Who should run for president in 2016 (not necessarily who you would vote for)?

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Barry Soetoro

How about Barry O. for the three-peat?

Lanivan

Shute! You beat me to it!

Barry Soetoro

I'm a wee bit gassed from the bee article but - high five! *slap*

Lanivan

Thirty years of progressive policies after WWII = Progressive taxation, banking regulation, labor legislation, and valuable public investments in infrastructure, research, and education, leading to a strong middle class and a prosperous economy.

Thirty years of a conservative agenda since Reagan = Trickle-down (voodoo) economics, deregulation, outsourcing, a weakened labor movement, and austerity, which has made the rich fabulously richer at the expense of everyone else.

It's a slam dunk. Ted Cruz for President. Or, if he stumbles and shuts down the government again, there's always Rick Santorum.

owell

Lan, you are one sick puppy.

Lanivan

owell ~~~~

If you meant: 1.) to inquire about my health and well-being, thanks! Although I was a little under the weather last week, I'm much better today. 2.) to inquire about my puppy, again, thanks! - but after having dogs my whole life, I am currently puppy-less. 3.) to insult me regarding my comment, which was reasonable and accurate, both in terms of facts and historical context, I would be remiss to not point out that your snark and sarcasm are woefully inadequate.

May I suggest you read up on American history, beginning with the Pilgrims, the Founding Fathers, and continuing up to the present day? You might even be compelled to make a name change from owell (negative vibe) to "LifeisGOOD". Happy Reading!, and have a great day!

dyankee

Thirty years of progressive deteriorating policies after WWII has finally brought us currently, to the most incompetent anti-American president in the history of this Nation. The result from years of progressively dummying down the electorate and brain washing our young people through academia, social behaviors, political and environment correctness that has run amok.

Let's all progressively cheer for the continued flooding of this country with illegal immigrants beyond disbelief whereby, draining our health care, school, and entitlement system and instilling to the degenerated class of law breakers crossing our borders demanding what this Country can do for them instead of what they can do for our Country. Let’s not forget the complete progressive rejection of judging people by the content of their character and judging only by the color of their skin and their sexual orientation.

Thirty years of Unions leadership skimming the till of hard working Americans and extorting taxpayer money intended for our children only to be used to attack any Democrat opposition at any level. In addition, the continued orchestration by our current President to force the devastating promotion of redistributing this Country’s wealth, from the people creating our economy to the individuals draining it.

It’s a slam dunk, Hillary Clinton for President. Perhaps if she stumbles and allows more Americans to be slaughtered at our embassy again, there’s always Joe Biden.

Lanivan

Actually, Uncle Joe is my personal fave. What a guy!....

SLNativeSince1864

Chuck Norris

skyking007

The Republican party seems to be against Freedom of the people. They want to control every aspect of our personal life. Also they don't want to contribute anything for improvement of the country. They are running the same clowns with the same hatful agenda that couldn't win the White House in the last two elections. America will only be worse if they do get someone elected. More war and less for the common man. We will become like the middle east with continual war here at home and around the world.

Boater

Dude wake up! I don't see Republicans ordering the IRS to spy on citizens, I don't see Republicans replenishing Commanders from the Taliban to attack US soldiers, I don't see Republicans using cell phone companies and Google to follow American's texts and emails, I don't see Republicans blocking the USA from getting our own oil, I don't see Republicans telling people what they need eat, etc... This most transparent Administration is US history are a bunch of liars, cheats and thieves.

Lanivan

So Boater - Who would you like to see as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate (if you care to reveal your choice)?

Lanivan

This Republican list of presidential candidates is bogus (I won't even go into the serious legal mess Christie is in). Other than perhaps Jeb Bush, they are extremist radicals who have no interest or ability to preside over as diverse of country as the US, nor to conduct Foreign Affairs. You are correct, skyking007, in stating these Republican candidates are much too concerned about the personal lives of the American citizen and devote way too much energy in trying to dominate those lives. And, of course, they march in lockstep to those who rule them - transcorporations and the super-rich.

These candidates are not only unpalatable and hazardous to the well-being of the average American citizen, they are unelectable.

Mark Brooky

CLICK HERE to read the related AP story, "Presidential candidates: jockeying for position."

newspaperlawyer

Condolezza Rice for POTUS!!!!!!!!

owell

Ben Carson.

Lanivan

Yeah! With Allen West or Michelle Bachmann as VP.

owell

Lan, you are one sick kitty.

Lanivan

That's MUCH better. I knew with just a little reading you would come around....meow - ahem, cough.....sniffle. >*-*<

curious_in_SL

My vote is 100% for Senator Bernie Sanders should he choose to run.

bigdeal

Bernie Sanders, darn Curious, you beat me! Would be my top choice for sure.

Former Grandhavenite

You both hit the nail on the head! Bernie Sanders is the best Senator left since Russ Feingold lost in 2010 to some generic corporatist in Wisconsin. Between that and the rise of Scott Walker to the governor's office it was a dark November 2010 for WI.

