That is all you got...If we actually legalized and taxed marijuana use...We
could bring down the deficit...Come on..2nd place and no mention...He is not
part of the top tier...The words and forumulation of ideas without fact are the
stuff of propaganda not journalism.
If you spent this weekend on a beach or at a barbecue, what you missed was the
clearest set of signals we've had yet about the far-right, negative turn the
Republican field is taking in this election.This past weekend as
Rick Perry entered the race, we watched Mitt Romney argue that
"corporations are people" and Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul -- the two
most extreme candidates in the field -- come out on top of the Iowa Straw poll.
The Tea Party has all the momentum right now in the GOP primaries, and that's
what knocked Tim Pawlenty out of this race. He quit on Sunday.Disturbingly, the view in the media was that Pawlenty was too "nice"
for the Republican voters and "didn't fit with an electorate who wanted
confrontation with President Obama at all costs." In other words: You ain't
seen nothing yet.The actual Iowa caucuses are still a half year
away, but as the field narrows it's become clear the next six months will
feature a divisive cast of Republican candidates and produce a GOP nominee who's
pledged allegiance to the Tea Party agenda.Not one will win, except
Obama for 4 more years.
Thanks to VST for the list. Might we add Hoover, a successful mining engineer?
Anyway, my point was to show that business skills don't seem to cross over well
to government leadership, at least not in the USA.
Someone tell me why the newspapers, radio, and televison have banned Ron
Paul.He finished second in Iowa and gets not mention only cursory
criticism..Are we that controlled by FOX news and the mainstream media that a
strong, articulate man like Paul should be so shunned...Its like we are living
under censorship to even mention the guy.There are alot of Libertarians,
Independents and even Republicans that share Paul's view on reintroducing the
Gold Standard and end our stupid militarism around the world. Paul is right, we
should have never gone to war in Iraq or Afghanistan...These interventions have
enriched the Iraquis and Afghani's but bankrupted we Americans...Please stop
your censorship of Paul...American are starting to catch on. The media has no
business being the king maker.
to VST | 12:59 p.m. Aug. 15, 2011 Including George Walker Bush (43)
in your list of successful businessmen is not well taken. George Walker Bush
put three companies down the toilet, and the only thing that kept him appearing
"successful" was the fact that his father's cronies saved his hide
each time Add to that the insider trading he did at Harken Oil, and it's clear
that he is NOT the type of businessman who should make your list.
Pagan,Romney wanted to loan money. Obama simply gave money. Out of
the two, Romney certainly had a more productive approach, which was "better
for this country."I don't even want a bailout. I would rather
have let them fall, let people loose jobs, and then give the money to boost
other start-ups that are pushed down by the collective oil/auto monopoly. All
those jobs would have reappeared overnight, but with different companies. I have
no problem with that at all.But no, your guy dished out money with
no restraint, no strings attached, CEO's get bonuses while they still lay people
off, etc, etc, etc. More corruption begetting more corruption.-You may not like Romney, especially on gay marriage or any other thing
that's important to you. While I disagree, I completely understand that. But as
an economic leader, Romney is very clearly the best candidate from any party.I have plenty of things I don't like about the guy. I disagree with his
foreign policy entirely. That list could go on. But financial, any talk of him
being incapable or the lesser option just doesn't follow. Romney has
proved his financial intelligence.
Has this country ever had a successful businessman as its president? If so, why
don't we remember him?