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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Mitt has a big problem with that 49% stuff (I don't remember the exact figure). I know he never ran for public office, but if Republicans could find someone like James Baker, I honestly think I would vote Republican for the first time. Actually I wanted to give them a chance last time, they just could not put forward a candidate to my liking. Mitt has some major work to do, if I were to vote for him.
    Having a competent President is more important that any off the cuff comments about 49%, or whatever the figure was. That was blown out of all proportion by the leftist msm, but it worked.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Having a competent President is more important that any off the cuff comments about 49%, or whatever the figure was. That was blown out of all proportion by the leftist msm, but it worked.
    Well the left certainly took advantage of it. But off the cuff statements sometimes reveal quite a bit about a person. Do you think it reflects well on the President of the United States to view almost half of the population with contempt? Yes it's important to have a competent President, but it is also important to have a President who knows how to respect and appreciate the humanity of others. At least that's how I see it.

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

    I think that if Bush and Clinton both are the nominees it won't be because of them being the better candidates it will be a narrative that the media had gradually pushed towards. They very well could be the best nominees (not likely) out of the choices presented, that part doesn't matter. What matters is the narrative for the media. I can almost guarantee that both of their campaigns can be far less funded than Obama's ever was and they both could still become the nominees.
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Well the left certainly took advantage of it. But off the cuff statements sometimes reveal quite a bit about a person. Do you think it reflects well on the President of the United States to view almost half of the population with contempt? Yes it's important to have a competent President, but it is also important to have a President who knows how to respect and appreciate the humanity of others. At least that's how I see it.
    He was speaking the truth. The 'contempt' was a fiction of the media and Obama supporters.

    Anyone who would re-elect an obvious failure like Barrack Obama because of a comment like that certainly deserves to suffer the consequences, but the rest of the country, and indeed the world, has had to suffer along with them. Making something like this an election issue rather than foreign policy, energy policies, education, and so on, trivializes the electoral system, as well as the American people themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I think that if Bush and Clinton both are the nominees it won't be because of them being the better candidates it will be a narrative that the media had gradually pushed towards. They very well could be the best nominees (not likely) out of the choices presented, that part doesn't matter. What matters is the narrative for the media. I can almost guarantee that both of their campaigns can be far less funded than Obama's ever was and they both could still become the nominees.
    The left and MSM, really the same, will decide the issues just as they did with the 'War on Women'. So far it would seem to be 'White Privilege', which is emergency as the next target or "Income Redistribution". Emotional domestic issues like these are what will fire up their base.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    He was speaking the truth. The 'contempt' was a fiction of the media and Obama supporters.

    Anyone who would re-elect an obvious failure like Barrack Obama because of a comment like that certainly deserves to suffer the consequences, but the rest of the country, and indeed the world, has had to suffer along with them. Making something like this an election issue rather than foreign policy, energy policies, education, and so on, trivializes the electoral system, as well as the American people themselves.
    Just so I know for sure, what exactly was he speaking the truth about?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Just so I know for sure, what exactly was he speaking the truth about?
    Did you not listen to the comments? If he was incorrect, point it out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Well the left certainly took advantage of it. But off the cuff statements sometimes reveal quite a bit about a person. Do you think it reflects well on the President of the United States to view almost half of the population with contempt? Yes it's important to have a competent President, but it is also important to have a President who knows how to respect and appreciate the humanity of others. At least that's how I see it.
    And tell us how the current president respects his opposition. Also, what is contemptible about speaking the truth?
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Well the left certainly took advantage of it. But off the cuff statements sometimes reveal quite a bit about a person. Do you think it reflects well on the President of the United States to view almost half of the population with contempt? Yes it's important to have a competent President, but it is also important to have a President who knows how to respect and appreciate the humanity of others. At least that's how I see it.
    I didnt see any 'contempt'. He was just stating the facts and the difficulties he had to over come. His assessment was correct.

    Telling the truth is quite different from 'contempt', though of course it was being sold that way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Did you not listen to the comments? If he was incorrect, point it out.
    I heard them. I honestly don't remember exactly what he said. I thought I would give you a chance to pinpoint exactly what you felt was true so that we could discuss.

    But to take a shot at it, as I recall, he was essentially saying that 40 something percent of the population wants the government and/or others to do things for them. Something like that. In my opinion, 100 percent of the population wants the government and/or others to do something for them.

    But you may recall better what he said. I'm not going to go listen to it again.

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