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Title: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on June 14, 2009, 04:05:57 PM
http://infohost.nmt.edu/~armiller/commonsen.htm (http://infohost.nmt.edu/~armiller/commonsen.htm)
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Anonymous on June 14, 2009, 04:11:16 PM
Since more people on this board lean decidedly to the right, I see this poll skewing toward saying it is the Democrat's fault.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on June 14, 2009, 04:13:31 PM
Quote from: "jvscrub"
Since more people on this board lean decidedly to the right, I see this poll skewing toward saying it is the Democrat's fault.
You're probably right...The Democrats are currently leading in the poll though.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on June 14, 2009, 04:15:31 PM
Now it's a dead heat.  :wink:                                                                Which of the two major political parties did the most to hasten the demise of common sense?
 
Republican   50%  [ 2 ]
Democrat   50%  [ 2 ] x
 
Total votes : 4
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Anonymous on June 14, 2009, 04:17:18 PM
In reality, it is neither and both at the same time.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on June 14, 2009, 04:20:54 PM
Quote from: "jvscrub"
In reality, it is neither and both at the same time.
 I'd agree that it's both major parties fault to some extent. I also further believe the Democrats were primarily responsible.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Anonymous on June 14, 2009, 05:40:20 PM
Believe what you want, it doesn't mean it's true.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on June 14, 2009, 05:47:43 PM
Quote from: "jvscrub"
Believe what you want, it doesn't mean it's true.
I believe that as well.This is also why I favor classical liberalism since collectivist's don't like disent.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: sgallan on June 14, 2009, 09:54:17 PM
The obvious answer would be if you are a conservative Republican (in the classical sense) you would vote for Republicans. Why? Because they are being something they are not. If you are a hard partisan you always vote for the otherside. If you are in the middle, or are a Libertarian you shake your head and think; what is the difference?

There is not much of a difference. Folks who say, "but Obama is leading us to socialism", well okay, that is fair, but what do you have to offer as an alternative? The Republican Party? Really? What have they done in the past 30 years to suggest they are different?
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on June 14, 2009, 11:21:17 PM
Quote from: "sgallan"
The obvious answer would be if you are a conservative Republican (in the classical sense) you would vote for Republicans. Why? Because they are being something they are not. If you are a hard partisan you always vote for the otherside. If you are in the middle, or are a Libertarian you shake your head and think; what is the difference?

There is not much of a difference. Folks who say, "but Obama is leading us to socialism", well okay, that is fair, but what do you have to offer as an alternative? The Republican Party? Really? What have they done in the past 30 years to suggest they are different?

Most Libertarians vote Republican since the Democrats aren't an option. Ron Paul wasn't a very viable candidate. Hopefully things will change. The Neocons could have less influence on the Republican party in the future for example.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Intensity guru on July 14, 2009, 01:25:30 PM
Quote from: "jvscrub"
Since more people on this board lean decidedly to the right, I see this poll skewing toward saying it is the Democrat's fault.

Wrong. The democrat party in recent decades has had very little to do with common sense concerning most every topic of the day. It's all feel-good fuddy-duddy ideological utopian nonsense.

The GOP has lead many astray from common sense by appealing to common sense issues and then acting like liberal ideologues.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Intensity guru on July 14, 2009, 01:26:43 PM
Quote from: "sgallan"
The obvious answer would be if you are a conservative Republican (in the classical sense) you would vote for Republicans. Why? Because they are being something they are not. If you are a hard partisan you always vote for the otherside. If you are in the middle, or are a Libertarian you shake your head and think; what is the difference?

There is not much of a difference. Folks who say, "but Obama is leading us to socialism", well okay, that is fair, but what do you have to offer as an alternative? The Republican Party? Really? What have they done in the past 30 years to suggest they are different?

Nothing. Nothing at all.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: ViseGrip on July 14, 2009, 01:35:38 PM
Quote from: "sgallan"
The obvious answer would be if you are a conservative Republican (in the classical sense) you would vote for Republicans. Why? Because they are being something they are not. If you are a hard partisan you always vote for the otherside. If you are in the middle, or are a Libertarian you shake your head and think; what is the difference?

There is not much of a difference. Folks who say, "but Obama is leading us to socialism", well okay, that is fair, but what do you have to offer as an alternative? The Republican Party? Really? What have they done in the past 30 years to suggest they are different?
REAGANISM
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Black-n-Red on July 14, 2009, 02:32:34 PM
Gee, maybe if the Republicans could find another actor to be their puppet, we could find another person to idolize.

Too bad that Fred Thompson guy was such a lazy sack....
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: ViseGrip on July 14, 2009, 04:05:06 PM
Quote from: "Black-n-Red"
Gee, maybe if the Republicans could find another actor to be their puppet, we could find another person to idolize.

Too bad that Fred Thompson guy was such a lazy sack....

This country wouldnt be in this mess if Fred Thompson were alive today!
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on July 14, 2009, 09:56:06 PM
I can't believe the DEMS are leading at this point.  :(                   Which of the two major political parties did the most to hasten the demise of common sense?
 
Republican   53%  [ 9 ]
Democrat   47%  [ 8 ] x
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Black-n-Red on July 15, 2009, 05:44:26 PM
As evidence, I need only point out who originated this poll.

Case closed.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Viratas on July 15, 2009, 05:46:42 PM
All politicians have contributed to this IMO.

We need to do away with "Career" Politicians before we will ever have any kind of meaningful change in this country no matter what side the are on, they all seem to be complete morons
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: Jimmy the Gent on July 15, 2009, 05:46:55 PM
Quote from: "sgallan"
The obvious answer would be if you are a conservative Republican (in the classical sense) you would vote for Republicans. Why? Because they are being something they are not. If you are a hard partisan you always vote for the otherside. If you are in the middle, or are a Libertarian you shake your head and think; what is the difference?

There is not much of a difference. Folks who say, "but Obama is leading us to socialism", well okay, that is fair, but what do you have to offer as an alternative? The Republican Party? Really? What have they done in the past 30 years to suggest they are different?

reagan.
Title: Re: Demise of Common Sense
Post by: BOG on July 15, 2009, 08:39:03 PM
Quote from: "Viratas"
All politicians have contributed to this IMO.

We need to do away with "Career" Politicians before we will ever have any kind of meaningful change in this country no matter what side the are on, they all seem to be complete morons


How many different ISP addresses voted for Democrats and Republicans? :roll: