They are all drunk on power in Washington. That is what happens when you allow so much power concentrated in on place.
Obama just happens to be one of those guys who is arrogant and narcissistic enough to be truly dangerous when put into such a powerful role as president of the United States. The president needs a certain level of humility and respect for the rights of citizens which Obama simply does not have.
Thanks for the story, My journey was a bit different.
I started out sympathising with liberals when Reagan was cutting the financial aid I never got a dime of. Before I ever took the chance to vote for a Democrat or Republican, I finally got off my butt and voted for Harry Brown on the Libertarian ticket. I embarrassed myself with a vote for GW and then for Palin (could not vote for McCain or Obama). Then I came back to my senses and voted for Ron Paul in the last Republican primary and Gary Johnson in the last presidential election.
I can relate in some ways to your journey, but Obama and what I thought he stood for were way to radical for me to ever even consider voting for him. It seemed very clear that he is polar opposite to everything I have discovered I hold dear.
I do not subscribe to the GOP agenda. Just hoping that you see the pending reaction to the current pumping in the market, brother.
""Stocks closed out the week with strong gains, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh highs and all three major averages logging their fourth-straight weekly advance, boosted by a pair of positive economic reports."
Please get out before the bubble bursts, or at least be ready to get out before the total collapse!
I'd like to meet you too alprova! I don't get you, but maybe casting aside the cyberspace cloud would help!
Maybe it could be a costume party, we would have to dress to our avatar...
You are Certainly one of the souls I would like to meet!
I think the TFP should sponsor a Clay Bennett comment page party and give us the chance to meet each other. There are some people on both sides of the spectrum that I would love the opportunity to meet. I also think that if some of us who think we are arch rivals had the opportunity to meet each other we would find out that we are not the boogie men that we have been conditioned to believe we are.
Cone on TFP, what do you say? I'd be happy to pay to attend. I don't think I would get to meet out-of-staters like limric, but I would love to meet many of the other people who haunt this page. way too many to name...
Look at what happens when Bennett breaks from his usual 3-4 subjects and touches on something of substance. Whew!
Ahem, It's the IRS that is the problem here. The 501's are the victims. You can like the 501 law, or not, but I don't think anyone is talking about illegal activity on the part of the 501's. Just because you may not like a 501 does not justify misbehaviour on the part of the IRS. Even your president told you he was outraged. (But we all know he, like his followers, is tickled to death over the idea of rights being denied an opposition group)
(thought some had taken their eye off the ball)