This is a perfect example of why I don't understand how people vote.

United States
August 11, 2012 7:10pm CST
I read this article about a steel mill in South Carolina that polluted this town, and turned all of the houses a burnt orange. One of the people interviewed for the article blames the mill, and Bain capital for polluting the town, and then leaving making tens of millions. But, she is a Romney supporter, and says she will vote for Romney. If someone supported, and personally approved of destroying your town, why would you want them to run the country? I just don't understand that logic at all!! http://www.cnbc.com/id/48622464
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@blummus (452)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Generally speaking, Republicans will vote against their interests in hopes of having something they want returned, even by the ones who took it away in the first place. It's not logical. It's magical thinking coupled to desperate hope. Makes my heart hurt to think about it, really.
• United States
13 Aug 12
That was well said, and I hate to say it is completely accurate in both political parties. I just don't know why people can't see the forest from the trees.
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@freqspaz (220)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Yeah, that sounds normal. I don't understand it either, It makes no sense. But I blame us for letting it happen. Did you know that most people don't even know that Pres. Obama is mixed, not wholly black? Basically our nation is now over populated with consumers. People whom do nothing but buy the next biggest shiniest thing, WITHOUT understanding what it does, just because FOX news or GOOD MORNING AMERICA says it's the "COOL THING". Now if people would pull their heads from their wallets which are wedge in their derrieres and actually READ and CHECKED facts for themselves this country would be better. And I know this is true because I have had people come into the store that I work in looking for something they have seen on TV and buy it, for themselves (I asked) WITH OUT EVER LOOKING AT THE BOX! They just buy it! I've had people return things with in HOURS because they stop and look at what they bought and realized they bought an infant toy for their 8 year old. Or something to the effect. I've also had people walk through my entire store (which is a TOY store, it says it in the name even) and come to the counter, which is at the back of the store, to as if I sold TOYS!!! And yet these masses of 'people' are responsible for picking our nation's next leader and make informed decisions while doing it?! I mean, does what you read make a bit more sense now? How they can have that circular logic? Here's another one ~ I've met two people, on different occasions, in the area which I live that believe, I mean passionately believe that we live in a Geocentric world, which means that the ENTIRE universe revolves around the Earth, that the earth DOES NOT rotate, but the sun rotates around us, giving us day and night cycles. Both of them were registered voters, both of them believed that I was lying when I told them (and showed them) that we live in a heliocentric universe, and both were Democrats. We have issues.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Which begs the question why are people voting for Obama again? It defies all logic.
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• United States
13 Aug 12
Sierras, I am voting for Obama because I don't believe that "Trickle Down Economics" has EVER worked, and I have facts to back it up. I think that Obama is doing what I want, which is bring the economy back, but in a responsible way. I think that we have already seen a Romney presidency, it was called the Bush years. His economics, his foreign policy, his personal elitist beliefs, and his morals. It is like a mini me of Bush. We all know that worked out for the country. It always amazes me how republicans forget how bad it was in October of 2008. I guess they just don't want to see it because they know that they caused it, and approved of it 100%!!!!
• United States
13 Aug 12
Sierras, show me a president that didn't lie to you? The president made investments in the future of the country, and this world that will benefit both for centuries to come. Many right wingers laugh at alternative energies, but they don't care that less than 100 years from now oil will be gone. What will you do then? His foreign policy is strong because he chose the right person for the job, that is called being a good leader. I know you right wingers aren't use to that because your presidents don't do that often (well AT ALL besides Colin Powell, and he got so sick of Bush he had to leave). The US economy that GWB watched slid into a repression while he was trying to build his legacy cause much of the need for government assistance. You really should go back to October 2008, and remember how bad it was when Bush was in charge. He actually has a very impressive jobs report in comparison to GWB. Obama will end up positive, as opposed to negative like Bush did. And Bush didn't lose over 2 MILLION jobs the first six months of his presidency!!! Obama will pay for it all the same way that Clinton did: Tax the rich, regulate the unregulated, and grow the economy slow and steady. The last two boom periods in our country have led to huge recessions/repression (Clinton's didn't because he was smart, and left Bush will a budget SURPLUS). Why do that again? By the way, Bush would have given up both of the twins to have Bill Clinton's legacy!!!!
• United States
13 Aug 12
No, I said he continuously lied. It happens every time he opens his mouth. At least other Presidents had some truth intermixed. He has had no real truth in the midst of all those lies. The only way any of it is justified is that Harry Reid puts his speech into a piece of legislation and then brings it up for a vote. Sure, he choose Hillary Clinton but she is retiring. That choice was actually a no-brainer. Heck, even Fox was predicting that after they found out she wasn't going to be VP. Actually, Obama is still very negative and will continue to be very negative. It still hasn't changed the unemployment rate or taken into account the number of people who went from unemployment to SSDI or the number who are underemployed. It still hasn't changed the fact that wages have dropped significantly. Expect another recession in 2013 when all the new taxes hit. Obama can't pay for it the same way as Clinton because he doesn't have the fortitude to kick Congress in the butt. Especially, not since he continuously blames the minority party instead of actually getting in the trenches and making things happen like Clinton did. That's a huge difference between him and Clinton. Clinton actually knew how to get Congress to work with him. President Obama doesn't and has constantly shown that he doesn't have that ability. A new Congress won't be any better for him. PS Clinton did not leave Bush with a surplus. He left him with a slightly smaller deficit and a higher capital gains tax which started the massive migration of businesses overseas. Yet, you seem to be under this delusion that President Obama can do the same thing that President Clinton did even though President Obama continually does the opposite in many regards such as his dealing with Congress.
@crossbones27 (18546)
• Redlands, California
12 Aug 12
All I can say is WOW! Some people deserve what they get with that type of thinking.
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• United States
12 Aug 12
It is funny how so much of the south is dirt poor, and they don't know why. I guess we know why now!!!
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• United States
14 Aug 12
Because he has an R beside his name. That is why they will vote for him. It all comes down to party instead of the candidate. Especially in South Carolina. But I think a lot of people are that way all over the county from both parties . They align themselves with a part and whoever runs on that party ticket gets their vote. And we wonder why we have the government we have...LOL.
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• United States
12 Aug 12
It's called party loyalty, and people will be loyal to their party no matter how bad their candidate may be. Party loyalty is the probably the number one reason that things are becoming as bad as they are, and I think that we should all give up party loyalty and demand better. Vote third party.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
13 Aug 12
Debater, The problem with understanding that you are having is that you are still blinded by your ultra liberal sociocommunist president. I'd you could see past him you would understand that Romney, the only other viable choice, no matter how much you dislike what the company he was once associated with did, he still beats 4 more years of the Obamination and his agenda.