Comments on: The real problem for Republicans: Too much money http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SuePachunk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1039785 Sun, 10 May 2015 14:09:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1039785 “The public is still majority democrat, will be for 40 more years after the bush/cheney lessons.”

Did you tune out the entire last election? Even with Obama’s efforts to stack the deck with illegal immigrant voters, the tide is turning.

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By: SuePachunk http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1039784 Sun, 10 May 2015 14:07:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1039784 Yes, the drawn-out primary process is a concern, and something the Republican candidates would be wise to work together to address in the interest of the party. However, they will need all that money to take on the Clinton Foundation warchest that Hillary has amassed from Russia and other places.

This comes on a day when the big news is of Obama attacking Elizabeth Warren. Seemingly, the rift in Democrats is no different than that in Republicans. And unquestionably, very few are fired up about having Hillary take the reins.

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By: LnRANGER http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1037657 Thu, 07 May 2015 03:44:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1037657 Project Salton Sea may have to wait for 2017 and the Mejorda pollution will devastate crops in Kansas-Texas-Oklahoma-Arkansa- Wisconsin and other bread State while the Republicans use up 1.8 Trillion of the Countries money and law suits abound.I might add these polluted factories were financed by the people funding the Republicans and gloating over the slave wages they paid the Mexicans for a two year job and centuries of pollution.

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By: JimTheDiver http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1037214 Wed, 06 May 2015 00:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1037214 The parties are supposed to use the primaries as a vetting process to eliminate those unsuitable for the job. I see multitudes who qualify. System, please work.

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By: Mishrac44 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1037192 Tue, 05 May 2015 21:53:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1037192 It is sad state of affairs in this country. The Ultra right/left need to be reigned in yet with all this money, they just buy off whomever and we get the same garbage.

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By: bearvarine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1037033 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:34:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1037033 +1 to AlkalineState, DeckHero and QuietThinker!
As a former Republican, I cringe almost to death when I look at the naked racism of their most vocal mouthpieces. People may not like Obama, but he’s not the Antichrist and he isn’t responsible for most of the problems in America today. Congress claims that credit, something they want everyone to ignore or forget.
Jeb Bush — another Bush? Really? Yagotta be kidding me…
Ted Cruz — frankenstein candidate, neo-McCarthyist table-flipping megalomaniac.
Scott Walker — not totally mired in controversy, other than being the Union’s antichrist.
Rand Paul — too decent, reasonable, honest, and/or libertarian-leaning to be an acceptable Republican candidate.
Democrats:
Hillary Clinton — Has quite a war machine. But won’t get my vote. Too many questions of honesty and integrity going all the way back to the 1980s.
– Maybe the Dems should run John Kerry again. He seems to be doing a bang-up job as Secretary of State.

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1037006 Tue, 05 May 2015 13:19:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1037006 Perhaps the problem is not just that the Republicans have so many really bad candidates, but is also that they don’t have any good candidates running. The huge influence of billionaires tying to buy the election for their candidate not only results in numerous candidates, but discourages any potential good candidate who would want to run for president without being bought and paid for by under the table money before the voting begins.

The Republicans have only themselves to blame for Citizens United, which was a purely partisan decision by the Republican justices on the Supreme Court.

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By: SnazzyO http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1036369 Mon, 04 May 2015 22:16:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1036369 “Case in point: Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who say they are prepared to spend nearly a billion dollars to elect a Republican. So far, they’ve narrowed their choice to five candidates (Cruz, Walker, Bush, Rubio and Paul).”

So they think they can BUY the election? This just tells me the five people NOT to support.

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By: DeckHero14 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1036282 Mon, 04 May 2015 18:05:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1036282 Honestly, on either side, there is not a single candidate that isn’t repulsive, insufferable or downright crooked. Barring a miracle, this is the weakest field since ’88 Bush v Dukakis, and we all know how that ended – with war and a deep recession. I’m not exactly an Obama-lover, but frankly I think Americans will look back fondly at his regime (though his last eight months have been utterly cringe-worthy domestically – STOP CITING THE DEBUNKED WAGE-GAP NONSENSE and other gender BS!!!) and pine for the good old days of growth and relative peace.

The bottom line: there is no Liberal-left anymore, only hyper-PC progressive authoritarian lunatics. And the Tea Party (unfortunately) is the response. The vast majority of us that sat comfortably in the middle – leaning one way or the other mind you – are treated like a disdained minority and have little voice. When the system caters only to special interest then politics is broken and you’ll end up with authoritarian govt trying to control everything (because most of us are NOT a special interest group). The real political divide in America is not left/right anymore, it’s libertarian and authoritarian… try to vote through that lens and don’t vote for – from either wing – for the authoritarians.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/03/why-2016-candidates-may-not-know-when-theyre-beaten/#comment-1036073 Mon, 04 May 2015 15:31:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40128#comment-1036073 Haha. Money well wasted. I hope Rick Santorum costs his friends a billion dollars. Maybe Sarah Palin can rack up some more bills too :)

The more they waste, the more we extract money from the ultra-wealthy donors and put it back into the economy. The public is still majority democrat, will be for 40 more years after the bush/cheney lessons.

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