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Old 10-14-2010, 11:28 AM
Location: Omaha, NE
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So the ads are really bad this year. None of them are positive, they are just focused on bashing their oponent. In case you don't know the truth behind all of this garbage, here it is:

All politicians have done something or voted for something they didn't particular agree with. There is always something fishy attached to legitimate legislation. You vote yes, you get bashed for voting for the pork, you vote no you get bashed for voting against the legitimate part.

In the ads, they are just wording things a particular way to mislead you. They may have voted yes to something fishy, but only because they didn't want to get bashed for voting no on something legitimate. That's politics as usual, everyone is involved.

Politicans only vote no to things that don't have some sweetheart deal built in for them or their constituants. Votes are bought all the time by adding in little sweet deals to get a yes vote. If the voter votes in a way that seems to make no sense to the people, you bet there is some deal under the table or something mentioned to him standing at the urinal in the bathroom that convinced him to vote that way.

I like how they keep saying "those aren't Nebraska values". Well is slandering your opponent a good example of Nebraska values? Maybe I missed something?
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:50 AM
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I got a chuckle out of Terry going to get his big brother Johanns to run a commercial for him.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:48 PM
Location: Bellevue, NE
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I hate seeing all the signs everywhere and their obnoxious television commercials. It get's old!
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:04 PM
Location: Miami....allegedly
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Call me cynical, but I'm of the belief we are well beyond having politicians that actually give a cr@p about "the people." No matter who we vote in, we're screwed.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:57 PM
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To wade through the BS, visit the Pulitzer Prize winning website politifact.com, and its famous 'truth-o-meter'.
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