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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 11:14 AM
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5. Does anybody remember
whether or not Newt & co. bombed this fast? Or did they last longer because the Republicans hadn't been in power in Congress for so long at that time? :shrug:
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  -I'm not a fan of calling American voters stupid...but Jesus effing Christ... WilliamPitt  Apr-12-11 11:10 AM   #0 
  - I'm a big fan of the truth. American voters are largely idiots  cali   Apr-12-11 11:11 AM   #1 
  - +1  Deep13   Apr-12-11 11:13 AM   #4 
  - So you're volunteering to be counted as another "stupid American", huh?  whathehell   Apr-12-11 08:05 PM   #80 
     - I don't think anyone is claiming that every American voter is stupid...  Deep13   Apr-13-11 07:40 AM   #113 
        - Then they should say that. Instead they are  whathehell   Apr-13-11 08:50 AM   #115 
           - Your name is apt.  intheflow   Apr-13-11 09:13 AM   #120 
           - My name can be interpreted in any number of ways....That you would translate it negatively  whathehell   Apr-13-11 09:25 AM   #122 
              - I read it as "what he hell", because that's what it includes. nt.  harmonicon   Apr-13-11 10:08 AM   #124 
                 - I have no idea what "what he hell" means...  whathehell   Apr-13-11 11:36 AM   #138 
                    - Neither do I, but it's your screen name. nt.  harmonicon   Apr-13-11 03:57 PM   #142 
           - That's what "thinking" is for.  russspeakeasy   Apr-13-11 10:47 AM   #130 
              - Really?....I thought that's what having a vocabulary and being able to use it was for.  whathehell   Apr-13-11 11:37 AM   #139 
  - I agree, and so many more don't even bother to vote.  krabigirl   Apr-12-11 11:30 AM   #22 
  - Easily manipulated and prone to propaganda.  Poboy   Apr-12-11 11:38 AM   #25 
  - Not easily at all until Reagan did away with the Fairness Doctrine, which, with our "free speech"  whathehell   Apr-12-11 07:52 PM   #77 
     - Key point....nt  Enthusiast   Apr-13-11 06:34 AM   #103 
        - Yes it is.  whathehell   Apr-13-11 08:52 AM   #116 
           - We need to say it every chance we get.  Enthusiast   Apr-13-11 09:19 AM   #121 
  - because they stand back while education gets cut. if Americans are stupid it is our own fault  Snoutport   Apr-12-11 11:48 AM   #33 
  - Again...speak for yourself.  whathehell   Apr-12-11 05:03 PM   #63 
  - Speak for yourself.  whathehell   Apr-12-11 05:02 PM   #62 
  - Having a bad day?  russspeakeasy   Apr-13-11 10:50 AM   #131 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 07:46 PM   #76 
  - I hate to say it, but once again I find I agree with you. Did the earth shift on its axis? nm  rhett o rick   Apr-12-11 10:59 PM   #90 
  - be nice  livefreest   Apr-13-11 12:22 AM   #91 
  - They "largely" voted for Obama in '08...Were they (and you) idiots then?..Duh.  whathehell   Apr-13-11 09:00 AM   #119 
  - +2  peace frog   Apr-13-11 10:54 AM   #133 
  - I agree with this.  Liberalynn   Apr-13-11 05:01 PM   #144 
  - Buyers' remorse has set in really fast.  sinkingfeeling   Apr-12-11 11:11 AM   #2 
  - That's what happens when we let a lunatic fringe news network do our thinking for us.  Initech   Apr-12-11 11:47 AM   #31 
  - Accidentally unrecced  Renew Deal   Apr-12-11 11:12 AM   #3 
  - Well I cancelled out your vote with MY rec, but really, I think we need  forty6   Apr-12-11 04:33 PM   #58 
