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Doc.. You are obfuscating.(Of course I realize that's your job) Those on welfare for generations are not even included in the unemployment statistics. Many work under the table for cash and get welfare. 40% of all government jobs are in reality welfare programs.
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Charlie Rangel: ISIS No Threat to US

Optimista Wrote: 6 hours ago (3:33 PM)
I take term limits and the amateurs over the entrenched professional politicians any day!
Capt.. Your post wasn't displayed as I wrote mine.
doleary.. What was the perpetrators motivation ? You answer that question and you have your answer. We have a Jihadist in jail who killed 14 of his fellow soldiers while yelling Aluah Ahkbar. Or fearless leader and his liberal minions tagged it as " Workplace Violence".
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Is It As Close As That?

Optimista Wrote: 6 hours ago (3:09 PM)
Darb.. They go by the name " Red Barrettes".
Would work for me just fine. Isn't it the way we all get by everyday in our lives?
You are arguing about technicalities. The bottom line is that today over 40% of the electorate votes themselves freebies. They have no skin in the game. So essentially the 50% paying taxes are being shaken down against their will. That is called extortion. Isn't there something in the constitution against that?
I believe Mark Steyn summed it it up beautifully. The problem is that most people don't get wise until middle age. In the meantime, they will participate in many elections whose negative effects will take the rest of their lives to balance. I say raise the voting age to 25 and restrict it the those who actually pay taxes. You go to the polling place with your voter ID and your paid tax receipt. We would be in great shape in one generation.
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Is It As Close As That?

Optimista Wrote: 11 hours ago (10:41 AM)
And since local elections are tougher to control, they are more prone to voter fraud as well. The Democratic push against Voter ID confirms that that rigging local elections has been their mainstay to hang on to power. And local elections are where the real power is at. Without dingy Harry and Senate the Dems and especially Obama would have had a dismal 6 years.
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Is It As Close As That?

Optimista Wrote: 11 hours ago (10:35 AM)
I have a problem with " The GOP underestimated the Dems groundgame". The tide was clearly rolling in Romney direction after the first debate. Had he followed through with the same energy he would have destroyed Obama. Obama was no intellectual match to Romney. So what happened. Is it just a Kabuki dance as someone already suggested? I have long believed that the presidency gets rotated by agreement. The local elections are tougher to control and hence the constant vitriol against the Tea Party by both sides.
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