Why do US citizens continue to support a failing Administration. Is it because

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  1. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    Why do US citizens continue to support a failing Administration.  Is it because they are communists.

    With the latest scandal exposed about the Administration, one would think that the citizens would wake up to the destructive game being played by the leaders of the White House and Senate.  But, there are still many who have put their heads in the sand.  The nation is failing under a tyrannical stance, with many still supporting the destruction.  Could it be that the nation is filled with communists?

  2. Jeff Berndt profile image89
    Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago

    US Citizens continued to support the failing administration because of many factors: militarism, xenophobia, proud ignorance, suspicion of science, adherence to the dogmatic belief that trickle-down economics actually works as advertised, etc.

    But luckily, there's a constitutional limitation on Presidents' terms, and W had to step down after 8 years of his failed policies weakening the USA socially, economically, and militarily. Fortunately, the current administration has had some success in sorting out the mess, in spite of the opposition's efforts to continue the failed policies of the last administration and to undo the fixes the current administration has put in place.

    Wait, you weren't talking about the administration that was actually a failure, were you?

    1. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The new era of "conservatives" that are more right wing radicals than true conservatives only thrive on promoting fear and paranoia. Notice they never propose actual solutions to problems.

    2. Gcrhoads64 profile image94
      Gcrhoads64posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love it!

    3. Sychophantastic profile image86
      Sychophantasticposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wait, Bush started a war with the wrong country under false pretenses with false evidence and you're getting all high and mighty now?

    4. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      well Jeff, you obviously like the trillions spent with no gain.  and even more to come as the wild spree continues to place more debt upon each citizen.  doomsday may be your idea of freedom - but it definitely is not mine.

    5. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, I really didn't like the trillions spent with no gain (except perhaps for Halliburton and the financial industry execs). Oh, wait, you were trying to claim that the current administration hasn't got the economy back on track, weren't you? Oops.

    6. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      5 trillion on the Feds balance sheet has produced GDP exp that has not cracked 2.5% and shrinking and the smallest labor force participation rate we've seen since 1977 is not a success by an measure.  Both the monetary and fiscal policy are failing.

  3. profile image0
    Sarra Garrettposted 5 years ago

    Uh, NO America is not full of communists!  What do you propose that we do with our current administration?  There isn't anything we can do, we can protest, but our voices aren't going to be heard.  This government is more crooked now than it ever was.  Once the administration changes, maybe, just maybe, we'll get a decent president back in the white house.  But what politician doesn't lie, cheat and cover their asses?  All of them do.  If the news relays the truth they get in trouble.  We are stuck in the stituation we are in and if we stand up for ourselves there will be hell to pay and men in black will knock on our doors.  We The People will eventually get our country back!

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yep, a friend told me that greed is the seed, and politics is the fertilizer..........

  4. Bob Bamberg profile image95
    Bob Bambergposted 5 years ago

    Saying that U.S. citizens continue to support a failing administration implies a level of awareness and activism that I just don't believe exists.  The average person isn't paying very close attention, and when asked about a particular controversy, has no concrete answers or worthy comments.   Most just roll their eyes, shake their heads and utter boiler plate rhetoric such as, "Oh, well, politicians are all the same, anyway."

    Entities from all-news channels to late night comedy shows have done countless man-on-the-street interviews that display the average person's head-shaking cluelessness.  Some are done as an indictment, others as entertainment...but all show just how uninvolved the average American is.

    I think the reasons for that indifference range from a lack of education to being too busy putting food on the table to just being too busy enjoying life. 

    You're right, taburkett, one would think that the citizens would wake up to the destructive game being played by the leaders of the White House and Senate.  Unfortunately for us, that's not the case.  I'm so glad I'm on my way out, and not just starting out!

    Jeff, your comment reads like one of my sons could have written it.  I'm extremely proud of the adult he turned out to be, couldn't love him more, but still feel the need to dope-slap him from time to time.  He's a wine lover, but can't resist the liberal kool-aid.

