Its a brilliant popularity contest that Obama is running : Tax breaks for everyone who makes less than 150K/year (including most of the left wing pikers on this board) while taxing the shit out of the other 5% (making more than 150K/year) who actually own and operate businesses (creating jobs, and signing payroll checks) to pay for it. Hell thatâs a great deal for everyone who is too stupid to understand the implications on small business and the fact that their jobs will be automated, outsourced or eliminated to reduce costs in order to offset the increase in tax liability. This is before Obama removes the 90K cap on Social Security which will cost every small business owner thousands of dollars that would otherwise be invested back into the business to purchase goods, services and hire additional employees. Secondly, run on the premise that he is different from the unpopular guy we have right now. You donât really have to tell the sheeple how you are different, just say that you are. People are more interested in whether Lindsay Lohan is a lesbian or not than what Obama is actually going to change. Thirdly, blame the Iraq War for Americaâs problems, Woodstock and the hippie movement was cool, war is bad, itâs a popular message. No one on the left actually understands why we are in Iraq. The reason for the invasion was not so W could drive the price of gasoline to 4.00 and make his buddies rich, it was to refocus the Muslim extremist away from the US mainland and reduce the probability of another attack on US soil. While they are so focused on removing the infidels from a Muslim nation that they canât focus on attacking the US mainland. (No we canât fight them in Afghanistan or Pakistan as Obama recommends because the terrain gives the guerilla fighters an advantage.) Not a single person who thinks this is stupid wouldâve taken 1000 to 1 odds (because they were too low) that we would not have a single terrorist attack on US soil for 7 years on Sept. 12th, 2001. Yes, I understand that we created a battleground on top of innocent Iraqi civilians, but it was the only choice we had given that most conservative and liberal Muslim leaders hated Sadam. It was the most likely location to get everyone in that region to agree to. Is it fair, no, but this is the way things work. The strong protect and survive and the weak die off (cant wait for the liberal revolutionary/revolt comments here.) Of course the French were pissed because they were getting illegal oil under the table from Saddam. Once we cut that off, their only recourse was to call us rude and uncultured cowboys and embarrass the liberal left wing for being American, an opinion they spread successfully across most of Socialist Europe. Why is it that everyone complains about the price of gasoline (George Bush's fault of course), but no one complains about the price of auto insurance, home insurance, or any other insurance (outside of Health Insurance - which is also high thanks to the cost of malpractice insurance)? The Democratic constituency (trial lawyers), for years, have driven up premiums with frivolous and outrageous lawsuits. (See the Continental flight attendant who wanted 40MM because someone pushed her - Are you f'in kidding me?) I know, I know, the Big (Republican) Insurance companies are just f*&*ing everyone with inflated premiums. In summary: The Dems understand truly how stupid the American public is. The majority (95% who make less than 150K/year) are more interested in Brittany Spears and American Idol then understanding the political implications of electing Obama. If the Dems paint their general position as "the opposite of Bush" (no Obama advisor can go more than two sentences without refering to Bush - just listen) then people will not question the actual agenda and will vote for Obama with hopes of 90 cent gasoline and another rebate check to use as a down payment for 20' rims or flatscreen TVs. Sure the Republicans are religious nut jobs with antiquated views on abortion, gay rights and other social issues, but at the end of the day all I want is to keep as much of my money as possible. Screw the lazy, screw the poor, and screw the guilty rich (Hollywood) who are lazy and would be poor if not for luck and good looks. No one who is REALLY in the business of trading can be a liberal. If you are, perhaps you should send a year end rebate to the counterparties of all your profitable trades. Perhaps they had a slower internet connection, or a sub standard education. Its not fair for you to take their money - you should give it back.