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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-29-11 11:51 AM
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30. There is a whole generation of voters that used to get to rely on the press for information to base
their votes on. They still read the big newspaper or watch the big news channels for their news. These people are being lied to on a daily basis now since the media has become corporate. I used to work at home and played CNN a good chunk of the day and I had no idea how slanted toward republicans their news was for the longest time. I never voted Republican, but I believed their polls saying the Dems were losing (which made me feel lethargic politically-less interested). It took me a long time to see that the conservative guests were very often louder and outnumbered the liberal guests. You have to watch a lot of news to realize that they always have a dorky looking guy to back up the left wing and a well spoken, famous righty talking.

So, yeah, Florida got what they voted for, but the media did not tell the people who Rick Scott really was. When the right wing is buying up your ad space you don't make waves. When Rupert Murdoch's papers are hacking your emails and phone messages (as it was found out they were doing in London--hacking the phones of the competing newspapers to steak their information and stories) you don't look very deep into the right wing candidate.

The people in Florida are victims of right-wing media. They don't know you can't trust the media anymore. They are victims in all of this in many ways. Jeb Bush dumbed down their schools and we are seeing the results of a combined effort to turn the voters into ignorant people who do what the TV tells them to do.
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  -Poll: Floridians Sick Of Scott XanaDUer  May-29-11 08:18 AM   #0 
  - Can't they Recall him?  fredamae   May-29-11 08:21 AM   #1 
  - Luckily for Scott  peace frog   May-29-11 08:45 AM   #8 
  - So Floridians have No recourse to protect  fredamae   May-29-11 10:42 AM   #24 
     - We have the ballot, however  peace frog   May-29-11 11:34 AM   #26 
        - Please indulge my ignorance:  fredamae   May-30-11 09:35 AM   #39 
  - We don't have that option.  The Backlash Cometh   May-29-11 08:45 AM   #9 
     - Chuckle  XanaDUer   May-29-11 08:59 AM   #12 
     - ...  Cetacea   May-29-11 09:43 AM   #17 
     - +1000. nt  Lost-in-FL   May-29-11 09:44 AM   #18 
     - I hope there was a sarcasm flag  DonCoquixote   May-29-11 02:03 PM   #31 
        - There was once a big difference between our Crackers and  The Backlash Cometh   May-29-11 02:26 PM   #32 
  - That didn't take long.  GoCubsGo   May-29-11 08:26 AM   #2 
  - 1+  XanaDUer   May-29-11 08:26 AM   #3 
  - Alex Sink lost because of one staffer's mistake.  The Backlash Cometh   May-29-11 08:46 AM   #10 
  - Someone unrec'd this?  XanaDUer   May-29-11 08:30 AM   #4 
  - My motto for 2012 is a vote for a Republican is a vote for Rick Scott.  Orlandodem   May-29-11 08:31 AM   #5 
  - as many as possible  quaker bill   May-29-11 11:41 AM   #28 
  - they fell for the "lets get to work" bullshit  onethatcares   May-29-11 08:33 AM   #6 
  - Rick Scott is protecting our jobs from being outsourced by  The Backlash Cometh   May-29-11 08:47 AM   #11 
     - You know, that's one way to look at it  XanaDUer   May-29-11 09:02 AM   #13 
        - If you're a Dem, you might have a chance at a normal life around  The Backlash Cometh   May-29-11 09:18 AM   #16 
        - Not if the FL-GOP have their way  peace frog   May-29-11 09:57 AM   #20 
        - No, I'm on an hegira from FL until this sorts out  XanaDUer   May-29-11 10:10 AM   #21 
  - Floridians blew it back in Nov now they are paying the price.  DCBob   May-29-11 08:42 AM   #7 
  - It was a close race, so no blanket statements please  Lorien   May-29-11 07:06 PM   #37 
  - I have no sympathy for Floridians. They are paying for the consequences of their actions. /nt  still_one   May-29-11 09:05 AM   #14 
  - Careful, not all of them voted for Sick Scott  hadrons   May-29-11 09:18 AM   #15 
  - and many didnt even show up to vote.  DCBob   May-29-11 09:51 AM   #19 
  - Of course there is no excuse for not voting  peace frog   May-29-11 11:40 AM   #27 
     - Yes, for sure. Alex would have been a great Gov.  DCBob   May-29-11 11:41 AM   #29 
     - Of course they don't, but it wasn't just the scott election, Florida and other states have been  still_one   May-30-11 11:47 AM   #41 
  - I am not trying to do an anti-Floridian campaign, and I am also not just using scott as the only  still_one   May-30-11 11:44 AM   #40 
  - There is a whole generation of voters that used to get to rely on the press for information to base  Snoutport   May-29-11 11:51 AM   #30 
  - If people aren't critical thinkers, and it is not just Florida, that is a problem in of itself  still_one   May-30-11 11:50 AM   #42 
  - This Floridian did not vote for Scott or Rubio  mcar   May-29-11 03:11 PM   #34 
  - And a lot of others didn't vote for scott or rubio. Unfortunately, there were not enough /nt  still_one   May-30-11 11:59 AM   #43 
  - even those of us  DonCoquixote   May-29-11 06:24 PM   #35 
  - The rest of the world could say the same about you when BushCo was in office.  Lorien   May-29-11 07:09 PM   #38 
  - I signed a petition to amend the Florida constitution  HockeyMom   May-29-11 10:19 AM   #22 
  - Thank you  XanaDUer   May-29-11 10:20 AM   #23 
  - The only hope to break the Republican death hold  Peregrine   May-29-11 11:11 AM   #25 
  - He only got 39% in the panhandle with all those retired  Ilsa   May-29-11 03:02 PM   #33 
  - They hitched a ride on the alligator, .......  WinkyDink   May-29-11 06:24 PM   #36 

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