    1. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow what a respectful way to speak about your own son. You think you win people over to your side by sucking up the conservative fear mongering koolaid then?

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, your son must be an insightful, astute fellow, and an excellent writer to boot! Folks like him are the future.

    3. Bob Bamberg profile image95
      Bob Bambergposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not particularly interested in winning people over to my side because that's not likely to happen no matter what side one is on.  Just answering the question and making an observation.  It's interesting, though, how each stereotypes the other.

    4. profile image72
      Jmiller17posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think you nailed it with stating how unaware and un-involved Americans are today. You would think that in today's age of technology and social media, more people (like Jeff) would have a clue. ChristinS, we don't have kool aid, we have the truth.

    5. AJReissig profile image74
      AJReissigposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bob makes a good point. I think much of America has turned a blind eye to what government is doing.

    6. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
      Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To have a son who thinks for himself is something to be proud of.  Congrats.

    7. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      well - Bob, sounds like your son may be somewhat strained by the "new education" system where all is politically correct for the undeserving.  Oh, he must recognize that the audacity of schemes have made strange bedfellows of enemies.

  5. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    Define communist.  Most people screaming about communism in this country have no earthly idea what they are talking about. There is no communism going on in the US. This is fear-mongering propaganda and not a solution to problems.  The ironic thing is as everyone takes on the "Us vs Them" mentality in this country, BOTH parties who are owned by lobbyists continue to screw us over behind our collective backs.  What we need is less crying and complaining and more people who are willing to work together and compromise.  Having different ideas about how things should be fixed doesn't make one a "communist" "stupid" etc.

    It doesn't take a lot of intelligence to fling mud and complain.  It does take smart people to discuss actual problems and propose solutions.  I don't see a lot of that happening with my friends on the far right or the far left - and in all honesty, that is JUST how the establishment wants it.  Keep playing into their games with your cries of "communism".

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Most people screaming about communism in this country have no earthly idea what they are talking about."

      No truer thing has ever been said.

    2. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bravo! Christin!!   Here..Here!   YOU are a woman of courage and substance, with an excellent head on her shoulders....speaking truth & common sense....and knowing precisely HOW to say it!!   Great!!!!!

    3. cprice75 profile image88
      cprice75posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You stole my question sad I hear many people talking of communism and how so many Americans are communists. I would like for them to define the term, because if they think the current administration is communist it shows they don't understand the term

    4. Wayne Brown profile image83
      Wayne Brownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Making government the center of the universe, redistribution of wealth, government healthcare, fairness & equality issues, division...it is all socialist agenda.

    5. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      communist - an individual who believes in a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

    6. junkseller profile image85
      junksellerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on the definition you pulled out of a FOX News cracker jack box.

  6. c mark walker profile image60
    c mark walkerposted 5 years ago

    More than half of America still supports the President.Be careful what news source you chose,one network is biased if not total propaganda.
    "Communism" in it's true form isn't practiced anywhere in the world,never has been. A fascist form of socialism is what the Russians and Chinese once had.
    "Plutocracy" is essentially what every form of government throughout the world practices now. The US is at least not quite a total plutocracy but rapidly turning that way.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When people continue to support leadership that utilizes their power to deny advancement to others, attack people with opposing views, and create policy to restrict freedom, they are speeding toward socialism and communism.

    2. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      McCarthy lives. Because we do not like a tyrant gov. does not mean it is Communist.

    3. Sychophantastic profile image86
      Sychophantasticposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      takburkett,

      You just exactly described the Republican party.

    4. Borsia profile image42
      Borsiaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Or the Democrats when they are in the same power position

  7. Billrrrr profile image81
    Billrrrrposted 5 years ago

    Taburkett.  I think you fail to understand the fundamentals of the United States government.  It is designed to paddle through periods of weak, corrupt, or ineffective Presidencies.

