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Question: How stupid was the average American voter on November 2, 2010?
Mr. Potato Head   -5 (14.3%)
a potato   -6 (17.1%)
your pet's favorite toy   -2 (5.7%)
an amoeba   -9 (25.7%)
Alfred E. Neumann   -13 (37.1%)
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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2010, 03:08:46 pm »
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People just want things to get done. If they don't think the party in power is doing it, they will vote them out. And before anyone jumps in and says more laws were passed by this congress than ever before, I would say that that is irrelevant to voters. If you can't show them how you benefit them, or the country, you are done. You can cut taxes for voters, but if you don't talk about it every second, or send them a check with the money, they won't know. It may be great public policy to just add it to your paycheck, but good public policy without good politics loses at the polls.

Does that make Americans stupid? Maybe, but it's not as if their stupidity has a partisan leaning. It was the Democrats who were stupid not to slap the voters across the face with a list of their achievements/ tell them what they have done specifically for them (btw, is this an elitist thing to say, Vepres?). I very rarely heard Democrats mention that now you can't be denied health coverage for pre-existing conditions or that your children can stay on your insurance till you are 26. Those are popular things, but the Democrats never sold it. Actually the Tom Periello race shows you that people like it when you stand up for your convictions. If every Democrat had done that, especially those in more Democratic districts in the Midwest, there might be more of them on capitol hill right now.
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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2010, 04:16:44 pm »
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A colossal majority of people in most of countries are stupid. Americans have the same share of stupid people, but stupid Americans tend to be more stupid than stupid people in other countries. That's this country's main problem.

Stupid in different ways, I'd say...not more stupid. Look at the Greanpeace idiots trying to block the atomic waste transport in France and Germany...

In terms of stupididity, they don't even minimally come close to the most intelligent of teabaggers.
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« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2010, 10:22:41 am »
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A colossal majority of people in most of countries are stupid. Americans have the same share of stupid people, but stupid Americans tend to be more stupid than stupid people in other countries. That's this country's main problem.

Stupid in different ways, I'd say...not more stupid. Look at the Greanpeace idiots trying to block the atomic waste transport in France and Germany...

In terms of stupididity, they don't even minimally come close to the most intelligent of teabaggers.

I think they're every bit as stupid as the teabaggers, if not more....but I guess it depends what you consider important.
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« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2010, 10:55:31 am »
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I think what you all need to understand is that most ordinary people are not stupid (no more stupid than people who follow politics closely - or indeed politicians and political operatives themselves - anyway). There is a rational basis behind almost every vote cast in a proper election.

The issue is not - and is never - stupidity, but ignorance. And that word is not meant as a term of abuse; it is a perfectly justified ignorance. Most ordinary people do not follow politics at all; they only really tune in when elections loom and even then they don't follow the campaigns in the way that we do. Which means that rational decisions are often founded on deeply inaccurate assumptions, producing election results that might seem like the result of stupidity (even if the aren't) to the politically obsessive.
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« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2010, 02:25:31 pm »
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A colossal majority of people in most of countries are stupid. Americans have the same share of stupid people, but stupid Americans tend to be more stupid than stupid people in other countries. That's this country's main problem.

Stupid in different ways, I'd say...not more stupid. Look at the Greanpeace idiots trying to block the atomic waste transport in France and Germany...

In terms of stupididity, they don't even minimally come close to the most intelligent of teabaggers.

By which I suppose you mean that the teabaggers have the temerity to disagree with you while the Greenpeacers don't.
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« Reply #55 on: December 12, 2010, 10:29:07 pm »
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American electorate is stupid. It was stupid in 2008 it is stupid now, now matter who is winning.
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That has got to be one of the most retarded proposals I have read on this forum.

Don't worry, I'm sure more will crop up shortly.
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