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The Yuppie/"Lynch-Mob"/"conservative" Syndrome

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Mr. Shaman, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    ....a.k.a. Great Americans

    :rolleyes:

     
  2. HankHill

    HankHill Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this explains how Obama got elected!

    And all this time I thought it was just the masses of idiots in this country, that can barely spell their own name.
     
  3. Mare Tranquillity

    Mare Tranquillity Well-Known Member

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    You were wrong.
     
  4. LogicalMind

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    Nope obama got elected by the support of Money and media.
     
  5. SW85

    SW85 Well-Known Member

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    This is not news. Fred Kerlinger deduced that the conservative/liberal divide was a matter of fundamental differences in the perception of the world through simple psychometrics. And that was more than 40 years ago.
     
  6. HankHill

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    I'm afraid I'm right, but it was money too, and oh yes, lots of broken promises (coming soon).

    Oh yes! And probably the single most advantageous boost to his campaign....George W. Bush!
     
  7. Mare Tranquillity

    Mare Tranquillity Well-Known Member

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    "...the masses of idiots in this country, that can barely spell their own name."
    I can spell my name, and I voted for him. Do you really think McCain was better?
     
  8. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    Mare,

    there were sooooooo many clips of obama followers who could not give you one real reason to vote for him, they just said change

    Clips of women crying in joy that they will never have to worry about their mortage again or fill their gas tank

    clips of people being interviewed and asked do you like obama best because he is pro life or because he picked Palin for a VP and they replied both or pro life or palin or what ever but there were really tons of footage of totally clueless morons who chanted his name.

    so it gives off the idea that all obama followers are blabbering morons, unfair but true :(
     
  9. Plato

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    I agree. He got elected fair and square without the help of a new neurological study.
     
  10. Plato

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    Well, that must be their reason, right? They wouldn't lie.
     
  11. HankHill

    HankHill Well-Known Member

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    Someday soon, you will be embarrassed to state that you voted for him... McCain would have been better in my opinion, but he certainly wasn't all that impressive.

    Egg-zactly!
     
  12. PLC1

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    Candidates don't get elected without a lot of money, nor without some positive press. That applies to candidates that you personally like as well as ones with whom you have ideological differences.

    And yes, part of the legacy of the Bush Administration is helping to elect the first black president.

    Back to the study: I found it quite interesting, despite the somewhat hyped title to this thread. It does explain how a whole group of people can come up with an indefensible idea, and then all agree on it.

    As for me, I tend to be the black sheep who says, "Yes, that's what you all think, but on the other hand...."

    But, that's just me.

    Maybe I'm a maverick, like, you know, that other guy who ran for president and didn't get elected.
     
  13. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    Its a factor but just a factor
     
  14. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    no they all voted McCain saying they wanted 4 more years of Push Policy.
     
  15. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah....right.....Obama.

    :rolleyes:
     
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