I voted for Reagan in 1980 because people I admired (Ralph Abernathy, Gene McCarthy) endorsed him; Reagan turned out 2 B everything but progressive (populist was the word then; the anti-big gov., anti-war libertarians were coming 2 the fore), I wondered how Abernathy & McCarthy could B so horribly fooled (if they indeed were), & in 1984 I voted for whomever was the Socialist Party candidate; knowing very well by then that socialist, populist, progressive, libertarian, liberal, independent were all euphemisms for "f^(k!ng loser."
By the time G.H.W. Bush rolled outta the W.H., the preferred label 4 anyone running 4 public office was "fascist." Those Clintons & Bushes were put on earth 2 remind us that “liberal” was a dirty word from an earlier, unsophisticated (read: not obscenely wealthy) time.
In 2013, I don’t think there are any "moderates"; if there are, then the Internet ignores them & they wisely ignore the Internet. When I first heard the name "Barrack Obama," I thought they were mispronouncing "Osama bin Laden." Really! He looked different, talked different, but I knew he still had 2 have the full support of good old Am. fascists.
But the 2012 election was a choice betw. Dishrag 1 & Dishrag 2. The standard Am. fascist is beyond bland, & being another corpse w/ an agenda doesn’t make you progressive or liberal; it means you gotta lotta sycophants, parasites, & people that’d B otherwise unemployed dizzy w/ that whiff of "power."
I just plain don’t believe anything that anyone w/ easy, loosey-goosey, flairing-sphincter access 2 major media outlets has 2 say or write; after all: Sacks, H. (1975) “Everyone Has To Lie,” in B. Blount and M. Sanches (eds.) Sociocultural Dimensions of Language Use, Academic Press, New York, NY, pp. 57–80.
So is Obama a liberal, socialist, fascist, communist, marxist, etc? I can't keep up with all of the right's labels.
So " ********* " gets edited, but remove the space between the two words and "tea bagger" is suddenly acceptable and allowed?
Time for a software upgrade on vBulletin.
I will say that I found Obama to be too liberal for my taste, and Hillary as well, but as for positions on issues that most agree with mine, Bill Clinton seemed ideal.
Last edited by SoSad; 02-09-2013 at 12:07 PM. Reason: pre-coffee post
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