As we all know, there's a big difference between wanting to engage folks with varying opinions in conversation and just plain old garden variety trolling. When you see the following techniques employed -- you know that you've found yourself a genuine troll. Bless his li'l heart...
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.
Capitalism is apparently a continuous merry go round of bubbles and then burst where the economy is concerned, but the too big to fail are bailed out by the too poor and too insignificant to matter when it comes to returning the economy to its former self.
It is not only the college students who don't know history but many of our Congressmen/women and Governors (former half term comes to mind, you know she could see Russia from her back porch.).
I am stunned, gobsmacked, flabbergasted and annoyed! I think this weekend's thread should be open to anything that comes to mind that may help soothe the savage (and dejected) breast! Post your favorites that help you express your feelings best. Post your favorites that may lighten the darkness a bit, or just rage at the machine!
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!
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).
The halo effect. Tip O'Neill said that all politics are local. Not last night. All politics were national. 6 years of negativity about the President paid off. Every election was a test of Obama's popularity.
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.
It's election night and there's no better place to spend it than in our real time live chat here at PlanetPOV!