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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Nice soliloquy but it's not true. People bash on special interests a lot but I doubt you'd be so tough on the issues that you feel very strongly about, because I guarantee you there's a group out there for you. Really, special interest groups are the only thing keeping politicians honest to what the people want. People talk about all the money spent on ads but really, has an political ad ever swayed you to go one side or the other? This election wasn't about money, but about a country that is on the wrong track and looking for a different direction. Finally, about billionaires, I think I'd trust someone who's made billions (you don't make billions by the way, not personally anyways, on stocks so putting aside hedge brokers as a separate group) in fixing the economy, over some guy on a minimum wage job or some career politician in Washington.
    Nobody ever thinks they've been swayed by a political ad, but there's definitive proof that they work, so your argument doesn't really hold water. The problem with trusting billionaires is that most of them spend their life trying to get richer. Their interests don't lie in making the country a better place for the average American. Their interests lie in shifting public policy to benefit themselves, regardless of how many average americans are harmed in the process.

    I don't have a problem with the existence of lobbyists, it's the fact that the big three I mentioned - special interests, bureaucrats and billionaires - have our politicians on leashes. Either you aren't paying attention and thus do not accept this to be true, or you prefer we have a system where our representatives have no incentive to do the right thing.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    To be honest no, but then again, I try to forget the Simpson-Bowles commision as it is a sore spot for me...
    Yeah. The One We've All Been Waiting For doesn't take historically take disobedience on the part of the plebes well. He takes it personally.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You aint lying. We DESERVE the govt we ALLOW.
    I certainly don't disagree with you there.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Moot. Well, why did most of the left here then try to play like it wasn't? Or if they knew it to be so.....then why deny reality.
    Reality mugged the democrat party tonight.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Nice soliloquy but it's not true. People bash on special interests a lot but I doubt you'd be so tough on the issues that you feel very strongly about, because I guarantee you there's a group out there for you. Really, special interest groups are the only thing keeping politicians honest to what the people want. People talk about all the money spent on ads but really, has an political ad ever swayed you to go one side or the other? This election wasn't about money, but about a country that is on the wrong track and looking for a different direction. Finally, about billionaires, I think I'd trust someone who's made billions (you don't make billions by the way, not personally anyways, on stocks so putting aside hedge brokers as a separate group) in fixing the economy, over some guy on a minimum wage job or some career politician in Washington.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    To be honest no, but then again, I try to forget the Simpson-Bowles commision as it is a sore spot for me...
    Heya HBuddha.

    <<<<< Hits gong.




    Yeah, that's the report that stated in order to come out from this Recession that was really a depression that BO and Team had to create 239k Jobs Every month he was in Office.

    BO hit the mark 2 times in 6 years....so the rest of the spin on how we have turned things around economically is nothing more than left wing BS.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Yeah, I can see that. Perhaps term limits would help.

    We certainly need to get out of the pattern of actions and response that we currently seem to be stuck in. It's not any good for the country.
    Look at the bright side; the only time anything gets done in this country is during the Lame duck. Last time around, they managed to end the bush tax cuts, get rid of dont ask don't tell... among other things. This is why I'm a big proponent of term limits; get politicians into a position where they have to make deals to move things forward.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya HBuddha.

    <<<<< Hits gong.




    Yeah, that's the report that stated in order to come out from this Recession that was really a depression that BO and Team had to create 239k Jobs Every month he was in Office.

    BO hit the mark 2 times in 6 years....so the rest of the spin on how we have turned things around economically is nothing more than left wing BS.
    Hey MMC

    I guess it was just too ambitious, it solved too much and Washington is allergic to solving problems nowadays.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Reality mugged the democrat party tonight.
    Lets hope it does so for the Future, they deserve the best gangsterin methods happening to them for eternity.....Just where is Nancy Pelosi? Did she run over to Syria to show Assad she still wears a skirt and to show her legs and plastic parts, again?

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Reality mugged the democrat party tonight.


    Ummmm. They are saying that Ted Cruz will be Mitch McConnell's worst nightmare now!

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