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posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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That Zogby poll, and the video, is a load of crap.

Read up on the terrible methods and the nut behind it all here:

www.fivethirtyeight.com...




posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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In the main no matter if someone was a McCain supporter or an Obama supporter as I talked to them before the election they generally could only converse in the days latest "news" (sic) from the general media available on TV or paper.

In these conversations I was distressed by the the fact that most operated on a basis of amnesia for events much past one or two weeks and instead relied upon campaign soundbite like sayings to support their opinions.

Sure there were exceptions but much more rare than past times.

For me it was a 1984ish experience throughout this political season.

As for my own belief, see my signature.

Phoenix



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:07 PM
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Yes, Obama won it like two men in a road race and near the finish line one falls down and skins his knee and so since no other worthy runner is available, the other wins by default.

As for seccesionist views, I believe the Constitution and it says that when the government has shown itself to be against the people that employ it, it is their right to abolish it and institute another form that will. If any state sees it that way, and the people of that state support seccesion, so do I. But it hasn't come to civil war, yet. Obama still has to rule. Then the people will reconsider if they will comply or defy. I already reject him as president. But he is there for at least four years to enjoy if you supported him.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by Fromabove
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Yes, Obama won it like two men in a road race and near the finish line one falls down and skins his knee and so since no other worthy runner is available, the other wins by default.

As for seccesionist views, I believe the Constitution and it says that when the government has shown itself to be against the people that employ it, it is their right to abolish it and institute another form that will. If any state sees it that way, and the people of that state support seccesion, so do I. But it hasn't come to civil war, yet. Obama still has to rule. Then the people will reconsider if they will comply or defy. I already reject him as president. But he is there for at least four years to enjoy if you supported him.


LOl reject him as president and he's not even sworn in yet.
What a sore loser. And you need to quote the Constitution directly to where it says that about succeeding. The last time I looked it was illegal to try to succeed from the U.S. after the civil war.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:17 PM
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That is a matter of interpretation. It was made illegal after a bloody war, yet those who know the original meaning understand what the right of a free people is, and government may be abolished for just cause. I'll stick with the original meaning. That is why I said civil war, yet, because those who say it is illegal will try to stop seccesion when it comes, and the others will fight to make it a reality.

And I'm not a sore loser, I am a realist and see Obama as the doom of the nation. I reject him as any type of leader. I didn't vote for him and won't sign on to anything he does. He's just taking up office space for the time being. I'll patiently wait for 2010, and 2012.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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So the most educated people in our country overwhelmingly voted for Obama.


Oh please! People in the education system ALWAYS vote liberal. Mostly because they are in their idealistic ivory towers. Elementary and secondary education teachers are in the ultra liberal AEA and university teachers are usually union. Union = liberal. My spouse has been a part of one of those 3 systems for over 40 years.

Her estimate is that 19 out of 20 of teachers at all levels are libs, often radical libs! (So they are to be trusted with our best and brightest!). The only place she encountered conservatives was when she was a prof in the university Economics department. Economics profs are mostly conservative simply because in Economics you learn that liberalism doesn't work. Artificial incentives fail, price supports fail, minimum wage is a failed concept, payments to the unemployed keep people from working or looking for work and on and on.

Only occasionally do you find someone in the educational system that is conservative and they are ones that have a spouse or relative with a business and they see how liberalism only harms business. Teachers are idealists and idealists are liberals who think that the government can solve your problems.

Everyone I ever met in the education system would vote for Satan if he was a democrat! Did they vote for Obama, that's a given! It says nothing about how politically astute they are or if they understand political issues.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by Fromabove
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That is a matter of interpretation. It was made illegal after a bloody war, yet those who know the original meaning understand what the right of a free people is, and government may be abolished for just cause. I'll stick with the original meaning. That is why I said civil war, yet, because those who say it is illegal will try to stop seccesion when it comes, and the others will fight to make it a reality.

And I'm not a sore loser, I am a realist and see Obama as the doom of the nation. I reject him as any type of leader. I didn't vote for him and won't sign on to anything he does. He's just taking up office space for the time being. I'll patiently wait for 2010, and 2012.


No it isn't matter of interpretation. Once it's a part of the Constitution it's law until it's amended again. It seems you're talking about a quote that is often attributed to Thomas Jefferson. Since he obviously died before the civil war we don't have his opinion of revolution after that ordeal. And funny thing is that the founding fathers even knew that the Constitution would be amended throughout time as time progresses and expected it to change and were for amending it as time progresses. Sorry but you're just coming off as a sore loser. So unless you're now Miss Cleo you know # about what's going to happen with the country. Obama hasn't even been sworn in yet. Good God. And this is all coming from a communist so take that for what it's worth. You're just being a part of the problem and not the solution. You've yet to offer your own solutions except for killing. Hardly a solution wouldn't you say? I think the Iraqi people would agree...



