I was most definitely not pro-McCain,
but he was the only capitalist running between the two major parties.
I 'd have had a very, very tuff time holding my nose n voting for him
if he had not put Sarah on the ticket.
I did not like the Bushes, and I liked McCain less than the Bushes.
Its just that he is not as bad as Biden nor Oboy
and Sarah is (mostly) libertarian.
... and some of my shirts were sewn from flower sacks, ...
and Sarah is (mostly) libertarian.
Did you fall off your high horse and hit your head?
Palin is...is...god I can't even say it....libertarian???
Definition: Libertarianism is, as the name implies, the belief in liberty.
Libertarians strive for the best of all worlds - a free, peaceful,
abundant world where each individual has the maximum
opportunity to pursue his or her dreams and to realize his full potential.
But things like, your right to choose or stem-cell research or
physician-assisted suicide or same-sex marriage or your right to
smoke pot....those things aren't about your liberty or freedom of choice.
I'd say she's mostly NOT libertarian.
And I see now politicians that are basically charlatans, and people are falling for it, hook line and sinker. I am not going to stay quiet about it. I am going to speak up until they come to my door and cart me away.
okie wrote:... and some of my shirts were sewn from flower sacks, ...
Correction, "flour sacks"
Bella Dea-Agree. Being mostly libertarian is like being slightly pregnant.
Either you are or you aren't. And Palin certainly isn't.
David- I have always characterized myself as a libertarian with a small "l".
I have never been interested in the Libertarian Party,
so any differences of opinion that they have are of no concern to me.
Gun stores across the nation are reporting a surge in gun sales since the election of Barack Obama. Customers are convinced that Obama either seeks to limit or revoke entirely Americans’ rights to bear arms. As the Chicago Tribune reports today:
Some say they are worried that the incoming Obama administration will attempt to reimpose the ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004. Others fear the loss of their right to own handguns. A few say they are preparing to protect themselves in the event of a race war.
Some gun sellers like Wild West Guns in Anchorage, AK are holding “Obama Sale” events to take advantage of their customers’ misinformed fears and news outlets from NPR to Fox News have produced reports documenting the gun buying binge:
The FBI reported that from November 3-9, they “received over three hundred and seventy thousand requests for background checks on gun buyers” " a 49 percent increase since last year. Moreover, “reports from around the nation suggest the sudden surge of November gun-buying is far surpassing the normal hunting-season spike that often occurs this time of year.”
What the major media outlets overlook is that the Obama gun sale boom appears to be the result of a multimillion dollar effort launched by the National Rifle Association last summer to misinform voters about Obama’s gun policy proposals. As Politico reported in June:
The National Rifle Association plans to spend about $40 million on this year’s campaign, with $15 million of that devoted to portraying Barack Obama as a threat to the Second Amendment rights. … This fall, NRA members will get automated phone calls, mail pieces and pre-election editions of the group’s three magazines making the case against Obama.
The NRA claimed of Obama, “[N]ever in NRA’s history have we faced a presidential candidate … with such a deep-rooted hatred of firearm freedoms.” As FactCheck notes, however, the NRA’s campaign is based almost entirely on falsehoods. Indeed, FactCheck writes, much of the NRA’s campaign “dismisses Obama’s stated position [on gun rights] as ‘rhetoric’ and substitutes its own interpretation of his record as a secret ‘plan.’”
The “political uncertainty” created by the NRA’s misinformation campaign may have more to do with making a sale than it does with shaping gun policy. The New York Times explained last week:
What is clear is that every gun seller " not to mention every advocacy group for gun ownership that depends on dues-paying members " has an incentive to stoke the concern that can prompt a gun sale. Political uncertainty, gun dealers say, is great for business. … “Clinton was the best gun salesman the gun manufacturers ever had,” said Rick Gray, owner of the Accuracy Gun Shop in Las Vegas. “Obama’s going to be right up there with him.”
The gun industry has been whipping up the gun crowd
even going so far as to put Obama’s name on the sale ads.
I am not accusing the gun industries of inciting violence against
Obama but it is worrisome all the same in what it tells of the
mindset of the gun crowd.