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12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?
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12/22/2014 12:01:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

I like a lot of what Ben Carson has to say. I don't think he's considered a "front-runner" and I wouldn't say I agree with absolutely everything he says, but I do like a lot of it.
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12/22/2014 8:56:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

I believe Rand Paul will be a good candidate. He may believe different things on me when it comes to his religion like abortion and gay marriage, but believes until an amendment passes, states should make their decisions. So I'm pro states rights.
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12/22/2014 10:28:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
This question is like asking your favorite person to punch you in the balls.
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12/22/2014 10:32:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

They're trotting out the same old rusty clown car. Rand Paul has replaced his father, which is a sharp drop in quality in my estimation. Fiorina considered running, and she might make a good candidate if she leans to the left on social issues, especially given her business background. Ben Carson is also interested in running, but he was way too much social conservative baggage floating about out there; it will come back to haunt him during the general campaign.

The same thing will happen this year that happens every year: independents will get excited over a few libertarian-leaning candidates with fresh ideas, their input will be ignored (because who needs independents to win an election, amirite?), and the psychopaths who control the vast majority of GOP primaries will force their candidates into crazy-town territory with political litmus tests. The candidate will then be forced to back-pedal leading up to the general election, and the Democrats will have them on the defence throughout the entire ordeal because of the insanity which the Republican base pushed them into endorsing in order to survive the primaries. What should have been a golden opportunity for Republicans will be spoiled again by the insanity which is the Republican primary process. Sorry, I just don't see the point in speculating at this point when we all know that whatever promising, bright young faces walk into the maw at Iowa will emerge months later with their sterling principles disfigured beyond recognition.
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12/24/2014 3:11:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/22/2014 10:28:13 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
This question is like asking your favorite person to punch you in the balls.
This is a politics forum.
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12/24/2014 3:19:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Ben Carson (if he runs). I mean, he isn't a politician, which makes him cool. He was born in poverty, his mother was illiterate, and he became one of the world's leading neurosurgeons. Coming from that type of home--no father, illiterate parents, failing most of elementary school--and becoming the world's (arguably best) pediatric neurosurgeon is simply amazing. I think he was one of the first doctors to successfully split conjoined twins and both of them survived.

I just don't like his stance on guns. I think he wants to ban them in cities and not in rural areas (I know, wtf). But I would still vote for him. And I get to vote in the next election so that's cool.
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12/24/2014 5:23:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/24/2014 3:11:41 PM, Ragnar wrote:
At 12/22/2014 10:28:13 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
This question is like asking your favorite person to punch you in the balls.
This is a politics forum.

I'm aware. The question you asked is just not going to move political discourse anywhere. It's asking which puppet the US would like to pretend leads the country for another four years of extortion, military domination, collusion, and violence.
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12/24/2014 5:41:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/24/2014 3:19:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Ben Carson (if he runs). I mean, he isn't a politician, which makes him cool. He was born in poverty, his mother was illiterate, and he became one of the world's leading neurosurgeons. Coming from that type of home--no father, illiterate parents, failing most of elementary school--and becoming the world's (arguably best) pediatric neurosurgeon is simply amazing. I think he was one of the first doctors to successfully split conjoined twins and both of them survived.

I just don't like his stance on guns. I think he wants to ban them in cities and not in rural areas (I know, wtf). But I would still vote for him. And I get to vote in the next election so that's cool.

As a social conservative I am impressed by Ben Carson, however as a realist I realize he has zero chance of getting the nomination or winning the Presidency. There simply is no possibility the Republicans will put forth a candidate with no political or executive experience. Also his rejection of evolution would create problems with the majority of the electorate.

As a social conservative I want a true believer on the issues of life and marriage but also one who is electable. Think President Mike Pence. President Pence (has a nice ring to it)

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12/31/2014 7:17:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/22/2014 10:28:13 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
This question is like asking your favorite person to punch you in the balls.

