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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    did i post ANYTHING like that? you clearly don't comprehend english. representatives should REPRESENT us, they are not.
    Yes, you said EXACTLY that. You whined that Congress is not representing their constituency because they voted down the bill although 63% of the public wanted it passed.

    Perhaps you have a problem with writing English, but it is clear to all exactly what you said.

    In fact, you just said it again. You seem to claim that our representatives should always vote as their constituency wishes, but that is not how our government works.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post

    One problem with your theory............ you are comparing a poll a week before the 2010 election to one a year before the 2012 election. I suggest you go back to the poll of the 2010 election and look at the results from 2009. I believe you will find they were similar to the ones today.
    That's not a hole in my theory, it confirms my theory. Polls are nothing but a snapshot of how people feel at the moment the polls are taken. That'w why polls throughout 2009 and 2010 see-sawed back in forth between Republicans and Democrats. By late October and early November, Republicans held a strong lead in the polls and that''s pretty much how the election went.

    Fast forward to now and the polls are leaning towards Democrats. If you thought I was using these polls now to predict next year's election, then you don't understand what I said. What I said is that Republicans, as of now, have lost the edge they held during the last election. It's gone. That doesn't mean they can't get it back, but right now, it's gone. So the last election cycle is not going to predict the next one. Just because you won in 2010 doesn't mean you're going to keep winning in 2012.

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    Dems don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of regaining a majority in the House.
    What else does your magic 8-ball tell you?

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    That's not a hole in my theory, it confirms my theory. Polls are nothing but a snapshot of how people feel at the moment the polls are taken. That'w why polls throughout 2009 and 2010 see-sawed back in forth between Republicans and Democrats. By late October and early November, Republicans held a strong lead in the polls and that''s pretty much how the election went.

    Fast forward to now and the polls are leaning towards Democrats. If you thought I was using these polls now to predict next year's election, then you don't understand what I said. What I said is that Republicans, as of now, have lost the edge they held during the last election. It's gone. That doesn't mean they can't get it back, but right now, it's gone. So the last election cycle is not going to predict the next one. Just because you won in 2010 doesn't mean you're going to keep winning in 2012.


    What else does your magic 8-ball tell you?
    It tells my you are posting a lot of wishful thinking. Obama and his minions in Congress have screwed the pooch. When support among Blacks and Latinos is dropping like a rock as recent polls show, you know they are in trouble.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post

    It tells my you are posting a lot of wishful thinking.
    Cries the poster holding a magic-8 ball.

    You'll notice, I'm not the one making any predictions about the election.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    You seem to claim that our representatives should always vote as their constituency wishes, but that is not how our government works.
    Great campaign slogan you've got there!
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    No, the Republican party's interest lie in protecting freedoms. Unlike the democrats that have chosen to create classes and assign liberties and freedoms to the classes they deem more suitable.
    Surely you jest. The party that brought us the Patriot Act....the party that want a huge expansion of government in the social arena? LOL.....

    All you have to do is pay slight attention and it is clear that the Republican party....the party of big brother government..... has little to no interest in the vast majority of the citizens of this country...yet will invest tremendous amounts of energy to protect the 1% of the population that they care about.
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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady
    whatever, gill. 63% of americans want this bill passed, so republicans are being obstructionist and are NOT representing their constituency.
    Showing that one benefit of a representative democracy is that elected officials can save the people from their own stupidity.

    You're showing that what Churchill said about democracy is 100% correct.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Yes, you said EXACTLY that. You whined that Congress is not representing their constituency because they voted down the bill although 63% of the public wanted it passed.

    Perhaps you have a problem with writing English, but it is clear to all exactly what you said.

    In fact, you just said it again. You seem to claim that our representatives should always vote as their constituency wishes, but that is not how our government works.
    Agreed. Our liberal friend would probably be glad if we just installed a vote-meter in every household, did away with all elected officials, just administrators, and just voted ourselves more paper money until it cost more to print it then it was worth. At that point, I am not sure what the plan is, except that liberals don't think past today regardless.

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Agreed. Our liberal friend would probably be glad if we just installed a vote-meter in every household, did away with all elected officials, just administrators, and just voted ourselves more paper money until it cost more to print it then it was worth. At that point, I am not sure what the plan is, except that liberals don't think past today regardless.
    Right, and which party was it that whined incessantly about Obama "shoving" health care reform down the country's throat ... because polls showed most Americans opposed it?

    Of course opposition to Obamacare was miniscule compared to oppostion to the Republicans' assault on Medicare and their never-ending defense of the uber rich.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Right, and which party was it that whined incessantly about Obama "shoving" health care reform down the country's throat ... because polls showed most Americans opposed it?

    Of course opposition to Obamacare was miniscule compared to oppostion to the Republicans' assault on Medicare and their never-ending defense of the uber rich.
    Cuts to Medicare??? You mean like the $500 billion in Medicare cuts contained in the healthcare reform law ???

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