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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-17-11 03:30 PM
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24. Like I said...
Truly intelligent people should be able to see past the lies.

And that's not even a valid excuse when it happens over and over and over again.

Has there ever been a politician who delivered everything he promised?

I think the real problem is that people see what they want to see and believe what they want to believe.

Just a few days ago someone posted a song whose lyrics a lot of people seemed to agree with...

Simon And Garfunkel

The Boxer

I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles such are promises
All lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest

Now those words are...what...meaningless?

We're all just victims of hundreds and hundreds of liars?


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  -Maybe Obama is wrong. Maybe the People do know more than the Professional Politicians. Karmadillo  Jul-17-11 09:40 AM   #0 
  - knr.  tekisui   Jul-17-11 09:41 AM   #1 
  - recommend  xchrom   Jul-17-11 09:43 AM   #2 
  - Fine. You are now President, with this Congress.  Ikonoklast   Jul-17-11 09:49 AM   #3 
  - So hopefully they raise the ceiling and STFU  FreakinDJ   Jul-17-11 10:05 AM   #8 
  - The Congress can allocate the money but they have little power to make the President spend it.  TheKentuckian   Jul-17-11 10:14 AM   #12 
  - One can use the power of the presidency to build support for this agenda. Since  Karmadillo   Jul-17-11 10:49 AM   #14 
  - If 'the people want it', why don't they then VOTE for it?  Ikonoklast   Jul-17-11 11:34 AM   #15 
     - Many thought they WERE voting for it when they voted for Obama, but it turned  Karmadillo   Jul-17-11 12:50 PM   #16 
     - Sorry, but there are some lazy fucks out there.  Ikonoklast   Jul-17-11 01:18 PM   #17 
        - They gave Democrats the Senate in 2006 to end the war. Suddenly,  Karmadillo   Jul-17-11 11:02 PM   #35 
           - +10  whathehell   Jul-18-11 07:59 AM   #37 
     - We're kind of not at that cycle, re: elections. But pay attention November 2012.  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 03:32 PM   #26 
  - Only using the bully pulpit to advance GOP talking points  Lorien   Jul-17-11 02:39 PM   #20 
  - Too bad they voted for those Tea Bagger purists in 2010. Because that crowd  emulatorloo   Jul-17-11 09:57 AM   #4 
  - Exactly, if this is the way the voters feel  treestar   Jul-17-11 10:01 AM   #6 
  - The only thing that surprised me was the response to agriculture subsides.  Cool Logic   Jul-17-11 09:57 AM   #5 
  - Why doesn't this influence any Congressional Republican?  treestar   Jul-17-11 10:02 AM   #7 
  - There's No Maybe About It  Demeter   Jul-17-11 10:09 AM   #9 
  - And, why aren't the people allowed to watch the negotiators negoitate?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-17-11 10:10 AM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-17-11 10:14 AM   #11 
  - perhaps he could follow public opinion instead of republican opinion lol nt  msongs   Jul-17-11 10:25 AM   #13 
  - If they know more  ProSense   Jul-17-11 01:21 PM   #18 
  - +1 n/t  Fire1   Jul-17-11 05:44 PM   #33 
  - K&R  amborin   Jul-17-11 01:24 PM   #19 
  - So if there are that many political geniuses out there...  pipi_k   Jul-17-11 02:57 PM   #21 
  - Well, they were lied to. n/t  EFerrari   Jul-17-11 03:00 PM   #22 
  - +1  Karmadillo   Jul-17-11 03:04 PM   #23 
  - Like I said...  pipi_k   Jul-17-11 03:30 PM   #24 
     - IOW, you are saying we should believe neither the Democrat nor the Republican candidates? I see.  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 03:39 PM   #28 
     - I didn't say that  pipi_k   Jul-17-11 05:00 PM   #30 
     - Of course we are. The whole Senate certified Bush's election  EFerrari   Jul-17-11 03:40 PM   #29 
        - Therefore, to say that "the people know better"  pipi_k   Jul-17-11 05:19 PM   #31 
           - Nope. Bush was placed in the White House by an overreaching  EFerrari   Jul-17-11 05:50 PM   #34 
  - "who end up screwing them over": Is this not the first time SS and Medicare are SERIOUSLY up for  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 03:33 PM   #27 
  - Alas, knowledge does not = access or influence.  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 03:31 PM   #25 
  - ABSOLUTELY ... too bad the pols refuse to listen to the people.  Raine   Jul-17-11 05:38 PM   #32 
  - It's not that complicated.  Starry Messenger   Jul-18-11 12:09 AM   #36 
     - Maybe you should primary Obama. That would make a great debate line.  Karmadillo   Jul-18-11 09:13 AM   #38 
        - Only if you agree to run as my Veep.  Starry Messenger   Jul-18-11 10:54 AM   #39 

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