Sunday, April 8, 2012

Which Way, America?



This will be a huge election. Both candidates consider
the other guy a radical.

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/08/obama_v_romney_the_philosopher_candidates/

5 comments:

Dave Splash said...

Ummm...didn't we try Romney for eight years already? It was called the Bush administration. The experiment failed. We are still digging ourselves out of that nightmare. Name a single, solitary issue that differentiates Romney and Bush Jr?

Obama the radical? Yeah, whatever. He has been the best Republican president since Eisenhower.

free0352 said...

I don't think Obama is that radical. Why is he radical? He supported socialized medicine? That's been a Democrat goal since the late 1940s. Because he's a union guy? Democrats have been union guys since the 1930s. Because he's for gun control? Democrats have been for gun control since the 1960s. Because he's pro abortion? That is hardly new for Democrats. Because he supports big government? Democrats have been for big government and a nanny state sine FDR. He isn't radical, he's just wrong.

And as for Romney, he's whatever he has to be. Watching Obama and Romney call each other radical looks like two little kids screaming "I know you are but what am I?"

Snave said...

I agree that neither of them are all that radical.

Obama is closer to the political center than a lot of people on the right believe (or will admit, because admitting that he is runs counter to their purpose, if not counter to their meme).

As Free says, Romney is whatever he has to be, which in this case seems to be a moderate Republican saying things more associated with those who are farther to the right than he is, and who he is trying to excite by taking on some of that persona.

They all have to be chameleons, I think it's the nature of the beast.

Snave said...

I think where this election is possibly most important though is how it could affect the future selection and confirmation of Supreme Court justices. If the one of them who usually functions as a swing vote had to be replaced, I think we could be fairly certain that Romney would replace him with a conservative judge. For this reason alone, right wing voters should be more than happy to vote for Romney, even if they think he is "not conservative enough".

free0352 said...

Obama is a pretty conventional Democrat and Romney is whatever he has to be. I don't think Obama at any point was a chameleons except for one point - he was against the individual mandate before he was for it. On that he mega flip-flopped but otherwise he's been consistent. Consistently awful.

As for Romeny, the man will do anything and say anything to be President. I think people will see through that they way they did John Kerry.

As for the SCOTUS, the only ones that will retire anytime soon are liberal judges. Replacing a liberal with another liberal won't matter much. The Conservatives - all of them - can hold on another four years no problem.