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Would you vote for a gay-Jewish president?

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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FRED KARGER: http://fredkarger.com/issues

Issue Highlights

Here are some of my statements and comments on twelve important issues of today.  They are garnered from numerous interviews and speeches.  We will continue to update the list on a regular basis.

Jobs & Economy

Jobs First: We need to keep jobs in America


Speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Manchester, NH - March 31, 2011:

 
“We have to discourage companies from sending jobs overseas… I want to work with these corporations to incentivize them to keep these jobs in America.”
 
“I am a fiscal conservative; I come from a finance background.   I want to work to strengthen our economy.  I believe in the private sector.” 
 
Fox News Radio, “Alan Colmes’ Liberaland” - December 6, 2010: 
 
“Ronald Reagan was the ultimate optimist.  He basically talked us out of the last Recession, and I want to bring that kind of optimism back.”

Education

We need to transform education in this country

 
The Daily Iowan, Iowa City, IA - April 25, 2011: 

"I want to elevate [education] to number one again, to put attention on it and get public discussion.  I think we need to make school more interesting and fun to get kids excited."

Speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Manchester, NH - March 31, 2011:
 
“I am determined to help our school system.  We invented Public Education and now we are 21st in Math and 25th in Science.  We are losing to the rest of the world.  We are having to hire people from other countries for our tech jobs.  We need to compete and we need to keep kids in school.”
 
WHO Newsradio, “The Jan Mickelson Show” - Des Moines, IA - June 7, 2010:
 
“The Public Charter School phenomenon is a huge boost to education.”
 
“I think that kids are confined in a classroom and bored.  I think we need to get them out; the buses take kids to school, park and take them home so let’s utilize those buses and drivers and get out in the community and see what’s out in the world and make school more interesting and fun so kids want to learn.”
 
“I see the national teachers’ unions as one of the huge problems (in education).  Teacher unions concentrate on job preservation, and it’s slowing down progress.”
 
Meeting with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the America’s Promise “Building a Grad Nation Summit,” Washington, DC - March 21, 2011:
 
“We should further explore public-private partnerships in our urban high schools, where businesses, labor unions and high net worth individuals blend the school in with the private sector.  The goal would be to vastly improve education and lessen the dropout rate.”  

Foreign Policy

Defense, Development and Diplomacy
 

CBS News, “Washington Unplugged,” with Nancy Cordes - March 23, 2011:
 
“I’m more of a conciliator, I get along with people, and I want to go and try to work out some deals.  James Baker is my political hero.  That’s what we need, that’s the kind of diplomacy we need.  We just don’t go nation-build like President Obama is doing in Afghanistan.”


Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Surge out of both countries


WGIR - New Hampshire’s Newsradio, Manchester, NH. “The Charlie Sherman Show” January 27, 2011:

 
"I think the only surge we should do is to surge out of Iraq and Afghanistan.  We have lost so many American lives and there are so many wounded warriors returning home.”

Crisis in the Middle East & Israel

Strong American leadership to help bring a lasting peace in the Middle East

 
CBS News, “Washington Unplugged,” with Nancy Cordes - March 23, 2011

 
“Obama is a very tentative and cautious person and that has come out now in his first foreign policy test.  He was sleeping at the switch with the Egypt crisis and I was very disappointed with that.” 
 
WHO Newsradio, Des Moines, Iowa “The Simon Conway Show” - April 25, 2011:
 
“I support Obama right now on the international coalition in Libya, if we can get in there without ground troops, if we can get rid of Gaddafi, who is the ultimate terrorist, who has done great damage not only to his people but our own, then that would be a success.”
 
Republican Jewish Coalition Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, NV - April 2, 2011
 
“Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East and must be defended at all cost.”
 

Immigration

 Let's Take Action Now


The Dartmouth, Hanover, NH - October 25, 2010:
 
“I want a path to citizenship for immigrants already living in the country, as well as greatly improve border security to discourage future law-breaking.”


Energy Independence

We must end our dependence on foreign oil


Netroots Nation, Las Vegas, NV - July 22, 2010:
 
“We need to immediately start energy conservation in this country.  We can lessen our dependence on foreign sources by this voluntary common sense approach [right now].”
 
Fox News Radio, “Alan Colmes’ Liberaland” - March 25, 2011:
 
“We need to explore alternative energy, wind and solar power.  My home state of California is going to have a third of all power from renewable sources by 2020.”


Lowering the Voting Age

I want to empower our youth
 

The Washington Post - February 2, 2011:
 
I propose “a 28th amendment to lower the voting age.”
 
Huffington Post - February 8, 2011: 
 
“I feel that we should immediately begin discussion and planning to lower the legal voting age in the United States to either 16 or 17 years old.”
 
“We should then encourage our schools and school districts to teach these young people about elections and the campaigns on the local, state and national level while they are happening.”


