have your own biz? is it succesfull ? your hard work didn't do it - that's the statement the current president made.
pretty hard to believe huh ?
quite a few guys on this site,that have their own biz - "seapower","squidnation","admin",me...i know there's way more...
the work,time and money we all put into it,that didn't make our biz succesfull - hard to believe !
this is the problem with these politicians - they have no clue - completley out of touch with reality !
obama,he never had a"real job",and 95% of his cabinet didn't either - pretty scary ! these are the people making biz decisions for us all.
the current "job czar" jeff imelt - a gentleman who has sent more jobs to china,than any other - he's the job czar - to increase the work force in the US - you're kidding,right ?
i'm no fan of romney,but,i respect the fact he's a very succesfull buisness man - he gets my vote,he wasn't my first choice,way back when,but - between the current president and mr romney,mr romney is the clear choice...
unfortunatley,i doubt mr romney will win,i believe obama will be re-elected - and that will not be a good thing...these liberal socalists are winning by attrition...
jimmy's marine service llc
"jawz" is my dog
I agree that that wretch Obama will win. But I don't agree that it's because the right didn't have someone who could beat him. The right certainly has them.
Why didn't the right field a successfuly candidate. Well, ideology, that's why.
Let's take a moment and distinguish ideology from philosophy. Philosophy consistent with American values is a positive and a requisite. Ideology, generally speaking, is contrary to American values and is a loser. Ideology is a pre-requisite of a conservative candidate these days. Think Tea Party and deficit and Norquist, etc.
Here's an easy way to distinguish between the two without a trip to Websters. Ideology is something that has to be rammed down someone else's throat and meets with resistance in the ramming. Philosophy is captivatingly appealing. Ideology is usettling to many voters as it's extreme and quite often contrary to American values. Philosophy is consistent with American values and is comforting, instead.
The last time a candidate ran for president that boasted of a winning philosophy was Obama 2008. Before that Reagan. They appealed to the bedrock of American values of generosity of spirit, hard work and ethical behavior and above all responsible citizenship. They avoided rigid ideology (think Grover Cleveland, NOW, Rapist Capitalism, PETA) and they won.
Now, neither of them went on to be great presidents. I think mostly because they were confronted with forces they couldn't win against. But I also think those forces were ideological in nature.
Philosophy matters when you're getting elected. Ideology undoes all those good intentions.
Last edited by longfisher; 07-17-2012 at 09:13 AM.