Pander to me!

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  1. Unkotare
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    Everyone bitches about how phoney and dishonest politicians are, but would they behave the way they do if it weren't effective? Just months before the election obama suddenly cares about Latino-Americans? Could this shit be more transparent? Instead of being offended that some BS pol takes them for such fools, people eat it up like they can't get enough.


    We get the clowns we deserve.
     
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    Obama really got to you all, didn't he.. Good.
     
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    The republicans also had 3 years and 7 months to pass the Dream act which would have settled at least a large part of the immigration problem. Getting pissy because Obama recognised the political value of picking this sweet low hanging fruit is just "sour grapes".

    Innaction does have consequences after all. Go figure.
     
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    Great job missing the point.
     
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    All politics is ultimately "What's in it for me".

    Sorry, guy, that's the trap of democracy.

    Few people walk into a voting booth and say, "Dammit, I'm voting for BOb because he's going to totally screw me over, even if he's going to be good for the rest of the country."

    The caveat is, a lot of people who vote for Republicans vote against their own interests because they are usually too stupid to recognize them.

    Which is why you've been voting for Plutocrat stooges for 30 years, and oddly, abortion is still legal... but your job is going to China.
     
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    That was a good example of a dog that can be expected to drool at the dinner bell...
     
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    Yes, you are, Cleetus.

    The fact you think these "illegals" are the source of misery in your life is telling. You are in the same boat they are. YOu just don't realize it.
     
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    Yeah weren't the crazies screaming about how tough Obama is with all the deportations? Hmmmm mixed messages from Obama, no way lmao
     
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    Exactly. The dream act was passed by the house and senate, then the GOP did what it does best, abused the filibuster.
    Now that Obama has stopped deporting a small fraction of these individuals, it has been wildly popular with the american people and the GOP can't stand it.
    Pandering to only the far right fringe is not going win them any kind of major support.
     
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    Sometimes you have no choice.
    You don't really trust either side so what do you do?
    Vote for what's in front of you...vote for the side that you think will generally steer the country in the direction that you agree with, or vote for the policies that you agree with (regardless of whether you believe that they will be delivered or not).
    Or don't vote I suppose.
     
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