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  • #31
    Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

    Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
    Actually, I don't hate government. I just hate politics. And politicians. Not the people themselves, just the actions they feel compelled to take to participate in politics. I'm just sick and tired of the endless parade of bribe offers in exchange for my vote.
    Change it. I'm serious -- the only way the system changes is if smart people get involved and change it themselves.
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    • #32
      Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      Change it. I'm serious -- the only way the system changes is if smart people get involved and change it themselves.
      25-30 years ago when I worked in the North Dakota Legislature I though it might be interesting. But I'm too old for the crap now. I've found that once you hit your 50's it's easier to just sit around and b@#%$.
      That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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      • #33
        Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

        Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        Change it. I'm serious -- the only way the system changes is if smart people get involved and change it themselves.
        Unless your state legislature gerrymanders the districts to make your state as one party as possible. We don't shoot the opposition in this country, we render them powerless through the gerrymander.
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        • #34
          Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

          Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
          25-30 years ago when I worked in the North Dakota Legislature I though it might be interesting. But I'm too old for the crap now. I've found that once you hit your 50's it's easier to just sit around and b@#%$.
          I feel the same way. My life is too precious to me to give to politics.
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          • #35
            Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

            Originally posted by joecct View Post
            Unless your state legislature gerrymanders the districts to make your state as one party as possible. We don't shoot the opposition in this country, we render them powerless through the gerrymander.
            True dat.
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            • #36
              Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

              Pat Buchanan with some interesting observations-- http://townhall.com/columnists/patbu...led_presidents
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              • #37
                Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                Yet, one wonders: After such a campaign, how does Obama unite and lead the country should he win.
                LOL. Coming from the right this ranks among the most ironic statements in history.

                Pat's been mad for a decade that nobody cares what Pat thinks anymore. He should stick to talking about retiring the Empire -- at least he makes a scintilla of sense there.
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                • #38
                  Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                  Originally posted by joecct View Post
                  Pat Buchanan with some interesting observations-- http://townhall.com/columnists/patbu...led_presidents
                  I don't know, but the cartoon is hilarious. Dead on.
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                  • #39
                    Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                    Bill's still good at politics.
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                    • #40
                      Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                      Originally posted by Foxton View Post
                      Mormons are such funny creatures.
                      I'm sure they feel the same way about your beliefs regarding a higher power.

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                      • #41
                        Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                        Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
                        I always kind of thought the GOP somehow got away with one by getting red - I mean, would you rather have a red Ferrari or a blue one? Red is the color of flash and pizzazz and speed - nobody wants the blues.

                        ('course, a Cornell fan MIGHT be biased...)
                        It's not Cornell bias, or RPI bias for that matter. When you look at vehicle commercials where a new product is being promoted, what colour is the vehicle most of the time? It is red. I'm sure test audiences have been put together to try to find something very attractive, and that's what they came up with. I'm sure politics wasn't taken into mind, either. Personally, my favourite color scheme is cherry red and royal blue since a background is typically white, but that's just me.

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                        • #42
                          Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                          Bill's still good at politics.
                          It seems that one of his top advisors, Douglas Band, is "defecting". http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/03/re...ng-for-romney/

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                          • #43
                            Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            It's actually quite new -- last 20 years or so. Before that, the networks chose the color on their electoral maps on election night and there was no standard. Eventually it became customary for the incumbent party to be red and the challenger blue. Then it became stuck the way it is now (perhaps when the GOP was incumbent for three straight elections?). It would have been better if the Dems were red, IMHO.
                            I think you guys are nuts.

                            I would much rather have blue as a color. Red is the color of anger and negativity. I can tell you that in the battle between Best Buy and Circuit City that color had an impact. Such a subtle thing...but I wouldn't say its a nonfactor.
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                            • #44
                              Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                              Originally posted by 5mn_Major View Post
                              I think you guys are nuts.

                              I would much rather have blue as a color. Red is the color of anger and negativity. I can tell you that in the battle between Best Buy and Circuit City that color had an impact. Such a subtle thing...but I wouldn't say its a nonfactor.
                              Right. Don't the commie socialists have to be red and the patriots, true blue? How would that work if you switched them around? You wouldn't be able to tell who the bad guys are
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                              • #45
                                Re: 2012 Presidential Election Part II -- Charlotte, a National Treasure or sede vaca

                                Originally posted by geezer View Post
                                Right. Don't the commie socialists have to be red and the patriots, true blue? How would that work if you switched them around?
                                Seriously. People get ramped up over wrapping themselves in the flag enough.
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