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From: "Michael L. Richardson"
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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Presidential Politics and the Press
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If you keep electing the same politicians you get the same results.
Time to try someone new. Vote Obama
Ruben Safir wrote:
> Vote McCain: For real change
> NY Times:
> 4 hours, 39 minutes ago
> Millions of Americans will "vote for change" tomorrow by choosing
> Barack Obama for President. But millions of Americans also will vote
> for change tomorrow by choosing John McCain. Obama has tried to frame
> this election as one of change vs. stasis. It isn't.
> The truth is that the Bush administration has bungled nearly
> everything it has touched. And Republican leaders in Congress were
> just as bad. Seeking a "permanent majority," they sold out their
> principles for power. And look where it got them. Voters booted them
> two years ago and gave Democrats a chance to do better.
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> But in the past two years, the Democratic Party has not done better.
> Congress is even less popular now than when voters cleaned house in
> 2006. Its approval rating reached historic lows this year. And yet a
> funny thing is happening. Voters are still venting their frustration
> at Republicans. Such is the power of America's disappointment in the
> eminently disappointing President Bush.
> We share that disappointment. And yet we are not prepared, as many
> otherwise sober Granite Staters appear to be, to cast aside our core
> convictions just to try to teach President Bush a lesson he probably
> won't get anyway.
> For all his charm, Barack Obama proposes an agenda that is wholly
> inconsistent with New Hampshire values. He envisions a country in
> which even more wealth is collected and redistributed by an even more
> powerful central government, where education decisions are made in
> Washington, not the local school district, where federal bureaucrats
> decide what kind of health care you have, where politicians decide who
> is allowed to say what on the radio and where judges decide cases
> based on their feelings, not the law (yes, he actually said that).
> Obama wants to take America back to the 1930s. John McCain wants to
> move America into the future.
> McCain wants low taxes for everyone because he understands, as we in
> New Hampshire do, that every dollar the government takes out of the
> economy is a dollar that cannot go to create a job or a new product or
> service. But he also understands, unlike Bush, that low taxes are the
> result of low spending. He would -- finally -- get federal spending
> under control. That is real change.
> McCain would -- finally -- run the executive branch in a truly
> nonpartisan manner, unlike Presidents Bush and Clinton. That is real
> McCain would -- finally -- guide our military affairs with skill,
> knowledge and unrelenting determination to win with honor. That is
> real change.
> McCain would -- finally -- regain the respect of both our friends and
> our enemies around the world. That is real change.
> McCain would -- finally -- minimize Washington's influence in our
> daily lives, not expand it. That is real change.
> McCain would -- finally -- reform runaway entitlement programs that
> threaten to consume the nation's wealth like a plague of locusts. That
> is real change.
> John McCain offers a true reform agenda. He is the only candidate with
> credible plans to control spending, reform entitlement programs, fix
> what actually ails our health care system and defeat al-Qaida
> decisively. He would make Washington work again. That is what
> Americans really want and what we really need.
> If you want to vote for a truly new direction for America, don't vote
> for the failed policies of the early 20th century. Vote for John
> McCain and a new direction for our country.