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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    Only rich people care about the stock market
    My 401k doesn't care about the stock market. Neither does yours. Film at 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    Eh, perhaps not. But as long as the ruling body of the Republicans are crazy, Bible-thumping, warhungry old men; the Dem's will be okay.
    heres hoping. looking at Rick Perry's campaign speech has an eerie reflection to what Margret Thatchers campaign was like in the 80s. The difference is, Perry is an outright bigot, while thatcher kept hers covered with a shroud.



    Seriously, what kind of c**t is this guy? Having guys like this and Romney in power over something as powerful as the american government is pretty scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    1.Only rich people care about the stock market.

    2. The job market employment numbers are jury rigged to look better than they are, in fact most of the "new" jobs created were either government jobs or part time jobs. Many people still dont have good full time jobs.

    3. Many of the people who supported Obama (poor people and lower middle class people) still cant afford to buy houses or have had their homes foreclosed on, and many people who can afford to buy a decent home arent Obama supporters to begin with.

    4. Most people who already had healthcare insurance before the ACA, saw their premiums rise dramatically or their plans got worse or were forced into different plans with higher out of pocket costs (copays and deductibles)
    Everyone cares about the stock market as a whole. Only rich people care about individual stocks (for the most part).

    Many people never had good full time jobs, and haven't since the 70s-80s. Indicating that no one who can afford a house supported Obama is actually rather offensive, considering I owned a house at both times I voted for Obama. I'm aware you said many, but the condescension was blatant. My healthcare hasn't changed at all. Is there a particular reason I run counter to all the generalizations you just made?

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    I think when you see approval ratings at high numbers (90%) they are mostly at times of their election day, or something serious happening (war, terrorist attack, something of that nature). Those assumptions actually line up fairly well if you look at crisis/war other in the U.S or on the world stage.

    Clinton was the most popular president leaving his second term, well in recent years anyway. Which is hilarious considering the scandal that plagued him in his final years. Had it not been for that he probably would have been remembered even more fondly. Poor Nixon!

    In all seriousness there really isn't that much to fear even if Republicans like Perry would somehow get voted in. The difference between the parties isn't as large as their campaign slogans/promises make them out to be, and that goes for both Democrats and Republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    Im actually suprised at how many presidents had ratings close to 90% I didnt know it was possible to get 90% of the country to agree on ANYTHING.
    It's not difficult. Just have a major disaster/loss of life that gets people to rally round the country and approval for basically anyone in government goes up like a rocket.

    Deaths of major government figures also seem to have a similar, though lesser effect. For example, the Cons up here seem to have gotten a considerable boost out of Flaherty's death.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    Seriously, what kind of c**t is this guy?
    The kind in favour of restricting the rights of those possessing c**ts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleugen View Post
    Fox News, posting polls that put democrats in a negative light? Who'd have thunk?

    /sarcasm
    are any of these other polls more to your liking?

    Poll Shows Problems for Obama, Peril for Senate Democrats
    Obama's overall approval, standing at just 41 percent, remains near the lowest level ever recorded in the 20 Heartland Monitor Polls since April 2009
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-...crats-20140428

    Reuters/Ipsos 44 disapproval
    http://www.ipsos-na.com/download/pr.aspx?id=13600

    The Economist/YouGov Poll 41 disapproval
    http://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net...kingreport.pdf

    Gallup 43 disapproval
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Ga...-Approval.aspx

    ABC News/Wash Post 41 disapproval
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2...tion_13941.xml

    Fox is right in line with all of them at 42 disapproval
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/inte...rtant-matters/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixx View Post
    Who people say they will vote before before we even know who is running really doesn't matter at all.
    Yup. The people who will ALWAYS vote for the person with a (D) or (R) next to their name, no mater what, should just be ignored. Sure, it would be nice to try and convince them to see the error of their ways, but it's easier to talk a brick into dancing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleugen View Post
    Fox News, posting polls that put democrats in a negative light? Who'd have thunk?

