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Matt Davies

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The only folks “undecided” must be the ones living in caves for the last twelve years, unaware of how the economy crashed in ’08 due to the same folks that brought us two senseless wars. Yes, it does take time to recover from such disasters, and the effort is made worse when the same folks that brought you the “right wing” disasters, keep fighting every effort to recover, tooth and nail, with only on purpose in mind: keeping up the stupidity you gave us in the first place.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    The undecideds with whom I’ve spoken are either apathetic(cave dwellers by choice) or truly conflicted. People who want to vote for Romney but ar afraid of the Republican social agenda and people who want to vote for Obama but are upset about the economy and democrat social issues.
    It is my sad duty to report the largest number of "undecideds are people who say they won’t vote for either candidate because “they’re all liars” or “my vote doesn’t matter.”
    Its a sad state of affairs when the country to whom the world looks as an example of Democracy turns off, or turns away, as many voters as it has.
    Respectfully
    C.

  3. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, over 3 years ago

    “When Obama took office we had a triple A credit rating, and a national debt of 10.4 billion.”
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    $11.910 trillion by the time shrub left office. .
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    http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo5.htm
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    “Gasoline cost 1.84/gallon.”
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    In July 2008 it was $4.25 a gallon.
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    “The unemployment rate, which started rising from the day Obama was elected, was 6.8%”
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    The unemployment rate, was 7.8% when Obama took Office. The Great recession began in December 2007 and unemployment increased by 6 million jobs before the election in 2008. The most under Obama was 4.5 million but gained 5.2 million jobs back. Shrub lost 1 million jobs his first term in office, 6 million in his second.
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    “and rose to 10.0% eleven months later.”
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    and rose to 10.2% five months later. Now we all know you are just making up numbers…
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    http://news.yahoo.com/real-jobless-rate-215415585.html
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    You must have flunked peckerwood 101.

  4. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, over 3 years ago

    “When Obama took office we had a triple A credit rating”
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    and when our credit rating was downgraded the agency that did so said very specifically that they blamed the republican house for failing to take responsible action in a timely fashion and make a reasonable compromise.
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    http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/05/news/economy/downgrade_rumors/index.htm
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    http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/06/news/economy/sp_rating_faq/index.htm?iid=EL

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    So if it wasn’t for the undecided voters we wouldn’t have to go through all this current negetive political stuff?
    I hate it when the class has to move at the speed of the slowest student.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Radish

    If you know their speed, you can’t be certain of their position!

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    We lost our triple A rating the last time our dis-functionally bipartisan legislature showed its willingness to drive over a “fiscal cliff”. Obama was only one part of a three part decision to have it “MY” way on the part of the House, Senate, and Executive. Your other points were also bipartisan in their egocentricity and lack of cooperation between the parties. To blame one side only ignores reality and drives deep painful wedges between neighbors who depend on each other.
    Do you write your elected officials as well as posting here?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “It is my sad duty to report the largest number of “undecideds are people who say they won’t vote for either candidate because ‘they’re all liars’ or ‘my vote doesn’t matter.’”


    I’m with you there, mostly. I suspect that a lot of “undecideds” are undecided about whether they’ll vote, not for whom they’d vote. If Voter A is ambivalent about Candidate B but HATES Candidate C, that doesn’t translate into a vote for B (although it rules out a vote for C). And the voter may be very well informed, just cynical and/or disillusioned.


    I stopped even trying to read "Mallard Fillmore years ago, but one thing that always got me thinking was his “If you aren’t informed, DON’T VOTE!” campaign every election. I don’t really know that I can fault the sentiment, other than to amend it to “If you aren’t informed, GET INFORMED or else don’t vote.”


    A confession: I don’t necessarily vote in every election, nor do I necessarily vote on every proposition or contested race. I haven’t missed a Presidential election in ages, but in an off year or a primary, when the ballot is loaded up with Boards and Commissions or nickel-and-dime questions about issues on which I haven’t got a strong opinion one way or another (and with California’s Proposition system we put EVERYTHING up to a vote), I may leave a large portion of my ballot blank, or not go to the polls at all. I’ll leave those up to the people who know more and care more than I do. And I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If only we could put a velvet rope and a bouncer with a list in front of the polling place. People would spend every free moment becoming informed from every available source and stand in line to be admitted. Better marketing is the answer!

  10. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    It is voters who turn off or turn away. The Republic and the United States are doing very well in dealing with the new century and its opportunities. Pitch in and help America solve our problems.

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