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Old 11-03-2010, 10:01 PM   #16
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I agree Flint. What never ceases to amaze me is that people really go in there and just pull the red or blue lever without regard for what they are actually doing.
People who just vote the "color" account for most of them, I am assuming.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:02 PM   #17
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Yes, but. You think, right? I think. You know people who think.

Why are these "others," these mythical ignorant voters, not also capable of thought?
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:33 PM   #18
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In this case, my hunch is that they used their religiosity as their guide for this vote.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:10 PM   #19
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They're conservative repubicans - they think the way they're told to think.
Which is to say that the Republicans have an excellent organization and they are very good at getting their talking points out.

The Dems need to do as well or they're never going to get anything done.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:48 PM   #20
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I was reading somewhere (can't find article now) that a majority of people voted based upon, after party, name recognition. "Ohh yeh I know that name" = vote. WTF?
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:26 AM   #21
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Maybe voters in Delaware that voted for her knew her opponent was a bigger risk. If I could trade her for Chucky Schumer or Andrew Cuomo, I would.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:59 AM   #22
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I doubt it, I think they are part of the large segment of the population that don't have a clue what either candidate's qualifications or positions are. They seize on something they're comfortable with, be it party, religion, color, smile, a sound byte, slogan or whatever, and go with it. I know there were periods in my life, when I was real busy, I did that too.

Karl Rove figured out the majority of the voters are too fat & happy to be bothered to delve into it, and will respond to snappy slogans, heard often enough.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:08 AM   #23
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Karl Rove figured out the majority of the voters are too fat & happy to be bothered to delve into it, and will respond to snappy slogans, heard often enough.
Bread and circuses.

A lot of people vote the social issue - abortion, gayness, onanism...witch craftery...what have you.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:27 AM   #24
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Yes, but.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:29 AM   #25
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Yes, but.
Butt what? Spit it out man!

on second thought - don't. You're a goober.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:28 AM   #26
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Goober like a fox.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #27
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touchť

However...it gets harder to justify the arrogant dismissal of 100,000 thinking, feeling human beings as "ignorant" if one considers the unconsiderable possibility that there could exist a valid set of arguments (albeit ones that you do not necessarily have to agree with) that bear the conclusion that the current Democratic platform is not what "we" (the people*) want.

* specifically these 100,000 people, in this case (otherwise known as the ignorant, unthinking automatons)
Do you believe that there is a valid set of arguments for an intelligent, thinking human being to determine that a woman who has said:

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''You know what, evolution is a myth. Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?''
óChristine O'Donnell, during a 1998 appearance on Bill Maher's ''Politically Incorrect''
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''What's next? Orgy rooms? Menage a trois rooms? ... [Coedness] is like a radical agenda forced on college students.''
óChristine O'Donnell, in a 2003 Washington Times article about the scourge of coedization in colleges
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''Oh gosh. Give me a specific one ... I'm very sorry right off the top of my head, I know that there are a lot but, uh, I'll put it up on my website I promise you.''
óDelaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, unable to name a Supreme Court case she disagrees with during her debate with her opponent, Democrat Chris Coons, Oct. 13, 2010
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''What I believe is irrelevant.''
óChristine O'Donnell, after being asked during a debate if she believes evolution is a ''myth,'' Oct. 13, 2010
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''It is not enough to be abstinent with other people, you also have to be abstinent alone. The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. You can't masturbate without lust!''
óChristine O'Donnell, advocating against masturbation in a 1996 appearance on MTV's 'Sex In The 90s' TV show
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''America is now a socialist economy. The definition of a socialist economy is when 50% or more your economy is dependent on the federal government.''
óDelaware GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell
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''[H]omosexuals [are] getting away with nudity! They're getting away with lasciviousness! They're getting away with perversion!''
óChristine O'Donnell, on the horrors of New York's gay pride parade, Fox News interview, 2000
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''American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains.''
óChristine O'Donnell, discussing cloning with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, 2007
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Which is to say that the Republicans have an excellent organization and they are very good at getting their talking points out.

The Dems need to do as well or they're never going to get anything done.
I absolutely agree. The repubicans are better disciplined.

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Maybe voters in Delaware that voted for her knew her opponent was a bigger risk. If I could trade her for Chucky Schumer or Andrew Cuomo, I would.
You must be a white christian heterosexual who doesn't masturbate and believes there are mice out there with fully functioning human brains. I think one of these guys is available
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:34 PM   #28
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I am a white Christian heterosexual who doesn't believe in junk science like global warming, Darwinism, Socialism, or that Obama care won't have rationing.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:46 PM   #29
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We had a party in the UK called The Monster Raving Looney Party, lead by Screaming Lord Sutch. He often managed to retain his deposit (5% of the vote at the time).

He was seen as a showman, standing purely for shits and giggles.
Voting for him was no different than spoiling your ballot paper.
And he never said anything as near as crazy as O'Donnell.

Did they really have no alternative?
Honestly, I am pretty anti-Conservative. But I'd rather vote for David "double my salary via expenses" Lidington than someone like her. Are there no independents?

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:48 PM   #30
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blah blah blah
FYI: I didn't read your post, since you obviously didn't read mine.
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