     - Obama is doing what he needs to do to keep this country moving.  Renew Deal   Apr-12-11 04:39 PM   #59 
  - Does anybody remember  Proud Liberal Dem   Apr-12-11 11:14 AM   #5 
  - I dunno, but The Fortress of Fascist Govs isn't helping the GOP out any.  HughBeaumont   Apr-12-11 11:17 AM   #8 
  - I've never understood how or why anyone who paid attention could identify themselves as an  Brickbat   Apr-12-11 11:14 AM   #6 
  - Many of them are just ashamed to admit they're repukes  KamaAina   Apr-12-11 11:15 AM   #7 
  - Around here Independent Voter = Republican. n/t  RKP5637   Apr-12-11 11:18 AM   # 
  - "Independent voters are the stupidest people  hifiguy   Apr-12-11 11:23 AM   #19 
  - Oh come one now  border_town   Apr-12-11 11:40 AM   #26 
  - Just making a joke  hifiguy   Apr-12-11 11:44 AM   #30 
     - Independant doesn't mean they don't have beliefs.  Shiver   Apr-12-11 11:52 AM   #34 
     - dead wrong. I study Independents for a living.  provis99   Apr-12-11 09:04 PM   #86 
        - Yeah, I probably am.  Shiver   Apr-12-11 09:25 PM   #89 
        - Really ? Studies in the 1950's also said that blacks shouldn't  russspeakeasy   Apr-13-11 10:56 AM   #134 
     - It would help, of course, if we had a party and a president who actually "took stands"  whathehell   Apr-12-11 05:00 PM   #61 
  - Thanks, I'll add that to my collection of quotes..  disillusioned73   Apr-13-11 07:00 AM   #109 
  - I've been an 'independent' (or 'unaffiliated') voter  enlightenment   Apr-12-11 01:00 PM   #37 
  - Excellent post  davidthegnome   Apr-12-11 04:10 PM   #56 
  - I agree.  Pacifist Patriot   Apr-13-11 06:43 AM   #104 
  - Excellent synopsis. I've been a Democrat longer than some posters  mmonk   Apr-13-11 04:02 AM   #101 
  - I'm 68. I have never seen such an wasted opportunity .  russspeakeasy   Apr-13-11 11:02 AM   #136 
  - that's one way to look at it  barbtries   Apr-13-11 10:42 AM   #128 
  - My mom is registered independent  leftynyc   Apr-12-11 01:45 PM   #46 
  - Fickle yes, but at least they appear to be "educable"  hlthe2b   Apr-12-11 11:18 AM   #9 
  - This is one reason why it is SO important for Dems. to put out a clear message.  spooky3   Apr-12-11 11:21 AM   #15 
     - They don't know what their message is.  FiveGoodMen   Apr-12-11 04:46 PM   #60 
     - the republicans get the platform  barbtries   Apr-13-11 10:46 AM   #129 
  - Time for Democrats to get on board and surf this wave to victory  randr   Apr-12-11 11:18 AM   #10 
  - It's become a comedy  Loge23   Apr-12-11 11:18 AM   #11 
  - Yep, each day is like a SNL skit, anymore. n/t  RKP5637   Apr-12-11 11:20 AM   #13 
  - Will, there was a very interesting article on Yahoo today. It seems there's been research  juajen   Apr-12-11 11:20 AM   #12 
  - Yep, I've read this before and IMO it makes sense. It also validates IMO why  RKP5637   Apr-12-11 11:23 AM   #18 
  - And also validates why the next time Dems control both houses and the White House  cui bono   Apr-13-11 03:18 AM   #98 
  - Was that real? I saw a thread about it on here earlier but assumed it was a joke. n/t  cui bono   Apr-13-11 03:16 AM   #97 
  - Politically we are a very stupid nation.  aSpeckofDust   Apr-12-11 11:21 AM   #14 
  - Much of this is caused by people who are never happy  liberal N proud   Apr-12-11 11:22 AM   #16 
  - I agree with you.  Greybnk48   Apr-12-11 11:26 AM   #20 
  - If it isn't one thing, it's another  liberal N proud   Apr-12-11 11:33 AM   #24 
