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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The core issue being that Democratic voters actually want moderates in power, while conservatives want the extremists. And somehow they think this is a good idea.
    Pretty broad brush with that statement. Am interpreting your meaning to be "Democrats=good/smart. Conservatives=bad/not smart".

    Be interesting to hear what your definition is for the bolded words in your core issue conclusion.



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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The core issue being that Democratic voters actually want moderates in power, while conservatives want the extremists. And somehow they think this is a good idea.
    Mostly because members of the Democratic Party base are recognizing that their power is slipping from their fingers and they are naturally scared of their intense competition, who this time happen to be "extremists" (though, the label of "extremists" seem to shift their political positions depending upon the election cycle). Democrats would naturally want a competitor with views closer to their own.

    In a way, it is somewhat hilarious. Democrats have for years yearned for the "Republican party of old" (whatever that meant) to return to save them from the foul positions of the George W. Bush administration. Now that they get a smell of what that might be like, the aroma is no longer appetizing.
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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Pretty broad brush with that statement. Am interpreting your meaning to be "Democrats=good/smart. Conservatives=bad/not smart".

    Be interesting to hear what your definition is for the bolded words in your core issue conclusion.
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    I can't speak for Deuce, but for me I'd much rather have a moderate Democrat or moderate Republican (more preferably a moderate Independent) than a far left Democrat or a far right Republican. And from what we're seeing from the Tea Party they would much rather have a full-blown conservative rather than someone who is fiscally conservative but socially moderate. Being fiscally conservative is something I think most people can agree with right now... but it's important to have moderate qualities otherwise it will be difficult to make compromises. Not to mention if someone is too far left or right they will likely ignore the will of people in their state who are on the other side of the aisle.
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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The core issue being that Democratic voters actually want moderates in power, while conservatives want the extremists. And somehow they think this is a good idea.
    ROTFLOL... where is the great mass of moderate Democrats voting for fiscal sanity? What we have is a country drowning, and Obama and his radikals in Congress decided we could be saved by shoving a fire hose down our throats and turning it on full blast.

    The only chance to repeal the damage and get some fiscal sanity behind the steering wheel isn't to vote for R's that would vote for the Dem agenda... we tried that and it didn't work.

    We also offered the ultimate RINO in the last election and he was a doormat... that against a tragically flawed Dem.

    What we need, and you obviously believe is radical are folks who believe in The Constitution and want to return our freedoms back to us... including the freedom to keep what we earn.

    I know... that's radical... for Obama supporting Marxists.

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    they should all dress in costumes. half go as palin with tea bags hanging from their rears and the other half as beck with vicks rubbed on their rears. :P

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Lest anyone doubt ...... IT'S HAPPENING!!!!


    "Within hours of the announcement, 34,000 people pledged to attend the rally through its Facebook fanpage. Other rallies were planned overnight in American cities and cities outside the United States while the pledged number of attendees to the official Facebook event reached 69,000.[2] 12 hours after the announcement there were "tens of thousands" of respondents. As of 11:30 EST Sunday, the Facebook event has 80,000 attendees, comparable to some estimates of Beck's Restoring Honor rally.[6]...."
    Rally to Restore Sanity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The Comedy Central television channel has applied for a permit to hold a rally led by satirical hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert at the Washington Monument, the National Park Service confirmed.....
    Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert 'Rally to Restore Sanity' Papers Filed - Speakeasy - WSJ
    Did you read that, there's going to be RESTORE SANITY rallies all over the country. WAAAAHOOOO!!!!


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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    It never ceases to amaze me how seemingly smart people use the Comedy Channel as their news source.
    He said smarter. He didn't say his news source. You actually have to know the news first to get the jokes, so the comedy is for people who are already informed. Just pointing that out for ya.

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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    He said smarter. He didn't say his news source. You actually have to know the news first to get the jokes, so the comedy is for people who are already informed. Just pointing that out for ya.
    I really don't agree. I thought the beauty of the show, even during its purely media-bash tendencies in the 90s, that you didn't have to know the news to enjoy the jokes.
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    Re: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I really don't agree. I thought the beauty of the show, even during its purely media-bash tendencies in the 90s, that you didn't have to know the news to enjoy the jokes.
    Maybe some of it. But I do think you get more, much more, if you're informed.

    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: It's Official Jon Stewart & Colbert will host a rally on October 30th in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Maybe some of it. But I do think you get more, much more, if you're informed.
    To me, not really. The pay off to being informed was to be seen more through a bit from Robin Williams or Dennis Miller.
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