Ecuador's Correa has majority before ...

Ecuador's Correa has majority before key vote: poll

There are 18 comments on the Reuters story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Ecuador's Correa has majority before key vote: poll. In it, Reuters reports that:

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorian leftist President Rafael Correa has the majority he needs to win a key September 28 referendum to pass a new constitution that would extend his authority over the Andean nation, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Independent pollster Santiago Perez, who is often hired by the government to measure approval ratings, said his poll showed that backing for the new constitution rose 3 percentage points to 56 percent. Opposition stood at 23 percent.

Correa, a former economy minister, needs more than 50 percent of votes to pass the new constitution.

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Timothy Peter Wright

Newmarket, Canada

#1 Sep 10, 2008
A vote " Yes " is a vote to get the country back in motion.
There are large projects hanging in the balance, time to get to work building on new successful program. A " No " vote is a vote for 3 rd world living conditions.
Merlin

Onnion, France

#2 Sep 11, 2008
A "Yes" vote, is a vote to get the country back to 1917 Leninist revolution. A "Yes" vote is a vote to implant tyranny & Third World living conditions...just ask to those calamities, Nord Korea, Cuba and Venezuela.
Kevin Shankland Calgary

Canada

#3 Sep 18, 2008
A yes vote is an elimination of the middle class and further segregation of upper and lower classes. The elite constantly maintain their status and way of life while the poor struggle in many socialist/communist regimes, that thrive on corruption and tyranny. As Merlin states, on the 1917 Leninist revolution, I believe was also the Bolshevik revolution and the rise and fall of both Stalin and Lenin. It causes the elimination of foreign interest and investment in the country.
Nico EC

Barquisimeto, Venezuela

#4 Sep 27, 2008
Timothy Peter Wright wrote:
A vote " Yes " is a vote to get the country back in motion.
There are large projects hanging in the balance, time to get to work building on new successful program. A " No " vote is a vote for 3 rd world living conditions.
Vote "yes" is NO to US intervention to our economics, end of corruption, etc.,etc.,etc. But totally agree with Timothy about vote "no"...
Merlin wrote:
A "Yes" vote, is a vote to get the country back to 1917 Leninist revolution. A "Yes" vote is a vote to implant tyranny & Third World living conditions...just ask to those calamities, Nord Korea, Cuba and Venezuela.
O yeah... I am traveling a lot... And I have compared countries between each other, especially ex-French colonies. So, those countries are poor and with a lot of problems......especially because France gave idea of class separation, but did not gave any education...

Voting Yes - we are not going 1917, we are going out farther to keeping our natural resources and freedom, and out of colonial style of politics that still existing here.

We are voting YES for protecting our families of imperialism - our home is our home.
NWG

Baltimore, MD

#5 Sep 28, 2008
Nico EC, excuse me, but you seem to be located in Venezuela. Ecuador had an election today. Did you have one in your country also? I am wondering what the "we" is all about??
Vangelist

Monterey, CA

#6 Oct 1, 2008
Ecuador has a new "Social and Solidarity' Constitution with 65% of the people voting in favor of a social contract that guarantees human rights (freedom of expression, private property, education, health...) in balance with the "Pacha Mama" (Mother Earth)

NO MORE EXPLOITATION BY THE INHUMAN CAPITAL THAT VIEWS PEOPLE AS JUST MEANS OF PRODUCTION OR JUST A MARKET SWINDLED BY SPECULATORS!

Funny thing this is happening when the Wall Street SPECULATIVE LOSES are being SOCIALIZED... The BUSH!T THIEVES PILFER and leave the MORTGAGE to US citizens who don't have healthcare, affordable higher education, affordable housing... etc.
CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Warren, NJ

#7 Oct 1, 2008
Vangelist wrote:
Ecuador has a new "Social and Solidarity' Constitution with 65% of the people voting in favor of a social contract that guarantees human rights (freedom of expression, private property, education, health...) in balance with the "Pacha Mama" (Mother Earth)
NO MORE EXPLOITATION BY THE INHUMAN CAPITAL THAT VIEWS PEOPLE AS JUST MEANS OF PRODUCTION OR JUST A MARKET SWINDLED BY SPECULATORS!
Funny thing this is happening when the Wall Street SPECULATIVE LOSES are being SOCIALIZED... The BUSH!T THIEVES PILFER and leave the MORTGAGE to US citizens who don't have healthcare, affordable higher education, affordable housing... etc.
Who cares they are a bunch of savages anyway. They can eat their rocks and dirt, rub guinea pigs all over themselves for free healthcare, educate themselves how to weave more baskets. "PooTA MADRE"
Vangelist

Monterey, CA

#8 Oct 2, 2008
CHARIOTS OF FIRE wrote:
<quoted text>
Who cares they are a bunch of savages anyway. They can eat their rocks and dirt, rub guinea pigs all over themselves for free healthcare, educate themselves how to weave more baskets. "PooTA MADRE"
IGNORANT MATERIALISTIC PIG... The BUSH!T loses must be hurting you.

