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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:49 PM

Don't underestimate the USA's ability to elect a complete idiot or crook to the White House....

Because they have done it before
GWBush was an idiot and everybody knew it.
Richard Nixon was a crooked paranoid freak and everyone knew it.
But they became President anyway.
There's a lot of crowing and funny cartoons about Mitt being toast on DU right now
We don't have this in the bag yet.
The American people can still be fooled by Mitt and his crowd so we need to stay focused, continue to work hard and fight until the fat lady sings.
Then I'll make my Mitt Toast graphic.

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Reply Don't underestimate the USA's ability to elect a complete idiot or crook to the White House.... (Original post)
TeamPooka Sep 2012 OP
COLGATE4 Sep 2012 #1
M_M Sep 2012 #6
Tennessee Gal Sep 2012 #8
COLGATE4 Sep 2012 #11
orpupilofnature57 Sep 2012 #2
flamingdem Sep 2012 #3
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #12
oldhippydude Sep 2012 #4
HockeyMom Sep 2012 #5
pepperbear Sep 2012 #7
shanti Sep 2012 #9
orpupilofnature57 Sep 2012 #10
garybeck Sep 2012 #13
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #16
mykpart Sep 2012 #14
former-republican Sep 2012 #15
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #17
renie408 Sep 2012 #19
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #20
renie408 Sep 2012 #18
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #21

Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:52 PM

1. You're way too right. Remember what the great

H.L. Mencken said about it: 'No one ever went broke overestimating the stupidity of the American public."

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:18 PM

6. I thought that was P.T. Barnum

 

Either way, you're right

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Response to M_M (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:32 PM

8. Actually P. T. Barnum said this:

“Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public.”

and this:

“There's a sucker born every minute.”

and this:

“Opinions are like assholes; everyone's got one.”

and this:

“Never give a sucker an even break.”

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Response to M_M (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:01 PM

11. Same idea. Barnum said

"There's a sucker born every minute". (Barnum was famous for using the ignorance of his viewers to his financial advantage). He opened Barnum's Museum, a collection full of oddities, misshapen animals, etc. in the 5 Points Section of New York to huge crowds. However, the customers kept staying in the museum, wouldn't leave (which meant more paying customers couldn't come in). He solved this by putting up a sign with an arrow pointing out the door which read "THIS WAY TO THE EGRESS". The all ran out looking to see the remarkable new bird Barnum had on exhibit. Kind of like today's Rethuglicans.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. When the American people see how much was

Squandered to lose the election the Republican party among themselves will disintegrate.No longer will Ignorant, Racist, Misogynist assholes pay homage to the 1% .

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 04:59 PM

3. We're up against hundreds of millions in ad buys up until Nov. 6th

Some Americans are easily convinced..

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:05 PM

12. or just believe what they hear without thinking critically about it. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:02 PM

4. the crook scares me

Republicans and Rove will do whatever they can to effect a victory.. they have done it all before..

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:15 PM

5. Difference

Mitt and the Repukes have totally alienated the majority of half the population of the country: WOMEN. Then there are Seniors, Minorities, Non-Christians, Middle Class, Poor, Public Service Workers. WHO haven't they alienated? Rich, White, Christan Men? They cannot win with just that demographic. THIS is the difference with Bush and Nixon.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:27 PM

7. every single time I leave the "liberal bubble" I am reminded

of the public perception that this race is closer than it really is.

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Response to shanti (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 05:40 PM

10. Misanthrope Sycophant Monsters

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:53 AM

13. Ahem. Don't forget about Diebold. And Rove still hasn't launched his swiftboat attack yet.

there's some kind of made up scandal coming. i can smell it.

and don't forget all our votes are still being counted by Diebold.

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Response to garybeck (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:53 AM

16. RW super pacs are waiting to drop what, a half a bllion in negative ads on the President. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 01:57 AM

14. Yeah, and they were each elected

not once, but twice.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 02:10 AM

15. The only way the republicans can win is if they cheat

 

Medicare is the nail in the coffin for them. The Romney campaign miscalculated this and wish they could back track but it's too late.



Every poll no matter which side of the aisle they come from.

Do not want Medicare changed in this country.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:15 AM

17. or if we get complacent. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:26 AM

19. What does that MEAN?

Do you think we would be so complacent as to stay home in November? Stop paying attention? Precisely what are we supposed to DO while we remain ever vigilant?

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Response to renie408 (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:28 AM

20. it means when a victory is the expected convention wisdom of the followers of a candidate....

Some people won't volunteer or will give less time
Less calls get made
less doors get knocked upon
less cash is donated
turnout and outcomes can be affected down the whole ticket.
That's what it means.

com·pla·cent/kəmˈplāsənt/
Adjective:
Showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
Synonyms:
self-satisfied - smug - pleased - contented - satisfied


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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:25 AM

18. I always wonder what the OP means in posts like this...

Yeah, I get it. We are supposed to be CONCERNED!

But what do CONCERNED people do other than point out the other sides fuck ups, donate what they can to Obama, volunteer when they can and vote? Cause hand wringing and teeth gnashing are fairly pointless wastes of time.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:35 AM

21. you live in a country where a third of the population votes regularly and the rest don't....

registration and turnout is dependent upon people who DON'T live and breathe this political shit every day like we do.
They can be easily affected by the "conventional wisdom"
Vigilance is our watch word.
Your post is the exact attitude we have to watch out for.
"Oh you don;'t think people will turnout? You Handwringer and toothgnasher."
That attitude is a political killer and you posted it twice because you first comment to me wasn't enough?
That's the problem.
Your belief that everyone is going to turn out and vote the way you think.
Dukakis lost in 88 because of that attitude and he had a 16 point lead at this date in the race.


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