The American People Have Spoken! [Pic]

Submitted by: Buiadh 5 years ago in

Are Americans never satisfied?
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Male 1,239
[quote]It`s funny how much you two rag on folks like 5Cats and Ollie, but you two are just the polar opposites.[/quote]

So much, this. What`s worse is they represent so many people like themselves who spend more time arguing with each other about talking points and hating the other that no real progress is made and the rich leaders who claim one side or the other continue to violate what they supposedly stand for while raking in our money.
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Male 294
Unfortunately I think patchgrabber hit the nail on the head.

There are many people who really don`t even know what`s best for them. They know hear-say and what random people have told them about an issue, sometimes less than that, then form an opinion based upon what is essentially nothing.

With the sort of access internet provides these days I find it disconcerting that people are so very unwilling to take a greater role in increasing their knowledge about laws and our system in general.

I may fall on the liberal side of the spectrum, but I`d rather have an educated, well versed, well meaning conservative voter who at least has some basis for their beliefs than a self-professed party democrat who has no idea and simply votes blindly based on random emotion or on what they`re told to.

I think the problem is that humans weren`t designed for government; our ancestors would only be in groups of up to ~150. I often wonder if that isn`t much of the prob
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Male 523
@Muert They do. A lot of them just push the blame to the other side though.
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Male 553
I had to read the comments before I realized this was a partisan cartoon. I thought all politicians did everything in it.
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Male 15,832
Wow! It`s a straw man convention!
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Male 28
There really is no government that works the way it should. We, as people, have to re-evaluate everything. And that, is not going to happen.
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Male 5,811
The problem is that the issues are too complex for average people to understand. This is also the problem with letting everyone vote on an issue when they understand only what some politician tells them about the issue. This isn`t a partisan thing, it`s universal: having some high school dropout working construction vote on something they know nothing about is absurd.

I just watched a documentary called "Hot Coffee" about tort reform and mandatory arbitration. One man who was awarded damages by a jury of his peers, only to have the award significantly adjusted down due to non-economic damages caps that he helped vote into law. His reaction: the legislation being voted upon was for "those frivolous lawsuits," not for his case.

Classic example of someone who knows nothing of a law helping vote it in.
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Male 7
couldn`t be farther from the truth
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Male 6,227
~throws acorn at JT~
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Female 1,478
No political cartoons, please...
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Male 3,369
@squirelz: and redundant.
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Male 6,227
@Eddy: I agree 100% with you that politicians of all stripes are part of the problem. Our political system has become dysfunctional--there is no other word.

The cartoonist`s point, I think, is that moneyed interests have so gamed our political system that it`s no longer functioning as a democracy (or at least, not very well). If you`ve got the money, you have two methods to force your interest through the system: (1) Saturate the populace with disinformation and propaganda, so you can turn the public tide in your favor; or (2) buy the politician, and get him or her to vote for your agenda over the objections of the voters.

It`s a sorry state of affairs.

My chief objection to Random`s post is he starts by dismissing socialists and liberals as "idiots." Liberal that I am, I would never dismiss conservatives as "idiots." That`s not thinking; it`s the opposite.
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Male 523
@Squrlz4Sale I actually kind of agree with the first part of his comment. Every politician contributes to a lot of these problems. It`s not really party-specific.

I don`t know what kind of study would show the claim he made in the second part though, or what that has to do with this post.
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Male 6,227
@Eddy666: Perhaps. I`d like to give Random the benefit of the doubt, but his comment sounds an awful lot like, "I heard of a recent study mentioned by Rush Limbaugh yesterday...."

It`s been awhile since I`ve had a political discussion on here and I was kinda looking forward to getting into one. (Civil, of course.)
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Male 523
@Squrlz4Sale Maybe it`s a self-directed study?
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Male 6,227
Where did Randomxnp go? He pretty much based his entire comment on "a recent study," but when asked for a link... nothing. ~Squrlz scratches head~
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Male 523
@markust123
Another ironic post by markust! That`s the third I`ve seen today. I`m going to start keeping score!
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Male 523
I don`t think that some of these things are problems. The "e-coli" burgers thing doesn`t even make that much sense. The FDA actually does a somewhat decent job of regulating the food market. Also, the `limit our internet freedom` thing doesn`t make much sense either. Most people are against censorship legislation. Also, some of these things are true, but they are going to happen with any Republican or Democratic candidate there is (hooray partisan politics)! For example, wire-tapping is something that both Bush and Obama love.
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Male 523
@madest And you and markust would cut yours off if Lord Obama told you to. It`s funny how much you two rag on folks like 5Cats and Ollie, but you two are just the polar opposites. Anyways, why don`t you actually make a comment that`s relevant to the post for a change?
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Male 6,227
@Randomxnp: And what "recent study" would that be? Link? Something from the Cato Institute? The Heritage Foundation? The Heartland Institute? Oh, the anticipation!
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Male 3,894
While I agree with the sentiment, using a straw man argument is never ok.
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Male 7,378
There are IABers who would would cut off their own dicks if republicans told them to.
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Male 1,293
This is a great illustration of what complete idiots socialists (THEY ARE NOT LIBERAL, AMERICA; they are the most illiberal, self-righteous people around) are. They genuinely think this cartoon represents something meaningful, and something about capitalism.

