ShowStopper said:I'm really happy with the Democratic take over. I am a very strong Republican but, Bush has screwed things up. I'm not happy with the way he is handling things and he needs to go. I however will not vote for Hillary. Maybe Obama, but not Hillary.
Austin said:ShowStopper said:I'm really happy with the Democratic take over. I am a very strong Republican but, Bush has screwed things up. I'm not happy with the way he is handling things and he needs to go. I however will not vote for Hillary. Maybe Obama, but not Hillary.
Welcome to the Planet. Is that calf yours in your profile pic? Nice looking Steer.
I guess I'm just anxious to see a female president, even if she is associated with Bill. I think she really has a good chance, and I think it would be good for the reputation of the Untied States. It's no doubt that Bush needs to go. Look at the mess he's created. How many soldiers have died in the Middle East so far? Too many. I'm guessing Obama will enter as an independent. ;D
dcbehle said:While there is a place for finding the middle of the road at times, I'm all for leadership that does have a partisan view. Too often we get politicians that have good ideas, but when they get to Washington they focus on trying to please everyone and walk both sides of an issue. In my viewpoint, that is what affected both Bush's. Senior caved on his tax position and became soft on policies after that. Junior reached out at times to garner support from both sides of the isle and it resulted in a larger government.
While I was never a Bill Clinton fan, he stuck to his guns on health care and it went down in defeat. He then focused on some other issues like wellfare reform and he was able to move it forward. While few people could find the middle ground with Reagan, he was the best at stating his position, selling it to the public, and then sold the mandate to a congress that was controlled by the other party. It worked very well for him regarding ending the Cold War and passing tax cuts that laid the foundation for a long term strong economy. His downfall was that he was unable to sell all the cuts that would have helped reduce the deficit. But that is the real success to our democracy. When things went to far to the right, the balance of power in the democrat controlled congress finally showed some spine.
It is time for more leaders like that now. A leader willing to stand behind his or her position, sell it to the public and the congress and let the chips fall where they may. We can have success when legislation fails, but trying to solve everyone's problems results in a bigger problem for all. It is time for everyone to pull up their own boot straps and if unable, let the private individual spirit assist those in need.