I don't believe most of the dirty attacks are coming from either of the
candidates themselves.Aren't the vast majority of them from
anonymously funded SuperPACS that were created and enhanced by the terrible
decision in Citizens United?
HaHaHaHa said: Always fascinating to see who claims to be a "mainstream
conservative republican" on these boards, and then goes spouting off all
kinds of rants and accusations against "mainstream conservative
republicans"! Really makes me question the sincerity of the claims being
made. Didn't take long for a personal attack instead of an
actual rebuttal, this too has become the norm. "They're learning
Always fascinating to see who claims to be a "mainstream conservative
republican" on these boards, and then goes spouting off all kinds of rants
and accusations against "mainstream conservative republicans"! Really
makes me question the sincerity of the claims being made. Of course, if I were
anything other then a "mainstream conservative republican", I would be
to embarrassed of myself to admit it, so I would run for cover by claiming to be
a "mainstream conservative republican" just like Mr Thomas! Apparently
the only issues in this campaign are the disastrous economic policies of the
current president, and then all the scads of mean-spirited, "lying",
partisan republican politicians and their ridicules over the top accusations!
I think both Obama and Romney are playing a very dirty game. I think if you
would get to know either one of them they are probably pretty likeable. So why
do they do it? It works, the dirty game making promises to interest groups and
going negative is what each side does to get elected. They justify it as being
necessary so they can do get whatever it is they really want to do.I
just have come to the conclusion I like what one side does in office more than
what the other side says they will do in office but never actually does.My opinion is we don't need a bigger military or any more wars.
Guess who I will vote for.
There is no responsibility for organizations or individuals who create
advertisements which are blatantly untrue.There ought to be some
form of responsibility for those who create the misleading advertisements.
Excellent letter. We have two upstanding, decent, moral men running for
President. They disagree on policy. Let's keep the focus there.
An excellent and thoughtful letter. I'm on the Democratic side, but I
agree completely.One of the most important steps in getting personal
attacks buried would be to bury the terrible Citizens United decision. Based on
what little I've seen on TV (I hardly ever watch) it appears that the vast
majority of those attack ads on both sides are funded by SuperPACs.
I keep asking Romney supporters to give me affirmative reasons to support him.
They never do. And Romney himself has not done so. He refuses to say what he
stands for, what he will do, or offer any concrete proposals. As a result, I
cannot support a candidate who hired the same advisors as those who served the
last president and gave us the economic mess and two wars. Why would I want to
do it all over again? No thanks.
Wonderful letter, Mr. Thomas. I think most of us are sick of the personal
attacks, but unfortunately don't recognize them when our own party is doing
it. And unfortunately, for a segment of the undecided public, the attacks work
to sway opinion. I wonder how long it will take for this message
board to descend into its daily ritual of personal attacks.
Bravo Neil.I assume that you are not running for office, because
those that control the party would have already run you out. Just ask Jon
Huntsman.The GOP has been taken over by the far right. I am not
saying that the GOP is now far right. I think that the party is still
moderately right.But, the voices that are heard are increasingly
moving right. The moderate voices are silenced.Today, those that
spew the most vitriol, get the headlines. At least on the right.Palin is beloved. Why? Cause she demonizes the dems. Not over policy, but
with personal attacks. Otherwise, she has absolutely no substance. But they
LOVE her.Joe "you lie" wilsons campaign coffers swell. Why?And the Obama Birth Certificate issue? It is (or should be) embarrassing to
all Republicans.Instead, Trump and Sheriff Joe are celebrated and
given a spot at the convention.Logical, reasonable people like
Olympia Snow are no longer wanted in the party.And people like her
are exactly what the party needs.I will still cast some of my votes
to the GOP, but wouldn't want anyone to know.