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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:25 PM
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28. I grew up in Los Angeles and now live in WI and never thought I
would live to see the day that kids from NY (ok upstate, but NY never the less) are more naive than kids from the Midwest? Madison Campus rocks, the whole city is the liberal center of our state.

But I know what you mean. That is how it is in the town where I live, 3 hours north of Madison. All the folks here have to listen to is right wing drivel on the radio and its more of the same on tv and our paper is owned by Gannett news. When I campaigned for Kerry, people were shocked to learn that a handful of companies control our media. But here is something to give you hope:

My dad had a stroke about 6 years ago. He looks fine but his cognitive reasoning ability was damaged. He reasonss about like a 7-10 year old kid as far as logical arguments go. He was a die hard Bushie. All during the campaign he watched tv and also listened to what we were saying and he voted for Kerry. He really wasn't happy with either. But now he is saying that what Bush is doing is bad, "just not right". In fact when that helicopter went down a few days ago he said to my mom, "Did you notice that the helicopter went down on the same day Bush asked for more money?"

I kid you not. So take heart, even the people with limited access to any real information and limited ability to process the information they do get are starting to come around to the fact that things are not too cool.
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  -The Left Loses College Kids papau  Jan-28-05 11:00 AM   #0 
  - conservative money machine on campus  KissMeKate   Jan-28-05 11:03 AM   #1 
  - south park anything sucks  pocket   Jan-28-05 11:04 AM   #2 
  - Regnery Press  TexasLawyer   Jan-28-05 11:04 AM   #3 
  - good point - I did not catch that :-)  papau   Jan-28-05 11:06 AM   #5 
  - The Traitor's Son works there. So we'll hear a lot about it on Crossfire.  tsuki   Jan-28-05 03:04 PM   #44 
  - Always check the source. Conservative pundit with AEI ties.  Fla Dem   Jan-29-05 09:13 AM   #49 
  - They may be scum of the earth but not always wrong  Toots   Jan-29-05 10:40 AM   #52 
  - Ya, until they get drafted for the new wars in Iran and Syria. nt  ModRepubinPA   Jan-28-05 11:04 AM   #4 
  - self-organizing my ass  Patiod   Jan-28-05 11:07 AM   #6 
  - Nazi youth /nt  tk2kewl   Jan-28-05 11:08 AM   #7 
  - I don't know where this guy is looking but I have yet to meet a college  dandrhesse   Jan-28-05 11:09 AM   #8 
  - Not so fast...  FromTheLeft   Jan-28-05 12:11 PM   #26 
     - I grew up in Los Angeles and now live in WI and never thought I  dandrhesse   Jan-28-05 12:25 PM   #28 
  - Remember the good old days  kiki   Jan-28-05 11:10 AM   #9 
  - Once they get their uniforms and one-way tickets to icy  Feles Mala   Jan-28-05 11:10 AM   #10 
  - They obviously didn't talk to MY kids  LiberalEsto   Jan-28-05 11:10 AM   #11 
  - "There's a natural and healthy tendency among students  kiki   Jan-28-05 11:19 AM   #12 
  - Another fair and balanced report...  spooky3   Jan-28-05 11:22 AM   #13 
  - Well...  kiki   Jan-28-05 11:27 AM   #15 
     - i think they are getting louder because of money from right wing groups  JI7   Jan-28-05 11:31 AM   #18 
     - lol kiki  KissMeKate   Jan-28-05 11:58 AM   #22 
     - To be honest,  kiki   Jan-28-05 12:08 PM   #25 
     - Thats messed up...  FromTheLeft   Jan-28-05 12:14 PM   #27 
  - Well, it makes sense ...  Johnyawl   Jan-28-05 11:26 AM   #14 
  - so why did Bush lose among younger voters ?  JI7   Jan-28-05 11:29 AM   #16 
  - Exactly (nt)  ThorsHammer   Jan-28-05 12:41 PM   #31 
  - I don't think it was +60  liberalpragmatist   Jan-28-05 12:46 PM   #35 
  - depends on the poll, but they were consistent that it was 10+  JI7   Jan-28-05 01:42 PM   #40 
  - Something This Piece May not Point Out  erpowers   Jan-28-05 02:13 PM   #43 
  - EXCELLENT point  wicket   Jan-28-05 01:12 PM   #38 
  - I'm picturing that scene from Sound of Music  soleft   Jan-28-05 11:30 AM   #17 
  - hehheh.  Jim4Wes   Jan-28-05 11:45 AM   #20 
  - I go to a community college and I'm surprised by the number  HopeLives   Jan-28-05 11:45 AM   #19 
  - There are conservative assholes at my school  GRLMGC   Jan-28-05 11:54 AM   #21 
  - Funny, my college turned out pretty damn good for Kerry and  Endangered Specie   Jan-28-05 12:02 PM   #23 
  - Well, my university is definitely not conservative  American Tragedy   Jan-28-05 12:03 PM   #24 
  - PROPAGANDA ALERT  Cats Against Frist   Jan-28-05 12:33 PM   #29 
  - You are absolutely right  depakid   Jan-28-05 12:44 PM   #34 
  - Keep in mind that on UC campuses Affirmative action was cancelled.  cindyw   Jan-28-05 12:37 PM   #30 
  - I go to a UC  GRLMGC   Jan-28-05 12:43 PM   #33 
     - and I go to UCLA  tishaLA   Jan-28-05 01:34 PM   #39 
  - What a pile of crap  depakid   Jan-28-05 12:42 PM   #32 
  - The why did college kids vote 55-41 Kerry?  liberalpragmatist   Jan-28-05 12:49 PM   #36 
  - 18-30 year olds voted for Kerry overwhelmingly  ArtVandaley   Jan-28-05 01:11 PM   #37 
  - this is why i say we need to do high school campaigning  JI7   Jan-28-05 01:51 PM   #41 
     - right you are, high schoolers are closest to draft age and they are  dandrhesse   Jan-29-05 07:25 AM   #46 
  - This makes sense. Do you remember when Chris Matthews did his college tour  Robin Hood   Jan-28-05 02:12 PM   #42 
  - Well that isn't suprising at all  MadHound   Jan-28-05 03:12 PM   #45 
  - Liberals definetely outnumber conservatives  fujiyama   Jan-29-05 07:41 AM   #47 
  - Funny how this coincides with tuition increased and aid cuts  freestyle   Jan-29-05 07:55 AM   #48 
  - I believe this to be crap! Haven't visited all universities so don't  lonestarnot   Jan-29-05 09:39 AM   #50 
  - College students had traditionally been more conservative until late '90s.  AP   Jan-29-05 09:55 AM   #51 
  - Only the dumb ones  Cheswick2.0   Jan-29-05 10:45 AM   #53 

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