quote: Wow, way to ignore what actually happened, bro. Mumbarak was not voted out of office, he was physically dragged out of office, beaten and killed. To say the muslim brotherhood was elected is a joke. They cast their vote for the only choice they had but they would have assumed power one way or the other.
quote: Seems to be? No, he is. There is no uncertainty there. I didn't dodge anything - but you are ignoring the fact that gas was lower under bush than under obama on average for the duration of their respective presidencies. You were also incorrect about what a president can or cannot do to affect the price of gas by saying that the president has no control over the prices.
quote: Far right political ideology DOES equate to anarchy and that was what you accused Fox of representing. The left-wing media in this country (and our government) is already exhibiting the characteristics of a far left ideology - socialism. The media does not report on issues they should be covering, the do not ask Obama tough questions or demand accountability - they happily play along with whatever BS the whitehouse wants them to. This is propaganda. The only thing missing is a dictator who tells us he is "scaling down the size of government" when in reality he is consolidating power for himself. Fox News provides coverage that leans right (which is NOT a bad thing) and is fairly moderate. If you perceive it to be "far right" it's not because they're anarchist, it's because you are too far left.
quote: First of all, any US citizen can run for office. It falls upon them to raise the money needed to get their message out because they are essentially ADVERTISING. Your political message, as a candidate, is competing with other messages for airtime on TV & Radio, as well as ad impressions on websites. This market determines the relative costs of running for office. The larger your audience the more expensive it becomes to reach them...so what are you suggesting here? That anyone running for office has their expenses paid for them by taxpayers? LOL
quote: Your quip about free speech is a joke. The internet has made it incredibly easy for any m0ron with a computer to really take advantage of their 1st amendment rights AND reach a large audience. In the past the only way to be heard was to be lucky enough to be published in a newspaper OR write your own book and pay to have it distributed.
quote: You are not making a strong case for europeans being anything other than lefties with a lot of what you're saying...in fact Obama's policies probably come across to you as being on the right.
quote: Mubarak was forced to resign, and was then arrested and prosecuted for the killing of innocent civilians.
quote: Again, a President has no affect on Oil prices, even if Obama were to "Drill Baby Drill" the Oil produced would be sold on the open market, it wouldn't have some magical influence on bringing prices down in the USA.
quote: Market forces and a conglomerate of Oil producing nations dictate the prices.
quote: Supply and demand doesn't even come into it, it's a rigged game.
quote: Why do you keep equating far right ideology with Anarchy?
quote: To the outside observer Fox exists as the Media Arm of the RNC. Not once have I seen a positive story on Fox about the left.
quote: Again, they tread where others dare not and this is a good thing, politicians should be held accountable by both sides of your media, but that's where your problems lie, your "News" outlets have huge political bias.
quote: When this happens they cease to become News outlets and only mouthpieces for their respective parties.
quote: Wishful thinking comes to mind with this one.The chances of your message being heard in a sea of the Internet are fat to slim.
quote: While some of Europe has gone overboard on the socialism, some countries have not. Again, I'm a fiscal conservative and open on the social issues, were all adults right. quote: A lot of what Obama has done could be construed as continuing with a lot of what Bush did. Continue the wars, keep Gitmo open, run up the deficit. Bush is often maligned by the media, as it is "cool" to do to anyone who is not on the left, but he did deal with 9/11 quite well. He did fend off a major recession coming off of Clinton with the dot-com bust. He did ensure that both businesses and people were prosperous for the majority of his presidency.What Obama failed to do is address the immediate problems facing America - instead he spent his time and energy primarily pushing Obamacare through. He said he would cut the deficit in half in 2008; he added $6 trillion to it and that number is still going up. quote: It makes me laugh when Americans slag off Greece etc, have you looked at what your deficits are and are projected to be. Most Americans don't want to end up like Greece or Spain, and we certainly do not want to become a welfare state like Sweden.
quote: A lot of what Obama has done could be construed as continuing with a lot of what Bush did. Continue the wars, keep Gitmo open, run up the deficit.
quote: It makes me laugh when Americans slag off Greece etc, have you looked at what your deficits are and are projected to be.