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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
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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.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Sep - 18 - 2014 13 COMMENTS
Scottish Independence 1

SCOTLAND- The future of the 307-year old union with England will be decided in 15 hours on Thursday; polls close at 10 p.m. (2100GMT, 5 p.m. EDT)

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 17 - 2014 46 COMMENTS
HillaryClinton1

In a re-election run in 2020, the novelty of being elected the first woman President will be gone, Hillary will be running on her politics and record then. And if neither Dem nor Repub voters are excited by them? Electing Hillary in 2016 may turn out to be voting to elect a Republican President in 2020.

Posted by Nirek On Sep - 15 - 2014 26 COMMENTS
Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission_Poll_1

    Every single Republican Senator voted to allow billionaires to continue buying their votes! “Koch Brothers Win Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a constitutional amendment that would have restored limits on big money in politics and overturned the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Americans must […]

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Aug - 27 - 2014 55 COMMENTS
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Self-proclaimed critics attempted to tie Michael Brown to the Gangsta Life of the rap songs and violence, concluding that a kid with no criminal record was no better than a thug. Perhaps these critics have forgotten about the past, when young children idolized the pirates of the 1700s, the cowboys of the 1800s Old West, and the gangsters, bank robbers and killers of the early 1900s for their criminal exploits.

Posted by monicaangela On Aug - 22 - 2014 59 COMMENTS
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Can we as citizens of this nation have an influence on policies that could help to alleviate some of the pain/strife that we see in this nation? Should we be trying to make this country/this world a better place or should we just be spectators?

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