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  • 'Disgusting' ads turning off York County voters

    03/17/2014 6:07:53 AM PDT · 21 of 36
    Big E to lightman
    I respect your opinion. Personally, I don't know Todd Platts from Adam, and he may very well be a fine human being. For me, though, I am not supporting any more Republicans who vote for more government. My taxes (Federal, State, local, sales, property, etc, etc, etc) are half my income. I don't think that's fair, to put it mildly.

    Wagner's opponent Ron Miller is just more of the same, more government. The GOP in Harrisburg, just voted to increase our gas taxes, led by our GOP governor. $2.4 billion to be paid for through more gas taxes. Miller enthusiastically voted to raise taxes, saying the increased spending on roads will create jobs. It's pretty much the exact same nonsense argument Obama uses every time he wants to spend more infrastructure money. It's just another tax increase, done by the GOP who is supposed to be against taxes.

    You have issues with Wagner, and that's fine. Myself, I will not embrace taxing and spending Republicans anymore.

  • 'Disgusting' ads turning off York County voters

    03/17/2014 5:26:03 AM PDT · 11 of 36
    Big E to lightman
    I have been watching this race from Berks County, as it represents the real battle going on right now. The big government GOP establishment vs. the Tea Party. In this race, Scott Wagner represents the Tea Party. I don't know about Wagner flashing his money at Todd Platts. Maybe he did, maybe he didn't. I know Todd Platts was a RINO of the first order, and I applaud Scott Wagner for bankrolling a primary run against him in 2010.

    The GOP-E is throwing around the word “millionaire” as if it's some kind of bad thing. As far as I know, those garbage trucks didn't appear out of thin air. Wagner worked for them, and worked to earn his millions. I respect that. I don't know why the GOP-E does not.

    Wagner will face Ron Miller (GOP-E candidate) for the State Senate seat in a special election tomorrow. Miller will win, as Wagner is a write-in candidate. However, they will face off again in the primary, where Wagner has an excellent chance of winning. If he wins the primary, he will almost certainly win in November, as this is a red Senate district. If I were in that district, I would enthusiastically support Scott Wagner.

  • Toomey: 'I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania'

    11/05/2012 4:02:23 PM PST · 28 of 54
    Big E to Anti-Hillary

    I think Toomey is right. While it is true that some of the SE PA counties are getting bluer, like Chester and Berks counties, the central and particularly the western parts of the State are getting redder. Much redder. In 2004, Kerry beat Bush 57-42 in Allegheny county (Pittsburgh). In 2008, when Obama swamped McCain everywhere, he beat him in Allegheny county 57-42. In fact, in some SW PA counties, McCain actually outperformed Bush. The only thing I can think of is not that they like John McCain, but that those counties are trending more heavily GOP. Or, it could be that PA basically hates Obama. Hillary easily beat him in the 2008 primaries, and he underperformed in the 2008 general election compared to other places in the country.

    This time around, Romney should be able to pile up huge vote margins in central and western PA to offset Philadelphia. SW PA is similar to West Virginia, and they hate Obama in West Virginia. I am upping my chances for a Romney victory in PA to 60%. Hope I’m not wrong.

  • Pennsylvania (positive signs)

    11/04/2012 8:56:02 PM PST · 34 of 44
    Big E to shoedog

    Well, as Rocco said in the Godfather 2: “Difficult. Not impossible.” Bush was the incumbent, the GOP turned out about as many voters as they possibly could in 2004, and he still lost by 2 points. Toomey, in a GOP wave year (2010) managed to only win by 2 points.

    Now that being said, some points in Romney’s favor. His moderate, touchy-feely nonsense will probably play better than either Bush or Toomey, so I would expect him to outperform them by a few points. Romney should do well in the Philly suburbs, which are voter-rich. Romney needs to beat Obama there to offset the massive lead Obama will pile up in Philadelphia. There are not enough votes in the rest of the state to offset the 400,000 - 450,000 vote hole Romney will be in if he can’t win Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties.

    A few more plus Romney points. I am gradually seeing a few more Romney signs. I think people are becoming more interested in voting for Romney, than against Obama. I myself will now happily vote for Romney, whereas at one point I said I would not vote for him. Also, Romney is blowing Obama right off the air. Since Romney made a play for PA, his ads outnumber Obama’s 3-1. That should help.

