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October 05, 2011 – Comments (20)

“I could not be more excited about all the options in the GOP presidential field. These candidates are like the perfect appetizer sampler platter. You’ve got pizza bites (Cain); crazy bread (Bachmann); boiled potato (Gingrich); Texas toast (Perry); foie gras (Romney); imitation foie gras (Hunstman); uninspected squirrel jerky (Paul); all with a Santorum dipping sauce.”

-STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report 

 

Colbert never fails to amuse me with his satirical genius and delivery. What do you guys think about the current GOP presidential field?  

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#1) On October 05, 2011 at 2:47 AM, FleaBagger (29.22) wrote:

I'm a Ron Paul guy. He's consistently for more liberty, less central planning, less government spending, lower taxes, and less military adventurism.

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#2) On October 05, 2011 at 3:01 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.70) wrote:

I'm reccing this for the-

uninspected squirrel jerky

Ron Paul.

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#3) On October 05, 2011 at 7:35 AM, pj19 (< 20) wrote:

Ron Paul!

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#4) On October 05, 2011 at 9:35 AM, djemonk (< 20) wrote:

I'm thinking the GOP is handing Obama the biggest gift he's ever going to get.  They're basically fielding a bunch of people who couldn't beat John Kerry.

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#5) On October 05, 2011 at 9:54 AM, rofgile (99.37) wrote:

I used to like Ron Paul, but I've seen him in serious conversations about the role of government vs free market.  (Look at the recent daily show interview, I don't think he had the answers for how the free market magically can regulate itself) He doesn't have substance beyond a generalized belief system.  When it gets down to the gritty details, I couldn't trust him to run a country.

I also don't think he has the political power and charisma which are necessary to get congress to go along with him.  The political connections/power side of the presidency is quite important.  Romney is probably the only one of the list that could be a serious political organizer/manager.   

 Anyhow, I'm still rooting for Obama for another 4 years.  I don't think he's been the problem, its been congress.  Just replace all the congress with a new batch and lets try to find some consensus and move forward.

 -Rof 

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#6) On October 05, 2011 at 10:05 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

I don't think he had the answers for how the free market magically can regulate itself

It's called bankruptcy.  What is so hard to understand about this?  It's the government that bails people out, not the free market.

David in California

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#7) On October 05, 2011 at 10:10 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Serious question for Rof,

In 1914, when Europe decided upon a course of the blood bath orgy, there was no SEC, the Federal Reserve had barely opened for business, and there was no federal regulation of the stock markets. 

(There was, however, some state regulations, which is what you would expect from a Republic of sovereign states, distributing power to avoid the calamity of having all power concentrated in the hands of one psychopath, like Barack Cold Blooded Murderer Obama).

How did the financial markets respond to the onset of World War I?  How did they regulate themselves during this traumatic event?

David in California

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#8) On October 05, 2011 at 10:23 AM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

A less inspiring group of candidates I haven't seen in a long time. 

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#9) On October 05, 2011 at 10:29 AM, SkepticalOx (99.42) wrote:

chk999

Obama was "inspiring" during his campaign run. Good that has done so far.

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#10) On October 05, 2011 at 10:36 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Uninspiring for him, but who cares about chk999?  Ron Paul has inspired millions of people around the world with his commitment to personal liberty. 

Besides, his vote doesn't matter. My vote doesn't matter. Voting is an irrelevant religious ritual usually rigged anyway (it's the American way).  When the people are ready, the votes will take care of themselves.  

David in California

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#11) On October 05, 2011 at 10:41 AM, SkepticalOx (99.42) wrote:

I thought this was interesting: James Altucher's post on Abolishing the Presidency.

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#12) On October 05, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Frankydontfailme (27.20) wrote:

I can't believe I'm even partially agreeing with James "Dow 30,000" Altucher but he actually made some sense.... (I don't necessarily agree with having a pure democracy, states power makes more sense)

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#13) On October 05, 2011 at 11:11 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Dow 30,000

I thought that was Bob Zuccaro?

David in California

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#14) On October 05, 2011 at 11:23 AM, SkepticalOx (99.42) wrote:

JA said DOW 20,000 by end of 2012, mainly due to QE2 not really hitting yet, along with companies cash hoards.

Still, he recommends against buying stocks regardless of this prediction. 

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/james-altucher-dow-going-20-000-don-t-142821798.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/james-altucher-dow-20000-2011-7 

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#15) On October 05, 2011 at 11:49 AM, FreeMarkets (90.22) wrote:

Ron Paul.  He still gets himself into trouble trying to "teach" people, instead of telling them.  For example, when asked if Iran should be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon, he begins to explain how the U.S. meddling has caused nothing but antagonism/hatred.  Instead he should have said, "I will not invade Iran without unequivocal proof they have weapons of mass destruction and if they DO then I'll review all our options and leave NOTHING off the table."

Voila - he didn't say he woudn't invade, allowing everyone who listens to hear the part they like.  The war hawks hear "nothing off the table", the doves hear "GWB was wrong on Iraq and Paul won't do the same thing."

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#16) On October 05, 2011 at 12:31 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

David, Ron Paul does inspire something in me: The giggles that anyone can take that gold bug seriously. 

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#17) On October 05, 2011 at 3:11 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

blah blah blah

David

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#18) On October 05, 2011 at 5:55 PM, smartmuffin (< 20) wrote:

Ron Paul can't explain the intricate details of libertarian political and economic theory in a ten second sound byte?

LOL WHAT AN IDIOT OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO ANSWER!!!

The modern media is such a joke.  Doesn't matter whether it's a debate or a talk show, someone looks at you and says "How do you solve the world's problems" and gives you thirty seconds to answer.  And we wonder how we end up with the politicians we have???

If John Stewart really wanted to know how the free market could regulate itself, he'd go to mises.org and start reading.  But he doesn't.  It's all a gotcha game.

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#19) On October 05, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Frankydontfailme (27.20) wrote:

I have to say though smartmuffin, I thought Jon Stewart had an honest conversation with him and has given him positive publicity. Stewart has an honest disagreement with Paul's philosophy. He gave his side and let Paul give his. No attempt to undermine him.

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#20) On October 05, 2011 at 8:21 PM, reflector (< 20) wrote:

agreed, smartmuffin.

the ability to come up with a snappy answer on a talk show does not equate with presidential quality.

and i say that as someone who's a huge fan of jon stewart.

belief in the constitution and standing up for principles of freedom is what counts.

 

 

 

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