     - nevermind  cui bono   Apr-13-11 03:21 AM   #100 
     - And there are as many single-issue voters on this side as the other.  Ikonoklast   Apr-13-11 07:09 AM   #111 
  - maybe they are never happy but they also never learn  Iris   Apr-13-11 12:24 AM   #92 
  - Yes, but I would bet most of that group is liberal, not those middle of the road indies.  cui bono   Apr-13-11 03:20 AM   #99 
  - If you want to speak to a large number of idiots in a short  Greybnk48   Apr-12-11 11:23 AM   #17 
  - the stupid is strong on the so called "news"  JitterbugPerfume   Apr-12-11 11:30 AM   #21 
  - "The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."  Spider Jerusalem   Apr-12-11 11:30 AM   #23 
  - I hate to agree.  Wait Wut   Apr-12-11 11:41 AM   #27 
  - Really stupid are Democratic voters who choose not to vote, surrendering the election  elocs   Apr-12-11 11:42 AM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 07:37 PM   #71 
  - elocs..nailed it. stupid f'ing dems who don't vote.  russspeakeasy   Apr-13-11 11:08 AM   #137 
  - Yeah it's depressing, but....  Tom Rinaldo   Apr-12-11 11:43 AM   #29 
  - voters with NO good choices tend to oscillate between bad ones....  mike_c   Apr-12-11 11:48 AM   #32 
  - +1  BillyJack   Apr-12-11 11:56 AM   #35 
  - +1  leftstreet   Apr-12-11 01:02 PM   #38 
  - Well said!  smokey nj   Apr-12-11 01:06 PM   #39 
  - Yup  JVS   Apr-12-11 01:11 PM   #41 
  - yes, very sound reasoning.  Poboy   Apr-12-11 01:22 PM   #45 
  - Well said.  WilliamPitt   Apr-12-11 02:20 PM   #53 
  - +1 n/t  tammywammy   Apr-12-11 05:08 PM   #65 
  - And they'll change their minds again when gas gets to $4.50/gal  progressoid   Apr-12-11 12:12 PM   #36 
  - Expecting voters to look smart in our political system is like expecting you to drive well..  JVS   Apr-12-11 01:10 PM   #40 
  - The fact that republicans continue to be elected, and now teabaggers  Brewman_Jax   Apr-12-11 01:11 PM   #42 
  - Thank you  FlyByNight   Apr-12-11 01:14 PM   #43 
  - His tactics of going after "centrist" voters won't help him because there are no "centrist" voters.  w4rma   Apr-12-11 01:50 PM   #50 
  - During The '08 Election, I Heard A Good Description Of "Undecided" Voters  ChoppinBroccoli   Apr-12-11 01:20 PM   #44 
  - "touching the hot stove over and over"- reminds me of Homer Simpson.  KittyWampus   Apr-12-11 04:12 PM   #57 
  - As soon as you realize that independent voters are just uninformed voters, it all makes sense.  w4rma   Apr-12-11 01:47 PM   #47 
  - At the way politics are going in America...  AsahinaKimi   Apr-12-11 01:47 PM   #48 
  - Wrong!  zorahopkins   Apr-12-11 01:50 PM   #49 
  - I voted for the Republicans Just to See What Would Happen  Dread Pirate Roberts   Apr-12-11 01:54 PM   #51 
  - You nailed it--- Independent = Blithering Idiot  MattBaggins   Apr-12-11 01:56 PM   #52 
  - Without verifiable voting systems, don't expect voters' preferences to match election "results" ...  Fly by night   Apr-12-11 02:33 PM   #54 
  - LOL. That would be the 4th election in a row they voted for the party 'out' of power  Juche   Apr-12-11 04:05 PM   #55 
  - .Instead of insulting ourselves, shouldn't we just be glad that opinions are changing in our favor?  whathehell   Apr-12-11 05:06 PM   #64 
  - How much of this is fallout the Gop's state union busting?...Something they did NOT campaign on?  whathehell   Apr-12-11 05:15 PM   #66 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-12-11 05:18 PM   #67 