    If the independents significantly break for Romney, he will probably take the state. I would give him about a 40% chance of carrying PA. One last thought. Ed Rendell knows more about PA politics than anyone. He also will let the mask slip occasionally and tell you what he really thinks. He said Romney will outperform Tom Smith by a few points, presumably because Romney is more moderate. Smith is supposed to be within a point or two of Bob Casey, so Romney may actually be tied or ahead. I still give him a 40% chance.

  • Breaking: Romney ahead of Obama in Pennsylvania by Four

    11/02/2012 8:46:30 PM PDT · 127 of 301
    Big E to 11th_VA

    I had this premonition this morning. Tuesday night, the Obama networks will gleefully call Ohio for Obama around 10pm. And they’ll all dance around the May Pole, or whatever gleeful statists do. “But Pennsylvania is still too close to call!”, they’ll say. And then they will recite all the facts we know by heart... GOP never wins PA, it’s fool’s gold, it’s in the bag, what will Michelle wear to the inauguration?

    At 2am, they will admit, what they never thought possible... Romney wins the election, and PA puts him over the top.

  • Casey and Smith to Debate in Pa. Senate Race

    10/14/2012 8:03:53 AM PDT · 11 of 26
    Big E to sitetest

    Too bad no one will see it. Both the Eagles and Steelers play at 1pm.

  • Casey and Smith to Debate in Pa. Senate Race

    10/14/2012 8:03:33 AM PDT · 10 of 26
    Big E to sitetest

    Too bad no one will see it. Both the Eagles and Steelers play at 1pm.

  • How the Senate Voted On Term Limits, and Earmark Ban

    02/03/2012 7:57:35 PM PST · 5 of 10
    Big E to SueRae

    SueRae: Good on you mate! Glad to see Sam carried the night. I should have been there to help him on, but I was othersiwe occupied. Sam is our boy from Robeson Township, and we salute him! Hopefully he can carry the day against the GOP machine. I’ve got my Sam bumper sticker. Go Sam Rohrer!

  • Victim kills teen robber on trail, police say (Reading, PA)

    01/26/2012 9:45:27 PM PST · 19 of 64
    Big E to Army Air Corps

    Reading is a complete hellhole. The nice thing about it is, when I now go to places I previously thought as scary hellholes, like Baltimore and Newark, they really don’t seem that bad. There’s a housing project right near the crime scene. Scumbags from the project use the trail as a shortcut to get into the city. Undoubtably, that’s where these JDs were going, into the city, and looking to get some kicks along the way. Too bad, sorry about your luck, scumbags. You’d think this kind of thing would make some of these vermin think twice about starting trouble, but it won’t.

  • Where Would Ron Paul Supporters Rally if Paul was Not Running in the GOP Primary?

    01/18/2012 3:48:04 AM PST · 10 of 57
    Big E to Cincinatus' Wife

    I am part of Ron Paul’s base. I didn’t start out there, but after watching all the candidates, and examining their positions, and previous history, that’s where I am now. I am here because he’s the candidate who will best limit government. This is my primary concern. The unrestrained, unlimited, daily growth of government! And, yes, I am tired of the endless foreign incursions as well. No, I do not support everything Paul says in the foreign policy realm. I think it was perfectly appropriate to go into Pakistan and kill Bin Laden. If I wasn’t in the Paul camp, I would be in the Gingrich camp.

  • Rick Santorum confronts Arlen’s specter

    01/15/2012 4:58:07 PM PST · 19 of 35
    Big E to red flanker
    I have heard Santorum’s reasoning about the Supreme Court, and it does not convince me. The premise is that Toomey would have lost to Joe Hoeffel. Hoeffel was a weak candidate. I think Toomey would have earned a narrow win, so we would have had a different GOP Senator at the head of the Judiciary committee. Also, Arlen wouldn't have been there to help ram the stimulus and Obamacare down our throats, either.

    Of all the candidates, I like Santorum the least, and not just for the Specter episode. I have decided I will unenthusiastically vote for him in the general. I will not vote for him in the primary.

  • Poll: Paul, Perry on move in South Carolina (ARG: Mitt-29, Newt-25, Paul-20, Perry-9, Santorum-7)

    01/13/2012 1:49:17 PM PST · 22 of 23
    Big E to TBBT

    This poll seems like an outlier. The other polls have Santorum in the mid-teens. Here he’s at 7%? I doubt he’s that low. Also, Ron Paul at 20%? I freely admit Paul is my guy, but seeing as how he pulled 3.6% in South Carolina in 2008, 20% seems high.

  • Ron Paul seeking to pick off Santorum

    01/12/2012 7:49:19 PM PST · 23 of 55
    Big E to Lakeshark

    The Gingrich people should be thrilled Paul is attacking Santorum. If Paul betters Santorum for 3rd in SC, Santorum should drop out. The Santorum voters will mostly go to Gingrich. He may then have a chance to win Florida, which would put him right back in the race. Of course, if Santorum is in this solely to assure himself a nice spot in the Romney Administration, he’ll stick it out in Florida, no matter where he finishes in SC.

  • Ron Paul To Everyone But Mitt: Drop Out

    01/10/2012 7:00:43 PM PST · 19 of 139
    Big E to CASchack

    I’m Moe Green! Heh, good one.

  • Help with songs for workouts. Laz would hit it..but I joined a gym. Ideas for good workout songs?

    01/09/2012 7:00:54 PM PST · 5 of 168
    Big E to Winstons Julia

    Houseparty. J. Geils Band.

  • Final results of the Free Republic 1/9/2012 non-Romney Conservative Straw Poll (see post 548)

    01/09/2012 5:15:51 PM PST · 454 of 655
    Big E to Jim Robinson


  • Santorum or Gingrich?

    01/04/2012 6:51:56 AM PST · 68 of 109
    Big E to wolfman23601

    Gingrich, without a doubt. Santorum has a record of expanding government. Medicare, Part D, No Child Left Behind. Plus, Santorum would make for an easy contrast for Obama. He already says things haven’t gotten better because Bush left such a mess. Santorum was the #3 guy in the GOP Senate for 6 of Bush’s 8 years. Obama will say, “I’m cleaning up the mess, and there’s the guy who made the mess”. I think that’s a winning point for Obama. He won’t be able to attack Gingrich so easily.

  • Who Are the 25 Most Powerful Unelected People in America? (They know Palin would head the list)

    01/01/2012 6:35:54 PM PST · 17 of 62
    Big E to 2ndDivisionVet

    Ben Bernanke.

  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 8:03:13 AM PST · 35 of 47
    Big E to John D

    Ok, who do you support?

  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 7:53:59 AM PST · 33 of 47
    Big E to John D

    I think he’s the guy that talks about cutting the spending the most. His voting record has been about cutting the spending. Again, I don’t care about earmarks. When you’re talking about Medicare expansion, SCHIP, etc. Paul has voted against it. He has a specific plan to balance the budget. The other candidates seem very much less concerned about the spending. What has he done in Congress? Well, when you’re outnumbered 10-1 by politicians who want to increase the size of government, no, he has not reduced the size of government. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to. I could be wrong, but that’s how it looks to me.

  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 7:43:04 AM PST · 31 of 47
    Big E to ncalburt

    Hey, I said I believe Ron Paul will shrink the size of the Federal government. Earmarks are a drop in the bucket when you look at the overall government expenditures. I think Paul’s record is pretty consistent when you are talking about the expansion of government. This is what I believe. You obviously believe something else, and support somebody else. Don’t call me a liar.

  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 6:28:35 AM PST · 21 of 47
    Big E to Cincinatus' Wife

    I’ll tell you why I support Ron Paul. My primary concern is the wild, unrestrained growth of the Federal government. If it continues, it will only be a few years before it bankrupts us, and then probably enslaves us. I look at my bank statement, trying to figure out when I’ll be able to retire. My conclusion is, at the current levels of inflation, rates of return in the market, coupled with the fact that Social Security will be gone by the time I get there, means I’ll never be able to retire. All of this I blame on the insane spending being done by the government.

    I think Ron Paul is the candidate who will best limit Washington’s spending. I also think he’s the guy who will shut down the unending regulations coming from the executive branch, which is killing private industry. If it makes you feel any better, if Paul has no chance, and Rick Perry catches a wave, I’ll probably vote for Perry. Paul is my first choice, though.

  • Santorum Haunted by Support of Pro-abortion Specter

    01/01/2012 6:13:50 AM PST · 9 of 37
    Big E to TBBT

    Very well said. I’ve thought from the beginning Santorum was in this to lock up a post in the Romney Administration. My bitterness towards Santorum comes largely from the 2002 primary here in PA, when underdog, small-government Pat Toomey gave the untouchable leftist Arlen Specter all he could handle. We had Specter beat until George Bush and Rick Santorum came out for Specter.

