Dem govs: GOP back to 'dark ages'

Dem govs: GOP back to 'dark ages'

There are 140 comments on the Politico story from Feb 26, 2012, titled Dem govs: GOP back to 'dark ages'. In it, Politico reports that:

The nation's Democratic governors are gleeful at the heavy play social issues are suddenly getting in the Republican presidential primary.

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Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#1 Feb 26, 2012
But the Dems started all this crap with their Obamacare package...and they're using it as a political gouge at the Republicans for standing up for Religious rights.

Actually (God help me!) it was a pretty good strategy to get the Republican candidates off message about the economy and jobs and illegal immigration and homeland security (and economy and jobs)... and spend way too much time on "social issues".

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#2 Feb 26, 2012
Red states creating most of the jobs in the US. Blue states busted and disgusted with people leaving. Obamacare not being repealed.

He who laughs last.....

Remember Nov. 2010, dem governors!

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#3 Feb 26, 2012
With Obummer's energy policy, pretty soon we will all be in the dark. Congress is already in the dark, Obummer has seen to that.
Your Ex

Madison, WI

#4 Feb 26, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Red states creating most of the jobs in the US. Blue states busted and disgusted with people leaving. Obamacare not being repealed.
He who laughs last.....
Remember Nov. 2010, dem governors!
Red states claim they are picking up domestic migrants and industries from blue states because the latter are too liberal in their tax, welfare and regulation policies. Blue states argue that the red state economic strategy of stealing industries and workers from blue states is parasitic and unsustainable.

Alas, for the future of America, each side is right about the other. The progressive blue states depend on a demographic Ponzi scheme, while the conservative red states depend on an economic Ponzi scheme. The combination of these two unsustainable Ponzi schemes augurs ill for the future of the U.S.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#6 Feb 26, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Red states creating most of the jobs in the US. Blue states busted and disgusted with people leaving. Obamacare not being repealed.
He who laughs last.....
Remember Nov. 2010, dem governors!
You still trying to push this nonsense? Still no links, huh?

Well Sparky, here's some actual enlightenment for the truly ignorant like you and your ilk;

"Gallup has published its latest Job Creation Index, providing a state-by-state comparison of which states predominately hired, fired, and stood pat in 2010. As the U.S. job market struggled, the highest-ranking states relied on one of three industries: agriculture, natural resource extraction, or federal government work.

But not all jobs -- or state economies -- are created equal, and many of the states on Gallup's list often create low-paying jobs. Arkansas, for example, ranks fifth best on Gallup's Job Creation Index, but its median household income is a $39,392, good for second-worst in the country. Maryland, on the other hand, might rank lower on the index, but it has the third-highest median household income in the country.

Gallup based its rankings on nearly 200,000 interviews conducted only with employed adults. Interviewees said whether their company was hiring, not changing in size or laying off workers. The Job Creation Index number represents that difference between "the percentage reporting an expansion and the percentage reporting a reduction in their workforces."

To give you a better picture of the job situation in the states below, we've included household income data from the Census, unemployment rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics andGDP per capita from the Bureau of Economic Analysis"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/01/top-...

So easy to make you look like the clueless dolt you are.

Too easy.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#7 Feb 26, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
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You still trying to push this nonsense?<clip>
"the highest-ranking states relied on one of three industries: agriculture, natural resource extraction, or federal government work."

Federal government work is only sustainable by taxes paid by those who produce or by further borrowing by the government. Their salary and benefits paid for by "real" jobs or, as we are seeing an avalanche of, future "real" jobs. So I would argue this article is full of it, since most likely the major source of "new jobs" they are citing negate the ones which actually produce.

Typical Democrat state, thinking, and twisting the truth. Worthless poll.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#8 Feb 26, 2012
Rotrow wrote:
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"the highest-ranking states relied on one of three industries: agriculture, natural resource extraction, or federal government work."
Federal government work is only sustainable by taxes paid by those who produce or by further borrowing by the government. Their salary and benefits paid for by "real" jobs or, as we are seeing an avalanche of, future "real" jobs. So I would argue this article is full of it, since most likely the major source of "new jobs" they are citing negate the ones which actually produce.
Typical Democrat state, thinking, and twisting the truth. Worthless poll.
Really now?

Funny how you guys will use Gallup when you feel it reflects your warped views - but let's get to some real good stuff - let's go to Texas;

Texas has more morons due to inefficient funding - yet rely on TARP to balance its books and puts 9.1 billion in their own escrow from TARP funds;

http://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/wwstan...

