Thread: Well, Here We Go Again!
10/04/2012 6:21pm, #591
10/04/2012 7:13pm, #592
10/04/2012 7:32pm, #593
But for whom do I fight? - For people who call you a nerd if you have a library card. For people who skip the news to play playstation. For people who read sports magazines, instead of political newspapers. For people who brag about their cars, and about their last expensive holidays. For people who expect democracy, but are not willing to do anything for their freedom other than to march in a line, and chant whatever slogan you tell them.
Our generation was groomed to give up our freedom. And since we all are too busy think about it, as we work for sixpack abs and for the next Apple phone, this is what is going to happen.
Nah. Those clowns, they need to occupy themselves.
Last edited by Hiro Protagonist; 10/04/2012 7:37pm at .
10/04/2012 9:39pm, #594
Between these two men, only one of them has a core. Romney is a paint-by-electoral-numbers failbot. A Gilded age throwback, but without all that built an industry baggage.
10/04/2012 9:50pm, #595
I spent the entire debate thinking how well Romney had practiced his speech, and how the President just seemed to respond to Romney's speeches instead of making any bold points of his own, almost as if he went defensive on purpose.
I think he's saving his best punches for the third debate, and kind of let Romney loose to see what he'd put out there. Now Romney may have overextended his position...he made quite a few absurd claims, whereas Obama was a bit more shifty in his language. I'm particular interested now in whether or not, as factcheck.org so solidly put it, Mitt "promises" he won't raise middle class taxes to do what he wants, which by the way includes $2 trillion of increases in unrequested military spending (after we just financed two wars).
How about a 2 trillion dollar tax cut for us instead of new aircraft carriers. Maybe?
Lawyers take better notes than businessmen. I'm interested in seeing how Obama attacks Romney's positions in the public now.
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 10/04/2012 10:01pm at .
10/04/2012 10:05pm, #596
To me, the fact that Obama's cash advantage allows a more pronounced airing of contradictions Romney makes in TV/Radio ads, makes Obama being reserved in the debates a high priority at first. Republicans have a lot of money, but Obama's in-house cash goes further, b/c of preferential buy-rates for airings.
Romney, in being aggressive (lying on film), is giving them ammunition to add to the magical 47% video. Horse race aside, policies count in the end. Women, minorities, young people all lean toward Obama. The people most aware of this changing and interconnected world lean to the progressive.
These aren't the Bush years anymore. People know what Bush policies led to. They were so destructive, that the argument isn't whether GWB's administration fkucked us all, but only how fast the recovery was supposed to have happened. That's why Bush wasn't physically at the convention, or very much referenced (if at all in person). Those policies led to a horrific economic situation.
10/04/2012 10:09pm, #597Originally Posted by W. Rabbit;2727204[B
And Wabbit, the man who said that knew a thing or three about what makes people fat, believe you me!
10/04/2012 10:38pm, #598
10/05/2012 1:24am, #599
10/05/2012 1:46am, #600
Now...if Romney loses because he went after Big Bird....damn that would be one for the ages.
ARLINGTON, VA – March 1, 2011 – A national survey undertaken by the bipartisan polling firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint indicates overwhelming public opposition (69% to 27%) to proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with voters across the political spectrum opposed to such a cut, including 83% of Democrats, 69% of Independents, and 56% of Republicans. More than two-thirds (68%) of voters say that Congressional budget cutters should “find other places in the budget to save money.”PBS commissioned this research to measure the organization’s performance and value as judged by its most important stakeholder – the American public. On behalf of PBS, the bipartisan polling team of Hart Research Associates (D) and American Viewpoint (R) conducted a nationwide telephone survey among a representative cross-section of 804 registered voters. Interviewing was conducted February 11-13, 2011, and the survey has an overall margin of error of ±3.5%.