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Old 10-24-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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I'm waiting for the interesting responses to start flooding in any minute now.....
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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They're not being fooled, they're just naive with visions of utopia.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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They are trying to figure out how a black guy (author of the story) figured it out but they cant...
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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Anything that makes you sleep well at night.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Anything that makes you sleep well at night.
Ahh, I was waiting for you to start with "Uncle Tom" and various other racial babble...
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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You're underestimating the intelligence of the American voter? Aren't we supposed to be doing that?
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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I honestly don't understand it either. Well, maybe I do. I blame a lot of it on our education system. In the public schools, elementary and high, very little is taught on how our government actually works. It has now become popular belief that the president of the United States can actually control somethings, mostly he can't. He is a fall guy and a media spokes person. A smoke screen so that congress can do what they want to do to better themselves and their buddies verses the good of the people. There is no accountability within the congress. If they make a bad policy (deregulation of the banking institutions for one) do they loose their jobs? Do they get a pay cut? Heck no, they blame the current GOP and everyone believes them.
What people don't understand is the biggest threat of all, and it is not Obama (because really, if he gets elected it's not like he can do anything himself anyway) but the fact that we will more than likely have a total democrat controlled Congress, both house and senate. There will be no more bipartisan anything. What will then happen is every special interest group on the Democrat side will feel like they have won the lottery.
We NEED bipartisanship, keeping (which means us people voting with it in mind) a party balance in congress and oval office is the only way we can even hope for real resolutions that benefit us, the people.
But I have a feeling I am very much wasting my time because those who just believe the rhetoric and catch phrases no matter the truth, will still believe what they want to believe with no thought to the structure and processes of our government, mainly because they were never taught it nor care to take the time to learn it.
Sad, very sad times in deed.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: DC area
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No reason to bother. Townhall is worse than Kos. I leave the reading of that to my partner who goes over to interact with the crazies on a daily basis for reasons unfathomable to me.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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I honestly don't understand it either. Well, maybe I do. I blame a lot of it on our education system. In the public schools, elementary and high, very little is taught on how our government actually works. It has now become popular belief that the president of the United States can actually control somethings, mostly he can't. He is a fall guy and a media spokes person. A smoke screen so that congress can do what they want to do to better themselves and their buddies verses the good of the people. There is no accountability within the congress. If they make a bad policy (deregulation of the banking institutions for one) do they loose their jobs? Do they get a pay cut? Heck no, they blame the current GOP and everyone believes them.
What people don't understand is the biggest threat of all, and it is not Obama (because really, if he gets elected it's not like he can do anything himself anyway) but the fact that we will more than likely have a total democrat controlled Congress, both house and senate. There will be no more bipartisan anything. What will then happen is every special interest group on the Democrat side will feel like they have won the lottery.
We NEED bipartisanship, keeping (which means us people voting with it in mind) a party balance in congress and oval office is the only way we can even hope for real resolutions that benefit us, the people.
But I have a feeling I am very much wasting my time because those who just believe the rhetoric and catch phrases no matter the truth, will still believe what they want to believe with no thought to the structure and processes of our government, mainly because they were never taught it nor care to take the time to learn it.
Sad, very sad times in deed.
Agreed...so much for the balance of power having three branches of government....seriously...why don't we have term limits in Congress yet?
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