Sunday Open Thread

20 Oct

While the lap dog Obama media has been busy trying to convince America that the GOP is the second coming of Beelzebub, a lot of very interesting information goes unreported. For example, nearly 3 out of 4 people polled said the country is headed in the wrong direction. Now these people are obviously not fully aware of the magnificence of Barack Obama. Either that or they’re racist, right? But in another poll, over half the people polled disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy. What a bunch of ungrateful  bastards. Don’t they know that Obama has been the most fiscally prudent President since Eisenhower?

And speaking of ungrateful, this Daily Kos blogger is lashing out at Obamacare. Apparently he doesn’t understand the concept of “greater good”. If he would just wait a few more months, he might be able to get on the website and find out what his exchange premium would be. Maybe. Or pay the fine. Either way, he needs to understand that Obama cares.

And if I was a Washington Redskins fan, I would definitely want to change the name of the team. I think calling them Washington is really embarrassing.

Let us know what’s on your mind – it’s a free for all kids.




Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Open Thread


9 responses to “Sunday Open Thread

  1. sarahbloch

    October 20, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Cluster to say that American people think the GOP is the second coming of Beelzebub is an insult to Beelzebub. The American moderate thinks the GOP has far less to offer them in the form of progress on the economy and government service they may need than the Democrats do. More people live in cities than live in rural areas. More people work in cities than rural areas and these people of all races, genders and gender identities vote and find they have no home in the GOP with its suicidal need to conform to values that are not held by the majority of Americans. Democrats have become a party of unity; the GOP has become a reactionary party whose base is fighting political ghosts that have been exposed as Mummers long ago.

    I consider you a bright man, but your need to feel this is simply a contest of “getting people to like conservatism” isn’t going to work until you are willing to admit that the GOP has an issue with minorities especially blacks [who should be because of their connection to religion should be a natural ally], women and young people. To win you have to make a choice between the corporate elite and the people who actually vote for you. Keep choosing the corporate elite while appeasing the aging base of voters who are bigots and the GOP will not hold the White House again in your lifetime.

    The roll out of ObamaCare exchanges is a disaster but the law is a good law and will be seen in a few years as a fundamental step toward not only single payer, but toward a real repair of the Social Security system so that it will be solvent one hundred years into the future. In three months the debate won’t be about busted websites or long waits but how much money people are actually saving by having health care for the first time in years.

    The good news Cluster is that you will still have the same rights you’ve always had. You will still be able to vote. You will still be able to own a gun. You will still be able to worship where you choose. You will still live in the wealthiest nation on your planet. And most of all you will still be a working voice in your own government. You can run for local office state office of federal office if you choose to do so.

    • mitchethekid

      October 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      It isn’t the GOP so much as it is this alien creature they have produced. Either they get a hold of the crazies and expunge them, or IMO the GOP fades from national relevance. There is nothing wrong with being conservative, but the Tea Party folks are not conservative. They are anarchists who have an irrational hatred of Obama and most Americans.

  2. sarahbloch

    October 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

    On the polling front the direction of the country takes many things into account. That Real Clear Politics poll is not about the President it is a reflection of how Americans feel about which way the country is going in an age of hyperpartisanship. The poll was also taken at the height of the government shutdown when people were certain to say that the country was headed in the wrong direction. The Gallup Presidential approval poll on the other hand showed a 51% favorable for President Obama and that poll was taken between 16-18 October 2013 when the president had achieved a major victory over the TEA Party faction in the House.

    • sarahbloch

      October 20, 2013 at 8:03 am

      That should have read 42% favorable and 51% disapproval.

  3. casper

    October 20, 2013 at 7:33 am

    “For example, nearly 3 out of 4 people polled said the country is headed in the wrong direction.”

    I would agree. As long as the Republicans control the House Things are going to continue going the wrong direction. I do feel a little more optimistic now that Obama has stopped caving to the Republicans on just about everything. If he’d held the line in 2011 the way he did this year the whole country would be better off.

    • kmgtwo

      October 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

      If I were asked if the country was headed in the wrong direction, I would have to say yes, but it wouldn’t be for the same reasons Cluster would provide. Without more clarification, the poll question is completely meaningless, just like the question of the favorability of Obamacare. Some think it goes too far and others think it doesn’t go far enough. Then you have the morons that think the ACA and Obamacare are two separate things.

  4. kmgtwo

    October 20, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Good to see you back, Cluster.

    That Kos blogger you mentioned? It seems he did what a lot of uninformed people are doing. He reactively blamed the ACA based solely on what his insurance company was telling him. He put up his post before the exchanges were even open, so he had no idea if he was just being screwed. Reading through the comments, it looks like he’ll get a better deal now that the exchanges are open.

  5. meursault1942

    October 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    “And if I was a Washington Redskins fan, I would definitely want to change the name of the team. I think calling them Washington is really embarrassing.”


    Welcome back, Cluster.

  6. watsonthethird

    October 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Welcome back, Cluster. You seemed to be gone for the duration of the government shutdown. Are you a federal work who was denied access to his office computer? 🙂

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