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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not nearly as much as most posters here. I think politicians should reveal as little as possible about what they think they want to do. Most of the time I think most of you folks are overly whiny.

    I vote Democrat sometimes because I like government. I vote for parties based on what I think they can realistically get done. I have little problem on voting for a candidate I don't in any way care for if they are unlikely to change much.

    Betraying my principles is my first action.
    This is the first time I completely believe you.

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    Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    This is the first time I completely believe you.
    Last time I was lucky because I voted for Romney. Romney shared most of my views.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Last time I was lucky because I voted for Romney. Romney shared most of my views.
    Now I am back to disbelief. I will be polite and leave it at that.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Now I am back to disbelief. I will be polite and leave it at that.
    Big government conservatism is more in my area. I don't have much interest in small government conservatism.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Big government conservatism is more in my area. I don't have much interest in small government conservatism.
    But not constitutional conservatism. Big government conservatism is an oxymoron. The phrase you are looking for is authoritarian statist. You want others to do your bidding.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    But not constitutional conservatism. Big government conservatism is an oxymoron. The phrase you are looking for is authoritarian statist. You want others to do your bidding.
    Big government conservatism was the original conservatism before liberalism, but I will be fine with the statist remark.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Big government conservatism was the original conservatism before liberalism, but I will be fine with the statist remark.
    I am sure you will be. And, of course, you are delusional.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I am sure you will be. And, of course, you are delusional.
    Delusional with what? I haven't been the one advocating the deaths of any State leaders.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Delusional with what? I haven't been the one advocating the deaths of any State leaders.
    Of course you would never want a tyrant to be held accountable. I understand that. Your tyrant, up until now. has given you things. He has diminished you and you lack the ability, at least today, to realize it. In this regard you are exactly like all of the other authoritarian statists on this board who call themselves Independent, Progressive, Liberal, Communist, Socialist and even one or two who call themselves Conservatives.

    But lawful behavior, governing with the consent of the governed, has never meant much to you has it Fiddy? You just want more stuff.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Of course you would never want a tyrant to be held accountable. I understand that. Your tyrant, up until now. has given you things. He has diminished you and you lack the ability, at least today, to realize it. In this regard you are exactly like all of the other authoritarian statists on this board who call themselves Independent, Progressive, Liberal, Communist, Socialist and even one or two who call themselves Conservatives.

    But lawful behavior, governing with the consent of the governed, has never meant much to you has it Fiddy? You just want more stuff.
    There's no tyrant here, mate. The next Republican will be accused of the same thing by a loony few, but life goes on. The status-quo is both good and must be preserved.
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