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch



So the most educated people in our country overwhelmingly voted for Obama.


Oh please! People in the education system ALWAYS vote liberal. Mostly because they are in their idealistic ivory towers. Elementary and secondary education teachers are in the ultra liberal AEA and university teachers are usually union. Union = liberal. My spouse has been a part of one of those 3 systems for over 40 years.

Her estimate is that 19 out of 20 of teachers at all levels are libs, often radical libs! (So they are to be trusted with our best and brightest!). The only place she encountered conservatives was when she was a prof in the university Economics department. Economics profs are mostly conservative simply because in Economics you learn that liberalism doesn't work. Artificial incentives fail, price supports fail, minimum wage is a failed concept, payments to the unemployed keep people from working or looking for work and on and on.

Only occasionally do you find someone in the educational system that is conservative and they are ones that have a spouse or relative with a business and they see how liberalism only harms business. Teachers are idealists and idealists are liberals who think that the government can solve your problems.

Everyone I ever met in the education system would vote for Satan if he was a democrat! Did they vote for Obama, that's a given! It says nothing about how politically astute they are or if they understand political issues.



Unless you have hard core data to prove your claim that people in education vote liberal than that's just your opinion and nothing more than that. And the last time I checked Obama isn't a liberal but quite moderate at least in his policies and decisions he makes. So you think every person who is in a union is automatically liberal? Funny how you didn't provide any type of facts with that either. So again it means just as much as anyone else's opinions here.

And conservative politics works? Look at the last eight years. How's that been for most people in the country? Look at where we are now and what's going on with economics here. Get real. Neither is a solution. The only true solution is to get rid of capitalism period. Just ask people in Latin America.

Liberalism only harms business? Yet again just your opinion. No data or any sort of factual claim with it. And you would vote for Satan if he's a conservative so please get real.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:39 PM
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Only time will tell. In any case, I would rather be a succesionist than live under tyranny. It may come to that point. We shall see. If Obama does what is right and good for America, good. But if not, who knows how many states will reject him and this government because of him.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by Fromabove
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Only time will tell. In any case, I would rather be a succesionist than live under tyranny. It may come to that point. We shall see. If Obama does what is right and good for America, good. But if not, who knows how many states will reject him and this government because of him.



Do you know what tyranny is hon? It seems like you don't. There's still a Constitution, Supreme Court, House and Senate and of course the state's have all of these as well. Get real. And the last time I checked there were more democratic members of the House, Senate and more democratic governors. And if you're a secessionist than you hate the country and that's pathetic and quite sad. What did conservatives used to say under George Bush? Love it or leave it?



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:46 PM
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Unless the new president elect is a dictator there is no reason for fear.


Good point! It will be difficult for Obama to screw up our country very much even if he is a socialist with terrorist friends. I feel a lot better now. Cum by Ya.

But what you (and the Obama voters polled) didn't realize is that both houses of Congress and the presidency are now in the hands of the Democrats. House Speaker Pelosis is a radical liberal. Dittos for Harry Reid in the Senate! You don't think they will try to socialize our country? Turn our courts into a bastion of radical liberalism? Grab guns, ban ammunition, loose all we have gained in Afganistan and Iraque, and open our borders to terrorists? Or how about raise taxes, tarrifs, tax retirement accounts, raise capital gains, corporate taxes and thereby stifle any economic recovery? Permit me to doubt!



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by plumranch
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Unless the new president elect is a dictator there is no reason for fear.


Good point! It will be difficult for Obama to screw up our country very much even if he is a socialist with terrorist friends. I feel a lot better now. Cum by Ya.

But what you (and the Obama voters polled) didn't realize is that both houses of Congress and the presidency are now in the hands of the Democrats. House Speaker Pelosis is a radical liberal. Dittos for Harry Reid in the Senate! You don't think they will try to socialize our country? Turn our courts into a bastion of radical liberalism? Grab guns, ban ammunition, loose all we have gained in Afganistan and Iraque, and open our borders to terrorists? Or how about raise taxes, tarrifs, tax retirement accounts, raise capital gains, corporate taxes and thereby stifle any economic recovery? Permit me to doubt!


LOL Obama is NOT a socialist of any type and this is coming from a communist. He's a moderate. A lot of his policies are similar to the Clinton's.

Did you scream as loudly when the republicans had control of the House, Senate, presidency, vice presidency and the Supreme Court? Somehow I'm going to take a wild guess and say no. Again with the hypocrisy!

Speaker Pelosi is NOT a radical liberal. If she was she would have gone forward with trials of impeaching George Bush. She didn't did she? Get real. Do you even know what the hell a radical liberal is?

LOL!! Harry Reid?! Are you #ing me?! He's a freakin Mormon for Christ's sakes who is pro-death penalty and anti-gay marriage to start. Hardly a radical liberal don't you think?

