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zclark1994
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E: 1.55, S: -1.04

« on: August 27, 2009, 09:59:22 pm »

Why weren't these people more vocal back in 2007 or 2008, when Obama's health care plan was first proposed?

It just sank in that, yes, a Negro is in the White House. Grab yer guns, boys!
Jesus, this guy is dropping like a rock. I thought he would drop some, find some support for a few months, then drop some more, but instead he's just dropping like a rock. This summer has been a nightmare. The talk of sleeping giants, peaceful revolution, a grassroots movement like never before, and the depth of passion is terrifying. It certainly wasn't reflected in the polls this spring. How did we go from 60+% approval and adoring crowds to peaceful revolution, screaming and shouting in a couple months? What happened to the middle phase where people begin to express disapproval but aren't going crazy?

Where does it end? What can Obama possibly do? If this goes on for the next 3 years, Obama will be fleeing the country taking a private charter plane to France before the end of his term rather than running for re-election.

Why weren't these people more vocal back in 2007 or 2008, when Obama's health care plan was first proposed?

To answer your question of Why these people weren't more vocal in 2007 + 2008, it was b/c they didn't like Bush, McCain, or Obama.  I have heard it argued that If McCain had not chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate, and had been able to energize the republican electorate, he could have won the election by a thin margin.  Of course this is just a thesis, and it's also my opinion.

The last time something like this happened was probably back in 1994, when the last healthcare debate was going on.  I don't mean to copy fox news hosts, but the same thing happened.  Dems tried to do to much to fast, and were to far to the left, and lost their A) majority, and B) chance of having a long term majority.

Today we see the same thing happening.  Democrats are once again trying to do to much to fast, and are losing the american people.  They have re-energized that part of the Republican Electorate that was once dormant.  Had Clinton stayed on the Left, it is very possible that President Dole would have been a reality.  However, Clinton moved right to the center, and signed everything that came to his desk.

And to the people who always say that Republicans will never lose an election again and will go the way of the Federalists and the Whig's, I have one thing to say.  During the 86th united states congress, things were not looking to good for Republicans.  They had 35/100 seats in the senate, and 153 seats in the house compared to the Democrats 283 house seats and 65 senate seats.  Just about 8 short years later, Richard Nixon became president of the united states, and won re-election by a pretty good margin (520-17 electoral votes).  Even though democrats continued to dominate the house for several years, the tide turned.

Heres the facts, america is in a state of constant political evolution and change.  just because you won a landslide one year (2008 for Dems, 1988 for republicans) doesn't mean that it you are guaranteed safety in the next election (1992, Clinton elected in a landslide).

And republicans are not racists, although their are some bad apples, don't try and invalidate all of the Tea parties, Healthcare Protesters, and opponents of Obama by calling them racists.  Although I have heard some pretty outrageous things said, and would personally prefer if the debate was centered around issues that are real like how for profit insurance is supposed to compete with a public option that you don't even have to pay for or how much this plan will increase the debt by, whatever helps stop this works for me.
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zclark1994
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E: 1.55, S: -1.04

« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 02:37:19 pm »

Is gallup not posting anything today, I hate Labor day so much.
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zclark1994
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E: 1.55, S: -1.04

« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 03:00:21 pm »

Is gallup not posting anything today, I hate Labor day so much.

Labor day polling is horrible anyway.

Yeah, it's just my first Labor Day in which I wanted to look at the polls.  Just got into politics last year.
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zclark1994
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 05:26:45 pm »

I can't wait until 2012 when that damn Socialist gets voted out of office. His approvals will be 20% on election day. Starting on Jan 20, 2013, Ron Paul will bring Capitalism back to America.

Haha, lol, Ron paul won't ever win.  He won't get on the Republican ticket or the democrat ticket.
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