So Obama has been re-elected. Did the American people get the government they deserve? (Snip) Chávez fits the mold. He tries to create favor with the people and also with Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Ecuador. He is unscrupulous, and, while intellectually challenged, he has managed to mislead, deceive, and betray his people even as he holds them in his grip. He has ruined the state´s main source of revenue, the oil industry. He has alienated and pursued the more intelligent and resistant people of his country and done consistent damage to the economy.
Comments: I saw the description of Hugo Chavez as "eerily" similar to 0bama. Did these two go to school together in some third world country, learning to hate the industrialist in their countries that could make their Nation´s truly "hope and change" for their people?
Was just listening to Bootz on the radio,talking about a story about some welfare hog compliaining about not getting heatng assistance. In the video you can see she has a 50 inch TV,Exbox and all the other luxuries that normal people have to work for. She was also obese. This is Obama´s America and exemplifies why the country is going down the toilet. We have some states attacking unions but until someone has the guts to crackdown on these welfare criminals, we´ll never see any sense of normalcy come back. There has to be some kind of movement to deprive the government of having the money to feed the welfare hog,plantation residents.
Conservatism will be gone with us baby boomers. Gen X, Y, and Z, illegal immigrants, Democrats and their special interest, greens and LGBTs, all of them will have the government they voted for and therefore deserve. I´m glad I won´t be around for it, but I weep for our children. It is too late for them now.
I don´t know how to address that question. There is no "the people".
Each person will only have an opinion about what his government is doing and proposing to do. He does not think collectively.
It is government that creates subsets of people based on race, sex, sexual behavior, religion, wealth, and other criteria. The reasons may be as simple as divide-and-rule or based upon dogma or even the desire to atone for past injuries.
Governments treat the subsets differently and favor some and punish others. The favored groups will tend to approve, the not favored will complain.
We might use Affirmative Action as an example of mild favoritism to correct a wrong.
At the opposite extreme would be genocide such as Hitler planned for Jews.
And somewhere in between might be ethnic cleansing where people are forced from their lands and become refugees.
I didn´t vote for any of them but I will be going down the rat hole to hell with them because the drag will be so great. I find it disconcerting that the only thing obama has asked these people to do for themselves and America is sign up for more "gov´t freebies". He has asked the workers to be taxed more so more can be given away to his voters. He has asked nothing of the leeches. Unmarried women with children is the main reason for poverty. While he insists that women get "free" birth control he isn´t telling women to take the pills. We are sunk.
The gimme crowd voted for Obama. In one short month he will give them new taxes to implement Obamacare, higher tax rates, reduced unemployment benefits, cuts to military and entitlements and an IRS that knows everything about their health. That was passed more than a year ago, signed by President Obama and takes effect unless Congress and the President can agree on a change. IMHO, they should let it happen.
What idiot question is this? Venezuelans voted for Chavez, again. So yes, they deserve every bit of him. Here we lost an opportunity to right a sinking ship because we ran a poor campaign with no fire to name one reason. If anyone can figure out a way of separating 50% of the people from the other so they can have their own country, I want to know. Don´t think Texas can fit 80 plus millions.
I do have a little hope, but that hope rests on "our" 50% of the country --i.e. the 50% who still believe in a free opportunity society-- taking their children out of the Leftist indoctrination factories called public schools.
Parents and grandparents, take your children out of the public schools. And refuse to send them to Leftist colleges or universities. There ARE alternatives.
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