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    2008 Election Stats

    INTERESTING FACTS

    Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:

    Number of States won by: Democrats: 20; Republicans: 30

    Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000; Republicans: 2,427,000

    Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million; Republicans: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2; Republicans: 2.1

    Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens.

    Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in rented or government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

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    ya know, statistics are funny... in those you've provided, it states nothing about the percent who are neither democrat nor republican.. it could make things completely different..
    i take it you're a republican?
    i feel ya, but let's face it.. our president is a democrat.. might as well get on board with the new way of things!
    i just hope he brings as much "change" as he promises.. our economy kinda blows right now.. he swears he can fix it.. lets see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jking09 View Post
    ya know, statistics are funny... in those you've provided, it states nothing about the percent who are neither democrat nor republican.. it could make things completely different..
    I hate to break it to you, but our system is a two party system. It is cemented that way by the two parties that are represented. The term independant strikes a nerve with me everytime I hear it. Usually because the person doesn't have a clue about a majority of the issues. All I know for certain is that one of the two parties leans toward the value of the individual and one party leans toward the value of the group.



    Quote Originally Posted by jking09 View Post
    i take it you're a republican?
    Dear I am a conservative that values individual rights, individual work, and individual responsibility. I will let you decide which of the two parties that tends to align me with.



    Quote Originally Posted by jking09 View Post
    i feel ya, but let's face it.. our president is a democrat.. might as well get on board with the new way of things!
    Yes, our President is a Democrat. I sure as hell don't have to get on board with his policies.



    Quote Originally Posted by jking09 View Post
    i just hope he brings as much "change" as he promises.. our economy kinda blows right now.. he swears he can fix it.. lets see it!
    I would truely love to hear your independant ideas of why our economy "blows" right now. Note I did not ask for fixes just the all important question of why.


    Did your response rub me the wrong way? Yeah.

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    Get on board with the new way of things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jking09 View Post
    ya know, statistics are funny... in those you've provided, it states nothing about the percent who are neither democrat nor republican.. it could make things completely different..
    Percentage of independent voters tend to skew figures only slightly. The vast majority are registered as one or the other (thus far).

    i take it you're a republican?
    I take it, you should introduce yourself in the forum area provided for such, and if claiming to be a law enforcement officer, you should forward your information to be verified. I take it, you should read this site's terms of service.

    i feel ya, but let's face it.. our president is a democrat.. might as well get on board with the new way of things!
    I mistakenly thought that this country's citizens had the freedom purchased by their forefathers to disagree with its government, so long as it was done in a civil manner. Is that one of the "new way(s) of doing things"?, to disallow any disagreement with government, or was that only 'kewl' to do when a Republican was in office?

    I 'might as well' just start thinking like a liberal because someone else thinks its 'kewl'? Nah, I think for myself, thank you.

    i just hope he brings as much "change" as he promises.. our economy kinda blows right now.. he swears he can fix it.. lets see it!
    "Change" has been his promise from the start. "Change" is simple, and intentionally ambiguous. "Change" is what your hopes and dreams make it, not what is the material of real, and solid governmental policy.

    Much of what we are seeing, according to many economists, is a business 're-alignment' in preparation for higher taxation and a hostile business environment for the next four years at least. When combined with the mortgage debt debacle, (which was fostered by Mr. Obama's Democratic party predecessors, I'd say that any "change" that a liberal makes, will only delay misery, at least on the short term.

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    When Bush won his 2nd term I got so sick of hearing the whining liberal maggots cry about how stole the election. I refuse to go down that road.

    Obama won fair and square. Now we'll just sit back and watch them get what the wished for. I agree with Prof. Olsen that we are in the apathy stage. I'm worried Obama's term will tip us into the dependancy phase.

    For those that don't know the quote he's talking about:
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jking09 View Post
    i just hope he brings as much "change" as he promises.. our economy kinda blows right now.. he swears he can fix it.. lets see it!
    Let's see, we have financial collapse of banking institutions.. Bush's fault? Google Community Reinvestment Act and you'll see where it started. Five years ago, Barney Frank said Freddie Mac was financially sound, but needed to make more home loans to low income people..... Democrats have been pushing that insanity for decades and now blame Republicans.

    All during the Bush administration, the deficit was horrible. Our children and grandchildren were going to have to pay it. As soon as Obama was elected, it's no big thing. Let's take it further by more goofy federal programs.

    Katrina? Compare it with Texas and Ike where the people themselves took care of each other as opposed to the welfare minded lazy asses who sat and waited for someone to even take them out of town. The state and local leaders in Louisanna should all be impeached for incompetency. The feds did a pretty good job considering.

    Clinton did a great job of protecting us, huh? Except for a few bombings of the WTC. Notice none have happened since 9-11? Wanna see what happens when Obama lets the inmates at Gitmo go? Want them in your town? They might be there, most can't return to their own countries...
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