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5/5/2015 11:50:02 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
http://time.com...

* Views his political inexperience as an asset - marked as a common man who understands the American
* Personal and anecdotal evidence of his understanding of welfare and public policy
* Generally socially conservative - he's a practicing Christian born and raised in Detroit (I think) and has been living in Baltimore.

Personally, I think it'd be pretty cool to witness a medical scientist take hold of the most powerful executive office in the world.

Read the article if anything. What's your take?
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5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Hillary 2016.
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5/5/2015 12:18:06 PM
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At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.

Nice take.
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5/5/2015 12:19:52 PM
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At 5/5/2015 12:18:06 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.

Nice take.

I thought so, too.
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5/5/2015 2:04:21 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Thinking that he has a chance to win the Republican nomination, let alone the presidency itself, is yet another one of Carson's many delusions...
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5/5/2015 3:40:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Carson is the GOP's new "How dare you call us racists" card.

Over-privileged and under-qualified to the core.
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5/5/2015 3:54:44 PM
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At 5/5/2015 3:40:24 PM, Praesentya wrote:
Carson is the GOP's new "How dare you call us racists" card.

Over-privileged and under-qualified to the core.

Under qualified? Probably, seeing as how he has little political experience. Overpriviliged? Bulls**t. He is an example of an American who grew up in a poor household and managed to achieve success. I wouldn't say that he'd make a good president, but at least don't spew crap like this.
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5/5/2015 4:05:47 PM
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At 5/5/2015 12:25:29 PM, YYW wrote:
At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.
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5/5/2015 4:23:05 PM
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5/5/2015 4:39:18 PM
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He ranks high on my "personally entertaining" meter. I think the GOP should keep pack-in the nuts. Good fun for all.
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5/5/2015 6:57:58 PM
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At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.

lol
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5/5/2015 7:13:49 PM
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At 5/5/2015 11:50:02 AM, ben2974 wrote:
http://time.com...


* Views his political inexperience as an asset - marked as a common man who understands the American
* Personal and anecdotal evidence of his understanding of welfare and public policy
* Generally socially conservative - he's a practicing Christian born and raised in Detroit (I think) and has been living in Baltimore.

Personally, I think it'd be pretty cool to witness a medical scientist take hold of the most powerful executive office in the world.

Read the article if anything. What's your take?

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5/5/2015 9:04:04 PM
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At 5/5/2015 7:13:49 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 11:50:02 AM, ben2974 wrote:
http://time.com...


* Views his political inexperience as an asset - marked as a common man who understands the American
* Personal and anecdotal evidence of his understanding of welfare and public policy
* Generally socially conservative - he's a practicing Christian born and raised in Detroit (I think) and has been living in Baltimore.

Personally, I think it'd be pretty cool to witness a medical scientist take hold of the most powerful executive office in the world.

Read the article if anything. What's your take?

Rand Paul America....open your eyes...this is the only chance we have to restore America.

Agreed. He's needed to help reform the Republican Party and to undo various Authoritarian policies. Unfortunately, however, there's a chance that he will lower taxes without significantly cutting various government programs, leading to a larger deficit.
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5/5/2015 9:45:51 PM
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Great, another evangelical who is fixated on the second coming, and thinks everything was created in 6 literal days.

Might as well be cruz or huckabee. Crazy is crazy regardless of profession.
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5/5/2015 10:14:14 PM
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At 5/5/2015 9:45:51 PM, slo1 wrote:
Great, another evangelical who is fixated on the second coming, and thinks everything was created in 6 literal days.

Might as well be cruz or huckabee. Crazy is crazy regardless of profession.

So I didn't know until later today when my brother told me he was that kind of Christian. You wouldn't expect it from a neurosurgeon...
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5/5/2015 10:37:47 PM
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At 5/5/2015 10:35:06 PM, numberwang wrote:
At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.

Sanders 2016?

Lol...Unelectable, generally.
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5/5/2015 10:41:52 PM
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At 5/5/2015 10:14:14 PM, ben2974 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 9:45:51 PM, slo1 wrote:
Great, another evangelical who is fixated on the second coming, and thinks everything was created in 6 literal days.

Might as well be cruz or huckabee. Crazy is crazy regardless of profession.

So I didn't know until later today when my brother told me he was that kind of Christian. You wouldn't expect it from a neurosurgeon...

