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Politicians I Like & Some I Can't Stand
I know you can't trust a politician. However, there have still been several I've liked over my lifetime. Do any of them have anything in common? What wool are each of them trying to pull over the people's eyes? I find it funny how I don't care for Bernie Sanders, yet I like Tulsi Gabbard. Andrew Yang, I'm somewhat neutral on. He seems like a good guy... maybe green and naive. Maybe he is the Asian Obama, which Paul Romano, AKA pocketsofthefuture on YouTube was saying. It was on a video he did a couple of weeks ago about Andrew Yang doing The Cupid Shuffle. I don't think he's trying to be like Obama. He might be trying to look cool, a little bit, but I don't really see a problem. I like him personality-wise, but running for President is not a personality contest.
I like Tulsi Gabbard because she seems very principled and she wants to get us out of needless wars. Keyword: Needless. She brings up the point that people are losing their loved ones to these needless wars. And that is an emotional, compelling point. At the same time, however, she brings up the cost of these wars - The financial cost. And that is a reasonable, rational, logical point. However, she wants universal healthcare. And as good as that sounds, it may be a slippery slope to Socialism, which is a slippery slope to Communism. So... i like her for the fact that she "sticks to her guns," but... I'm worried that she may be a Socialist/Communist.
To be clear, I don't care for Trump. Never hated him, but never liked him. I actually liked Ted Cruz the last election. I think it was his passion in his speech... he's a bit conservative for my liking, nonetheless... I honestly have not yet, found another reason to dislike him.
I also liked Dennis Kucinich in the 2004 Election. That was very memorable to me. Howard Dean's scream was like a meme before memes were a thing. I voted for John Kerry, unfortunately. That was because I couldn't stand George W. Bush. I know he was made fun of constantly, but people didn't hate him the way people hate Trump and that I truly do not understand. When he started the war in Iraq, I was pissed off. Still, his dad, George H. Bush might be worse. There is a speech of his in which he says: "We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations, a New World Order. A world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order. An order in which a credible United Nations can use its' peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.'s founders." Yikes!!!
Unfortunately, at one point I liked John Edwards. 😕😕😕 Yuck. I was, indeed, young and stupid. I am such a better judge of character now. That's not to say I couldn't be fooled still. I liked Pete Buttigieg a little bit, at first. He's had no scandal like John Edwards, but he's clueless. Lol. Beta O' Dorke and Copmala Harris were, by far, the worst Democratic candidates this year. Thank goodness they are gone!
I was starting to think that Elizabeth Warren's claim of being Native American was an honest, naive mistake. But, she has lied about other things! Even if it was an honest, naive mistake and she didn't have other straight-up lies, she would still be too naive of a person to be considerable for the presidency. She's like another Hillary Clinton, albeit to a smaller degree... nonetheless, that's not good.
When I voted for John Kerry, I also voted for John McCain for the senate. I do not regret that vote. I also wanted to vote for him for President, but I have a few, what I consider valid reasons for not voting.
Now, Tulsi is someone who makes me want to vote for her, even more than I wanted to vote for John McCain. If she runs again in 2024, I may seriously consider it, but not now. And if there are significantly bad things about her, I'd like to know sooner than later.