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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-04 06:04 PM
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12. why people will continually vote against their own best
interest is a mystery to me. i'll never understand it, i guess, but i try. there's a book, *what's the matter with kansas*, by thomas frank, where he talks about how the republicans have convinced much of middle america to vote against themselves essentially based on the scare tactics of some moral positions like abortion or the death penalty.

and some people have swallowed the whole bottle of blue pills and believe all of the tripe sqWormco is selling. i was talking to a woman earlier today that hates bush but doesn't wanna vote for kerry because kerry's platform isn't "solid enough." i tried to pin her down, but that wwas the best i got, kerry just wasn't strong enough. for the love of pete, a war hero isn't strong enough.
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