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Help Me Understand

I'm have a real hard time trying to make sense out of our political leadership these days. Can anybody make sense of this?

- Obama fired the CEO of GM (which he had no authority to do) for running a company badly, but he won't fire anyone for an intelligence and security failure that nearly cost the lives of an airliner full of people?

- The National Counterterrorism Center director is a villain for not cutting his vacation short after the bombing attempt, but Obama isn't?

- We can declassify intelligence information to talk about the crotch bomber, but we can't allow cameras into the health care debate?

- The companies that develop the drugs that improve my health are taking advantage of me, but a government that would use me as a cash cow to pay for some one else's health care isn't?

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Re: Help Me Understand

Expat,
If I could understand it coherantly enough to explain it to you I could probably solve the issues and would be appointed King of the world. Yep! That's me BunnySlayer the 1st. All bow down and adore me! Seriously, It's simply proof positive that those in power in our country have zero interest in solving issues. They are simply interested in getting re-elected, getting more power and lining their pockets at our expense. I believe this exists on both sides, especially here in California, where our Republicans are more left leaning then most Democrats and even bigger liars. Common sense isn't all that common and apparently has nothing to do whatsoever with how our nation is being mis-managed. Your credit card analogy on another thread was apt. Our leaders have a sense of entitlement that would shame Paris Hilton and it's our money, rights and property that they seem to believe their entitled to. Truly what we need is a political enema the size of the last Asian, tsunami to hit D.C and clean out all the....well.....you know.

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Simple one word answer ex, "Sheeple"

Sheeple have allowed themselves to be taken care of by an Obnoxiously Obese Sheeple Shepard who has promised them that he and only he can provide them with safety and security, fulfil all their wants and desires and to lead them to greener pastures and to protect them from the Big Bad Wolf. All the Sheeple Shepard asks for in return for all of this is an endless supply of Sheeple Hams, his favorite food. However his appetite grows larger and larger daily and he has become so Fat he can no longer protect the Sheeple from the Big Bad Wolf so he tells everyone that the Big Bad Wolf is just a misunderstood lil doggie who is no threat to the Sheeple and just need to be nice to him and he'll no longer be the Sheeples enemy.

Of course there are those that do not believe the Sheeple Shepard can or should be providing all of his services and that the cost in Sheeple Hams is way to great a price. They also know that the Big Bad Wolf is not just a simple lil doggie but is in fact, the blood thirsty Sheeple killer always known to be. They are know as Conservative Americans, AKA Sheeple Shepard Non-Believers.
Now when the Sheeple Shepard Non Believers speak out against this threat they themselves are now labeled Big Bad Wolves in Sheeples clothing and should not be trusted, exterminated even.

Where will it all end?
Will the Sheeple finally see the evil Sheeple Shepard for what he is?
Will they live happily ever after?
Will the Black Bears leave JTapia alone so he can kill a Deer? Cry baby
These are hard questions that have no easy answer. Think long and hard when you pull that lever or fill in the black bubble on the ballot, you may just get what you vote for.

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Expat, you're asking the wrong people to decipher this mess! We ALL don't understand!! Maybe some of our liberal friends understand this mess, but I don't see them to eager to jump in and help us out. Evil! Oh SoCo where are you? We need to be enlightened!

Jtapia, I wanna know what you were drinking (or smoking?) when you wrote your post? I want some! lol Ha ha!

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I've seen SoCo posting on other forums, but he's been avoiding this one. I don't know whether it's because he got fed up with it, or whether the Obama kool-aid is starting to disagree with him and he's worried he'll get jumped by the "I told you so" crowd. If memory serves, he's a small business owner -- and Obama ain't exactly helping those people out.

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I'd try and help you understand this expat, but I don't understand any of it myself.

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I think to be able to understand it, you have to be able to do things like believe that a Republican who makes a stupid comment is racist, but a Democrat who makes a racist comment is just stupid.

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expatriate wrote:
I think to be able to understand it, you have to be able to do things like believe that a Republican who makes a stupid comment is racist, but a Democrat who makes a racist comment is just stupid.

And I found nothing about that senator's comment about Obama to be anything remotely racist or suggestive of racist. It sounded to me to be a simple observation that sounded to me like an admirable compliment to Obama. I don't get how that's racist. I just don't get it. Sorry expat I just can't explain any of it to you. You understand the stupidity of it all, so that's all that really matters. That's all there is to understand about it really.

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If Sarah Palin had commented that Obama was liked more because he was "light skinned" and had "no negro dialect, unless he wanted one", what do you think would have happened? That's the part that really irritates me -- the utter hypocrisy of both the Democrats and the media. It's not so much the comments themselves, but the blatant double standard held when dealing with such things, and the ability to keep a straight face and act like there's nothing wrong with that. Don Imus got dragged through the wringer and nearly destroyed for less -- and he's an entertainer. But we'll accept it from the Senate Majority Leader?

It's all just creepy to me. I remember seeing interviews with Ferdinand Marcos on TV, and how he could look right in the camera and say the most bold faced ridiculous stuff without a hint of embarrassment or shame -- on par with "Oh, no...I don't know what you're talking about; there is no war in Afghanistan." We saw the same thing with Saddam and Baghdad Bob during the war. So this just strikes me as the kind of thing tin-horn dictators do -- no leader in our nation should ever stoop so low.

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I too miss SoCo posting here. I liked the yin yang kind of thing. Posting here can be a bit like preaching to the choir. I agree with the Palin comparison. They would have crucified her and rightly so. Funny how they won't do the same to a lefty. Again with the double standard.

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Lefties are nuts!

Bunny, I wouldn't mind a bit of a debate - SoCo is usually ok, but some lefties are just plains nuts. You can't debate with unreasonable people who make ridiculous statements. Geez, even on a national level lefties are nuts. Look at what 'ole Harry is getting away with. If ANY conservative, and I mean ANYBODY said anything even close to his remarks - the whole Republican party would be crucified for the statement.

You're right Expat - it all gives me the creeps too! Wacko

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