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Old 11-13-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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There is NO conservative media.

Fox is Fleet St comes to America. Fleet St, aka the Sun, was Murdoch's model.

Rush is this eras' Morton Downey, Jr.
Good comparisons, though arguably FOX and Limbaugh have taken things to a whole new level (and in a different era). Otherwise, it's kinda like saying The Johnny Carson Show was simply another version of Jack Paar.

BTW, for not being a conservative vehicle, FOX News sure had an awful lot of its staff working on Romney's campaign!

mediamatters: the-members-of-romneys-campaign-who-work-for-fox
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Moderate conservative for Obama.
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I don't think any "Jindal" was storming the beaches of Normandy or fighting for our freedoms at the Battle of the Bulge.

He isn't a real American and his opinion means nothing to most Southerners.

The first part i understand, i think what tim is trying to say is with jindal being indian, what have indians ever done to bleed for America in any of our wars to earn themselves a "Patriot" badge.
I do understand that to be considered American when your an immigrant, you gotta be prepared and spill blood and die for her. So the question is, what have indians done for America, not much in that respect.

So Tim feels, wtf has mr bombay to earn the respect of his peers?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: NJ
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But its ok for the Democrats to pander to and rely on uneducated poor voters in large cities?
Oh, please. Obama won the votes of those with a Masters degree or more.
And the rural uneducated regions of the nation are GOP territory.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Oh, please. Obama won the votes of those with a Masters degree or more.
And the rural uneducated regions of the nation are GOP territory.
There are PLENTY of people with higher educations that did NOT vote for Obama as well. To pretend like Obama somehow owns the "smart" vote is a bit obnoxious.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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There are PLENTY of people with higher educations that did NOT vote for Obama as well. To pretend like Obama somehow owns the "smart" vote is a bit obnoxious.
Neither owns all of anything, but had you read exit poll data as I did for hours Sunday, you would have known Obama took the Masters and up vote, by a larger margin than Romney took the BA/BS education level at.


Data is the friend, not the enemy. It allows one to know where they MUST improve.

Latinos truly decided this election, with a 4.8 million Obama plurality based on exit polls.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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Neither owns all of anything, but had you read exit poll data as I did for hours Sunday, you would have known Obama took the Masters and up vote, by a larger margin than Romney took the BA/BS education level at.


Data is the friend, not the enemy. It allows one to know where they MUST improve.

Latinos truly decided this election, with a 4.8 million Obama plurality based on exit polls.
Here is a secret for you, I don't care if / or where the Republicans "improve" I hope that in their current state they continue to fail along with the Democrats. I personally think our educational system is cranking out lots of highly degreed people that cant think for themselves and aren't really all that smart. "Smart" people know that both of these parties are just extending the status quo and are only interested in getting re-elected.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Here is a secret for you, I don't care if / or where the Republicans "improve" I hope that in their current state they continue to fail along with the Democrats. I personally think our educational system is cranking out lots of highly degreed people that cant think for themselves and aren't really all that smart. "Smart" people know that both of these parties are just extending the status quo and are only interested in getting re-elected.
I agree, and Wall St owns both. I'd like 5 or more competitive parties who would have to form a coalition government, instead of our duopoly. Especially since with the GOP uncompetitive for POTUS
based on 21st century demographics, the DEms have more leeway now to go further left than they had on 1/20/2009.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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I agree, and Wall St owns both. I'd like 5 or more competitive parties who would have to form a coalition government, instead of our duopoly. Especially since with the GOP uncompetitive for POTUS
based on 21st century demographics, the DEms have more leeway now to go further left than they had on 1/20/2009.
Geez, and I get called crazy for wanting just ONE more party. I'm with you though, we need more competition in our political system.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Geez, and I get called crazy for wanting just ONE more party. I'm with you though, we need more competition in our political system.
1 more would get co-opted by one of the other 2 parties (just as Sanders, a socialist, caucuses with the Dems, as does a new independent who is far right of Sanders).

3 more, and permanent co-opting cannot occur.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Oh, please. Obama won the votes of those with a Masters degree or more.
And the rural uneducated regions of the nation are GOP territory.
And Romney actually won the votes of those with a 4-year degree, a group almost twice the size of those with post-grad education. Obama won 52-46 among the least-educated Americans.

I think it's fair to say that Romney won the bulk of the well-educated vote.
USA TODAY

Again, libs love to take gratuitous slaps at Republican 'anti-intellectualism' but in doing so they just make themselves look dumb.
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