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Who’s out of touch?

June 21, 2014

A recent letter writer states President Obama buys poor votes by increasing their welfare checks. There was that perception during the first election. There's one problem with that reasoning....

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Scott36

Jun-22-14 10:40 AM

Just as we thought "a fat, dumb and happy" parasite.-Sybil

ooook, I'd be willing to wage you & "yours", could cover all bases--ones a "Becker head" voter, One a "misinformed ditto head", etc. and room for quite a few more from the "AM radio" coalition. Hope your entire "mob in a skull" have a Great day!!(don't squabble in there)-Scott

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CMReeder

Jun-22-14 9:32 AM

Yes bobbae you're a right wing sheeple.

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CMReeder

Jun-22-14 9:31 AM

LOL

Just you don't love how the right wing doesn't see themselves as partisan.

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bobbae2

Jun-22-14 4:50 AM

36IQ "I'd personally rather be a "low information" voter"

Just as we thought "a fat, dumb and happy" parasite.

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Scott36

Jun-22-14 1:10 AM

USABorn,

BTW, "low information voter"? Are you claiming to be the ONE person in Williamsport that listens to rush(AM radio)? Tell ya what, I'd personally rather be a "low information" voter than a "misinformed ditto head" voter, or a "becker head led" voter-LOL!!, or how about a "fox fed" voter?-LOL! Thanks for the laugh, it's been fun!!-Have a Great Sabbath!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jun-22-14 1:01 AM

This is an problem for low information voters....USABorn

You are correct. I agree that there should be separate polls.(at least I have not seen any) But are seriously trying to suggest that the low poll numbers are "mostly" the result of the Senate? Speaking of the Senate, you-it appears-are trying to place ALL of the blame on Reid, do you not think that record breaking #'s of filibusters have something to do with that end of it? How about Boehner? Do you think he is doing a sterling job of running the House? Cantor(who just got voted out in the primary)setting a 79(or whatever) day/yr. work schedule-is that what you feel the American people respect/want? That is simply ridicules, & inexcusable-IMHO.-Anyway, Have a Great Sunday!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jun-22-14 12:36 AM

One good example of Obama putting campaigning before his job was during and after the Benghazi attack.-Ritty77

I am aware of the current AM radio talking points. I am very curious though--Now that the "Mastermind" behind the Benghazi attack has been captured, & told that he wanted to exact revenge(or some wording to that effect)over the video that was posted on line, what is your take on that? Have a Great Sunday!!-Scott

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Scott36

Jun-22-14 12:29 AM

Scott, are you saying that I can’t agree with anything considered popular opinion?-underwood

Not in the least. I was merely pointing out that when MW asked you to clarify one of your statements(as you instructed him to do), I did not see you clarify it. Just an observation I pointed out. JMO, but I feel MW proved his point. No harm, no foul--doesn't really matter, I just happened to find it interesting. Have a Great Sunday!!-Scott

BTW, That "popular opinion" may be prevalent in this tiny little speck of America, but not so much elsewhere. JMO(along with many others)-Scott

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USABorn

Jun-21-14 10:32 PM

Scott36 - 12:31 "Better factor in the current "poll" numbers of the House before you start to buy party favors for a Republican Presidential victory party"

How about a little truth Scott? The polls are not specified as the republican House or Senate, but always on "Congress." In reality, the polls should be separate for the HOUSE and SENATE. And each SENATE poll should include the statement that over 100 bills have been sent over by the HOUSE, and the fool Whorehouse Harry won't even allow them to come up for a vote. Many of these bills on exactly the problems frustrating Americans!

This is an problem for low information voters....they don't know the difference.

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Ritty77

Jun-21-14 8:30 PM

That Obama has remained in campaign mode for his entire presidency is common knowledge. Google "campaigner-in-chief" for a bipartisan analysis.

One good example of Obama putting campaigning before his job was during and after the Benghazi attack. Upon learning of the attack, he delegated authority and went to bed so he could be fresh for his Vegas trip and big campaign rally and fundraiser.

It really doesn't matter how much he campaigns, though, he's a serial liar whatever he's doing.

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underwood

Jun-21-14 8:05 PM

Scott, are you saying that I can’t agree with anything considered popular opinion? Being a free thinker doesn’t mean you have to always make original judgments.

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Scott36

Jun-21-14 7:22 PM

I’ll agree with Vince on this one.-underwood

Running to the safety of the flock? It disappoints me. You are the one who told MonkeyWrench "to just ask, & you will expand" He did ask, & what did you do, certainly not "we might even get a good discussion going". It appears that MonkeyWrench hit the nail squarely on the head. Sad.-Have a Safe, enjoyable evening-Scott

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bobbae2

Jun-21-14 7:17 PM

Other than the 2012 election his campaigning consisted of be in the right place at the right time. Even in 2012 as was stated, if more than 1/2 are riding in the wagon and they are promised to remain there seems like a slam dunk. I'm sure of all people, you TM understand riding in the wagon better than most.

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underwood

Jun-21-14 6:34 PM

I’ll agree with Vince on this one. The only ones that think President Obama is a capable manager are his supporters and the blindly partisan, everyone else disagrees as is apparent by his sinking job approval ratings.

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VinceKnauff

Jun-21-14 6:08 PM

Mr. Underwood...HOW you come to YOUR understanding of the passing scene may be clear to you, but it is never apparent to me.

Maybe the problem is yours then, Mr. Wrench. Open your eyes and ears a little wider and take off the Liberal colored glasses.

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VinceKnauff

Jun-21-14 6:05 PM

"It seems he’s not very good at actually executing the positions he gets elected to, so he keeps on campaigning.

Evidence of this is his habit of being angry at the way things are when he gives speeches. It's as though he isn't the President and instead is the one campaigning for the job. He never associates himself with the problems in Washington. He is the one that vows to get to the bottom of a problem instead of admitting that the problem happened under his watch. And the media never calls him on that disconnect.

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MonkeyWrench

Jun-21-14 4:24 PM

Thanks Mr. Underwood.

Ido not understand the specific reasons that support this statement.

"It seems he’s not very good at actually executing the positions he gets elected to, so he keeps on campaigning.

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underwood

Jun-21-14 4:23 PM

Tim, we might even get a good discussion going.

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underwood

Jun-21-14 3:52 PM

Tim, If something I post isn’t clear to you, all you have to do is ask and I’ll expand upon it.

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MonkeyWrench

Jun-21-14 2:52 PM

r. Underwood...HOW you come to YOUR understanding of the passing scene may be clear to you, but it is never apparent to me. I would find it helpful to hear you explain how you come to your judgments, not just what they are. Thank you and have a nice weekend.

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underwood

Jun-21-14 1:15 PM

Tim, what I write is often judgments about what I’m observing. Free thinkers tend to make judgments based upon their understanding of the passing scene. If I’m using specific information from a source, I mention the source.

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Ritty77

Jun-21-14 1:04 PM

The mid-terms are just a few months away, so of course he is campaigning. As the election closes in, he'll increasingly be lending his leadership and popularity to his party's candidates, especially in those "red states" with close Senate races.

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Scott36

Jun-21-14 12:31 PM

. America would have elected any Democrat before putting another Republican in office.-Capricorn1

Are you seriously trying to equate the two? Seriously? Better factor in the current "poll" numbers of the House before you start to buy party favors for a Republican Presidential victory party--JMO Have a Great day!!-Scott

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MonkeyWrench

Jun-21-14 12:04 PM

" of not campaigning"

Sorry, I should have double checked.

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MonkeyWrench

Jun-21-14 12:04 PM

Oh, you say: "It seems..."

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