Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 2 of 417 FirstFirst 1234561252102 ... LastLast
    Results 26 to 50 of 10411

    Thread: The ONE & ONLY 2012 Politics/Election Thread

    1. Member Tornado2dr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 31st, 2001
      Location
      Split Pants, VA
      Posts
      12,770
      01-19-2012 10:07 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8TRabbit View Post
      Whether you support RP or not, the fact that he takes time during the presidential run to still debate certain bills, laws, topics, etc has to be appreciated in an American. I dont see any other candidates doing this and as far as my memory can go I dont remember others of the past doing this during their presidential run either. Am I mistaken?
      I wouldn't say you are mistaken, but hes actually the only candidate seeking the R nomination that is a sitting elected representative. Perry is Texas governor...but I wouldn't say he is any part of a viable candidacy- I have no idea how texans feel about his absence from the state in recent months.

      I'd say that it would be an easy leap to judge a candidate that is or is not "present" at their battlestations(as it were) if they are an elected rep . However, think back to '08 when McCain's press release said something about stopping the campaign temporarily to go back to washington and deal with the financial meltdown....and all kinds of people piped up "WTF is the big deal, you've got an army of advisors, computers, and telephones, and a private plane if you really need to get back for a vote". I'm not sure location really matters.

    2. Member Mike!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 17th, 2002
      Location
      Ontario & Ohio
      Posts
      14,588
      Vehicles
      2010 Mazda6 GT-I4
      01-19-2012 10:49 AM #27
      Fox News: Perry to back Gingrich.

    3. Member Tornado2dr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 31st, 2001
      Location
      Split Pants, VA
      Posts
      12,770
      01-19-2012 11:01 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Fox News: Perry to back Gingrich.
      Real life - Gingrich slides a small (very) case of money to Perry under the table.

    4. Member rsj0714's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 3rd, 2006
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      3,302
      Vehicles
      2000 Acura TL 3.2, 2001 GMC Sierra (RIP)
      01-19-2012 11:30 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      Real life - Gingrich slides a small (very) case of money to Perry under the table.
      Perry is already double dipping, he might as well take another suitcase of money.
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Station wagons are for moms and Europe.

    5. Member Slipstream's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 8th, 2002
      Location
      Omaha, NE
      Posts
      10,399
      Vehicles
      Bork bork bork!
      01-19-2012 11:30 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      Real life - Gingrich slides a small (very) case of money to Perry under the table.
      http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...cretary-palin/

      Sometimes I think Newt is just making fun of us. It's like he's TRYING to sabotage his campaign, and the harder he tries the more his numbers go UP. It's bizarre.
      09 gti | 10 xc70 | seventwosix | flickr

      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      The motto of TCL should be: If you build it, we will consider it. Used. In a few years.

    6. Member Tornado2dr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 31st, 2001
      Location
      Split Pants, VA
      Posts
      12,770
      01-19-2012 11:34 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...cretary-palin/

      Sometimes I think Newt is just making fun of us. It's like he's TRYING to sabotage his campaign, and the harder he tries the more his numbers go UP. It's bizarre.
      Anyone who considers asking Palin for advice is a person I can't cast a vote for, unfortunately. Just like in 2008.

    7. Member rsj0714's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 3rd, 2006
      Location
      Raleigh, NC
      Posts
      3,302
      Vehicles
      2000 Acura TL 3.2, 2001 GMC Sierra (RIP)
      01-19-2012 11:35 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...cretary-palin/

      Sometimes I think Newt is just making fun of us. It's like he's TRYING to sabotage his campaign, and the harder he tries the more his numbers go UP. It's bizarre.
      Seriously.

      It will be a repeat of McCain/Palin.
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Station wagons are for moms and Europe.

    8. Member 1.8TRabbit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 15th, 2004
      Location
      Garage in the Rockies
      Posts
      10,851
      Vehicles
      82 Rabbit 1.8L, 84 Rabbit GTI 20vBT Swap, 86 Audi 4000Q, 96 Audi A4Q V6, 02 Audi A4 1.8T
      01-19-2012 12:28 PM #33


      This is just sad when the system is blatantly fixed and no one seems to see it.
      XBOX LIVE: xMuddayACE

      Official Dope Shizz Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...g-Dope-Shizz!!

    9. Member barry2952's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 13th, 2007
      Location
      Farmington Hills, MI
      Posts
      14,326
      01-19-2012 03:19 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by rsj0714 View Post
      Seriously.

      It will be a repeat of McCain/Palin.
      Perfect.
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
      -Zukjimpiphile

    10. Member
      Join Date
      Jul 20th, 2010
      Location
      WNY
      Posts
      507
      Vehicles
      '10 JSW-S
      01-19-2012 04:21 PM #35
      Ron Paul is just trying to build up brand-name recognition so his son has a chance at the oval office somewhere in the future.

