Why do Conservative Republicans Support Politicians Who Ignore The Public?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dante, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Dante
    Offline

    Dante On leave Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    52,463
    Thanks Received:
    3,324
    Trophy Points:
    1,825
    Location:
    On leave
    Ratings:
    +6,054
    2 examples: Dick Cheney and George Bush

    Cheney on why he didn't serve or volunteer to defend America when other young men were doing so---and dying:

    Bush: just google: bush ignores public opinion or any similar phrase with Bush on the querry.

    sigh

    crazies expressing faux outrage at proponents of health care reform are soooooooooooooooo hypocritical and clueless.
     
  2. Gem
    Offline

    Gem BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,080
    Thanks Received:
    782
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +782
    I guess what I find interesting is that, in spite of what I'm guessing was your outrage at Bush and Cheney ignoring public opinion regarding the war in Iraq...you now seem to be saying that its ok for the President and other politicians to ignore public opinion because they know what is right for us.

    Is it just because the politicians you personally support are in power now? Because you personally agree with "Obamacare?" Or is there another reason why you feel that it was wrong for politicians to ignore public opinion then...but that it is appropriate for them to do so now?

    From my perspective, it seems that while it is not always possible for the average citizen to have an understanding of what is going on "on the ground" in a warzone...it is possible for an average citizen to educate themselves about a bill and make an informed opinion regarding it...so the two scenarios you have put forward (the war in Iraq vs. Obama's health care plan) aren't exactly equal.

    I'm interested to see what your point here is exactly....are you just playing the "well you guys did it...so now we're gonna do it and you shouldn't complain!" game? Or do you have another purpose in mind?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. VaYank5150
    Offline

    VaYank5150 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,779
    Thanks Received:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,055
    Good post Dev. I wonder where all of these GOP protesters were when Cheney basically told them to STFU and sit down?
     
  4. VaYank5150
    Offline

    VaYank5150 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,779
    Thanks Received:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,055
    What makes you think Obama is ignoring public opinion?
     
  5. manu1959
    Offline

    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Messages:
    13,761
    Thanks Received:
    1,625
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    california
    Ratings:
    +1,626
    well....more than half the folks are against health care yet he presses on.....i would assume that all the same people that were against the war under bush are all still against it yet he presses on....
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Soggy in NOLA
    Offline

    Soggy in NOLA Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    32,679
    Thanks Received:
    4,316
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,415
    Because Cheney was telling dipshits like YOU to STFU and sit down..
     
  7. VaYank5150
    Offline

    VaYank5150 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,779
    Thanks Received:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,055
    They are??? I had no idea so many people were against health care?
     
  8. Soggy in NOLA
    Offline

    Soggy in NOLA Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    32,679
    Thanks Received:
    4,316
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,415
    That's not all you have no idea about.
     
  9. Soggy in NOLA
    Offline

    Soggy in NOLA Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2009
    Messages:
    32,679
    Thanks Received:
    4,316
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,415
    You're just another clueless libtard.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. VaYank5150
    Offline

    VaYank5150 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,779
    Thanks Received:
    1,047
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +1,055
    Playground vocabulary and logic. I am SO glad you found these boards, soggy.
     

Share This Page