Skip to comments.Vanity-Open Thread: Something you learned from this debacle.
Posted on 03/21/2010 4:02:49 PM PDT by C19fan
I will start this with:
Beltway pundits, especially so-called conservatives, are clueless. They have spent so much time in DC thinking all this stuff is a game that they could not recognize ideologues when it smacked them in the face.
I learned that there is too damned much shooting inside the tent.
Count me out!
Elections have consequences. Don’t forget it the next time you’re thinking about setting one out.
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Democrats are liberals; stop calling them anything else. Liberals are socialists. Stop calling them anything else. Obama is a Marxist/Black Liberation Theologist. Expect the worst.
we let this happen.
all incumbents out !
Right now I’m reading a book called “The Black Swan,” which is about the inability of people to adequately assess highly improbable circumstances, luck, and unusual events that are outside of their daily experiences and biases.
The chapter I just read talked about the strange fact, which has apparently been measured in research, for experts to be worse predictors than those outside the area of expertise. The reason, according to the author, is that the experts overestimate their base of knowledge when making a prediction.
All liberals are evil and cannot be trusted.
The system is totally broken. Our government doesn’t even resemble anything that the Constitution says, at all.
quit thinking there’s no difference between the parties
There is not a single dem in either the house or senate that has any morals or ethics whatsoever, they are ALL sleaze.
At lease Judas got 30 pieces of silver. Stupak didn’t even get that and he’s as much a traitor.
I heard about that book. Would you recommend it?
No such thing as a pro-life Democrat. If you think about it, logic would say that if you belong to the party of abortion...you can’t really be pro-life.
And the other thing I learned is the Catholic church (not in general) but in specific areas “tolerates” abortion.
Rodney Dangerfield was right:
Rodney: "You can fool some of the people some of the time, and just jerk the rest off!!"
I learned something very interesting
People are fundamentally stupid.
Democrat after Democrat talk about how many people will die from not having health insurance, how many will go bankrupt, how many are losing insurance
Yet, no one seems to notice that the benefits and coverage won’t start for years.
If things are so bad, then why not make everything start benefits the day it goes into law? Maybe, these congressmen are just doing what is politically expedient and not really caring at all about the common man.
That’s what i learned
It would take a huge shift in attitudes for the federal government to ever cut spending. Politicians at the federal level will do nearly anything to avoid it.
It’s important to win elections. There’s no way this happens if the Democrats don’t have huge majorities in both houses.
I wasted about 24 hours of my time and energy attending rallies in front of the Capitol. What a waste.
Absolutely. It’ll certainly clean the cobwebs out of your head.
I don’t even want to think about how much time I wasted sending faxes and making calls. It was bunches tho.....
Deceit, treachery and the big lie are a winning strategy. Democrats play to win by any means in every arena. Republicans still don’t understand the enemy and want to play by the rules.
Thank you for mentioning this book. I think I saw the author on Beck several weeks ago and I kept trying to remember who he was so I could get the book. It sounded fascinating. I think really, people always assume REALLY bad stuff won’t happen to them, so they are blindsided. Lots of ostriches. Anyway, thanks, I’m going to order it now.
There are three different ones listed on Amazon, who is the author?
Never EVER trust a Democrat!
I learned that we do not have a representative republic.
Stupak was always going to vote for the bill.
What did I learn? NOTHING.
Just reaffirmed what I already knew. America is toast.
There are too many ignorant, selfish, dishonest, lying, cheating, immature, lazy people in our country and the numbers are getting worse. And they all vote.
We are going down in flames. There’s no turning it around. Globalism, socialism, marxism...here we come, ready or not.
I learned that the only difference between rape and seduction is salesmanship.
You should be PROUD!! I’m proud of you and everyone else is, too!
It was NOT a “waste” and, I hope you’re willing to do it again!!! I am.
I’m looking forward to the fights to come!
NEVER give up! NEVER surrender!!! (I’m gonna watch Galaxy Quest tonight, instead of Obamao...it’ll be a break...then...BACK TO THE FIGHT!!!!)
Our Constitution does not matter
Our Republic is Dead...for real
What people are is fundamentally selfish. And most want their needs to be taken care of so they can focus on the fun stuff. Healthcare isn’t fun stuff. So they want YOU to pay for it.
It’s not a waste. Really. You were there. Those of us who couldn’t be there got just a little bit of comfort knowing some WERE there. God bless you for doing your part.
I learned that there is no such thing as a principled Rat and all Rats are ultimately pro-abortion no matter what they say.
There is no such thing as a moderate democRAT, and the Catholic Church needs to excommunicate every single one of the rat B@ST@RDS.
Absolutely nothing new. Reinforced everything I have learned or experienced over many years. Communists have taken over our govt with the election of front man Obama. What has been accomplished is that Republicans finally know the seriousness of the battle and are fighting back. It must be crystal clear now that unless Republicans fight to retake this government, there will be no need for elections to any office. The current communist administration rules by waivers, DEEMED voted and passed legislation, executive orders for favored politicians and legislation, seizure of state owned land, bribery and corruption of legislators to gain support for various bills, circumvention of any and all rules and legal restrictions etc. etc. The communists have nothing to lose as they push and bully their way into every corner and crevice of the American way of life. Nothing, nothing, will stop them until their opposition is willing to be as brutal as they are whether legislatively or otherwise. We all know that there is more of the same as HC on the way. We must elect strong leaders and that means anybody running for elective office. Leaders who cannot be bought by one means or another. This HC bill is not the worst that can happen to this country. We have been put on notice as to what democrats are capable of and willing to do to force socialization of America on us.
Yes there is that. Too much shooting inside the tent that is. I have given up trying to figure out what is the gain. It is certainly off putting.
The author is Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
Talking about the unexpected... who would have thought that there were three books with the same name? LOL
I will not give up. Just feeling so down. I will get up again to fight!!!!
I am sorry. I was just feeling down. I will NEVER give up.
I know you won’t, and neither will I. I feel like I’ve been punched in the gut today, however I was surprised by the number of my FB friends (who are generally totally not political) have come out angry over this vote today. So, there may really be hope. :)