Time: Obama appealed to low-information voters by losing first debate to Romney. “The Obama campaign discovered that these people who say they’re not interested in politics who do not like the Republicans who do not like the Democrats, who do not like Washington, you know what they do like? They like Barack Obama because they sense something about him that he’s not really a part of it. So even that first debate, which we all thought was a debacle, a lot of those people thought ‘Well, I liked that because he’s not playing that game. He’s not playing gotcha. He’s not saying nasty things.’” The Gilligans of the world elected one of their own. Yikes.

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PsychoDad December 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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OMG. OMG. OMG. Here, Time, here’s a hanky. Wipe off your chin.

flashingscotsman December 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

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Time, get up off your knees. It might be cold, but I’m not buying your story that it’s frost on your lips.

jcrowley1985 December 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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Fenster314 December 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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I’ve read Paul’s “Revolution” book and it just strikes me as garden variety libertarianism – IOWs, he saves his greatest animus for the government. “Corporate greed” is a by product of government being able to keep the big company’s front feet in the feeding trough through regulation, contracts and back scratching which in turn keeps the pols in power.

So what is it that you’d like to do? Break up the big corporations to implement a real free market? To get government control of the market reduced so that dinosaur companies like GE and Comcast can be taken out by smaller more efficient competitors or what?

jcrowley1985 December 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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Kip Hooker December 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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” It’s not just with exporting internationally, we need to encourage businesses to stay local or at least regional.

“We” . . . well that is a loaded word for you to use. Since you don’t contribute to anything you can’t be counted in the group of taxpayer or consumer. So I guess by “we” you mean the government. In which case you are again completely wrong and in variance with the Austrian perspective and that of your hero Ron Paul. We don’t need to do anything when it comes to encouraging employers. We need to get out of their way and let the market driven by the consumers take care of the rest. We’ve all had enough of your corporatism John . . . so don’t speak for “we” until you’re contributing something to the system other than demands upon it.

Sidekick December 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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Globalization is here to stay. Adjust. Secondly, not ALL jobs are exported. Hyperbole gets you nowhere. Just an excuse to not work. Pathetic whiny leach.

Kip Hooker December 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

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I’m not sure how he figures L.F. is against globalization anyway. I don’t think he at all understands what is meant by free markets.

flashingscotsman December 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

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An employer should be free to base his business wherever he likes, but it WOULD be nice if over-taxation and over-regulation didn’t drive employers overseas.

That’s one of the few things that worked in my favor in my career as a heavy equipment operator. It’s terribly difficult to build an airport overseas and ship it over here.

poppajoe49 December 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

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Same with an interstate.

flashingscotsman December 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

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Bingo. Now, a bridge? They might be able to ship in some components, but it still has to be assembled on-site. So I at least felt safe from overseas competition.

Of course, in the non-union construction world, there was a lot of LABOR imported, but most of what I did was government contract, and the compliance inspectors kept illegal workers to a minimum.

Kip Hooker December 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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@John

Stop being greedy and giving the government an excuse to continue with their corporatism.

BTW . . . Ron Paul is tired of supporting you.

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/we-are-already-over-the-cliff-were-just-wondering-how-were-going-to-land

sa_rose December 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

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Who do you thinksupported ROn PAul in his political career? Give you a hint, it wasn’t the cows in his district.

poppajoe49 December 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

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No, it was the bull!

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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As I’ve said before, never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

jcrowley1985 December 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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CO2Insanity December 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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Yes, Ron only had stupid people in small groups.

poppajoe49 December 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

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And individuals.

Ruben December 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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Many On the Right’s relationship with the divine: Trust in God.
The Entire Left’s relationship with elections: Trust in fraud.

Kip Hooker December 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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So basically they are saying that stupid voters like Obama because they think he’s just as dumb as they are. Well that makes about as much sense as anything else these days does.

StrinaM December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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You know the thing Obama isn’t apart of? Reality. Neither is TIME apparently.

poppajoe49 December 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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Nor Ms Crowley.

poppajoe49 December 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

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Time: Obama appealed to low-information voters

His only hope was to appeal to those that were too stupid to know what was going on.

danybhoy December 21, 2012 at 12:44 am

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Thank you public education & the welfare industrial complex.

flashingscotsman December 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

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Obama was appealing to low-information voters from his beginnings in politics. Maybe if we had fewer low-information voters? Or didn’t allow them to vote?

danybhoy December 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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Welfare should disqualify you from being able to vote. Of course today, you cannot even be expected to have an ID to prove who the hell you are when you go to the polls. Buit like I said before, I went to a college hockey game the Saturday before the election, & watched dozens of people go to Will Call, & they provided ID to prove who they said they were before getting their tickets. Go figure.

drb December 22, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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High school kids have to show ID to take the SATs

Dan December 21, 2012 at 5:46 am

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If they hate Washington, Republicans and Democrats and are so disengaged and removed from all that is political – then how in the hell did they even know n0bama bombed out in the 1st debate? Damn Time – I did not realize you were so desperate to put words on blank pieces of paper. You too make a great lining for a bird cage. :-)