    I understand about party loyalty, etc., but at a certain point some people are so far outside the party’s ideological boundaries, they’re not even in the party anymore, and that was Specter. Bush and Santorum should have known that. Then, a few short years later, Specter was really outside the party, when it suited him, of course.

    Furthermore, I think Santorum cared more about preaching about his pro-family social views than shrinking the size of goverment when he was in the Senate. He was there for 2 terms, most of which I believe he was in the majority, and government didn’t get any smaller. I want a guy who’s going to take a “wrecking ball” to the Federal government as Rick Perry said. Santorum is not it.

  • Get Ready to Hear All About Rick Santorum and Universal Health Services

    12/31/2011 5:28:25 AM PST · 29 of 72
    Big E to Cincinatus' Wife
    I like your guy Perry a helluva a lot more than Rick Santorum. My assessment of Santorum is he's a sanctimonious, inside-the-Beltway jerk. In 2002, Pat Toomey had Arlen Specter beaten in the GOP primary, until Santorum and George Bush carried Specter over the finish line. Specter then showed his true colors 5 years later by switching parties to avoid the next GOP election.

    The more people see of Santorum, the more he's disliked. In 2004, he lost his reelection bid by 19 points. 19 points! For an incumbent! That's unheard of. I would much rather see the Governor of Texas get a 2nd look than see Rick Santorum.

  • Newt Gingrich win Simulated Iowa Caucus Over Romney, Paul (Results Attached)

    12/23/2011 5:53:17 AM PST · 14 of 22
    Big E to parksstp

    Hey, this is good stuff. Seriously, a lot of effort was put into this, and who knows, it might end up being what happens. It’s all mostly guesswork at this stage anyway. I think 25% Gingrich, 24% Romney, 15% Paul is possible, but Paul will probably run better than that. He’s polling better than that, but we’ll see. I think a good number of 2008 ‘conservative’ voters will end up in the Paul column. For example, in 2008, I would have voted for Thompson. He had quit by the time my primary arrived. In 2012, I’m voting for Paul, with Gingrich as my 2nd choice.

    If that’s the way the results finish, Paul will be done as a serious candidate. With all the time and effort he’s put into Iowa, he needs to be over 20%. Otherwise, people just aren’t responding to his message. Gingrich, Romney, and Perry will advance in your scenario.

  • Ron Paul is striking chords with Iowa GOP voters

    12/12/2011 5:54:32 PM PST · 35 of 88
    Big E to heiss

    One of the reasons I know he’s serious about cutting government are his foreign policy positions. If you’re going to tackle a $15 trillion debt, you can’t just elminate the Department of Education. You have cut everywhere, including defense. He’s one of the only candidates to say he’ll cut defense. Personally, I’d rather he did not have to do that... but like I said, when you’re $15 trillion in the hole, everything is on the table for cutting.

  • Ron Paul is striking chords with Iowa GOP voters

    12/12/2011 5:42:14 PM PST · 29 of 88
    Big E to heiss

    You’re right to be concerned with the Taliban, Iran and AQ. I think that’s perfectly reasonable, and I agree the world is a relatively evil place. I am more concerned, though, with the petty tyrants in this country. I think it’s much more likely the evil people in this country will bankrupt and enslave us, unless we put a halt to the wild, unrestrained growth of government. To me, Paul is the best candidate to kill the nanny state, and cut spending.

  • Shifting support to Bachmann; if she is forced out, it will be Ron Paul. NO RINOs! (vanity)

    12/04/2011 5:16:07 AM PST · 150 of 174
    Big E to JimWayne

    I’m voting for Ron Paul. I am concerned with our entire way of life collapsing because we are $15 trillion in debt. I am concerned with government’s increasing power over me. I am concerned about Ben Bernanke running his printing presses 24/7, making me poorer every time he cranks the handle. To me, Paul is the most serious about limiting the size and power of the government, and shutting off the printing press.

    As for his foreign policy, at this point, I’m more worried about working until I die to pay off this gigantic debt, or my own government turning into a totalitarian state rather than being killed by an Islamic nuclear bomb. I think the first two are more likely to happen than Islamists killing me. That’s how I see it.

  • Sandusky "distraught" over Paterno retirement, developments at Penn State

    11/09/2011 4:08:36 PM PST · 45 of 105
    Big E to DManA

    I don’t know. Paterno says he was not told of any specific sexual abuse.

