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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:29 AM
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Anyone starting to see how an imbecile like Bush could become president twice with a +90% approval?
It happened because more than 9 out of 10 people you see walking down the street are complete idiots. Those 90% weren't all self identified Republicans either. Promise.

Bush had more than 90% of the people in this country bullshitted into believing he was just swell for a while. Think the Republicans have forgotten how easy that was to pull off? Bad news. Bet they haven't.

Think about that for a minute.

:scared:

Don
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ironrooster Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:32 AM
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1. you're spot on -
but what i'm really wondering is what it will take for the prey to become the predators.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:38 AM
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6. The problem is that many people...
are so willfully ignorant that they won't know who the bad guys are. Beck and those assholes will point them all in the direction that will hurt the wrong people.
The Egyptians blamed the police.... Beck will have them blaming the "Moooslums and the Messicans".... Oh, wait... he's there already.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:34 AM
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2. Hell... less than 50% of the eligibles even VOTE...
... for fuck's sake!

Still, the "educated" who go to the polls and are big earners are idiots, too. Why? I think it's too difficult to think their lifestyle may have to be defended, as it's on the backs of people .... COUNTLESS people through time that have traded their labor, no unions, or union busting for cheaper products and sacred cows like the stock market and everything else that's rigged.

Blinders... these same people who DO vote have blinders on.

I don't know if "idiot" describes what I'm feeling when people who ARE capable of thinking would rather stay fat and happy as they continue to be willfully ignorant of the remaining beings of the earth.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:37 AM
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5. All that means is more than 50% were too stupid to go and vote and let a boob lie Bush win
Edited on Tue Feb-15-11 09:38 AM by NNN0LHI
... for fuck's sake!

Right?

Don
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:50 AM
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15. It's not a complete explanation..
... but I take your point, also.

My concern is over the people who don't vote, but in particular the people who DO and what their issues are. Can they really understand, and are they capable?

To be too stupid to vote is one thing you can blame on stupidity. But, when you actually are motivated to vote and DO, what bullshit was pumped up (example many races in November, resulting in my state and the asshat of a Republican Governor (Tom Corbet) who is able to get plenty of that money form outside shale gas industry.

The people who BOUGHT his message.... That is MY concern. They have maybe a few more brain cells then those who didn't vote.

RIGHT?
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:35 AM
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3. "Smirk." - xCommander AWOL (R)
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:45 AM
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13. I detest that photo
(9:06 a.m.) September 11, 2001: President Bush Told WTC Hit Again and US Is Under Attack; He Continues Photo-Op

(9:06 a.m.-9:16 a.m.) September 11, 2001: President Bush Reads Pet Goat Story for Nearly Ten Minutes; Warned Not to Talk

(9:16 a.m.) September 11, 2001: President Bush Takes His Time Leaving Classroom Photo-Op

(Between 9:16 a.m. and 9:29 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Secret Service Still Does Not Evacuate Bush From School, Allegedly at the Presidents Insistence

(9:16 a.m.-9:29 a.m.) September 11, 2001: President Bush Works on Speech with Staff; Makes No Decisions

9:29 a.m. September 11, 2001: President Bush Makes a Scheduled Speech; Proclaims Terrorist Attack on Our Country

(After 9:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Secret Service Finally Rushes President Bush Out of School


http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?day_of_9/11=...

This f*cker knew something was up...that's the only explanation as to why he sat and did nothing when told we were under attack. He sat and did nothing while 3,000 Americans died...
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:25 AM
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26. That's what always made me the most suspicious too. nt
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:47 AM
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28. inside job
just let it all unfold as planned
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:56 AM
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30. I detest that AWOL Bush & RepubliCronies IGNORED over 60 warnings about 9/11
then sat on their asses, did nothing but look stupid while America was attacked, then paraded themselves before the people AS IF they were heroes.

Ptoooey on that Republicon Bullcrap.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:37 AM
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4. BushInc's cronies bought control of most broadcast media in the 80s and 90s, and continue to add
to their 'collection' with their latest acquisition....Huffington Post.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:44 AM
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12. Good point that explains , at least partially, how we got into this
predicament. nt
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:40 AM
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7. As soon as they can find ONE "Christian" man in politics
who doesn't have any serious baggage, looks pretty, and is completely willing to pervert this country...we will be in trouble.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:07 AM
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19. All it takes is a a good slogan like "Compassionate Conservative", remember that one?
And the morons will fall all over themselves going to vote for another Republican.

Or use a bullhorn. Americans like bullhorns.

Don
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:20 AM
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24. Yeah. That slogan sends shivers down my spine. Right alongside "spread democracy"
:scared:
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:42 AM
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8. When you look at the governors elected in states like OH, FL, and WI... yeah
I can see exactly how an idiot like Bush got selected President and enjoyed (for a time) high approval ratings.

Why do you think they want to destroy our public education system? So the plebes can continue to be unaware of world affairs, lacking critical thinking skills, and easily brainwashed into voting against their economic and social interests.

We just barely dodged a bullet in Illinois. Quinn/Simon won it by a hangnail.

These are very dangerous and scary times.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:43 AM
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9. No, it happened because the country was attacked and the President is the most obvious rallying
point. Pure and simple.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:43 AM
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10. Somehow, America has become a Country that is populated
with a huge number of "mushbrains". If true, what caused this?
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:43 AM
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11. Although 90% turns my stomach, let's be clear.
His approval rating was at 90% for maybe an hour. He said what everyone wanted to hear right after 9/11, and that made people feel better....but not for long.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:04 AM
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16. Lets be clearer
The shithead while on vacation received a PDB entitled: Bin Laden determined to strike in US, and he stayed on vacation and let 9/11 occur on his watch killing 3000 people.

http://articles.cnn.com/2004-04-10/politics/august6.mem...

And for that more than 90% approved of the job he was doing?

Do those sound like smart people to you?

Don





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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:07 AM
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17. +
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:26 AM
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27. Thanks for that graph. It is almost laughable, if it were not so sad.
God, the majority in the country can certainly be easily swagged (why can't our side do that???), but I take a little comfort in how short-lived that approval is.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:53 AM
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29. glad to say i am a part of the talented tenth on that graph
when he gave a speech after 911 and said to go out and buy things i knew he was a sham.
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:58 AM
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31. LOL. I thought the same thing. WTF, who will pay the credit card bill?
It wasn't like the government was going to help all these patriots get out of the debt they were willing to put themselves in for the "sake of the country".

And now that I think about it, funny how it all worked out. Who got screwed?
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:00 AM
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32. i had just bought a fat sack for the semester
a couple of days earlier so in honor of w saying to go out and buy things i smoked one and then went out for a skate downtown, i think i may have bought a slurpee coming home......had to do my part
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 09:49 AM
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14. Brainwashed by Fux "News" nt
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:07 AM
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18. His was only 90% directly after 9/11.
And that's only because the American people decided to cross their fingers and say, "Well, he's a moron. But he's our moron. Let's hope for the best."

And as you know, the "best" never came.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:11 AM
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20. You're skewing facts. OJ Simpson could have gotten a 90% approval right after 9/11
as President.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:12 AM
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21. 911
That's all they had.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:12 AM
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22. As long as they have their american idol and cheese burgers and suvs...
they will do whatever you tell them to do.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:15 AM
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23. Group think.
It was a popularity contest.
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 10:20 AM
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25. testmament to power of big money, low ethics, media consolidation. nt
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BOG PERSON Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 11:09 AM
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33. i know it's cliche but
people get the government they deserve. (in democracies.)
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