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/12/news/economy/...

Highest in low wage jobs in the nation, with no medical benefits.

Now, where are all those wonderful jobs the red states are supposedly creating?

Knucklehead!
Ginny

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Feb 26, 2012
I want the Ron Paul Revolution to succeed in America. We're in the dark ages now.....Hello!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 Feb 26, 2012
Ginny wrote:
I want the Ron Paul Revolution to succeed in America. We're in the dark ages now.....Hello!
Goodbye.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#11 Feb 26, 2012
They do hate progressives. They won't deny that. These were the same people who refused to believe the world was round back in the middle ages.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#12 Feb 26, 2012
A council of old men deciding women's healthcare. Are we talking about Iran? The middle ages? No....a GOP run USA in the 21st century.

“@FrankLeePlain”

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#13 Feb 26, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
Red states claim they are picking up domestic migrants and industries from blue states because the latter are too liberal in their tax, welfare and regulation policies. Blue states argue that the red state economic strategy of stealing industries and workers from blue states is parasitic and unsustainable.
Alas, for the future of America, each side is right about the other. The progressive blue states depend on a demographic Ponzi scheme, while the conservative red states depend on an economic Ponzi scheme. The combination of these two unsustainable Ponzi schemes augurs ill for the future of the U.S.
The post by "Your EX" seems to consider both sides of the issue in a rational, fair, and objective manner. Is this allowed in a Topix forum? Someone check with a moderator!
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#14 Feb 26, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Red states creating most of the jobs in the US. Blue states busted and disgusted with people leaving. Obamacare not being repealed.
He who laughs last.....
Remember Nov. 2010, dem governors!
Those jobs being created in the Red States aren't doing enough to get those Red State Citizens off of the Federal Dole.

Red States are providing employer with a fair amount of Sharecroppers. Those jobs don't pay enough for the residents to be self sufficient as they aren't jobs paying livable wages.

What good is having a job paying wages less than the national average when the rest of the citizens in America still have to supplement those individuals incomes and keep them sheltered and feed?
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#15 Feb 26, 2012
Oh really?All this publicity for conservative social values and the democrats are suppose to be happy with that?I dont remember the last time that traditional social values have received so much attention.We*ll see if they are so amused the day after the Nov. election.

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#16 Feb 26, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
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Red states claim they are picking up domestic migrants and industries from blue states because the latter are too liberal in their tax, welfare and regulation policies. Blue states argue that the red state economic strategy of stealing industries and workers from blue states is parasitic and unsustainable.
Alas, for the future of America, each side is right about the other. The progressive blue states depend on a demographic Ponzi scheme, while the conservative red states depend on an economic Ponzi scheme. The combination of these two unsustainable Ponzi schemes augurs ill for the future of the U.S.
It's up to each state to decide what taxes and regulations they shoud have, if one attracts businesses and the other doesn't, then we see what works and what doesn't. Free markets are not a ponzi scheme, your problem is fence sitting.

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#18 Feb 26, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really now?
Funny how you guys will use Gallup when you feel it reflects your warped views - but let's get to some real good stuff - let's go to Texas;
Texas has more morons due to inefficient funding - yet rely on TARP to balance its books and puts 9.1 billion in their own escrow from TARP funds;
http://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/wwstan...
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/12/news/economy/...
Highest in low wage jobs in the nation, with no medical benefits.
Now, where are all those wonderful jobs the red states are supposedly creating?
Knucklehead!
A real load of bullshit left propaganda.

Most in Texas have medical benifits, you fnk idiot. And lead the nation in job growth better than all states combined.

Texas leads nation in exports, job creation
Special to the Times Record News

Friday, February 18, 2011

Texas again has been ranked the top exporting state, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

"Texas' ranking as the nation's top exporter for nine years running is a testament to our strong economy and the importance of upholding low taxes, reasonable regulations, a fair legal system and an equipped workforce," Gov. Rick Perry stated in a news release.

Texas' exports in 2010 totaled more than $206.6 billion, up 26.7 percent from $162.9 billion in 2009.

The state's exports outperformed overall U.S. exports, which grew by 20.9 percent in 2010.

The state's top export recipients were Mexico, Canada, China, Brazil and South Korea, which respectively imported $72.3 billion,$18.6 billion,$10.2 billion,$7.1 billion and $6.4 billion in Texas-made goods.

