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Show Of Hands March 11th, 2012 12:00am

Do you think the United States is changing for the better or worse? (UserQ)

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03/20/12 8:26 am

bliggs you forgot history even though I'm sure you are old enough to look it up! The democrats also signed off it, after all it was a bi-partisan vote. Even Obama and the democrats currently just voted to keep the ugly surveillance portions of the patriot act!

03/19/12 6:16 pm

palindrome I totally agree :)

palindrome California
03/17/12 4:46 pm

True. None of our presidents are good at anything...

Think Lovin Life
03/17/12 8:19 am

Palindrome ... since you like old Ben, you'll enjoy this one, as it relates DIRECTLY to MrO. Ben Franklin also said: "He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else"

bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
03/15/12 6:59 pm

What's funny is that the republicans are the least confident and yet it's their own party that introduced the patriot act and did way with habeas corpus. Doesn't make much sense.

bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
03/15/12 6:28 pm

Well said Palindrome! Here is another one if my favorite quotes! "If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.". - James Madison

palindrome California
03/14/12 11:48 pm

Any society that will give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both
- Benjamin Franklin

palindrome California
03/14/12 11:47 pm

This country started going downhill after Sept. 11.
After that it was just one constitutional right and obligation after another getting trampled on... Bush jr's administration really did a number on us :/

03/14/12 10:41 pm

@GunnySgt: Could it be because their idea of compromise is when everyone agrees with them?

03/14/12 10:41 pm

@GunnySgt: Could it be because their idea of compromise is when everyone agrees with them?

03/14/12 7:07 pm

The republicans and capitalist pigs are ruining this planet....

GunnyGunz Virginia
03/14/12 2:36 pm

Why do the democrats get to call repubs the party of no? The 2 sides have differing views, but who is to say the liberal side is the correct one? And who is to say the repubs views are correct? Quite the problem we have on our hands.

03/14/12 11:17 am

@jopat: legislation is like a used car salesman... Would you buy a car from "Honest" Bob? No... If he needs to use the word honest, it is because he isn't. Like calling a bald man curly. Affordable... NOT!

03/14/12 6:07 am

CBO now says the Affordable Health Care Act won't be so affordable! Comes in at twice what we were told. Anyone surprised?

03/14/12 6:05 am

What country has the largest untapped supply of oil? Just goggle it for yourself, you will be pleasantly surprised!

03/13/12 10:14 pm

oh, it's the GOP's fault! oh, it's the liberals! it's a lot more than one party. it's a lot more than one branch of the government. part of it is people pointing fingers rather than working toward a solution.

03/13/12 9:23 pm

Has Obama ever admitted he has been wrong? It's always Bush republicans, speculators, congress, never HIM!

03/13/12 9:22 pm

Obama BLAMES speculators... sorry

03/13/12 9:21 pm

Speculators think there will be less oil due to Obama polices, and they act on that belief. Obama names the speculators to divert attention from his failure to present an energy policy.

PetePuma Oregon
03/13/12 8:41 pm

Ih dear! We republicans aren't the most optimistic bunch, for sure!

steel-jack Utah
03/13/12 6:30 pm

This is the change Obama promised more debt and higher gas prices. Thanks Obama

repub_24 Georgia
03/13/12 5:28 pm

Note: I am not a racist
I am sick and tired of the Obama administration and liberals bringing up all of this racism drama and how all of the money from the 1% (the people that are successful in life and got a good education) to the African Americans (defiantly not all) and others that do nothing

samy12386 Illinois
03/13/12 5:12 pm

All you stupid liberals are the ones ruining it

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
03/13/12 3:13 pm

If Ron Paul isn't elected, much much worse.It's a fact that the other 3 GOP republicans and Obama are corrupt.There's nothing you can dig u on Ron Paul.He has only changed one of his opinions, the death penalty, because rich get out of it and poor can't.Everyone else has flip-flopped their opinions.

MasterMatt Oregon
03/13/12 2:47 pm

People are forgetting what LIBERTY means!!!!!!!!