What the hell did you gain in Afghanistan and Iraq? Oh and what's with this "we" #? Unless you actually served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq you did # just like I didn't so get real. And the Iraq people and their Congress signed a deal that said troops are out by 2011. THE IRAQI PEOPLE SAID THIS! Didn't George Bush always say we'll step down when the Iraqi people step up? So now the Iraqi government is doing that and you're not listening to them. Democracy in Iraq my ass.

I don't see you screaming about boarder crap with Cuba for example. You happily let them in with no question's ask. What hypocrites.

Were you screaming about this crap with George Bush? I'm going to, again, guess no.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 11:21 PM
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wow. that's pretty much all i have to say. yes, the majority of "average" american voters don't know that much about politics, but they DO get to hear what the candidates say. sometimes i think people forget, no matter what they think. when you vote, you vote for a person (whether you want to admit it or not), and besides the president is just a face, not a policy. oh, and you guys can stop all that sugar coating crap. we know the majority of the people who are upset about this election are only mad for one reason. so, quit lying. nuff said



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 11:25 PM
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posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 02:14 AM
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I mean heck I'm a Communist and I voted for Obama. Not because he's anything close to anything I believe in but because I know there's so much work to do and we have to do it together.
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Hi Pink,

Well heck, since you're a communist and I see you are good buds with brother Castro, why don't you go down to Cuba and enjoy the good Cuban life? Castro would embrace a fellow communist and you could live in social bliss for a few years. Castro would probably slip you a few extra pasos every month so you could live above the poverty level that the rest of his citizens are forced to suffer! Why spend your life in mizery up here in relative political freedom thanks to Bush, Reagan, Eisenhower, Teddy Rosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and other Conservatives? Just wondering..



posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 03:24 AM
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Originally posted by LittlePinky82
Also the whole Joe Biden and plagiarism thing is just b.s. He time and time again throughout that campaign credited who he was quoting except one time and he corrected the mistake like the next day. Also Bill Ayers was never convicted of a crime and I don't believe he ever served any crime either. If he was still such a terrorist like Sarah Palin kept claiming why didn't anyone call the FBI?


I take it you are a Obama supporter.

What is worse than not knowing the answers to candidate positions is ignoring the truth about them.

Do you seriously think that Ayers was not a terrorist?

Here's a riddle: Who said this:

“Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird, America is Great…” -

Here's a hint: A picture of him standing on the American flag.




[edit on 23-11-2008 by jsobecky]



posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 03:39 AM
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ALL THESE DEMOCRATIC REPLIES MEAN,is that education does not help in making sound decisions.
the people who are stating their negative opinions about barak,SIMPLY DON'T LIKE OR TRUST HIM. SO AS SOUTHERN GUARDIAN SAID,"GET USED TO IT."
and he did prey on the vote from the poor and uneducated. he lied at every oppurtunity. please don't try to refute that ,it really makes you look uninformed.



posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 03:41 AM
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Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
There was no deflection what so ever on there part.


I think you meant their part. You went to college, right?

Regardless, I know deflection when I see it. I'm right, you're wrong. End of discussion.



How can you possibly think that over 62 million people who came from different backgrounds, environments, cultures, races, religions genders are all uneducated?


I never said all Obama voters were uneducated. But the percentage that won the election for him were, to a very large part. I'm sure I could recreate the very same results as the videos today, because most Obama voters don't know the issues at all.

The people that truly understand the issues voted against Obama. That's why they lost. There are too few people in the US who are truly "educated".



posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 03:52 AM
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Originally posted by vBreezo
Perhaps it would be better if political commercials were banned and all potential voters were required to take a course in social issues before getting a permit to vote. Only those voters who could pass a "political awareness" test would be given a ballot to mail in by a deadline date.

An election decided by the masses of ignorant people who are easily influenced by propaganda campaigns are one of the reasons why a direct democracy was decided against and a representative republic was the choice of those who wrote the Constitution. (they knew human nature even though the concept of "mass media" was totally unknown at the time) The concept of a pure "Democracy" was feared by those liberal thinkers of the late 1700's which is why we have never truly had a democracy - here or anywhere else.


The current national election process is too long, requires too much money and the choices are too limited. No matter what, the power elite always wins; the people always lose.


yeah maybe we can make that part of our 50 hours of slavery,i mean,community service every year(100 HOURS FOR YOU COLLEGE PEOPLE). AND MY MOM,WHO IS 76 JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET AT IT!
senior citizens are included too.
i wonder how many obama supporters would have changed their mind if the msm had really pushed that into the public light every day !?!?!?!?!?!?!
and i do not disagree with educating people who have the right to vote, or silenceing
the msm pundents
[edit on 23-11-2008 by Spectre0o0]

[edit on 23-11-2008 by Spectre0o0]



posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 04:04 AM
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