Published Authors

A place for budding and experienced authors to share ideas about publishing and marketing books
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  Featured MembersFeatured Members  ArticlesArticles  
Share | 
 

 WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 7202
Registration date: 2008-11-04
Age: 66
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostSubject: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:26 pm

10/31/2010

Let's see who can win , who do you think will win the
elections on Tuesday ? Here's my predictions.

1. Harry Reid will loose
2. Nancy Pelosi will be out

Democrats will loose 45 seats
Republicans will win 50 seats

Cheers...Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
alice
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 14155
Registration date: 2008-10-22
Age: 67
Location: Kirkland, WA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:17 pm

Joe,

I like you alot, but hope you are wrong.
The Republicans will finish off this country if given half a chance.
They have no plan.

On the other hand, maybe it would be for the best if they won.
The pressure will be on them--they can fix the impossible mess rhey began. I won't hold my breath.

I hate to see the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Back to top Go down
http://www.freewebs.com/acrooker/
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 7202
Registration date: 2008-11-04
Age: 66
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:31 pm

11/1/2010

Alice..

So far all congress has done is spend billons of dollars,
they were suppose to end these two stupid wars, which is
costing us billions of dollars more, we can use in this country.
I always felt all politicians lie, they tell the public what they
want to hear , time will tell.....


Cheers....Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
alice
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 14155
Registration date: 2008-10-22
Age: 67
Location: Kirkland, WA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:35 pm

joefrank wrote:
11/1/2010

Alice..

So far all congress has done is spend billons of dollars,
they were suppose to end these two stupid wars, which is
costing us billions of dollars more, we can use in this country.
I always felt all politicians lie, they tell the public what they
want to hear , time will tell.....


Cheers....Joe

Joe,

I could not agree more about the wars. What a waste of money lives and people!
Back to top Go down
http://www.freewebs.com/acrooker/
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 7202
Registration date: 2008-11-04
Age: 66
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:04 pm

11/1/2010


Alice..

I agree .....


Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
Al Stevens
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 1653
Registration date: 2010-05-11
Location: Florida

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:05 pm

Politicians lie because people won't vote for a truthful candidate. The truth is stark and threatening. People prefer to hear optimism, even when it represents pie-in-the-sky lies.

We the people are looking for leaders who will solve the one underlying problem, which is: We rode the crest of artificial prosperity for thirty years, and the bubble burst. Prosperity of that kind is a monumental Ponzi scheme. Eventually the money--which never really existed--disappears. The problem can't be solved, and people won't vote for someone who rcognizes and says that.

Obama was and is about as truthful as he could be; he is trying to solve these problems. Too many people don't like the way he is trying to do it. Most people understand neither the problems nor the solutions, so they select candidates based on what they want to believe as reinforced by negative sound bites.

The fundamental flaw in the democratic process is that the job goes to the candidate who demonstrates an ability to run the most effective campaign.
Back to top Go down
http://alstevens.blogspot.com
dkchristi
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 7571
Registration date: 2008-12-30
Location: Florida

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:47 pm

Al, another voice of reason.

Let's see, who took us into Iraqand the rapid escalation of the U.S. deficit? Seems the Republicans conveniently forget that. It was a lot easier to run in, set everything amuck, declare a "victory" on a political ship and then leave it to a cleanup crew. Making a mess is a whole lot easier and politically upbeat than cleaning it up. Let's see, going into Iraq was based on a truthful analysis of the reasons for going there - WMD. Also, who was it that destroyed the Twin Towers? The Iraqi people who lived in hovel conditions (but better than now!) anyway? Yes, the truth led us into the Iraqi war.

Under whose watch did corporate greed run amuck? Under whose lack of regulation enforcement? Oops, another dim memory. Again, cleaning up is more challenging than looking the other way.
Back to top Go down
http://www.dkchristi.webs.com
alice
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 14155
Registration date: 2008-10-22
Age: 67
Location: Kirkland, WA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:03 pm

I guess it does not really matter who wins.
Just more of the same old, same old, Politics as usual.
No one can fix this mess.
Back to top Go down
http://www.freewebs.com/acrooker/
alj
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 9364
Registration date: 2008-12-05
Age: 71
Location: San Antonio

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:37 pm

Al Stevens wrote:
Politicians lie because people won't vote for a truthful candidate. The truth is stark and threatening. People prefer to hear optimism, even when it represents pie-in-the-sky lies.

We the people are looking for leaders who will solve the one underlying problem, which is: We rode the crest of artificial prosperity for thirty years, and the bubble burst. Prosperity of that kind is a monumental Ponzi scheme. Eventually the money--which never really existed--disappears. The problem can't be solved, and people won't vote for someone who rcognizes and says that.

Obama was and is about as truthful as he could be; he is trying to solve these problems. Too many people don't like the way he is trying to do it. Most people understand neither the problems nor the solutions, so they select candidates based on what they want to believe as reinforced by negative sound bites.

The fundamental flaw in the democratic process is that the job goes to the candidate who demonstrates an ability to run the most effective campaign.

Good post.

Ann
Back to top Go down
http://www.annjoiner.com
joefrank
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 7202
Registration date: 2008-11-04
Age: 66
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:21 pm

11/1/2010


All Politicians are scumbags ! They lie, they cheat, they will
screw the public any which way they can...And that goes for
both sides of the fence...