    The Government is not solely led by the President, though many non-citizens might think so.  We have three divisions, each designed to hold the other in check - not unlike the eponymous game, Rock Paper & Scissors.

    The Executive segment is that of the President and Vice President.
    The Legislative branch is composed of Congress and the Senate.
    The third arm of power is the Judicial - the Supreme Court. 

    All branches are elected or appointed at different times and have the ability to right the ship of state if it gets too far off course. 

    Most citizens of the United States understand that the wrestling between the three arms is what keeps the country going in good times and bad; and allows it to remain what  it is:   Hated, loved, envied, despised, respected and disrespected as the world's SSS - sole surviving superpower.

    1. larryprice5372 profile image67
      larryprice5372posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this very intelligent comment.  Our form of Government IS the best in the world for all the reasons stated.  There is no reson for me to add or comment further.  So far you apprear to have won best comment on this question.

    2. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      if the nation operated under constraints of the Constitution, then I would wholly agree.  However, recent elections have proven that our electoral system is failing us.  illegal votes brought us to this point - Germany-Russia began the same way.

  8. profile image0
    gogogoposted 5 years ago

    This is my personal opinion, it appears as if the majority of Americans are satisfied with the way the government gives them money as opposed to working for it.  They do not want to hear anything bad about the present administration and can always find an explanation for what they do.  This will change when the government can no longer hand out the freebies and we all have to work to get money.

    1. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What people on welfare and public assistance to you know that live grand lavish lifestyles? This is another propaganda talking point designed to deflect attention away from the actual crooks on Wall street.

    2. Marquis profile image77
      Marquisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Also, this far Leftist administration has done well to divide people along class lines. I have and never will trust these far Leftist activists who hurt American influence.

    3. AJReissig profile image74
      AJReissigposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I see plenty of people on government assistance who have a much higher standard of living than I do.  I see it on a daily basis.  In fact, just about every time I visit the grocery store.

    4. profile image72
      Jmiller17posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Christin S I spent 10 years in retail grocery. I dealt with customers on welfare daily, let me tell you something, many of these people abuse the system. They have it down to a science on how not to work and keep benefits. They don't want to leave

    5. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Christin, this is an exercise in futility.  All you can do is be sure that you walk with grace and generosity in the world and raise your children to be understanding, kind heart-ed  and able to see through thinking that is fear-based and illogical.

    6. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I got buddies  that live on the street --- really down in a canyon. They get up and get to work, scavenging all day long. They got cool tents set up and modified bikes. Most have VA but do not game the system for food.

    7. Wayne Brown profile image83
      Wayne Brownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is not about lavish living...most of us who work do not live that way either. It is about what we can and cannot afford as a nation.

  9. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    The only true communism ever practiced was done by a bunch of love freaks back in the first century AD in the Middle East. Eventually all of their leaders were death sentenced by the regimes.

    Since about 1965 or so, Americans do not and have not voted for anyone, they vote against the other one. It is just how it works. Mandates and Support are not real at all. Ask fund raisers for any politician. We vote more with our wallet than in a booth. And there is not a single successful campaign group that solicits money on the positive, it is all on the negative.

    Last cycle Obama could not and did not piss a significant majority off. So he remains. That is perhaps how it should be. A guy that stays in office for 8 years will piss off enough people to make the other party successful. (exception to this was Reagan) Another exception was Nixon in the inverse, it only took him about 6 years. The Jimmy Carter 4 year was only a result of Nixon. It could be said that people voted up for Reagan. And some folks voted up for JFK, but mostly just against Nixon.

    So no we are not supporting socialism or communism we are just mad about capitalism. It has gotten too powerful because we are too materialistic. But now that we have less we will insist on a "right winged" group to bring us back to have more. But not because the right is good but because the left has upset us.

    It is a really good system, and one of the reasons is that it is somewhat ineffectual and that is good. We need it strong enough to put folks that are bad in jail, to militarily kick anyone's ass, to provide a "safety net" and really neat oh highways. And we need enough cool to be proud and enough savvy to get along.
    But next time you vote, vote against someone who will be effective.

