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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:55 PM

Name the event which has been most damaging to the US since 2000

Last edited Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:24 PM - Edit history (1)

No polls yet on DU3, but choose from the following or add your own choice:

1) The theft of 2000

2) 9/11

3) The Patriot Act

4) The creation of the Dept of Homeland Security

5) The invasion of Afghanistan

6) The opening of the detention camp at Guantanamo and the use of torture

7) The invasion of Iraq

8) The theft of 2004

9) The financial collapse

10) The Citizens United decision by SCOTUS

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Reply Name the event which has been most damaging to the US since 2000 (Original post)
IDemo Jan 2012 OP
teddy51 Jan 2012 #1
Greywing Jan 2012 #2
maryellen99 Jan 2012 #3
kaitcat Jan 2012 #4
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2012 #25
zappaman Jan 2012 #5
Devil_Fish Jan 2012 #6
undeterred Jan 2012 #7
no_hypocrisy Jan 2012 #8
Faygo Kid Jan 2012 #20
Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2012 #22
rhett o rick Jan 2012 #9
Bluerthanblue Jan 2012 #10
kestrel91316 Jan 2012 #11
LineReply 8
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2012 #12
CherokeeDem Jan 2012 #13
baldguy Jan 2012 #14
roody Jan 2012 #15
Dawson Leery Jan 2012 #16
TygrBright Jan 2012 #17
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #18
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #19
Uncle Joe Jan 2012 #21
Zorra Jan 2012 #23
Terra Alta Jan 2012 #24
MichaelMcGuire Jan 2012 #26
muntrv Jan 2012 #27
jwirr Jan 2012 #28
IDemo Jan 2012 #30
jwirr Jan 2012 #32
IDemo Jan 2012 #33
csziggy Jan 2012 #29
aaaaaa5a Jan 2012 #31
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 #34
customerserviceguy Jan 2012 #35
IDemo Jan 2012 #36
bhikkhu Jan 2012 #37
Honeycombe8 Jan 2012 #38
barbtries Jan 2012 #39
WCGreen Jan 2012 #40
quaker bill Jan 2012 #41
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2012 #42
upi402 Jan 2012 #43

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. I say 9/11. n/t

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:56 PM

2. I vote the 2010 elections

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. 9/11 nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

4. You have it at number 1.

 

The treason of SCOTUS made possible all the rest.

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Response to kaitcat (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:24 PM

25. Exactly!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

5. ok

1) BUSH/CHENEY

2) BUSH/CHENEY

3) BUSH/CHENEY

4) BUSH/CHENEY

5) BUSH/CHENEY

6) BUSH/CHENEY

7) BUSH/CHENEY

8) BUSH/CHENEY

9) The Jersey Shore TV show

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

6. All of the above. NT

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

7. Theft of 2000 and 2004

All else rests on these

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

8. The theft of 2000 led to the others.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:09 PM

20. Yes, that one is easy. Bush was more than disastrous.

It was one of the very worst things that EVER happened to this nation. I don't think we will ever recover from that one.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:19 PM

22. +1 you nailed it. n/t

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

9. The acceptance of the election theft of 2004. nm

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:58 PM

10. the [s]election of GW Bush enabled by the Supreme Court decision.

it set the groundwork for all the other things on the list.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:58 PM

11. The theft of TWO presidential elections: 2000 and 2004.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:59 PM

12. 8

due to speaker Gingrich, Paulson etc

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:00 PM

13. The 2000 Election Theft...

followed by 9-11 led to everything else. Damn George Bush....

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:01 PM

14. In order:

1) The theft of 2000

2) The invasion of Iraq

3) The financial collapse

4) The Citizens United decision by SCOTUS

5) The creation of the Dept of Homeland Security

6) The theft of 2004

7) The opening of the detention camp at Guantanamo and the use of torture

8) The invasion of Afghanistan

9) 9/11

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:02 PM

15. 2000 election theft---the rest naturally followed

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

16. 1) The theft of 2000

This made all of the following events possible.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

17. Election, no question. n/t

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:06 PM

18. number 1 it is

the others would not have happened or would not have been as bad if it hadn't been for number 1.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:06 PM

19. The theft of 2000

then 9/11 then Citizens United

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:18 PM

21. The theft of 2000 set the foundation for the rest and

I fear more to come.

Thanks for the thread, IDemo.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:22 PM

23. 1) The theft of 2000. Choices 2 thru 9 were a direct result of choice #1. nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:23 PM

24. if not for the theft of 2000

most of the rest would have never happened.

Fuck Bush and Cheney.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:26 PM

26. All

 

My top three are;
4) The invasion of Afghanistan
5) The opening of the detention camp at Guantanamo and the use of torture
6) The invasion of Iraq

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:44 PM

27. The theft of 2000. That set everything in motion.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:48 PM

28. You forgot the election ronald raygun. The mess we are in started with him.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:04 PM

30. I'd never argue that he didn't kick America over the cliff

but the OP did state "since 2000".

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Response to IDemo (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:09 PM

32. Okay - but the effect still is happening today.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:12 PM

33. Indeed it is, particularly the egregious lie of trickle-down economics

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:48 PM

29. 1) The theft of 2000

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:05 PM

31. Bush Tax Cuts! nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:15 PM

34. Hanging chads

That's when the camel's nose came through the tent flap.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:21 PM

35. The Patriot Act

What a case of a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:26 PM

36. Added to the list, thanks for reminding me

How'd I forget that one, anyway?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:55 PM

37. That is one long list of crappy stuff, I have to say...

I'd be prone to put the worst as the election theft of 2000, as it set the stage for all the rest.

...and I hope everyone keeps that in mind going into the next election - enough "both parties are the same" and "what difference does it make" - seriously, unless we want to get another list going, it does make a difference!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:57 PM

38. 9/11. Without that, most of the other things wouldn't have happened. nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:21 PM

39. everything followed from number 1.

all the rest. gotta be number 1. what a different world it could be.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:22 PM

40. #1

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:23 PM

41. 8 years of GWB

We will be recovering from that for the rest of my life.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:25 PM

42. 9/11

They buried us economically. They knew exactly how we'd respond.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:26 PM

43. NAFTA -continuing

Betrayal of American democracy, it didn't pause at that dateline.

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