Cheers..Joe
Back to top Go down
http://joseph-frank-baraba-artistwebsites.om
alice
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 14155
Registration date: 2008-10-22
Age: 67
Location: Kirkland, WA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:28 pm

Joe,

Good post--anything to get elected.
Back to top Go down
http://www.freewebs.com/acrooker/
dkchristi
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 7571
Registration date: 2008-12-30
Location: Florida

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:29 pm

It's unfortunate that the current system of electing representation has become a contest of campaigns instead of people with ideas.

I remember when I was with the Republican Party as a political intern in Washington, D.C. It was at the beginning of using technology in election campaigns. The Republicans were ahead in grasping the importance of surveying a district and then letting the candidate know what needed to be said to win that district's election and pour the campagin funds into those words. The test state was California and then it spread to the national campaigns.

We had campaign maps with sophisticated overlays that identified the key responses to survey questions for every election in the U.S. The candidates could then adjust their words to meet the results of the survey in that community. The map overlays and the quick response by phone and wire was considered proprietary and closely guarded for fear the info would leak to the Democrats or that they would learn of the system and blow it out of proportion.

Instead, the Democrats soon followed with their own canvass and speak techniques as did other political candidates and now with the sophisticated technology, the very speech can be written from the canvassing data with an instant response to the community's data.

I do believe there are people who would make good candidates and elected people who care about their constituents and this country. I also know that the money it takes to become elected and the influence a politician wields are corrupting. The system requires people who can bend rules to build their power and influence or who can produce a following through radical statements to arouse emotion and hatred. These two elements - the power wielded by extreme wealth and the weakness of a populace that can be led by words of hate, bigotry and radicalism make a farce of a system that in itself has the underlying elements for a true representative democracy. Those for whom these elements work, will make sure they remain in power and that a less partisan system is not allowed to develop.

In spite of the system, there are enough bureaucrats who have been hired in various government positions to keep the country running in spite of itself; and it is still the country in which I choose to live, a country where I can vote without fear and where the direction of the government (at least so far) can change gears without bloodshed. However, the radical element that seems to flourish in hard economic times gives me concern.
Back to top Go down
http://www.dkchristi.webs.com
alice
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 14155
Registration date: 2008-10-22
Age: 67
Location: Kirkland, WA

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:40 pm

DK.

You have really undergone a change in politics. I applaud you.
Back to top Go down
http://www.freewebs.com/acrooker/
dkchristi
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 7571
Registration date: 2008-12-30
Location: Florida

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:09 pm

My beliefs are still pretty much the same. I am a fiscal conservative. I believe that government should be minimal and function efficiently. I believe that budgets need to be in balance without deficits. I believe people should be encouraged to save and meet their own financial and health needs. I believe that the growth of small businesses into larger ones are the backbone of this country and the hope for employment. I believe in diversity and the strength of people who choose to live here because opportunities for their families is greater than the country from which they came. I believe in a strong education system that provides an equal opportunity for all children to learn and thrive. This requires government intervention to overcome the selfish nature of those with plenty from depriving those with less from an equal opportunity. School breakfast and lunch and medical care are the rights of children in a prosperous nation so they can grow strong and keep the nation strong. I do not believe in incarceration but I believe in community rehabilitation for non-violent offenses. I believe that drugs should be dispensed and controlled, including marijuana, tobacco and alcohol and that advertising these things should be banned. I believe that prostitution should be legal in those communities that approve, medically supervised and taxed appropriately (as in Nevada). I believe that an adult woman of sound mind makes decisions about her own body and her own health. No person will ever tell me whether I will or will not bear a child or whether I sell my soul through prostitution. Never! That is a decision between me and my God and so I believe for anyone else. I do not recommend abortion for birth control nor prostitution as a positive lifestyle nor do I believe that those choosing a prostitute are making wise decisions. However, I believe that some matters are private when they do not involve the exploitation of children, violence and crime. I believe that people who are temporarily unable to care for themselves need government resources to help them in their time of need. I believe elderly need a source of income if the course of their lives has not produced sufficient for comfortable senior years. I believe all citizens of a prosperous country need access to a standard of medical care that is affordable and meets high standards for a quality life with an emphasis on preventive care. I believe that a taxing system needs to be fair and loopholes closed. I believe churches have become big business and should also pay taxes. I believe there are few "non-profits" since their executives are overpaid in most cases. I have many more beliefs that are always subject to exceptions and extenuating circumstances. I believe I am my brother's keeper and those to whom much good fortune has been provided much is expected in return.
Back to top Go down
http://www.dkchristi.webs.com
Al Stevens
Five Star Member
Five Star Member


Number of posts: 1653
Registration date: 2010-05-11
Location: Florida

PostSubject: Re: WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?   Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:31 pm

dkchristi wrote:
Let's see, who took us into Iraq...? Seems the Republicans conveniently forget that.
Let's be fair. Under whose administration did we plunge headlong into Vietnam? Under whose did we finally stop that insanity? This isn't a partisan thing.
Back to top Go down
http://alstevens.blogspot.com
 

WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY ?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 3Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Published Authors ::  :: -