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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-07-11 04:07 PM
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22. Don't blame the voters who didn't show up.
It's the job of a politician to get the voters out to the polls.

The voters don't have a duty to vote for a politician who doesn't motivate them to vote for him.

You are blaming the voters for what the president did wrong.

He should have insisted that his health insurance reform bill be passed more quickly. He should have counted his votes, had a more fiscally sound proposal and then finally insisted that the bill be ready for implementation immediately after being passed.

Why is there such a long delay between passage of the bill and implementation of the most important of its provisions?

Obama is a bad politician. His admirers do not want to admit it but that is the problem here.

And he has allowed Homeland Security to spend far too much money on unnecessary gadgets and unneeded staff. It's a downright boondoggle at this point -- full employment for right wing paranoids.
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  -Russ Feingold.. enough said Peacetrain  Aug-07-11 01:25 PM   #0 
  - Here is something I wrote in the middle of that campaign  Jackpine Radical   Aug-07-11 01:32 PM   #1 
  - And those who just don't vote.. are voting ..  Peacetrain   Aug-07-11 01:36 PM   #3 
  - Well, I agree that the voters often behave like spoiled dimwits;  Jackpine Radical   Aug-07-11 01:39 PM   #6 
  - If you're working class, why bother voting for a party whose words  coalition_unwilling   Aug-07-11 08:21 PM   #34 
  - If they won't vote then they should revolt....and maybe that would  movonne   Aug-07-11 01:41 PM   #8 
  - I think you're onto something. nt  Vanje   Aug-07-11 01:50 PM   #12 
  - I've pointed this out lots of times & people don't want to hear it,  elocs   Aug-07-11 03:27 PM   #18 
  - Don't blame the voters who didn't show up.  JDPriestly   Aug-07-11 04:07 PM   #22 
  - Yes, I do blame voters who do not show up. I was taught to always vote. Always.  elocs   Aug-07-11 04:30 PM   #23 
  - I support Feingold and I understand that he had nothing to do with  JDPriestly   Aug-08-11 01:36 AM   #45 
  - It was Feingold, not Obama, that was running for that Senate seat in 2010.  Telly Savalas   Aug-07-11 07:35 PM   #26 
  - Which is exactly my point. A lot of state Dems running for office suffered  elocs   Aug-07-11 08:26 PM   #37 
     - You and I understand the difference between Feingold and Obama,  JDPriestly   Aug-08-11 01:38 AM   #46 
  - Fuck that and no it isn't.  Arkana   Aug-07-11 07:59 PM   #27 
  - I showed up, and in California we elected Democrats for all  JDPriestly   Aug-08-11 01:39 AM   #47 
  - The voters don't have a duty, but they also have no right to bitch when they sit home.  joshcryer   Aug-07-11 08:04 PM   #31 
  - russ isnt responsible? he's the one who lost. n/t  dionysus   Aug-07-11 08:17 PM   #33 
  - Yep, and then they blame the blue dogs for this shit. Irony: if the Dems voted as consistently as...  joshcryer   Aug-07-11 08:03 PM   #29 
  - Excellent post, jackpine radical.  JDPriestly   Aug-07-11 04:01 PM   #21 
  - Indeed. Kicked and recommended.  TheWraith   Aug-07-11 01:35 PM   #2 
  - Yep but we have to live with the results of  Peacetrain   Aug-07-11 01:39 PM   #7 
  - As opposed to those living with his compromises?  vi5   Aug-07-11 01:49 PM   #11 
  - No, we're not pissed because he's not all powerful....  vi5   Aug-07-11 01:45 PM   # 
     - Very well said nt  Vanje   Aug-07-11 01:53 PM   #13 
     - Righteous!!  bbgrunt   Aug-07-11 03:13 PM   #14 
  - Russ Schmuss, I give you DeFazio and Wyden with record  Bluenorthwest   Aug-07-11 01:39 PM   #4 
  - "Russ Schmuss" - WTF??  inna   Aug-07-11 01:48 PM   #10 
  - Its 2011.  undeterred   Aug-07-11 01:39 PM   #5 
  - Unfortunately the 2010 election was a referendum on the Presidency  Horse with no Name   Aug-07-11 01:45 PM   #9 
  - but Harry Reid won and he brought up Obama the most while Feingold distanced himself  JI7   Aug-07-11 03:17 PM   #15 
  - Sharon Engel was batshit insane  Horse with no Name   Aug-07-11 03:42 PM   #19 
     - so is the guy who ran against Feingold  JI7   Aug-07-11 03:57 PM   #20 
  - it was also on the heels of their other abysmal performance...HEALTHCARE.  LaydeeBug   Aug-07-11 07:30 PM   #25 
  - Yep!  Little Star   Aug-07-11 08:27 PM   #38 
  - so all those years Feingold was in the Senate, he didn't convince people of who/what he was  JI7   Aug-07-11 03:21 PM   #16 
  - No, they stayed home based on Obama.  Jackpine Radical   Aug-07-11 07:27 PM   #24 
     - That is equally absurd of a statement. nt  TheWraith   Aug-07-11 08:00 PM   #28 
     - I think they stayed home because they didn't think midterms mattered.  PeaceNikki   Aug-07-11 08:06 PM   #32 
  - He had a majority in the Senate and Congress for TWO YEARS.  sabrina 1   Aug-07-11 03:24 PM   #17 
  - Actually, all we heard was the excuses why nothing he did was good enough.  TheWraith   Aug-07-11 08:04 PM   #30 
  - Well, we didn't set the standards. The Democratic Party  sabrina 1   Aug-07-11 09:16 PM   #42 
  - Bingo. You get the same flavor from DUers who blame Nader  coalition_unwilling   Aug-07-11 08:26 PM   #36 
  - He only had a filibuster proof Senate for 49 days or so.  joshcryer   Aug-07-11 09:13 PM   #41 
     - He campaigned on specific issues.  sabrina 1   Aug-07-11 09:21 PM   #43 
        - Krugman was for the mandate, and the mandate would've saved billions if it had a public option.  joshcryer   Aug-08-11 12:22 AM   #44 
           - He never campaigned on bringing Republicans back into  sabrina 1   Aug-08-11 01:56 AM   #48 
              - exactly, Sabrina  ladyVet   Aug-08-11 07:08 AM   #49 
  - Koch brothers stole Feingold's election. I would bet money on it. n/t  in_cog_ni_to   Aug-07-11 08:23 PM   #35 
     - i kind of wondered. i thought feingold had a good rep & high approval,  indurancevile   Aug-07-11 08:29 PM   #39 
        - My guess is the Koch brothers have been in business stealing elections  in_cog_ni_to   Aug-07-11 08:50 PM   #40 

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