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Is America's Love Affair with Stupidity Finally Over?

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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
reply to post by kosmicjack
 





Is it okay that these people are as manipulative as they are smart?


Good question....these "smart" folks are planting the seeds of their own inevitable destruction...




posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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I'm going to go on record here and state that not very many politicians are smart I would say criminal minded is more of the term your looking for. People which appear to be smart but really they are just smiling in your face while thy are robbing you blind.

As far as stupidity being over in the US? Have you looked at the Whitehouse.gov website and seen the policies he wants to enact? I'd say they are, um, generic.

We just entered into the age of stupidity, he got elected because the media refused to ask him hardball questions. Making him look all smart meanwhile they were relentless on McCain and Palin.

Nothing but positive media attention combined with pandering to the audience with the constant message of Hope and Change, making people believe they are voting for hope when in reality they are voting out of fear of having 4 more years of the past 8 years, and you get a Barack Obama for president.

No, no, no I'm with nyk537 on this one the stupidity is only getting more wide spread.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by Leo Strauss
With the inauguration of Obama and the resounding booing of Bush along with the obligatory Nah Nah Nah Nah, Nah Nah Nah Nah, Hey Hey, Good Bye! (Which was blocked by the MSM) I have just a little hope for the resurgence of intelligence.


I watched the inauguration on MSNBC, and they didn't block out the crowd singing that song.

As far as having "just a little hope for the resurgence of intelligence," well, I have to admit that I lost the little hope I had when Barack Obama voted for the bailout bill. I would be much more hopeful if Ron Paul was elected.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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Ron Paul would have been good. As far as the media supposedly being harsh on McCain/Palin I say they were doing their job. Palin was just a horrible choice. Until you are honest about that and question why she was picked over so many other more qualified VP candidates you will be just as lost as those giving blind no-questions-asked support to the new guys.

The choice of Palin was the epitome of stupidity. I know that hurts but it is absolutely true. Digest it.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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mmm,maybe you will get your answer in 4 years time.
If we're talking about president elect Arnie schwarzenegger in 2012 then the answer to the op's question is NO!!



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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i sure hope not....

us brits need our pedestal hee hee hee
every nationality needs at least one thing about themslfs that other nationlitys can have a laugh over (in a nice non racist way obviously)

im scottish. . . and from uk, go nuts


[edit on 21-1-2009 by boaby_phet]



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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I think this is relevant to thread seeing as how it pertains to stupidity in America and the politicians are American.

If you want to make the right comparison of VP to VP Palin runs circles around Biden.

In fact, we now have tweedle dee and tweedle dumb running the country.

"I got 3 letters for you J-O-B-S"


It doesn't hurt, I'm just aw struck that you can call Palin stupid when Biden is VP.

Your the perfect example of the effects of media bias.

Edit to add,

I'm not calling you stupid.

[edit on 21-1-2009 by Hastobemoretolife]



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by boaby_phet
i sure hope not....

us brits need our pedestal hee hee hee
every nationality needs at least one thing about themslfs that other nationlitys can have a laugh over (in a nice non racist way obviously)

im scottish. . . and from uk, go nuts





Don't know about you folks north of the border but take a look at our English towns and cities.I think if stupidity was an Olympic event then we would be bringing home the gold.
Sorry team u.s.a. you'll have to settle for silver.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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dude,i stay in blackpool.....

nuff said lol


hahha



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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People in this country, if anything, are dumber and more hopeless than ever.


Would you like to know what kind of mad genius type of conspiracy that we are up against?


Our citizens just willingly elected a man to our presidency that is a hand spun tool of the Illuminati. Can anyone not see that the PTB are simply screwing with our minds?

First they play bad cop with Bush Jr. who was hated and despised, they rob the treasury blind, rape the oil fields of the middle east, terrorize the entire world for eight years and then POOF...gone.

Then in comes the "good" cop....squawking on and on about change...yet he runs with the very same criminal dogs who dry humped us the first time. He is a member of the CFR for crying out loud.

Obama comes in and plays the kinder gentler tyrant to the masses of idiots who have been beaten down and are willing to accept anyone into power who isn't George Bush. Nothing will change!! Our taxes will go up....the wars will still drag on...the criminals in the house and senate will continue to pander to corporate giants...and meanwhile our quality of life will diminish by 50%. But it's ok because we are "sacrificing" for the great Obama lord.

We have been had once again. The new boss is the same as the old boss, only now the new boss has several million drooling, brainwashed followers willing to drink arsenic kool aid and attack anyone who even questions their dear leader. Now that the whole thing hinges upon race, you pretty much CAN"T question him without being labeled a racist or chastised as someone who just doesn't want to get with the program.