    1. Wayne Brown profile image83
      Wayne Brownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Divisive methods, attacks on the Constitution, moving things under government control...it all defines a march to socialism which is only a water-hole on the way to communism. Socialism always fails...eventually.

    2. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When Freedom Loving Patriots begin to follow the creation of a tyrant government through unconstitutional means, communism and socialism is abound.

    3. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do not mistake communism and socialism with fascism. What Wayne describes is Fascism not communism and not socialism.
      No Democratic country has ever fallen to communism, it just can't. But YES when we speak of Fascism or Dictatorships. Cuba!

  10. montecristo profile image83
    montecristoposted 5 years ago

    I think we need a third party. It doesn't matter who's in power, they are going to cover for each other. In the meantime, I am praying for our president and congress.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      AMEN - montecristo

    2. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know how large the Libertarian Party is nationwide, but in the South, we have the Libertarians as a third party.

  11. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    I was going to preface this "with all due respect," but I simply can't. I'm shocked and saddened by the illogical expression of thought in this question and by the very tone as well as responses from some of the people my age. It's not befitting of writers nor representative of thinking of people of my generation.  We can't be dinosaurs in thinking or we all will perish. I really can't say anymore.  I'm a bit enraged.

    1. profile image0
      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am with you!  I guess sometimes it is best just remember that a lot of what is written about politics on Hubpages attracts people with like minds... and of course they agree with each other. But their is a whole other side that thinks differently..

    2. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Justsilvie,  Thanks!  Just went to your hubs - I had forgotten how much I loved Molly Ivins until I saw you have a hub about her.  Gotta read your pieces.  Cheers to you, Billie.  I guess we all need our peeps smile

    3. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      instead of being enraged - I suggest you get engaged.  All citizens must begin to demand the government operate within the boundaries of the  Constitution or the nation will perish..

  12. yupperclub profile image74
    yupperclubposted 5 years ago

    Could be communists but I think mostly people who do not care or who are somehow benefiting from problems this nation faces within the administration.  "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" (JFK) - many people have forgotten.  With 1 in 3 people below poverty level, you can imagine that these people are receiving Government benefits and most will not lift a finger to try to remove themselves from the Government "payroll".  There are also employees of the Government who think they can just take advantage of those positions to "experiment" with their supposed "power."

    This is such a great country - Justice for All - I am sure in time all failing within the Government will be corrected...but people must not forget that they can help...then things can happen toward the better that much sooner.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I sure hope you are correct about the government being corrected.

  13. profile image72
    Jmiller17posted 5 years ago

    I don't think its communists. I do think that a certain block of voters have shifted to being more supportive to a social welfare government, but not communism. Mostly, I think its a case of 1 of two things... 1 being that a lot of people are low information voters that get there news from sources that try to pen the current administration as "angelic" They don't hear of the bad things or the scandals, all they hear is it the other parties fault, so they have no reason to distrust the administration. The 2nd reason is that this administration hyped itself up so much and so many people really, truly believed in what this administration could do, that they literally can't bring themselves to admit they were wrong. They idolized President Obama and its hard to admit that your idol is a failure.

    1. AlexDrinkH2O profile image79
      AlexDrinkH2Oposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This truly is the best answer.

    2. yupperclub profile image74
      yupperclubposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, too.  I just changed from Democrat to Republican because of it.

    3. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yes - the idol worship has taken a very big toll.  Jesus warned us of such and now with all the attacks on Christians, we see the flow of idolatry at work creating the worst crisis for the nation.

    4. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uh, let's see. Jesus wore long hair and sandals and was the original proponent of social welfare. Remember him telling the rich to give away their goods to the poor and follow him

    5. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jesus was an advocate of helping those in need. But he did not preach placing such authority in gov't to distribute such resources.  Which is why Conservatives prefer to give money to charity and not the central planners.

