Comments on: Electability, schmelectability: It’s the year of the angry, angry voter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1128086 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:37:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1128086 If you think America should be run like a business, are you prepared to shut down the Extra Dakota? And the redundant Virginia? And do we really need two Carolinas?

Business is business. Trim that fat.

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By: doren http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1128029 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 05:17:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1128029 The writer is WRONG. Liberals don’t hate Obama. We don’t hate Clinton because she looks like a third term Obama. We just hate Clinton because her husband deregulated the banks leading to 2008, she vote for and supported the war, lied about WMDs, was against equality for gay people… and in general she’ll say anything to get elected. She’s to the right of Nixon.

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By: WickedEthicist http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1127988 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:52:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1127988 I wonder what the author thought of the 2008 election, when Democratic primary voters were both furious at the previous administration and supportive of little-known upstart Barack Obama over establishment candidate Hillary Clinton.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1127973 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:46:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1127973 If the voters come to their senses as insiders hope then no insider candidate will survive. The one thing you get with inside the party candidates is more of the same. It’s a bit of a shame though, that many americans only pay attention during president election years because congress and the governorships have a lot more to do with the long term political trajectory of the nation than the president does. The president can set some tone, and nominate supreme court justices but on nearly every other issue must work with congress. Even on foreign policy the president has little control as they are just spinners of the already approved long term foreign policy of the secret police and military industrialists. So, bottom line is that we should hope the people have finally had enough, but likely they will relent. In the end they will be the same weak and whiney people they always are and they will do as they are told or be threatened with unemployment. Like the good slaves that they are, they will go to work and vote for the choices of the wealthy.

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By: Whipsplash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1127930 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:40:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1127930 I’m an angry voter. I’m angry that so many Americans are so spoiled rotten, have their heads so far up, and contribute so little to the prosperity of the nation because they have no life, that they have all this time to wave don’t tread on me flags while trying to limit the activities of others due to their religions or ethnicity. I’m angry that 45% of voters are so ignorant they vote against their own financial self interests because their right wing masters say ‘look over here, somebody’s trying to take your gun’.

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By: IamBAD1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1127894 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:23:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1127894 Rafael Cruz is not electable because he’s not a “natural born citizen” of the US. He is a US citizen by “statute” because his mother is a US citizen. Rafael Cruz is a natural born Canadian by virtue of him being born in Alberta Canada. And, up until June, 2014 he was a Canadian citizen.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1127876 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:24:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1127876 Trump is Groupon. Sanders is Google.

Pick your prospects accordingly.

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By: danR22 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/10/electability-schmelectability-its-the-year-of-the-angry-angry-voter/#comment-1127858 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:16:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46274#comment-1127858 It’s not that Sanders is so appealing, but that the Democratic Party doesn’t seem to understand that so few people find something to LIKE about Clinton. She’s not likeable. One doesn’t have to dislike her, but the quality of acting, of posing, of ambition shine forth from her persona more than any other Democratic candidate in recent history serve to give sufficient reason for active dislike as well, for many.

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