64%+ of US/world citizens are too stupid to vote?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Cutten, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Cutten


    George W Bush had a 90% approval rating in 2001, the highest of any president ever. By 2007 he had the lowest of any president ever, a mere 26%.

    Does this not prove that between 64% and 90% of Americans are just too stupid to vote?

    N.B. for thin-skinned types, I am not using this to pick on the USA. I am sure the "stupid numbers" are just as high in other countries.
  2. His pre-9/11 approval rating was 49%. So, I don't see your point. If anyone is stupid, it's those that believe that their vote actually counts.
  3. Lucrum


    I look forward to your starting of similar threads about those "other countries" stupid people.
  4. In most elections, the electoral system renders the votes of anyone not living in a swing state, as useless. Similarly, local voting when living in a town/county dominated by one party.

    For example, how often is a borough president who is a liberal Democrat going to win in Staten Island? How often will a conservative Republican be mayor of New York?

    What is the point of being a conservative Republican in Massachusetts or a liberal Democrat in South Carolina? Your vote is meaningless. So not voting, is usually just recognizing it is pointless.

    If memory serves me well, FDR never carried his (city - Hyde Park or county - Dutchess)?? in 4 elections. They were dyed in the wool Republicans.

    This is part of the reason Hilary moved to New York to be senator.
  5. Gord


    Yeah he pulled this stunt in another thread as well.