03/13/12 1:41 pm

"Grow old with me, the best is yet to be. The last of life for which the first was made." You don't have to relive your best year if you can make the next ones outstanding.

03/13/12 12:30 pm

Regardless of party, I am a firm believer in sending legislation to the President even though you know he won't sign it. Is it a huge waste of time? You betcha! But Congress is a salaried position... Earn it! Force the President to veto it.

03/13/12 12:24 pm

@jopat: The Democrat idea of compromise is "I will make you look like an obstructionist until YOU agree with me."

03/13/12 11:08 am

by the way the republicans sent a budget to the senate but its been quashed as usual. The dems are working on three years without a budget, still think republicans are being obstructionist?

03/13/12 11:06 am

Giguere: We know what you mean, with the majority the republicans have sent over 25 bills to the Senate for there review none have made it to committee. The dems want you to think its the repubs, its the old bait and switch! Don't fall for it....

MGLC New Mexico
03/13/12 9:46 am

So republicans and democrats are wrong... I have to support the lesser of 2 evils though :(

MGLC New Mexico
03/13/12 9:45 am

Everyone here has little facts. GOP and the quasi socialists are the problem!!! We need the constitution party...

03/13/12 8:58 am

Funny that 92% of republicans say its getting worse when they're a major part of this issue. Obviously this doesn't apply to every repub. so don't get offended and I'm not a dem. either. But the majority of congress is republican and if you've been watching the primaries, you know what I mean

03/13/12 5:20 am

the Christians don't believe in evolution!

03/13/12 12:59 am

Societies's what we do, however it is human to resist change whether it is for the better or worse. Embrace change, learn from our past, and's kind of what we are supposed to do.

03/12/12 11:33 pm

Things need to get worse before they get better. We can only hope this'll lead to a new and better era. Otherwise this county is screwed.

03/12/12 11:17 pm

The GOP is driving the country to hell

03/12/12 8:56 pm

not all people, just the far out right.

bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
03/12/12 8:30 pm

Its sad that all of these things are happening with glorious applause!! The people are demanding that their rights should be taken away! They will sacrifice freedom in the name of security. This is how it ends. We will spread freedom and democracy to all if we have to kill every last one of them

bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
03/12/12 7:35 pm

Zod. No worries, I do not mean to bring you down. I mean to enlighten! :). Westmont, I love your John Adams quote! Here is of my favs! "No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare!". James Madison, Apr. 20, 1795

03/12/12 7:08 pm

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." John Adams (1814)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/12/12 7:04 pm

That should've been bliggs, sorry - I'm adding iPad's crappy non-keyboard and crummy auto"correct" to your list. Definitely worse.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/12/12 7:01 pm

Briggs, you've totally harshed my mellow. I was just starting to talk myself into thinking it wasn't, at least, getting worse. Nice job with the list though, you hit a few I'd forgotten.

bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
03/12/12 6:42 pm

Pink slime, potential war with Iran, jobs shipped overseas, bankers gambling our savings away, 25,000 drones being used to spy on us, public schools budgets cut, police and fireman budgets cut, pre-marital sex illegal, patriot act enacted, habeas corpus gone! Sounds better to me! How about you????

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/12/12 6:04 pm

Requiring delivery sounds good on paper but I doubt we could figure out a way to make it work, and that's just here, it's a world market. We need to find something else for them to use to turn thin air into money, like food or water (kidding!).

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/12/12 6:01 pm

jopat, speculators aren't new, it seems to be an irregular cycle based on where they think the easy money is. Like most people, when I refer to the price of oil I mean the spot price of WTI, and know Brent will be higher.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
03/12/12 5:40 pm

Many individuals are waking up and paying attention politically, which is good. But the Federal government and its policies are getting steadily more irresponsible, which is bad.

03/12/12 5:32 pm

Are speculators something new? I think they have always been around they have just gotten greedier and the world ability to supply us, China and India has become a balancing act. We should require speculators to take delivery of the oil they buy and there would be less horrors in the world, hehe!