    6. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jesus said something to the effect of "render unto God what is God's and unto Caesar what is Caesar's". Sounds like he wouldn't have made a good member of the Tea Party.

    7. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Did that statement imply that what was Caesars, was the ability to impose taxes for the purpose of political theft and redundant excessive waste ? Because that is what our Gov't routinely does. Actually he was condemned for tax resistance by P Pilate

    8. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Landmark, please show your basis for this comment. I can't find Pontius Pilate connected with taxes. My KJV says that he was accused and crucified for claiming to be the King of the Jews, which to which he replied "Thou sayest".

    9. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Luke 23: 1-4   "Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ/Messiah...a King."

    10. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I FIND NO FAULT in this man."
      (Emphasis mine)

    11. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Correct, the Jewish leaders pressured Pilate to ultimately persecute him.  But the context of the statement 'Render unto Caesar" was for lack of a better phrase mocking the image of Caesar on a coin.  Not an endorsement of taxes.

    12. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I grew up in a Southern Baptist Convention Church and they taught us that it meant Jesus advocated paying our tithes and our taxes. Guess the largest church in America is wrong. Pity, just can't trust the church anymore!

    13. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's a bit more complex and not enough words are permitted.  This is a good interpretation from a historical context.  The common good is what is in question which is rarely represented by tax $

      http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/barr-j1.1.1.html

  14. profile image0
    KFushaposted 5 years ago

    Why... Why in the world would "communists" support a failing capitalist Administration?  And why in the world would communist ideologists support a tyrannical state?  I apologize in advance if anyone is offended by what I'm about to say, but this has to be one of the most ignorant questions I've ever encountered.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't want to be disrespectful either, but I'm with you K.  Sometimes we just have to be courageous and fight such illogical thinking by saying what we feel.

    2. Wayne Brown profile image83
      Wayne Brownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      One first must make the capitalist system fail before the socialism can really become palatable to the masses.  Marx saw socialism as only a temporary step in the march toward a communist society.  Obama has a socialist agenda which is not failing.

    3. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      too bad you are not offended by the government that is failing to abide by the Constitution.  obviously you are only offended when someone disagrees with your point of view.  ignorance is definitely at work in the nation so communism is winning.

  15. Gcrhoads64 profile image94
    Gcrhoads64posted 5 years ago

    We do it because we love to see conservatives foam at the mouth like rabid dogs. smile

    1. David Trujillo profile image82
      David Trujilloposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jjaja good one

    2. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      your expression is one that I expect from someone who wishes to destroy this nation.  when everything fails, you will probably be the one seeking safety within the patriot circles where freedom is preserved.

  16. ajwrites57 profile image85
    ajwrites57posted 5 years ago

    Maybe, but probably more like socialists. "Russia's de facto government press arm declared that the era of "Miss American Pie" was over in the U.S. Citing Obama's reelection, Pravda stated that the "Communists have won in America..." Look up this quote!

    1. larryprice5372 profile image67
      larryprice5372posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good comment.  I do think the word communist in all forms used on this question is far from true in America.  It is not communism we are developing in this country, it's socialism through programs and policies.

      Globalist policy is the big danger.

    2. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the information - great background from those who live it daily.

  17. LandmarkWealth profile image78
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    Well, there is an active communist party in the USA.

    http://cpusa.org/

    And while they did actually endorse the last two Democrats for President. I think it's a stretch to assume that the majority of Obama supporters are communists.  While they may be advocates of a whole lot more central planning and top down gov't mandates then many conservatives like myself would care for, I would describe them more as supporters of a European style social democracy.  Hopefully there not little Stalin's waiting to massacre conservatives. 

