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G-d help me, I agree with Jesse Ventura

Posted on 2009.05.20 at 13:19

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The Hammer of Rhetoric
gislebertus at 2009-05-20 18:26 (UTC) (Link)
I just thought the same thing watching the clip. Well, that and my normal "Jesus, Hannity is a shrill little idiot."
The Universal Dilettante
roadriverrail at 2009-05-20 18:49 (UTC) (Link)
As I said to someone else, he's not much of a statesman, but when he opens his mouth, get the hell out of his way.

And I wish the Goldwater conservatives would come back and drop-kick the Reagan conservatives and the neocons. At least then I'd feel like they were a party worth debating.
Rev. Michael Foley-Röhm, 16th Baron of Xternetsa
mlfoley at 2009-05-20 19:34 (UTC) (Link)
And I wish the Goldwater conservatives would come back and drop-kick the Reagan conservatives and the neocons. At least then I'd feel like they were a party worth debating.

Amen to that! At least the Goldwater conservatives had ideas and were respectable.
Tim Lieder
marlowe1 at 2009-05-20 21:17 (UTC) (Link)
Will most likely happen one of these days. The Reagan era brought us both a HUGE deficit and deregulation which we are now paying for. And it's true that BOTH parties are spending with wild abandon.

I'm worried as a liberal Democrat since we need SOMEONE to keep us in check with our excesses and the Republican party has become so demoralized that it's spinning its wheels.
The Universal Dilettante
roadriverrail at 2009-05-20 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
I'm a registered Democrat and, in fact, a libertarian socialist at heart. Most of my practical politics, though, comes from my sense of pragmatics, and that sense informs me that a representational system such as ours functions only when there is a clear debate from groups with sound philosophical bases who are dedicated to a process of consensus building.

As such, see the resurgence of the Republican party to be essential to the health of the government, and I hope that the Goldwater types are the ones that steer it.

My fear, however, is that the "tea baggers" will win the day in the Republican party, leaving them even more shrill than the Democrats have been for the last 8 years, and totally jeopardizing our ability to politically function.
jonnymoon at 2009-06-02 22:24 (UTC) (Link)
"The Reagan era brought us both a HUGE deficit..."

Ok, hold up...the Reagan era left with only a 3.2 Trillion deficit...Obama is putting us in debt for easily TWICE that. But when I mention that, it's "Oh, Obama has to clean up Bush's mess", except REAGAN had to clean up the mess of the Democratic presidents before him! Can you say, "Stagflation"? Thanks, Jimmy "Lithium drip" Carter!

Don't talk to me about huge deficits, especially since the deficit we incurred during the 80's was a direct result of trying to build our military back up after those idiot dems gutted it. Not to mention idiotic fiscal policy.

As far as "Bush's Mess", I'd like to point out that the billions lost on Enron's collapse were brewing on Clinton's watch...that bubble burst right after Bush took office. The whole 911 thing? Why didn't Clinton nab Obama when he had the chance? And as far as Freddie Mac, why did the Democrats bring leverage down to FORCE them to loan to people who didn't deserve a loan?

Don't hand me any crap about Bush's mess, and don't try to convince me that Obama is doing any good with all this tax & spend he's doing...just a liberal college professor who's pretending to be president.
Rev. Michael Foley-Röhm, 16th Baron of Xternetsa
mlfoley at 2009-05-20 19:33 (UTC) (Link)
Jesse was awesome!
jonnymoon at 2009-06-02 22:27 (UTC) (Link)
Jessy is awesome but his politics are seriously skewed.

Hannity is right, and Jesse is the only guy who can stand up to him...because Jesse is BIGGER. But Jesse still has seriously skewed politics.
prof_brotherton
prof_brotherton at 2009-06-24 06:06 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I've liked Ventura since the beginning. He differs from the Dems in the same places I do.

The only problem I ever had with him was his dismissal of suicides and not understanding the reality of mental illness, but I think he backtracked on that.

I'd put him in the White House in a heartbeat over all Republicans and most Democrats.
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