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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    I realize they were brought up. But that teeny tiny blip hardly constitutes it to rising to the level of an actual issue.
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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    This is the only obvious choice from your poll answers.

    The "real" reason is those issues, while important, are far FAR FAR less important than other issues like jobs, economy, and foreign policy.

    Simple as that.
    I like your answer but I do not agree. Those issues are more emotionally close to us and immediate, so we give them a priority, and that is understandable. Climate change does not seem immediate unless you start counting the disappearing species, and recognize that we are the culprits and money and greed are the motivating forces behind Climate Change/Global Warming. If we simply establish a real program to mitigate Global Warming, that program will automatically lstart creating jobs. In the end jobs will be lost in the Big Energy industries that have lots of money and greed. Damn shame. Big Energy built a pretty damn good world, but we did not look far enough into the future and the future is here. Big Energy was kinda the "good guy," but now that their bottom lines could be affected, they are the "bad guys." They fight the change instead of embracing it and adjusting to an inevitable change. At some point, the other Nations of the World will be forced to threaten the USA to get on the bandwagon for the sake of the planet.

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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I realize they were brought up. But that teeny tiny blip hardly constitutes it to rising to the level of an actual issue.
    Both you and the OP implied that guns were not brought up.What you call a teeny bit does say a lot to how the person views the 2nd amendment.That teeny bit says exactly how they would handle brady bill or some other unconstitutional measure should it reach their desk.
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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    They probably don't discuss these issues because they agree on these issues.
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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    1) you do understand that's number 3 on my list
    2) if you have a family member in the military - yes
    3) from a financial standpoint - it clearly ties right back in with the economy
    4) Iran, the Middle East, and oil are pretty darn important issues the President has to deal with

    If you're jobless, on the brink of bankruptcy, a few weeks shy of losing your home, or have a child/family member/friend/relative in Afghanistan, I'd bet your concerns about the polar ice melting away a few hundred years from now are far down on your list of priorities.

    That's why the issue should be a political one. What you state is exactly true and while families try protecting their immediate futures, the Nation must protect our long term future with sustainable policies. That is the importance of the issue. Personally, I think the guns are a bogus issue generated by extreme right wing activists, and people are pretty tolerant, so the gay issue will resolve itself. Climate Change will not resolve itself to our benefit.

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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    The USofA is doing a fine job of changing it's habits regarding pollution and other things. We are not China, India, or Africa. We have the EPA and other things going that help to clean up rivers and protect the planet from corporations dumping sh!t into the water and/or burying it in a hole "out back".

    Once we fix the economy, the job situation, and the out-of-control spending our country is currently drowning in, we can shift focus to other things on the list.


    But priorities are priorities and climate change just isn't a TOP priority right now.

    That's just the way it is.


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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    1) you do understand that's number 3 on my list
    2) if you have a family member in the military - yes
    3) from a financial standpoint - it clearly ties right back in with the economy
    4) Iran, the Middle East, and oil are pretty darn important issues the President has to deal with

    If you're jobless, on the brink of bankruptcy, a few weeks shy of losing your home, or have a child/family member/friend/relative in Afghanistan, I'd bet your concerns about the polar ice melting away a few hundred years from now are far down on your list of priorities.
    But that's not what we do, hun.

    We're all about upholding our image as a world power. We're all about sending kids to war, often against their will. We're all about upholding market fascism. We're all about crushing potentially beneficial governments. We're all about human rights violations. We're all about war crimes. We're all about drones and civilian casualties. We're all about national failures.

    We're all about burning qurans.

    The military budget needs to be slashed and we, as a country, need to invest this money in education and energy.

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    Re: Why are these issues avoided in this Presidential campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    [url=http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PRESIDENTIAL_CAMPAIGN_MISSING_ISSUES?SITE=FLTAM &SECTION=POLITICS&TEMPLATE]I'm pro gun but also think it is a phony issue because noone really suggest taking away our guns.
    Did you miss the Second Debate? Obama forthrightly told us he would support a bill to take away AR-15's and their ilk from the hands of Individuals with the Second Amendment Right to carry that weapon and use it when necessary.

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