If McCain Wins Will You Leave the Country?

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in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
I am thinking about it.



Please discuss.
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  • Reply 1 of 91
    Please post in the Politics forum. I'll pay for your bus ticket BTW.
  • Reply 2 of 91
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    You must be a hit at parties FloorJack!



    But we should move this to PO. In answer to your question, NO.
  • Reply 3 of 91
    If McCain wins I pray that he lives a long life.



    I shudder to think of the words President Palin used.
  • Reply 4 of 91
    jimmacjimmac Posts: 11,898member
    He won't win.
  • Reply 5 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    If McCain wins I pray that he lives a long life.



    I shudder to think of the words President Palin used.



    +++



    You don't come around enough Murch.
  • Reply 6 of 91
    There's a chance I might go back to the US in about three years...



    If McCain is president, I may wait. If Palin is President, I may find religion and pray.
  • Reply 7 of 91
    It certainly will bias decisions about post-docs...
  • Reply 8 of 91
    How does it affect your post-docs?
  • Reply 9 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tonton View Post


    If Palin is President, I may find religion and pray.



    That's what got us in the mess we're in now.
  • Reply 10 of 91
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,590member
    If the celebrities can't do it when they say they will, what makes me think those of us who get by can afford it????



    When will people learn, there is a house and a senate too. It takes two to tango!
  • Reply 11 of 91
    I'm not into US politics but here's what I can gather from the situation.



    McCain made a gamble. He knew that the needed a strong running-mate to be able to stand a chance in winning against Obama in the forth coming elections. However, it appears to me that this gamble has somewhat backfired. The running mate that he did choose doesn't really float the boat with people outside of his party. Everyone knows that should McCain win the election this year, the real mastermind behind the new US government would probably be this Sarah Palin character.



    I prefer to be impartial as much as I can. These are public forums.



    From what I have heard, everyone seems to be concerned about Sarah Palin's agenda for the country should she come into office. I am not going to discuss the Iraq/Afghanistan issue as I don't really know enough about the topic except that George Bush shouldn't have gone in in the FIRST PLACE. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion.



    On the news, it seems to me that Mrs Palin may be misguided in her ideas as to what should be done in the US. Firstly, some time in the future, the US should actually help Iraq/Afghanistan to sort themselves out so that they can bring US troops (and other allied forces' troops home), there has been too much bloodshed over the years and many innocents are losing their lives for the gain of very few.



    What the government SHOULD do is think about sorting their economy out. Sure the war in the middle east spurs the economy with expenditure on weapons and so forth. It's a large proportion of the US economy. They need to think about sorting their own poor out. The government is hundreds of millions (if not billions) of dollars in debt. They are by FAR the most indebted government worldwide. What they should do is think about ways of generating revenue instead of the war machine. They should reduce the total expenditure on the defense industry. Sure this will create shortage of demand but then they should encourage demand in other areas of the economy. Sure alot of manufacturing is moving to China, it's only because China is cheaper (possibly of the same quality) that production is moving there. That doesn't mean that the workforce in the US should then be made redundant. They need to be retrained to work in other industries that have shortages. Perhaps in industries that China may not be so specialized in since China can largely classified as a developing nation. This way people would still be able to generate income for themselves and not have to rely on the government for payouts all the time, this releasing pressure on the government system to provide. They need to be resourceful in redirecting the country's resources. Sure 2 large banking firms in the US are requiring bailout by the government. It doesn't mean that things can't be done NOW so that the general population that are suffering have a means of helping themselves for the long term, and not just sitting idle.



    sorry about that.



    //end rant
  • Reply 12 of 91
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    I shudder to think of the words President Palin used.



    Palin is a blank page - the Republican pundits tend to write all these imaginary wonderful qualities on that blank page, and then hold it up and say "see! She is Great!", but in the end that page is empty. She has no knowledge or experience that would make her a great president, and she could do tons of damage.



    IMHO it was pretty close to treason when McCain picked her.
  • Reply 13 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by e1618978 View Post


    Palin is a blank page - the Republican pundits tend to write all these imaginary wonderful qualities on that blank page, and then hold it up and say "see! She is Great!", but in the end that page is empty. She has no knowledge or experience that would make her a great president, and she could do tons of damage.



    IMHO it was pretty close to treason when McCain picked her.



    Yep.



    "Country First" is the biggest farce I've ever heard from any politician.
  • Reply 14 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FloorJack View Post


    How does it affect your post-docs?



    no, no. not hiring post-docs. seeking a position as one.
  • Reply 15 of 91
    Leaving the country might not be a bad idea. No reason to go down with the sinking ship.
  • Reply 16 of 91
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Akumulator View Post


    Leaving the country might not be a bad idea. No reason to go down with the sinking ship.



    It will be a long time before the ship sinks, no matter what. It may also improve, eventually.

    - USA was worse off during and after civil war, really until 1900.

    - USA was worse off from 1930-1945.

    - USA was worse off in the 70's.



    The massive corruption in politics and the general inadequacies of a two party system for the modern era could be remedied in time. Due to the inherited situation, though, we're going to get at least 4 more years of general discontent no matter who wins. It is likely to be enough of a problem that a real candidate will step up and run in 2012 or 2016. The next president will be a one-termer.



    Even so, I'm of the position that if socialist reforms take place and US taxes meet average EU levels, I may as well move to continental Europe: same taxes, better sports, better food, prettier girls.
  • Reply 17 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Splinemodel View Post




    Even so, I'm of the position that if socialist reforms take place and US taxes meet average EU levels, I may as well move to continental Europe: same taxes, better sports, better food, prettier girls.



    Better healthcare, cleaner air, better education, better public transport...



    Hey. Maybe there's something in this 'taxes'...
  • Reply 18 of 91
    No way... We're just very masochistic over here.



    And we get to miss all the fun of those nifty sheriff, uhm, I mean president elections over here
  • Reply 19 of 91
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by e1618978 View Post


    Palin is a blank page - the Republican pundits tend to write all these imaginary wonderful qualities on that blank page, and then hold it up and say "see! She is Great!", but in the end that page is empty. She has no knowledge or experience that would make her a great president, and she could do tons of damage.



    IMHO it was pretty close to treason when McCain picked her.





    Of course that could be re-written...



    Palin is a blank page - the Democrat pundits tend to write all these imaginary awful qualities on that blank page, and then hold it up and say "see! She is Terrible!", but in the end that page is empty.

    She has no insider knowledge or experience that would make her a typical president, which could keep her from doing tons of damage.







    I have no desire to leave, but I'd like to hear the REASONS that Tauron is "thinking about it".
  • Reply 20 of 91
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    How many would leave if Palin took over if McCain buys the farm?
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