The whole thing is one masterful cinematic production and I must say they really out-did themselves this time around. The PTB, the real power brokers, are so much smarter and head and shoulders above our dumbed down populace that it is like taking candy away from a mentally retarded baby.


Americans think they have just taken part in some kind of revolution, but the truth is they just handed the weasel the keys to the hen house.

They stole your pensions, they are stealing your homes and equity, and next they will be coming for your very right to exist.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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Yea the American Sheeple just fell for the biggest scam ever, suckers! Liberals Lose!



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:11 AM
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Which means you also lose. Democratic Republic, remember?



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:13 AM
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Stupidity has just begun because we live in a society that idolizes the likes of Paris Hilton, Jackass TV, and pathetic reality TV shows. We as Americans readily digest whatever is spoon fed to us through every MSM outlet. We have been slowly programmed to be stupid over that past 15 years or so.

Our current President is a direct result of the stupidification (new word) of America. Same *snip* different day. Don't take the hoodwinks off or you may be shocked at what you see.

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Ignorance is bliss. The new administration wants you to believe that the government has all of the answers. "Let us take care of you and your bank accounts" "Let our doctors take care of you" We know what is best for this country. Just take the pill and keep quiet.

[edit on 21-1-2009 by jibeho]



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by BlackOps719



Now that the whole thing hinges upon race, you pretty much CAN"T question him without being labeled a racist or chastised as someone who just doesn't want to get with the program.




very good post, especially this part, i was actually just thinking about that.
when obama makes a mistake, or does something unpopular, will calling him out on it be "racism"
also, will we ever be able to elect another white person to office without folks being up in arms about "race"



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
He's smart and has surrounded himself with smart people. No one can look at his campaign ground game and say otherwise.


ME! I CAN!
(but you knew that I would, didn't ya?
)

Those he is surrounding himself with ... hmmm ...

Eric Holder of pardongate fame.

Rahm Emanuel - rich guy into banking and from Chicago-land politics - and the BLAGO connection.

And then there is Hillary. I think she is more than capable of doing the job. Very smart. BUT ... she's not 'change' and definately scary to may republicans AND democrats.

But the biggie .. Bill Richardson. I thought he'd be the best choice for the dems for POTUS ... but turns out that Obama's cabinet pick (after he defected from the Clinton camp) has some possible illegal problems of his own to deal with.

The ones he surrounded himself with and threw under the bus when it turned out they were a liability .... Rev. WRight, Bill Ayers, Auchi, Rashid Khalidi, Rezko, Emil Jones, Haywood, Gorman, Abbruzzese ... and there are so many more!



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Yes We Can, elect Socialistic Dictators!

Government is the answer

TO EVERYTHING!



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Sorry guys I remember when the NWO crowd here on ATS was predicting GWB was going to institute martial law and complete the takeover of the US.
Not to many threads about that these days.

Politicians respond to pressure and if there is one thing we Americans have done, or better yet, have not done is hold them accountable.

Does that mean that all wealthy people are Evil? I certainly know they are not all Good. I am looking for a little gray area. Grassroots activism. Change is from the bottom up. Obama is not my God. He'd better deliver or I will work (not blog) work against him. He has already disappointed me with some of his decisions.

If he is as smart as I think he is he will operate on the margins and get what he can done. We all know what happens to politicians that go to far off the MIC playbook. They aren't around for very long.

Sometimes around here I get tired of the NWO stuff. Like that guy in garage with his guns screaming for the NWO to "come and git me New World Order" flashing his guns like a pervert in the park. It was stupid funny and dangerous kind of like the last administration.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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Not only the American populace, the world populace. People around me are all glassy-eyed when they see Obama on TV. Some people in Europe are actually calling him a messiah. And the people around me are calling me negative because I am one who wants to see what he's going to do first instead of having instant hope that the situation we all are in is going to change for the better.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 12:08 PM
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No I'm affraid its still going strong, you only have to look at some of the comments here on ATS from Americans to see that. Obama may be full of good idea's and have honesty and good intentions but if he treads that path will he end up dead?

Or will it just be more of the same but wth just a different face.



posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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Is America's love affair with stupidity over? It doesn't seem as though it is. Our latest election was basically a media-driven popularity contest, the winner of which was one of the more underqualified candidates in memory. Obama won because he made a load of promises that he obviously can't keep (and, shockingly enough, he's already backtracking). The man's a politician, nothing more, and said what he needed in order to get elected. Not that any of this is a surprise, they all do it, but its amazing that people still bought it, hook, line and sinker considering how many times they've fallen for it in the past.

What's left is just as I said above: one of the more underqualified presidential election winners in memory at a time when this country faces dire challenges on multiple fronts. Good luck to him...and the rest of us, too. We're all going to need it.

On the bright side, at least he's the president and not Biden. Obama is in over his head, which is plenty dangerous enough in these times, but Biden scares the hell out of me.



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