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Archive for the ‘Democracy’ Category

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 15 - 2014 16 COMMENTS
black lives matter march NYC

In the end, no one can maintain their power because of the inverse property of power, every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. And that is our eternal job as the majority of human beings on this planet, to be that equal and opposite reaction to those who accumulate power and use it to gratify themselves at the expense of the lives and well being of others.

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 2 - 2014 15 COMMENTS
congress poll 2014

Republicans have every right to claim that the election was a statement of support for them and a rejection of Obama…the Supreme Court has already ruled that lying is protected under the 1st Amendment and all that Republicans are trying to do is strengthen the 1st Amendment.

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 19 - 2014 21 COMMENTS
Memento Media1

Out of the total of 36% of eligible voters who voted in this year’s election, even if Republicans averaged a 10% margin of victory over Dems overall (55% to 45%), that means only 19% of American voters voted for Republicans. So Democrats should be running scared because 81% of U.S. voters didn’t vote for Republicans?

Posted by Nirek On Nov - 11 - 2014 16 COMMENTS
Vets flag

Many veterans are injured either physically or emotionally or by some illness brought on by (in my case) Agent Orange. We all carry memories that we wish we never had to.

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 7 - 2014 93 COMMENTS
obama-letter

What do you do now that Republicans won a wave election? Just what Republicans did when Democrats won wave elections in 2008 and 2012. Become intransigent and refuse to work with them because America made clear they want a President who’ll block Republicans and represent their values. Easy peasy!

Posted by Misterbadexample On Nov - 6 - 2014 10 COMMENTS
Barack_Obama_reacts_to_the_passing_of_Healthcare_bill

I knew things were going to go badly in NY. I am no spring chicken, and the vast majority of voters were older than me (we’re trending into the 60-90 year old range).

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 5 - 2014 76 COMMENTS
Dumb Dumber GOP

Too many Americans have become “dumb” voters, they vote on little more than emotion. They feel upset at DC so they knee jerk vote for the party that doesn’t control the White House…even though it is the party they’re voting for that has caused the problems that led to their being upset.

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 4 - 2014 5 COMMENTS
Election-2014

It’s election night and there’s no better place to spend it than in our real time live chat here at PlanetPOV!

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Nov - 3 - 2014 8 COMMENTS
GOP crushes Dems

A lot of money has been spent on a tiny Missouri state assemby race by the GOP….by our estimates six times the average. Why? There is no way she was ever going to win. Why throw so much money at so small a race?
The Grand Strategy at Work!

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 3 - 2014 15 COMMENTS
Square Peg in a Round Hole

Has this ever worked? Have Democrats ever succeeded as a party by agreeing with Republicans, “I suppose you’re right, The President from our party IS a dick!”? If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, the Democratic Party may need to hold its next convention in Arkham Asylum.

Posted by sillylittleme On Oct - 28 - 2014 27 COMMENTS
voting-booth

Martha Coakley reminds me of Hillary Clinton to the extent that she is clearly intelligent, cares about the issues, yet fails to connect to the citizenry.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 23 - 2014 21 COMMENTS
Midterms Big Money

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big on the record public donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big secret donors. $794 Million for the GOP vs. $463 Million for the Dems. That’s a $331 Million advantage for the GOP.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Oct - 21 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
GOP Dems Masks Small

The vast majority of politicians run in whatever direction will get them the most votes. Liberals will pretend to be conservatives on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some conservative votes. Conservatives will pretend to be liberals on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some liberals votes.

Posted by AdLib On Oct - 15 - 2014 54 COMMENTS
voters flag

For those who believe in American Exceptionalism and in America as being the world’s greatest democracy, how can that be the case when so many other countries have greater democratic participation than America?

Posted by pinkpantheroz On Sep - 23 - 2014 5 COMMENTS
1963_march_on_washington

It is 50 years since the Civil rights Movement began to grow tall. But, 50 years later, despite Federal Laws, states are still denying voting rights to American Citizens and are even using underhand means to keep the minorities ‘in their place’.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Sep - 22 - 2014 130 COMMENTS
Obama in front of Huge Flag

I spend a lot of time at whack-a-troll at but one does get a little weary of all the Barack Obama naysayers..so every now and then I like to remind myself (and others) of why I continue to support him.

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