      If Gingrich can keep his **** together and avoid anymore of this Palin talk he will at least have won over one liberal. Yeah, that's not gonna happen...
      '10 JSW-S-2.5

    11. Member 1.8TRabbit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 15th, 2004
      Location
      Garage in the Rockies
      Posts
      10,851
      Vehicles
      82 Rabbit 1.8L, 84 Rabbit GTI 20vBT Swap, 86 Audi 4000Q, 96 Audi A4Q V6, 02 Audi A4 1.8T
      01-19-2012 04:45 PM #36
      XBOX LIVE: xMuddayACE

      Official Dope Shizz Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...g-Dope-Shizz!!

    12. Member 1.8TRabbit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 15th, 2004
      Location
      Garage in the Rockies
      Posts
      10,851
      Vehicles
      82 Rabbit 1.8L, 84 Rabbit GTI 20vBT Swap, 86 Audi 4000Q, 96 Audi A4Q V6, 02 Audi A4 1.8T
      01-19-2012 04:46 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by DoDoubleGeo View Post
      Ron Paul is just trying to build up brand-name recognition so his son has a chance at the oval office somewhere in the future.

      If Gingrich can keep his **** together and avoid anymore of this Palin talk he will at least have won over one liberal. Yeah, that's not gonna happen...
      I am going to describe a candidate for you right now, and I want you to think about whether or not you would support him.

      This candidate was for the individual mandate that served as the model for "ObamaCare." He was originally for the TARP bank bailouts before he was against them. He joined with Nancy Pelosi to promote the anti-business "global warming" agenda.

      He slammed Paul Ryan's budget plan as "extreme," calling it "right wing social engineering."

      You might think I am talking about Mitt Romney. Heck, you might think I'm talking about a liberal Democrat. But I'm not.

      That candidate I'm talking about is Newt Gingrich. He is what I like to call a "counterfeit conservative."
      XBOX LIVE: xMuddayACE

      Official Dope Shizz Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...g-Dope-Shizz!!

    13. Banned Fritz27's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2003
      Location
      Brickell
      Posts
      26,435
      Vehicles
      1986 Legs and/or 2014 Blue Non-MANual European Turbo Hatch
      01-19-2012 04:52 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8TRabbit View Post
      Mega eye roll.

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 5th, 2002
      Location
      Ohio
      Posts
      3,380
      Vehicles
      Wagon Queen Family Truckster (not the blue sport wagon)
      01-19-2012 05:21 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      I'm pretty sure he will. If Bill Clinton can get re-elected and Little George Bush, too, there's no reason to think that Obama will get booted, especially since the repubs don't have a real candidate running. Romney is just a paler Obama.
      I don't think Clinton's re-election is a useful comparison. WJC was enjoying a
      strong economy, relatively little trouble abroad & had to face one of the worst
      Republican presidential candidates I can recall (& I actually liked Senator Bob Dole).

      Clinton had mid 5% unemployment #s (oddly enough, so did GWB at re-election time).
      Barry is sitting at ~ 9-1/2%. Relatively low inflation is keeping BHO afloat currently.
      If prices go up & unemployment stays where it's at, Barry is quite beatable.

      ...but then again, I'm just an angry Obama hater, so what do I know?
      "Colored people are like human weeds and need to be exterminated." - Margaret Sanger

      "I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision.." - Hillary Clinton

    15. Member Tornado2dr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 31st, 2001
      Location
      Split Pants, VA
      Posts
      12,770
      01-19-2012 05:30 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.FOH!! View Post
      I don't think Clinton's re-election is a useful comparison. WJC was enjoying a
      strong economy, relatively little trouble abroad & had to face one of the worst
      Republican presidential candidates I can recall (& I actually liked Senator Bob Dole).

      Clinton had mid 5% unemployment #s (oddly enough, so did GWB at re-election time).
      Barry is sitting at ~ 9-1/2%. Relatively low inflation is keeping BHO afloat currently.
      If prices go up & unemployment stays where it's at, Barry is quite beatable.

      ...but then again, I'm just an angry Obama hater, so what do I know?
      I just disagree that he is beatable by anyone that has been presented to the American Public as a candidate.

      I am sure his team realizes their predicament...but I have a hard time believing that in June or so they can't unleash the dogs and get voters out again. I've seriously never seen so many polling places so crowded as I did in 2008.

