Because of the Republican Primary Debate

Since the Republican Primary Debate was a few days ago, and I have little desire to comment on what I heard, I've decieded to share some photos I took of two of the men that participated in it. I took these photos at CPAC 2007 that was held in March in DC.

One of my personal favorites, Ron Paul from Texas.

Tom Tancredo

The Toledo Tattler

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I believe that Slate had it right when they described the GOP debate this way:



was that you hated Christians Shane. But no - it seems the mere mention of God sends you into a frenzy.

What happened that caused this? Did you run into a real Bible thumper as a child? I find the cause of this is usually a close encounter with a zealously 'religious' person.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

The political primaries exist more for the benefit of party faithful than for the rest of America.

The debate WAS very heavy on God, Reagan, and the War on Terror, but the candidates are trying to appeal to the big-money donors who really control the political process.

Unfortunately, in November 2008 we will get two watered-down, overly compromised candidates who represent very few Americans.

Let's not fool ourselves, that Mickey Mouse show disguised as a debate was put on by the media to give that same media something to talk about for a week. I'm convinced that the reason these primaries are starting earlier than ever is because the news loves a horse race and why not shoot the starter's pistol sooner to get the cameras running.

I'm a little insulted though that nobody has commented on the high quality and good composition of the photos. :-)

Matt Holdridge
The Toledo Tattler

You have to watch out for all those internet pirates that will steal your property without any credit and certainly without payment!

Matt Holdridge
The Toledo Tattler

This argument is about one party's EARLY debate.

Besides the debate was in Iowa which that caucus is hardly as influential as the New Hampshire primary and this will long be forgotten by the time Super Tuesday rolls around.

Does it really matter? I think not.



No, I've got no problems with Christians OR God. I'm not terribly religious, but I go on the major holidays. I'm a much bigger fan of faith than I am of religion, though, that's for certain.

My question to you is: Did you watch the debate?

If you did, you'd have realized that my description was pretty apt, and then you'd have known that I wasn't just anti-god..

My guess is Shane's point is that God and Reaganesque politics were the basic themes and oft-mentioned topics of the Republican debate. I don't see his post as being indicative of how he personally feels about either subject.

But, in the meantime....RON PAUL FOR PREZ!!!


Why should one more drop of our soldiers blood be spilled on foreign soil? Why fight/die for 'freedom' anymore when our citizens are pissing it away at the voting booth?


'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

I would've, but i couldn't see them behind the copyright marks.....

It was just a joke.

You may not realize this, but we know one another. From Messiah.

...Yes, THAT Shane...

Close, but ACTUALLY the basic theme of the debate was God an REAGAN himself, along with his politics. I swear to god, it was literally one step above an elvis-like lookalike contest.

And to be honest with you, I think if the GOP base had to vote on whether or not they preferred a second-comming of Christ or a second-comming of Reagan, it would be a VERY close vote.

.... Although I suppose many of them would consider those two options to be one in the same ....

ShaneH, I'm sure the conservative blue-dog democrats piss you off as much as the Rnino's do for me.

Only thing I really care about is controlling federal spending, defending the country, and let the state's work out the hot topics.

We have 50 labs of democracy, let's use them. If Ohio goes to nuts on nanny laws, people and business will move (case in point Toledo brain drain and OH being the 5th highest tax state). Let the states compete to deliver the best lifestyles, let the feds get spending inline and start chipping away at entitlement for everyone, so it can be focused on the truley needy.

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