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Sarah Palin, the Republican race for President and the media

By AV . ·
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What is it about Sarah Palin that attracts all the press coverage from serious Republican candidates like Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney, that we should be listening to? Our country is in bad shape, but the media is fascinated with her instead and her One Nation bus tour vacation.

She is such a distraction, I have to wonder why she is doing this if she loves this country so much. I think its personal greed and power and because she can. She's Sarah Palin, afterall, and she's using her personal attributes to mock the establishment. She isn't doing this country a favor.

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Good question.

by seanferd In reply to Sarah Palin, the Republic ...

Spectacle?

But they are all mostly horrible. Pawlenty? He's another ***.

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Let the stone throwing begin

by maxwell edison In reply to Sarah Palin, the Republic ...

Typical - the politics of personal destruction instead of focus on issues, ideals, and principle.

When will you people learn that you're being led like cattle to slaughter?

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Principle

by santeewelding In reply to Let the stone throwing be ...

That thing you make do with because you have no Everything to otherwise order the world of we.

Makes you feel any better, though, I agree with your synopsis, at that level.

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What "you people"?

by seanferd In reply to Let the stone throwing be ...

The issues, come elections for office holders, are the people who are up for election or posturing in that direction. The issue is that the candidates are full of crap and a lot of folks seem to support them and their ridiculous positions on the issues. ****, most of the issues are contrived in the first place.

Plenty of people are indeed sheeple. Your implications as to who the sheeple are is less than accurate. (Whether you were addressing AV, myself, or whomever may randomly read your post, in which you address no issues at all.)

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Obviously they're the same on both sides

by AnsuGisalas In reply to What "you people&quo ...

However, if they agree with Max they're Tea Partiers, but it they disagree with him, they're sheeple.

Everybody's along for the ride.

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I didn't know

by seanferd In reply to Obviously they're the sam ...

that Maxwell identified with the Teabaggers. I thought he was more well-thought-out than that.

Or maybe there are sane TP members somewhere of which I am unaware.

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He finds their work important apparently...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I didn't know

line, hook and sinker.
lest he be disingenuous in saying so, but I'd rather not believe that, it would force a severe degradation.

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What is it?

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Sarah Palin, the Republic ...

I'm of the opinion we don't want to face our own greed and laziness. So we let the media run our politics.

Not a Dem or Rep will get my vote if there's a third party candidate on the ballot. Long-standing personal policy. I apply it at all levels of vote. Dems and Reps aren't going to pay attention to anything that doesn't hurt their pockets/power. A huge percentage of third party votes will likely get their attention.

Then, I'm generally an optimist.

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With all due respect

by maxwell edison In reply to What is it?

Voting for a third-party candidate - especially for president - is about the dumbest thing a person can do. Like it or not, a majority party WILL win, and WILL control the agenda. And to vote for a third-party is ignoring reality. But I guess it makes you feel good.

P.S. Those people who voted for THEIR third-party candidate in Florida in 2000, were the very people who were MOST responsible for giving that election to GWB. It wasn't the courts, it was the third-party voters who cast their vote for Ralph Nader.

Like it or not, that's reality.

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It's not about

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to With all due respect

making me feel good. Nothing about politics makes me 'feel good'. I cannot, in good conscience, just keep voting for half-assed candidates with power/money machines behind their candidacy.

We're on a downhill slide, and that's because people vote their pockets, Dems and Reps know it, and the media plays us all. As far as I'm concerned, the system is corrupted beyond repair.

Voting for a third-party candidate - especially for president - is about the dumbest thing a person can do. Like it or not, a majority party WILL win, and WILL control the agenda. And to vote for a third-party is ignoring reality.

That attitude just contributes to their power.

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