    In truth, people are just often unwilling to admit as part of a partisan affiliation that their party's representative may not be what they expected.  I know a lot of conservatives unwilling to critique the Bush Administration.  While many issues were pinned on his administration unfairly, it's hard to consider him a conservative.  I would be kidding myself if I felt he made any serious attempt to reduce the size and scope of Gov't.  Instead we got a massive new entitlement plan under Medicare that we can't pay for, and a number of other expansions of Gov't.  That's the truth.  I would be intellectually dishonest for beating up Obama's administration just because their gov't expansion is even larger without pointing the same finger at the Bush administration.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      when one does nothing to change the destruction - one becomes the same as the destroyers.

    2. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We all still have a right to vote.  We get the gov't we deserve.

    3. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      yes, citizens do have the right to vote.  however, during recent elections, citizens have been intimidated by many groups who wish to destroy the nation.  We must also recognize those great voting districts that voted above 100%.

    4. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There was certainly a degree of fraud, but not enough to sway the election.  Republicans nominated a fairly liberal guy and the evangelicals and other conservatives stayed home.  And enough people are dumb enough to vote for soaring rhetoric.

    5. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Landmark Wealth:  Those are honest and intelligent comments from a conservative. I thank you for your analysis.

    6. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LandmarkWealth - in Ohio it has been shown that over 10,000 absentee ballots were mailed simultaneously, 376,000 new voters were registered in less than 3 weeks in 17 precincts - this smells of fraud to me.

    7. LandmarkWealth profile image78
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't deny their is likely a very strong degree of voter fraud.  But not enough to change the outcome. Obama lost about 8 million votes from 2008.  The base didn't turn out because Romney was not a real Conservative.  Way too liberal.

  18. alahiker28 profile image88
    alahiker28posted 5 years ago

    I think most of us simply feel helpless.  My senators and representatives weren't necessarily elected by me, and I will not vote for them in the future.  But what I get when I send them a letter is a canned reply which states, "I will take your views into consideration."  I thought these guys were elected to represent my views, but what happens instead, is they represent the views of special interest groups.  I am hardly a communist, but I work do full-time to make ends meet.  I don't have time or money to travel to Washington and get in these guy's faces -- but oh how I wished I did.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      it is time for the citizens to stand tall and demand change-we heard the promise-but it has never been the current agenda.  further destruction is underway- so it is time for positive change.  Impeach Now.  I made same statement of Bush.

  19. Sychophantastic profile image86
    Sychophantasticposted 5 years ago

    Communists? Can you even define Communism? Our nation is about as far from Communism as you can get and to accuse the current administration of Socialism or Communism shows that you don't understand anything about how the world works. And what scandal? These so-called scandals are mostly manufactured just like they've been for the last 6 years. There's no scandal when your proof consists of fake emails.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      S,exactly. As Dr. Lakoff, linguistics prof at Berkeley examined, words such as "scandal" are purposely perpetrated to be picked up by the media.It's a clever trick that sways people.Even un-biased news pick up the vocab 'n its use becomes ubiquitous

    2. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      wow - what a fantasy world you describe, yet the real world is an unprecedented mess due to the lies and hidden agendas.  I for one sure hope the citizens of the US wake up from their fantasy soon or when they do the country will be gone..

  20. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    Why did they support Bush and Nixon?  James Polk?  At least this adminstration is openly trying to make things happen and not hide behind phony patriotic rhetoric and putting on the down home "good ol' boy" persona.

    I know people fear change - I don't like it in my little world either.  But the voters spoke and Mr. Obama is doing a better than fair job at managing multiple crises and long-term agendae.

    It's a little silly to try to discredit and dismiss a large group of people with one derisively intended label. 

    And, I'd refresh my grasp and understanding of "tyranny" if I were of your mindset.  It's exaggerative to laughable proportions and takes away from your credibility.

    And, I'll take a "commie" over a criminal any day - even as communist, too, is defined very specifically.  It is getting quite carried away to use it in American political discourse.   The right loves to paste all dems/lefties with the commie label.  It is old, cliche'd and dull.

    Lastly, your "question" smells more like a strong opinion trying to come in through the back door.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      then the nation is just what you have decided to "take".  A criminal in charge and the commies on the way.

