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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This is one reason there is a movement to repeal the 17th amendment thereby having the state legislature directly appoint senators (as was done historically) vs the popular vote in play now as with the house. I have mixed feelings on it but it might be a solution.
    I am in favor of it. I know I am in the minority but I believe a senator should represent his state and the people in his state, not a political party. I do not know if repeal would solve the problem, but it couldn't hurt and we would be no worse off then we are today.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Well said. I agree. Every thing today is party line votes. Like you I remember a time if something passed the senate by a 55-45 margin the breakdown might be something like 35 Democratic and 20 Reublican Yeas, 20 Democratic 25 Republican Nays. Today we do not vote for a Representative to represent us or a senator to go to Washington to represent our state. We vote for a Representative and a Senator to go to Washington to represent the party they are a member of. The will and wishes of the people and of the state they are from is lost.

    I see no hope of respecting the wishes of the people who elect these officials to ever take them into consideration. It is all party.


    It's called brand voting. "I have never voted anything but...." is considered honorable, along with "I'm voting _____ no matter who runs."

    What should be honorable is "You will get my vote if and when you show me you're worth hiring for the job in the first place..."

    It can be changed. This, this horrible nightmare of re-fighting every issue from the DNA out is killing the country. FFS, as I have said before, Americans need to start seeing their problems with foreign eyes. A half million people enter the US illegally every year across the Mexican US border. They get to stay, raise families and, apparently vote. Meanwhile, you strip search pregnant East Indian women entering through Blaine to do some shopping.
    While the congress and the president square off in a postured stand off about letting them stay, no one is even wanting to talk about the fact the US consumes enough cocaine in one day to supply a line to every man woman and child on the face of the planet. They are not talking about the highest crime rate, the highest murder rate, the highest prison recidivism rate, the highest teenage pregnancy rate, the highest high school drop out rate in the industrialized world. They are not talking about the collapse of the public school system or even what happened to the money in '08.

    The US is the only nation in the G-20 that does not have universal medical and after dividing the country on that one issue, in the end more adults than the population of Canada will still have no health coverage in 2020.

    This is in a country that rebounded from the most serious air attack in warfare history in just over a year to cripple the Japanese Navy. A nation that showed the world how to 'liberate" and show a democratic hand. And let us not forget the Berlin Air Lift and the cold war. A nation that was years ahead in the development of the bomb, has led the world in aircraft technology for seven decades, is the only nation to have landed on the moon and revolutionized communications with the PC and cell phone.

    There's no shortage of resources to throw at the problem, but a shortage of will among the people to say "enough! We want some ****ing answers and we want them now!' But, be prepared, those answers are going to come from "enemies", guys like Ted Cruz just might have good ideas that will work. Who knows, there yet be evidence of intelligent life in leftist America.
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I am in favor of it. I know I am in the minority but I believe a senator should represent his state and the people in his state, not a political party. I do not know if repeal would solve the problem, but it couldn't hurt and we would be no worse off then we are today.
    Agreed. But amendments are notoriously hard to repeal, as they are to implement. I can hear the opposition already.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I find it very hard to imagine that the USA will ever have a worse AG than Alberto Gonzales.
    Oh, you don't have to imagine. Just open your eyes and you will see the worst one ever.
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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    A few years back for Halloween I went as Diogenes, lamp and all.
    Greetings, U S Conservative.

    : How many people recognized who you were, and what you represented? I don't think they teach those characteristics these days - it would put too many politicians out of a job!

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    It's called brand voting. "I have never voted anything but...." is considered honorable, along with "I'm voting _____ no matter who runs."

    What should be honorable is "You will get my vote if and when you show me you're worth hiring for the job in the first place..."

    It can be changed. This, this horrible nightmare of re-fighting every issue from the DNA out is killing the country. FFS, as I have said before, Americans need to start seeing their problems with foreign eyes. A half million people enter the US illegally every year across the Mexican US border. They get to stay, raise families and, apparently vote. Meanwhile, you strip search pregnant East Indian women entering through Blaine to do some shopping.
    While the congress and the president square off in a postured stand off about letting them stay, no one is even wanting to talk about the fact the US consumes enough cocaine in one day to supply a line to every man woman and child on the face of the planet. They are not talking about the highest crime rate, the highest murder rate, the highest prison recidivism rate, the highest teenage pregnancy rate, the highest high school drop out rate in the industrialized world. They are not talking about the collapse of the public school system or even what happened to the money in '08.

    The US is the only nation in the G-20 that does not have universal medical and after dividing the country on that one issue, in the end more adults than the population of Canada will still have no health coverage in 2020.

    This is in a country that rebounded from the most serious air attack in warfare history in just over a year to cripple the Japanese Navy. A nation that showed the world how to 'liberate" and show a democratic hand. And let us not forget the Berlin Air Lift and the cold war. A nation that was years ahead in the development of the bomb, has led the world in aircraft technology for seven decades, is the only nation to have landed on the moon and revolutionized communications with the PC and cell phone.

    There's no shortage of resources to throw at the problem, but a shortage of will among the people to say "enough! We want some ****ing answers and we want them now!' But, be prepared, those answers are going to come from "enemies", guys like Ted Cruz just might have good ideas that will work. Who knows, there yet be evidence of intelligent life in leftist America.
    We have the left (media/academia/hollywood) indoctrinating people to hate this nation, and anyone who points out obvious flaws (10 kids out of wedlock, lack of education, raising a family on a minimum wage job, passing on welfare from generation to generation) is painted as hateful (and of course conservative).

    I watched that show downton abbey recently and one fascinating aspect was showing how people sanctioned themselves (without govt) for undesirable behavior. A war-widow would be taken care of by the community and while a "bastard" would be be cared for, the mother would be ostracized. Why? Because marriage meant something, and adulterers lessened the value of that.

    Even when I was a kid if we were doing something stupid an adult would say stop it (and we generally did), in my parents generation a stranger might even spank a kid doing the same (not saying thats necessary good)-now kids do stupid **** in plain sight and nobody says a thing. My point is people looked after themselves-not anymore.

    This paralyzes people and prevents them from pointing out the obvious.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What's her record as an attorney? Any prominent cases that she successfully prosecuted?
    5 Most Interesting Cases of Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

    And what does sitting on the board for the Fed have to do with being AG?
    It's not directly related to the requirements for the position, but it indicates a general level of intelligence. They don't pluck people off the street.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, U S Conservative.

    : How many people recognized who you were, and what you represented? I don't think they teach those characteristics these days - it would put too many politicians out of a job!
    I had to explain it to most, after I said I was looking for an honest man. I even had a few of his rants prepared. And of course, drank plenty of wine.

    The year prior I went as Patrick Swayze's pancreas, now I kind of regret that. Im a bit more sensitive to that these days.

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I had to explain it to most, after I said I was looking for an honest man. I even had a few of his rants prepared. And of course, drank plenty of wine.

    The year prior I went as Patrick Swayze's pancreas, now I kind of regret that. Im a bit more sensitive to that these days.
    I always thought he was sexy! He died too young....

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    Re: Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch to be attorney general: CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Agreed. But amendments are notoriously hard to repeal, as they are to implement. I can hear the opposition already.
    In other words, it ain't gonna happen. Personally I would like to see both the 17th and 22nd repealed.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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