Have you ever traveled to Ecuador? Beautiful country... With nice people... Now they have a CARING GOVERNMENT... WHAT's YOUR PROBLEM!
CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Warren, NJ

#9 Oct 3, 2008
Actually, my family is from Guaranda, I left that piece of crap place for a reason. My own family has been tricked by this loser/scammer/snake oil sales man of a President Correa. Most of the uneducated have fallen for it, but the educated were the minority on the vote. The new constitution is worth nothing. Figure this we have had dozens of constitutions and as well I think Venezuela is up close to 30 of them. The USA has had 1. Hmmmm, why because the USA got it right. My people are some of the dumbest in the world. Lazyyyyy, socialism is the poor mans excuse for accomlishment. "If you want the good things in life healthcare, home, and human rights, earn them, don't beg the Government for them" and "Stop blamin the US and blame the people in the mirror who made the mistakes" You sound like one of the Peace Corp jerkoffs that used to our town.
NWG

Baltimore, MD

#10 Oct 3, 2008
Well said Chariot!
Vangelist, why are you still in the States? Maybe you can't leave because you are here illegally??
hmmmm
Vangelist

Monterey, CA

#11 Oct 4, 2008
CHARIOTS OF FIRE wrote:
Actually, my family is from Guaranda, I left that piece of crap place for a reason. My own family has been tricked by this loser/scammer/snake oil sales man of a President Correa. Most of the uneducated have fallen for it, but the educated were the minority on the vote. The new constitution is worth nothing. Figure this we have had dozens of constitutions and as well I think Venezuela is up close to 30 of them. The USA has had 1. Hmmmm, why because the USA got it right. My people are some of the dumbest in the world. Lazyyyyy, socialism is the poor mans excuse for accomlishment. "If you want the good things in life healthcare, home, and human rights, earn them, don't beg the Government for them" and "Stop blamin the US and blame the people in the mirror who made the mistakes" You sound like one of the Peace Corp jerkoffs that used to our town.
Guaranda... Never been there... from what I can see from Google Earth nice agrarian area with nice views of the Chimborazo.

So your family has been tricked... Did you lose your land?... tough break... BEWARE WallStreet isn't NIRVANA either.

When have I blamed the US of anything... I BLAME the BUSH!T administration for ALL the BUSH!T we now have to deal with.

The US Constitution is a good document... However, it has had to be reformed with AMENDMENTS... Seems like more AMENDMENTS are due... After seeing this BUSH!T administration wipe it's A$$ with it.

Correa has been in office for 2 years doing good WORK! What do you know about SOCIALISM? Ever been to Europe? Some of our best allies have SOCIALIST governments.

What is your problem? SELF HATE? Did someone form the Peace Corp abuse you?
Tooltime

Stratford, CT

#12 Oct 5, 2008
Vangelist wrote:
<quoted text>
Guaranda... Never been there... from what I can see from Google Earth nice agrarian area with nice views of the Chimborazo.
So your family has been tricked... Did you lose your land?... tough break... BEWARE WallStreet isn't NIRVANA either.
When have I blamed the US of anything... I BLAME the BUSH!T administration for ALL the BUSH!T we now have to deal with.
The US Constitution is a good document... However, it has had to be reformed with AMENDMENTS... Seems like more AMENDMENTS are due... After seeing this BUSH!T administration wipe it's A$$ with it.
Correa has been in office for 2 years doing good WORK! What do you know about SOCIALISM? Ever been to Europe? Some of our best allies have SOCIALIST governments.
What is your problem? SELF HATE? Did someone form the Peace Corp abuse you?
I know socialism is failed policies, designed to lie and claim to be for the people. When in reality it is for the elite to stay in power. Such failed socialization such as Post Office, Welfare, Section 8, Social Security, the government has never ran anything well
CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Warren, NJ

#13 Oct 6, 2008
Vangelist wrote:
<quoted text>
Guaranda... Never been there... from what I can see from Google Earth nice agrarian area with nice views of the Chimborazo.
So your family has been tricked... Did you lose your land?... tough break... BEWARE WallStreet isn't NIRVANA either.
When have I blamed the US of anything... I BLAME the BUSH!T administration for ALL the BUSH!T we now have to deal with.
The US Constitution is a good document... However, it has had to be reformed with AMENDMENTS... Seems like more AMENDMENTS are due... After seeing this BUSH!T administration wipe it's A$$ with it.
Correa has been in office for 2 years doing good WORK! What do you know about SOCIALISM? Ever been to Europe? Some of our best allies have SOCIALIST governments.
What is your problem? SELF HATE? Did someone form the Peace Corp abuse you?
Well said Tooltime!! Socialism never works there will always be greed which prevents it from working. It is for the lazy person who wants everything handed to them. Rights are earned not given for free. You also need to defend them rights as well. Protect the weak and raise the poor standards by pushing the people not the methods. You work hard you earn, if you don't work you get shiet! Absolutely no hand outs. LIfe is what YOU make it not a government. That is what make US sooo GREAT. Vangelist, you just seem to be upset that Bush is President, that is a shame because in my eyes you bash him so much that I would not even call you an American, that coming from a LEGAL IMMIGRANT. You pick did not win so you cry. But that is part of Democracy- majority rules.
Vangelist

Monterey, CA

#14 Oct 6, 2008
Tooltime wrote:
<quoted text>
I know socialism is failed policies, designed to lie and claim to be for the people. When in reality it is for the elite to stay in power. Such failed socialization such as Post Office, Welfare, Section 8, Social Security, the government has never ran anything well
The U.S. Post Office is one of the best institutions in the world... "neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow..." it is UN-Patriotic to slander it.