  - I wish you'd take a class on making up titles for posts  undeterred   Apr-12-11 07:30 PM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 07:41 PM   #74 
  - Then don't  WilliamPitt   Apr-12-11 08:41 PM   #84 
  - Sorry, many of them ARE stupid.  Zoeisright   Apr-12-11 07:30 PM   #69 
  - Sorry, but that's a stupid, absolute statement....What is your experience in other countries?  whathehell   Apr-12-11 08:01 PM   #79 
  - American voters are complete idiots.  YellowRubberDuckie   Apr-12-11 07:35 PM   #70 
  - I doubt you've got more than a green card...Beyond that, I'm glad you're good with icons  whathehell   Apr-13-11 09:35 AM   #123 
     - Why are you such an asshole?  YellowRubberDuckie   Apr-13-11 04:57 PM   #143 
  - Maybe we're the stupid ones. Like putting up anti-Obama thread all over the place and rec-ing  Maraya1969   Apr-12-11 07:38 PM   #72 
  - you left out the sis-boom-bah n.t  TK421   Apr-12-11 08:18 PM   #81 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 08:30 PM   #83 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 07:38 PM   #73 
  - I blame mass communication and mass consumerism.  Rex   Apr-12-11 07:42 PM   #75 
  - And if your not stupid there's always the "Diebold" antics...  Imagevision   Apr-12-11 07:55 PM   #78 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 08:26 PM   #82 
  - Let me show you the intelligence of ONE Texas County  w8liftinglady   Apr-12-11 08:54 PM   #85 
  - I just hope it fucking equates to the douches losing the house on the next cycle. n/t  cynatnite   Apr-12-11 09:05 PM   #87 
  - "...a 28 point reversal in a span of just five months."  unkachuck   Apr-12-11 09:20 PM   #88 
  - Maybe true but how do we repair the elections to true and accurate?  glinda   Apr-13-11 12:50 AM   #93 
  - Not stupid, but woefully, and in a lot of cases, willingly ignorant  MilesColtrane   Apr-13-11 12:58 AM   #94 
  - Hey, Truth is Truth  Keith Bee   Apr-13-11 01:20 AM   #95 
  - It's the Faux "News" on the Tee Vee  AndyTiedye   Apr-13-11 02:24 AM   #96 
  - Most Americans seem willfully stupid and out of touch to me.  mwb970   Apr-13-11 05:42 AM   #102 
  - Taft was just as bad  Enthusiast   Apr-13-11 06:49 AM   #105 
  - What I don't understand  Time for change   Apr-13-11 06:51 AM   #106 
  - This country is beyond stupid...  disillusioned73   Apr-13-11 06:58 AM   #107 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-13-11 08:54 AM   #117 
  - William, let's not forget...  krispos42   Apr-13-11 06:58 AM   #108 
  - Many Republicans and "Independent" Tea Party people...  Imajika   Apr-13-11 07:02 AM   #110 
  - Independent  CanonRay   Apr-13-11 07:19 AM   #112 
  - The Family Guy - undecided votes  Douglas Carpenter   Apr-13-11 07:45 AM   #114 
  - I want to do something Bold: Is it possible?  fredamae   Apr-13-11 08:56 AM   #118 
  - I ran for state assembly last year.  xxqqqzme   Apr-13-11 10:14 AM   #125 
  - I am confident you'll get over it. nm  rhett o rick   Apr-13-11 10:16 AM   #126 
  - most people do not pay attention  barbtries   Apr-13-11 10:32 AM   #127 
  - most people are pretty stupid. american or otherwise. nt  La Lioness Priyanka   Apr-13-11 10:53 AM   #132 
  - What did the "Independent" voters think?  Swede Atlanta   Apr-13-11 10:56 AM   #135 
  - Giving "credit" where it's due --  madamesilverspurs   Apr-13-11 11:45 AM   #140 
  - Frankly, most Americans are stupid. Period.  Corruption Winz   Apr-13-11 01:00 PM   #141 
 

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