I rarely write to anyone in Congress from outside whatever district/state I'm living in, but I sent Feingold a letter thanking him for his service and encouraging him to stay active in politics. He actually wrote back with what was obviously a form letter, but he wrote a couple sentences by hand at the bottom, signed it personally, and thanked me by name which was awesome and totally unexpected since I wasn't even one of his constituents from WI. The guy is a class act all around. I framed the letter and will probably show it to my grandkids one day and tell them what it was like back in the day, when we used to have a democratically elected government in this country rather than just deciding every political issue by comparing the bank accounts and number of lobbyists on each side.

On election night 2010 I was in NYC on business and had dinner with some friends. We watched the returns on a TV over the bar as we ate and drank. I lost my appetite over the course of the evening despite it being literally the best Chinese I've ever had, while a group of Republicans at the bar were getting happier and louder all evening for obvious reasons. In all fairness this was Midtown Manhattan, so it's home turf for the Wall Street types and you would expect that kind of thing. They started loudly and obnoxiously toasting the Koch Brothers, Ronald Reagan, Ann Coulter, and a long list of unsavory characters. I had to leave because I knew I was literally going to either get sick or get into a fight- so I went back to my hotel and wrote that letter to Feingold.

It's funny how if you're really into politics and news, election nights are always so memorable. I guess it's like if you're a huge sports fan and your team only plays once every two or four years.

Riverside

Didn't see Ted Nugent listed?

bigdeal

Ted Nugent is a draft dodger who couldn't win a peeing match.
Ted Nugent: Ted was a young boy, appearing to be a hippie but quite opposite in fact, working hard and playing hard, playing rock and roll like a deviant. People would question my sanity, I played so much. So I got my notice to be in the draft. Do you think I was gonna lay down my guitar and go play army? Give me a break! I was busy doin' it to it. I had a career Jack. If I was walkin' around, hippying down, getting' loaded and pickin' my ass like your common curs, I'd say "Hey yeah, go in the army. Beats the poop out of scuffin' around in the gutters." But I wasn't a gutter dog. I was a hard workin', mother****in' rock and roll musician.

I got my physical notice 30 days prior to. Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin' and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin' kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I'd drink the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.

See, I approached the whole thing like, Ted Nugent, cool hard-workin' dude, is gonna wreak havoc on these imbeciles in the armed forces. I'm gonna play their own game, and I'm gonna destroy 'em. Now my whole body is crusted in poop and piss. I was ill. And three or four days before, I started stayin' awake. I was close to death, but I was in control. I was extremely antidrug as I've always been, but I snorted some crystal methedrine. Talk about one wounded motherf*cker. A guy put up four lines, and it was for all four of us, but I didn't know and I'm vacuuming that poop right up. I was a walking, talking hunk of human poop. I was six-foot-three of sin. So the guys took me down to the physical, and my nerves, my emotions were distraught. I was not a good person. I was wounded. But as painful and nauseous as it was — 'cause I was really into bein' clean and on the ball — I made gutter swine hippies look like football players. I was deviano.

So I went in, and those guys in uniform couldn't believe the smell. They were ridiculin' me and pushin' me around and I was cryin', but all the time I was laughin' to myself. When they stuck the needle in my arm for the blood test I passed out, and when I came to they were kicking me into the wall. Then they made everybody take off their pants, and I did, and this sergeant says, "Oh my God, put those back on! You f*ing swine you!" Then they had a urine test and I couldn't piss, But my poop was just like ooze, man, so I poop in the cup and put it on the counter. I had poop on my hand and my arm. The guy almost puked. I was so proud. I knew I had these chumps beat. The last thing I remember was wakin' up in the ear test booth and they were sweepin' up. So I went home and cleaned up.

They took a putty knife to me. I got the street rats out of my hair, ate some good steaks, beans, potatoes, cottage cheese, milk. A couple of days and I was ready to kick ass. And in the mail I got this big juicy 4-F. They'd call dead people before they’d call my ass. But you know the funny thing about it? I'd make an incredible army man. I'd be a colonel before you knew what hit you, and I'd have the baddest bunch of motherf* killers you'd ever seen in my platoon. But I just wasn't into it. I was too busy doin' my own thing, you know?

dyankee

Interesting rant, from a Liberaltic's perspective. It appears you're confusing Ted with Bob Dylan. I recommend backing off the Adderall a wee-bit.

Lanivan

d ~~ - Any thoughts on the Eric Cantor upset by the new Libertarian upstart, David Brat?

bigdeal

It was a quote from Ted in an interview Dyankme. Get off your arse and look it up :/

dyankee

"Ted Nugent is a draft dodger who couldn't win a peeing match." is not a Ted quote, it is yours.

When you are quotiing individuals at this length, clearly, a link to an individuals quote is in order or date/time/magazine referrence of your source. At best use quotations, son.

Perhaps, you should get off both yours and look it up :/

Lanivan

I note you do not defend Fred Bear's efforts to avoid the draft.

bigdeal

lol @ son. I've got you by a year or two daddy-o. Grammar police Damnyankee, get over yourself. Trying to kill the messenger? Copy my quote from the Draftdodgermaster and look it up yourself. hahaha or just believe whatever you want, just don't jump down my throat when I quote someone. Do yourself a favor and STFU so your ignorance doesn't shine through sunshine!

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