The Ancient Art of Fooling Voters

The Ancient Art of Fooling Voters

There are 175 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Mar 7, 2012, titled The Ancient Art of Fooling Voters. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

To win in Rome: Court key backers, remember voters' names, pander to special interests.

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Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#1 Mar 7, 2012
Get a cool symbol resembling a Pepsi logo, cool Che-looking posters and pass out hope and change bumper stickers seems to do the trick.
Your Ex

Madison, WI

#4 Mar 7, 2012
Far Away wrote:
Get a cool symbol resembling a Pepsi logo, cool Che-looking posters and pass out hope and change bumper stickers seems to do the trick.
Mittens has purchased the back stock
Gonna change 'em to
"More of the Same"
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#5 Mar 7, 2012
The Ancient Republican Art of Fooling Voters is so true today as it was then.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#6 Mar 7, 2012
Far Away wrote:
Get a cool symbol resembling a Pepsi logo, cool Che-looking posters and pass out hope and change bumper stickers seems to do the trick.
Kinda like "Misson Accomplished" and the "Wanted, Dead or Alive Posters for Osama bin Laden" He never did get him or accomplish his mission, did he? Yet you got the nerve to try and make fun of Obama while excusing the biggest pluck up in American History! LOL!

smh
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#7 Mar 7, 2012
Far Away wrote:
Get a cool symbol resembling a Pepsi logo, cool Che-looking posters and pass out hope and change bumper stickers seems to do the trick.
Even though Jenny Oropez died last month, the Democrat easily won re-election to California’s State Senate, defeating John Stammerich, her Republican challenger, by a 58-35 margin.
Even a dead Democrat is far better than a live Republican. hehehehe

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#8 Mar 7, 2012
How about telling the truth? No one has tried that in a long time -- it just might work.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#9 Mar 7, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Kinda like "Misson Accomplished" and the "Wanted, Dead or Alive Posters for Osama bin Laden" He never did get him or accomplish his mission, did he? Yet you got the nerve to try and make fun of Obama while excusing the biggest pluck up in American History! LOL!
smh
I don't like far away either! thanks for shooting him down.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#10 Mar 7, 2012
Tony wrote:
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Even though Jenny Oropez died last month, the Democrat easily won re-election to California’s State Senate, defeating John Stammerich, her Republican challenger, by a 58-35 margin.
Even a dead Democrat is far better than a live Republican. hehehehe
Are you married? I think I am in love! So damn funny!
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#11 Mar 7, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Kinda like "Misson Accomplished" and the "Wanted, Dead or Alive Posters for Osama bin Laden" He never did get him or accomplish his mission, did he? Yet you got the nerve to try and make fun of Obama while excusing the biggest pluck up in American History! LOL!
smh
Don't pretend you know me. Mission Accomplished? Wanted? I didn't excuse Bush for anything. OBL is dead. Great!Øbama got one thing right--by following in the footsteps of the "pluck-up" as you refer to him. Aside from that, hope is dead unless you're part of the 49% of Americans who pay nothing, but change is alive and well, and its coming in November when Øbama is sent home with hat in hand.

Since: May 08

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#12 Mar 7, 2012
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> I don't like far away either! thanks for shooting him down.
You're welcome. It was my pleasure...

:)
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#13 Mar 7, 2012
havent forgotten wrote:
<quoted text> I don't like far away either! thanks for shooting him down.
You don't like me? I'm devastated.

Since: May 08

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#14 Mar 7, 2012
Far Away wrote:
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Don't pretend you know me. Mission Accomplished? Wanted? I didn't excuse Bush for anything. OBL is dead. Great!Øbama got one thing right--by following in the footsteps of the "pluck-up" as you refer to him. Aside from that, hope is dead unless you're part of the 49% of Americans who pay nothing, but change is alive and well, and its coming in November when Øbama is sent home with hat in hand.
As if! LOL! WTH would want to claim they know an ahole like you? Are you serious? As for the rest, blah, blah, blah, LOL!

You're just ass sore cause your "funny" fell flat!

Toodles....
Questioner

Menard, TX

#15 Mar 7, 2012
The Ancient Art of Fooling Voters -- subsitute "modern" for ancient. Human natue doesn't change that much.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#16 Mar 7, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Are you married? I think I am in love! So damn funny!
Thank you sweet lady.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#17 Mar 7, 2012
Poor sap is signing in and out voting for himself. Makes no difference, I mean, people can read! LOL!

Since: May 08

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#18 Mar 7, 2012
Tony wrote:
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Thank you sweet lady.
You're most welcome! lol.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#19 Mar 7, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>As if! LOL! WTH would want to claim they know an ahole like you? Are you serious? As for the rest, blah, blah, blah, LOL!
You're just ass sore cause your "funny" fell flat!
Toodles....
Why the name-calling? Funny? Not hardly--I was obviously serious. After all,Øbama did get elected.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#20 Mar 7, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Are you married? I think I am in love! So damn funny!
Please... get a room.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#21 Mar 7, 2012
Far Away wrote:
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Don't pretend you know me. Mission Accomplished? Wanted? I didn't excuse Bush for anything. OBL is dead. Great!Øbama got one thing right--by following in the footsteps of the "pluck-up" as you refer to him. Aside from that, hope is dead unless you're part of the 49% of Americans who pay nothing, but change is alive and well, and its coming in November when Øbama is sent home with hat in hand.
"Following in the footsteps of..." Surely, you don't mean those
of G. W. Bush. Anyone following his footsteps would walk right off a cliff, whether you're talking about the economy, foreign policy, Hurricane Katrina or 9/11. All notable disasters made worse by the aforementioned "pluck-up."

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#22 Mar 7, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Kinda like "Misson Accomplished" and the "Wanted, Dead or Alive Posters for Osama bin Laden" He never did get him or accomplish his mission, did he? Yet you got the nerve to try and make fun of Obama while excusing the biggest pluck up in American History! LOL!
smh
OBL was found via Bush's interrogation policies and gitmo, you and nobama know that.

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