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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not according to this article and others. All you have left is your pretense.
    That wasn't an article, it was more an Op Ed and the note about the writer at the top clearly indicates;

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    So it's not correct to assert that even right leaning Forbes is all on board. There have been clear problems with the roll out of Obamacare and much of what Obama promised to get it passed was clearly false. Actually, the fact that he even had to claim that you can keep your current plan to make it somewhat palatable indicates that a lot of people were content with their coverage.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Speaking of the stupidity of the American voter, here's a little article I ran across from a Canuck perspective.

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    Not to burst your bubble, but that's not an "article" offering a Canuck perspective - that's a letter to the editor of a newpaper expressing one idiot's view of Obama. The fact the letter writer is in British Columbia simply verifies the utter idiocy of his musings.

    Canada has it's own empty suit, it's own unqualified clown, running the federal Liberal Party here and we don't need America's left-over crap cluttering up our environment.

    I appreciate many Americans don't like Justin Beiber, but that's no reason to deport Obama our way.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    ObamaCare architect says lack of transparency helped law pass, cites 'stupidity of the American voter' | Fox News

    Based upon the last election looks to me like the American voter is waking up. Wonder why he still has a 41% JAR
    Perhaps Obama has a 41% JAR because this guy is right. We may be offended by what he says but is it true?

    I think it is, and the Obama people, like Reid and Pelosi, depend on it. Why else would anyone say 'you gotta pass this bill before you can read it' unless, like Gruber, they had nothing but contempt for the American voter?

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    That wasn't an article, it was more an Op Ed and the note about the writer at the top clearly indicates;

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    So it's not correct to assert that even right leaning Forbes is all on board. There have been clear problems with the roll out of Obamacare and much of what Obama promised to get it passed was clearly false. Actually, the fact that he even had to claim that you can keep your current plan to make it somewhat palatable indicates that a lot of people were content with their coverage.
    The magazine is right, and the study is linked. But I didn't say they were on board, just the magazine I got it from. Some stop reading the second they see the source isn't rabid right.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I envision a two tired system, as those who can afford more will never be told they can't spend more in the US.
    But that could mean doctor's making money and a profit and all and I know how distasteful that concept is to many on the left.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What happens when the GOP looses the Senate in the future? Will they "still be waking up"?
    2006 was called a referendum. 2008 was a mandate.

    2014? A blip.

    The previous switches in the balance of power were lauded as a general awakening. Hell, I remember vast hordes declaring it the death knell of the GOP. But this time? Eh, low voter turnout.

    It's blind hypocrisy.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Doubt that is going to happen although results matter and Obama's results are what you want to ignore
    Of course it's going to happen, you act like this has never happened before. One election the Republicans win big, the next election the Democrats win big. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    2006 was called a referendum. 2008 was a mandate.

    2014? A blip.

    The previous switches in the balance of power were lauded as a general awakening. Hell, I remember vast hordes declaring it the death knell of the GOP. But this time? Eh, low voter turnout.

    It's blind hypocrisy.
    At the same time hypocrisy is always a two way street. I distinctly remember it was the right saying that voters were stupid and just wanted their government benefits (hell, in my more...uhm...upset moments, I probably said it myself). Let's face it, both sides will claim that voters are stupid when they vote for the other side.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Written like a true liberal who buys the headlines and ignores the actual results. Of course people like you ignore the discouraged workers, the high number of full time part time employees who want full time work, and the reality that corporate profits are up because they are doing what the Federal govt. won't do, manage expenses. Too bad that basic economics isn't being taught in today's schools.
    That's just more evidence that goofy leftists are an international problem, not exclusive to any one country.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That would be a better system. It would return more jobs hoe than tax cuts would.
    What are jobs hoe?
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