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don't you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I'll bet you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you.
You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you. You are a bloody nardless newbie twit protohominid chromosomally aberrant caricature of a coprophagic cloacal parasitic pond scum and I wish you would go away.
You're a putrescence mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.
You are a bleating fool, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done.
I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. And did I mention you smell?
If you aren't an idiot, you made a world-class effort at simulating one. Try to edit your writing of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly.
You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs.
You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.
And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake?
You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile one-handed slack-jawed drooling meatslapper.
On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go.
I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know. I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh.
The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.
P.S.: You are hypocritical, greedy, violent, malevolent, vengeful, cowardly, deadly, mendacious, meretricious, loathsome, despicable, belligerent, opportunistic, barratrous, contemptible, criminal, fascistic, bigoted, racist, sexist, avaricious, tasteless, idiotic, brain-damaged, imbecilic, insane, arrogant, deceitful, demented, lame, self-righteous, Byzantine, conspiratorial, satanic, fraudulent, libelous, bilious, splenetic, spastic, ignorant, clueless, illegitimate, harmful, destructive, dumb, evasive, double-talking, devious, revisionist, narrow, manipulative, paternalistic, fundamentalist, dogmatic, idolatrous, unethical, cultic, diseased, suppressive, controlling, restrictive, malignant, deceptive, dim, crazy, weird, dystopic, stifling, uncaring, plantigrade, grim, and generally Not Good.
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12/31/2014 8:29:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 7:17:56 PM, IEnglishman wrote:
At 12/22/2014 10:28:13 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
This question is like asking your favorite person to punch you in the balls.

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don't you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I'll bet you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you.
You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you. You are a bloody nardless newbie twit protohominid chromosomally aberrant caricature of a coprophagic cloacal parasitic pond scum and I wish you would go away.
You're a putrescence mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.
You are a bleating fool, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done.
I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. And did I mention you smell?
If you aren't an idiot, you made a world-class effort at simulating one. Try to edit your writing of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly.
You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs.
You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.
And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake?
You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile one-handed slack-jawed drooling meatslapper.
On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go.
I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know. I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh.
The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.
P.S.: You are hypocritical, greedy, violent, malevolent, vengeful, cowardly, deadly, mendacious, meretricious, loathsome, despicable, belligerent, opportunistic, barratrous, contemptible, criminal, fascistic, bigoted, racist, sexist, avaricious, tasteless, idiotic, brain-damaged, imbecilic, insane, arrogant, deceitful, demented, lame, self-righteous, Byzantine, conspiratorial, satanic, fraudulent, libelous, bilious, splenetic, spastic, ignorant, clueless, illegitimate, harmful, destructive, dumb, evasive, double-talking, devious, revisionist, narrow, manipulative, paternalistic, fundamentalist, dogmatic, idolatrous, unethical, cultic, diseased, suppressive, controlling, restrictive, malignant, deceptive, dim, crazy, weird, dystopic, stifling, uncaring, plantigrade, grim, and generally Not Good.

It seems a thesaurus is angry at me.
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12/31/2014 8:49:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/31/2014 7:17:56 PM, IEnglishman wrote:
At 12/22/2014 10:28:13 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
This question is like asking your favorite person to punch you in the balls.

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don't you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I'll bet you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you.
You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you. You are a bloody nardless newbie twit protohominid chromosomally aberrant caricature of a coprophagic cloacal parasitic pond scum and I wish you would go away.
You're a putrescence mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.
You are a bleating fool, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done.
I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. And did I mention you smell?
If you aren't an idiot, you made a world-class effort at simulating one. Try to edit your writing of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly.
You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs.
You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.
And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake?
You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile one-handed slack-jawed drooling meatslapper.
On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go.
I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know. I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh.
The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.
P.S.: You are hypocritical, greedy, violent, malevolent, vengeful, cowardly, deadly, mendacious, meretricious, loathsome, despicable, belligerent, opportunistic, barratrous, contemptible, criminal, fascistic, bigoted, racist, sexist, avaricious, tasteless, idiotic, brain-damaged, imbecilic, insane, arrogant, deceitful, demented, lame, self-righteous, Byzantine, conspiratorial, satanic, fraudulent, libelous, bilious, splenetic, spastic, ignorant, clueless, illegitimate, harmful, destructive, dumb, evasive, double-talking, devious, revisionist, narrow, manipulative, paternalistic, fundamentalist, dogmatic, idolatrous, unethical, cultic, diseased, suppressive, controlling, restrictive, malignant, deceptive, dim, crazy, weird, dystopic, stifling, uncaring, plantigrade, grim, and generally Not Good.

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1/1/2015 9:32:42 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Scott Walker. He's won three times in a light blue swing state, passed a fairly conservative agenda, and doesn't have any baggage. My ideal ticked would be him and New Mexico's governor, Susana Martinez.
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1/3/2015 4:19:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

It might be Jeb Bush who is the republican front runner,.
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1/3/2015 4:36:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Almost a decade ago, a Canadian journalist friend of mine was able to get into the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ontario. There were many world leaders there at the time. According to him, the most powerful leader of the free world was hand picked, regardless of votes. That was 2006.
He told me that the senator from Illinois(at the time) was going to be the next president with a full term and then it would be the other Bush brother from Florida in 2016. Well, he was right about Obama and now Jeb is running.
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1/3/2015 9:40:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/3/2015 4:19:07 PM, DiogenestheDog wrote:
At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

It might be Jeb Bush who is the republican front runner,.

