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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lol, he has no chance of winning. Why Republicans even put these kind up is beyond me. They're the John Edwards of the Republican party. They look good on paper, but they're irrelevant to the country's politics in the grand scheme of things.
    The Republicans didn't put him up. He put himself up. The Republicans haven't anointed their candidate.

    People should be encouraged to enter these races. Having a competitive primary field makes the candidate stronger. Just because you don't think his opinions are right (and I don't necessarily think so either) doesn't mean other people don't. I disagree with the mindset of "he shouldn't be in the race"....for anyone.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    good thought.
    we know what the Dems offer, class warfare ( and to be fair I'm sick of the 1%'rs getting everything ).

    The trick for me is seeing more then class envy, or top heavy taxation to 'equalize' -
    there has to be more then just simple re-distribution of income.
    How exactly this is done??...if anyone can flesh out some ideas they would get my rapt attention
    Thing is, income redistribution and wealth redistribution can't be done without a far more intrusive and invasive government with which to make it happen. Even with the steps that Obama has taken in this direction, the loud wails and gnashing of teeth, prevented more steps in this direction (which frankly I think is good).

    Whether you like it or not, the market has determined which job roles gain what sort of compensation. Even with intrusive government interference, it's not likely to change very much.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    This election is gonna get real nasty, real quick.
    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Especially within the GOP for the nomination.
    The countdown to the first debate in Ohio in August is on .
    Yeah, but aren't they / don't they all?
    And you'd think that the RNC would have caught a clue that it's not a positive with the electorate, all this beating each other to death during the primaries.

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    we just don't have True leaders anymore.
    I fear that you are right. Now we get pre-packaged, pre-tested, sound bite retail politics and the politicians to match. None of them actually stand for something concrete anymore. It's all turned into sounds bites that sound good but have little meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Everyone knows that if Hillary wins it will be by celebrity and not by accomplishments.
    Indeed. But then look at the percentage of the electorate which hangs on every word uttered by Celebutards from Hollyweird, literally legions of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Rubio seems to poll very well with women.
    I think his strongest attribute is foreign affairs. And the way things are going that might be what this election will hinge on
    He is quite an articulate speaker
    Indeed Rubio is very articulate, and does well on camera (especially lately from what he started out with). However, he still needs some seasoning, executive experience I think, and a VP spot would be a great way to get it, or a governorship after his Senate term.

    In other words do you think that the electorate would go for another single term Senator as POTUS, and I'm not sure they will.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You mean like Obama had when he was elected?
    Well, yeah, because the failed Obama Presidency was fait accompli on election day 2008.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Well, yeah, because the failed Obama Presidency was fait accompli on election day 2008.
    and yet, with such foresight, and 4 years to unseat him, the failed RMoney Candidacy was all you could offer on election day 2012.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    and yet, with such foresight, and 4 years to unseat him, the failed RMoney Candidacy was all you could offer on election day 2012.
    Oh, it was me who offered Romney in 2012?
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The Republicans didn't put him up. He put himself up. The Republicans haven't anointed their candidate.

    People should be encouraged to enter these races. Having a competitive primary field makes the candidate stronger. Just because you don't think his opinions are right (and I don't necessarily think so either) doesn't mean other people don't. I disagree with the mindset of "he shouldn't be in the race"....for anyone.
    I think what he was trying to say is that Rubio is a relative newbie and his presence in the field only serves to detract from the more veteran candidates.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    good thought.
    we know what the Dems offer, class warfare ( and to be fair I'm sick of the 1%'rs getting everything ).

    The trick for me is seeing more then class envy, or top heavy taxation to 'equalize' -
    there has to be more then just simple re-distribution of income.
    How exactly this is done??...if anyone can flesh out some ideas they would get my rapt attention
    In a word: EDUCATION

    Specifically, truly live up to America's capitalistic ideals. If free market capitalism is what this country is truly all about, then the way to truly turn things around is to teach the nation's people about the world of finance. I'm not talking about a basic economics class. I'm talking about a complete course study OR perhaps aspects of financial literacy could be taught from elementary school through high school. Our public education system got away from doing this even in high school several years ago. The idea is finally making a revival which is a good thing. But if you want to change things and get away from this "US -vs- THEM", rich -vs- poor issue, the best way to do it is to education your nation's people about money! For too long this has been left up to individual households to do. Unfortunately, not all "heads of household" have a true understanding about finances. You'd be surprised, for example, to know how many millennials really don't know how to balance a checkbook. (Of course, to be honest most of us who are one generation above rely on spreadsheets and calculating apps to "do the math" for us. So...)

    Now, there will always be some people who won't get the lesson. And these people will struggle financially. Moreover, there will always be poor people among any society. That's a given. Additionally, I fully understand that there will be people on both ends of the financial spectrum who will be irresponsibly with their money, but I'm of the opinion that the more you teach people about the world of finance even on a basic level, the more responsible financial stewards you'll have. And most of those will go on to be savers and investors, not spend thrifts.

    From there anything is possible. For example, if you want to go on to take more advanced courses in finance, i.e., become a CPA, you can do that. But you'd have the basics in financial literacy down beforehand. To me, that's a good thing.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Yeah, but aren't they / don't they all?
    And you'd think that the RNC would have caught a clue that it's not a positive with the electorate, all this beating each other to death during the primaries.



    I fear that you are right. Now we get pre-packaged, pre-tested, sound bite retail politics and the politicians to match. None of them actually stand for something concrete anymore. It's all turned into sounds bites that sound good but have little meaning.



    Indeed. But then look at the percentage of the electorate which hangs on every word uttered by Celebutards from Hollyweird, literally legions of them.



    Indeed Rubio is very articulate, and does well on camera (especially lately from what he started out with). However, he still needs some seasoning, executive experience I think, and a VP spot would be a great way to get it, or a governorship after his Senate term.

    In other words do you think that the electorate would go for another single term Senator as POTUS, and I'm not sure they will.
    The liberal run education system has successfully dumbed down America, so they can win by popularity alone.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    wouldn't it be nice if there was no superpac and candidates could only raise a set amount of money they could spend on a campaign and if they exceded their limits they would be disqualified immediately!

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