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Ross Perot 1992 Flashback
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20 years later and we're still arguing about the same shit, it's just worse now... Let's put aside Perot's comments on machine guns for a minute and focus on the economy (either way I can't imagine he would have caused more 2A damage than Clinton with the AWB).

I got on a youtube kick this afternoon and decided to watch some of the videos of Ross Perot that I remember seeing on TV in the 90's. Perot may have been an oddball, but damn he called it almost across the board. It just goes to show America is no more stupid now than it was in 1992 we just have shorter attention spans now. We chose a career politician with nice hair over a self made man with a plan on fixing the economy. There are so many valuable lessons in watching these old election videos.

The infamous "giant sucking sound":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhogWKlm-c0

Here's Perot's infomercial from the 92 election covering the same shit we're still battling today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIVI0CbCmg

Also I couldn't help buy notice this also...

This is the stage from the 1992 presidential debate:

[Image: Politics_Bush1992_1015_480x360.jpg]

This is one of the debate stages from the 2012 election:

[Image: GOP%20Debate.jpg]

You can see where our priorities lie, we just cover our problems with more glitz and glamour. Pay no mind to the man behind the curtain. This is why I highly doubt that over the next 20 years we will be able to push this tide of debt and decay back without a massive societal shift all at once. The system will not allow someone to be elected who hasn't been endorsed by either party and their agenda by proxy.
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#2
Wow what a trip to watch. I was in 5th or 6th grade for this election and didn't have a clue what was going on other than what the TV, my parents, and my teacher told us. Whatever I Dod know, I wholeheartedly believed it though!
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#3
The thing I remember about the 1992 election and Ross Perot was his constant flip flopping. I'm running...I not running....I'm running

He was the only third party candidate to run and not earn ONE electoral college
vote.

TR and his Bull Moose Party got more popular & electoral college votes than the GOP candidate Taft.

Other Third Party candidates to earn electoral college votes were Robert La Follette had 13 in 1924, Strom Thurmond had 39 in 1948, George Wallace had 46 in 1968 and John Hospers won one in 1972.
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#4
One of the things I remember Ross Perot saying was that government should be run like a business. If a division isn't performing as it should, shut that division down.
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#5
Quote:We chose a career politician with nice hair over a self made man with a plan on fixing the economy.

I voted for Perot.
MikeP, just an old guy that smells of garlic.
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#6
The public believed bullshit over truth then, and still do today, i voted for Perot also.
When all around you is falling apart, grab another beer and smile.
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#7
I like this one too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XEziSYRqhU

It's amazing around 8:30 to hear Al Gore try to explain how exporting manufacturing jobs to Mexico will create more jobs in the US and how raising tariffs caused the great depression.....Huh
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#8
priell3;104088 Wrote:I voted for Perot.

Actually you voted to get Clinton elected.

I too am old enough to remember. While he had much appeal in the beginning and I too considered voting for him but he soon proved to be a narcissistic nut. He did make things interesting, in a nutty way.

And I still think if he did not drop out in the middle and did not spout some of his nuttier crap he just may have won.
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#9
All the data before his "quitting" showed him as winning the election..

Stupid bodyguard, that guy is an ass..

Dave;104211 Wrote:
priell3;104088 Wrote:I voted for Perot.

Actually you voted to get Clinton elected.

I too am old enough to remember. While he had much appeal in the beginning and I too considered voting for him but he soon proved to be a narcissistic nut. He did make things interesting, in a nutty way.

And I still think if he did not drop out in the middle and did not spout some of his nuttier crap he just may have won.
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Emoticon;104025 Wrote:You can see where our priorities lie, we just cover our problems with more glitz and glamour. Pay no mind to the man behind the curtain. This is why I highly doubt that over the next 20 years we will be able to push this tide of debt and decay back without a massive societal shift all at once. The system will not allow someone to be elected who hasn't been endorsed by either party and their agenda by proxy.

The show must go on...

1992 is when I knew I would grow up to be a civil disobedient.
I got my first taste of activism when the school board shut down my High School in a agenda driven push for a place for a charter school.

That's when I went from against the grain to against the grain with 20 grit sandpaper.
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