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Old 11-03-2010, 04:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry but I don't think a single one of them has our best interest in heart.
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Drunk with love, hoooooow you doing sailor?
No seriously though I hate politics, the more I learn about them and the dirty crap that go's on the more I want to move to the hills and live off the grid.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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In my opinion, this is just e testament to the fact that Americans are a people of "instant gratification". It took 8 years to get in the mess we are currently in and because Obama and the Dems have not waved a magic wand and fixed it all in 2 years, they are pissed off.

Add to that the utter explosion of AM talk radio and the increase in the vitriol from the likes of the Tea Party and you have a mob mentality. I see this as America throwing a collective temper tantrum like a two year old.

Since the 2008 elections, the Republicans in the House and Senate have done nothing but be obstructionists, blocking anything and everything whether it was good for the American people or not. The agenda from day one was to do everything possible to see that Obama and the Dems failed. They have put politics ahead of doing what was right for the American people.

What is truly sad is that the American people as a whole are too stupid to realize that they are being played for fools and once again, go running to the very people who are responsible for creating this mess and then doing everything possible to perpetuate it. Myself, I am ready to head to Australia....

Get ready for a new round of tax breaks for oil companies, privatization schemes for Social Security, more give aways to insurance and pharmaceutical companies, Incentives for shipping jobs over seas, attacks on Gays and forward push of religious extremism in government. In short, the march toward Fascism continues and the American people are gleefully marching in lock step toward their own demise.
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The elections have become like reality TV, as soon as they get into office they start campaigning for the next election rather than doing anything for the people that elected them. The posturing in the house and senate is a part of this cycle. This is true of both parties though. It really is too bad. Most Americans are very nice people, I'm not sure what is wrong with them collectively.
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I just read an article in USA today about the elections. they interviewed people and asked them why they voted for who they voted for. These people are so freaking dumb they shouldn't even be allowed anywhere near a voting booth. they give reasons like "obama is a muslim" and "obama isn't keeping us safe from terror". wtf? what the hell is wrong with these morons. ?

the saddest thing is that Obama and the dems actually have made historic changes for the better in this country and they just don't know how to control the message. I can give you a real life example. I am a 25 year old college grad. unable to find a job that will give me health insurance. so If I break my leg snowboarding I could end up being in debt for the rest of my life. However because of the health care overhaul, I am now going to be allowed back on to my father's health insurance starting next month. this could literally save my life. how are people against this bill when it is doing so much good for so many folks like myself?

the other sad thing is that we just handed the keys back to the people to crashed the economy to begin with. my home state of PA just elected a wall street corporate banker (pat toomey) to the senate. RUFKM?!? this is exactly the guy who is responsible for everything bad that has happened in the economy. and people expect him to fix things? they think we need more deregulation to fix the problems. when lack of regulation is exactly what caused the problems. it's baffling. makes me mad.

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The problem is even if they do fuck up again, people will still vote for them. Facts don't matter.
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The problem in my eyes is that people expect a miracle worker when they elect someone into office, Obama is a prime example of this. They expect everything to be better....NOW. Not a few things in a few years, they want this country out of debt and back to prosperity the NEXT DAY from when someone is elected.

When this doesn't happen, their feeble minds go into Democrats Fault Mode and the other parties prey on this weakness (It happens slowly, but it does happen). Politicians always make empty promises, if people are too brain dead to realize this they should NOT be allowed to cast a vote for the better of a city, state, or country. We see and have to deal with these people every damn day, they are turning right from the left hand lane, nodding their heads at the drive-thru voice box, walking into the exit of a stores entrance and (at their worst) holding misspelled signs at Tea Party rallies. It's getting worse by the year, and something seriously needs to happen to snap these people out of "stupid mode".

All that matters to these types when it comes to election time is what they see on their precious TV, and that's the only source of knowledge that they can find no matter how misconstrued it is. It's like the ads where one politician blasts another, the second they see someone new who says they have the answer they jump on the bandwagon without actually looking into the facts and thinking for themselves.

I have a feeling we are on a cycle. People want instant gratification, when they don't get it they will vote the other way. There is no magic answer to what our country is going through, and the way our government works..or doesn't work, but people are dumb enough that they believe the lies that our so called law makers preach to them. I almost feel bad for what the people of 3 or 4 generations from now are gonna have to deal with.
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It's because the republicans won't allow people to progress with our research and education. The reason that america prospered when it was so young was because it was one of the most liberal nations in the world. Now we have conservatives, we cannot advance into the 21st century.
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In my opinion, this is just e testament to the fact that Americans are a people of "instant gratification". It took 8 years to get in the mess we are currently in and because Obama and the Dems have not waved a magic wand and fixed it all in 2 years, they are pissed off.

Add to that the utter explosion of AM talk radio and the increase in the vitriol from the likes of the Tea Party and you have a mob mentality. I see this as America throwing a collective temper tantrum like a two year old.

Since the 2008 elections, the Republicans in the House and Senate have done nothing but be obstructionists, blocking anything and everything whether it was good for the American people or not. The agenda from day one was to do everything possible to see that Obama and the Dems failed. They have put politics ahead of doing what was right for the American people.

What is truly sad is that the American people as a whole are too stupid to realize that they are being played for fools and once again, go running to the very people who are responsible for creating this mess and then doing everything possible to perpetuate it. Myself, I am ready to head to Australia....

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Well, I voted for Obama in 2008, but never really wanted him to have a democratic house and senate. I am a registered democrat who voted for republican rep, and senator this time around. I tend to side with the democrates more but I don't believe the republicans are wrong on everything. I believe the parties work best when they are forced to work together, I hope the results of this election will allow that to happen. I initially thought Obama would be the leader to bring both sides together regardless of who controlled the house and senate (that was the change I could believe in) He pretty much started partisan politics almost from day one of his administration. I also was hoping he would bring change the way are government functions, not so much in the form of new laws but I hoped to see the unravailing of the good old boy network that is used to accomplish many things in this country that ultimately hurts in the long run. So my vote wasn't so much about the economy, the environment, the wars, or Obama's dog, it was more about how the government is working with each other. I guess we will see if it did any good... If Obama is truely a great leader he will be able to work this situation to the country's advantage, not necessarily his.
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^Same.

I never felt more at home anywhere else. Not even at my house. I cannot wait to get back, heck i would even take a job at a Tim Horton's just to get my foot in the door, so to speak.
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