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Gina
06-03-2012, 08:25 PM
Link (http://articles.boston.com/2012-06-02/news/31987926_1_mccain-and-obama-obama-campaign-obama-internet)

Would politics be better if someone like John McCain were running for president? President Barack Obama seems to think so.

In a case of strange bedfellows in American politics, Obama and his re-election advisers are waxing nostalgic for the man the president defeated last time around. They’re embracing McCain as a reasonable voice on climate change and immigration, someone who took on extremism in his own party.

It’s all a way of drawing a contrast with Obama’s current Republican presidential opponent, Mitt Romney, and trying to convince crucial independent voters that the GOP challenger is outside the mainstream.
If these guys consider McCain "mainstream" then hallelujah Romney doesn't resemble that so much.

But the president’s flattering memories of McCain conflict with their campaign clashes of 2008. Back then, Obama hammered his rival as “out of touch’’ with many of the problems facing Americans.

And the platitudes of today conceal the reality of Obama’s current dynamic with McCain. The Arizona Republican remains one of the president’s staunchest critics on everything from health care to foreign policy. He’s also a vocal Romney supporter.

To hear Obama tell it now, the McCain who ran against him in 2008 was an example of a principled Republican who knew how to reach across the aisle. The implication from Obama is that those qualities simply don’t apply to Romney.
Again, GOOD.

Apache
06-03-2012, 08:55 PM
Romney has them scared? Good!


He's got a long way to go for my support. Right now, he's a vote against Maobama....:cold:

ThinkingBig
06-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Romney has them scared? Good!


He's got a long way to go for my support. Right now, he's a vote against Maobama....:cold:

Well said, sir.

Another 4 years of recovery, rebuilding, and taking out terrorists and this country is doomed.

We need to get back to the way it was in 2008. Deregulate the markets and let those dumb ol' wars will pay for themselves.

I mean, the Titanic was too big to fail right? But just like America, there's plenty of lifeboats for the right people.:Flag2:

Apache
06-03-2012, 09:13 PM
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Odysseus
06-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Well said, sir.

Another 4 years of recovery, rebuilding, and taking out terrorists and this country is doomed.

We need to get back to the way it was in 2008. Deregulate the markets and let those dumb ol' wars will pay for themselves.

I mean, the Titanic was too big to fail right? But just like America, there's plenty of lifeboats for the right people.:Flag2:

Recovery? Really? Where is this recovery that you speak of?

Taking out terrorists? Pinprick ops. Obama's anti-terror policies are a tad schizophrenic. He won't allow us to interrogate captured terrorists (note the immediate Miranda rights reading to the underwear bomber), but he'll blow them up by remote control. And, of curse, there is the constant leaking of sensitive information, which infuriates our allies, undermines the missions and endangers our personnel, but manages to permit Obama to puff out his chest in the press. This isn't exactly a coherent strategy for defeating terrorists.

AmPat
06-04-2012, 03:33 AM
Well said, sir.

Another 4 years of recovery, rebuilding, and taking out terrorists and this country is doomed.

We need to get back to the way it was in 2008. Deregulate the markets and let those dumb ol' wars will pay for themselves.

I mean, the Titanic was too big to fail right? But just like America, there's plenty of lifeboats for the right people.:Flag2:
Well let's see how your "brilliant" assessment holds up:
We are in a stagnant economy. 1.9 percent GDP ='s a net decrease overall.
Rebuilding what? Certainly not the economy or job market. If you mean infrastructure--Puhleeze! We could have done so much more without the Union slush funds.
Terrorists? Are you suggesting that no terrorists were "taken out" under Bush or that any other president other than your god would have done otherwise?

I'd gladly go back to 2008 and let the cards fall as they may. Get the bloated and inept gov't out of the picture. If we had taken this tack, we would be 5 TRILLION dollars closer to solvency.

DumbAss Tanker
06-04-2012, 11:43 AM
Recovery? Really? Where is this recovery that you speak of?


I took that post as mostly irony, myself.

Hey, what's not to like about McCain as an opponent? Never a Conservative on anything but defense, the only thing that got him within sniffing distance of winning was Sarah Palin, because without her, half the Conservative base would've just stayed home.