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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-07 03:40||
#2 Carter as a "repellent creature". That certainly is one worth jotting down.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-07 03:46||
#3 Gromgoru, forty percent of Americans either:
1. Don't know what this guy is talking about.
2. Know and refuse to accept because it negates their narrative.
3. Know and ignore because doing otherwise would affect their income stream.
Or some combination thereof.
Posted by Harcourt Glulet7012 2012-08-07 05:27||
#4 I'm leaning toward a very strong #3.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-07 05:31||
#5 #2 for me.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-07 05:57||
#6 #1 for me - I have lost faith in a lot of my countrymen; probably the 40% of which HG7012 speaks.
Memo to Mitt - please, just ape Reagan for the next three months; then tax all federal / state benefits & eliminate refundable tax credits once you're elected. That'll help. A lot.
Posted by Raj 2012-08-07 07:12||
#7 Ah, I'm glad to see that Diplomad is back!
But the Obummer is not the main problem - the 40% of our fellow citizens who voted for and continue to support him is a bigger one. And taking back pop culture is the biggest project of all. (I'm doing my bit, of course - trying to teach readers a more fact-based American history.)
I have recently finished a re-read of Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With a Thousand Faces". Against the backdrop of Campbell's book, Diplomad's comments and those posted herein are particularly revealing. "Symptom, not disease" indeed.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-07 08:38||
#9 I agree w/Raj. A lot of so-called adult Americans I observe are woefully clueless about the Constitution, American History, and the current clown-in-chief.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-07 09:01||
#10 HG #3 was me. Foreign computer, I guess.
Posted by no mo uro 2012-08-07 09:56||
#11 I'm betting that people were duped by media cheerleading and a real desire for change after two wars for ungrateful popluations combined with massive spending and housing malfesance that killed the economy (similar desire for change after the cold war led to the Perot deal that killed Bush Sr.)
This go around I'm expecting the Bradley effect and slanted polling is skewing everything to keep Obama afloat.
Dirty tricks are the Democrats only hope and luckily for the Republicans sex and drug scandals aren't going to be believable on Romney and attempts to smear him with polygamist or foriegn ancestors also comes up dead because Obama has those same faults.
I see a tsunami coming. I wish Romney was more like Reagan but after 3.5 years of Obamanomics he doesn't have to be.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-08-07 14:47||
#12 I see a tsunami coming. I wish Romney was more like Reagan but after 3.5 years of Obamanomics he doesn't have to be.
I sincerely hope you are right about the tsunami coming. Four more years of Champ would about do the country in.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-07 19:36||