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  1. 19 Oct '10 09:03 / 1 edit
    CINO

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20101007/cm_thenation/155209

    Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite
  2. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    19 Oct '10 11:15
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    CINO

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20101007/cm_thenation/155209

    Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite
    I didn't know being a Democrat was a crime?
  3. 19 Oct '10 12:31
    What do you want to debate?
  4. 19 Oct '10 12:33
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    CINO

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20101007/cm_thenation/155209

    Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite
    where in the article is it suggested that Dobbs is affiliated with the Democrats?
  5. 19 Oct '10 14:29
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    CINO

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20101007/cm_thenation/155209

    Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite
    Most of the rich and powerful are democrats, especially in the media. So where is the surprise?
  6. 19 Oct '10 14:52
    http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls/#USP00p1

    of those whose incomes were $200,000 or more -- 52% voted for Obama and 46% voted for McCain in 2008.

    so the "rich and powerful" voted for Obama at the same rate as the general population. It seems that the "rich and powerful" are about evenly divided between whether they support Dems or GOPs. So this idea that all of the rich are a bunch of liberal Democrats is very much a myth.
  7. 19 Oct '10 15:02
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls/#USP00p1

    of those whose incomes were $200,000 or more -- 52% voted for Obama and 46% voted for McCain in 2008.

    so the "rich and powerful" voted for Obama at the same rate as the general population. It seems that the "rich and powerful" are about evenly divided between whether they support Dems or GOPs. So this idea that all of the rich are a bunch of liberal Democrats is very much a myth.
    Try telling that to Dirty Harry who has raised more money than his Tea Party opponent. He has raised a staggering $19 million with the goal of $25 million!!

    His sources include lawyers and law firms, securities and investments, lobbyists, real estate, and casinos. As for Angle, she has relied mostly on the donations of individuals and has done so even though many in the Republican party has snubbed their nose at her.
  8. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    19 Oct '10 15:14
    Originally posted by bill718
    I didn't know being a Democrat was a crime?
    We're working on it.
  9. 19 Oct '10 15:19
    Originally posted by whodey
    Try telling that to Dirty Harry who has raised more money than his Tea Party opponent. He has raised a staggering $19 million with the goal of $25 million!!

    His sources include lawyers and law firms, securities and investments, lobbyists, real estate, and casinos. As for Angle, she has relied mostly on the donations of individuals and has done so even though many in the Republican party has snubbed their nose at her.
    How many of those individual donations have come from people who live in Nevada?
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    19 Oct '10 15:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    Try telling that to Dirty Harry who has raised more money than his Tea Party opponent. He has raised a staggering $19 million with the goal of $25 million!!

    His sources include lawyers and law firms, securities and investments, lobbyists, real estate, and casinos. As for Angle, she has relied mostly on the donations of individuals and has done so even though many in the Republican party has snubbed their nose at her.
    Funny, that's not what the Angle campaign is saying:

    Said Angle spokesman Jarrod Agen:


    We have one of the most successful direct mail programs in campaign history. We spent about $4 million to raise $9 million from direct mail and over $14 million overall for the quarter. That's a good investment. We now also have about 200,000 Americans across the country who are supporting Sharron and we can go back to them again for ask for help. Harry Reid wishes he had that kind of following. We raised more in the first two weeks of October than he did in the last three months.

    http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/10/18/angle_fundraising_third_quarter
  11. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    19 Oct '10 15:25
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    We now also have about 200,000 Americans across the country who are supporting Sharron and we can go back to them again for ask for help.
    But don't let that fool you into thinking there's a grass roots movement or anything.
  12. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    19 Oct '10 15:28
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    But don't let that fool you into thinking there's a grass roots movement or anything.
    That's barely more than voted for Cynthia McKinney in 2008. How come we're not plastered all over Fox News as a "grassroots movement"?
  13. 19 Oct '10 15:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    But don't let that fool you into thinking there's a grass roots movement or anything.
    Just wondering how strong those roots will prove to be should anyone propose to do something like eliminate all the military bases in Nevada or the government's $100Bill-yr giveaway to people who own homes. Or if someone should propose reducing social security payments by 20% or raising Medicare premiums by 20%. Or if whodey's wish comes true and we have a major increase in nuclear power, and the additional nuclear waste needs to be shipped to Yucca Mountain.
  14. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    19 Oct '10 15:45
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    Just wondering how strong those roots will prove to be...
    Yeah, me too.
  15. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    19 Oct '10 15:52
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    That's barely more than voted for Cynthia McKinney in 2008. How come we're not plastered all over Fox News as a "grassroots movement"?
    Surely you're kidding.

    Maybe its because a significant number of Americans agree with the tea party (not just the subset who are donating to Angle), and that's going to have an impact in races across the country, while the votes for McKinney were utterly irrelevant.