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The most dangerous foe?
« on: November 05, 2008, 09:55:56 am »
It may well be the press!

All along, the major news media has annointed Obama and taken every opportunity to diss McCain/Palin. They have promoted the 'change' wave of emotion espoused by Obama never expaining that it may only mean that you get to change underwear with your neighbor.

It is apparant in the election that the econimic crisis was the major vote driver. I know the economy is in the tank, but the press has POUNDED that topic every single newscast for quite a while. (The fear, panic and foreboding may well have vastly exacerbated the downturn in the economy.) Now, did they do that for ratings or did they do it in part to generate a 'throw the bums out' backlash against the Republicans to insure their 'anointed one' won?

The examples are many, but my question is this: is the current news media SO influential that they pose a real danger to democracy operating the way it is supposed to? Apparantly, far too many voters are not smart enough to sort out the wheat from the chaff when listening to the news. 

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    Re: The most dangerous foe?
    « Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 10:25:44 am »
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    the econimic crisis was the major vote driver.
    So people turned to those that caused this economic crisis in the first place.  Brilliant. 
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    « Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 10:31:13 am »
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        George,  I had the same feeling.   It was an angry reaction against the Rebuplican Administration  of George Bush,  amongst the other  issues.  That anger really raised a groundswell.

       No problem for you and me though.    Barack Obama is going to redistribute wealth,   use gov't financing of a Civilian Security Force (whatever that is),  and    propose stricter gun regulations.  So you and I are gonna make out like bandits.  Whose lookin' out for you?   

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    « Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 02:19:38 pm »
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    « Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 02:47:31 pm »
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't GWB actually try to solve the sub-prime mortgage problem before it became a problem a few years back? Why wasn't that little tidbit raised?

    Also, GeorgeHill;

    Are you referring to the fact that a good chunk of the Democrat Party were all in for this sub-prime thing and made it law that the banks had to issue mortgages to those unable to pay then off?
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    « Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 04:57:08 pm »
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't GWB actually try to solve the sub-prime mortgage problem before it became a problem a few years back? Why wasn't that little tidbit raised?

    From my understanding you are correct.  The problem is that GWB joined the rest of the morons that passed it.  ::)

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    « Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 09:19:48 pm »
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't GWB actually try to solve the sub-prime mortgage problem before it became a problem a few years back? Why wasn't that little tidbit raised?

    Also, GeorgeHill;

    Are you referring to the fact that a good chunk of the Democrat Party were all in for this sub-prime thing and made it law that the banks had to issue mortgages to those unable to pay then off?

    We wouldn't want the press to confuse anyone with the facts, now, would we?

    I agree that Bush hasn't been a fiscal conservative, but if you listen to the press, everything is Bush's fault, including dandruff and halitosis!

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    « Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 08:38:28 pm »
    "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people." H.L. Menchen


    Americans are truly the most stupid people in the world. The people in Congress caused the economic mess we're in. Of the Congress-Critters who were up for reelection, we returned 95% of them to Congress. I lost all respect for the American public during the Cabbage Patch Doll craze several years ago. As a nation, we are dumd, lazy, greedy and spoiled. We'll beleive any sh** that comes out of the boob tube. Maybe we need to be slapped back into reality.

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    « Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 01:02:03 am »
    I think that historically the US can be compared to the Weimar Republic in Germany.  We needed change and elected Hitler.

    Hitler didn't promise total destruction.  Remember that the Volkswagon (Peoples Car) was the wealth invested by the German people who would all receive a car.  Never happened as you know.

    We let the schools be taken over by Liberals and our kids be swayed by idiots like Jon Stewert.

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    « Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008, 02:24:48 am »
    You think the economy is bad now wait until Big 'O' gets his taxes rolling.  People are bailing out of the market in order to beat his up-and-coming taxes.  About the time the market is really beat to hell his taxes should be coming on line.  This should be just what it takes to push us into a full scale depression.  After all, taxing the country out of a recession worked so well for Hoover and Carter.  :banghead
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    « Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 06:35:24 pm »
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