  • Sandusky "distraught" over Paterno retirement, developments at Penn State

    11/09/2011 3:55:28 PM PST · 37 of 105
    Big E to mass55th


    The entire case against Penn State turns on one episode which began on March 1, 2002. Grad assistant Mike McQueary saw a naked Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting a naked boy in the shower at night in a deserted locker room. Rather than call the police, he called his father. The next day, McQueary and his father reported this to Joe Paterno. The following day, Sunday, Paterno reported this to Tim Curley, AD, and the administrator who I believe was the head of the University Police, Schulz.

    McQueary’s statement to the grand jury, according to the presentment, was he witnessed anal intercourse between Sandusky and the boy. Paterno, Curley, and Schulz all maintain they were not told of any specific sexual activity. Only that the grad assistant witnessed something inappropriate. The stories do not match up. Curley and Schulz were charged with perjury, as apparently the government 100% believes McQueary, and not Curley and Schulz. I’m not sure why Paterno was not charged with perjury.... but then all the Grand Jury testimony is secret, so you don’t know how Paterno testified.

    The father in question is Mike McQueary’s father. McQueary is the witness. No one knows who the boy was... he is unidentified.

  • (Vanity) Anyone else come full circle on Newt Gingrich?

    11/07/2011 6:56:12 PM PST · 49 of 105
    Big E to Parley Baer

    I agree with you 100%. Newt sounds good, but has taken some out-and-out leftist stands, particularly with respect to global warming. He’ll need to assure me this idiotic EPA assault on private industry will not continue. At the moment, I will vote for Paul and Cain, possibly Perry, before Newt.

  • Obama Set to Attack Iran’s Nuclear Sites By Fall of 2012 (unless Tehran halts nuclear weaponization)

    11/04/2011 2:46:15 PM PDT · 12 of 48
    Big E to drewh

    Oh, I suppose in September or October, 2012 when he’s down 5-8 points in the polls to whoever the GOP nominee is, he’ll bomb the hell out of somebody, and remind you every other minute he killed Bin Laden and Gaddafi, hoping you forget you don’t have a job. Probably won’t work, but you never know.

  • Gov Rick Perry Supporter and pollster for a SuperPAC that supports Perry is the Herman Cain source

    11/02/2011 7:14:53 PM PDT · 168 of 493
    Big E to TigersEye

    Ok. Hannity did not make that clear. Mr. Wilson did not detail this alleged harassment. Just said he saw it. Uh-huh.

  • Gov Rick Perry Supporter and pollster for a SuperPAC that supports Perry is the Herman Cain source

    11/02/2011 6:34:56 PM PDT · 52 of 493
    Big E to justsaynomore
    So far, I have yet to hear anything remotely resembling proof in these “allegations”. We have unnamed women who were paid off in sexual harassment complaints against Cain. So what? Just because they were paid off doesn't mean anything. It's cheaper to pay them off than fight them in court. Business decision. Who are these women? What were the complaints? Don't know. The Statist reporters assure us it was serious. Sure.

    Then there's some other unnamed woman who felt harassed, but decided not to file a complaint. What was her name? Don't know. Statist reporters won't tell me. Then I heard a tape of some unknown guy calling a radio show in Oklahoma telling the host he had witnessed the harassment, and it was serious, and would end Cain's campaign when all was revealed. When asked by the host to detail what happened, he refused. Just said how serious it was. Don't know this guy's name, just another anonymous guy, making another anonymous accusation.

    Cain must terrify the establishment, because they are out to get him. I have been looking for the guy who's not an insider company man, who will sellout to the Big Government machine the day after the election. Maybe it's Cain.

  • Cain Details Gesture That Led To Sex Accusation

    10/31/2011 5:20:39 PM PDT · 40 of 55
    Big E to BobL

    “So you have a conservative base this is ANGRY AS HELL at these tactics and I really doubt any of us are going to switch to Romney/Perry because of this crap.”

    I think that’s a good point. I am undecided on which candidate to support at this point. The fact that Cain is being attacked by the establishment makes me MORE likely to support him. Frankly, it doesn’t matter to me if Politico has videotape of Cain killing babies or kittens... I simply dismiss anything the State media says. You can no more believe them, than you can Pravda. They must be very afraid of Cain, which means maybe I should think about voting for Cain.

