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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No son, there hasn't been a GOP President who could be called an intellectual since.... well 30 years.

    Clinton was Rhodes Scholar, Obama graduated top of his class, Jimmy Carter graduated near the top of his class.

    Reagan never made it past a BA, Bush Sr got a BA in economics, Bush Jr got a degree in history...

    Again, as I've stated many times, the right doesn't have an intellectual leader to save its soul. Mostly bumpkins who barely make it through school and get by based on popularity.



    The right wing in this country and many others survives based on the support of farmers and country folks. Don't like it? Take it up with Nixon. The last intellectual in the GOP. He decided to try something called "The Southern Strategy".
    All the Presidents you mentioned have been well educated, but it's well known that the supporters of the Democrats tend to be unhappy, earn less than Republicans and are poorly educated. And anyone who would claim Jimmy Carter is an intellectual could be used as evidence of that last fact.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    All the Presidents you mentioned have been well educated, but it's well known that the supporters of the Democrats tend to be unhappy, earn less than Republicans and are poorly educated. And anyone who would claim Jimmy Carter is an intellectual could be used as evidence of that last fact.
    Oh really? According to whom?

    Yeah, rich people vote Republican. But is that any surprise? The GOP is practically owned by big business.

    In terms of education, you're a bit off the mark. People who never went to college tend to vote Republican, and people who are post grads tend to vote Democrat. In terms of undergrad students, it depends on how you ask the question. But having an undergrad degree these days is almost like having a HS diplomna in the 60's.
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    You'd be unhappy too if you lived in the age of trying to move back to the 1800's.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Actually, I think she'll be a wonderful candidate.
    Politicians are for entertaining the public, and so far, she has entertained me very much.
    Hence, she's a great politician, so she's a great candidate
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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Actually, I think she'll be a wonderful candidate.
    Politicians are for entertaining the public, and so far, she has entertained me very much.
    Hence, she's a great politician, so she's a great candidate
    Will be fun to watch the two "Mama Grizzlies" fighting each other.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You literally just expressed support for the murder of millions of people.
    Why do you think that?
    Do you believe that the use of one or more nuclear weapons to destroy hardened facilities would result in more than a few thousands of appropriate deaths? I would not object to killing the people who work in the facilities along with damaging the facilities themselves to the point where Iran would have to start over.

    Of course we are working on regime change. Our 2012 elections are coming fast. One we have replace the one term president Obama perhaps we can prevent the Iranians from building nuclear weapons. But first America needs regime change.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Oh really? According to whom?
    According to anyone with eyes to see, anyone with ears to hear. Consider...

    Socially conservative and disadvantaged Democrats are among the least educated and lowest earning ideological demographics. In 2005, only 15% had a college degree, compared to 27% at the national average and 49% of liberals, respectively. Together socially conservative and the financially disadvantaged comprised roughly 54% of the Democratic base.[22] The continued importance of the working class votes manifests itself in recent CNN exit polls, which shows that the majority of those with low incomes and little education vote for the Democratic Party.

    Democratic Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    It is a long known fact that demo's tend to pander to the poor, with promises of a better life through their representation, however that life seems to never fully blossom...

    Yeah, rich people vote Republican. But is that any surprise? The GOP is practically owned by big business.
    I am in no way financially rich, yet I vote conservative/republican....Your meme is tired and false.

    In terms of education, you're a bit off the mark. People who never went to college tend to vote Republican, and people who are post grads tend to vote Democrat.
    That may be true anecdotally, however I don't think there has been any kind of empirical study showing the trend of these people through say a generation or 20 years.

    When a collage grad is entering their career life straight out of collage, is it any wonder that with the 4 + year indoctrination of liberal viewpoint, and slanted education toward Marxist ideology that they tend to lean that way? I'd be interested to see where they are after being subject to the "real world" for a number of years....I'd be willing to bet they don't buy half the crap that progressive professors hoisted upon them anymore.

    But having an undergrad degree these days is almost like having a HS diplomna in the 60's.
    Another great testament as to how liberal indoctrination instead of teaching solid unbiased information has screwed us as a nation...Thanks libs.

    You'd be unhappy too if you lived in the age of trying to move back to the 1800's.
    So why are liberals trying so hard to move us back there? Wind? Solar? There are a myriad of issues where the liberals would love to see us living like our ancestors.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Obama would crush Bachmann.. I have seen polls in her home state where she would lose to Obama by 20 points lol. If people in her own state cant stand her, then I doubt the rest of the country will either.
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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Obama would crush Bachmann.. I have seen polls in her home state where she would lose to Obama by 20 points lol. If people in her own state cant stand her, then I doubt the rest of the country will either.

    It is a long road to the GOP primary, and even longer to the general election. I wouldn't place too much bravado on polls this early, not to mention the source of the polling.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    That's not possible, especially not when his own party is so disorganized
    you're talking about obama?

    don't deflect

    but since you brought it up---he's head of his party, leading and managing his caucus is one of a successful president's many responsibilities

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I used to know somebody that adopted a kid, and she'd always point out it was adopted... and she did it constantly, even when it wasn't a topic, and she'd tell strangers that. I felt really bad for the the child because of that. Why always point that out, and right in front of the kid? I wonder how she'd feel if somebody said to her adopted child, "you have a nice mom," and she'd respond, "well, she's not actually my mom."
    Bachmann didn't adopt kids. She's had 23 foster kids and 5 of her own.
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