After all the Republican party symbol is the elephant. However ask yourself this, would Time put a picture of a prominent Democrat, say Obama on the cover with the title "The Jackass in the room"? (re: the Democrat Donkey) hmmmmmmmmmm For the benefit of low information voters (if you looked at the pic and thought "who is that," I mean YOU) this is a profile of Republican Chris Christy who just won re-election as Governor of NJ.
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At first I tended to agree but when I thought about it how does Christy represent an obvious truth that is being ignored or going unaddressed which is what the idiom means? Do you think if Christy wasn't obese Time would have chosen this cover? Why?
so - why not use an elephant as the shadow?
because the bigots are supporting the socialists?
or maybe to bully the individual depicted?
Although I personally think it was clever and have no problem with it you can't deny that if any magazine did the same to a democrat figure the REAL PC POLICE, the Democraps would be all over it in spades Maybe Obama & "The Donkey in the Whitehou
Chastising? I didn't mean to chastise you. Well, junkseller if low information voters could be cured by fixing a typo America would be much better off. So you think if Christie wasn't obese Time would have featured the 2016 election as the elephant?
Speaking of low information voters, do you realize around a year ago, Christie had stomach procedures done to correct his weight issue? Who's uninformed here?
Are you saying he is not fat? You haven't seen a pic of him lately have you. He has lost about 60 lbs, still has a long way to go but you'd know that being informed right?. http://media.northjersey.com/images/Christie_Weigh...
If it were someone else would they use the same headline? Probably. Is someone at Time secretly laughing about the additional humor of it? Probably. But it definitely wasn't the first thing I thought. The real intent to me is clear.
Ahh someone who wishes the GOP disappears is advising them to not become irrelevant. Makes sense. Some would say for Cucinelli to come so close when seriously outspent in a state that went for Obama in last two elections doesn't bode well for 2014.
Actually I think it is tremendously important to have a diversity of views. I want there to be a GOP, but a useful one. Its current manifestation, however, is a tumor that needs to be excised.
Just want to agree with Junkseller, a moderate, sane GOP like Christie represents is absolutely important for America, having no viable opposition harms things long term. Unfortunately the current GOP isn't that.
JunkS - well that is manic - one minute "To me it is a good riddance" th next you care. Sad sak - I'm so glad you'll vote for Christie a conservative - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHI_p02R1_o - or is he a liar? You want another liar in office?
In 2012 people like you junkman (you know people with their paws out) didn't want to lose those freebies Obama was laying on them. Get your facts straight for once son. PERIOD!
tsadjatko, I have made a clear distinction. If you don't understand it, than there's nothing I can do about that.
Toadstool, name a fact I got wrong. I dare you. The day you can back up your mouthhole is the day I'll pay attention to you.
Well Junksmeller, you got me there, I have a very hard time understanding anything you say and I'll share a secret with you..the reason isn't because you make sense.
I don't see anyone else having difficulties.
OK frog Prince, the facts, liberals are 7% wealthier on average (not to mention much better educated) so we are the ones paying for the benefits disproportionately not taking them.
So Sadsak, the evidence is you are not a liberal? I doubt you are in the wealthy group and demonstrably not well educated.
He believe what you like about me I could not care less, that conservatives are poorer and less educated however is a simple fact.
Define well educated,you will find the word you are looking for is well indoctrinated. http://www.policymic.com/articles/62041/here-s-the... Trulywell educated people don't glom untostats because it's convenient
Actually those words are almost opposites. The foundation of higher education is critical thinking (the opposite of non-critical indoctrination). For example, ideology does not necessarily predict donations. A critical thinker would recognize that.
No kidding they're opposites - as usual you miss the point .What sadsak considers "well educated" are unquestionably the product of liberal indoctrination http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A842... Amoron would recognize that.
There's no point being missed. You are simply being told that you are wrong. Universities are places of critical thinking, not indoctrination. If you'd ever been to one, you might know that.
Well, well junksmeller who never went to college but did get "tattoos of stripes down his back to honor chipmunks and studied under an anarchist to be a mountain man" mysteriously knows who has graduated from a university and who hasn't enough said.
When you insult people every time you open your mouth, I think you will find that few people will believe you've gone past highschool (if even that).
Now who is throwing insults? Does that mean you don't even have a ged? Brilliant logic. Btw if you read my hubs you'd know I have a BA in Biology and a BS in education. I do wonder if you can read because you often miss the points of what is written.
An insult is a personal attack having nothing to do with what is in evidence. Commenting on your behavior (constant insults) is an assessment, not an insult. You saying I miss points is an insult, because you haven't established a point missed.
Awe, that's a new one - play the insult card...he insulted me so I'm going to insult him back and pretend I'm not insulting him, na na na boo boo. Got news for you buddy what I say to you are accurate assessments of you and I'm not alone in them..
The trouble with that is the managing editor had to have approved it so how can she fire the person who thought it up - I do think it was clever but putting it on his silhouette which definitely emphasizes his obesity was a little much.
Oh Look! It's the sad sak who puts words into peoples' mouths. I asked a question to see what others thought.. I actually thought the cover was clever. He has seen worse and if anyone can take it and dish it out he can!Term "lowinfovoter offend you?
Oh look! It's the supposed genius world traveler who knows a lot about nothing. Speaking of "low education." how are you doing Josak. I keep reminding you to stay out of American politics. You know nothing about it either.
Frog, sadsak is so well educated the best he can do is pick on a typo to bolster his ego. But it is good he participates because today he learned though he hates conservatives he just put his stamp of approval on one A display of Powerful discernment