    /sarcasm
    Way to pay attention. The poll was done by Washington Post-CBSNews - not exactly right wing bastions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kujako View Post
    Yup. The people who will ALWAYS vote for the person with a (D) or (R) next to their name, no mater what, should just be ignored. Sure, it would be nice to try and convince them to see the error of their ways, but it's easier to talk a brick into dancing.
    At this juncture I'd vote for Mickey Mouse if he had a (D) next to his name, simply because of how loathesome the Republicans have become.

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    Way to pay attention. The poll was done by Washington Post-CBSNews - not exactly right wing bastions.
    The vast majority of US media outlets favor the right wing, so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    At this juncture I'd vote for Mickey Mouse if he had a (D) next to his name, simply because of how loathesome the Republicans have become.
    But, on the off chance that they bring an actual fiscal conservative without all the social nonsense to the ticket, I would consider voting (R). Won't happen, but I'm not going to cast my vote early just in case I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    heres hoping. looking at Rick Perry's campaign speech has an eerie reflection to what Margret Thatchers campaign was like in the 80s. The difference is, Perry is an outright bigot, while thatcher kept hers covered with a shroud.



    Seriously, what kind of c**t is this guy? Having guys like this and Romney in power over something as powerful as the american government is pretty scary.
    Well, at least he's no Rick "Sanatorium" - Jesus that guy said some shit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    Obama is obviously a dictator that doesn't give a shit about term limits.
    Nah...not to mention Democrats missed the golden opportunity for that with Clinton...the guy lied under oath and everyone STILL loves him... I'll wager a months WoWtime when Obamas plea to elect whoever the Demos get to replace him includes the phrase: "Due to the Bush administration" when trying to double-talk why his promises werent kept

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    Hells yes. And you can manage the army stuff too and take care of other things while I'm off shaking hands and kissing babes. Babies. Whatever.
    pls guys take obamas place and be done with america if you truly want it as i can see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    Im actually suprised at how many presidents had ratings close to 90% I didnt know it was possible to get 90% of the country to agree on ANYTHING. Also surprised they got approval ratings all the way back to Truman. I wonder how accurate that is since many people didnt have phones in the early 40s.
    thats because of these people country lives u know....if there would be a bad president...well...nothing saves country no matter how good it is

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    There's a gigantic host of reasons that nothing will really change come November.

    Gerrymandering.
    Wealth requirement to run.
    Mass misinformation campaigns.
    Voter disenfranchisement campaigns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoying View Post
    There's a gigantic host of reasons that nothing will really change come November.

    Gerrymandering.
    Wealth requirement to run.
    Mass misinformation campaigns.
    Voter disenfranchisement campaigns.
    Don't forget voter apathy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    Well, at least he's no Rick "Sanatorium" - Jesus that guy said some shit...


    Seriously dude, what is wrong with these people?
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    As someone who did not vote for Obama in 2008 or 2012, I have pretty happy with his overall performance. I guess I am the 41%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khoranth View Post
    The only thing stopping Republicans from winning the Senate is Republicans. The Republicans are currently like a sports team entering the end of the game with a huge lead, all they have to do is not choke.
    Exactly, there hasn't been a single good Republican candidate in years. All they do is fight among one another and are now more divided than ever. If this keeps up 2016 which could be a good year for Republicans, with the way the current administration is doing things. Is going to end up with another landslide win for democrats. About the only Republicans I'd be willing to vote for right now would be Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani but neither of them has any intention of running for pres.
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    Its weird how while most political candidates will tell a bunch of half truths to get into power, many republicans will just say there bigotry and ignorance outright like its meant to pull in votes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    Its weird how while most political candidates will tell a bunch of half truths to get into power, many republicans will just outright say there bigotry and ignorance outright like its meant to pull in votes.
    It is meant to pull in votes. That's kind of the problem. They pander to their "base", which these days is a bunch of lunatics. Just go back and watch the republican candidate off from 2012 and pay attention to what insane things get the most applause.
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