« on: April 17, 2008, 03:04:08 PM »
So I'm a Right leaning moderate.
Sure I believe in conservative economic principles and conservative social principles. But I'm pretty liberal on the immigration and health care issues. I also don't know where I stand on the Iraq War.
I do believe that everyone needs to "..Ask what [they] can do for [their] country" You may be able to blame the economy problems on the government, but the economy is mostly made up of people making choices. Go out and "be the change you want to see in the world"
Anyway... The Right wing media loved the Debate questions last night, and the Left wing media hate the questions. The questions didn't really make me mad, but the responses to some questions did.
1: Both Obama and Clinton pledged to bring all the troops home from Iraq by a certain date regardless of what the Generals on the ground say. Because it's the "will of the people" Oh bull. If General Patraeus (sp?) and the other military leadership told Senator Clinton that waiting a year longer would create stable democratic government and society, do you think the Majority would really want Her to disregard what he said? I want the troops to come home, but I think the President needs to make decisions based on all the information.
2: The capital gains question kind of sucked.. but Obama botched it. He was so busy preaching "fairness" that he didn't address the fact that Tax Revenue might go up when Tax Rates go down. He could at least have said something like "Capital Gains Tax revenues have more to do with the status of the economy than they have to do with the tax rates. My number one goal with the economy is to make it better for EVERYONE. But right now we are going to require some extra short term sacrifices to acheive that goal"
3: The American Flag, Weather Underground, Bosnia, and Rev. Wright.
Hillary: Saying "oops" really doesn't fix the problem. Why didn't she just say, "I exagerated, but I want everyone to know that our military would never let the First Lady walk into a dangerous situation. No sniper would ever get close enough.
Obama: Come on man! Silence the critics. "I am a patriot and I will always be a patriot. I will wear an American Flag Pin, I disagree with Reverend Wright and I believe the Weather Underground is dispicable. I believe this country has some shortcomings, but I love it. I will work as hard as I can to keep this country great, and I will do whatever I can to motivate the great citizens of this land to overcome the challenges we face."