    2. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What crime(s) has Obama committed??  Are you serious?  And commies are on the way?  From where?  Mexico?  Haha!  From among Americans?  Then they're still Americans and a part of what defines us as a culture and a nation, no matter how miniscule.

  21. my_girl_sara profile image81
    my_girl_saraposted 5 years ago

    No, not communists...most people believe the main stream news media at their word and the media loves the dictator-in-chief. The connection between the media and the White House is astonishing. Many of the people in media are related to or married to people in the White House. If you don't think for yourself and listen to other opinions, you'll think everything is OK In this country.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      great assessment.  we need more individuals with this attitude.

  22. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    Primarily it is a combination of the lame stream press and apathy.  The television news sources have such a low share of the total viewer market that one cannot name them as the total influence but they do account for a lot of ignoring of major stories on this administration.  Had Nixon received the same benefit from the press, he would have not had to resign.  Secondly, apathy is a big part especially among the "gimme" sector of our society.  They only wait for news of another give away and only hear those things designed to cause division in our free society.  They have been led to believe that no one can achieve success unless it comes at the cost of someone else.  Lastly, our younger generations have receive a "socialist appreciation" education which paints the country in a bad light, highlights all the ugly events of our past and leaves out most of our heritage, and finds more and more ways to teach that fairness and equality trump freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  They place no value on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or the Rule of Law and actually believe that Utopia is exactly what this administration is attempting to bring to America.  The socialist and communist of our world have been playing with the minds of young people since the riots of the 60's and having much success.  Much of this administration is made up of just such people from the 60's.  Now, in a nation built on the priniciple of free speech, Attorney General, Eric Holder, is threatening anyone who with legal action who has anything negative to offer regarding Islam.  Who died and made him king?  We have a media most bent of protecting Obama and company and the socialist future he offers and we have a bunch of wussies making up both Chambers of Congress who are too politically afraid of being labeled racists to pursue either Holder or Obama in these scandals.  Most U.S. citizens are not supporting this behavior but are being told on a daily basis that the polls say they are.  Most did not and do not support ObamaCare but we are told that it was what Americans really wanted. It is all sex, lies, and video tape. ~WB

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      great analogy.  we must rectify the tyranny before it is too late.

    2. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer Wayne. How dare this answer receive negative votes!

  23. ESPeck1919 profile image94
    ESPeck1919posted 5 years ago

    Many people asked the exact same question of the Bush administrations, too, so I wouldn't say this is a new thing at all.

    Corporate interests and the media both play a big roll in manipulating public opinion to the point of the majority of people not even realizing the number of third party choices they have in the polling booth. As long as the big two parties have such complete power over the government, we'll have administrations which fail in big ways. It's getting harder and harder to differentiate the core differences between the Democrats and Republicans these days.

    I'd rather vote for the person I agree with the most, even if I know they'll lose, than be forced to choose the lesser of two evils.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      the difference with this question is that when I asked it of Bush - everyone agreed.  Now the majority just attack - idolatry has taken over common sense.

  24. stars439 profile image74
    stars439posted 5 years ago

    I think that if we had no government at all, we would be praying to have one, even with it's faults because I do not think we truly realize all the decisions that need to be made in order to have a country. Imagine living somewhere without justice, hospitals, firefighters, lawyers to defend us,corporations to run bussinesses, banks to handle complex transferences of money, access to loans, sources of education, colleges, universities, organized people who defend rights of abused citizens. What would we do , for the elderly that need care ? What would we do without a Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army, or Coast Guard ? What would we do if we had no way of communicationg without computers, or telephones. The list could go on forever in regard to what we do have.
    I am not complaining although nothing is ever perfect because In the United States of America, we may be accused of many things, but we are here , for the world, and , for ourselves no matter how many mistakes we make.
    It takes a heck of a lot of money to run the United States. I expect human beings to make mistakes regardless of what roles they play in the senate, or in the White House, but I do respect all of those citizens , for trying their best.
    Maybe their best is not good enough, but it's good enough , for me because I trust them all just , for being Americans. GBY.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image84
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Stars,  (you truly match your hub name) Very  well-said!  I'm with you.

