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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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  -Lemme tell you a tale of what bush has wrought just in my neighborhood Moonbeam_Starlight  Oct-25-04 05:46 PM   #0 
  - can you access the kids? Three are voting age...on second thought  jean   Oct-25-04 05:51 PM   #1 
  - The boy  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:07 PM   #15 
  - That's what I'm finding all around me.  adaircraft   Oct-25-04 05:51 PM   #2 
  - Precisely  Joe Turner   Oct-25-04 06:33 PM   #39 
     - He is trying  LittleClarkie   Oct-25-04 06:40 PM   #44 
        - I agree but do most Americans know about Shrub's vacations?  Joe Turner   Oct-25-04 06:56 PM   #53 
  - sigh  AZDemDist6   Oct-25-04 05:52 PM   #3 
  - WOW!  babylonsister   Oct-25-04 05:52 PM   #4 
  - You know I read that whole fucking sordid tale and hoped to high water  FoeOfBush   Oct-25-04 05:54 PM   #5 
  - I've offered to loan them my copy  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:08 PM   #17 
     - just play it  CitySky   Oct-25-04 06:36 PM   #42 
  - Denial?  Lisa   Oct-25-04 05:55 PM   #6 
  - Thanks  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:08 PM   #18 
     - a friend once explained it to me this way ...  Lisa   Oct-25-04 06:23 PM   #30 
        - Aw Lisa!  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:26 PM   #33 
  - Because  atreides1   Oct-25-04 05:55 PM   #7 
  - Aye  Bark Bark Bark   Oct-25-04 06:05 PM   #13 
     - ROFL  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:15 PM   #22 
     - this sounds familiar  expatriate   Oct-25-04 06:24 PM   #31 
  - Maybe the last straw  KT2000   Oct-25-04 05:55 PM   #8 
  - All right, I just tore my remaining hair out after hearing that. Even  Mayberry Machiavelli   Oct-25-04 05:56 PM   #9 
  - They deserve their fate  Citizen Kang   Oct-25-04 05:57 PM   #10 
  - I've decided IF bush wins  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:17 PM   #24 
  - Well..what reasons do they give for voting for Bush?  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   Oct-25-04 06:02 PM   #11 
  - They are into conservative social  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:13 PM   #20 
     - Have you shown them the letters from prominent repugs?  steviet_2003   Oct-25-04 06:30 PM   #36 
     - I see a small crack in their logic! Can you point out all the traditional  jean   Oct-25-04 06:37 PM   #43 
     - I watched Arnuld on CSpan  tsuki   Oct-25-04 06:47 PM   #47 
     - Well..there are plenty of good traditional republicans out there...  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   Oct-25-04 06:50 PM   #50 
  - why people will continually vote against their own best  sobersteelhead   Oct-25-04 06:04 PM   #12 
  - there was an article a couple weeks ago  The Doctor   Oct-25-04 06:07 PM   #14 
  - OMG.  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:17 PM   #25 
  - What a deluded person. Okay she loves to be subject to King George.  TruelyMe   Oct-25-04 06:33 PM   #38 
  - I am constantly amazed how people can vote against their own interests.  sbj405   Oct-25-04 06:07 PM   #16 
  - Ha!  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:18 PM   #26 
     - There's no denying that our economy suffered greatly from 9/11  sbj405   Oct-25-04 06:34 PM   #40 
  - One can only hope that they don't vote at all. Sigh, Texas...  Mayberry Machiavelli   Oct-25-04 06:10 PM   #19 
  - No actually  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:15 PM   #21 
  - Pray for them.  wildeyed   Oct-25-04 06:16 PM   #23 
  - ...  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:20 PM   #28 
  - I would suggest  missb   Oct-25-04 06:20 PM   #27 
  - Thanks  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:23 PM   #29 
     - Oh I agree completely!  missb   Oct-25-04 06:26 PM   #32 
  - Yup. They're voting their values, not their interest.  ClassWarrior   Oct-25-04 06:28 PM   #34 
  - Well then to be quite honest  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:34 PM   #41 
     - Read the book.  ClassWarrior   Oct-25-04 06:48 PM   #49 
  - I believe it. Many Conservative Christians would be just fine with  darkblue   Oct-25-04 06:28 PM   #35 
  - The funny thing is  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:33 PM   #37 
     - That is odd. Leftover racism is hard to kill in some parts of the South.  darkblue   Oct-25-04 06:48 PM   #48 
     - Ahh, that's the kicker  nonconformist   Oct-25-04 06:59 PM   #55 
  - My guess as to why  The Straight Story   Oct-25-04 06:41 PM   #45 
  - Let them know that if Smirk is elected and they have to go file bankruptcy  Jacobin   Oct-25-04 06:45 PM   #46 
  - From WW II History I Have Read, A Lot Of Germans Still Supported Hitler  loindelrio   Oct-25-04 06:50 PM   #51 
  - I cannot muster any sympathy for these fools  Carni   Oct-25-04 06:52 PM   #52 
  - I can't say I haven't felt the same towards her  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 06:58 PM   #54 
     - I really think this is a weakness of charachter trait with these types  Carni   Oct-25-04 07:06 PM   #57 
  - I would not waste my time on them  Marianne   Oct-25-04 07:00 PM   #56 
  - This is amazing  Vox_Reason   Oct-25-04 07:14 PM   #58 
  - HOnestly I think their reasons  Moonbeam_Starlight   Oct-25-04 08:50 PM   #59 
  - kick  DeepModem Mom   Oct-26-04 03:02 AM   #60 
 

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