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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Exactly, this country is in the habit of voting for the lesser of two evils or as I like to say. The least worst candidate. The problem is when voting for the least worst candidate, you still end up with a bad winner. The two major parties push the line when it comes to voting for third party candidates that it is a wasted vote, the third party candidate cannot win. But I think voting for a Republican or Democrat is a wasted vote, you are voting for business as usual regardless of that they say or the rhetoric they spout.

    My beliefs have led me to vote third party in 5 of the last 6 presidential elections. Perhaps if more voters would vote for whom they like, for whom they think would make the best president. Maybe, just maybe the two major parties would offer up better candidates. But then again, I doubt it.
    I don't think that we are going to get better candidates until start doing their jobs properly again and stop thinking that they are there to "make a difference".... Most people don't follow politics like we do in here, and as such make their decisions based on what an reader on FNC, or CNN say, couple that with the ads that blatantly lie, and you have horribly misinformed voters...Hell, just look around here. How many posters in here just spout talking point crap, and when pressed, disappear?

    Someone said it before, and I agree, we are becoming Idiocracy.
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't think that we are going to get better candidates until start doing their jobs properly again and stop thinking that they are there to "make a difference".... Most people don't follow politics like we do in here, and as such make their decisions based on what an reader on FNC, or CNN say, couple that with the ads that blatantly lie, and you have horribly misinformed voters...Hell, just look around here. How many posters in here just spout talking point crap, and when pressed, disappear?

    Someone said it before, and I agree, we are becoming Idiocracy.
    Yep, campaign slogans are so important. A catchy slogan that can fit on a bumper sticker is worth millions of votes. I agree, elections today are won by the candidate who lies the best and can get the most people to believe his lies. Truth, solutions to problems, visions, ideas, do not have any place in today's political campaigns. Today's campaigns are designed to make the voter hate the other guy a little bit more than they hate you. It is all about divide and conquer.

    Then when it comes time to govern, since those who won have divided us so much in order to win, they wonder why they can't govern. Why so many people are dead set against them regardless of what they try to do. Hate boils to the surface. But it is the candidates and those elected own fault.
    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: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I would say the odds right now are 9-1 Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Bush on the other hand is iffy. Probably no better than a 20% chance as of today that he will win the Republican nomination.

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2016 - 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2016 - 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination

    So if Jeb and Hillary do wind up at the two major political party's nominees, whom would you vote for? In Georgia we usually have third party choices like the Libertarians, the Constitutional Party and sometimes the Green Party. Would you vote third party or not vote at all?
    I agree that Hilary is far more likely to be the D than Jeb is to be the R

    In the event that they both make it to the general, I'd vote third party like last time - voted for Dr Jill Stein because I didn't want more Obama or Romney. my political minded friends considered it a wasted vote but oh well

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Bethlehem Bill View Post
    I agree that Hilary is far more likely to be the D than Jeb is to be the R

    In the event that they both make it to the general, I'd vote third party like last time - voted for Dr Jill Stein because I didn't want more Obama or Romney. my political minded friends considered it a wasted vote but oh well
    I don't and I say good for you. I voted for Gary Johnson. For me a wasted vote was one cast for either Romney or Obama. They were voting for business as usual.
    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: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Really? Another Bush, possibly another Clinton? What has happened to this great nation? Is this the best out of all the people in this country we can do? Or are we just subjects to a ruling class elite who could give a **** about you or me?


    Sad reality is, there are those cheering for these royals and thier race for power.
    Well said. The money behind campaigns and PACs is running this nation. The last name is the other factor. Our nation has become too partisan to think for ourselves.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Yep, campaign slogans are so important. A catchy slogan that can fit on a bumper sticker is worth millions of votes. I agree, elections today are won by the candidate who lies the best and can get the most people to believe his lies. Truth, solutions to problems, visions, ideas, do not have any place in today's political campaigns. Today's campaigns are designed to make the voter hate the other guy a little bit more than they hate you. It is all about divide and conquer.

    Then when it comes time to govern, since those who won have divided us so much in order to win, they wonder why they can't govern. Why so many people are dead set against them regardless of what they try to do. Hate boils to the surface. But it is the candidates and those elected own fault.
    The next Presidential candidate should run on the idea of Hope and Change plus there should also be a dialogue on race in the country.

    On the other hand it might also be a time to get serious.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    As of this point in time, I do not think Christie is going anywhere.
    Agreed. I think Christie's chances took a nose dive when he overplayed his act in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, going out of his way to appear centrist.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ours is a country of voting for the lesser of two evils, has been for a long time...Myself, I would vote for Bush, but I damned sure wouldn't like it....We have to find a way to break this progressive lurch in our society...Whether Republican, or Democrat, progressivism is killing this country.
    The only long term solution to the problem would be congressional term limits. There would be enough turnover in congress to keep politicians closer to mainstream Americans in philosophy. It would take a constitutional amendment.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    The only long term solution to the problem would be congressional term limits. There would be enough turnover in congress to keep politicians closer to mainstream Americans in philosophy. It would take a constitutional amendment.
    Term limits incentivize corruption.
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Term limits incentivize corruption.
    They incentivize somewhat incoherent political choices (due to somewhat quick turnover), but I'm not sure I agree that it incentivizes corruption to an equal or greater extent than without.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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