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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    24 Jul '13 16:40 / 3 edits
    Greetings everyone- A new poll just out finds Congress is more disliked than at any time before, and while our President scores far better than Congress, his approval numbers are far from golden as well. This has me thinking, if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them?? Some members of Congress have been there for decades. Maybe the problem is not our lawmakers in Congress. Maybe (to quote the comic strip pogo) "I have seen the enemy, and he is us!" Any thoughts?

    http://news.yahoo.com/congress-sets-record-being-hated-110320311.html
  2. 24 Jul '13 16:58
    US voters elected Obongo for a second term that proves how stupid they are.
  3. 24 Jul '13 17:19
    Originally posted by KilgoreTrout15
    US voters elected Obongo for a second term that proves how stupid they are.
    Would you have rather had Romney???

    Or even worse.....if he had been selected........Trump?
  4. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    24 Jul '13 18:20
    Originally posted by bill718
    Greetings everyone- A new poll just out finds Congress is more disliked than at any time before, and while our President scores far better than Congress, his approval numbers are far from golden as well. This has me thinking, if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them?? Some members of Congress have been there fo ...[text shortened]... !" Any thoughts?

    http://news.yahoo.com/congress-sets-record-being-hated-110320311.html
    I think my Congressman is doing a great job. He is obstructing the Marxist, collectivist, liberal agenda. It's the Nancy Pelosis of the world that need to be flushed down the crapper.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    24 Jul '13 18:21
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    I think my Congressman is doing a great job. He is obstructing the Marxist, collectivist, liberal agenda. It's the Nancy Pelosis of the world that need to be flushed down the crapper.
    Too bad your Congressman needs California money to keep the welfare checks coming from the Feds.
  6. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    24 Jul '13 18:23
    Originally posted by bill718
    Greetings everyone- A new poll just out finds Congress is more disliked than at any time before, and while our President scores far better than Congress, his approval numbers are far from golden as well. This has me thinking, if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them?? Some members of Congress have been there fo ...[text shortened]... !" Any thoughts?

    http://news.yahoo.com/congress-sets-record-being-hated-110320311.html
    I don't hate Congress per se, I just hate all the Republicans in it.
  7. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    24 Jul '13 18:59
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I don't hate Congress per se, I just hate all the Republicans in it.
    Hey - it's hard work trying to save the country from socialism. We won't please everybody and we won't try.
  8. 24 Jul '13 20:37
    Originally posted by bill718
    Greetings everyone- A new poll just out finds Congress is more disliked than at any time before, and while our President scores far better than Congress, his approval numbers are far from golden as well. This has me thinking, if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them?? Some members of Congress have been there fo ...[text shortened]... !" Any thoughts?

    http://news.yahoo.com/congress-sets-record-being-hated-110320311.html
    The approval rating for individual Congresspeople in their respective districts is quite different - not necessarily stellar, but a lot higher than the approval rating of Congress as a whole. This is another problem of district voting systems.
  9. 24 Jul '13 20:52
    Originally posted by bill718
    Greetings everyone- A new poll just out finds Congress is more disliked than at any time before, and while our President scores far better than Congress, his approval numbers are far from golden as well. This has me thinking, if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them?? Some members of Congress have been there fo ...[text shortened]... !" Any thoughts?

    http://news.yahoo.com/congress-sets-record-being-hated-110320311.html
    In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve.

    Not every individual will get the government they think they deserve.
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    24 Jul '13 21:41
    Originally posted by bill718
    , if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them??
    Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.

    Is any country happy with its government?
  11. 24 Jul '13 22:15
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Hey - it's hard work trying to save the country from socialism. We won't please everybody and we won't try.
    When you say country, you mean about 1% of the country right?
  12. 24 Jul '13 23:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by bill718
    Greetings everyone- A new poll just out finds Congress is more disliked than at any time before, and while our President scores far better than Congress, his approval numbers are far from golden as well. This has me thinking, if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them?? Some members of Congress have been there fo !" Any thoughts?

    http://news.yahoo.com/congress-sets-record-being-hated-110320311.html
    Maybe Egypt should chastise those in the US government for not being a legitimate democracy.

    It reminds me of Dirty Harry running for his last term. A year before the election his approval rating in Nevada was only 9%, yet he wins anyway. It's a miracle!!

    I guess instead of suspending elections in the US, all they do is rig them in some form or fashion.
  13. 24 Jul '13 23:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Hey - it's hard work trying to save the country from socialism. We won't please everybody and we won't try.
    Save us from socialism? How have they saved us?

    In fact, when has anyone in the GOP limited government in any significant way?
  14. Standard member empovsun
    Adepto 'er perfectu
    25 Jul '13 01:12
    Originally posted by bill718
    Greetings everyone- A new poll just out finds Congress is more disliked than at any time before, and while our President scores far better than Congress, his approval numbers are far from golden as well. This has me thinking, if American's hate our lawmakers in Congress so bitterly, why do we keep voting for them?? Some members of Congress have been there fo ...[text shortened]... !" Any thoughts?

    http://news.yahoo.com/congress-sets-record-being-hated-110320311.html
    agreed

    vote for a 3rd party and change up the system
    considering that we're 37th (ish?) on the education system list on the planet
    i would blame the government for purposely obstructing our god given right to a good education. im looking at you overpriced universities!
  15. 25 Jul '13 04:47 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by empovsun
    agreed

    vote for a 3rd party and change up the system
    considering that we're 37th (ish?) on the education system list on the planet
    i would blame the government for purposely obstructing our god given right to a good education. im looking at you overpriced universities!
    Voting 3rd party won't work. Both parties control the votes. You get people like Rwingett who will vote "D" down the line while also conceding that the system is poo. Then you have Republicans who do the same. Both have bought into the propaganda of how bad the other party is. This is key since most Americans hate both parties on some level.

    My only question is, will the people rise up like they did in Egypt, so they can subsequently be squashed like they were in Egypt? Only time will tell.

    Personally, I would love a photo of an American citizen standing in the way of a column of US tanks.