Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by The Man @ Lunch, Aug 8, 2007.
It's all in the polls, folks:
I just think George W. Bush is doing a good job with Iraq and everything else, said Susan Brand, 47, a housecleaner in Burnsville Minnesota. Hes a straight up Republican. He says things are going well there.
This is just sad.
Chrys Hills, from Platte, Missouri, a 70 year- old retired planner in a railroad office: If you listen to the news, we are cleaning up parts of Iraq and the people are starting to tell us where the bad guys are.
I was hearing this exact same thing three years ago.
Your out to lunch alright!
it seems to me..
This is proof that Bush Haters don't know the enemy from a hole in the ground...
I think this is hugely indicative of why the U.S. is facing such a crisis when it comes to our government. Basically, these good-hearted people are saying - "I believe him because he says so." A representative republic is doomed to failure with this type of mentality because it means that we will continue to elect the representatives who say what we want to hear, without verifying if they actually do what they say they are going to do.
I say frequently on this board that I think most Americans are lazy when it comes to our government. After a day of worrying about our jobs, our families, our financial situations, our futures...most people don't want to sit in front of their computers and talk politics, read various blogs and news sources, they want to sit in front of their computers and play games or look at Brittney Spear's crotch. They don't want to read a paper, they want to read People magazine...they don't want to watch the news - they want to watch people pretending to be pirates cooking or dancing or singing for millions of dollars.
Until we realized that in addition to our responsibilities to our families, jobs, bank accounts, and futures...we also must consider our responsibility to our nation...we are going to continue to see people who can't identify their state representatives, the Speaker of the House, the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, etc....but who answer poll questions and vote in elections - essentially on "the word" of whoever was given the first 10 minutes of the news before tomorrow's weather.
The Americans you are describing are called Liberals...
Good post Gem....
The Americans I am describing are Liberals.
And Libertarians, Anarchists, Green Party followers, Religious Nuts, Hippies, Gun-Toting Rednecks, Environment Obsessed Hybrid Drivers, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.
Many Americans (in my more cynical moods, I would say MOST Americans) have no idea who most of the people currently in government are and what they say they stand for (let alone what they really stand for).
They look for the person who is most loudly saying what they think they believe...whether its "Fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here." or "The world has a fever!" and follows it blindly.
So your saying the average uninformed American should not have the right vote...
of course not...just that we got the dumbed down government we deserve.
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