    2. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Stars - there are very few decisions that need to be made to have a country.  Especially when the country was generated by true statesmen through creation of the Constitution.  However, politicians wish we would believe they need to command.

  25. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 5 years ago

    The same reason they supported that dismal failure, George W. Bush. He's our president. No, our nation got over the communist thing 40 years ago. It is now a nation of Tea Partyers, and to hear them tell it, "Washington doesn't do what WE want it do do." You see, the failure is in the mind of the beholder.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry MizBejabbers - the 40 years you speak of was not a "get well", but a "get destroyed empathy" period.  Citizens run the nation - not the politicians in government who steal from those who work to give to those who don't.

    2. Wayne Brown profile image83
      Wayne Brownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You really need to go back and study that period you speak of....it froth journalistic error and false labels assigned to the man who had the courage to raise the question.

    3. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      taburkett, your question calls those of us who don't agree with you "communists". I visited Russia once while on a European tour, so I certainly know the difference. Apparently you don't. In the first place, you are mistaking socialism for communism.

    4. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      MizBejabbers - you obviously have a problem deciphering my question.  It does not state that you are communist-it asks if they are communists.  You vacationed in Russia-I studied Russia for defense.  Their fa├žade is a great one. Transparent-not

    5. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, but you intimated that anyone who supports the Obama administration is a communist. Read your own question again. If a=b and b-c, then a=c.

  26. Borsia profile image42
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    Each election term we are let voting for what we perceive as the lesser evil.
    The problem is that there is no lesser evil.
    Both parties are equally corrupt equally deceitful and neither is working for America.

    Boosting this lock step to doom along is the fact that the media is controlled by the same big money un-American interests that control Washington.

    But so long as the people continue to allow themselves to be divided by minor issues like religious differences and things that should be left up to us as individuals we will continue to ruled my corporations and tyranny rather than by ourselves for the good of America.

    Those in the seat of power in America and the rest of the world couldn't care less about the future of anything but their portfolios.

    All that said I have no delusion that it is going to change.
    In 2014 and 2016 the voters will again entrust the same 2 parties, listen to and believe their lies and wonder why nothing changes for the better.
    America will continue to grow weaker until it collapses.
    The planet will continue to decline in resources and the population will continue to grow beyond its capacity.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the insight.  you are right on with your evaluation of the situation.  it seems that few have the ability to recognize the demise of the nation.

  27. Kathleen Cochran profile image80
    Kathleen Cochranposted 5 years ago

    Whenever there is a political scandal the first thing I ask myself is, who will benefit from this?  Then I wait and see.  And whenever someone talks about the failures of this administration the first thing I ask myself is, who did they vote for?  Then I take their evaluation with a grain of salt unless they have been kicking a screaming for the past 30 years.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      AMEN - Kathleen

  28. MPChris profile image75
    MPChrisposted 5 years ago

    I have a feeling whenever you ask an insulting question, you get tons of views. This is what I'm going to do. Thanks for the advice.

    1. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      the question was raised - not to insult, but as a means to determine why people still support a destructive government.  too bad so many want to name themselves based on a question.  this is why the young folks of America fail at all levels.

  29. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    a communist displays strong allegiance to one's own ethnic or social group rather than to society as a whole.  under the communist rule, social upheaval is continually spread to keep the minions in check.

  30. lostohanababy profile image57
    lostohanababyposted 4 years ago

    First, of all, we place our trust in the 'one' we nominate and vote for office.  It doesn't mean the American Voter is a 'Communist' because things fall away, without notice and we are mostly at risk and in the 'dark' of what's going on at 'Capitol Hill'.   We place in what we feel is the 'better' of the few to choose from and we have 'faith' that the new 'elect' will fulfill his purpose to the Nation and to his office.

 
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