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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:15 PM

 

Depressing thought of the day - 48% of the country voted for a

Sociopath.

That is some truly scary shit.

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Reply Depressing thought of the day - 48% of the country voted for a (Original post)
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 OP
begin_within Nov 2012 #1
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #3
landolfi Nov 2012 #2
KurtNYC Nov 2012 #4
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #6
leftstreet Nov 2012 #11
bigwillq Nov 2012 #5
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #8
bigwillq Nov 2012 #9
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #10
amborin Nov 2012 #7
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #13
amborin Nov 2012 #19
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #17
amborin Nov 2012 #18
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #12
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #14
shanti Nov 2012 #16
orwell Nov 2012 #15
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #20
ChoppinBroccoli Nov 2012 #21

Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:15 PM

1. thug is right!

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Response to begin_within (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. LOL-That was a Freudian typo, methinks. Now corrected (but

 

thanks for the laugh

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:19 PM

2. Right you are!

When I heard the election called, at first I didn't know whether to be relieved of what we were spared or ecstatic that we were going to continue moving forward. One explanation for the number of morons who voted for R$ is that the MSM completely ignored R$ and Ryan outright lies, misrepresentations, and reversals without asking for any explanation. A good example is the first debate and all the commentary about how he'd "turned it around"--so what if he looked presidential, he lied the whole time! It ain't winning if you cheat.

I can't get enough of their misery. In my heart I know it isn't right and I shouldn't gloat, but what the hell. I suffered the astonishment of watching W Shrub getting re-elected, now it's OUR turn.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:19 PM

4. wrong -- turn out was very low -- only 18% of the country voted for sociopath

outsourcer guy. 57 million votes for Romney.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:21 PM

6. Yeah, that's a good point. Still freaks me out that

 

so many people voted for a cold-blooded monster and his brood.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:32 PM

11. +1

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:21 PM

5. That's what happens when two parties dominate

Essentially half of those who went to the polls will vote for one party and the other half for the other.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:23 PM

8. That's a benign way of looking at it, I suppose. But it still

 

freaks me out

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:26 PM

9. But it's pretty much the truth.

In 2016, most likely, half the voters will vote for the R and the other half for the D.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:31 PM

10. It should be about 90% D and 10% R, imho. But I take your point. It still

 

depresses the shit out of me that roughly 1/2 of Americans thought Romney was fit to lead the country.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:22 PM

7. generalizations are often wrong, but, speaking crudely, can we say that those who voted for Romney

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fall into one or more of following categories?

extremely wealthy and also narcissistic/selfish/unable to see the 'big picture'
lacking in minimal critical thinking capability/skills and/or stupid
rabidly pro-life
racist


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Response to amborin (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:34 PM

13. I would add misogynistic and homophobic.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:23 PM

19. yes, those are surely two more categories

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Response to amborin (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:53 PM

17. One other category I came into contact via Facebook: those who thought

 

electing Romney might bring a revolution about even sooner. (A couple Occupy Los Angeles folk subscribed to that idea and posted about it on my Facebook feed.)

Other than that, I think you've about pegged it.

I'm really depressed about this.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:22 PM

18. yes, i forgot about them

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:34 PM

12. I really wish it was 47%

How funny would that be?

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:37 PM

14. That would indeed be priceless :) Thanks for cheering

 

me up

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:48 PM

16. actually, it was 47% in several areas

there was a thread here on DU last night about that.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:45 PM

15. And a patholical liar...n/t

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:35 PM

20. One of them was my only client

who once said we got rid of the bushes now we need to get rid of the Obamas. I got an email today about something else regarding Sandy and he took the opportunity to comment that we helped the Governor (the context implied he was referring to rmoney, not Christie) all we could and now it was time to move on. So, not sure exactly where he stands since he was happy to be rid of bush.

I have worked for this client for more than six years and I've only ever seen/heard about politics from him those two times. I certainly do not ever initiate political discussions. If he's full on rethug or bagger and I found out, not sure how I would handle that as I really, viscerally hate RWNJs.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:39 PM

21. Those People Would Have Voted For A Bologna Sandwich If It Had An "R" After Its Name

The days of considering a candidate based on his policy beliefs are over. It's a team sport now. People pick their "team" and they want "their team" to win, regardless of ANYTHING else. End of story. They merely want to wake up the next morning and be able to say, "WE WON!!!"

I was having a discussion with a friend about how I knew someone who was so married to his Conservative ideology that he voted for it even when it directly affected HIM PERSONALLY in a bad way (he was a teacher who voted against his own school's levy, even though it meant he would probably lose it job--his reasoning? "My taxes are high enough.") My friend said that he thought that was GOOD because he had strong convictions and stuck to them. I actually had to remind him that politics is about making your life better. You vote for the people you think will make your life better. I mean, that's why you choose to follow a certain ideology to begin with--because it speaks to the issues that directly affect YOU and will make YOUR LIFE better. If your ideology DOESN'T make your life better and you vote for it ANYWAY, you're a stupid MF'er. He actually got a pensive look on his face and got really quiet, as if he had never thought of it that way before.

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