurance (magically) but they blame Wall Street for creating opportunity and being the reason why the United States is the most prosperous country in the world rather than government who is taking our tax money, spending it on things we don't want (including a bailout that was forced down Wall Street's throat). Since when did the "big evil corporations" force people to fork over money and then spend it in erratically foolish fashion like government has? I watched one group hold signs and chant through a microphone saying "The banks got a bailout, we got sold out" but they are protesting Wall Street rather than government.
Are the protesters just an unorganized liberal fringe attempting to come up with their own type of TEA party movement? The last time I checked, the TEA party movement organized peacefully, developed sensible goals, and changed the direction of the country at the voting booth rather than gaining support from the Nazi party, the Socialist Party, Communist China, defecating on police cars, littering and destroying park property, and blaming capitalism for our country's success.10 AnswersCivic Participation9 years ago
Do you agree that Paul, Bachmann, and Cain were the top three in the GOP debate? What did you like/dislike?
I would appreciate serious comments, please. What did you like/dislike? Do you have a top candidate? Has your favorite candidate changed since the debates began?7 AnswersElections9 years ago
Why did Obama send out a re-election letter to his supporters blaming Congress for not "fixing" the economy?
So when Bush is president it's his fault but when Obama is president it's Congress' fault? What ever happened to the democrat controlled almost filibuster-proof Congress that Obama had for the first 2 years of his presidency?
Oh yeah, they wasted time on passing a TARP bill to repay their union buddies and then passed a health care plan that majority of Americans didn't want. When will Obama get the clue that the economy is fine, it's the government regulations and bad legislation like Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank Act that is crippling our country? When will Obama actually take responsibility?8 AnswersGovernment9 years ago
Why do critics of Reagan, even some uneducated conservatives, fail to realize that he cut the rate of growth?
The federal deficit fell from 6% of GDP in 1983 to 3.2% of GDP in 1987. The federal deficit in Reagan's final budget fell to 2.9% of GDP. The rate of growth in federal spending fell from 4% under Jimmy Carter to 2.5% under Ronald Reagan.
Yes Reagan did add to the debt, but it was a deal that had to be made so the democrat controlled Congress would pass his Reaganomics tax cut plan. Even so, compared to Carter, he still actually cut the rate in growth of deficit spending and federal debt.7 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Are Greece & Italy just bad examples of what redistribution of wealth, spending, & entitlement programs do?
Liberals, are Greece & Italy just bad examples of what redistribution of wealth, spending, & entitlement programs do to a country?10 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Why did Obama say a debt ceiling deal is urgent but then turn down McConnell's invite to talk with Republicans?
McConnell invites Obama to talk to republican Senators and says what he [Obama] is proposing won't pass but would like to discuss what they can agree on:
Obama turns down meeting with McConnell and republicans:
If it's so urgent, why is he meeting with democrats but not republicans?
Why won't Obama make deals with republicans like Clinton did? Clinton understood that when America spoke, they meant it. Last November America spoke and Obama is still refusing to be bipartisan and compromise.12 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Someone just asked why republicans think that unemployment should be lowered within 2 years. My question is, why do democrats think it CAN'T be lowered within 2 years? I understand government doesn't create jobs other than government jobs, but they sure can influence job creation. Reagan's model worked, and when I hear people say that his method of economic recovery added to the debt (even though we all know it was because Reagan had to compromise with Congress to get them to get on board with his plan and they weren't fiscally conservative) but let's say Reagan's plan was the reason for the increase to the national debt during his presidency - the bailouts and Obama's economic recovery does the same thing - it adds to the national debt, but doesn't even work. Why are democrats happy with Obama's economic "recovery" and telling republicans to be patient and that we shouldn't expect unemployment to go down within two years but Reagan was able to lower unemployment from 10.8% to 7.7% within 17 months because he lowered top marginal individual income tax rates from 70% to 28%, deregulated the energy and banking sectores, and cut deficit spending by 1.5%. This resulted in economic growth, which made businesses flourish, which resulted in a drop in unemployment. More people were working, people who were already working got paid more, which actually increased the income tax revenue to government!. When you couple this with small incremental tax increases, as Reagan did to prevent tax braket creep, the economy boomed, GDP went up, and the national average income went up. Why do democrats think that unemployment CAN'T be lowered within 2 years, when Reagan was clearly able to do what Obama can't?7 AnswersOther - Politics & Government9 years ago
I don't doubt Osama Bin Laden is dead but is this really White House transparency regarding raid and killing?
First we were told that Obama made the decision to green light the raid > Now a White House insider says that the Obama Administration changed their decision and wanted to abort the mission but the military overrode it and forced them to green light the mission. Hillary Clinton and CIA Director Panetta sided with the military while the rest of the White House was conflicted.
First we were told they watched the raid via live feed > Now Leon Panetta admits that the live feed was blacked out for 25 minutes and they missed the crucial part of the raid but made statements before confirming the entire story.
The White House doesn't want to release the photos because it would "offend sensitivities in the muslim world" but I thought liberals said that not all muslims are terrorists? So are they now admitting that muslims are terrorists and if not then why would "peaceful" muslims be offended if they aren't terrorists? How quick they forget that when our soldiers are captured if they don't convert, their heads are cut off. We already did the worst possible thing to OBL, we killed him, how is showing a picture of him dead going to make anything worse?
Where is the transparency and accuracy of the before and after? This is a total lack of leadership.5 AnswersOther - Politics & Government10 years ago
Why is Obama's "live birth certificate" put together digitally rather than scanned like they claimed?
I downloaded the PDF and opened it in Illustrator and found multiple layers (I found at least 3 but possibly 5). Whether it's real or not isn't my question, but rather, why did they do it this way rather than just scanning the document like they claimed. They can't call it a scanned document when it was put together digitally via layers rather than being an actual scanned single document.5 AnswersOther - Politics & Government10 years ago