Mentat: So Romney won't build 15 new naval ships a year, including 3 submarines?
indylaw: sammyk: FTFA:Ryan, along with all Republican leaders, have disavowed the defense sequester they voted for, and blamed its looming, across-the-board defense cuts on President Obama.Sadly that is working with the uninformed voters. I had one of my politically incurious friends tell me over the weekend that Obama wants to cut the military. My friend had the impression that the Obama platform was to cut the military to have more money to spend on welfare.I told him to be sure and make it to the polls Nov. 7thThis is why I hate politics. It's completely cynical - politicians, and particularly those from a certain party, know never to bet against the stupidity of the average voter. How do you combat that? If you resort to facts and figures, you're an out-of-touch egghead. If you point out lies, the media blinks like cattle.Some days I wonder if we wouldn't be better off with a king.
Monkeyhouse Zendo: indylaw: Some days I wonder if we wouldn't be better off with a king emperor.It is with great reluctance that I have agreed to this calling. I love democracy. I love the republic. Once this crisis has abated, I will lay down the powers you have given me! And as my first act with this new authority, I will create a grand army of the Republic to counter the increasing threats of the Separatists Islamists.The Jedi liberal progressive rebellion has been foiled and the remaining Jedi liberals will be hunted down and defeated. The attempt on my life has left me scarred and deformed. But, I assure you, my resolve has never been stronger. In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic American Empire for a safe and secure society.
Jackson Herring: Wow. The fark filter doesn't like the official Navy designation for aircraft carriers apparently.
sammyk: But I don't think Obama wants to cut the military. I think it is simply on the table and has to be if you are going to approach balancing the budget like an adult.
hillbillypharmacist: sammyk: My friend had the impression that the Obama platform was to cut the military to have more money to spend on welfare."It's what Democrats do!"
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