    16. Senior Member Sporin's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 17th, 1999
      Location
      Windsor, VT USA
      Posts
      25,224
      Vehicles
      '10 Prius & '05 4Runner
      01-19-2012 07:05 PM #41
      So much for the "Ron Paul Surge"

      A distant 3rd in SC.

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...mary-1590.html

      A distant 4th in FL.

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...mary-1597.html

      I honestly have no strong opinions on Ron Paul either way but by the way his supporters flood seemingly every internet forum I would have thought the man had more support then that.

    17. Banned Fritz27's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2003
      Location
      Brickell
      Posts
      26,435
      Vehicles
      1986 Legs and/or 2014 Blue Non-MANual European Turbo Hatch
      01-19-2012 08:03 PM #42
      RP isn't even campaigning in Florida.

    18. Senior Member Sporin's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 17th, 1999
      Location
      Windsor, VT USA
      Posts
      25,224
      Vehicles
      '10 Prius & '05 4Runner
      01-19-2012 08:05 PM #43
      How does he intend to show GOP voters he can beat Obama if he won't even try in a key swing state?

    19. Banned Fritz27's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2003
      Location
      Brickell
      Posts
      26,435
      Vehicles
      1986 Legs and/or 2014 Blue Non-MANual European Turbo Hatch
      01-19-2012 08:09 PM #44
      I think he just wants to be a foil to GOP dip****tery. I'm not sure he actually wants or cares to win.

    20. Senior Member Sporin's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 17th, 1999
      Location
      Windsor, VT USA
      Posts
      25,224
      Vehicles
      '10 Prius & '05 4Runner
      01-19-2012 08:55 PM #45
      Primaries are about gaining sequentially, about carrying momentum forward into the next primary. Do poorly in a few early primaries and you never even get to the later states. If Ron Paul is serious about being President, then skipping Primaries in a key swing state seems counterproductive.

      Oh well, he's not "my guy" so I really don't care much, just a curiosity is all.

    21. Member backinthegame's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 13th, 2004
      Location
      Virginia Beach, VA
      Posts
      4,523
      Vehicles
      2 89 Cabriolets, 89 Jetta, 83 Caddy 07 A6 Avant,2012 powerwheels Jeep
      01-19-2012 09:40 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Mega eye roll.
      Yeah, that's pretty much the only response one can give when they really have no counter point.
      Sent from my Droid using an escape pod to Tattoine.


      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      they're trying to skip out on their contracts via rapture. not very christian of them

    22. Senior Member VarianceVQ's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2005
      Location
      Fancy, Connecticut
      Posts
      20,463
      Vehicles
      2010 Toyota Prius V, 1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4
      01-19-2012 09:55 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.FOH!! View Post
      Clinton had mid 5% unemployment #s (oddly enough, so did GWB at re-election time).
      Barry is sitting at ~ 9-1/2%.
      Try 8 1/2.
      Everybody's dying, bitch; let's get you some fruit.

    23. Senior Member VarianceVQ's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2005
      Location
      Fancy, Connecticut
      Posts
      20,463
      Vehicles
      2010 Toyota Prius V, 1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4
      01-19-2012 09:59 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by backinthegame View Post
      Yeah, that's pretty much the only response one can give when they really have no counter point.
      You really don't expect anybody to counter every single point in that diatrabe, do you?

      I mean, I guess it's easier to say things like this when one and the "author" of that agree on more points than they don't.
      Everybody's dying, bitch; let's get you some fruit.

    24. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 5th, 2002
      Location
      Ohio
      Posts
      3,380
      Vehicles
      Wagon Queen Family Truckster (not the blue sport wagon)
      01-20-2012 12:32 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Try 8 1/2.
      My mistake, although I'd prefer the 5 1/2 that Bush had going.
      "Colored people are like human weeds and need to be exterminated." - Margaret Sanger

      "I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision.." - Hillary Clinton

    25. Member 1.8TRabbit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 15th, 2004
      Location
      Garage in the Rockies
      Posts
      10,851
      Vehicles
      82 Rabbit 1.8L, 84 Rabbit GTI 20vBT Swap, 86 Audi 4000Q, 96 Audi A4Q V6, 02 Audi A4 1.8T
      01-20-2012 01:02 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      So much for the "Ron Paul Surge"

      A distant 3rd in SC.

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...mary-1590.html

      A distant 4th in FL.

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...mary-1597.html

      I honestly have no strong opinions on Ron Paul either way but by the way his supporters flood seemingly every internet forum I would have thought the man had more support then that.

      You really believe those %'s after the Iowa **** mess?
      XBOX LIVE: xMuddayACE

      Official Dope Shizz Thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...g-Dope-Shizz!!

    Page 2 of 417 FirstFirst 1234561252102 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •