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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I just saw that. I'm not all that impressed at this point. Only because I know how easily American voters are swayed. I simply do not see it lasting over the next 24 months. When the Republicans fail to get it done, and they will, the pendulum will swing left again. Just like it always does. Nothing has actually changed with regard to the real governance of this country.
    The election was more than just the GOP taking back rhe Senate.

    It included Governorships and State Congressional seats

    To ignore the growing majority of Republican Representives at this point just comes off as sour grapes.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    You mean the Right To Work For Less legislation, right? Let me preface my next response by saying I am an advocate for union reformation. Why are you seemingly willing to exclude unions from the political process? You might say it is taking union dues from workers who'd vote one way and send it the other. OK, but so does corporations. Now, if you're advocating in all or in part private money being excluded from the political process I'd be a friend and ally. If you're merely saying that these guys should have collective clout and say nothing of the flip side of that coin, well, obviously we'd have a discrepancy.

    Let me provide full disclosure and divulge I've been a Teamster. Many, all-to-many times I felt that my union dues were merely going to cover the cost of protecting lazy, good for nothing, POS who should be kicked out on their ass. I showed up every day, got excellent reviews, did my job without fail and for all intents, didn't need union representation. Now my pay at the time was about 30-40% more than at a non union shop. It was that way because of union representation. So, what those 30% of teachers did essentially is say, well, we got what we got because of the union and now, well, piss off. The other end of the bargaining table loves this. Why? because it provides the context and framework to slowly, ever-so-slowly chip away at all the rights, benefits, salaries that the Union got them, which could have only be gotten through solidarity in collective bargaining.

    Again, this isn't where the main ire I have lies, if people are too stupid to realize this is nothing but a "divide and conquer" strategy, they deserve what they get. God don't save stupid.
    Just as often it is the right to work for more.

    Man, the progressives are so quick to troll a post with accusations of "talking points" and here we have a classic case.

    I was in a union in television, they said I could not be paid what the company had agreed to pay me because I was new.

    The court said otherwise.

    FFS, your communistic bull**** gets tiresome. How about chanting "workers of the world unite!" and sing solidarity forever. The world has changed, the concepts you spew are what destroyed your automobile industry. In the 21st century some of us have learned that merit trumps seniority and the result is a superior product, like the foreign cars that destroyed Detroit.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Wasn't that also known as "The Wisconsin Strategy"?
    Yep. The crazy about it is Ebola wasn't a out of control epidemic.

    Total infected = 5 (2 were doctors, 2 were nurses, 1 was patient)

    Total infected on US soil = 2

    Total death = 1


    As of today, no one has it on US soil. However, the media was treating it like day 1 of the walking dead.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I didn't notice his post earlier but I saw the same thing you did (in NH anyway). I can't even remember an ad Scott Brown ran about the ACA. I remember one ad by a group pointing out that Jeanne Shaheen cast the deciding vote on it but that's it. Shaheen won (barely) but I also don't remember her mentioning the ACA ever.

    Except for her (and a few gimmes, like Markey in MA), most of the Dem Senators were hiding in a closet somewhere on the issue.
    One I didn't understand was Grimes running from it. Why didn't she mention that KY Kynect is ACA? Kynect is popular in Kentucky. McConnell didn't even bring it up.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    One I didn't understand was Grimes running from it. Why didn't she mention that KY Kynect is ACA? Kynect is popular in Kentucky. McConnell didn't even bring it up.
    She made a whole host of mistakes and I agree, that was one of them. Whoever handled her needs to find a new line of work. They were raging about her on MSNBC on election night and one of them, maybe Matthews, said exactly this.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Texas leads the Nation in Jobs Created across ALL income levels. Even HIGH paying jobs.

    We're the destination for MILLIONS of Blue Plague State refugees from Liberal hell holes like California.

    Which incidentally has the Nations HIGHEST poverty rates.

    We're the destination for HUNDREDS of Bussinesses who've picked up their entire operation and moved out of States like California.

    Thank god for Texas !!
    Yes, low paying jobs. They are also low in nearly every other category. They thank God everyday for Mississippi.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    That isn't the Federal Government's role and the more you allow the Federal Govt. to do the more dependent you get on the Federal Govt
    Debatable, but we have courts to contend that with.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yep, that is why millions of people are moving to TX so they don't get health insurance, get paid a low wage, and breathe polluted air. That is of course why I moved here. Over half the uninsured in TX are eligible for state programs now but haven't signed up. Guess liberals would assign a nanny to them
    Confusing causal relationship error. Texas is not the only state people are moving to. They don't lead the nation in that category either. But there are likely more than one reason why. The state benefits from tourism, among other things, and still rate near the bottom in a lot of categories. But here is some reading for you:

    Oops: The Texas Miracle That Isnít

    Conservatives say the Lone Star stateís recent record of growth validates their economic agenda. That record crumbles upon inspection.

    Oops: The Texas Miracle That Isn’t by Phillip Longman | The Washington Monthly

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Didn't you get the memo?

    The public is only smart when they vote republican agendas.
    Let's see here... Gruber said that Obamacare was basically sold to the public using smoke and mirrors, because they (Obama, the Administration and Democrats on Capitol Hil) knew that the voting public was too stupid to know they were being lied to. Now since not one republican voted for Obamacare, and the conservatives and republican voters across America saw through the BS right from the start and very vocally opposed the passage of the bill, what specific voters do you think Obama and the democrats thought were too stupid to know any better?

    You really should have given this entire situation a bit more thought before you made that comment, because it wasn't conservatives who were being played for fools by the Obama Administration, nor was it conservatives who bought into it hook, line and sinker either...

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Confusing causal relationship error. Texas is not the only state people are moving to. They don't lead the nation in that category either. But there are likely more than one reason why. The state benefits from tourism, among other things, and still rate near the bottom in a lot of categories. But here is some reading for you:

    Oops: The Texas Miracle That Isn’t

    Conservatives say the Lone Star state’s recent record of growth validates their economic agenda. That record crumbles upon inspection.

    Oops: The Texas Miracle That Isn’t by Phillip Longman | The Washington Monthly
    LOL, why are you so jealous of TX? BLS gives a different story, Economic results paint a different picture, Census does the same as well but you post an op ed piece because that is what you want to believe. Must be frustrating today to be a liberal in a growing conservative environment.

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