  • Ron Paul Does Not Rule Out A Third-Party Run ( IF RINO Romney gets it ? )

    10/29/2011 7:58:01 AM PDT · 69 of 73
    Big E to NoMitt

    If my choices are Obama, Romney, and Paul, I am definitely voting for Ron Paul. Of course, I’m not voting for Mitt Romney under any circumstances, so it’s not like the GOP will exactly be losing my vote.

  • Latest Steve Jobs Mystery Revealed: How He Drove Without License Plates

    10/27/2011 8:46:15 PM PDT · 37 of 74
    Big E to Jack Hydrazine

    “If I was Jobs I would have driven some POS beater pickup truck!”

    Isn’t that what Sam Walton drove?

  • Video: Why Rick Perry will Win the GOP Nomination[Evan Smith]

    10/26/2011 4:01:38 PM PDT · 46 of 53
    Big E to Cincinatus' Wife

    Wait a minute... what? No other candidate other than Huntsman will endorese Romney? How about ALL of them? Ok, not Ron Paul, but he won’t drop out. Cain... yes. Santorum... of course, he’s in the race to be in somebody’s Cabinet. Maybe not Bachmann. Gingrich... definitely. I prefer Perry to Romney, but he’s the outsider here. Romney will get the backing of the other candidates as they drop out.

  • Conservatives slam Mitt Romney for going weak-kneed in war on public employees

    10/26/2011 4:32:45 AM PDT · 27 of 32
    Big E to Lady4Liberty

    You’re not kidding. If Romney gets the nomination, he’ll move to the center.... or worse yet, left of center... so fast it’ll make your head spin. It’ll look like a one man stampede.

    I keep saying Romney will not repeal Obamacare. Here’s how that will go. Romney wins the White House. GOP holds the House and either has a very narrow majority or minority in the Senate. Romney is unable to get 60 votes to repeal Obamacare in the Senate. Romney, seeing how Obama lost popularity by using reconciliation to enact Obamacare, does not want that. Not to mention, Romney actually likes Obamacare. So, he, and a yet-to-be-determined Gang of Whatever, with the usual suspects from both parties ‘reforms’ Obamacare, and voila! we have Romneycare! This will easily carry the Senate, narrowly carry the House, and socialized medicine goes on... probably forever.

  • Tea Party Nation poll shows 52 percent will vote for Romney if he is GOP nominee (Look out Pubs!)

    10/22/2011 9:44:37 PM PDT · 127 of 129
    Big E to Conservativegreatgrandma
    It's not ridiculous. What if McCain had won in 2008? For one thing, you'd have full-blown amnesty right now, as that was one of McCain's primary issues. You'd still have the runaway EPA, as McCain is firmly in the global warming camp. While it's true you would not have Obamacare, you would probably have a souped-up version of SCHIP or some such thing, which may have been even worse than Obamacare, as at least there's a large movement afoot to get rid of Obamacare. Not to mention, it may be tossed out by the courts. A more incremental socialist approach, as would have been undertaken by McCain probably would have passed judicial muster. You would probably have the huge defecits you have now as well, as McCain is a bailout loving, big spending RINO.

    Romney is just as bad as McCain. Romney will undertake the same disastrous policies, as McCain, and Obama. Yes, that's right, Romney's policies will not differ from Obama’s. Do you really think he's going to repeal Obamacare, for example?

  • Tea Party Nation poll shows 52 percent will vote for Romney if he is GOP nominee (Look out Pubs!)

    10/22/2011 5:47:00 AM PDT · 9 of 129
    Big E to Halfmanhalfamazing

    Well, I guess the question is, how much of the GOP is made up of the Tea Party? If Romney gets 85% of the GOP votes, and 50% of the Tea Party votes, will that be enough to beat Obama? I don’t know.

    I know I’m one of the 48%. I will not vote for Romney. I believe he will do more damage than Obama. At least if Obama is President the GOP Senators and Reps act like Republicans. They won’t do that if Romney is President.

  • (Live Thread) Republican Presidential Debate #8 Oct. 18, 2011 Nevada 8 P.M. EDT CNN

    10/18/2011 9:03:04 PM PDT · 1,926 of 2,319
    Big E to bushwon

    Newt attacked Romney’s plan as a big-government plan. Romney said they got the idea from Gingrich, which Gingrich denied. Then Romney came back at Gingrich and said, but you supported the individual mandate, which Gingrich admitted. So, I guess, at some point in the past, Gingrich supported some type of government-forced healthcare. I mean, what else is the individual mandate, except the government forcing me to buy health insurance?