It hardly came as a surprise when a recent study found that nearly everyone on the right understood left-wing views, and almost no-one on the left understood right-wing views. This is the cartoon of that.
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Male 3,369
markust123: "People that don`t get this don`t see that they are repeatedly supporting a vote against their own interests."

Why would anyone want to vote for their own interests when it`s obviously better to vote for the interests of others and hope that that eventually trickles down? Jeez, don`t you watch Fox News?
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Male 6,227
@Yusuksomuch: LOL. I`m a squirrel, not a lemming. Big distinction. =^.^=
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Male 1,008
vvv see? no borders.
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Male 6,227

This cartoon is spot-on and goes a long way to explain why America sometimes feels like a Kafkaesque nightmare.

After seeing middle and lower class Americans argue passionately--
> against affordable healthcare
> for zero taxes for all corporations
> for torture
> for child labor
> against the minimum wage
> for oil drilling in wildlife sanctuaries...

I`ve come to the conclusion that Americans are among the most highly-propagandized people on Earth.

(And the response to this comment will be very much like if a North Korean stood in a public square and declared that the Dear Leader was a criminal. Outrage, indignation, ad-sciurum attacks coming in 3, 2, 1....)
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Male 1,216
Well, I agree with most of it, but tree logging done right actually improves forests. If you replace the cut tree with a new tree, than you help create a healthier forest, and young trees consume more Co2.
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Male 1,008
Oh I know my country has faults, just like I know your country does too. I just don`t need to put yours down at every opportunity to make me feel better about mine.
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Male 6,737
What`s wrong with admitting your own country has faults, yusuksomuch?

I know mine does.
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Male 1,243
This is a good example of the delusions that are bred in nations that uphold the religion of money. People in such nations will insist that they aren`t delusions, but part of the cure is admitting there`s a problem.
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Male 1,674
"Are Americans never satisfied?"
I am after a Snickers.
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Male 1,008
jamie, lemmings have no borders, and you are in total denial if you think this post represents what American people want, our hands wont be tied for much longer. Your constant badmouthing of American people serves no one but yourself. Sooooo much America bashing here, I wonder how many of you are closet America lovers? Lemmings, so cute.
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Male 5,024
People that don`t get this don`t see that they are repeatedly supporting a vote against their own interests. Happens on both sides. Media brainwashing is a powerful tool.
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Male 2,344
yusuksomuch

you are in total denial if you think this posting doesn`t speak the truth loud and clear.

so a European pointed it out...doesn`t mean he created it nor does it make it untrue.

and to say that Europe, out closest ally and economic super block doesn`t deserve plenty of attention is just plain ignorant.
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Male 2,344
this may be the most truth I have ever seen anywhere.
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Male 4,099
Americans voted how they felt. You may disagree with it. Yet, in the end that`s just tough tits isn`t it?
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Male 39,929

Might as well be true. It no longer matters what people want or say, the politicians no longer represent us.
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Male 1,008
By admitting its nothing more than bashing, aren`t you breaking rule number one of lemming club?
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Male 6,737
@yusuksomuch - But many of your countrymen, including you, make it so easy to "bash" you.
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Male 1,008
what good would that possibly do? You and your ilk post this pathetic America bashing crap all the time, and pointing out how biased you are is really the only point I want to make, and I don`t really feel like your kind deserve a lot of attention. So, if you`re going to keep posting the same inane content, I will keep making the same observation.
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Male 5,413
Isn`t this what they are speaking out against?
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Male 10,338
This is ridiculous.
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Male 6,737
@yusuksomuch - How about you make a coherent argument for once?
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Male 4,431
Government is bad, mmm-kay. Capitalism is good. It`s the will of the peoples. Aaaaaaa-men!
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Male 1,008
lol @ the lemming fodder, now with douchey goodness
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Male 6,737
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