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Old 01-22-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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So, the conservative ideal would be for everyone to own their own businesses. Right. They would have no employees, since everyone is busy running their own businesses. That doesn't make sense.

I hope you didn't have any employees. It would have been hell for them to work for you. After all, look at the disdain you show for 'employees'.

I suppose to be looked upon with any respect by a conservative, a person MUST own a business and not be an employee.

Conservatives think they are so much better than everyone else. That's why they are failing and flailing around with no solid ground to stand upon.
Wish you had worked for me. I'd have fired you after about two days.

You spend way too much time on the internet to have a good work ethic.

It's obvious you hate anyone who owns a business. Must be a union scumbag.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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For Democrats the opposition to Bush was about policy. For Republicans however, the opposition to Obama goes much further. It is much more personal ranging from things as superficial as his skin color to disputing the proven fact that he is a U.S. citizen.
You must have a short memory... there was a lot of anti-Texan sentiment with Bush, name-calling (hillbilly/hick/redneck), calling him a dummy because of his accent, etc. It was more than just policy, you are wrong. Even mainstream entertainers and Hollywood got in on it, unlike with Obama where it's the opposite, so stop your whining.

As far as the large numbers at the inauguration, I'm not surprised. The weather was perfect, and I'm aware that Obama is seen as a god and savior by many... which is creepy and even dangerous, not something to brag about.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Another testament to Obama's enduring popularity is the fact that he is the only President in history besides Eisenhower to be elected twice with more than 51% of the popular vote.
Of course, this statistic is wrong.

Ulysses Grant had 52.7% & 55.6%
Jackson had 55% & 56%
McKinley had 51% & 51.6%
FDR had 53.4%, 54.7%, 57.4%, and 60.8%
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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Actually the core of conservatism is personal accountability and reality. Leftists like to dream about hope & change and pie in the sky ideals while blaming others for their failures. Where has any of that gotten us over the last four years? This is why the people mentioned in your post obviously voted for Obama despite his endless epic failures.
While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.

The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.

Citing a reported 350 attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals in 2011, the analysis*characterizes the liberal-democratic system as inclusive and designed to emphasize civil rights while far-right ideology inherently excludes minorities. *


This is an part of an excerpt from a study by a West Point think tank about violent right wingers, but still connects the beliefs of the violent far right with conservatism.

This isn't the only study that looks into conservative and far right ideology and finds exclusion.

There have many, many more and any objective look at right wingers inevitably ends up in the same place.


Go ahead West Point is a bastion of liberalism that's why the report was produced.

conservatives deny reality. It's what they do.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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1 million Obama supporters attended the inaguration, but only 14 missed work. LOL
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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President Obama is easily the most popular US President in recent memory. His 2013 Inauguration, although down from the epic turnout at his 2009 Inaugural, is still greater than the inaugurals of all previous Presidents in history. In fact you could add up the inaugurals of the two Bushes together and it would still fall short of Obama's 2013 numbers.

Inauguration 2013 Turnout Estimate: 800,000-1 Million People Came To Ceremonies, D.C. Official Says

Another testament to Obama's enduring popularity is the fact that he is the only President in history besides Eisenhower to be elected twice with more than 51% of the popular vote. In fact Obama won both his elections with electoral college landslides.

It must suck to be a Republican in the Obama era. It's one thing to contend with the crushing defeats at the polls, but two epic turnouts in a row at his inauguration must be next to unbearable for them.

On the other hand, for Democrats Obama is a godsend. He is the greatest thing to happen to our party since FDR.

Mr Hussein has a 49% approval rating which makes him the most UNPOPULAR person to be re-elected president in the 20th century.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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Another interesting tidbit, Obama got more individual contributions from average Americans than any other President in history. Also more people signed up and participated in his campaign than any Presidential campaign in history.

Obama is a great President on so many levels.
So why are we $16 trillion in debt, why is the economy so sluggish, why did we need an emergency renewal of the unemployment extension, why are 16 million more people on food stamps, and why is the US poverty at a fifty year high, and why is the Mid East imploding? Oh yeah, because "Obama is a great President on so many levels."

I don't care if two million people attended his inauguration, that won't change any of the economic problems we have.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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The comparison is only "nonsense" if you're a liberal.

Your idiots fired the first salvo and are whining about others disagreeing and ridiculing your posts.

Whine on.....
First, I'm the only one making the point I'm making. So there is no one whining. Pointing out the reality of your expressed disregard for millions of your fellow Americans and that conservatives in general hold a similarly disparaging view about millions of fellow Americans is addressing reality that goes beyond this thread.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Obama will bring in many fans with the radical networks who are behind the positive image making of this president. The Communists are very happy to have Obama in office.

Obama is the most unbalanced mentally inept president I have ever seen. His words, actions shows that his view of the United States is steeped in contempt for the history of America and his level of resentment of slavery makes Obama the most left anti-American racial president to ever hold office. Obama is mentally imbalanced in regards to race, God and the Constitution and disrespects the balance of power in our government.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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1 million Obama supporters attended the inaguration, but only 14 missed work. LOL
They were government workers so they had paid sick leave.
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