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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:10 PM

Frightened men love Mitt Romney

http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2012/10/23/frightened-men/

Really, how could any semi-enlightened male worth his Detroit auto bailout possibly wish for a vacuous one-percenter like Mitt Romney, a guy who would just as soon lay them off as sell them to China for scrap?
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Not even close. Here is your brutal nutshell takeaway: If only women voted, Obama wins in a landslide. If only men voted, Romney wins in a landslide. (Taken further: if only Latinos, blacks, celebrities, college grads, professors, scientists, poets, Burning Man attendees, book readers, trees, oceans, major cities or college towns of America voted, Obama nails it wholly and true. If only rich CEOs, gun owners, upper managers, oil companies, rednecks, shut-ins and guys who think Muslims are terrorists, Mexicans are lazy house painters and feminazis are ruining porn voted, Romney is a mutant and faraway god).

All of which leads to the most depressing conclusion of all: older white males remain the most terrified, lopsided, confused demographic in all of America, perhaps even more acutely and more embarrassingly in this election than any other in modern history.

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realFedUp Oct 2012 OP
realFedUp Oct 2012 #1
Skittles Oct 2012 #2
realFedUp Oct 2012 #4
CrazyOrangeCat Oct 2012 #3
realFedUp Oct 2012 #5
CrazyOrangeCat Oct 2012 #6
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #7
mainer Oct 2012 #8
smirkymonkey Oct 2012 #15
Buddaman Oct 2012 #9
realFedUp Oct 2012 #13
aquart Oct 2012 #10
DCBob Oct 2012 #11
Buzz505 Oct 2012 #12
realFedUp Oct 2012 #14
pamela Oct 2012 #16

Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:12 PM

1. Mark Morford, columnist, an enlightened man. nt.

and his yoga practicing body is too...mmmmmm.

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:12 PM

2. you should say "gun nuts" instead of "gun owners"

there is a huge difference

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. Yeah, I guess....I still can't wrap my arms around a gun owner or user.

Unless you need that deer meat to survive...

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:13 PM

3. That's about it . . .

. . . if you add a few million brow-beaten fundy-women.

Fear is the key. The Repukes are masters of fear.

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Response to CrazyOrangeCat (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:16 PM

5. I can't wrap my brain around these women.

And believe me, I have acquaintances who vote to the right. I can't fathom why,
especially for all the reasons against our own and families' good.

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Response to realFedUp (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:19 PM

6. I see it all the time too. Weird . . . n/t

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Response to CrazyOrangeCat (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:23 PM

7. +1

Fear, you said it!

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:25 PM

8. Insecure men who are terrified of the world want Romney

They want a strong, confident Daddy who will make the world all right for them, scare away the Bogeyman, and take all need for decisions off their shoulders.

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Response to mainer (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:27 PM

15. +10,000

Thank you!

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:26 PM

9. This 55 year old Missouri white man

is voting Obama....

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Response to Buddaman (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:19 PM

13. I think it takes more courage in the South and Midwest

to vote one's convictions. Good for you.

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:35 PM

10. Yet, despite Roe v. Wade, Republican men continue to be born.

So there is no excuse for distrusting their mothers this way.

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:40 PM

11. They are afraid of how America is changing and becoming more diverse and less a white man's world.

They simply cant handle reality and are afraid of the future. However, the "real" reality is that white Republicans will continue to hold the vast majority of the wealth and power in the country for many many decades if not forever.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:52 PM

12. You are correct

and it is very sad. :<

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:26 PM

14. So women are smarter?

Or just less afraid? Or more afraid of what Romney Inc. which includes all
the old has beens of Bush/Cheney Inc. would do?

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Response to realFedUp (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:50 PM

16. could it be...low t?

That's my theory about why so many older males vote Repug. Fear and anger get their testosterone flowing and they need that. The Repugs peddle fear and anger to the low t crowd and they lap it up.

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