  • (Live Thread) Republican Presidential Debate #8 Oct. 18, 2011 Nevada 8 P.M. EDT CNN

    10/18/2011 8:04:03 PM PDT · 1,802 of 2,319
    Big E to TexasFreeper2009

    That’s about the way I saw it. I thought Perry was much better. He’s never going to be Gingrich, but I thought he went to his strong points better tonight. I liked his line to that Commie twit Cooper, “you get to ask the questions, I’ll decide if I want to answer it”, or something to that effect. Which is exactly correct, most of these questions are setups from the Democrats at CNN, designed to make the GOP look bad.

    I thought Ron Paul was good, but then I always think that because he’s my guy. Too bad he can’t sell himself better. I didn’t like Gingrich having to admit he supported an individual mandate on healthcare.... I didn’t know that. Point deduction for Gingrich. At least he attacked Romney on it. I thought Romney finally got beat up tonight. Cain acquitted himself ok, considering he had everyone attacking his 9-9-9 plan. He didn’t lose anything tonight. I still haven’t decided on who to support.

  • (Live Thread) Republican Presidential Debate #8 Oct. 18, 2011 Nevada 8 P.M. EDT CNN

    10/18/2011 7:03:52 PM PDT · 1,475 of 2,319
    Big E to Hugin

    “I would pay money to see one.”

    I would too, but we have a better chance of seeing a unicorn than we do seeing Obama debate Gingrich in that format. Obama will never agree to it.

  • The End Of Cigars We We Know Them? (Pending FDA Ban -- act now to oppose!)

    10/18/2011 5:45:59 PM PDT · 18 of 39
    Big E to Joe 6-pack

    Drew Estate..... yes sir! Big fan. I fervently hope the FDA does not attack cigars. I expect they will, since that’s what government does... attack freedom and private property. You never know, Obama’s fighting for his life. If he was smart, he’d have his bureaucrats scale back on this type of foolishness.

  • Cain 9-9-9: Huge Tax Haul from VAT

    10/18/2011 4:29:16 PM PDT · 43 of 66
    Big E to Huck

    Hey, I agree with you. Government spending should be slashed immediately. By that I mean, cut 30, 40, 50%. However, every dime which goes to Washington in taxes is a dime too much.

  • Cain 9-9-9: Huge Tax Haul from VAT

    10/18/2011 3:57:25 PM PDT · 33 of 66
    Big E to Huck

    What I’m saying is, in order to shrink the size of government you can either 1) cut spending, or 2) cut its revenues. No one has had much success limiting its spending. If you limit its revenue, then you automatically limit its size. Oh, they can print money, and keep spending money they don’t have, but eventually the markets will stop that, just like they did in Greece.

  • Cain 9-9-9: Huge Tax Haul from VAT

    10/18/2011 3:13:43 PM PDT · 18 of 66
    Big E to sklar

    I don’t totally understand it either. However, if his plan generates less revenue than the current system, then I’m all for it. If the giant government brings in less money, then they will have to cut spending. Because, Mr. Cain is set at 9-9-9, and no more. I’d really like to hear more from Mr. Cain on spending. What is he going to do about this ridiculously huge government which is crushing the private citizen? Is his plan to choke it with 9-9-9, or does he plan on actually cutting spending?

  • South Carolina: Lower Court Rules Driving 55 Suspicious

    10/17/2011 2:33:34 PM PDT · 29 of 53
    Big E to Ken H

    Well, that’s the way it is now in America, and it will only get worse. We have so many rules and regulations, that some of them contradict each other, so you’re guilty no matter what. Well, if I drive 55, I’m impeding traffic, so I’m guilty. But, if I drive 70 with the flow of traffic, I’m speeding so I’m guilty. The State can stop, ticket, tax me any time they wish. 4th amendment? Pfffffft. What 4th amendment?

  • GOP Analyst: “Ron Paul Could Win GOP Nomination” Freedom Watch HD

    10/13/2011 2:51:41 PM PDT · 94 of 124
    Big E to Highlander1754

    I agree with Burkman thinking in that, none of the front runners have established themselves. I think Gingrich is more likely to surge than Paul, though. Personally, I’d vote for either one of them over Obama. I won’t vote for Romney under any circumstances.