“My question is...how many everyday Americans can??? kinda like jumping into a pool without knowing how to swim.”
whiskeytangofoxtrot451 on Oct 21, 2010 at 23:47:21
“Every day Americans should be able at the very least, name two senators.
But O'Donnell isn't running to be an every day American. She's running for to be a US senator. One would think if you were even half way interested in a job like that. you would have more than a passing interest in what goes on there and who the players are.”
RocheTm on Oct 21, 2010 at 23:46:17
“That doesn't really matter. I don't expect the everyday American to be able to explain how to cut a chest open, I do expect that from a surgeon. I don't expect a secretary to be able to drive a garbage truck.
Outside of your own congressmen I don't expect anyone to know very many because it doesn't do much good for them to know that. However if someone is asking for my vote they better be able to answer even basic questions like a single senator from the other party they could work with, or recent supreme court decisions she doesn't like.
Considering the recent supreme court she could have just said she is happy with recent decisions and attack some old ones, in my opinion that would have been a pass since they have been very republican friendly for a while now.”
Chlowina on Oct 21, 2010 at 23:33:52
“Back in the day, we were required to know all the supreme court judges, senators of our state and the line of succession from the president down. And that was in the 8th grade, catholic school. Laughable now considering that were asking us to learn so little back then and this woman who wants to be a congresswoman and can't name a current democratic senator.”
SoulOfWit on Oct 21, 2010 at 23:07:10
“I would hope that everyday Americans could name at least two from their own state. Anyone who pays attention to the news at all could name a handful.”
Opygollopy on Oct 21, 2010 at 23:05:42
“Everyday Americans should start paying more attention. Their futures are at stake here and their lack of attention, education and caring will cost them a heavy price in future.
People from outside America know more about your country than most Americans. WHY, because whatever America does affects the global community. We are paying attention and we are disgusted at the people being offered up by Tea Party and Republicans as viable candidates.
These people are unqualified to be legislating a country of 300 plus million people. They are not qualified to run a small village. They will be deciding on and making laws for millions to adhere to and they do not even understand the dynamics of governance.
America is on its way to becoming an inverted totalitarian state if this is allowed to continue.”
“Really? Really? did this people really expect to get into the white house...with a t-shirt and shorts? granted the kid was only ten, but what kind of example are the adults setting in this situation if they don't even have the common sense to get the kids some slacks... i bet you the kid wasn't wearing shorts and a t-shirt at the funeral”
Giverny on Oct 1, 2010 at 14:13:53
“Bravo ~ fanned We need more decorum.”
surferbuoy on Oct 1, 2010 at 13:39:02
“Did you miss the part where the T-shirt the child was wearing had a picture of his grandfather on it...or did you not read the article?”
“not going to say its a one solve be all, but i think people need to start looking into things such as #4 when talked about
"Put together a simple plan to hire enough people to repair our roads, fix up our aging schools, and rebuild our infrastructure. Fund this by taxing the richest 1% who have more financial wealth than 95% of Americans combined!"
This makes sence...
pep1 on Oct 1, 2010 at 13:40:36
“problem is it makes too much sense... repubs will use private schools, so will the wealthiest... tax the rich is beyond the pale ...”
“...even if this was a so called "attack of war" everyone knows that the korea's are like two brothers that got in a fight with each other that turrned into mom getting involved AKA(united states of america) and the”
mike72 on Sep 17, 2010 at 15:20:48
“When two people are in fight. Guess what they would like to do? Right ... find a big bully to help them out.
Who is the big bully? Right ... it is US!
We have received the welcome mat from the South Koreans. Right on cue.”
“"The real truth withing this story is the guy who has to dumb down the actual wording to a comprehensive level that people can actually understand...Welcome to America.”
4farms on Sep 20, 2010 at 15:32:25
“Don't be so condecending and elitist, and if you think Whatley's contribution is clever or well written - it isn't - he's just being a show off - and in the course of doing so, neglects to confirm the proper use of some the words and adjectives he selected. The article is insufferably self conscious.”