Such treachery has only been seen by the supporters of the BUSH!T administration who claim they do not want big government... THEN pilfer the taxpayers money to establish some of the biggest Public /Private bureaucracies . TWO FACED HYPOCRITE CROOKS!
Tooltime

Stratford, CT

#15 Oct 6, 2008
Vangelist wrote:
<quoted text>
The U.S. Post Office is one of the best institutions in the world... "neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow..." it is UN-Patriotic to slander it.
Such treachery has only been seen by the supporters of the BUSH!T administration who claim they do not want big government... THEN pilfer the taxpayers money to establish some of the biggest Public /Private bureaucracies . TWO FACED HYPOCRITE CROOKS!
As well, your'e nasty and distasteful way of talking to people on this board that disagree with you is unpatriotic and pathetic. You speak as though you are higher or some authuority on the US and the President. You are another example of an unpatriotic nut job who is unable to come to terms with anything unless it is your way. You would be a PERFECT VP for CORREA. MY way or the highway attitude. Bring down everyone if it aint your way
Thanks but no Thanks

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Oct 9, 2008
While I agree with much you have to say...do not fall for our American double talk. The rich here are the same as the rich Patrons of Ecuador...and yes I have lived there and done much business there...even met Presidente Noboa...just one in a long of line of frauds...like the current psycho Correa...another rich bastard that didn't earn it.

Socialism is worse than capitalism to be sure. But capitalism, like most social systems only works if the level of greed is contained at "reasonable" levels. The reason we are starting to see socialism in America today is directly linked to greed.

The free market system is great, but is also not infallable. Many will say, "it was the subprime mortgages to people who couldn't afford them caused this financial mess"...that would be part of the problem. The other part: all the greedy people who gave them the mortgages in order to get rich...

All I am saying...let this be a lesson to all of you whose true God is money. Greed destroys everything it touches.

Honest accumulation of wealth is the only way to continue our American Way of Life.
CHARIOTS OF FIRE wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said Tooltime!! Socialism never works there will always be greed which prevents it from working. It is for the lazy person who wants everything handed to them. Rights are earned not given for free. You also need to defend them rights as well. Protect the weak and raise the poor standards by pushing the people not the methods. You work hard you earn, if you don't work you get shiet! Absolutely no hand outs. LIfe is what YOU make it not a government. That is what make US sooo GREAT. Vangelist, you just seem to be upset that Bush is President, that is a shame because in my eyes you bash him so much that I would not even call you an American, that coming from a LEGAL IMMIGRANT. You pick did not win so you cry. But that is part of Democracy- majority rules.
Nobama not my President

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Nov 10, 2008
Obama is an empty shirt and there is nothing "historic" about his election.

Without the media bias from the first primary to the general election he would not be president.

Worse than having him as president is knowing that his piece of crap bulldog wife will be First Lady...sorry, but there is nothing about her that says "lady" at all whatsoever.

Obama is arrogant and is simply the left's version of Bush. Sad fact is that just about everybody wanted Bush gone at this point.

So instead what do teenagers, blacks, hispanics and women do? Vote for a man with no character, bad judgement, horrible disgusting associations over a man who stayed in a pow camp even though he could have used his name to be released earlty.

Over a man who has a proven record of bi-partisanship. Which is all that Washington is.

Obama will not sway any of those who are against him or his already failed policy ideas.

Good luck on this one my former Democrats.

When the first black man or woman who comes along and TRULY earns the hearts and minds of real majority of Americans...then that day will be historic.
Nobama not my President

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Nov 10, 2008
Without the US, you would still be living in huts. You think you will suceed with that fat foul pig Chavez? Ok, go with Russia and China...then watch as you lose everything...language, culture, family...
Nico EC wrote:
<quoted text>
Vote "yes" is NO to US intervention to our economics, end of corruption, etc.,etc.,etc. But totally agree with Timothy about vote "no"...
<quoted text>
O yeah... I am traveling a lot... And I have compared countries between each other, especially ex-French colonies. So, those countries are poor and with a lot of problems......especially because France gave idea of class separation, but did not gave any education...
Voting Yes - we are not going 1917, we are going out farther to keeping our natural resources and freedom, and out of colonial style of politics that still existing here.
We are voting YES for protecting our families of imperialism - our home is our home.

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