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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:41 AM

It has occurred to me that this election's results will be a super accurate litmus test

Far more brutally frank than any pollster could ever figure out. It's such a stark contrast of positions between the two contenders, more than I've ever seen in my lifetime.

In Romney, here we have a candidate so flawed, so absolutely vile that no sensible voter could ever cast their lot with him:

The one percent after all actually is only one percent of voters as well, and not all of them are necessarily evil plutocrats. Those in the 99 percent that will vote for him will be a an excellent barometer at just how many of ( as a percentage of voters ) people that are wingnuts, ie: reactionaries/birthers/racists, religious fundamentalists, paranoid gun nuts and such. Sure, some of those groups will claim to have more cerebral reasons for supporting Mitt, usually taking the form of carrying water for the plutocrats...their price for being "fellow travelers"... and it is recognized that there will certainly be some overlap in the groups I mentioned. All that matters though is that when it comes down to action, all is those persons can do, as a bloc, is throw a lever ( or touch a screen )

It will be of much interest to me. It may be profoundly dismaying to me as well, even with an Obama win.

I look at it like a "let's all see where we stand" moment. Let's get it over with and find out.

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Populist_Prole Oct 2012 OP
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #1
Comrade_McKenzie Oct 2012 #2
Scootaloo Oct 2012 #4
XemaSab Oct 2012 #3
Populist_Prole Oct 2012 #5
regnaD kciN Oct 2012 #6

Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:54 AM

1. Golly, stark contrasts?

And to think, so many "long time DU'ers" keep insisting there's "very little difference between the candidates" - who oh who am I to believe?

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:11 AM

2. Those people look at the world through shit covered glasses. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:45 AM

4. Well, when you keep your head up a pachyderm's ass...

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:19 AM

3. I think the fundies are very distressed about Mitt as a candidate

The Mormon thing is a big part of it, but I think many of them are well aware of how scattered his policy positions have been, especially on gay rights and abortion. They want someone who believes that the bible is the founding document for America and for the laws of America, and they see a guy who has his finger in the wind.

I would be so not shocked if the percent of people going third party in this election hit 10%.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:06 AM

5. Interesting

I'm sure we've all seen that throughout the primaries Mitt as always the absolute last choice of the Republican "base" with the great part of it being his mormonism.

I do however believe that in a fundie's mind, even they would have to realize it's better to swim with a less than perfect candidate than sink with their dream one; especially if the opposition is a black "muslim librul".

Who knows? Then again that would be great news to see a 3rd party type split the conservatives.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 04:13 AM

6. You know...

Far more brutally frank than any pollster could ever figure out. It's such a stark contrast of positions between the two contenders, more than I've ever seen in my lifetime.

In Romney, here we have a candidate so flawed, so absolutely vile that no sensible voter could ever cast their lot with him.


Forty years ago, I thought the same about the McGovern/Nixon contest. (Of course, that didn't end so well for us...) It's hard to realize how much things have changed -- while Tricky Dick may have been corrupt, divisive, cynical, and paranoid, most of his non-military policies would be too far left for even the current Democratic Party. Rmoney really would be a quantum leap worse than the Trickster ever was.

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