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights

I am the only candidate for president who supports full equality for all Americans
 

Southern Republican Leadership Conference, New Orleans, LA -  LGBTPOV.  April 11, 2010:
 
“I will work hard to end to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, pass the federal Employment Anti-Discrimination law (ENDA), eliminate the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), make Gay Marriage the law of the land and make finding a cure for HIV / AIDS and a vaccine to prevent HIV a new national priority.”
 
Huffington Post - December 24, 2010: 
 
“President Obama, Evolve Already… Gay marriage sends a very loud and clear message to LGBT youth that they are equal.” 


Reproductive Rights

Roe v. Wade is the law of the land
 

WHO Newsradio, Des Moines, IA  “The Jan Mickelson Show,” June 7, 2010:
 
“I’m a firm believer in a woman’s right to choose.” 
 
WHO Newsradio,  Des Moines, IA  “The Simon Conway Show” - April 25, 2011:
 
“I believe in the Republican philosophy of less government, keep government out of our lives.  That is a very personal, private choice between a woman, her doctor, her family and her faith.”  

Marijuana

We should move to legalize and tax marijuana
 

WHO Newsradio,  Des Moines, IA  “The Simon Conway Show” - April 25, 2011:
 
“I believe that marijuana should be legalized, taxed and controlled.  I think that the current laws are onerous and tying up our prison system.”  


American Spirit

Optimism and getting along

Riviera Magazine,  January 3, 2011:

“I want to bring back the civility, optimism and humor that Reagan had.”
 
Independence Day Commercial - November 22, 2010:
 
“I’m concerned that the partisan rancor is only going to continue and get in the way of America’s future.  I learned from my mentor, Ronald Reagan, the importance of getting along.  And I’ve spent my lifetime working with and supporting Republicans and Democrats.”

From Ashes to Beauty

"Religion divides people. Faith in something brings people together." Flight of the Phoenix

I am a breast & bottle feedingvaccinating, anti-cosleeping, CIO, extended rear facing & harnessing, middle-of-the road, christian, STRAIGHT BUT NOT NARROW, animal loving, pro-disicipline, pro-life, young & married after my son was born, loving & hardworking SUPER MOM! who loves my family more than anything on this earth!

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nodramamama311
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM

I wouldnt care if the person was blue with purple spots, as long as they were qualified and did a good job, I would vote for them.

IhartU
by Bronze Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM

 I disagree with him on the Middle East/Israel, lowering the voting age, and marijuana but agree with him on everything else.

Homeschoolmom99
by Bronze Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM

 sorry to say obama got in cause he is black and is no different then anyone else

Quoting nodramamama311:

I wouldnt care if the person was blue with purple spots, as long as they were qualified and did a good job, I would vote for them.

 

Punkie74
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Probably not but not because of his sexual/religious beliefs. I don't agree with some of his stances. The biggest being immigration. I do not believe in rewarding people for breaking the law. The ones I do agree with I would need to know how he intends to accomplish them as opposed to just the end results he wants.

CallieLynsMommy
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM
Yep!


Quoting nodramamama311:

I wouldnt care if the person was blue with purple spots, as long as they were qualified and did a good job, I would vote for them.


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yourpassion
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:16 PM

i would vote for him if i felt he was the best candidate for president.  i know i won't agree with every issue each candidate has.  so we'll have to see what comes out, but it's going to be an interesting campaign year!!!

SunnyJoJo
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:34 PM

nope, but I don't vote.

AmazingGrace05
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM

That it is! I look forward to listening to this candidate more, on a personal note.

Quoting yourpassion:

i would vote for him if i felt he was the best candidate for president.  i know i won't agree with every issue each candidate has.  so we'll have to see what comes out, but it's going to be an interesting campaign year!!!


From Ashes to Beauty

"Religion divides people. Faith in something brings people together." Flight of the Phoenix

I am a breast & bottle feedingvaccinating, anti-cosleeping, CIO, extended rear facing & harnessing, middle-of-the road, christian, STRAIGHT BUT NOT NARROW, animal loving, pro-disicipline, pro-life, young & married after my son was born, loving & hardworking SUPER MOM! who loves my family more than anything on this earth!

Graden_Daeani
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM

 there are a few things that i dont like about him, the lowering voting age and a few tiny other things. Him being gay has no matter to me, if he is the best choice after i hear the others he will get my vote. I also do not vote party wise, i vote for who is saying what i believe is best.

AmazingGrace05
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I agree with you ladies saying you would vote based on who you agree will do the best job. Him being gay would not sway my decision - I don't have a problem with him being gay, I support him & gay marriage. I just started researching the canidates today, and was pleasantly suprised to come across him. I look forward to following him through the election. And the title was just to get your attention.

From Ashes to Beauty

"Religion divides people. Faith in something brings people together." Flight of the Phoenix

I am a breast & bottle feedingvaccinating, anti-cosleeping, CIO, extended rear facing & harnessing, middle-of-the road, christian, STRAIGHT BUT NOT NARROW, animal loving, pro-disicipline, pro-life, young & married after my son was born, loving & hardworking SUPER MOM! who loves my family more than anything on this earth!

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