What a shame.
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1/3/2015 11:03:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/3/2015 4:36:15 PM, Asburnu wrote:
Almost a decade ago, a Canadian journalist friend of mine was able to get into the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ontario. There were many world leaders there at the time. According to him, the most powerful leader of the free world was hand picked, regardless of votes. That was 2006.
He told me that the senator from Illinois(at the time) was going to be the next president with a full term and then it would be the other Bush brother from Florida in 2016. Well, he was right about Obama and now Jeb is running.

There is no way Jeb can win, lol. But hopefully he is right. Not clinton, haha
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1/3/2015 11:49:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
My governor, Scott Walker.
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1/3/2015 11:50:15 PM
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At 1/1/2015 9:32:42 AM, TN05 wrote:
Scott Walker. He's won three times in a light blue swing state, passed a fairly conservative agenda, and doesn't have any baggage. My ideal ticked would be him and New Mexico's governor, Susana Martinez.

Both of us are on the same page. Either her or Rubio for the Hispanic vote.
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1/3/2015 11:52:37 PM
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Regarding Jeb Bush, the Republican establishment wouldn't even be that foolish. I can see why they would want Mitt Romney, but not Jeb Bush. There are plenty of acceptable alternatives and I know Santorum will probably have another go, maybe even Gingrich since he took third in 2012.
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1/3/2015 11:55:17 PM
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For those who haven't heard yet, Huckabee quit his Fox News show to explore a bid for president.
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1/4/2015 12:14:35 AM
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At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

If likelihood of being elected isn't an issue, Jon Huntsman. Other than him, all the others are a bad joke.
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1/4/2015 12:16:01 AM
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At 12/22/2014 8:56:44 PM, ChristianPunk wrote:
At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

I believe Rand Paul will be a good candidate. He may believe different things on me when it comes to his religion like abortion and gay marriage, but believes until an amendment passes, states should make their decisions. So I'm pro states rights.

So you support states that legalize pot? What's your opinion on nullification?
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1/4/2015 12:50:48 AM
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At 1/3/2015 11:55:17 PM, 1Historygenius wrote:
For those who haven't heard yet, Huckabee quit his Fox News show to explore a bid for president.

Not again. Seriously? This is getting absurd.
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1/4/2015 1:04:43 AM
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At 1/4/2015 12:50:48 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/3/2015 11:55:17 PM, 1Historygenius wrote:
For those who haven't heard yet, Huckabee quit his Fox News show to explore a bid for president.

Not again. Seriously? This is getting absurd.

How many times has he run already?
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1/4/2015 1:08:09 AM
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At 12/24/2014 3:19:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Ben Carson (if he runs). I mean, he isn't a politician, which makes him cool. He was born in poverty, his mother was illiterate, and he became one of the world's leading neurosurgeons. Coming from that type of home--no father, illiterate parents, failing most of elementary school--and becoming the world's (arguably best) pediatric neurosurgeon is simply amazing. I think he was one of the first doctors to successfully split conjoined twins and both of them survived.

Umm...I think he should stay a pediatric neurosurgeon...

I just don't like his stance on guns. I think he wants to ban them in cities and not in rural areas (I know, wtf). But I would still vote for him. And I get to vote in the next election so that's cool.

That stance makes sense to me.
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1/4/2015 1:11:23 AM
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At 1/4/2015 1:04:43 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 1/4/2015 12:50:48 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/3/2015 11:55:17 PM, 1Historygenius wrote:
For those who haven't heard yet, Huckabee quit his Fox News show to explore a bid for president.

Not again. Seriously? This is getting absurd.

How many times has he run already?

This will be his second time, but he's so hard-line on social issues that he can't possibly be a serious contender. He's like Santorum, just not so much of an curmudgeon. The absurdity is the fact that both he AND Santorum will be in this race, turning it into another circus which will wound the candidate before they even get to the general election.
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1/4/2015 7:47:14 AM
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At 1/4/2015 12:16:01 AM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 12/22/2014 8:56:44 PM, ChristianPunk wrote:
At 12/22/2014 2:36:59 AM, Ragnar wrote:
Just finished a debate on Hillary Clinton, and I was crippled by not knowing much about the republican presidential hopefuls. Anyone care to briefly enlighten me on the front-runners?

I believe Rand Paul will be a good candidate. He may believe different things on me when it comes to his religion like abortion and gay marriage, but believes until an amendment passes, states should make their decisions. So I'm pro states rights.

So you support states that legalize pot? What's your opinion on nullification?

I support states that do.

I believe nullification is good. But me personally, I wish to one day see America live as an anarchist society.