Bachmann has no chance in hell of being elected, and if by some fluke does would be an ineffective president, while Obama hasn't done everything right at least he got a few things accomplished, but we need someone who can get things done, he has high minded ideas but slammed into a brick wall, most of the Republican canidates give me the wrong vibe, if it wasn't for paul's being in with the koch and oppisation to major needed things, he'd be my choice, he would get alot done.
the problem as stated above is his being too axe happy and I am worried about the same croniisim we saw under bush 2.
the republican party has lost an incredible amount of support and ligitimacy among the younger generation of americans, those from 30 down, while still outnumbered by baby boomers this is a major problem, the more they play to the far right the less people like them.
like him or hate him Prez obama's election was a watershed moment where many youth voted in suprising numbers and gave him incredible amounts of money via small donations to run his campain, when i hear republicans say things like "grass roots movement" it makes me snicker I always see people in the 40+ range at rallies, never any fresh young faces.
my father is a republican and unlike many I talk to, he is politically aware of reality, intelligent, understanding, and a good blue collar construction site manager. I actually ask his opinion and debate with him on many political issues I don't understand. he's also a member of the tea party, but doesn't take it to irrational places, and doesn't hate the president even if he disagrees with some policies, and likes others.
the booing of machell obama at nascar was somthing that pissed us both off in perticular, his response was looking at the scene and his opinion of it went like "that's just stupid, she's premoting a good cause, if you don't like her husband take it to the ballot box. it's all in bad taste"
I used to be right leaning till bush came along, then I saw the republican party slowly drift away from my beliefs and into a madness and sense of unreality that now grips them.
there is too much venom on the right, the tea party's views seemed like they were for me untill they began breaking out the crazy, and the pretending the prez was the cause of all their woes, and was trying to destroy america.
oh when we discussing the "obamacare" bill my dad's response was "it's not just him, he asked for the bill signed it, and took credit for it, but it was Pelosi and Reed who wrote it and got everyone to sign off on it" he brought up her quote of "we won't know what's in the bill untill we actually approve it" as an example, stupid shit. he thinks we should have a good sane healthcare bill, and debate it rationally and take out time working the kinks out. I have to agree.
we talked a while and decided "obamapelosireedcare" didn't roll off the tounge as a soundbite.
still I can't believe there are people so unattached to reality as to concider somthing like this pledge. we all know prohibiton didn't work, and prior laws restricting marrage and "Illicet and immoral things" on the basis of religon and polotical idology do not work.
the law for gay marrage should be simple me and dad agree on this one. "we should allow justices to marry citizans this is in a state sense, but a church or temple has the right to deny a religious cerimony to those who do not fit into it's deffination of marrage, restrictions on porn, marrage, abortion, and other such things are not the government's job, they have more important things to do that tell us how to live our lives, like fixing our ecomomy and dealing with other nations. you can not legislate morality, that is the job of your parents, local taboos, and culture."
phew politcal rant done