Originally Posted by stogiesnbogies
Yep...being poor in the USA is soooo good now, eh? Why dont you try it for a while??...say a month living on food stamps should be more than enough to change your tune of ignorance ...at the very least it will work wonders on your waistline You'll be livin' high off the hog on $4.32 per DAY , Sparky.....LOL
Your arrogance and ignorance warrants no further discourse ....you are uneducable ...but the good news is you are now in a small and rapidly shrinking minority.....soon to be discarded appropriately to the political ashbin of history where your ideas belong.
I've stood in line behind people paying for their groceries with food stamps. Many of them are eating better than I am and from the looks of their waistlines, they have been for quite some time. Your view of the living conditions of those being subsidized by our government smacks of the arrogance and ignorance you accused him of.
Yet again, you refer to a changing political tide as if it were a permanent thing. It is not. But again, IF you really are a history professor, you already know that. Perhaps you've forgotten. So maybe I should refresh your memory a bit. In 1972, Richard Nixon carried 49 states (the lone exception was Massachusetts). He collected 23% more of the popular vote and his electoral victory was by over 500 votes. It was one of the top 5 most lopsided Presidential elections in history. By contrast, Obama won this election by winning 26 states, collected 4% more of the popular vote and 126 more electoral votes. So by comparison, Obama's purported landslide was nothing when viewed next to Nixon's.
Watergate not withstanding, using your assertion that a large electoral college victory is a certain indication of the death of a political party, there should not have been a Democratic party in existence to contend with during the next election cycle. Yet since 1972 we have elected 6 different Presidents, 3 Democrats and 3 Republicans (Ford was not elected to the Presidency). So I find your prediction to be both premature and most likely erroneous.
I seriously hope you don't lecture on politics since you seem to have a poor understanding of just how the political winds of this country change from election cycle to election cycle. But if you do, I hope you do a much better job of hiding your political leanings when lecturing students than you have expressed here. You are certainly entitled to your own political biases but it is NOT the job of a teacher/professor to impart their particular biases onto their students. Rather it is their job to educate the students to both sides of the political picture without interjecting their own opinions and biases and allow their students to make up their own minds which side they support.