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  • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    It certainly is dying, but unfortunately I still have to hear about it from one of my Facebook buddies.
    Well, first of all, being on Facebook is a life decision I haven't made.

    Supposedly they went into hibernation until the weather got warmer. Well, it's certainly warmer in some places, but I don't see them out there reenacting the Tennis Court Oath.

    OWS and the Tea Party were stupid in a lot of ways, but their shared fundamental insight that we have become a Dictatorship of Money was dead on. If they had not gotten themselves intertwined with a hundred secondary and highly divisive social causes, they could have really done some good things. What might have been.
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    • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

      Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
      I do think it's "generally accepted wisdom" that the President of either party up for re-election typically has surrogates who make his attacks for him, at least until the last days of the campaign. It is part of the game of appearances, he at least wants to appear "Presidential."

      What seems atypical is how early Obama personally entered the fray with so much venom.
      I don't see any venom in him calling a spade a spade. "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

      Reagan was *very* political, but he did it with the studied folksiness learned by a lifetime of acting. Obama is at heart an academic, so when he does it he can sound a lot like a college professor.

      Personally, I rather listen to an academic I disagree with than some "aw shucks" Elmer Gantry shtick. But that's all a matter of taste.
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      • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

        What I like best about this is braindead GOP tactics are driving up Obama's favorable ratings far more than he's been able to do so himself. Presidents commonly suffer from a disappointment gap running for re-election as not everything they promised to do ends up happening for one reason or another. However, when the opposition are total idiots, swing voters decide to stick with the guy they know.

        So when the nutters are lauching a war against contraception for example, who exactly are they trying to appeal to? Frustrated 30-50 year old male virgins voting conservative to take out their frustrations on everybody else? Guys, I don't think that's very significant voting block, even if you yourself are part of it.

        So by all means keep up the Birther logic (another GOP rep "went there" this weekend), forced ultrasounds, banning birth control, and by all means, the Ryan budget! If you had to assign a symbol to that, it should be an anchor attached to a chain that will soon be wrapped around The Mittster.
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          Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
          Please. I hear that level of venom out of each Republican candidate on a daily basis. Newt on Fix News yesterday is a fine example.

          Yes, my point as well. You have surrogates do it for you; you don't do it yourself personally.
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          • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

            Romney trails Obama by 18 points among women in swing states. I am not a paid political consultant, but I'm going to go with that not being a good thing for Romney.
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            • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
              Romney trails Obama by 18 points among women in swing states. I am not a paid political consultant, but I'm going to go with that not being a good thing for Romney.
              And this is BEFORE Obama runs a single ad against him.

              So, aside from the under 50 vote, the female vote, the Hispanic vote, the Catholic vote, the Jewish vote, the under 200K a year income vote, and the swing vote (not to be confused with the Swinger vote), things are looking up for Mittens!
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              • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

                Originally posted by Rover View Post
                And this is BEFORE Obama runs a single ad against him.

                So, aside from the under 50 vote, the female vote, the Hispanic vote, the Catholic vote, the Jewish vote, the under 200K a year income vote, and the swing vote (not to be confused with the Swinger vote), things are looking up for Mittens!
                Hey, he's got the rich white guy and "Ann Coulter" vote locked up.
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                • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

                  Originally posted by Rover View Post
                  So, aside from the under 50 vote, the female vote, the Hispanic vote, the Catholic vote, the Jewish vote, the under 200K a year income vote
                  He's going to lose the over 65 vote too, because of Ryan. You'll take their social security when you pry it from their cold, dead fingers.

                  And yet... the floor for any major party nominee in a 2 man race is still 45%.
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                  • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    He's going to lose the over 65 vote too, because of Ryan. You'll take their social security when you pry it from their cold, dead fingers.
                    The baby boomers will insure the bankruptcy of the United States before they are through. Of that I have no doubt.
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                    • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

                      Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                      The baby boomers will insure the bankruptcy of the United States before they are through. Of that I have no doubt.
                      The Boomers aren't the social security problem. That's the Greatests.
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                      • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

                        Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                        The Boomers aren't the social security problem. That's the Greatests.
                        Are you sure? We don't run into solvency problems for a while yet on that, and anecdotally, the members of my family that fought in the 2nd world war have all been gone for at least 7 years. The (legally) youngest anywhere would be 85 now.
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                        • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

                          Originally posted by bronconick View Post
                          Are you sure? We don't run into solvency problems for a while yet on that, and anecdotally, the members of my family that fought in the 2nd world war have all been gone for at least 7 years. The (legally) youngest anywhere would be 85 now.
                          Let me rephrase it.

                          The Boomers are the ones who will bankrupt us. Even if they weren't so selfish they would anyway just by sheer numbers. They are the economic problem.

                          But as far as the consequences for this election go, the Greatests are the ones who will send Romney back to Millionaire Acres in a body bag because of the Ryan plan social security scam. The Greatests are the political problem.

                          It's ironic because IIRC Ryan's scheme doesn't kick in for anyone over 55. This is just one more indicator the Ryan plan is political gamesmanship. If it were a sincere proposal for reform, and not an attempt to destroy SS, why not make it apply to every SS recipient immediately? Because they need the votes of the Olds (other than white fundies it's their only demographic left), and those people know it's a poison pill.
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                            Developing story. Frothy seems to be out.

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                            Wonder how much was Mittster's payoff?
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                              And now we will crown Mr. GOP for 2012!!!!

                              5th runner up: Michelle Bachman (being an all inclusive party, the GOP allows women in the Mr. GOP field)
                              4th runner up: Herman Cain
                              3rd runner up: Ron Paul
                              2nd runner up: Newt Gingrich
                              1st runner up: Rick Santorum

                              That means that Mitt Romney is your 2012 Mr. GOP!!

                              And the silence is deafening!!!
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                              • Re: 2012 Elections - Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death....

                                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                                The Boomers aren't the social security problem. That's the Greatests.
                                They both are. The Greatests put in programs that are unsustainable. The Boomers will milk those programs until there's nothing left in this country. Plenty of blame to go around here guys. No need to squabble over it.
                                Originally posted by Priceless
                                Good to see you're so reasonable.
                                Originally posted by ScoobyDoo
                                Very well, said.
                                Originally posted by Rover
                                A fair assessment Bob.

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