Does it matter? This is a presidential run, not a religious fest.
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5/5/2015 10:43:31 PM
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At 5/5/2015 10:41:52 PM, Varrack wrote:
At 5/5/2015 10:14:14 PM, ben2974 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 9:45:51 PM, slo1 wrote:
Great, another evangelical who is fixated on the second coming, and thinks everything was created in 6 literal days.

Might as well be cruz or huckabee. Crazy is crazy regardless of profession.

So I didn't know until later today when my brother told me he was that kind of Christian. You wouldn't expect it from a neurosurgeon...

Does it matter? This is a presidential run, not a religious fest.

If his religious beliefs inform his policy, then his religion matters.
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5/5/2015 10:58:32 PM
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At 5/5/2015 11:50:02 AM, ben2974 wrote:
Personally, I think it'd be pretty cool to witness a medical scientist take hold of the most powerful executive office in the world.

Yeah, just like it would be cool to see a monkey wield control of a button that destroys the world. <.<
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5/5/2015 11:00:48 PM
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At 5/5/2015 10:41:52 PM, Varrack wrote:
At 5/5/2015 10:14:14 PM, ben2974 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 9:45:51 PM, slo1 wrote:
Great, another evangelical who is fixated on the second coming, and thinks everything was created in 6 literal days.

Might as well be cruz or huckabee. Crazy is crazy regardless of profession.

So I didn't know until later today when my brother told me he was that kind of Christian. You wouldn't expect it from a neurosurgeon...

Does it matter? This is a presidential run, not a religious fest.

Because he makes all of his moral assertions based on his absolutely blind adherence to faith.
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5/6/2015 5:09:50 AM
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At 5/5/2015 9:04:04 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 5/5/2015 7:13:49 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 11:50:02 AM, ben2974 wrote:
http://time.com...


* Views his political inexperience as an asset - marked as a common man who understands the American
* Personal and anecdotal evidence of his understanding of welfare and public policy
* Generally socially conservative - he's a practicing Christian born and raised in Detroit (I think) and has been living in Baltimore.

Personally, I think it'd be pretty cool to witness a medical scientist take hold of the most powerful executive office in the world.

Read the article if anything. What's your take?

Rand Paul America....open your eyes...this is the only chance we have to restore America.

Agreed. He's needed to help reform the Republican Party and to undo various Authoritarian policies. Unfortunately, however, there's a chance that he will lower taxes without significantly cutting various government programs, leading to a larger deficit.

Maybe that's what we need, after all it took Pearl Harbor to get us to wake up. Balloon that debt!
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5/6/2015 5:51:24 AM
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At 5/5/2015 10:35:06 PM, numberwang wrote:
At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.

Sanders 2016?

If only... if only...
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5/6/2015 5:51:54 AM
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At 5/5/2015 10:37:47 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 10:35:06 PM, numberwang wrote:
At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.

Sanders 2016?

Lol...Unelectable, generally.

Sadly...
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5/6/2015 8:34:52 AM
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Unfortunately, Americans have reached the point where they would not vote for someone who adheres to Christian Evangelicalism.
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5/6/2015 10:40:05 AM
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At 5/5/2015 10:43:31 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 10:41:52 PM, Varrack wrote:
At 5/5/2015 10:14:14 PM, ben2974 wrote:
At 5/5/2015 9:45:51 PM, slo1 wrote:
Great, another evangelical who is fixated on the second coming, and thinks everything was created in 6 literal days.

Might as well be cruz or huckabee. Crazy is crazy regardless of profession.

So I didn't know until later today when my brother told me he was that kind of Christian. You wouldn't expect it from a neurosurgeon...

Does it matter? This is a presidential run, not a religious fest.

If his religious beliefs inform his policy, then his religion matters.

^^^^
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5/6/2015 10:45:26 AM
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At 5/6/2015 8:34:52 AM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Unfortunately, Americans have reached the point where they would not vote for someone who adheres to Christian Evangelicalism.

Liberals have won/are winning the culture war. Conservative (which largely assumes religious) values are losing sway; I think we're at a transitional stage in our culture. In 25 years, I bet the new conservative will be the current moderate (or center left) on social issues.
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5/6/2015 10:51:55 AM
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At 5/6/2015 5:51:24 AM, YYW wrote:
At 5/5/2015 10:35:06 PM, numberwang wrote:
At 5/5/2015 12:14:14 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Hillary 2016.

Sanders 2016?

If only... if only...

He's a hippie ;p