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What's the TRUE Lesson We Should Learn From Election 2014?

In a defective electoral system such as ours... voters are punished for voting their conscience if they stray from one of the two major parties. If voters want to register a protest vote, they only have one place to go to... even if that other party has metastasized into a pathological suicide cult.

http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2014/07/has-gop-metastasized-pathologi...

719 DAYS UNTIL WE CAN CHANGE THIS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE ON NOVEMBER 1st. 2016

The countdown to the great cave in begins.

Oregon voters approve legal marijuana; Yes leads in Alaska; D.C. voters legalize; Florida wins but misses anyway

Congress may have gone over to the dark side but here in Oregon we won't care:

Oregon voters approve legal marijuana; Yes leads in Alaska; D.C. voters legalize; Florida wins but misses anyway

With a 54 to 45 percent lead, voters in Oregon have voted in America’s third legal marijuana market.

Mr. Obama wanted to reach across the isle

Woo hoo!! He got his wish. He can really work with the republicans now. Veto proof? Not a problem. Hey if you can't beat them join them. Except GOP don't want him.

Well, happy XL pipe line woohoo!!

TPP woohoo!! no more waiting around. Gosh can't wait to get that rammed down the throat so that local/state have no say on what is good or not. Powder river basin coal shipment through PNW. Gawd just can't wait for that to start and dump whole lot of heavy metal laced coal into Columbia River. Enjoy your salmon while you can.

Election Results Thread

CBS is calling the NH Senate race for Jeanne Shaheen.

Scott Brown's carpetbagger label seems to have stuck to Brown.

The worst political ads of 2014

Now that Election Day is upon us, which means that the shouting is over and all that's left is the actual buisiness of voting & counting, I'd like to describe a couple of the worst ads I've seen here in the New York City media market. Perhaps, in the comments, you might tell us all about your "favorites", in elections in your locale.

Who me? Worry? Republican take over

So how bad can it be? worry? nahhhh....

Privatized social security... Hey how much will banks charge for a service fee?
TPP? Deal of a century whoo hooo!!!
XL Pipeline? Look Ma! there's all that black goo. Money money...
minimum wage? No more great maybe my burgers'll cost only a quarter again. Oh my wage is now $1.25/hr and dropping faster than a rock in a water.

Apartheid? (if I become president and you are white male in white man's club, you'll do very well) or something to that effect

Women? equal pay ha! what a joke. You are property of a man.

churches not hiding anything

the churches are not hiding anything and we let them??????

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/03/pastors-endorsing-candidates-...

Educate me.

Looking toward a world where there is a retirement from the Supreme court (say Kennedy), Republicans hold the senate, President is unable to get a replacement confirmed by the Republican Senate. How are 4-4 ties decided in SCOTUS decisions? Is Roberts the tie-breaker? Is there a different process involved?

American Poison, mm mm

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European standards don't allow antifreeze in drinks, Americans do. Inspecting stuff from America is always a good idea, they have hardly any regulations, and regulators are bought and paid for, everyone knows that. The current regulators came from the lobby groups against regulations. Fox in the hen house is the American way. [quote]

Excessive Obama-Hate from the Right Has Been More Damaging to America than Just About Anything

Any way you slice it, the amount of rage that the right has had for Obama since day one has been excessive and done enormous damage to our recovery, our national security, our public health, and YES, our Government (ie, that which sits at the core of it all and administers it prudently or not). It really doesn't matter what the reason is for the right's hate for Obama. That investigation would only serve to further enrage its subject, no doubt.

Puerto Rico: Statehood or Independence?

The US "won" Puerto Rico and other Spanish possessions like the Philippines in 1898 at the end of the Spanish American War. While the Philippines became independent in 1946, Puerto Rico remains what's called an unincorporated territory of the US.

Is this relationship working? Is it time for Puerto Rican statehood or independence?

Better Responses

Am I the only one that thinks, "I would have said this"?

When Alison Lundergren Grimes was asked about her vote, knowing it was on film and Mitch would clip it and assert a vote for Allison was a vote for Obama, she said the equivalent of 'none of your business' almost a Christie response.

My response "In 2008, I didn't want Sarah Palin anywhere near the Oval Offiice, and in 2012 I didn't want Paul Ryan anywhere near Medicare, you figure it out"

Currently Chatting

The Middle Class Needs More Than Talking Points

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been talking a lot about the middle class. But, that talk is cheap as long as their in bed with Wall Street.

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