I'd rather have a guy out there who doesn't hang out with the "state's rights" neo-Confederate crowd. or is actually something other than the right-side of the spectrum, which is what we've had in office for... ever, it seems.
Ron Paul would have been, at best, a different way of showing that the President is powerless (from Obama, who has exposed it greatly. Bush might have been the last president to hold up the illusion).
Bingo. Candidate Obama was on many subjects, a progressive. President Obama is as neoliberal (i.e. somewhat innovatively regressive) and center-right crapola as it gets. I wouldn't call him Bush (because of some of his meager strides toward social justice and giving lip service to the idea that the country, not the corporations need to invest in infrastructure) but this whole crap with Syria and the "national security" state is certainly a rerun.
I don't think one single person can make any of this better. that should be the lesson learned from the Obama Presidency but I don't think it ever will.
you mean that guy who loves "state's rights" (euphemism for anarcho-capitalism and those people down South who fly the North American version of the Nazi flag and erstwhile people who want the "right" in their states to be oppressive and authoritarian)? a right-winger which means we'd never rid ourselves of the real issue: the wealthy elite and multinational corps hoarding all they can, and resorting to the big-war, "terrorism" schemes (including this liberty-eroding scheme for the sake of so-called "national security") to keep their generational wealth going while the rest of us snowball into a mass of poverty?
Mr. Broke Clock would not have been much of a difference in changing any of that, I tell you what.
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