Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Diageo/Hotline Poll: "Compared to June, the decrease in Obama’s job approval ratings is being driven primarily by decreases among male voters (-15 points), Independent voters (-15 points), and Rural voters (-15 points)."

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Blogger Cham said...

Male voters and rural voters didn't vote for him anyway.

10:14 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger God Of Bacon said...

People who don't bother to vote should stay home and shut up.

10:30 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger campy said...

By definition, "voters" are people who DO bother to vote.

10:32 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger Ern said...

Oh, well, if it's just the testosterone-crazed, the crackers, and people who think for themselves, the Obamessiah has nothing to worry about.

10:33 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

it`s probably the men who lost thier jobs just recently during this last recession thingy.

nothing to worry about obama, plently of other people`s money left yet.

11:01 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

My cousin is big on only property owners being allowed to vote. I see his point, but can't really agree.

I could be persuaded that people who are on welfare lose their vote, but then what about people who are physically disabled, really disabled.

Something could be done, but it is difficult for me to think of a way to make sure that loafers cannot tax the producers into oblivion.

But something needs to be done or people will start aiming to misbehave.

Trey

12:12 PM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger I R A Darth Aggie said...

Something could be done, but it is difficult for me to think of a way to make sure that loafers cannot tax the producers into oblivion.

Oh, that's fairly easy. Allow people to opt out of jury duty, but in doing so they also surrender the right to vote. We might be surprised at the number of people who'll go for that deal.

12:56 PM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger HMT said...

My cousin is big on only property owners being allowed to vote. I see his point, but can't really agree.


As if we aren't already providing enough artificial incentives to buy houses. If this comes to pass I see some nice business opportunities. Buy a cheap acre of land and sell it in 1 sq ft plots. Instant land owners! Commemorative plaques for a small extra fee.

Something could be done, but it is difficult for me to think of a way to make sure that loafers cannot tax the producers into oblivion.

Proportional representation in the House of Representatives. Then the Libertarians would get their 20% representation. Heck the Greens would get their 5%. Both Rep and Dem parties would thin down as the more extreme members move to more focused parties. They each may even find a platform that means something.

Well, time to put the pipe down and get back to work. I don't want my vote taken away for loafing.

1:10 PM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger HMT said...

Oh, that's fairly easy. Allow people to opt out of jury duty, but in doing so they also surrender the right to vote. We might be surprised at the number of people who'll go for that deal.

I think you'd find that a large number of people who make a decent hourly rate would opt out. "Loafers" have nothing better to do so would opt-in. Now you have both the political and justice system populated by "loafer" ideals.

1:31 PM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

hmm. what hase voting ever done, other than perpetuate the politician game?

3:17 PM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger HMT said...

hmm. what hase voting ever done, other than perpetuate the politician game?

Well that depends. If you're an optimist then voting provides an illusion that you have some amount of control.

If you're a pessimist then voting results let you know what group is going to screw you over for the next term so you can plan appropriate damage control.

3:54 PM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

the illusion of control...you`ve hit the nail on the head.

i do niether, i just plan damage control regardless.

god of bacon`s position is one of voters rights and that illusion of involvement, control and choice...but the fact remains that government bureaucracy swells and deficits head for that romantic trillion dollar figure and our lot changes not one iota as a consequence of voting, debating, watching crossfire or going to rallies and aruing face-to-face with the opposition`s voters themselves.

there is nothing more pathetic than the look on the face of a voter seeing his or her candidate get voted onto office....you would think thier own child was being voted in.

i can`t even be bothered to say wake up. it does no good.

5:03 PM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger randian said...

Men don't like Obama. Women do. Men are net taxpayers. Women are net tax consumers. Obama is proposing huge tax increases. I leave you to form your own conclusion.

8:20 PM, July 16, 2009  

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