Do you think the majority of people on this site are politically informed?

Posted by: Jifpop09

  • Yeah, they no their stuff

  • No, they probably couldn't name their own governor

4% 1 votes
96% 22 votes
  • I, for one, can not name my own governor.

  • To be honest, I'm guessing a quarter of the people on this site could name their congressman. Its really ridiculous trying to find people on this site who want to discuss economics, bills, judicial cases, and international affairs. If people do have an opinion, its based off of theory, and not hard numbers. I also notice a lot of people siding wholly with their parties agenda, giving no lee way for middle ground. I, have conceded probably more points then anyone on this site, but I see these people who wont admit their wrong even if 99% of the evidence is weighed down on them. I also notice a lot of repetitive statements. Drop down a hard statistic on someone, and they'll answer you with the same thing that led to the rebuttal. My patience is strained.

  • It's sad.. People should be more informed about politics then what they are.

  • The very disappointing reality of DDO is that the "majority" are not informed about politics, American History, World History, Law, etc. Oh, there are several who can quote the sound-bites of a certain news network like a parrot. They are victims of political spin. Bias is also rampant. Few actually know the facts, or care to deal with them!

  • I will agree with Sweet Tea's assessment, because I am too lazy to write my own. I hope you don't mind sweet, you nailed it anyway

  • This pretty much applies to America as a whole. I wish it wasn't true, but sadly, it is. The average person will believe whatever they read or see on the news. I mean, it's sad. Just read this: http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/10/14-surprising-things-americans-dont-know-according-to-poll-numbers/

    Posted by: ChrisF
  • Hahah.. So one sided.

    Posted by: Muttl
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Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T23:00:08.8306674-05:00
Another thing, is that most people on this site don't know about an issue until it becomes a major issue. For example, when I tried to start discussions on the unemployment insurance compensation act, no one knew what I was talking about. Even though its one of the most heavily debated bill in congress.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T23:00:17.8828287-05:00
*bills
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-11T23:11:41.5260110-05:00
Maybe they just don't know about your politics?
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T23:13:04.6121436-05:00
I can understand since your not a US citizen, but the majority of people on this site are American, and debate American topics. Which is why you can't understand the idiocy they spew.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T23:13:28.7766985-05:00
Is there a tracking site for Trinidad and Tobago?
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-11T23:22:47.0322964-05:00
A tracking site for what? To find people?
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T23:23:09.0692183-05:00
For Trinidad politics
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-11T23:27:47.4998031-05:00
I'm not sure but I know different ministry departments have websites. Usually, i just read the newspapers (can read online) to keep up with politics.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-11T23:29:06.9355123-05:00
Our former President A.N.R. Robinson passed away recently.
Jifpop09 says2014-04-11T23:39:42.6239872-05:00
You guys can use this site to find your congressman http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Jifpop09 says2014-04-12T01:51:08.1352618-05:00
Funny, some of the people voting yes are politically uninformed in my opinion.
ESocialBookworm says2014-04-12T06:14:56.2534841-05:00
Nobody voted yes... O_o
Jifpop09 says2014-04-12T07:12:37.0697020-05:00
Well, everyone thinks they are the smart ones and everyone else is politically uninformed, lol
Haroush says2014-04-12T08:13:47.5864065-05:00
There is misinformation on both sides of the spectrum and not to mention, coming from the center as well.
Venusara says2014-04-12T08:32:58.7631203-05:00
^^indeed

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