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America needs a second party

Posted on 2010.11.10 at 11:24


peacey at 2010-10-11 21:48 (UTC) ()

Re: Libertarians do it on their own!

*applauds* That's a right powerful kick you got for such a little lady.

Though I have my differences with Ron Paul too (mostly in the area of national defense), I really, really like many of his positions. He's a smart, courageous man, and I'd probably vote for him for Prez over...well, almost anyone I can think of.

Also? *whispers* I don't hate Glenn Beck. As with all talking heads, politicians, commentators, and agenda-driven people, I take what he says with a grain of salt, but personally I like the guy's passion and earnestness. Though he's gets kooky, is knee-jerk, and tends to takes positions that are more extreme than my own, I think he's got the basics basically right.

Who I've really come to loathe is Palin. Where I truly believe Beck is earnest and speaks his true heart, I believe Palin (like Obama) is nothing like what she makes herself out to be. She (like Obama) manipulates her image to gain the most power, and I want no part of either of them.

Ok, let the fur fly. :)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-10-11 23:48 (UTC) ()

Re: Libertarians do it on their own!

I don't hate Glenn Beck, either. I honestly don't hate anyone (and the one I come close to hating is someone I actually know, and she deserves it). He's said himself he's an entertainer, so mneh. In any case, I think he's a giant conspiracy theorist and I don't think much of (most) conspiracy theories. And if he's stealing ideas from a Truther, double mneh.

I first heard of Sarah Palin quite awhile before McCain picked her as his running mate, in an interview with Alaska Public Radio (on the awesome show AK, which because of funding issues is not longer airing, woe). She comes across as pretty normal, so I think she feeds on the adulation and forms herself to her public, which yeah. SO not cool.

I don't think Obama manipulates in the same way as Palin. I think he wants people to like him, so he tries way too hard to be likeable. Also, I don't think he expected the opposition he got, which, yes, is because he hasn't been in bigtime politics as long as most.

You know who I really like? Pete Dominick. I started listening to him last year on POTUS, a nonpartisan political channel on Sirius Radio. He generally leans left, but he's not knee-jerky about it and he's always emphatically saying, "don't take my word for it, don't take my guests' word for it, look it up, think for yourself." He thinks to be engaged is more important than being right all the time. And when someone calls him on something that's not true, he admits his mistake. I highly rec his show (and POTUS). HE's also got a segment on the John King show on CNN, but I've only seen it once.

Edited at 2010-10-11 23:59 (UTC)
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