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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:36 AM
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Poll question: It's the (fill in the blank), stupid!
Which statement most accurately describes your feelings about the last election?

Poll result (37 votes)
It's the voting machines, stupid! (9 votes, 24%)Vote
It's the media, stupid! (10 votes, 27%)Vote
It's Karl Rove, stupid! (0 votes, 0%)Vote
It's Ken Blackwell, stupid! (1 votes, 3%)Vote
It's Fox News, stupid! (1 votes, 3%)Vote
It's the exit polls, stupid! (1 votes, 3%)Vote
It's Bush's lies, stupid! (2 votes, 5%)Vote
It's the apathetic people, stupid! (13 votes, 35%)Vote
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  - Need an All of the Above choice  RubyDuby in GA   Jan-28-05 11:36 AM   #1 
  - interesting that so far  garybeck   Jan-28-05 11:48 AM   #2 
  - The media.  NCevilDUer   Jan-28-05 11:49 AM   #3 
  - "Terror and taxes" mantra  ModRepubinPA   Jan-28-05 11:50 AM   #4 
  - It's the MONEY, Stupid, that controls all in Politics. n/t  L. Coyote   Jan-28-05 12:04 PM   #5 
  - They Own the News and the Voting Machinez  AndyTiedye   Jan-28-05 12:20 PM   #6 
  - all of the above  marions ghost   Jan-28-05 12:31 PM   #7 
  - voting AND media equally  yurbud   Jan-28-05 12:37 PM   #8 
  - It's the fifteen year old catchphrases, stupid! n/t  tasteblind   Jan-28-05 12:53 PM   #9 
 
RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:36 AM
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1. Need an All of the Above choice
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:48 AM
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2. interesting that so far
more people blame the public than election fraud
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:49 AM
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3. The media.
Fraud was a given. We all knew it, for at least the last 2 years. But if the media doesn't cover it, pull the threads together, no one will know.
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:50 AM
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4. "Terror and taxes" mantra
Like a layer cake: First the 'scare the crap out of people' base, then the 'only we can keep you safe' layer, then, top with a 'tax cuts keep more money in your pockets' frosting. The media attention to the Swiftie Liars hurt too.

My counter: 911 happened on W's watch. If fighting terror depends on information/intelligence, then how does alienating the rest of the world keep us safer? The WTC was bombed in 1993 and not again until 2001...that would mean that Bill Clinton kept us safe for even more years. Overseas attacks on military increased exponentially since the Iraq invasion...again, that would mean Clinton kept the military safer. A responsible POTUS does NOT cut taxes during wartime EVER...a short-term dose of adrenaline to the economy in the short-term will ultimately cripple/kill the patient.

The swifties were just bitter and had ZERO credibility.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:04 PM
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5. It's the MONEY, Stupid, that controls all in Politics. n/t
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:20 PM
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6. They Own the News and the Voting Machinez
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:31 PM
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7. all of the above
of course, but if it boils down to apathetic media vs apathetic people, I have to say if the media had done it's job, people might be in a position to have more to pay attention to. The masses are not stupid, but many are turned off. MSM helped them get there.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:37 PM
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8. voting AND media equally
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:53 PM
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9. It's the fifteen year old catchphrases, stupid! n/t
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