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  • Re: Obama XXIV: Forward ... pause ... rewind ... play

    Originally posted by geezer View Post
    According to both Slate and NPR, it's still between 46 and 48 percent, however you slice it. Considering "Federal Income Tax" only, of course.
    Of course, the implication in that stat is that they're all 30-year-old welfare queens who are addicted to meth on the taxpayer dime. A huge chunk of that 47 percent are college kids and retirees.

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      Originally posted by unofan View Post
      Of course, the implication in that stat is that they're all 30-year-old welfare queens who are addicted to meth on the taxpayer dime. A huge chunk of that 47 percent are college kids and retirees.
      They're pretty much all either the working poor or elderly retirees. And they're mostly white. They're about half rural. The GOP has worked very hard to spread the perception that they're all able-bodied urban non-whites because that yanks the crank of their base.

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        Originally posted by Old Pio View Post
        Time to give you a big sloppy Dinah Shore kiss.
        hahahahaha

        I just wanted to quote this so Kepler sees it.
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          Q. When is a Right Direction / Wrong Direction of -16% good news for the incumbent?

          A. When the Right Direction / Wrong Direction four years before was -65%.
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            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            Q. When is a Right Direction / Wrong Direction of -16% good news for the incumbent?

            A. When the Right Direction / Wrong Direction four years before was -65%.
            You are kidding yourself if you think that number can be rationalized away like that.

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              http://content.usatoday.com/communit...ent/70000707/1

              I'm curious if the same people defending Holder will defend CEOs of companies when someone in their company has a major lapse in ethics and gets someone killed or causes a major environmental release.
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              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
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              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
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              • Re: Obama XXIV: Forward ... pause ... rewind ... play

                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                Q. When is a Right Direction / Wrong Direction of -16% good news for the incumbent?

                A. When the Right Direction / Wrong Direction four years before was -65%.
                Yet somehow Gallup only had Obama up by one in a poll I saw this morning. What a President that Obama is
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                  Gotta love Chicago politics....http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...175154249.html
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                    Originally posted by joecct View Post
                    Like George Will says, Chicago politics, like Chicago baseball, isn't for the squeamish.

                    The people who will truly benefit here are not the gay activists, who potentialy might have been microscopically offended by whatever the Chick-fil-a CEO said or thought, but the people who will build, equip and find jobs in the restaurant, during slow economic times.

                    Some will find the bullying and coercing of an honest business, to make it divest itself of "innappropriate" thoughts, a good thing. Me? I'm reminded of Benghazi.
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                      Looks like repealing DADT really did have an effect...

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                        Originally posted by Old Pio View Post
                        Some will find the bullying and coercing of an honest business, to make it divest itself of "innappropriate" thoughts, a good thing. Me? I'm reminded of Benghazi.
                        The bullying was pretty f-ed up. But it isn't thoughts that people disapprove of. It's the action of spending large chunks of money in an effort to prevent a group of people from gaining the same rights that the rest of us have. Especially given that there is no constitutional reason to block that segment of the population from having those rights.

                        Of course, you will probably read this as a defense of the bullying, right.

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                          Originally posted by walrus View Post
                          Yet somehow Gallup only had Obama up by one in a poll I saw this morning. What a President that Obama is
                          I think Gallup had Romney up one point.

                          According to Karl Rove, Carter was up on Reagan by 8 points prior to the debates in 1980. Reagan also suffered from an "out of touch" perception the skeptical media pinned on him- aloof, parochial, aristocratic. Reagan changed the public perception in the last 8 weeks, where Obama isn't the wall flower Carter was, so I doubt that there will be some new perception of Romney- even if he manages to not stick his foot in his mouth during the debates. Besides, IMO I think the country is more secular, more liberal than in 1980- especially our "unbiased" media. Obama will take the key undecided states and win the electoral count easily, although the popular vote may be close.

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                            Originally posted by walrus View Post
                            Yet somehow Gallup only had Obama up by one in a poll I saw this morning. What a President that Obama is
                            Romney will win. I don't think there is any question about that. He'll also be a worse President than GW.
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                              Originally posted by streaker View Post
                              I think Gallup had Romney up one point.

                              Reagan also suffered from an "out of touch" perception the skeptical media pinned on him- aloof, parochial, aristocratic.
                              The main perception problem with Reagan was that he was a loose cannon and potentially dangerous. The debates showed he could be a politician and this mollified many of his detractors.

                              But the single biggest thing that happened was Carter looked tired and beaten up by the job, while Reagan was always sunny and had simplistic answers to difficult problems. That swung people over to Reagan for just enough time for him to swoop in and win the election before people could think through whether what he was suggesting would actually work in the real world (spoiler: it didn't).

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                                That was until the end of Reagan's term when he had different issues...but the result was similar.
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