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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    The economy is better. Gas prices are dropping. Stock Market is going up. Yearly deficit down compared to the end of Bush term. Unemployment down to the lowest since end of Bush presidency. Yeah, things are better in America. The midterm was a fluke. Republicans will show their normal self of not being able to manage their own demons (lust for the war machine, homophobia, etc) and lose the Senate again in 2016 and the race for the Presidency. Its the economy stupid, we were so fond of once saying to the Democrats. Yes, it is.
    You live in denial, sport.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    The electorate that had the lowest turnout since WWII? :YAWN:

    Failed gloat post... yet another dodge from the facts.



    Apparently you are. Bask in the glory of this shallow victory. You guys will get nothing done but talk big for two years and fail to get the whitehouse yet again and lose ground in the house and senate because it's a general election and more than five people show up to the polls... no matter how hard the GOP tries to keep people from them.
    Hmmmmm.....I recall most lieberals on the forum as late as a couple months ago assuring us that the republicans were not only going to fail to take the Senate....they were going to lose the house as well. Go figure!

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's the benefit of the two party system.
    No, that's the stagnation of a one-party system. Oligarchy is not a good thing.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Hmmmmm.....I recall most lieberals on the forum as late as a couple months ago assuring us that the republicans were not only going to fail to take the Senate....they were going to lose the house as well. Go figure!
    Yes, I believe there were entire thread dedicated to the 'fact' that republicans would not gain control of the senate and might even lose the house. And even if those things didn't happen, they were going to be trounced in governors races. Now all you hear liberals saying is that this outcome was predictable from the start.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Hmmmmm.....I recall most lieberals on the forum as late as a couple months ago assuring us that the republicans were not only going to fail to take the Senate....they were going to lose the house as well. Go figure!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Yes, I believe there were entire thread dedicated to the 'fact' that republicans would not gain control of the senate and might even lose the house. And even if those things didn't happen, they were going to be trounced in governors races. Now all you hear liberals saying is that this outcome was predictable from the start.
    Funny, I don't recall "most" liberals claiming anything of the sort.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its not politically feasible, especially while the IGM boomers are around.
    The liberals are too dense to work out that if the system were privatized, they would retire with much bigger monthly checks.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, that's the stagnation of a one-party system. Oligarchy is not a good thing.
    As long as people put their party before the good of the country, or accept lies because these politicians share the same party affiliation, then that will continue to be one of the greatest dangers facing the Republic.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    The saga continues with

    Gruber Video #6

    which he says among other things:


    In those 2011 remarks, Gruber said that, despite the fact that most members of his profession agree employer-based health insurance tax breaks were bad policy, “it turns out politically it’s really hard to get rid of.”

    He said that the Affordable Care Act helped to do away with this system in two ways. The first, “by mislabeling it, calling it a tax on insurance plans rather than a tax on people when we all know it’s a tax on people who hold those insurance plans.” And secondly, by delaying the implementation of this tax until 2018. “But by starting it late, we were able to tie the cap for Cadillac Tax to CPI, not medical inflation,” Gruber said.

    “This was the only political way we were ever going to take on what is one of the worst public policies in America, and every economist should celebrate this,” Gruber insisted.

    “It’s on the books now,” Gruber added of the 2018 implementation deadline at which point he anticipated employers and unions would seek to have this tax repealed. “At that point, if they want to get rid of it they’re going to have to fill a trillion dollar hole in the deficit.”

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I already told you-people who already have nest egg in this flawed system would never want to jeopardize it.
    Actually the way Bush proposed it...it would not have affected anyone 55 or older at the time.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Jesus.... Six videos?

    No wonder the media's ignoring it.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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