Your posting lib web sites that can't fathom the fact the left system sucks is proof you'll fall for anything, even al gore.
Hate

Northfield, MN

#19 Feb 26, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
It's up to each state to decide what taxes and regulations they shoud have, if one attracts businesses and the other doesn't, then we see what works and what doesn't. Free markets are not a ponzi scheme, your problem is fence sitting.
Free maket= Give all to the rich why we ship all jobs to communist china and third world mexico........Hows that Free market working out.....NOT GOOD......Capitalism is good...BUT THE HYPER FASCIST CAPITALISM we have going on thanks to trickle down from ronny raygun is a nightmare!!!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#20 Feb 26, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
You still trying to push this nonsense? Still no links, huh?
Well Sparky, here's some actual enlightenment for the truly ignorant like you and your ilk;
"Gallup has published its latest Job Creation Index, providing a state-by-state comparison of which states predominately hired, fired, and stood pat in 2010. As the U.S. job market struggled, the highest-ranking states relied on one of three industries: agriculture, natural resource extraction, or federal government work.
But not all jobs -- or state economies -- are created equal, and many of the states on Gallup's list often create low-paying jobs. Arkansas, for example, ranks fifth best on Gallup's Job Creation Index, but its median household income is a $39,392, good for second-worst in the country. Maryland, on the other hand, might rank lower on the index, but it has the third-highest median household income in the country.
Gallup based its rankings on nearly 200,000 interviews conducted only with employed adults. Interviewees said whether their company was hiring, not changing in size or laying off workers. The Job Creation Index number represents that difference between "the percentage reporting an expansion and the percentage reporting a reduction in their workforces."
To give you a better picture of the job situation in the states below, we've included household income data from the Census, unemployment rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics andGDP per capita from the Bureau of Economic Analysis"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/01/top-...
So easy to make you look like the clueless dolt you are.
Too easy.
Huffington Post! LMAO look in the mirror, dolt

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18563_162-7224063...

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2011-07...

Finding work may not be quite that simple, but it sure seems that way. While the nation's job growth has limped along since the economic recovery began two years ago, the Lone Star State is enlarging payrolls in Texas-size fashion.

http://americansforprosperity.org/070110-texa...

Met a guy from California bay area at a ball game two nights ago. He is in the WINE business and left CALIFORNIA!! LMAO Said he couldn't make a profit. Dumbass taxes and regualtions. Ha Ha, the Wine business! Hilaroious.

US chamber of commerce. http://ncf.uschamber.com/wp-content/uploads/T...

And another demorat propagandist bites the dust. Go buy a brain, idiot.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#21 Feb 26, 2012
The Republicans have relied for too long on dog-whistle social issues to energize a base that marches to a misguided set of moralistic beliefs. The problem is that over time they have run out of issues that nibble at the ages of our freedoms and now they must cut into muscle and bone. Banning gay marriage was one thing--but it only affected a small group of citizens. Likewise when states were banning third trimester abortions or sex education in schools. But now they have to take on big things, like birth control. And even trying to cover it in the wrapping of separation of church and state, there are simply too many women who are going to realize that this is going too far.

Not to mention, this is happening in a year that most serious Republicans are unwilling to throw their hat into the ring against an incumbent who has not only experienced foreign policy success, but in the face of a slowly improving economy.

I think they are doomed this year. However, in four more years they will have had that much more time to build their party.

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#22 Feb 26, 2012
Hate wrote:
<quoted text>
Free maket= Give all to the rich why we ship all jobs to communist china and third world mexico........Hows that Free market working out.....NOT GOOD......Capitalism is good...BUT THE HYPER FASCIST CAPITALISM we have going on thanks to trickle down from ronny raygun is a nightmare!!!!!!!!!
Almost everyone empolyed in the US is employed by free markets. The fkn unions drove businesses out a long time ago. To get them to consider returning, gut the EPA and unions bosses.

Example: recently a light bulb plant in Virginia had to shut down at a loss of 1500 jobs. The left is calling for the "energy efficient" squigly bulbs to be the only ones sold in the US. THEY CONTAIN MERCURY, genius. The left pushed bills through years ago that banned mercury from being used in manufacturing in the US. Soooooo, they make the mercury contained lightbulbs now in Mexico and ship them back.

It's the lefts crappy dumbass thinking that's driving the businesses out. Nothing to do with free markets, got it, Stalin?

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