The Misinformed Among Us Are Obama's Only Hope

Discussion in 'Politics' started by mudwhistle, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. mudwhistle
    Offline

    mudwhistle Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    65,217
    Thanks Received:
    11,922
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    Wetwang With Fimber, Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +26,176
    [​IMG]

    Start a discussion at work about the Occupy Wall Street crowd and see how many different opinions you get explaining who is really responsible for our lagging economy.

    I sometimes start asking people at work what they think is the cause of the bad economy and very few really know.

    Blacks almost always say Obama is heading us in the right direct. Things were bad before and they feel confident that he can do something if those Republicans would just get out of his way. The Democrats in the Senate have disappeared, and now, according to them, only the Republicans run our government. They only want to boot him out of office. They don't care about the country. All of the evils that Democrats were guilty of during the last years of the Bush Administration has been assigned to the GOP. Many of them when you mention the Tea Party think they're terrorists and racists. They forget that the Tea Party just wants us to quit spending. Any criticism of Obama causes them to shut down and stop responding.

    Blacks aren't alone. Other ethnic groups are just as lost on the issues. A Senior Citizen told me that Obama tried to stop the Republicans from passing the Stimulus. She claimed that Bush signed it into law, forgetting that not only did Obama sign it but no Republican voted for the thing. Most of them have forgotten that the reason we can't buy toilet paper at DPW is because Obama hasn't passed a budget since he's been in office.

    It can sometimes get frustrating dealing with folks that aren't engaged. They only halfway pay attention to the news which means they're usually so wrong you wonder where they've been. I would have to say that most people here on this site are much more informed then anyone at work that I talk to.


    In my opinion Obama's greatest asset is misinformation. He confuses the issues thus he confuses the public. He wants to act like he's the solution rather than problem. He's beginning to promise the world again like he did before he was elected and hopes we fall for it yet again. That's his only hope....because if the unvarnished truth was given to the voters Obama wouldn't have a chance of an ice-cube in Hell of getting re-elected.

    The media has a major role in all of this. The other day a caller told Rush Limbaugh during his radio talk-show that he witnessed the burning of the Air Force ROTC building at Kent State University on May 5th, 1970. He claimed the media covering the event gave advice to the arsonists that set the building ablaze. The protestors found it difficult to get a wooden annex to keep burning. Eventually the camera crew that was covering the event started giving advice on how to get it to light and stay lit. After 4 attempts they were finally successful, thus a better story that served the media's interests rather then the public-interests was invented.

    There are numerous reports of the media actually participating in OWS protests and acting in conjunction with them to present a better image to the public.

    The blame for most of the misinformation out there is a biased press, but much of it can be contributed to the complex nature of issues. I think most of it is the habit of much of the public to take things for granted without fact-checking. It doesn't help much that you really have to dig deep to find the truth. Not all of the press is left-leaning, but most are. Over 70% of them voted for Obama. Unless you work for Fox News you have to keep your own personal politics to yourself unless you're a liberal. You could find yourself out of a job.

    Most of the confusion is understandably the fault of the media, but much of it rests with the apathy most Americans inherently carry with them. Life has been good for most of us. Living during a time of decent economies and excellent job growth for the last 20-25 years has spoiled us. Now we have serious problems and it's clear that Obama isn't going to do what needs to be done and the GOP can't make him do it. He has nothing new to offer other than slogans and bumper-sticker ideas.....the exact same thing his campaign is accusing Herman Cain of.

    Obama's latest catch-phrase is "We Can't Wait For Congress To Act, So I'm Gonna Act On My Own". He is attempting to make it look like he's the only hope we have, but it's clear to anyone who's been paying attention he is partly if not greatly responsible for the poor economy. Problem is most of us aren't paying attention.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 6
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  2. strollingbones
    Online

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,563
    Thanks Received:
    15,607
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,875
    that is a lot of words to say....the gop is continuing to fuck up and will hand the election to obama
     
  3. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,104
    Thanks Received:
    9,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,387
    It's the misinformed that got him elected in the first place.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  4. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,121
    Thanks Received:
    10,159
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,669
    I disagree, it's not that people are misinformed. It's that they actually want big government socialist nanny state to care for them. They're helpless shitters who need a free asswipe.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,104
    Thanks Received:
    9,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,387
    Then allow me to replace "misinformed" with "gullible and ignorant".
     
  6. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,121
    Thanks Received:
    10,159
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,669
    and helpless. sheep.
     
  7. Truthmatters
    Offline

    Truthmatters BANNED

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    80,182
    Thanks Received:
    2,223
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +2,233
    what was the rights answer to our problems?


    A debt ceiling fiasco that caused us a finacial downgrade.
     
  8. C_Clayton_Jones
    Offline

    C_Clayton_Jones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    41,543
    Thanks Received:
    8,933
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    In a Republic, actually
    Ratings:
    +23,869
    Actually that’s the GOP, the misinformed believing the recession and current economic situation are Obama’s fault.

    Otherwise the misinformed are responsible for every president elected.
     
  9. mudwhistle
    Offline

    mudwhistle Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2009
    Messages:
    65,217
    Thanks Received:
    11,922
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    Wetwang With Fimber, Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +26,176
    Have you been listening exclusively to CNN?



    Yesterday CNN tried to convince their viewers that success was bad.

    Their example was a woman living in North Dakota who owned a small store that was experiencing a 300% increase in profits. The exploding oil drilling industry in her town was causing a boom to come to an area that before had little future.

    Their focus was on how she wished she could go back to the days when she could look out the front door of her trailer and see nothing but wide open spaces. Now she sees traffic. She sees other human beings with jobs and prosperity. The Horror.

    Now she says she has to lock her door. Terrible....terrible.



    Let's face it.....when common-sense is thrown out the window and you're living off of just how imaginative you're rhetoric is rather then how realistic it is, you can make a convincing case for yourself. The truth is none of this is actually making the problems go away. Obama has proved that he can't work with Congress.

    He's campaigning and claiming not to. (That alone would make me not trust him)

    He's going around Congress when it appears that Congress is not the problem. He is and the Democrat controlled Senate is. The house has already passed everything we need to get this country going again....but all of their hard work has been shit-canned by Harry Reid. The GOP can't do it alone. They've passed job bills, budgets, bills that will cut spending and get us headed in the right direction and it has gone nowhere. The only thing we've gotten done is raising the debt-ceiling. Nothing more. Obama got what he wanted. He told the GOP to go fuck themselves. He's doing it every day. He claims they won't work with him and then tells them to shove it......makes fun of them.

    The number one barrier to business growth in this country is the simple fact that nobody knows what this crazy MOFO is gonna do to attack business next. The uncertainty that a renegade government instills in the economy is a massive hindrance to job growth or growth of any kind.

    Stroll....I'm afraid you're selling my case for me.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  10. WatertheTree
    Offline

    WatertheTree Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,804
    Thanks Received:
    167
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +167
    They are Obama's fault. He has the power of the veto, and he doesnt use it.

    Why? Cause he is a corporate lap dog.
     

Share This Page